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Published: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:04:43 -0600

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Longest Student Health Center offers tips to help stay well during flu season

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:04:43 -0600

Flu season has arrived, and the Longest Student Health Center at Mississippi State has a few tips to help you stay well and to help prevent the spread of the flu virus. If you find yourself with flu symptoms — fever, coughing, sore throat, headache, body aches, runny nose — medical attention is helpful and medication can be prescribed to assist with the symptoms and reduce the time frame of illness.

Higher education, business formalize partnership through MOU

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:45:48 -0600

Understanding the crucial link between higher education and economic development, the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning and the Mississippi Development Authority have worked together for decades to leverage higher education assets to attract business and industry to Mississippi. The two entities formalized this partnership through a Memorandum of Understanding signed by Glenn McCullough Jr., Executive Director of the Mississippi Development Authority, Dr. Douglas W. Rouse, President of the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning and Dr. Glenn Boyce, Commissioner of Higher Education, at a Board of Trustees meeting held Thursday [Jan. 19] in Jackson.

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Standing Committee updates needed by Feb. 28

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:20:11 -0600

An update of the university's Standing Committees website is underway, and committee chairs are asked to review their committee information and submit changes, if needed, by Feb. 28.

Writing compelling funding proposals focus of Tuesday seminar

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:12:24 -0600

Join the Office of Research and Economic Development at Mississippi State for a "Writing a Compelling Proposal" seminar on Tuesday [Jan. 24] from 3-4:30 p.m. in the theater at Bost Extension Center. Stephanie Hyche from the Office of Sponsored Projects will lead the presentation.

Learning Center to offer GMAT prep workshop Feb. 4

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 07:14:15 -0600

The Learning Center at Mississippi State will offer a GMAT preparation workshop on Feb. 4 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. — with a one-hour lunch break beginning at noon — in 246 Allen Hall, Computer Lab A. The cost is $80, and that fee must be paid with cash or check only.

Kids’ favorite Daniel Tiger to make MSU Riley Center his neighborhood Jan. 26

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Little ones will delight in seeing Daniel Tiger and his friends singing and dancing on stage as the MSU Riley Center in downtown Meridian presents its latest family show, “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” at 7 p.m. on Jan. 26.

Fall Graduation, Deans' & President's lists online

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:32:43 -0600

Nominations sought for 2017 MSU Diversity Awards

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:24:10 -0600

The President's Commission on the Status of Minorities at Mississippi State is accepting nominations for the 2017 MSU Diversity Awards. The annual awards program is designed to recognize individuals and teams of individuals who have demonstrated a significant commitment to enhancing diversity at the university. Nominations will be accepted in four categories: faculty, staff, student, and team/department.

Healthy Dawgs program helping campus kick off new semester with healthy start

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:35:04 -0600

MSU on the Move is ready to help Mississippi State kick off 2017 and the spring semester with a healthy start. Students, faculty and staff are invited to join the Healthy Dawgs program and get connected with others who will provide motivation and encouragement. The program offers bi-weekly meetings, accountability groups, tips, resources, incentives and optional weigh-ins.

Nominations wanted for Powe, research awards

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 16:38:07 -0600

The nomination period is now open for Mississippi State University's 2017 Research Awards and the Ralph E. Powe Research Excellence Award. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to submit nominations for this year's program. Recipients will be honored during a special luncheon at the Hunter Henry Center on April 27 at 11:30 a.m.

PCSW now accepting nominations for annual awards program

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 16:15:43 -0600

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 PCSW Awards Program, sponsored by the President's Commission on the Status of Women at Mississippi State. These awards recognize individuals both on and off campus with notable achievements in promoting the status of women, and who are advocates for the well-being, development and advancement of all women of MSU's campuses and surrounding communities.

Play a round: MSU Golf Course ready for spring semester

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 16:03:37 -0600

The MSU Golf Course welcomes students, faculty and staff back to campus for the spring semester, and invites you to come play a round with us. In addition to serving the campus community, the course is also open to the general public. For tee times or other inquiries, please call the pro shop at (662) 325-3028.

Hyatt to kick off HRM's 2017 PRO Chats series

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 15:51:34 -0600

The Department of Human Resources Management at Mississippi State will kick off its 2017 PRO Chats series on Jan. 25 with Vice President for Student Affairs Regina Young Hyatt, who will lead a presentation titled "Leading Up: How to Anticipate What Your Leader Needs." PRO Chats are short, practical conversations that provide you tools and resources to help you grow professionally.

MDOT prepares MSU community for winter weather

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:35:13 -0600

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be on the campus of Mississippi State University (MSU) for a winter weather college tour.

Officials announce events across Mississippi to celebrate bicentennial

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 11:54:58 -0600

Film festivals, theatrical performances and historical reenactments will mark Mississippi’s bicentennial in communities across the state, legislative leadership announced Tuesday [Jan. 3]. Lawmakers opened the first day of the legislative session with a reception celebrating the 200th year of statehood. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and Speaker of the House Philip Gunn hosted the reception to highlight community events, many of which are supported by a grant program created last year by the Legislature. Mississippi became the nation’s 20th state on Dec. 10, 1817.

University updates automated external defibrillator (AED) use policy

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 09:51:42 -0600

Mississippi State recently updated its policy on automated external defibrillator (AED) use, OP 91.352: Employee Use of Automated External Defibrillators. Faculty and staff should be aware of several important points in this policy.

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.

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.