• About
  • Careers
  • Newsletter
News Renovations to continue on Shoemaker Square fountain drain

Renovations to continue on Shoemaker Square fountain drain

-

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Physical Plant finished renovations on the Shoemaker Square fountain on Oct. 11.

The Physical Plant was working on the fountain due to water leakage. The lights inside the fountain were taken out due to their lack of function. The Plant removed the ball and cleaned it, and they sealed the base to stop the leaking and prevent future leakage. In addition to sealing the base, they also repainted it a blue similar to the fountain in front of the Administration Building. The renovation was temporarily delayed and was barely completed in time for homecoming festivities. According to Michelle Shinall, assistant director of marketing and campus relations, the Plant had to wait seven days for the waterproof membrane to cure and that filling the fountain before the membrane cured would have resulted in a voided warranty. Also, students were unable, and will be unable from now on, to sit in chairs in the fountain during the traditional homecoming fountain sit because the Plant thinks that they may have contributed to the fountain leaking and would damage the new paint job on the base of the fountain.

Shinall said that the fountain’s drain, which is located about 20 feet from the fountain, has collapsed, and the Plant will start working on it after homecoming. The completion date for the drain repairs is to be determined, but its construction will not affect the running of the fountain.

The Plant repairs and renovates the fountain and other projects at USM as needed. Current projects include the Lucas Administration Building repairs estimated to be completed this fall, the Cochran Center Theatre project estimated to be completed next fall and Joseph Greene Hall renovations estimated to be completed this January. The Plant also plans to renovate Fritzsche-Gibbs Hall, Harkins Hall and Southern Hall in the future.

The Physical Plant is located on campus at 118 College Drive. For more information about the Physical Plant and its services, contact 601-266-4414 or fill out a contact form at www.usm.edu/physical-plant.


 

- Advertisement -

Latest news

‘Sword and Shield’ exposes what the series lacks

After a long wait that featured a series of leaks and spoilers, “Pokèmon Sword and Shield” have finally been released. Despite the unavoidable issues with the game, “Sword and Shield” remain entertaining entries in the “Pokèmon” franchise.

Students search for deals this Christmas

Southern Miss students are facing the embarrassment of gift-giving, or lack thereof, this holiday season. While some are working multiple jobs, others simply can’t afford to buy their mom the espresso machine she desires.

Victoria’s Secret surrenders its wings

There will be no angels this holiday season except for the ones on top of trees. In late November, L Brands announced that the Victoria’s Secret 2019 Fashion Show was canceled.

Freshmen reflect on fall semester

Freshmen students tend to struggle to figure out how to answer when their families ask how college is going.

The Republican Party lacks ideological diversity

With Donald Trump and his supporters getting most of the media coverage, it would be easy to make the mistake of assuming that he and his platform are the only things to be taken seriously as 2020 Republican contenders, but that is not the case.

Independent tattoo artist discusses growth, community

A flat bright yellow building sits at the corner of Hardy Street and I-59 in Hattiesburg. One half of the building belongs to the Ra Shop; the other half belongs to The Ink Company. Three independent tattoo artists, all with different backgrounds, perspectives and art styles, make up the shop.

Must read

‘Sword and Shield’ exposes what the series lacks

After a long wait that featured a series of leaks and spoilers, “Pokèmon Sword and Shield” have finally been released. Despite the unavoidable issues with the game, “Sword and Shield” remain entertaining entries in the “Pokèmon” franchise.

Students search for deals this Christmas

Southern Miss students are facing the embarrassment of gift-giving, or lack thereof, this holiday season. While some are working multiple jobs, others simply can’t afford to buy their mom the espresso machine she desires.

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you