Tag Archives: Education

Owens passes IHL gavel to Patterson

January 23, 2014

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Former banker Aubrey Patterson is now the president of the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning. Bob Owens passed the gavel to Patterson at a recent board meeting held in Jackson. Patterson will officially take office on Feb. 1. “I look forward to continuing to work toward our goal of increasing educational […]

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MSU recruiting future doctors through Rural Medical Scholars

January 22, 2014

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Mississippi was facing a shortage of doctors even before the Affordable Care Act was enacted. Now, one public university is offering a program to try to put more physicians to work here in the Magnolia State. Mississippi high school juniors considering medical careers in their home state have the opportunity to take part in a […]

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Robert Khayat featured as Delta State’s Colloquia speaker

January 21, 2014

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For the MBJ The Delta State University Distinguished Speakers Lecture Series kicks off 2014 with an impressive leader — Dr. Robert Khayat, former Chancellor of the University of Mississippi. Khayat’s speech, titled “The Education of a Lifetime,” will begin at 6 p.m. on Wed., Jan. 29 in Jobe Hall Auditorium on campus. The event will […]

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USM looking to head off teacher shortage

January 16, 2014

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One Mississippi public university is redoubling efforts to insure that the state recruits and retains more teachers. While the state of Mississippi faces a teacher shortage in critical needs areas throughout the state, the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast is working to help alleviate those shortages through customized licensure programs, as well as promoting […]

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MSU to hold meeting to gauge interest in Japanese culture

January 15, 2014

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The coming of Yokohama Tire to the Golden Triangle has prompted one Mississippi public university to host an event aimed at measuring interest in Japanese culture. The Mississippi State University School of Human Sciences will host local community leaders at an informational meeting to gauge interest in its Japan Outreach Initiative. The meeting will be […]

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Common Core causes split in Republican ranks

January 9, 2014

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Gov. Phil Bryant

By Bobby Harrison JACKSON – Most, if not all, the opposition to enacting new Common Core academic standards for Mississippi students has come from politicians and people affiliated with the Republican Party. But thus far that opposition has not included three crucial Republicans – Gov. Phil Bryant, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and House Speaker Philip […]

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Pay lags for Mississippi government employees

January 9, 2014

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Mississippi government employees make an average of $9,108 less than their counterparts in the surrounding states of Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Tennessee. Mississippi State Personnel Board director Deanna Mosley tells lawmakers on Thursday that the average in Mississippi is $34,506. That compares to the four states’ average of $43,614. Mississippi government employees’ […]

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Curtain comes down on Thalia Mara temporarily as refurbishing gets under way

January 9, 2014

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The restoration of Jackson’s aging Thalia Mara Hall will reach the point-of-no-return Monday as workers began tearing out its more than 2,300 seats. The nearly half-century-old entertainment hall will shut down as workers scramble to replace the seating, lighting, heating and air conditioning system and complete a host of other restoration chores. Their goal is […]

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Symposium to give forecast for the economy in 2014

January 8, 2014

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What does the economy hold for 2014? An event in South Mississippi will look to answer that question. The Hattiesburg campus of the University of Southern Mississippi will present the Economic Outlook 2014 symposium Jan. 23 at the Thad Cochran Center. Hosted by the Southern Miss College of Business and the Trent Lott National Center, […]

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Mississippi flag causes flap in S. California

January 2, 2014

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SANTA ANA, Calif. — Some Southern California attorneys want the Mississippi state flag, the last in the nation to include the Confederate stars and bars, removed from a display at Santa Ana’s civic center. The Los Angeles Times reports (http://lat.ms/KmrADY) Thursday that the Orange County Bar Association said the emblem symbolizes hatred and racism. The […]

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