Friday, July 4, 2014

STATE

Farmers and land owners from Holmes, Simpson and Rankin counties attended the annual workshop on clonal propagation of muscadines held recently by Alcorn State University Center for Conservation Research.

For Vicksburg Warren Alumni Chapter President Lakesha Batty, assisting Alcorn’s new president is a top priority.

Jackson State University’s College of Public Service has received reaccreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health for a seven-year term for its public health graduate...

The presidents of three Mississippi higher learning institutions will speak in late summer at Mississippi State's 2014 Men of Color Summit.

Mississippi State alumni groups throughout the U.S. again are organizing summer send-off parties for local students entering the university this fall as freshmen and transfer students.

John Thomas family creates endowed faculty position for marketing communications major

In an effort to address the challenges of poverty and educational inequity plaguing some Mississippi schools, the University of…

Early one Sunday morning in April, senior Amber Smith arrived at the Turner Center to help volunteer for the Rebel-Man Sprint Triathlon. Although she was there volunteering, Smith was also there to receive credit for one of her classes, Parks and Recreation Management 391…

As temperatures rise throughout the long, hot days of summer in South Mississippi, so too does the presence of mosquitoes. And with that pesky insect comes the threat of West Nile Virus.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group and national non-profit KaBOOM! Has awarded The Institute for Disability Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi a $9,000

The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) at The University of Southern Mississippi became the new owners of the research vessel R/V Tom McIlwain during a ceremony held June 19 in Ocean Springs, Miss. The vessel was transferred to GCRL from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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Forty high school juniors and seniors participating in Coahoma Community College’s first Presidential Leadership Academy camp received a first-hand look at the agriculture industry, as well as a history lesson on the nation’s capitol, during a trip to Washington D.C. last week.

June 26 - 28, 2014, Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Alpena, MI, USA

ECCC Presents $88,972 in Student Scholarships at Annual Event
Attending East Central Community College became even more affordable for approximately 120 students who received sc...

Effective for classes beginning July 24 or after

Preparing for the Lions 97th International Convention and Parade of Nations on July 3-9, in Toronto, Canada has been a little wetter than normal for the Mississippi All-State Band members rehearsing at Jones County Junior College.

Justin Robinson has been named assistant director of bands, according to John Mixon, division director of Fine Arts at Northwest Mississippi Community College. Robinson will fill the position vacated by Mixon, who was named division director earlier this summer. Robinson…

The Republic
HATTIESBURG, Mississippi — Ted J. Alexander, president of Pearl River Community College from 1986 to 2000, died Wednesday in Hattiesburg.

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Belhaven University has added a Bachelor of Science in Accounting to its online offerings. Students who earn an accounting degree are in high demand and this degree provides students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the accounting profession

Nancy Hopps McDonald has been named the Director of Alumni Affairs at Blue Mountain College. McDonald, a 1982 BMC alumna, will replace Lea Bennett, who will retire June 30 after 10 years as alumni director.

Dr. Tim Ward, associate dean of sciences at Millsaps College, has been named the first holder of the Berry Family Endowed Chair in Science at Millsaps.

Parking Garage at Mississippi College Hosts Clinton Fire Department Drill
Clinton firefighters used hoses to battle thick smoke spewing from...

Administration of Justice On-Line Program at Mississippi College Receives National Honor
Mississippi College’s online programs in the administration of justice are...

Fourteen students and one professor from William Carey University’s Joseph and Nancy Fail School of Nursing joined the Talladega Baptist Medical Dental Missions International (BMDMI) team for an evangelistic mission trip to Jesus de Otoro, Honduras in May.

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Jackson Clarion Ledger
"It's an expression of our needs," said Higher Education Commissioner Hank Bounds. "We would be happy to get that number. The truth of the matter ...

Alcorn President Alfred Rankins Jr. announced today the appointment of LLJuna Weir, associate director of athletics/senior women administrator, as the interim director of intercollegiate athletics, effective July 1.

The Alcorn State University Office of Counseling and Testing Director Dyann Moses and Assistant Director Paulette Haley participated in a suicide prevention training “Question, Persuade, Refer” (QPR) June 17, 2014, at Mississippi State Hospital.

According to Talbot Brooks, director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Geospatial Information Technologies at Delta State University, the adoption and implementation of geospatial information technologies, both within the…

Delta State’s Breast Education and Early-detection Project (B.E.E.P.) and My Brother's Keeper, Inc. (MBK) will host a cancer and obesity prevention training course July 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Center for…

The U.S. Small Business Administration Mississippi District Office recently announced the certification of RedLaser Technology, Inc. into the SBA’s highly sought after 8(a) Business Development Program.  The...

USA TODAY
... in the next few days.” The political science major at Mississippi State University had been in his post since March, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Nassau News Live
Our efforts will help farmers reduce nutrient losses to the environment,” said Wes Burger, Mississippi State University Agricultural Experiment Station ...

Steak lovers beware: scientists have discovered certain tick bites can cause an allergy to red meat. Jerome Goddard, medical entomologist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said the lone star tick species carries a sugar that can be transmitted through its bite. The transmission of the sugar may cause people to become allergic to red meat.

Mississippi University for Women will be one of six entities to host Volunteer Mississippi information sessions to discuss the availability of monies to support local national service programs and opportunities to access national service resources.

The Hechinger Report
The tour is part of a nine-day summer program run by the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation at the University of Mississippi. The goal is…

Perhaps the only thing more rewarding than knowing you have done a job well is the acknowledgement that others know it, too. That's why when Cathy…

WHLT22
No one was allowed in Pulley Hall on the Southern Miss campus yesterday. The University Police Department, along with other area law enforcement ...

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Forbes
A Google search for student loan crisis returns 12,100,000 items, most of them bemoaning the crushing debt of today's students and demanding action ..

Mia Karvonides discusses new University-wide policy, procedures

Ever wonder why children can so easily figure out how to work the TV remote? Or why they "totally get" apps on your smartphone faster than you? It turns out that young children may be more open-minded than adults when it comes to solving problems.

You can do this. You’ve always been able to do this. You’re a writer-person with an English degree and an MFA.

Friday, June 27, 2014

STATE

As Upward Bound Program Director Lucille Donaldson reflects on her time as a student in the program over 30 years ago, she credits the leadership of her camp instructors for her success.

The Delta State University National Alumni Association launched the Sustaining Life Member Program in 2013 as a voluntary way for current paid-in-full lifetime members to provide additional annual support to the association…

The Delta Center for Culture and Learning is conducting the Landmarks in American History and Culture workshop again this year. The workshop is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and is titled “The Most…

Under the leadership of the communications department and web writer/designer April Mondy, the university continues to boost its online presence with www.deltastate.edu growing as an information hub. Most recently, Mondy…

This fall, incoming freshmen will be introduced to a new learning system based on Jackson State University’s CyberLearning initiative.  Jackson State faculty members who will be teaching this first cohort...

A project that is expected to boost quality of work-life for more than 1,500 employees who work in the state's largest research park is moving forward.

Mississippi State is playing a vital role in the global effort to end poverty and hunger, and that role is growing, the university's chief research officer said.

When the April 28 EF4 tornado leveled Destiny’s Day Care in Louisville, center owner Deborah Holmes was relieved by the quick response from two Mississippi State University programs.

Mississippi Valley State University Department of Social Work offer a free training session for individuals interested in refining their skills for the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), Bachelor of Social Work level licensing exam on Saturday, June 28 from 9 am – 12:30 pm.

WJTV
The College Board approved the plan Thursday, giving Higher Education Chancellor Hank Bounds approval over any final contract. In supporting ...

Walter J. Pierron Jr. has a longtime appreciation for the School of Pharmacy at the University of Mississippi. "I have many fond…

The University of Mississippi's commitment to service was demonstrated recently when administrators took visiting Grisham fellows…

A process to evaluate research at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy has come full circle with a reorganization of the…

Dual-credit courses to be offered starting in August

Ole Miss is expected to open its first parking garage with 823 brand new spaces for students, staff and the community this fall.

Daily Journal
OXFORD, Mississippi — While more students will be enrolled at the University of Mississippi this fall, fewer parking spaces will be available for them ...

Polymer researchers at The University of Southern Mississippi are conducting studies that could revolutionize the drug delivery process for cancer patients.

As part of the Office of Sustainability’s Climate Action Plan, The University of Southern Mississippi is working toward climate neutrality -- a net zero carbon footprint by 2050. The goal is to have zero impact on the environment from campus operations.

The University of Southern Mississippi and the City of Hattiesburg earned a No. 24 ranking in a recent list of the “50 Great Affordable College Towns in the U.S.” as chosen by GreatValueColleges.Net. Southern Miss was the only Mississippi college or university to make the list.

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From robots and micro-organism to small businesses and an a capella musical selection—students participating in Coahoma Community College’s STEM Academy showed off a variety of interesting information during special presentations Friday at the program’s conclusion.

In a continued effort to reach out to those workers affected by the recent closing of Harrah’s Casino in Tunica, Coahoma Community College is offering several educational opportunities that can lead to a career in healthcare, one of the nation’s fastest growing industries.

About 40 high school juniors and seniors are spending a couple of days of their summer break on the campus of Coahoma Community College this week before heading to Washington D.C. as part of CCC’s first Presidential Leadership Academy camp.

Dr. Boyce announces departure from Holmes CC

Dr. David Cole to serve as interim president

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is partnering with the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) on a road-construction project that will improve pedestrian walkways at the college’s Perkinston Campus and surrounding areas.  The partnership is part of the Transportation…

By 2018, the Department of Labor statistics shows that there will be 46,000 new science, technology, engineering and mathematics jobs in Mississippi and nearly 8.7 million jobs in those fields nationwide. Estimates also show the U.S. will have over 1.2 million unfilled jobs in STEM fi…

Right: Students in Kids Kollege Geocaching Round-up at Northwest Mississippi Community College hunted geocaches in areas from Sardis Lake to Arkabutla Lake. Pictured l-r are Lee Colley of Oxford, Hunter Long of Coldwater, Brian Wooten of Holly Springs, Morgan McCarver of…

Teresa Wilbourn always emphasized the importance of getting a college education to her three children as they were growing up in Sardis. Little did she know she would one day share her own college graduation ceremony with her daughter Treesa.…

Northwest Mississippi Community College’s Career -Technical Education Division recently received its Mississippi Career Planning and Assessment System, Edition 2 (MS-CPAS2) test results from the Mississippi Assessment Center and several of the college’s programs ranked high in the state. The MS-CPAS2…

A new degree program at Pearl River Community College is designed to meet the needs of the healthcare labor market....

Pearl River Community College ranks among the country’s top 20 in providing students a solid academic foundation on...

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Belhaven University’s School of Nursing received approval from the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) for its Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) on Thursday, June 19, 2014

Mississippi College Names New York University Law Graduate Wendy Scott as New Law Dean
Dr. Lee Royce—the president of Mississippi College—announced that Professor Wendy...

Army ROTC Program at Mississippi College Trains Future Leaders
Mississippi College students in nursing, education, law and other fields...

Prayer Garden Opening at Mississippi College This Summer
Mississippi College’s new prayer garden will soon offer a beautiful...

Mississippi News Feed
Jackson, Miss. — Hayat Mohamed, a Tougaloo College senior, and Laurel Oldershaw, a 2014 connoisseur of Brown University, removed their ...

The Hechinger Report
“We are a country lurching backwards on the issue of education,'' Moses said during a panel discussion at Tougaloo College. “For the purpose of ...

William Carey University received special recognition by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) for three programs in The School of Education. 

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The Delta State University Department of Music is pleased to announce Erik Richards as the new director of bands, effective July 1. Richards holds a doctorate in music education with a concentration in instrumental…

One of Delta State's staff members was recently showcased in "Mississippi Rising: Emerging Artists" for his work in photography. Rory Doyle, news writer/photographer in the office of Communications and Marketing, attended…

Longtime Delta State leader Myrtis Tabb, associate vice president of finance and administration, was recently appointed to serve on the board of directors for the Delta Council. The Delta Council Annual Meeting, held at…

WAPT Jackson
Actor Danny Glover visited Jackson State University on Thursday to commemorate the historic civil rights push. Glover said he grew up fighting for civil ...

The Division of Academic and Student Affairs and the College of Business will hold a Welcome Reception for Dr. Ramin C. Maysami at 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, in the...

Laura Lee Lewis of Brookhaven, Miss Mississippi State University, will review her year and preview her competition wardrobe Tuesday [July 1] during a special campus program.

Nine Mississippi State staff members on the Starkville campus and three serving at other locations around the state are winners of 2014 Donald W. Zacharias Distinguished Staff Awards

Dr. Todd Archer of Mississippi State University's College of Veterinary Medicine is being honored by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Foundation.

A Mississippi State engineering faculty member is being recognized as one of the nation's leading cardiovascular researchers.

A Mississippi State engineering administrator is being honored as a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education.

Warmer weather and no school mean local streets and sidewalks are filled with more walking and biking traffic, so drivers and parents must pay special attention to children’s safety.

Following a national search, Sirena Cantrell of Caledonia has been named dean of students at Mississippi University for Women effective July 1.

Dr. David Brooking has been named to lead Mississippi University for Women’s Student Success Center, which will focus on retaining and graduating students.

Officials with the National Center for Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi are making final preparations for the 5th Annual National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition set for July 8-10 in Indianapolis, Ind.

Miriam Cabana, a former laboratory coordinator with The University of Southern Mississippi College of Nursing, died Friday, June 20. She was 67.

HATTIESBURG — The University of Southern Mississippi is investigating allegations that an employee accessed personal information of other employees on the Hattiesburg campus..

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BILOXI — State education leaders said at a Mississippi Municipal League school funding forum that when the state doesn't fully fund schools, the bill winds up being the problem of local governments..

Thursday, June 26 2014, 10:00 AM

First in a series of bills to reauthorize the Higher Education Act.

In the wake of the 2008 recession, college cost and affordability have become increasingly hot topics.

Contract Problems and Public Solutions

Friday, June 20, 2014

STATE

To further establish its standing as the academic home of the blues, Delta State University is proud to announce the creation of the International Delta Blues Project. The three-tiered project will feature an International…

President William N. LaForge provided a major announcement earlier this month as Delta State family came together to celebrate the 80th birthday of President Emeritus Kent Wyatt. “Today I have the pleasure to announce…

With June 21 marking 50 years since the Ku Klux Klan killed three civil rights workers in Philadelphia, Miss. in 1964, a number of historical leaders, families of the victims and friends gathered Sunday to pay tribute and

The Bologna Performing Arts Center proudly announces the kickoff to its 2014-15 season on June 10. All are welcome to celebrate the center’s 20th anniversary season from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the Bologna Center lobby.

The Center for Community and Economic Development at Delta State recently announced the start of its “Summer of SERVICE,” with 40 VISTA summer associates participating through July. The center has received five…

This past Sunday, 39 eager students from all areas of the state joined 10 professional artists from across the country for the 17th annual Janice Wyatt Mississippi Summer Arts Institute (MSAI) at the Bologna Performing Arts…

Jackson State University will hold “Academic Signing Day” from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, June 9, in the Student Center. The event will welcome many of...

The Jackson State University Veterans and Military Center in conjunction with the Center Commander Quarterly Leadership Development (CQLD) held a one-day symposium designed to equip Center Commanders and Assistant...

Jackson State University and Mississippi State University are teaming up to teach a pre-engineering course at a Jackson high school. The pre-engineering course will be offered at...

How do schools of higher learning teach the 21st century student? What is the role of institutions of higher learning  when information is everywhere? How do we develop a student...

Works by a Mississippi State art department lecturer and seven other artists are on display through June 28 at Mississippi State's Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery.

A program that provides equine therapy to children and adults with special needs recently received special recognition from an international organization.

High school students with a taste for growing get a glimpse of the field.

Nearly 40 individual donors tripled their investment in Mississippi State's future through a gift-match program at ExxonMobil.

A previously unknown organism was recently discovered at Mississippi State University.

Mississippi Valley State University (MVSU) President William Bynum has announced the renovation of College Hall I to accommodate the growing number of requests for on-campus housing.

Eight high school students received diplomas last month that carried something different than most local high school degrees:

To meet the demand for qualified pre-K teachers across the state, a new curriculum offered by the University of Mississippi allows…

Construction of a new parking garage is slated to be complete by fall of 2014.

Despite the different opinions of what fresh food is, students and administrators continue to work together to bring fresher options to the Ole Miss campus.

Young women from all over the state of Mississippi have been on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus June 1-6 to participate as delegates in the 66th annual American Legion Auxiliary Girls State.

Eighteen teachers from across the state gathered Monday (June 2) at the University of Mississippi to embark on a transformational…

Deborah Bryant read from 'Corduroy' to energetic elementary student, praised UM enrichment program

On May 6, The Natural Products Laboratory at The University of Mississippi was given the green light to begin refining cannabis into a CBD-oil concentrate by the National Institute of Drug Abuse and the Drug Enforcement Agency. This puts parents of children suffering from severe cases of epilepsy, as defined in Harper Grace’s law signed by Gov. Phil Bryant on April,...

Voting rights. Jim Crow. The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. The murders of Goodman, Chaney, and Schwerner in Philadelphia, Miss. The 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer has focused the nation’s attention on the Civil Rights Movement in the state, and The University of Southern Mississippi is leading the way in preserving the divisive era’s history.

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Mississippi News Feed
Northwest Mississippi Community College in Senatobia skeleton fee of $2,550, a 13.3 percent increase. Average fee will arise to $2,476 annually, ...

Thousands came out to witness the filming of the popular television reality dance Bring It! held on the campus of Coahoma Community College.

For some, high school serves as a stepping-stone to achieve the next step— college. However, several local high-school students, including over two-dozen students at West Tallahatchie High School in Webb, MS, have been taking advantage of the opportunity to work towards both goals in one effort through Coahoma Community College’s Dual Enrollment program.

Coahoma Community College's Lil' Tiger Basketball Camp kicked-off on Monday morning at the Pinnacle with more than 50 campers participating in the annual camp this week put on by former longtime women's basketball coach Ella Morris.

ECCC Groundbreaking for New Turf Field
Participating in groundbreaking ceremonies Friday, June 13 for a new Synthetic Turf Field at East Central ...

ECCC Transfer Students Achieve Highest GPA at Four-Year Institutions
Students who transfer from East Central Community College to four-year institutions are once again recognized for...

LeBrun Selected ECCC Dean of eLearning
Dr. Krista M. Lebrun Dr. Krista M. LeBrun of Meridian was recently selected Dean of e-Learning at East Central C...

Case Returns to ECCC Staff
David Case David Case was recently selected Vice President for Institutional Research and Effectiveness at East C...

EMCC’s Manufacturing Technology and Engineering team was in West Point June 12 to talk about helping people learn the skills employers want. “We’ve got a lot going on, both in Clay County and at EMCC with the consolidation of Workforce, credit courses and Adult Basic Education under the umbrella of the Manufacturing Technology and Engineering Division,” said Mitzi Thompson, director of EMCC’s West Point Center.

East Mississippi Community College broke ground Friday for a new 76,000-square-foot Student Union at the Golden Triangle campus. The multi-purpose building will include 12 classrooms, conference rooms, cafeteria, bookstore, computer lab, art gallery and fitness center. Construction is expected to take about two years.

For the second year in a row, an AmeriCorps NCCC team worked hard to make improvements at East Mississippi Community College's Scooba campus. The six-person team from the National Civilian Community Corps arrived in Scooba May 20 and worked on numerous projects until departing for another work site June 4.

About 135 first through sixthgraders spent one week at Jones County Junior College taking Kids’ College classes. They learned about the anatomy of creatures, science secrets, tasted international cuisine and created masterpieces inspired by great artists at the 8th annual Kids’ College summer camp.

“I’ve seen an increase in the number of students majoring in engineering and with GEA offering internships our students could get a unique experience. GEA will also have the first chance to meet top JCJC students before they transfer to a university,” said Boleware.

Students urged to apply as soon as possible

The Mississippi Delta Community College Board of Trustees' regular meeting date, July 10, 2014, has…

Mississippi Delta Community College held a groundbreaking ceremony June 12 to celebrate the construction of…

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, a nationally top-ranked community college, announces that there will not be a tuition increase for the fourth consecutive year.

A third wing will be added to this building at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College's Jackson County campus, trustees decided today. The $5 ...

Nearly one-third of women who are studying at a Mississippi community college have children, according to responses to a survey by the Women's Foundation of Mississippi.

The Northwest Mississippi Community College Foundation recently received a donation from the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi on behalf of “Taste of DeSoto” for their contribution to the Taste of DeSoto Endowed Scholarship, which will be awarded to DeSoto County…

Any surgeon would tell you a good surgical technician is critical to executing a good surgery. Offered only at the Oxford Center, the Surgical Technology program prepares students for a career where they can be well paid and make a…

This fall, Northwest Mississippi Community College students will find a new and improved student portal that will provide them with a “one-stop shop” for information. Students will be able to instantly access information about their grades, schedules, financial aid…

Northwest Mississippi Community College Registrar, Larry Simpson, has been named a vice president, according to college officials. Simpson was formerly dean of enrollment management for the college. Simpson started his career at Northwest in 1980 as a vocational related studies…

Richie E. Lawson, former dean of Northwest Mississippi Community College’s DeSoto Center has been named vice president for Education. Lawson began his career at Northwest in 1983, teaching what was then called Mortuary Science at DeSoto Center. He taught until…

WDAM-TV
Pearl River Community College has been ranked as one of the top schools in the country in preparing students to attend a four-year institution.

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Belhaven University will again host the USA International Ballet Competition (IBC) as its International Village from June 14-29. Belhaven is a significant partner to the USA IBC and has the opportunity to host…

A Bachelor of Science in Management with Criminal Justice Concentration is now available through Belhaven University Online. This new online concentration teaches and develops the skill needed for leadership within…

June Orientation Welcomes Freshmen to Mississippi College
Outstanding academic programs and the chance to play NCAA Division...

Movie at Providence Hill Farm Spotlights Mississippi College Horses
Hale Bopp, Coconut Grove and other impressive Mississippi College horses...

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Yall Politics
The research conducted at Mississippi State University that has increased yield for soybeans, cotton, timber and other crops would end. • The research ...

WLOX
Mississippi Commissioner of Higher Education Hank Bounds is raising questions about comments made by GOP Senate hopeful Chris McDaniel.

Alcorn State University School of Business faculty, Dr. Akash Dania’s research paper titled “Transmission of U.S. stock market implied volatility to BRIC markets” has been accepted for publication in the fall 2014 issue of the Journal of Wealth Management.

The Mississippi Heritage Trust recently awarded Dr. Luther Brown, Director of the Delta State Delta Center for Culture and Learning and the Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area the "Heritage Award for Distinguished…

United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE:UPS) announced today that Chief Operating Officer David Abney, Delta State University graduate of 1976, has been promoted as its next chief executive. Abney started with the shipping giant…

The Delta State University Staff Council recently honored Rhonda Loper as the May 2014 Employee of the Month. Loper began working at Delta State in October of 2012 as a research and information specialist in the office of…

Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs James C. Renick has announced a change in leadership of the College of Liberal Arts. Dr. Deborah Barnes,...

Two of Jackson State University’s most recent alums are father and son, Roy L. Jackson and Ramon L. Jackson, who both graduated this spring and are now ready for graduate...

The Office of Student Leadership and Community Engagement at Mississippi State is looking for 25 families to host one or two college students for two nights during the weekend of July 11 for the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program.

An endowed scholarship recently established by Steve and Donna Saunders of Vicksburg will encourage Mississippi State University students to pursue teaching careers in special education. 

The U.S. Department of the Interior conducted a national survey in 2006 to examine spending for hunting, fishing and wildlife-watching in the country. Adjusting for inflation to 2013 levels, the overall economic impact to Mississippi from outdoor recreation totals $2.9 billion annually.

Eighteen Mississippi State staff members are graduates of an annual professional development program offered by the university's Office of Sponsored Programs Administration.

The first comprehensive narrative of Mississippi since a Bicentennial history was published in 1976 is the latest work of an administrator and historian at Mississippi State University-Meridian.

Cancer kills nearly 600,000 Americans each year, and a team of researchers at Mississippi State University is developing new and better ways of fighting back.

The Mississippi State University Extension Service is taking steps to reduce the number of accidents and fatalities involving all-terrain vehicles, or ATVs.

WTVA
STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) -- Hustle and bustle is the norm in Starkville. Restaurants are plentiful. The ever-growing Mississippi State University is ...

A veteran faculty member and department chair will become the new dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at Mississippi University for Women.

The life of hill country bluesman singer and guitar player Mississippi Fred McDowell is the subject of a documentary film by…

WAPT Jackson
In 2009, University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones banned the version, "From Dixie with Love," which is a combination of "Dixie" and "The Battle ...

After 20 years of distinguished service as an English professor at The University of Southern Mississippi, Dr. Ellen Weinauer has been named the next dean of the University’s Honors College. She will assume her new duties on July 1.

The management and owners of Half Shell Oyster House in Hattiesburg are making a habit out of helping The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi.

One of the country’s most successful educators will be the keynote speaker for the second annual Making Connections Conference, an event sponsored in part by The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Education and Psychology

The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association recently welcomed Lauren Richards as the organization’s new manager of programs.

Dr. Maureen K. Martin, director of the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been elected to serve on the board of directors for the Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA), a national organization that certifies dyslexia therapists and practitioners.

Business Insider
In a new ad from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Favre, a Mississippi native who once played at the University of Southern Mississippi, strongly ...

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Congratulations Class of 2014! You are entering a labor market that offers a record number of paychecks.

An Aug. 20 concert by country music legend Merle Haggard will kick off Mississippi State's 2014-15 Lyceum Series season in newly renovated Lee Hall.

(with drone footage)

The nation's teacher-preparation programs have plenty of room for improvement, according to a new report.

Starbucks Coffee Co. today announces an unusually large tuition reimbursement for employees. It's in partnership with Arizona State University's highly ranked online program.