Education Notebook

By NEMS Daily Journal

TIPPAH COUNTY
BMC and MUW officials to hold joint meeting
-  BLUE MOUNTAIN – Blue Mountain College will host a public meeting on Wednesday about its new articulation agreement with Mississippi University for Women. The meeting will be held at 3:30 p.m. in Fisher-Washburn Hall.
The two schools have agreed to offer 12 hours of core coursework in graduate study from BMC to apply toward the Educational Leadership program at MUW.
Officials from MUW and BMC will gather in Fisher-Washburn Hall Room 211 on the BMC campus to discuss program requirements and the formation of a cohort group for the program. The meeting is open to all interested in the graduate program.
For more information, contact Dr. Janice Nicholson at jnicholson@bmc.edu or (662) 685-4771, extension 126.

BMC science department offers science workshop
- BLUE MOUNTAIN – Teachers, students and Scouts will gather on Thursday at Blue Mountain College for the day-long summer science workshop: Project Flying Wild.
The workshop, co-sponsored by the BMC Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, is a six-hour interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education program emphasizing wildlife, particularly that found in Northeast Mississippi.
The cost of the workshop is $15. It will be held from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. with a half-hour lunch break. Participants can earn 0.16 continuing education credits from BMC for an additional $10 fee.
For more information, contact Dr. Johnny Mattox at (662) 685-4771, extension 164, or jmattox@bmc.edu.

LEE COUNTY
Tupelo High student wins Walter Payton scholarship
- TUPELO – Tupelo High School senior Alexis Pannell was among two Mississippi students to win the 12th-annual Walter Payton Memorial Scholarship. The $26,000 scholarship was established in 2000 to honor Payton’s wish of ensuring that Mississippians who are good students but face financial hardship in paying for their education will have the funds to apply to any four-year college in the United States. McComb High senior Oscar Duhe also won the scholarship.

OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
MSU offers architecture discovery summer camp
- STARKVILLE – Mississippi State will offer a special summer workshop program for prospective students considering the architecture major.
The June 10 -17 Design Discovery Workshop/camp is offered by the School of Architecture, a part of the university’s College of Architecture, Art and Design. The annual session was created specifically for incoming freshmen, or any high school student age 16 and older, with an interest in architecture or related design fields.
The 45 camper slots are being filled on a first-come basis.
The camp costs $595 with a $100 nonrefundable application fee. A limited number of scholarships are available. For more information, contact Phyllis Davis-Webber at (662) 325-2202 or desdisco@caad.msstate.edu.

LOWNDES COUNTY
MUW presents summer enrichment workshops
- COLUMBUS – Mississippi University for Women’s Science Enrichment Program will offer six summer workshops beginning in June.
The program’s goal is to promote the development of science skills among K-12 teachers and students throughout Northeast Mississippi and beyond.
The five-day workshops will be held during the weeks of June 6, 20 and 27 and July 11 and 18. There will be a two-day workshop held July 26 and 27.
Registration is open to all, and spots fill on a first-come basis.
For more information, including a list of workshop topics, and to register, visit http://www.muw.edu/sci_math/sep/su2010.html. Contact Kenny Langley at klangley@as.muw.edu.

NATIONAL
Students chosen as Google finalists
- ELMSFORD, N.Y. – Three Northeast Mississippi students were among 400 in the nation chosen as state finalists in the Doodle 4 Google competition. Contestants in kindergarten to 12th grade had to draw a design using the Google logo.
Rachel Beaumont of Lafayette Upper Elementary (fourth- to sixth-grade division), Megan Wilson of New Albany Middle School (seventh- to ninth-grade division) and Brandin Robinson of New Albany Middle School (seventh- to ninth-grade division) each had their work chosen from more than 107,000 entries across the country. Two doodles were selected in each age group in each state.