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Published: Wed, 24 May 2017 16:13:00 -0500

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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

Deadline for Faculty Leadership Program nominations coming up Friday

Tue, 23 May 2017 10:15:01 -0500

The Office of Research and Economic Development and the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President will again be conducting an Academic Leadership Program for selected faculty at Mississippi State during the upcoming 2017-18 academic year. To apply, interested faculty should send a one-page summary addressing their future career plans, a current abbreviated CV (3-5 pages maximum), and a one-page nomination letter from their center director, department head or dean. These materials should be emailed to Lynn Taylor at no later than Friday [May 26].

Sewer work to close section of Lakeview Drive from May 21-June 1

Fri, 19 May 2017 14:58:39 -0500

A section of Lakeview Drive from Humphrey Coliseum to Dudy Noble Field will be closed from May 21 to June 1 while crews work on a sanitary sewer project.

Temporary power outage May 24 for work at Humphrey Coliseum

Fri, 19 May 2017 13:54:43 -0500

In order to connect Humphrey Coliseum to new electrical services, a temporary power outage has been scheduled for Wednesday [May 24] from 5 a.m. until approximately 10 a.m. The Hump, Palmeiro Center, Dudy Noble Field and baseball offices will be without power during this time.

Blood Sweat & Tears with Bo Bice to take stage at MSU Riley Center

Mon, 15 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500

A classic rock legend and an “American Idol” favorite join forces as the MSU Riley Center presents "Blood Sweat & Tears Featuring Bo Bice" on June 3 at 7:30 p.m. Blood Sweat & Tears burst onto the music scene in the late 1960s. It combined bluesy rock ’n’ roll with jazzy horns to create an entirely new sound on such hits as “Spinning Wheel,” “And When I Die” and “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy.” Alabama-born Bo Bice, runner-up to Carrie Underwood on the “American Idol” TV talent contest in 2005, adds a bit of a Southern accent to the musical mix with his rich lead vocals.

MSU Dining Services offers coupon bonus for meal plan sign-ups

Mon, 08 May 2017 12:37:24 -0500

Students signing up for a Fall 2017/Spring 2018 campus meal plan at now through June 1 will receive an added bonus from MSU Dining Services.

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].

Bagley College hosts Space Foundation executives for Distinguished Speaker Series

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 10:10:39 -0500

The Bagley College of Engineering will welcome guests from the Space Foundation today [April 12] as a part of the college’s Distinguished Speaker Series.

Policy addresses employee political activity

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 13:58:32 -0500

With local political campaigning underway this year, Mississippi State's Office of General Counsel reminds employees to be aware of the university's policy on political activities. There are several basic guidelines that university employees should keep in mind when engaging in any form of political activity. MSU employees are encouraged to review the policy in its entirety and to understand their rights and responsibilities.

Mississippi State architecture project featured in Architecture Boston magazine

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 14:43:49 -0500

Architecture Boston looks at the pavilion and rain gardens at the Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum, a design-build collaboration between Mississippi State University's architecture and landscape architecture programs.

Faculty, staff mentors needed for Day One students this fall

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 15:01:08 -0500

The Day One Leadership Community at Mississippi State is currently searching for interested faculty and staff members to be mentors for freshmen during the upcoming fall semester. Mentors guide a single team of five to seven students toward the completion of its community service project. Mentors help coordinate the team's efforts with the needs of the community and help the team members develop their leadership skills.

Nominations sought for Faculty Leadership Program

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 14:25:17 -0500

The Office of Research and Economic Development and the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President will again be conducting an Academic Leadership Program for selected faculty at Mississippi State during the upcoming 2017-18 academic year. The program consists of two-hour seminar sessions once per month from August to April with senior leaders covering a wide variety of topics. Eligible faculty must be nominated by their center director, department head, or dean.

Information Technology Services planning major Banner upgrade

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:45:17 -0600

Beginning in April, Information Technology Services at Mississippi State will begin the process of upgrading Banner 8 to Banner 9, also referred to as Banner XE. This is a major upgrade that will take over a year to complete. Campus users are asked to visit for details about the upgrade, including a timeline, a video, FAQs, and other important information. Additional information will be made available as the upgrade progresses.