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MSU makes top three in cybersecurity education ranking

STARKVILLE — According to a Hewlett Packard-sponsored survey by the Ponemon Institute, Mississippi State University’s cybersecurity courses and degree programs rank among the top three for academic excellence and practical relevance. Only the University of Texas at San Antonio and Norwich University in Northfield, Vt., ranked higher at first and second, respectively. Syracuse University in […] [...]

MSU makes ‘return on investment’ national ranking

STARKVILLE — BestValueSchools.com recently published a series of free articles that ranks U.S. colleges and universities for return on investment (ROI) across four geographic regions. The site ranks dozens of schools based on data from a number of sources, including U.S. News and World Report and PayScale. Mississippi State University is the only state school […] [...]

S.M.A.R.T. transportation system sees early demand

STARKVILLE — During the first three days of the 2014 spring semester, buses of the new Starkville-Mississippi State University Area Rapid Transit carried a total of 15,250 riders. S.M.A.R.T. is an expansion of an earlier shuttle system that primarily was focused on the MSU campus. The new service provides campus-to-city service from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. […] [...]

MSU’s ag economics department turns 100

STARKVILLE — A leading environmental economist will be the featured speaker Feb. 13 as Mississippi State University commemorates the centennial birthday of the agricultural economics department. University alumnus Richard T. Carson, now an economics professor at the University of California, San Diego, will speak at 2 p.m. in McCool Hall’s Taylor Auditorium. The event is […] [...]

USM’s part-time MBA program makes national ranking

HATTIESBURG and LONG BEACH — The University of Southern Mississippi’s MBA program has been rated among the nation’s Top 200 part-time business programs in rankings for 2014 by U.S. News & World Report. Southern Miss currently has approximately 50 students enrolled in the MBA program with most (78 percent) pursuing their degrees on a part-time […] [...]

Listening sessions scheduled as board looks for new ASU president

LORMAN — Members of the Board Search Committee appointed by College Board president Aubrey Patterson to lead the search for the next president of Alcorn State University will hear from constituency groups in Campus Listening Sessions Feb. 19. The discussions will center on the qualities and qualifications stakeholders believe the next institutional executive officer should […] [...]

Bill to finance new UMMC facility passes in committee

JACKSON — Lawmakers are advancing a $31-million bond bill to finance a new medical school building at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. House Bill 787 passed the Ways and Means Committee yesterday. It moves to the full House for more debate. After that, it would go to the Senate. UMMC officials say the current […] [...]

College Board wants money for transition to new funding plan

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The board that oversees state-run universities in Mississippi says it needs more money to complete the transition to a new formula for dispensing funds to the state’s eight public universities. Higher Education Commissioner Hank Bounds of the College Board made the pitch yesterday to members of the House Appropriations Committee. However, after […] [...]

Sweet potato research competition launched

PITTSBORO — What will be the next innovative sweet potato product found on grocery shelves across the county? Perhaps something invented by students at Mississippi State University. Gary Jackson, director of the MSU Extension Service, launched the Sweet Potato Innovation Challenge at the Sweet Potato Council’s annual meeting Jan. 10 in Calhoun County. “The growers […] [...]

Manufacturing index reverses, falls by 3.8 points

KENNESAW, Ga. — Manufacturing activity reversed its previous two-month climb in the Southeast, widening the gap between the region and the nation, according to the Southeast Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) report released by Kennesaw State University’s Econometric Center in the Michael J. Coles College of Business. According to the report, the Southeast PMI fell by […] [...]

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