Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi University for Women’

Marais cooks on TV

by MBJ Staff Published: May 27,2012

Tags: Food Network Star, Linkie Marais, Mississippi University for Women

Linkie Marais, a 2006 Mississippi University for Women graduate, showed off her culinary skills on this season’s “Food Network Star.” Marais was one of 15 hopefuls who were on the special two-hour premiere episode, which aired May 13. Marais, originally from South Africa, migrated to Tupelo with her family when she was 16 even though […] [...]

Duncan takes honor

Judy Duncan, a case manager at Mississippi State University’s T.K. Martin Center for Technology and Disability has been recognized for her efforts to improve the lives of people with disabilities. She recently was honored as the Advocate of the Year by the Starkville Commission on Disability for her role with a center program that helps […] [...]

MSU’s Quarles honored by ASPA

Lydia Quarles, a senior policy analyst at Mississippi State University’s John C. Stennis Institute of Government and assistant professor in the university’s department of political science and public administration, is receiving a national award for advancing the role of women. The American Society for Public Administration recently selected Quarles for the 2012 Joan Fill Bishop […] [...]

Taylor joins THI

Doris Taylor, PhD, FAHA, FACC, a leading cell therapy and cardiac regeneration scientist, has joined the Texas Heart Institute (THI) at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston. Taylor’s research includes cell and gene therapy for treatment of cardiovascular disease; tissue engineering of bioartificial organs and vasculature, cell-based prevention of disease; stem cells and cancer and […] [...]

Brigham named interim MUW president

The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) voted to appoint Allegra Brigham, 4-County Electric Power Association CEO and general manager, as interim president of the Mississippi University for Women (MUW). Dr. Claudia Limbert announced late last year that she would retire and step down as MUW’s 13th president in June when […] [...]

Meet Columbus, Mississippi

COLUMBUS- MBJ-TV visits Columbus, Miss., a 2010 winner of the Great American Main Street Award. [...]

Merger out, consolidation in

by Wally Northway Published: February 28,2010

Tags: merger, Mississippi State University, Mississippi University for Women, MSU, MUW

MSU, MUW look to cut costs together While legislation that would have merged Mississippi University for Women (MUW) into Mississippi State University (MSU) did not pass out of the Mississippi Legislature this year, the two public universities have begun a State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL)-directed consolidation of programs due to state budget cuts. The […] [...]

No regrets

by Wally Northway Published: February 28,2010

Tags: Dr. Claudia Limbert, Mississippi University for Women, presidency

Limbert reflects on MUW presidency Dr. Claudia Limbert had been president of Mississippi University for Women (MUW) for a mere four months when a tornado ripped through the historic campus. It was a bad wind – literally and figuratively. “And, I was the university’s 13th president,” Limbert said with a laugh. It would be the […] [...]

MUW name-change appears dead

by Associated Press Published: February 2,2010

Tags: education, higher education, Mississippi Legislature, Mississippi University for Women

COLUMBUS — A legislative effort to give Mississippi University for Women a gender-neutral name appears dead this session. The Senate Universities and Colleges Committee took no vote on the bill that would have given the state College Board the authority to rename the school. That killed the bill, since it wouldn’t meet today’s legislative deadline. […] [...]

Mayfield named new dean at MUW

by MBJ Newswires Published: August 17,2009

Tags: education, Mississippi University for Women, MUW, William "Bill" Mayfield

Dr. William “Bill” Mayfield has joined Mississippi University for Women (MUW) as dean of the School of Professional Studies, a new school that combines the College of Business and Legal Studies and Culinary Arts Institute. Mayfield assumed his duties in July. Prior to joining MUW, he served as the dean of the College of Business […] [...]

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