Monday, April 30, 2012


STATE

USM President Saunders resigns same day as questions swirl about $1 million ...
Mississippi Press (blog)
"It is indeed a sad day for the Southern Miss community." As colleagues said goodbye to Saunders, Bounds said the Institutions of Higher Learning planned to focus on finding out more about the deficit. At this point, he said, it's unclear whether a ..

Hammond: Southern Miss athletics facing financial crisis
Jackson Clarion Ledger
HATTIESBURG — On the day that Southern Miss president Martha Saunders announced her resignation effective June 30, interim athletic director Jeff Hammond spoke with passion about major issues facing his athletic department, including a financial ..

Rumors follow USM head's resignation
Jackson Clarion Ledger
The resignation of University of Southern Mississippi President Martha Saunders on Friday is no exception. Take, for instance, an email sent to his fellow Faculty Senate members in which senate President Tim Rehner speculated that Saunders' decision ...



DuBard program taking applications
Hattiesburg American
The DuBard School for Language Disorders at the University of Southern Mississippi is accepting applications for its unique outclient Language Enhancement and Achievement Program (LEAP). The summer program is designed for children who have difficulty ...

MUW names new alumni board
The Commercial Dispatch
She later obtained a master's degree in institutional management from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. In 2007, when then-President Claudia Limbert disaffiliated the MUW Alumnae Association and replaced it with the MUW Alumni ..


Bullying Summit to talk serious issues
Natchez Democrat
The Peer Pressure and Bullying Youth Summit, hosted by Alcorn State University Extension Program and Natchez-Adams School District, won't simply focus on children getting picked on for wearing funny clothes; it will address serious issues.

Alcorn, NRMC: Get on the bus
Natchez Democrat
Alcorn State University's Natchez Campus and Natchez Regional Medical Center have partnered to take the Alcorn mobile health unit into the rural areas of Adams, Jefferson, Franklin, Wilkinson and Claiborne counties to make access to health care easier ...

Military Secrets Leak From US Universities With Rules Flouted
BusinessWeek
Mississippi State University is warier than most schools of invoking exemptions, said Ray Vaughn, associate vice president for research. It recently stopped a contract and sent it to the State Department for review even though the faculty member ...


Renowned Researcher Creates Endowment To Nurture Brainchild
An educator, administrator and prominent hydroscience and engineering researcher, whose work has brought international attention to the University of Mississippi for more than four decades, has contributed $100,000 to create an endowment encouraging other university professionals in their work.

COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Mississippi Delta Community College Scandal Letter (Must Read)
OK. I live 5 miles from MDCC and things have been like this for the longest concerning the attitudes in the letter. It is 4 pages of taped messages and convos ...
www.tspnsports.com/forums/showthread.php?105395...


Greenwood Commonwealth
Lee Abraham is confident he can track down whoever is responsible for slandering his siblings in an anonymous racially explosive document that has been circulating around the Delta and beyond for more than a week.

Greenwood Commonwealth
The Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure is asking questions about a newspaper article and advertisement that appeared following an armed robbery of Dr. Arnold Smith.

Alleged Hitman, AG's Agent Shot In Greenwood Attorney's Office
Agents from the Mississippi Attorney General's Office killed an alleged hit-man in a shootout that also wounded an alleged accomplice and an attorney general's agent.

Doctor accused of hiring two men to kill lawyer
WDAM-TV
... but agents from the Mississippi attorney general's office were waiting. ... Mississippi Delta Community College official Magdalene Abraham.

Vietnamese Shrimpers In Miss. Gain New Career Skills
Following Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the BP Oil Spill in 2010, many commercial fishermen along the Mississippi Gulf Coast had to find other jobs. As a result, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College…

Birdie Bob roasted to raise money for MGCCC
SunHerald.com
On Thursday, the well-known funny man became the punch line at the Centennial Scholarship Gala, Silent Auction & Celebrity Roast for Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College at the IP Casino. Golf is one of Mahoney's passions, hence his nickname Birdie .

ALHS receives donations of engines
Albert Lea Tribune
... of small engines among high school and technical college students nationwide, ... College Foundation, in Appleton, Wis.; and Hinds Community College ...

PRIVATE

Lynn Raley Awarded Fulbright Scholar Grant
Lynn Raley, associate professor of music, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to teach music at National Chiao Tung University in Hsinchu, Taiwan, during the 2012-13 academic year.

Rust College A'cappella Choir to perform at two local churches ...
The Rust College-Milwaukee Alumni Chapter is hosting the Rust College ... Rust College is a historical Black, coeducational, senior, liberal arts college founded ...
www.communityjournal.net/?p=22827

Belhaven University Graduation 2012
Fox 40 Jackson
Belhaven University held is graduation ceremony at Christ United Methodist Church on Old Canton Road in North Jackson. Students and parents were praised by the president and faculty from their outstanding accomplishment. This weekends 9:30 am service ...

NOTABLE/QUOTABLE

State redistricting map passes House
The Commercial Dispatch
Local political analyst Marty Wiseman, Director of the John C. Stennis Institute of Government atMississippi State University said the Denny Map for redistricting is political payback. "This is probably some payback for the redistricting in 2002," ...

Will city continue recent cycle of hiring one-term mayors?
Natchez Democrat
It's no major surprise, politically speaking, said Marty Wiseman, director of the John C. Stennis Institute of Government at Mississippi State University. Small-town government trends one of two ways, he said. “It seems you either get elected many, ...

Lawmakers to start voting on final budget bills
Jackson Clarion Ledger
"The conferees split the sum unequally for projects at Jackson State University, Alcorn State University and Mississippi Valley State University. Senate Universities and Colleges Chairman Terry Burton, R-Newton, said the budget for the state's 15 ..

Miss. lawmakers approve most parts of $5.6B budget
FoxReno.com
"I had a superintendent call me this week who said, 'Why don't you just call it MIEP, Mississippi Inadequate Education Program, if that's what you're going to do?'" said Brown, a former House Education Committee chairman. Brown said it doesn't make ...

Jackson Jambalaya
The Executive Director of the Parents' Campaign moved from charter schools to education funding:

JPS rezoning approach criticized
Jackson Clarion Ledger
The board also voted Tuesday night to hire Eric Stringfellow, chairman of the mass communication department at Tougaloo College, to oversee the ...

Jackson Jambalaya
On the verge of losing accreditation. No audits since 2009. High dropout rates. Schools scoring poorly on report cards. A parents' revolt over hiring a new Superintendent. One would think the Jackson School Board would get it. Apparently such is not the case:

LAGNIAPPE

Jackson State graduation a triumph for cancer survivor
Jackson Clarion Ledger
On May 12, they will celebrate once more with younger daughter Andrea Garner, 23, who graduates from the University of Mississippi with one degree in broadcast journalism and another in marketing. Each one takes unmistakable pride in the others' ...

A few things you didn't know about 'Idol' contestant Skylar Laine
Jackson Clarion Ledger
"We used to go on vacations in this big motor home," recalls Skylar's sister, Blair Harden, 23, a first-year law student at the University of Mississippi. "That was back in the day of cassette tapes, and Daddy had bought some Dolly Parton cassettes.

… Curriculum released to help educators discuss film's issues OXFORD, Miss. – What will it take to instigate lasting change in the entrenched … [Read More...]

10 Must Have Elements for a Social Media Crisis Plan
Successful management of a crisis in social media is more about planning than anything else

Friday, April 27, 2012


STATE

Training sessions give tips on employment for disabled
Clinton News
In an effort to reverse this unfortunate trend, the Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) at the University of Southern Mississippi has collaborated with other state entities on a special project that features a series of regional awareness training ...

Princeton Review lists Southern Miss among Nation's Green Colleges
WDAM-TV
Southern Miss joins the University of Mississippi as the state's only colleges to receive this prestigious recognition. The Princeton Review's annual guide (www.princetonreview.com/green-guide) profiles 322 institutions of higher education in the ...

USM Works With Elected Officials To Spur Development
The University of Southern Mississippi offered an introductory course for elected officials, emphasizing their role in community and economic development. 

Univ. of Mississippi chancellor worries about middle-class squeeze by higher ...
The Republic
University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones fears rising tuition will squeeze middle-class families. Jones says higher-income individuals can afford the tuition, and lower income families are aided by federal Pell Grants and the Ole Miss Opportunity ...

SEC revenue surges to $261,046,772 for latest fiscal year, TV revenue more than ...
Capstone Report
The University of Mississippi received support in the amount of $19,432,661. Mississippi State University received support in the amount of $19,612,661. The University of South Carolina received support in the amount of $19,612,661.


OUT Buses Expanding
In August 2008, a six-member committee started planning a transit system for the Oxford community. Four years later, Oxford University Transit continues to grow, 

Ole Miss, D’Abramo settle lawsuit over firing
Jason D’Abramo’s lawsuit against the University of Mississippi was “resolved amicably” Wednesday, his attorney said.
djournal.com - Ole Miss D’Abramo settle lawsuit over firing 

IHL Commissioner Hank Bounds to Keynote Delta State's Spring Commencement
Dr. Hank M. Bounds, Commissioner of the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning Board of Trustees, will deliver the keynote address at Delta State

Delta State Offers Unique Master's Program
Delta State University’s College of Arts and Sciences announced the offering of a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies degree —the only one of its kind in Mississippi..

COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Holmes site for 5K race
Madison County Journal
Holmes Community College's Goodman Campus will be the site of a "5K For A Kure" Run/Walk to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis on ..

Job training helps employees prepare for new careers
The Commercial Dispatch
... of the aviation manufacturer's employees are in their second career, many the result of a unique partnership with East Mississippi Community College.

Community College Attendance Up, But Graduation Rates Remain Low
Community college enrollment increased by 2.5 million students from 2000 (5.5 million) to 2010 (8 million).

NOTABLE/QUOTABLE

Colleagues reach out in time of need
Hattiesburg American
"All things considered we are extremely fortunate and extremely blessed," said Stur, 36, who is an assistant history professor at the University of Southern Mississippi and mother of two boys, 2-year-old Angus and 6-month-old Ignatius.

Turning the Tables Author Andrew Haley on How the Middle Class Changed ...
Papermag
He teaches at the University of Southern Mississippi at Hattiesburg and spoke over the phone in between classes about how the rich fought to keep restaurants to themselves, believed any unaccompanied female was a potential prostitute and why Europeans ...

Mad Cow Case Raises The Issue Of Tracking Livestock
An exact age is ultimately available "in a high percentage of dairy animals," said Linda Detwiler, a veterinarian on the faculty of Mississippi State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, who previously worked at the USDA. "We should be able to tell the year of birth of this animal."

Endowed scholarship honors late Clinton resident
Mississippi State Newsroom
A newly endowed scholarship is memorializing a longtime Mississippi State University Extension Service employee and former Clinton resident. A recent $25000 contribution from the Mississippi Council of Cooperatives has established the LL "Red" Monroe ..

UM Honors students get new mentor
Clinton News
The undergraduate thesis is a hallmark of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at theUniversity of Mississippi. Now, students will have someone available to assist them with getting started on their projects. That person is Jason Ritchie, ..

Corn researchers develop in-field aflatoxin approach
Mississippi State University
By Rebekah Ray STONEVILLE -- Scientists at Mississippi State University's Delta Research and Extension Center are researching new ways to reduce aflatoxin in infected corn. The fungus aflatoxin can destroy an entire corn crop

LAGNIAPPE

Mississippi Public Universities Reach Milestone With 2012 Spring Commencement (full list)
For the first time, Mississippi’s eight public universities will confer more than 10,000 degrees during Spring Commencement Ceremonies held on campuses across the state. The degrees conferred include 7,515 undergraduate degrees and 2,571 graduate degrees, for a total of 10,088 diplomas awarded.

Mississippi Economic Outlook: State Economy Has Spring In Its Step
2011 was a rough year for the state, which suffered a series of weather disasters and narrowly averted recession. News on the economic front has been improving for several months, however.

Check Out The 36 Pages Of Double Decker Arts Festival Coverage In Today's Oxford Town!

Thursday, April 26, 2012


STATE

150 Years of the Land-Grant Heritage
Celebrating the historic Morrill Act, enacted in 1862 and leading to the establishment of land-grant colleges and universities, the June 27-July 8 Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C., will highlight accomplishments of land-grants around the nation. Mississippi State University will be one of 17 universities represented on the mall during the nearly two-week event.

Military leaders to address MSU May graduates
Mississippi State Newsroom
Jones, a 1979 MSU and Air Force ROTC graduate, calls Jackson home, while Secretary Mabus, a University of Mississippi graduate and former Navy officer, was reared in Ackerman. Also during the weekend programs, honorary doctoral degrees will be bestowed ...

MSU Students Win $40,000 In Prize Money At Today's Business Plan Competitions

MSU Building Additional On-Campus Housing
STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) — Mississippi State University is faced with a challenge—growth. With a growing student body that exceeds 20,000 students, one of the challenges is being able to house students on campus.

Rockets Away! More Than 500 Students Participate in NASA Student Launch ...
NASA
Science Mission Directorate Payload Award: Mississippi State University in Starkville was honored for having the most creative and innovative payload design, while maximizing safety and science value. Project Review Award: The University of Florida in ...

USM's Varnell Files Complaint Against Hammond
Sonya Varnell, Senior Associate Athletic Director at Southern Miss, has filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regarding Interim Athletic Director Jeff Hammond.

USM 2012 Summer Camps & Conferences Schedule

Southern Miss Relay for Life April 27-28
Southern Miss Now
Relay for Life, a popular annual event supporting the work of the American Cancer Society, will be held April 27-28 at Pride Field on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus. It will begin at 6 pm Friday, April 27 and conclude at 6 am ...

Brown: Alcorn, Natchez are partners
Natchez Democrat
NATCHEZ — The future of Natchez-Adams County and Alcorn State University are intertwined, ASU President M. Christopher Brown said Tuesday. Brown's comments were made at the Alcorn Day in Natchez luncheon, hosted by the Natchez-Adams County Chamber of ...

Memphis artist brings showcase to JSU
Jackson Clarion Ledger
Internationally renowned Memphis artist Terry Lynn discusses his work during a recent Community Art Enrichment Live Painting and Gallery Talk at Gallery 1, One University Place, Jackson StateUniversity. Lynn, who draws his inspiration from the imagery ...

Eli feels effects of Sanchez-Tebow hype parade
NFL News
When Manning recently appeared at the University of Mississippi, he hinted at the fervor. "(The) New York Giants just won a championship," Manning joked, per The Star-Ledger, "yet I'm still the third-most talked about quarterback in my own city

COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Miss. officials say mad cow outbreak highly unlikely
WAPT Jackson
Many industry officials, like Billie Banes of Hinds Community College, don't expect an outbreak. "The bottom line still is, there's no threat as I see it ..
  
PRIVATE

Brief kidnapping prompts teen's attentiveness to hurting people
BP News
Bethani Thomas, 18, (fourth from left) enjoys a visit from her family at Mississippi College in Clinton where she is a freshman. The Thomases include (from left) Bethani's brother, Caleb, 16; dad Jeff; brother, Daniel, 12; Bethani; mom Karen; ...

Millsaps College Baseball The Life Of A Student Athlete | WJTV
Millsaps Baseball allows News Channel 12 to go behind the scenes to really understand what it's like to be a student athelte.
www2.wjtv.com/.../millsaps-college-baseball-life-student-athlet...

Summer Arts Intensive and Summer Arts Camp
Belhaven University is offering two special camps that explore the arts and shape the talents of students. The Summer Arts Intensive and the Summer Arts Camp are month long camps that will run from July 9 through August 3 read more...

NOTABLE/QUOTABLE

Pascagoula Student Wins $1M Scholarship
Martinez wrote eight essays to become Gates Millennium Scholar

Let's Show ICC Grad Linkie Marais Some Love By Voting For Her On The Food Network

Olympic Champion Mildrette Netter White’72 To Hold Seminar For ASU Student Athletes
Former Olympic gold medal winner Mildrette Netter White and her husband Willie White will conduct a Personal Development Seminar for student-athletes on Thursday, April 26, 2012, 6:30 – 8:00 pm. 

LAGNIAPPE

Thacker Mountain And Oxford American Team Up For A Big Show At The Lyric
Thursday night, Thacker Mountain’s last show of the season– and the Doubledecker weekend show– is going to be a joint production with the Oxford American– whose latest music issue was about Mississippi.

Upcoming College Grads To Face Shaky Job Market
AP: Half of recent graduates can't find work after school

House to Consider DATA Act 
AAAS.org
Also scheduled for a vote on the House floor is the DATA Act (H.R. 2146) introduced by Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA). The legislation would require "each person, state, local, or tribal government, or any government corporation (recipient) that receives appropriated funds, either directly or through a subgrant or subcontract at any tier, to report at least once quarterly each receipt and use of such funds to the Federal Accountability and Spending Transparency Board established by this Act." The Association of American Universities (AAU) opposes the legislation, arguing that it is redundant to other government reporting requirements and would impose additional costs.

College Students Split on Political Graduation Speakers
Some students circulate petitions against graduation speakers such as Michael Bloomberg and Pat Boone.

Bad Science Around ‘Job-Killing Regulations’
“Second, Livermore said, is a failure among those doing the analyzing to disclose the assumptions and limitations of their models — and the willingness of politicians (and the media, for that matter) to treat the resulting figures as gospel rather than guesstimate.”

Mississippi Public Universities - Academic Common Market
The Academic Common Market has given me the opportunity to pursue my education goals that I never thought were possible. With the help of the Academic ...
www.mississippi.edu/acm/usm.asp

Education Slowdown Threatens U.S.
Throughout American history, almost every generation has had substantially more education than that of its parents. That is no longer true.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012



Mississippi Delta Community College… “A Document of Concern”
http://mstrong3.wordpress.com/2012/04/24/mississippi-delta-community-collegthe-end/

see also: https://www.facebook.com/events/134352686689483/

STATE

Band poster whips up controversy
The Student Printz
Group member Drew Bardin, a University of Southern Mississippi graduate, created a poster for the event that was placed throughout campus and Hattiesburg that included a graphic of a naked woman on her knees with her hands tied behind her back.

Olemiss.edu
Members of the University of Mississippi and Oxford community who have shown outstanding leadership in sustainability were honored at the third annual … [Read More...]

Olemiss.edu
OXFORD, Miss. – Seven students from the University of Mississippi's Meek School of Journalism and New Media recently won top awards at the annual …[Read More...]

School of Human Sciences adds graduate degrees
The Reflector online
... The School of Human Sciences is now welcoming graduate students who wish to pursue a master's degree or Ph. D. in Human Development and Family Studies, and a new graduate program will allow them to do so here at Mississippi State University.

'company' time - Mississippi State University
At Mississippi State students in industrial technology have been obtaining their handson experiences this semester with a real manufacturing project for an ...
www.msstate.edu/web/frontpage/redirect.php?keyword...id...

SWAC awards ASU Greeks $5000
 The Southwestern Athletic Conference recently awarded two Alcorn Greek organizations a total of $5000. Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and Delta Kappa Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, Fraternity received $2500 each for winning first place in the SWAC’s Annual Step Show. 

COMMUNITY COLLEGE



Holmes CC PTK Award



MGCCC Centennial Scholarship Gala

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The DO | Mississippi's first DO school desperately needed in nation's ...
Since its founding in 1955, the University of Mississippi Medical Center School ... WCUCOM recruits from historically black colleges and universities in the South, ...
https://www.do-online.org/TheDO/?p=91611

Mississippi College Interior Design Program Gains National Accreditation
April 24, 2012 - Mississippi College interior design students, faculty and staff are celebrating..

Itawamba Community College and Blue Mountain College recently entered into an articulation agreement to ease the process for students transferring from ICC ...
nems360.com/.../article-BMC--ICC-sign-articulation-agreemen...

Student Publications reunion at WCU Homecoming
WDAM-TV
The staffs of The Cobbler newspaper and The Crusader yearbook of William Carey Universityhosted a reunion for former staff members and friends of both ...

NOTABLE/QUOTABLE

Title: Scott Ross Ends 12 Year Term on IHL Board - WCBI category ...
Ross says he's enjoyed his time on the IHL Board. In his 12 years he has witnessed many changes in Mississippi's eight public universities. "I think we've hired ...
wcbi.com/article.php?subaction=showfull&id...

Teach For America Returning to the Delta for a Third Year
Representatives from Teach For America recently met with officials from Delta State University and the City of Cleveland to discuss plans for the third training institute to be hosted by Delta State this summer....

MSU Takes Steps To Go Green On Campus
Jeremiah Dumas, assistant research professor and part of the physical plant administration, said MSU has instituted several steps on campus to go green.

Planetary Resources Space Mining Plans Blaze Uncharted Legal Territory
TPM
Joanne Gabrynowicz, director of the National Center for Remote Sensing, Air and Space Law and a professor of space law at University of Mississippi, agreed, telling TPM in a phone interview: “There are a lot of unknowns here and a lot of open questions ..

Alabama out-of-state enrollment rises each year
The University of Alabama Crimson White
At the University of Mississippi, 55 percent of freshmen are out-of-state students, according to university spokesman Mitchell Diggs. Ole Miss is the only public college in the conference with a higher percentage of out-of-state freshmen than Alabama.

LAGNIAPPE

Mississippi House asks charter-school talks with Senate ...
JACKSON — Mississippi House leaders are seeking changes in a proposed charter ... Gary Chism, R-Columbus, a House Education Committee member.
msbusiness.com/.../mississippi-house-asks-charter-school-talks-...

Families Study Plan B With Possible Stafford-Loan Rate Spike
The rates on popular federal student loans could shoot up before the next academic season, depending on the outcome of a political battle brewing in Washington

Louisiana Science Law Debated During Forum
A backer and a critic of a 2008 law on how science is taught in public schools clashed Monday, four days after lawmakers rejected a bill to repeal the measure.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


STATE

FAA Reveals List of Colleges and Police Departments That Can Fly Drones
TIME
It includes a number of universities from all over the country, including Cornell University, Georgia Tech, Mississippi State University and Eastern Gateway Community College. It makes sense for universities to have access to US airspace to fly drones ...

History Shows Shooting As First Campus Murder
Reflector
University records indicate the Evans Hall shooting was the first actual murder to take place on Mississippi State University’s campus.
According to the Office of Student Affairs, the March 24 shooting marked an exception in MSU’s history as a generally safe campus.

SA Senate Passes Campus Bike Legislation
Reflector
Bill limiting bicycle traffic at crosswalks, Drill Field scheduled to start fall 2012

Super Bulldog Weekend 2012 - Davis Wade Time-lapse Video

Charleston Gazette
Donna Oliver, president of Mississippi Valley State University and one of three presidential candidates on the shortlist for president of West Virginia State University, pitched her educational credentials to members of the Institute campus community ...

Disaster Resistant University Project Schedules Public Meeting
OXFORD, Miss. – The leaders of the University of Mississippi’s Disaster Resistant University project are set to discuss the hazards of severe weather and how development of new campus facilities have changed the risks at an April 24 public meeting in Oxford.

National Coca-Cola/KAB grant program awards #recycling containers ...
Justmeans
In addition to colleges and universities, 85 K-12 schools, ... in Illinois to large universities such as the University of Mississippi and the University of ...

Explore.org and Ground Zero Blues Club Present America’s Delta Blues: The Blessissippi Crossroads Concert
Special Delta Blues Event Featuring Actor Morgan Freeman Will Help Fund Music and Music Technology Education Through the Delta Music Institute at Delta State University

COMMUNITY COLLEGE

2012 All-USA Community College Academic Team
The All-USA Community College Academic Team program annually recognizes 20 outstanding two-year college students. These 20 Team members of the All-USA Community College Academic Team program receive scholarships of $2,500 each… two students from Mississippi on the All USA academic first team, both from Co-Lin

EMCC Job Fair to feature 50 employers
The Commercial Dispatch
MAYHEW -- With hiring on the rise and more than 50 employers set to participate, East Mississippi Community College is anticipating one of its best job fairs ever May 1. From 9:30 am to 2:30 pm the Lyceum at EMCC's Golden Triangle campus will be a ...

MCC Acquires Former MHP Building
WTOK
Meridian Community College is now the proud owner of the building that was previously rented to the Mississippi Department of Public Safety for the Highway Patrol by the state Board of Mental Health. The building on Highway 19 North is across from the ...

PRIVATE

The 3 On Your Side family extends a big thank you to Tougaloo College after administrators at the school honored the station with their 2012 Alliance Award.
westjackson.wlbt.com/.../59005-tougaloo-college-honors-wlbt...

NOTABLE/QUOTABLE

Alcorn leader staying on job
Jackson Clarion Ledger
Alcorn State University President Christopher Brown plans to continue leading the land-grant institution until he's kicked out. Knowing that has eased the worries of university community members who thought the presidential vacancy at Brown's alma ...

Mississippi State Newsroom
When Mississippi State University prepares for major events, university police Lt. Kenneth Rogers relies on his planning, years of experience and other officers' insights to help keep the area safe. Rogers, special events coordinator for MSU's police ..

LAGNIAPPE

Universities can waive out-of-state tuition | The Daily Mississippian
A bill recently passed by the Mississippi legislature allows colleges and universities throughout the state to waive out-of-state tuition for various reasons.
thedmonline.com/article/universities-can-waive-out-state-tuition

Waiving out-of-state tuition could lure more talent to state
SunHerald.com
Some schools, such as the University of Mississippi, don't need to create an extra edge. Already more than a third of the students on the Oxford campus come from out of state. They appear to have no issue with paying the higher tuition.

Hub City attorney to be honored at gala
Hattiesburg American
Currently, the association is funding grants for 16 researchers among the University of MississippiMedical Center, Mississippi State University and the University of Southern Mississippi. It's one of the reasons the ability to treat heart disease has ...

Megan Murphy: Sandwich a shoo-in for Meatless Mondays
Memphis Commercial Appeal
The University of Mississippi, Yale, Vassar and Davidson College, among many others, also have pledged to support this movement. If you are interested, check the Meatless Monday website,meatlessmonday.com, where you can view all kinds of information ...

Virginia Statehouse News
ALEXANDRIA — Gov. Bob McDonnell has asked Virginia’s state universities to limit their increases to the Consumer Price Index, or CPI.

CHARTER SCHOOLS

Senators impressed during MSA tour - The Daily Leader: Topstories
Members of the state Senate education committee toured the Mississippi School of the Arts' campus Wednesday afternoon and left with nothing but praise for the ...
www.dailyleader.com/.../article_a0b7482c-8a3e-11e1-9ee5-00...

Jackson Jambalaya
Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves issued the following statement after the House rejected a bill the Senate amended to include charter school language: