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. 8
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 his team’s season-opening win over Alcorn State and Saturday’s upcoming home game against Central Florida. 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).
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 9
Dress rehearsal for Arts Gala at Convention Center
WHEN: 7-8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg
EVENT: Dress rehearsal for the University of Southern Mississippi’s 2009 Arts Gala. Theater and dance members will be available for interviews. For information call 601-266-4315.
NOTE: Media access will not be available for the actual event on Thursday, Sept. 10.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 10
Southern Miss College of Arts & Letters presents 2009 Gala
WHEN: 7 p.m.
WHERE: Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg, Mississippi
EVENT: Annual Arts Gala. Moulin Rouge theme. Media members are asked to arrive a few minutes before actual start time so that proper arrangements can be made. For information call 601-266-4315
NOTE: Southern Miss football players not available for interviews on this day or Friday, Sept. 11
FRIDAY, SEPT. 11
Ribbon-cutting ceremony for renovated Ogletree Alumni House
WHEN: 9:30 a.m.
WHERE: Ogletree Alumni House in The District, Southern Miss Hattiesburg campus
EVENT: Formerly the President’s home, the Ogletree Alumni House has been restored and expanded from 6,500 feet to almost 12,000 feet. For information contact the Alumni Association at 601-266-5013.
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 R&B artist Bobby Valentino will perform live. For information call 601-266-4403.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 12
Golden Eagles host Central Florida in Conference USA game
WHEN: 6 p.m.
WHERE: M.M. Roberts Stadium in Hattiesburg, Mississippi
EVENT: Southern Miss opens Conference USA play at home against the Central Florida Golden Knights. Both teams are 1-0 on the season. 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.