Education Notebook February 13, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

Mississippi Geographic Alliance plans summer institute at Ole Miss
OXFORD – Applications for the Mississippi Geographic Alliance’s Summer Institute will be accepted until March 15.
The Institute will be held for teachers July 8-13 at the University of Mississippi. Rooms and most meals will be provided.
Participants will increase geography content knowledge; learn education strategies to help students learn geography; take home lesson plans, classroom activities, books, atlases and maps and participate in hands-on workshops; hear speakers and take field trips. They also will complete half of their requirement to reach National Geographic Teacher Consultant status and receive 3.6 CEUs.
To receive an application, contact Carley Lovorn at (662) 915-3776.

Kohl’s now accepting nominations for its 2012 scholarship program
MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. – Kohl’s is now accepting nominations for the 2012 Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program.
Kohl’s Department Stores recognizes kids ages 6 to 18 who have made a positive impact on their community through volunteerism.
Nominations will be accepted now through March 15 at kohlskids.com. The program will award more than $420,000 in scholarships and prizes, ranging from $50 Kohl’s gift cards to $10,000 scholarships.
Two nominees from each of the more than 1,100 Kohl’s stores nationwide will win a $50 Kohl’s gift card, and more than 200 will win regional scholarships worth $1,000 toward post-secondary education. Ten national winners will be awarded $10,000 in scholarships.

Mississippi State University taking applications for rural medical scholars
STARKVILLE – Mississippi high school juniors considering medical careers in their home state can take part in a summer program at Mississippi State University.
The five-week Rural Medical Scholars summer program at MSU aims to identify the state’s future primary care doctors and help them become members of the medical school Class of 2021.
Applications and program details are available at http://www.RMS.msucares.com. Twenty students between their junior and senior years with an ACT composite score of at least 25 will take two pre-med courses on the Starkville campus and observe doctors at practice from May 30 until July 2.
Selected scholars will receive tuition, housing and textbooks. A $60 registration fee is required after acceptance.

Children’s Defense Fund founder to speak at Ole Miss on Feb 21
OXFORD – Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund, will speak at the University of Mississippi on Feb. 21.
Edelman’s presentation will begin at 7 p.m. at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for Performing Arts. Free and open to the public, the event is part of Women’s History Month, Black History Month and the Opening the Closed Society Initiative.
Under Edelman’s leadership, the CDF has become one of the nation’s strongest voices for children and families. Its mission is to ensure every child a healthy, fair, safe, moral start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.

State Manufacturers Association endows $60,000 MSU scholarship
STARKVILLE – Officials of the Mississippi Manufacturers Association recently presented Mississippi State University with $60,000 in honor of the its 60th anniversary.
The gift will support a new endowed scholarship fund for state residents enrolled as industrial systems engineering majors in the university’s James Worth Bagley College of Engineering.
MMA is also funding two scholastic awards for the 2012-13 year. These gifts will enable earnings from the endowment to accrue to support future scholarships.
Both inaugural and future scholarships will be designated for full-time juniors or seniors who have met required academic benchmarks.