Happy Birthday Southern Miss! Well, almost. It is so crazy that the University of Southern Mississippi is almost 100 years old. Our Centennial Celebration is coming up, and I hope that everything goes well. In honor of our University's birthday, an exhibit opened up on Friday, March 5th. It is located on the first floor of the Cook Library, and there are several interesting things on display. The first thing that caught my eye was a red coat that the band used to wear, rather than the black and gold uniforms they wear today. The red coats were supposed to represent the Scottish heritage of President McCain, who was the president of the University at that time. I also learned that our band used to have a bagpipe section. Crazy, huh? It just shows what can change over 100 years! There was also a really cool painting of 3 football players that used to hang in the J.B. George Commons, which was recently torn down. There were also several Student Printz from years and years ago that you could browse through:
If you are interested in the history of Southern Miss, stop by the exhibit. If you would like to learn more about the Centennial Celebration, which will be on March 30th, click here.