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Media Advisory: Rowan Elementary Students Learn about Higher Education Opportunities at USMs Hattiesburg Campus

TO: News editors, directors

WHAT: Rowan Elementary Visit to The University of Southern Mississippi (USM)'s Hattiesburg Campus

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, March 25

WHERE: USM Hattiesburg campus

SPECIFICS: Second graders from Rowan Elementary School will tour the Hattiesburg campus on the morning of March 25. The visit will introduce students to university life, resources, and opportunities available at USM. This event is part of a series of collaborations between the Hattiesburg Public School District and USM's School of Education.

-9 a.m. - Arrive at USM School of Education - Welcome Message

-9:10 to 9:45 a.m. - Scavenger Hunt with School of Education students

-10 to 10:35 a.m. - Tour of Southern Miss Athletics

-10:45 to 11:30 a.m. - Lunch

-11:40 a.m. to 1 p.m. - 3-D Design and Printing at the Eagle Maker Hub

CONTACT: Kendra Ablaza, University Communications, 601.266.5330, kendra.ablazaFREEMississippi

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 130 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity” designation, 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