Dr. Mark Bean, chair of the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Mississippi University for Women, has been honored with the 2011 Kossen Faculty Excellence Award.
It's just possible that Bill Poe is happiest these days sitting on his "observation deck," looking out over his own slice of Serengeti paradise. At a nearby watering hole, elephants play, their rippling melody refreshing as the sun sets on a long, hot day.
Tina Sweeten has hit the ground running. The new executive director of the Columbus Arts Council is immersing herself in the operations of the nonprofit agency that brings visual and performing arts, concerts, classes and exhibits to the Friendly City and surrounding areas.
If you've always wanted to learn how to create bead jewelry, the Starkville Area Arts Council offers a workshop Saturday, May 14, part of a series being taught by the North Mississippi Gem and Mineral Society of Tupelo. Reservations are requested by May 11.
A staccato chorus of tap, tap tapping reverberates from the wooden floor of the dance studio. Up to the high ceiling it swirls and back down, flooding the bright space with percussive sound.
Kids ages 5 to 13 can revel in three summer camp sessions announced by the Columbus Arts Council for the month of June. Each week has a unique theme and class schedule designed to spur creativity in a fun, stimulating environment.
With goats, pigs, donkeys and chickens, Paula Sudduth has a virtual farmyard to oversee, especially around festival time. Luckily, these particular critters are low maintenance and live in an East Columbus warehouse when not on the road.
Twenty-five years ago, members of Soroptimist International of Columbus watched as a white capsule, tightly sealed, was buried next to a building that represented almost three years' intense commitment in faith, heart, soul -- and approximately $150,000 in fundraising.
The Pi Zeta chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. received top recognition at the 79th South Eastern Regional Conference recently held in Birmingham, Ala.
Pat Wallace remembers the faces, those seven or eight people she shared the room with each time she went to the clinic for chemotherapy. Allies, usually unknown, united against a common enemy, connected to IVs sending infusions of powerful chemicals coursing toward their critical task.
In the days leading up to Mother's Day, construction crews of female volunteers will raise their hammers at Habitat for Humanity construction sites across the country in recognition of National Women Build Week April 30 through May 8. Lowe's and Columbus Lowndes Habitat for Humanity are looking for local women to volunteer for a day at the Habitat construction site during this nine-day event. Construction or home improvement experience is not necessary.
Two Mississippi University for Women voice students sang recently in the student auditions held by the Mississippi chapter of National Association of Teachers of Singing.
The Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA) will be holding additional auditions for both Dance and Visual Arts only May 26. Applications are due no later than May 13.
The next time someone complains about the self-centered nature of today's youth, point them to Heritage Academy alumnus Drew Estes and the junior class at Immanuel Center for Christian Education.
Family, friends and members of the extended community at Mississippi University for Women in Columbus will gather Friday, April 15, to dedicate the Dorabel Craig Memorial Garden. The ceremony to honor Dorabel Moore Craig, Class of 1938, will take place at 1:30 p.m.
"Clean Sweep Columbus, a Great American Clean-up Event" is searching for volunteers to help clean up the Friendly City. Clean Sweep will kick off Saturday, April 16, at 9 a.m. at the Magnolia Bowl in downtown Columbus.
At age 95, Norma Bagnall is still filling in the blanks. The Massachusetts resident, who is a frequent visitor to Columbus, became a snowbird this year to escape the unusually harsh New England winter.
The horticulture club at Mississippi State University will offer garden enthusiasts a wide variety of plants and educational seminars at their annual spring plant sale.
At its 61st annual Charity Ball Saturday, Junior Auxiliary of Columbus announced the 2011 Ball king and queen and celebrated community service.
Mott Ellis was recently selected to serve on the Mid-South Division Relay For Life Training Team. This group of volunteers provides training to Relay For Life volunteers across the six state division.