HATTIESBURG, MS. (University of Southern Mississippi) -
10:30 a.m. - Founders' Day Ceremony
Installation of Student Government Association officers and student awards
presentations. Location: South lawn of the Aubrey K. Lucas Administration Building.
11:30 a.m. - Dedication of the Centennial Gateway and Time Capsule
Announcement of the Gateway donor and the Centennial time capsule. Location:
Centennial Gateway site, main entrance of campus off of Hardy Street.
1:30 p.m. - Centennial Celebration Day Media Opportunity
Southern Miss President Martha Saunders; Gov. Haley Barbour; Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant;
State Institutions of Higher Learning Commissioner Hank Bounds; Hattiesburg Mayor
Johnny DuPree; and Southern Miss President Emeritus Dr. Aubrey K. Lucas will be
available for interviews at this time. Location: Vice President for Advancement Office,
Aubrey K. Lucas Administration Building.
2:30 p.m. Centennial Convocation
Presentation of Centennial Legacy Circle; faculty and staff recognitions; salutations
from Gov. Barbour, Lt. Gov. Bryant and State IHL Commissioner Bounds; reading of
proclamations; and presentation of keynote address by University
Historian Dr. Chester "Bo" Morgan.
4 p.m. Centennial Community Celebration
Picnic meal, musical entertainment and sale of commemorative Centennial Coca-Cola bottles.
Location: Shoemaker Square, West Memorial Plaza and Weathersby Lawn. Centennial Exhibit
tours will also be held at Cook Library at this time.
5:30 p.m. Founders' Day Finale and "100" formation photo
Location: M.M. Roberts Stadium.
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