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Spring 2013 Registration Jan. 9, 2013

Spring 2013 Registration and Orientation Jan. 9

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will host spring 2013 orientation and registration Wednesday, Jan. 9 in the Fleming Education Center on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. Orientation for new undergraduate students will be 1 - 3 p.m. Registration and advisement for all new and returning students will be held from 2 – 6 p.m. Spring semester classes begin Monday, Jan. 14. The last day to register for full-term spring semester classes is Friday, Jan. 18. Potential students interested in Southern Miss Gulf Coast’s Test Drive a Degree program can register for their one free class before Jan. 18. To be eligible for the tuition-free scholarship for one class, the Test Drive a Degree program is available to candidates who have not attended college during the past three years, have not completed a bachelor’s degree, and are eligible for admission to Southern Miss. [Learn More]

Keesler Scholarship Recipients

Southern Miss Gulf Coast Awards Keesler Scholarships
The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast awarded three scholarships at the Community College of the Air Force Fall 2012 graduation ceremony held Dec. 5 at Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi. [Learn More]

Southern Miss Film Program Sponsors Indie Film Festival
The next installment in the Southern Circuit 2012-2013 Tour of Independent Filmmakers happens Feb. 23 with the screening of "Girl Model." The film tells a story of the unregulated and murky world of the modeling industry through the eyes of a 13-year-old Siberian girl. [Learn More]

David Sliman Named Chief Information Officer

David Sliman, CIO

University of Southern Mississippi Provost Dr. Denis Wiesenburg has announced that David Sliman has become the University’s Chief Information Officer, effective Jan. 1, 2013. Sliman has been serving in that capacity on an interim basis since November of 2011. [Learn More]

Dr. Shahdad Naghshpour Publishes Two New Books

Dr. Shahdad Naghshpour

Dr. Shahdad Naghshpour, professor of International Development at the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast has published two new books by Business Expert Press:
“Statistics for Economics” and“Regression for Economics.” [Learn More]

2013 Jazz & Blues Fest Opens
Call for Vendors
Local artists and crafts vendors are invited to be part of the Southern Miss Jazz and Blues Festival on Saturday, March 30, at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. Vendors who register by March 15 will receive a $35 rate for the 10’ x 10’ space. After March 15, the rate increases to $60. There is an additional $15 jury fee for all applicants. [Learn More]

Employee Spotlight

Lance Hopkins, professor of marketing practice in the College of Business, credits Hurricane Katrina for his career move to higher education. Prior to fall 2005, Hopkins worked in advertising and as director of marketing at Harrah’s casino in New Orleans. Katrina led him to reevaluate how he wanted to spend the remainder of his professional career.

Lance Hopkins
First, he worked with Foundation Hope in Hancock County and helped put more than 100 families back into their homes. Hopkins then had the opportunity to teach casino marketing, advertising and public relations courses for Tulane University. He discovered that he really liked teaching and he began as an adjunct instructor at USM three years ago, then moved to full-time faculty this year. Hopkins says that he enjoys the diversity of the Gulf Coast students and the small college environment at Gulf Park.
The Chicago native follows the Chicago Cubs baseball team, as well as all Southern Miss teams and the New Orleans Saints.


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Southern Miss Gulf Coast "In The Shade" E-newsletter | January 9, 2013

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