Sunday, March 28, 2010


This past Saturday, Hattiesburg hosted its annual Hubfest. A portion of downtown was blocked off and the streets were lined with vendors, musicians, and artists.
Having been to a few art shows and festivals downtown, I was not expecting much. However, I was blown away by Hubfest. There were at least three bands playing at a single moment, so music was to be heard from every street and the art work was just as entertaining.
I greatly appreciated how culturally diverse small town Hattiesburg was within a few blocks.
There was something of interest for everyone.
Hubfest brought together people of all ages, races, and origin to celebrate the beauty of nature, music, and art.
From the beautiful weather to the mouth-watering aroma of food on the grill, Hubfest was a success.

For more info click here.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Chili and Sunshine

The only thing better than good music and tasty chili is music, numerous chili options for just $1, and effortless charity.

That's exactly what the men of Sigma Phi Epsilon are offering this Saturday.

Every year, Sig Ep hosts a chili cook-off on Southern Miss's campus. Several groups and organizations enter the competition with some wacky yet delicious chili recipes. (Like apple chili)

I can't wait to see what chili concoctions will be served this year.

For more details, click here.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Happy Bday Seuss

March 2 would have been Dr. Seuss's 105th Birthday. In his honor, birthday parties were hosted at schools and book stores across America. To promote literacy, members of Pi Beta Phi sorority dressed like some of Dr. Seuss's characters and read to children at Books A Million. The participants enjoyed the fantastic fairy-tales and yummy birthday cake.

To learn more, click here.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser

The ladies of Pi Beta Phi will be pairing up with the men of Delta Tau Delta to host Delta Tau
Delta's annual Cystic Fibrosis Sports Challenge and 2010 Great Strides Walk. The event will take place March. 6 at the Payne Center on Southern Miss's campus.
The Sports Challenge consists of locally sponsored teams competing in basketball, volleyball, tug-of-war, and dodgeball. The Sports Challenge and walk are both fun and raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis foundation.This year, Ray Guy will be the celebrity referee.

This picture is from when Pi Phi helped out with the Sports Challenge a few years back. [That's me in the front with the trophies :) ]

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

cultural exhibit

Cultural Exhibit
I researched the Historic New England cultural exhibit online. I became interested in this website after touring several historical exhibits in Boston, MA this summer. The collection of Historic New England is the largest gathering of New England artifacts in the country consisting of everything from soap to masterpieces. The exhibit’s founder considered even the ordinary, the mundane, and the trivial worthy of preserving. The history of early American settlers interests me because it shows how far Americans have come since the day this land was first discovered. This exhibit shows how far our culture has evolved because it holds many early necessities that are no longer used. It is neat to see the things that were once part of everyday life that I did not expect to be so commonly used.
The Historic New England heritage committee has places to visit in five states and even offers their beautiful sites in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Maine for special events. I rent a historic home in downtown Hattiesburg, so these houses and other historical places are of great interest to me. While touring the website, I realized this cite could be used to ask questions concerning antique wallpaper. I found out that my wallpaper is a copy of the original wallpaper that was placed in the house in 1908. The Historic New England’s cultural exhibit and its fascinating collections can be found at