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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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Dr. Amy Pardo, Erinn Holloway and Dr. Beverly Joyce named fellows at MUW

Three faculty members at Mississippi University for Women have been named provost fellows to help with future planning and address areas critical to the university, including global engagement, scholarly and creative engagement and teaching innovation and engaged learning. They are Erinn Holloway, instructor of Spanish; Dr. Beverly Joyce, professor of art history; and Dr. Amy Pardo, associate professor of English.

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Board likely to vote on college tuition plan today

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s two largest universities could increase tuition by 5 percent a year over the next two years, while three smaller universities could hold tuition flat, according to a plan a College Board committee considered yesterday. While the board is likely to vote on the plan today, rules require a second vote after 30 days. That means increases ...

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State universities see first enrollment decline in 20 years

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — More than 80,000 students are working toward building a successful career and brighter future by pursuing a college degree. However, across Mississippi’s eight public universities, preliminary fall 2013 enrollment figures show a decrease of 490 students from fall 2012 numbers. This is the first time in 20 years that overall enrollment has shown a decrease. “While the ...

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