The following events are being held at various locations in Hattiesburg and present both interview and photo opportunities for the media. You may also want to include some of these in your community or entertainment calendars. For news media who may have questions about interviews or photo opportunities, contact the Office of University Communications at 601-266-4491.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 15
Golden Eagles Hotline with head football coach Larry Fedora
WHEN: 7-8 p.m.
WHERE: Alumni House Sports Grill in Hattiesburg
EVENT: Southern Miss head coach Larry Fedora will talk about the Golden Eagles’ win over Central Florida and Saturday’s upcoming home game against Virginia. He will answer questions from fans at the Alumni House as well as those who call in to the radio broadcast on WXRR-FM (104.5).
Southern Roots Symposium presented by the Center for Black Studies
WHEN: 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Polymer Science Auditorium, Room 101
EVENT: Roundtable discussion about the life of Hattiesburg native Clyde Kennard, who was denied admission to the University of Southern Mississippi and later honored with a campus building named for him. For information call 601-266-4804
Honors College Forum presents renowned poet Jimmy Santiago Baca
WHEN: 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Bennett Auditorium
EVENT: Award-winning poet Jimmy Santiago Baca presents “A Poet’s Journey: A World of Words.” For information call 601-266-5642.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 17
Reception for American Masters of Gulf Coast art exhibit
WHEN: 4 p.m.
WHERE: Southern Miss Museum of Art, Hattiesburg campus
EVENT: Exhibit curator Patti Carr Black will sign catalogs and discuss work by four pioneers of Southern modernism – George Ohr, Dusti Bonge, Walter Anderson and Richmonde Barthe. For information call 601-266-4972.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 18
Head football coach Larry Fedora speaks at Eagle Club luncheon
WHEN: 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Thad Cochran Center Ballroom, third floor
EVENT: Fans and media are invited to attend weekly Eagle Club luncheon featuring head football coach Larry Fedora, who will discuss the team’s upcoming opponent. For information call 601-266-5299.
Pep rally kicks off another football weekend on campus
WHEN: 7-10 p.m.
WHERE: Fountain in front of Aubrey Keith Lucas Administration Building
EVENT: “Friday Night at the Fountain” pep rally. Games, soft drinks and Chris Weaver Band will perform live. For information call 601-266-4403.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 19
Golden Eagles host the University of Virginia in Conference USA game
WHEN: 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: M.M. Roberts Stadium in Hattiesburg, Mississippi
EVENT: Southern Miss plays its third consecutive home game to open the season, hosting the University of Virginia. Southern Miss is 2-0, while Virginia is 0-2. For information call 601-266-4503.
About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi, founded in 1910, is a comprehensive doctoral and research-extensive university fulfilling its mission of being a leading university in engaging and empowering individuals to transform lives and communities. In a tradition of leadership for student development, Southern Miss is educating a 21st century work force providing intellectual capital, cultural enrichment and innovation to Mississippi and the world. Southern Miss is located in Hattiesburg, Miss., with an additional campus and teaching and research sites on the Mississippi Gulf Coast; further information is found at www.usm.edu.