Monday, April 16, 2012

STATE


Kidnapping charges dropped against MSU students
The Commercial Dispatch
STARKVILLE -- Starkville Municipal Court Judge Rodney Faver Friday dismissed charges, stemming from a March 1 kidnapping, against three Mississippi State University students. Corey Skelton, 22, of Kosciusko, Frederick Oglesby, 21, of Hattiesburg and ...

Engineers gear up for competition
The Reflector online
By JAMES TOBERMAN This summer, Mississippi State University will send a team to Michigan to take part in the Formula SAE Series. It is a competition hosted by the Society of Automotive Engineers. In the Formula SAE Series, students design and build ..

Campus emergency drills ensure safety, preparation
The Reflector online
By JENNIFER SABOURIN In the event of an emergency on campus, Mississippi State Universityhas an assortment of drills catered to a variety of specific potential crisis situations in order to prepare students and faculty for any unexpected or dangerous ..

Mississippi State announces two new graduate degrees | NCFR
The School of Human Sciences at Mississippi State University will begin offering graduate degrees (M.S. and Ph.D.) in Human Development and Family Studies ...
www.ncfr.org/.../mississippi-state-announces-two-new-graduat...

Mississippi University for Women Undertakes an Oral History of the ...
Students in an African American history class at the Mississippi University for Women in Columbus are conducting an oral history project involving local ...
www.jbhe.com/.../mississippi-university-for-women-undertake...

Southern Miss Celebrates 100th Birthday of Hattiesburg Hall Dormitory
Southern Miss Now
(Photo by Kelly Dunn) Administrators, faculty, staff and students at The University of Southern Mississippi commemorated the 100 th anniversary of Hattiesburg Hall's opening with a special birthday celebration on Thursday, April 12

USM prepares groundwork for new nurse anesthesia program
The Republic
The University of Southern Mississippi will offer a degree-granting nurse anesthesia program. Dr. Vickie Stuart, nurse anesthesia program director and assistant clinical professor at USM, says the new program will include 36 consecutive months of study ...

Southern Miss to Offer 'Basic Community Economic Development ...
The University of Southern Mississippi will offer an introductory course emphasizing elected officials' role in community and economic development on Tuesday, ...
www.usm.edu/.../southern-miss-offer-‘basic-community-econ...

Alcorn State hosts first annual Unity Through Diversity Week conference
The Republic
John Carlos, one of two black athletes who called attention to the plight of African Americans at the 1968 Olympics with a raised black-gloved fist, will be the opening speaker at Alcorn StateUniversity's Unity Through Diversity Week conference.

JSU Graduate Tommie "Tonea" Stewart Creative Arts Festival
Fox 40 Jackson
Mrs. Tommie "Tonea" Stewart is in town this weekend as part of Jackson State University's 6th Annual Creative Arts Festival : The 50th Anniversary of the Meredith Crisis. This event is sponsored by the Margaret Walker Center at Jackson State University ...

COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Mississippi Innovation Engineering Leadership Institute - Partners ...
MEP.ms Center at Itawamba Community College (ICC) is a nationally recognized community college for services to manufacturers, particularly in the furniture ...
www.cvent.com/.../custom-20-637d8b1cca4f40c58cb10df09e...

Citizen Police Academy Graduation
WTOK
It was for the first ever class in the Meridian Citizen Police Academy, a joint venture between MPD and Meridian Community College. The new program began back in February and gave participants a chance to learn much more about the way law enforcement ...

Jones County kicks off "Great American Clean-Up"
WDAM-TV
The Jones County Sheriff's Dept. is leading the charge to pick up litter, along with local municipalities. Jones County Junior College is also pitching in, ..

PRIVATE

The Advocacy Center at the Mississippi College School of Law ...
The GJCP will celebrate the grand opening of the Advocacy Center at the Mississippi CollegeSchool of Law at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 27. The building is facing ...
business.greaterjacksonpartnership.com/.../the-advocacy-cente...

Free Health Fair at Mississippi College Monday
Free Health Fair at Mississippi College Monday. The Mississippi College School of Nursing invites citizens to attend a free health fair at Brighton Park in Clinton.
http://www.mc.edu/news/mc-school-of-nursing-hosts-april-16-clinton-health-fair/

Technology in America
The American
Michael Sacasas is pursuing a PhD in the University of Central Florida's "Texts ... and culture atthefrailestthing.com and teaches at Belhaven University

Belhaven Holds Sophomore and Junior Events | Belhaven Alumni ...
Serving the Belhaven family of alumni with the latest news and events in the life of their alma mater. BU…YOU KNOW!
blogs.belhaven.edu/.../belhaven-holds-sophomore-and-junior-...

NOTABLE/QUOTABLE

Alcorn President Named Finalist For Male President Of The Year For HBCU Awards
2012 HBCU Awards

Coaches Face New Scrutiny on Sex Abuse
New York Times
“I know my players' parents would never suspect me of misconduct,” said Raven Scott, a college volleyball player at Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss., ...

Millsaps' professor's new book puts apocalypse in context
Jackson Clarion Ledger
Millsaps College professor Benjamin Reynolds, author of the newly published Between Symbolism and Realism, examines the language of Jewish apocalypses.

Hewes is first to declare for Gulfport mayor
SunHerald.com
The state Constitution would appear to bar Warr's candidacy, said Matt Steffey, a constitutional law professor at Mississippi College.

Teens hear life lessons
Natchez Democrat
That message of perseverance resonated throughout the auditorium at Alcorn State University's Natchez campus during the annual teen summit Saturday morning. Dr. Pam Felder, ASU professor and coordinator of special education, gave the 186 teens in ..

Funding needed for geography
Jackson Clarion Ledger
I'm the executive director of the Mississippi Geographic Alliance, an assistant professor at theUniversity of Mississippi, and a resident of Oxford. On Thursday, I will join educators from around the country in Washington, DC, with one mission: urging ...

Saunders: Out-of-state waivers level playing field
Hattiesburg American
Freshman LaQuienta Porter said she first visited the University of Southern Mississippi campus last year because her high school dance coach happened to be a Dixie Darling. "I loved everything about the school," said Porter, who hails from Bay Minette ...

Forbes publisher set to speak at lecture series
SunHerald.com
The event, sponsored by the Sun Herald and the University of Southern MississippiGulf Coast, takes place at 7 pm in the Fleming Education Center auditorium at USM's Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. Karlgaard will offer his ideas about how the 2102 ..

AIDS awareness tour
WLBT-TV
They are targeting college campuses like Jackson State University. AHF is giving away condoms and providing information on sexually transmitted diseases. So far, they have given away almost a million condoms in 12 states.

West Countyline Road Project
WLBT-TV
Dr. Beverly Hogan, President of Tougaloo College, would like to see the problem resolved. "They need 8.5 million dollars to complete that project.

Mississippi Valley State Alumni Banquet
WTOK
The President of Mississippi Valley State College was in the Queen City Saturday night for a special banquet. Donna Oliver was on hand at the Council of Organizations building for the alumni green and white ball. Oliver told us despite tough economic ...

MUW Spectator
“I haven’t really noticed many changes around here, but the sloppy Joe’s taste better now. I don’t know why,”…

LAGNIAPPE

The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, April 19, 2012, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Members ...
www.ihl.state.ms.us/ihl/newsstory.asp?ID=926

CMSD continues to discuss bomb threat strategies
The Commercial Dispatch
Officials from the Mississippi Department of Education's Office of School Safety made a presentation on recommended bomb threat response procedures. The main goal is to keep the threat from interfering with normal school operations as much as possible.

Schools look to cut out-of-state fees
Natchez Democrat
Mississippi's IHL colleges include ASU, Delta State University, Jackson State University, Mississippi State University, Mississippi University for Women, Mississippi Valley State University, The University of Mississippi and The University of Southern ...

Eden Brent loves to play Teddy's in Zachary
The Advocate
Like Baton Rouge's closed Tabby's Blues Box and Heritage Hall, Po' Monkey's eventually drew a mixed crowd including college students from Delta State University and international blues-fan tourists in search of a real live juke house.

The Real Student Loan Debt Problem
Caribbean Media Vision
Since the total student loan debt outstanding exceeds $1 Trillion dollars, the scope of the problem seems immense. When complicated by the 30% of student loans that are 30 or more days overdue, there appears to be a crisis brewing.

Early-Life Exposure to BPA Affects Adult Learning, Animal Study Suggests
Science Daily

Where will the next generation of deans come from?
Inside Higher Ed
It’s an increasingly urgent question, since the current crop is largely aging out of the profession. And in many settings, there’s no heir apparent at the ready.

CHARTER SCHOOLS

Updating the battle for charter schools (op-ed)
Mississippi Press (blog)
By Corey T. Wilson Last week, the debate in Jackson over charter schools was stalled by a 15-16 defeat in the House Education Committee of a bill, SB 2401, that would have brought strong reforms to Mississippi's educational system.

District Superintendents Nationwide Ready for Charter Fight
educationnews
The State House Education Committee rejected a bill, recently passed by the State Senate, that would greatly expand the charter programs within Mississippi.