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Dr. Joe Whitehead

Wednesday Night Out at Glory Bound Gyro Co. 9/12/2012

Tonight make dinner plans to “Go Greek,” at Glory Bound Gyro Co. for “Give Back Night.” Join the College of Science and Technology for some great Gyros and a “southern twist on Greek standards.” 

Glory Bound has graciously agreed to donate a percentage of sales to the CoST American Heart Association Heart Walk Team to go toward our goal of raising $1,000.

This event is especially important to me since the deans participate in a “Kiss the Pig” contest.  The dean raising the least amount of money (hopefully not me) has to kiss a Piggy Bank. 

Our College of Science and Technology Student Ambassadors as well as representatives from the Dean’s Office will be on hand to greet customers and sell AHA paper hearts.

Please make plans to join us and “Save the Pig” from me having to kiss it. 


Dr. Joe Whitehead

Criminal Justice in the Spotlight – New Video

Exciting things are happening at Southern Miss. 

Here is an exciting new highlight you have to see. 

  • A new commercial featuring Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant, a ’77 graduate of our Criminal Justice department and Col. Tyler Fletcher, founder and chairman of the CJ Department. 
Gov. Phil Bryant

Gov. Phil Bryant

Watch:  Southern Miss Criminal Justice Video Featuring Gov. Phil Bryant

To learn more about our School of Criminal Justice, visit

Dr. Joe Whitehead

USM Emergency Resources


The following update was sent out to  the Southern Miss faculty/staff email listserve Sunday afternoon 8/26/2012: 

“Tropical Storm Isaac continues on a path to enter the Gulf of Mexico. It has been difficult to pin point where Isaac will make landfall and currently locations from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle should be monitoring the storms activities and be on alert and prepared to act if instructed to do so.

The university’s Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) is being updated as information becomes available.

Updates and information concerning day-to-day operations of the university will be distributed through the Eagle Alert emergency notification system and will also be available at

To sign up for Eagle Alert or ensure your contact information is current, visit

 Take this time to prepare for possible severe weather and impact of the storm. Review your preparedness and plan accordingly. More information regarding preparedness can be found at and;

Keep up with Southern Miss updates at

Dr. Joe Whitehead

Welcome New Faculty

The Dean’s Office staff of the College of Science and Technology invited new fall 2012 faculty to have coffee and tea at a brief reception following the University’s New Faculty Orientation. 

The event was Monday August 20th in the Chain Technology Building conference room. 

I, along with associate Deans Dr. Patricia Biesiot and Dr. Dale Ledford, was able to speak with new faculty and welcome them to campus.  The event was a success with the deans office getting a chance to chat with new faculty. 

We are proud to have new faculty joining the Southern Miss family.

Pictures from the reception: 

2012 Fall COST New faculty tea

New COST faculty who were able to make it to the reception take time for a quick photo.

Dr. Joe Whitehead

Great Last Call Registration for Transfer Students

USM CoST Last Call Transfer Students

From Bobby Chain Technology lobby:  Southern Style members Lane Hebert (left), a nursing major, and J.D. Saucier (center), a biology major, assist a SciTech transfer student following last call registration.

Last call for fall for transfer students took place today.  The College of Science and Technology saw over 60 eager transfer students ready to register for fall classes. 

Transfer students are an important component to the Southern Miss family.  Our faculty and staff work to provide service to these students to make their transition to Southern Miss a successful one. 

Here are some photos of today’s transfer registration:

Southern Style member Ann Marie Chilcutt greets SciTech students in the small group sessions.

Department of Biological Sciences Chair Dr. Glen Shearer with a Preview Transfer student following registration.