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Read May 3rd digital edition of MBJ

In this week’s edition of the MBJ, we look at upcoming hearings on military base closures around the country and how that might impact Mississippi. Read about that and much more … including: » Tornado recovery in Hattiesburg and at Southern Miss » Fierce competition changes the face of Southern Gaming Summit » Grisham sequel to “a Time to Kill” ...

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USM Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation co-hosts workshop

Weigh-in-motion technology and interagency coordination was the main topic of discussion recently at the Spring 2013 Regional Workshop hosted by the University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation and the Gulf Region Intelligent Transportation Society. The workshop was sponsored by Temple, Inc. and Neel-Schaffer and was held at USM’s Hattiesburg campus. “I think this was an excellent ...

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Sandersons donate $1 million to USM nursing building fund

A $1 million gift commitment from Joe and Kathy Sanderson of Laurel has pushed the University of Southern Mississippi Foundation’s College of Nursing Building Campaign over the $5 million mark and closer to its $8 million goal. With the donation, the clinical simulation lab will be named for the Sandersons. The Sanderson Clinical Simulation Lab will cover more than 8,000 ...

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A tale of the chase: the Hattiesburg tornado

It is one of the lasting images of the recent Hattiesburg tornado. Almost a half-million people have clicked on the 5 and-a-half-minute YouTube video of a stormchaser racing down Hardy Street, only to be cutoff by an EF4 tornado as it plows into the south side of the University of Southern Mississippi campus. Harrowing, awe-inspiring and scary. But for John ...

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MBA program returning to Hattiesburg

The next couple of years will be key to the University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business, with the return of the MBA program to the Hattiesburg campus, the selection of a new dean and the opening of a new building to house its students, faculty and staff in Hattiesburg. Budget cuts in 2010 forced the suspension of Hattiesburg’s MBA ...

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Willis moves to foundation

Russ Willis has transitioned from the position of vice president for administrative affairs at The University of Southern Mississippi to a role with the University Foundation. Chad Driskell, executive assistant to the president for external affairs, will replace him on an interim basis, while Willis will join the staff of the USM Foundation as assistant director for fundraising initiatives and ...

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Jordan receives award

Linda Jordan, assistant to the dean for the College of Business at the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, was recently presented the 2011 Office Personnel Staff Excellence Award, which came with a commemorative plaque and a $1,200 monetary gift. Jordan, who has been working at Southern Miss for 20 years, was commended for her dedication to the university, outstanding ...

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Goodwin is Bridges Professor

For her tireless efforts in research and curriculum management at the University of Southern Mississippi, assistant professor Kimberly Goodwin has been named the Parham Bridges Endowed Professor of Real Estate at Southern Miss. As the Bridges Professor, Goodwin is responsible for advancing knowledge of real estate through high impact research and for helping educate the next generation of real estate ...

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USM faculty in the news

Evelyn Edwards, vice president of community reinvestment for BancorpSouth, has been named the 2011 Housing Initiative Partner of the Year by the University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies (IDS). The award is presented annually to an individual or agency participating on the IDS Housing Advisory Council who has worked in the housing, disability or economic development arenas in ...

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IMSLEC honors Cornett

Daphne Cornett, assistant director of the DuBard School for Language Disorders at the University of Southern Mississippi, recently earned the 2011 IMSLEC Innovator Award for Outstanding Educator in a College or University. Cornett, a certified speech-language pathologist, taught at the DuBard School for 20 years before taking over as assistant director and out-client service coordinator in 2003. She also teaches ...

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