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6/7/2017 - Jackson, Miss.

Transportation Infrastructure, sustainable communities and the healthcare workforce just

WHO: University Research Center
WHAT: Holding the Advancing Mississippi Conference
WHEN: Thursday, June 8, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Jackson State University's e-Center, 1230 Raymond Road, Jackson, MS 39204

Dr. Andrea Mayfield, Executive Director of the Mississippi Community College Board, will address Advancing Workforce Participation in the luncheon keynote address.

The sessions include:
9:30 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. Opening Remarks
9:40 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Infrastructure & Sustainability
  • A Comparative Policy Study of Ecosystem Service Utilization in Designing Sustainable Communities between Louisiana and Mississippi - By Jae-Young Ko, John W. Day and James Thompson
  • Mississippi's Transportation Infrastructure: Paving Everyone's Road to Success - By Jeremy Robinson, Monica Ramsey, Rachel Booth and Isaac L. Howard
  • Analyzing and Developing Tools to Study Nationwide Economic Impacts for Mississippi Inland Waterway System - By Stephen M. Puryear, Emily Salmon and Randy Jones
  • 10:50 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Education and Workforce Development
  • The Necessity of Responding to Local Decision-Making Context in Developing Educators' Capacity to Foster Non-Cognitive Skils - By Stacy DeZutter
  • Reverse-Curricular Mapping: Linking Coursework to Employer Expectations - By Ryan M. Walker and John Wyatt
  • Mississippi's Future Educational Outlook: What Might Be Best for Us? - By Jeannie Lockley and Jalynn Roberts
  • 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Luncheon Keynote Address
  • Advancing Workforce Participation - Dr. Andrea Mayfield, Executive Director, Mississippi Community College Board
  • 1:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. Student Paper Presentations
    3:00 p.m. - 4:20 p.m. Health and Wellbeing
  • Parental Perceptions and Eating Behaviors as Correlates for Childhood Obesity - By Martha D. Ravola and Priscilla Houston
  • Increase Healthcare Workforce Diversity and Enhance Health Equity: An Action Plan to Advance Mississippi's Health and Economic Growth - By Gauri Bhattacharya and Isiah Marshall Jr.
  • Does County Level Prohibition Contribute to Crystal-Methamphetamine Consumption and Production - By Maury Granger and Gregory Price
  • Mississippi's Urban vs. Rural Health Aspect - By Jin Zhang
  • 4:20 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks

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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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