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3/5/2013 - Jackson, Miss.

WHO: Mississippi’s Public Universities
WHAT: Highlight how Mississippi Public Universities are helping solve Mississippi’s most pressing problems
WHEN: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: State Capitol Building, 400 High Street, Jackson
  • Health screenings, including blood pressure checks and glucose screenings
  • Examples of outreach efforts with Head Start centers to improve early childhood education and prevent of childhood obesity
  • Demonstrations showing how the use of tablet devices has been integrated into the curriculum
  • Showing a music master class with a guest cellist via Facetime (12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.)
  • Cooking demonstrations and samples of healthy snacks from Culinary Arts Programs and Nutrition Programs, along with information on nutrition and wellness
  • Highlights of ongoing research activities
  • Information on programs providing training to current and potential micro-entrepreneurs in the Delta
  • Highlights of cultural programs used to promote tourism
  • Commercial Aviation simulators

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The Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning governs the public universities in Mississippi, including Alcorn State University; Delta State University; Jackson State University; Mississippi State University including the Mississippi State University Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine; Mississippi University for Women; Mississippi Valley State University; the University of Mississippi including the University of Mississippi Medical Center; and the University of Southern Mississippi.

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