Education Briefs January 23, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

Itawamba Community College schedules ACT prep classes
BELDEN – The Continuing Education Department of Itawamba Community College has scheduled two options for Preparing for the ACT.
The first class will meet on Mondays from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Belden Center. It will run from Feb. 13 through April 19, and the $100 fee includes the book.
The second option will meet two Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. English and reading will be covered on March 24, and math and science will be taught on April 7. The cost is $50 for each session, which also includes the book.
Preregistration is required. For more information and to register, call (662) 620-5240.
Instructors use intensive classroom review procedures in the four subjects and teach strategies for improving scores.
ICC offers shortened term options for spring students
FULTON – Itawamba Community College again is offering shortened term options this spring, primarily for the flexibility of students who are late in enrolling and/or beginning classes in the regular semester.
The Achieve Remarkable Results in Only Weeks – ARROW – terms offer a 12-week and an eight-week term.
Registration for the 12-week term runs until Feb. 2, and registration for the eight-week term will be from Feb. 16 to March 1. Classes for the additional sessions begin on the last day of registration. Students may register for the ARROW terms by visiting the Student Affairs office on either the Fulton or Tupelo campus from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on week days. For more information, call the Fulton campus at (662) 862-8000 or the Tupelo campus at (662) 620-5000.
MUW Honors College announces spring schedule
COLUMBUS – The Gordy Honors College Forum Series continues on Feb. 2 at 6 p.m. at Nissan Auditorium in Parkinson Hall on the campus of Mississippi University for Women.
The Academy Award-nominated film “Trouble the Water” will be screened, beginning a two-part retrospective on Hurricane Katrina. On Feb. 16, special guest Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honore will speak. Honore commanded Joint Task Force-Katrina and served in a variety of command and staff positions which focused on defense support to civil authorities and homeland defense.
The Forum Series continues through April with lectures, film and undergraduate research presentations. Other dates are March 22, April 5 and April 19. For more information, contact Dr. Thomas G. Velek at or (662) 241-6850.
New superintendents join Northwest Community College board
SENATOBIA – Northwest Mississippi Community College President Dr. Gary Lee Spears welcomed five new members to the college’s Board of Trustees at its regular meeting on Jan. 12.
The five board members are all superintendents of districts in the college’s territory. They include Brenda Hopson (Quitman County), Jerry Moore (Marshall County), Bernard Steven Chandler (Tunica County), Adam Pugh (Lafayette County) and Jack Gadd (Benton County).
UM’s accountancy program ranked in nation’s top 10
OXFORD – The undergraduate accountancy program at the University of Mississippi is ranked No. 10 in the nation by Public Accounting Report in its latest edition.
The independent newsletter of the accounting profession also ranked the Patterson School of Accountancy’s master’s and doctoral programs at No. 11 and No. 12 respectively in their categories.
The 30-year-old PAR Annual Professors Survey bases its results on votes from professors of accounting at U.S. colleges and universities. For many years, UM’s undergraduate program has been ranked in the top 30 nationally. Last year, the graduate and undergraduate programs were slotted at 19 and 20 respectively.

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