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Koch Leverages Natural Disaster Experiences, Personal Story to Help Citizens, Elected Leaders
10/13/2017 - Kathleen Koch’s acclaimed news coverage of Hurricane Katrina and other natural disasters educated viewers about the realities those affected by these events on the ground.  Now Koch, a University of Southern Mississippi alumna, author and former reporter with CNN, is leveraging her experience documenting Mother Nature’s fury to help citizens, elected officials and private sector leaders make sound decisions about how to prepare and recover from the ravages of storms, earthquakes and fires that continue shaping daily headlines. [More]

Newspaper's Depiction of Life at Camp Shelby during WWII focus of Oct. 24 Lecture
10/4/2017 - University Libraries’ Special Collections at The University of Southern Mississippi will present the second lecture in the fall series “Lectures, Lore and Lessons: Mississippi at the Bicentennial” on Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. at the Hattiesburg Public Library. Dr. Willie R. Tubbs will discuss Camp Shelby during World War II as seen through The Reveille, the base’s newspaper. [More]

USM Cheif Communication Officer Honored by Regional Public Relations Organization
9/26/2017 - Jim Coll, Chief Communication Officer at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been honored by the Southern Public Relations Federation (SPRF) as a Senior Practitioner. The honor, which was bestowed on seven public relations professionals in the region this year, honors SPRF members who are “recognized by their peers as veteran public relations professionals with high ethical standing.” [More]

Journalism Students Get Opportunity to Have Work Published
9/21/2017 - An ongoing relationship with a Pine Belt media company has allowed journalism students at The University of Southern Mississippi to apply the skills they’ve learned in the classroom online and in print for one of its weekly newspapers. [More]

Levitt AMP Music Series Continues Aug. 4 with Como Mamas, Southern Komfort Brass Band
8/1/2017 - After four dynamic events, the Levitt AMP Hattiesburg Music Series will present its first double-billed concert Friday, Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. in Chain Park featuring the Como Mamas and the Southern Komfort Brass Band. [More]

Concert Lineup Announced for Levitt AMP Hattiesburg Music Series
6/20/2017 - The countdown to an unforgettable season of live music under the stars in Hattiesburg is underway. The Levitt AMP Hattiesburg Music Series’ lineup of artists will perform at Chain Park each Friday at 7 p.m. from July 7 to Sept. 8. The free, family-friendly outdoor concerts will showcase musical talents while also celebrating Mississippi’s bicentennial. [More]

College of Arts and Letters announces annual Faculty and Staff Awards
5/11/2017 - The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Arts and Letters recently honored students, alumni, faculty and staff at an annual awards ceremony at the Thad Cochran Center. Family, friends and other guests gathered to celebrate student academic achievements and alumni accomplishments. The college recognized excellence in service, teaching and research at the event. [More]


College of Arts and Letters Celebrates Student Successes at Awards Ceremony
5/10/2017 - The University of Southern Mississippi College of Arts and Letters recently held its annual awards ceremony on the Hattiesburg campus of Southern Miss in the Thad Cochran Center Ballroom. Students were recognized for academic excellence at the event. [More]


Davies to serve as Grand Marshal for USM’s 2017 Commencements
5/9/2017 - Spring commencement at The University of Southern Mississippi promises to be special for Willie Tubbs and Dr. David R. Davies, with Tubbs set to receive his Ph.D. and Professor Davies serving as commencement grand marshal. [More]


Davies to Present Lecture at USM on Mississippi's First Newspapers
4/12/2017 - Dr. David R. Davies, director of The University of Southern Mississippi School of Mass Communication and Journalism, will deliver a talk about the pioneering printers and newspapers in the Mississippi Territory Thursday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cook Library Art Gallery on the Hattiesburg campus. [More]


Southern Miss Radio Station Set to Host Annual Fund-raising Golf Tournament
4/12/2017 - The WUSM Round for Southern Miss Radio will take place Monday, April 24, at the Timberton Golf Club in Hattiesburg. The radio station’s largest fundraiser, and one of its most-loved events, the golf tournament brings a together a wide range of individuals and businesses in order to raise much-needed funds while having a great time. [More]


Mass Communication and Journalism to induct McDowell, Mims in Hall of Fame

4/11/2017 - The School of Mass Communication and Journalism at The University of Southern Mississippi will honor film director and producer Steve Mims and former faculty member Dixon McDowell at its Hall of Fame induction Thursday, April 20 at the Hardy Hall University Club on the Gulf Park Campus of The University of Southern Mississippi. [More]

USM to host Jackson Spalding’s Mart Martin March 21 for Session on Brand Strategy
3/13/2017 - The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Mass Communication and Journalism will host brand strategist Mart Martin of Jackson Spalding, one of Atlanta’s largest and most respected marketing communications agencies, on Tuesday, March 21 from 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. at the Polymer Science Building, room 101 on the Hattiesburg campus. The event is free and open to the public. [More]

USM alumnus Rex Kelly to give presentations on Public Relations Practice vs. Management
3/13/2017 - The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Mass Communication and Journalism will host presentations for its students by alumnus Rex Kelly, a former executive with Mississippi Power and past director of the Southern Public Relations Federation on Tuesday, March 21 from 11 a.m. – noon in College Hall, room 201, and again from 1– 2 p.m. in College Hall, room 102. [More]


Inaugural Clyde Kennard Lecture Series begins March 23

2/28/2017 - An upcoming lecture series named after Clyde Kennard is a collaborative initiative sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters at The University of Southern Mississippi, Mississippi Humanities Council (MHC), Historic Eureka School and Freedom50 Research Group, an interdisciplinary cohort of Southern Miss professors. [More]


USM Entertainment Industry Seeks Promising Musicians for Artist Development Project 2017
1/18/2017 - The University of Southern Mississippi’s entertainment industry program is searching for promising musicians to compete for the South City Records Artist Development Project 2017. This project could lead to one or more qualified artists being signed with South City Records. [More]


School of Mass Communication Helps Secure Grant to Present Levitt AMP Hattiesburg Music Series

1/12/2017 - The Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation recently named Hattiesburg one of 15 small to mid-sized towns and cities across America to win a Levitt AMP Grant Award of $25,000 in matching funds to present a free concert series at Chain Park. The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Mass Communication & Journalism submitted the Levitt AMP proposal in conjunction with the Hattiesburg Arts Council and the City of Hattiesburg.