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Alcorn president launches new customer service task force

LORMAN — Alcorn State University President Dr. Alfred Rankins Jr. has formed the Alcorn State University Customer Service Task Force comprised of students, alumni, faculty and staff. “Our priority is to better serve our students,” said Rankins. “Continuous emphasis on how we provide quality, relevant services and experiences are vital to upholding our mission and […] [...]

MSU’s Keenum chosen for SEC commissioner search committee

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum has been named to a committee that will search for a new commissioner of the Southeastern Conference. Commissioner Mike Slive announced last week he will retire from the post next July, after 13 years in that position. Others on the search committee are David Gearhart, chancellor of […] [...]

MSU researchers looking at safe handling of radioactive materials

STARKVILLE — If released in significant quantities, radioactive materials pose a potential threat to people and the environment. Now, new research at Mississippi State University is helping the nuclear industry ensure that radioactive materials continue to be safely contained and that standards of safety are continuously improved. MSU’s Institute for Clean Energy Technology (ICET) is […] [...]

Student body presidents pushing for on-time graduation

HATTIESBURG — With only 48 percent of students graduating in four years, the student body presidents of Mississippi’s eight public universities have decided to encourage their fellow students to know their plan and graduate on time. The Student Body Presidents’ Council launched the Finish in 4 campaign at a Board of Trustees of State Institutions […] [...]

USM offering accelerated nursing program to military service members

LONG BEACH — The University of Southern Mississippi recently received a three-year grant in excess of $1 million that will allow the university to offer a specialized, accelerated bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree program designed for former and active-duty military service members. “It’s a great match with what we have to offer with […] [...]

USM reports $10M-plus in savings from energy-efficiency efforts

HATTIESBURG — The University of Southern Mississippi has undertaken significant changes in energy consumption and efficiency that have resulted in a savings of more than $10 million since 2009, according to USM. Facilities across the Hattiesburg campus — including those designated for academics, athletics, residence life and dining — continue to be examined to determine […] [...]

Southern Miss to offer MBA courses online for first time

HATTIESBURG and LONG BEACH — For the first time, the College of Business at the University of Southern Mississippi will offer online courses in its MBA program beginning in January 2015. Two of the required MBA courses also will be offered at that time – MBA 610 (Analytical Decision Making) and MBA 620 (The Global […] [...]

MSU dedicates research center to ex-President Portera

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University will dedicate a new research center for former school president Malcolm Portera. The Malcolm A. Portera High Performance Computing Center will be located in the Thad Cochran Research, Technology and Economic Development Park. The dedication is scheduled for 3 p.m. tomorrow. In addition to Portera, other speakers will include current […] [...]

Higher education, tourism officials ask for more state funding

JACKSON — The two systems that run Mississippi’s public universities and community colleges each want lawmakers to increase their budgets by more than $75 million, arguing more state spending on higher education will help residents earn higher incomes and bolster the future of the state. State agencies are presenting requests to the 14-member Joint Legislative […] [...]

MSU staff reads banned books as part of ‘Read Out’ event

STARKVILLE — In protest of censorship, Mississippi State University Libraries leaders organized a “Read-Out” for faculty and staff to share sections of historically suppressed books. As part of MSU’s recognition of Banned Books Week, Sept. 21-27, eight university representatives selected and read from often-banned books, six of which are generally considered children’s books. The Read-Out […] [...]

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