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MSU receives funding for two proposals aimed at boosting NASA missions

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University is receiving funding for two proposals expected to help NASA achieve its long-term space mission as well as enhance commercial partnerships and technological innovation on Earth. The federal agency announced principal investigator Judy Schneider of the university’s Advanced Materials and Processing Research Group was awarded the grants through the NASA-Marshall […] [...]

Southern Miss to celebrate recovery from 2013 tornado

HATTIESBURG — The University of Southern Mississippi will celebrate significant post-tornado recovery achievements with a special ceremony set for 10 a.m., Sept. 5 on the Hattiesburg campus. The public is invited to attend the ceremony, which will feature a grand reopening of the Ogletree House, the home of the University’s Alumni Association that suffered extensive […] [...]

DAVID DALLAS — Mississippi needs one university

by Published: August 25,2014

Tags: Business, David Dallas, education, IHL, leadership, Mississippi

Football season is here and what better time to consider consolidating our public universities in Mississippi as we strive for that coveted spot in the BCS national championship. After all, what is the value of higher education if alums can only brag about Rhodes Scholars. While school consolidation in many ways has proven detrimental to […] [...]

Fitch wants new financial literacy program for students

TUPELO — State Treasurer Lynn Fitch says she wants to help Mississippi young people become more comfortable with handling their finances. Fitch is pushing a computerized financial literacy program in schools across Mississippi called Treasurer’s Education About Money. “We’re doing this to get them a critical life skill they so need. It’s important that they […] [...]

Jackson State to rent apartments for up to $1.9M

JACKSON — Jackson State University will lease 444-bed apartment complex next to its campus, with hopes of buying it later to accommodate increasing enrollment. The College Board approved plans for JSU to lease the Palisades apartments, spending as much as $1.9 million. Because some apartments are leased, only 290 beds would be available immediately. JSU […] [...]

Higher rates for Humana, lower for Magnolia ahead on health exchange

by Published: August 22,2014

Tags: buisnes, education, healthcare, Mississippi, Obamacare

Mississippians on the state’s federally run health insurance exchange will see both increases and decreases in premiums starting Jan. 1. Mississippi has two only two insurers on the plan, Humana of Louisville, Ky., and Magnolia Health Plan, a subsidiary of St. Louis-based Centene. Humana covers about 42,000 people and Magnolia about 20,000. The federal government, […] [...]

Philip Bates receives 2014 Paul K. Stumpf Award

  University of Southern Mississippi Assistant Professor Philip Bates is the winner of the 2014 Paul K. Stumpf Award, presented biannually to exceptional scientists in plant lipid research. Paul K. Stumpf, who died in 2007, is the recognized father of plant lipid (fats and oils) research. A renowned biochemist, Stumpf trained many students who went […] [...]

Don Barnes returns to Mississippi College

by Published: August 22,2014

Tags: Business, education, entertainment, Mississippi

Don Barnes is the new operations manager at STAR 93.5. A 47-year-old Brandon resident and Mississippi College alumnus, Barnes began his radio career at WHJT on the Clinton campus when he was a student in the MC Communication Department in the 1980s. Away from the Clinton campus, Barnes serves as the owner of AMP Entertainment […] [...]

St. Dominic’s Allyn Allen and Lacey Mixon earn certification

by Published: August 22,2014

Tags: Business, education, healthcare, Mississippi

St. Dominic’s employees Allyn Allen, CFNP, and Lacey Mixon, CFNP, recently became part of a select group of 400 nurses from across the country who have earned the Stroke Certified Registered Nurse (SCRN) certification through the American Board of Neuroscience Nursing (ABNN). [...]

Jennifer Seal, Tonia Moody named to administrative positions at PRCC

by Published: August 22,2014

Tags: Business, education, Mississippi

Pearl River Community College has announced Dr. Jennifer Seal as the new vice president for planning and institutional research and Tonia Moody is director of admissions and records. Seal most recently served as PRCC’s director of institutional effectiveness. Moody has been with PRCC since 2006, working with disability services, admissions and recruitment. As director of institutional […] [...]

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