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Southern Miss team wins Mississippi social business challenge

Sheila Grogan (far right), Vice President of Community and Public Relations, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi presents the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Social Business Challenge trophy and gold medals to Team Blueprint Health from the University of Southern Mississippi, who placed first in the challenge held recently in Jackson. Team members include, from left, Brian Street, Cecilia Snyder, Dr. Jennifer L. Lemacks, faculty advisor; Molly Chaffin and Timothy Samuel King.

Team Blueprint Health from the University of Southern Mississippi took top honors in the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Social Business Challenge, with Team Addressing Disparities in Dental Care Access from the University of Mississippi Medical Center receiving the silver medal and Team LEE Activity Center from Delta State University receiving the bronze medal. The competition was held ...

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The Latest: Official: Delta State shooting suspect not on campus

Police and emergency personnel outside of Jobe Hall at Delta State where one person has been killed during a shooting.

A professor was killed in his office at Delta State University in Mississippi, an official said Monday, and the campus remained on lockdown with the shooter still believed to be on the loose. Bolivar County Deputy Coroner Murray Roark said history professor Ethan Schmidt was killed inside an office in Jobe Hall. It was not immediately clear if anyone else ...

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William Simpson picked for the Presidential Leadership Scholars program

Delta State alumnus William Simpson is one of 60 scholars selected to participate in the inaugural class of The Presidential Leadership Scholars Program, a leadership development initiative supported by former presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. The program allows scholars like Simpson to interact with distinguished professors and former administrative officials as a way to develop their talents. The ...

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From the Delta to Kuwait — DSU geospatial director finds receptive audience

As director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Geospatial Information Technologies at Delta State University, Talbot Brooks is a man in demand, logging thousands of miles annually, supporting the adoption and implementation of geospatial information technologies. A recent trip to the Middle East, however, ranks as one of his most satisfying. Brooks recently traveled to Kuwait at the request of the ...

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Ole Miss co-hosting minority business fair June 18

OXFORD, Mississippi – Supporting statewide efforts to increase diversity among higher education vendors, the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University are co-hosting a June 18 vendors’ fair for minority businesses to provide more access to the bidding process. “Minority Business Expo: Making The University Connection” begins at 1 p.m. in the multipurpose room of the Jackson Avenue Center near ...

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College Board confirms LaForge as Delta State president

William “Bill” LaForge is the new president of Delta State University. The College Board voted unanimously Thursday in a meeting in Cleveland to appoint LaForge as Delta State’s eighth president. The vote comes after LaForge met with campus groups. LaForge is a 62-year-old Washington, D.C., lobbyist and former president of DSU’s alumni association. He is a Cleveland native and his ...

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Bill LaForge the pick of College Board for new president at Delta State

College Board officials say William “Bill” LaForge is their nominee to be president at Delta State University. » See related MBJ links for Bill LaForge LaForge is currently a lobbyist in Washington, D.C. A native of Cleveland and graduate of Delta State, his father was a professor of history there. LaForge will meet with campus groups in Cleveland, Miss. on ...

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Biggest Loser’s Patrick House partners with WellnessPlus

WellnessPlus, a subsidiary of BankPlus, has entered into a partnership with Mississippi native Patrick House, winner of season 10 of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser.” House will serve as spokesperson in WellnessPlus webinars as well as educate the employees of WellnessPlus client companies on the importance of exercise and healthy eating habits. After winning “The Biggest Loser,” House decided to return ...

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