TO: News editors, directors
WHAT: The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Library and the Katrina Research Center will host Kids’ Day at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.
WHERE: Southern Miss Gulf Coast Library at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.
WHEN: Monday, June 22, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
SPECIFICS: The children will participate in educational activities, visit the Katrina Research Center with Bay St. Louis artist Lori K. Gordon and finish the hurricane awareness day with lunch at the Friendship Oak. Kids’ Day is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided.
The Gulf Coast Library and the Katrina Research Center are observing Hurricane Awareness Month by presenting the 2009 Hurricane Awareness Series each Monday in June.
CONTACT: Southern Miss Marketing and Public Relations at 228.865.4573.
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/gulfcoast .