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School news: MSMS Class of 2017

Posted 6/3/2017 in Community

 

 

Mississippi declares Retirement Week with 'You've Arrived' campaign

Posted 6/3/2017 in Community

The Mississippi Development Authority's Hometown Mississippi Retirement program has declared June 5-9 Retirement Week in Mississippi.

 

Exhibit, retirement reception planned for MSU professor of fashion

Posted 6/3/2017 in Community

A Mississippi State professor of fashion design and merchandising will showcase her award-winning artistic textiles featuring knitwear, crochet, embroidery, dyeing, beading and felting, as well as jewelry design.

MSU geologist co-authors first-of-its-kind Mississippi travel guide

Posted 6/3/2017 in Community

A veteran member of Mississippi State's geosciences faculty is co-author of a new "road log" designed to educate travelers about Mississippi's many geological features.

 

Starkville among 12 host communities for statewide exhibits

Posted 5/27/2017 in Community

To celebrate Mississippi's bicentennial year, the Mississippi Museum of Art (the Museum) in Jackson is curating exhibitions from its collection for 12 host venues across the state.

 

 

From brides to budding entrepreneurs, Quick Bites offers tips

Posted 5/27/2017 in Community

School is out, and the weather is heating up. Summer has officially arrived. It's a good time to head to a local Extension office for Quick Bites.

 

Dunkelberg earns W's highest faculty award recognition

Posted 5/27/2017 in Community

Dr. Kendall Dunkelberg, professor of English and director of the master's of fine arts creative writing program at Mississippi University for Women, was named the recipient of this year's Kossen Faculty Excellence Award.

 

MSU ACCESS program students now eligible for federal financial aid

Posted 5/27/2017 in Community

The U.S. Department of Education has designated Mississippi's only post-secondary program for students with intellectual disabilities as a comprehensive transition program, a designation held by only 25 percent of similar programs throughout the country.

 

 

Area Tractor Supply Paper Clovers help raise $825,000 for 4-H

Posted 5/27/2017 in Community

Many 4-H youth from across Mississippi will have opportunities to learn valuable life skills this summer, thanks to more than $825,000 donated by Tractor Supply Co. customers.

 

Moms invited to sign up for Farm Fresh tour

Posted 5/27/2017 in Community

The Mississippi State University Extension Service is hosting a mom's day out with a farm twist on June 13.

A happy little instrument: After decades of being snubbed, the diminutive ukulele is making waves

Posted 5/27/2017 in Community

For 13-year-old Kenna McGrew, it happened at a church event. A friend had brought along a ukulele, and Kenna came home smitten with the quirky little instrument.

Loaves and Fishes preparing a Polynesian Paradise

Posted 5/20/2017 in Community

An imaginary excursion to the islands is in store when Loaves and Fishes Community Soup Kitchen presents its fourth annual Festival of Flavors June 2 at Lion Hills Center in Columbus.

To everthing a season: A garden club closes the book after 60 years, but we're reminded clubs make for a more beautiful world

Posted 5/20/2017 in Community

"Columbus Boasts New Garden Club," the headline reads. The photocopied Commercial Dispatch newspaper article dated Jan. 12, 1957, is well-preserved, even though the gray scrapbook page it's glued to is fraying a bit at the edges.

MSMS students win scholarships to study Russian abroad

Posted 5/20/2017 in Community

Two Mississippi School for Math and Science students will study Russian in the former Soviet Union this summer after winning $7,000 scholarships sponsored by the U.S. State Department.

 

MSU offers free online cyberbullying training

Posted 5/20/2017 in Community

Educators planning for next year can participate in a free, online train-the-trainer course that will help them teach children and adults how to recognize and combat cyberbullying.

 

Mother and daughter: A family steps out on faith, with dual degrees to show for it

Posted 5/13/2017 in Community

Karrah Fort, 38, is likely to long remember how she celebrated Mother's Day weekend 2017 -- by walking across the stage to receive her master's degree in social work from the University of Tennessee.

Death Over Dinner: a way to have the 'difficult conversation'

Posted 5/13/2017 in Community

As a longtime nurse who has worked in many parts of the world, Stephanie Holcombe is well aware that people deal with death in various ways.

Travis named dean of MSU's College of Arts and Sciences

Posted 5/13/2017 in Community

A longtime Mississippi State faculty member and administrator is the new dean for the university's largest academic unit.

 

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