Posts Tagged ‘universities’

Bounds: MVSU president shouldn’t be affected by unsucessful job bid

ITTA BENA — Mississippi Valley State University president Donna Oliver shouldn’t be affected by her unsuccessful bid for a college presidency in another state, Higher Education Commissioner Hank Bounds said. “The fact of the matter is that there are openings all the time, and leaders are always being sought out, so I don’t see this […] [...]

Audit shows USM’s athletic department’s debt nearly doubled in one year

HATTIESBURG — The University of Southern Mississippi athletic department’s debt nearly doubled between the start of the 2010-11 fiscal year and fall 2011. An audit acquired through a public records request shows that the department owed $439,255 in fall 2010 and $790,398 last fall, The Hattiesburg American reports. Football was the only sport that did […] [...]

After 114 years, researchers finally complete soil study of entire state

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — After 114 years, Mississippi State University and other agencies have completed an acre-by-acre map of Mississippi’s soils — more than 30 million acres. It’s part of the National Cooperative Soil Survey begun in 1899 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Resources Conservation Service. “To map over 30 million acres is a […] [...]

UM educator, wife, give $100K for new scholarship fund

OXFORD — An educator, hydroscience and engineering researcher and administrator whose work has brought international attention to the University of Mississippi for more than four decades has contributed $100,000 to create an endowment encouraging other university professionals in their work. Sam S.Y. Wang — the founding director of UM’s National Center for Computational Hydroscience and […] [...]

College Board approves tuition hike at public universities

by Associated Press Published: May 8,2012

Tags: colleges, education, fees, higher education, learning, state agency, students, tuition, universities

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Tuition will rise about 8.5 percent, on average, next year at Mississippi’s eight public universities. The increase was approved yesterday by the College Board, finalizing an amount that was discussed last month. In-state students taking two semesters of full-time classes will pay an average of $5,906 for the 2012-13 school year. That […] [...]

Officials to vote on conducting economic development study

by Associated Press Published: May 7,2012

Tags: colleges, economic development, education, higher education, jopbs, municipal government, study, universities, work

MCCOMB — The McComb City Board will vote next week on whether to approve an agreement with a consultant to conduct an economic development study. The Enterprise-Journal reports selectmen are considering a deal with Rick Duke, who has been chairman of the University of Southern Mississippi’s Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development […] [...]

Former higher ed commissioner Trash dies at 86

LAKE — E.E. “Tad” Trash, who led Mississippi’s higher education system for 19 years as it struggled with desegregation issues related to historic black colleges, died Tuesday. He was 86. Officials with Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home said today funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Raymond United Methodist Church. Burial will […] [...]

Lucas to return to USM as search for Saunders’ replacement begins

by Associated Press Published: May 2,2012

Tags: academics, colleges, education, executives, higher education, interim, leadership, President, transition, universities

HATTIESBURG — Former president Aubrey Lucas will be interim president at the University of Southern Mississippi while the board of trustees looks for a permanent successor to Martha Saunders. Lucas will officially become interim president July 1 but will begin the transition immediately, a news release from the board said. Saunders, who became USM’s ninth […] [...]

Warm weather allows early planting of soybean crop

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Soybeans are usually an early-planted crop, but an unseasonably warm March gave some growers a chance to get in the fields a little ahead of the typical April 1 start date.Trent Irby, Mississippi State University Extension Service state soybean specialist, said the crop was on track at the end of April. “Many […] [...]

MSU honors state’s first-ever veterinary tech graduates

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine recently honored its first graduating class in the four-year veterinary medical technology degree program with a special pinning ceremony. Dr. Allison Gardner, clinical instructor in CVM’s veterinary medical technology program, said veterinary technologists make important contributions in the field of animal care. “Veterinary technologists are a […] [...]

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