University of Southern Mississippi

USM Names Henson as New Director of Lott Center

Brian Henson brings a wealth of experience and a vision for success to his new position as Director of the Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship at The University of Southern Mississippi. A native of…

USM Arbor Day tree giveaway

Today, in honor of Arbor Day, the University of Southern Mississippi hosted their inaugural sapling drive-thru giveaway. Saplings available were live oak, cherry bark oak, willow oak, and river birch. Guests were to drive up to Gulf…

USM names new vice president of operations on the Coast

The University of Southern Mississippi has Dr. Shannon Campbell as the Senior Associate Vice President for Coastal Operations and will lead strategic planning and economic development to position USM’s coastal teaching and research sites in Long Beach, Gulfport, Ocean Springs…

USM to rename Dixie Darlings dance team

A Mississippi university says it is considering renaming its dance team. The University of Southern Mississippi’s marching band announced it will select a new name to replace the Dixie Darlings nickname the dance team has had since 1954. A statement…

Southern Miss cancels commencement set for August

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Class of 2020 graduates from the University of Southern Mississippi are facing yet another delay in getting their diplomas. The university said Friday that it was forced to cancel graduation ceremonies that had been scheduled for…

USM launches fundraising initiative for military facility

The University of Southern Mississippi is working on a multi-million dollar project to provide students who are veterans or service members an exclusive facility. The university kicked off a fundraising initiative today to make the $2.4 million project a reality.…

USM one of nation’s leading research institutions

The University of Southern Mississippi is recognized as one of the nation’s leading research institutions by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The recognition is the pre-classification of top doctoral research universities which places USM in the ranking…

Local students experience poverty simulation

Hundreds of medical students from William Carey University and University of Southern Mississippi met in Wiggins this afternoon. It was all part of a new program aimed at helping the students understand what it’s like to live in poverty. Through…

USM Marine Research Center ribbon cutting

This morning dozens of people, as well as local and state officials, joined together to officially cut the ribbon on the University of Southern Mississippi Marine Research Center in Gulfport. The marine research center at the Port of Gulfport is…

Student Housing Coming To USM Gulf Park

A building is being converted into a student housing complex near the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus. Encompass, a Kentucky-based company, is working with Gulf Coast Student Housing to turn the building in long beach into the friendship…

Classes Back in Session at William Carey

Nearly one month after an EF3 tornado tore through campus, William Carey University welcomes back students for the spring trimester. Classes began this morning on campus for the first time since the storm on January 21st. In order to complete…