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Southern Miss News Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Welcome to the daily email for media members that includes news and notes from The University of Southern Mississippi. Today's message includes a news release about collaboration on a fall semester class between Sport Management faculty and the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety & Security. In addition, Public Health Professor Susan Dobson is available to discuss the dangers of salmonella poisoning and offer insights as to the importance of childhood vaccines.

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

Sport Management Collaborates with NCS4 in Fall Semester Class

The University of Southern Mississippi Sport Management program collaborated with the National Center for Spectator Sport Safety & Security in its Sport Facility and Event Management class this fall semester that enabled undergraduate students to become more aware of the center's goals and objectives.

Additionally, the teaching opportunity provided NCS4 an opportunity to evaluate new course content for national and international training programs.

Expert Availability

USM Public Health Professor Susan Dobson is available today to discuss the recent recall of romaine lettuce and the dangers associated with salmonella poisoning. Dr. Dobson can also offer insights regarding the importance of vaccines, particularly for school-age children. To schedule an interview, email mediaexpertsFREEMississippi. For a full list of USM media experts visit:

Photo/Video Opportunity

The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and USM Choral Activities will present the Annual Holiday Choral Spectacular on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m. at Main Street Baptist Church in Hattiesburg, Miss. The event is presented in part by the generous support of Partners for the Arts. The Symphony Orchestra is joined by the Hattiesburg Choral Union, which represents all the major ensembles at the university. In addition, students from Petal Middle School, Purvis Public Schools, Columbia Public Schools, and the 3D School in Petal will join in the grand finale. To schedule coverage, contact Van Arnold or David Tisdale.

Did You Know?

Two University of Southern Mississippi nursing programs are ranked as the best in Mississippi by U.S. News & World Report. The Master of Science in Nursing and the Doctor of Nursing Practice were the top programs in the state based on factors such as research activity, student-faculty ratio, faculty credentials and number of faculty active in nursing practice. 

About The University of Southern Mississippi

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites in central and southern Mississippi, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 76 public universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Foundation's "higher research activity" designation for doctoral universities, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and sport venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 40 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of approximately 15,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 35 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 21 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit