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USM celebrates 105 years

Southern Miss President Rodney Bennitt spoke at a the schools Founder's Day celebration. Photo Source WDAM Southern Miss President Rodney Bennitt spoke at a the schools Founder's Day celebration. Photo Source WDAM
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

This is a news release from The University of Southern Mississippi

The University of Southern Mississippi will commemorate the 105th anniversary of its legislative founding Monday, March 30 with annual Founders' Day celebrations in Hattiesburg and on the Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach.

Southern Miss students, faculty and staff will be recognized for their achievements at various events throughout the day.

“Founders' Day is special time in the hearts and minds of the Southern Miss faithful. On this day we are reminded that we stand on the strong shoulders of many who have come before us in molding this into a very special university,” said Dr. Joe Paul, vice president for Student Affairs. “The centerpiece of the day is the recognition of our best and brightest students. Their accomplishments show just how far we have come over these 105 years.”

The schedule of events associated with Founders' Day include the following:

Monday, March 30

10 a.m. Gulf Park Ceremony

Location: Hardy Hall Ballroom Staff Appreciation Luncheon sponsored by Staff Council immediately following ceremony.

12:15 - 1 p.m. Stennis Space Center Teaching and Research Site Ceremony

Location: George A. Knauer Marine Science Building, room 101 HATTIESBURG

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Greek Alumni Luncheon

Location: Union Room B3 p.m. Founders' Day Ceremony

Location: Bennett Auditorium

Webcast: Live stream should start at approximately 2:45 p.m. Program to include: Faculty/Staff Recognition, Student Awards, SGA Inauguration

4 p.m. Founders' Day Reception (Campus and Community Invited)

Location: North Lawn of Aubrey K. Lucas Administration Building

Rain Site: Inside Administration Building April 2, 2015

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Shrimp Boil

Location: Field Studies Building

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