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Vice President for Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine Greg Bohach (center) offers a listening ear to farming issues important to James Earnest (left), and Doil Moore (right), owners of Prospect Produce Farm in Chickasaw County. Bohach visited several farms recently to hear firsthand reports of how Mississippi State University is helping farmers and how DAFVM's people and programs can help them more in the future. PHOTO: Scott Corey | Ag Communications

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'Presidential Update' explores dining options
Join Mississippi State University President Mark E. Keenum and WMSV Radio's Steve Ellis as the "Presidential Update" video series explores the on-campus dining options available to students, faculty and staff.
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'Message from the Provost': new beginnings
In his latest campus e-mail update, Provost and Executive Vice President Jerry Gilbert notes that July marked the beginning of a new fiscal year and some new beginnings in leadership and in university growth.
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'Dear Colleague': a research and eco dev update
Vice President for Research and Economic Development David Shaw thanks faculty for their high research productivity efforts in his most recent monthly letter to the campus community and outlines a few new initiatives under way.
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Maily to provide fisheries support
A Mississippi State University Extension associate will be supporting landowners and fisheries resources throughout Mississippi. Bill Maily began his new duties as an Extension associate in MSU's Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture on Aug. 1.
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World seed certification body honors Watson
A retired senior Mississippi State administrator and a former interim president of the university is receiving the highest honor of an international organization. Vance H. Watson now holds the rank of Lifetime Honorary Member of the Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies.
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Register now for communicating science workshop
Principal investigators, early-career researchers and engineers, graduate students, post-docs, and public information officers at Mississippi State are invited to attend a free National Science Foundation workshop Aug. 29 to learn more about communicating science to the media and general public.
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Maroon Edition Habitat Home breaks ground Monday
The Maroon Volunteer Center will join the College of Art, Architecture and Design and Habitat for Humanity for a groundbreaking for the third-annual Mississippi State University Habitat Home-Maroon Edition project Monday at 10 a.m. at 70 Murdock Street in Starkville.
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Bridges Out of Poverty session Tuesday
The Mississippi State community is invited to participate in a workshop Tuesday to help eliminate poverty locally. "This is yet another service opportunity for Mississippi State faculty, staff and students to join with others to find ways to help those in need," MSU President Mark Keenum said.
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Campus parking permits expire Wednesday
Mississippi State faculty and staff may register or renew their parking permits using myBanner by logging into the myState portal. Current permits expire Wednesday.
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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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MSU Riley Center announces fall/winter series
The rousing country-rock music of the Charlie Daniels Band will get the fall/winter series of the MSU Riley Center for Education and Performing Arts off to a lively start on Sept. 17 in Meridian.
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Jack Cristil book orders now being accepted
Orders are now being accepted for the biography of Mississippi State's legendary sports broadcaster. "Jack Cristil: The Voice of the Bulldogs" is written by university alumnus and veteran newsman Sid Salter. Best-selling author and fellow alumnus John Grisham is providing the book's foreword.
Campus volunteers mobilize for move in Wednesday
A young tradition continues for the sixth consecutive year Wednesday when Mississippi State mobilizes more than 500 volunteers to assist new freshmen moving into university residence halls. With the addition of several new facilities constructed in recent years, MSU now houses nearly 4,000 students on campus.
Brown named new MSU-Meridian dean, associate VP
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. Since 2007, Steven F. Brown has been dean of liberal arts and sciences at Emporia State University.
Keith new director of Swalm School of Chem Eng
A scholar from the Great Lakes region is the new Earnest W. Deavenport Jr. Chair and director of Mississippi State University's Dave C. Swalm School of Chemical Engineering. Jason M. Keith, formerly of Michigan Technological University, officially joined the Bagley College of Engineering department Aug. 1.
McRae now directing Center for America's Veterans
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. Retired Army Colonel Kenneth D. "Ken" McRae leads the university program that provides comprehensive, professional services to student veterans, service members, dependents and survivors.
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