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TikTok banned from all USM networks, devices

TikTok banned from all USM networks, devices

Loren Jones, SM2 Staff | January 26, 2023

Lawyers for The University of Southern Mississippi announced today that the app and website TikTok will be blocked on university Wi-Fi and wired networks, along with a ban on the use of the app on state-owned...

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“Kraken” unleashed on campus

Shannon Barbin, SM2 Staff | January 25, 2023

The newest Covid subvariant of the Omicron strain XXB.1.5, informally nicknamed “Kraken,” has scientists and health professionals scratching their heads. Unlike with past strains of covid, Kraken...

Bennett Auditorium receives grant for repairs

Bennett Auditorium receives grant for repairs

Abigail Troth, SM2 Staff | January 25, 2023

  Mississippi Representative Missy McGee partnered with University President Joe Paul to introduce a new grant to USM’s Bennett Auditorium.     The grant is a part of the Community Heritage...

Dr. Donald Berry speaks to visitors of the Hattiesburg Lirbrary in conjunction with an exhibit titled Americans and The Holocaust on Janurary 20, 2023.

Exhibit examines America’s cold response to Holocaust

Loren Jones , SM2 Staff | January 25, 2023

America’s dispassionate response to the Holocaust is the theme of a traveling exhibition from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum called “Americans and the Holocaust,” now being hosted at the Library...

Chuck Scianna, USM alumnus and founder of oil drilling equipment company, speaks during the IHL search for the next president of the University of Southern Mississippi Oct. 3, 2022.

Scianna donates another $1 million

Shannon Barbin, SM2 Staff | January 24, 2023

Longtime donors Chuck and Rita Scianna made yet another generous investment in the USM College of Business and Economic Development.   They recently gave another $1 million to the college; a portion...

Construction of the Serengeti Springs waterpark is underway at the Hattiesburg Zoo.

Locals express concern with Serengeti Springs Waterpark

Abigail Troth, SM2 Staff | January 24, 2023

While the city of Hattiesburg collectively expressed their excitement for the Hattiesburg Zoo’s Serengeti Springs waterpark that is scheduled to open this summer, some residents and business owners have...

President Joe Paul speaks during a press conference at the Quinlan- Hammond Hall of Honor on Janurary 20,2023.

New Funding Program Bridges Tuition Gap for Service Members Attending USM

Josh Stricklin, University Communications | January 23, 2023

The University of Southern Mississippi announced a Tuition Assistance Gap Funding program at a news conference on Friday, Jan. 20, that will help service members cover the gap between federal tuition assistance...

Keynote speaker Kelsey Rushing Jr. delivers remarks during the 17th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Ecumenical and Scholarship Breakfast on Monday morning at the Thad Chochran Centers ballroom.

Southern Miss Celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King

Simeon Gates, SM2 Reporter | January 18, 2023

Members of the Southern Miss community came together Monday for prayer, remembrance and service to celebrate the 94th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   The morning began with the 17th annual...

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month

Cullin Rogers, SM2 Reporter | November 16, 2022

November is a month full of activities such as Dios de los Muertos, Veterans Day, Election Day, No Shave November, the well-known Thanksgiving, daylight savings time, Black Friday, and the beginning of...

USM President Dr. Joe Paul and Co-Lin President Dr. Jane Hulon Sims sign the MOU.

USM partners with Copiah-Lincoln Community College to create smoother pathway to Honors College

Abigail Troth, SM2 Interim Executive Editor | November 16, 2022

The University of Southern Mississippi and Copiah-Lincoln Community College have partnered together to create a smoother pathway to the university’s Honor College. On Wednesday, Nov. 9, officials...

USMs School of Nursing building, Asbury Hall.

USM creates innovative opportunities for nursing shortage

Van Arnold, University Communications | November 16, 2022

Stress, burnout, long hours, lagging salaries, working conditions, a global pandemic: you name a workplace malady, nurses have likely experienced it over the past several years. Consequently, the United...

USMs Guys and Dolls cast.

‘Guys and Dolls’ debuts

Makayla Stapleton, SM2 Reporter | November 16, 2022

The School of Music at The University of Southern Mississippi presents “Guys and Dolls” Nov. 10-12 in the Mannoni Performing Arts Center in Hattiesburg. The show was rec-ognized as the first full-scale...

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