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Published: Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:46:43 -0500

Last Build Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:02:25 -0500


Costume Carnival, Trick-or-Treat on the Row set for Oct. 26

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:46:43 -0500

Mississippi State's Student Association and Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life are hosting the university's annual Costume Carnival Thursday [Oct. 26] from 5-7 p.m. in The Junction. Admission is free, and the event is open to the public. Student organizations across campus have volunteered to host game booths with free prizes. Children are encouraged to come dressed in their Halloween costumes.

Stennis Montgomery Association students hosting House District 38 candidates forum

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:49:01 -0500

Students in Mississippi State's Stennis Montgomery Association will host a forum on Thursday [Oct. 19] for candidates running in the Mississippi House District 38 special election. Open to all, the event will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. in McCool Hall's Taylor Auditorium.

Information session Thursday for U.S. Student Fulbright Program

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:08:28 -0500

Former Fulbright grantees Nicole Jefferson and David Hoffman are leading an information session about the U.S. Student Fulbright Program on Thursday [Oct. 19] at 2 p.m. in Room 100 at the Cobb Institute. Jefferson holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Mississippi State, and she currently serves as an English as a Second Language instructor in Mexico City, Mexico. Hoffman, who serves as MSU's Fulbright program administrator, is an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology and Middle Eastern Cultures.

Singer-songwriter Amos Lee to visit MSU Riley Center in November

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:52:30 -0500

Singer-songwriter Amos Lee aims for the heart as well as the ears. The intimate setting of the MSU Riley Center, where he will appear in concert on November 14, will provide the perfect showcase for his intensely personal lyrics and honeyed folk-soul singing. The show will start at 7:30 p.m. Lee, a Pennsylvania native, has built a major following in the Mid-Atlantic states. Touring as an opening act for such stars as Norah Jones, Bob Dylan and Zac Brown Band introduced him to a wider audience.

EU Horizon2020 Programme workshop coming up in November

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:13:53 -0500

The MSU International Institute's Office of International Research Development will be hosting a full-day workshop titled “Reaching the Horizon: Addressing the Opportunities and Impacts of the EU’s Horizon2020 Programme” on Nov. 6. The Horizon2020 (H2020) Programme is the European Commission’s premiere global collaborative research initiative.

Faculty, staff feedback wanted for research priorities

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 11:41:34 -0500

Vice President for Research and Economic Development David Shaw invites faculty and staff to share their thoughts, ideas, concerns and suggestions for Mississippi State's research priorities by visiting The survey is open through Nov. 17.

Notice to MSU Tailgaters

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 16:38:50 -0500

No private tents, bags, tables, chairs or other items, intended to be used to reserve space or perceived to be used to reserve space, may be placed anywhere on campus before 5 a.m. on the day prior to a football game.  Any items found in violation of this policy will be removed and may be discarded.

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Panhellenic Council announces special homecoming competitions for students, faculty and staff

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 10:50:13 -0500

The Panhellenic Council at Mississippi State is planning several special events for the university's "Under the Big Top: Maroon and White Edition"-themed homecoming Oct. 15-20.

Benefits open enrollment underway in October

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Benefits open enrollment begins Monday [Oct. 2], and will be available for eligible Mississippi State University employees through October 31, 2017. Open enrollment is required only if you are adding new coverage, changing existing coverage, or canceling coverage. If you aren’t adding new coverage, changing existing coverage, or canceling coverage, you do not need to participate in open enrollment and your current benefits will continue into 2018. All online elections must be completed by Oct. 26. Completed application forms must be received by HRM no later than Oct. 31.

MSU Department of Art seeks submissions for 50th Anniversary Alumni Exhibition

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 10:36:12 -0500

Mississippi State University's Department of Art is accepting submissions for its 50th Anniversary Alumni Exhibition that will be on display January-April 2018 at the university's Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery. Due by Oct. 1, submissions may include ceramics, drawing, graphic design (e.g., branding campaigns, packaging), illustration, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and electronic media.

Sanderson Center hosting fitness instructor certification workshops

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 09:52:10 -0500

MSU’s Joe Frank Sanderson Center will host four separate fitness instructor certification classes in late September and early October.

Online voting now open for official MSU tartan

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 10:55:55 -0500

Mississippi State University's School of Human Sciences is encouraging members of the Bulldog family to help select the original plaid design that will become the Official MSU Tartan. Voting is limited to one vote per person and will end October 15, 2017. Visit to cast your vote today.

Mississippi State calendars and holiday cards now on sale

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 16:15:15 -0500

The 2018 Mississippi State University hanging wall calendar and holiday cards are now on sale. The MSU calendar features a sleek, modern design, with 13 beautiful campus scenes. With images by the university's own award-winning photographers, it's truly a one-of-a-kind treasure. This year, there are two holiday card options debuting original artwork by MSU alumni.

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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:       

Use caution during Aug. 21 solar eclipse

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:45:45 -0500

As the MSU community prepares for Monday’s solar eclipse, it is important to keep safety in mind as we witness this natural phenomenon.

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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.