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Monday, October 21, 2013
Presidents, Advisors, and Officers,

Welcome Back! This week s full of great ways to get plugged in on campus and celebrate our University during Homecoming Week 2013. Please look over this issue of the Hub Headlines to find out about the awesome events and activities that will be hosted on campus this week.   

Southern Miss, To The Top! 
Important Student Activities Updates

If your group did not attend a Student Activities Orientation for the 2013-2014 school year, you must contact the Office of Student Activities to make arrangements to meet with a staff member in our office. No on-campus events will be registered or scheduled for groups that have not completed this requirement. Please email William Takewell, william.takewell@usm.edu, to make arrangements for these meetings.  

Travel Seminar for Advisors: There will be a travel workshop hosted for student organization advisors and any other university employee or faculty member who travels with students. The seminar will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m. in TCC 216. Email emily.holmes@usm.edu with any questions or concerns. 

We still need your rosters! Active organization rosters are due to the Office of Student Activities. Rosters can be submitted via email as an Excel document to William Takewell, william.takewell@usm.edu. Rosters were due Sept. 30, however, we will accept them until all groups have turned them in. This will help our office better understand what groups need, and how many people are involved on campus. 
Make sure to include all active members' names and ID numbers. 

SMAC's Halloween Carnival is set for Tuesday, Oct. 29! Host a craft, game, or activity for the kids of our community! Click here to register your Halloween Carnival booth. 

How do you feel about the Locker Room (game room) in the Union Complex? Let us know by taking this quick survey. 
Also, check out the Union Complex's new and improved website: www.usm.edu/union.

Sign up to attend October's Student Leadership Workshop Here. October's workshop is all about marketing your student organization and developing your student organization's brand, featuring Marketing Professor Dr. Melinda McLelland. We will see you at 3 p.m. in Union Room A. 
Upcoming Events
Major Events October 21-October 28
SGA Homecoming Events
  • Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 
    • Eagles Kick-off Party: Join us at The Rock so we can "show how we get down!" 8 p.m., The Rock 
  • Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 
    • Eagle Fever: ALL day, ALL night! 
    • Southern Miss Education Law Association Luncheon 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Thad Cochran Center 218 
    • "Red light, Green light, GO GOLD Party" Late Night Meal, 10 p.m., The Fresh Food Company Sponsored by Eagle Dining
  • Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 
    • Golden Eagle Olympics3 p.m., Payne Center Sponsored by Recreational Sports Let's show them Southern Miss has what it takes to GET THE GOLD!
  • Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013
    • Dedication of Eagle Statue, 5:30 p.m., All-American Rose Garden
    • Bring It On Eagle Style: Don't Drop That Black & Gold, 7:30 p.m., Reed Green Coliseum 
  • Friday, Oct. 25, 2013
    • Fountain Sit: This traditional homecoming event leads up to Friday Night at the Fountain. 1 p.m., Shoemaker Square fountain
    • Friday Night at the Fountain Sponsored by Southern Miss Activities Council (SMAC) 7 p.m., Centennial Green 
  • Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013
    • Homecoming Parade: See all the floats created by our student organizations and come enjoy the bands. 10 a.m., Downtown Hattiesburg 
    • Eagle Walk 4 p.m., The Rock
    • Game Day at the Rock North Texas at Southern Miss 6 p.m.
For more events, check out the Student Activities Calendar. There is plenty to do on campus, get involved! 
Student Organization News and Events

Eagles for Life Meeting:  Are you pro-life? Then join us this Monday, October 21st at 7 p.m. in the Wesley Foundation to plan for our first event of the semester!

Young Americans for Liberty (YAL):Will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 4:30 p.m. in TCC 214. All are welcome, and pizza will be served.


Campus-Wide Canned Food Drive:  A coalition of USM student groups is continuing with a food drive to benefit victims of the federal government shutdown. We are asking for baby formula, cereal, powdered milk, and canned food, which can be deposited at red drop boxes in major buildings across campus. Even though the shutdown is over, food banks and other charities were hit hard and the economy will take some time to recover, so let's continue to support our community! Contact jessica.piness@eagles.usm.edu for more info!

The Southerner Yearbook is now accepting applications to be featured in this year's book.  The prices are offered at a new lower price! A one-page group photo is only $50 and a two-page spread includes a group photo and coverage of your organization's event and a story.  All for only $100. This is a fantastic way for your organization to get the attention it deserves. Please apply at this link.


Eagle Dining is conducting its annual dining style survey and needs YOUR help getting respondents. In order to get an accurate analysis on what the campus would like to see in regards to dining options Eagle Dining needs at least 1,000 respondents - currently there are 205 respondents. The survey is open until October 25 and we ask for you to pass this message to anyone you can (faculty/staff, students, etc.) to complete.


This survey is extremely important because it is used to identify opportunities for dining on campus. Eagle Dining wants to know how to better serve YOU. All respondents will have the opportunity to be entered into a drawing for $150 e-gift card or three $50 e-gift cards. www.college-survey.com/southernmiss



College Alcohol Awareness Week is coming up, October 21-25. The Counseling Psychology Graduate Student Organization would love for you and your organization to participate in our events! 
  • Wednesday, October 23, 10:30am - 1:00pm| Alcohol Screenings in R.C. Cook Union Lobby Short alcohol use screener followed by 5-10 minute counseling session with a Counseling Psychology Graduate Student.
  • Thursday, October 24, 3:00 - 5:00pm| Mythbusting Payne Center Atrium Come bust common alcohol-related myths and learn something new.


The 18th Annual Homecoming 5K Eagle Run on October 26, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. 


Pre-register for $15.  

Race-Day Registration for $20 starting at 7:30 a.m.


USM Students and Pine Belt Pacers members receive $5.00 off. 






Creepy Crawl Costume 5K 

The Creepy Crawl Costume 5K will take place on Monday, October 28 at 6 p.m. 

To run in the race (FREE for Southern Miss students), sign-up at the link below:

Halloween Costume 5K Student Registration


We will have a volunteers meeting at 5 p.m. in the Oak Tree Room with our Race Operations Director, Scott Sharp.  To sign-up to Volunteer for the Creepy Crawl Costume 5K follow the link below:

Halloween Costume 5K Run Volunteer Sign-Ups



Haunted House Volunteer Sign Up

On Tuesday, October 29, from 6 - 11 p.m. Rec-Sports will host the Second Inaugural Haunted House.  We need volunteers for set up, break down, and to scare people. The walk through meeting will be on Sunday, October 27, at 7 p.m. in the Oak Tree room.  To sign up please follow the link below:

Haunted House Volunteer Sign Up


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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