- The University of Southern Mississippi Staff Council is spearheading
a campuswide community service project to help celebrate America
Your Piece of the Rock" is set for Friday, Nov. 7. Staff, students,
and faculty volunteers will work on projects such as mulching, painting
bike racks and sign posts, recycling, trimming rose bushes, and
labeling storm drains in an effort to do something positive for
the campus and give back to the university.
The Gulf Coast
campus will be coordinating projects as well.
Your Piece of the Rock' is an excellent opportunity to get people
together with others they might not otherwise meet in projects that
will help make our already beautiful campus even nicer," Staff
Council President-Elect Virginia Kittrell said. "People will
be uniting together for a common cause and for the enhancement of
of this project is get everyone involved in a united effort to do
something great for the place in which we devote a great deal of
time, effort, and energy. We want it to be a joint effort between
staff, faculty, and students. We want it to be a very positive,
giving experience and maybe it will help people," said Kittrell,
who serves as manager of Work Control and Environmental Services
at the Physical Plant in Hattiesburg.
Your Piece of the Rock" will be held from 8:30-10:30 a.m. and
from 1-3 p.m. For more information and to sign up to volunteer,
call Staff Council President Kenton McNeese at 266-5433 or e-mail
him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To volunteer for the Coast effort, contact Robin Johnson at 214-3301.
Day (ARD) is a national all-volunteer, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization
that sponsors this annual campaign with the goal of educating and
encouraging Americans to recycle and buy recycled products. Since
its inception seven years ago, the ARD campaign has grown substantially
in participation and now encourages recycling activities throughout
the United States and several territories. Visit the Web site for
more information www.americarecyclesday.org.