Enrollment increases by record 5.2% at universities in Miss


. | The Clarion-Ledger | http://www.clarionledger.com: http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20110911/NEWS/309110...|Home Across the eight schools, attendance is up 5.2 percent compared to last fall - the system's largest ever single-year increase, to push the system total enrollment over 80,800 students. "(It) is a very positive sign for economic development in our state," said Higher Education Commissioner Hank Bounds. "A … Continue reading Enrollment increases by record 5.2% at universities in Miss

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Reeves touts MPACT


- WLBT 3 - Jackson, MS:: http://www.wlbt.com/story/15414467/reeves-touts-mpact JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Governor Haley Barbour has declared September "College Savings Month". Wednesday, State Treasurer Tate Reeves marked the occasion by kicking off the enrollment period for the Mississippi Prepaid Affordable College tuition program or MPACT. Reeves was surrounded by hundreds of Madison Station Elementary School students … Continue reading Reeves touts MPACT

Sports agents on notice in Miss.


| The Clarion-Ledger | http://www.clarionledger.com: http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20110905/NEWS/109050...Miss- Strengthening a Mississippi law is helping to ensure athletes are protected from unscrupulous agents, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said. "Mississippi's new law will provide greater accountability to sports agents who wish to recruit our student athletes and will bring more responsibility to the recruitment process," he said. "Our … Continue reading Sports agents on notice in Miss.

Controversial author Marc Tucker to speak at MS Dept. of Education Statewide Forum Sept. 14


BY: B. Keith PlunkettĀ  http://www.msmec.com/index.php/featured-news/11/389 Controversial author Marc Tucker is slated to be the speaker at a Mississippi Department of Education Forum on September 14. the event will be held at the Clyde Muse Center on the Rankin County Campus of Hinds Community College from 2-4 PM. Tucker is the CEO of the National Center … Continue reading Controversial author Marc Tucker to speak at MS Dept. of Education Statewide Forum Sept. 14

MSU surpasses 20,000 with record enrollment


(Mississippi State University): http://www.msstate.edu/web/media/detail.php?id=5337 STARKVILLE, Miss.--Mississippi State University surpassed the 20,000 student enrollment milestone with a 2011 fall semester headcount of 20,424, a 3.97 percent increase from last year. The gain of 780 students from last year's 19,644 total shows MSU on the rise for the seventh consecutive year. "Despite difficult economic times, we have … Continue reading MSU surpasses 20,000 with record enrollment

USM takes aim to make smoke-free campuses


| The Clarion-Ledger | http://www.clarionledger.com: http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20110827/NEWS01/1082...ome|s The University of Southern Mississippi is taking the first step toward being smoke-free by initiating a new smoking policy to be phased in during this fall semester on the Hattiesburg campus. The policy will include designated areas with tobacco receptacles where people can smoke. The areas will be established … Continue reading USM takes aim to make smoke-free campuses

IHL Board extends contract for MSU President


(Mississippi State University): http://www.msstate.edu/web/media/detail.php?id=5332 Mississippi State University President Dr. Mark Keenum received a great vote of confidence from the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning when they voted unanimously to extend his contract for four more years. The extension follows a careful review that included meetings with stakeholders across each campus. Since … Continue reading IHL Board extends contract for MSU President