Home » News » Education (page 2)

Education

DRONES TO THE RESCUE — 3 state colleges combine skills to build ambulance drones

By BECKY GILLETTE Italo Subbarao, DO, MBA, senior associate dean with the William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine, is an emergency physician with a specialty in disaster medicine and emergency response. The former director of the American Medical Association Public Health Readiness Office in Chicago is now using his experience to work with Hinds Community College to develop ambulance ...

Read More »

Upon turning 50, USM’s Nursing College moves to state-of-the-art home

By TED CARTER The opening of University of Southern Mississippi’s Asbury Hall for classes Jan. 17 gives USM a leading role in a strategy by which Mississippi has more than doubled its nursing school graduates since the start of the previous decade. USM’s college of Nursing already accounts for 23.55 percent of nursing baccalaureate degrees awarded in the state, followed by ...

Read More »

BILL CRAWFORD — Is out-of-state student growth good for Mississippi taxpayers?

USM, seeking students, reduces out-of-state tuition,” read the recent newspaper headline.   “The idea is to reverse a 2,000-student enrollment dip by pricing a USM education below some public universities in nearby states, and attract enough high-schoolers from Houston, Dallas and San Antonio to raise overall revenue,” explained the Clarion-Ledger story. USM cut annual tuition for out-of-state students by 40 percent, from ...

Read More »

USM online learning gets No. 1 rank for affordability

The University of Southern Mississippi has been named No. 1 in the nation for affordability of its online offerings. Affordable Colleges Online ranked Southern Miss as the most affordable online college in the U.S. Tom Hutchinson, interim director of the Office of Online Learning, tells The HattiesburgAmerican Affordable Colleges Online includes researchers and higher education experts who analyze data from every ...

Read More »

Thad Cochran Marine Aquaculture Center gets new director

The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Ocean Science and Technology has named Dr. Kelly Lucas director of the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory’s Thad Cochran Marine Aquaculture Center. Lucas comes to USM after serving as the chief scientific officer at the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources since 2013. A South Mississippi native, Lucas holds a doctorate degree in coastal sciences ...

Read More »

USM slashing out-of-state tuition fees to attract more students

By BECKY GILLETTE / Hattiesburg Business Today The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) wants more Golden Eagles from out of state. With in-state enrollment declining for each of the past four years, USM plans to attract more students by reducing out-of-state tuition by $6,565 beginning next fall. Out-of-state tuition will fall from $16,529 this year to $9,964 in the fall ...

Read More »

Southern Miss’s ‘Garden’ science park element ready to market parcels

» Legislature gave USM greenlight to sell, lease properties inside   By TED CARTER / Hattiesburg Business Today The University of Southern Mississippi is set to begin marketing the approximately 520-acre technology park component of The Garden. Once home to the university’s golf course, the innovation and commercialization park on Shelby Thames Drive already has curb cuts, water and sewer and fiber lines. ...

Read More »

Scianna Hall ‘transformative’ for USM College of Business, dean says

» Business student numbers up while USM total enrollment is down   By TED CARTER / Hattiesburg Business Today Faye Gilbert narrowly missed getting to inaugurate a new home for the College of Business and Economics at Radford University in Virginia, where she served as business school dean. But the opportunity arose anew upon her arrival at the University of ...

Read More »

Seeking students, public colleges reduce out-of-state prices

Graduating high school seniors: does the University of Southern Mississippi have a deal for you! The 14,500-student school has cut annual out-of-state tuition and fees from $16,529 this year to $9,964 next fall, even as it increases the cost for Mississippi residents by 4 percent, to $7,963. The idea is to reverse a 2,000-student enrollment dip by pricing a USM ...

Read More »

USM College of Nursing begins moving into new home

Faculty and staff in the College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi have started moving into their new home on the western edge of the Hattiesburg campus. The university, in a news release Tuesday, said classes are scheduled to begin in the new facility — Asbury Hall — for the 2017 spring semester. Groundbreaking on the $31 million structure was ...

Read More »