Education Notebook March 10, 2013

By NEMS Daily Journal

Condoleezza Rice to speak at Mississippi State
STARKVILLE – Mississippi State University will welcome former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to campus March 26 to take part in the university’s Global Lecture Series.
Rice will be the featured speaker during the 7 p.m. free public lecture at Humphrey Coliseum. A moderated question-and-answer session will follow Rice’s address. Attendees must have tickets for entry, and two tickets per person are available at the Center for Student Activities in MSU’s Colvard Student Union, Suite 314 or at the campus Barnes & Noble bookstore. For more information, call (662) 325-2930.

Alternative spring break to bring service to Delta
More than 20 Mississippi State University students, faculty and staff and 10 students from the University of Mississippi will spend this week on an alternative spring break in the Mississippi Delta involving service projects, tours and other adventures.
The visit between today and Friday is designed to provide participants with a deeper understanding of the rich history and culture of the area through blues music and civil rights and Native American historical experiences. The MSU students also will earn three hours of academic credit for the course taught by assistant history professor Jason Ward.

Deadline nears for Project Hope scholarships
TUPELO – The deadline for high school seniors to apply for scholarships from Project Hope is March 25.
Applications are available from area school guidance counselors may be downloaded from In addition to the application, students are required to submit a personal statement expressing their interests, strengths, opportunities for improvement, future plans and goals. They must also explain which factors influenced their decision to choose a health career or how heart disease, cancer or diabetes has affected them or their families personally.
For more information about Project Hope scholarships, call Bobby Geno at (662) 680-1505.

ICC schedules band auditions
FULTON – Auditions for drum major, color guard, twirler and dance line for the Itawamba Community College All-American Band will be at 4 p.m. on March 22 on the Fulton campus. Those who wish to try out should report to the W.O. Benjamin Fine Arts Center.
To audition for drum major, participants must demonstrate salute, a two-to-three minute routine to show drum major abilities, vocal commands and conducting various time signatures. A uniform is preferred for the audition. Color guard members must bring their own flag.
For more information, contact ICC All-American Band director Brian Gillentine at (662) 862-8305 or

Pilot Club helps Tishomingo Schools buy iPads
IUKA – The Pilot Club of Iuka helped the Tishomingo County School District get $10,000 to buy 20 iPads for its special education program.
The funds resulted from a partnership between the Pilot Club of Iuka, Pilot International Foundation and Tri State Educational Foundation.
“The accessibility of the iPad and what it can offer to those with brain-related diseases and disorders are amazing,” said former Pilot International-Mississippi District Governor Beth Davis. “This project will allow our district teachers to educate students with brain-related diseases and disorders in such a new and advanced manner.”

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