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Published: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:50:40 -0500

Last Build Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:52:10 -0500


Brief power outage set for YMCA Building, George Hall, Magruder Hall and Old Main Academic Center on Tuesday morning

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:50:40 -0500

In order to replace a damaged switch pad at Old Main Academic Center, there will be a power outage at the YMCA building, George Hall, Magruder Hall and Old Main Academic Center on Tuesday [July 25], beginning at 5 a.m.  The power should be restored around 7 a.m.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this temporary service interruption.

Please contact the Facilities Management Service Desk at 662-325-2005 with questions or concerns.

HVAC outage scheduled for Hand Lab on Saturday, Sunday

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:48:32 -0500

The HVAC and exhaust air will be offline at Hand Chemical Laboratory to connect new duct work into the existing system. The HVAC will be offline beginning Saturday [July 22] at 7a.m.  The outage is expected to last until Sunday [July 23] at 5 p.m. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this temporary service interruption.

Please contact the Facilities Management Service Desk at 662-325-2005 with questions or concerns.

Temporary stop signs on Blackjack Road at Wise Center entrance to come down Aug. 1

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:34:06 -0500

Stop signs on Blackjack Road at the entrance to Mississippi State’s Wise Center which have been in place through the summer will be removed Aug. 1. The temporary traffic management signs have been part of the south entrance road project, which begins at Poorhouse Road and stretches about 3.5 miles to connect with Blackjack Road at the Stone Boulevard intersection. A section of Stone Boulevard from Blackjack Road south to Wise Center Drive remains temporarily closed. The new corridor for traffic to and from campus is projected to open in late August or September before the start of football season.

Deadline for SEC Visiting Faculty Travel Grant Program applications July 28

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 11:35:25 -0500

The Southeastern Conference Visiting Faculty Travel Grant Program is intended to enhance faculty collaboration that stimulates scholarly initiatives between SEC universities. Mississippi State can select a maximum of eight faculty members to receive 2017-2018 travel grants of $1,250 each for transportation, room, board, etc., to use for travel to another SEC campus. Completed applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on July 28.

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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Road striping project underway through September

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 10:24:55 -0500

A campus-wide road striping project is underway at Mississippi State University. The project started Monday [June 19] and will continue through September, according to MSU Campus Services. Drivers are encouraged to use caution while these improvements to campus roads are taking place.

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.

Traveling abroad this summer? Pay attention to health advisories

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 12:10:57 -0500

The Office of Research Security at Mississippi State reminds students, faculty and staff traveling abroad this summer to be aware of an increase in measles reports. It is important for anyone traveling to these parts of the world to be aware of any outbreaks and that they take appropriate precautions. For additional information, please read the U.S. Department of State Overseas Security Advisory Council's Health Security Snapshot at

MSUPD dispatchers temporarily re-located to Hathorn Hall

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:50:38 -0500

In anticipation of upcoming renovations to the Williams Building, the Mississippi State University Police Department’s Communication Division has been re-located to Hathorn Hall. The renovations, which include updates to the dispatch center, a rec room and an interview room, will not impact any other MSUPD units. The department’s headquarters will remain open 24 hours a day.

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

Starkville-MSU Area Rapid Transit modifying routes for summer

Mon, 08 May 2017 00:02:00 -0500

Starkville-MSU Area Rapid Transit (SMART) is modifying and closing several routes during the summer,

Route changes

The Central Loop, South Loop and Greek Loop will have limited service from May 8-15. These routes will be suspended with no service from May 16-Aug. 14.

From May 15 to Aug. 14, the Sportsplex Express will service the Wise Center and Forest Products. During this time, the Sportsplex Express will only operate with one shuttle and service times will be delayed.

Parking permit registration set to begin July 12 for faculty, staff

Mon, 08 May 2017 00:01:05 -0500

Parking permit registration at Mississippi State for the upcoming year will begin in mid-July. Gated and staff permits will be available beginning July 12 at 8 a.m. Student commuter and residential permits will begin on July 19 at 8 a.m. Please note that all commuter permits are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. All staff and student annual permits are sold online.

Parking Services announces summer parking changes

Mon, 08 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Parking Services at Mississippi State reminds the campus community that commuter students may park in any commuter zone, and residential students may park in any residential zone, from May 8-Aug. 10. An active 2017 permit is needed to park on campus during the summer. Please visit the Parking Services office in the Roberts Building at 412 Lee Blvd. next to Burger King to purchase a permit.

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].