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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! 

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, February 24, 2014
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. Let us know if you have any questions.
Upcoming 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! 
Student Organization Funding Available from Student Government Association

The Senate Budgets and Appointments Committee wishes to inform all student organizations registered with the Office of Student Activities of the funding opportunities that the Student Government Association (SGA) has made available for them. This letter is to make all organizations aware of this opportunity and how to take advantage of it.

This year SGA has set aside funds for the Senate Budgets and Appointments Committee to consider applications and conduct hearings of student organizations needing funding. If your organization would like to apply for these funds please thoroughly read through Article V of the Senate By-Laws for the rules and regulations associated with Student Organizational Funding before completing this application. The application can be found online at southernmisssga.org.

The second round of allocations this semester will be held over the following three weeks. The application will be open from February 17 - February 28, and hearings will be held the week of March 3.

Please complete all required fields and schedule a hearing appointment by 5:00 pm on the application deadline. This year, hearings are first-come, first-served and occur during the week immediately after the application round closes. Late applications will be voided and will not receive any funding. Failure to show up for your scheduled hearing will result in your application being voided and no funding will be awarded. As you are completing your application, please consider the following points:

* Student Organizational Funds cannot be allocated for general organization use. Any organization wishing to receive funding must submit a detailed project proposal outlining the specific usage of funds.
* Unfortunately, it is impossible to fully fund every project submitted for consideration. The committee will therefore consider both the impact of the project on the campus community and an organization's financial need before making final allocations. Those projects that stand the best chance of being funded will provide a clear benefit to the student body, educational or otherwise.
* A full list of Student Organizational Fund guidelines can be found in Article V of the SGA Senate By-Laws (http://www.usm.edu/sga/senate-laws-student-government-association).
* All applicants must be registered with the Office of Student Activities for the 2013-2014 academic year. If an organization is not registered, please contact the Office of Student Activities at (601) 266-4403.
Please feel free to contact me at any point throughout this process at Michael.B.Sims@eagles.usm.edu. I look forward to helping you and your organization improve the Southern Miss community! SMTTT!
Student Organization News and Events


  • The Secular Student Alliance will be holding a meeting at LAB 201 at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, February, 26. Refreshments will be available!   
  • 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! 
    • 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
  • In celebration of Black History Month, Rhythm Rush is honored to host it's first program entitled "Crossing the Bridge of Then and Now: The Relevance of the New Black Art." Everyone students, faculty, and staff are invited and welcomed to come learn about the relevance of present day African American art!   
    Program begins 6:15, Union Room B, February 26, 2014! FREE OF CHARGE! 
  • Join Generation 6:20 Campus Ministry for Thursday Night Live! This week is our annual Love, Dating, and Relationships Forum! Submit your questions about the topic to generation620usm@gmail.com by Wednesday at noon! It'll be #RealTalkforRealPeople! See you there!  
    February 27 | 7 pm | RHA Center
  • 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.   



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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