City, UM Agree to Move Site of New Innovation Center
The city of Oxford has approved a request by the University of Mississippi to move the site of its new Innovation Center. University officials appeared before the Board of Aldermen Oct. 7 seeking permission to change the location from the old Wal-Mart building on West Jackson Avenue to an area near the present site of the UM Medicinal Plant Gardens. Approximately $1 million in HUD funds was originally awarded to the city for remodeling the old Wal-Mart building to become the center. "We want to use these funds to move some of the small garden plots and support buildings, allowing room to construct the first two Research Park buildings, one of which will contain the Innovation Center," said Robin Buchannon, assistant vice chancellor of research and sponsored programs. "HUD has indicated their approval of the change, pending approval by the city." The board approved the request after a brief discussion. University officials expect the relocation work to begin soon. IC tenants will be companies that seek to develop and market their products and which have a research relationship with the university. Other locations were considered and discussions were held with directors of similar university research parks that have incubators, said Syd Spain, executive director of the UM Research Park. The new location offers additional benefits to IC tenants, such as more access to existing research activities and visibility to people traveling Mississippi 6 through Oxford, Spain said. Learn more.
Study USA Offers Domestic Travel Options to All Students
Safety Training Specialist is First Black Woman to Win APPA Rex Dillow Award
Kenneth Sufka Elected New Chair of Faculty Senate
Pharmacy Graduate to Return as Chair of Pharmacy Administration
UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI MEDICAL CENTER NEWS
Support Group Helps HF Patients Lead New Life
When Sallie Schott's cardiologist told her she had idiopathic cardiomyopathy - congestive heart failure - 10 years ago, she wasn't exactly sure what the diagnosis meant. She had been very ill for about a month, and it would be more than a year before she would feel well enough to even drive a car. She decided to read everything she could about her condition, and she wondered if any other heart failure patients had successfully fought through the physical weakness and concern she had experienced since her diagnosis. Schott realized that a support group for heart failure patients would be an invaluable resource for information and counseling as she learned to cope with her chronic illness. So when the Division of Cardiovascular Services at the University of Mississippi Medical Center invited her to a focus group for heart failure patients, she was motivated to lead by example. Learn more.
New PA Chief Seeks to Raise Understanding, Support of UMMC
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI NEWS
Southern Miss Welcomes Record Number of Presidential Scholars for 2008-09
The University of Southern Mississippi welcomed 57 Presidential Scholars to campus this fall for the 2008-09 academic, a record number that school officials say is marked not just by quantity, but also quality. The incoming group has an average ACT of 31 and nine are national merit finalists, said Southern Miss Honors College Dean Dr. David Davies, who credited the work of his colleagues and the university's Office of Admissions. With this year's milestone, the Honors College enrollment stands at 500, double its size from five years ago. "The entire Southern Miss campus is enriched with the arrival of this year's Presidential Scholars, our largest number ever," Davies said. "I believe they're here because we successfully communicated to them the exceptional quality of our academic programs, both within the College and all across campus. A limited number of students recognized as National Merit Semifinalists and Finalists qualify for a Presidential Scholarship, which is designed to cover the cost of attendance for four years, including tuition, out-of-state fees (if applicable), room, board and a book stipend for four years. Learn more.
Southern Miss Hopes to Spur Ideas, Commercialization at The Garden
Payne Promises to Keep Southern Miss Alumni Association Moving Forward
Marine Science Experts Gather for Eighth T.W. Bennett Symposium
Health Care Marketing Industry Day to Offer Employment Opportunities
UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST CAMPUS NEWS
Technology Learning Center Provides Specialized Golf Cart to Gulfport
The Bayou Vista Golf Course now has the SoloRider golf cart for people with special needs who want to play golf, thanks to a collaborative effort between the Technology Learning Center at The University of Southern Mississippi and the city of Gulfport's Department of Leisure Services. The Southern Miss center and the city have developed this partnership as a way to bring programs, special events and specialized equipment to individuals with disabilities. "When partnerships form, like the one between the Technology Learning Center at Southern Miss and the city of Gulfport Leisure Services, the citizens are the ones who benefit the most," said Gulfport Mayor Brent Warr. "With the SoloRider golf cart, elderly citizens and persons with disabilities will now have the opportunity to learn how to play golf or continue a sport they have always enjoyed." The SoloRider golf cart allows golfers to drive on the greens, use the 350-degree swivel seat and adjust the elevated seat position. The cart was designed to benefit a variety of golfers who may have spinal cord injuries, chronic fatigue, heart problems, arthritis or pulmonary disorders. Learn more.
Southern Miss Professors to Perform Piano, Violin Concert at Gulf Park Campus
ALCORN STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS ONLINE
Alcorn State University News Online
DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
Delta States Elliott-Nowell-White Science Symposium Recognizes Excellence
The 17th Annual Elliott-Nowell-White Science Symposium was held at Delta State University on the afternoon of Oct. 9, and the morning of Oct. 10. The Annual Elliott Program of Excellence Recognition Luncheon was held following the Friday morning program of guest speakers. The Recognition Luncheon allows Dr. Robert Elliott and Dr. Mary C. Elliott, founders of the Elliott-Nowell-White Science Symposium, an opportunity to recognize and present awards for achievement to individuals and groups. Learn more.
Delta State University Honors Dr. Nino Bologna
Delta State College of Business Holds Panel Discussion on Economic Woes
Statesmen golfers finish 10th at Territory Classic
JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
Mason to be honored with Thurgood Marshall College Fund's 2008 Education Leadership Award
Jackson State University's President Ronald Mason Jr. will be honored with the 2008 Education Leadership Award during the Thurgood Marshall College Fund's 21st Anniversary Awards Dinner on Oct. 27. Mason, chief executive officer of the only university located in Mississippi's capital since 2000, holds a bachelor's and juris doctorate from Columbia University. He has led JSU through an impressive academic restructuring and campus revitalization that has expanded into the surrounding community of West Jackson.. Most recently, Jackson State University announced plans to create a mixed-use development center adjacent to the campus. The Educational Leadership Award is the highest individual award presented annually to a sitting president or educational leader of a public HBCU, who has demonstrated outstanding business, academic and visionary leadership through effective management of his or her institution. Nominees are submitted by philanthropic, board, government, alumni, students and educational leaders nationally. "Dr. Ronald Mason, Jr. has a decorated career in Higher Education and Community Development that directly supports one of our nation's gems and member university, Jackson State University and its 9,000 students," said Dwayne Ashley, President and CEO, Thurgood Marshall College Fund. Learn more.
JSU's Walter Payton Center to award two lifetime memberships during annual Sweetness 5K Run/Walk
Former U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige to speak during JSU's 131st Founders' Day Banquet
MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
Major Gift Honors Former MSU Business Dean
Recently, an anonymous Mississippi State University alumnus again recognized a former dean's leadership at MSU with a gift of more than $2 million to support faculty programs and student scholarships in the College of Business, one of the South's oldest academic programs in the field. Honoring the 45-year career of Tupelo resident William C. Flewellen Jr., the $2.2 million deferred gift will be used to establish an endowed chair in marketing. It also contributes significantly to a previously established endowed scholarship fund that bears Flewellen's name. Learn more.
MSU Names Ballroom for Former Union Director
'Dream' Chamber Group to Launch MSU's Lyceum Series
'Sugar Bean' Sisters Opens MSU Theatre's 2008-09 Season
MSU Groundbreaking Marks New $8 Million Facility
Oct. 17 - One of the longest-running Broadway hits of the 1990s opens this season's Ford Series at the University of Mississippi. "Smokey Joe's Cafe," a revue of songs by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, is scheduled at 8 p.m. in the Ford Center. Tickets are $30-$40, available by calling (662) 915-7411. Learn more.
Oct. 17-18 - The 30th Annual Fall Flower and Garden Fest at MSU's Truck Crops Branch Experiment Station will feature the best flowers and vegetables for autumn gardens in Mississippi. Contact Rick Snyder at (601) 892-3731 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more.
Oct. 18 - MSU's Riley Center presents "An Evening with Shawn Colvin," Grammy Award-winning artist. 8 p.m. Tickets are $41 and $35. Learn more.
Oct. 18 - MSU's Indian Students Association present Deepotsav '08, featuring Indian culture, dances and cuisine. Lee Hall, 5:30 p.m. For more information, call (662) 312-9417. Learn more.
Oct.18-19 - MSU Sky Dawgs/Rocket Club presents its annual air show, Bryan Field in Starkville, beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday. Proceeds benefit the club. For more information, call (662) 401-6280. Learn more.
Oct. 19 - The UM Department of Music presents the voice recital "Made in America" at 3 p.m. in Nutt Auditorium. The free program features selections by American composers Leslie Adams, Seymour Barab, Jeff Blumenkrantz, William Bolcom, Jack Gallagher and Nancy Van de Vate, performed by soprano Nancy Balach. Learn more.
Oct. 20-24 - MSU's Wood Magic Science Fair is an exciting and innovative program for elementary school students. It highlights the tremendous importance of wood and wood products to individuals and to the world's economy. Contact LaDonna Bullman at email@example.com or (662) 325-2116. Learn more.
Oct. 20-25 - Jackson State University Will Celebrate Its 2008 Homecoming Festivities From Oct. 20 Through 25. Learn more.
Oct. 21 - The Southern Miss Office of Sustainability will host author John de Graaf who will present "Haste Makes Waste: The Connection Between Time Pressure and Sustainability" at noon in the Thad Cochran Center Ballroom. The lecture is free. For more information, call (601) 266-5687. Learn more.
Oct. 23 - Delta State University will present "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" a School-Time Matinee, in the Bologna Performing Arts Center Thursday, Oct 23 2008, at 9.30 a.m. & 11.30 a.m. For ticket information, please call the Box Office at (662) 846-4626. Learn more.
Oct. 23 - Daniel O'Sullivan, the 2008 Humanities Teacher of the Year at UM, discusses medieval academic studies in a 6:30 p.m. lecture in Barnard Observatory. The talk and O'Sullivan's award are part of the annual celebration of Arts and Humanities Month by the Mississippi Humanities Council. Learn more.
Oct. 23 - Professors from the School of Music at The University of Southern Mississippi will perform the "Young Romantics" concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, in the Advanced Education Center auditorium on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. The concert is free and open to the public. Learn more.
Oct. 24, 26 - Southern Miss will present La Langue d'Anna (Anna's Voice) by Vernard Noel, featuring French Actress Andree Benchetrit in a one-woman show, 7:30 p.m., Gilbert F. Hartwig Theatre. For Tickets, call 601-266-5418. Learn more.
Oct. 25 - MSU's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences honors alumni at the Homecoming Breakfast at the Bost Conference Center. Breakfast will be served at 7:45 a.m., followed by special recognitions beginning at 8:00 a.m. Contact Gayle McClure at firstname.lastname@example.org or (662) 325-8636. Learn more.
Oct. 27 - The U.S. Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants will be in concert at 7 p.m. in the Bennett Auditorium at Southern Miss in Hattiesburg. The 7 p.m. concert is free. Learn more.
Oct. 28 - Jackson State University and NASA will offer the workshop, "Our Solar Neighborhood," for Mississippi and Louisiana educators from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Oct. 28 on the University's main campus. To make reservations, call the JSU/NASA Educator Resource Center on Monday through Friday at 601-979-2662. Learn more.
Nov. 12 - Jackson State University will sponsor the documentary, "This Little Light of Mine," at 7 p.m. Nov. 12 in the F.D. Hall Music Center. This documentary tells the stories of opera singers Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price. Admission is free for JSU students with an ID and $5 for the general public. Learn more.
Look for the next issue October 24.
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