by Kristen Bush In the spring of this year, I began volunteering at Brookdale Senior Living. Each Friday at 3:00, I go to play Bingo with a group of the residents, and then at 4:00, I sing for them while they enjoy refreshments. I frequently sing old hymns, and many of the residents enjoy singing…
At the January semester meeting, Luckyday staff gave program announcements and words of wisdom to encourage us in our academic endeavors. Then, Dr. Sparkman put the microphone back on its stand and sat down. Great, the meeting was over. But all of a sudden, this guy in the audience stood up and simply said, “Can one person change the world?”
Computer or paper? If you take class notes on your computer, consider using the Microsoft program OneNote! With automatic updates to the Cloud, options for reminders, and free downloads for Southern Miss students, OneNote has may features that will help you succeed in your classes!
For the past seven years, the Luckyday Program has held a challenge to encourage students to think about their nutrition habits, increase physical activity, and gain muscle. We are kicking off this year’s challenge on February 2. The challenge will run for 10 weeks. Join us as we become big losers! And winners!
Here are a few volunteer opportunities with nonprofit organizations that help children and work to end hunger in our state. From ongoing needs to special events, there are many ways Luckyday scholars can make a difference in our Hattiesburg community!
by Sarah Dixon “I’m a little concerned that I am going by myself to volunteer.” These were the words freshman scholar Hadley Howell confessed when she came into my office one September morning. What developed from Hadley’s willingness to seek help is a story of discovery and relationships that continues to be written as the…
The Hattiesburger Club is a great way to get involved in our great city of Hattiesburg, Mississippi! You get to enjoy local food, explore new places, and find fun things to do. Join official club events or just visit places on your own time and share your experience on social media using #HattiesburgerClub.
All I knew was that I would be in a place that is known for their olives, and I will be attending school at the University of Jaén. … I started to wonder what I was getting myself into. Would I make friends? Would I feel homesick? …At one point the driver looked back at me and said, “Estamos aquí,” and I looked up and realized I made it to Jaén. This city meant nothing to me at that moment, but it is everything to me now.
Submitted by Tylicia Grove This past spring break, I took a service trip to Shaw, Mississippi, with USM’s Center for Community Engagement (CCE). Shaw is a small town in a particularly poor section of the Mississippi Delta, made up of primarily minorities. The area is known as a food desert, which means that residents in rural areas have less access to healthy…
Sara Bibbs shares her experience with the Jumpstart Program and asks for others to join her in helping preschool-age children with their language, literacy, and social-emotional skills.
“Jessica Adcock. Zachary Agee. Leah Alda.” One by one, names of senior Luckyday Scholars were called as The Luckyday Foundation Executive Director Patricia Smith and board member Kristin Merrell bestowed the Luckyday graduation stoles on the scholars. This graduating class will hold a unique spot in the history of the program as it brings the number of Luckyday alumni to over 1,000 graduates.