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USM researchers to study oil, dispersant in Gulf

HATTIESBURG — A research consortia led by the University of Southern Mississippi will use $11 million in funding to study the impact of oil, dispersed oil and dispersant on the Gulf of Mexico’s ecosystem and public health. The funds came from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative. The research will be conducted from 2015-17. Eleven other research consortia got money. ...

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Six out of eight universities could have higher tuitions in 2015

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Tuition and fees will rise at six of Mississippi’s public universities in fall 2015 if the College Board approves. Across the eight schools, Mississippi residents will see average tuition for two semesters (fall and spring) go up by an average of 3.2 percent to $6,718 in fall 2014. Rates for certain professional programs will go up by ...

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Former USM employee charged with stalking ex-colleagues

HATTIESBURG — Police at the University of Southern Mississippi say a former campus employee is charged with seven misdemeanor counts each of stalking and disturbing the peace. Investigators say 31-year-old Quandom Benn was arrested after turning himself in to university police yesterday. Capt. Rusty Keys says Benn was a computer technician on the Hattiesburg campus before resigning early in the ...

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Ex-USM student accused of email threat, stalking faculty

CARRIERE — A former student at the University of Southern Mississippi has been arrested on charges alleging he stalked two faculty members and posted an email threat against the school’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. The university says 40-year-old Joshua H. Scarabin, of Carriere, has been charged with two counts of cyberstalking and one count of posing a threat ...

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GoMRI chooses USM for Gulf oil spill research

OCEAN SPRINGS — The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) has selected 12 research consortia to conduct scientific studies of the impacts of oil, dispersed oil, and dispersant on the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem and public health.  These research investments focus on improving our fundamental understanding of the implications of events such as the Macondo well blowout, and on developing ...

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Amber Cole, Jordan Church earn medals

Amber Cole and Jordan Church, both University of Southern Mississippi graduates, were recently honored as CPA Exam medalists during the annual Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants Convention. Cole received the Fred T. Neely Gold Medal Award from the MSCPA for achieving the highest grade on the 2014 examination while passing all subjects in one sitting. She is a certified ...

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NCAA looking into USM men's basketball program

HATTIESBURG — The University Southern Mississippi is working with the NCAA to review “potential issues” related to the men’s basketball program, athletic director Bill McGillis said yesterday. The school released a statement confirming the review, but did not provide any details and said it would have no further comment. Former coach Donnie Tyndall left after last season to take the ...

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James Wilcox honored as ‘Rising Star’

James Wilcox, director for the Center of Economic and Entrepreneurship Education (CEEE) at the University of Southern Mississippi, has received the Rising Star Award at the 53rd Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference Awards dinner. Wilcox has served as the director for the CEEE in the College of Business since 2011. In addition to his partnership work with the ...

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Coast cleanup nets 1,600 bags of trash — and a watermelon patch

GULF COAST — Nearly 2,000 volunteers combed the Coast’s beaches, marsh areas and barrier islands Oct. 18, picking up trash at 47 sites during the 26th annual Mississippi Coastal Cleanup. Preliminary numbers show that during the three-hour cleanup, 1,616 people picked up 1,603 bags of trash, including 275 bags of recyclables along 100 miles in Harrison, Hancock and Jackson counties. ...

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USM offering accelerated nursing program to military service members

LONG BEACH — The University of Southern Mississippi recently received a three-year grant in excess of $1 million that will allow the university to offer a specialized, accelerated bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree program designed for former and active-duty military service members. “It’s a great match with what we have to offer with this program, because these young ...

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