Volunteers with 'WEEN DREAM show off Halloween costumes donated to the organization. Pictured from left to right: Valerie Gernhauser, founder Kelsey Meeks, Alli Craig, and Tara Rodrigue. (Submitted photo)
As Halloween approaches many people already are planning a unique and fun costume for the holiday. Kelsey Meeks, founder of ‘WEEN DREAM, is seeing to it that children all over the country get the opportunity to dress up and celebrate.
Meeks, a native of Pensacola, Fla., graduated from The University of Southern Mississippi in 2005 with a degree in broadcast journalism and Spanish. Following graduation she moved to New Orleans where she earned a degree from Tulane Law School in 2010. Today she resides in New Orleans and works with Wall, Bullington & Cook, LLC, an oil and gas boutique firm.
The University of Southern Mississippi is celebrating student writing during a month-long exhibition known as Eagles Write! and a public reading, an event that coincides with the National Day on Writing. The Department of English will host the reception and reading, which will take place Oct. 20 at 4 p.m. in the Polymer Science Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.
In celebration of the National Council of English’s National Day on Writing Oct. 20 the Department of English, in conjunction with the Live Oak Writing Project at The University of Southern Mississippi will host “Gulf Coast Compose,” a series of write-ins on the Southern Miss Gulf Park campus.
Alliance for Equality at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach will host Theresa Youngblood of the South Mississippi Aids Task Force (SMATF) for a presentation on HIV/AIDS awareness on Tuesday, Oct. 21.
Michelle Jeanfreau, Ph.D., and assistant professor in the Department of Child and Family Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach, presented a lecture on Digital Citizenship to students at Long Beach Middle School on Thursday, Oct. 16.
Hattiesburg’s Half Shell Oyster House will continue its support of The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi by donating a portion of its gross receipts between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23.
If you've ever wondered if graduate school was for you or wondered what it was all about, The University of Southern Mississippi's Department of Anthropology and Sociology will host "Thinking about Going to Grad School? Application and Beyond" Oct. 21 from 12:15 - 1 p.m. in the Liberal Arts Building, room 204 on the Hattiesburg campus.
Ellen Ruffin serves as an associate professor and curator for University Libraries at the University of Southern Mississippi, and is passionate about the unique items that can be found in its renowned de Grummond Children's Literature Collection.