In 2019, the Luckyday Program is taking a new approach to leadership and student programming. Instead of having students serve in year-long commitments on a leadership team, students can apply to serve on individual committees as they have interest and availability. Two teams that we have already filled for this new semester are our Spring…
Each spring we challenge scholars to participate in our fitness challenge where they examine their own habits related to nutrition, exercise, and other health-related areas. The challenge runs for 10 weeks beginning January 28.
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…
Three Luckyday Scholars receive funding for summer internship experiences through the Pathways Scholarship Program at Southern Miss with opportunities in Biloxi, MS, Washington, D.C., and New York, NY.
Some students take the opportunity to participate in an extended service trip with the CCE at Southern Miss. This senior scholar traveled to Shaw, MS, during spring break and learned that sometimes by helping others we gain insights into our own lives.
By Lisa Brackeen: My 1st year as a mentor, I had no idea honestly what to expect. Although I felt the mentor class taught me well, there is still nothing compared to the real deal outside of the classroom and guidance of Luckyday. I was given 5 random girls to mentor, and I was scared!…
Internships can be a great way to gain valuable experience, but often they are unpaid and this can be a hinderance to students. The Pathways Program at Southern Miss provides the opportunity for students to seek funding for summer internships and gain valuable skills as well as having funds to support their needs.
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!