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Published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 16:54:31 -0600

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Temporary lane closure on Lee Boulevard, partial road closure on George Perry Street starting Dec. 11

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 16:54:31 -0600

A temporary roadway closure will be in place this week on Mississippi State University's Starkville campus to facilitate underground utility work and the completion of a new canopy.

Beginning Monday [Dec. 11] at 6 a.m. through Friday [Dec. 15] at 6 p.m., the section of road between the YMCA Building and Colvard Student Union and the bus stop at Old Main Academic Center will be closed.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this temporary closure.

Contact the Facilities Management Service Desk at 662-325-2005 with any questions or concerns.

Mississippi Public Universities attack healthcare issues on many fronts

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 10:31:19 -0600

It is no secret that many Mississippians face health challenges. Mississippi Public Universities attack these challenges on many fronts. Universities treat patients, train the next generation of healthcare providers and conduct research that will help prevent disease and improve outcomes.

Make traffic and parking plans for Friday, Dec. 8

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 09:36:16 -0600

On Friday, Dec. 8, the Fall Commencement ceremonies will take place at the Humphrey Coliseum at 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., respectively.  The morning ceremony is anticipated to be completed around 11:30 a.m. and the afternoon ceremony around 5:30 p.m. Please plan travel and parking accordingly.  A traffic and parking map is available at:

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'Empress of Soul' Gladys Knight to play MSU Riley Center in January

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 16:26:51 -0600

Gladys Knight, the Empress of Soul, will bring her legendary voice and her impressive catalog of beloved songs to the MSU Riley Center in downtown Meridian on on Jan. 16, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. In the 1960s and ’70s, she and the Pips, her now-retired trio of backing singers and dancers, created a long string of electrifying hits. They included “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” “Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye),” “You’re the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me,” and her signature song, “Midnight Train to Georgia.”

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Public forums set for associate VP for research finalists

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 16:00:20 -0600

The Office of Research and Economic Development invites interested members of the Mississippi State community to attend public forums with two finalists for the position of associate vice president for research. The sessions will be held in Colvard Student Union’s Fowlkes Auditorium.

MSU posts EAC report card

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 10:30:27 -0500

Mississippi State University is making the MSU Education Achievement Council report card available to the public.

Mississippi State calendars and holiday cards now on sale

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 16:15:15 -0500

The 2018 Mississippi State University hanging wall calendar and holiday cards are now on sale. The MSU calendar features a sleek, modern design, with 13 beautiful campus scenes. With images by the university's own award-winning photographers, it's truly a one-of-a-kind treasure. This year, there are two holiday card options debuting original artwork by MSU alumni.

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Campus safety tips for students

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:50:08 -0500

The Mississippi State University Dean of Students' Office would like to welcome all students to campus for the fall semester. Dean of Students' Office staff are always happy to meet students and answer any questions you might have about Mississippi State. Drop by the office anytime between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Students do not need an appointment and can just stop by. The Dean of Students' Office is on the sixth floor of Allen Hall (room 608) or can be reached by phone at 662-325-3611.         

Campus bicycle rules, use and safety

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:16:44 -0500

MSU has seen a tremendous increase in bike use on campus and the university is working to make the campus as friendly to bicycles as possible. Not only are bicycles a healthy alternative to a car, but they also help alleviate traffic and parking on campus.         
Below are various rules for bicycle use on campus:       

New three-way stop sign to be added at Stone Boulevard, Creelman Street

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 11:22:19 -0500


Mississippi State officials are alerting the campus community about a new three-way stop sign to be operational at the intersection of Stone Boulevard and Creelman Street beginning July 6.

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National Academies announce Science Breakthroughs 2030: A Strategy for Food and Agricultural Research

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 17:10:05 -0500

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are pleased to announce Science Breakthroughs 2030: A Strategy for Food and Agricultural Research, a new study to identify ambitious scientific opportunities in food and agriculture made possible by incorporating knowledge and tools from across the science and engineering spectrum. Major funding for the study has been provided by the SoAR Foundation and the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research. The FFAR Board of Directors is chaired by Mississippi State University President Mark E. Keenum.

Mississippi State graduation list, deans’ and president’s lists now posted

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 15:00:54 -0500

The Mississippi State University deans’ and president’s lists are now available online at The university publishes deans' and president's lists for each spring and fall semester for the convenience of the media, friends and family members. Users can select the list, term and year they would like to view. Data can be further filtered by state of residence and home county. The list also may be sorted by city by clicking on the city/state heading.

International Institute launches Global Discovery seed grant program

Thu, 25 May 2017 11:53:32 -0500

The International Institute at Mississippi State has launched a new Global Discovery seed grant program. Its purpose is to catalyze international activities with high potential to leverage external funding and promote high impact, scalable, scholarly and creative activities or capacity building, while creating international education opportunities for students. Co-funded by the Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine and the Office of Research and Economic Development, the Global Discovery Seed Grant is administered through the International Institute.

Mississippi State releases annual ‘Drinking Water Quality Report’

Wed, 24 May 2017 16:13:00 -0500

Mississippi State is pleased to announce that the university’s water system has met all of the requirements of the Mississippi State Department of Health. The water quality report, also referred to as the Consumer Confidence Report, must be provided to customers annually. The annual testing is administered by MSDH. The 2016 full report is available online at

Marlowe named executive director of Phi Theta Kappa Foundation

Mon, 01 May 2017 14:21:06 -0500

Dr. Monica Marlowe has been named executive director of the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation, effective May 1.

SEC's spring college tour draws big crowds in Southern California

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:11:24 -0500

More than 220 high school students and 100 school counselors attended the 2017 Spring SEC College Tour last week in Southern California. The event included stops in San Diego, Pasadena and Irvine. “The quality of students coming from this region is amazing,” said Naron Remillard, the director of student recruitment at Mississippi State University. “They are well-prepared academically and willing to travel for the opportunities that SEC universities have to offer.” In each city, the college fair provided a time for high school students and their parents to visit with SEC admissions representatives.

IHL: Trustee Rouse passes gavel to Trustee Smith

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:50:04 -0500

Trustee Doug Rouse passed the gavel to incoming President C.D. Smith at the meeting of the IHL Board of Trustees held today in Jackson. Trustee Smith will officially take office on May 8.

MSU Community Garden holds first planting Friday

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:57:05 -0500

Faculty, staff and students are invited to the first planting of the MSU Community Garden on April 21 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Landscape Architecture Courtyard. The garden, which will host three academic courses in fall 2017, is a cross-campus collaboration between the College of Architecture, Art and Design; the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; and the MSU Student Association. The three departments that will be utilizing the garden for classes are landscape architecture; plant and soil sciences; and food science, nutrition and health promotion.   

Register today for More Than a Brunch Women's Leadership Conference

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:07:33 -0500

High school and college women are invited to the More Than a Brunch Women's Leadership Conference at Mississippi State on Saturday [April 22] in Colvard Student Union's Foster Ballroom. Topics include confidence building, enriched leadership and professional development. The conference is free, and attendees should register online at by Friday [April 21].

Bagley College hosts Space Foundation executives for Distinguished Speaker Series

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 10:10:39 -0500

The Bagley College of Engineering will welcome guests from the Space Foundation today [April 12] as a part of the college’s Distinguished Speaker Series.