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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 ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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3 charged with plotting death of Mississippi businessman

Three men are being held without bond, charged in a plot to murder a businessman who serves on Mississippi’s college board. Fifteenth Judicial District Attorney Hal Kittrell confirmed Wednesday that an affidavit in the case identifies the alleged target as Tom Duff. Duff serves on the Mississippi Board of Trustees for Institutions of Higher Learning. A biography on the board’s ...

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USM faculty get rare learning opportunity

As a faculty member at the University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus, Linda Hanson often attends conferences and workshops to brush up on her craft. But she rarely gets the opportunity to engage in the kind of training she is currently undergoing with 29 of her peers — an eight-week program designed to greatly expand her use of evidence-based ...

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Hearing set in lawsuit filed by fired university professor

A hearing has been set in the lawsuit brought by fired professor Daniel Browning against William Carey University, President Tommy King and the board of trustees. The Hattiesburg American reports a hearing on the defendants’ motion to dismiss King and the board of trustees will be Dec. 16 in Forrest County Circuit Court. Browning filed a complaint Sept. 8 against the defendants ...

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Southern Miss suspends Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity

A fraternity at the University of Southern Mississippi has been suspended after an unspecified incident during an event at the group’s house. Southern Miss spokesman Jim Coll tells The Hattiesburg American that Sigma Alpha Epislon is suspended pending the outcome of a university police investigation. Coll says the investigation was launched based on “multiple reports of possible violations of the Code of ...

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Southern Miss scores a safety for stadiums

By NASH NUNNERY The epicenter for spectator sports security isn’t located in a mega-metropolis such as New York, Chicago, London or Barcelona. Actually, the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) is housed on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. The Center is the nation’s first academic center dedicated to spectator sports safety and security ...

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