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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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USM interim vice president to lead Gulf Park campus

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LONG BEACH — Steve Miller, interim vice president at the University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach, is the new leader of the school. USM President Rodney Bennett announced the appointment Tuesday. Miller had been interim vice president of the degree-granting campus for a year. “When this position first became available last year, I had every intention ...

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New student health center opens at Southern Miss

HATTIESBURG — A state-of-the-art health center offering easy access for students has opened at the University of Southern Mississippi. The Hattiesburg American reports the Moffitt Health Center opened its doors Monday, and it soon had students asking for services. The center is located on the first floor of Scott Hall, which is part of the Century Park South residential complex.

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USM gets approval to buy new research vessel

HATTIESBURG — The University of Southern Mississippi is buying a new research vessel. The State College Board on Wednesday approved the project Wednesday on purchase of the “Point Sur” vessel from the San Jose State University Research Foundation for $1 million. Funding came in a grant from the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality. The vessel came to San Jose State ...

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Brian Gearity serves as editor of Strength and Conditioning Journal

Dr. Brian Gearity, assistant professor of sport coaching education at the University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Human Performance and Recreation, served as guest editor for the just released edition of the Strength and Conditioning Journal. Gearity opens the special issue with an editorial on coaching education and its growing importance as an area of study.

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USM staffers Olivia Hurst and Catherine Lott recognized by Public Relations Association of Mississippi

Olivia Ann Hurst and Catherine Lott, staff members at the University of Southern Mississippi, were recognized at the Pine Belt chapter of Public Relations Association of Mississippi (PRAM) annual awards banquet. Hurst received the Burlian O’Neal Walker Professional Promise Award, which recognizes potential in the field of public relations. She serves as the social media specialist in the Office of ...

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Southern Miss offers nationally ranked MBA program

For the MBJ In a year that featured increased enrollment and changes leading to higher degree completion, the Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) program at the University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business can now tout being rated among the nation’s Top 200 part-time business programs in rankings for 2014 by U.S. News & World Report. Part-time business programs play ...

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USM College of Business begins new graduate certificate program

For the MBJ In an effort to better equip students for professional success, the University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business is offering a new graduate certificate program in the foundations of business. The certificate program is available to students from all academic disciplines seeking business education on the graduate level. Four online courses are required to complete the certificate ...

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Robert Thompson temporarily replacing Bryan Brister at USM

The Mississippi Polymer Institute is in a transition phase with the departure of director Dr. Bryan Brister, who has accepted a position as chief operating officer with Voltea, an international water purification company. MPI operations leader Robert Thompson will assume the role of interim director. Brister came to MPI in 2010 as director and during that time has helped lead ...

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MSWTC recognizes USM's Mark Miller

Dr. Mark Miller, professor in the University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Geography and Geology, has been selected as the recipient of the Mississippi World Trade Center’s (MSWTC) 2013 “Excellence in International Education Award.” According to MSWTC, the selection was based on Miller’s “long-standing history of active participation and support of the organization’s mission, programs and services.” Miller’s work at ...

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