Registration for both day and evening adult basic education/hi

AUTHOR: JUDYC

Registration for both day and evening adult basic education/high school equivalency classes will be held at the Itawamba Community College Tupelo campus.

Students can register at 8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday in Room 111 of the Vocational Education Building, beginning Jan. 6. Registration will continue daily.

Registration for evening classes will be at 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday in Room 111 of the Vocational Education Building, beginning Jan. 5. Registration will continue at 6 p.m. each Monday through Thursday.

The classes provide an opportunity for students to prepare for the GED test or to learn basic skills in reading or writing. There is no charge for the classes. Books and other materials are furnished.

For more information, call the ICC ABE/GED Department at 680-8435.

Mississippi University for Women will hold registration for spring semester courses Wednesday, Jan. 7, at the Pohl Physical Education/Assembly Building. Day and evening classes will begin Thursday, Jan. 8.

New students and students with schedule changes need to register according to the following schedule, based on the first letter in their last name:

– Seniors and graduate students G-L, 8:30 to 9 a.m.; A-F, 9 to 9:30 a.m.; U-Z, 9:30 to 9:45 a.m.; Q-T, 9:45 to 10 a.m.; M-P, 10 to 10:15 a.m.

– Juniors G-L, 10:15 to 10:45 a.m.; A-F, 10:45 to 11 a.m.; U-Z, 11 to 11:15 a.m.; Q-T, 11:15 to 11:30 a.m.; M-P, 11:30 to 11:45 a.m.

– Sophomores T-Z, 1:30 to 2 p.m.; N-S, 2 to 2:15 p.m.; H-M, 2:15 to 2:30 p.m.; A-G, 2:30 to 2:45 p.m.

– Freshmen G-L, 2:45 to 3:15 p.m., A-F, 3:15 to 3:30 p.m.; U-Z, 3:30 to 3:45 p.m.; Q-T, 3:45 to 4 p.m.; and M-P, 4 to 4:15 p.m.

Part-time, evening and weekend students may register on Jan. 7 at the following times: A-L, 4:30 to 5 p.m., and M-Z, 5 to 5:30 p.m.

Students unable to attend registration at their designated times may register through Jan. 20 with a $10 late registration fee. Students not registered for the spring term must be admitted or readmitted to the university before registering for classes.

For more information, call the registrar’s office at 329-7134 or the admissions office at 329-7106.

Northwest Mississippi Community College will hold registration for spring day classes Jan. 8 and 9.

On the Senatobia campus, registration will be in Howard Coliseum as follows:

– Jan. 8, 8:30 a.m., cosmetology and practical nursing students.

– Jan. 8, sophomores W-Z, 9 a.m.; S-V, 10 a.m.; O-R, 11 a.m.; K-N, noon; F-J, 1 p.m.; A-E, 2 p.m.; and transfer students, 3 p.m.

– Jan. 9, freshmen W-Z, 8 a.m.; S-V, 9 a.m.; O-R, 10 a.m.; K-N, 11 a.m.; F-J, noon; E-A, 1 p.m.; all students, 2 p.m.

Students will get ID cards, parking decals and housing information.

DeSoto Center day students will register as follows:

– Jan. 8 respiratory care students, 8 a.m.; practical nursing students, 8:30 a.m.

– Jan. 8, sophomores W-Z, 9 a.m.; S-V, 10 a.m.; O-R, 11 a.m.; K-N, noon; F-J, 1 p.m.; A-E, 2 p.m.; and transfer students, 2:30 p.m.

– Jan. 9, freshman W-Z, 8 a.m.; S-V, 9 a.m.; O-R, 10 a.m.; K-N, 11 a.m.; F-J, noon; A-E, 1 p.m.; all students, 2 p.m.

Lafayette-Yalobusha Technical Center day students will register Thursday, Jan. 8, as follows: practical nursing students, 8 a.m.; cosmetology students, 8:30 a.m.; nurse assistant students, 8:45 a.m.; preregistered students, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. On Jan. 9, all other students will register from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

At Benton-Marshall Center registration opens to all students at 8 a.m. and closes at 3:30 p.m. both days.

Evening classes will be register as follows: Senatobia, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Jan. 6-7 in the Ranger Room of the Administration Building; DeSoto Center and Lafayette-Yalobusha Center, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Jan. 6-7; Calhoun County, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 5-6 at Bruce High School.

For more information, call the following campuses: Senatobia, 562-3219; DeSoto Center, 342-1570; Lafayette-Yalobusha Technical Center, 236-2023; Benton-Marshall Center, 224-3108; and Calhoun County evening classes at 562-3316.

Jackson State University will hold registration for the spring semester Monday and Tuesday at the Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center and at the JSU Universities Center on Ridgewood Road.

Undergraduate students will registration from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center on the main campus, according to the following schedule: Monday, A-L, 8:30 a.m. to noon; and M-Z, noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, M-Z, 8:30 a.m. to noon; and A-L, noon to 4 p.m.

Evening and graduate students will register from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center and at the JSU Universities Center.

For more information, call 968-2300 or 982-6234.

Students attending the University of Mississippi School of Law will host a conference on the legal profession’s commitment to public service. “I Am Doing My Work; Are You Doing Yours?” will be held Jan. 16-17.

Registration is open to all interested parties and is planned especially for attorneys, judges, legal assistants, law office staff and students, and social workers. Completion of the conference affords six continuing legal education credits and six social work units in Mississippi.

Registration will be from 4 to 5 p.m. Jan. 16 in the Lamar Law Center mall, followed by a 5 p.m. opening address and dinner. The program will continue from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 17.

The registration fee is $50 for students and $75 for all others, and includes conference materials, dinner and Saturday lunch. Those unable to attend can order the conference materials for $40.

To register or for more information, call the Ole Miss Center for Continuing Legal Education at 232-7282 or fax 232-5138.

The University of Mississippi will offer free workshops in January and February to help high school students prepare for college.

The Ole Miss Office of Admissions has scheduled the College Success Workshop for Jan. 27 in the Marriott at 2625 Thousand Oaks Blvd. in Memphis.

The program will be repeated Feb. 10 at the St. Martin Community Center on Lemoyne Boulevard in Ocean Springs and Feb. 17 at the Harvey Hotel on I-55 N. in Jackson.

All three sessions will begin at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 232-7378.

A two-day conference on dyslexia in children will be held Feb. 6-7 in Hattiesburg.

“Dyslexic Children: Requirements for Success” will be presented at the Forrest General Center for Healthy Living at Hattiesburg’s Family Y, 3719 Broadway Drive, Hattiesburg.

Cost of the conference through Jan. 21 is $59 for non-students, $49 for Association Method Task Force members and $19 for students. After Jan. 22, registration fees increase to $69 for regular admission, $29 for students and $59 for task force members.

Participation is limited to 150, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. To register or for more information, write the USM Continuing Education Dept.; Box 5136; Hattiesburg MS 39406-5136; or call 266-4186.

The University of North Alabama in Florence, Ala., held fall commencement exercises Dec. 20. The following area students received degrees: Teresa Pierce Stanford, Anita Katherine Vaughn, both of Amory; Jere Landis McBride of Baldwyn; Janice G. Hammock of Belmont; Jeanne R. Benson, Sarah Frances Chase, Rodney Wayne Beasley, Douglas Randle Mansell Jr., all of Booneville; Kevin Delaine Austin of Bruce; Vickie Young of Burnsville; Lester Max Hopson Jr., Christie Leigh Wigginton Tucker, Jonathan Franklin Pitner, Allison Nicole Potts, Stacy Perkins Weaver, Cristi Vanessa Anderson, Janet Lynn Choate, Tresa Sharlese Condra, DuReeca Frazier Cook, Joshua Jaye Holt, Patricia Langston-Gingher, Kimberly Dawn Phillips and Samer Naser Rafidi, all of Corinth; Jodie Pauline Parham and Angela Whitehead Campbell, both of Ecru; Gabriel Williams of Fulton; Matthew Jason Wiginton of Glen; Benjie W. Ewing, Wenona Grimes Patterson and Sherri Lee Taylor, all of Golden; Jefferey Dean Horn, Judy Wright Ragan, Catena Jo Crume, Bridget Price Gray, Cynthia Leigh Moody, Regina Twitty Riddle and Amanda Lynn Roberts, all of Iuka; Bennie Ray Guin and Joy Young Loden, both of Mantachie; Bradley Wayne Jones of Nettleton; Bradley Tennyson Fair of Okolona; Lori Roye Harrelson of Pontotoc; Ray Hollowell Nabors, John David Richardson and Alan Jeffrey Taylor, all of Ripley; Johnny A. Hearn and Stacy Lynn Ratliff, all of Saltillo; Donna J. Collum and Paul Steven Kennedy, both of Tishomingo; and Lori Gilbert Pruitt and Joseph Irvin Parham, both of Tupelo.

Kelton Jones of Houston, a student at Itawamba Community College, and Julia Dean of Oxford, a student at the University of Mississippi, have been awarded Martin Luther King Liberty Scholarships by Campus Link.

Campus Link MLK Scholars will coordinate and implement community service projects that address important social concerns such as non-violent conflict resolution, economic and education equity, and racial harmony.

Emily J. May, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Teddy May of Tupelo, received her diploma during fall commencement exercises at Harding University in Searcy, Ark.

The state College Board has approved the University of Southern Mississippi’s request to offer a master of science degree in sport administration.

Courses in the new degree plan will include policy and governance in sports, organizational leadership in sports administration, advanced sport administration processes, facility design, legal and ethical issues in sports, research classes and either a thesis or a practicum, which is similar to an internship. Electives would be chosen from a pool of courses in accounting, management, finance and other areas.

For more information on this new program, call the School of Human Performance at 266-5386.

Mary Stewart, an instructor at the University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Nursing, has received a $45,000 grant from the Helene Fuld Foundation, a New York-based private foundation that focuses on nursing education.

The grant will be used to develop an interactive, student-centered nursing laboratory that will enable students more options in developing and honing their nursing skills, and to upgrade the existing nursing lab.

For more information, call Stewart at 266-5507.

The state College Board has approved a University of Southern Mississippi request to create a master’s degree from an existing program in marriage and family therapy.

Last spring, the Mississippi Legislature passed a bill requiring that marriage and family therapists be licensed. That credential is tied to applicants having graduated from an accredited program in marriage and family therapy.

Dr. Jane Boudreaux, interim dean of USM’s College of Health and Human Sciences, said separating the marriage and family therapy emphasis from the master’s degree in family and consumer studies will satisfy new Mississippi licensure requirements. It also will give the program more visibility and eliminate confusion for students interested in the degree.

Northwest Mississippi Community College was awarded official reaffirmation of accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools on Dec. 9. The school has been reaffirmed for the next 10 years.

The Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped is conducting a yearlong study on ways they might assist with the academic needs of elementary, secondary and college-level patrons. They are gathering input from interested parties to determine how NLS and its network of libraries could best serve students’ educational needs.

Persons wishing to offer input for the study should contact: Michael Moodie; Research and Development Officer, NLS; Library of Congress; Washington D.C. 20542; or e-mail: mmoo@loc.gov.