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When will all students be able to receive an excellent education?

One day, all children in this nation will have an opportunity to attain an excellent education. When is that day? One day, all children in Mississippi will have an opportunity to attain an excellent education. When is that day? One day, all children in Jackson, Greenville, Clarksdale, Tupelo, Meridian, Hattiesburg, Biloxi and your community will have an opportunity to attain ...

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AACC appoints Risley

Phi Theta Kappa’s executive director Dr. Rod Risley has been appointed by Dr. Walter Bumphus, president and CEO, American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), to serve on the National Steering Committee charged with developing an action plan to implement recommendations from the “Reclaiming the American Dream” report issued by the 21st-Century Commission on the Future of Community Colleges. Bumphus also ...

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Researchers get more funding

Research teams that include University of Southern Mississippi professors Dr. Daniel Savin and Dr. Joseph Griffitt have received additional grant funding to study the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico. The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) recently announced that funding had been approved for 19 grants, which equates to approximately $20 million that ...

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Whole Foods set to break ground in November

By the end of fall 2013, Whole Foods Market officials hope to have a store open in Jackson at Highland Village shopping center. Ground will break on the project in November, with an opening set for some time next fall, though an exact date is not set. Whole Foods officials said in February when they announced the Jackson store that ...

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Batman has a few lessons to teach businesses

Would you believe that businesses can learn from the rebranding of Batman? Rebranding is often the making of a business or product when things aren’t going in the right direction. There are business lessons in “The Boy Who Loved Batman” by Michael Uslan as he relates how this boy from New Jersey had a vision of helping his comic book ...

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Khan presented award

Ikhlas A. Khan, a University of Mississippi researcher has been honored for his research leadership by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN). Khan, assistant director of the UM School of Pharmacy’s National Center for Natural Products Research and director of its FDA Center for Excellence in Botanicals, received the CFSAN Director’s Special ...

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Judy Johnson shares keys to recruiting top-flight talent

The leaders that I have the opportunity to visit with each week routinely emphasize to me the importance of hiring great people. Similarly, Larry Bossidy, former CEO of AlliedSignal and author, noted, “I am convinced that nothing we do is more important than hiring and developing people. At the end of the day you bet on people, not on strategies.” ...

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Pinnacle picks Cole

Pinnacle Medical Solutions, LLC has appointed Randall A. Cole as the company’s new president and CEO. Cole also has joined the company’s board of directors. Prior to joining Pinnacle, Cole was director of clinical education and sales at Roche Diabetes Care-Insulin Delivery Systems, where over the past 20 years he has held various full management positions responsible for sales, managed ...

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Daughtery achieves certification

Jack E. Daugherty, PE, CIH, senior project manager with Hazclean Environmental Consultants Inc., recently achieved Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist Level I by attending an ergonomics assessment preparation course and passing the CEAS I examination. The role of the ergonomics assessment specialist is to identify worker behaviors and workplace environmental factors that adversely contribute to musculoskeletal disorders. This qualification is in ...

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