Education Notebook

Janzen receives stipend for nursing education
– The Mississippi Nurses Foundation recently awarded a $6,000 stipend to Amber Janzen of Booneville to support her nursing education. Janzen, a graduate nursing student at Mississippi University for Women, was one of eight recipients of the stipend. She will receive a check for $500 for 12 consecutive months.
Stipend funds are raised through the state of Mississippi Nurses Car Tag Program. They are awarded to registered nurses and nursing students enrolled in an accredited associate, baccalaureate, masters or doctoral nursing program in Mississippi.
Thirty-eight students applied for the stipends.

Dunbar named School of Law Alumnus of Year
– Attorney Jack Dunbar of Oxford was named the 2010 Alumnus of the Year for the University of Mississippi School of Law. Dunbar is co-founder of Holcomb Dunbar P.A. of Oxford and was recently presented the Mississippi Bar Foundation’s 2010 Professionalism Award. That accolade is given to an attorney whose life, practice and service display outstanding character and integrity.

Greenwood to represent MSU as Fulbright scholar
– A Mississippi State associate professor of architecture will lecture and research in Armenia during the 2010-11 academic year as a Fulbright Scholar.
Jane Britt Greenwood, former associate dean of the university’s College of Architecture, Art and Design, will examine Armenian cultural identity and architecture through her work at Yerevan State University of Architecture and Construction.
She will spend one semester lecturing on the historical, philosophical and social factors that influence the presence or absence of cultural identity in architecture and also co-direct year-long graduate thesis design projects at the Armenian university.
She will also conduct research underlying political, environmental and architectural factors of Armenian museums.

MUW to offer best practices workshop for eductors
– The Roger F. Wicker Center for Creative Learning at Mississippi University for Women will present a workshop for educators on Aug. 26 and 27 in the Hogarth Dinning Center, Pope Banquet Room.
The workshop will be titled “Best Practices for Assessing Student Learning.” Assessment expert Damian Cooper will be the featured speaker and participants will receive practical strategies for using formative assessment to increase student achievement.
The workshop for elementary school teachers and principals will be on Aug. 26 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The secondary educators’ workshop will be Aug. 27 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. CEUs (0.6) are available per day and the cost for the certificate is $20.
To reserve a spot by Aug. 24, call (662) 241-6101 or e-mail

MDE accepts nominations for Senate Youth Program
– The Mississippi Department of Education is accepting nominations for the 49th annual United State Senate Youth Program. Two Mississippi high school student government leaders will be selected for a $5,000 scholarship and a week-long government and leadership education program in Washington, D.C., as guests of the United States Senate.
The program is open to eligible high school juniors and seniors in Mississippi public and private secondary schools. An eligible student must be currently serving in an elected or appointed office in student government, civic or educational organization.
Nomination forms and program guidelines for the USSYP are available through superintendents, high school principals, headmasters, guidance counselors or the MDE website at
Nomination forms must be postmarked by Oct. 1.

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