Tag Archives: University of Southern Mississippi

Letting pride soar: Golden Eagle statues going up on USM campuses

July 31, 2013

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HATTIESBURG, Mississippi — A major landscape project underway on the University of Southern Mississippi campus here will be accentuated by a towering golden eagle statue commissioned and donated by alumnus Chuck Scianna. The bronze statue, designed by Idaho artist/sculptor David Anderson, will be positioned at the apex of the All-American Rose Garden that faces Hardy […]

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Mississippi Home of Your Own home buyer workshop set

July 29, 2013

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Jackson, Miss. — Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Saturday, Aug. 10, for residents with and without disabilities in Hinds and surrounding counties. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Andrew Jackson Conference Room on the first floor of the Warren […]

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NORTHWAY: Steve Knight should be first-ballot Hall of Famer

July 10, 2013

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Trivia question: Which men’s basketball head coach has the most career wins at one school in Mississippi collegiate history, all levels? Hint: He set the record several years ago, is still at the same institution, still winning games. The answer is: Steve Knight. Wonder how many of you are thinking — who? And, that’s a […]

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Southern Miss, MSU Space Cowboys team up on rocket parts project

May 14, 2013

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The Mississippi Polymer Institute at The University of Southern Mississippi has teamed up with Mississippi State University’s Space Cowboys rocket team to produce 3D printed parts for its rocket build. For the past year, the rocket team students have worked with MPI to engineer these rocket parts, which has allowed the team to successfully launch […]

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Southern Miss security expert: Terrorists are after soft targets

April 16, 2013

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Bomb blasts that ripped through crowds of spectators, killing three and injuring more than 100, at yesterday’s running of the Boston Marathon have captured the attention of the country’s leading security experts. President Barack Obama called the bombing, “an act of terror” in a statement today. Dr. Lou Marciani at the Center for Spectator Sports Security […]

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Sandersons donate $1 million to USM nursing building fund

March 27, 2013

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A $1 million gift commitment from Joe and Kathy Sanderson of Laurel has pushed the University of Southern Mississippi Foundation’s College of Nursing Building Campaign over the $5 million mark and closer to its $8 million goal. With the donation, the clinical simulation lab will be named for the Sandersons. The Sanderson Clinical Simulation Lab […]

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A tale of the chase: the Hattiesburg tornado

February 13, 2013

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It is one of the lasting images of the recent Hattiesburg tornado. Almost a half-million people have clicked on the 5 and-a-half-minute YouTube video of a stormchaser racing down Hardy Street, only to be cutoff by an EF4 tornado as it plows into the south side of the University of Southern Mississippi campus. Harrowing, awe-inspiring […]

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USM gets new president with selection of Ga. educator Rodney Bennett

February 7, 2013

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The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning sealed its courtship of Dr. Rodney Bennett with a deal Thursday to make him the next president of the University of Southern Mississippi. The hiring of the University of Georgia education executive won unanimous approval from the board. The announcement of Bennett’s selection came on […]

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Search panel in consecutive meetings on USM president hiring

January 16, 2013

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The search committee assigned to find a new president for the University of Southern Mississippi met Wednesday in Jackson and will meet again Thursday to assess candidates for the job. The search committee, officially known as the State Institutions of Higher Learning’s Board Search Committee, convened at 10 Wednesday morning and will return at noon […]

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Nugent elected President

November 20, 2012

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Dr. Katherine Nugent, dean of the College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been elected president of the Southern Educational Board (SREB) Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing. Before gaining the presidency, Nugent served as vice president and board member. The organization’s focus is to serve as a proactive advocate for greater […]

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