This briefs package highlights timely news and events from The University of Southern Mississippi. For more information on any of the stories below or for assistance in arranging interviews, contact the Office of University Communications at 601.266.4491.
• Pumpkin Dash 5K Run and Walk Oct. 3 at Longleaf Trace
• Historical Manuscripts, de Grummond Collaborative Exhibit opening Oct. 12
5K Run and Walk Oct. 3 at Longleaf Trace to Benefit School Psychology Center
HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- The School Psychology Organization for Graduate Students at The University of Southern Mississippi will host the first “Pumpkin Dash” 5K Run and Walk Oct. 3 at the Longleaf Trace in Hattiesburg. The event is a benefit for the university’s School Psychology Service Center, which provides services to local schoolchildren.
The run/walk starts at 9 a.m., with registration at 8 a.m. at the Gateway at Southern Miss just off of West Fourth Street across from the football practice field. The registration fee is $20 the day of the event. Families of three or more can register for $50.
Awards will be presented to overall, master and grand master male and female race winners. Age group awards will also be presented to the top two male and female finishers. Walk awards will be presented to the top three male and female finishers. Refreshments, door prize drawings and awards will be available post-race.
For more information, e-mail Shelly Benshoof at
Historical Manuscripts, de Grummond Collection Exhibit Opens Oct. 12
HATTIESBURG, Miss. – A collaborative exhibit of materials from The University of Southern Mississippi’s de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection and Historical Manuscripts Collection will be held beginning Oct. 12 at the de Grummond exhibit room on the second floor of Cook Library.
The start of the exhibit, titled “Connections” is in conjunction with and recognition of Archives Month. It will highlight the links between the Emile and Marie Stapp materials in the de Grummond collection and manuscript materials related to the timber industry and the Piney Woods School. The exhibit concludes March 1, 2010.
For more information on this exhibit, call archives and manuscripts curator Diane Ross at 601.266.5592; or de Grummond collection curator Ellen Ruffin at 601.266.4349
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