Posts Tagged ‘Institution of Higher Learning’

Valley State decides to buy, not rent, modular housing

ITTA BENA — Mississippi Valley State University now plans to buy modular housing units, rather than lease them. The College Board approved the purchase plan. It had earlier approved a lease plan. Higher Education Chancellor Hank Bounds told the College Board that Valley will save money by purchasing because it will be able to resell […] [...]

Brown stepping down at MSU-Meridian; going to West Florida

MERIDIAN — Steven F. Brown, the dean and associate vice president at Mississippi State University-Meridian, is leaving Sept. 12 to accept a leadership post at a Florida university. Brown has been at the MSU-Meridian campus since 2011. He will become dean of the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of West […] [...]

Jackson State looking to buy apartments to house students

JACKSON — Jackson State University wants to buy a 444-bed apartment complex adjoining its campus. The College Board today voted to move toward leasing the Palisades apartment complex while keeping open options to buy it. The board gave Higher Education Chancellor Hank Bounds and board Finance Committee Chairman Ed Perry the power to work out […] [...]

MGCCC launches ‘Transitions Academy’ for adults lacking high school diploma

PERKINSTON — More than 14,000 students leave the K-12 system each year in Mississippi, costing the state economy $458,302,726 in net annual costs. Only about one-third of those dropouts work or seek work, and those who do earn 27 percent less than high school graduates over their lifetime. They are 30 percent more likely to […] [...]

Ole Miss offering new beacon technology for sports fans

OXFORD — The University of Mississippi has launched the first beacon technology system in collegiate sports using mobile devices and custom programming to enhance the fan experience during games and link to a rewards program. The new system includes the precision mobile marketing platform, Spark Compass, from Total Communicator Solutions Inc., San Diego and Gimbal […] [...]

Ole Miss conducting multiple building, renovation projects

OXFORD — Construction and renovation will create more student housing, classrooms and academic office space at the University of Mississippi. A yet-to-be-named dormitory is scheduled to open in August 2015 and will house 304 students, reported The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal. Chad Hunter, an architect for the university, said plans are being made for a […] [...]

USM, hospitals form network to study West Nile virus

HATTIESBURG and JACKSON — The mosquito-transmitted West Nile virus has been on the upswing nationwide over the past several years. It is estimated that the virus has killed more than 1,500 people and infected more than 50,000 Americans in the last 15 years. Now, researchers at the University of Southern Mississippi have joined forces with […] [...]

USM looking into possible identity theft by ex-staff member

HATTIESBURG — The University of Southern Mississippi is investigating allegations that an employee accessed personal information of other employees on the Hattiesburg campus. USM President Rodney Bennett informed staff and faculty of the investigation by email yesterday. Bennett says the staff member at the focus of the allegations, whom he did not identify, has resigned. […] [...]

MGCC renovating, adding wing to STEM building

JACKSON COUNTY — Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s board of trustees has approved a $5-million building project meant to boost STEM programs at the college’s Jackson County Campus. The project, paid for with state and local funding, will renovate and add a new wing to the existing STEM building and will provide for 10,000 square […] [...]

Valley State to rent modular units during dorm renovations

ITTA BENA — Mississippi Valley State University plans to lease modular housing units beginning next fall to offset a housing shortage during dormitory renovations. The College Board approved the plan, giving Higher Education Chancellor Hank Bounds approval over any final contract. In supporting documents, the university doesn’t list a price for the rentals, but says […] [...]

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