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Robert Khayat wins 2014 Mississippi author award

OXFORD, Mississippi — The Mississippi Library Association has announced the winners of the 2014 Mississippi Author Awards. Robert Khayat, author of The Education of a Lifetime (Nautilus), was named Mississippi Author of the Year in the nonfiction category. Previous winners in nonfiction include Eudora Welty, Willie Morris and Margaret Walker. The winner in the fiction category was Michael Farris Smith for his novel Rivers. ...

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UM sets new fundraising record with $118M-plus in private support

OXFORD — With more than $118 million in private support, the University of Mississippi again experienced a record fundraising year. “The commitment of our alumni and friends is truly inspiring,” UM Chancellor Dan Jones said. “On the Oxford campus alone, our generous donors committed more than $6 million for new named faculty positions. We are fortunate to have alumni and ...

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Manning family establishes health care initiative at UMMC

JACKSON — Archie and Olivia Manning have launched a campaign to boost the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s commitment to improving the health of the state’s residents. With the launch of the Manning Family Fund for a Healthier Mississippi, the state’s “First Family of Football” has loaned its celebrated name to the cause of bettering the lives of all Mississippians. ...

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Ole Miss offering new beacon technology for sports fans

OXFORD — The University of Mississippi has launched the first beacon technology system in collegiate sports using mobile devices and custom programming to enhance the fan experience during games and link to a rewards program. The new system includes the precision mobile marketing platform, Spark Compass, from Total Communicator Solutions Inc., San Diego and Gimbal Inc. Michael Thompson, Ole Miss ...

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Ole Miss conducting multiple building, renovation projects

OXFORD — Construction and renovation will create more student housing, classrooms and academic office space at the University of Mississippi. A yet-to-be-named dormitory is scheduled to open in August 2015 and will house 304 students, reported The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal. Chad Hunter, an architect for the university, said plans are being made for a housing complex to open in ...

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Boyce stepping down as president of community college

GOODMAN — The president of Holmes Community College will be stepping down on June 30 to become associate commissioner for academic affairs with the Institutions of Higher Learning. Glenn Boyce has been president at Holmes since 2005. The junior college’s main campus is in Goodman with branches in Ridgeland, Kosciusko and Grenada. Before being named president of Holmes, Boyce was ...

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Keeton to retire next year as head of UMMC

JACKSON — The head of the University of Mississippi Medical Center has announced his retirement. Dr. James Keeton said today that he will retire as of June 30, 2015. Keeton, a pediatric urologist, has been vice chancellor of health affairs and dean of the University of Mississippi School of Medicine since July 2009. He’s worked at UMMC since 2002. Ole ...

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Ole Miss launches commitment to be 'climate neutral'

OXFORD — The University of Mississippi has launched a campus-wide commitment with the goal of making Ole Miss “climate neutral.” Chancellor Dan Jones signed the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, to which some 600 of his counterparts across the country also gave their signatures. “A lot of good things happen on this campus and our university every day,” ...

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House votes for medicinal marijuana oil legislation

Mississippi lawmakers have voted to make the use of marijuana legal— kind of. The Mississippi House of Representatives voted yesterday to make a medicinal marijuana oil legal in the state under tightly controlled circumstances. The House voted 112-6 to pass the final version of House Bill 1231. The Senate still must approve the agreement before it goes to Gov. Phil ...

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The Tamale Trail: All roads lead to Greenville

‘COME SEE US’ – The MBJ’s annual Meetings, Conventions and Tourism magazine (Spring 2014 edition) Some folks from out West might question how it is that Greenville is known as the Tamale Capital of the World. After all, generally areas of the Southwest and Mexico are better known for tamales. But there is a long history of hot tamales in ...

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