Tuesday, September 2, 2014

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Alcorn State University students, faculty, staff, and alumni are coming together to support a good cause.

Delta State University’s Department of Commercial Aviation held its biannual Aviation Advisory Committee (AAC) meeting on Aug. 22. The purpose of the AAC is to advise the CAV department of trends and skills necessary…

The Riley Foundation again is increasing support of local Mississippi State University scholarships. 

Men of color aspiring to academic and professional success face unique challenges, so one of the Southeastern Conference's most diverse universities is sponsoring a Men of Color Summit to discuss those issues.

Industry leaders, educational professionals and university students discussed the academic challenges faced by young African-American men at Mississippi State University's third annual Men of Color Summit. 

The Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine has received funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide practical, effective solutions to issues facing the aquaculture industry.

Mississippi State is receiving funding for two proposals expected to help NASA achieve its long-term space mission, as well as enhance commercial partnerships and technological innovation on Earth.

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has awarded the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine a grant to support the college’s Mobile Veterinary Clinics.

Mississippi State University is scheduled to partner with the Federal Bureau of Investigation to provide explosive awareness training. The university will host the FBI National Improvised Expl…

For the third year in a row, The W has been ranked a top master’s universities by Washington Monthly’s 2014 College Rankings.

Communication therapy has been an important focus for Rheagan Vaughn ever since her son Swayze was diagnosed with autism. For many…

Seventeen college freshmen gathered at the University of Mississippi's Lyceum building recently to begin a life-changing college…

The University of Southern Mississippi will celebrate significant post-tornado recovery achievements with a special ceremony set for 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 5 on the Hattiesburg campus.

A project to upgrade security and limit unauthorized access to the Hillcrest Residence Hall gravel parking lot is ongoing

Through an $8.3 million award that resulted from the medical settlement following the BP/Deepwater Horizon disaster, the School of Social Work at The University of Southern Mississippi is helping to integrate mental and behavioral health into a primary care medical facility

The track to reduce carbon waste at The University of Southern Mississippi is far ahead of university’s green initiative efforts. Southern…

COMMUNITY COLLEGE

While Coahoma Community College is only minutes away from Clarksdale, it can seem like an eternity for students who don’t have a car. Now, those students are no longer forced to hitchhike a ride thanks to a new shuttling service at CCC.

The popularity of several Career and Technical Education programs at Coahoma Community College is beginning to outpace capacity.

ECCC Holds Ribbon-Cutting for New Turf Field
East Central Community College President Dr. Billy Stewart performs ribbon-cutting duties to officially unve...

Hinds Community College today issued the Ice Bucket Challenge in honor of former employee, Julie Faul, who worked in the Information Technology division, 1995-2008.

Hinds Community College will rename three buildings on the Utica and Vicksburg-Warren Campuses this fall in honor of three distinguished current and former college employees.

Holmes CC - Senator Cochran visits the Grenada Center

Area students take advantage of incentive to enroll at ICC

A man’s love for his wife of 54-years and the college that “spring-boarded” him to success led to the creation of a special place for Jones County Junior College students.

The partnership between the Mississippi Army National Guard and JCJC made history with the agreement to offer Magnolia GOLD, or Guard Officer Leadership Development classes, as part of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps.  Jones is the first community college in the state to offer this type of G-ROTC program.

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College has again been named a top associate degree producer in the nation, with 1,754 students receiving degrees in 2013.  This is the 11th year since 2002 that MGCCC has been named in the top 100, and it is the only community college in Mississippi,

Teachers who are looking for ways to enhance their Mississippi Studies or English classes can get a firsthand look into the life and works of Mississippi author Willie Morris this semester. The Northwest Mississippi Community College Division of Continuing Education…

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Belhaven University’s Adult and Graduate program in Jackson has added three new programs to its degree offerings on campus. The new degrees include: ...

Belhaven University President Dr. Roger Parrott was honored for his contributions to education in Mississippi at the 11th Annual Image Awards Program and Scholarship Banquet.  ...

Professor Otis Pickett Teaches Classes in Prison to College Pipeline
Mississippi College history professor Otis W. Pickett taught classes over...

Showcasing the Mississippi College-Clinton Partnership
For nearly two centuries, Mississippi College’s partnership with Clinton has...

The 250th anniversary of Brown’s founding provides an exceptional opportunity to reflect on transformative moments that have shaped our University’s distinctive history. Among these is the cooperative agreement that Brown entered into with Mississippi’s Tougaloo College in May 1964.

The new School of Business building at William Carey University was dedicated on August 28.

The Caroline and Ray Bass Memorial Chapel at William Carey University was dedicated on August 27.

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Students from Mississippi Public Universities will have the opportunity to do well by doing good as they develop business plans to tackle some of Mississippi's most pressing problems and help reach the goals established by Blueprint Mississippi

A recent public celebration at Hopson Commissary in Clarksdale officially launched the Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area (MDNHA), a partnership between the people of the Mississippi Delta and the National Park…
Lindsey Horton, Jackson’s former police chief, is joining Jackson State University’s leadership team to oversee safety efforts across all of the university’s locations, JSU President Carolyn W. Meyers announced today.

New questions about geology, oceanography and seafloor ecosystems are being raised because of research by a Mississippi State University geologist.

A nearly $2.7 million, three-year National Science Foundation grant is funding a Mississippi-Louisiana collaborative research consortium.

An experienced Ohio conductor and educator is the new head of Mississippi State's music department.

Joyce A. Dixon was recently appointed as Vice President of Business and Finance by Mississippi Valley State University President William B. Bynum Jr.

At the annual Mississippi Bar Convention in Sandestin, Florida, Robert C. Khayat received the 2014 Law Alumnus of the Year Award…

Parking meters installed on the Oxford Square will be activated today

The app-based transportation service Uber is now in the city of Oxford. Thursday the company launched an expansion of its services to 22 cities.

It was 4:32 a.m. when a patrolling University Police Department officer noticed a thick odor in the air. Then, he saw the smoke.

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A New LSD-like drug has hit Mississippi’s college campuses and continues to spread among college students and teens. The 25I-NBOME is a psychedelic drug which may cause mood swings, mental or physical stimulation, confusion, looping, scrambled communication, nausea and insomnia, among other effects. The drug has various street names like “N-bomb,” “smiles” and  “25i” and is spread through online illicit channels.

Kids read emotions better after spending several days without electronic media, according to new research.

MSU President Mark E. Keenum takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge with help from Student Association President Brett Harris and Vice President Haley Grantham.

Call it the start of a grass roots campaign, relating to the farmer. Perhaps it was in the name of science. Or maybe when someone asks you to stick your arm inside a cow, you just do it.

A squirrel at Penn State University has become a social media sensation. Emily Reddy of WPSU reports that undergraduate student Mary Krupa discovered the squirrels on campus were so tame that they'd eat from her hand, soon putting hats on them and even setting up a Facebook page, which now has more "likes" than the school's mascot. The Facebook page here.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

STATE

Delta State University President William N. LaForge will deliver the State of the University address for the second time in his career Aug. 15 at 10:30 a.m. in the Bologna Performing Arts Center.

Mississippi State's focus on entrepreneurship is intensifying, and officials at the land-grant institution are anticipating a significant return on investment for students, faculty and alumni.

Mississippi State's ninth annual "Dawg Daze" begins Saturday [Aug. 9] with the campus-wide move-in day, followed by 17 days of programming for incoming freshmen and transfer students. 

Mississippi State's Class of 2018 will learn about making a difference in the world from 2014 Maroon Edition author Sarah Thebarge at the university's first-ever Freshman Convocation.

Technology upgrades in Mississippi State University classrooms will enhance faculty's ability to communicate with students, according to the university's chief information officer

Faculty and staff at The W will roll up their sleeves and lend a helping hand to students moving into the residence halls Saturday, Aug. 16, starting at noon. The community is invited to participate.

Those interested in forensics, sign language or even playing the dulcimer will find Mississippi University for Women is the place to learn this fall.

Sons create scholarship endowment for first female accountancy grad

Big Four firm commits to top level of faculty support

Private support exceeds $100 million mark for third straight year

In an effort to increase higher education opportunities for students, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and The University of Southern Mississippi have entered into a new concurrent enrollment agreement allowing students in select academic programs to seamlessly complete degrees from both institutions.

A research team at The University of Southern Mississippi has spearheaded a shark monitoring program to help maintain the population of the ocean predator that is essential to the Gulf Coast ecosystem.

The University of Southern Mississippi announced today that a new three-year grant in excess of $1M will allow the university to offer an accelerated program for veterans with training as medics in the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, or as U.S. Navy corpsmen to earn their bachelor of science degree in nursing.

COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Parking space outside of Coahoma Community College’s Pinnacle was limited Wednesday morning as CCC students scrambled to register for the Fall 2014 semester before classes begin Aug. 11 during formal registration.

Coahoma Community College President Dr. Valmadge Towner welcomed back faculty and staff members from summer break and into a new school year with an address on the state of the college.

The idea of one Coahoma Community College student, coupled with the action of CCC’s Social Science Club and the support of the community, has made a campaign to place a historical marker outside of Clarksdale’s public library a success.

For the second year in a row, EMCC student Dale Brand put on the best show in the country in the SkillsUSA Automotive category. The West Point native defended his 2013 first-place finish in the Automotive Job Skills Demonstration Open category this summer at the National SkillsUSA competition in Kansas City.

Hinds Community College’s Utica Campus recently added two new positions: Kanisha Shelton accepted the title of Dean of Career and Technical Education, and Dr. Mitchell Shears accepted the title of dean of academics.

WSN Live to stream academic, athletic events at Holmes

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Belhaven University’s Welcome Week will begin on Saturday, August 16 and we are looking forward to having our students back on campus for an exciting year. New freshmen and transfer students ...

A student interested in a career in anthropology can easily learn more thanks to a new video that highlights the work of two Millsaps alumni and a colleague. 

Warm Welcome Awaits New Mississippi College Students
Hundreds of new Mississippi College students are invited to a...

Prayer Garden Construction Begins at Mississippi College
Moving dirt, improving drainage and handling other infrastructure needs, workers...

or is this report of his death greatly exaggerated?

Dr. Hannah Gay, a pediatric specialist of worldwide renown, received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at William Carey University’s commencement on Saturday, August 9.

Former University of Mississippi Chancellor Robert C. Khayat will be the speaker at the annual William Carey University Scholarship Dinner on Tuesday, Sept. 9.

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Miles Fulwider of Delta State University’s Delta Music Institute is a music producer, audio engineer and musician who fuses art, music and technology in his work. He has provided audio engineering for some of the top…

In 2012, local artist and Delta State University art professor Cetin “Chet” Oguz, spearheaded a group of dedicated citizens through an exciting concept known as Flight 2020: The Vision of Cleveland. 

The Cleveland-Bolivar County Chamber of Commerce celebrated a ribbon cutting today as Delta State University and the Robert E. Smith School of Nursing proudly opened the doors of the Healthy Lifestyle Center. The center,…

Mississippi State University President Mark E. Keenum was elected by his fellow directors as vice chairman of the 15-member board of the Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research (FFAR) at the group's inaugural meeting on Aug. 7

Military personnel and civilians alike who are interested in offering disaster relief or supporting humanitarian assistance should register for Mississippi State's upcoming Joint Humanitarian Operations Course.

It is hard to compare an unmanned aerial vehicle to a magnetic resonance imaging--MRI--machine, but that is how the director of Mississippi State's Geosystems Research Institute sees it.

WCBI
The victim was identified as 22-year-old Mississippi State University student Thomas Parker Rodenbaugh. After further investigation, Starkville police ...

Mississippi Valley State University hosted its Annual Community Reception featuring the Honorable Phil Bryant, Mississippi’s 64th Governor. Gov. Bryant volunteered his time to visit the Itta Bena campus during the University’s Green & White Day at the Capitol.

Veteran educator Tammy Kirkland has joined the University of Mississippi School of Education as director of the UM World Class…

Researchers at The University of Southern Mississippi have joined forces to create high performance head protection materials, by combining the efforts of the School of Human Performance and Recreation and the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials.

Members of OLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at USM, will embark on an action packed schedule, when the program opens its 23rd year, on Sept. 15.

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The NCAA violated antitrust laws when it said college athletes couldn't be compensated for the use of their names and likenesses, a federal judge ruled Friday.

Every year, more than 20 million students apply for federal financial aid to help pay for college. Five years ago, Mandy Stango was one of them.

TCN sells online test preparation materials and academic support for customers to pass equivalency exams for college credit.

Those with over $50,000 in debt have lower well-being than debt-free peers

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Monday, August 4, 2014

STATE

Delta State University’s College of Business is looking to expand opportunities available to students with the planning of two new degrees.

In December I wrote here about a $182,000 jury verdict for former women’s basketball coach Denise Taylor-Travis against Jackson State University. On August 1, 2014 District Judge Henry Wingate rendered a $200,000 verdict for Taylor on her separate invasion of privacy claim against JSU.

Mississippi State will welcome thousands of new and returning students August 9 as they begin moving into campus residence halls.

Dr. Kaye Bender, president and chief executive officer of the Public Health Accreditation Board, advised about 140 graduates of Mississippi University for Women to give themselves time to find their passion in life. 

Greenfield Daily Reporter
COLUMBUS, Mississippi — The Mississippi University for Women has been awarded a $30,000 federal grant to help foster development of local ...

History was made Friday when Chancellor Dan Jones released a six-part action plan to increase diversity and inclusion on campus at The University of Mississippi.

Jackson Jambalaya: Ole Miss issued the following press release…

Inside Higher Ed
To most University of Mississippi students and alumni, calling the institution "Ole Miss" is just natural. It's what people say. University email addresses ...

As an illustration of its continued support for the nursing program at The University of Southern Mississippi, HMP Nursing Services Inc., of Hattiesburg recently made generous gift commitments totaling $125,000 to be used toward the University’s Nursing Building Campaign and to endow an academic scholarship.

COMMUNITY COLLEGE

New Coahoma Community College students and their parents were given the opportunity to get oriented with the Tiger Nation Thursday morning during the annual New Student Orientation.

Co-Lin President Dr. Ronnie Nettles (right) has been honored with a Paul Harris Fellowship by the Brookhaven-Lincoln County Rotary Club.

Hinds Community College has been hosting special registration events, called “Tuesday with a Twist,” throughout the summer. New students visited the Raymond Campus on July 22 and will visit the Utica Campus on Tuesday, July 29.

The Holmes Community College police department hosted a three-day crime scene documentation and investigative photography class July 22-24 on the Ridgeland Campus.

The search process for the next president of Holmes Community College is underway and applications will be accepted until Aug. 22 or until the position is filled.

Life’s journey is marked with mileposts, and this year’s graduation is an anniversary for mileposts that changed the course of history, said Rep. Greg Snowden, keynote speaker for Jones County Junior College’s summer graduation ceremony.

Four Northwest Mississippi Community College students participated in the Third Annual Community College Apex Leadership Summit July 20-22 at The University of Mississippi. Students from statewide community colleges participated in leadership training sessions throughout the weekend. Sharkey Luna of Coldwater,…

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Marta Szlubowska Ensemble Opens Sclater Chamber Music Series at Mississippi College
A gifted violinist and Mississippi Symphony Orchestra concertmaster, Marta Szlubowska...

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Veterans are free to sign up for classes at San Diego campus, VA says

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Alcorn alumna Danita R. Sims-Potter ’05, PhD, RN, has been appointed associate dean of the Betty E. Smith School of Nursing at Grambling State University

Billy Foster joined the Counseling and Testing Center as assistant director for Behavioral Counseling on July 1.

University committed to serving veterans

Earlier this month, Jack Winstead, a board member of Friends of Mississippi Veterans, presented Mississippi State University president Mark E. Keenum with an FMV cap and received an MSU camo baseball cap from the president.

Her progressive approach to addressing childhood obesity began when she heard the story of a teen mother giving her infant a bottle of Dr. Pepper.

Twenty-one-year-old Mississippi State University student Andrew Bollacker died of natural causes around 4 p.m. Thursday in his apartment in Twenty One Apartments, an off-campus apartment complex.

Natchez Democrat
The research conducted by the Mississippi State University Social Science Research Center showed establishments that allow smoking — either ...

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Campus police and security personnel are often the first to respond to alcohol-related incidents on campus. The purpose of this study is to examine how campus law enforcement and security respond to alcohol-related incidents, and how consequences and communication differ based on characteristics of the incident.

Why do we humans like to play so much? Play sports, play tag, play the stock market, play duck, duck, goose? We love it all. And we're not the only ones. Dogs, cats, bears, even birds seem to like to play. What are we all doing? Is there a point to it all?

Friday, August 1, 2014

STATE

For the past few weeks, Alcorn State’s Administrative Assistant and Research Coordinator Kimberly Buie’s two children, RaKeem, 8, and Kennedy, 7, have learned the importance of being in great physical shape and becoming more sociable while attending Alcorn’s summer fitness camp.

Staff members at Delta State University are already gearing up for the start of the new school year, scheduled to kick off Aug. 17 at the annual Move-in Day. Approximately 1,100 students living on campus this fall will have…

Delta State University continues to bolster exciting partnerships with international institutions, most recently, through a $100,000 grant from the U.S. Department of State. The grant is through the U.S.-Russia Peer-to-Peer…

Delta State continues to boost and revitalize dining options available at the university thanks to ARAMARK, the award-winning food service provider. A major overhaul has begun at the Mill area on the first floor of the H.L….

The Department of Mass Communications at Jackson State University will be transformed into a School of Journalism and Mass Communications, James C. Renick, the university’s provost and vice president for…

Jackson State University recently hosted 78 rising college freshmen during the summer 2014 GEAR UP Senior Academy. Funded by the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning, the Senior Academy is a...

Mississippi State will use a new $10,000 grant from the Starkville Oktibbeha Achieving Results community foundation to help create an on-campus outreach center focused on rural education. 

Mississippi State University's scanning electron microscopes are identifying million-year-old fossil bacteria while also helping corporations maintain millions in assets.

University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones has released a comprehensive action plan for fostering a more inclusive and…

Chancellor Dan Jones called them extraordinary days for The University of Mississippi, as the athletics program and university move…

Chronicle of Higher Education surveys university employees across the nation, finds high employee satisfaction at Ole Miss

LETTER FROM THE Chancellor To: All Who Love The University of Mississippi From: Dan Jones, Chancellor Aug. 1, 2014 In the summer of 2013, an expanded Sensitivity and Respect (S&R) Committee completed its review of the university’s environment on race and related issues.

Oxford housing developers are scrambling to accommodate the increasing student population.

A new music business class is being offered at Mississippi University for Women this fall under the instruction of Dr. Valentin Mihai Bogdan, assistant professor of music.

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Generating $15,560,117 during fiscal year 2013-14, The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation reports its second highest fundraising total in gifts and pledges received during a single fiscal year. This represents an 82 percent increase over the amount raised last year.

Volunteer Mississippi awarded AmeriCorps State grants to 13 organizations across the state earlier this month, including a pair of programs at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Polymer science students at The University of Southern Mississippi will see how their research translates into the marketplace in a project supported by a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant.

COMMUNITY COLLEGE

She hits, she scores, and the green team goes wild!  Meanwhile a boy on the yellow team pats a fellow teammate on the back. “It’s OK. We’ll get them next time,” he’s overhead saying.

Coahoma Community College’s Division of Health Sciences is proud to report a 90 percent pass rate for recent graduates who sat for the Certified Polysomnographic Technician (CPSGT) exam this spring while wrapping up their associate’s degrees in Polysomnography/ Sleep Technology.

In this day and age, no matter where one finds employment, there’s a good chance that a computer will be involved.

Co-Lin President Dr. Ronnie Nettles (right) has been honored with a Paul Harris Fellowship by the Brookhaven-Lincoln County Rotary Club.

2+2 in culinary arts

ECCC Continues to Offer Educational Opportunities
East Central Community College in Decatur continues to offer a variety of educational opportunities to assist stu...

East Central Community College unveiled a portion of its new FieldTu...

Dr. Rick Young announces the release of the 2014 East Mississippi Community College President’s Report: “The President’s Report gives us a chance to show others where we’ve been over the last year, and share some of our plans for the future.”

The Commercial Dispatch
Phil Bryant as House Bill 787, was funds for a new Center for Manufacturing Technology Excellence for East Mississippi Community College. Between ...

Beginning in January 2014, Hinds CC nursing and allied health students have access to the Dr. George Ball Simulation Center at 1820 Hospital Dr. in Jackson.

Donation to assist students in pursuit of higher education

Dorms at capacity: Move-in days set for Aug. 12, 14 and 17

GED program continues to perform at 100 percent

After nearly 40-years of being in storage, historical treasures were delivered to the Jones County Junior College Alumni and Foundation Office by the daughter of JCJC’s second president, J. B. Young.

In accordance with House Bill No. 1071 from the 2010 legislative session, Mississippi Delta Community

Caroline Ramagos has been named vice president of Institutional Advancement and Institutional Relations at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College has again been named a 2014 Great College to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education. 

New Transitions Academy blends GED prep with college-level courses More than 14,000 students leave the K-12 system each year in Mississippi, costing the state economy $458,302,726 in net annual costs.  Only about one-third of those dropouts work or seek work, and those who do earn 27…

Gautier city officials met with Singing River Health System and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College leaders Tuesday to discuss the system's future in the community.

Northwest’s Continuing Education Division will be offering its first online class this fall, according to Pam Wooten, coordinator of Continuing Education. “Classroom Presentation” will be taught online by Phyllis Johnson, dean of eLearning at Northwest. In this course, students will…

When former DeSoto Center Dean Richie Lawson left to assume duties as Northwest Mississippi Community College’s Vice President for Education earlier this summer, he knew he was leaving DeSoto Center in capable hands. On July 1, Assistant Dean Jeremy Isome…

Two Poplarville legislators got a crash course in the value of workforce training Tuesday, July 15, at Pearl River...

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Belhaven Online is now offering a Master of Science in Leadership (MSL) with a ministry concentration.This degree is designed for students who want to develop and advance their leadership roles ...

Broach Hall, home to the Baptist Student Union on the Blue Mountain College Campus, is getting some much needed repair work – thanks to a gift from the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board.

For the second year in a row, the Else School of Management at Millsaps College ranks in the top tier of North American M.B.A. programs and Global E.M.B.A. programs, as listed in the latest issue of CEO Magazine.

Mississippi College Ranks Among America’s Most Affordable Christian Universities
Mississippi College is a real bargain for thousands of students...

Back to the Bricks 2014 Attracts Hundreds of MC Students on August 28
Clinton’s Olde Towne district will soon be the destination point...

Mississippi College Celebrates Clinton
Mississippi College’s partnership with its vibrant hometown of Clinton dates...

Los Angeles Times
The difference, said Matthew Steffey, a professor at the Mississippi College School of Law, is that the Mississippi law would have closed the last 

Dr. Hannah Gay, professor of pediatrics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi, will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at William Carey University’s commencement on Saturday, August 9.

The William Carey University Tradition Campus counseling program has received a National Board for Certified Counselors & Affiliates (NBCC) grant to assist in initial Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) accreditation.

“The scholarship amounts will be based on need as a result of a crisis situation,” Carey President Tommy King said. “We have scholarships available to help students with needs, but this will be extra help on top of those funds to help these students get over a crisis.”

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The Board of Directors for the Mississippi Association of Partners in Education (MAPE) recently announced that Dr. Hank M. Bounds, Commissioner of Higher Education, has been selected to receive the 2014 Winter-Reed Partnership Award.

The Alcorn family lost longtime educator Dr. Edward Vaughn Saturday, July 19

This summer, Minority Landownermagazine will publish its 6th annual “Farmers of the Year” edition.

Just over a year ago, local media coined the nickname “Green Tie President” for William N. LaForge, the man who came to Delta State University with great excitement in April of 2013 as the new president. The school’s…

Jackson Clarion Ledger
“I was named president of Delta State University in 2003, and Luther came into my office not long after to tell me about the National Heritage Area ...

August is upon us, and schools across the Delta are gearing up for a brand new year. In an effort to connect families and schools with the performing arts, the Bologna Performing Arts Center is pleased to announce the…

Delta State University Center for Community & Economic Development Lakisha Butler Do you ever wonder why impoverished communities are so oppressed by conditions? It’s because these…

The Delta Center for Culture and Learning recently assisted the National Conference of Geography Educators by providing a heritage tour of the central Mississippi Delta. The geography teachers were attending the…

The Delta Center for Culture and Learning at Delta State recently welcomed another set of 40 K-12 teachers to its week-long workshop "The Most Southern Place on Earth: Music, History and Culture of the Mississippi…

President Carolyn W. Meyers is HBCU Digest’s Female President of the Year, the organization announced Friday. “I am humbled by this honor, but this is really about my outstanding team...

Larissa Hale, also known as the “Blue Wolf,” is disc jockey and music manager for WJSU, a “cool and current” source for Jackson’s NPR news and jazz radio owned by...

Sonny Ramaswamy, director of USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), announced today that Dr. Mark Keenum, president of Mississippi State University (MSU), will present the 2014 Seaman A. Knapp Memorial Lecture in memory of "The Father of Extension," Nov. 2 in Orlando, Florida, at the annual meeting of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities 

Mississippi State University scientists are conducting research to determine the economic impact of wild hog damage to agriculture in Mississippi.

A senior Mississippi State administrator is beginning a two-year term as president of the Mississippi Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

Mississippi State University-Meridian Dean and Associate Vice President Steven F. Brown will step down on Sept. 12 to accept a leadership post at a Florida university.

With the start of school quickly approaching, parents and students are anticipating the change that leaves behind the relaxation of summer.

Nearly 500 scientists from around the world will travel to Oxford this weekend to attend the joint American Society of…

Cathead Distillery supports UM's Southern Foodways Alliance

The University of Mississippi has begun a national search for a new dean of the College of Liberal Arts after former Dean Glenn Hopkins retired in June.

Dr. Karen S. Coats, a decorated scholar with nearly 25 years as an educator and administrator, has been named the new dean of the Graduate School at The University of Southern Mississippi. 

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On Aug. 12, however, students who did not visit Graceland Too while McLeod was alive will have another opportunity to walk its halls. In partnership with the City of Holly Springs the museum will be hosting a memorial event, Graceland Too Forever: A Celebration of Paul McLeod during the Elvis Presley Week.

Under new bipartisan legislation, colleges and universities could face strong new penalties for mishandling cases of sexual assault on campus. Critics question whether they can be implemented.

One of the provisions in a $17 billion compromise bill on reforming the Department of Veterans Affairs would grant in-state tuition to veterans and their dependents at public institutions in any state, regardless of residency, under the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

A free movie theater. A 25 person hot tub and spa with a lazy river and whirlpool. A leisure pool with biometric hand scanners for secure entry. A 50 foot climbing wall to make exercise interesting. And a top-of-the-line steak restaurant with free five course meals.

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Southern Miss and Mississippi State are about to end a drought of 24 years of not meeting each other on the football field. The Golden Eagles and ...

SunHerald.com
Southern Miss fans have known for a while now that Larry Fedora is jacked. Now the rest of the world is fully aware. A shirtless photo of the North ...