UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI NEWS
UM Honors College Student Chosen for
USA Today 's Academic Team
University of Mississippi senior Shad White of
Sandersville is among 60 students nationwide chosen for USA
Today's All-USA College Academic teams. Enrolled in Sally
McDonnell Barksdale Honors College and a Truman Scholar, White made
the competition's Third Team. Selection criteria include grades,
academic rigor, leadership, activities, and, most importantly, how
students extend their intellectual talents beyond the classroom.
"Being named to the Third Team is a stellar accomplishment," said
USA Today's Education, Religion, and Behavior Editor Leslie
Miller in a news release. "There were hundreds of nominees from
four-year colleges nationwide, and the judges selected only 20
students each for the first, second, and third teams." "I was
excited to be named; I didn't hold any expectations," said White, an
economics and political science major with a 4.0 GPA. "It's a nice
way to cap off your college experience after working hard for four
years." According to the USA Today
Web site, the All-USA College Academic Team honors full-time undergraduates who not only excel in scholarship but also extend their intellectual abilities beyond the classroom to benefit society. White was chosen for the team due in part to his interest in education, specifically his work to put on the "65% Solution" symposium, showcasing a plan to address school funding disparities in Mississippi.
NOAA Recognizes Biology Student for Research to Preserve Marine Life
New Scholarship to Allow Recipient to Live, Study for a Year in Japan
Pharmacy Students Work with Interfaith Compassion Ministry to Assist Local Citizens
Sea Grant Law Center to Host Conference on Natural Disaster Preparation
UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI MEDICAL CENTER NEWS
State-of-the-art Disk Replacement Found at Medical Center
University of Mississippi Medical
Center Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation is the only place in Mississippi to offer state-of-the-art disc replacement of the cervical and lumbar regions of the spine. Both Dr. Robert McGuire, professor and chair of orthopedic surgery, and Dr. Ashraf Ragab, associate professor of orthopedic surgery, say the procedures aren't for everyone, which is why they are highly selective about which patients qualify. "This is for a patient who's young, has not had any surgeries in the past, and has mostly degenerative disc disease," Ragab said. "With the artificial discs, the advantage is to maintain the motion, and that way there's no additional stress on the adjacent segments. We hope this will reduce the need for further surgeries down the line."
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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI NEWS
Former Hanes Companies CEO to Receive Trent Lott Center Award
Entrepreneur R. Philip Hanes, former CEO of
Hanes Companies in Winston Salem, N.C., will be honored with the
Trent Lott National Center of Excellence for Economic Development
and Entrepreneurship Innovation Award by The University of Southern
Mississippi on March 20. Former Mississippi Sen. Trent Lott will be
on hand to present the award during a noon luncheon and awards
ceremony where Hanes will be the keynote speaker. The award
celebrates Hanes' lifetime of innovation and highly successful
contribution to the economic development of downtown Winston-Salem.
The luncheon and awards ceremony will be held at The Bottling
Company, 126 Mobile St. in Hattiesburg. The cost is $20 per person
and reservations may be made by calling (601) 583-4329. In addition
to his business expertise, Hanes has a remarkable record of activity
in the arts and conservation communities. Hanes earned a reputation
as a business leader through his achievements growing the Hanes
Companies as president from 1965-77 and as the board chairman from
1978-90. His innovative leadership style is recounted in his book
How to Get Anyone to do Anything
Southern Miss' Annual Book Festival Highlights Literature for Children
Southern Miss Center to Host Economic Data Workshops
Southern Miss Students Produce TV News Magazine
Southern Miss Elementary Education Program Changes Benefit Students
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST NEWS
Southern Miss Alum Heads Margaritaville Construction Project on Gulf Coast
"Margaritaville," the ever-popular Jimmy Buffett song, will no longer be just a lyrical paradise, but one of the largest developments in downtown Biloxi as work moves forward on the new Margaritaville Casino and Resort. A project of this magnitude requires someone with the knowledge and ability to handle the task. And Jason Wold, a 1999 graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi's construction engineering technology program, has plenty of responsibility on his shoulders as project executive for the highly anticipated development. Although Wold went to work for Yates Construction right after graduation, he moved up from assistant project manager to project manager in only eight years. From the ground-breaking to the first day the resort is open to the public, Wold will make sure the casino and resort live up to the owner's expectations, all while reasonably maintaining its budget.
Southern Miss History Majors Receive Glimpse inside Their Profession
Southern Miss Gulf Coast Hires Donna Valestro as New Budget Analyst
ALCORN STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
Alcorn State Student Accepted into Study Abroad Program
University (ASU) student Joshlean Fair, a junior chemistry major from Chicago, Illinois, will be participating in a study abroad program at King's College, University of London, England. Kings College is known for its academic excellence in the biological and health sciences. She was accepted into a very competitive pre-med program (only 10 slots were available for US students) that features a hands-on seminar class offering hospital shadowing, seminars, workshops, and clinical experiences to put class theories into use. "Admission into this program is a personal success for me since I am interested in pursuing a professional career in medicine. Studying at King's College will enhance my college experience, prepare me for my career, and provide me with a unique opportunity to challenge myself," said Fair. The ASU Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Program and the National Science Foundation Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program is sponsoring Fair with a living expenses grant.
DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
Delta State's Hilpert Earns Selection to SACS Executive Council
Delta State University President Dr. John M. Hilpert recently received a prestigious appointment from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), based in Decatur, Georgia. Dr. Hilpert was selected to serve a one-year term on the 2008 Executive Council of the Commission. As the state's elected Council member, he will also serve as Chair of the State Delegation Council from Mississippi.
DSU Community Leaders Receive Economic Development Finance Professionals Certification
Delta State Archives Calling All Collectors
DSU to Host NCAA South Region Tournament
JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
Jackson State University receives $75,000 gift from AT&T Foundation
Jackson State University recently received $75,000 from the AT&T Foundation to support two technology-focused initiatives. A grant of $25,000 will support WiFi networking at JSU's College of Lifelong Learning, enabling adult students to retrieve class lectures, course materials, and other assignments through podcasts. A $50,000 grant from the philanthropy organization of AT&T Inc. will provide continuing support of the Mississippi Learning Institute's "Technology from the Inside Out," a hands-on learning program for students at Jim Hill High School in Jackson. The grant completed a two-year commitment of $100,000. Michael Walker, AT&T director of external affairs, presented the check Monday, March 10, to JSU President Ronald Mason, Jr., and Evangeline Robinson, executive director of the JSU Development Foundation. "We are deeply proud to have AT&T as one of our dedicated partners in providing educational opportunities at Jackson State," Mason said. "This gift will continue our university's ability to advance education through the use of technology." Walker said AT&T has had a long commitment to improving education by forging community partnerships with institutions such as Jackson State.
Alice Walker, Harry Belafonte Speakers at Mississippi Civil Rights Movement Conference
Jackson State University's WJSU Debuts New Programming
JSU's Banks Nominated for Coach of the Year
Hamer Institute to Host Summer Workshops for Community College Teachers
MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
Foglesong Announces He Will Leave MSU
Friday, March 7, Mississippi State University's 18th president, Robert H. "Doc" Foglesong, announced his plans to leave his position no later than June 30. He was named president in 2006, following more than 30 years of service in the U.S. Air Force, where he retired as a four-star general. In announcing his decision, Foglesong issued the following statement: "With the express purpose of helping the university move forward, I have asked the Commissioner of Higher Education that I be relieved as President not later than June 30, 2008. Mary and I are incredibly proud of the past two years and of the new records in enrollment and research, the economic development opportunities that have evolved across the state, the leadership performance of individuals and teams across the campus, the energy and enthusiasm of the Dawg Pack, and, of course, proud of our friends. Godspeed Bulldogs. Doc Foglesong."
MSU Student Team Using Google Skills to Help State Businesses
MSU Student Group Honors Wolverine State Justice
New MSU Student Association Officers Begin Serving
Now-April 18 - The Jackson State University Department of Art will hold its 10th annual juried student exhibition in the first floor art gallery of the Dollye M.E. Robinson Building. For gallery information, call (601) 979-2040 or 2395. Learn more.
March 15 - The Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station will auction surplus equipment at 9:00 a.m. at MSU's Mississippi Horse Park and AgriCenter. Items include vehicles (primarily trucks), tractors, combines, sprayers, field equipment, trailers, mowers, 4-wheelers, and miscellaneous agriculture equipment. Learn more.
March 17 - Mississippi State University's Holmes Cultural Diversity Center presents "Live at Five." The discussion will focus on the role of women in society and how it has changed through the years, along with women's legacy to children. Learn more.
March 17 - The University of Mississippi Faculty Brass Quintet is slated to present a recital in Nutt Auditorium of Scruggs Hall. The 8 p.m. concert, which is free to the public, features compositions by Malcolm Arnold, Victor Ewald, Collier Jones, Arthur Frackenpohl, and Paquito D'Rivera. Learn more.
March 18 - Mississippi State University's Holmes Cultural Diversity Center presents an academic achievement awards program at 7 p.m. in Lee Hall Auditorium. For more information, contact Jerrie Bishop at (662) 325-2033. Learn more.
March 18 - The MSU Extension Service's 4-H therapeutic riding
program volunteers will train for the spring session that runs each
Tuesday from March 25 through April 29 at the Mississippi Horse
Park. Contact Mary Riley at (662) 325-1695, or firstname.lastname@example.org .