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University to waive tuition for class for teachers

A university in Mississippi is waiving tuition for a professional development course in an effort to combat the state’s teacher shortage. William Carey University said in a statement the course can be used to renew a Mississippi Educator License. It begins in January and lasts five weeks, news outlets reported. The class will be taught online, Dr. Teresa Poole told WHLT-TV. Poole says anyone ...

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Southern Miss eliminates some jobs amid state budget cuts

The University of Southern Mississippi has laid off three employees and eliminated 33 vacant jobs because of state budget cuts. Two of those who lost their jobs worked in the Student Media Center, which is part of the mass communications and journalism program, The Hattiesburg American reported. Rodney McDonald was facilities manager for the center. The 46-year-old had worked there 21 years ...

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USM Gulf Park shows off its benefits to the Coast

University of Southern Mississippi officials believe attracting more high-tech businesses to the Coast is just one way to ramp up enrollment at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. The Sun Herald reports USM Gulf Park Vice President Steve Miller offered statistics showing the university’s economic contributions to the Coast. In fiscal year 2015, USM Gulf Park directly generated $115.6 ...

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Southern Miss gets $3M grant to develop pilot programs

The University of Southern Mississippi has won a $3 million federal grant to develop three pilot programs to aid regions whose economic health is dependent on defense initiatives. The university said Tuesday it was selected due to its expertise in economic development and the state’s dependence on Department of Defense spending. DOD spends $5.5 billion per year spent in Mississippi. ...

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HB 1523 could keep MSU, Ole Miss and USM from hosting baseball regionals

Teams could pull out of scheduled NCAA events this spring because of new state laws in North Carolina, Mississippi and Tennessee while the sport’s governing body’s demands for discrimination-free environments at the places where its events are held won’t take effect until the fall. Though there are many potential unknowns before the measure takes effect, 27 NCAA championships are scheduled this spring ...

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Southern Miss team wins Mississippi social business challenge

Team Blueprint Health from the University of Southern Mississippi took top honors in the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Social Business Challenge, with Team Addressing Disparities in Dental Care Access from the University of Mississippi Medical Center receiving the silver medal and Team LEE Activity Center from Delta State University receiving the bronze medal. The competition was held ...

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Southern Miss, Boeing strengthen partnership with new master agreement

The University of Southern Mississippi has fortified its long-term relationship with The Boeing Company by signing a new master agreement to serve as the technology incubator of next generation composite material systems. U.S. Senators Roger Wicker and Thad Cochran joined Gov. Phil Bryant in making the announcement that Southern Miss and Mississippi State University had been selected by Boeing to ...

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USM interim vice president to lead Gulf Park campus

LONG BEACH — Steve Miller, interim vice president at the University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach, is the new leader of the school. USM President Rodney Bennett announced the appointment Tuesday. Miller had been interim vice president of the degree-granting campus for a year. “When this position first became available last year, I had every intention ...

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