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Published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:42:07 -0600

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Fall graduation parking, traffic flow details announced

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:42:07 -0600

Parking Services at Mississippi State University is preparing for fall commencement on the Starkville campus, which takes place Friday [Dec. 9] at 7 p.m.

ITS to begin removal of Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Summer 2015 info from myCourses

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:03:45 -0600

All course sections for semesters prior to Fall 2015 — Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Summer 2015 — will be removed from Mississippi State's myCourses system beginning on Dec. 14. If instructors need any information — including student assessments, discussion posts, etc. — from any of these sections, they must take action to save the needed materials before Dec. 14.

Mississippi State accepting nominations for honorary doctoral degrees

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:46:57 -0600

Nominations for honorary doctoral degrees to be awarded by Mississippi State at the spring commencement ceremony are being accepted until Jan. 9, 2017. Nominations and supporting materials should be sent to the Honorary Degree Committee in care of the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President.

Fulbright-Hays 2017 summer seminar in Jordan, Israel now taking applications

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:53:11 -0600

Mississippi State faculty from the Department of Anthropology and Middle Eastern Cultures, with support from the College of Arts and Sciences and the International Institute, have been awarded a Fulbright-Hays Group Travel Grant. All MSU faculty, graduate students, and sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible to apply. Applications are due Jan. 15, 2017.

Service-learning class designation applications available online

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:57:03 -0600

The Center for Community-Engaged Learning (formerly Center for the Advancement of Service-Learning Excellence) has placed S-designation applications online. The applications are for faculty interested in having their course designated as a service-learning class.

Mitchell Memorial Library open 24 hours a day through exams

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:52:06 -0600

Mitchell Memorial Library at Mississippi State will be open 24 hours a day until Dec. 9 at 7:45 p.m.

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Notice to all MSU employees

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 15:14:00 -0600

Earlier this fall, Mississippi State University advised certain employees that they would become eligible for overtime in response to changes to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Those changes were to become effective on December 1. A federal court issued an injunction late last week stopping, at least temporarily, the nationwide implementation of those changes to the FLSA.

ORED taking applications for ORAU's Powe faculty enhancement award

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 15:02:41 -0600

The Office of Research and Economic Development at Mississippi State is now accepting preproposals for the annual Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) Ralph E. Powe Jr. Faculty Enhancement Award. The deadline to submit preproposals to ORED is Dec. 9 at 5 p.m. This is a limited submission, and the university can submit two applications to ORAU for consideration.

Sign up or upgrade your MSU Dining meal plan today

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 11:57:02 -0600

MSU Dining invites students, faculty and staff to sign up today for a spring semester meal plan or upgrade their existing plan.

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Parking spaces closed for construction at Eckie's Pond

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 14:27:44 -0600

Approximately 30 parking spaces just north of Eckie's Pond will be closed from Wednesday [Nov. 9] through the end of March 2017 for a construction project.

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'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.

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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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.

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.