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Southern Miss News Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Welcome to the daily email for media members that includes news and notes from The University of Southern Mississippi. Today's email includes news releases about a USM Communications Studies graduate winning a prestigious national scholarship; a USM senior being selected to participate in the pre-matriculation portion of the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program, and a Home of Your Own Workshop scheduled for next month in Gulfport. In addition, Dr. Joseph Weinberg, assistant professor in the Department of Political Science, International Development and International Affairs, is available to analyze Tuesday's primary run-off elections in Mississippi.

Media inquiries can be directed to Van Arnold at 601.266.5568 or van.arnoldFREEMississippi or David Tisdale at 601.266.4499 or d.g.tisdaleFREEMississippi

Today's Top Story

Communication Studies Graduate Student Earns National Scholarship

Nazanin Bani Amerian is steadfast in her belief that race, sex, nationality and age shouldn't determine one's goals.

Amerian, a communication studies doctoral student at The University of Southern Mississippi, is a 2018 Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) Foundation & Ford Motor Company Fund Emerging Voices Scholarship recipient. The AWM Foundation's partnership with the Ford Motor Company Fund supports scholarships for two female students based on essays written on a suggested topic.

Additional News Releases

USM Student Accepted into Rural Physicians Scholarship Program

Madison Pike, a senior at The University of Southern Mississippi and a native of Philadelphia, Miss., has been selected to participate in the pre-matriculation portion of the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program (MRPSP). Created in 2007, MRPSP identifies college sophomores and juniors who demonstrate the necessary commitment and academic achievement to become competent, well-trained rural primary care physicians in our state.

Mississippi Home of Your Own Homebuyer Workshop Set for Gulfport

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Wednesday, July 11, for any residents in Harrison and surrounding counties interested in buying a home. The workshop will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the briefing room at the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII at 10430 Three Rivers Road in Gulfport.

Media Expert Availability
Dr. Joseph Weinberg, assistant professor in the Department of Political Science, International Development & International Affairs, is available today to discuss the impact of Tuesday's Mississippi primary run-off elections. To schedule an interview, email mediaexpertsFREEMississippi. For a full list of USM media experts visit:

Photo and/or Video Opportunities
Dr. Elizabeth Tinnon, assistant professor in the USM College of Nursing, is coordinating a grant project that provides assistance to the Fellowship Health Clinic (FHC), located at 1919 Edwards Street in southeast Hattiesburg. The clinic provides high quality medical, dental, and pharmaceutical care at no cost to eligible uninsured and underinsured residents of Forrest and Lamar counties. Dr. Tinnon will be at the clinic today until 5 p.m. offering services as part of the grant program. To arrange for coverage, contact David Tisdale or Van Arnold.

About The University of Southern Mississippi

Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research-driven university with a proud history and an eye on the future. A dual-campus university, Southern Miss serves students on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, in addition to five teaching and research sites in Mississippi and through Online at Southern Miss. Since 2006, our students have collected three Truman Scholarships and 18 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. USM students also lead Mississippi with 21 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Our Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research affords our students meaningful research opportunities, and as a proven leader in innovation, we conduct transformative research that translates into real-world solutions. As one of only 36 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music, we are a haven for creativity and artistic expression. In the classroom or lab, on the playing field, or in the performance hall, we strive to have a positive impact not only on our students, but also the world around us. Further information is found at