Music, Fashion, Theatre, and more
  • Empty Bowls

    Empty Bowls

    As potters spent the afternoon bent over pottery wheels at Main Street Books in downtown Hattiesburg, they were creating more than simple soup bowls.

    These volunteers – including students, teachers, small business owners, a web designer, and a baker – sacrificed one Saturday afternoon in August to bring hope and help to hungry neighbors through this year's Empty Bowls event. This annual fundraiser for the Edwards Street Fellowship Center food pantry, now in its sixth year, is set for 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21.

  • Novick, Burns team up for dream list project

    Novick, Burns team up for dream list project

    Photo from PBS

    Producer and director Lynn Novick speaks of the Vietnam War as most of us do, in a measured and reverent tone. She and Ken Burns have worked for the last 10 years developing the 18-hour PBS series, "The Vietnam War," now available on DVD and Blu-Ray.  Novick describes the war as "a festering wound of which most of us understand too little and misunderstand too much." The PBS series is their method of taking on this narrative with the care, concern and necessary perspective.

  • Alumni Association Announces Homecoming Activities

    Alumni Association Announces Homecoming Activities

    The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association has announced festivities for Homecoming 2017 are scheduled Oct.  9–14. The Golden Eagle football team will battle the University of Texas at El Paso at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct.. 14, at M.M. Roberts Stadium.

    A highly-anticipated university tradition, Homecoming at Southern Miss includes activities that begin as early as Monday and continue through the weekend highlighting all areas of campus.

  • Modern Fit: Meet Me at the (Cycle)Bar

    When I first heard Hattiesburg was getting a Cyclebar, an indoor cycling arena known in a previous life as ‘spin class,’ I can’t say I was enthused to add yet another gym to my already boisterous list of athletic memberships. I spend countless hours lifting, toning and burning my quads in hopes of lengthening and thinning them,not bulking and burning them to no end. After failing to take advantage of the free rides offered during Cyclebar’s grand opening in October 2016, I continued to hear my friends exclaim in disbelief that I had not gone for a session.

  • The Signature Q&A: Scott Covington

    Scott Covington, 44, is a business analyst at Coca-Cola Bottling Company with a B.A. from Texas A&M University. Undefeated as both a college and professional football coach, Scott enjoys playing golf, attending USM football and baseball games and currently holds the (self-appointed) title of World’s Greatest Dad. 


    What is your idea of happiness?
    Good food, good drinks and lots of laughs!

    What is your greatest fear?
    Letting down my family.

  • usm Alumni  hall of Fame

    usm Alumni hall of Fame

    The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association will induct six of the University’s most dedicated and distinguished alumni to its Hall of Fame on Friday, Oct. 13, as one of the highlights of the 2017 Homecoming celebration. The Southern Miss Alumni Hall of Fame was established in 1987 to recognize those whose contributions have helped move the University forward.


    Rich Corsetto ‘71

  • Music Rooms

    Music Rooms

    The older I get, the more I appreciate past spaces. Rooms have a certain and specific “energy” to me. It’s a feeling I get when I walk into a space in which I have spent a lot of time. Recently, I visited my childhood home. My brother and I walked around the house that our mother built the year after our father passed away. Each room felt as if they carried memories and energies that were decades old. There were certainly meaningful remembrances that were brought to the surface during that visit.

  • Meet Brittany Purvis

    Meet Brittany Purvis

    For someone who has always hated public speaking, Brittany Purvis sure spends a great deal of time on stage. The comic does regular open mic shows, in addition to performing with Hattiesburlesque and hosting trivia in the Hub City.

    The Wilmer, Ala., native moved to Hattiesburg in 2010 to attend The University of Southern Mississippi. After finishing her degree in psychology, Purvis decided to stick around.

    “I met a cool guy, and the town was cool so I had no excuse to leave,” Purvis said.


Eat, drink, and be merry
  • Southern Miss Dining

    Southern Miss Dining

    A confession: Between 1996 and 2000, one of us (this is not a full confession!) ate a fried chicken sandwich in the Southern Miss student union three times a week without fail.


    It was a good sandwich, to be sure. Utilitarian. A bun, a huge piece of boneless fried chicken, a couple of pickles. It got the job done. A nice full belly to sustain us through a heavy class load and the daily hunt for parking.

  • Top Chef: Joshua Cathey

    Top Chef: Joshua Cathey

    What’s one ingredient that you can't live without? Butter


    What’s your favorite type of music to listen to when cooking? Jazz


    If you could cook for anyone, dead or alive, who would it be? My Grandmother, Mama Georgia


    Who is/was your food mentor?

    Grant and Carmen Ford, my first chefs


    What’s your favorite ethnic cuisine? Italian


    What’s the strangest request you’ve ever had from a diner? Gluten-free fruit


    What’s the best part about being a chef? Being able to be creative