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Published: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:17:59 -0500

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Information session set for Boren scholarships, fellowships

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:17:59 -0500

Students, faculty and staff are invited to join the Shackouls Honors College and the International Institute at Mississippi State for an information session about 2017 Boren scholarships and fellowships on Nov. 1 at 3 p.m. in Colvard Student Union, Room 329.

Applications sought for Grisham teaching excellence awards

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:49:52 -0500

Mississippi State University faculty who are interested in submitting applications for the 2017 Grisham Master Teacher Award, the Alumni Association Early Career Teaching Excellence Award or the Alumni Association Graduate Teaching Excellence Award have until Oct. 17 to do so. After careful review, the University Instructional Improvement Committee will select and announce the winners before the end of the spring 2017 semester.

PERS leader to speak on campus Thursday afternoon

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:22:53 -0500

The director of the Mississippi Public Employees’ Retirement System will speak Thursday [Sept. 29] at Mississippi State. Pat Robertson, a university alumna, is visiting campus as a guest of the Association of Retired Faculty. Open to all, her presentation will begin at 2 p.m. in the Parker/North Ballroom of the Hunter Henry Alumni Center.

'Dinner & A Mystery' special event to benefit Save the Children

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:44:02 -0500

The Department of Anthropology and Middle Eastern Cultures and the Cobb Institute of Archaeology at Mississippi State will host "Dinner and A Mystery" from 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 28. Guests are invited to come dressed in 1920’s-themed attire and be prepared for a fun and mysterious evening.

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Benefits open enrollment begins Saturday

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:14:30 -0500

Starting Saturday [Oct. 1], benefits open enrollment will be available for eligible Mississippi State University employees. Open enrollment is required only if you are adding new coverage, changing existing coverage or canceling coverage. If you aren’t adding new coverage, changing existing coverage or canceling coverage, you do not need to participate in open enrollment, and your current benefits will continue into 2017.

Fire safety preparedness training, awareness event scheduled

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:33:14 -0500

The Department of Human Resources Management and the Community Emergency Response Team at Mississippi State invite you to participate in fire safety preparedness training to be held Tuesday [Sept. 27] and Friday [Sept. 30] from 2-4 p.m. in Colvard Student Union's Fowlkes Auditorium.

Healthy U: 'Clear the Air MSU for a Smoke-Free Campus' session Sept. 30

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:58:38 -0500

As part of the “Healthy U” series, Mississippi State's Staff Council, in partnership with Health Promotion and Wellness and ActiveHealth, invites you to attend the workshop, “Clear the Air MSU for a Smoke-Free Campus” on Sept. 30 from noon-1 p.m. in the Hunter Henry Center's Parker Ballroom. This session will focus on the new smoke-free policy, cessation programs offered through the university, and discuss strategies to quit smoking and identify tips to help keep you on track with your tobacco free goals.

Listening session set for Every Student Succeeds Act feedback

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:23:10 -0500

Mississippi State University and the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District will host a joint listening session on the new federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) at Starkville High School on Oct. 3 at 6 p.m.

Mississippi State Trial Gardens plans fall pumpkin planters workshop

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 08:00:00 -0500

The Mississippi State Trial Gardens will present a workshop on fall pumpkin planters on Oct. 11 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Dorman Hall greenhouse on the Mississippi State campus in Starkville.

Fall personal enrichment classes now open for registration at Mississippi State

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 16:16:15 -0500

The Center for Continuing Education at Mississippi State is now accepting registrations for its fall 2016 Personal Enrichment classes. These classes are open to all and meet in the evening hours and on the weekend for those with busy daytime schedules.

'Fame — The Musical' dances into MSU Riley Center this month

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 16:01:48 -0500

“Fame — The Musical” will bring youthful exuberance and a whole lot of singing and dancing to the MSU Riley Center in downtown Meridian on Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m.

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MSU Women's Club membership drive underway

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 10:36:54 -0500

The MSU Women's Club will begin the 2016-2017 year on Oct. 7 with a program and luncheon at the Starkville Country Club at 11:30 a.m. New members will be welcomed during the meeting, and it will also serve as an opportunity for anyone interested in joining to learn more about the organization.

Office of Study Abroad holding weekly interest sessions for MSU students

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 11:58:05 -0500

Studying abroad gives Mississippi State students an invaluable opportunity to expand one's horizons and gain a new perspective on the world while being immersed in an exciting new culture. Weekly study abroad interest sessions will be held for students at MSU every Monday at 11 a.m. in Allen Hall, Room 611 and every Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Allen Hall, Room 611 this semester.

SEC university libraries commit to enhanced resource sharing

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:16:07 -0500

To support scholarly research efforts within the Southeastern Conference, library deans from all SEC member universities have committed to sharing in new ways their respective institutional collections with other conference schools, effective immediately.

Mississippi State's Snyder discusses King Arthur legend, reality with National Geographic

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:37:44 -0500

While some scholars are firm in their belief that King Arthur is merely a literary invention, others are more circumspect. "We don't have evidence to prove his historicity, but we certainly don't have evidence to prove he's manufactured, that he's a completely fictional character," says Christopher Snyder, dean and professor of history at Mississippi State University and author of The World of King Arthur.

MBJ: Imaging institute at Mississippi State has variety of uses for its tools in business and research

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 11:10:06 -0500

Zack Rowland, who recently became director of the Institute for Imaging & Analytical Technologies (I2AT) at Mississippi State University, has long had a serious interest in photography and electrical engineering.

Managing Student Behavior workshop sessions set

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 11:26:35 -0500

A professional workshop on "Best Practices for Managing Student Behavior - In & Beyond the Classroom" will be held so new and veteran faculty and staff can gain strategies on navigating difficult behavior or situations that may arise in the lecture, laboratory or work environments. Discussion also will include the Maroon Alert notification system and other aspects of crisis management.

All sessions will take place in the Colvard Student Union's Fowlkes Auditorium:

August 18: 12-1 p.m.

August 22: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

September 1: 12-1 p.m.


Montgomery Leadership Program accepting applications for 2017 class

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 10:34:24 -0500

The Montgomery Leadership Program (MLP) at Mississippi State is accepting applications, including references, until Sept. 20 for the next class of student leaders beginning in spring 2017. MLP Fellows undergo a three-semester study of leadership skills and strategies while actively engaging in their community through service.

Registration for Bully Bike program underway

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 10:25:13 -0500

Registration for Mississippi State's Bully Bike program is currently underway in the MSU Parking Services office in the Roberts Building. One hundred and seventy-five bicycles are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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MDOT to install flashing yellow arrow signal at Highway 12-Russell St. intersection

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 11:55:25 -0500

The Mississippi Department of Transportation will implement a new traffic signal to provide a safer and more efficient left-turn for motorists in Oktibbeha County. The new flashing yellow arrow left-turn signals will begin replacing the circular green signal for permitted left turns at selected intersections. Motorists can expect to see the FYA signal in Starkville on Highway 12 at its intersection with Russell St. as part of an intersection improvement project.

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