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Chancellor Inauguration

An investiture ceremony for the 16th Chancellor Dan Jones on Friday at 10 a.m. at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts will be the centerpiece of what has been a week-long observance of community service.
While the event is not open to the general public, the show will be broadcast on channel 99 for MetroCast cable TV subscribers and rebroadcast at 9 p.m. on Mississippi Public Broadcasting.

 (April 8, 2010, Page 1)

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    Taking calls that save lives

    Located inside the same building as the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department and Detention Center, E911 handles and dispatches all fire calls for both the city and county, police emergencies for the Sheriff’s Department and all medical emergency calls, dispatching ambulances from Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi, for both the city and county. (April 5, 2010, Page 1A)

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      Summer camps drawing near

      An abundance of summer camps are being offered for LOU area children that include summer fun, arts and crafts, learning about the environment, the universe and even what it’s like to be a college student. (April 2, 2010, Page 1A)

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        Keeping UM cool: University has nearly $10 million in AC upgrades planned

        The University of Mississippi is working to keep students, faculty and staff cool with several upcoming projects.
        The university is set to receive $10 million for a new chiller plant next year and other critical projects after Mississippi lawmakers agreed last week to borrow $402 million for renovations at state-owned facilities and universities.

         (March 31, 2010, Page 2)

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          Grant to improve airport safety

          The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded the Oxford-University Airport $127,358 for the purchase of a new Precision Approach Path Indicator for one of its runways. (March 30, 2010, Page 1)

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            LES students learn about environment

            Lafayette Elementary School students had a chance to learn about being “green” during a fun hour of activities outside their school Friday. The Students for a Green Campus, a student-led organization focused on promoting the University of Mississippi Green Initiative, organized a Green Field Day at LES. (March 30, 2010, Page 6)

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              Violence at the forefront

              Take Back the Night will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Lyceum Circle on campus. A ceremonial march around campus will kick off the program after guests join in some pizza and music. The march against violence will end in the Circle where Janet Kennedy, with the U.S. Attorney’s General’s Office in Jackson, and Mayor Pat Patterson will speak. The night will conclude with a candlelight vigil and there will be an opportunity for survivors who wish to speak out. (March 29, 2010, Page 1A)

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                Swamp Stomper race adds biking to event

                Ole Miss Outdoors is adding biking to its annual Swamp Stomper Adventure Race that will be held April 10, making University of Mississippi junior Jacob Sprouse even more excited about competing in this year’s event. (March 26, 2010, Page 1A)

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                  Walk, race honors UM Counseling Center director

                  Dr. Jean Jones lost her battle with breast cancer more than 12 years ago, but her memory still drives those who knew her — or know of her spirit — to honor her memory by raising funds to help others win the fight against cancer. The fundraising event, the Jean Jones Walk/Run for Cancer, is just around the corner on April 10. (March 25, 2010, Page 1)

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                    Honoring the greenest among us

                    Perhaps one of your neighbors has been capturing his or her rainwater to help their garden for years. Maybe your boss is devoted to recycling and encourages others to do the same. Whoever they are, they could be eligible for a new Sustainability Leadership award.

                    The Green Week Committee is accepting nominations to provide awards during the April 19-23 Green Week celebrations.

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                     (March 25, 2010, Page 1)

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