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The neighbors across the street: Students, nursing home residents make friends

Posted 9/15/2012 in Community

To most, it will look like a simple doorknob decoration. But to a group of wide-eyed kindergarten students and their brand new acquaintances, it's the start of something sweet.

Humanities Series opens with Constitution Day observance

Posted 9/15/2012 in Community

The 2012-2013 Mississippi State Institute for the Humanities Distinguished Lecture Series opens with a Constitution Day event Monday.

As new coordinator, Peel re-energizes Volunteer Center outreach

Posted 9/8/2012 in Community

Leslie Thomas Peel has only been on the job about seven weeks, but the new coordinator of the United Way Community Volunteer Center in Lowndes County is already playing matchmaker.

 

Birth announcment

Posted 9/8/2012 in Community

 

Diverse MUW faculty exhibit spans artistic spectrum

Posted 9/8/2012 in Community

The 2012 Faculty Exhibition at Mississippi University for Women opens Wednesday, Sept. 12, in the Eugenia Summer Gallery in the Art and Design Building on campus.

MSU community 'adopts' ladies of Safe Haven shelter

Posted 9/8/2012 in Community

Safe Haven Inc. in Columbus is the recipient of a generous outpouring of support from the Mississippi State community.

 

Social Security payments soon to go all electronic

Posted 9/1/2012 in Community

Individuals receiving paper benefits checks from the U.S. government have only a few months to sign up to receive payments electronically under the new paper-free system.

 

MUW students mobilize with AAUW voter registration drives

Posted 9/1/2012 in Community

The Columbus/MUW branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is gearing up for the election year, hosting five voter registration drives at Mississippi University for Women over the summer, with plans to host another on Tuesday, Sept. 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Hogarth Dining Center.

September Table Talks focus on literature, Southern culture

Posted 9/1/2012 in Community

The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library and the Tennessee Williams Tribute again join forces to kick off the September Table Talk series. This season's opening presentation on Wednesday, Sept. 5, features renowned Tennessee Williams scholar, Dr. Kenneth Holditch.

Borderless Hosts seek families to partner with international students

Posted 9/1/2012 in Community

The Borderless Hosts program, under the Holmes Cultural Diversity Center at Mississippi State University, is seeking volunteer "host" families and international students for the fall and spring semesters.

Herbal apps: Bug bites? Tummy ache? There's an herb for that

Posted 9/1/2012 in Community

With two active little boys to keep up with, Mandi and Will Sanders' household is, in many ways, just like those of other young parents. There are always the inevitable skinned knees, sniffles, bug bites and earaches to contend with. But instead of turning to the medicine cabinet, Mandi Sanders often simply steps outside to her herb garden for a solution.

 

Birth announcment

Posted 8/25/2012 in Community

 

MUW honors students learn from month in Belgium

Posted 8/25/2012 in Community

Students in the Ina Gordy Honors College at Mississippi University for Women recently returned from a month-long study abroad trip to Brussels, Belgium.

With metals as a medium, an inspired couple creates beauty and function

Posted 8/18/2012 in Community

One day we just said, 'Let's heat up some metal and have a good time with it,'" smiled Don Coulson, in the Aberdeen studio where he and his wife, Louise, spend much of their time these days.

Lowndes group to help Smithville elementary libraries rebuild

Posted 8/18/2012 in Community

As the wounds left by tornadoes that tore through Smithville in April 2011 continue to heal, teachers and children at Smithville Elementary School will get a helping hand from the Lowndes County Republican Women.

MUW to highlight permanent art collection, host gallery talk

Posted 8/11/2012 in Community

While most area art aficionados are aware Mississippi University for Women hosts exhibitions in the Eugenia Summer Art Gallery in the Art and Design Building on campus, some may not know the university holds an extensive and diverse permanent art collection.

A Columbus congregation gets hands-on for Mission Fest Week

Posted 8/11/2012 in Community

Dehydrated rice was flowing Aug. 5 at First United Methodist Church in Columbus, as about 250 volunteers donned hairnets and plastic gloves. The goal? To package 30,000 nutrient-fortified meals for Stop Hunger Now, an international relief agency that distributes food and other lifesaving aid to children and families around the world.

 

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