Friday, September 12, 2014

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Director of Athletic Development Larry Smith hopes that Alcorn's new child friendly program will get kids living in areas adjacent to the Lorman campus excited about Alcorn athletics.

Over 220 participants from all over the state of Mississippi attended Alcorn’s annual Agricultural, Research and Extension Field Day held August 28 on the Lorman campus. Agency personnel participants from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), Farm Service Agency (FSA), and other federal officials were present.

For the first time in eight years, Delta State University proudly announces an increase to its official overall enrollment after the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning released statewide numbers today. The fall…

Delta State students and faculty in the Division of Biological Sciences will soon be better equipped to engage in diverse scientific research investigations pertaining to biology, chemistry and environmental science thanks…

Jackson State University continues its tech revolution by officially unveiling its newest Cyberlearning initiative, Create, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the digital intellectual commons located on the first floor of...

Jackson State University’s student enrollment grew 4.1 percent from last year, continuing the university’s three-year growth trend. Jackson State has 9,508 students enrolled at the university, according to the data...

When Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mississippi, Inc. leaders resolved to build an education garden and park, they turned to the Mississippi State University landscape architect who masterminded the Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum's rain garden

Mississippi State boasts its highest-ever average ACT score of 24.4 for entering freshmen for the fall 2014 semester, according to enrollment data just released by the university.

With a second year grant from the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation, Mississippi State University is providing a free comprehensive health and fitness program for the entire campus community and beyond.

The start of the school year brings an increased number of students and various construction projects, that change the layout of campus.  As a result, members of the Mississippi State University community argue the parking options could be improved.

Mississippi University for Women is reporting a 100-student increase in undergraduate students, including a more than 30 percent increase in freshmen.

Once again, Mississippi University for Women has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 20 public Southern regional universities.

Mississippi Valley State University’s Career Services Center is hosting its annual Graduate & Professional Schools Day (GAPS) on Tuesday, September 16 in the Jacob Aron Student Union from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

OXFORD, Miss. – Enrollment at the University of Mississippi surged this fall for the 20th consecutive year, making history with more than 23,000…

Best College Reviews, a ranking service for American colleges and universities, has released a list of the 100 most beautiful college campuses in America, and the University of Mississippi made the cut.

Tent will be open four hours before kickoff for four home football games

Last night new student transportation service Safe Ride, a shuttle running to and from the Square, debuted. The service starts on Thursdays and ends on Saturday nights. 

The most recent Ole Miss freshman class is the largest in school history with 3,814 students, according to an Ole Miss Public Relations release that went out Wednesday.

The Center for Student Success and First Year experience will host a meet and greet today for first generation college students who might be interested in their Students First Program.

This year The University of Mississippi can expect better cell phone service on home game days due to a new state-of-the-art CSpire Wi-Fi system on campus and in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.

The University of Southern Mississippi announced today that its Fall 2014 entering class is the most academically talented in the institution’s recorded history.

The College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi will move significantly closer to seeing a longtime dream become a reality with the official groundbreaking of Asbury Hall set for 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17.

The University of Southern Mississippi is again recognized on the national stage as its Ph.D. counseling psychology program was ranked first out of other doctoral programs in the country by Korpis.

COMMUNITY COLLEGE

A local company now has a group of highly-skilled workers after completing Coahoma Community College’s first Basic Manufacturing Training.

One thing was made clear Monday—the channel between education, workforce development and the availability of a skilled workforce is undeniable. However, the current pipeline to produce those skilled workers in Mississippi is fragmented.

No more excuses; Coahoma Community College’s (CCC’s) and Delta State University’s (DSU’s) Coahoma County Higher Education Center (CCHEC) is now offering an exciting group of fitness classes to fit everyone.

ECCC Holds Ribbon-Cutting for 'New' Cross Hall
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, to officially unveil the recently reconstructed...

Turns out, being laid off was the best thing that ever happened to Brian Honnoll. When the Omnova plant closed several years ago and workers were given money to go back to school, Honnoll enrolled in East Mississippi Community College’s Electrical Technology program ... and came out on the other end with a job at Severstal.

This week’s edition of “Inside Mississippi JUCO Football” on Mississippi Public Broadcasting will include a segment about EMCC’s Lion Hills location in Columbus. It will air Wednesday, Sept. 10, but will be delayed by President Obama's televised address. The show was originally scheduled for 10 p.m.

The Holmes Community College Board of Trustees named Holmes County native Dr. Jim Haffey as the ninth president of Holmes Community College yesterday in Goodman.

Haffey welcomed as ninth Holmes president

Holmes to present Mississippi Songwriters Showcase

Itawamba Community College’s Mobile Career Laboratory will be at the Bodock Festival in Pontotoc, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sept. 26, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sept. 27, to provide an opportunity for students and adults to explore potential careers in modern manufacturing technology.

As the third season of Jones County Junior College’s Bobcat Math League begins, high school “mathletes” will see a few changes and new faces. Nineteen teams are returning, three high schools are joining the ranks and one high school has bowed out of the League. All of these issues have forced a change in the makeup of the four divisions.

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Belhaven’s Discover Day on September 26 is a day set aside for interested high school students who are interested in learning more about Belhaven University ...

Belhaven University’s fall enrollment shattered all previous records with a total of 4,215 students. This is an increase of 329 students over last year, and a one-year jump of over 8%.

The Else School of Management at Millsaps College has scheduled its 2014 Economic Outlook Forum on Sept. 16 at 8 a.m. in the Leggett Special Events Center at Millsaps College. Douglas Handler, chief U.S. economist at IHS Global Insight, and Darrin Webb, state economist, will speak. 

The Else School’s efforts with Lucky Town reflect an institution-wide commitment to take seriously the opportunities and responsibilities that arise from our location in the heart of Jackson. We invite the public to our campus for cultural and educational programs, and to participate in forums on topics of local and national concern. We also send members of our campus community into the city and beyond where they work, learn, and serve.

Wendy B. Scott, dean of Mississippi College's School of Law, will be a special guest next week at Mississippi State University's United States Constitution Day program.

U.S. News & World Report Rates Mississippi College Among the South’s Best Values
Mississippi College ranks near the top of the list of...

Hinds Community College Transfers Find Home at Mississippi College
Reading her Bible on the interior steps of Nelson Hall...

Online Education at Mississippi College Achieves Strong Ranking
Mississippi College online programs continue to expand and gain more...

Ongoing exhibit in the main gallery of the Bennie G. Thompson Academic & Civil Rights Research Center

The William Carey University Board of Trustees has approved a Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the university's Hattiesburg campus.

U.S. News & World Report has released its 2015 college rankings and William Carey University again earned several prestigious honors.

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Approximately 80,000 students are building a better future for themselves and the state by pursuing a college degree at one of Mississippi's eight public universities. Preliminary fall 2014 enrollment figures show an increase of 871 students from fall 2013 numbers. This represents a 1.1 percent increase across the system.

Tracy Cook started his speech with sound advice for the employees of Alcorn State University.

Fayette, Miss. native Torrey Turner is excited about the new start he has made at Alcorn State University.

“This visit has been an eye-opening experience. We were elated to see what Alcorn is doing to benefit our state and especially small farmers,” said Mississippi Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Billy Hudson as he and other members of the Committee visited Alcorn State University on August 21 and 22, 2014.

The "Voice of the Bulldogs" will forever be wrapped in maroon and white memories.

The Starkville-Mississippi State University Symphony Association's 2014-15 season begins Oct. 7 with a free 6 p.m. Big Band concert at the downtown Renasant Bank Plaza.

OXFORD, Miss. – Cajun roots-rock band Feufollet gives listeners a taste of Louisiana Sept. 17 at the Music of the South Concert Series at the…

The Oxford Police Department issued citations to new ride-sharing service Uber over the weekend, saying the vehicles violated the city’s taxi ordinance.

University Police advises Hattiesburg area residents to be aware of two individuals, one identified as a white male and another a black male, driving a dark gray vehicle and  going door-to-door today in West Hattiesburg/Lamar County soliciting money for the Southern Miss baseball team.

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Jackson Jambalaya
Mississippi State Auditor issued this letter on the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP)…

When the National Institutes of Health budget doubled, some schools scrambled to build new laboratory buildings. But the funding has declined, leaving institutions struggling to pay for the buildings.

Monday, September 8, 2014

STATE

Four Delta State University summer interns and a student singer-songwriter in the Delta Music Institute Entertainment Industry Studies program will be the featured guests for DMI All Access, a series of informal Q&A…

In his second State of the University Address, President Bill LaForge discussed the university’s “overarching dual challenge”—stabilizing enrollment and the budget for the ensuing academic year—during Convocation on Aug. 15. 

Emory University reported, “Each year, 34,598 people die by suicide, an average of 94 completed suicides every day.”

Jackson State University’s Senior Reserve Officers Training Program successfully met the Department of the Army’s Evaluation Criteria for 2013-2014, the Army has said. The program exceeded the minimum commission average...

A collaborative research project funded by the Robert W. Hearin Foundation provides the opportunity for Jackson State University to establish Think Tanks, according to Dr. Rodney Washington, associate professor of...

The Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library at Mississippi State University received a grant of $43,490 from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the 2014-15 fiscal year.

National Book Award Finalist Deborah Wiles visited Dr. Kathryn Green’s African American History class on Thursday, September 4th, to discuss her new book, "Revolution," which takes place in Greenwood, MS during "Freedom Summer."

This fall, Mississippi's Institutions of Higher Learning has launched the Blueprint Mississippi Social Business Challenge, which…

A national non-theistic organization has requested records concerning religious practices associated with The University of Mississippi football program.

 “Our resilience can help us weather the darkest of storms,” declared University of Southern Mississippi President Rodney D. Bennett during a celebration held Friday, Sept. 5 to mark the restoration and recovery of the Hattiesburg campus from a tornado that struck the Pine Belt region 19 months ago.

On Sept. 5 at 10 a.m., The University of Southern Mississippi welcomed faculty, staff, students, alumni and many others to

The International Federation of Fly Fishers – Gulf Coast Council (IFFF-GCC) is holding the Gulf Coast Fly Fair at the Ocean Springs Civic Center on Sept.12 and 13 with proceeds being donated to the University of Southern Mississippi, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL).

COMMUNITY COLLEGE

CCC will host Delta Regional Authority’s (DRA’s) “Reimaging the Delta Workforce” summit Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Pinnacle.

Coahoma Community College’s Workforce Development Center is offering community classes this fall on a variety of subjects—from buying your first home to responding to medical emergencies at home and self-defense techniques for women.

Copiah Lincoln Community College is abuzz with student activity.

Industrial recruitment is a many pronged process

Students at East Mississippi Community College’s Golden Triangle campus are getting a boost this semester from two new service centers. The new Writing Center is already accepting appointments and walk-ins in the Golden Triangle campus library and the Lions’ Brew study lounge is set for its grand opening Sept. 9.

Hinds Community College was recently named as one of the Top 100 degree-producing community colleges in the United States in five categories by the national newspaper, Community College Week. There are more than 1,000 community colleges nationally.

On September 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 Americans lost their lives at the hands of the now infamous terrorist attacks of that morning. Some of the victims were innocently going about their everyday work lives, while others willingly sacrificed themselves to save others.

Northwest Mississippi Community College band students, left to right, Melodi Goode of Horn Lake, LaJasmin Jackson of Senatobia and Breana Reyes of Southaven show off the Ranger Marching Band’s new uniforms. The band is currently preparing for Northwest’s Homecoming festivities…

The clock tower is one of the more recognizable structures on Pearl River Community College's …

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Construction on the Belhaven University Village began over the summer after a $4 million dollar gift from Belhaven friends and supporters, Robbie and Dudley Hughes. Every week we will add a new photo to this news page ...

Dr. Roger Parrott, Belhaven University President, noted, “I have been amazed at our growth on the main campus this year and our continued fast pace ...

Fall Preview Day 2014 Set for September 13 at Mississippi College
Tours of Mississippi College’s cadaver laboratory, the Choctaws football game...

Fall Enrollment Grows at Mississippi College
Fahad Alotaibi enrolled at Mississippi College to earn a master’s...

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The 2014 fall semester not only welcomes a new academic year, but also a new leader for the Office of Educational Equity and Inclusion at Alcorn.

Delta State University’s Department of Human Resources will be hosting a one-day Institutions of Higher Learning conference Sept. 24 at the Jacob Conference Center on campus. Human resources staff from Mississippi IHL…

The generosity of Jimmie and Carrie James will be forever memorialized by Jackson State University through the naming of the Recital Hall in the F.D. Hall Music Center in Jimmie...

Jacob Sanford "Jack" Cristil, the beloved former sports broadcaster of six decades of Mississippi State University athletics, died Sunday [Sept. 7] at the age of 88 at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo of complications from kidney disease and cancer after an extended illness. Cristil, who served MSU from 1953 to 2011, was known
throughout the South as "the Voice of the Bulldogs." 

In the aftermath of an EF4 tornado that devastated a Winston County community in April, volunteers have revitalized Dean Park, renovating its concession stand and creating a mural in memory a local woman who died protecting a child.

Julia Hodges and Allison Pearson will serve as co-interim deans for Mississippi State University's Meridian Campus beginning Saturday [Sept. 13].

Mississippi’s childhood obesity rates, like the pounds in an effective weight loss program, are slowly coming down.

Collins Speaker Series hosts Hailman Wednesday

Mississippi State University Libraries' inaugurates the 2014-15 Morris W.H. (Bill) Collins Speaker Series with an address on Wednesday by a well-known Oxford author and former federal prosecutor. John Hailman's presentation, "My Life with Senator Stennis," will begin at 2 p.m. in Mitchell Memorial Library's John Grisham Room.

Zavattaro's new book featured
A new book by Staci M. Zavattaro, an assistant professor of public administration in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Mississippi State, has been published and is drawing attention. Earlier this month, New Books in Political Science posted an interview with Zavattaro about her work, "Cities for Sale: Municipalities as Public Relations and Marketing Firms."

Dr. Alphonso Sanders, chair of the department of fine arts, was recently honored in an art exhibition featuring 30 living legends of the Mississippi blues scene.

LAGNIAPPE

It’s nearly impossible to keep up with a wave of new marketing and analytics tools that have flooded the market in the past year…

“The Down and Dirty of College Admissions” 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

STATE

Each year, Delta State University’s Madison Center honors the U.S. Constitution around Sept. 17 — the original adoption date of the Constitution in 1787. Under the direction of the Madison Center’s Dr. Garry…

HBCU Community Development Action Coalition
Jackson State University and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Community Development Action Coalition (HBCU CDAC) join forces to ...

Driven to lead in vehicle performance and energy efficiency, Mississippi State University engineers are steering development of the "Car of the Future.

A routine archaeological dig in Israel this summer put a group of Mississippi State University students and faculty members in the middle of a conflict that escalated into a full-scale war.

One of the nation’s top counterespionage prosecutors will speak at Mississippi State in mid-September.

The W campus will be participating in a county-wide disaster drill on Thursday, September 4th. 

A former accountant for the Mississippi University for Women Foundation has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

President Bynum met with Turkish university officials in an effort to establish relationships with Turkish universities and raise awareness of MVSU and its opportunities in the region.

Summer break is over and with schools starting back up, it is almost time for Fall 2014 ArtZone at the University of Mississippi

Due to many international crises, The University of Mississippi’s Study Abroad program ensures the safety of those participating.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s doctoral program in Counseling Psychology tops the rankings of similar programs in the U.S. according to California-based Korpis, a data analytics company.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) will host a series of programs this fall focusing on the impact The University of Southern Mississippi has on higher education in the state and nation, as well as its contributions to our area’s quality of life. 

COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Coahoma Community College received 10 recycling bins that will be placed throughout its campus as part of a national recycling bin grant made possible by Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and The Coca-Cola Foundation.

Things move slow in the South, but Mississippi life is still a little overwhelming for one East Mississippi Community College student. Pauline Pimolle, a freshman in Scooba, hails from Marseille in the south of France. She’s visited “The States” a couple of times, but has only lived here a few weeks ... and she’s still trying to take it all in.

Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran visited Hinds Community College Tuesday, Sept. 2, to connect with students, faculty and alumni.

Holmes CC Ridgeland Campus offers full service GED Testing Center

Mississippi Delta Community College

SunHerald.com (press release)
We've known for some time the value of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. And once again, a national magazine is helping spread the word.

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Jackson Clarion Ledger
The beer garden may play an especially important role this year after Millsaps will no longer play Mississippi College at its annual Backyard Brawl.

Jackson Clarion Ledger
The Methodists have continued to be faithful supporters of Millsaps College and the Resident Bishop of the Mississippi Area serves as an ex-officio ...

Clinton Police Make Two Arrests in Mississippi College Armed Robbery
Clinton police made two arrests Wednesday in connection with an...

Mississippi News Now
But Tuesday cleanup began, spearheaded by nearby Rosemont M.B. CHurch and aided by Mississippi College students. This is the church's third ...

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The Delta Center for Culture and Learning at Delta State University is pleased to announce the arrival of its new director, Dr. Rolando Herts. Herts officially began serving in his new role Aug. 18 after the retirement of…

Low Rental Apartments Availability
The increased enrollment of students has forced Jackson State University to rent a new apartment facility. Jackson University is planning to sublet the ...

As demand increases for locally grown produce, farmers markets have become a way to take fresh fruits and vegetables directly to customers.

MAFES Sales Store selling local raw, shelled peanuts
Mississippi State University fans can cheer for a new food product this fall. The MAFES Sales Store has added Bully’s Peanuts to its line of products

Greenhouse Management & Production
They don't need paychecks, time cards or coffee breaks. They don't even complain about the August heat in a Mississippi greenhouse. Parasitic ...

Broyles named interim VP of MSU division
Bill Broyles has assumed the role of interim vice president of Mississippi State University's Division of Student Affairs. Broyles is filling the vacancy created by the departure this month of Bill Kibler...

The dean of the University of Mississippi Graduate School is the recipient of NASA's Outstanding Public Leadership Medal. John Z.

Jackson Clarion Ledger
The law, which went into effect July 1, said the oil would only be dispensed at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and UMC would be ...

Temple University News
... Impacts of Oil and Gas Inputs to the Gulf consortium administered by the University of Mississippi, and BP as part of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill ...

All one needs to do is wear the polish – which is initially clear and thus relatively unnoticeable – and then stir the drink in question with a finger.  If the nail polish comes into contact with one of the aforementioned drugs, it will change color, thus alerting the wearer to the drug’s presence.

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HottyToddy.com
Hattiesburg, home of University of Southern Mississippi and William Carey University, rounded out the list at No. 10. Over the years, Oxford and the ...