News Article Archive
2011 Press Releases:
Christmastime display called 'labor of love' (12/20/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
Earlier this month before Mississippi State students finished final exams and headed home for the holidays, something special at the university's Mitchell Memorial Library was reminding them that Christmastime was here.
MSU collaborative research grants in second year (12/19/2011) Writer: Jim Laird
A mini-grant program funded by the Office of Research and Economic Development at Mississippi State is back for a second year after a productive launch to the program last fall.
MSU faculty member honored for research (12/16/2011) Writer: Margaret Kovar
The Centers for Disease Control estimates that each year some 48 million Americans get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die from foodborne diseases.
MSU AFROTC grads commissioned aboard C-17 (12/15/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
Three December Mississippi State graduates of the university's Air Force ROTC program are new second lieutenants, but their recent commissioning represented a departure from the traditional campus setting.
14 graduate from MSU staff development program (12/15/2011) Writer: Jim Laird
More than a dozen Mississippi State staff members are graduates of the university's 2011 Learning Experience for Aspiring Professionals.
Elementary students recognized at MSU reception (12/14/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
Students from L.C. Hatcher Elementary School in George County and North Pontotoc Elementary School in Pontotoc County are winners of an art competition in conjunction with Mississippi State's Maroon Edition First-Year Reading Experience.
MSU gets $3.7M grant to aid high-need schools (12/13/2011) Writer: Margaret Kovar
A major U.S. Department of Education award to Mississippi State's College of Education will aid in recruiting and training new middle school teachers from some of the state's poorest, most rural areas.
Jurist, historian helps send off MSU graduates (12/09/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
Young professionals are entering the workforce at a time when a distressed economy and the War on Terror mean challenges are inherent for a new generation of leaders, a nationally prominent judge and historical scholar told Mississippi State graduates Friday night [Dec. 9].
Historian gives fresh look at civil rights martyr (12/09/2011) Writer: Margaret Kovar
Mississippi State faculty member Michael V. Williams is the author of a new book profiling civil rights icon Medgar Wiley Evers.
Food science major first selection for state honor (12/08/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
A Nigeria native studying at Mississippi State is receiving the inaugural honor from a new education consortium working to make Mississippi a premier academic destination for international students.
MSU names Alumni Delegate Officers (12/07/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
Leading the Alumni Delegates of the Mississippi State University Alumni Association for 2012 are (l-r) John B. Guyton of Starkville, president; Claire Faccini of Moss Point, vice president for public relations; Rivers Uithoven of Brandon, secretary; and Jacob T. Kent of Tupelo, vice president for education. Founded in 1980, Alumni Delegates serve as liaisons between the 131-year-old land-grant institution and its more than 121,000 living graduates. (For more, visit www.alumni.msstate.edu/alumnidelegates.)
Students make Smithville rebuilding presentations (12/05/2011) Writer: Robbie S. Ward
The same day the town of Smithville joined together to light 16 Christmas trees honoring those who died in April's deadly tornado, a few residents visited the Mississippi State campus to collect ideas about the town's future.
Students named to elite MSU scholar organization (12/02/2011) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Twenty one Mississippi State seniors are new members of the university's Society of Scholars in the Arts and Sciences.
Noted judge, scholar delivers commencement address (12/01/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
A nationally prominent judge, historical scholar and author will deliver Mississippi State University's 2011 fall commencement address.
University Florist holds presentation, open house (11/30/2011) Writer: Robbie S. Ward
A Mississippi State floral designer will show trendy ways to decorate for the holidays Friday [Dec. 2] at the university's Chapel of Memories, part of the University Florist's open house.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Students show recovery ideas (11/30/2011) Writer: Robbie S. Ward
Architects, academics, government officials and residents of Smithville will spend Friday [Dec. 2] at Mississippi State, reviewing results of semester-long, student architectural and planning design projects for the community crippled by a massive April tornado.
MSU technology licensed for global energy market (11/29/2011) Writer: Robbie S. Ward
An innovative wastewater technology developed at Mississippi State is entering the international energy market as part of a licensing agreement with a Canadian company.
WMSV radio collects peanut butter for non-profit (11/28/2011) Writer: Margaret Kovar
Mississippi State's campus radio station, WMSV-FM 91.1, is holding a "Peanut Butter Radiothon" this weekend to aid a Columbus non-profit in sending a supply of the protein-packed food to Haiti.
MSU first family to lead city's Christmas parade (11/23/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
Mississippi State President Mark E. Keenum, university first lady Rhonda Keenum and their four children are this year's Grand Marshals of the Starkville Community Christmas Parade.
Paula Deen designer, MSU alum visits next week (11/22/2011) Writer: Harriet Laird
Mississippi State graduate Brandon Branch, design director for Paula Deen Inc., will visit the university Tuesday [Nov. 29].
Zimmerman joins engineering fundraising staff (11/22/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
Starkville native Paul S. Zimmerman is a new fundraiser for Mississippi State's James Worth Bagley College of Engineering.
Historian named Humanities Teacher of the Year (11/21/2011) Writer: Harriet Laird
Richard V. Damms is being recognized as the 2011 Humanities Teacher of the Year by Mississippi State's College of Arts and Sciences and the Mississippi Humanities Council.
Leopold selected Fellow of The Wildlife Society (11/21/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
The head of Mississippi State's wildlife, fisheries and aquaculture department is a new Fellow in The Wildlife Society.
Collins Speaker Series welcomes Lt. Gov.-elect (11/18/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
STARKVILLE, Miss.--Lt. Gov.-elect Tate Reeves will be featured Nov. 29 at Mississippi State's next Morris W.H. "Bill" Collins Speaker Series program.
Day One students have positive community impact (11/17/2011) Writer: Robbie S. Ward
When a group of five Mississippi State University freshmen visited Happy Start Learning Center in late August, the preschool on Highway 182 had about 20 books.
New, returning Tillman Military Scholars announced (11/16/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
For the third consecutive year, Mississippi State is awarding national Pat Tillman Military Scholarships on its campus.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Columbus pupils visit for GIS Day (11/15/2011) Writer: Robbie S. Ward
About 70 seventh- and eighth-graders from Columbus Middle School will spend Wednesday [Nov. 16] morning at Mississippi State, using geographic information systems to locate areas related to flooding, earthquakes and other severe weather.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Maroon Edition/Habitat dedication (11/11/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
Mississippi State and Starkville Area Habitat for Humanity volunteers and officials will dedicate the newly complete Maroon Edition Habitat for Humanity house at 4 p.m. Monday [Nov. 14].
Hear how 'things get better with age' next week (11/11/2011) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A well-known Georgia sociology teacher and researcher dubbed "Dr. Positive" by his students speaks Tuesday [Nov. 15] at Mississippi State.
First book by MSU historian examines segregation (11/11/2011) Writer: Margaret Kovar
Mississippi State faculty member Jason Morgan Ward is the author of a new book examining 20th century Southern segregation and race-based politics.
Chinese artist's first solo U.S. exhibit at MSU (11/10/2011) Writer: Margaret Kovar
Beginning Monday [Nov. 14], Chinese artist Jiatian Li visits Mississippi State to exhibit his work and give painting demonstrations as part of the International Education Week observance.
Egg Ball 2011 to serve up fun, child assistance (11/09/2011) Writer: Harriet Laird
A variety of auction items will be available for purchase Nov. 25 during the second Mississippi KIDS COUNT Egg Ball at Mississippi State's Hunter Henry Center.
Communities can participate in Christmas concert (11/09/2011) Writer: Margaret Kovar
Residents of Golden Triangle communities are invited Dec. 1 to a free Christmas concert by the Starkville-Mississippi State University Symphony Orchestra.
Carolina Chocolate Drops perform for Lyceum Series (11/08/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
Grammy winning banjo and fiddle folk artists will perform Thursday [Nov. 10] as part of Mississippi State University's Lyceum Series.
MSU honors military service during Veterans Week (11/08/2011) Writer: Margaret Kovar
Mississippi State is honoring past and present members of the armed forces during Veterans Awareness Week, which culminates Saturday [Nov. 12] during halftime of the home football game with the University of Alabama.
National Emergency Alert System test is Wednesday (11/07/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
A nationwide test Wednesday [Nov. 9] of the Emergency Alert System will interrupt radio and broadcast communications for a maximum of one minute at 1 p.m. local time.
MSU students receive Noyce teacher scholarships (11/07/2011) Writer: Harriet Laird
Three undergraduates and three graduate students at Mississippi State University are receiving national Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarships.
International fraternity honors MSU chapter (11/04/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
An international fraternity has awarded its Mississippi State University chapter the organization's Harvard Trophy for achieving the status of most outstanding chapter at a large campus.
Fine arts majors show talent at senior exhibition (11/04/2011) Writer: Margaret Kovar
Mississippi State fine arts majors will present their week-long Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, beginning Tuesday [Nov. 8].
Student entrepreneur finding 'elevator' to success (11/04/2011) Writer: Robbie S. Ward
Jesus J. Valdez knows two things about people who can help his business--they're busy and need convincing.
Humanities series welcomes author, career diplomat (11/03/2011) Writer: Margaret Kovar
Charles Hill, a retired U.S. diplomat now researching and writing on international affairs, is the next speaker for Mississippi State's Institute for the Humanities Distinguished Lecture Series.
Discovery may accelerate cottonwood production (11/03/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
In a quest to identify economically and agriculturally sustainable biofuels to reduce dependence on foreign energy suppliers, U.S. scientists and engineers constantly are identifying methods of converting biomass into biofuel products.
Wind Ensemble event features Winona native's work (11/02/2011) Writer: Margaret Kovar
A new composition by a Mississippi State alumnus will be featured Tuesday [Nov.] 8 during the university's Wind Ensemble Fall Concert.
Cristil, Salter sign bio prior to Nov. home games (11/02/2011) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Beginning Saturday [Nov. 5] and continuing prior to Mississippi State's two other home football games, Jack Cristil and author Sid Salter will be selling and signing Salter's just-released biography of the university's legendary sports announcer.
Economy: 'Fragile' Mississippians more optimistic (11/02/2011) Writer: Jim Laird
Mississippians were more optimistic about the future of the economy than the nation as a whole in the third quarter of the year, but key economic indicators in the state were still lackluster.
Thursday MSU program to spotlight 'macho paradox' (11/01/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
A recognized authority and author on gender violence who blogs for the Huffington Post website speaks Thursday [Nov. 3] at Mississippi State.
MSU survey: Fewer nurses working in rural areas (11/01/2011) Writer: Robbie S. Ward
A rural health authority and demographer at Mississippi State warns that fewer nursing students returning to less populated parts of the state could have serious consequences on health care.
Court, Mr. and Miss MSU to be featured Saturday (10/31/2011) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Senior communication major Fenley Akers of Vicksburg is reigning this week as Homecoming Queen at Mississippi State University.
National Issues Forum on national debt is Tuesday (10/31/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
America's spiraling national debt is the topic of discussion at a National Issues Forum at the Colvard Student Union at Mississippi State University in the Union Ballroom on Tuesday [Nov. 1] at 6 p.m.
MSU Homecoming 2011 offers fun events for everyone (10/28/2011) Writer: Margaret Kovar
Mississippi State students, employees and families throughout the community have a week of fun-filled opportunities beginning Monday [Oct. 30] as the university heads to its 2011 Homecoming celebration Friday and Saturday [Nov. 4 and 5].
Wrapping MSU game days in maroon, white--and green (10/27/2011) Writer: Jim Laird
Mississippi State will be wrapping its Nov. 5 homecoming game in the university's traditional maroon and white, along with a special splash of green.
Chorus concert tribute to MSU faculty member (10/26/2011) Writer: Margaret Kovar
The Starkville/Mississippi State University Symphony Chorus will present its fall concert Monday [Nov. 7] at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of Starkville's Trinity Presbyterian Church.
Alum named MSU arts and sciences fundraiser (10/26/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
Mississippi State's College of Arts and Sciences is announcing a new development director.
Maroon Edition Welty exhibit, McHaney lecture set (10/25/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
An academic authority on Eudora Welty who specializes in 20th century American prose and poetry from an American point of view will be featured Tuesday [Nov. 1] at Mississippi State University.
Starkville/MSU symphony gives dance-themed program (10/24/2011) Writer: Margaret Kovar
The Starkville/Mississippi State University Symphony Orchestra will perform a series of fall concerts Friday [Oct. 28] for both children and adults.
MSU Grant archive: Frederick Douglass lock of hair (10/24/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
Historians and archivists at Mississippi State are announcing the discovery of what they believe to be a historic treasure: a hair lock from the 19th century's best known African American social reformer.
Classics scholar to discuss 'mythology for adults' (10/21/2011) Writer: Robbie S. Ward
A classics authority with a doctorate from Harvard will discuss mythology Tuesday [Oct. 25] as part of a visit to Mississippi State University's Shackouls Honors College.
Bush Library director gives next Collins lecture (10/20/2011) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The director of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum will be featured Wednesday [Oct. 26] at Mississippi State's ongoing Collins Speaker Series program.
Art major wins annual homecoming poster contest (10/19/2011) Writer: Harriet Laird
Senior art major Anna Katherine Phipps of Saltillo is the winner of Mississippi State's 2011 Homecoming Poster Design Contest.
Warnock among selections for NAE symposium (10/18/2011) Writer: Robbie S. Ward
A Mississippi State biomedical engineering faculty member recognized for his problem-based teaching methods will participate next month in a special National Academy of Engineering symposium.
Nobel Prize winner in chemistry to speak Oct. 26 (10/17/2011) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Sir Harold W. Kroto, winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, will be featured Oct. 26 in a special program at Mississippi State.
MSU student forestry group named best in nation (10/14/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
Mississippi State's student chapter of the Society of American Foresters is once again the best in the nation. The chapter competed with 75 chapters nationally for the recognition.
New Miss MSU to be selected Oct. 21 (10/13/2011) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Nearly a dozen students from around the state and region are contestants Oct. 21 for the 2011 Miss Mississippi State University Pageant.
Forde named instructional systems, workforce head (10/12/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
Connie M. Forde is the new head of instructional systems and workforce development department at Mississippi State.
Beta Alpha Psi honor society named 'distinguished' (10/11/2011) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State's chapter of the accounting, finance and business information systems honor society is receiving a top international honor.
Corinth High School alumni honor Keenum (10/10/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
Mississippi State President Mark E. Keenum is Corinth High School's 2011 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year.
Dinosaur eggs help MSU hatch National Fossil Day (10/07/2011) Writer: Robbie S. Ward
The Dunn-Seiler Geology Museum at Mississippi State will feature a dinosaur egg collection Wednesday [Oct. 12] as part of the second annual National Fossil Day observance.
Biofuels research contributes to national security (10/06/2011) Writer: Robbie S. Ward
Mississippi State University biofuel research can help the Navy achieve national security goals by providing domestic energy from non-fossil fuels, the Secretary of the Navy announced today.
MSU Panhellenic Council gets national recognition (10/06/2011) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A Mississippi State sorority governing body is being honored for a range of achievements over the past school year.
Cyber Security Awareness Week set Oct. 17-21 (10/05/2011) Writer: Jim Laird
Online vigilance never ends in a wired and wireless world of 24/7 connectivity. For one week each fall at Mississippi State, technology security comes into an especially sharp focus.
Theatre MSU announces 2011-12 season lineup (10/05/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
The department of communication announced its 2011-12 Theatre MSU season lineup, which will include seven productions throughout the fall and spring semesters.
Mobile 'Komen' breast cancer exhibit comin' to MSU (10/04/2011) Writer: Sammy McDavid
As part of the university's observance of national breast cancer awareness month, Mississippi State will be host Oct. 12 to a well-known traveling exhibit.
MSU math head selected as Fulbright Scholar (10/04/2011) Writer: Robbie S. Ward
Mississippi State's mathematics and statistics department head will spend part of the 2011-12 academic year in Romania as a Fulbright Scholar.
MSU sponsoring 5K race for United Way Oct. 22 (10/03/2011) Writer: Jim Laird
The Golden Triangle community is invited to help support Mississippi State's local needs campaign by running or walking the 2011 Bully's 5K for United Way.
Princeton historian David Bell to speak Wednesday (10/03/2011) Writer: Sammy McDavid
An internationally recognized authority on the early modern history of France speaks Wednesday [Oct. 5] at Mississippi State.
NATO includes engineering research in conference (09/30/2011) Writer: Robbie S. Ward
A Mississippi State biomedical engineering researcher focused on decreasing amputations and other leg injuries to soldiers in IED-attacked vehicles will present her findings next week at a NATO conference in Canada.
Jazz singer added to MSU Lyceum schedule (09/30/2011) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Lyceum Series organizers at Mississippi State are announcing a change to this year's performance schedule.
Principals improving schools through MSU program (09/29/2011) Writer: Kristen Dechert
Principals across the state are revitalizing their schools and improving student achievement with help from a training program at Mississippi State University.
Holocaust survivor to share her experiences (09/28/2011) Writer: Harriet Laird
At Mississippi State Oct. 10, Holocaust survivor Ann Jaffe will share personal experiences from one of the most tragic and significant events of the 20th century.
Currin visits MSU for "Why I Live at the PO" (09/27/2011) Writer: Harriet Laird
Award-winning actress Brenda Currin appears next week at Mississippi State in the critically acclaimed stage production of "Why I Live at the P.O."
MSU ranks No. 3 among healthiest universities (09/27/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
.-- Located in a state frequently ranked high for obesity and diabetes, Mississippi State University is listed highly in a report ranking the healthiest universities in the nation.
Pops on the Plaza includes MSU musical groups (09/26/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
The State Messengers Jazz and Steel Drum bands of Mississippi State's music department will be featured Oct. 4 during a free concert in downtown Starkville.
Verizon aids research on violence against women (09/26/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
With a fellowship from the Verizon Foundation, Mississippi State doctoral student Lauren Vasquez is making a year-long study of violence against women among college students.
Campus Safety Month activities under way (09/23/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
Mississippi State students, faculty and staff are observing National Campus Safety Awareness Month and joining the "Safe Campus, Strong Voices" campaign to promote awareness and shatter the silence of college sexual violence.
Students finish first, third in national challenge (09/23/2011) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Two Mississippi State student teams are top winners of an annual national competition organized by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
Discovery Channel star to speak, help host events (09/22/2011) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The host of Discovery Channel's "Time Warp" popular science program is visiting Mississippi State early next month.
Speaker: 'Obama effect' on black politics (09/21/2011) Writer: Sammy McDavid
An award-winning author and researcher in African American politics and related matters speaks Monday [Sept. 26] at Mississippi State.
MSU to host FBI biosecurity workshop Oct. 18 (09/20/2011) Writer: Jim Laird
Biosecurity and safety will be examined in detail next month during a free workshop at Mississippi State.
Wildlife Society leader opens Owen lecture series (09/20/2011) Writer: Karen Brasher
The president of The Wildlife Society will be the featured speaker Thursday [Sept. 22] at Mississippi State's 2011 Carlton N. Owen Lecture Series.
Navy secretary to address MSU biofuels conference (09/19/2011) Writer: Robbie S. Ward
U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will deliver the keynote address during the 2011 Mississippi State University Biofuels Conference Oct. 5-7.
MSU fire safety day Wednesday (09/19/2011) Writer: Jim Laird
As part of a month-long observance on Magnolia State university and college campuses, Mississippi State is designating Wednesday [Sept. 21] as a day of fire-safety education activities.
Caution urged after Sunday robbery (09/19/2011) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Students are urged to use caution and take safeguards for personal safety after an early-morning, off-campus robbery Sunday on University Drive.
MSU innovations focus pays dividends, more to come (09/16/2011) Writer: Jim Laird
Mississippi State officials are reporting significant progress in ongoing efforts to foster entrepreneurship and innovation, form private-sector partnerships, and move more university-developed technology into the marketplace.
Welty family, friends to share her life, work (09/15/2011) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A Sept. 29 public program at Mississippi State is the latest event in the university's 2011 Maroon Edition common reading program.
Music, science historians coming to MSU Sept. 16 (09/14/2011) Writer: Robbie S. Ward
U.S. and German historians who research intersections of science, sound and music culture during the 19th and 20th centuries will gather Friday [Sept.16] at Mississippi State.
MSU research: 'hirer beware' in online environment (09/13/2011) Writer: Maridith Geuder
While many Americans believe they, like George Washington, cannot tell a lie, a Mississippi State business researcher is finding that most have no problem fudging facts under the "right circumstances."
Officials urge caution after off-campus incident (09/12/2011) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Following an early morning off-campus incident today [Sept. 12], MSU officials are urging students to use caution when walking, jogging or biking.
Brit Civil War perspective to be examined (09/12/2011) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A British-American historian whose latest work explores U.S.-British relations during the Civil War opens the 2011-12 Institute for the Humanities Distinguished Lecture Series at Mississippi State.
English department leader chosen for Fulbright (09/12/2011) Writer: Robbie S. Ward
The head of Mississippi State's English department will spend the spring semester in Europe as a Fulbright Scholar.
MSU to offer 10-week adult piano classes (09/08/2011) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Beginning Sept. 19, Mississippi State will offer a series of 10 evening classes for adults who wish to learn the basics of playing the piano.
Maroon Volunteer Center prepares for 9/11 tribute (09/07/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
The Maroon Volunteer Center at Mississippi State is announcing several days of memorial tributes and service opportunities as part of the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance.
Welty's 'Shoe Bird' brought to elementary students (09/06/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
Each year, Mississippi State's Maroon Edition First-Year Reading Experience makes a common book the focal point of campus-wide discussions and activities.
MSU surpasses 20,000 with record enrollment (09/02/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
Mississippi State University surpassed the 20,000 student enrollment milestone with a 2011 fall semester headcount of 20,424, a 3.97 percent increase from last year.
U.S. archivist to speak, tour Grant collection (09/01/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
The archivist of the United States will be a special guest of Mississippi State Sept. 26, when he will tour the university-based Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Collection.
'Eudora Welty in Context' exhibit open in McComas (09/01/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
A current art exhibit at Mississippi State showcases photography by Pulitzer-Prize winning author Eudora Welty while also highlighting contrasts in perspective between her work and that of other photographers documenting the South during the Great Depression.
Alum McKern returns for special vocal performance (08/31/2011) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A Mississippi State alumnus and rising New York operatic baritone will give a special recital Sept. 8 at his alma mater.
B.B. King concert at MSU heading toward sellout (08/29/2011) Writer: Harriet Laird
A limited number of tickets remain at Mississippi State for the Oct. 11 concert by blues music legend B.B. King.
IHL Board extends contract for MSU President (08/26/2011) Writer: Caron Blanton, IHL, (601) 432-6333
Mississippi State University President Dr. Mark Keenum received a great vote of confidence from the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning when they voted unanimously to extend his contract for four more years. The extension follows a careful review that included meetings with stakeholders across each campus. Since Dr. Keenum's appointment in 2009, Mississippi State University has enjoyed record enrollment and achievements in all facets of the university.
Poet Don Bogen to be featured at Writers Series (08/26/2011) Writer: Sammy McDavid
An award-winning Ohio poet will read from his works Sept. 6 at Mississippi State.
Public program explores 'other side' of space race (08/25/2011) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A nationally recognized authority on Soviet and Russian space programs discusses those and related topics Thursday [Sept. 1] at Mississippi State.
Research and development pave way to green energy (08/24/2011) Writer: Robbie S. Ward
Roger King stood outside of Mississippi State's Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems Tuesday and eyed what he sees as the future of transportation.
MSU officials to introduce Zipcar program Thursday (08/23/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
Mississippi State will hold a launch event Thursday [Aug. 25] for the university's new Zipcar car-sharing program.
Piano lessons offered to Starkville area students (08/22/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
Local students in the Starkville community will have access this fall to qualified piano instructors leading non-credit piano lessons at Mississippi State.
MSU houses Grand Opera House, Rothenberg papers (08/19/2011) Writer: Jim Laird
Papers chronicling an historic turn-of-the-century theater and an iconic East Mississippi business are new collections of the Mississippi State University Libraries.
Public invited to 'green' auto technology event (08/18/2011) Writer: Robbie S. Ward
State and community leaders, university researchers and entrepreneurs will be among those gathering Tuesday [Aug. 23] at Mississippi State's Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems to promote advanced "green" technology.
MSU center hosts 'Eggcellent' teacher workshop (08/17/2011) Writer: Robbie S. Ward
A Mississippi State program training teachers to help students of all ages see the importance of seatbelt use includes a curriculum of applied mathematics, physics--and raw eggs.
State's consumer confidence dips amid slow growth (08/16/2011) Writer: Jim Laird
Mississippians were less confident about the economy in the second quarter of 2011, with slow income growth, housing market uncertainty and higher commodity prices for some items, including food and beverages, among their concerns.
Service DAWGS giving back through volunteerism (08/15/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
Mississippi State student volunteers are dispersing throughout Oktibbeha County and neighboring counties Tuesday [Aug. 16] as part of the university's 2011 Service DAWGS project.
Keenum, presidents discuss NCAA reform (08/11/2011) Writer: Jim Laird
This week's gathering of university presidents and NCAA officials in Indianapolis is very likely to be a turning point in college athletics, according to Mississippi State University President Mark E. Keenum.
Endowment established for Starkville-MSU Symphony (08/10/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
As the Starkville-Mississippi State University Symphony tunes up for its 43rd season, the association will benefit from the financial contribution of a founding member.
Visiting professor earns architecture design prize (08/09/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
A Mississippi State visiting professor in architecture recently won an international award and a $10,000 prize for his design submission for a site along Australia's Parramatta River foreshore.
Keenum drives first nail of Habitat project (08/08/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
Mississippi State University and Starkville Area Habitat for Humanity volunteers and officials were on hand to break ground Monday [Aug. 8] for the third annual Maroon Edition Habitat for Humanity project.
MEDIA ADVISORY: High-tech test on University Drive (08/08/2011) Writer: Jim Laird
A technology developed at Mississippi State will be in action on the University Drive bridge Wednesday [Aug. 10] as engineers from Techvation Inc. use the device to analyze the condition of the concrete structure, which is located just west of the Hunter Henry Center.
News You Can Use: Don't let temps burn paycheck (08/05/2011) Writer: Susan Lassetter
As summer temperatures skyrocket, many Mississippians are seeing a corresponding increase in their vehicle gasoline bills.
Words survey yields decline in religious words (08/04/2011) Writer: Robbie S. Ward
In the decade that Mississippi State classics professor Robert E. Wolverton Sr. has released his survey of ugliest and most beautiful words, he has noticed a trend--fewer religious words.
World seed certification body honors Vance Watson (08/03/2011) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A retired senior Mississippi State administrator and a former interim president of the university is receiving the highest honor of an international organization.
Campus volunteers to help MSU freshmen move in (08/02/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
A young tradition continues for the sixth consecutive year Aug. 10 when Mississippi State mobilizes more than 500 volunteers to assist new freshmen moving into university residence halls.
Brown named new MSU-Meridian dean (08/01/2011) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A Kansas university administrator with an extensive background in arts and music education is the new dean and associate vice president of Mississippi State University's Meridian campus.
Ken McRae now directing MSU veteran's center (07/28/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
A veteran of more than three decades with the Alabama National Guard is the new head of Mississippi State's G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery Center for America's Veterans.
Teachers seek to improve science class experiences (07/27/2011) Writer: Jim Laird
Nearly 50 science teachers from around the Magnolia State are graduates of the 2011 ATOMS2xp Summer Institute at Mississippi State University.
Camp Jigsaw helps adolescents with autism (07/26/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
For adolescents with autism spectrum disorders, a new summer camp at Mississippi State combines fun activities with exercises designed to help participants overcome common communication and socialization effects.
New grant funds Gulf wetlands data collection (07/25/2011) Writer: Jim Laird
A competitive funding grant from the Gulf Research Initiative is helping Mississippi State scientists collect important data about the status of salt marshes impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Avett Brothers to headline MSU Bulldog Bash 2011 (07/22/2011) Writer: Maridith Geuder
The North Carolina-based Avett Brothers folk rock band will headline the Nov. 11 Bulldog Bash at Mississippi State.
Student business start-ups sweep Venture Challenge (07/21/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
When the Mississippi Technology Alliance recently hosted the business competition New Venture Challenge 2011, the top teams in the student division all had one thing in common--leadership by Mississippi State University student entrepreneurs.
Summer Scholars teaches students more than theater (07/20/2011) Writer: Robbie S. Ward
Like most students involved in Summer Scholars at Mississippi State, 16-year-old Casey Pressler takes the program very, very seriously, even if she grins and laughs much of the time.
New MSU record: $80 million in private gifts (07/19/2011) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State is announcing a new milestone of $80.3 million in outright private gifts and pledges of future support during the just-ended fiscal year.
NSF communicating science workshop set for Aug. 29 (07/18/2011) Writer: Jim Laird
A National Science Foundation communication workshop will help participants explore the intersection of scientific discovery with everyday life and its impact on society Aug. 29-30 at Mississippi State University.
Coast-based MSU architect invited to White House (07/15/2011) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The founding director of Mississippi State's Gulf Coast Community Design Studio will be honored Tuesday [July 19] at the White House.
University researchers honored for achievements (07/15/2011) Writer: Jim Laird
Nearly 50 Mississippi State faculty, students and staff are 2011 selections for university research honors.
NSF funds MSU summer undergraduate research (07/14/2011) Writer: Robbie S. Ward
More than two dozen undergraduate students from around the country are at Mississippi State to work on research projects that could have long-term significance in areas ranging from improving male fertility to learning how diseases form.
MSU announces Zipcar vehicle sharing program (07/13/2011) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A new program being launched by Mississippi State with the 2011 fall semester will provide students with "wheels when they want them" by introducing car sharing on campus.
Alumni group parties send off new MSU students (07/12/2011) Writer: Sammy McDavid
For the sixth consecutive year, Mississippi State alumni chapters around the country will hold late-summer send-off parties for local students attending the university for the first time.
In time for Christmas: Cristil biography (07/11/2011) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Orders now are being accepted for the biography of Mississippi State's legendary sports broadcaster.
State equine group establishes MSU scholarship (07/08/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
The Mississippi State Equine Association is fulfilling a vision to further equine education by establishing a scholarship endowment at Mississippi State.
Louisiana firm licenses MSU-developed technology (07/07/2011) Writer: Jim Laird
An innovative waste conversion technology developed at Mississippi State is moving out of the laboratory and into the marketplace, thanks to a licensing agreement between a Louisiana company and the university's Office of Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer.
Students participate in Demmer Scholars Program (07/06/2011) Writer: Kenneth Billings
Five Mississippi State students, along with 21 peers from Michigan State University, will get an intensive introduction to federal public policy as part of their participation in the William A. Demmer Scholars Program.
Campus police partner to solve multi-state case (07/05/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
The Mississippi State University Police Department is helping close a significant case of credit card theft after collaborating for nearly two years with several jurisdictions to pursue a suspect across multiple states.
MSU alumni leaders assume national posts (07/01/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
The new national officers of the 126-year-old Mississippi State University Alumni Association assume their leadership roles today [July 1].
Campus exhibit showcases Mississippi Craftsmen (06/30/2011) Writer: Harriet Laird
The Colvard Student Union Art Gallery at Mississippi State announces the opening of "I am a Craftsman: Historical Perspective of the Mississippi Craftsmen's Guild."
B.B. King to headline 2011-12 Lyceum Series (06/29/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
Delta-born blues music icon B.B. King kicks off the 2011-2012 Mississippi State University Lyceum Series season with an Oct. 11 concert.
Cooley joins MSU Foundation annual giving program (06/29/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
The Mississippi State University Foundation recently welcomed Asya Besova Cooley as assistant director of annual giving.
MSU units win grand, sweep divisions in PR contest (06/28/2011) Writer: Harriet Laird
Three Mississippi State public information departments are winners of 30 major 2011 awards given by the College Public Relations Association of Mississippi.
MSU announces 2011 Distinguished Scholars class (06/27/2011) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Seven incoming freshmen from Mississippi, Alabama and Maryland are receiving Mississippi State's most prestigious scholarships.
Volunteer Center Spirit Awards recognize service (06/24/2011) Writer: Kenneth Billings
The Maroon Volunteer Center recently recognized three student organizations and one student with the first Spirit Awards for outstanding contributions to community service.
MSU academic advisers gain national recognition (06/23/2011) Writer: Robbie S. Ward
Two Mississippi State student advisers are receiving major recognitions from a national association for their efforts to assist students.
Va. medieval history scholar heads honors college (06/22/2011) Writer: Robbie S. Ward
Christopher A. Snyder will lead Mississippi State's Shackouls Honors College as the inaugural dean.
Collaboration with Australian institution advances (06/21/2011) Writer: Jim Laird
An informal conversation about SCADA--the computer systems that control everything from power generation plants to nuclear centrifuges--is bringing an Australian computer scientist to Mississippi State this week.
Liddell receives grant for study in South America (06/20/2011) Writer: Kenneth Billings
A Mississippi State junior will spend the fall semester studying at the University of San Ignacio De Loyola in Lima, Peru.
Despite challenges, MSU EcoCar team finds success (06/17/2011) Writer: Robbie S. Ward
Faced with an unforeseen--and major--problem but pushing forward nonetheless, Mississippi State's 2011 EcoCar team finished the international challenge with high honors.
Service DAWGS set date to give back to community (06/17/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
Mississippi State's Service DAWGS organization is designating August 16 as a day to contribute back to the Starkville community through various volunteer projects.
Jenkins named business college fundraiser (06/16/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
Robert E. "Rob" Jenkins Jr. is the new director of development for Mississippi State's College of Business.
Free campus concert to feature Civil War music (06/16/2011) Writer: Kenneth Billings
A nationally recognized Alabama musician will present a Thursday [June 23] concert of Civil War tunes at Mississippi State as part of his role in the university's first Social Studies Teachers' Institute.
Brown receives first Michael Family Scholarship (06/15/2011) Writer: Harriet Laird
Yasmine N. Brown of Pace is the inaugural recipient of an annual scholarship at Mississippi State honoring two former Rosedale residents.
'Jack Cristil Highway' ceremony set for June 20 (06/14/2011) Writer: Kenneth Billings
The public ceremony officially dedicating a portion of U.S. Highway 82 in honor of legendary Mississippi State sports announcer Jack Cristil takes place Monday [June 20] on the university campus.
New office enhances MSU-business relationships (06/14/2011) Writer: Jim Laird
Mississippi State's Entrepreneurship Center and Office of Technology Commercialization now are merged in a move designed to enhance the university's relationships with business and industry.
Entergy awards grant for MSU's Economy Watch (06/13/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
A $25,000 grant from Entergy Mississippi Inc. is helping a Mississippi State-based magazine continue to inform state commerce and government leaders about economic issues.
ACCESS Program opens doors at Mississippi State (06/13/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
Mississippi State is embracing a new program concept and welcoming some very special individuals to the student body.
Pannell returns to state board of accountancy (06/10/2011) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The business manager of Mississippi State's College of Business is a new appointee to the Mississippi State Board of Public Accountancy.
MSU police receive national re-accreditation (06/10/2011) Writer: Kenneth Billings
The university police department at Mississippi State continues to be among only six in the state holding credentials from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.
Faculty announced for next MSU leadership program (06/09/2011) Writer: Jim Laird
Fifteen Mississippi State faculty members are new selections for the competitive 2011-2012 David Carlisle Hull Faculty Leadership Program.
MSU EcoCar team ready for third-year competition (06/08/2011) Writer: Robbie S. Ward
As Matthew C. Doude prepares to lead Mississippi State's EcoCar team for the third and final time, the North American automotive design competition in which he and the other university students are competing already has changed their lives.
Keenum part of effort to assess world food needs (06/07/2011) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Joining former U.S. cabinet officers, international agency representatives and other policy makers, Mississippi State President Mark E. Keenum is part of an effort to assess strategies to deal with world food needs.
Student Affairs' Vaughn elected to national body (06/06/2011) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A leader of Mississippi State's Assessment and Testing Services is a new member of the 17-member governing board of the National College Testing Association.
MSU, Army to offer JROTC LeaderSTATE program (06/03/2011) Writer: Kenneth Billings
Mississippi State and the Department of the Army are joining to launch a series of leadership camps for Mississippi and Louisiana students involved in junior reserve officer training at their high schools.
Furniture scholarship awarded to MSU students (06/02/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
Mississippi State seniors Haley Haverstock and Jennifer Gates are recent selections for Celia Moh Scholarships during the 2011-12 school year.
MSU again on national community service honor roll (05/31/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
Mississippi State is being included for the third consecutive year on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for engaging students, faculty and staff in meaningful community service.
T.K. Martin Center professional leads organization (05/27/2011) Writer: Robbie S. Ward
An occupational therapist at Mississippi State's T.K. Martin Center for Technology and Disability will serve a two-year term as president of the state's professional organization for occupational therapists.
RCU's Teacher Academy cited as national model (05/26/2011) Writer: Harriet Laird
A teacher preparation program for high school students developed by Mississippi State University's Research and Curriculum Unit is being highlighted as a national model.
National teacher certification prep courses set (05/25/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
Education proponents are celebrating recent legislation to continue state-awarded stipends for teachers achieving National Board Certification, and a Mississippi State mentoring program is helping more of them complete the process.
Architect part of team receiving $100,000 grant (05/24/2011) Writer: Kenneth Billings
.--A member of the Mississippi State architecture faculty is part of a four-person team receiving the American Institute of Architecture's prestigious Latrobe Prize.
MSU leader in D.C. to address global food issues (05/23/2011) Writer: Maridith Geuder
During an international symposium Tuesday [May 24], Mississippi State President Mark E. Keenum will be among leaders examining progress of the government's global food security strategy.
Student is top forecaster as weather hits home (05/23/2011) Writer: Robbie S. Ward
As recent tornadoes devastated parts of the South, Mississippi State broadcast meteorology graduate student Ryan L. Stinnett was tracking those very weather systems during a final round of an international forecasting competition.
Honors faculty award goes to religion instructor (05/20/2011) Writer: Kenneth Billings
A religion and philosophy specialist is Mississippi State's 2011 Outstanding Honors Program Faculty Member.
Annual floral design workshop opens registration (05/19/2011) Writer: Robbie S. Ward
Applications now are being taken for the popular annual floral design workshop held each summer by Mississippi State's floral management program.
Regional magazine highlights MSU online programs (05/18/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
A regional education magazine is highlighting Mississippi State for the second consecutive year because of the university's online teacher education programs in the colleges of Arts and Sciences and Education.
State Department sends MSU student to Russia (05/17/2011) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A Mississippi State senior from Hot Springs, Ark., is a recent selection for a federally sponsored summer program involving advanced study of the Russian language.
Solo show by MSU artist to open in New York City (05/16/2011) Writer: Jim Laird
An assistant art professor at Mississippi State University will have a homecoming of sorts in New York City next week.
Early sign-up encouraged for MSU architecture camp (05/12/2011) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State is announcing the 2011 dates for a special summer workshop program for prospective students considering the architecture major.
Engineering research leader again honored for work (05/11/2011) Writer: Robbie S. Ward
A Mississippi State professor who leads the university's computational solid mechanics research program now holds the highest honor in another international professional society.
Twenty-six selected as MSU Alumni Delegates (05/11/2011) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Twenty-six Mississippi State students are new members of the university alumni association's liaison organization.
World conference in June focuses on tree research (05/10/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
A major international venue for presenting and discussing new research developments in tree genetics and biotechnology will be held June 13-16 in Biloxi. The 2011 Southern Forest Tree Improvement Conference is being organized by Mississippi State University's forestry department and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service.
Landscape architecture honors alumni of the year (05/10/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
Mississippi State's landscape architecture department is honoring four alumni for contributions to the profession and environmental sustainability.
Spirit of State Awards recognize involvement (05/09/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
Nearly two dozen Mississippi State students are receiving the university's premier student recognition for exceptional personal contributions to campus life.
President's Office sponsors May 10 book signing (05/06/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
The wife of a lifelong activist is stepping out from the shadows to tell her own story as a behind-the-scenes worker focused on making a positive impact in rural Mississippi.
McCarty named executive director of development (05/06/2011) Writer: Harriet Laird
A veteran fundraiser and campus staff member is the Mississippi State University Foundation's new executive director of development.
Mid-week event to launch 2011 MSU Maroon Edition (05/05/2011) Writer: Maridith Geuder
At a Wednesday [May 11] public event, Mississippi State President Mark E. Keenum and other administrative and faculty leaders will formally announce the next selection for the university's 2011 Maroon Edition common reading program.
Stringer counselor honored by MSU scholars program (05/05/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
A Stringer Attendance Center educator is receiving Mississippi State's 2011 High School Counselor of the Year Award for her work in promoting student growth and development.
Grad optimistic about career, making a difference (05/04/2011) Writer: Robbie S. Ward
Some recent college graduates may be shaken by the national economy, but Ali Borazjani of Starkville isn't one of them.
MSU provost announces Hodges, Ryan appointments (05/04/2011) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Two veteran Mississippi State faculty members are assuming fulltime duties in the university's provost office.
MSU wind ensemble to perform at European venues (05/03/2011) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The Wind Ensemble of Mississippi State University leaves Sunday [May 8] for a two-week performance tour in Germany and Austria.
Forecasting team captures third national award (05/02/2011) Writer: Robbie S. Ward
A third consecutive win in a forecasting competition is another feather in the cap for Mississippi State's nationally recognized meteorology program.
Peaveys help send MSU grads toward their futures (04/30/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
Being honest with themselves is one key to having a successful career, Hartley Peavey told Mississippi State graduates Saturday [April 30].
MSU Student Association sponsors garage sale May 7 (04/29/2011) Writer: Harriet Laird
.--"Dawghouse Deals," a garage sale sponsored by the Mississippi State Student Association, is set for May 7 under the west concourse of the university's Davis Wade Stadium.
Economy: Confidence up, but gas costs a concern (04/28/2011) Writer: Jim Laird
Mississippians were more confident about the economy in the first quarter of 2011, but higher gas prices, lack of growth in income and housing market uncertainty are significant concerns.
Biomedical engineering grad gets NSF fellowship (04/28/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
Biomedical engineering major Emily Smith's undergraduate work at Mississippi State University is earning her more than the bachelor's degree she will receive Friday [April 29].
History major represents MSU at major NASA event (04/28/2011) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A Mississippi State doctoral student in history is among lead participants this week at a NASA conference celebrating 50 years of human spaceflight.
Waide named professor of the year by SA (04/27/2011) Writer: Kenneth Billings
Instructor Whit Waide is the Mississippi State University Student Association's selection for its 2010-11 Professor of the Year Award.
Cyber infrastructure critical, NSF official says (04/27/2011) Writer: Jim Laird
Stormy spring skies didn't dampen the enthusiasm of more than 100 student researchers and faculty advisors from around the state who attended the Mississippi Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) annual meeting April 14-15 at Mississippi State University.
Gas prices rise = accidents drop: MSU research (04/26/2011) Writer: Robbie S. Ward
As gasoline prices head toward $4 a gallon, pain at the pump seems to have at least one silver lining for state drivers.
New geography honor society at MSU inducts 18 (04/25/2011) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Eighteen students, faculty and staff members at Mississippi State make up the inaugural class of the university's international honor society in geography.
Three receive Montgomery Foundation Scholarships (04/25/2011) Writer: Harriet Laird
Three Mississippi State seniors are receiving the university's 2011 G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery Foundation Scholarships.
Society of Scholars inducts top MSU students (04/21/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
Nearly two dozen Mississippi State seniors are new members of the prestigious Society of Scholars at Mississippi State.
Montgomery book chronicles G.I. Bill's journey (04/21/2011) Writer: Kenneth Billings
A detailed account of the legislative process leading to passage of the historic Montgomery G.I. Bill is the topic of a new book by the late congressman and Mississippi State alumnus who was its namesake.
Mikel tapped to lead international efforts at MSU (04/20/2011) Writer: Jim Laird
A veteran researcher and campus administrator is assuming a new role at Mississippi State.
Lucas, Jolly head MSU legal office (04/19/2011) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Joan L. Lucas is Mississippi State's new general counsel.
Grad speakers, honorees represent East Miss., '60s (04/18/2011) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The Mississippi State alumnus who founded the Peavey Electronics Corp. and the alumna who leads the Meridian-based international business are the university's spring commencement speakers next week.
Humanities lecturer to examine environmentalists (04/15/2011) Writer: Kenneth Billings
The 2011 Distinguished Lecture Series of Mississippi State's Institute for the Humanities continues Tuesday [April 19] when Emory University professor Paul Allitt speaks at the university.
Spring band, ensemble concerts set Sunday, Tuesday (04/15/2011) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State's symphonic and concert bands, along with the university's wind ensemble, will give their free spring concerts this weekend and early next week.
Sexual assault services office receives grant (04/15/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
A federal grant awarded to Mississippi State University's sexual assault services office will help program coordinators enhance a proactive stance to prevent sexual assaults on campus.
Earth Week observed at Mississippi State (04/14/2011) Writer: Robbie S. Ward
While many Americans tend to be mindful of good stewardship year round, Earth Week is set aside each spring to inspire and increase awareness and appreciation for the natural environment.
EPSCoR holds conference at MSU (04/13/2011) Writer: Jim Laird
Student researchers and faculty advisers from around the Magnolia State are gathering Thursday and Friday [April 14 and 15] at Mississippi State University for the Mississippi Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research annual conference.
Public relations group dedicates hall of fame (04/13/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
The Southern Public Relations Federation will dedicate a new hall of fame and honor its inaugural members Friday [April 15] during a public program at Mississippi State's Mitchell Memorial Library.
'Triple Play' returns for Lyceum event Thursday (04/13/2011) Writer: Robbie S. Ward
A whirlwind of blues, good-time rhythm, jazz and other American sounds entertain on Thursday [April 14] when Chris Brubeck's Triple Play closes out Mississippi State's 2010-2011 Lyceum Series.
California professional is MSU 'Eminent Architect' (04/12/2011) Writer: Harriet Laird
Seniors in Mississippi State's School of Architecture may feel both relief and anxiety with the completion of their final projects, and the anticipation of their designs being reviewed before graduation.
Ron Paul to 'define liberty' next week at MSU (04/12/2011) Writer: Robbie S. Ward
Texas congressman, physician and former presidential candidate Ron Paul will discuss libertarian politics during an April 20 visit to Mississippi State.
Martin Center 'expresses' importance of creativity (04/12/2011) Writer: Robbie S. Ward
Shannon Herod looked at the sky blue and grass green canvas with a giant rainbow and a wooden cabin and knew her art piece wasn't finished.
Major photo magazine recognizes student creativity (04/11/2011) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Three Mississippi State art majors specializing in photography are having their creative works featured in a national publication.
Women honored at Mississippi State by PCSW (04/07/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
Eight members of the campus and local community are selections for 2011 Outstanding Women Awards at Mississippi State.
Stevenson named MSU diversity, equity director (04/06/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
A Mississippi State alumnus long experienced in developing diversity programs on campus is the new director of the university's Office of Diversity and Equity Programs.
Students create royal wedding-inspired designs (04/05/2011) Writer: Robbie S. Ward
While Mississippi State floral management majors will not be privileged to attend London's forthcoming royal wedding, they are getting some practical experience designing bridal bouquet prototypes worthy of a princess.
Administrators work toward diversifying faculty (04/04/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
Some 50 Mississippi State administrators involved with hiring decisions are working to achieve greater diversity among campus employees, based on information shared at a recent campus workshop.
'Maroon Research' celebration is April 15 (04/04/2011) Writer: Jim Laird
The undeniable contributions of university-based research, innovation and economic development to society will be showcased April 15 at Mississippi State's "Maroon Research: Tier One Impact" celebration.
'Family Band,' Shontelle among Old Main performers (04/01/2011) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A popular multicultural American funk and soul band led by a nationally recognized pedal steel guitarist is headlining Mississippi State's April 9 Old Main Music Festival.
Gwirtzman performs in presidential artist series (04/01/2011) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A widely traveled, well-known and multi-talented Israeli musician will be featured April 12 at Mississippi State University.
Visitors get 'VIP' treatment with MSU guided tours (03/31/2011) Writer: Kenneth Billings
Officials at Mississippi State's Welcome Center are expecting another banner year for tours, due to a variety of factors generating a steady increase in campus guests.
MSU Libraries debut new Salter web page, blog (03/30/2011) Writer: Sammy McDavid
University Libraries at Mississippi State announce the launch of a web page and blog by new journalist-in-residence Sid Salter.
Students to host state candidates in April 6 forum (03/30/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
Mississippi State's Student Association and the university's Stennis-Montgomery Association will sponsor an April 6 campus forum for seven candidates in the state governor's race and two in the lieutenant governor's race.
Bassett to speak during 'Take Back the Night' (03/30/2011) Writer: Sammy McDavid
"Pushing Past the Pain" will be the topic of inspirational remarks by Jackson television personality Barbie Bassett during an April 12 public program at Mississippi State.
New dean of business to assume MSU duties in July (03/29/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
The new dean of Mississippi State University's College of Business will begin her role July 16, pending formal approval of the Board of Trustees, State Institutions of Higher Learning.
Groupware authority to share creativity 'spark' (03/29/2011) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A nationally recognized authority on the application of computer information systems to help people involved in a common task achieve their goals will speak April 8 at Mississippi State University.
Small Town Center project wins national award (03/28/2011) Writer: Robbie S. Ward
Mississippi State's Carl Small Town Center's efforts to help revitalize one of the oldest and most historic African American neighborhoods in Greenwood is being recognized by the American Planning Association.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Forum showcases education research (03/28/2011) Writer: Jim Laird
Federal funding and educational research top the agenda for the College of Education's fourth annual faculty and student research forum at Mississippi State University Friday [April 1].
Kentucky 'after the war' explored by MSU historian (03/25/2011) Writer: Kenneth Billings
In a newly released book, Anne E. Marshall of Mississippi State University examines the revisionist post-Civil War history of Kentucky.
University to honor outstanding women April 5 (03/24/2011) Writer: Jim Laird
Mississippi State is honoring next month eight university and community women for contributions to the land-grant institution.
Updated 'Mikado' to be staged next week at MSU (03/24/2011) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A modernized take on a classic Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera will be featured March 31-April 2 at Mississippi State.
Spencer named MSU human resources director (03/23/2011) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A human resources management veteran with more than three decades of professional experience now is heading that service at Mississippi State.
Ridgeland students coordinate 'near-space' launch (03/23/2011) Writer: Robbie S. Ward
Middle school students in Ridgeland will become junior engineers and scientists this weekend as they coordinate a "near-space" launch.
Montana Repertory brings 'Bus Stop' to MSU (03/22/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
One of the country's oldest and most respected touring theatrical companies will perform at Mississippi State March 29.
2011 Marszalek Lecture scheduled for Wednesday (03/22/2011) Writer: Kenneth Billings
Award-winning author and civil rights historian John Dittmer and Mississippi State doctoral candidate Alyssa Warrick will be the featured speakers Wednesday [March 23] at the university's annual John F. and Jean A. Marszalek Lecture Series.
Cafeteria chef cooks up award with tasty food (03/21/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
Diners at Mississippi State's Perry Cafeteria know mouth-watering food is served up daily, but sous chef Pat Hines is proof that the university's high quality cooking can go head-to-head in Southern culinary competition.
Insurance Day features former presidential advisor (03/18/2011) Writer: Kenneth Billings
Former Secretary of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services and three-term Utah Governor Michael O. Leavitt will speak March 30 as part of Mississippi State's annual Insurance Day program.
MPB to air Ragtime Jazz Festival special (03/18/2011) Writer: Kenneth Billings
Mississippi Public Broadcasting viewers will have an opportunity to relive the sights and sounds of the 2010 Charles Templeton Ragtime Jazz Festival next week when a special produced by the Mississippi State University Television Center airs March 24.
Modern warfare spotlighted at history conference (03/18/2011) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A regional professional gathering April 1 and 2 at Mississippi State will include public presentations by two leading American military historians.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Biz incubator breaks ground Monday (03/17/2011) Writer: Jim Laird
Mississippi State officials will join with U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran and U.S. Reps. Gregg Harper and Alan Nunnelee Monday [March 21] to break ground for a new building in the Thad Cochran Research, Technology and Economic Development Park.
Symphony chorus to perform 'Broadway Sensations' (03/17/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
The Mississippi State University-Starkville Symphony Chorus will present "Broadway Sensations" in a free March 28 concert at the Greensboro Center.
Biography and culture to be lecture series focus (03/17/2011) Writer: Kenneth Billings
"Kings, Saints, and Misfits: Biography and Its Discontents in Early Modern England" will be the topic March 31 for the latest in Mississippi State University's 2010-11 Distinguished Lecture Series.
Constance McMillen speaks at gender studies event (03/17/2011) Writer: Robbie S. Ward
A Mississippian who made national news after her high school canceled a prom because of her date's gender will speak March 31 at Mississippi State.
Local organizations urged to apply for 'Big Event' (03/16/2011) Writer: Harriet Laird
The Student Association and its Freshman Council at Mississippi State are seeking Starkville and Oktibbeha County organizations to benefit from the groups' third annual day of community service and volunteerism.
Book by English faculty member debuts next week (03/16/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
An English faculty member at Mississippi State who co-directs the university's creative writing program will introduce his first book March 24 with a campus reading and book signing.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Local leaders hosted Friday at MSU (03/15/2011) Writer: Jim Laird
Mississippi State University will host local leaders Friday [March 18] for an informal meeting about important issues of mutual interest.
Social studies institute for teachers offered (03/15/2011) Writer: Harriet Laird
Thirty social studies teachers from across the state will be the first to take part in a new Social Studies Teachers' Summer Institute at Mississippi State.
MEDIA ADVISORY: EPSCoR teams at Capitol March 16 (03/14/2011) Writer: Jim Laird
Mississippi State's chief research officer will join others from the state's four public research universities in Jackson for a Wednesday [March 16] information-sharing program at the Capitol.
MSU-led Golden Triangle library consortium grows (03/11/2011) Writer: Allison Matthews
The Golden Triangle Regional Library Consortium hit a growth spurt this week with the addition of two library systems representing 17 individual libraries.
Staff development program taps 14 for 2011 (03/11/2011) Writer: Jim Laird
Fourteen Mississippi State staff members are new participants in the university's 2011 Learning Experience for Aspiring Professionals program.
Communication class gets into 'social' studies (03/10/2011) Writer: Robbie S. Ward
Mississippi State senior Daniel Smith's career plans involve opening a business, and he knows social media will help him reach potential customers.
MSU student body selects leaders for 2011-12 year (03/10/2011) Writer: Sammy McDavid
MSU STUDENT LEADERS--Rhett Hobart of Greenville (center) is the new Student Association president at Mississippi State University.
Gary Packwood named new MSU choral director (03/09/2011) Writer: Maridith Geuder
An Alabama musician with national and international conducting experience is becoming the new director of choral activities at Mississippi State.
African American Studies features Emory scholar (03/08/2011) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A nationally recognized literary scholar and authority on the modern civil rights movement will speak March 28 at Mississippi State University.
'Daughters of the Dust' screening set this week (03/07/2011) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A 1991 independent film about three generations of Gullah women on the Sea Islands of Georgia and South Carolina will be screened Thursday [March 10] at Mississippi State.
MSU Civil War historian takes aim at state battles (03/04/2011) Writer: Sammy McDavid
As the nation begins observing the Civil War's 150th anniversary, archivist Michael B. Ballard of Mississippi State is producing a history of key Magnolia State clashes in the 1861-65 conflict.
Templeton Festival returns ragtime sounds to MSU (03/03/2011) Writer: Kenneth Billings
Internationally renowned musicians will bring the sights and sounds of another age to Mississippi State March 25-26 when the Charles Templeton Ragtime Jazz Festival returns for the fifth consecutive year.
Wilkerson to lead state water resources institute (03/02/2011) Writer: Jim Laird
An associate professor of landscape architecture at Mississippi State is the new director of a research institute at the land-grant university focusing on economic and environmental issues affecting water resources.
Ohio composer shares talents with MSU, community (03/01/2011) Writer: Robbie S. Ward
Singer, composer, conductor, and pianist Dawn Lenore Sonntag will lead a master class Friday [March 4] for Mississippi State and Starkville High School students during her visit as a community artist-in-residence.
Texas pianist, students spotlight Brazilian fest (02/28/2011) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Two free Mississippi State piano concerts this weekend will highlight the university's ninth annual Brazilian Festival.
MSU research unit offers statewide healthcare data (02/25/2011) Writer: Robbie S. Ward
Information about healthcare access in the state's 82 counties now is available through an annual publication of a Mississippi State research center.
BET executive shares insights with students (02/24/2011) Writer: Robbie S. Ward
Sterling Thompson sat toward the back of his communication classroom Thursday at Mississippi State and saw his future.
'Where'd you get that dress?' (02/24/2011) Writer: Robbie S. Ward
Visitors to Phyllis Bell Miller's class in visual design in dress find plenty of recognizable items on display, just not things they might associate with wearing.
Dees to receive Mississippi State honor (02/24/2011) Writer: Maridith Geuder
STARKVILLE, Miss.--The founder of a Montgomery, Ala.-based organization that offers free legal services and advocacy in the areas of civil rights, immigrant justice, and children at risk will receive a judicial recognition from Mississippi State University Wednesday [March 2].
Economic Analysis Project joins Economy Watch (02/23/2011) Writer: Jim Laird
A new interactive tool available through Mississippi State University's Economy Watch is giving students, business owners, economic developers, and others easy access to a variety of economic analyses.
Art, floral designs on exhibit at Library (02/23/2011) Writer: Kenneth Billings
Rotating weekly exhibits of ceramic vessels and floral displays now are on public display at Mississippi State's Mitchell Memorial Library.
Starkville-MSU Symphony to offer 'Romantic' event (02/22/2011) Writer: Kenneth Billings
The Starkville-Mississippi State University Symphony Orchestra announces a March 5 concert featuring music from the European Romantic period.
Riley Center to provide shuttle to performances (02/22/2011) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Beginning next week, Mississippi State's Riley Center in Meridian will offer shuttle service between the Starkville campus and the historic performing arts venue.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Model Security Council this week (02/22/2011) Writer: Sammy McDavid
As it has during the spring semester for more than three decades, the Mississippi Model Security Council meets this week at Mississippi State.
Morrison receives Black History Month honor (02/21/2011) Writer: Kenneth Billings
A Mississippi State administrator and faculty member is receiving the state's 2011 Black History Month Educator of the Year Award.
Lyceum Series continues next week with Ahn Trio (02/21/2011) Writer: Kenneth Billings
The Lyceum Series at Mississippi State continues March 3 when the world-renowned Ahn Trio brings their special brand of chamber music to the university.
CNN's Soledad O'Brien to speak at MSU (02/18/2011) Writer: Robbie S. Ward
Soledad O'Brien, award-winning CNN journalist, visits Mississippi State March 1, sharing her perspective as a news professional.
Mississippi lab supports Auburn (02/18/2011) Writer: Karen Templeton
When Auburn University officials needed help investigating an attack on part of their school's history, they turned to Mississippi State University.
Alumni association holds 133rd MSU birthday party (02/17/2011) Writer: Harriet Laird
Mississippi State celebrates the 133rd anniversary of its founding with a Feb. 28 birthday party sponsored by the university's alumni association and Starkville's Cadence Bank.
MSU music department invites all to the Cabaret (02/17/2011) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A collaborative entertainment program titled "Come to the Cabaret: A Lecture-Recital on Cabaret Songs by Great Composers and Poets" will be featured Tuesday [Feb. 22] at Mississippi State.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Top BET exec to visit MSU Feb. 24 (02/16/2011) Writer: Harriet Laird
As part of Mississippi State's observance of Black History Month, Black Entertainment Television executive Paxton Baker will share his vast business knowledge and experience Feb. 24 with university students and members of the campus and local communities. He also will be available to meet with interested members of the news media.
Intergalactic authority mesmerizes local students (02/15/2011) Writer: Robbie S. Ward
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has a history of aggravating third graders, but the group of students seemed friendly toward him Tuesday.
MSU hydrogeology program makes 'Top 100' list (02/15/2011) Writer: Robbie S. Ward
Mississippi State's hydrogeology academic program in the university's geosciences department is newly listed in the Top 100 nationally.
MSU announces 2011 student orientation leaders (02/14/2011) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Seventeen top students are leaders of the 2011 orientation programs at Mississippi State.
Zac Brown Band coming to Mississippi State (02/11/2011) Writer: Harriet Laird
The Zac Brown Band, a four-time 2010 Grammy Award nominee, will perform April 14 at a Mississippi State concert in the university amphitheater.
Veteran political observer, journalist joins MSU (02/09/2011) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Sidney L. "Sid" Salter, a Mississippi State graduate and longtime syndicated columnist, returns to his alma mater March 1 as journalist-in-residence.
Condrey discusses human resources, economy Feb. 21 (02/09/2011) Writer: Robbie S. Ward
A national authority on human resources and chairman of Federal Salary Council visits Mississippi State Feb. 21 to discuss key issues to the field.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Neil deGrasse Tyson visits MSU (02/08/2011) Writer: Jim Laird
Best-selling author and noted astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson welcomes more than 100 middle and high school students to the Mississippi State University Raspet Flight Research Laboratory Tuesday [Feb. 15].
Architecture majors finish high in design contest (02/08/2011) Writer: Kenneth Billings
A team of fifth-year architecture students at Mississippi State is winner of a $1,000 prize for a second place finish in the inaugural FORMCities Symposium and Design Competition.
MEDIA ADVISORY: MSU hosts SEC academic leaders (02/07/2011) Writer: Kenneth Billings
Mississippi State President Mark E. Keenum will join other university administrators and professors from around the Southeastern Conference in presentations at the Southeastern Conference Academic Consortium's Academic Leadership Development workshop.
Theater and comedy events celebrate black history (02/04/2011) Writer: Kenneth Billings
Two free upcoming events at Mississippi State will feature music, theater and comedy as part of the university's Black History Month observance.
Visiting Writers Series to feature Brockmeier (02/03/2011) Writer: Robbie S. Ward
Critically acclaimed, award-winning fiction writer Kevin Brockmeier visits Mississippi State Feb. 24 for the English department's Robert Holland Visiting Writers Series.
Adkerson named Alumnus of the Year, others honored (02/02/2011) Writer: Harriet Laird
Longtime Mississippi State supporter Richard C. Adkerson is receiving the university's 2011 national alumnus of the year award during a Feb. 18 annual banquet on campus.
MSU leader begins multi-year term as SACS trustee (02/01/2011) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The president of Mississippi State University is a newly appointed member of the top accreditation body for regional institutions of higher learning.
MSU brings climate change curricula to schools (02/01/2011) Writer: Robbie S. Ward
More than 75 classrooms around the state will learn more about climate change as part of a National Science Foundation grant that includes a partnership between Mississippi State, the University of Texas, Michigan State University, and a nonprofit, educational software company.
MSU names Giles auditorium for Madison couple (01/31/2011) Writer: Harriet Laird
In ceremonies Friday [Feb. 28], Mississippi State's College of Architecture, Art and Design dedicated the newly renovated Giles Hall auditorium in honor of longtime supporters Robert and Freda Harrison.
MSU Foundation welcomes officers, members (01/28/2011) Writer: Harriet Laird
The newly elected class for the Mississippi State University Foundation's 44-member board of directors, as well as officers appointed to a second term, are being announced.
Northern Gulf Institute announces new leadership (01/28/2011) Writer: Harriet Laird
Two top research professors from Mississippi State are joining the leadership of the Northern Gulf Institute.
Vanderbilt scholar visits for Black History Month (01/27/2011) Writer: Robbie S. Ward
A prominent African American literary authority and former president of the Modern Language Association of America is helping highlight Mississippi State's "Talking about Books" series during February.
MSU study surveys Viking Classic's economic impact (01/27/2011) Writer: Jim Laird
Researchers at Mississippi State have determined the Magnolia State's only PGA Tour event contributed millions to the region's economy last fall.
MSU hits 'very high research activity' benchmark (01/26/2011) Writer: Jim Laird
Mississippi State is among the nation's leading major research universities, according to the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
Symphony plans 'A Spirited Affair' for Feb. 5 (01/26/2011) Writer: Sammy McDavid
For the fourth consecutive year, the Starkville-Mississippi State University Symphony Association is sponsoring a fund-raising extravaganza to help support its popular concert program.
Lyceum Series presents Dance Theatre of Harlem (01/25/2011) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Now in its fourth decade, the Dance Theatre of Harlem will bring classical and contemporary ballet to its Feb. 3 performance at Mississippi State University.
Alumni Association breaks all-time records in 2010 (01/24/2011) Writer: Harriet Laird
For a second consecutive year, the Mississippi State University Alumni Association is announcing the highest membership in its history, with a record 39,418 active members as of Dec. 31.
Retired MSU faculty honor Miss., Ala. students (01/21/2011) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Five current and former Mississippi State seniors are being honored for outstanding achievements by the university's Association of Retired Faculty.
Guy Hargrove to feature an evening of French music (01/20/2011) Writer: Robbie S. Ward
Two celebrated French composers will be the focus of a Tuesday [Jan. 25] recital and lecture at Mississippi State.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Commissioners Slive, Bounds visit (01/19/2011) Writer: Harriet Laird
SEC Commissioner Mike Slive and Hank Bounds, commissioner of the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning, will headline Friday-Sunday's meeting in Starkville of representatives from the 12 Southeastern Conference student associations.
Starkville, MSU libraries announce Grant exhibit (01/18/2011) Writer: Harriet Laird
The formal opening of an historical display titled "Around the World with President Ulysses S. Grant and Julia Grant" takes place Jan. 24 at the Starkville Public Library.
French historian visits MSU for Humanities lecture (01/14/2011) Writer: Kenneth Billings
The Institute for the Humanities Distinguished Lecture Series returns for the spring semester at Mississippi State Jan. 27 with a presentation from noted Princeton University professor and author David Bell.
State consumers show confidence into new year (01/13/2011) Writer: Harriet Laird
The latest Mississippi Index of Consumer Sentiment for the fourth quarter of 2010 continues to show improvement since beginning a climb in September.
Honor band clinic brings high schoolers Jan. 27-29 (01/12/2011) Writer: Kenneth Billings
More than 300 high school musicians from fives states will converge on campus Jan. 27-29 to participate in the 59th annual Mississippi State University Honor Band Clinic.
Many options await students at study abroad fair (01/07/2011) Writer: Kenneth Billings
Opportunities abound for students interested in spending a semester studying in other parts of the world as Mississippi State hosts its second annual Study Abroad Fair Jan. 26 in Colvard Student Union.
Carnegie, CASE salute Travis as top professor (01/06/2011) Writer: Robbie S. Ward
Mississippi State associate professor Rick Travis believes a good teacher doesn't limit teaching to the classroom--it's the starting point.
STEM students receive Robert Noyce Scholarships (01/06/2011) Writer: Harriet Laird
Five undergraduates and one master's student are recipients of the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarships in the College of Education at Mississippi State University.
MSU receives Carnegie Foundation classification (01/05/2011) Writer: Harriet Laird
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching announced today that Mississippi State University is receiving the 2010 Community Engagement Classification.
Five students benefit from 2010 LEAP Scholarships (01/04/2011) Writer: Harriet Laird
Five Mississippi State students are benefiting from 2010 LEAP Scholarships for the university's master of arts in teaching--secondary program.
Community Band begins new year with Jan. rehearsal (01/03/2011) Writer: Harriet Laird
The Starkville-Mississippi State University Community Band begins its eighth year Jan. 10 with registration and a rehearsal on campus.