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Adkerson School of Accountancy earns national reaccreditation

Mississippi State University’s Richard C. Adkerson School of Accountancy has been reaccredited for another five years by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). MSU is among 186 institutions around the world that hold accreditation for both its accounting program and business school. AASCB accreditation is the highest marker of excellence in business education. The accreditation standards require ...

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Southern Miss eliminates some jobs amid state budget cuts

The University of Southern Mississippi has laid off three employees and eliminated 33 vacant jobs because of state budget cuts. Two of those who lost their jobs worked in the Student Media Center, which is part of the mass communications and journalism program, The Hattiesburg American reported. Rodney McDonald was facilities manager for the center. The 46-year-old had worked there 21 years ...

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USM makes waves graduating first Unmanned Maritime Systems class in U.S. history

By BECKY GILLETTE It has been said that the ocean is the last frontier for exploration on Earth. According to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), only about five percent of the ocean has been explored. And just as aerial drones have revolutionized flight, underwater robotic vehicles are revolutionizing ocean research, defense and natural resources exploration. But, until recently, ...

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MSU students intern at Dale Partners Architects

Ebony Batchelor, a fifth-year Mississippi State University School of Architecture student, and Tahir Khan, a fourth year MSU School of Architecture student, are interning at Dale Partners Architects this summer. Ebony is working in the Jackson office and Tahir is in the Biloxi office. Ebony, a native of Scotland, grew up in Jackson, Tenn. Tahir is a native of Gulfport.

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McNair Honored by USM AOP Chapter

Delores McNair, administrative assistant/information specialist in the office of the Dean of Students at The University of Southern Mississippi, was recently named Educational Office Professional of the Year by the USM chapter of the Association of the Office Professionals (AOP). . A Hattiesburg native, McNair joined the USM staff in 1998. She holds a degree in psychology from USM and ...

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Clinical psychology doctoral program at MSU earns national accreditation

Now in its third year, Mississippi State’s clinical psychology doctoral program has been granted a five-year term of accreditation from the American Psychological Association’s Commission on Accreditation. Graduation from an accredited program is required by some states for licensure. It also is mandatory for all federal jobs, including those within the Veterans Affairs Health Care System.

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MSU fashion design, merchandising programs again in U.S. Top 50

For the second consecutive year, a popular fashion website is ranking Mississippi State among the nation’s Top 50 fashion design and merchandising programs. According to a report from www.fashion-schools.org, the university’s fashion design program is 34th overall and fifth in the South. For fashion merchandising, MSU is 37th nationally; 9th in the South. Pictured in the university’s Moore Hall studio ...

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Krutz to lead Mississippi Water Resources Research Institute

L. Jason Krutz is the new director of the Mississippi Water Resources Research Institute, a statewide water resources institute led by Mississippi State University. Most recently, Krutz served as irrigation specialist at the Delta Research and Extension Center at Stoneville and as executive director of the H2O Initiative. Krutz conceived and directed the Row-crop Irrigation Science Extension and Research (RISER) ...

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Analysis: Unclear path for revamp of Mississippi student aid

As tuition grows more expensive at Mississippi’s universities and community colleges, more students are seeking aid to help them pay. But the state’s financial aid programs have problems of their own. And while aid might be revamped, competing interests might preserve the status quo. Mississippi has three major undergraduate grant programs: the Mississippi Resident Tuition Assistance Grant (MTAG), the Eminent ...

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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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