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USM online recognized

The online education program at The University of Southern Mississippi has been recognized as the best among Mississippi colleges and universities in a 2015-16 ranking by AffordableCollegesOnline.org (AC Online). Of the seven Mississippi schools that offer online courses and programs, Southern Miss ranked No. 1 based upon factors such as academic quality, student services and graduate success. According to a ...

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Bailey accepted in ASIP

Dr. John Bailey, a professor in the Nurse Anesthesia Program at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been accepted to full membership in the American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP), the leading professional society in the United States for biomedical scientists who investigate the basic mechanisms of disease. Successful candidates for full regular membership have conducted, published, or supported the ...

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USM adds 5 to Hall of Fame

The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Mass Communication and Journalism recently inducted five into its Hall of Fame. The MCJ Hall of Fame honorees include: Alice Tisdale, publisher of the Jackson Advocate Kurt Brautigam, manager of member services, Pearl River Valley Electric Power Association Ronnie Agnew, executive director, Mississippi Public Broadcasting William E. “Bud” Kirkpatrick, former director of public ...

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FOCUS ON HEALTHCARE — Southern Miss nursing student excels while battling breast cancer


The cancerous cells in Corey Auerswald’s body could not hold down the willpower of her spirit. The joy in Auerswald’s spirit when people see or speak to her is contagious, touching people wherever she goes. Auerswald is now in her second semester in The University of Southern Mississippi nursing program, working to complete the rigorous nurse anesthetist program. She hopes ...

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State tabs former USM professor as senior economist

A two-year search for a senior state economist has ended with the selection of Clarksdale native Dr. Sondra Collins, who joined the Mississippi University Research Center after four years as an assistant professor at the University of Southern Mississippi. Collins replaces Dr. Marianne Hill, who retired in the summer of 2013 after more than 20 years with the University Research ...

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Room to learn: USM’s Scianna Hall opens for business next week

Scianna Hall’s opening marks the close of a half-decade effort to accommodate the growth of USM’s College of Business.

By TED CARTER The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business is making a giant leap into the future with the start of classes Aug. 19 in Scianna Hall, a $34 million addition to the Hattiesburg campus. The opening of the building just south of the university’s football stadium culminates several years of fund-raising followed by a couple years of construction. ...

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USM enrollment drops 1,400 in 3 years; $5.9M in budget cuts

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HATTIESBURG — The University of Southern Mississippi has seen enrollment drop nearly 9 percent since 2011, forcing campus-wide budget cuts for the coming fall. The Hattiesburg American reports that enrollment fell from nearly 16,200 in fall 2011 to less than 14,800 in fall 2014. Douglas Vinzant, vice president for finance and administration, says state appropriations used to play a bigger ...

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


HATTIESBURG — 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 ...

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Faculty raises at USM the first in years

HATTIESBURG — Susan Hrostowski, associate professor of social work at the University of Southern Mississippi, hasn’t gotten a raise in about four years. “We are underpaid,” she said. “University faculty (around the country) are paid much more than we are here.” In a March letter to newspaper editors, Aubrey Patterson, president of the state College Board, said in six years, ...

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USM provost Wiesenburg returns to Marine Science faculty

HATTIESBURG — University of Southern Mississippi Provost Denis Wiesenburg has resigned from his position as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Hattiesburg American reports he will return to the faculty in the Department of Marine Science, effective July 1. Southern Miss President Rodney Bennett said he had accepted Wiesenburg’s resignation. “(I) thank him for his service not only ...

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