Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi State University’

College Board to ask lawmakers for 10-plus percent budget increase

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — The College Board has voted to seek an additional $76.3 million in state funding for Mississippi’s eight public universities when the Legislature gathers next year to write the 2016 budget. That’s a 10.2 percent increase over the funding they will receive in the 2015 budget year. In the last two budgeting cycles, […] [...]

UMMC turns to Hood for opinion on moving unmarked graves

JACKSON — The University of Mississippi Medical Center is seeking an attorney general’s opinion on whether the state Department of Archives and History has authority over the medical center’s ability to relocate unmarked graves on its Jackson property. Officials with that agency say they can already answer that question — they don’t have any authority. […] [...]

Aycock named chief federal judge in north Mississippi

OXFORD — U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock is the new chief judge for the federal court in north Mississippi. She succeeds U.S. District Judge Michael Mills whose seven-year term as the court’s leader ended this past week. Mills will continue to serve on the court. The northern district court is headquartered in Oxford. It is […] [...]

DREAMS AND OYSTERS — Houstons set for August opening of Saltine in Fondren

A husband-and-wife team will see a lifelong dream realized and one of the city of Jackson’s most eclectic areas will add another unique venue in August. Chef Jesse Houston and Rachel Horn Houston are bringing a new oyster bar dubbed Saltine to the historic Duling School building in Jackson’s Fondren neighborhood. Saltine, named for the […] [...]

Nathan Moore

Some might say Nathan Moore is wrapped in maroon and white. Moore is the director of development for the College of Architecture, Art & Design at Mississippi State University. His duties include soliciting major gifts on behalf of the college, the state’s only school of architecture and largest construction management program. Under Moore’s leadership, the […] [...]

MSU recertified as leading cyber security learning center

STARKVILLE — Federal officials have reaffirmed Mississippi State University as a leading institution for cyber security education and research. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency have recertified the university as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research. The designation is valid through 2021. The designation comes after […] [...]

EPA task force recruits MSU to battle farmland runoff into river

STARKVILLE — A task force established by the Environmental Protection Agency to curtail farmland pollution that flows into the Mississippi River has reached an agreement with 12 universities, including one in Mississippi. The EPA says states already collaborate with universities on local water quality research and agricultural programs but to date there hasn’t been a […] [...]

Survey finds seat belt usage declining as fatalities rise

JACKSON — New data from the Mississippi Office of Highway Safety shows the observed belt usage rate is at 74.4 percent. That’s compared to 83 percent in 2012, officials said yesterday in a news release. Fatalities also increased last year. In 2013, 613 people died from traffic accidents in Mississippi, a 5.3 percent increase from […] [...]

MSU approved to build new dorms, road totaling $74.2M

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University is considering spending $60.5 million to build two new residence halls. The College Board approved plans for MSU to hire the McCarty Company Design Group to design two 356-bed dormitories, plus a 10,000-square-foot facility for the Sonny Montgomery Center for America’s Veterans. The dorms would replace the existing 220-bed Evans […] [...]

Jason Peets named CAO at Morgan-White Group Inc.

Jason Peets has been named chief administrative officer of Morgan-White Group Inc. (MWG).  In this capacity, Peets will assume responsibility of the company’s third-party administrator (TPA) and continue his role as manager of the Special Markets Division. Peets began his career with MWG in 2006 as an agent for MWG employer services. In 2008, he […] [...]

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