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Foundation raises $130K in a day for tornado recovery efforts

HATTIESBURG — In just 24 hours, the University of Southern Mississippi Foundation successfully raised $130,234.46 to support the restoration of the front lawn of the University’s Hattiesburg campus that was heavily damaged by the tornado on February 10. During the Southern Miss Campus Beautification Day of Giving on May 8, the USM Foundation utilized the […] [...]

Community college to graduate record number of students

MERIDIAN — Meridian Community College will graduate a record number of students for the Spring 2013 term. The Meridian Star reports 554 students will be awarded their Associate Degrees and certificates when commencement ceremonies are held tomorrow. MCC Dean of Student Services Soraya Welden said that brings MCC’s total number of graduates for the school […] [...]

Two more jucos announce fall tuition increase

BOONEVILLE and FULTON — Northeast Mississippi Community College and Itawamba Community College are raising their tuition fees for the fall semester. They join Copiah-Lincoln Community College, which earlier this week announced a tuition increase. Northeast President Johnny L. Allen said in a statement that the increase was the first since 2010. Allen said while the […] [...]

The Accelerator adds three new tenants, including GE Aviation

HATTIESBURG — The Accelerator, the University of Southern Mississippi’s technology commercialization center, has added new tenants GE Aviation, Radiance Technologies and Vatican Capital. GE Aviation, which just opened a new aircraft engine composite parts production facility in Ellisville has leased space at The Accelerator and is working with Mississippi Polymer Institute (MPI) and Jones County […] [...]

Community college raising tuition next fall

MCCOMB — Copiah-Lincoln Community College will increase tuition beginning with classes this fall. The Daily Leader reports the Copiah-Lincoln board approved the increases this past week in a $25 million budget. President Ronnie Nettles says fulltime tuition will increase $125 per semester to $1,100. Nettles says out of state fees are increasing from $900 to $1,000 […] [...]

Study: State sees manufacturing growth, but…

KENNESAW, Ga. — Manufacturing activity in the Southeast improved slightly on the strength of higher new orders, production and employment, staying ahead of the national index, according to the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) report released by the Econometric Center at Kennesaw State University’s Michael J. Coles College of Business. “Alabama, Florida, Mississippi and Louisiana experienced […] [...]

Students design home that makes power, water, food

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University architecture students designed a sustainable home that can provide its own electricity, water supply and food for a family of four. In the final project of a sustainable design class, the students turned theoretical principles into a practical home and landscape. They designed all aspects of a self-supporting, modern homestead, […] [...]

University plans to build four new buildings this year

HATTIESBURG — William Carey University intends to start construction this year on four new buildings on its Hattiesburg campus. The Hattiesburg American reports WCU will build a chapel, a School of Business building, a College of Osteopathic Medicine wing and a gymnasium. WCU president Tommy King says the school has paid for the $800,000 chapel […] [...]

Auditors: Tuition program could be short $100M-plus

JACKSON — Mississippi’s prepaid college tuition plan may be underfunded by more than $100 million, auditors from a private consultant told the board that oversees it. However, the actuaries say the plan can be at least partially fixed by charging more for future contracts. If the board doesn’t make changes, either colleges or the Legislature […] [...]

SoS delivers Point Cadet settlement check to USM

HATTIESBURG — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann has presented the University of Southern Mississippi with a check for $432,307 in the President’s Conference Room at the Aubrey K. Lucas Administration Building on the University’s Hattiesburg campus. The funds are part of a settlement agreement reached in 2002 resolving long standing land issues on a piece […] [...]

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