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USM inducts 2 journalists

The School of Mass Communication and Journalism at The University of Southern Mississippi have honored film director and producer Steve Mims and former faculty member Dixon McDowell with induction into its Hall of Fame. Mims earned his bachelor’s degree from Southern Miss and his master’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin. As a writer and director, he has ...

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USM faculty member gets grant for Fresh Food on the Move

By BECKY GILLETTE “Preventative health care is a lot cheaper than what we have traditionally done” Charkarra Anderson-Lewis, Ph.D.,  was only 15 years old when her mother, 36, died from heart disease. It had a lasting impression on Anderson-Lewis, a University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Department of Health associate professor who recently received a $2,000 grant to institute a mobile ...

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Upon turning 50, USM’s Nursing College moves to state-of-the-art home

By TED CARTER The opening of University of Southern Mississippi’s Asbury Hall for classes Jan. 17 gives USM a leading role in a strategy by which Mississippi has more than doubled its nursing school graduates since the start of the previous decade. USM’s college of Nursing already accounts for 23.55 percent of nursing baccalaureate degrees awarded in the state, followed by ...

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USM slashing out-of-state tuition fees to attract more students

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 of 2017. That will ...

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Southern Miss’s ‘Garden’ science park element ready to market parcels

» Legislature gave USM greenlight to sell, lease properties inside   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. But until this ...

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Scianna Hall ‘transformative’ for USM College of Business, dean says

» Business student numbers up while USM total enrollment is down   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 Southern Mississippi in summer ...

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USM names 3 new chairs

The College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi will have three new department chairs in the College of Business when the 2016 fall semester begins. Dr. Stacey A. Hall is the new chair of the Department of Economic Development, Tourism, & Sport Management; Dr. Joseph Peyrefitte is the new chair of the Department of Management and International Business, ...

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Murphree gains fellowship

Dr. Vanessa Murphree, associate professor and graduate coordinator for The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Mass Communication and Journalism, is one of nine educators nationwide selected for a fellowship in public relations with the Plank Center for Leadership. The Fellowship that provides opportunities for skill enhancement through the organizations sponsoring each fellowship. This is the seventh class of fellows ...

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