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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.