Writing Leads Practice

BOE Meeting

Who? Assistant Superintendent Max Hoemmeldorfer

What? New dress code standards

Where? Hattiesburg Board of Education meeting

When? This morning

Why? Unknown

How? The board of education voted to put these new rules into place

The Hattiesburg Board of Education met, on Monday morning, to review the new set of dress code requirements that have been put into place for the new school year in light of recent enrollment drop.

Faculty in plane crash

Who? Associate professor of rural sociology John Dumont and associate professor of English George Johnson

What? Both professors were aboard the same TWA jet that crashed

Where? Kennedy International Airport in New York City

When? Thursday night

Why? Unknown

How? The plane crashed on takeoff

Two Backwater State University professors were involved in a plane crash at Kennedy International Airport, on Thursday night, when a TWA jet crashed on takeoff.

Meeman Speaks

Who? Noted author Norman Meeman, winner of the Pulitzer Prize

What? Meeman spoke to an audience of 67 about the importance of experiencing life and not being influenced by the works of other writers

Where? Room 111 of the William Oxley Thompson Memorial Library

When? 4:30 p.m on Sunday

Why? To help and provide inspiration to aspiring writers

How?

Distinguished author and Pulitzer Prize winner Norman Meeman spoke to a group of aspiring authors at William Oxley Thompson Memorial Library, on Sunday afternoon, about the importance of having your one voice when writing.

Professor wins award

Who? A professor of Horticulture

What? Was one of the annual winners of the George Washington Honor medal

Where? A ceremony in Pennsylvania

When? Last week

Why? He was cited for his essay entitled “Plan for Peace” in which he urged distribution of of packets of red, white and blue flower seeds in foreign countries

How? He was cited for his essay entitled “Plan for Peace” in which he urged distribution of of packets of red, white and blue flower seeds in foreign countries

A local professor, along with 32 others, was chosen as one of the annual winners of the George Washington Honor medal for his essay entitled, “Plan for Peace.”

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