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MUW workplace cited

For the third year in a row, Mississippi University for Women has been named one of the best colleges in the nation to work for and the only Mississippi institution named to the Honor Roll, according to a survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education. It also was the third consecutive year for MUW to be named to the Honor ...

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College Board names Glenn Boyce as higher education chief

JACKSON — The College Board has again turned to one of its own to take the post of higher education commissioner, promoting former Holmes Community College President Glenn Boyce. The board chose the 57-year-old Boyce on Thursday in a closed session and announced the decision Friday. Board President Aubrey Patterson said Boyce will get a four-year contract with a starting annual ...

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College Board names Glenn Boyce as higher education chief

JACKSON — The College Board is naming former Holmes County Community College President Glenn Boyce as permanent higher education commissioner. The board announced Boyce Friday after choosing Boyce in executive session Thursday. Boyce has been serving as associate commissioner for academic affairs since June. Before that, he had served as president of Holmes Community College since 2005. The board had ...

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IHL: New report supports need for "Finish in 4" campaign

In their latest report, The Four-Year Myth, Complete College America and its Alliance of States provides evidence to support the need for the Finish in Four campaign, launched recently by the Student Body Presidents of Mississippi’s eight public universities to encourage their fellow students to know their plans and graduate on time. Using the mantra, “Know Your Plan,” the Student ...

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Six out of eight universities could have higher tuitions in 2015

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Tuition and fees will rise at six of Mississippi’s public universities in fall 2015 if the College Board approves. Across the eight schools, Mississippi residents will see average tuition for two semesters (fall and spring) go up by an average of 3.2 percent to $6,718 in fall 2014. Rates for certain professional programs will go up by ...

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MUW chooses LeAnn Alexander

LeAnn Alexander of Starkville has been named director of campus recreation at Mississippi University for Women. As director of campus recreation, Alexander will oversee the Stark Recreation Center/Pohl Academic Building as well as be responsible for campus recreation event planning, facilities management, intramural sports and maintaining an emergency action plan for the recreation center. Since April, she has served as ...

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Board approves MUW's request to waive out-of-state tuition

COLUMBUS — The Mississippi University for Women will expand its waivers of out-of-state tuition charges. The university won College Board approval to waive the higher charges for all residents of Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Tennessee; active military members, their spouses and children; students within an academic year of completing a degree; and children and grandchildren of alumni. In-state undergraduate tuition ...

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New leadership course looks to bringing more women into politics

COLUMBUS — Organizers of a leadership course for college students say they’re trying to increase the number of women in Mississippi politics. Twenty-six female students from in-state universities and community colleges are taking part this week in the bipartisan course at Mississippi University for Women. Tomorrow, they are meeting at the state Capitol with Gov. Phil Bryant, state Treasurer Lynn ...

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Seminar for high school students and parents to focus on admissions process

COLUMBUS, Mississippi – Mississippi University for Women is hosting a free seminar for high schools students, their parents and others to learn about the college admissions process. The Columbus/MUW branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is teaming up with The Princeton Review to offer the seminar titled “Getting in to College” Thursday, Feb. 27 from 6-8 p.m. ...

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Strobel, former president of MUW, dies in car accident

COLUMBUS — James W. Strobel, who served 1977-88 as president of Mississippi University for Women, died Jan. 8 in a car accident in Florida where he was living. He was 80. A native of Steubenville, Ohio, Strobel received his bachelor’s degree in botany at Ohio University and earned a doctorate in plant pathology at Washington State University. He was named the 11th ...

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