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October 2013

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10.21.2013

The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association will induct seven of the university’s most dedicated and distinguished volunteers into its Hall of Fame on Friday, Oct. 25 as one of the highlights of the 2013 Homecoming celebration.

10.21.2013

Homecoming week at The University of Southern Mississippi will include recognition of prominent alumni, celebration of the restoration of a campus landmark and the school mascot on display like never before.

10.18.2013

The University of Southern Mississippi will host the formal ribbon-cutting ceremony for the re-opening of College Hall Friday, Oct. 25, at 2 p.m. The building underwent a $6 million renovation and restoration over the last two years and is now home of the School of Mass Communication and Journalism. Tours of the building will be conducted following the ceremony.

10.17.2013

On Monday, Oct. 14, a select group of 17 Southern Miss junior and senior student-athletes participated in the first of four career-development workshops at the Duff Athletic Center, all of which will feature a former Southern Miss student-athlete.

10.16.2013

A University of Southern Mississippi history professor is the first recipient of a professorship named for a Southern Miss alumnus and hero of the second Gulf War.

Susannah Ural, who also serves as co-director of the university's Center for the Study of War and Society, was recently awarded the General Buford “Buff” Blount Professorship in Military History at a reception held recently at Blount’s home in Hattiesburg.

10.16.2013

A Mississippi native who went on to become the editor of the Sacramento Bee and a vice president for McLatchy Newspapers spoke to University of Southern Mississippi journalism students in a master class held recently on the Hattiesburg campus.

10.16.2013

After nearly two years of planning, a giant golden eagle sculpture has landed on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus.

 

The sculpture, designed by Idaho artist/sculptor David Anderson, was placed in its permanent home on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at the apex of the All-American Rose Garden that faces Hardy Street. Anderson was on hand as the bronze sculpture was hoisted via crane into place.