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Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:42:32 -0500

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Campus, local community invited to Saturday's International Fiesta on the Drill Field

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:42:32 -0500

The Holmes Cultural Diversity Center and World Neighbors Association at Mississippi State invite you to attend the 27th Annual International Fiesta on Saturday [April 1] from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the historic MSU Drill Field. The day will celebrate diverse cultures through authentic food, cultural performances and games. For children there will be inflatable bounce houses, balloon animals, pinatas, and other games and activities.

Zacharias Distinguished Staff Award nominations due March 31

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:10:30 -0500

Staff Council needs your help nominating outstanding Mississippi State University employees for the Zacharias Distinguished Staff Award. Twelve winners will be presented with a plaque of recognition and a check for $1,000. Awards will be announced at the annual Luncheon in the Junction on May 12 at noon. The nomination deadline is March 31.

April reception to recognize PCSW award winners

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:57:47 -0500

The President's Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) at Mississippi State University has announced the winners for the annual Student Leadership Awards and PCSW Awards. There will be a reception on April 4 from 2-4 p.m. to honor all of the nominees and recognize the winners for each category. The reception will be held in the Griffis Hall Honors Forum Room on the top floor of the building.

Register today for MSU's Big Event on April 1

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:10:30 -0500

The Mississippi State University BIG EVENT presented by Renasant Bank is a one-day service opportunity for members of Starkville and MSU to roll up their sleeves and give back. On April 1, the Student Association and Maroon Volunteer Center will gather Starkville and MSU volunteers to leave their mark on the local community through volunteer service. Last year of 900 students, faculty, and staff participated in the Big Event.

'Overcoming Negativity in the Workplace' focus of March 29 PRO Chat

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 15:36:45 -0500

Join Human Resources Management at Mississippi State for its next PRO Chat on March 29 from 2-3 p.m. in Colvard Student Union's Fowlkes Auditorium. Allison Pearson, associate vice president for academic affairs and Giles Distinguished Professor of Management, will lead the session on "Overcoming Negativity in the Workplace." Space is limited. Please register as soon as possible.

April 1st deadline for Gender Studies student paper competition

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:39:32 -0500

Undergraduate and graduate students at Mississippi State are invited to participate in the Gender Studies program's 2017 student paper competition. Two students will be selected as winners, and they will each receive $250. The submission deadline is April 1.

BCH 4990-Healthcare and Servant Leadership offered during Maymester

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:18:26 -0500

Mississippi State students are invited to enroll in BCH 4990-Healthcare and Servant Leadership during Maymester [May 8-30]. The studio-based course will incorporate healthcare and servant leadership with an emphasis on physician-patient interaction. Students will obtain clinical exposure and shadowing hours, visit healthcare facilities and universities, gain references for recommendations, and meet guest lecturers with clinical experience from different healthcare fields to offer a variety of perspectives. This course is only open to sophomores, juniors and seniors.

PRAXIS Core Academic Skills for Education workshop coming up in April

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 15:04:41 -0600

The Learning Center at Mississippi State will offer a PRAXIS Core Academic Skills for Education preparation workshop on April 22 in 246 Allen Hall, Lab A from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a 45-minute lunch. This workshop provides an introduction to the Core Academic Skills for Educators exam; a comprehensive review of reading, writing, and mathematics; a review of test taking strategies; and a structure plan for continued study. No academic credit is associated with this workshop. MSU enrollment not required.

Food resources available for campus community members in need

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:56:12 -0600

The MSU Food Security Network has partnered with the Student Association's Block by Block Meal Program to connect members of the Mississippi State community who lack food to available food resources on campus and in the community. The MSU Food Security Network connects students, faculty and staff to a local food pantry, and Block by Block provides block meals specifically for students in need.

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.

Nominations sought for 2017 Irvin Atly Jefcoat Excellence in Advising Awards

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:52:31 -0600

The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President at Mississippi State is now taking nominations for the 2017 Irvin Atly Jefcoat Excellence in Advising Awards. The Jefcoat awards honor both a full-time MSU faculty adviser and a full-time staff adviser for contributions to student advising. The deadline to submit nominations is March 31.

Community-engaged learning mini-grants available to MSU faculty, Extension personnel

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:43:51 -0600

Applications for community-engaged learning projects in the 2017-2018 academic year are now available at Any full-time Mississippi State faculty member or MSU Extension personnel is eligible to apply. Applications are due by March 31, 2017. Awards will be announced in May 2017.

MSU summer camp webpage ready for 2017 updates

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:04:18 -0600

The MSU summer camp webpage is up and ready to be updated with 2017 camp information.

The MSU Local Food Systems Research Group (LFSRG) meeting set for Friday

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:35:59 -0600

The MSU Local Food Systems Research Group (LFSRG) will meet Friday.

Staff Council offers professional development panel event

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:32:40 -0600

Staff Council is offering a professional development panel event, Professionalism 2.0, on Wednesday, February 22, in the Bost Theatre from 2 - 3:30 p.m.

The Lincoln Forum announces President's Day telecasts on C-SPAN-3

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 09:35:50 -0600

The Lincoln Forum is announcing President's Day weekend encore and premiere telecasts on C-SPAN-3, American History TV, from Lincoln Forum XXI at Gettysburg:

Richard Brookhiser on Lincoln and the Founders, encores on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., and Sunday at 3:10 p.m.

MSU Giles Distinguished Professor Emeritus John Marszalek and Craig Symonds debate the Johnston-Sherman surrender (premiere), Saturday at 6 p.m., and Sunday at 1:05 p.m. Marszalek also is executive director and managing editor for the Ulysses S. Grant Association.

Call for papers: African American Studies 10th Anniversary Conference

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 13:26:12 -0600

The African American Studies Program at Mississippi State University is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2017. It will culminate the anniversary year with a Black Studies Education Conference in November. The program is seeking scholars to give papers and serve on panels for the conference.

MSU Police Chief reminds campus to secure personal property

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 16:49:12 -0600

Mississippi State University Police Chief Vance Rice released the following statement on Feb. 1, 2017:

“While Mississippi State is an exceptionally safe campus, there is always room for improvement.  Theft, in recent days, has been a significant issue.  Most thefts come down to opportunity.  Over the past 10 days, we have had the following reports:  Nine thefts; four auto burglaries; and one auto theft.

MSU Riley Center Spring/Summer Series turns spotlight on American music

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 15:41:44 -0600

The MSU Riley Center 2017 Spring/Summer Performing Arts Series will showcase the past half-century of American popular music. Legends of ’50s, ’60s and ’70s rock ’n’ roll, a tribute to the golden age of soul, storytelling singer-songwriters, up-and-coming young country and blues stars, an infectiously energetic indoor version of the marching band experience and a wildly reimagined version of a classic rock opera will visit the Riley Center’s elegant Victorian theater in downtown Meridian. The series starts on March 4 and concludes on August 19.

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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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