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Universities to confer most degrees in history this spring

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — For the first time, Mississippi’s eight public universities will confer more than 10,000 degrees during spring commencement ceremonies. This is according to the State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL). The degrees conferred include 7,515 undergraduate degrees and 2,571 graduate degrees, for a total of 10,088 diplomas awarded. “Conferring more than 10,000 degrees […] [...]

President Saunders stepping down at USM ‘for personal reasons’

by MBJ Staff Published: April 27,2012

Tags: colleges, education, higher education, President, teaching, universities

HATTIESBURG — Dr. Martha Saunders, president of the University of Southern Mississippi, is stepping down from that position effective June 30. She will return to the classroom as a member of the faculty at Southern Miss Gulf Coast this fall. “After five of the most professionally enriching years of my career, I have decided to […] [...]

Valley president Oliver could be going to West Virgina State

by Associated Press Published: April 26,2012

Tags: colleges, education, executive, higher education, job, preisdent, presidency, search, universities

ITTA BENA — Dr. Donna Oliver, president of Mississippi Valley State University, is a finalist for the presidency of West Virginia State University. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports Oliver spoke this week to faculty and others at the school in Charleston, W.Va. Oliver’s $192,937-per-year contract MVSU expires Dec. 31. West Virginia’s current president makes $167,444. The […] [...]

1 in 2 new graduates are jobless or underemployed

WASHINGTON — The college class of 2012 is in for a rude welcome to the world of work. A weak labor market already has left half of young college graduates either jobless or underemployed in positions that don’t fully use their skills and knowledge. Young adults with bachelor’s degrees are increasingly scraping by in lower-wage […] [...]

Another university chooses Bomgar’s remote IT support solution

JACKSON — Gonzaga University has selected Bomgar’s remote support solution to support students and faculty worldwide. Gonzaga boasts more than 105 buildings on a 131-acre campus in Spokane, Wash. More than 7,800 students are enrolled at the private liberal arts university, with 40 percent studying abroad at some point during their educational career. “We have […] [...]

Late alumna Sciacca endows scholarship at UM School of Pharmacy

OXFORD — The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy is offering a new scholarship thanks to the generosity of the late Madeline O. Sciacca of Slidell, La., who remembered her alma mater in her will. Sciacca, who obtained her pharmacy degree from UM in 1953, left $400,000 to the Ole Miss School of Pharmacy to […] [...]

USM to offer new doctor of nursing practice degree

HATTIESBURG — The School of Nursing at the University of Southern Mississippi will soon take a giant leap in healthcare education and training by offering the state’s first degree-granting nurse anesthesia program. The new program will include 36 consecutive months of study and award a doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree. School of Nursing officials […] [...]

MUW launches post-tornado construction, renovation projects

COLUMBUS — Construction and renovation projects, totaling more than $23 million, are underway at Mississippi University for Women as the college works through the midpoint of its 20-year master plan. The plan was developed following a 2002 tornado and, though school officials had hoped to be further along with some projects, overall good progress is […] [...]

New out-of-state tuition waiver goes into effect July 1

JACKSON — The flexibility of a new law that will allow universities to waive out of state tuition will let each school structure a plan conducive to its needs, according to high education leaders. Higher Education Commissioner Hank Bounds tells the Clarion-Ledger the law will particularly help Delta State University in Cleveland and Mississippi University […] [...]

Study: Ballet competition brought $10.2M into Capital City

JACKSON — The USA International Ballet Competition’s economic impact leaped into double-digit millions for the first time when it was last in Jackson, with the event’s $10.2 million impact on the state, a recently released study shows. Compiled by the University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Economic and Workforce Development, the numbers offer an “apples […] [...]

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