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Students recognized at annual honors banquet

Students recognized at annual honors banquet

Tyler Manning, Editor

April 21, 2018

Honor. Leadership. Service. These three tenants were highlighted during this year's annual Honors Banquet. More than 200 students, parents and faculty filled the D.L. Ligon Coliseum in anticipation to see who would receive academic honors and scholarships at the annual Honors Banquet on April ...

Forming new club gave me confidence, opportunity

Mitch Kipp, Columnist

April 10, 2018

Seven months ago I never would have imagined where I am now. I wasn't involved in any organizations, but I wanted to join something. I knew Jesse Brown, coordinator of student involvement, was a good guy and I figured he could get me involved in something, so I stopped by his office. By luck, he had...

Provost considers graduation on campus

Provost considers graduation on campus

Andrea Pedon

February 27, 2018

In an attempt to give future graduates a last farewell to the university, James Johnston, provost and vice president for academic affairs, has explored options to bring graduation back on campus. While graduation is now being held downtown in Kay Yeager Coliseum is the current location of grad...

James Johnston: ‘Creating our Signature’

Kara McIntyre

October 6, 2017

James Johnston, provost and vice president for academic affairs, gave a presentation titled "Creating our Signature" on Oct. 6 at 11 a.m. for an audience of about 50 faculty and staff. While it was a brief presentation, ending promptly at 11:21 a.m., Johnston discussed MSU's change from a commuter school...

New health sciences building prepares to break ground

New health sciences building prepares to break ground

Leah Bryce

May 4, 2017

As the mass communication building comes to its final stages of construction, MSU prepares to break ground on a new health sciences building. Two years ago, the university was granted the tuition-revenue bond from the state to pay for these new buildings. “Buildings are a recruiting tool,...

Bolin lab named after former provost

Bolin lab named after former provost

Sarah Graves

April 27, 2017

Faculty gathered to honor Betty Stewart, former provost and vice president of academic affairs, by renaming room 301 in Bolin Hall to the Betty H. Stewart Instrumental Lab on April 27. Betty Stewart said she was grateful of this honor, but said her former co-workers were instrumental in her ...

Johnston named new provost

Johnston named new provost

Leonardo Gonzalez

April 26, 2017

From department chair and program director, to director of interdisciplinary education, to interim dean, to actual dean. University President Suzanne Shipley named James Johnston the new provost and vice president of academic affairs on April 21. Johnston replaced Betty Stewart, who held the pro...

James Johnston, interim provost, named new provost

James Johnston, interim provost, named new provost

Kara McIntyre

April 21, 2017

In a postmaster sent earlier today, University President Suzanne Shipley announced James Johnston, interim provost, as the official provost for MSU. "Dr. Johnston was selected after a rigorous search of well-qualified individuals," Shipley said in the postmaster. "Please join us in congratulating ...

Search for provost narrows down candidates

Leah Bryce

April 19, 2017

Over the course of the semester, the administration and Board of Regents have been on the hunt for a new provost. Four candidates, James Johnston, Kenya Taylor, Monica Varner and Jerold Hale were selected to interview on campus April 4-11. The provost and vice president for academic affairs is the chi...

War hero to be new provost

Caleb Martin

March 21, 2017

SATIRE The provost task force is pleased to announce they have found a "well-rounded and overqualified" candidate to take on the job as provost and vice president of academic affairs. The task force has picked Anakin Skywalker, who prefers to be called the "Lord Vader" by those below him, to fill...

Committee closes in on new math and science dean candidate

Ethan Metcalf

November 19, 2014

The College of Science and Mathematics is in the market for a new dean, and two prospective candidates for the job visited campus to meet with faculty and administrators, as well as give a presentation. Provost Betty Stewart said the timeline for the search is based her expectation to complete the process...

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