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Southern Miss raises awareness on Human Trafficking Month with summit

Sethanie Smith, SM2 Staff | January 30, 2023

In order to shine a spotlight on the crime, the University of Southern Mississippi Center for Human Trafficking Research and Training with the collaboration of state agencies hosted the Mississippi Businesses...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

USMs Center for Behavioral Health hosts fundraiser

USM’s Center for Behavioral Health hosts fundraiser

Shannon Barbin, SM2 Reporter | November 16, 2022

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Behavioral Health (CBH) is hosting a fundraiser throughout the month of November in effort to increase access to autism services. Recent statistics...

Mold found lining the vent in the Luckyday dorms on campus.

Mold a major problem in campus dorms

Cullin Rogers, SM2 Reporter | November 16, 2022

Mold has become a significant issue on the University of Southern Mississippi's campus. In this semester alone, complaints have been issued from every dorm on campus, as well as complaints from several...

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