The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library System (CLPLS) received a Little Free Library through a grant made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Grants to States Program as administered by the Mississippi Library Commission in Jackson.
Little Free Libraries are small, front-yard book exchanges. There are more than 100,000 around the world in over 100 countries — from Italy to Brazil to Japan. Now, a new Little Free Library (LFL) located at on the corner of Crown Park, at 301 3rd St. N., will join the movement to share books, bring people together and create communities of readers.
“Crown Park and the Soccer Complex is the perfect location for this Little Free Library,” said Erin Busbea, CLPLS library director, “Special thanks to Lowndes County Parks and Recreation for helping us with the placement of our LFL. This is a great way to combine reading and recreation in our community. We want to encourage people to stop by the LFL and pick up a book or bring a book that they have loved and leave it for the next reader.”
MSU staff honored with awards
STARKVILLE — Mississippi State staff in the College of Forest Resources and the Forest and Wildlife Research Center are being honored with annual awards for excellence.
This year’s honorees include:
- Shawna Johnson, administrative assistant I for the Department of Sustainable Bioproducts, CFR/FWRC Doris Lee Memorial Staff Award, in the support staff category.
- Cade Booth, research associate II for the Department of Forestry, CFR/FWRC Doris Lee Memorial Staff Award, in the professional/non-faculty category.
- LaDonna Bullman, program and grant development specialist for the Forest and Wildlife Research Center and the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, the CFR/FWRC Beverly Smith Professional Staff Award.
- Troy Lindsey, research technician, CFR/FWRC Beverly Smith Support Staff Award.
MSU recognizes grad students, mentors
STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University is recognizing graduate students and faculty mentors for outstanding teaching, research and service contributions in the 2021-22 academic year.
The MSU Graduate School and Graduate Student Association recently presented their annual awards in an end-of-semester ceremony on campus.
The newest members of the MSU Graduate Student Hall of Fame from the Golden Triangle are:
- Marissa Bello of Starkville, a kinesiology doctoral student representing the College of Education;
- Karen Kelley of Starkville, a psychology doctoral student representing the College of Arts and Sciences;
- Nicole Reeder of Columbus, a food science, nutrition and health promotion doctoral, representing the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences;
- Shuvam Saha of Starkville, an aerospace engineering doctoral student, representing the Bagley College of Engineering;
- Vitaliy Skorodziyevskiy of Starkville, a management and information systems doctoral student, representing the College of Business; and
- Ethan Woodyard of Starkville, a veterinary medicine sciences doctoral student, representing the College of Veterinary Medicine.
This year, the Graduate Student Association introduced the Graduate Student Excellence Award to recognize graduate students who excel in MSU in the mission of teaching, research and service. The inaugural honorees include:
- Shuvam Saha of Starkville, a doctoral student in aerospace engineering;
- Lorena Chavarro-Chaux of Starkville, a master’s student in civil engineering.
Additional individuals recognized with 2021-22 awards include:
- Ernesto Borrego of Starkville, a doctoral student in chemistry, Graduate Research Assistant of the Year; and
- Angel Jimenez of Starkville, a doctoral student in geosciences, Donald Zacharias Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year.
EMCC hosts induction ceremony
Nearly 40 students were inducted April 26, into the Beta Iota Zeta chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society during a ceremony in the Lyceum auditorium on East Mississippi Community College’s Golden Triangle campus.
Phi Theta Kappa’s mission is to recognize the academic achievements of college students and to provide them opportunities to grow as scholars and leaders. Beta Iota Zeta chapter advisors are Scott Baine and Kelly Cantrell.
Inductees from the Golden Triangle are: Willie Adkins of Columbus; Isaac Boden of Starkville; Pryce Byrd of Columbus; Gabriel Carpenter of Columbus; Macie Enas of West Point; Charles Eric Ferguson of Columbus; Leah Foster of Sturgis; Jordan Gillespie of Starkville; MaKya Harris of Columbus; Jerry Hill of Columbus; Aziya Hill, Columbus; Arrington Holden of Columbus; Alayna Ivy of Noxubee; Christian Looney of Columbus; Nelie Mason of Columbus; McKari McKinney-Hall of West Point; Johnathan Mickens of Noxubee; Saterra Nicholson of Macon; Bella Page of Starkville; Paul Perez of Starkville; Jasper Poag of Columbus; Katelyn Pounders of Columbus; Evan Riggs of Caledonia; Brayla Rupert of Noxubee; Kevon Scales of Noxubee; Hannah Self of Starkville; Ania Stewart of Columbus; Jada Tate of Columbus; Sha’Diamin Wilkerson of Macon; and Ken’Zyria Williams of Columbus.
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