By JEFF AMY Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A former Mississippi State University football player and his brother have been arrested in a weekend shooting that left one man […]
December 19, 2014 in Education
JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Mississippi’s College Board gave final approval Thursday to plans for the state’s eight public universities to raise tuition by an average of 3.2 percent this fall. […]
October 14, 2014 in Sports
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April 25, 2014 in Sports
STARKVILLE, Mississippi (AP) — Former Mississippi State offensive lineman Charles Siddoway and current defensive lineman Jordan Washington were arrested on Wednesday and charged with burglary and robbery. The 6-foot-7, 300-pound […]
April 14, 2014 in Sports
STARKVILLE, Mississippi (AP) — Mississippi State’s top three quarterbacks combined for 653 yards passing in their spring game on Saturday. Starter Dak Prescott was efficient in his limited playing time […]
Consistently ranked as a top U.S. military-friendly university, Mississippi State continues its longstanding tradition of serving members of the armed forces by offering a new certificate program.
The university recently developed the Veterans’ Certificate Program to train individuals to help former military service members successfully transition to civilian life. The program establishes an opportunity for professionals, graduates and undergraduates to improve their knowledge of veterans’ benefits while honing their leadership skills.
A recent grant from the Walmart Foundation for $80,000 funded the new program, which is the only one of its kind in the nation. Courses to earn the Veterans’ Certificate may be applied as a concentration for the Bachelor of Science in interdisciplinary studies, or as electives in a graduate-level program, said Kenneth D. “Ken” McRae, director of MSU’s Center for America’s Veterans.
Mississippi State University is one of 15 schools nationwide to get a grant to help students with their finances.
The Council of Graduate Schools announced that it would give MSU $40,000 to pay for the program.
Associate Dean of the Graduate School Karen Coats says MSU will use the money to educate graduate students about financial literacy. Because students are borrowing more to pay for education, they may need help managing their personal finances and making decisions about saving, spending and borrowing.
The office of State Auditor Stacey Pickering will be studying which community-owned hospitals in Mississippi are facing economic difficulties and why.
Pickering says he is concerned that some accessibility to health care will be lost if those hospitals can’t remain viable.
Pickering spoke last week to a forum hosted by Mississippi State University’s Stennis Institute of Government and the Capitol press corps.