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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 34<br> Monday, October 27, 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 Names Donna Oliver 6th President of MVSU<!-- 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 -->Mississippi University for Women Seeks Help Renaming University<!-- END UNI1 HEAD HERE --> </a></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="#news2"><!-- BEGIN NEWS2 HEAD HERE -->Board Names Aubrey Lucas Interim Commissioner<!-- END NEWS2 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="#uni2"><!-- BEGIN UNI2 HEAD HERE -->Mississippi Valley State University Online<!-- END UNI2 HEAD HERE --> </a></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="#news3"><!-- BEGIN NEWS3 HEAD HERE -->"Knowledge to Get to College" Pep Rally Kicks Off Website<!-- END NEWS3 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="#uni3"><!-- BEGIN UNI3 HEAD HERE -->New Religious Studies Bachelor's Program at UM to Open in Spring 2009<!-- END UNI3 HEAD HERE --> </a></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="#news4"><!-- BEGIN NEWS4 HEAD HERE -->Second Round Interviews for MSU President Scheduled<!-- END NEWS4 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="#uni4">Longtime UMMC Nurse's Scholarship Promotes Excellence in SON<!-- 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 UNI6 HEAD HERE -->Southern Miss LETTERS Day to Showcase University Research<!-- 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="#uni6"><!-- BEGIN UNI6 HEAD HERE -->First Faculty Rep. Appointed for USM Gulf Coast Senior Honors Program<!-- 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="#uni7"><!-- BEGIN UNI7 HEAD HERE -->Alcorn Alumna Wins Awards for Research Paper at AEJMC<!-- 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="#uni8"><!-- BEGIN UNI8 HEAD HERE -->Jernberg Named Delta State University Alumnus of the Year<!-- 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="#uni9"><!-- BEGIN UNI9 HEAD HERE -->Jackson State Students Pay Tribute to Fellow Students with Vigil<!-- 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="#uni10">MSU's 'Pathfinder' Program Celebrates a Decade of Success<!-- END UNI10 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">MSU Students Have Opportunities with New Veterinary Tech Major<!-- END UNI1 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 Names Donna Oliver 6th President of MVSU<!-- END 1ST SYSTEM HEAD HERE --></span><br> <span class="style15"><!-- BEGIN 1ST SYSTEM ARTICLE HERE -->In a unanimous decision on Tuesday, October 21, the IHL Board announced that Dr. Donna Oliver, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida, will serve as the 6th president of Mississippi Valley State University (MVSU). The announcement was made following day-long interviews with various campus and community constituency groups at Valley, during which those participants had the opportunity to evaluate Dr. Oliver. "Dr. Oliver is an outstanding choice for President," said MVSU Board Search Committee Chair Dr. Bettye Neely. "I am confident that her leadership will allow Mississippi Valley to reach even greater heights." With a distinguished 30-year career in education, Dr. Donna Oliver has served as a K-12 public school biology and chemistry teacher, a college professor, and a K-16 administrator. She began her studies at Elon College, where she completed her undergraduate degree in biology and education. After teaching five years at the high school level, Dr. Oliver earned a master's of education degree in biology and curriculum and instruction, followed by a Ph.D. in curriculum and teaching, both from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Dr. Oliver will begin her service at Mississippi Valley in early January 2009. A full biography and photo can be found <a href="http://www.mississippi.edu/ieo/downloads/donna_oliver_bio_081021.pdf" target="_blank" class="style11">here</a>.<!-- END 1ST SYSTEM ARTICLE HERE --> </span><br> </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 Names Aubrey Lucas Interim Commissioner<!-- END 2ND SYSTEM HEAD HERE --></span> <br> <span class="style15"><!-- BEGIN 2ND SYSTEM ARTICLE HERE -->In a meeting on Friday, the IHL Board named University of Southern Mississippi President Emeritus and Professor of Higher Education Dr. Aubrey K. Lucas Interim Commissioner of Higher Education, effective immediately. The action follows Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Thomas C. Meredith's recent announcement of retirement. "Dr. Lucas is a true statesman," said Board President Amy Whitten. "He is well respected in the higher education arena, and is a natural choice as the Board searches for a permanent replacement." Dr. Lucas served as president of Southern Miss for 22 years, after serving as president of Delta State University for four years. He received his doctorate from Florida State University. Click <a href="http://www.mississippi.edu/ihl/newsstory.asp?ID=664" target="_blank" class="style11">here</a> for a full bio and picture of Dr. Lucas.<!-- END 2ND SYSTEM ARTICLE HERE --> </span></div></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="news3" id="news3"></a><!-- BEGIN 3RD SYSTEM HEAD HERE -->"Knowledge to Get to College" Pep Rally Kicks Off Website<!-- END 3RD SYSTEM HEAD HERE --></span> <br> <span class="style15"><!-- BEGIN 3RD SYSTEM ARTICLE HERE -->Friday was the "Knowledge to Get to College Day," as declared by Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour in honor of the launch of the state's new college access initiative, Mississippi.edu. IHL celebrated the day and the launch of the <a href="http://www.Mississippi.edu" target="_blank" class="style11">www.Mississippi.edu</a> website with a pep rally at Northwest Rankin High School in Brandon. As the master of ceremonies, radio personality Scott Steele kept the excitement level high among the students and invited guests as they learned about the Mississippi.edu initiative through videos and speeches. The initiative includes a three-part website to help students, parents, and adults find all the knowledge they need to get to college in Mississippi. Lt. Governor Phil Bryant engaged the many middle and high school students who participated in the launch event by watching the live webcast, made possible by Mississippi Public Broadcasting. After encouraging the students to pursue education beyond high school, he urged the pep rally participants to look into the cameras and shout "Happy Knowledge to Get to College Day" to all the webcast viewers. IHL Board President Amy Whitten brought greetings from the universities; State Board for Community and Junior Colleges Executive Director Dr. Eric Clark spoke on behalf of the state's two-year colleges; and Millsaps College President Dr. Frances Lucas represented the private and independent colleges and universities during the event. In introducing the student section of the new site, called <a href="http://www.riseupms.com" target="_blank" class="style11">Rise Up!</a>, State Superintendent of Education Dr. Hank Bounds challenged the students to aspire for more, and to "rise up" for a better life. The pep rally was complete with performances by the Northwest Rankin cheerleaders, band, and dance squad, as well as the Hinds Community College Hi-Steppers, the Millsaps' cheerleaders, and the Mississippi Valley State University band. Visit the new website, <a href="http://www.Mississippi.edu" target="_blank" class="style11">www.Mississippi.edu</a>; <a href="http://www.mississippi.edu/launch/downloads/caw_full_large.zip" target="_blank" class="style11">download the launch video</a> or watch it <a href="http://speedstream.netro.ca/ihlod/caw_full_small.wmv" target="_blank" class="style11">online</a>; watch an archived recording of Friday's pep rally; <a href="http://www.mississippi.edu/launch/downloads/caw_riseup_large.zip" target="_blank" class="style11">download the Rise Up! TV commercials</a> or watch them <a href="http://speedstream.netro.ca/ihlod/caw_riseup_small.wmv" target="_blank" class="style11">online</a>. For more information, contact <A class=style11 href="mailto:jrogers@mississippi.edu">Jennifer Rogers</a>.<!-- END 3RD SYSTEM ARTICLE HERE --> </span></div></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="news4" id="news4"></a><!-- BEGIN 4TH SYSTEM HEAD HERE -->Second Round Interviews for MSU President Scheduled <!-- END 4TH SYSTEM HEAD HERE --></span> <br> <span class="style15"><!-- BEGIN 4TH SYSTEM ARTICLE HERE -->On Friday, the IHL Board announced that the search for the next president of Mississippi State University will continue with second round interviews on Wednesday, November 5, 2008. The interviews will be held at the IHL Executive Office, beginning at 1:00 pm. Learn more about the IHL <a href="http://www.mississippi.edu/ieo/msu_search.html" target="_blank" class="style11">institutional executive officer search process</a>.<!-- END 4TH SYSTEM ARTICLE HERE --> </span></div></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </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> <p align="left" class="style15"><span class="style17"><strong><a name="uni1" id="uni1"></a>MISSISSIPPI UNIVERSITY FOR WOMEN NEWS</strong></span><br><!-- BEGIN 1ST UNIVERSITY NEWS PASTE HERE --><strong><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10"> Mississippi University for Women's Naming Committee Seeks Help Renaming University</strong><br> Mississippi University for Women wants you to help rename the university. Anonymous suggestions for a new name can be submitted online at <a href="http://www.muw.edu/pie/name" target="_blank" class="style11">www.muw.edu/pie/name</a>. The site can also be accessed from the MUW homepage, <a href="http://www.muw.edu" target="_blank" class="style11">www.muw.edu</a>. Visitors will be asked to provide the following information: (1) name suggestion; (2) rationale for the suggestion; and (3) connection to MUW (student, alumni, elected official, faculty/staff, etc.). "The criteria should be reflective of who we are, take into consideration that we are a public institution with a public mission, honor the past and be marketable," MUW President Claudia A. Limbert told the 30-member Naming Committee during its first meeting in September. In addition to driving the future success of the university, the selection of the new name will be guided by the following statement outlined by a Naming Committee subcommittee: "To build a bridge between the school's legacy and innovation while demonstrating its unique history and its contemporary role." <a href="http://www.muw.edu/pie/name/" target="_blank" class="style11">Learn more</a>.</p><!-- END 1ST UNIVERSITY NEWS PASTE HERE --> <p align="left" class="style15"><span class="style17"><a name="uni2" id="uni2"></a>MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS ONLINE</span><br><strong><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10">Mississippi Valley State University Online</strong><!-- BEGIN 2ND UNIVERSITY NEWS PASTE HERE --><br></STRONG><a href="http://www.mvsu.edu" target="_blank" class="style11">www.mvsu.edu</a><!-- END 2ND UNIVERSITY NEWS PASTE HERE --> <p align="left" class="style15"><span class="style17">UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI NEWS </span><br><!-- BEGIN 3RD UNIVERSITY NEWS PASTE HERE --><strong><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10"> New Religious Studies Bachelor's Degree Program to Open in Spring 2009</strong><br> From civil wars to international terrorism, religion's impact on the world is undeniable regarding both public attitude and government policy. To help alleviate the tensions of faith, Mary Thurlkill, assistant professor of philosophy and religion at the University of Mississippi, believes more college-bound students should consider religion as an academic major. And starting in January, UM students will have that opportunity. "In business and culture, the global world is a part of everyday life," said Thurlkill, who specializes in Christianity and Islam. "Understanding the various religions could be the key to maintaining stability in today's diverse world." Although various courses in Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity and even Voodoo have been offered at Ole Miss for years, UM students can seek a bachelor's degree in religious studies beginning this spring. One of America's fastest growing academic fields, religious studies will offer students a better sense of how to critically examine religion, said Laurie Cozad, religious studies director. "Religious studies is crucial," she said. "It opens students' minds to other cultures and the impact that religion has on those cultures." The new degree program requires 30 core hours of religion-based course work. An interdisciplinary field, religious studies complements such disciplines as international studies, sociology, anthropology, political science, literature, art, history, modern languages and gender studies. <a href="http://news.olemiss.edu/index.php/Ole-Miss-News/News-Releases/religionstudies.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/journ_silverm.html" target="_blank" class="style11">Clarion-Ledger Executive Editor to Receive 50th Anniversary Silver Em Journalism Award</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/cookeatshare08.html" target="_blank" class="style11">Cook! Eat! Share! Hosts 'Jordan Table' to Kick Off New Season of Civic Dinners</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/law_alumni.html" target="_blank" class="style11">Law School Launches Alumni Hall of Fame</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/engineering_rajendran.html" target="_blank" class="style11">New Chair of Mechanical Engineering Is 'Research-Driven and Student-Focused'</a></p><!-- END 3RD UNIVERSITY NEWS PASTE HERE --> <p align="left" class="style15"><span class="style17"><a name="uni4" id="uni4"></a>UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI MEDICAL CENTER NEWS </span><br><!-- BEGIN 4TH UNIVERSITY NEWS PASTE HERE --><strong><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10"> Longtime Nurse's Scholarship Promotes Excellence in SON</strong><br> Bess Blackwell's concern for the future of nursing began in her past. Her mother was a private-duty licensed practical nurse (LPN), and seeing her mother's love for her profession inspired Blackwell to become a nurse. Blackwell's 33-year career at the University of Mississippi Medical Center ended this year with her retirement, but her drive to inspire others to enter the nursing profession continues. The Bess Crawley Blackwell Scholarship in Nursing has been established in the School of Nursing (SON). The purpose of the endowment is to provide scholarships to promote excellence among nursing students and to help ethnic minority students who are preparing for a nursing career. Two scholarships will be issued each year to students seeking an undergraduate nursing degree. <a href="http://info.umc.edu/news/?n=thisweek&id=18671" 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=18668" target="_blank" class="style11">NIMH Grant Funds Study of Borderline Personality Disorder</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=18667" target="_blank" class="style11">CLIMB 2 Project Focuses on Patient Intervention</p><!-- END 4TH UNIVERSITY NEWS PASTE HERE --> <p align="left" class="style15"><span class="style17"><a name="uni5" id="uni5"></a>UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISISPPI NEWS </span><br><strong><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10"> Southern Miss LETTERS Day to Showcase University Research</strong><br><!-- BEGIN 5TH UNIVERSITY NEWS PASTE HERE -->The University of Southern Mississippi will honor faculty achievements and showcase innovative research during LETTERS (Lives Enriched Through Their Endeavors: Research and Scholarship) Day on Friday, Oct. 31, in the ballroom of the Thad Cochran Center. The event will be held from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. and is open to the public. Presentations from University Research Council Innovation Awards winners will begin at 9 a.m. with a research poster session following at 1:30 p.m. Summer Faculty Research Grant recipients will also display their work at that time. Members of the university community who have made outstanding research, creative and other scholarly contributions are recognized each year on LETTERS Day. A tenured member of the senior faculty whose career has made a significant impact on their discipline is considered for the lifetime achievement honor. This year's Innovation Award recipients and times of their presentations include: Basic Research Award - Dr. Michael Neiberg, Department of History professor, 9 a.m. Applied Research Award - Dr. Charles Jordan, School of Accountancy and Information Systems professor, 9:50 a.m. Creative Activity Award - Robin Carr, Department of Theatre and Dance associate professor, 10:30 a.m. Lifetime Achievement Award - Dr. Robin Overstreet, marine parasitology and pathobiology professor with the Department of Coastal Sciences at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, 11:20 a.m. <a href="http://www.usm.edu/pr/cms/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2062&Itemid=99999999"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=2053&Itemid=99999999" target="_blank" class="style11">Southern Miss Professor Dr. Rick Green Receives NRPA Award</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=2063&Itemid=99999999" target="_blank" class="style11">Homecoming Court, Mr. and Miss Southern Miss Selected</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=2064&Itemid=99999999" target="_blank" class="style11">Southern Miss Bass Fishing Team Angling to Advance to National Competition</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=category&sectionid=4&id=16&Itemid=9 9 999999&limit=100&limitstart=0" target="_blank" class="style11">"88 Sounds Great" Symphony Concert set for Nov. 6</a><!-- END 5TH UNIVERSITY NEWS PASTE HERE --> <p align="left" class="style15"><span class="style17"><a name="uni6" id="uni6"></a>UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST NEWS </span><br><!-- BEGIN 6TH UNIVERSITY NEWS PASTE HERE --><strong><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10"> First Faculty Representative Appointed for Senior Honors Program on Coast</strong><br> The University of Southern Mississippi Honors College has appointed Dr. David Holt, assistant professor of geography, as the first faculty representative for the Senior Honors program at Southern Miss Gulf Coast. The Senior Honors program had previously been available to students attending the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach and on the five teaching and research sites along the coast, but now students will have easier access to the program. As the faculty representative for the program, Holt serves as the coordinator for students and their faculty advisers as well as admission for new students into the Senior Honors program. "I am simply delighted that Dr. David Holt has joined the Honors College team," said Dr. David R. Davies, dean of the Honors College. "He is a go-getter whose enthusiasm for research and for honors students will quickly bring results. I predict a drastic rise in Senior Honors participation as a result of his many good efforts." The Senior Honors program is the only Honors College program offered at Southern Miss Gulf Coast. Students eligible for Senior Honors must have completed 40 hours of undergraduate courses with a grade point average of 3.25. <a href="http://www.usm.edu/pr/cms/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2058&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=2059&Itemid=2" target="_blank" class="style11">New Southern Miss Gulf Coast Journal Calls for Submissions</a></p><!-- END 6TH UNIVERSITY NEWS PASTE HERE --> <p align="left" class="style15"><span class="style17"><a name="uni7" id="uni7"></a>ALCORN STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS </span><br><!-- BEGIN 7TH UNIVERSITY NEWS PASTE HERE --><strong><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10"> Alcorn Alumna Wins Awards for Research Paper at AEJMC</strong><br> Recently, Asya A. Besova, Alcorn State University Class of 2006 alumna, defended her thesis named, "Foreign News and Public Opinion: Attribute Agenda-Setting Theory Revisited." She continued her education at the Louisiana State University, where she earned a Master of Mass Communication degree in May 2008. With assistance from her adviser Dr. Postelnicu, and co-author Skye Chance Cooley Besova developed her research project into a conference paper and presented it at the convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) in August 2008. The research project won several awards at AEJMC: Top Student Research Paper Award of the International Communication Division, Ecquid Novi Award, and Kappa Tau Alpha Award. Currently, Asya is employed as an Assistant Advertising Account Executive at the Tuscaloosa News, a New York Times Company. She is planning to start part-time doctoral studies in the University of Alabama. She is a member of the American Advertising Federation and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. <a href="http://www.alcorn.edu/newweb/default.aspx" target="_blank" class="style11">Learn more</a>.</p><!-- END 7TH UNIVERSITY NEWS PASTE HERE --> <p align="left" class="style15"><span class="style17"><a name="uni8" id="uni8"></a>DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS </span><br><!-- BEGIN 8TH UNIVERSITY NEWS PASTE HERE --><strong><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10"> Jernberg Named Delta State University Alumnus of the Year</strong><br> The Delta State University 2008 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year is James Peter Jernberg Jr. He will receive his honor October 31, at the annual DSU Alumni Service Awards Luncheon. The Outstanding Alumnus of the Year award is presented to an alumnus who has made significant contributions to human or institutional programs in which a situation, an institution or a movement has been materially changed for the better because of that individual's personal participation. Jernberg, a native of Sumner, received both his bachelor's and master's degrees from Delta State University. He later earned AA and AAA certificates in Education Administration from DSU. His professional career began at Indianola Academy, where he served as a teacher, coach, principal, and headmaster from 1967-1988. In 1988, he was appointed headmaster of Jackson Academy and was named president and CEO in 2005. <a href="http://www.deltastate.edu/pages/1073.asp?item=4442" 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.deltastate.edu/pages/1073.asp?item=4444" target="_blank" class="style11">Koehler Receives Humanities Award</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.deltastate.edu/pages/1073.asp?item=4443" target="_blank" class="style11">Delta States Alumni Association Announces Service Award Winners</a></p> <p class="style15" a="" lign="left"><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/news/2008/10/21/FB_1021084821.aspx" target="_blank" class="style11">Statesmen Crack Top-5 in Polls After Comeback Win Over North Alabama</a></p><!-- END 8TH UNIVERSITY NEWS PASTE HERE --> <p align="left" class="style15"><span class="style17"><a name="uni9" id="uni9"></a>JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS </span><br><!-- BEGIN 9TH UNIVERSITY NEWS PASTE HERE --><strong><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10"> Jackson State Students Pay Tribute to Fellow Students With Vigil</strong><br> Jackson State University's Gibbs-Green Plaza was the site of a candlelight prayer vigil on Monday night, as hundreds of JSU students, faculty and staff gathered in tribute to five students, including one who tragically died in a car accident on Oct. 18. Kendika Brown, a 19-year-old psychology major from Boyton Beach, Fla., died from injuries sustained during a car accident in Memphis, Tenn. Other students traveling with Brown were: Celicia Portis-Temple, a finance major from New Orleans; Dorris Perry, a criminal justice major from Marrero, La.; and Abena Smith, a psychology major from Arlington, Tenn. Perry is recovering at a Memphis hospital. Portis-Temple and Smith have been released. All four students are 19 year-old sophomores. The vigil also paid tribute to Chelsea Gladney, a 19-year-old business administration major from Jackson who sustained serious burns during an Oct. 5 car accident. Some JSU students have struggled to cope with the events that have happened over the past few weeks. On an emotional evening, many who attended the vigil, struggled to hold back tears as they listened to speakers, such as Jasmine Love, sophomore class president who knew Brown and the other students, encourage them to pray for there fellow Jacksonians. <a href="http://www.jsums.edu/pressroom2/article.cfm?id=1201" 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=1191" target="_blank" class="style11">Mason To Be Honored With 2008 Education Leadership Award</a></p><!-- END 9TH UNIVERSITY NEWS PASTE HERE --> <p align="left" class="style15"><span class="style17"><a name="uni10" id="uni10"></a>MISSISSIPI STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS </span><br><!-- BEGIN 10TH UNIVERSITY NEWS PASTE HERE --><strong><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10"> MSU's 'Pathfinder' Program Celebrates a Decade of Success</strong><br> What began as a research effort by a Mississippi State psychology professor now is a 10-year-old program giving the university's graduation and retention rate a significant boost. Started in 1997 by research professor David McMillen of the university's nationally recognized Social Science Research Center, Pathfinder is based on the simple premise that, whatever their high school grade points or American College Test Score, freshmen who don't miss class have a better shot at academic success. A decade of data--and a six-year graduation rate of 60 percent--support McMillen's thesis. MSU now has the highest graduation rate among the state's public institutions of higher learning, up from about 50 percent when the program began. MSU's retention rate of freshman-to-sophomore students also is the state's highest, having risen to 85 percent from 76 percent in 1997. "We estimate that approximately 1,000 students have graduated from Mississippi State who otherwise might not have completed their degrees," McMillen said Monday. The program has gained the attention of other universities. At present, Pathfinder staff members are working with the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga to develop a similar approach. Before he launched Pathfinder, McMillen conducted extensive research to determine variables influencing retention and graduation rates, including high school grades, American College Test Scores and class attendance. <a href="http://www.msstate.edu/web/media/detail.php?id=4391" 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=4395" target="_blank" class="style11">Welty Symposium Director to Read at Mississippi State </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=4394" target="_blank" class="style11"> Rennie Harris Puremovement Will Perform as Part of MSU Lyceum Series </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=4397" target="_blank" class="style11">MISS MSU 2009 </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=4390" target="_blank" class="style11">MSU Faculty, Grad Students Receive Wildlife Society Honors </a></p><!-- END 10TH UNIVERSITY NEWS PASTE HERE --> <p align="left" class="style15"><span class="style17"><a name="uni11" id="uni11"></a>MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY DIVISION OF AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND VETERINARY MEDICINE NEWS ONLINE</span><br><!-- BEGIN 11TH UNIVERSITY NEWS PASTE HERE --><strong><img src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10" height="10"> MSU Students Have Opportunities with New Veterinary Technology Major</strong><br> Young people who desire a career in animal health but do not want to pursue a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree now have an alternative at Mississippi State University. MSU's College of Veterinary Medicine will begin a four-year undergraduate program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in veterinary technology in the fall of 2009. The college is establishing the degree to address a national shortage of veterinary technologists and help veterinarians provide the highest standard of health care to animals and society. "We are committed to providing a flexible curriculum that is responsive to the educational needs of students, the changing requirements of the veterinary profession and the diverse biological needs of the animal kingdom," said Dr. Kent Hoblet, CVM dean. "We are truly excited about this new venture." The veterinary technology program is the first undergraduate degree the college has offered. Currently the college awards a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, a Master of Science degree and a Doctor of Philosophy degree. The college also provides clinical education experiences for students pursuing a two-year associate's degree in the veterinary technician program at Hinds Community College in Raymond. Individuals interested in the program can contact Dr. Mikell Davis, program director, at (662) 325-1388 or <A class=style11 href="mailto:davis@cvm.msstate.edu">davis@cvm.msstate.edu</a>. <a href="http://msucares.com/news/print/cvm/cvm08/081009.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/releases/08/081016herndon.html" target="_blank" class="style11">Herndon Heads MSU's North Mississippi Research and Extension Center</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/lgnews/lg08/081016.html" target="_blank" class="style11">Long-time MSU Prof Delights Crowd at His 52nd Annual Landscape Design Symposium</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/fwnews/fw08/080925.html" target="_blank" class="style11">MSU Forestry Students Use New Tools to Learn Timber Framing Craft</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/commnews/cn08/081002.html" target="_blank" class="style11">MSU Extension Ag Engineer Cautions Motorists to Watch for Farm Vehicles during Fall Harvest</a></p><!-- END 11TH UNIVERSITY NEWS PASTE HERE --> <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> Oct. 6 - Dec. 5</strong> - Breaking the Veils Art Exhibit Continues through Dec. 5. <a href="http://www.usm.edu/pr/cms/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1823&Itemid=99999999"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> Oct. 27</strong> - The Lafayette-Oxford-University Symphony Orchestra presents its opening concert for the 2008-09 season at 8 p.m. in the UM Ford Center. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $6 for students with ID, available by calling the UM Box Office at (662) 915-7411. <a href="http://news.olemiss.edu/index.php/Ole-Miss-News/News-Releases/music_lousymphony.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> Oct. 27-29 </strong> - The annual Alabama-Mississippi Rural Tourism Conference, in Columbus, focuses on bolstering small communities. For details on the conference co-sponsored by the MSU Extension Service and Alabama Cooperative Extension System, contact Rachael Carter at (662) 325-1793 or <A class=style11 href="mailto:rachaelc@ext.msstate.edu">rachaelc@ext.msstate.edu</a>. <a href="http://almsruraltourism.com/" 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> Oct. 28 </strong> - 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. on the University's main campus. To make reservations, call the JSU/NASA Educator Resource Center on Monday through Friday at (601) 979-2662. <a href="http://www.jsums.edu/pressroom2/article.cfm?id=1141" 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> Oct. 28 </strong> - Mississippi State University's Holmes Cultural Diversity Center presents "MSU Decision '08" in the Colvard Student Union ballroom and Mitchell Memorial Library beginning at 7:30 a.m. Students can cast their votes for the 2008 presidential candidates. For more information, call (662) 325-2033. <a href="http://www.msstate.edu/web/calendar/detail.php?id=5700" 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> Oct. 28 </strong> - Mississippi State University's Office of Diversity and Equity Programs presents EEOC attorney Emanuel Smith facilitating a workshop on the Americans with Disabilities Act at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. in the Mitchell Memorial Library's auditorium. For more information about the free workshop, call (662) 325-2493. <a href="http://www.msstate.edu/president/odep/edutrain.html" target="_blank" class="style11">Learn more</a>.</p> <p align="left" class="style15"><strong><img height="10" src="http://www.mississippi.edu/system_review_newsletter/newsletter_images/dark_blue_box.gif" width="10"><strong> </strong> Oct. 28</strong> - The University of Mississippi Faculty Woodwind Quintet is slated to perform a free fall concert at 8 p.m. in Nutt Auditorium. The concert will include two masterworks of the woodwind quintet genre: a Beethoven composition and a quintet by the American composer Irving Fine. <a href="http://news.olemiss.edu/index.php/Ole-Miss-News/News-Releases/music_facultywoodwinds.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> Oct. 28-30 </strong> - In its second year, MSU Extension's "Mississippi Women in Agriculture - Annie's Project," targets women who are often the sole decision makers in their agricultural enterprises. The year's second seminar will be at the Forrest County Extension Office. Contact <A class=style11 href="mailto:womeninag@ext.msstate.edu">womeninag@ext.msstate.edu</a>. <a href="http://msucares.com/news/releases/08/080807.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> Oct.28-Nov.1 </strong> - The Alcorn family will celebrate the inauguration of Dr. George E. Ross as the 17th president with a week of activities. The official inauguration ceremony will take place Friday, Oct.31 at 2pm. <a href="http://www.alcorn.edu/newweb/inauguration/" 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> Oct. 29</strong> - Mississippi State University's Riley Center in Meridian presents "An Evening with Garrison Keillor" at 8 p.m. The witty and entertaining writer and humorist known for his public radio show, "A Prairie Home Companion," will charm the audience with his observations and stories. <a href="http://www.msurileycenter . com/theatre/0809season/gk.cfm" 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> Nov. 2</strong> - Southern Miss Faculty Cellist to give Recital Nov. 2. <a href="http://www.usm.edu/pr/cms/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2041&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> Nov. 6</strong> - Delta State University will present "Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" in the Delta &amp; Pine Land Theatre of the Bologna Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. For ticket information, please call the Box Office at (662) 846-4626.</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> Nov. 12</strong> - Jackson State University will sponsor the documentary, "This Little Light of Mine," at 7 p.m. 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. <a href="http://www.jsums.edu/announcements/10.10.08DanrichThisLittleLightofMine.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> Through Nov. 21</strong> - Four University of Mississippi students are displaying their work in an exhibit called "Watercolor in London," which includes pieces drawn from their experiences on a recent Study Abroad trip to London. The exhibition is at Marimekko, 403 South Lamar Blvd. just south of the Oxford Square. <a href="http://news.olemiss.edu/index.php/Ole-Miss-News/News-Releases/studyabroad_art.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> Through Nov. 30</strong> -The art exhibition, "Backyards &amp; Beyond: Mississippians and their Stories - The First Year After Katrina," is on display until November 30 at the Katrina Research Center, located at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. The exhibition is free and open to the public. <a href="http://www.usm.edu/katrina/" 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 -->November 3<!-- 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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