Winter Institute receives international award OXFORD – The William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation at the University of Mississippi has been honored by the International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies, or IAOHRA, with its 2012 I

By NEMS Daily Journal

Winter Institute receives international award
OXFORD – The William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation at the University of Mississippi has been honored by the International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies, or IAOHRA, with its 2012 International Award.
The accolade from the nonprofit organization devoted to promoting civil and human rights around the world was presented in New Orleans. The Winter Institute’s international efforts have been connected to supporting its work in Mississippi.
The Winter Institute was selected for the award because it demonstrated outstanding work in civil and human rights internationally and has positively impacted the world beyond U.S. shores, said Shawn Martel Moore, IAOHRA president.
UM Honors College collaborates with Law School for undergrads
OXFORD – Students in the University of Mississippi’s Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College now have the opportunity to “try out” law school before they graduate.
Thanks to cooperation between the Honors College and School of Law, honors juniors and seniors with at least a 3.6 GPA are able to take a “gateway” course, HON 350: Introduction to American Law and Legal Reasoning. After that, they have the option to enroll for undergraduate credit in certain law school courses.
This is the only program in Mississippi that allows high-performing students the experience of studying law as an undergraduate.
The Honors College graduated 22 students who took HON 350. Eight of them have enrolled in the UM School of Law and three have enrolled in other law schools.
New MSU initiative strives to help student veterans
STARKVILLE – Mississippi State University’s Montgomery Center for America’s Veterans launched its new “Green Zone” initiative last week.
“Green Zone” is a campus-wide effort to raise awareness of and advocacy for student veterans attending the university. Office or work spaces across campus are displaying stickers or posters that identify their employees as veteran-friendly.
Ken McRae, the center’s director, said the program seeks to promote a positive environment for student veterans, while also helping them build a campus support network.
USM to offer master’s degree in dyslexia therapy
HATTIESBURG – The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education and the DuBard School for Language Disorders in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences are collaborating to offer a Master’s of Education degree in Dyslexia Therapy expected to begin in June 2013.
In development for more than three years, this innovative program will be the first such degree offered by a Mississippi public university.
For more information, contact Dave Daves at (601) 266-5917 or david.daves@usm.edu or Maureen Martin at (601) 266-5223 or maureen.martin@usm.edu.
ICC sets military appreciation
FULTON – Past and current members of the armed forces will be honored during Itawamba Community College’s Military Appreciation Night on Oct. 4. They will be honored during halftime of the school’s football game with Copiah-Lincoln Community College, which begins at 7 p.m. on the Fulton campus.
Plans include static displays and the presentation of colors by an Armed Services color guard. At halftime, all past and current members of the armed forces are invited to join in the recognition ceremony on Eaton Field.
Admission is free to all past and current armed forces members and their families. For more information, call (662) 862-8272.