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Dr. Scott Milroy looks though microscope

Milroy's Research Project Headed for International Space Station

University of Southern Mississippi Professor Scott Milroy is not ready to prove life exists on Mars. However, he is one giant leap closer to discovering whether or not a living organism could survive on the Red Planet. [Learn More]

Civic Chorale to Perform a Lenten Passion Journey March 28, 30

The Southern Miss Gulf Coast Civic Chorale will perform the concert, “A Lenten Passion Journey,” Friday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fleming Education Center auditorium on The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach and on Sunday, March 30, at 3 p.m. in St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Biloxi. [Learn More]

Kyla Jacobs

Gulf Park Alumna Offers Unique Tastes of Oil and Vinegar

After Kyla Jacobs graduated from The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus in May 2013, she started a career in the non-profit sector where she could use the knowledge learned from her bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies. Although she had a love for non-profit organizations, only six months later, a unique opportunity became available which combined a variety of career interests Jacobs enjoys. [Learn More]

Sigma Tau Delta Turtles, winners of Scholars Bowl

Sigma Tau Delta Turtles Capture Golden Eagle Trophy in Scholars Bowl Feb. 26

Congratulations to the Sigma Tau Delta Turtles (English honor society) and their advisor Dr. Damon Franke (center) for winning the 5th annual Scholars Bowl and the coveted Golden Eagle trophy! Special thanks to our Academic Dean Dr. Tom Lansford (far right) for hosting this wonderful event! [Learn More]

Changing America celebrates civil rights, 1863-1963

'Changing America' Traveling Exhibit Illustrates America's
Civil Rights History

Charting the course of civil rights in America, Changing America takes a look at two seminal events in this historic journey: the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation and the 1963 March on Washington. One hundred years separate the Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington, yet these two events are profoundly linked. Both events were the results of people demanding justice. Both grew out of decades of bold actions, resistance, organization, and vision. In both Americans can take inspiration from those who marched toward freedom. The University of Southern Mississippi's Gulf Park campus is one of the selected sites, the only one in Mississippi, to host the six-week exhibit from March 24 – May 1, 2014. Located in the Gulf Coast Library, the exhibit will feature throughout its run thought-provoking events and discussions. [Learn More]

Dancing with the Deans

Southern Miss Gulf Coast Kicks Off Foundation Campaign with 'Dancing with the Deans' Event

Congratulations to the 2014 Dancing with the Deans contestants! Dr. Louise Perkins won the Grand Award and Jackie Polk was the crowd's favorite. Pictured from left to right are Dr. Bob Pauly, Dr. Louise Perkins, Jackie Polk, Dr. Frances Lucas and Edward McCormack. [See a video from the event!]

Gulf Coast Library Exhibits Work of Coast Artist Olivia Simon

New works are being exhibited by the Gulf Coast Library at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. The first new exhibit on display features the works of coast artist Olivia Simon. [Learn More]

Employee Spotlight

Michelle Brazeal works in the university’s School of Social Work as an instructor and program director for the Mississippi Integrated Health and Disaster Program. She joined the Southern Miss faculty in August 2011 after a colleague contacted her about an open position.

Michelle Brazeal

“After she described how much she loved USM, I knew I had to apply,” added Michelle.

Michelle received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of South Alabama and her master’s in social work from the University of Alabama. Her primary interests are evidence-based practices that meet the needs of transitional age adolescents.

Working at Southern Miss Gulf Coast, Michelle says the “faculty and staff are wonderful to work with.”
“Also, the students are amazing. Their engagement in the classroom and motivation to learn constantly surprises me.”

In her free time, Michelle says she tries to eat at small, local restaurants whenever possible. “I enjoy discovering old family recipes and regional favorites.”

Michelle adds, “I really love riding my bike along the beach after work. It is an amazing way to end the day.”


Shawn Lowe, IDV student

Congratulations to IDV Student Shawn Lowe on 'Best Finance Paper of 2013'

International Development doctoral student Shawn Lowe of Baton Rouge, La., received the award for Best Finance Paper of 2013 at the Academy of Economics and Finance's 51st annual conference Feb. 12 – 15 in Chattanooga, Tenn. [Learn More]


> Mar 22, The Big Event
> Mar 24, Changing America Exhibit, Gulf Coast Library, Gulf Park campus

> Mar 28, Gulf Coast Civic Chorale's A Lenten Passion Journey, 7:30 p.m., Fleming Education Center Auditorium
> Apr 17, An Evening of Jazz & Poetry, 6:30 p.m., Hardy Hall Ballroom
> 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 | March 12, 2014

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