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Published: Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:04:19 -0600

Last Build Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:05:29 -0600


Parking for Women's Basketball Thursday

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:04:19 -0600

To All Faculty/Staff :  

(Howell Ag., McArthur Hall, and Memorial Hall)  

With the historic success or our Women's Basketball program, and the expectation of a large crowd showing up early for the Women's Basketball game on Thursday Feb. 22,  Athletic Game Operations staff will be taking the following steps to protect parking lots for faculty/staff and Bulldog Club members, in the parking lots nearest the Humphrey Coliseum.  

'Danú: A St. Patrick’s Day Celebration' coming to MSU Riley Center in March

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 13:10:08 -0600

"Danú: A St. Patrick’s Day Celebration" will fill the MSU Riley Center with lilting sounds of traditional Irish music on March 13 at 7:30 p.m.

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Classics of all kinds highlight MSU Riley Center spring/summer series

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:20:13 -0600

Classics will rule the stage as the MSU Riley Center presents its 2018 Spring/Summer Performing Arts Series, starting April 14 with a concert by the powerhouse rock band Jefferson Starship.

PCSM accepting nominations for 2018 MSU Diversity Awards

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 14:29:30 -0600

The President's Commission on the Status of Minorities (PCSM) is accepting nominations for the 2018 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 Mississippi State University or within the community. Nomination packets are due no later than 5 p.m. on March 9, 2018.

Retired MSU Vice President Rodney Foil dies at age 83

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 17:10:40 -0600

Longtime vice president for Mississippi State University’s Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine R. Rodney Foil died February 4, 2018, at the age of 83.

Nominations wanted for Powe, research awards

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 17:09:08 -0600

The nomination period is now open for Mississippi State University's 2018 Research Awards and the Ralph E. Powe Research Excellence Award. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to submit nominations for this year's program. Research Awards recognize individuals who contribute significantly to the university's mission of research, as well as honor and reward students, faculty and staff for their accomplishments in research and creative endeavors. The awards also raise awareness of research programs and capabilities on campus. The Powe Award is reserved for outstanding, nationally recognized, competitive researchers.

MSU alumna named president of Copiah-Lincoln Community College

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 13:02:12 -0600

A Mississippi State University alumna has been named the next president of Copiah-Lincoln Community College. The institution’s board of trustees announced Feb. 1 that Jane Hulon will become Co-Lin’s eighth president, succeeding President Ronnie Nettles, who will retire July 1. Hulon earned a doctorate in higher education administration from Mississippi State in 2000.

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Nomination period open for 2018 PCSW Awards

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 11:02:28 -0600

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 PCSW Awards, sponsored by the President's Commission on the Status of Women at Mississippi State. These awards recognize those who are advocates for the well-being, development and advancement of all women on the university's campuses and the surrounding communities. Nominations will be accepted from or on behalf of qualified nominees with notable achievements in promoting the status of women, regardless of the sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation of those nominees.

PCSW now accepting Student Leadership Award submissions

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 10:56:28 -0600

The President's Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) at Mississippi State University invites submissions for the Student Leadership Award, which recognizes and develops leadership skills for outstanding undergraduates. The deadline is February 28, 2018 by 5 p.m. Eligible MSU undergraduate students who identify as women and/or female are invited to submit an essay (1,000-words maximum) describing campus involvement, field of study, community service and related work as it impacts and improves the lives of women. Include a resume of accomplishments, awards, honors, previous experience and career plans for future work and service.

MSU faculty and staff asked to complete community engagement survey

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 10:41:13 -0600

Mississippi State University earned the Carnegie Foundation’s Community Engagement Classification in 2010, and this great accomplishment recognizes MSU’s longstanding commitment to and outstanding practice in community-engaged research, learning and service. Advancing community engagement continues to be an institutional priority at MSU. Please help by completing the MSU Community Engagement Survey. Each faculty and staff member should have received an email Jan. 31 with a link to the survey and a unique password for single use only.

Federal tax withholding reminder for MSU employees

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 10:27:00 -0600

Mississippi State's payroll office reminds employees that due to recently approved tax legislation, the Internal Revenue Service has issued updated federal withholding schedules. As a result, employees may notice a change in their federal withholding and an increase in their net pay amount, beginning with the Jan. 31, 2018, paycheck.

Annual security/fire report, student policies, other information posted

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 12:14:30 -0600

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Higher Education Opportunity Act and other federal laws, Mississippi State University publishes an Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report. Also pursuant to the Clery Act, MSU has made available a corrected 2016 Annual Security Report.

Urban Bush Women to bring energetic dance to Riley stage in March

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 11:00:51 -0600

Vibrant, passionate dancing imbued with the experiences of African-American women will reach out from the stage of the MSU Riley Center as Urban Bush Women perform on March 6 at 7:30 p.m. The modern-dance troupe, based in Brooklyn, always has a purpose behind its art. It always tries, as its mission statement puts it, “to bring the untold and under-told histories and stories of disenfranchised people to light through dance.”

Spring 2018 Undergraduate Research Symposium to showcase faculty-guided student research

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 10:37:42 -0600

The Shackouls Honors College at Mississippi State in collaboration with the Center for Community-Engaged Learning, the Graduate School, the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President, the Office of Research and Economic Development, the Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion, the UMMC Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities, and Phi Kappa Phi will host the Spring 2018 Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 13 from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1-4:30 pm in Griffis Hall. The abstract submission deadline is March 23.

International Organization for Languages and Cultures offering free tutoring for students

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 09:39:54 -0600

The International Organization for Languages and Cultures student group at Mississippi State is offering free tutoring for students taking French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Mandarin Chinese, Russian and Spanish classes at the university. Tutoring is available every Wednesday of the spring semester from 5-6 p.m. in Room 0003 at Lee Hall, home to MSU's Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures.

Maroon Goes Green: Recycling reminders

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 16:34:55 -0600

Mississippi State University currently recycles an average of 60,400 pounds per month. The campus-wide sustainability initiative "Maroon Goes Green" is continuing its efforts to increase recycling awareness and participation among the campus community. Custodial staff members continue to be an integral part of this process and are committed to helping us increase our recycling numbers. To reduce contamination of recyclables, the Office of Sustainability is working to ensure all offices have bins with blue bags for recyclables only and to have convenient trash containers placed in buildings throughout campus.

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.

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.