Monday, February 16, 2015

STATE

In honor of Black History Month, the Alcorn State University Student Government Association (SGA) is testing their fellow Alcornites’ knowledge of prominent African-Americans.

The Delta Music Institute entertainment industry program at Delta State University will host the award-winning Thacker Mountain Radio Show Feb. 28 at 3 p.m. in DMI’s Studio A on the campus of Delta State. This marks the…

Delta State University’s award-winning race relations conference — Winning the Race — returns for its second year March 30-31. This year’s conference is titled “Winning the Race: Through Hearts & Minds. A…

The journalism minor will cease to exist at Delta State University after Academic Council voted to abolish it at its last meeting.

Recently, Delta State University’s unique DEBTS program (Debt Education for Business Transformation and Sustainability) attended a roundtable discussion hosted by the Delta Regional Authority and U.S. Department of…

Jackson State University’s Third Annual CyberLearning Summit — a ground-breaking conference of faculty, staff and visitors that explores the emerging marriage of teaching and technology — will be held Feb…

Jackson State University President Dr. Carolyn W. Meyers today announced that Athletic Director Dr. Vivian Fuller has accepted the post of associate vice provost for Student Affairs. “We are delighted...

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Jackson State announced on Friday that Athletic Director Vivian Fuller has accepted the post of associate vice provost for Student Affairs. “We are ...

Jackson State University hosted Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, who met with President Carolyn W. Meyers and her Cabinet on Wednesday, Feb. 11, to hear about his vision for a healthcare…

Mississippi State officials, along with members of the university's student chapter of the Society of American Foresters and the Campus Tree Advisory Committee, gathered today [Feb. 13] in the Junction to celebrate the land-grant institution's Tree Campus USA designation by the Arbor Day Foundation.

The future of higher education access will be examined Tuesday [Feb. 17] at a special Mississippi State public program.

Mississippi State University honored a longtime philanthropist today [Feb. 12] whose work as president and chairman of the Meridian-based Riley Foundation has greatly impacted education and opportunity in the region.

A new report from the National Science Foundation affirms Mississippi State as the Magnolia State's flagship research university…

When students articulate their classroom knowledge through writing, studies indicate they tend to understand concepts better.

Mississippi State University has received national recognition for its community involvement and service learning on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

A project to help small businesses get started in rural areas has received some financial help. The Blackstone Charitable Foundation has awarded a $200,000 grant to the MaroonX Accelerator.

Just in time for American Heart Month, the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Mississippi University for Women will raise the community’s awareness by hosting its annual health fair Wednesday, Feb. 18.

Mississippi Blood Services (MBS) held its 2015 Annual Meeting at their facility on Thursday, January 22.

The Career Services Center at Mississippi Valley State University is hosting its Spring 2015 Career Fair on Tuesday, Feb. 17 in the Jacob Aron Student Union – Vendor’s Square from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Career Services Center in collaboration with the Office of Alumni Affairs will launch a new social media network, Wynbi, on Tuesday, February 17th, for students and alumni to connect, explore careers and stay engaged with the university.

Like many faithful University of Mississippi alumni, Jackson native Michael Johnson grew up an avid fan of the Rebels – a legacy…

Gift to support new skills laboratory for students

Upperclassmen help first-year students get a head start on academic achievement

The University of Mississippi continues to show progress with the sustainability initiatives on campus.

Torrential beer showers at Swayze Field are considered a tradition by many Ole Miss students; however, those who wish to continue consuming or throwing alcohol in the right field student section must now wear wristbands that verify they are of the legal drinking age.

A childhood marked by numerous visits to doctors’ offices helped Miss University of Southern Mississippi Hannah Roberts develop a passion for two life-changing pursuits – reading and medicine.

University of Southern Mississippi researchers and Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg have established a collaborative research effort focused on Staph infection.

Panamanian president Juan Carlos Varela implements “Panama Bilingue,” a project that will create opportunities for citizens to be bilingual in Spanish and English.

COMMUNITY COLLEGE

CCC offers continued support outside of classroom with tutoring lab
Not everything is grasped inside of the classroom. 

CCC wraps up a successful 2015 SkillsUSA Week
It’s been a week of fun, recognition, and most importantly giving back for Coahoma Community College Career and Technical Education students as they cap off their 2015 SkillsUSA Week.

CCC to host annual Career Expo Feb. 26
Coahoma Community College is gearing up to host more than 1,000 local high school students and community members during its annual Career Expo Thursday, Feb 26.

Underwater Engineering NOMembers of the Co-Lin's SeaWolves Underwater Robotics Engineering Team recently attended the Underwater Intervention 2015 International Conference in New Orleans.

L.P. Bassett (center) of Philadelphia is the recipient of the inaugural Thomas W. Carson Award at East Central Community College in Decatur. This award was established to honor a retired band director who has served the Ea...

Options given for student email from smart phones

MyHolmes portal has launched

Dr. Janae Ferguson Hagan of Saltillo has been selected as the 2015 William Winter Scholar for Itawamba Community College. She will represent ICC at the award-winning 26th annual Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration, Feb. 26-28. The country’s most prominent writers, scholars and filmmakers will be featured at this year’s celebration, “Bigger Than Life: Extraordinary Mississippians.”

Representatives from the state’s 15 Community/Junior Colleges gathered for a special luncheon honoring legislators in Jackson. The event, hosted by the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges was an opportunity to thank legislators for supporting the two-year college system.

The Reflections Team at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Perkinston Campus will host the Walters Family 5K race on Saturday, April 18, to help raise funds to assist with current and future medical bills for Brooks Walters.

High School band students from up and down the I-55 corridor and beyond were on the Senatobia campus of Northwest Mississippi Community College for the annual I-55 Band Clinic on Feb. 6 and 7. Northwest’s Division of Fine Arts has…

Pearl River Community College Campus Police arrested a student Sunday afternoon, less than 12 hours after he allegedly...

Bond was set at $3 million today for a Pearl River Community College student charged with forcible rape and residential burglary.

More than 400 women indulged themselves for a day at the 2015 Women’s Health Symposium on Jan. 31 at Pearl River Community College.

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Dr. Roger Parrott, President of Belhaven University is the author of highly reviewed leadership book, The Longview: Lasting Strategies for Rising Leaders. ..

The 2015 Belhaven Career Fair on February 26 draws top employers from the Jackson area and statewide. Students will be able to talk with employers and interview for permanent, part-time and internship ...

... it was the source of the Greek fascination with the underworld,” archaeologist Michael Galaty from Millsaps College in Missorri told Live Science.

Dr. James Bowley, chairman of the Religious Studies department at Millsaps College in Jackson, said the Bible is first an anthology. “That is, a ...

University Place Residence Halls at Mississippi College Shaping Up
University Place is the new name of residence halls under...

Senior Citizens Auditing Mississippi College Classes
Navigating his way through a stress-free education at Mississippi College...

Ranger Bass Boat Strengthens Mississippi College Team
Generous donations made it possible for Mississippi College’s bass fishing...

William Carey University students, employees and their families are benefiting from the services of an on-campus osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) clinic operated by faculty members from the College of Osteopathic Medicine.

A stereotypical New Year’s resolution is becoming a reality at the William Carey University Tradition campus in Biloxi as a new fitness and wellness program has been established to benefit campus employees and students.

The Southern Strings Dulcimer Festival and Deep South Dulcimer Championship will be held on the William Carey University Hattiesburg campus Thursday through Saturday, February 19-21.

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The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning appointed Mississippi University for Women President Jim Borsig as Commissioner of Higher Education…

The state of Mississippi’s newest leader of higher education will have his work cut out for him, but thanks to swift action by the Institutes of Higher Learning’s board of trustees, that work is set to begin sooner rather than later.

Congratulations to Dr. Jim Borsig ... sort of.

When it was announced Jan. 12 that Hank Bounds would be stepping down as commissioner of Mississippi's Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) board, a sinking feeling settled over the campus of Mississippi University for Women.

Jim Borsig is the ultimate insider, having worked at three of Mississippi's eight public universities.

Delta State University’s Office of Communications and Marketing was recently named among the top in the nation in the 2014/2015 Collegiate Advertising Awards program. 

Chief Development Officer Gary Bouse of the Delta State University Foundation was recently selected to take part in Leadership Mississippi, an annual program of the Mississippi Economic Council

Jackson State University’s Dr. Mukesh Kumar has outlined a plan for Jackson revitalization that now will go to local residents and communities for fine-tuning. Speaking Thursday at the Greater Jackson...

Authorities say 22-year-old Angelique Smith, a Jackson State University student, who shot last March at the Belvedere Terrace Apartments in Jackson

A Mississippi State program to be held Wednesday [Feb. 18] will discuss the question, "Does Science Make Faith Obsolete?" 

A national organization is honoring Mississippi State's chief research officer for his work addressing one of agriculture's greatest global challenges.

 An armed robbery was reported at the B-Quik Food Store and Chevron gas station unit on East Lee Blvd. around 8 p.m. Friday night.

Starkville saw significantly more thefts, robberies, assaults and burglaries in 2014 than in 2013, and Starkville Police Chief Frank Nichols attributes this in part  to Starkville’s population increase during MSU’s athletic success.

The library partnered with Mississippi University for Women, the R.E. Hunt Museum and Cultural Center and the Columbus Arts Council to hold a ...

In celebration of Black History Month, the MVSU Department of English and Foreign Languages presents The Zelma T. Howard Lecture featuring Dr. Toru Kiuchi in the Science and Technology Center Auditorium on February 19, 2015 at 9:25 a.m. Dr. Kiuchi will give a lecture on “Richard Wright in Greenwood, Mississippi.”

The Friends of the University of Mississippi Museum invites everyone to an evening of food, wine and revelry at a pre-installation celebration in the museum’s Mary Buie wing for the Buie Bacchanalia on Feb. 20

Film producer, actor to discuss career and work Thursday evening

UM physicist presents new perspectives on Einstein's theory

Dr. Bill Holcomb, associate professor and director of the Athletic Training Program at The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Human Performance and Recreation has been selected to receive a 2015 Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA)

Every year, incoming freshmen and transfer students enter The University of Southern Mississippi with many thoughts and feelings. Some enter the golden doors of Bennett Auditorium for orientation feeling excited, nervous, overwhelmed but more importantly, the love of the Golden Eagle family.

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Correl Hoyle sits at the feet of the James Meredith statue for an hour each day. He has done so since the statue was defaced Feb. 16, 2014, one year ago today…

Alcorn State University does more than prepare students for a career; it prepares them for greatness.

Many students dream of starting their own businesses after college, but some, such as University of Mississippi alumna…

A record number of Americans are studying abroad. Educators say that's good, as it promotes better cross-cultural understanding. But many in the field worry the influx of technology and social media may be hampering students' ability to fully immerse themselves abroad.

The class divide is widened by gaps in counseling kids for college.

Monday, February 9, 2015

STATE

Alcorn’s alumni and friends will meet at the state capitol to discuss the betterment of the university through funding.

The Mississippi Humanities Council (MHC) has awarded a grant to Alcorn State University for an oral history project entitled, “Alcorn in the 1960s: A Collection of Oral Histories.”

Computer Science Associate Professor Dr. Ping Zhang and his research team received a high-tech research grant of $386,187 from USDA/NIFA.

The Center for Interdisciplinary Geospatial Information Technologies at Delta State University has a long history of working with the U.S. Military and National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA).

Jackson State University has named longtime broadcaster and alum Robert “Rob Jay” Jeuitt as interim executive director of University Communications, replacing Eric Stringfellow. Jeuitt serves as general manager of television…

Poet Nikky Finney will be the keynote speaker at Jackson State University’s 9th Annual Creative Arts Festival. To be held on the JSU campus April 10-11, the Festival this year

Mississippi State's third annual Darwin Week events begin Sunday [Feb. 8] with a presentation by biological sciences assistant professor Heather Jordan.

Recognized once again for continuing commitments to community engagement and service-learning, Mississippi State is listed on the latest President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

Recent findings that shed new light on ancient and modern connections between dinosaurs, crocodiles and birds have Mississippi State scientists playing important roles as the research moves forward.

Mississippi State University President Mark E. Keenum today [Jan. 28] signed a memorandum of understanding agreement with Université Internationale de Rabat for the implementation of a School of Automotive Engineering at the UIR campus in Rabat, Morocco, jointly delivered by the two institutions.

Oktibbeha County School Conservator Margie Pulley rescinded a reverse referendum to issue bonds to help build a new Starkville and Oktibbeha County 6-7 grade middle school for the soon-to-be consolidated districts on Monday.

While scientists and physicians continue to discuss how this year’s influenza vaccine has proven to be relatively ineffective, a Mississippi professor has already begun working on next year’s vaccine.

About 30 high school juniors and seniors were on Mississippi University for Women’s campus today to learn about the College of Nursing and Speech-Language Pathology and participate in interactive sessions with nursing faculty and students.

The quality of excellence of Mississippi University for Women’s nursing program was reinforced with the announcement of test results of master’s degree nurse practitioner graduates.

Mississippi Valley State University will host its Martin Luther King, Jr./Black History Convocation on Thursday, February 12.  The event will begin at 11:00 a.m. in H.G. Carpenter Auditorium and will feature Dr. Leonard L. Haynes III from the U.S. Department of Education. Dr. Haynes will give the convocation address.

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The president of Mississippi Valley State University challenged members of the Mississippi State and Starkville community to choose wisely between "chaos and community" in their daily lives and actions.

After four months of battling lymphoma, University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones’s condition appears to be improving. His most recent positron emission tomography, or PET, scan shows no evidence of cancerous activity.

Chick-fil-A provides generous gift for UM scholarship fund

Popular SEC Network analyst and sports journalist to address graduates May 9 in the Grove

The University of Southern Mississippi’s British Studies Program is marking four decades since it began providing students a global and transforming educational experience that lasts a lifetime.

The University of Southern Mississippi has partnered with the Republic of Panama in an initiative known as Panama Bilingue [Bilingual Panama], a project implemented by the president of Panama to ensure his citizens are bilingual in Spanish and English.

With antibiotic-resistant Staph infection becoming more prevalent – especially in the southeastern U.S. -- researchers at The University of Southern Mississippi and Forrest General Hospital embarked on a campaign to reduce the morbidity and mortality in those affected by Staph infections.

The University of Southern Mississippi has an excellent overall crime rating, according to College Factual. The overall crime rating is based on reported crime on campus and in surrounding areas. Colleges with low amounts of reported crime are valued as being safer.

COMMUNITY COLLEGE

MS Black Legislative Caucus donates $4,500 to CCC
The Mississippi Black Legislative Caucus (MBLC) continued its support of Coahoma Community College last week with a monetary donation.

CCC free ACT workshop attracts more than 100 local students
Local high school and college students are now more prepared to ace their college entrance exams after attending another successful ACT workshop hosted at Coahoma Community College Saturday.

Co-Lin's Science Division recently held an open house in their new chemistry lab on the Wesson Campus.

Co-Lin and MUW have a partnership that will allow culinary arts students to receive a bachelor’s degree from The W.

Co-Lin has received a $251,310 grant from the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation to fund the Wolfpack Wellness Initiative Part 2 on the college’s Wesson Campus through the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation College and University Health and Wellness Initiative

The chocolate sculpture pictured above, designed and crafted by East Central Community College culinary arts technology students, was prominently displayed during the annual MACJC Legislative Appreciation Luncheon held Jan...

East Central Community College first aid instructor Scott Hill (far right) teaches CPR techniques to students (from left) Matt Sykes of Columbus, Tyler Armistad of Caledonia and Matt Ferguson of Lake. Not pictured is Donna...

East Mississippi Community College representatives were among those who attended Mississippi State University-Meridian's annual Community College Luncheon.

Caledonia High School outperformed eight other area high schools to claim first place overall at East Mississippi Community College’s annual Scholars’ Olympiad. The academic and career-technical testing competition was held Jan. 30 at EMCC’s Golden Triangle campus.

Community members interested in learning more about the nursing program at Hinds Community College’s Vicksburg-Warren Campus attended a showcase a ...

High school seniors thinking about attending Hinds Community College in fall 2015 are invited to visit the Raymond Campus Feb. 6 for the “Eagle Exp...

Cannon Honda of Vicksburg donated about $12,500 in parts to Hinds Community College’s Vicksburg-Warren Campus Automotive Technology Department. M...

There was no shortage of faculty, staff, students, friends, and family members present to wish the honoree well during the dedication ceremony for the Joe A. Adams Student Center held on the Ridgeland Campus of Holmes Community College Feb. 6.

Holmes Community College named Jenny Bailey Jones as the new Academic Dean for the Goodman Campus.

Services set for longtime faculty member David Rule

Holmes Ridgeland Campus OTA Program receives 10-year accreditation

Dr. Laura Pannell of New Albany, gerontologist and lead eInstructor for psychology, educational psychology and social work at Itawamba Community College, contributed four meditations to the new book, “Seasons of Caring: Meditations for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers.”

Itawamba Community College has received notification from the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation that its WellFIT 365 grant proposal for $355,048 has been approved.

The Jones County Junior College family is saddened to learn of the recent loss of Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees, “Coach” William Boone. The 82-year old died Sunday, February 1.

MDCC’s Career-Technical Education Department recently hosted national grant partners on the Moorhead campus. Mississippi Delta Community College is in its third year of funding as a recipient of a Department of Labor grant totaling $886,965.

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College will hold a ribbon cutting for the City Line Café on Thursday, February 12 at 10 a.m. 

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College hosted a Community Town Hall Meeting with Governor Phil Bryant at its Jackson County Campus on Monday, February 2, in support of the Mississippi Girls Health Initiative and Healthy Teens for a Better Mississippi.

Dr. Gary Lee Spears, president of Northwest Mississippi Community College recently welcomed Terri Moore, human resources manager of ThyssenKrupp Elevator Manufacturing, to the Northwest Foundation office. Moore brought the news that ThyssenKrupp will be awarding a $1,000 scholarship for the…

Northwest Mississippi Community College will hold its second annual “Author Rodeo Roundup” on Saturday, March 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the R.C. Pugh Library on the Senatobia campus. Maggie Moran, director of Learning Resources, is rounding up local…

More than 400 women indulged themselves for a day at the 2015 Women’s Health Symposium Saturday at Pearl River Community...

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The Higher Education Appreciation Day, Working for Academic Excellence (HEADWAE) will honor Dr. Angela Gaddis, Chair and Associate Professor of Social Work, for her contributions in promoting academic ...

Belhaven’s annual Career Boot Camp for traditional students is on February 12, 2015 in the McCravey-Triplett Student Center.

J.B. Bernstein, legendary sports agent, marketing pioneer and inspiration for the Disney movie Million Dollar Arm, will be the featured speaker during the 2015 spring forum sponsored by the Millsaps College Else School of Management.

Millsaps College Receives $265,000 Grant from the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust to support Scientific Research in Partnership with Jackson Public Schools and the University of Mississippi Medical Center

Millsaps College is proud to announce the return of its Semester Abroad Program in Yucatán, which will be offered in the Fall Semester of 2015. Using your regular tuition, room and board, you will be able to live and study abroad for the entire fall semester in Mexico. In fact, the program will cost the same as a semester on campus, plus only an additional $1000 activity fee

Mississippi College Family Mourns Death of Music Minister Graham Smith
A gifted music minister at Baptist churches for decades and...

Career Day 2015 Invites Scores of Employers to Mississippi College
Mississippi College students will network with nearly 80 employers and...

We are saddened to inform the Tougaloo College community that Stanley Aronson, M.D., a long-standing friend of the College passed Wednesday morning at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center. He was 92

"Nearly 200 alumni, students, faculty, staff, and community members from both Brown and Tougaloo College gathered at Brown Nov. 7-8, 2014, for a weekend of events celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Brown-Tougaloo Partnership."

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The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning will hold a special called meeting on Thursday, February 12, 2015, beginning at 3:00 p.m. to discuss personnel issues.

Chief Development Officer Gary Bouse of the Delta State University Foundation was recently selected to take part in Leadership Mississippi, an annual program of the Mississippi Economic Council.

Jackson State University President Dr. Carolyn W. Meyers gave outgoing Mississippi Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Hank Bounds a tour of the campus on Thursday, with Nebraska media in tow...

National award-winning poet Terrance Hayes visits Mississippi State next week [Feb. 9-13] as the writer-in-residence with the College of Arts and Sciences' Institute for the Humanities.

In the midst of one of the worst overall influenza seasons, a Mississippi State researcher is part of an international effort to develop next season's vaccines.

The dean of Mississippi State University's Shackouls Honors College is traveling to England to examine possible connections between MSU's first Rhodes Scholar and the title character of "The Great Gatsby."

The W’s William “Peppy” Biddy was recently awarded the Mississippi Theatre Association's highest award, the 2015 Cowboy Maloney Award.

Dr. Deborah Ford, Professor of English, received a 2014 summer research grant from Mississippi Valley State University to work in the archives of the Dodd Center at the U of Connecticut on the papers of Allen Polite, an expatriate African American poet.

University of Mississippi alumnus W. Ralph Eubanks has led Virginia Quarterly Review magazine to four National Magazine Award…

Longtime staff member begins new position March 2

Former Daily Journal executive joins UM in fundraising role

For decades, Dr. Joe Paul, Vice President for Student Affairs at The University of Southern Mississippi, has inspired numerous student leaders to live by his mantra of encouragement to leave the institution “better than they found it.”

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“The way I consume media, the typical marketer or journalist has about 12 seconds to get my attention and make me think ‘this is something I need to read,’” said Whittington. “For Generation Z, which includes people born after 1994, that person has 8 seconds. So you see a drastic decrease in the amount of time and attention people will give traditional marketing and communication messages.”

Dot Products Help Fight Poverty Worldwide
Hallie Darphin’s efforts to battle poverty around the globe will...

help from celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, Stanford University is launching a cooking program to teach students the basics of choosing groceries, cooking and eating healthfully.

President Barack Obama said Friday that he dropped a widely criticized plan to scale back tax benefits for college savings accounts because the savings weren’t worth it.

WSJ Subscription - Higher Forecast Is Driven by Expansion of Pay as You Earn Program

Security lapses are not limited to education software devised for prekindergarten through 12th-grade students, an annual market estimated at about $8 billion.