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2013 Press Releases:
MSU's EcoCAR 2 team returns to competition (05/17/2013) Writer: Allison Matthews
Mississippi State's champion EcoCAR 2 team again is competing for the prized top title in year two of a challenge that puts students and their work through rigorous tests and rewards them with unparalleled hands-on automotive engineering experience.
MSU to welcome Boys State participants May 26 (05/16/2013) Writer: Allison Matthews
Some 350 rising high school seniors from across the state soon will gather at Mississippi State to learn about state and local government and the electoral process.
MSU hires Syracuse's Messac as Bagley College dean (05/16/2013) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A New York higher education administrator and faculty member is Mississippi State's new engineering dean.
MSU announces second year of DeFore Scholars (05/16/2013) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Four seniors from around Mississippi and one from North Alabama make up the second group selected in as many years at Mississippi State for Lora J. DeFore Memorial Endowed Scholarships.
SportSnax delivers concessions to order (05/15/2013) Writer: Allison Matthews
Two recent Mississippi State graduates have found a way to "keep fans in the game" so they don't miss crucial moments of play while waiting in concession lines.
Giles Distinguished Professor named graduate dean (05/15/2013) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Lori Mann Bruce is the new associate vice president for academic affairs and graduate school dean at Mississippi State.
'One Night in March' airing Thursday on MPB (05/14/2013) Writer: Margaret Kovar
The documentary film highlighting one of Mississippi State University's finest hours in both athletics and racial reconciliation will be broadcast Thursday [May 16] on Mississippi Public Broadcasting.
MSU officials preparing for planned power outage (05/14/2013) Writer: Harriet Laird
Most of the Starkville campus of Mississippi State University will be impacted by two power outages planned by the university's public utility providers.
Walsh honored with Stennis Institute essay award (05/14/2013) Writer: Sammy McDavid
HONORED AT MSU--Senior William A. Walsh of Jackson is being recognized by Mississippi State with the 2012-13 Best John C. Stennis Institute of Government and Community Development Essay Award.
Montgomery Foundation honors six for achievements (05/13/2013) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Two Magnolia State residents and one each from Kentucky and Tennessee are 2013 G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery Foundation Scholars at Mississippi State.
Parker app gives real-time MSU parking information (05/13/2013) Writer: Harriet Laird
Parking at Mississippi State University now is more user-friendly with the addition of a new Parker motorist guidance smartphone application and ParkEdge parking publishing platform.
Baseball stadium architect addresses MSU grads (05/11/2013) Writer: Leah Barbour
Mississippi State alumna and Los Angeles Dodgers executive Janet Marie Smith believes hard work, passionate conviction and unwavering courage are the skills that will help MSU's Class of 2013 achieve success.
Fulbright instructs School of Architecture grads (05/10/2013) Writer: Leah Barbour
Harriet Mayor Fulbright, president of the J. William & Harriet Fulbright Center, visited Mississippi State on Friday to emphasize the importance of education to the university's graduating architects.
MSU announces 2013 Society of Scholars selections (05/09/2013) Writer: Leah Barbour
More than two dozen Mississippi State seniors graduating May 10 and 11 are new members of the university's Society of Scholars.
Head of state chem lab appointed to key FDA panel (05/09/2013) Writer: Jim Laird
The director of the Mississippi State Chemical Laboratory is newly appointed to a key federal advisory committee.
High-tech collaboration yields results for faculty (05/09/2013) Writer: Jim Laird
A diverse group of Mississippi State faculty and staff collaborators is reporting significant progress toward enhancing the university's high-technology instrumentation capacity.
MSU engineering majors take top conference honors (05/08/2013) Writer: Heather Rowe, Susan Lassetter
Mississippi State's student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers holds overall top honors and several individual competition awards from a recent regional conference.
Stennis Institute aids infrastructure development (05/08/2013) Writer: Leah Barbour
By providing Magnolia State communities with infrastructure-development experts and other resources, a Mississippi State-based service institute continues working to improve the quality of life in rural municipalities.
Three students receive prestigious UN internships (05/07/2013) Writer: Margaret Kovar
Through separate summer internships with the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization, three Mississippi State students will be helping people around the world achieve food security.
MSU Alumni Association names student delegates (05/07/2013) Writer: Owen McGuire
Twenty-two Mississippi State students have joined the university Alumni Association's student liaison group.
Library receives landscape architect's collection (05/07/2013) Writer: Allison Matthews
Mississippi State University Libraries this week will hold a reception to honor Marilyn Blake, who is formally donating the papers of her late husband, Edward Blake, to the library.
Cottrell awarded Fulbright fellowship to Vietnam (05/06/2013) Writer: Allison Matthews
Mississippi State University's assistant director for the International Institute and ambassador for the Fulbright International Exchange Program is receiving his third Fulbright scholarship.
MSU helping develop elite inventor organization (05/03/2013) Writer: Jim Laird
Mississippi State University is a charter member of the National Academy of Inventors.
CAVS Extension's Puryear earns 'black belt' status (05/03/2013) Writer: Jim Laird
Mississippi businesses and industries now have a new weapon in their arsenal for competing in the global marketplace. Analyst Steve Puryear of Mississippi State University's Canton-based Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems Extension recently was certified as a full Innovation Engineering Black Belt.
Historian awarded Fulbright fellowship to Russia (05/02/2013) Writer: Allison Matthews
A member of Mississippi State's history faculty is receiving a prestigious Fulbright Fellowship, which will take him to Rostov-on-Don, Russia in August.
MSU invites public to Howell Observatory May 4 (05/02/2013) Writer: Margaret Kovar
Mississippi State's Howell Observatory will be open Saturday night [May 4] for a special viewing.
MSU building construction majors learn by doing (05/01/2013) Writer: Leah Barbour
To best direct teams of construction workers, site managers need to know how to do the work, too.
Banquet celebrates research at MSU (04/30/2013) Writer: Jim Laird
More than 40 Mississippi State faculty, students and staff are 2013 selections for university research and leadership honors.
Aerospace professor receives SEC Faculty Award (04/30/2013) Writer: Allison Matthews
A Mississippi State aerospace engineering professor and researcher specializing in the structural safety of aircraft is among selections for a 2013 Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award.
Bank of Kilmichael begins MSU business scholarship (04/30/2013) Writer: Heather Skaggs
The College of Business at Mississippi State University is announcing the establishment of the Bank of Kilmichael Annual Scholarship.
MSU, MDES now providing new job-search engine (04/29/2013) Writer: Sammy McDavid
As spring graduation approaches, officials at Mississippi State and the Mississippi Department of Employment Security are launching a new service that enables state employers to easily announce job openings to university students and alumni.
Senior ATM Expo shows off talented students (04/25/2013) Writer: Margaret Kovar
A Mississippi State alumna who won the 2013 Fashion Week New Orleans Top Design Competition told students that learning both sides of the fashion industry "merchandizing and design" will be a key to success in their careers.
Graduations include leading architects, former gov (04/24/2013) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Janet Marie Smith, a Mississippi State alumna and architect internationally recognized for her innovative baseball stadium designs, will be commencement speaker next month for both of the university's spring graduations.
New study offers insight on pandemic flu (04/23/2013) Writer: Karen Templeton
Pandemic flu continues to threaten public health, especially in the wake of the recent emergence of an H7N9 low pathogenic avian influenza strain in humans.
Taylor now leading MSU distance education center (04/22/2013) Writer: Leah Barbour
Steve Taylor is the new executive director of Mississippi State's Center for Distance Education.
Aerospace engineering students get regional honors (04/22/2013) Writer: Leah Barbour
A team of Mississippi State students is top winner in a category of an American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics regional competition.
Workshop to address mental illness in young adults (04/19/2013) Writer: Allison Matthews
A half-day mental health workshop Friday [April 26] at Mississippi State will focus on mental illness issues among young adults.
MSU art faculty exhibition opens at Wade Gallery (04/18/2013) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A collection presented in a variety of mediums by members of the Mississippi State art department faculty will be featured on campus over the next two months.
Before '42' went pro, he trained under MSU alum (04/18/2013) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Amid the storyline of Jackie Robinson's epic struggle and ultimately successful effort to break major league baseball's color line is a smaller storyline involving a former outfielder who played for what now is Mississippi State University.
Farmers invest in soybean education, research (04/18/2013) Writer: Karen Brasher
A recent Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board investment in the Edgar E. and Winifred B. Hartwig Endowed Chair in Soybean Agronomy will enhance soybean research, teaching and service at Mississippi State.
'YourTown' registration continues through April 24 (04/18/2013) Writer: Leah Barbour
Officials at Mississippi State are inviting Magnolia State community leaders to participate in a two-and-a-half day interactive workshop designed to enhance skills for addressing common municipal issues and challenges.
MLK's 'Letter from Birmingham Jail' commemorated (04/17/2013) Writer: Leah Barbour
Fifty years after Martin Luther King Jr. penned the "Letter from Birmingham Jail," Mississippi State students, faculty and staff joined in a worldwide celebration recognizing the document's continuing influence.
Well-known Southern painter to present workshop (04/17/2013) Writer: Margaret Kovar
Artist and teacher Nan Cunningham will present two painting workshops early next week at Mississippi State's Visual Arts Center.
Hui awarded first NSF grant to MSU in humanities (04/17/2013) Writer: Margaret Kovar
A member of the Mississippi State history faculty is receiving the first major National Science Foundation grant ever awarded to a humanities department at the university.
MSU included among top 25 social media libraries (04/16/2013) Writer: Ben Nagel
Mississippi State University Libraries is ranked Number One in the Southeastern Conference and 24th in the country, according to the "100 Most Social Media Friendly College and University Libraries for 2013."
Dunaway named arts and sciences dean (04/15/2013) Writer: Allison Matthews
A longtime Mississippi State sociology professor and former sociology department head is the university's new dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
World-famous wind ensemble to close Lyceum Series (04/15/2013) Writer: Sammy McDavid
An April 22 concert by the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble concludes the 2012-13 Lyceum Series at Mississippi State.
Popular ATOMS2XP teacher program sees success (04/12/2013) Writer: Margaret Kovar
A specialized Mississippi State teacher training program marked the end of its nine-year run with a concluding campus workshop.
'Super Bulldogs' to enjoy weekend packed with fun (04/12/2013) Writer: Sammy McDavid
For Mississippi State students, employees, alumni and friends, mid-April signals the arrival of the university's annual family-friendly Super Bulldog Weekend.
MSU, city, county collaborate to improve museum (04/11/2013) Writer: Leah Barbour
A five-year collaboration among Mississippi State, Oktibbeha County and Starkville culminates Monday [April 15] with the 5 p.m. public dedication of the green technology pavilion at Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum.
MSU announces 2012-13 graduate research winners (04/11/2013) Writer: Leah Barbour
Seven women from the Magnolia State and one each from Alabama and South Carolina are top winners of Mississippi State's 11th annual Graduate Student Research Symposium.
Student Association recognizes four for service (04/11/2013) Writer: Morgan Tubbs
Two Mississippi State students and two campus employees are 2013 honorees of the university's Student Association.
Senior education official Yudin keynoting forum (04/10/2013) Writer: Jim Laird
Mississippi State University will host a visit from a senior U.S. Department of Education official on Friday [April 12].
Faculty, Ohio singer give collaborative recital (04/10/2013) Writer: Morgan Tubbs
Internationally recognized singer and composer Dawn Sonntag will be featured Thursday [April 11] in a collaborative recital with Mississippi State faculty members.
Public invited to MSU spring art, photo exhibition (04/10/2013) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The creations of 16 graduating Mississippi State art majors are being featured during the spring semester Bachelor of Fine Arts and Photography Thesis Exhibition.
MSU, UMMC uncover chapter in state's buried past (04/10/2013) Writer: Leah Barbour, Gary Pettus
With the recent discovery of 66 unidentified graves at the former site of a mental institution, Mississippi State University, the University of Mississippi Medical Center and others are working together to lay bare a chapter of the state's buried past.
EPA designates MSU 'center of excellence' (04/09/2013) Writer: Jim Laird
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has designated Mississippi State University as a Center of Excellence for Watershed Management, becoming the 10th such institution in the Southeast.
Construction of new walking track now under way (04/09/2013) Writer: Harriet Laird
With ground already broken around north-campus Chadwick Lake, Mississippi State is beginning construction of a walking and exercise track to provide additional health benefits for university employees, students and local community members.
MSU staff development program announces 2013 class (04/09/2013) Writer: Jim Laird
Fourteen Mississippi State staff members are participating in the university's 2013 Learning Experience for Aspiring Professionals program.
English faculty member wins state literary award (04/09/2013) Writer: Leah Barbour
As co-director of Mississippi State's creative writing program, assistant professor Catherine Pierce already knows how to create literary works that speak to readers.
MSU student named national Goldwater Scholar (04/08/2013) Writer: Margaret Kovar
Mississippi State is adding another student to its list of prestigious national scholars.
Teacher excellence program assembles first class (04/08/2013) Writer: Harriet Laird
A 20-member Mississippi State class soon will hold the honor of being the first at the university receiving scholarships in the recently announced Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program.
Maroon Edition pick: Guide for 'future presidents' (04/08/2013) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A book praised as "a marvelously readable and level-headed explanation of basic science and how it relates to the issues" is Mississippi State's selection for its fifth-annual common reading experience.
Innovative culture grows entrepreneurs at MSU (04/05/2013) Writer: Allison Matthews
Fostering an environment of innovation and creativity and inspiring students to be successful in a fast-paced and changing world are goals that Mississippi State President Mark E. Keenum said are in line with the university's vision.
Humanities lecture series holds final spring event (04/05/2013) Writer: Leah Barbour
Tennessee author and English professor Nancy Henry will be the final guest Wednesday [April 10] for the Mississippi State\'s Institute for the Humanities\' Distinguished Lecture Series.
WSJ: MSU grads get top return on investment (04/04/2013) Writer: Joe Farris
The financial return on a college education is a complex calculation involving cost and the potential payoff, according to a recent analysis by the Wall Street Journal.
National traveling film festival at MSU next week (04/04/2013) Writer: Margaret Kovar
Movies by, for and about women will be screened Thursday [April 11] during Mississippi State's first LUNAFEST.
2013 Outstanding Women awards presented at MSU (04/03/2013) Writer: Leah Barbour
Seven campus and community women are being honored with 2013 Outstanding Women Awards by Mississippi State.
Undergraduate Research Symposium winners announced (04/03/2013) Writer: Leah Barbour
More than 30 Mississippi State students are being honored for the scholarly investigations they pursued during the 2012-2013 academic year at the university.
Student entrepreneurship club dedicates 'Co-Lab' (04/02/2013) Writer: Allison Matthews
Members of Mississippi State's Entrepreneurship Club now have a unique place to collaborate and cooperate.
Historian, social entrepreneur to headline event (04/02/2013) Writer: Sammy McDavid
"Social Entrepreneurship: Think Big, Be Bold, Drive Change" will be the topic of a Monday [April 8] program at Mississippi State.
Discussion aids employers with Affordable Care Act (04/02/2013) Writer: Allison Matthews
When furniture industry and other manufacturing employers gathered recently during a Mississippi State University summit to discuss current challenges and opportunities facing the state business climate, the coming implications of the Affordable Care Act were among the hot topics on the table.
Lyceum program to feature toe tappin' to the max (04/02/2013) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A high-energy cast of eight dancers and two singers will be in the spotlight April 9 during Mississippi State's next Lyceum Series event.
MSU International Fiesta fosters cultural exchange (04/01/2013) Writer: Margaret Kovar
Traveling the world can be expensive, but a free spring cultural event at Mississippi State offers a taste of international cultures.
Statewide honors college conference hosted by MSU (04/01/2013) Writer: Morgan Tubbs
Mississippi State's Shackouls Honors College recently hosted the inaugural collaborative honors college conference in the state of Mississippi.
Fulbright Scholar to discuss Vietnam at MSU event (04/01/2013) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A Fulbright Scholar from Vietnam will speak Friday [April 5] at Mississippi State.
Residence hall dedication honors California couple (04/01/2013) Writer: Harriet Laird
Mississippi State will formally name a state-of-the-art residence hall Thursday [April 4] in honor of Mary Lyn Moseley and Dr. Niles R. Moseley of Los Altos, Calif.
Event celebrates MSU creative writing anniversary (03/28/2013) Writer: Morgan Tubbs
During a Tuesday [April 2] public program at Mississippi State, the English department's creative writing program will celebrate its 40th year at the university.
Gov. Bryant outlines vision for manufacturing (03/28/2013) Writer: Leah Barbour
Education and workforce development are the keys to growing furniture-manufacturing jobs in Mississippi, Gov. Phil Bryant told a Mississippi State audience Wednesday [March 27].
Mississippi Symphony Orchestra comes to MSU (03/27/2013) Writer: Margaret Kovar
The Jackson-based Mississippi Symphony Orchestra will present a Sunset Symphony April 5 at the Mississippi State University Amphitheater.
Condoleezza Rice:Democracy requires responsibility (03/26/2013) Writer: Allison Matthews
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told a Mississippi State University audience that a mature democracy requires individual citizens understand not only their rights, but also their responsibilities.
Economic innovation to be focus next week at MSU (03/26/2013) Writer: Jim Laird
The economic impact of innovation will be in focus April 1-5 during Entrepreneurship Week and the Investing in Innovation conference at Mississippi State.
Internationally known musician and composer visit (03/26/2013) Writer: Margaret Kovar
World-class trombonist Abbie Conant and composer William Osborne will visit Mississippi State University April 1-2.
MSU symposium examines race in the arts (03/25/2013) Writer: Leah Barbour
Whether they're creating books or paintings, artists work to create an authentic vision.
Former students honor historian emeritus Marszalek (03/25/2013) Writer: Leah Barbour
Civil War historian John F. Marszalek's influence on Mississippi State students stretches over almost four decades.
MSU chemistry department sets golf fundraiser (03/25/2013) Writer: Morgan Tubbs
Mississippi State\'s chemistry department is announcing its second golf tournament scholarship fundraiser.
MSU, composites manufacturers propose partnership (03/22/2013) Writer: Leah Barbour
Researchers and leaders in the transportation industry gathered recently at Mississippi State University to explore the possibilities of a technology that is revolutionizing the design, production and use of land, air and sea vehicles.
I-Day to draw Southeast insurance professionals (03/22/2013) Writer: Allison Matthews
Mississippi State University's risk management, insurance and financial planning program again will host its annual I-Day, one of the largest insurance conferences in the South.
Distinguished band director to visit MSU (03/22/2013) Writer: Margaret Kovar
Mississippi State's Famous Maroon Band will celebrate its teachers and mentors with a series of events April 1-4 featuring Ray Cramer.
Sumrall child remembered through MSU scholarship (03/22/2013) Writer: Sheri Pape
The life of 5-year-old Ella Marie Formby is being memorialized through a new scholarship established at Mississippi State.
Governor to speak at MSU Manufacturing Summit (03/21/2013) Writer: Leah Barbour
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant will offer the keynote address at the third annual Mississippi State University Manufacturing Summit.
Research: Crime TV gives positive health messages (03/21/2013) Writer: Allison Matthews
While television violence often is cited for potential negative effects on viewers, a recent study points to a benefit of viewing crime genre television shows.
MSU program to examine Cold War ramifications (03/20/2013) Writer: Sammy McDavid
How scientists during the Cold War learned to navigate the labyrinth of national security will be examined Friday [March 22] at Mississippi State.
Retiring health center director gets major honor (03/19/2013) Writer: Leah Barbour
Dr. Robert K. "Bob" Collins of Mississippi State is this year\'s selection for the Jack C. Hughston, M.D., Sports Medicine Person of the Year award.
Caterpillar Foundation provides $20K for robotics (03/18/2013) Writer: Heather M. Rowe
Mississippi students will receive a boost through a Caterpillar Foundation initiative to support K-12 education in science, mathematics, engineering and technology (STEM) through the Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State.
Artists, writers, TV producers to speak at MSU (03/15/2013) Writer: Margaret Kovar
A group of nationally known artists, writers and television producers will discuss their careers during a series of presentations March 25 and 26 at Mississippi State.
Noted early American historian to speak at MSU (03/15/2013) Writer: Margaret Kovar
Noted colonial and early American historian Patrick Griffin is the next guest for Mississippi State's Institute for the Humanities Distinguished Lecture Series. Griffin's presentation, "Transforming the Atlantic World: Britain's American Crisis and the Origins of Revolution" takes place at 4 p.m. Tuesday [March 19] in the Taylor Auditorium of the university's McCool Hall.
Student society gives award to St. Jude virologist (03/14/2013) Writer: Leah Barbour
The start of Spring Break didn't deter about 100 students with a keen interest in microbiology from gathering to celebrate an innovative virologist's accomplishments.
Marszalek Speaker Series continues this month (03/14/2013) Writer: Ben Nagel
The John F. and Jeanne A. Marszalek Library Fund and Lecture Series will continue at MSU Libraries on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at 2 p.m. in Mitchell Memorial Library's John Grisham Room
Manufacturing summit to be held at MSU (03/14/2013) Writer: Karen Brasher
Manufacturers throughout the state will have an opportunity to advance their business strategies at the third annual Manufacturing Summit.
African American Studies program hosts symposium (03/14/2013) Writer: Morgan Tubbs
Mississippi State's African American Studies program will sponsor a two-day "Whiteness Symposium" next week.
MSU announces new student affairs hall of honor (03/13/2013) Writer: Sammy McDavid
At a Wednesday [March 20] campus ceremony, Mississippi State will inaugurate an ongoing program to recognize outstanding leaders in the university's Division of Student Affairs.
Public invited to MSU observatory to view comet (03/12/2013) Writer: Leah Barbour
Mississippi State is opening the doors to its observatory twice this month for public viewings of the comet PANSTARRS as it enters the Northern Hemisphere.
Symposium to focus on composites in transportation (03/12/2013) Writer: Leah Barbour
The first Composites in Transportation Symposium at Mississippi State will bring together industry, government and education officials to discuss how best to advance composite technologies.
Tree plantings growing student legacies at MSU (03/12/2013) Writer: Meg Henderson
Even though Nobel Prize winning Kenyan activist Wangari Maathai died in 2011, an international legacy of social and environmental justice she started is alive and well today.
Grammy-winning FUN. visits MSU for fall concert (03/11/2013) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The only 2013 Magnolia Sate concert by award-winning alternative rock band FUN. may be seven months away, but Mississippi State event planners recognize that tickets will be in high demand.
Tour teaches students about civil rights movement (03/11/2013) Writer: Leah Barbour
More than 50 Mississippi State University students recently travelled to Philadelphia to learn more about what happened to three civil rights activists who were murdered there in 1964.
MSU implements three-year degree programs (03/08/2013) Writer: Allison Matthews
College students wanting a faster alternative to traditional four-year undergraduate programs will have the option of earning a bachelor's degree from Mississippi State University in just three years beginning in fall 2013.
Zacharias memorial service filled with emotion (03/07/2013) Writer: Allison Matthews
Hundreds of Mississippi State faculty, staff, alumni, students and friends attended a memorial service Thursday for the university's President Emeritus Donald Zacharias, who died March 3 after an extended illness and complications from multiple sclerosis.
Coontz headlines Women's History Month celebration (03/07/2013) Writer: Margaret Kovar
Nationally-known historian and family studies expert Stephanie Coontz will play a major role March 20 as part of Mississippi State's Women's History Month Celebration and the Gender Studies Lecture Series.
MSU community service gains national spotlight (03/07/2013) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State continues to be recognized nationally for community service activities--this time as one of only 14 in a major category.
MSU makes workspace work for disabled student (03/06/2013) Writer: Leah Barbour
When a partially disabled student worker at Mississippi State's Sanderson Recreation Center discovered his wheelchair didn't fit well at his work station, the university family came together to make a difference.
MSU-based precipitation network seeks observers (03/06/2013) Writer: Morgan Tubbs
With the arrival of March, the Mississippi Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network again is looking to recruit new observers of rainfall throughout the state.
More than 500 men 'Walk a Mile in Her Shoes' (03/05/2013) Writer: Allison Matthews
More than 500 men literally walked a mile in women's high-heeled shoes Tuesday [March 5] as part of an event at Mississippi State and an international awareness campaign designed to raise awareness and stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence.
Condoleezza Rice speaks during MSU lecture series (03/05/2013) Writer: Allison Matthews
Mississippi State will welcome former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to campus March 26 to take part in the university's Global Lecture Series.
Kenyan ambassador comes to MSU for tree planting (03/04/2013) Writer: Allison Matthews
On a historic day for his home country, Kenyan Ambassador Elkanah Odembo participated in a ceremonial tree planting at Mississippi State University in memory of Wangari Maathai, a Kenyan woman who greatly influenced her country and whose life's work continues to impact people around the world.
Memorial service to celebrate Zacharias' life (03/04/2013) Writer: Sid Salter
A public memorial service celebrating Mississippi State University President Emeritus Donald W. Zacharias' life and work will be held Thursday [March 7], at 11 a.m., at the MSU Colvard Student Union in the Foster Ballroom.
FEA brings Green Belt Movement to Starkville (03/04/2013) Writer: Margaret Kovar
Taking Nobel Prize winner Wangari Maathai's message to heart, members of Mississippi State's Future Educators Association chapter are working to inspire a new generation of conservationists.
Former President Zacharias remembered as visionary (03/03/2013) Writer: Harriet Laird
Donald W. Zacharias, the president emeritus of Mississippi State University who served from 1985-1997, died Sunday [March 3] at the age of 77 of complications from multiple sclerosis after an extended illness. Second in tenure only to Stephen D. Lee, the founding president of the state's land-grant institution, Zacharias brought Mississippi State to a new level of prominence during his 12 and one-half years of service.
Alternative spring break provides taste of Delta (03/01/2013) Writer: Margaret Kovar
More than 20 Mississippi State students, faculty and staff--and 10 students from the University of Mississippi--are making final plans for an alternate spring break in the Mississippi Delta involving service projects, tours and other adventures.
MSU sweeps collegiate arts competition (02/28/2013) Writer: Margaret Kovar
Mississippi State art students recently swept the competition at a state-wide arts contest.
'Walk a Mile' helps men consider women's issues (02/28/2013) Writer: Allison Matthews
More than 500 men are registered for a Mississippi State event next week that invites them to leave their comfort zones to consider issues from a woman's perspective.
Ragtime festival returns to MPB programming (02/27/2013) Writer: Margaret Kovar
Mississippi Public Broadcasting will air highlights of the Charles Templeton Ragtime Jazz Festival this Friday [March 1] in a two-part show beginning at 8 p.m.
New MSU grant helps state math teachers, students (02/27/2013) Writer: Morgan Tubbs
More than 100 public school educators across the state will be ultimate beneficiaries of a new three-year partnership grant awarded to Mississippi State.
MSU sociology doctoral program celebrates 50 years (02/27/2013) Writer: Margaret Kovar
The Mississippi State University Department of Sociology will celebrate its doctoral program's 50th anniversary Feb. 28-March 1.
MSU's Stennis Institute assists schools (02/27/2013) Writer: Leah Barbour
Education is the key to economic development. Industries need problem-solvers: educated, trainable workers who can go above and beyond classroom instruction.
Kenyan diplomat returns to MSU for special event (02/26/2013) Writer: Harriet Laird
Kenya's ambassador to the United States returns Monday [March 4] to Mississippi State to help honor Wangari Maathai, author of "Unbowed," the university's 2012-13 freshman reading program selection.
MSU receives intermodal transportation grant (02/26/2013) Writer: Leah Barbour
Working toward the goal of integrating transportation modes throughout the United States to foster job growth and economic development, a multi-university team of Mississippi State-led researchers is receiving additional funding to help make it happen.
MSU students study Chinese cyberspies' malware (02/25/2013) Writer: Leah Barbour
As news networks around the nation report the damage done by alleged state-backed Chinese cyberspies, Mississippi State University computer science and engineering students will learn directly from the malware.
Lyceum program to feature two 'string' masters (02/25/2013) Writer: Sammy McDavid
New York blues musician Eric Bibb and popular African performer Habib Koite will be featured March 5 at Mississippi State's second Lyceum Series program of the spring semester.
MSU Diversity Awards to be presented Friday (02/25/2013) Writer: Allison Matthews
Mississippi State will recognize two employees, one student and a campus organization Friday [March 1] during the university's annual diversity award program and reception.
Mississippian who heads UPS to speak Thursday (02/25/2013) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The Greenwood native who rose from part-time package handler to the chief operating officer of United Parcel Service (UPS) speaks Thursday [Feb. 28] at Mississippi State.
WHEMN celebrates leadership in higher education (02/22/2013) Writer: Leah Barbour
About 200 women gathered to discuss the qualities that make great leaders during the 2013 Women in Higher Education Mississippi Network Spring Leadership Conference held at Mississippi State University on Thursday and Friday.
Artist Wyatt Waters gives insight during MSU talk (02/22/2013) Writer: Margaret Kovar
Mississippi watercolor painter Wyatt Waters demonstrated his techniques and discussed his life as an artist during a free event at Mississippi State Thursday.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Climate dialogues set for Monday (02/21/2013) Writer: Allison Matthews
Two events titled "Climate Change: Science, Faith, and Free Enterprise" will be held Monday [Feb. 25] to explore scientific and faith-based perspectives, as well as how free enterprise provides possible solutions for climate and energy issues.
Alumni association hosts 135th MSU birthday party (02/21/2013) Writer: Owen McGuire
Legislation creating the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Mississippi--now Mississippi State--was signed Feb. 28, 1878.
Beethoven favorites focus of MSU concert March 2 (02/20/2013) Writer: Margaret Kovar
The Starkville/Mississippi State University Symphony Orchestra will hold its annual spring concert March 2 in the First Baptist Church sanctuary.
New type of 'farming' yields renewable energy (02/19/2013) Writer: Leah Barbour
There's a new way to farm at Mississippi State University, and the harvest yields renewable energy and teaches a new generation of students how to harness it for practical use.
MSU, community bands announce weekend concert (02/19/2013) Writer: Margaret Kovar
In a special Sunday [Feb. 24] university concert, bands from Mississippi State and the community will perform a range of musical selections.
MSU employees 'stand up' to sitting at work (02/15/2013) Writer: Leah Barbour
Attention, people who sit eight hours a day, five days a week at a desk job: There is another way. For those who'd rather not sit for at least part of the workday, a standing desk workstation may be a good -- and healthier -- alternative.
Cage the Elephant, Ty Brown to perform at MSU (02/15/2013) Writer: Margaret Kovar
A five-member Southern band heralded as "the savior of slacker funk-punk" is headlining Mississippi State's April 20 Old Main Music Festival.
MSU program raises awareness of modern-day slavery (02/15/2013) Writer: Margaret Kovar
First, picture 27 million people standing shoulder-to-shoulder in a line from one side of the United States to the other--and back.
Shakespeare troupe to hold student workshops (02/15/2013) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Actors with the Virginia-based American Shakespeare Center will be conducting workshops next week for local high and middle school students.
Fed president shares optimistic outlook at MSU (02/14/2013) Writer: Allison Matthews
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President and CEO James Bullard Thursday gave area bankers, university leaders and others a special opportunity to hear about the nation's current monetary policies.
MSU researcher says game controls impact hostility (02/14/2013) Writer: Leah Barbour
Do violent media incite aggressive behavior? Or, are media merely illustrating a violent culture already in place?
'Twelfth Night' to open MSU's spring Lyceum lineup (02/14/2013) Writer: Sammy McDavid
"Twelfth Night," Shakespeare's comedy about mistaken identity and jealously in the mythical kingdom of Illyria, will open Mississippi State University's 2013 spring Lyceum Series.
MSU faculty concert to premier commissioned music (02/13/2013) Writer: Margaret Kovar
Current and former faculty members of Mississippi State\'s music department will premier song and piano selections during a Thursday [Feb. 21] campus concert.
Retired faculty association honors students (02/13/2013) Writer: Sammy McDavid
STARKVILLE, Miss.--Four current seniors and a recent Mississippi State graduate are selections for the university Association of Retired Faculty's annual student recognition program.
Three faculty earn distinctions as AAAS Fellows (02/12/2013) Writer: Allison Matthews
Three Mississippi State faculty members are being honored this week as new Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Student sustainability group promotes efficiency (02/12/2013) Writer: Morgan Tubbs
A Mississippi State student group continues its efforts to implement the Green Fund, a student-run reserve that would purchase renewable energy and fund energy-efficient campus projects.
MSU surpasses sustainability goals early (02/12/2013) Writer: Leah Barbour
Upgrading infrastructure and making operations more efficient are two key changes that have allowed Mississippi State University to reduce its energy consumption by 37 percent.
Ramaswamy speaks of MSU's role in food challenges (02/12/2013) Writer: Margaret Kovar
The director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture and former Mississippi State faculty member visited campus Monday.
Valentine's Day has unique path to modern era (02/11/2013) Writer: Morgan Tubbs
Though he credits the holiday of love we know today largely to the Hallmark card company, Bob Wolverton, an expert in the classics, has studied the threads of Valentine's Day and its origins throughout history.
MSU chorale group to perform spirituals, gospel (02/11/2013) Writer: Margaret Kovar
Mississippi State's University Chorale will present "Rejoice & Reflect II: Celebrating African-American History through Music" Feb. 19.
Women of Color Summit offers insights, solutions (02/08/2013) Writer: Leah Barbour
Mississippi State University hosted its first Women of Color Summit on Friday, and attendees discussed the challenges the group faces and ways to embrace a culture based on equality, fairness and justice.
Exhibition to feature works by artist-in-residence (02/08/2013) Writer: Margaret Kovar
A Mississippi State exhibition opening Feb. 21 will showcase works by William "Bill" Dunlap, the university's first and newly named artist-in-residence.
Dunlap named first MSU artist-in-residence (02/08/2013) Writer: Margaret Kovar
After a career spanning more than three decades as an artist, arts commentator and educator, Mississippi native William "Bill" Dunlap now will help set the bar for students as Mississippi State's first artist-in-residence.
MSU students win StudyMississippi honors (02/08/2013) Writer: Morgan Tubbs
Two Mississippi State students have received top honors by the international education consortium StudyMississippi.
Applicants sought for Tillman Military Scholarship (02/08/2013) Writer: Amy Cagle
Mississippi State University is again proud to partner with the Pat Tillman Foundation to seek applicants for the Tillman Military Scholarships.
Theatre celebrates season of love with Shakespeare (02/08/2013) Writer: Morgan Tubbs
The MSU theatre department will present "Love Letters from Shakespeare: A Night of Music, Dance and Sonnets" on Feb. 14-16 at 7:30 p.m. on the Main Stage at McComas Hall. Admission is $10 and tickets may be purchased at the door or online at www.comm.msstate.edu/dept/theatre/.
Foundation names new group of student ambassadors (02/08/2013) Writer: Sheri Pape
Thirty students from throughout Mississippi, as well as from Alabama, Georgia, Iowa, North Carolina and Tennessee, are new Ambassadors of the Mississippi State University Foundation.
MEDIA ADVISORY: USDA administrator to speak Monday (02/07/2013) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Former Mississippi State faculty member Sonny Ramaswamy, now a senior U.S. Department of Agriculture administrator, will speak Monday [Feb. 11] on campus. He currently directs USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
Regions Bank supports MSU division faculty awards (02/07/2013) Writer: Amy Cagle
Regions Bank announced Thursday [Feb. 7] a multi-year $50,000 contribution to support major faculty awards in Mississippi State's Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine.
MSU alumna receives Distinguished Jurist Award (02/07/2013) Writer: Leah Barbour
Attorney Sharon Eubanks graduated from Mississippi State University in 1976 and went on to serve the people of the nation as an advocate for consumer fairness, civil rights and fair treatment for all.
MSU administrator, alumnus named university CDO (02/07/2013) Writer: Harriet Laird
Mississippi State administrator Tommy J. Stevenson is taking on an expanded role as the university's new chief diversity officer and director of the recently renamed Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion.
MSU announces foundation board, new members (02/06/2013) Writer: Amy Cagle
The Mississippi State University Foundation is announcing 2013 leaders and incoming members for the 46-seat board of directors that guides the fundraising arm of the 135-year-old land grant institution.
Alumna, Meridian teacher receives regional honor (02/06/2013) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A Mississippi State graduate now teaching in Meridian is the winner of a top regional honor for her master's degree thesis.
Libraries' Ragtime Festival enters seventh year (02/05/2013) Writer: Margaret Kovar
World-renowned ragtime musicians again will deliver spectacular rhythms and outstanding showmanship during Mississippi State's seventh annual Charles Templeton Ragtime Jazz Festival.
MSU celebrates Arbor Day with Friday tree planting (02/05/2013) Writer: Karen Brasher
An air quality-enhancing event dating back to the 1880s will be celebrated Friday [Feb. 8] on the Mississippi State campus.
Nominations now open for outstanding women awards (02/04/2013) Writer: Margaret Kovar
The Mississippi State program to annually recognize exceptional women across the four campus employment categories and the Starkville community now is accepting nominations for its 2013 awards.
Holocaust historian to lead program on war crimes (02/04/2013) Writer: Margaret Kovar
A public program exploring World War II crimes of the German army will be held Thursday [Feb. 7] at Mississippi State.
Civil War leaders focus of Collins Speaker Series (02/01/2013) Writer: Leah Barbour
The story of Abraham Lincoln's and Ulysses S. Grant's leadership in the face of dissent is just as relevant in modern times as it was 150 years ago.
MSU "StatePride" initiative ends successful run (02/01/2013) Writer: Allison Matthews
Mississippi State is announcing the conclusion of the university\'s four-year initiative known as "StatePride" with more than $118.3 million in private gifts.
Grants facilitate SEC research collaboration (01/31/2013) Writer: Jim Laird
As legions of college sports fanatics can attest, the Southeastern Conference\'s prowess on the football field is unmatched. What many fans may not know is that the SEC\'s 14 member institutions pack an equally potent punch when it comes to research.
MSU partners to host American Legion Boys State (01/31/2013) Writer: Sid Salter
Mississippi State University has been selected as the 2013-15 host campus for Mississippi's American Legion Boys State program"the nation's premier program for teaching how government works, developing leadership skills and nurturing an appreciation for the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.
Women of Color Summit to be held in Colvard Union (01/30/2013) Writer: Leah Barbour
Mississippi State administrators, faculty and staff members and students will come together Feb. 8 to explore and discuss the issues impacting women of color.
KIDS COUNT Summit to focus on economic impacts (01/29/2013) Writer: Margaret Kovar
How economic well-being impacts children, youth, families and communities will be examined in detail next month during the sixth annual Mississippi KIDS COUNT Summit in Jackson.
Symphony association plans 'Bach to the Future' (01/29/2013) Writer: Margaret Kovar
The Starkville-Mississippi State University Symphony Association is sponsoring a fund-raising extravaganza to help support its popular concert program.
MEDIA ADVISORY: EU delegation head visits Jackson (01/28/2013)
Ambassador João Vale de Almeida, head of the European Union delegation to the United States, will visit Jackson Wednesday [Jan. 30] as a special guest of the Mississippi Development Authority, Mississippi State University and its Janos Radvanyi Chair in International Security Studies.
St. Louis Federal Reserve president to speak (01/28/2013) Writer: Allison Matthews
James Bullard, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, will be a special guest next month at a campus forum organized by Mississippi State\'s College of Business.
Mississippi State to honor top alumni next weekend (01/25/2013) Writer: Sheri Pape
Mississippi State will recognize a 1950 general business graduate from Magee as its national alumnus of the year during Friday [Feb. 1] campus ceremonies.
Hong Kong to MS: Asian economic leader visits MSU (01/24/2013) Writer: Leah Barbour
East met West at Mississippi State University on Wednesday afternoon when the Hong Kong commissioner for economic and trade affairs in the U.S. visited campus.
CVM dean takes on national role (01/24/2013) Writer: Karen Templeton
Dr. Kent Hoblet, dean of the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine, has been selected president-elect for the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges.
Visiting Writers Series program begins next week (01/22/2013) Writer: Morgan Tubbs
Award-winning writer Lorraine M. López will be the featured guest Jan. 31 for the first 2013 spring semester program of Mississippi State\'s Robert Holland Visiting Writers Series.
MSU, UM announce MS Excellence in Teaching Program (01/22/2013)
Mississippi's two largest universities have joined forces to create an innovative program designed to attract the state's best and brightest students into the field of education through a private gift totaling more than $12.9 million.
MSU Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day (01/21/2013) Writer: Leah Barbour
When he went to Officer Candidate School, he was the only African-American in his class, and that in great measure gave Mississippi Adjutant Gen. Augustus L. Collins the determination to succeed.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Hong Kong commissioner visits (01/18/2013) Writer: Jim Laird
The top U.S.-based trade representative from one of Asia's primary commercial gateways speaks Wednesday [Jan. 23] at Jackson's Executive Lecture Forum.
Presentation celebrates artist Walter Anderson (01/18/2013) Writer: Margaret Kovar
Veteran Mississippi State art professor Brent Funderburk will discuss the life and works of one of the state's most famous artists during a free campus program Thursday (Jan. 24).
Students gather at MSU for 2013 honor band clinic (01/18/2013) Writer: Margaret Kovar
More than 200 high school musicians from throughout the region will converge on campus Jan. 24 to participate in the 61st annual Mississippi State University Honor Band Clinic.
MSU expects normal operations Friday (01/17/2013) Writer: Allison Matthews
Mississippi State University officials are monitoring weather conditions, with current plans to continue normal operations with all classes and work schedules to continue as planned on Friday, Jan. 18.
Alpha Delta Pi sorority returning to MSU campus (01/17/2013) Writer: Margaret Kovar
Alpha Delta Pi social sorority is taking the first steps to open a new campus chapter at Mississippi State.
MSU open; don't drive if conditions aren't safe (01/17/2013) Writer: Sid Salter
Mississippi State University will operate under normal hours today.
Director says parks embody American values (01/16/2013) Writer: Allison Matthews
When so many issues seem to divide Americans, National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis said there are 398 national treasures which represent the values that bind the nation together.
MSU programs ranked by U.S. News and World Report (01/16/2013) Writer: Allison Matthews
Mississippi State University is listed in the 2013 U.S. News & World Report rankings on the nation's colleges, getting especially high marks for online engineering and business graduate programs.
International steelmaker partners with MSU (01/16/2013) Writer: Jim Laird
A research partnership between Mississippi State and one of the world's leading steelmakers is expected to help grow the region's high-tech manufacturing economy and foster national and international participation in ferrous alloy education and development.
MSU distance education programs growing (01/15/2013) Writer: Leah Barbour
While Mississippi State University currently offers nearly 30 online programs to almost 3,000 students, the Center for Distance Education is continuously working to expand online degree options.
Alumni Association again breaks membership record (01/15/2013) Writer: Sheri Pape
For the fifth consecutive year, the Mississippi State University Alumni Association set a record for active membership.
"Stories On My Back" comes to MSU art gallery (01/14/2013) Writer: Margaret Kovar
rtist and professor Richard A. Lou\'s unique artwork will be on display at Mississippi State\'s Visual Art Center Jan. 15-March 23.
MSU lecture series welcomes NASA engineers (01/14/2013) Writer: Heather Rowe
The world watched last August as the Curiosity rover descended onto the surface of Mars. Later this month, two of the project's most visible engineers will visit Mississippi State to share how this unmanned mission does more than satisfy idle curiosity.
Collins to speak at MSU's MLK Unity Breakfast (01/11/2013) Writer: Leah Barbour
"Oppressed people cannot and will not remain oppressed forever." The statement is as true today as it was in 1963 when Martin Luther King Jr. wrote it in a Birmingham jail cell.
Events show off talent of new MSU art faculty (01/11/2013) Writer: Margaret Kovar
New faculty in Mississippi State\'s Department of Art will showcase their artwork during an exhibition running through Feb. 23.
SHS student benefits from MSU's Lincoln connection (01/10/2013) Writer: Allison Matthews
A local high school student says Mississippi State and its connection to historic legislation signed by President Abraham Lincoln led to her ideas in a winning essay, which recently earned her a prized scholarship.
MSU unveils new STAR Scholarship (01/10/2013) Writer: Sid Salter
Mississippi State University President Mark E. Keenum announced an unprecedented new MSU scholarship program that will partner with the Mississippi Economic Council\'s highly successful Student-Teacher Achievement Recognition or STAR program.
Community band begins 2013 spring semester (01/10/2013) Writer: Margaret Kovar
The Mississippi State band staff again is inviting university employees and area residents with previous band experience to play in the 2013 Starkville/MSU Community Band.
MSU hit with cyber-attack, secure data not lost (01/09/2013) Writer: Sid Salter
Mississippi State University was the target of a cyber-attack on one of the university's servers, but a preliminary investigation indicates that no secure data was lost in the incident.
Alum, doctor named MSU health services director (01/09/2013) Writer: Allison Matthews
Dr. Clifton W. Story, a staff physician at Mississippi State\'s Longest Student Health Center, is being promoted to executive director of University Health Services.
Wood represents MSU on national library task force (01/09/2013) Writer: Allison Matthews
A Mississippi State faculty member is among a team of professional librarians named recently to the 75th Anniversary Task Force for the Association of College and Research Libraries.
Concert celebrates MLK, works of Langston Hughes (01/09/2013) Writer: Margaret Kovar
Faculty and students in Mississippi State\'s music department will perform "The Poetry of Langston Hughes in Song," Jan. 17 in the Harrison Auditorium of Giles Hall.
National Park Service head to visit, lead program (01/08/2013) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The leader of the National Park Service will speak early next week at Mississippi State.
Tillman Military Scholar plays in TOSTITOS Bowl (01/08/2013) Writer: Leah Barbour
He grew up loving football and pretending to be San Francisco Forty-Niners wide receiver Jerry Rice.
'All That Jazz' kicks off 2013 symphony season (01/07/2013) Writer: Margaret Kovar
The Starkville/Mississippi State University Symphony Orchestra will perform its first 2013 winter concert Jan. 12 at the downtown First Baptist Church.