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Published: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:43:21 -0600

Last Build Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:49:38 -0600


Finalists named, campus forums set for MWRRI director

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:43:21 -0600

Mississippi State University will host three finalists for director of the Mississippi Water Resources Research Institute over the next several weeks. During their visits, each candidate will deliver a public presentation where they will share their vision for the institute, as well as discuss their leadership style, professional background and priorities, among other topics. Interested members of the campus community are invited to attend these sessions.

Mississippi Economic Council names MSU alum Scott Waller interim CEO

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:32:13 -0600

Scott Waller has been named interim president and chief executive officer of the Mississippi Economic Council effective May 1, in preparation for the planned retirement of 19-year CEO Blake Wilson on June 16, after a 47-year career, 37 in association work. A native of Shubuta and a graduate of Mississippi State University, Waller is in his 11th year on staff at MEC, serving most recently as executive vice president & COO, focusing specifically on driving MEC’s legislative agenda, targeting communications and generating grassroots outreach on behalf of the MEC membership.

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Food resources available for campus community members in need

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:56:12 -0600

The MSU Food Security Network has partnered with the Student Association's Block by Block Meal Program to connect members of the Mississippi State community who lack food to available food resources on campus and in the community. The MSU Food Security Network connects students, faculty and staff to a local food pantry, and Block by Block provides block meals specifically for students in need.

Information Technology Services planning major Banner upgrade

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:45:17 -0600

Beginning in April, Information Technology Services at Mississippi State will begin the process of upgrading Banner 8 to Banner 9, also referred to as Banner XE. This is a major upgrade that will take over a year to complete. Campus users are asked to visit for details about the upgrade, including a timeline, a video, FAQs, and other important information. Additional information will be made available as the upgrade progresses.

Reminder: Review and update departmental directory information

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:41:18 -0600

Information Technology Services at Mississippi State reminds the campus community that university directory information is available online at, and this information should be reviewed and updated as necessary by visiting Departmental personnel with access to key payroll time in Banner also have access to this website to review and update departmental directory information.

History department hosting Civil War symposium Friday, Saturday at MSU

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:49:04 -0600

The Department of History at Mississippi State will host a "New Approaches to Civilian Military Relations in the American Civil War" symposium on Friday [Feb. 24] and Saturday [Feb. 25] in the Swalm Suite, which is located on the fourth floor of the Dave C. Swalm Chemical Engineering Building. The presentations are free and open to the public.

Nominations sought for 2017 Irvin Atly Jefcoat Excellence in Advising Awards

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:52:31 -0600

The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President at Mississippi State is now taking nominations for the 2017 Irvin Atly Jefcoat Excellence in Advising Awards. The Jefcoat awards honor both a full-time MSU faculty adviser and a full-time staff adviser for contributions to student advising. The deadline to submit nominations is March 31.

Community-engaged learning mini-grants available to MSU faculty, Extension personnel

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:43:51 -0600

Applications for community-engaged learning projects in the 2017-2018 academic year are now available at Any full-time Mississippi State faculty member or MSU Extension personnel is eligible to apply. Applications are due by March 31, 2017. Awards will be announced in May 2017.

Green Zone training opportunities Wednesday and Thursday

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:36:10 -0600

The G. V. "Sonny" Montgomery Center for America's Veterans at Mississippi will offer Green Zone training on Wednesday [Feb. 22] and Thursday [Feb. 23] from 2-5:00 p.m. in the Maddox Multipurpose Room of Nusz Hall — the new Center for America's Veterans on campus. The purpose of this training is to encourage awareness of and advocacy for student veterans, service members and dependents at MSU.

Mortar Board nominations now open

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:26:56 -0600

Mississippi State University faculty are encouraged to nominate outstanding students who are completing their junior year to the Mortar Board National College Honor Society. Students selected for membership must be in the top 35 percent of their junior class and demonstrate a commitment to scholarship, leadership and service. Criteria for application to the MSU Mortar Board Chapter include a minimum GPA of 3.30, junior class standing and potential for leadership and service to MSU and the community.

Southern Soul Assembly launches Riley's new series in March

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:23:21 -0600

Southern Soul Assembly, featuring four of the South’s most perceptive and passionate singer-songwriters, will kick off the MSU Riley Center’s 2017 Spring/Summer Performing Arts Series with a concert on March 4 at 7:30 p.m. A free pre-show party with refreshments will begin at 6:30 p.m. Southern Soul Assembly consists of JJ Grey of JJ Grey & Mofro, Luther Dickinson of North Mississippi Allstars, and solo artists Anders Osborne and Marc Broussard.

Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat brings his tricks to MSU Riley Center

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:20:50 -0600

“Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat” will visit the MSU Riley Center for a family show on March 3 at 7 p.m. You know what that means: mischief and mayhem to delight every child in the audience — regardless of age. Anyone age 3 or older will enjoy the chaos caused by the cat and his manic helpers, Thing One and Thing Two. Can the cat repair the damage before the children’s mother comes home? Adults will know, children will find out, and all will wind up with a smile.

MSU summer camp webpage ready for 2017 updates

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:04:18 -0600

The MSU summer camp webpage is up and ready to be updated with 2017 camp information.

The MSU Local Food Systems Research Group (LFSRG) meeting set for Friday

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:35:59 -0600

The MSU Local Food Systems Research Group (LFSRG) will meet Friday.

Staff Council offers professional development panel event

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:32:40 -0600

Staff Council is offering a professional development panel event, Professionalism 2.0, on Wednesday, February 22, in the Bost Theatre from 2 - 3:30 p.m.

The Lincoln Forum announces President's Day telecasts on C-SPAN-3

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 09:35:50 -0600

The Lincoln Forum is announcing President's Day weekend encore and premiere telecasts on C-SPAN-3, American History TV, from Lincoln Forum XXI at Gettysburg:

Richard Brookhiser on Lincoln and the Founders, encores on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., and Sunday at 3:10 p.m.

MSU Giles Distinguished Professor Emeritus John Marszalek and Craig Symonds debate the Johnston-Sherman surrender (premiere), Saturday at 6 p.m., and Sunday at 1:05 p.m. Marszalek also is executive director and managing editor for the Ulysses S. Grant Association.

Call for papers: African American Studies 10th Anniversary Conference

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 13:26:12 -0600

The African American Studies Program at Mississippi State University is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2017. It will culminate the anniversary year with a Black Studies Education Conference in November. The program is seeking scholars to give papers and serve on panels for the conference.

MSU Police Chief reminds campus to secure personal property

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 16:49:12 -0600

Mississippi State University Police Chief Vance Rice released the following statement on Feb. 1, 2017:

“While Mississippi State is an exceptionally safe campus, there is always room for improvement.  Theft, in recent days, has been a significant issue.  Most thefts come down to opportunity.  Over the past 10 days, we have had the following reports:  Nine thefts; four auto burglaries; and one auto theft.

New MSU on the Move fitness programs start at the Sanderson Center

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 16:54:56 -0600

The campus community is invited to check out three new MSU on the Move fitness programs being offered at the Sanderson Center this spring. If you have any questions, please email

Abstracts wanted for 2nd-annual UM-MSU Joint Physics Research Symposium

Sun, 29 Jan 2017 11:54:00 -0600

Students, faculty and staff in physics or a related field from Mississippi State and the University of Mississippi are invited to participate in the 2nd-annual UM-MSU Joint Physics Research Symposium scheduled for March 4 at the High Performance Computing Collaboratory in Thad Cochran Research, Technology and Economic Development Park. The abstract submission deadline is Feb. 4.