The University of Southern Mississippi will usher in the holiday season with the annual “Lighting the Way of the Holidays” and “Songfest” celebrations in early December.
“Lighting the Way for the Holidays” is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3 near the main entrance to the Hattiesburg campus, while “Songfest” is set for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5 at Reed Green Coliseum. Both events are free and open to the public.
A new accessible playground for both disabled and able-bodied children and adults is now available to the community at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. The playground, developed by the university’s Technology Learning Center (TLC), was dedicated Dec. 4 after a donation of $21,000 was made by the Lions Clubs International Foundation to purchase equipment for the facility.
The University of Southern Mississippi will hold two commencement ceremonies at Reed Green Coliseum on its Hattiesburg campus Friday, Dec. 13. Approximately 1,100 students are candidates for degrees this fall.
State Supreme Court Justice James W. Kitchens will speak to graduates at the 10 a.m. commencement, which will be followed by the 2:30 p.m. ceremony featuring a keynote address by State Supreme Court Justice Randy G. Pierce. Both are Southern Miss graduates.
The Southern Entrepreneurship Program (SEP), an outreach initiative by The University of Southern Mississippi Center for Economic and Entrepreneurship Education, kicked off its seventh annual program series last month with the high school symposium “Getting Connected.”
The Trent Lott National Center at The University of Southern Mississippi, in partnership with the Stennis Institute at Mississippi State University, will host an inaugural workshop titled, “Basic Community Economic Development: Practical Tools for Elected Officials” on Wednesday, Dec. 11 on the Hattiesburg campus.
With commencement quickly approaching at The University of Southern Mississippi, two students, Tracy and Amanda McKay, have a unique story about their experience together at the university. The two are mother and daughter, respectively, working on a degree in tourism management and will graduate together Dec. 13.