Mississippi State grad's sculpture selected for competitive exhibit STARKVILLE – Artwork by recent Mississippi State University art graduate Shelana Kelly will be included in an upcoming notable exhibit in an Ohio art gallery

Mississippi State grad’s sculpture selected for competitive exhibit
STARKVILLE – Artwork by recent Mississippi State University art graduate Shelana Kelly will be included in an upcoming notable exhibit in an Ohio art gallery.
Kelly’s sculpture titled “Kennedy” was selected to be in the eighth annual Rites of Passage exhibition at the Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio. The exhibition will be on display until June 29.
“Kennedy” is a mahogany chair Kelly designed and constructed herself under the instruction of MSU assistant professor of sculpture Critz Campbell.
Kelly is a native of Corinth and is the daughter of Nan Nabors.
The juror-selected artwork was chosen from 507 entries submitted by 193 college art students across the nation. Only 13 works by 13 artists were chosen for the exhibit to be displayed in Manifest Gallery’s main gallery.
ICC to host adult orientation session
TUPELO – Registration is under way for a Connection Day/adult orientation session at Itawamba Community College’s Tupelo campus.
The session, which is designed for adult students to become familiar with ICC and register for fall semester classes, will be from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. June 16.
Highlights of the session will include meeting with an academic or career and technical counselor, registration, discussion of ACT and placement scores, financial aid application, fees, ID card and yearbook photos. Child care services will be provided.
To register or for more information, contact Carla Rose at (662) 620-5137 or crrose@iccms.edu.
JSU alumni offers local scholarship
TUPELO – The Tupelo/Northeast Mississippi chapter of the Jackson State University Alumni Association is offering two $1,000 scholarships to high school and community college graduates interested in attending Jackson State University. Interested applicants should call Phyllis Sims at (662) 842-7021 or Lynda Beverly at (662) 842-6264.
ICC adds course for new freshmen
FULTON – Itawamba Community College has created the Preparing and Advancing for College Experience program for all 2012 high school graduates who enroll this fall at the school.
The course will become an admission and graduation requirement at ICC. Components of the curriculum include goal-setting, time management, study skills, self-discipline, financial planning, college traditions and navigating technology for college success.
Students also will be exposed to campus organizations, student activities and community awareness.
“Research indicates programs, such as PACE, are critical in the transition from high school to college to enable students to develop the tools to become successful,” said Jan Reid-Bunch, dean of Academic Instruction.
Traci Brimhall selected as Ole Miss’ annual Summer Poet-in-Residence
OXFORD – Traci Brimhall, acclaimed for her use of myth and folklore in her poetry, has been chosen as the sixth annual Summer Poet-in-Residence at the University of Mississippi.
Brimhall is the author of “Our Lady of the Ruins,” selected by Carolyn Forche for the 2011 Barnard Women Poets Prize, and “Rookery,” winner of the 2009 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award and finalist for the ForeWord Book of the Year Award.
The Summer Poet-in-Residence program is designed to provide ample writing time to the poet while also allowing UM summer course offerings to be enriched by the presence of an active poet on campus.
She will give a public reading June 21 at Off Square Books. She will be in Oxford from June 15 to July 15.