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Biological sciences instructor Gay Williamson ascends the stairs of historic Harned Hall, which reopened with the spring semester after an extensive renovation.

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REFLECTOR: New shipping store opens in Union
For 10 years, Colvard Student Union Director Eddie Keith received requests for an on-campus copy center. The new UPS store, which opened last week in the Union, offers students, faculty and staff a convenient solution.
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Carnegie, CASE salute Travis as Prof of the Year
For his passion in encouraging students to think for themselves, associate professor Rick Travis in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration has been named 2010 Mississippi Professor of the Year.
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Newspaper names Quarles Person of the Day
The Jackson Free Press named Stennis Institute project manager Lydia Quarles a Person of the Day last week for her work for the Mississippi Commission on the Status of Women's Women and Applied Politics Seminar.
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CAVS Extension takes home national award
Mississippi State University's Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems Extension Office took home a top honor from the University Economic Development Association's annual meeting in Reno, Nev., in November.
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Emison examines environmental policy in book
With the recent 40th anniversary of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a recently published book co-edited by a Mississippi State faculty member finds innovation and challenges for the EPA's partners in the South.
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Collins joins Bulldog defensive staff
Geoff Collins will join the Mississippi State coaching staff as co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach, head coach Dan Mullen announced last week.
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DAILY NEWS: GSDP hosts MDA's Swoope Thursday
Mississippi Development Authority Executive Director Gray Swoope, a Mississippi State alumnus, will be the keynote speaker for the Greater Starkville Development Partnership's annual banquet on Thursday.
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DAILY NEWS: A passion for others
Mississippi State athletic veteran Chris "Hope" Bushby thought she would spend her professional life coaching softball. But four years ago, her career took a sharp turn.
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STAR: Randy Travis opening Riley Center series
Superstar country singer Randy Travis will kick off the first Spring-Summer Series of performances at the MSU Riley Center for Education and Performing Arts in downtown Meridian.
Lifelong activist keynoting MLK breakfast Monday
Racial reconciliation activist and author Dolphus Weary will be the keynote speaker at Mississippi State as the community celebrates the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with the 17th annual MLK Day Unity Breakfast on Jan. 17. The free-to-the-public program begins at 7 a.m. in the Colvard Student Union's Bill Foster Ballroom.
MPA 'roasting' President Keenum this Thursday
Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum will be "roasted" by the Mississippi Press Association during a charitable benefit Thursday at the Marriott Hotel in Jackson.
University receives Carnegie Community Engagement Classification
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching announced last week that Mississippi State is receiving the 2010 Community Engagement Classification.
This Week in Bulldog Sports, 01/17/11
Men's Tennis concludes play at the SEC Indoor Championships in Knoxville, Tenn., Monday before hitting the road for the Auburn Invitational Friday... Women's Tennis takes on Tulsa in Oklahoma Friday evening... Lady Bulldog Basketball hosts Auburn Thursday at 7 p.m.... Bulldog Basketball takes an SEC roadtrip for a 3 p.m. matchup with Georgia on Saturday, which will be broadcast by SEC Network affiliates.
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