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Southern Miss gets $3M grant to develop pilot programs

The University of Southern Mississippi has won a $3 million federal grant to develop three pilot programs to aid regions whose economic health is dependent on defense initiatives. The university said Tuesday it was selected due to its expertise in economic development and the state’s dependence on Department of Defense spending. DOD spends $5.5 billion per year spent in Mississippi. ...

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Southern Miss names 3 new College of Business chairs

The College of Business at the University of Southern Mississippi will have three new department chairs when the 2016 fall semester begins. Dean of the College of Business Dr. Faye Gilbert said Thursday that Dr. Stacey A. Hall is the new chair of the Department of Economic Development, Tourism, & Sport Management; Dr. Joseph Peyrefitte takes over the Department of ...

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State gives $160,000 to Southern Miss Gulf Park campus

The Mississippi Department of Transportation has presented a $160,000 check to the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast for improvement projects at the Gulf Park campus. The University Club accepted the check Tuesday in Hardy Hall on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. The Sun Herald reports the MDOT grant will provide a majority of funding for enhancements to ...

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Southern Miss sets up new marine education, research program

The University of Southern Mississippi is hoping to step up its place in marine education and research with the formation of a new school. The School of Ocean Science and Technology, housed within the College of Science and Technology, brings together marine-related research and education programs under one administration and harnesses elements from key areas of the university including the ...

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Southern Miss, Xfinity link up in student recruitment game

By JACK WEATHERLY It’s not exactly new. Some universities have been providing digital devices and services to students for nearly a decade. But the University of Southern Mississippi is the first four-year school in the state to offer Comcast’s Xfinity on Campus as part of room and board for the 3,600 students who live on campus. That allows them to ...

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William Carey inducts 4 into Hall of Fame

The William Carey University Alumni Association recently inducted four graduates into its Hall of Fame. The inductees were Mary Strebeck Morton (‘65), Rose Lavern Rainey (‘74), Alan K. Sudduth (‘11) and Terry R. Tinsley (‘88). Morton earned the Bachelor of Arts in elementary education from Carey in 1965. Morton is a retired school teacher and counselor who currently serves alongside her husband Bobby, director of international ministries for ...

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Southern Miss team wins Mississippi social business challenge

Team Blueprint Health from the University of Southern Mississippi took top honors in the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Social Business Challenge, with Team Addressing Disparities in Dental Care Access from the University of Mississippi Medical Center receiving the silver medal and Team LEE Activity Center from Delta State University receiving the bronze medal. The competition was held ...

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Traci Spence returns to Pearl River CC

Traci Comesana Spence Traci Comesana Spence has returned to Pearl River Community in Poplarville to be coordinator of alumni services and Development Foundation administrative assistant. Spence, a graduate of Purvis High School, earned an associate’s degree from PRCC in 2005. She went on to Louisiana State University where she earned a business marketing degree. She worked for the Girl Scouts of ...

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Southern Miss, Boeing strengthen partnership with new master agreement

The University of Southern Mississippi has fortified its long-term relationship with The Boeing Company by signing a new master agreement to serve as the technology incubator of next generation composite material systems. U.S. Senators Roger Wicker and Thad Cochran joined Gov. Phil Bryant in making the announcement that Southern Miss and Mississippi State University had been selected by Boeing to ...

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Dean: USM College of Nursing needs to move into new building

Katherine Nugent, dean of the College of Nursing at the University of Southern Mississippi, says there are 1,450 reasons why the college needs to move into its as yet unfinished new home in Asbury Hall. She says that’s how many students are currently crammed into Harkins Hall, which was built around 1975. Nugent says those cramped quarters lead to several ...

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