Parents Campaign to host Tupelo event
- The Parents' Campaign, a Jackson-based organization that advocates for education in Mississippi, is hosting a regional meeting in Tupelo on Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. at the Link Centre.
Executive Director Nancy Loome will speak about the impact of state funding cuts upon the state's schools and discuss what can be done to stop the cuts to education. The presentation will last about an hour and will include a question-and-answer segment.
All Northeast Mississippi school districts have been invited to participate. The meeting is open to parents, concerned residents, school teachers and administrators and business, civic and faith-based leaders.
Ole Miss-Tupelo hosting Fall Visit Day Thursday
- Northeast Mississippi residents can learn how they can earn their degree closer to home with the University of Mississippi-Tupelo during Fall Visit Day 2010 on Thursday at 1918 Briar Ridge Road. Prospective students are encouraged to stop by between 3 and 6 p.m.
Advisers will be on hand to discuss admissions requirements, student services, financial aid information and how students can transfer community college courses into an Ole Miss bachelor's degree completion program. There will be a free Ole Miss T-shirt giveaway to those in attendance.
For more information, contact UM-Tupelo Admissions Counselor Michael Holloway at (662) 844-5622 or email@example.com.
Saltillo educators receive $5,000 grant
- Six Saltillo Elementary teachers have received a $5,000 Student Achievement Grant from the NEA Foundation to lead a lesson on the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the physical geography of the surrounding communities. Gena Yarbrough, Faye Bruce, Tracey Russell, Ed Mahler, Leticia Sanders and Diana Riggs were all chosen for the grant.
Through this project, students will gain knowledge of and study the interdependence of the surrounding communities. The objective is to deepen knowledge in social studies, science and the integration of the arts.
Nationally, the NEA Foundation awarded 57 grants totaling $252,000 to support educators. Since 1999, the foundation has funded 26 grants for Mississippi educators.
Shannon schools to host Holiday Bazaar
n The Shannon Schools Health Councils will host a Holiday Bazaar and Health Fair on Nov. 16 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Shannon Elementary gym. The event will benefit Le Bonheur.
There will be 31 vendors selling a variety of items, including dip mixes, outdoor art, stamped jewelry, homemade beads and jellies, monogrammed items, children's items, Christmas decor, candles, pottery, wooden frames, blankets, make-up, soaps and chocolates. North Mississippi Medical Center Community Health will also conduct a Health Fair. For questions, call Lydia Lauderdale at (662) 767-0135 or Lane Kelly at 767-9514.
NEMCC and Freed-Hardeman agree to partnership
- Northeast Mississippi Community College and Freed-Hardeman University have agreed to establish a Degree Partnership Program to be hosted on Northeast's Corinth campus.
Under the agreement, an undergraduate student or graduate of Northeast can take courses offered by FHU at Northeast at Corinth. After completing the academic requirements of both institutions, the student shall be awarded a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Freed-Hardeman University.
Goals of the partnership include enabling students to be admitted and enrolled concurrently at both institutions; enabling Northeast graduates to be admitted into FHU; expanding student options for college-level services and curriculum and improving student access, success and four-year degree completion.
It will be open entry/exit so students will not be required to complete the program in consecutive semesters.
Lecture series focuses on South's modernization
- Award-winning writer Jeffrey Allred will discuss the modernization of the South today at 4 p.m. at McCool Hall auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.
The event is part of the Distinguished Lecture Series sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities. Allred will present "The Great Depression in Black and White: Documenting the Modernizing South in Word and Image."
Allen is an assistant professor at Hunter College of the City University of New York where he teaches 19th- and 20th-century American literature, modernism and literary theory.