News Article Archive
2006 Press Releases:
University's energy reduction yields savings (12/21/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
An aggressive energy conservation plan in place at Mississippi State University is yielding savings that can be applied to academics and other university priorities, said President Robert H. “Doc” Foglesong.
MSU leadership program expanding scope, programs (12/20/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A Mississippi State leadership program launched by university President Robert H. “Doc” Foglesong earlier this year is expanding its scope and programs to provide what he terms as a “leadership continuum.”
Professor named fellow of international body (12/20/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Stephen C. Grado of Mississippi State is a new fellow of the Society of American Foresters.
Engineering 'study abroad' celebrates anniversary (12/19/2006) Writer: Robbie Ward
The study abroad program of Mississippi State’s Bagley College of Engineering continues to grow after a decade of introducing students to other parts of the world.
Lyceum Series program Jan. 18, 2007 (12/19/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Internationally known guitarist Jesse Cook returns to Mississippi State Jan. 18 for the university’s first Lyceum Series performance of 2007.
Can concrete really tread water? (12/19/2006) Writer: Robbie Ward
Will it float? Senior civil engineering major Austin M. Moore of Jackson spends time these days figuring how to make a canoe from concrete.
MSU responds to information security issues (12/19/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A process Mississippi State put into place over the summer to improve security of information stored on university computer systems is ensuring quick response if there’s a need, President Robert H. “Doc” Foglesong said Tuesday [Dec. 19].
MSU moves ahead with vice presidential search (12/14/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A search committee has been named, campus input is being sought and Mississippi State will move ahead with the process to name a new vice president responsible for alumni relations and fund raising.
Tuck, McCullough lead weekend commencements (12/09/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
STARKVILLE, Miss.—Despite very cold weather outside, new Mississippi State graduates received warm send-offs this weekend from two successful alumni of the land-grant institution.
Students honored by retired MSU faculty (12/08/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Four students are being honored by retired MSU faculty. Accompanied by a $250 check, the honor is an ongoing recognition by the university's Association of Retired Faculty of both outstanding current students and former leaders at the 128-year-old land-grant institution.
Termite control is Cochran Endowment beneficiary (12/08/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
A company formed on the discovery of new termite-control technology by a Mississippi State researcher and two doctoral students is the first beneficiary of a university endowment promoting student entrepreneurship.
Podcasting brings new dimension to classes (12/08/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
With a headset microphone, computer connection and the desire to expand the concept of “classroom,” several Mississippi State professors are taking their lectures to cyberspace with the help of the university’s information technology experts.
Company to produce wearable fuel cells (12/07/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
A California-based company that manufactures wearable fuel cells for consumer and military applications will launch operations in Starkville early next year and work with Mississippi State researchers to refine its product.
Microscopic image gracing international calendar (12/07/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
A microscopic image captured by a Mississippi State doctoral student in entomology is appearing in a 2007 calendar that will be viewed by scientists, engineers and others throughout the world.
ADVISORY: Thurs. press conference time changed (12/06/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
A California-based manufacturer of wearable fuel cells for a variety of consumer and military uses is coming to Starkville and will work with Mississippi State researchers to refine its product.
Lower age for retirees to attend free (12/06/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Beginning in January with the 2007 spring semester, Mississippi State will offer tuition-free academic courses to all persons 60 years of age and older.
Artist offers work to support conservation group (12/06/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A new painting by Mississippi State associate professor Jeanne Jones is being used to benefit Bear Education and Restoration Mississippi.
Archaeologist receives organization's top award (12/01/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Longtime Mississippi State religion professor and Middle Eastern archaeologist Joe D. Seger is receiving the highest achievement award presented by the American Schools of Oriental Research.
Researchers help state furniture industry compete (11/30/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Furniture manufacturers facing stiff global competition from China and other foreign suppliers are turning to Mississippi State researchers for help in meeting the challenge.
MSU supercomputer among most powerful (11/29/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State's new "Raptor" supercomputer is the 18th most powerful computer system among American universities, according to the latest international rankings.
Schulz named Fellow of leading scientific society (11/28/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State engineering Dean Kirk Schulz is a 2006 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society.
ADVISORY: 'Capture the Flag' computer exercise (11/27/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Five teams of Mississippi State students will try to penetrate a variety of computer systems Tuesday [Nov. 28] during a “Capture the Flag” exercise staged by the computer science and engineering department.
Software solutions firm will tap CAVS expertise (11/21/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
A measurement and software solutions company will open an office here early next year and begin tapping into Mississippi State's automotive engineering expertise.
Aerospace center planned on donated land near GTR (11/21/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State plans to construct a new aerospace engineering center closely linked to defense-related research near the Golden Triangle Regional Airport on land to be donated to the university by a retired California architect.
Abraham to serve as interim external affairs VP (11/20/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Jimmy W. Abraham, associate vice president for external affairs at Mississippi State, will serve as interim vice president during the university's search to fill the position.
Team recognized at synthetic biology event (11/20/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
A team of Mississippi State students earned honorable mention recognition in an international competition aimed at using synthetic biology to solve problems related to energy, the environment, medicine, and more.
Engineers work to thwart terror threats (11/20/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State engineers are working on a homeland security project aimed at thwarting terrorist threats on U.S. inland waterways.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Two Tuesday [Nov. 21] news events (11/17/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State officials will make two major announcements Tuesday [Nov. 21] concerning projects that promise to have strong economic impacts on the Golden Triangle region.
Tuck, McCullough to address MSU fall graduates (11/17/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Two Mississippi State alumni who have carved successful public service careers since leaving the university will address the latest group of graduates early next month.
Starkville/MSU Symphony presents 'Holiday Gems' (11/16/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Celebrating the sounds of the holiday season, the Starkville/Mississippi State University Symphony and Chorus will present a Dec. 9 concert in newly renovated Lee Hall auditorium.
Ethicist to take part in Oxford Round Table (11/16/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A Mississippi State philosophy professor is being invited to England next year to examine a major public issue facing modern societies.
Hark! Christmas shoppers, it's Holiday Bazaar time (11/15/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The 34th annual Holiday Bazaar will be held Nov. 27 and 28 at Mississippi State University.
New Marszalek book focuses on black politician (11/14/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
John Marszalek’s new book about a black South Carolina congressman’s life and career in the Jim Crow South paints the picture of a man who would not abandon his quest for justice despite the forces of racism that thwarted his every step.
Flyover, patriotic programs to highlight events (11/14/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A flyover by Mississippi State President Robert H. "Doc" Foglesong will kick off the university's annual veterans' tribute Nov. 18.
VP search to be launched at MSU (11/14/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Mississippi State immediately is beginning a search for the position of vice president for external affairs, a key cabinet position responsible for fundraising and alumni relations.
Pathfinder program creating student success (11/14/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Now in its ninth year, a Mississippi State program to constantly remind freshmen of the importance of class attendance is having a significant impact on the number remaining in school.
Political Science Scholars honored at MSU (11/13/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Six students are being honored by the department of political science and public administration at Mississippi State University.
Montgomery Veterans Center to open formally (11/10/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Dedication ceremonies for the new G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery Center for America’s Veterans at Mississippi State will take place Nov. 18 at its south campus location.
Danielle Smith named Miss MSU (11/10/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Sophomore Danielle Smith of Meridian is the new Miss Mississippi State University.
White is new Gwin Scholar at MSU (11/10/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Graduate student Daniel J. White of Meridian (center) is the 2006-07 Howell Gwin Scholar in English at Mississippi State University.
MSU to contract campus dining services (11/09/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
In line with a national trend among universities, Mississippi State soon will begin the process of contracting all of its campus dining services.
Coast institute could generate dollars (11/09/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State is playing the lead role in establishing a cooperative research institute on the Gulf Coast that could yield “hundreds of millions of dollars” in scientific and economic benefits for the state and region.
MSU honors alumni (11/08/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
MSU Alumni Fellows program brings graduates of distinction back to campus to share with students specific competencies, attitudes and efforts required for success.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Robotics competition set Saturday (11/07/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
High school robotics teams from Mississippi and Louisiana will test their engineering and robotics skills Saturday [Nov. 11] as they compete in the 2006 Bulldog BEST competition at Mississippi State University.
Study targets safer vaccines for whooping cough (11/07/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
A pair of Mississippi State biological scientists are conducting potentially life-saving research that may result in the development of safer whooping cough vaccines, which sometimes lead to brain damage and death.
Four from MSU named 'dynamic women of Mississippi' (11/07/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Four women from Mississippi State are included in the inaugural class of a statewide honor coordinated by the City of Madison's Chamber of Commerce.
MSU launches costume exhibition, accepts gift (11/06/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Costumes, sketches and memorabilia spanning a three-decade career will be formally donated to Mississippi State during a Friday [Nov. 10] ceremony featuring Myrna Colley-Lee of Charleston.
Financial literacy center gets national praise (11/06/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A Mississippi State-based program devoted to improving the teaching of economics and financial education in the state’s elementary and high schools is receiving a national honor.
South Korea visit to strengthen MSU programs (11/03/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
During a visit next week to South Korea, Mississippi State President Robert H. “Doc” Foglesong will work to strengthen international educational and business ties between the land-grant institution and the South Asian nation.
Miss MSU Pageant to be held Thursday at Lee Hall (11/03/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Twelve students from Mississippi and Alabama will vie Thursday [Nov. 9] for the title of Miss Mississippi State University.
Faculty percussion concert part of Lyceum Series (11/03/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State musician Robert J. Damm will present a faculty percussion concert Nov. 19 as part of the university’s Lyceum Faculty Chamber Series.
State appeals court to hold special session at MSU (11/02/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Some Mississippi State students will have a firsthand opportunity to learn more about the judicial system when the Mississippi Court of Appeals hears two cases Nov. 14 on the university campus.
President presents dividend enrollment check (11/01/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Delivering on a promise to provide faculty incentives to help increase student enrollment, Mississippi State President Robert H. "Doc" Foglesong is presenting a $96,000 check to the university's provost and the chair of the faculty senate.
Student arrested, dismissed from football squad (10/31/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Following his arrest late Monday night, a Mississippi State University freshman from Alexandria, La., is being dismissed from the football team and is facing pending disciplinary action from the university.
Supercomputer performs 10 trillion calculations (10/30/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
A new supercomputer at Mississippi State University can perform more than 10 trillion calculations per second at its peak and is expected to rank among the 100 most powerful computers in the world.
Foglesong to fly biplane over football game (10/27/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State President Robert H. "Doc" Foglesong will fly an open cockpit biplane over Davis Wade Stadium Saturday [Oct. 28] prior to the Bulldogs' 1:30 p.m. Southeastern Conference clash with Kentucky.
Researcher focuses on American Indian (10/27/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
A Mississippi State professor will use a federal research fellowship worth $50,000 over the next two years to help improve the early care and education of young American Indian and Alaska Native children.
Information security expert Spitzner to speak (10/26/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
A noted author and expert on information security and computer hacking will speak Nov. 7 at Mississippi State.
MSU dedicates new residence hall this weekend (10/25/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
In ceremonies preceding Mississippi State's Saturday [Oct. 28] campus football game, the university formally opens its newest student housing facility in the Northeast Campus complex.
Art department announces fall exhibit for seniors (10/24/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
"Six Degrees" is the theme for a senior fine arts exhibition opening Nov. 6 at Mississippi State.
Ailey II brings contemporary dance to Lyceum event (10/24/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
During a Nov. 13 appearance at Mississippi State, the nationally acclaimed dance troupe Ailey II will present a signature program of works by contemporary choreographers.
Concert on tap for Starkville/MSU Symphony Chorus (10/23/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Presenting its first concert of the 2006-07 season, the Starkville/Mississippi State University Symphony Chorus will present a program of sacred music at the First United Methodist Church.
Faculty artists to be featured in weekend concert (10/23/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Two members of Mississippi State's music department faculty will perform in concert Sunday [Oct. 29] at the university's McComas Hall theater.
Band to hold special recognition as part of game (10/20/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Parents and families of the Famous Maroon Band will be honored next Saturday [Oct. 28] at Mississippi State University.
MSU Student Leaders for 2006-2007 (10/19/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Leading the Mississippi State University Student Association for the 2006-07 school year are president James R. "JR" Love of Glen Allen (center) and (from left) attorney general Aaron Rice of Sumrall, treasurer Thomas C. "T.C." Rollins of Columbus, vice president Lee Weiskopf of Columbia, and secretary Elizabeth R. "Libbi" Burns of St. Joseph, La.
Glider crash under investigation (10/18/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
At approximately 4 p.m. Wednesday [Oct. 18], an ultralight research glider belonging to Mississippi State and housed at the university's Raspet Flight Laboratory apparently crashed off North Jackson Street in Starkville, near the area of Hospital Road and Sudduth Elementary School.
MSU announces conservation scholarships (10/18/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A Georgia-based company is doing much more than building upscale residences these days.
MSU announces arrest in campus arson (10/17/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
The Mississippi State University Police Department is announcing an arrest in the case of a late-night arson last week on the university campus.
Book by prof takes readers on outdoor adventures (10/17/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A collection of short stories and conservational essays by a veteran Mississippi State fisheries biologist and nationally recognized conservationist now is on bookshelves.
MISS MAROON AND WHITE WINNERS (10/16/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Lauren A. Cobb is Mississippi State's Miss Maroon and White 2006.
Recognized wildlife veterinarian to lead program (10/16/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The executive director of an international organization specializing in wildlife capture and handling will speak Oct. 26 at Mississippi State.
Student, faculty member representing state (10/16/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A Mississippi State senior from Macon is a new representative for Mississippi students to the National Business Education Association's board of directors.
New research/clinical imaging facility opens (10/13/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
A new facility featuring state-of-the-art research and clinical imaging equipment will formally open in Starkville Tuesday [Oct. 17].
Officials seek possible suspect in campus fire (10/13/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Based on the investigation of a Wednesday night [Oct. 12] fire at Mississippi State, the university's police department is issuing a description of a suspect in what is now being considered a probable case of burglary and arson.
Wind Ensemble announces 2006 concert date (10/13/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Selections ranging from a traditional spiritual to a rousing John Philip Sousa march will be featured Oct. 30 during a free fall concert by Mississippi State's Wind Ensemble.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Apprentice's Randal Pinkett visits (10/13/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
The fourth-season winner of the television show "The Apprentice," Randal Pinkett, will visit Mississippi State University Thursday [Oct. 19].
Speaker to examine traumatic event 'aftermaths' (10/13/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A former law officer blinded in the line of duty who went on to become a nationally recognized motivational speaker will be featured Oct. 23 at Mississippi State.
Students attend national sports management event (10/12/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Three graduate sports administration students and two undergraduate students majoring in sports communication--two academic programs within Mississippi State's kinesiology department-- are in Las Vegas, Nev., Oct. 10-14 to attend a national sports management conference.
Dorman Hall at MSU damaged by fire Wednesday night (10/12/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
An investigation continues to determine the cause of a Wednesday night [Oct. 11] fire that significantly damaged the basement of Dorman Hall at Mississippi State.
MSU counseling specialist elected association head (10/12/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A College of Education faculty member at Mississippi State is the new president-elect of the National Rehabilitation Counseling Association.
Scholarship honors late graduate Darwyn Ausbon (10/12/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
A Mississippi State aerospace engineering major from Hoover, Ala., is receiving the first $1,000 scholarship established in honor of a 1996 university graduate who died unexpectedly at age 31.
Improving public policies focus of books (10/11/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Two new books examining key aspects of public policy planning are the works of current and recently retired members of Mississippi State's political science and public administration department.
Student honored for waterfowl study presentation (10/10/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A College of Forest Resources doctoral student at Mississippi State University is receiving national recognition for his research presentation on waterfowl populations in the Magnolia State.
MSU HOMECOMING COURT (10/09/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Senior Sara Beth Parks of New Albany is queen of the 2006 Homecoming Court at Mississippi State University.
Lee Norman, Allison Blackwell are Mr. and Miss MSU (10/09/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Hattiesburg residents Lee Norman and Allison Blackwell are Mr. and Miss Mississippi State University for the 2006-07 school year.
Homecoming weekend to begin with Junction events (10/09/2006) Writer: Kay Fike Jones
As part of Mississippi State's 2006 Homecoming celebration this weekend, the university's alumni association is hosting a tailgate party Friday [Oct. 13] at the new park.
Dr. Robert H. Foglesong's inaugural address (10/06/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Thank you for the warm welcome and the kind words--those extended today and throughout the past six months. Mary and I have been overwhelmed by the hospitality and the acceptance of the community, the state, and the Bulldog family. We can never thank you enough for making us feel that we've come home.
MSU opens veterans center named for Montgomery (10/05/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A Starkville native and Army Reserve captain is being named director of Mississippi State's new G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery Center for America's Veterans.
MSU president talks U.S. foreign policy issues (10/04/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State President Robert H. "Doc" Foglesong believes the "binding agent" among freedom-loving nations of the world today is a shared belief that terrorism is a common threat that must be defeated.
Student charged with attempted sexual battery (10/03/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
STARKVILLE, Miss.--A Mississippi State sophomore arrested Wednesday night [Oct. 4] was suspended immediately from the university and the Bulldog football squad.
New faculty members get acquainted with Miss. (10/02/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
More than 35 new Mississippi State faculty members who began a trip together as strangers to each other--and to Mississippi--ended it with deeper connections to the university and the Magnolia State.
MSU announces dates for state tax seminars (10/02/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Small business owners, certified public accountants and others interested in obtaining the latest on 2006 taxation issues should be making plans for Mississippi State's annual "update" seminars.
Millions of Southerners living with chronic pain (09/29/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Millions of Southerners are enduring chronic pain with little complaint these days as acute aches and ailments take a devastating toll on their personal lives.
Swalm extends reach to touch JSU students (09/29/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Engineering majors at Jackson State University now can continue their education at Mississippi State University with the aid of a new endowment established by a former Brookhaven resident.
MSU developing energy system for commercial uses (09/28/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State will use a new federal grant of nearly $1 million to develop an alternative energy production system for use in residential, agricultural and small commercial buildings.
Stennis Institute adds former attorney (09/28/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A former state agency leader is joining the staff of Mississippi State's widely recognized government institute.
MSU to inaugurate President Foglesong next week (09/27/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
During afternoon ceremonies Oct. 6, Mississippi State will formally inaugurate Robert H. "Doc" Foglesong as the 18th president in its 128-year history.
NSF grant to aid students (09/27/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
A $500,000 grant to Mississippi State will help academically talented, financially needy students pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.
Internationally praised guitarist performs Oct. 8 (09/27/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
An award-winning guitarist who has earned international recognition will be featured in concert Oct. 8 at Mississippi State.
'Sonny' Montgomery keeps giving to alma mater (09/26/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A $250,000 bequest from one of Mississippi State's most beloved alumni will continue his very special place in university history.
Smith to direct leadership honors program (09/25/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A Grenada native and Mississippi State researcher is making a radical career change to head a new leadership honors program at the university.
Tulane AD speaks on campus (09/21/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Tulane University Athletics Director Rick Dickson chats with Mississippi State first-year sports administration graduate student Marquase Lovings prior to last weekend's football game between the Bulldogs and the Green Wave on the Starkville campus.
Groups to 'lift high their voices' at Oct. program (09/21/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Scores of voices are coming together next month for a Mississippi State University-organized free choral concert in downtown Starkville.
Business, accounting leader holding national post (09/21/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The interim dean of Mississippi State's College of Business and Industry is the new president of the Federation of Schools of Accountancy.
Scientists hunting statistics about state hunters (09/20/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
An analysis of 25 years of a Mississippi hunters survey reveals both a decline in the number of licensed hunters and a noticeable shift in species sought.
MSU playing key role in design of workforce plan (09/19/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State researchers are playing a key role in developing an education plan to meet state work force demands in the 21st century.
Professors offer guide to biological psychology (09/19/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The process by which biological systems affect human behavior is the subject of a new collegiate textbook by two Mississippi State psychologists.
MSU begins emergency preparedness exercises (09/18/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Mississippi State administrators, staff members and local officials are beginning a series of regular "tabletop" exercises designed to ensure prompt, coordinated response to potential disaster situations.
Foundation adds, promotes development officers (09/18/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
As its "State of the Future" campaign continues, the Mississippi State University Foundation is adding new professional staff members to assist with private fundraising for some key campus units.
Pianist 'family' kicks off 2006-07 Lyceum Series (09/15/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A sibling quintet performing on Steinway grand pianos will open Mississippi State's 2006-07 Lyceum Series next month.
Participants sought for design planning workshops (09/15/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Residents of Harrison and Hancock counties are being invited to a free, three-day workshop involving various community design aspects of the continuing Katrina recovery.
Research may lead to new treatments for infections (09/14/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
A Mississippi State professor's cutting-edge research may help scientists develop better drugs to attack bacterial infections.
Student receives major honor for ROTC achievements (09/14/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A Mississippi State senior from Ocean Springs is the sole U.S. Air Force ROTC cadet receiving a special national award.
Researcher to discuss tech aids for memory loss (09/14/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Technologies that support the memory needs of older adults will be discussed in detail during an Oct. 5 public program at Mississippi State.
Symphony to present pops, children's programs (09/13/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
During two days in early October, pops, blues, jazz, and other popular music will be featured at community and school concerts sponsored by the Starkville/Mississippi State Symphony Orchestra.
Company tapping into talented pool of graduates (09/12/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
A Texas-based company specializing in software solutions technology is tapping into a talented pool of Mississippi State computer science and engineering graduates in the operation of a new Starkville-based development center.
Comedians to display improv skills at event (09/12/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State will be the site Sept. 29 and 30 for the first Southeastern Comedy Arts Festival.
Purple Heart recipient speaks at Sept. 11 ceremony (09/11/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State student and wounded combat veteran Aaron Rice said Monday he was inspired to enlist in the military after watching the horrific terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C., five years ago.
Landscape architect applies unique skills (09/11/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Golfers are hitting the ball farther off the tee these days--thanks to advances in equipment technology--and that means new challenges for landscape architects and others who design the courses.
Programs to raise awareness of sexual abuse issues (09/08/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State again is sponsoring two high-profile national programs that focus on the prevention of sexual assault and other violent crimes against women.
Dining operations gains national recognition (09/08/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State's dining services department is being honored by a professional organization for outstanding achievements in its operation of multi-campus units.
Purple Heart winner to speak at Sept. 11 ceremony (09/07/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State student and wounded combat veteran Aaron Rice will be the featured speaker Tuesday [Sept. 11] at a campus event marking the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C.
Ceremony to dedicate Bryce Griffis Hall (09/07/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State officials soon will open formally a new residence hall named in honor of a prominent Starkville businessman and well-known proponent of higher education.
MSU to welcome local students for 'Discovery' (09/06/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
High school and community college students from around the region are being invited to Mississippi State Oct. 14 for the university's annual fall Discovery Day.
MSU to observe 9/11 anniversary with ceremony (09/01/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State will observe the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists' attacks on New York and Washington with a simple ceremony at the university's Mitchell Memorial Library.
Governor helps open new research center (08/31/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Gov. Haley Barbour said Thursday [Aug. 31] Mississippi State's innovative leadership in computational technology is helping the state and nation become more competitive in the global economy.
Foglesong to launch '06-'07 Collins Speaker Series (08/31/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State's Collins Speaker Series begins its 2006-07 series Sept. 7 with an address by university President Robert H. "Doc" Foglesong.
Theater program announces 06-07 schedule of events (08/29/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
In preparation for a Tennessee Williams festival appearance in Massachusetts, a group of Mississippi State student thespians will present portions of their scheduled performances Sept. 22 at a special university program.
New study measures Katrina's impact on students (08/28/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
More than half of Mississippi State students who evacuated their homes ahead of last year's Hurricane Katrina experienced psychological stress in the storm's aftermath, a new university study shows.
Grand openings precede first home football game (08/28/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A range of grand openings for campus facilities and landmarks will precede Mississippi State's Thursday night [Aug. 31] televised home football game against the University of South Carolina.
High school, alumni musicians invited to Band Day (08/28/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State is inviting both high school musicians and alumni members of the Famous Maroon Band to participate Sept. 16 in the university's 2006 Band Day celebration.
Barbour, Pickering to speak at grand opening (08/25/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Gov. Haley Barbour and Congressman Chip Pickering, R-Miss., will participate in ribbon-cutting ceremonies Thursday [Aug. 31] for a new $6 million addition to Mississippi State's High Performance Computing Collaboratory.
Concert to benefit Katrina relief Saturday (08/24/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
An outdoor concert featuring eight local bands, comments by the founder of a hurricane relief effort and an invitation to volunteer opportunities are all part of a Saturday [Aug.26] event.
Law enforcement officer completes FBI training (08/24/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Lt. Kenneth Rogers of the Mississippi State University Police Department is among more than 50 law enforcement officers completing training at a recent FBI Regional Command College.
Engineering majors designing race car (08/24/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Former Tupelo Mayor Larry Otis is described by one friend and colleague as an "adventuresome soul" with an abiding "need for speed."
Buses rolling for students, community (08/23/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
During the first two weeks of classes, about 3,000 riders a day joined the nearly 500,000 who have ridden Mississippi State University's shuttle buses within the past year.
Photographic works of Gootee featured nationally (08/22/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Artistic images of a veteran Mississippi State photography teacher are being featured in five showings that take place from Massachusetts to Colorado, including one now in Meridian.
Program of hope to focus on 9/11, Katrina impacts (08/21/2006) Writer: Dustin Barnes
With approach of the fifth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Mississippi State and the university's Student Counseling Services are sponsoring an Aug. 29 address by Robert Fazio.
MSU invites comments on strategic plan draft (08/16/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A draft of Mississippi State's strategic plan for the future is being rolled out for comment and review by the university community and broad-based associated constituencies.
Local architecture majors honored at MSU (08/16/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Nearly 35 current and recently graduated architecture majors hold honors for outstanding achievements during their study in Mississippi State University's College of Architecture, Art and Design.
ADVISORY: Foglesong to address ROTC ceremony (08/15/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Robert H. "Doc" Foglesong, president of Mississippi State, will be the keynote speaker for an Aug. 24 ceremony at which some 30 students contract to become cadets with the Bulldog Battalion of the university's Army Reserve Officers Training Corps.
Six MSU siblings represent true Cinderella story (08/14/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
A true "Cinderella" story is in the making at Mississippi State this week as six siblings from one family sign up for fulltime classes.
MSU posts $154 million-plus in research grants (08/11/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State collected a record total of more than $154.7 million in external grants and contracts for a variety of research and education programs during the 2006 fiscal year.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Fulbrights get MSU send-off Friday (08/10/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Students from more than 21 countries will say farewell to Mississippi State during Friday [Aug. 11] ceremonies concluding a three-week summer program at the university.
'Game Day' Web site reopens for football fans (08/07/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
For the third year, a comprehensive computer-based program at Mississippi State is informing university football fans and others about the many campus activities scheduled during fall home-game weekends.
Accounting school honors local students (08/04/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Fifty-two Mississippi State students are being honored by the university's School of Accountancy for various academic achievements.
Volunteers to assist with campus 'move-in' (08/03/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
President Robert H. "Doc" Foglesong and a host of other Mississippi State volunteers will help cart clothes, computers and other personal belongings when fall semester students arrive Saturday [Aug. 12].
Well-known costumer donates collection to MSU (08/02/2006) Writer: Erika Celeste
She's designed the costumes for a play commissioned by Bill Cosby and contributed to Eugene O'Neill's video production of "Long Day's Journey Into Night," not to mention dressing the likes of actor Kevin Kline and singer Linda Ronstadt.
Scientists discover key flowering gene in trees (08/01/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State University researchers are announcing their identification of the gene that controls the first-time and annual flowering of trees.
Graduate students honored with research awards (07/31/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Three Mississippi State University graduate students are receiving significant research awards for the 2006-07 school year.
Oil recovery process may reduce foreign dependence (07/28/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State researchers are using a $1.5 million federal grant to implement an innovative oil recovery process that could streamline U.S. production and help reduce the nation's dependence on foreign energy sources.
MEDIA ADVISORY: EU diplomat coming to Jackson (07/28/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Angelos Pangratis, deputy head of the European Union Commission's delegation to the United States, will address Jackson's Executive Lecture Forum during an Aug. 10 noon program at the University Club.
Prof reappointed to committee of national group (07/27/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
A Mississippi State associate professor of civil and environmental engineering is beginning a second term as a member of an important committee of the American Institute of Steel Construction Inc.
Student forestry group maintains high ranking (07/27/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State's student chapter of the Society of American Foresters continues among the top organizations of its kind in the nation.
Sports administration majors learning from experts (07/27/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Eleven Mississippi State sports administration majors in the university's kinesiology department recently visited offices of the Southeastern Conference in Birmingham, Ala.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Colley-Lee to donate collection (07/26/2006) Writer: Erika Celeste
During Wednesday [Aug. 2] ceremonies at the Mississippi Museum of Art, nationally renowned costumer Myrna Colley-Lee of Charleston will donate a portion of her personal theater memorabilia collection to Mississippi State University's Mitchell Memorial Library.
Student receives recognition for research paper (07/26/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
A Mississippi State doctoral candidate in electrical and computer engineering is receiving international recognition from the world's leading professional, nonprofit organization in the field.
Professor named fellow of international body (07/26/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
H. Michael Barnes of Mississippi State is a new Fellow of the International Academy of Wood Science.
Major dates for 2006 fall semester announced (07/25/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State's fall semester classes get under way Thursday, Aug. 17.
MSU announces successive record giving years (07/20/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State is marking its highest giving year in university history after having raised more than $78 million in private gifts and pledges for the just-ended 2006 fiscal year.
MSU seeks civic groups to assist with parking (07/19/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Mississippi State officials are requesting the assistance of Golden Triangle civic and community groups to staff reserved parking lots during seven home football games at Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field.
Prof wins award in meat science extension industry (07/19/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
A Mississippi State professor is receiving a national award that recognizes outstanding achievement in meat science extension and service to the industry.
Engineering chapter earns national recognition (07/18/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State's student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers is nationally ranked for overall excellence and has been cited for its service in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Bruce new associate research head at GeoResources (07/17/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Electrical and computer engineering professor Lori Mann Bruce is the new associate director for research at Mississippi State's GeoResources Institute.
Student floral designers receive national honor (07/14/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State is being recognized by the American Institute of Floral Designers for having the top student winners in recent national design competition.
Private gift by Texas alum to fund Promise grants (07/13/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A major gift from a 1949 Mississippi State University alumnus is launching the new "Promise" program at the land-grant university.
MSU announces new-student 'send-off' parties (07/12/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Over a two-week period beginning July 27, Mississippi State alumni chapters in six states will sponsor a total of 37 "send-off" parties for freshmen and transfer students enrolling this fall at the university.
Kinesiology majors to teach volleyball skills (07/11/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Students from Mississippi State's kinesiology department will help local children develop their skills at volleyball during a special Friday [July 14] program at the Starkville Boys and Girls Club.
ADVISORY: Authority on North Korean nuclear issues (07/07/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
A veteran career diplomat and expert on North Korean nuclear issues will be the July 13 featured speaker at Jackson's Executive Lecture Forum.
World Cup grand finals to be broadcast at MSU (07/06/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Area soccer enthusiasts will be able to view the grand finals of the World Cup during a free Sunday broadcast at Mississippi State University's Humphrey Coliseum.
Bolivar Countian honored with MSU memorial (07/06/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The late Eugene Tarsi of Cleveland is being memorialized with a new scholarship established at Mississippi State.
Beth Miller praised for interior design leadership (07/05/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The director of Mississippi State's interior design program is being honored by the leading professional organization in her field.
Coast rebuilding in jeopardy without stronger code (06/30/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Residences and other structures being replaced along the storm-shattered Mississippi Gulf Coast without regard for strengthened building codes are in "jeopardy" during this and future hurricane seasons, according to a new report.
Professor to head professional fisheries society (06/30/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A nationally recognized professor in Mississippi State's College of Forest Resources is in line to become president of the American Fisheries Society.
'Superman' returns to audiences looking for a hero (06/29/2006) Writer: Dustin Barnes
It's a bird; it's a plane. It's the "Man of Steel" coming to save the world--and the box office.
Raspet's Lawrence is test pilots society fellow (06/28/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
David L. Lawrence, director of Mississippi State's Raspet Flight Research Laboratory, is a new Fellow of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots.
MSU expands global network with new link to China (06/27/2006) Writer: Dustin Barnes
Continuing its global outreach, Mississippi State is joining with a major institution of higher learning in China for the formal exchange of ideas, personnel and students.
New leaders of Alumni national board of directors (06/27/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
New leaders of the Mississippi State University Alumni Association's national board of directors begin their one-year terms July 1.
Major gift to endow animal welfare professorship (06/26/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A Lowndes County donor is providing significant funding for a professorship in humane ethics and animal welfare at Mississippi State.
Civil engineering name change reflects new focus (06/23/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State's civil engineering department is changing its name to reflect the creation of a unique bachelor's degree program that stresses environmental issues in the field.
Templeton Collection showcasing patriotic songs (06/21/2006) Writer: Dustin Barnes
Since the time of early American patriots, songs have served to inspire hope and pride in country. As long as the Stars and Stripes has waved over the United States, music repeatedly has been used to rally the populace in times of war and peace.
MSU to announce new vet college effort (06/20/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
During a June 26 [Monday] announcement at Mississippi State, university officials will unveil major support for a new initiative at the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Professor recognized for cancer prevention work (06/20/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
A Mississippi State expert on health risks posed by secondhand smoke is being honored by the state for outstanding work contributing to cancer prevention.
MSU 69th nationally in degrees awarded to blacks (06/19/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State ranks among the top 100 institutions across the country in the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to African-Americans.
Lynette McDougald being honored with AIFD ranking (06/19/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The award-winning manager of the University Florist at Mississippi State travels to the nation's capital early next month to be inducted formally into the American Institute of Floral Designers.
Two chemical engineering seniors win scholarships (06/15/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Two Mississippi State senior chemical engineering majors are recipients of $5,000 scholarships from separate organizations serving their professional field.
Student engineers finish third in national event (06/14/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
A team of Mississippi State engineering students that developed a diesel-electric hybrid automobile capable of getting 35 miles-per-gallon finished third in the 2006 national Challenge X competition.
'Dig' floral design? MSU offering another chance (06/13/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State University is opening registration for its popular, limited-enrollment summer training in floral design.
Stipends for graduate assistants to increase (06/12/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Effective with the 2006 fall semester, Mississippi State will increase the amount of financial support provided to university graduate students holding teaching, research and service assistantships.
MSU-Korean 'mandu' may spur U.S. 'Seoul' food (06/12/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State researchers and officials of a South Korean food products company are taking a can-do approach--actually a "mandu" approach, to be precise--in devising ways to spice up American menus.
MSU expands 'Promise' awards (06/12/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
An assistance program launched last month by Mississippi State for incoming freshmen now is expanding to include community college students.
Engineering Research Center gets a new name (06/09/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State is changing the name of another major research center to more accurately reflect the collaboration of five multidisciplinary units focused on high-performance computing applications.
Chinese program creates opportunities for students (06/09/2006) Writer: Dustin Barnes
With a Chinese language program now in place, Mississippi State officials are hopeful current and future university students will have an edge when entering the international job market.
Sublime to vile: Students name pretty, ugly words (06/09/2006) Writer: Dustin Barnes
When thinking of an unpleasant word, how likely is it that "hamburger" or "soul" ends up on your list? By the same token, do "agape" or "igloo" inspire attractive images in your mind?
Communicators win 28 awards in competition (06/08/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State communication staff members are winners of nearly two-thirds of the awards presented in the senior division of the College Public Relations of Mississippi for creative work performed during 2005.
Local students in leading honor society (06/08/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
More than 100 students are newly inducted members in the Mississippi State University chapter of the nation's leading higher education honor society.
Professor wins award in landscape architecture (06/07/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
A veteran Mississippi State administrator and teacher is being honored with the highest honor bestowed upon a landscape architect by the field's national professional association.
President to broaden student recruitment efforts (06/07/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
With the land-grant institution's strategic planning effort nearing completion, Mississippi State President Robert H. "Doc" Foglesong said the university will be consolidating faculty, staff and alumni activities to more effectively focus on student recruitment.
MSU president launches webcast 'chats' (06/06/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
As a forum for discussing key initiatives and issues of interest to the university, Mississippi State University President Robert H. "Doc" Foglesong is beginning a series of periodic webcasts.
Ray assuming economic leadership role (06/06/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A 19-year administrator at Mississippi State is assuming a leadership role in the university's efforts to support local and state economic development.
Engineering graduate receives $10,000 fellowship (06/06/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
New Mississippi State civil engineering graduate Kyle A. Frazier of Madison is receiving a nationally prestigious $10,000 fellowship to pursue advanced studies in his chosen field.
Students' inventory system could save time, money (06/05/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Two spring graduates of Mississippi State's computer science and engineering program are designers of a wireless, graphics-based inventory system that could save businesses a lot of time and money.
Prof helps supervise international placement exams (06/02/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
A Mississippi State biological sciences professor is among distinguished scholars nationwide who will plan, develop and approve exams of the international 2006 College Board Advanced Placement Program.
ADVISORY: Groundbreaking for engineering building (06/01/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
University officials and guests will break ground Tuesday [June 6] for a new facility adjacent to the McCarthy Gymnasium that will house Mississippi State's agricultural and biological engineering department.
Professor named fellow of engineering ed society (05/31/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
A longtime Mississippi State mechanical engineering professor is a new Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education.
Aerospace engineering students win in competition (05/30/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Nearly a dozen Mississippi State engineering students are 2006 award winners in a Southeast regional competition of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
22nd annual Piano Showcase plays out next month (05/25/2006) Writer: Dustin Barnes
Mississippi State University again is tuning up to host its annual Mississippi Piano Showcase.
Research universities will share EPSCoR grant (05/24/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State University and the state's three other doctoral-granting institutions are sharing more than $6.7 million in external funding to help make them more nationally competitive in the computational sciences.
Educator, alumni and local librarian produce book (05/23/2006) Writer: Dustin Barnes
The collaborative effort among a Mississippi State education professor, Columbus librarian and two alumni of the university is a new addition to the world of children's literature.
Forestry movers, shakers to star at equipment show (05/22/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
STARKVILLE, Miss.--Machines and technology that keep the South's forest industry booming will be on display June 2 and 3 at the 2006 Mid-South Forestry Equipment Show.
Engineering administrator appointed to committee (05/22/2006) Writer: Dustin Barnes
A top administrator in Mississippi State's Bagley College of Engineering now will have more opportunities to assist minority students on the nation's college and university campuses.
New position latest highlight in engineer's career (05/19/2006) Writer: Dustin Barnes
A Mississippi State civil engineer can add yet another major entry to an already impressive résumé: chair of the American Society for Testing and Materials' Committee on Road and Paving Materials.
Education honor society taps local students (05/19/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
More than 100 academically achieving juniors, seniors and graduate students in Mississippi State's College of Education are new members of the university chapter of Kappa Delta Pi honor society.
Hybrid vehicle may get 35 miles per gallon of gas (05/17/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State engineering majors are transforming a 2005 sport utility vehicle into a diesel-electric hybrid automobile they hope will get 35 miles to a gallon of gas when it's ready to roll.
MSU sports turf managers hooked on grass (05/17/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Bart Prather and Charles Brunetti are hooked on grass--but don't call the law! It's a big plus for the athletic fields at Mississippi State.
Teams finish 1-2 in computer software programming (05/15/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State student teams won the top two places in an interstate computer software programming competition hosted recently by the department of computer science and engineering.
Wicker, Lott remember Sonny, help launch new grads (05/15/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
During separate commencement remarks Saturday [May 13] at Mississippi State, two members of Mississippi's congressional delegation praised the life of their late colleague and prominent alumnus of the university who died Friday.
New MSU leadership program to honor 'Mr. Veteran' (05/12/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A new student leadership development program at Mississippi State will honor alumnus G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery, university President Robert H. "Doc" Foglesong announced Friday [May 12].
Foglesong rolls out MSU 'Promise' awards (05/11/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Mississippi State President Robert H. "Doc" Foglesong announced Thursday a new university initiative to provide support for incoming freshmen whose family incomes can't accommodate rising tuition.
Workshop to expose educators to industrial sites (05/11/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Nearly 50 educators from at least seven states are scheduled to gather at Mississippi State June 8 for a three-week workshop that will expose them to real-world work experiences at several major industrial sites.
Wicker, Foglesong to test-drive hybrid car (05/10/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Congressman Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Mississippi State President Robert H. "Doc" Foglesong are expected to be on hand at approximately 11:30 a.m. Saturday [May 13] to test-drive a hybrid car developed by a team of engineering majors.
Mechanical engineering students win scholarships (05/10/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Five Mississippi State mechanical engineering majors are receiving scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,000 from the American Foundry Society, an international organization of about 13,000 members in 47 countries.
Engineering student wins fellowship worth $17,500 (05/09/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
A talented Mississippi State graduate student in mechanical engineering is receiving a 2006-07 Mississippi Space Grant Consortium fellowship worth $17,500.
Institute inviting teachers to make connection (05/09/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
June 1 is the registration deadline for a Mississippi State conference later that month focusing on methods to improve K-12 class outcomes.
Ingram will be featured concerto soloist (05/08/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State senior Katie M. Ingram of West Point will be featured concerto soloist for the Starkville Symphony Orchestra during the 2006-07 performance season.
Shim wins MSU's prestigious Powe research award (05/05/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
A Mississippi State authority on digital multimedia broadcasting is the winner of the university's 2006 Ralph E. Powe Research Excellence Award.
Bird habitats clearly in our 'fields' of vision (05/05/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Privately owned Southeastern forests and farmlands that produce food and fiber products for growing global markets also can provide essential habitats for grassland birds and hundreds of other wildlife species.
Computer security majors earn scholarships (05/05/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Nearly a dozen Mississippi State students pursuing careers in computer security are receiving full nationally competitive scholarships for the 2006-07 academic year.
Panhellenic organization, leader receive honors (05/05/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The governing body for all Mississippi State sororities is the winner of three of four top honors given during regional competition in Atlanta, Ga.
Jerilyn Belle earns Sigma Xi award (05/04/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State biological sciences doctoral student Jerilyn J. Belle of Aberdeen is the 2006 recipient of the Outstanding Graduate Student Award given by the university's Sigma Xi chapter.
Cameron Man elected to academy of fellows (05/04/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
A Mississippi State professor and department head is a member of the inaugural class of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture Academy of Fellows.
Sarnowska honored as Phi Kappa Phi Scholar (05/03/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Graduating Mississippi State senior Karolina A. Sarnowska of Diamondhead is receiving a $2,000 scholarship from the nation's oldest and largest honor society.
Smoking at home threatens children (05/03/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
While a growing majority of Americans favor smoking restrictions in public places, many adults still expose their children to significant health risks by puffing tobacco at home, a Mississippi State University researcher reports.
Authority on India to speak in Jackson (05/02/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A former United States diplomat who now is an international authority on India and South Asia will be the May 12 featured speaker at Jackson's Executive Lecture Forum.
Employees chosen for academic advising awards (05/02/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State employees again are being honored with top awards from the National Academic Advising Association.
Rajala will head engineering department (05/02/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
A longtime administrator at North Carolina State University will succeed retiring James C. Harden as head of the electrical and computer engineering department at Mississippi State later in the year.
Ceremony Thursday to honor Mfanya Tryman (05/01/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A public ceremony dedicating a tree and bench in memory of a late Mississippi State University political scientist will be held Thursday [May 4] at Bowen Hall.
Admin vp named to regional business officers board (05/01/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
The vice president for finance and administration at Mississippi State is a newly appointed board member of the Southern Association of College and Business Officers.
Horstemeyer new fellow of national society (05/01/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State mechanical engineering professor Mark F. Horstemeyer is a newly appointed fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Educator honored for counseling achievements (04/28/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Gary O. "Neil" Parker of Hattiesburg is receiving the 2006 Counselor of the Year Award from a prominent Mississippi State student leadership group.
Students receive research forum awards (04/28/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Three Mississippi State students are being recognized for outstanding research activities during the 2005-06 school year.
Students certified as ASQ Six Sigma Black Belts (04/27/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Two Mississippi State master's-degree students and two university graduates are newly certified as American Society for Quality Six Sigma Black Belts.
Presidential, Schillig awards going to 10 seniors (04/27/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Nine Mississippi State students and one from Louisiana are receiving Mississippi State's top scholarships for the 2006-07 school year.
Foglesong named to joint POW/MIA commission (04/26/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
President George W. Bush is announcing his intention to designate Mississippi State President Robert H. "Doc" Foglesong as a member of the U.S.-Russia Joint Commission on POW/MIAs.
MSU group offers help for Fido (04/26/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
As part of the National Pet Week observance, a Mississippi State student organization will sponsor a dog wash May 13 in Starkville.
Physical education majors receive scholarships (04/26/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Three Mississippi State physical education majors are receiving annual scholarships recognizing outstanding achievements in the university's department of kinesiology.
President Foglesong begins strategic planning (04/24/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
After completing his first weeks talking with Mississippi State students, faculty and staff, new university President Robert H. "Doc" Foglesong is beginning a strategic planning initiative.
Business education honor society ranked nationally (04/24/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State's business education honor society finished third in national competition this year, marking the 10th straight year of a top-10 ranking among university chapters across the country.
'Rent' star Anthony Rapp to speak (04/21/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The young actor best known for originating the role of "Mark Cohen" in the award-winning rock opera "Rent" will discuss his work and career Tuesday [April 25] at Mississippi State.
Musicians to be featured at Drill Field event (04/21/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State's Symphonic Band presents an open-air concert Thursday [April 27] on the university's historic Drill Field.
Members of Engineering with new textbooks (04/21/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Members of Mississippi State's Bagley College of Engineering with new textbooks include (l-r) Ray Vaughn, co-author of "Enterprise Information Systems Assurance and System Security: Managerial and Technical Issues" (Idea Group Pub.); Pat Fitzpatrick, author of "Hurricanes: A Reference Handbook, Second Edition" (ABC-CLIO Inc.); and Rand German, who wrote "AZ of Powder Metallurgy" (Elsevier Advanced Technology).
Museum: Cultural history via musical instruments (04/21/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Providing both an auditory and visual journey over more than a century of American culture, a recently opened Mississippi State archive traces musical eras from ragtime staples through the show tunes of Irving Berlin.
Honors college announces top awards for 2005-06 (04/21/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Seven students and a faculty member are being recognized for outstanding achievements by the Shackouls Honors College at Mississippi State.
Roger King receives first Trotter Leadership Award (04/20/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State professor and administrator Roger L. King is the first recipient of the J. Donald Trotter Leadership Award for distinguished service in electrical and computer engineering.
Student chosen for national post (04/20/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississipi State junior Jeffrey R. Orkin of Jackson is a newly elected student representative to the American Society of Landscape Architects' board of trustees.
Engineering student honored by society (04/20/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
A Mississippi State graduate student in industrial and systems engineering is the winner of an international professional society's 2006 Student Award for Excellence.
Fraternity announces blood drive next week (04/19/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Members of the Kappa Alpha Order at Mississippi State will sponsor a blood drive Wednesday and Thursday [April 26 and 27] on campus.
Wicker, Lott to lead MSU graduation programs (04/19/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Two veteran Republican members of the Mississippi congressional delegation will address Mississippi State graduates next month during the university's spring graduations.
Traveling USAF ensemble to hit high 'Note' (04/18/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
"Airmen of Note," the premier jazz ensemble of the U.S. Air Force, will be featured during a May 2 concert at Mississippi State University.
Dates set for insurance institute for teachers (04/18/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
For the third consecutive year, Mississippi State is offering a special summer program on campus to help high school teachers better educate students about the subjects of risk management and insurance.
'Green thumb' alert: MSU plant sale to be held (04/17/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The annual spring plant sale of Mississippi State's Horticulture Club will be held Friday and Saturday [April 21 and 22].
Faculty members named national teaching fellows (04/17/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Three faculty members in Mississippi State's biological sciences department are newly designated National Academies teaching fellows in recognition of innovative classroom techniques that foster effective undergraduate learning.
Ark. novelist featured at English department event (04/17/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Arkansas native Trenton Lee Stewart, whose debut novel "Flood Summer" was published last year, reads from his work Thursday [April 20] at Mississippi State.
MSU to dedicate cheese store in memory of Cardwell (04/17/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Following its move to new quarters last fall, a popular section of MAFES Sales Store at Mississippi State now is getting a new name.
Former professor to lead Carlton Owen lecture (04/13/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A retired Mississippi State biology professor who now teaches in Florida will be featured April 24 as part of the university's ongoing Carlton N. Owen Lecture Series.
Student chapter of chemical society tops in state (04/13/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
The Mississippi State student affiliate of a national chemical society is the organization's outstanding Mississippi chapter.
MSU announces June student orientation dates (04/13/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Freshmen and transfer students enrolling this fall at Mississippi State should be making plans to attend one of the university's six summer orientation sessions.
Generous donation by alumnus funds honors college (04/11/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A $10 million gift by a 1972 Mississippi State graduate and his wife will endow an honors college at the university.
New herbarium reflects knowledge of its creator (04/10/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Alexis Londo is a mother of two, doctoral-degree candidate and research associate at Mississippi State University. But, wait, there's more--much more.
Expert on secondhand smoke gets appointment (04/07/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
A Mississippi State researcher and leading authority on secondhand smoke is a new appointee to a prestigious, Chicago-based research center of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Faculty honored at 2006 Faculty Awards Program (04/06/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
During Mississippi State's 2006 Faculty Awards and Recognition Program Wednesday, three faculty members received university-wide honors.
Chris Clifford returns to MSU as finance officer (04/06/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A former Starkville resident and Mississippi State accounting graduate is returning as the university's budget and finance director.
National Academies members joining faculty ranks (04/06/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Two widely recognized scholars and members of the prestigious National Academies are joining the faculty ranks at Mississippi State University.
MSU Easter egg hunt to be held Monday (04/05/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The annual Easter Egg hunt for the children of Mississippi State University employees will be held Monday [April 10] on the President's Home lawn.
Putting pieces together after Hurricane Katrina (04/05/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Putting the pieces of a puzzle together was--especially for some young refugees from last summer's devastating hurricanes--a not-so-puzzling, therapeutic Odyssey toward putting the pieces of their lives back together.
"Design Discovery" camp offered by Architecture (04/05/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
An eight-day summer workshop at Mississippi State will help prospective students begin to prepare for careers in architecture.
Community invited to farewell reception for Lees (04/04/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Members of the Starkville community are invited to join Mississippi State faculty, staff and students Tuesday [April 11] at a public reception honoring university president and first lady Charles and Pat Lee, who officially retire April 15.
Noel Schulz named to board of global organization (04/04/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
A Mississippi State faculty member is serving a three-year term on an editorial board that reviews and approves media policies for the global Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Speakers, art highlight 'Between Fences' (04/03/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A series of lectures about cultural history and fences, as well as a collection by state artists, will be featured as part of a national exhibit at Mississippi State through April 25.
Graduating MSU artists featured in student exhibit (04/03/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Five Mississippi State seniors scheduled to graduate next month in fine arts will exhibit their best works at the university's McComas Hall Gallery.
Student heads Southeastern Interfraternity Council (04/03/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State sophomore George R. Harris of Senatobia is the new president of the Southeastern Interfraternity Conference, which encompasses the governing bodies of Greek-letter social fraternities at colleges and universities in 10 states.
MSU to break ground on newest 'front lawn' (03/31/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
During April 8 public activities at Mississippi State, student and university officials will break ground on a new park-like gathering area to be known as "The Junction."
Alabama junior receives major panhellenic honor (03/31/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A Mississippi State junior from Oneonta, Ala., is receiving a top scholarship from the National Panhellenic Conference Foundation.
MSU administrator honored (03/31/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
William Person of Mississippi State is receiving the state's 2006 Black Educator of the Year Award.
SeverCorr examined during Leo Seal speaker series (03/30/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
The concept, financing and construction details involved in a state-of-the-art Lowndes County steel mill will be the subject of three separate lectures over the next two weeks at Mississippi State.
Communication major helps CBS Sports at Final Four (03/30/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State sports communication major John J. Gwin currently is in Indianapolis, Ind., working the 2006 NCAA men's Final Four basketball tournament.
Research featured in science institute event (03/30/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
An April 13 event sponsored by Mississippi State's Institute for Neurocognitive Science and Technology will feature faculty-directed research projects by undergraduate, master's and doctoral-level students.
Accounting grads lead state in CPA exam results (03/30/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Based on the latest published results, Mississippi State accounting graduates lead the state in pass rates for the certified public accounting examination.
Researchers begin Sardis Reservoir angler survey (03/30/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
According to a 2001 federal survey, more than $210 million is spent each year on fishing-related activities in Mississippi by some 586,000 anglers.
Students wanted by the FBI--but it's a good thing (03/29/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State students are wanted by the FBI--but it's a good thing.
Students capture Southern floral design honors (03/29/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Four Mississippi State seniors are top winners in regional floral design competition.
Award-winning poet, author to read at MSU (03/29/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Chicago native Edward Hirsch, author of six books of poetry, will present selections from his work during an April 11 public program at Mississippi State.
NASA director discusses solar system exploration (03/27/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
The head of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration told a Mississippi State gathering Monday Americans overwhelmingly support U.S. plans to return to the moon and explore the solar system beyond.
Graduate research event to feature CAVS director (03/27/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
The director of Mississippi State's Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems will be the guest speaker for a Friday [March 31] event focused on graduate research.
MSU to expand Cochran Research Park start-ups (03/24/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A planned expansion of a Starkville-Mississippi State research park, along with a more efficient use of its existing space, will position the Golden Triangle as a leader in recruiting high-technology industries, retiring university President Charles Lee said Friday.
Architecture helps plan new East Biloxi (03/24/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State architecture faculty and students are using a $300,000 federal grant to help displaced Gulf Coast residents rebuild and resettle hurricane-splintered neighborhoods of East Biloxi.
Dick Waterman to discuss, illustrate 'the blues' (03/24/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
An internationally known blues photographer and author will discuss his legendary career and display some of his famous images during an April 4 public program at Mississippi State University.
Super Bulldog Weekend to kick off with super party (03/23/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A weekend of activities often described as "spring homecoming" at Mississippi State will feature a new event this year sponsored by the university's alumni association.
Rankin student named 10th MSU Goldwater Scholar (03/23/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A computer engineering major with a perfect 4.0 grade-point average is Mississippi State's latest Barry M. Goldwater Scholar.
Children's author, noted speaker to keynote event (03/23/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A Jackson-based author of children's books will lead a series of April 6 activities at Mississippi State during the university's annual Children's Reading Conference.
Geosciences head named president of association (03/23/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State University geosciences department head Darrel Schmitz is the new president of the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists.
Intercultural festival Saturday to showcase India (03/22/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
An intercultural festival on the Mississippi State campus Saturday evening [March 25] will showcase the nation of India.
Stealth security engineer launches lecture series (03/22/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
The senior security engineer for the U.S. Air Force's F-22 stealth fighter project will speak Monday [March 27] at Mississippi State.
MSU to break ground for new music facility (03/22/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Mississippi State breaks ground April 7 for a new, much-anticipated 18,000-square-foot university band and choral rehearsal hall.
Brazilian Music Festival to feature faculty (03/22/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
An April 1 public concert at Mississippi State will feature the rhythms and music of Brazil.
MSU announces Super Bulldog Weekend class reunions (03/21/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Graduates of Mississippi State's classes of 1941, 1946, 1951, 1956, and 1981 will be recognized April 7 and 8 during the university's 2006 Super Bulldog Weekend.
MSU to help develop research database for NASA (03/21/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State will use a $9.6 million federal grant to help NASA develop a stronger and more accessible Earth science research database for use by a wide variety of U.S. governmental agencies.
Video game study brings honors to researcher (03/21/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A new faculty member at Mississippi State University will receive major recognitions in coming months for his research into the potential relationships between video games and violence.
Musical comedy to be performed by students (03/20/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
''A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum'' will be performed at 7:30 p.m. April 6-8 at Mississippi State's McComas Hall theater.
NASA administrator to launch distinguished lecture (03/17/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
The head of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration will inaugurate a new distinguished lecture series at Mississippi State University.
Greenwood joins committee of study-abroad program (03/17/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State industrial engineering professor Allen Greenwood is a newly elected member of the Global Engineering Education Exchange's executive committee.
Scanes named to Oak Ridge Associated Univ. board (03/17/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State research vice president Colin G. Scanes is a new board member of the Oak Ridge Associated Universities, a consortium of nearly 100 doctoral-granting member institutions across the country.
Biological sciences award to honor professor (03/16/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A new student travel scholarship fund being established at Mississippi State will honor a longtime biological sciences faculty member who now is a professor emeritus.
IE name change reflects modern engineering trends (03/16/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State's industrial engineering department is being renamed the department of industrial and systems engineering to better reflect modern program trends within the profession.
Art exhibition featuring works of Rodger Roundy (03/16/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Paintings by a Yale-educated artist now living in New Haven, Conn., are on exhibit at Mississippi State through March 31.
Institute uses digital biology to improve health (03/15/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
A new institute at Mississippi State will merge traditional strengths in engineering and biology to help solve global problems related to human health, nutrition, food safety, bio-security, and agricultural production.
Honored by retired MSU faculty (03/14/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Four Mississippi State students are being honored by the university's Association of Retired Faculty.
Study reveals wild side of famous military park (03/13/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Thousands of annual visitors to the Vicksburg National Military Park walk and drive through the riverside scene of a pivotal Civil War battle. Most remain, however, within the well-manicured areas that surround most monuments, artillery emplacements and other key points of the great struggle.
'Mozart and Movies' to be featured in concert (03/10/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Amadeus again meets Hollywood during a March 25 concert to be presented by the Starkville/Mississippi State Symphony.
Street construction to move ahead during break (03/10/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Taking advantage of reduced traffic during Mississippi State's March 11-19 spring break, university officials said work crews will move ahead with several street construction projects now under way.
Pre-Law Society selects 'Ocean State' jurist (03/09/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Rhode Island's top judicial officer is receiving the Distinguished Jurist Award given at Mississippi State each spring for the past 29 years.
Percussion concludes 2005-06 Lyceum Series (03/09/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A Canadian ensemble performing on instruments of industrial scrap is bringing its dramatic "action-percussion" show to Mississippi State University.
Present-day human trafficking to be examined (03/09/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
The author of the Pulitzer Prize-nominated book on modern slavery will speak March 23 at Mississippi State University.
MEDIA REMINDER: CAVS Showcase on tap tomorrow (03/08/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Business and industry leaders from Mississippi and neighboring states will get a first-hand look at Mississippi State's Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems Thursday [March 9] during a special 8 a.m.-5 p.m. university showcase.
Students providing daily blog on SEC tournament (03/08/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Two graduate students in the Mississippi State University kinesiology department are providing a daily blog on the Southeastern Conference men's basketball tournament taking place Thursday-Sunday [March 9-12].
Gloria Steinem to keynote MSU Women's Month (03/08/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Political activist and feminist Gloria Steinem will be the keynote speaker for Mississippi State's March 21 observance of Women's History Month. The 7 p.m. public program in the Colvard Union ballroom is sponsored by the university's Holmes Cultural Diversity Center, University Honors Program and Women's Studies program. "Women: Builders of Communities and Dreams" will be Steinem's topic.
Kelley Williams delivers Hunter Henry Lecture (03/07/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
The former chief executive officer of First Mississippi Corp./Chemfirst Inc. speaks today [March 7] at Mississippi State as the 2006 Hunter Henry Lecturer in Chemical Engineering.
Engineering student's research paper wins award (03/07/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
A Mississippi State chemical engineering doctoral student from Cordova, Tenn., is being recognized by a national organization for his research paper on alternative energy sources.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Youth basketball skills tested (03/06/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
In an effort to promote physical activity as means to good health, prospective teachers and coaches in a test-and-measure class taught by Mississippi State kinesiology professor Paul Rukavina will assess students' basketball skills at Starkville's Armstrong Middle School Thursday [March 9] starting at 8 a.m.
Students injured while working on team project (03/03/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Two Mississippi State students injured Thursday night [March 2] while working on a special team project are expected to return to their studies Monday morning.
New MSU police leaders make school history (03/03/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Georgia B. Lindley, who has been assistant chief since 2000 and interim chief since June, is being named formally as the Mississippi State University Police Department's top officer.
Wade siblings honor late brother with scholarship (03/03/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A new endowed scholarship established at Mississippi State is a memorial by his sisters to former Starkville businessman Clyde Patrick "Pat" Wade.
Engineering students win Air Force internships (03/03/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Two Mississippi State electrical engineering majors are among only 32 students nationwide selected for a prestigious summer internship program of the U.S. Air Force.
Black legislative gains traced by researchers (03/02/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A new book edited by a veteran Mississippi State political scientist and a former university colleague casts some highly trained academic eyes on the dramatic growth of African-American representation in Southern state legislatures.
MSU Game Day Web site up for Super Bulldog Weekend (03/01/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
In advance of Mississippi State's annual Super Bulldog Weekend early next month, the university is re-activing its popular Game Day Web site.
Poster focuses on transportation disruptions (02/28/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
A Mississippi State graduate engineering student is an award winner for his visual display explaining how natural disasters or terrorist attacks might disrupt the nation's highway transportation system.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Pacific terror threats get focus (02/28/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State will be host next week to an assembly of current and former government officials and international security experts from the Asia-Pacific region. They are coming to campus Wednesday and Thursday [March 8 and 9] to discuss potential terror threats, particularly as they relate to the vital Strait of Malacca that links the Pacific and Indian oceans.
MEDIA ADVISORY: 'Congress to Campus' coming to MSU (02/27/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Next week, Mississippi State's John C. Stennis Institute of Government and the Starkville-based Stennis Center for Public Service are jointly sponsoring a special career education program for interested students at the university.
Profs extend classrooms with podcasting (02/27/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Starkville resident Vicki Brown is a fulltime employee, a mother--and a Mississippi State student.
Planners propose 'coastal paradise' for beachfront (02/24/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Thoughtful, long-term planning today could transform the hurricane-battered Mississippi Gulf Coast of tomorrow into an environmentally friendly "coastal paradise" or "Central Park of the Deep South."
U.S. manufacturing key topic for CAVS Showcase (02/24/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Rupy Sawhney believes U.S. manufacturers must sell value and not just a product if they expect to keep pace with consumer demands in a dynamic and increasingly competitive global marketplace.
Business-ed partnerships topic of workshop (02/23/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Bridging the gap between education and business and industry to strengthen the nation's future workforce is the topic of a Jackson workshop Monday [Feb. 27].
Insurance Day to focus on Katrina, related issues (02/23/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Not surprisingly, Hurricane Katrina will receive a good share of attention next month when Mississippi State holds its 19th annual Insurance Day gathering.
MSU, Air Force partner to provide scholarships (02/23/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State is partnering with the U.S. Air Force to provide scholarships for incoming freshmen in the university's electrical and computer engineering department.
Faculty honored with Jefcoat Advising Awards (02/22/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Diane Daniels (second from left), a mathematics instructor on the Starkville campus, and Regena Clark, (second from right) academic advising coordinator for the Meridian campus, are receiving Mississippi State's 2006 Irvin Atley Jefcoat Excellence in Advising Awards.
Musicians to perform on campus, in D.C. (02/22/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State musicians Rosangela Y. Sebba and Michael Huff will give three public recitals next month, including one at the university and two in the nation's capital.
MSU capturing state profiles in handy reference (02/22/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The 38th annual edition of the popular Mississippi Statistical Abstract now is available from Mississippi State University.
Engineering college honors Distinguished Fellows (02/21/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State's James W. Bagley College of Engineering honors this week 10 alumni for career accomplishments and personal contributions to the engineering community.
'Spirit of State' award honors student life (02/21/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A recently created honor by the Division of Student Affairs at Mississippi State will recognize current students who have made significant contributions that improved the quality of university life.
Students score big in literary competition (02/20/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Mississippi State students are receiving four of the top 18 prizes awarded in competition with collegiate writers around the South.
Religious scholar to discuss 'next Christendom' (02/17/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A nationally recognized religious studies scholar who is a distinguished professor at Pennsylvania State University will present a public lecture Feb. 23 at Mississippi State University.
Camps will expose students to engineering, science (02/17/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State's Bagley College of Engineering will host an array of camps this summer geared toward K-12 students interested in engineering, science and technology.
Physics students garner national outreach award (02/17/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A science-focused campus organization at Mississippi State is receiving a national award from an affiliate of the American Institute of Physics.
Korea's Ahn Trio to peform for MSU's Lyceum Series (02/16/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Born in Seoul, Korea, and educated at the prestigious Juilliard School in New York, the Ahn Trio--sisters Maria, Lucia and Angella--will perform Feb. 28 as part of Mississippi State University's Lyceum Series.
Raspet lab developing UAV for battlefield (02/16/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State's Raspet Flight Research Laboratory is developing an ultra-light, long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle designed to improve U.S. surveillance and communication capabilities for battlefield and border-patrol operations.
Local students in Mississippi State Who's Who (02/16/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Some 30 Mississippi State students are included in the 2005-06 edition of Who's Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges.
Student group announces Shamrock Week activities (02/16/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Kappa Delta social sorority at Mississippi State University is organizing a series of fund-raising activities Feb. 27-March 4 as part of its 24th annual Shamrock Week observance.
Geuder named director of university relations (02/15/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
West Point native Maridith W. Geuder is being named officially as director of the campus department responsible for the land-grant institutions' public relations and marketing missions.
MSU to celebrate 128th birthday (02/14/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Birthday cake, barbecue sandwiches, Mississippi State ice cream, and entertainment will combine Feb. 28 to help commemorate the university's 128th birthday.
Computer security expert to speak on campus (02/14/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
A speaker next week at Mississippi State will discuss potential computer security vulnerabilities the United States and other countries might face by sharing simulation software during a joint military operation.
Report analyzes rules for prescribed forest burns (02/14/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
With spring approaching, prescribed fires will be used extensively to reduce wildfire risks across Mississippi.
Student mussels her way to national research award (02/13/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
If you see a female archaeology major with mussels on the Mississippi State campus these days, it might be Sarah Mistak.
Prof named to national ag advisory committee (02/10/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A widely recognized Mississippi State University sociologist is a new member of a national committee advising the U.S. agriculture secretary.
Engineers help launch armored vehicle plant (02/09/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State engineers are providing vital support in the design and start-up of a new West Point industry that soon will begin manufacturing cabs for armored vehicles.
Whitehead Memorials at MSU (02/09/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The estate of late Tupelo residents J.C. and Mary Yates Whitehead is creating a memorial to the couple at Mississippi State. Family members recently gave $175,000 to the university's College of Business and Industry to create the Whitehead Endowed Room in McCool Hall--home of the college--and the Whitehead Endowed Scholarship Program.
Engineering faculty to join Academy of Fellows (02/08/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Three Mississippi State faculty members will be inducted Friday [Feb. 10] into the Bagley College of Engineering's Academy of Fellows.
MSU helping balance nature, military readiness (02/07/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
When the petite blonde researcher from Mississippi State speaks, even heavy artillery and tank commanders listen.
Three from MSU performing at music conference (02/06/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Two junior music majors and a faculty member at Mississippi State are being featured this week during a regional conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Seminars to focus on design, livability of cities (02/06/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Two separate but related conferences next week at Mississippi State will help elected officials explore ways of improving the design and livability of their cities, particularly in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
MSU posts 'significant' gain in endowment ranking (02/02/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
In its annual survey of the endowment rankings for more than 740 institutions, a national organization is ranking Mississippi State 35th in the percentage of increase from the previous year.
Polk wins Richard Wright Literary Excellence Award (02/02/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State English professor and scholar Noel Polk is a 2006 winner of the Richard Wright Literary Excellence Award.
Florida alum, wife give boost to honors program (02/01/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A major gift to Mississippi State from a Florida couple will establish a guest lecture series designed to enhance one of the region's oldest and largest honors programs.
Coach Carter to keynote Black History Month (02/01/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
The basketball coach whose controversial leadership of a California high school basketball team earned national attention will keynote the Black History Month observance at Mississippi State.
MSU to welcome guitar virtuosos in Feb. (01/31/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A statewide guitar festival at Mississippi State is bringing together national artists, leading state performers and students for competition, master classes and concerts.
National Players to bring 'Dracula' to MSU stage (01/31/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
The nation's longest running classical touring company will perform an adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic vampire novel Tuesday [Feb. 7] at Mississippi State.
MSU rolls out maroon carpet for alumni leaders (01/31/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Some 150 officers and other representatives of the Mississippi State University Alumni Association from around the country are gathering on campus Friday and Saturday [Feb. 3 and 4] for the organization's 2006 leadership conference.
New name for MSU research center (01/30/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State is changing the name of a major research center to reflect its expanding role as a developer of clean energy systems and catalyst for state economic advancement.
Local students in leading honor society at MSU (01/30/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Some 260 students are newly inducted members in the Mississippi State University chapter of the nation's leading higher education honor society.
Olsens providing space emphasis in engineering (01/27/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Husband-and-wife professors Greg and Carrie Olsen are using their engineering know-how and NASA work experience to help guide Mississippi State to a deeper focus on space exploration, spacecraft design and mission control.
Class attendance, behaviors predict grades (01/26/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A Mississippi State program founded in 1998 continues its support and research efforts to boost the academic success of freshmen enrolled at the university.
MSU included among 'best value' public colleges (01/25/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State again is among the "100 Best Values in Public Colleges" in Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine.
MEDIA ADVISORY: UT athletics director to speak (01/24/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
University of Tennessee Athletics Director Mike Hamilton visits with Mississippi State students Wednesday [Jan. 25], starting at 3:30 p.m., in the Joe Frank Sanderson Recreation Center conference room. The center is located just east of Humphrey Coliseum.
Workshop to focus on Katrina rebuilding (01/20/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State's department of landscape architecture is partnering with Denver, Colo.-based Design Workshop Inc. to conduct a week-long student exploration into South Mississippi reconstruction issues stemming from Hurricane Katrina.
Ag leader, journalist adds to MSU collections (01/20/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A World War II-era Mississippi State graduate who went on to successful careers in farm management and journalism is donating a collection of his photographs and slides to the university's library archives.
Top Cuban pianist to present concert, lead class (01/18/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A Cuban musician much-honored in his native country and throughout the Americas will present a Jan. 27 public concert at Mississippi State.
Architecture major chosen for national post (01/17/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A Mississippi State University senior from Jackson is the new vice president of the American Institute of Architecture Students.
Military technology transfer to be examined (01/13/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A key administrator with a major branch of the Smithsonian Institution will speak Jan. 31 at Mississippi State.
Analyst Cook to report on U.S. politics at program (01/13/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
One of the nation's leading authorities on elections and political trends will share some his latest findings during a Feb. 2 public program at Mississippi State.
Art students helping Mississippi rebuild (01/11/2006) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Inundated by images of destruction and overwhelming need following Hurricane Katrina, a class of Mississippi State graphic design majors decided to use their skills to create an image of hope.
MSU focusing on hearing, vision problems of aging (01/09/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
A team of Mississippi State researchers will discuss the preliminary results of an ongoing five-year study of hearing and vision problems faced by aging Americans during an upcoming national conference.
Ga. Tech scholar new head of chemical eng. school (01/06/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
Former longtime Georgia Tech professor and research administrator Mark G. White is the new director of Mississippi State's Dave C. Swalm School of Chemical Engineering.
Honored work by prof to be featured at conference (01/06/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Some 80 literary educators and other lovers of the language arts are expected to attend the annual conference of the Mississippi Philological Association.
MSU offers replacement of diplomas lost to Katrina (01/05/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State graduates whose university diplomas were destroyed or swept away by Hurricane Katrina may receive a replacement at no cost.
Prof, student recognized by entomological society (01/04/2006) Writer: Phil Hearn
A longtime adjunct faculty member and a graduate student in Mississippi State's department of entomology and plant pathology are recent selections for special recognition by a national professional organization.
JCS officer to discuss terror war strategy (01/03/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The Joint Chiefs of Staff's vice director for strategic plans and policy will be the featured speaker Jan. 12 for the first 2006 program of Jackson's Executive Lecture Forum.
Texas university head to lead local MLK program (01/02/2006) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Priscilla Dean Slade will be the featured speaker Jan. 16 for Mississippi State University's observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. national holiday.