• About
  • Careers
  • Newsletter
News in Brief USM to compete for Arbor Day Foundation's Best Tree...

USM to compete for Arbor Day Foundation’s Best Tree Campus


The University of Southern Mississippi is among a select group of schools competing for the title of “Best Tree Campus” as sponsored by the National Arbor Day Foundation.

According to arborday.org, the foundation’s mission is to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. Since it was founded in 1972, the foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees.

The contest is open to all 2013 Tree Campus USA-recognized colleges and universities. The top five vote-getters in the large-college and small-college categories will receive $500 to buy trees or “tree-related materials,” two Tree Campus USA banners, five Tree Campus USA yard signs, and 30 Tree Campus USA T-shirts and hats, according to a USM press release.

Large schools competing with Southern Miss include: Indiana State University, the University of South Carolina, Colorado State University, Arizona State University, the University of Vermont, the University of Connecticut, the University of Alaska-Anchorage, Clark College and Lone Star College-Montgomery.

Voting will run through Wednesday, Oct. 22. Participants can vote once per day. The winners will be announced on Friday, Oct. 24. To vote, visit: http://www.arborday.org/programs/treecampususa/vote/

Kathryn Miller
Executive Editor for The Student Printz, senior news editorial journalism major, double minor in French and fashion merchandising. I am a lover of words, old things and a foodie fanatic.

Latest news

University extends condolences to families, community members after plane crash

During the overnight hours last night, The University of Southern Mississippi was notified of a tragic plane...

Saweetie and Little Mix celebrate their independence with “Confetti”

Sometimes, a breakup is more of a celebration than a sad event. Pop group Little Mix returned...

Southern Miss NFL Draft prospects look to continue careers as free agents

Though Southern Miss's two NFL Draft prospects were not selected in this year’s draft, wide receiver Tim...

H.E.R. continues to grow artistically with “Come Through”

Over the past several years, we have watched R&B singer H.E.R. grow more comfortable artistically, peeling off...

Southern Miss wins another series, but misses opportunity to take over division

Southern Miss (26-13, 13-6 Conference USA) earned the series win with three victories against Western Kentucky University...

Finding meaning in graduating through ‘The Graduate’

When Benjamin Braddock’s father asks what he is worrying about, the young college graduate replies with a...

Must read

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you