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First-ever fan voting for top basketball players underway

JACKSON — For the first time in the history of the awards, Mississippians have the opportunity to take part in the voting for the C Spire Howell and Gillom Trophies, which annually honor the Magnolia state’s top male and female college basketball players. C Spire, along with the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum (MSHOF), announced fan voting will ...

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MSU makes 'return on investment' national ranking

STARKVILLE — BestValueSchools.com recently published a series of free articles that ranks U.S. colleges and universities for return on investment (ROI) across four geographic regions. The site ranks dozens of schools based on data from a number of sources, including U.S. News and World Report and PayScale. Mississippi State University is the only state school to make the ranking. Other ...

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MBA — State schools offer variety of programs, including for mid-career executives

Colleges and universities in Mississippi offer master’s of business administration programs to help residents advance in business careers and achieve personal goals. The programs at Millsaps College, the University of Mississippi, Mississippi State University and the University of Southern Mississippi are among the schools offering a range of MBA degree options. Individual counseling, employer networking events, job opportunities, presentations, and ...

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Looking for food? MarketMaker expands

For those looking for food, there is good news out of Mississippi State University. Mississippi food businesses will soon have access to customers all over the world through the expansion of MarketMaker, a database of searchable food industry-related information. Through a new license with MarketMaker, not-for-profit company Riverside Research has exclusive rights to the database. MarketMaker currently links producers and ...

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Report: MSU fostering economic growth, partnerships

STARKVILLE — A new report finds Mississippi State actively engaged with a wide variety of industries that are growing local, regional and state economies, while also contributing to partnerships that foster international exchange and trade. “Our central economic development objective is to strengthen collaborations between the university, organizations and businesses to create high-wage jobs,” said Melvin Ray, the university’s associate ...

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Polymer Institute assists local manufacturers

HATTIESBURG — The Mississippi Polymer Institute provided technical assistance to four Mississippi-based manufacturing companies yielding $3.6M in direct financial impact and resulting in the creation of 22 new jobs in Mississippi, according to data compiled by InnovateMEP Mississippi during survey period Quarter 3 2012 – Quarter 2 2013. Dr. Jay Tice, director of InnovateMEP Mississippi, said, “MPI, in conjunction with ...

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Delta State's DMI sees significant water damage

CLEVELAND — The Delta Music Institute at Delta State University experienced major flooding damage to its facilities in the Whitfield Building on Friday due to a busted pipe located at the top of the building. DMI instructor Barry Bays discovered the damage when arriving at the DMI around 10:30 a.m. It is unclear when the flooding began and what caused ...

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Fan voting opens for first time in Conerly Trophy history

JACKSON — Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace and Mississippi State offensive guard Gabe Jackson lead a list of 10 nominees for the 2013 C Spire Conerly Trophy, which annually honors the top college football player in the Magnolia State. Wallace, who hopes to be the first back-to-back winner of the award, and Jackson, who would to be the first offensive ...

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Schools, athletes win awards for academic achievement

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Winners of the Halbrook Awards for Academic Achievement Among Athletes and the John C. and Ernestine McCall Halbrook Award were announced during the Mississippi Association of Colleges and Universities Annual Conference, which was held recently at Hinds Community College’s Eagle Ridge Conference Center in Raymond. Administered cooperatively by the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher ...

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Future of prepaid college tuition program still in limbo

JACKSON — It’s still unclear whether Mississippi’s prepaid college tuition plan will reopen for additional enrollments, or when that might happen. But if the plan does reopen, price increases of at least 20 percent could be needed to keep the plan afloat. The board that runs the Mississippi Prepaid Affordable College Tuition plan voted yesterday to ask actuaries to prepare ...

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