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Published: Thu, 11 Jan 2018 14:14:08 -0600

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MSU Extension Undergraduate Apprenticeship Program opportunities available

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 14:14:08 -0600

The Mississippi State University Extension Service is offering eight summer apprenticeship opportunities in 2018 for qualified juniors and seniors through the MSU Extension Undergraduate Apprenticeship Program. Each paid apprenticeship offers an integrated research and Extension experience, in which the student works directly with a faculty specialist to assist with ongoing research and help develop a related educational product or process that successfully translates into relevant outreach to key stakeholders. The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. CST on Feb. 28, 2018.

African-American Studies director candidates to deliver campus presentations

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 13:36:36 -0600

The second and third candidates for the director of African-American Studies position at Mississippi State will interview on campus this month. All university members are welcome to each candidate's open presentations, which will focus on their vision for the program. Darryl Scriven will make his presentation on Jan. 23 from 1:45-3 p.m. in Colvard Student Union's Fowlkes Auditorium. Tommy Curry will make his presentation on Jan. 26 from 1:30-2:45 p.m., also in Fowlkes Auditorium.

'Empress of Soul' Gladys Knight to play MSU Riley Center

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 16:26:51 -0600

Gladys Knight, the Empress of Soul, will bring her legendary voice and her impressive catalog of beloved songs to the MSU Riley Center in downtown Meridian on on Jan. 16, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. In the 1960s and ’70s, she and the Pips, her now-retired trio of backing singers and dancers, created a long string of electrifying hits. They included “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” “Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye),” “You’re the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me,” and her signature song, “Midnight Train to Georgia.”

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Starkville/MSU Community Band invites new members for spring

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 08:52:01 -0600

The MSU band staff invites all faculty, staff and graduate students with previous band experience to play in the Starkville/MSU Community Band. The band will meet on Monday evenings during the spring semester from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the MSU Band Hall at 72 Hardy Road. The first meeting will be Monday, January 8, 2018. The Starkville/MSU Community Band will perform two concerts during the semester.

Mississippi Public Universities support Mississippi's target sectors for economic development

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 09:43:34 -0600

Dr. Glenn Boyce, Commissioner of Higher Education: The Mississippi Development Authority, the economic and community development agency for the state, has identified eight target industries that are an excellent fit for Mississippi's assets, human and natural resources, and business climate. These are the industries on which to focus our efforts to recruit, retain and grow. The eight industries include advanced manufacturing; aerospace; agribusiness; automotive; forestry and energy; healthcare; shipbuilding; and tourism and film. Mississippi Public Universities support these eight industries in numerous ways.

Temporary road closure planned for Lee Boulevard and George Perry Street

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 10:47:16 -0600

In order to facilitate utility work and exterior work at the YMCA building, the section of road between YMCA and Colvard Student Union and the bus stop at Old Main Academic Center will be closed beginning on Monday, December 18.

Mississippi Public Universities improve retention rates through focused efforts

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:39:36 -0600

An analysis conducted by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid found that students who take out college loans, but don’t graduate, are three times more likely to default than borrowers who complete. Mississippi Public Universities are focused on supporting students so they can stay on track and graduate. Student retention efforts are custom-designed to fit the students’ needs. Promoting a positive academic experience is a major student success goal for Mississippi State University.

Consortium seeking applicants for 2019 National Sea Grant College Program

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:28:27 -0600

The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium is now seeking applicants for the 2019 National Sea Grant College Program Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship. Students must be enrolled in a graduate program during the spring semester of 2018 to be eligible.

Temporary lane closure on Lee Boulevard, partial road closure on George Perry Street starting Dec. 11

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 16:54:31 -0600

A temporary roadway closure will be in place this week on Mississippi State University's Starkville campus to facilitate underground utility work and the completion of a new canopy.

Beginning Monday [Dec. 11] at 6 a.m. through Friday [Dec. 15] at 6 p.m., the section of road between the YMCA Building and Colvard Student Union and the bus stop at Old Main Academic Center will be closed.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this temporary closure.

Contact the Facilities Management Service Desk at 662-325-2005 with any questions or concerns.

Mississippi Public Universities attack healthcare issues on many fronts

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 10:31:19 -0600

It is no secret that many Mississippians face health challenges. Mississippi Public Universities attack these challenges on many fronts. Universities treat patients, train the next generation of healthcare providers and conduct research that will help prevent disease and improve outcomes.

MSU posts EAC report card

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 10:30:27 -0500

Mississippi State University is making the MSU Education Achievement Council report card available to the public.

Campus safety tips for students

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:50:08 -0500

The Mississippi State University Dean of Students' Office would like to welcome all students to campus for the fall semester. Dean of Students' Office staff are always happy to meet students and answer any questions you might have about Mississippi State. Drop by the office anytime between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Students do not need an appointment and can just stop by. The Dean of Students' Office is on the sixth floor of Allen Hall (room 608) or can be reached by phone at 662-325-3611.         

Campus bicycle rules, use and safety

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:16:44 -0500

MSU has seen a tremendous increase in bike use on campus and the university is working to make the campus as friendly to bicycles as possible. Not only are bicycles a healthy alternative to a car, but they also help alleviate traffic and parking on campus.         
Below are various rules for bicycle use on campus:       

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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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.

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

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.