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Published: Tue, 25 Oct 2016 14:40:19 -0500

Last Build Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2016 14:42:03 -0500


Staff Council fleece jackets, tumblers still available

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 14:40:19 -0500

Due to the huge demand for the Mississippi State fleece jackets, MSU Staff Council is taking additional orders. Orders must be placed no later than Oct. 28 on or before 5 p.m. When the jackets arrive, Staff Council will designate a date when you can pay for and pick up your jacket(s). Staff Council also has a large quantity of tumblers, and they will be available for purchase on the order pickup date. If you would only like to purchase a tumbler, please contact the Staff Council Office at The jackets sell for $25 each and the tumblers are $15 each.

Collegiate student leaders invited to State of Growth conference

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:51:54 -0500

The Department of Housing and Residence Life at Mississippi State University will host the annual State of Growth Leadership Conference for current and potential student leaders on Nov. 12. The event is free for MSU students and $25 for non-MSU students.

'Salvaged Splendor' art exhibition to benefit Maroon Edition Habitat house

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:11:52 -0500

Mississippi State's Department of Art and Center for Student Activities is partnering with Starkville Habitat for Humanity for "Salvaged Splendor," an art exhibition celebrating the beauty found in overlooked items from everyday life.

Have an opinion? MSU Dining wants to hear it

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:00:53 -0500

MSU Dining Services invites patrons to complete a customer satisfaction survey. Participants are eligible to win a $150 Visa e-card or one of three $50 Visa e-cards. Offer ends Nov. 4. The survey is online at

Local Food Systems Research Group meeting Nov. 11

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 13:54:03 -0500

The Local Food Systems Research Group (LFSRG) at Mississippi State meets monthly, and interested faculty and staff are invited to attend the next meeting on Nov. 11 from noon-1 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Social Science Research Center in the main conference room on the second floor. A light lunch will be provided.

Learning Center at MSU offering ACT prep workshop Nov. 12

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 13:42:58 -0500

The Learning Center at Mississippi State is offering an ACT Preparation Workshop on Nov. 12 from 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. in Allen Hall, Room 246. The workshop is open to all area high school and college students who plan to take the ACT. There will be four areas of concentration: English, Math, Reading, and Science Reasoning. The cost is $75, and participants will receive a book, "Barron's 2nd/3rd Edition, ACT 36: Aiming for the Perfect Score." Beginning Nov. 7, there will be a $50 late fee in addition to the cost of $75.

Melissa Etheridge brings Stax Records tribute to MSU Riley Center Oct. 27

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Melissa Etheridge will pay musical tribute to one of the great soul music record labels of the 1960s and ’70s when she performs "This Is MEmphis Rock & Roll: A Soul-ute to Stax Records" at the MSU Riley Center on Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m.

Fair Labor Standards Act training sessions scheduled

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 17:20:44 -0500

The Department of Human Resources Management at Mississippi State invites you to enroll in upcoming training sessions offered as a result of the federal Department of Labor's Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) final overtime rule and MSU's implementation. These sessions are designed to provide education for administrators, supervisors, and employees impacted by the new FLSA regulations.

Call for proposals issued for Our Voices diversity conference

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 17:09:33 -0500

The President's Commission on the Status of Minorities at Mississippi State will host the 2017 Diversity Conference: Our Voices on Jan. 26-27, 2017, at The Mill at MSU Conference Center in Starkville. This year's theme of "Our Voices" will focus on the need for using your voice and how it can be a source of power and strength for creating an environment of inclusiveness in higher education.

Students to compete in RICE Bowl competition at UMMC

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 13:59:25 -0500

The Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Rural Interdisciplinary Case Experience (RICE) Bowl on Oct. 25 at 5:30 p.m. in Jackson.

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Student Health Center offering flu shots this fall

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 14:14:52 -0500

The Student Health Center at Mississippi State will be offering a series of flu shot clinics this fall. Flu vaccinations will be available in classroom 350 on the third floor from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 5, 19 and 26 and on Nov. 2, 9 and 16.

Pre-proposals sought for EPSCoR Track 1 competition

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:02:58 -0500

The Office of Research and Economic Development at Mississippi State is now accepting pre-proposals from researchers for the National Science Foundation’s FY 2017 Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Track-1 competition. Preproposals are due by the close of business on Nov. 18.

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.

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.

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.