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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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Polk, Palazzo honored

Longtime Magee businessman John Polk and U.S. Congressman Steven Palazzo were honored recently as alumni of the year by the College of Business at the University of Southern Mississippi. Polk, retired executive of Polk Meat Products and newly elected state senator, received the Boardman Distinguished Alumnus of the Year award. Palazzo, who is serving his first term in the U.S. ...

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USM applying for oil dispersant patent

A team of polymer science professors from the University of Southern Mississippi have made headlines recently with their new biodegradable oil dispersant that won’t stick to birds or beaches. They have caught the attention of National Geographic and most recently NBC Learn. The USM team – consisting of Dr. Robert Lochhead, Dr. Daniel Savin and Dr. Sarah Morgan — received ...

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Proposal to appeal USM firings under review

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) – Appeals begin Oct. 18 for University of Southern Mississippi faculty members who were terminated because of budget cuts, according to a proposal under review by campus groups. USM Provost Bob Lyman said he sent out the proposal for an appeals committee with faculty representation to various campus constituencies this week. “Short of a glaring error of ...

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