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USM Hires Deputy Coordinator to Assist with Responsibilities Under Title IX

The University of Southern Mississippi recently named Dr. Lenore Schaffer to the newly created position of deputy coordinator to the Title IX Office. Schaffer is a recent graduate of Southern Miss, earning her doctorate in higher education administration with a minor in student affairs in May 2017. Prior to stepping into her new role, Schaffer also served the Title IX ...

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Wall Street: Distractions be damned — Stocks continue to break records despite volatile political environment

By BECKY GILLETTE   The old saying is, “Wall Street doesn’t like surprises.” But it seems to be holding up during this time of divisiveness, political discord, devastating hurricanes and twitter rants. How do financial advisers suggest you invest during these times where surprises are waiting around every corner? Dave J. Lundgren, Jr., executive vice president and chief investment officer, ...

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Southern Miss Professor named Lightner Witmer Award winner

Dr. Keith Radley, assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been named the 2017 Ligthner Witmer Award winner by the American Psychological Association’s Division of School Psychology. Each year the Division of School Psychology presents the Lightner Witmer Award to young professionals and academic school psychologists who have demonstrated scholarship that merits special ...

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Turner Chosen for ASHA Leadership Program

Dr. Courtney Turner, educational audiologist at The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi, was recently selected for the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) 2017 Leadership Development Program. Each year, ASHA selects 30 professionals in the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology who demonstrate leadership potential to participate in the year-long Leadership Development Program. ...

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Southern Miss AOP Chapter Installs New Officers

The University of Southern Mississippi Chapter of the Association of Officer Professionals recently installed new officers for 2017-18. The new officers include, from left: Jennifer Lewis, President (Compliance Coordinator/Office of General Counsel); Katie Kitchens, President Elect (Reservation Specialist/Thad Cochran Center); Elizabeth Killinger, Vice President (Disability Specialist/Office of Disability Accommodations); Jennifer Brown, Secretary (Office Manager/Gulf Park-College of Education and Psychology); Erin ...

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USM Business Grads Record Top Scores on CPA Exam

University of Southern Mississippi alums Bradley Floore and Stephen Broome received the Gold and Silver honors respectively at the recent annual convention of the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants. Floore, who graduated in 2016 with a double major in finance and accounting was awarded the 2016 Fred T. Neely Gold Medal. Broome, who earned his undergraduate degree in accounting ...

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Southern Miss School of Kinesiology Earns NSCA Recognition

The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Kinesiology has been approved as a National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Educational Recognition Program. The Educational Recognition Program (ERP) recognizes regionally accredited academic institutions that meet educational guidelines recommended by the NSCA. The ERP program specifically evaluated the School of Kinesiology’s exercise science program. School of Kinesiology students will have access to ...

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USM President named chairman of Conference USA Board of Directors

University of Southern Mississippi President Rodney D. Bennett has been named chairman of the Conference USA Board of Directors. Bennett, who will serve a two-year term, was elected by his peers from among the league’s university presidents at the June board meeting. Bennett indicated that possible areas of focus may include cost of attendance for student-athletes, academic standards and quality, ...

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Jones returns to USM, helps students get on track in job search

Paige Jones, a 2014 University of Southern Mississippi graduate and former track star, recently joined Southern Miss Career Services as its job location and development coordinator. Her responsibilities include helping students find off-campus part-time jobs, assisting with resumes/cover letters, budget management and planning part-time jobs fairs, among other duties. The Pass Christian native worked with AmeriCorps for two years in ...

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