September 2, 2014  

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Freshmen, Transfers Participate in Paint the Eagle Walk, Hear Fedora

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Southern Miss Head Football Coach Larry Fedora talks to incoming transfer students about the upcoming football season Sunday at “The Rock,” M.M. Roberts Football Stadium, during a rally scheduled as part of Golden Eagle Welcome Week (GEWW). The Golden Eagles football team kicks off the 2011 campaign at home Sept. 3 at 9 p.m. against Louisiana Tech University.

University of Southern Mississippi freshmen and transfer students participated in a popular Hattiesburg campus tradition, Paint the Eagle Walk, on Sunday, Aug. 21 under the east side of M.M. Roberts football stadium.

The incoming students split into teams while painting sections of the street surface under the east stand of the stadium, using roller brushes or even their own bodies to coat the surface with gold paint. Paint the Eagle Walk is one of the highlights of Golden Eagle Welcome Week (GEWW) as incoming freshmen and transfer students prepare for the fall semester by getting to know their classmates, faculty and staff and administrators through a variety of educational and recreational activities.

Before Paint the Eagle Walk, the students got fired up for the upcoming football season after hearing pep talks from Head Football Coach Larry Fedora and Senior Associate Athletic Director Jeff Hammond, and being led in Southern Miss cheers by the Golden Eagles cheerleaders and mascot Seymour. (University Communications photos by David Tisdale)

PHOTO: Kinsey Eiland, an incoming Southern Miss freshman from Robertsdale, Ala. receives a laptop from head football coach Larry Fedora that she won in a drawing during Golden Eagle Welcome Weekend. The gift was sponsored by a donor through the Southern Miss Eagle Club. The presentation was made to Eiland prior to a pep rally to get incoming freshmen and transfer students fired up for the upcoming football season.

PHOTO: Southern Miss freshmen and transfer students practice cheers in preparation for the upcoming football season Sunday at “The Rock,” M.M. Roberts Football Stadium, during a pep rally scheduled as part of Golden Eagle Welcome Week (GEWW).

PHOTO: Thomas Meier, center, an incoming freshman from Cincinnati, Ohio meets Southern Miss mascot Seymour prior to a pep rally to get incoming freshmen and transfer students fired up for the upcoming football season Sunday at M.M. Roberts Football Stadium on the Hattiesburg campus during Golden Eagle Welcome Weekend (GEWW).

PHOTO: Incoming freshmen and transfer students take part in Paint the Eagle Walk Sunday under the east side of M.M. Roberts Football Stadium. The students split into teams while painting sections of the street surface under the east stand of the stadium, using roller brushes or even their own bodies to coat the surface with gold paint. Paint the Eagle Walk is one of the highlights of Golden Eagle Welcome Week (GEWW) as incoming freshmen and transfer students prepare for the fall semester by getting to know their classmates, faculty and staff and administrators through a variety of educational and recreational activities.

PHOTO: Incoming freshman Mitzi Cooper of Mobile, Ala. helps her team “Paint the Eagle Walk” Sunday on the Southern Miss Hattiesburg campus. “Paint the Eagle Walk” is a team-building activity designed to help incoming freshman and transfer students bond with each other during Golden Eagle Welcome Weekend.