Thursday, January 13, 2011

And Let the Light Shine Down

     On December 1, 2010, the University of Southern Mississippi hosted their fourth annual christmas celebration.  The event is called Lighting the Way, and it is free to the public.  After asking a few friends, it is said that the program improves every year.  This year was very eventful and fun to watch.  There were performers, free hot cocoa, and the opportunity to take a photo with Santa.  Everyone around was excited with Christmas cheer.
     The main sight is the tall, lit tree.  If memory serves me correct, the tree stands at 30 feet tall!  Also, thirty small trees were decorated around the entrance of the school; each tree was decorated by different student organizations.  Each organization sponsors a tree in order to raise money for the event, and the money goes to a non-profit organization.  This year the money went to a housing assistance program called Carpenter's Helper.  It was announced that around $3,000 was raised this year.

To learn more about the event check out the link below:

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Take a Look at First Book

I am a new member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority. I have enjoyed learning new things and being part of something that means so much to more than just me. Pi Phi, along with the other sororities, raises money for a charity that means something special. Pi Phi raises money for a foundation called First Book. The name pretty much explains it all; First Book is a charity that ensures that an underprivileged child somewhere in the world will get his or her very first book. It is our goal to raise money and collect used or new books in order to help children in need of books. We also focus on the importance of being literate. Most people do not know that if a child is unable to keep up by the third grade, they will most likely never be literate. Children everywhere are being left behind in school with no means of help. Pi Phi is taking every measure to promote our cause.


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Centennial Exhibit at USM

     The University of Southern Mississippi now offers the oppertunity to walk through their yearlong exhibit that celebrates one hundred years of Souther Miss. It is conveniently located on the first floor of the Cook Library; the door to the exhibit is the first door on the right after walking through the sliding doors to the library. The exhibit has all sorts of fun facts and interesting things to look at. The exhibit is open to the public to see, and it is free for all.
     A majority of the items were donated by former students who were involved on campus. The uniforms that were donated add a nice touch to the exhibit. It is entertaining to see what the cheerleaders, band members, and Dixie Darlings once wore. The exhibit also contains random items such as the tomato canning pot once used at the dinning hall. Buttons, scrap books, and old issues of The Student Printz are available to look at as well.