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Put Your News in the Hub Headlines

Don't see your event or meeting in the Hub Headlines? Contribute your content here. Let us know as much information as possible about your upcoming events and meetings and when you'd like to see the information in the newsletter. We want to spread the word about your events! 

Looking to get involved on campus? 
Check out the Student Activities Calendar for meeting times, events coming up, and tabling opportunities. There is plenty to do on campus, get involved! 
SGA & Union and Programs Survey
 In an attempt to maximize the potential of our student union, SGA and the Union and Programs department are working together to survey students about the current state of the union complex. 

This short survey could result in some major changes in the union, so student feedback is of the utmost importance! If you could pass the link below on to your students and groups, it would be quite helpful, as we attempt to collect the data. Two survey participants will win a $25 Eagle Dining gift card, but this survey is a really great opportunity for students to tell the university their opinion about the union and its potential.

Complete the survey here! 

Thank you for your participation! 


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Monday, March 3, 2014
Have a happy and safe Mardi Gras Break on Tuesday! 
Thank you to all of our students who attended the Student Activities Workshop on Thursday, February 27! We hope that all who attended feel more aware and ready to handle conflict and communication in their student organizations. Thank you to Deena Crawford for being such an amazing presenter!
Important Student Activities Updates

Make sure you are registered with our office! All student organizations are required to attend a Student Activities Orientation in order to successfully register events on campus. Please email student.activities@usm.edu to set up an appointment to attend your organization's SAO, if you have not already done so. 
Send in your rosters! We are still accepting rosters for 2013-2014 from student organizations. Remember to include the name and w# for each of the members of your group in the roster. Email your roster to Emily.holmes@usm.edu or student.activities@usm.edu Let us know if you have any questions.
The Office of Student Activities is proud to present the Student Activities Awards program at the Presidents' and Advisors' Luncheon once again this year. The awards program is growing each year, and we see more students and advisors being recognized for their achievements on campus and in the community each year. This year we have also expanded the program with two new award opportunities with the Emerging Leader Award and Commitment to Community Building on Campus Award. The Presidents' and Advisors' Luncheon and Student Activities Awards Program will take place on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. 
Everyone is invited to nominate individuals and organizations deserving of recognition. Application packets will be due to the Office of Student Activities by Friday, April 4, at Noon.

Nomination packets/applications can be turned in to the Office of Student Activities, with all supporting documentation attached, in paper form. Applications may also be submitted via email to student.activities@usm.edu

Applications can be found on the Student Activities Website at https://www.usm.edu/student-activities/presidents-and-advisors-luncheon-awards-luncheon-2013-2014. 
Please make sure all applications have supporting information attached when submitted in either paper or electronic form!

Our office is excited to recognize the hard work of the phenomenal student organizations and student leaders here at Southern Miss. We look forward to receiving many applications! Please email william.takewell@usm.edu with any questions or concerns regarding Student Activities awards. 
Southern Miss Interfraternity Council (IFC) Receives Awards at the Southeastern Interfraternity Conference
The Inter-Fraternity Council Executive Board recently attended the Southeastern Inter-Fraternity Council Conference held in Atlanta, Georgia. This conference promotes networking among 600 University IFC Council members, professionals and national fraternity representatives for the region. During the conference, the board joined with other IFC members from the Southeast in a philanthropic event with ChrisKids. (ChrisKids serves youth ages 6-17 that are in foster care and have emotional/behavioral challenges stemming from trauma). The conference ended with the SEIFC Awards Banquet. The Southern Miss Delegation was the recipient of the following awards: Excellence in Outstanding Publications, Excellence in Single Publication, Excellence in Outstanding Educational Programming, and Excellence in Academic Achievement and Scholarship Programming. The evening was rounded off as the Southern Miss delegation was selected as one of seven schools in the entire region to receive the Fraternal Excellence Award. With the winning of these awards, it is safe to say that the Southern Miss IFC has made its presence known in the Southeastern Region.

Members of the 2013 Inter-Fraternity Council Board: Ned Nelson (Sigma Alpha Epsilon), Kevin Bohte (Alpha Tau Omega), Gary Stanton (Sigma Phi Epsilon), Craig Crews (Sigma Nu), Mo Ismail (Pi Kappa Alpha), Zach Lankford (Pi Kappa Phi), Ben Givens (Sigma Chi), & Joseph Leist (Sigma Nu)

Members of the 2014 Inter-Fraternity Council Board: Daniel Paul (Pi Kappa Phi), Aaron Baker (Sigma Alpha Epsilon), Andrew Fonte (Alpha Tau Omega), Sam Newman (Sigma Chi), Zach Newsom (Sigma Nu), Gardner Hewes (Sigma Phi Epsilon), Andy Burleson (Sigma Alpha Epsilon), & Eric Granberry (Pi Kappa Phi)
Student Organization News and Events


  • For the months of February and March USM will be competing in a nation wide competition called Recyclemania! This competition challenges colleges and universities all over the country to recycle as much as possible. Each week the recycling bins on campus will be emptied and weighed. Our stats will then be placed on a national score board. Please try and recycle all your recyclables on campus this month and in March so that we can make Southern Miss number one in sustainability! SMTTT!   
  •  Are you interested in serving first-year students as they transition to Southern Miss? Join First Year Initiative during Golden Eagle Welcome Week (GEWW) and apply to be a member of the 2014 GEWW Crew! Applications are due Friday, March 7 at 5:00 p.m.   
  • Southern Miss Activities Council Executive Board Applications Available NOW and are due Wednesday, March 5, by 5 p.m.! 
    • Be sure to review the application requirements before submitting. Remember the following applies to all applicants:
      • All Executive Board Members are required to maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA while in office. 
      • Attend all SMAC member meetings. No more than two (2) excused absences per semester (Must obtain permission from advisor 48 hours prior to absence).
      • Attend weekly Executive Committee meetings. No more than two (2) excused absences per semester (Must obtain permission from advisor 48 hours prior to absence).
      • Work at least five SET office hours per week. This will be the same schedule each week - clock in at the start and end of each office hour shift. 
      • Keep informed of all SMAC activities and all information relevant to these activities through each Executive Board Member as well as the Event Committees for each event.
      • Return all phone calls and email messages from all SMAC affiliated persons as well as outside sponsors within 24 hours. Understand text messaging is NOT an appropriate way to conduct business. 
      • Meet with the SMAC graduate assistant at a set time each week. This meeting will consist of progress reports as well as upcoming event information. 
      • Develop and maintain positive relationships with other student organizations at all times.
      • Attend the Student Activities Orientation at the beginning of fall semester.
      • Other duties as assigned by the SMAC Advisor and/or Graduate Assistant.
    • For more information, visit SMAC's webpage
    • Questions? Email william.takewell@usm.edu
  • Everyone needs a hero...especially those suffering from domestic violence and abuse." The Luckyday Superhero 5K will be Saturday, March 29th at the Intramural Fields at 9 am with registration and sign in beginning at 8 am. We are not only promoting an active lifestyle, but are raising money and awareness for victims of domestic violence and abuse in the Hattiesburg area. We need both runners and volunteers, both of which can register online at the link provided. If you are looking for volunteer opportunities, this is a great way to earn service hours. And if you are trying to lead a healthy lifestyle, get some friends together and run the 5k together! Pre-registration is only $10. If you would like to order a t-shirt, those are an additional $10 if you order them by March 8th. Sign up here  
  • Dear Student Organizations,  
The Legacy Alumni Association, paints the Little Rock every Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. in the fall and spring semesters. As the fall semester has come and gone, we are now looking to the spring semester. If your are interested in painting the Little Rock, please let us know. We will provide all paint and paint brushes for painting the Rock. If you are interested in painting the Little Rock, please feel free to email La'Darrius Milton (ladarrius.milton@eagles.usm.edu) or Wilton Jackson (wilton.jackson@eagles.usm.edu).   
2014: Tuesdays 
February | 25
March | 4, 18, 25
April | 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
May | 5 
  • The Wellness Ambassadors are hosting our annual health fair on March 5th from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Union Lobby. We are reaching out to you to see if your student group or your department is interested in having a table with educational information and/or an activity. Please see the information form below to find out more and sign up.   


  • The Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Theta Eta Chapter and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Lambda Theta Chapter will be hosting our annual Blue White Philanthropy Week
    from March 16 through March 22, 2014. This week will include numerous community service events highlighted by our annual Sleep Out for the Homeless program, which benefits local homeless shelters and brings awareness to this often overlooked social issue. At this program the chapters, along with the Southern Miss community, dedicate a night full of activities that brings awareness to homelessness.
    • Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. are asking for the participation from our Southern Miss student body. Our organization will be holding a canned food and non-perishable food drive from February 27 until March 22, 2014 to help the local Field House for the Homeless.
    • The Field House is a non-profit organization aiding men, women, and children. The agency goal is aiming toward helping people go from homeless to hopeful. The mission of the Field House is to provide men, women and children a place to begin working toward finding employment and housing.
    • Please see any member of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. or Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. to make your donations. On March 19, 2014 we will have a table set up on Weathersby Lawn to accept any donation at our annual Sleep Out for the Homeless event. Any student or student organizations that would like to make a donation to this cause will receive community service hours.
For any questions about this event or to verify that your organization will be participating, please contact crystal.c.johnson@eagles.usm.edu or carnelius.dantzler@eagles.usm.edu



Make sure to check out both the Event Services (TCC/Union Complex) and Student Activities Calendars for an up-to-date listing of all campus events. Find your place here on campus! 
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