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The American flag on Mississippi State's historic Drill Field unfurls in a summer breeze late last week. The university will be closed for the 4th of July holiday Monday. Classes, regular business operations and other activities resume Tuesday morning. PHOTO: Jim Laird | University Relations

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B.B. King headlines 2011-12 Lyceum Series
Delta-born blues music icon B.B. King kicks off the 2011-12 Mississippi State University Lyceum Series season with an Oct. 11 concert. The season also features the Carolina Chocolate Drops, TALK Dance Company, The Acting Company's performance of "Julius Caesar," and the St. Lawrence String Quartet.
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Cohen receives contract extension through 2015
Mississippi State baseball coach John Cohen, who led the Bulldogs to within one game of the College World Series and a No. 15 national ranking, has received a contract extension through the 2015 season
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Aysa Besova Cooley joins MSU Foundation
The Mississippi State University Foundation recently welcomed Asya Besova Cooley as assistant director of annual giving. Cooley, who began her duties June 22, will support efforts to secure annual gifts for the land-grant institution.
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Dairy science encyclopedia guided by MSU expert
A comprehensive reference publication on the various aspects of dairy science was recently published under the leadership of a long-time Mississippi State professor. John Fuquay, now professor emeritus in the Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences, is editor-in-chief of the second edition of the Encyclopedia of Dairy Science.
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Bully XIX euthanized due to declining health
TaTonka Gold, Mississippi State's beloved mascot from 2001-09, was euthanized last Tuesday morning at the School of Veterinary Medicine on the Starkville campus after his health had steadily declined over the past few years.
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Post-disaster help available through July 15
Participants in the State and School Employees' Health Insurance Plan who have been affected by recent tornadoes and flooding now have access to an employee assistance program through ActiveHealth Management.
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Movin' You to MSU volunteers needed
Faculty, staff and student volunteers are needed for Mississippi State University's annual Movin' You to MSU move-in day, which will take place Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011, beginning at 8 a.m.
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Service DAWGS Day coming up Aug. 16
Mississippi State's Service DAWGS organization is designating Aug. 16 as a day to contribute to the Starkville community through various volunteer projects. Breakfast in the Junction will kick off the day at 8:30 a.m.
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Policy addresses employee political activity
With statewide political campaigns underway this year, Mississippi State's Office of General Counsel reminds employees to be aware of the university's policy on political activities.
Public information units win big in competition
Three Mississippi State public information departments -- University Relations, Ag Communications and Bagley College of Engineering -- are winners of 30 major 2011 awards given by the College Public Relations Association of Mississippi.
Reese takes helm of Computer Science
A veteran administrator has taken the helm of the Bagley College of Engineering's computer science and engineering department. Following approval from the state Institutions of Higher Learning board of trustees, Donna S. Reese officially become department head on July 1.
Daniewicz to lead Mechanical Engineering
A long-time educator and well-known researcher will lead the Bagley College of Engineering's department of mechanical engineering. Steve R. Daniewicz assumed the role of department head on July 1.
Plant and Soil Sciences welcomes Phillips
J. Mike Phillips has been selected as the new head of the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at Mississippi State. He has been the chair of the Department of Agricultural Sciences at Morehead State University in Kentucky since 2007.
The Office of Public Affairs provides Maroon MEMO as a general information
resource for Mississippi State University employees.

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