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bgcolor="#cccccc"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="750" valign="top" style="PADDING-RIGHT: 6px; PADDING-LEFT: 6px; PADDING-BOTTOM: 6px; PADDING-TOP: 6px"><div style="PADDING-TOP: 6px"> <table width="725" align="center" bgcolor="#000000"> <tr> <td width="437"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/topper_main1.gif" alt="" border="0"></td><!-- CHANGE VOLUME ISSUE AND DATE --> <td width="276" rowspan="2"><div align="right" class="style2"> <div align="left"> <blockquote> <p align="left">Volume 3, Issue 25<br> Friday, August 22, 2008<br> Edited by <A class=style3 href="mailto:jrogers@mississippi.edu">Jennifer Rogers</a></p> </blockquote> </div> </div></td> </tr> <tr> <td><p align="right"><span class="style2">Mississippi's Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning</span></p></td> </tr> </table> <table width="725" align="center"> <tr> <td width="50%" valign="top"><div align="left"><span class="style8">News from the System</span></div></td> <td width="50%" valign="top"><div align="left"><span class="style8">University News</span></div></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="50%" valign="top"><div align="left"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/yellow_arrow.gif" alt="yellowarrow" border="0"><span class="style10"><A href="#news1"><!-- BEGIN NEWS1 HEAD HERE -->Board Adopts Conceptual Funding Framework<!-- END NEWS1 HEAD HERE --> </a></span></div></td> <td width="50%" valign="top"><div align="left"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/yellow_arrow.gif" alt="yellowarrow" border="0"><span class="style10"><A href="#uni1"><!-- BEGIN UNI1 HEAD HERE -->Jones Explains White Coat "Privileges" During Ceremony<!-- END UNI1 HEAD HERE --> </a></span></div></td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top"><div align="left"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/yellow_arrow.gif" alt="yellowarrow" border="0"><span class="style10"><A href="#news2"><!-- BEGIN NEWS2 HEAD HERE -->Board Meeting Webcast Available Online<!-- END NEWS2 HEAD HERE --></a></span></div></td> <td valign="top"><div align="left"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/yellow_arrow.gif" alt="yellowarrow" border="0"><span class="style10"><A href="#uni2"><!-- BEGIN UNI2 HEAD HERE -->Freshman Class Expected to be Largest in Southern Miss History<!-- END UNI2 HEAD HERE --></a></span></div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="50%" valign="top"><div align="left"></div></td> <td width="50%" valign="top"><div align="left"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/yellow_arrow.gif" alt="yellowarrow" border="0"><span class="style10"><A href="#uni3"><!-- BEGIN UNI2 HEAD HERE -->Southern Miss Jazz and Blues Festival on Saturday, Aug. 23<!-- END UNI2 HEAD HERE --></a></span></div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="50%" valign="top"><div align="left"></div></td> <td width="50%" valign="top"><div align="left"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/yellow_arrow.gif" alt="yellowarrow" border="0"><span class="style10"><A href="#uni4"><!-- BEGIN UNI3 HEAD HERE -->Alcorn Systems Research Institute Faculty Publishes Research Work<!-- END UNI3 HEAD HERE --> </a></span></div></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="50%" valign="top"><div align="left"></div></td> <td width="50%" valign="top"><div align="left"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/yellow_arrow.gif" alt="yellowarrow" border="0"><span class="style10"><A href="#uni5"><!-- BEGIN UNI4 HEAD HERE -->Delta State's Hilpert Delivers State of the University Address<!-- END UNI4 HEAD HERE --> </a></span></div></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="50%" valign="top"><div align="left"></div></td> <td width="50%" valign="top"><div align="left"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/yellow_arrow.gif" alt="yellowarrow" border="0"><span class="style10"><A href="#uni6"><!-- BEGIN UNI5 HEAD HERE -->Jackson State welcomes new Executive Ph.D. cohort<!-- END UNI5 HEAD HERE --> </a></span></div></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="50%" valign="top"><div align="left"></div></td> <td width="50%" valign="top"><div align="left"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/yellow_arrow.gif" alt="yellowarrow" border="0"><span class="style10"><A href="#uni7"><!-- BEGIN UNI6 HEAD HERE -->Major MSU Summit Features State, National, World Execs<!-- END UNI6 HEAD HERE --> </a></span></div></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="50%" valign="top"><div align="left"></div></td> <td width="50%" valign="top"><div align="left"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/yellow_arrow.gif" alt="yellowarrow" border="0"><span class="style10"><A href="#uni8"><!-- BEGIN UNI7 HEAD HERE -->MSU Focuses on the Unique Art of Catfish Grabbling<!-- END UNI7 HEAD HERE --> </a></span></div></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="50%" valign="top"><div align="left"></div></td> <td width="50%" valign="top"><div align="left"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/yellow_arrow.gif" alt="yellowarrow" border="0"><span class="style10"><A href="#uni9"><!-- BEGIN UNI8 HEAD HERE -->MUW Senior Kalich receives culinary scholarship<!-- END UNI8 HEAD HERE --> </a></span></div></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="50%" valign="top"><div align="left"></div></td> <td width="50%" valign="top"><div align="left"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/yellow_arrow.gif" alt="yellowarrow" border="0"><span class="style10"><A href="#uni10"><!-- BEGIN UNI9 HEAD HERE -->MVSU Department of Business Education Receives Reaffirmation<!-- END UNI9 HEAD HERE --> </a></span></div></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="50%" valign="top"><div align="left"></div></td> <td width="50%" valign="top"><div align="left"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/yellow_arrow.gif" alt="yellowarrow" border="0"><span class="style10"><A href="#uni11"><!-- BEGIN UNI10 HEAD HERE -->Scholar on U.S. Presidency to Provide 'Consumer's Guide' for Debate<!-- END UNI10 HEAD HERE --> </a></span></div></td> </tr> <!-- BEGIN PASTE OF EXTRA UNIVERSITY HEADLINES HERE DON'T FORGET TO CHANGE LINK NUMBER X --><!-- END PASTE OF EXTRA UNIVERSITY HEADLINES HERE DON'T FORGET TO CHANGE LINK NUMBER X --><!-- NOTE TO DELETE ROW REMOVE SECTION BETWEEN AND INCLUDING TR TAGS --> <tr> <td colspan="2"><div align="center"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/white_divider.gif" alt="" border="0" height="15" width="725"></div></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="50%" valign="top"><div align="left"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/yellow_arrow.gif" alt="yellowarrow" border="0"><span class="style12">For more IHL News, <a href="http://www.mississippi.edu/" target="_blank" class="style11">click here</a>.</span></div></td> <td width="50%" valign="top"><div align="left"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/yellow_arrow.gif" alt="yellowarrow" border="0"><span class="style12">To subscribe to this e-newsletter, <a href="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review/addemail.asp" target="_blank" class="style11">click here</a>.</span></div></td> </tr> </table> <table width="725" border="0" align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="5" bgcolor="#ffffff" style="BORDER-RIGHT: rgb(102,102,102) 1px solid; BORDER-TOP: rgb(102,102,102) 1px solid; BORDER-LEFT: rgb(102,102,102) 1px solid; BORDER-BOTTOM: rgb(102,102,102) 1px solid"> <tbody> <tr bgcolor="#ffffdd"> <td valign="top"><table width="512" align="right" cellpadding="5"> <tr valign="top"> <td><table width="512" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="5" bgcolor="#ffffff" style="BORDER-RIGHT: rgb(102,102,102) 1px solid; BORDER-TOP: rgb(102,102,102) 1px solid; BORDER-LEFT: rgb(102,102,102) 1px solid; BORDER-BOTTOM: rgb(102,102,102) 1px solid"> <tbody> <tr> <td><p align="left"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/nfts_head.jpg"><br> <span class="style14"><a name="news1" id="news1"></a><!-- BEGIN 1ST SYSTEM HEAD HERE -->Board Adopts Conceptual Funding Framework<!-- END 1ST SYSTEM HEAD HERE --></span><br> <span class="style15"><!-- BEGIN 1ST SYSTEM ARTICLE HERE -->During its regular monthly meeting yesterday, the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) today adopted a conceptual framework to begin discussions with the Governor and Legislative leadership about consistent, stable funding over a five-year period, with an overall goal of enabling Mississippi to reach the midpoint funding of the 15 neighboring states which comprise the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB). "This conceptual framework lays the foundation for discussions with the Governor and the leadership of the Legislature about Mississippi's public university system," said Board President Amy Whitten. "Higher education investments and increasing the number of our citizens holding university degrees will improve Mississippi's future quality of life and enhance our economic competitiveness." During the meeting, the Board reviewed a variety of scenarios based on enrollment and tuition assumptions. Currently, Mississippi's University System is at 92 percent of the SREB average in terms of appropriation per full time equivalent student. The Board's conceptual framework would bring Mississippi up to 100 percent of the average SREB appropriation per full time equivalent student within five years. It also provides a means for the Board, Mississippi's public universities, and Mississippi's elected leadership to plan for adequate, stable funding for Mississippi's public university System as well as discuss what is needed in state appropriations for the classroom to offset tuition increase amounts. The conceptual framework lessens the impact of the Board's six year implementation plan for its funding allocation formula and requires all institutions to redirect existing dollars to Board established funding priorities through institutionally initiated efficiency efforts. For more information, contact Assistant Commissioner of Finance and Administration <a href="mailto:lmcfall@mississippi.edu">Dr. Linda McFall</a>.<!-- END 1ST SYSTEM ARTICLE HERE --></span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table style="BORDER-RIGHT: rgb(102,102,102) 1px solid; BORDER-TOP: rgb(102,102,102) 1px solid; BORDER-LEFT: rgb(102,102,102) 1px solid; BORDER-BOTTOM: rgb(102,102,102) 1px solid" bgcolor="#ffffff" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="5" width="512"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <div align="left"><span class="style14"><a name="news2" id="news2"></a><!-- BEGIN 2ND SYSTEM HEAD HERE -->Board Meeting Webcast Available Online<!-- END 2ND SYSTEM HEAD HERE --></span><br> <span class="style15"><!-- BEGIN 2ND SYSTEM ARTICLE HERE -->You can watch Thursday's meeting of the IHL Board online via its archived webcast which can be accessed by visiting <a href="http://www.mississippi.edu/board/webcast/webcast_archive.asp" target="_blank">www.mississippi.edu/board</a>. The next meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held Wednesday and Thursday, September 17 and 18, 2008, in the IHL Board Room in Jackson, MS.<!-- END 2ND SYSTEM ARTICLE HERE --></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <!-- BEGIN PASTE OF EXTRA SYSTEM BLOCK HERE DON'T FORGET TO CHANGE LINK NUMBER X BOTH TIMES --> <!-- END PASTE OF EXTRA SYSTEM BLOCK DON'T FORGET TO CHANGE LINK NUMBER X BOTH TIMES --> <!-- NOTE TO DELETE BLOCK REMOVE SECTION BETWEEN AND INCLUDING TABLE TAGS --> </td> </tr> </table> <div align="left"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/uni_news.jpg"><br> <span class="style16">Items included in the "University News" section of the System Review are submitted each week by the universities. The news items are listed in rotating alphabetical order by university.</span></div> <!-- BEGIN WEEKLY BRIEFS --> <p align="left" class="style15"><span class="style17"><a name="uni1" id=uni1></a>UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI MEDICAL CENTER NEWS</strong></span><br> <strong><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10" /> Jones Explains White Coat "Privileges" During Ceremony</strong><br/> The dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center described the privileges associated with wearing the physician's white coat during the school's 11th annual White Coat Ceremony Aug. 7 in the conference center of the Norman C. Nelson Student Union. Dr. Dan Jones, vice chancellor for health affairs, told the Class of 2012 that although prestige, honor and the ability to take care of their families financially are all valid considerations when choosing to pursue a career in medicine, the greatest privileges are the relationships physicians have with their patients, their colleagues, their families, and their Creator. The practice of medicine "is a longtime honored profession with the ability to impact people's lives," Jones said. "To be a part of that special bond is a special privilege." Jones presided over the ceremony in which 111 new medical students recited the Oath of Hippocrates, an oath they will repeat at graduation. <a href="http://info.umc.edu/news/?n=thisweek&id=18570"target="_blank" class="style11">Learn more</a>.</p> <p align="left" class="style15"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10" /> <a href="http://info.umc.edu/news/?n=thisweek&id=18576" target="_blank" class="style11">HRSA Grant Expands School of Nursing's Elementary Health Program</a></p> <p align="left" class="style15"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10" /> <a href="http://info.umc.edu/news/?n=thisweek&id=18572" target="_blank" class="style11">NASA Funds Continuation of Digital Astronaut Project</a></p> <p align="left" class="style15"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10" /> <a href="http://info.umc.edu/news/?n=thisweek&id=18573" target="_blank" class="style11">Investigator Receives AHA Award for Preeclampsia Study</a></p> <p align="left" class="style15"><span class="style17"><a name="uni2" id=uni2></a>UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI NEWS</strong></span><br> <strong><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10" /> Freshman Class Expected to be Largest in Southern Miss History </strong><br/> When the final numbers are tallied, University of Southern Mississippi officials expect this year's freshman class to be the largest in school history. The number of incoming freshmen at the university is up 12 percent from this time last year, and with the late registration period extending to Aug. 29, that figure is expected to climb, said Southern Miss Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Joe Paul. In addition, the percentage of transfer students is up six percent from last fall. Paul credits an aggressive effort to promote the university and its quality academic programs for the increase. "More and more students and their parents are recognizing the uniqueness of Southern Miss, that it is a comprehensive university, but yet a place where students can still get personal attention," he said. Paul said that not only is this 2008-09 freshman class potentially the largest in school history, but also one of the most academically talented. More than 50 are Presidential Scholars enrolled in the university's prestigious Honors College with ACT scores above 30, and nine are National Merit Finalists. "These students come to us with exceptional academic records, a record of service to their communities and great leadership skills," he said. <a href="http://www.usm.edu/pr/cms/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1868&Itemid=2"target="_blank" class="style11">Learn more</a>.</p> <p align="left" class="style15"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10" /> <a href="http://www.usm.edu/pr/cms/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1844&Itemid=2" target="_blank" class="style11">Southern Miss Plans Campus Bike Loan Program </a></p> <p align="left" class="style15"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10" /> <a href="http://www.usm.edu/pr/cms/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1861&Itemid=2" target="_blank" class="style11">Special Issue of The Southern Quarterly Devoted to Legacy of Emmett Till </a></p> <p align="left" class="style15"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10" /> <a href="http://www.usm.edu/pr/cms/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1830&Itemid=2" target="_blank" class="style11">Southern Miss Faculty Receive Course Redesign Initiative Grants</a></p> <p align="left" class="style15"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10" /> <a href="http://www.usm.edu/pr/cms/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1823&Itemid=2" target="_blank" class="style11">Breaking the Veils Art Exhibit Set for Hattiesburg Appearance Oct. 6 - Dec. 5 </a></p> <p align="left" class="style15"><span class="style17"><a name="uni3" id=uni3></a>UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI - GULF COAST NEWS</strong></span><br> <strong><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10" /> Southern Miss Jazz and Blues Festival on Saturday, Aug. 23, in Long Beach</strong><br/> On an average day, the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus serves as a relaxing setting to take a stroll on the green lawn among the towering live oak trees. The view toward the beach is just as breathtaking to watch boats glide through the rolling waves, the mirage of islands in the distance or the colorful kites flown against the blue and white sky. When August 23 rolls around, Southern Miss and the City of Long Beach will bring some soul to the campus with the Southern Miss Jazz and Blues Festival. People of all ages are welcome to spread out a blanket and enjoy the music. For everyone who wants to explore the local artistry or indulge in some traditional southern cuisine, simply visit all the booths that will be set up on the festival grounds. The main musical acts that will perform for the festival are the Sauce Boss, the Steve Warren Band and the Jerry Ball Jazz and Blues Quintet. The performance lineup is expected to grow in the weeks before to include local non-profit children's organizations and other jazz and blues musical groups. Children will also have a fun time during the festival playing an assortment of games and winning prizes. <a href="http://www.usm.edu/gc/jazz-n-blues/"target="_blank" class="style11">Learn more</a>.</p> <p align="left" class="style15"><span class="style17"><a name="uni4" id=uni4></a>ALCORN STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS</strong></span><br> <strong><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10" /> Alcorn Systems Research Institute Faculty Publishes Aerospace Research Work</strong><br/> Dr. Jyotirmay Gadewadikar from the Sensors and Automation Laboratory, Systems Research Institute, at the Alcorn State University, published a peer-reviewed paper in the <i>Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics</i>, managed by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). AIAA is the world's largest technical society devoted to the global aerospace community. The collaborative work included eminent research scientists from Automation and Robotics Research Institute, the University of Texas, and the Department of Electrical and Computer engineering at the National University of Singapore. Dr. Gadewadikar has been invited as conference session chair and to contribute at special issues in journals and conferences relating to Aircraft and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Control. He has frequently been asked for his judgment as a reviewer for prestigious publications such as <i>The Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers</i>, <i>The Institute of Measurement & Control</i>, <i>The International Federation of Automatic Control</i>, and <i>The Institution of Engineering & Technology</i>. For more information e-mail <a href="mailto:kwabena@alcorn.edu">kwabena@alcorn.edu</a>, Director, Systems Research Institute. <a href="http://www/Bulletin/GoodNews.htm"target="_blank" class="style11">Learn more</a>.</p> <p align="left" class="style15"><span class="style17"><a name="uni5" id=uni5></a>DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS</strong></span><br> <strong><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10" /> Delta State's Hilpert Delivers State of the University Address</strong><br/> Delta State University President Dr. John M. Hilpert presented the State of the University (DSU) address to over 400 employees on Thursday, August 14 during opening convocation ceremonies in the Delta & Pine Land Theatre of the Bologna Performing Arts center on the DSU campus. President Hilpert welcomed the faculty and staff to the 83rd academic year at Delta State by challenging them to "go out and do interesting and valuable work," stating "In this higher education profession we all share there are regular challenges to do interesting and valuable work, but this particular moment may present us with somewhat more opportunity than we would normally welcome." Hilpert went on to discuss the international, political and financial uncertainty of the times and the challenges that must be met by the University. He challenged the faculty to address students at a deeper level, noting fears about family solvency in order to assist those students facing the economic realities besetting so many families. Dr. Hilpert then discussed upcoming budget cuts and outlined the University's blueprint for addressing the challenge stating, "The process design invites broad participation as we address this challenge. It will be interesting and valuable work indeed." <a href="http://www/pages/1073.asp?item=4161"target="_blank" class="style11">Learn more</a>.</p> <p align="left" class="style15"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10" /> <a href="http://www/pages/1073.asp?item=4171" target="_blank" class="style11">Delta State Hosts Breast Cancer Awareness Forum</a></p> <p align="left" class="style15"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10" /> <a href="http://www.gostatesmen.com/ad-news.html" target="_blank" class="style11">Delta State Athletics Enters Exciting Phase of Scoreboard Project</a></p> <p align="left" class="style15"><span class="style17"><a name="uni6" id=uni6></a>JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS</strong></span><br> <strong><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10" /> Jackson State welcomes new Executive Ph.D. cohort</strong><br/> Jackson State University welcomed its newest cohort into the Executive Ph.D. Program in Urban Higher Education on July 23 during a reception at the Mississippi e-Center at JSU. Cohort V consists of 22 students from as far away as Minnesota and Nevada. The Executive Ph.D. Program, which admitted Cohort I in 2004, aims to develop scholars, practitioners, researchers, and other professionals who seek advanced knowledge and skills related to urban higher education. Jackson State President Ronald Mason, Jr. said the national class program was modeled after a similar program at the University of Pennsylvania. "A lot of people can't afford a $150,000 tuition, but they want to be somewhere with the same quality," Mason said. "Every year we get closer and closer to what Pennsylvania is doing and see them as a competitor." Ying (Nancy) Liu, who is a member of Cohort V, came to Jackson State from China when Mason and Velvelyn Foster, Jackson State's vice president for academic affairs and student life, visited the country four years ago and brought her back. Liu, now in her third year as an instructor at Jackson State's Division of International Studies, has been teaching for 30 years and has been a university administrator for eight years. "I'm proud to be here," Liu said. "This is my dream; I've worked hard." <a href="http://www.jsums.edu/pressroom2/article.cfm?id=1088"target="_blank" class="style11">Learn more</a>.</p> <p align="left" class="style15"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10" /> <a href="http://www.jsums.edu/pressroom2/article.cfm?id=1033" target="_blank" class="style11">Lackey selected for hall of fame induction</a></p> <p align="left" class="style15"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10" /> <a href="http://jsutigers.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/080608aaa.html" target="_blank" class="style11">NFL Director of Football Operations Gene Washington visits the Tigers</a></p> <p align="left" class="style15"><span class="style17"><a name="uni7" id=uni7></a>MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS</strong></span><br> <strong><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10" /> Major MSU Summit Features State, National, World Execs</strong><br/> Former U.S. secretary of state Colin Powell will be joined by leaders in energy, communications, trade, and economic development at a September 23 and 24 business leadership conference at Mississippi State. Powell, a retired four-star U.S. Army general who was the nation's top diplomat during President Bush's first term, will be keynote speaker on the 24th. His presentation will begin at 8 p.m. in Humphrey Coliseum. MSU faculty, staff and students will receive one free admission ticket with valid identification. A limited number of $10 public seats are being made available Sept. 3, beginning at 8:30 a.m. from the coliseum ticket office. Otherwise, the two-day registration fee is $399. Sponsored by the university's College of Business and Industry and Division of Academic Outreach and Continuing Education, the summit primarily features a series of workshops and panel discussions led by visiting executives. "We have been very fortunate to secure some of the nation's most distinguished and successful executives to discuss critical business issues facing us in the future," said organizer Barbara Spencer, associate dean of the college. "We believe these panelists will offer unique perspectives on rapid shifts in the world economy and world environment and the new demands for leadership," she added. <a href="http://www.msstate.edu/web/media/detail.php?id=4324"target="_blank" class="style11">Learn more</a>.</p> <p align="left" class="style15"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10" /> <a href="http://www.msstate.edu/web/media/detail.php?id=4315" target="_blank" class="style11"> Community Physicians Can Improve More Than Health, MSU Economist's research shows</a></p> <p align="left" class="style15"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10" /> <a href="http://www.msstate.edu/web/media/detail.php?id=4316" target="_blank" class="style11"> 11 Freshmen Receiving MSU Distinguished Scholarships</a></p> <p align="left" class="style15"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10" /> <a href="http://www.msstate.edu/web/media/detail.php?id=4320" target="_blank" class="style11"> MSU Forestry Forest Products Programs Reaccredited</a></p> <p align="left" class="style15"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10" /> <a href="http://www.msstate.edu/web/media/detail.php?id=4325" target="_blank" class="style11"> MSU Communication Prof Named Year's Top PR Educator</a></p> <p align="left" class="style15"><span class="style17"><a name="uni8" id=uni8></a>MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY, & VETERINARY MEDICINE NEWS</strong></span><br> <strong><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10" /> MSU Focuses on the Unique Art of Catfish Grabbling</strong><br/> Mississippi State University is studying what motivates fishing enthusiasts to risk personal injury reaching into a dark, underwater hole to grab a fish instead of using the traditional hook-and-line method. MSU's Forest and Wildlife Research Center is looking for volunteers to determine grabblers' attitudes and characteristics. The study will conclude in December. Grabbling, or noodling, is often thought of as a lost art. The tradition, handed down through generations, has only a handful of participants each year. Wading in water, close to the bank, individuals place their hands in a cavity in hopes of the fish's biting their hand. Grabblers, expecting a large catfish, may find some other water-loving creature inhabiting the hole. These people do not necessarily love pain or the fear of the unknown. They simply seek a trophy catfish -- the size that definitely will leave scars. "Grabblers are definitely a unique breed," said Kevin Hunt, associate professor of wildlife and fisheries. "Grabbling does not require a special permit in Mississippi other than a sport fishing license, so little is known about this group of anglers. We hope to find grabblers to participate in the study to identify why they hand grabble for various catfishes, how often they do so, their attitudes toward fishing and fisheries management, and how they differ from traditional recreational anglers," said Susan Baker, wildlife and fisheries graduate student. <a href="http://msucares.com/news/print/fwnews/fw08/080814.html"target="_blank" class="style11">Learn more</a>.</p> <p align="left" class="style15"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10" /> <a href="http://msucares.com/news/farmweek/flashvideo/2008/2008-06-06childcare.html" target="_blank" class="style11">MSU Extension's Nurturing Homes Initiatives Brings Coast Childcare Back Post-Katrina </a></p> <p align="left" class="style15"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10" /> <a href="http://msucares.com/news/print/cropreport/crop08/080815.html" target="_blank" class="style11">MSU Analysis Shows Corn Production High, but Prices Dropping</a></p> <p align="left" class="style15"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10" /> <a href="hhttp://msucares.com/news/print/cvm/cvm08/080717.html" target="_blank" class="style11">MSU Veterinary Medicine Alumnus of Year Started Career at Age Eight</a></p> <p align="left" class="style15"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10" /> <a href="http://msucares.com/news/radio/farmandfamily/audio/08/ff081108.mp3" target="_blank" class="style11">MSU 4-H Coordinates 33-year-old Community Pride Environmental Education Program</a></p> <p align="left" class="style15"><span class="style17"><a name="uni9" id=uni9></a>MISSISSIPPI UNIVERSITY FOR WOMEN NEWS</strong></span><br> <strong><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10" /> MUW Senior Kalich receives culinary scholarship</strong><br/> Elizabeth Kalich, a senior at Mississippi University for Women was recently announced as the recipient of the Karp Resources "W" Culinary Entrepreneurship Scholarship. The Starkville resident was chosen based on her enrollment as a student with a culinary entrepreneurship minor, various academic accomplishments, and letters of recommendation. Applicants were required to submit a comprehensive case study in response to a business problem provided by Karp Resources. Kalich's field research project on the topic of institutional dining at MUW was a case study with great potential to initiate positive change and innovation. She is currently pursuing a bachelor of science degree in culinary arts with an emphasis in entrepreneurship and will graduate in May 2009. Kalich interned in Florida at Amelia Island Plantation and hopes to one day own an on-premise/off-premise catering company in Mississippi. <a href="http://www.muw.edu/publicaffairs/2008_prnews/080820_culinaryscholarship.html"target="_blank" class="style11">Learn more</a>.</p> <p align="left" class="style15"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10" /> <a href="http://www.muw.edu/publicaffairs/2008_prnews/080814_taffetas.html" target="_blank" class="style11">MUW presents 'The Taffetas: A Musical Journey through the Fabulous Fifties'</a></p> <p align="left" class="style15"><span class="style17"><a name="uni10" id=uni10></a>MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS</strong></span><br> <strong><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10" /> MVSU Department of Business Education Receives Reaffirmation by ACBSP</strong><br/> Mississippi Valley State University was awarded reaffirmation of accreditation of their business school by the The Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners. MVSU Interim President Roy C. Hudson and Dean of Professional Studies Dae Sung Lee accepted the certificate of accreditation during the ACBSP Annual Conference in New Orleans, La. This event represented the 18th annual presentation to institutions being accredited and reaffirmed since the founding of ACBSP 20 years ago. Douglas G. Viehland, Executive Director of the ACBSP, spoke of the accomplishment of this accreditation, "Mississippi Valley State has shown their commitment to teaching excellence by participating in the accreditation process, achieving accreditation and continuing the process of quality improvement. This accreditation is evidence of The Valley's commitment to quality business programs." Dr. Hudson said the accomplishment was an indicator of the Department of Business Education's commitment to Valley's students. "The faculty and staff, led by Dr. Lee, met this challenge to ensure their program ranks in the highest level among business schools," Hudson said. For institutions that achieve accreditation for their business schools and programs, this attainment certifies that the teaching and learning processes within that institution meet the rigorous educational standards established by the ACBSP. <a href="http://www.mvsu.edu"target="_blank" class="style11">Learn more</a>.</p> <p align="left" class="style15"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10" /> <a href="http://www.mvsu.edu" target="_blank" class="style11">MVSU Plans First Show and Shine Car Show on Aug. 30</a></p> <p align="left" class="style15"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10" /> <a href="http://www.mvsu.edu" target="_blank" class="style11">Valley Students Will Experience Drunk-Driving Simulator</a></p> <p align="left" class="style15"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10" /> <a href="http://www.mvsu.edu" target="_blank" class="style11">MVSU Voter Registration Drive/Pep Rally Scheduled for Aug. 29</a></p> <p align="left" class="style15"><span class="style17"><a name="uni11" id=uni11></a>UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI NEWS</strong></span><br> <strong><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10" /> Scholar on U.S. Presidency to Provide 'Consumer's Guide' for Debate</strong><br/> With only weeks until the Sept. 26 presidential debate at the University of Mississippi, the Department of Political Science is hosting "A Consumer's Guide to The Presidential Debate" on Sept. 2. The event, at 7 p.m. in the Overby Center Auditorium, features Michael Nelson, Fulmer Professor of Political Science at Rhodes College and author of the recent "The American Presidency: Origins and Development, 1776-2007." "Obviously, what the candidates have to say about the issues will be worth listening to," Nelson said. "But on election day, our choice is between two individuals not two platforms. The presidency is the one part of our constitutional system in which the power of an entire branch of government is lodged in one individual. That means character, intelligence, energy, openness to new ideas and even openness to criticism are all very important." Richard Forgette, chair of the political science department, said that despite all the media coverage of the debate, it is important to put the event in proper perspective - something he expects Nelson to do during his talk. "Professor Nelson is a very close observer of campaigns and the electoral process over time, and he will place the debate in context for voters on campus and in the community," Forgette said. "His talk will be to explain why debates matter, when they matter and for which voters." For a complete listing of UM's debate-related events and more about the presidential debate, visit <a href="http://www.debate.olemiss.edu" target="_blank">www.debate.olemiss.edu</a>. <a href="http://news.olemiss.edu/index.php/Ole-Miss-News/News-Releases/debateguide.html"target="_blank" class="style11">Learn more</a>.</p> <p align="left" class="style15"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10" /> <a href="http://news.olemiss.edu/index.php/Ole-Miss-News/News-Releases/reeseolympics2.html" target="_blank" class="style11">Former UM Track Star Brittney Reese Qualifies for Olympic Medal Round</a></p> <p align="left" class="style15"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10" /> <a href="http://news.olemiss.edu/index.php/Ole-Miss-News/News-Releases/carrierscholarships.html" target="_blank" class="style11">Two Top Mississippi Students Awarded Carrier Scholarships</a></p> <p align="left" class="style15"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10" /> <a href="http://news.olemiss.edu/index.php/Ole-Miss-News/News-Releases/cnnbiofuel.html" target="_blank" class="style11">CNN Bloggers Roll onto Campus in Biofuel-Powered Truck, Film Segment</a></p> <p align="left" class="style15"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10" /> <a href="http://news.olemiss.edu/index.php/Ole-Miss-News/News-Releases/baysprings.html" target="_blank" class="style11">Natural Products Center Partners with Center for Water and Wetland Resources for Research</a></p> <!-- END OF WEEKLY BRIEFS --> <p align="left" class="style15"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/coming_up.jpg" width="188" height="22"></p> <!-- BEGIN COMING UP PASTE HERE --> <p align="left" class="style15"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10" /><strong> Aug. 22</strong> - Food, drink and films highlight the Potlikker Film Festival at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center in Oxford. The Southern Foodways Alliance, housed at the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at UM, teamed up with the Oxford Film Festival to host the 6-9 p.m. event. <a href="http://news.olemiss.edu/index.php/Ole-Miss-News/News-Releases/potlikker.html"target="_blank" class="style11">Learn more</a>.</p> <p align="left" class="style15"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10" /><strong> Aug. 23</strong> - Southern Miss Gulf Coast will host the Southern Miss Jazz and Blues Festival from 2-8 p.m. on the front lawn of the university's Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. The festival will feature live music, local artists, and food vendors. This event is free and open to the public. <a href="http://www.usm.edu/gc/jazz-n-blues/"target="_blank" class="style11">Learn more</a>.</p> <p align="left" class="style15"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10" /><strong> Aug. 26</strong> - Mississippi State University's EcoCar will have an interest meeting for students who may want to join the EcoCar team at 5 p.m. in Carpenter Hall room 112. The EcoCar competition is the follow-up to Challenge X, a competition to re-engineering a vehicle to make it fuel more efficient <a href="http://www.msstate.edu/web/calendar/detail.php?id=5435"target="_blank" class="style11">Learn more</a>.</p> <p align="left" class="style15"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10" /><strong> Aug. 26-27 </strong> - The Mississippi Pasture and Forage Short Course, at Mississippi State University's Bost Conference Center, offers training to meet the basic level requirements for Grazing Certification. Contact Rocky Lemus with the MSU Extension Service at (662) 325-7718 or <a href="mailto:rlemus@ext.msstate.edu">rlemus@ext.msstate.edu</a>. <a href="http://msucares.com/news/releases/08/080724course.html"target="_blank" class="style11">Learn more</a>.</p> <p align="left" class="style15"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10" /><strong> Aug. 27 </strong> - Mississippi State University's Mitchell Memorial Library presents a workshop on how to use the library at 3 p.m. in the ELI room. This session will provide an overview of library resources and services, including how to find books and journal articles. For more info, call 662-325-3834. <a href="http://www.msstate.edu/web/calendar/detail.php?id=5413"target="_blank" class="style11">Learn more</a>.</p> <p align="left" class="style15"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10" /><strong> Aug. 28</strong> - The public is invited to watch the Sen. Barack Obama accept the Democratic party's nomination for the 2008 Presidential election at 7:30 p.m. in JSU's new Student Center. Admission is free. <a href="http://www.jsums.edu/announcements/NationalConventionWatchParties.pdf"target="_blank" class="style11">Learn more</a>.</p> <p align="left" class="style15"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10" /><strong> Aug. 28</strong> - Mississippi Valley State University students can experience the effects of driving an automobile while intoxicated without ever touching a drink. The &quot;Save A Life&quot; Tour's state-of-the art, interactive drunk driving simulator, will visit MVSU Student Union parking lot on Aug. 28 from 10 to 3 p.m. <a href="http://www.mvsu.edu"target="_blank" class="style11">Learn more</a>.</p> <p align="left" class="style15"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10" /><strong> Aug. 28</strong> - Dr. Dan Jones, immediate past president of the American Heart Association, vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the UM School of Medicine, discusses health care in America in his lecture "Health Care Disparities in the American Health Care System" at 11 a.m. in the Ford Center. <a href="http://events.olemiss.edu/events/index.php?com=detail&eID=3661&year=2008&month=8"target="_blank" class="style11">Learn more</a>.</p> <p align="left" class="style15"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10" /><strong> Aug. 28 </strong> - &quot;Food as a Business&quot; is a day-long video conference sponsored by Mississippi State University's Extension Service and Small Business Development Center. Satellite site locations include the MSU campus, Cleveland, Hattiesburg, Raymond and Verona. Contact Anna Hood at (662) 325-3200. <a href="http://msucares.com/news/releases/08/080731food.html"target="_blank" class="style11">Learn more</a>.</p> <p align="left" class="style15"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10" /><strong> Aug. 29</strong> - The Mississippi Valley State University will kick off its Voter Registration Drive/Pep Rally on Friday, Aug. 29, at 11 a.m., at the Student Pavilion. Individuals in the MVSU Community will have an opportunity to register to vote. The goal is to register 100 percent of the MVSU campus by Oct. 3. <a href="http://www.mvsu.edu"target="_blank" class="style11">Learn more</a>.</p> <p align="left" class="style15"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10" /><strong> Aug. 29</strong> - Capitol Steps, touted as the musical troupe that put the "mock" in democracy, comes to the UM Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show are $30 and available by visiting the UM Box Office, Ford Center Box Office or "events" at <a href="http://www.olemiss.edu/fordcenter/" target="_blank">www.olemiss.edu/fordcenter/</a>. <a href="http://news.olemiss.edu/index.php/Ole-Miss-News/News-Releases/captiolsteps.html"target="_blank" class="style11">Learn more</a>.</p> <p align="left" class="style15"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10" /><strong> Aug. 29</strong> - The Southern Miss Area Health Education Center will host a Public Health Symposium from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Thad Cochran Center in Hattiesburg. To register call Gina Fiorentini-Wright at 601.266.4839 or <a href="mailto:gina.fiorentini.wright@usm.edu">gina.fiorentini.wright@usm.edu</a>. Visit <a href="http://www.usm.edu/chs/smahec" target="_blank">www.usm.edu/chs/smahec</a> for more information. <a href="http://www.usm.edu/pr/cms/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1854&Itemid=2"target="_blank" class="style11">Learn more</a>.</p> <p align="left" class="style15"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10" /><strong> Sept. 3</strong> - The Southern Miss Center for Writers and the Center for Black Studies will host a reading by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natasha Trethewey. She will read from her prize-winning book, Native Guard, at 8 p.m. in the Gonzales Auditorium of the Liberal Arts Building on the Hattiesburg campus. Free. <a href="http://www.usm.edu/pr/cms/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1862&Itemid=2"target="_blank" class="style11">Learn more</a>.</p> <p align="left" class="style15"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10" /><strong> Sept. 4</strong> - The public is invited to watch the Sen. John McCain accept the Republican party's nomination for the 2008 Presidential election at 7:30 p.m. in JSU's new Student Center. Admission is free. <a href="http://www.jsums.edu/announcements/NationalConventionWatchParties.pdf"target="_blank" class="style11">Learn more</a>.</p> <p align="left" class="style15"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10" /><strong> Sept. 9 </strong> - The Master Tree Farmer 2008 Forest Risk & Risk Management course will be offered in 23 counties. Registration deadline is Aug. 29. Contact your county office of the MSU Extension Service for a site near you. <a href="http://msucares.com/forestry/education/short_course.pdf"target="_blank" class="style11">Learn more</a>.</p> <p align="left" class="style15"><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10" /><strong> Sept. 29 </strong> - Delta State University will present "Capitol Steps" in the Delta and Pine Land Theatre of its Bologna Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. For ticket information, please call the Box Office at (662) 846-4626. <a href="http://www.bolognapac.com/GenericPage/DisplayPage.aspx?guid=B3DF7A6D-18CC-4EAB-A92A-337304008315"target="_blank" class="style11">Learn more</a>.</p> <!-- END COMING UP PASTE HERE --> </td> </tr></tbody></table> <table width="725" align="center" bgcolor="#000099"> <tr> <td><div align="center" class="style18">Look for the next issue <span class="style20"><!-- BEGIN NEXT ISSUE DATE HERE -->August 29<!-- END NEXT ISSUE DATE HERE --></span>.</div></td> </tr> </table> <table width="725" align="center"> <tr> <td><p align="left" class="style21"><strong>FOR FURTHER COMMUNICATION, PLEASE CONTACT:</strong><br> Mississippi's Institutions of Higher Learning<br> Attention: Public Affairs<br> Jackson, Mississippi 39211-6453<br> Fax: (601) 432-6891</p> <p align="left" class="style21">To comment on the content of the System Review newsletter, please send an email to <A href="mailto:jrogers@mississippi.edu">jrogers@mississippi.edu</a>. 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