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Southern Miss MBA Program Ranked Among Top 200 Nationally

The University of Southern Mississippi’s MBA program has been rated among the nation’s Top 200 part-time business programs in rankings for 2014 by U.S. News & World Report. Part-time business programs play a vital role for working people who can't go to school full time because of family or financial reasons. Southern Miss currently has approximately 50 students enrolled in the MBA program with most (78 percent) pursuing their degrees on a part-time basis. [Learn More]

Southern Miss Gulf Coast Tries to Alleviate State Teacher Shortage

While the state of Mississippi faces a teacher shortage in critical needs areas throughout the state, The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast is working to help alleviate those shortages through customized licensure programs, as well as promoting financial aid incentives for students offered by both the university and the state. [Learn More]

Lyndsay Carrigee SPUR recipient

Gulf Coast Students Selected for Eagle Scholars Program for Undergraduate Research

After applying to the Eagle Scholars Program for Undergraduate Research (Eagle SPUR), four University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast students were selected for the program. These students, in collaboration with their faculty sponsors, will receive funding support for independent research, as well as scholarly and creative activity. [Learn More]

Children's Center

Classroom Opens for Hearing Impaired Children at Gulf Park

Children who are hearing impaired and are age five years old or younger are the focus of deaf education and early oral intervention services offered by The Children's Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. The Children's Center is a clinical program in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at Southern Miss. [Learn More]

'Created Equal' Film Series to Address America's Civil Rights History

To commemorate and educate about the history of civil rights in America, The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus will host “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle,” which will feature three different discussions and their accompanying documentary films. Each discussion will be held from 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. and follow with the film at 6 p.m. The film lectures began with “The Loving Story,” on Feb. 10, which asked the question, “How hard would you fight for love?” The next film in the series, "Slavery by Another Name," discusses the continued system of forced labor for African Americans after the institution of slavery was abolished. The final film in the series, "The Freedom Riders," will be shown Feb. 20. [Learn More]

Marine Science Undergraduate Degree Program Expands

Offering Mississippi’s only undergraduate degree program in marine science, The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast continues to enhance and enrich the program for students planning to enter the field of marine science. Most recently, the degree program expanded with the addition of marine science instructor, Dr. Danielle Greenhow, who specializes in marine mammal acoustics and bioacoustics. [Learn More]

Scholars Bowl

Scholar's Bowl Coming Up Feb. 26

The Scholars Bowl is an annual academic competition pitting one team against another. Teams are comprised of students and at least one (1) faculty or staff member. Collegiate teams from South Mississippi will compete throughout the day in 30-minute trivia matches, until the final two teams compete for the coveted Golden Eagle trophy. The first round begins at 10 a.m. with the awards ceremony beginning at 2 p.m. Feb. 26 in the Fleming Education Center Auditorium. [Learn More]

Employee Spotlight

Starting out as a student worker in the library in 1999, Annette Copeland felt she was drawn to the Southern Miss Gulf Park campus. Falling in love with the campus and the people, Annette took a full-time position as soon as it first became available. This past fall, Annette made a move from iTech to the College of Arts and Letters. She is now working as the program coordinator for International Development.

Robert Turnbull

“My favorite part of working here is the sense of family and team work. I get to work with such amazing people here in an effort to help students reach for their dreams of higher education.”

While she believes Southern Miss contributes to her list of odd jobs, Annette feels there are more strange occupations on her résumé. These would include carpet installation, vinyl siding installation and roofing.

“None of which are fun, by the way,” adds Annette.

With only her little bit of spare time, Annette enjoys gardening, playing with her children, making jewelry or cross-stitching. Among her list of favorites is the color royal purple.

When asked if there are any strange or interesting stories she has to share, Annette responds, “My very strange life is really the funny story about me. No point in sharing it as ya’ll are living it with me.”


Dr. Douglas Bristol

Douglas Bristol Leads Lecture Series on African Americans in WWII

On Tuesday, February 18 at 11:45 a.m, Dr. Douglas Bristol, associate professor of history at The University of Southern Mississippi, will present “Court-Martial at Fort Devens, Massachusetts: WACS and Racial Discrimination in the North during World War II” at the Bay St. Louis Library. [Learn More]

Dr. Shahdad Nghshpour

Naghshpour Authors Paper on Exchange Rate Volatility

Dr. Shahdad Naghshpour, professor of international development at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus, recently authored the paper, “Exchange Rate Volatility and Imports Demand for the Islamic Republic of Iran,” which will be published by Inderscience Publishers. [Learn More]


> Feb 12, Slavery by Another Name, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., Gulf Coast Library 204
> Feb 13, Southern Miss Gulf Coast Showcase, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Hardy Hall Ballroom.

> Feb 20, The Freedom Riders, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., Gulf Coast Library 204

> Feb 26, The Scholars Bowl, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Fleming Education Center Auditorium
> Mar 28, Gulf Coast Civic Chorale's A Lenten Passion Journey, 7:30 p.m., Fleming Education Center Auditorium
> Apr 19 Jazz and Blues Festival, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Gulf Park Front Lawn


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Southern Miss Gulf Coast "In The Shade" E-newsletter | February 12, 2014

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