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Culinary arts students Jane Anderson (left) and Shiloh Quintana joined Mississippi State's delegation to Higher Education Day at the Capitol Jan. 19, where students, faculty and staff were on hand to discuss their programs and projects with legislators, lobbyists and the media during the Institutions of Higher Learning-sponsored event.

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Crain retirement reception Tuesday
The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs will host a retirement reception for Financial Aid Director Bruce Crain and recognize his service to Mississippi State Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. in Salon U of the Colvard Student Union's Bill Foster Ballroom.
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PCSW accepting Outstanding Women nominations
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2011 Outstanding Women Awards Program, sponsored by the President's Commission on the Status of Women. Nomination packets are due no later than Feb. 21.
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SPA's Robyn Remotigue completes NCURA program
Sponsored Programs Administration Assistant Director Robyn Remotigue recently completed the National Council of University Research Administrators' leadership program.
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HRM's Meg Arnold, Sarah White earn certification
Human Resources Management Learning and Development Manager Meg Arnold and HRM Generalist Sarah White recently earned the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification from the Human Resource Certification Institute.
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Spirit of State nominations due Feb. 18
With the sixth annual Spirit of State Awards, Mississippi State will recognize outstanding contributions made by our students toward improving student life. Nominations are due Feb. 18.
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Evening in Maroon Gala Tuesday in Jackson
The annual Evening in Maroon Gala sponsored by the Central Mississippi MSU Alumni Chapter will be held at the Jackson Convention Complex Tuesday. Featured speakers will be President Mark Keenum, Athletic Director Scott Stricklin and Head Football Coach Dan Mullen.
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Scarpa first Eminent Architect of Practice
The Mississippi State University School of Architecture is pleased to announce that Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA, will be joining the faculty for the spring 2011 semester, inaugurating the Eminent Architect of Practice program.
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DELTA FARM PRESS: Extension's role adapts
Delta Farm Press profiles Mississippi State University Extension Service Director Gary Jackson.
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DAILY NEWS: Do It for Duffy 5K Feb. 12
A special fund-raiser will be held to help a former Mississippi State University baseball player who was seriously injured last summer. MSU fans and friends of Ryan Duffy are hosting a "Do it for Duffy" 5k Walk/Run and Silent Auction on Feb. 12.
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DAILY NEWS: Kids Count Summit Thursday
Collecting data and highlighting the best practices for improving the lives of Mississippi children have been major priorities for the Mississippi Kids Count program. Since January 2007, the program has been housed within the Family and Children Research Unit at the Social Science Research Center at Mississippi State.
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APPEAL: 4-H isn't all 'cows and cooking' any more
The Commercial Appeal finds that 4-H is much more than 'cows and cooking' these days. And the community is getting the message that 4-H is more than about moo, says Dr. Joy Anderson, MSU Extension director for DeSoto County.
Spring meeting of the General Faculty Wednesday
The spring meeting of the General Faculty is scheduled for 3 p.m. Wednesday in Bettersworth Auditorium of Lee Hall.
Nominations wanted for 2011 MSU Diversity Awards
The President's Commission on the Status of Minorities is accepting nominations for the 2011 MSU Diversity Awards, which recognize individuals and teams committed to enhancing diversity at Mississippi State. Nomination packets due no later than Feb. 11.
This Week in Bulldog Sports, 01/31/11
Men's Basketball travels to Tuscaloosa Wednesday for a 7 p.m. tipoff (SEC Network). They then face LSU in Baton Rouge at 3 p.m. Saturday (SEC Network).... Women's Basketball hosts the Lady Tide Thursday at 7 p.m., and are on the road to Auburn Sunday at 2 p.m.... Men's Tennis is in Atlanta Saturday for a match against Georgia Tech.
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