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MUW, MDCC sign new agreement

COLUMBUS and MOORHEAD — Mississippi University for Women and Mississippi Delta Community College have agreed on a program that will allow student technical fields to continue their studies uninterrupted by a switch from a two-year to a four-year school. The partnership will allow technical students to pursue a bachelor’s degree by taking courses online. MUW Dean Bill Mayfield tells The ...

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A Day In The Life Of … Melanie Ward

Magazine editor always knew she wanted to go into publishing Melanie Mullen Ward always wanted to go into publishing. “I just didn’t realize it for a period of time. In elementary school, I would write books and short stories for fun and in junior high and high school I was always on the annual staff. I always loved producing something ...

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A Day In The Life Of … Bryan Gueltig

Teacher makes visual subjects tangible to his blind students Bryan Gueltig is a fourth-year science teacher at the Mississippi School for the Blind, and his job requires making a visual subject tangible.  A recent example involved studying the way enzymes are broken down in the body. Where sighted students could see the effects, Gueltig’s challenge was to show his visually-impaired ...

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A Day In The Life Of … Whitney Evans

Chef has a passion for baking and making customers happy Whitney Evans, the manager of the bakery at Chimneyville Café in Flowood and an instructor for Viking Culinary Group, is hard-pressed these days to name a favorite dessert. The 25-year-old mulls the question for a bit and finally decides on tiramisu after admitting that it’s a difficult choice when her career ...

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A Day In The Life Of … Leanna Range Owens

Jackson native found dream job as principal at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School Growing up, Leanna Range Owens always knew she wanted to be a teacher. The 40-year-old Jackson native went to Callaway High School — “class of ‘87!” — before going to college at the University of Mississippi. Owens earned a bachelor’s degree in business and went on to earn a ...

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A Day In The Life Of … Michael Oher

From a life of hard knocks to the NFL to a movie being made about his life As a small child, Michael Oher may have dreamed about playing in the NFL or even going to college. But most days it was all he could do to make it to school by lunchtime, often sleeping on front porches and begging for ...

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Top 10 Suggestions for Healthy Living At School

1. Snooze or lose — Going from sleeping in at home on the weekends (till, oh, two in the afternoon?) to pulling all-nighters at college, fueled by coffee or Red Bull, really wreaks havoc on your mental well-being. There’s lots to do in college — so remember: eight hours of sleep a night is optimal for good mental health. 2. ...

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Dorm Life: Make the adjustment to share

When you head off to college, life is definitely different and there are adjustments to make. A big part of adjusting is living in a dorm room with a roommate — sharing space. Generally speaking, living on campus is a great experience, a big part of the learning experience that is college life. Some schools in Mississippi require freshmen to ...

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Who’s the Boss: Good attitude goes a long way

You wowed ‘em with your résumé, impressed them in the interview and actually got the job!  Think the hard part is over?  Think again.  Now that you’re an official employee, the real work to impress the boss begins.  There are certain expectations employers have of their employees, and guess what? They don’t all involve work experience and skill level.    ...

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Resume 101: Show your skills

Whether you use an Internet service in your job search or you stick to the tried-and-true scanning of the classified ads, you still need a résumé that shows off your skills and makes a good impression. While technology has made it easier to get your name and qualifications in front of employers, you still have to make sure it’s read ...

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