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Southern Miss News Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Welcome to the daily email for media members that includes news and notes from The University of Southern Mississippi. Today's message includes a special coverage opportunity regarding a Fish 2.0 workshop being held at the Thad Cochran Marine Aquaculture Center in Ocean Springs. In addition, news releases feature members of the USM nursing program celebrating American Heart Month; a recap of the workshops held recently in conjunction with USM's Southern Entrepreneurship Program and a preview of the upcoming address by historian Dr. James Hill sponsored by USM's Center for the Study of the Gulf South.

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.

Special Coverage Opportunity

Fish 2.0 Workshop Set for Today at Marine Aquaculture Center

USM's Thad Cochran Marine Aquaculture Center is hosting the Fish 2.0 Regional Aquaculture Business Workshop from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. today at the Marine Education Center in Ocean Springs. Today's agenda will see investors listening to business ideas in a format similar to the television series, “Shark Tank.” Fish 2.0 is a global community that brings innovators together to grow the sustainable seafood sector.

The goal of the program is to allow local businesses the chance to get the money they need to further their (and the Gulf Coast's) growth in aquaculture. This is a global program that provides this same workshop in many different regions. To schedule coverage, contact James Skrmetta, GCRL Communications Officer, 228.872.4254, James.SkrmettaFREEMississippi

News releases

USM Nursing Group Celebrates American Heart Month

Students, faculty and staff within The University of Southern Mississippi's College of Nursing and Health Professions donned red on Tuesday, Feb. 12 in support of American Heart Month and the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women initiative. Go Red for Women is a comprehensive platform designed to increase women's heart health awareness and serve as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women globally.

Southern Entrepreneurship Program Holds Workshops for High School Students

The University of Southern Mississippi's Southern Entrepreneurship Program recently wrapped up a series of three STRIVE! workshops designed to offer budding high school entrepreneurs a deeper look into key topics like communication and market research. Administered through USM's Center for Economic and Entrepreneurship Education, the SEP directly engages more than 600 aspiring young entrepreneurs each year.

Native American Historian to give presentation Feb. 19 on Hattiesburg Campus

The University of Southern Mississippi's Center for the Study of the Gulf South will host a talk by historian Dr. James Hill Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. on the Hattiesburg campus when he presents "'Bring Them What They Lack': Spanish-Creek Exchange and Alliance Making in a Maritime Borderland, 1763-1783."

Photo/Video Opportunity

Economic trends and forecasts will be the focal point for the Economic Outlook 2019 Forum hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi on Thursday, Feb. 14 at the Thad Cochran Center on USM's Hattiesburg campus. The forum is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The USM College of Business and Economic Development, along with the Trent Lott National Center, is coordinating the annual forum that brings together experts from banking, finance, and academia to explore a number of issues and research related to the economic outlook for 2019. To schedule coverage, call Van Arnold or David Tisdale.

Expert Availability

The University of Southern Mississippi provides a wide range of faculty experts who can offer insights on newsworthy topics. To schedule an interview, email mediaexpertsFREEMississippi. For a full list of USM media experts visit:

Did You Know?

USM is home to North America's flagship hydrographic science program, where students learn the science of measuring and depicting the parameters necessary to describe the precise nature and configuration of the seabed, its geographical relationship to the land mass, and the characteristics and dynamics of the sea.

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 CarnegieClassification 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