Southern Miss News Friday, May 3, 2019
Welcome to the daily email for media members that includes news and notes from The University of Southern Mississippi (USM). Today's message includes news releases about USM's de Grummond Children's Literature Collection's celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Award, while presenting a new exhibit by author Richard Peck, and USM students who earned their Doctor of Audiology white coats.
Today's Top Story
USM's de Grummond Collection Marks 50th Anniversary of Coretta Scott King Award, Salutes Author Richard Peck
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Award, and the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is celebrating with a new exhibit in its Cook Library.
To commemorate this legacy, the de Grummond Collection has many of the award-winning books on display, as well as original artwork and manuscripts of past winners including Angela Johnson, Ashley Bryan, Nikki Grimes, E.B. Lewis, and John Steptoe.
Additional News Releases
USM Students Receive Doctor of Audiology White Coats in Special Ceremony
The School of Speech and Hearing Sciences' Doctor of Audiology program at The University of Southern Mississippi presented white coats to five students during its annual ceremony held April 27th in the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus.
The National Pan-Hellenic Council at The University of Southern Mississippi will host a special gala celebration at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 4 at the Thad Cochran Center ballrooms on the Hattiesburg campus. Michael E. Cristal, International president of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., is scheduled to deliver the keynote address. The National Pan-Hellenic Council was established in 1930 at Howard University as a national coordinating body for the nine historically African American fraternities and sororities which had evolved on American college and university campuses. On December 31, 1993, the National Pan-Hellenic Council at the University of Southern Mississippi was chartered.
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USM welcomes a diverse student body of approximately 15,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi.
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 researchenterprise 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 usm.edu.