Posts Tagged ‘education’

Ceremony to be held for expansion of SMART system

STARKVILLE — A ceremony is being held today for expanding the Starkville-Mississippi State University Area Rapid Transit system. The ceremony is being held at the Palmeiro Center on the Mississippi State campus. Mississippi State president Mark Keenum says in a news release that the new service represents an expansion of an earlier shuttle system that […] [...]

Study finds fewer doctors accepting Medicare

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi State University researchers say fewer than half of Mississippi’s primary care doctors are taking new Medicare patients. The state has fewer primary care doctors per capita than any other state to begin with. Social science professor Ronald Cossman says researchers posing as new patients called doctors’ offices, reaching 580 of the […] [...]

Niall Cook makes history at Mississippi State University

by MBJ Staff Published: March 28,2014

Tags: Business, education, Mississippi, Newsmakers

Niall Cook has joined Mississippi State University as the first full-time sign language interpreter in the university’s Student Support Services office. Cook was a staff interpreter at Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services for 10 years before joining MSU earlier this semester. He began learning American Sign Language in 1993 while studying linguistics at the University […] [...]

Mary Ruth Wright named principal at Oxford Elementary School

by Ross Reily Published: March 28,2014

Tags: Business, Delta State University, education, Mississippi, Oxford

Mary Ruth Wright is the new principal to lead Oxford Elementary School for the 2014-2015 school year. Wright is currently the director of special education for the Tupelo School District. She has 21 years of teaching experience with 14 of those spent as a school administrator. Wright also gained educational leadership experience as director of […] [...]

SWARTZFAGER: Teens are helping to protect the investments of our elders

by For the MBJ Published: March 28,2014

Tags: Business, column, education, Mississippi

Mississippi is the first state in the nation to use intergenerational learning to combat elder investment fraud. While this is not a true statement yet, the Mississippi Council on Economic Education is certainly working on it. If you are wondering why this is one of our missions you should know that the peak age, on […] [...]

Forrest General selects first class for new residency program

HATTIESBURG — Forrest General Hospital has chosen the first class of graduate physicians for its new Family Medicine Residency Program. The program began accepting applications from senior medical students last fall and will start its first class of resident physicians on June 30, 2014. “Our program received over 2,000 applications from some very qualified candidates. […] [...]

Jason Keith named interim dean of the Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State

by MBJ Staff Published: March 27,2014

Tags: Business, education, Mississippi, Mississippi State University

Mississippi State University’s Swalm School of Chemical Engineering director Jason Keith is now the interim dean of the Bagley College of Engineering. Keith came to Mississippi State in 2011 as the Earnest W. Deavenport Jr. chair and director of chemical engineering. For the past seven months he also has served as the director of the […] [...]

New school start-date legislation signed by Bryant

JACKSON — Mississippi schools won’t be forced to start the academic year in late August, as they had been expecting to do. Gov. Phil Bryant yesterday signed Senate Bill 2571. It negates a previous law that would’ve delayed the start of the school year until at least the third Monday in August. Gulf Coast tourism […] [...]

Lawmakers recommend six members for charter school board

JACKSON — A Mississippi Senate panel is endorsing all six members of the state’s first charter school governing board. The Education Committee voted to recommend that the full Senate confirm the six. They have been serving since last summer, since three were nominated by the governor and three by the lieutenant governor. The 52-member Senate […] [...]

Construction underway on The Mill at MSU

STARKVILLE — Campus and community leaders officially broke ground yesterday on a $40-million economic development project in “Mississippi’s College Town.” The Mill at Mississippi State University features three main projects: Transforming a landmark former cotton mill into a conference center and related office space; building an adjacent hotel and parking garage; and developing mixed-use business […] [...]

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