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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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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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Out with the old (hospital), in with the new (school)

November 7, 2013

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A site that once offered health care to the needy is soon to be home to new facilities that will train future health care professionals. The Mississippi Department of Archives and History has approved a request to tear down the old Matty Hersee Charity Hospital building in Meridian, which closed in 1999. Meridian Community College […]

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USM unveils new graduate business education program

October 17, 2013

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The College of Business at the University of Southern Mississippi has launched a new graduate program for those looking for more business education regardless of their course of study. In fact, the program was born out needs of those in the health care arena. The certificate program is available to students from all academic disciplines […]

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Conference looks to boost outdoor recreation, tourism development

October 16, 2013

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If you’re thinking of developing an outdoor recreation/tourism-related business, it might be in your best interest to make a road trip to Alabama. The Mississippi State University Extension Service and MSU’s Stennis Institute of Government and Community Development are promoting the annual Alabama-Mississippi Rural Tourism Conference Oct. 28-30. The event will be in Guntersville, Ala., […]

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State’s longest-running TV news program gets new time slots

October 10, 2013

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An iconic local television news program that is still airing after five decades is moving to a new time. Farmweek, the state’s oldest and only locally produced agricultural television news show, has moved to Saturdays at 6 p.m. and Mondays at 6 a.m. on Mississippi Public Broadcasting. The show also can be seen on the […]

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Scientists looking to whack herbicide-resistant weeds

October 9, 2013

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Mississippi is under siege, and a thin line of Mississippians is all that stands in the way of the invaders. The Magnolia State sits atop yet another undesirable national ranking — the species of weeds that are resistant to glyphosate, a common herbicide once known as Round-up. The number of glyphosate-resistent weeds has been growing […]

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Mississippi State boosts power with liquid-cooled ‘Shadow’

October 3, 2013

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Mississippi State University already boasted a lot under the hood when it comes to supercomputing power, and it is boosting that with a new, liquid-cooled model. MSU’s High Performance Computing Collaboratory (HPC2) will soon be home to a CS300-LC cluster supercomputer manufactured by Cray Inc. Named “Shadow,” the new system will serve as the primary […]

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Kids and bugs connect at Mississippi State

October 2, 2013

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They are creepy and crawly, but it seems kids just can’t get enough bugs in their lives. The seventh annual Bugfest was held Sept. 27-28 at Mississippi State University, and drew around 1,000 visitors — almost twice as many as last year, said Pat Drackett, arboretum director. The hands-on event is designed to introduce children […]

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