Southern Miss Centennial Event Schedule - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Southern Miss Centennial Event Schedule

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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