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USM to cut nonresident tuition in bid to boost enrollment

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The University of Southern Mississippi is cutting tuition for students from outside the state in a bid to boost enrollment and revenue. Mississippi’s College Board voted Thursday to approve USM’s plans to cut non-resident tuition and fees from $16,529 to $9,964 starting in fall 2017. In-state residents are scheduled to pay $7,963 for the same two semesters of full time ...

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USM Gulf Park shows off its benefits to the Coast

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University of Southern Mississippi officials believe attracting more high-tech businesses to the Coast is just one way to ramp up enrollment at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. The Sun Herald reports USM Gulf Park Vice President Steve Miller offered statistics showing the university’s economic contributions to the Coast. In fiscal year 2015, USM Gulf Park directly generated $115.6 ...

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Southern Miss gets $3M grant to develop pilot programs

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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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HB 1523 could keep MSU, Ole Miss and USM from hosting baseball regionals

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Teams could pull out of scheduled NCAA events this spring because of new state laws in North Carolina, Mississippi and Tennessee while the sport’s governing body’s demands for discrimination-free environments at the places where its events are held won’t take effect until the fall. Though there are many potential unknowns before the measure takes effect, 27 NCAA championships are scheduled this spring ...

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Southern Miss team wins Mississippi social business challenge

Sheila Grogan (far right), Vice President of Community and Public Relations, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi presents the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Social Business Challenge trophy and gold medals to Team Blueprint Health from the University of Southern Mississippi, who placed first in the challenge held recently in Jackson. Team members include, from left, Brian Street, Cecilia Snyder, Dr. Jennifer L. Lemacks, faculty advisor; Molly Chaffin and Timothy Samuel King.

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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Southern Miss, Boeing strengthen partnership with new master agreement

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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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