Education Notes

By NEMS Daily Journal

Ole Miss Women’s Council to honor Olivia Manning
– OXFORD – Olivia Williams Manning will be at the University of Mississippi on April 16 to accept the Legacy Award from the Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy.
Manning will appear at a 10 a.m. public ceremony in the Overby Center Auditorium, followed by a question-and-answer session. Registration is required. A $100-per-person brunch will follow at 11:30 a.m. at The Inn at Ole Miss.
Manning and husband Archie, a former Ole Miss and NFL quarterback, are the parents of Cooper and NFL quarterbacks Peyton and Eli.
To register for the ceremony honoring Manning or to purchase a brunch ticket, visit and click “upcoming events” or call Theresa Knight at (662) 915-1586.

Students invited to diversity photo and essay contest
– OXFORD – University of Mississippi students are invited to enter two competitions that showcase campus diversity. The winners will receive iPad tablet computers.
The competitions in photography and essay writing are a prelude to “Diversity Rocks,” a celebration of diversity with special emphasis on anti-bullying at the Meek School of Journalism and New Media. A scholarship also is being offered for a black female journalism student.
To enter the photo contest, students should submit a photograph that captures diversity at Ole Miss. For the essay contest, students should write a 1,000-word essay about their thoughts, impressions and experiences with tolerance and diversity.
The deadline is April 1. For more information on the competitions, scholarships or Diversity Rocks, go to or contact Robin Street at

Deadline nears for health programs
– FULTON – April 1 is the deadline to submit applications for several health-related programs at Itawamba Community College.
Those programs included an associate degree in nursing, practical nursing, radiologic technology and respiratory therapy on the Fulton campus. It also includes emergency medical technology – paramedic, health information technology, occupational therapy assistant, physical therapy assistant and surgical technology on the Tupelo campus.
For information, visit or call (662) 862-8158.

ICC receives grant for manufacturing camp
– TUPELO – Itawamba Community College has received a $2,500 grant for its 2011 Nuts, Bolts amp& Thingamajigs summer manufacturing camp from the Foundation of the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, Intl.
The Tek2Go-Manufacturing the Future camp will be held June 13 to 17 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the ICC Tupelo campus.
Applications for the advanced manufacturing camp are being accepted from 12- to 16-year-old boys and girls. Cost is $59, and scholarships are available.
The camp is sponsored by the Community Development Foundation, Hawkeye Industries and Itawamba Community College in partnership with Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajigs.
For more information, call Todd Beadles at (662) 842-4521.

Emory scholar to visit MSU
– STARKVILLE – A nationally recognized literary scholar and authority on the modern civil rights movement will speak March 28 at Mississippi State University.
The free program featuring Rudolph P. Byrd is part of the 2010-11 lecture series organized by the university’s African American Studies program.
Byrd’s presentation, “Other Voices within the Veil: Marlon Riggs’ Black Is … Black Ain’t,” will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Colvard Student Union’s third-floor Fowlkes Auditorium.
Byrd is the Goodrich C. White Professor of American Studies at Emory University.
The focus of his MSU program draws its title form the final documentary written, produced and directed by the late Marlon Riggs, an African-American filmmaker, educator, poet and gay rights activist.

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