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.
Dorothy (Rylan Murphy) is guided by Dawn Burgess, the Early Oral Interventionist at the Children's Center for Communication and Development, during trick-or-treating at the College of Health on Wednesday, Oct. 29. Dean Michael Forster is Morgus-the-Magnificent.
The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Theatre continues its 2014-2015 theatre season with Top Girls by Caryl Churchill. Performance dates are Oct. 30, 31, and Nov. 1, 4 and 5 at 7:30 p.m.; and Nov. 2 at 2 p.m. that includes a pre-show talk at 1 p.m. in Woods Theatre by Dr. Rebecca Morgan, Southern Miss English professor. All performances will take place in Hartwig Theatre of the Theatre and Dance Building. General admission is $8. Tickets may be purchased by calling (800.844-8425 or at the box office prior to each showing.
The Department of Art and Design at The University of Southern Mississippi opened a new exhibit in the Gallery of Art and Design with a reception Oct. 28. "Literary Effigies and Blues Portraits: Woodcuts by Charles Jones" will run through Nov. 12 in the new art gallery space in the George Hurst Building on the Hattiesburg campus.
The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association will induct seven of the University’s most dedicated and distinguished alumni into its Hall of Fame on Friday, Nov. 7, as one of the highlights of the 2014 Homecoming celebration.
Students at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach have elected Bethany Noelle Cuevas to represent the Gulf Park Campus at the 2014 Homecoming festivities on both the Gulf Park and Hattiesburg campuses.
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.