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Jackson State to cut budget and borrow money to aid finances

Jackson State University will cut its next budget by nearly 8 percent and borrow $6 million as it continues to work through financial difficulties The moves at Mississippi’s largest historically black university were approved Thursday by College Board trustees. The board also approved plans to eliminate nine departments through mergers and to downgrade the School of Journalism and Media Studies ...

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JSU College of Business earns extension of AACSB accreditation for all programs

The Jackson State University College of Business, under the leadership of Dean Ramin Maysami, has earned an extension of accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB accreditation is known worldwide, as the longest standing, most recognized form of specialized/professional qualification an institution and its business programs can earn. Post-secondary institutions are granted this honor in acknowledgement ...

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JSU program swap raises for skill training

Middle management public and non-profit organization employees who want to improve their skills and opportunities for advancement might normally find it difficult to find continuing education that will zero in on the issues and challenges they face on a daily basis. That is why Jackson State University’s Institute of Government’s (IOG) Public Management and Leadership (PML) Certificate Program has been ...

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Jackson State to repay $1.17M in federal science money

Jackson State University will pay $1.17 million to settle claims that it didn’t keep records supporting spending of federal money, and then faked records it gave to auditors. The federal prosecutor in Jackson announced the agreement Wednesday about National Science Foundation grants the university received from 2006 to 2011. U.S. Attorney Gregory Davis says JSU agreed to repay the money ...

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Rod Paige returns to Jackson State, this time as president

Former U.S. Secretary of Education Roderick Paige takes over as president of his alma mater, Jackson State University, next week. The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning named Paige as interim president at its meeting Tuesday in Jackson. Until his Monday start date, Dr. Evelyn J. Leggette, provost and senior vice president for Academic and Student Affairs, ...

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JSU will spend $1M to lease hotel for at least 1 more year

Jackson State University has agreed to continue renting a hotel for student housing for at least one more year. The College Board, meeting Thursday in Starkville, approved a plan for JSU to lease the former Travelodge hotel near the Mississippi State Fairgrounds through May 2017. The university will pay Bapu Hotels just over $1 million to lease the 244-bed hotel. ...

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Jackson State wins grant to shift teaching skills to align with cyber learning

By BECKY GILLETTE In a traditional college classroom, the teacher wrote things on the blackboard and gave lectures with students expected to memorize the information in order to pass tests. But that is no longer the best way to teach college students, particularly in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields, and it isn’t the type of education most needed in today’s ...

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Total enrollment rises at Mississippi public universities

Enrollment at Mississippi’s eight public universities has gone up this fall by the largest percentage since 2011, driven by growth at three of the system’s four largest universities. Total enrollment hit an all-time high of 81,132, according to preliminary figures released Thursday by the College Board. Students flocked to Mississippi’s universities during the recession, trying to improve their job credentials. ...

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JSU promotes Dr. Nicole Edwards Evans

Jackson State University has promoted Dr. Nicole Edwards Evans to vice president and to the president’s Cabinet. Previously, Evans, a native of Jackson, served as associate provost for Institutional Research, Planning and Enrollment Management in which she was instrumental in pushing JSU to record enrollment of more than 9,500 students. As well, she was pivotal in increasing JSU’s online degree ...

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JSU grad Roy Thomas speaks at conference

Jackson State University class of ’84 alumnus Roy Thomas was the featured speaker during Social Work Month ceremonies March 20 at the Mississippi e-Center at JSU. Thomas, a family and relationships therapist and owner of Stephen & Associates in Merrillville, Ind., presented a program on EMDR, a technique for healing trauma. Thomas says he is successfully treating emotional disorders, trauma ...

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