The Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion that occurred on April 20, 2010 not only triggered an unprecedented contamination of the northern Gulf of Mexico, but also yielded an unparalleled research effort to gauge the effects of the massive oil spill.
The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning appointed Dr. Glenn Boyce, Associate Commissioner of Academic Affirs at the Institutions of Higher Learner, as Commissioner of Higher Education.
Gov. Phil Bryant, along with Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann and University of Southern Mississippi President Rodney D. Bennett, anounced USM's plan to launch an emphasis area in Applied Behavior Analysis in its psychology master's degree program, 
The Southern Miss softball team split a doubleheader at home against C-USA opponent Middle Tennessee.
Ricky Santiago homered twice, including one in a four-run ninth, to lead No. 16 Florida Atlantic over Southern Miss 10-5.
The Southern Miss outdoor track and field teams garnered a pair of event winners while posting 18, top eight finishes in the LSU Alumni Gold Meet.
Retirement Roast of Dr. Joe Paul
April 24, 2015
In celebration of his service the USM, the Alumni Association will host a Retirement Roast in Dr. Paul's honor in the Thad Cochran Center Ballroom. Click here to purchase tickets or make a donation.
May 1, 2015
Join fellow Class of 2015 May graduates for a senior send-off at President Bennett's home!


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Brian Dozier '09
As a college athlete, this former Golden Eagle shortstop was among the leaders of a Southern Miss run to the College World Series in 2009. Today, Dozier is Minnesota Twins second baseman and a budding MLB star.

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