Thursday, March 11, 2010

LSU Museum of Art

In 1893, George E. Ohr was forced to rebuild his life after Mississippi Pot-Ohr-E (pottery) studio burned. Facing the destruction of much of his hometown, life's work, and family income, Ohr went on to produce some of the most innovative ceramic work of his career. The exhibition Ohr Rising, The Emergence of an American Master recounts this transformation between the fire of 1894 and the end of his potting career in 1905. Examples include teapots, cadogans and two-handled vases, which highlight the artist's interest in organic lines and shapes and brilliant colored glazes. Ohr lived through a period of great change in American life and it is obvious that his art is a reflection of the prevailing spirit of modernism that led the way into the 20th century.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

McCain Library

The McCain Library and Archives is apart of The University of Southern Mississippi Librarys' Special Collections Department.The McCain Library offers patrons an exciting variety of historical resources ranging from fifteenth-century illuminated manuscripts to current Mississippiana, primary source materials from the Civil War to Civil Rights, and one of the leading children's literature collections in the United States, the de Grummond Collection. It is filled with the most popular books, moives, television shows, and plays that were shown several years ago. Each collection of items are different and has its own unique story to tell.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Friends Don't Let Friends Make Bad Decisions

Students Against Destructive Decisions is a organization that gives students intervention and prevention tools to deal with the issues of underage drinking, drunk driving, drug abuse and other destructive decisions.This helps encourage students to spread the word about not drinking and to show support of those who do not drink alcohol.Members of this group will show up at schools and make presentations, to help kids remember not to drink. Students who attend these gatherings come together in a common goal to help prevent destructive decisions. The students who follow the SADD lifestyle are putting empowerment into actions.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Fashion is the Motive

Fashion Merchandising Organization (FMO) is a organization designed for those who have interest or would like to be involved in fashion. We organize fashion shows, attend networking events, charity fundraisers, and several workshops. This organization is also for individuals who would like to take their fashion talent to the business level. You can gain knowledge about the fashion industry, modeling, designing, marketing, photography, and etc. Our goal is to gain valued resources for fashion opportunities and it's a overall great learning experience for all.
For more information please join our facebook group Fashion Merchandising Organization 2009-2010!

Ideally Stated

This group is for the sophisticated, elite ladies at The University of Southern Mississippi, who are seeking interest in IDEAL women. We are an organization dedicated to the uplifting and empowerment of minority women on campus.I.D.E.A.L. serves as an acronym for Intelligent, Dignified, Elegant, Ambitious, Leaders. Our goals are to help freshman women college life to be a poisitve and successful one, to promote academic excellence, and to raise standards and qualities of family life.
We are an affiliate of the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs that was organized on July 21, 1896. The NACWC is the oldest African-American secular organization in existence today. IDEAL Women was founded on February 27, 2003 at USM. Our motto is” Lifting As We Climb!" Our mission statement is: “As minority women, we strive to promote and uplift our community through service, leadership, and scholastic achievement!"

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

De Grummond Children's Literature Collection

The de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection was founded in 1966 by Lena Grummond. The Special Collections is located in the Cook Library on the campus of The University of Southern Mississippi. The collection is designed mainly for American and British children but is read by children and parents all around the world. The displays shows historic and present day works. The volume dates range from 1530 to the present from more than 1200 authors with over 100,000 published books, visual artwork, sketchbooks.
When I was a child, Curious George was every child's favorite monkey now he plays a major role in the de Grummond children collection for years. The Curious George theme includes a huge monkey, several books, and many different art exhibits. More and more items of the famous monkey has been added every other year.The entire exhibit makes me feel like a little girl who wants to just sit down, grab a few of those books and just start reading.
Also, I remember reading The Snowy Day by Ezra Keats. The Snowy Day display reveals how the book played a major role in paving the way for African American books to be publicized. Overall, I really enjoyed viewing the culture descriptions and the conception of those two books and I plan to learn about several more.I would encourage everyone to pay a visit to the de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection because it is very intriguing for all generations.
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