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Fight like a girl: Local MMA fighter debuts women's-only self-defense class

Posted yesterday in Community

Standing in a Tupelo fighting arena in February with a crowd of hundreds -- maybe thousands -- of people cheering, Hannah Guy tried to take deep, even breaths.

 

State agencies to take part in Campus Safety Day

Posted yesterday in Community

Approximately 20 organizations from around the state will be on Mississippi University for Women's campus Tuesday as part of Campus Safety Day.

 

MSU-based Ulysses S. Grant Association announces bicentennial commission

Posted yesterday in Community

The Ulysses S. Grant Association is set to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the former president's birth after officially forming a bicentennial commission to commemorate the occasion.

The game is afoot: Hurricane evacuees, improv actors leave a smile behind before leaving Columbus

Posted 9/16/2017 in Community

Driving to my destination, a downtown Columbus restaurant, I had to chuckle as I said out loud to no one, "It was a dark and stormy night."

 

Local DAR chapters, communities mark Constitution Week

Posted 9/16/2017 in Community

Members of the Bernard Romans DAR Chapter and Shuk-ho-ta Tom-a-ha DAR chapter in Columbus will gather today at 2 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church to ring church bells in celebration of Constitution Day.

 

MSU students, local kindergartners envision playground

Posted 9/16/2017 in Community

Mississippi State University students collaborated with students from Starkville Oktibbeha School District's Sudduth Elementary School to envision a master plan for a playground.

 

Community can help MSU students affected by disasters

Posted 9/16/2017 in Community

Community members can help Mississippi State University assist students affected with day-to-day crises or displaced by catastrophic disasters like the most recent hurricanes, according to Jana Berkery, director of Annual Giving for MSU.

 

 

MUW Campus Rec hosts fitness party benefiting Boys and Girls Club

Posted 9/16/2017 in Community

Mississippi University for Women's Office of Campus Recreation invites the community join them for the eighth annual Charity Fitness Party to benefit The Boys and Girls Club of the Golden Triangle.

 

Successfully transition houseplants indoors for winter

Posted 9/16/2017 in Community

Help your houseplants make a smooth transition from their outdoor summer home back inside for winter.

Area communities invited to 'Rise for Recovery'

Posted 9/16/2017 in Community

Those suffering from substance use disorders -- alcohol and drug addiction -- or individuals with a mental health diagnosis in the Golden Triangle have something Community Counseling Services believes they could add to their "gratitude list" -- access to great behavioral health care through a variety of outlets and resources, said Martha Allen of CCS.

Columbus library is among state libraries earning star status

Posted 9/16/2017 in Community

The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library is among 12 library systems the Mississippi Library Commission (MLC) has named as Mississippi Library Stars for Fiscal Year 2016.

Hands on in Houston: local pitmaster joins relief effort

Posted 9/9/2017 in Community

Chances are Hank Vaiden will never forget how he spent Labor Day 2017.

Peacock named interim leader of MSU's Cobb Institute

Posted 9/9/2017 in Community

A Mississippi State alumnus and veteran environmental archaeologist now is serving as interim director of the university's Cobb Institute of Archaeology.

 

The W awards largest number of degrees in its history

Posted 9/9/2017 in Community

Mississippi University for Women awarded approximately 882 degrees in 2016-17, the largest number in its history.

 

 

W hosts book signing of 'The Mississippi Encyclopedia'

Posted 9/9/2017 in Community

The Fant Library on the campus of Mississippi University for Women will celebrate the publishing of The Mississippi Encyclopedia Monday at 5 p.m.

 

Honors Forum to focus on cross-cultural awareness

Posted 9/9/2017 in Community

Events in MUW's fall Forum Series hosted by the Gordy Honors College will focus on global travel and cross-cultural awareness.

Love story: In the face of life's challenges, sometimes the heart remembers

Posted 9/2/2017 in Community

An eager rustle among spectators signaled that the bride was about to enter. Heads turned in anticipation. Piano music played and smiles broke out as she began a slow procession down the aisle.

 

Distance programs in MSU's College of Education earn Top 25 rankings

Posted 9/2/2017 in Community

Two distance degree programs offered by Mississippi State's College of Education are among the nation's best, according to two new reports.

 

Harrison named director of Culinary Arts Institute at The W

Posted 9/2/2017 in Community

Alexei Harrison has been named director of the Culinary Arts Institute at Mississippi University for Women.

Cook Elementary celebrates 'Model School' designation

Posted 8/26/2017 in Community

When students returned to Cook Elementary Fine Arts Magnet School earlier this month, they learned of something new to celebrate.

 

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