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MGCCC sets new record for number of graduates

PERKINSTON — Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College held its annual commencement ceremony on May 8 at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum. More than 900 of the 2,134 students receiving degrees participated in the commencement ceremony. Dr. Mary S. Graham congratulated students on their achievement and pointed out that 3,130 degrees were awarded this year, a 37.9 […] [...]

Belhaven given $4M gift for new University Village

JACKSON — Belhaven University has received a $4 million gift for construction of new on-campus apartments for students. President Roger Parrott made the announcement Saturday during annual graduation ceremonies. Parrott said Robbie Hughes, a longtime supporter of the university, committed $4 million to help start the project, slated to begin this summer. The complex will […] [...]

USM finally holds inauguration ceremony for Bennett

HATTIESBURG — More than a year after he took the reins at the University of Southern Mississippi, President Rodney Bennett has been officially inaugurated. Bennett is being hailed as the first black person to lead a historically white university in Mississippi. The 10th president of the 15,000-student university has already faced a major challenge, leading […] [...]

Ole Miss launches commitment to be ‘climate neutral’

OXFORD — The University of Mississippi has launched a campus-wide commitment with the goal of making Ole Miss “climate neutral.” Chancellor Dan Jones signed the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, to which some 600 of his counterparts across the country also gave their signatures. “A lot of good things happen on this campus […] [...]

Mississippi State makes NSF ranking of research universities

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University continues to rank among the nation’s top research universities, according to a new survey by the National Science Foundation. The recently released NSF Higher Education Research and Development Survey for Fiscal Year 2012 places the university at 92nd overall among public and private institutions, based on $233.2 million in total […] [...]

USM-Gulf Park sets new graduate enrollment record

LONG BEACH — The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach has reached record enrollment in its master’s degree programs. For the spring 2014 semester, a total of 361 graduate students are working to earn one of 11 master’s degrees available to students at the university’s Gulf Park campus. “An expanding number […] [...]

MSU researchers develop timber-management software

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University scientists have created a new software program to help foresters and landowners manage hardwood timber. Emily Schultz and Tom Matney, forestry professors in the MSU Forest and Wildlife Research Center, developed the software and user’s guide based on 33 years of research. The free software provides expected yields and future […] [...]

Mississippi State’s capital campaign exceeds $400M

STARKVILLE — Fundraising for Mississippi State University’s most recent capital campaign has reached $408.6 million at the close of March. The $600-million fundraising effort was launched six months ago as “Infinite Impact: The Mississippi State University Campaign.” MSU president Mark Keenum says $106.5 million has been raised for scholarships, resulting in 269 new endowed scholarships […] [...]

Cold weather protects wheat crop from freezing?

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — This year’s cold winter slowed wheat growth, so the late-March freeze across much of Mississippi probably did not cause major damage to the state’s wheat crop. Erick Larson, grain crops agronomist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said most wheat across the state had not reached a growth stage where it […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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