Here is what I shared for May 2015. SMTTT!
The University’s “military-friendly” commitment is continuing with the establishment of a Coast Guard Auxiliary Program at the Gulf Park Campus.
The University, in collaboration with the United States Coast Guard, recently announced the establishment of a Coast Guard Auxiliary University Program located on the University’s Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach.
As the official college-level program of the U.S. Coast Guard, the program is specifically designed to provide a quality education to undergraduate and graduate students in developing their leadership and technical talents for service to the U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security, emergency response, maritime and public service communities.
Read more: http://www.usm.edu/news/article/southern-miss-us-coast-guard-announce-coast-guard-auxiliary-university-program-gulf-park-cam
The academy continues to produce top scholars and programs.
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has earned accreditation through the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) – indicating that it meets or exceeds professional standards, giving students an advantage with prospective employers and graduate schools.
The department is the first in Mississippi to receive accreditation by ASBMB for its Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with emphases in Biochemistry and American Chemical Society-certified Biochemistry.
Read more: http://www.usm.edu/news/article/southern-miss-chemistry-and-biochemistry-undergraduate-program-first-accredited-state
Southern Miss Graduate Nursing Programs Ranked as State’s Best by U.S. News & World Report
The graduate nursing programs at The University of Southern Mississippi have been ranked as the state’s best and also included among the top programs nationwide in a recent assessment by U.S. News & World Report.
A total of 503 nursing schools with master’s or doctoral programs accredited by either the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing were surveyed. The newly expanded rankings mark the first time U.S. News has rated graduate nursing programs. Of the programs surveyed, 246 were eligible for inclusion in the publication’s rankings of master’s programs. Of the six graduate nursing programs in Mississippi, Southern Miss ranked the highest nationwide at No. 102.
Read more: http://www.usm.edu/news/article/southern-miss-graduate-nursing-program-ranked-state-s-best-us-news-world-report
Southern Miss Students Receive National Science Foundation Fellowships
Four University of Southern Mississippi students have been awarded prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, marking the first time the University has produced this many winners in a single year.
Laken Kendrick, of Hattiesburg, Miss.; Abagail Williams, of Independence, Mo.; Dexter Dean of Clinton, Ala.; and Cassandra Reese, of San Diego, Calif., were granted the fellowships from a pool of 16,500 applicants. No other Mississippi college or university matched Southern Miss in NSF Fellowship winners for 2015. Southern Miss student Lisa Lauderdale received honorable mention recognition, while two alumni – Michael Sims and Travis Thornell – also earned fellowships at the University of Florida and Purdue University, respectively.
Read more: http://www.usm.edu/news/article/southern-miss-students-receive-national-science-foundation-fellowships
GCRL Oil Spill Seminar Series coincides with Deepwater Horizon Fifth Anniversary
The University‘s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory is hosting a seminar series, “Deepwater Horizon: A Scientist’s Perspective,” throughout the summer.
The seminar series offers a retrospective exploration of the spill through presentations by research staff and discussions among speakers, education staff and attendees to answer pressing questions.
Read more: http://www.usm.edu/news/article/gcrl-oil-spill-seminar-series-coincides-deepwater-horizon-5th-anniversary
Southern Miss baseball enters the Conference USA Tournament on an unprecedented run. Our Golden Eagles take a school record-tying, 13-game winning streak into the Conference USA Tournament, which is being played at Pete Taylor Park.
The Golden Eagles (35-16-1) equaled the best consecutive game win streak mark originally accomplished in 1995 as that squad won the first 13 games to start the season. The Golden Eagle hosts the eight-team Conference USA Tournament beginning Wednesday, May 20, at Pete Taylor Park.
On Monday, pitcher James McMahon won the C-Spire Ferriss Award, which is presented to the top baseball player in the state. James has a record of 11-1 this year and is also a top candidate for conference pitcher of the year award.
Read more: http://www.southernmiss.com/sports/m-basebl/smis-m-basebl-body.html