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Southern Miss News Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Welcome to the daily email for media members that includes news and notes from The University of Southern Mississippi. Today's message includes news releases about the University College of Business and Economic Development hosting a special entrepreneurship event for students; a tailgate event sponsored by the Collegiate Recovery Community prior to Saturday's home football game, and a Guest Artist Series preview from the School of Music.

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

USM to Host Special Entrepreneurship Event on Nov. 13

University of Southern Mississippi students with aspirations of becoming an entrepreneur are encouraged to attend the “Eagles Engaged in Entrepreneurship” event set for Nov. 13 in the Thad Cochran Center on USM's Hattiesburg campus.

Entrepreneurship students in the College of Business and Economic Development are serving as hosts of the event which will be held from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. in rooms 214 and 218.

Additional News Releases

Collegiate Recovery Community Hosting Tailgate Event Prior to Nov. 3 Home Football Game against Marshall

The Collegiate Recovery Community at The University of Southern Mississippi will host a tailgate party Saturday, Nov. 3  from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Spirit Park, located between the Thad Cochran Center and the LuckyDay building on the Hattiesburg campus, prior to the USM vs. Marshall University home Conference USA football game.

Guest Artist Series Presents Duo Steiner-Hochwartner November 6

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music presents Guest Artist Series featuring the duo Peter Steiner, trombone, and Constanze Hochwartner, piano, on Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Marsh Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. This event is free and is open to the public.

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The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music will present an Eagle's Nest Food Pantry Benefit Concert on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Marsh Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. In collaboration with the School of Social Work, the concert benefits the Eagle's Nest Food Pantry, USM's on-campus food pantry that serves students, faculty, and staff. Admission is free, but donations of non-perishable foods and school supplies will be accepted at the door. To schedule coverage, contact David Tisdale at 601.266.4499 or d.g.tisdaleFREEMississippi

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Did You Know?

Southern Miss students have earned 21 Goldwater Scholarships, the most of any Mississippi institution. Scholarships are awarded to college sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering. 

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