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Senior library associates Richard Moore and John Cox carefully move a scale gingerbread model of Mitchell Memorial Library past the circulation desk from the Instructional Media Center. IMC employees Bobbie Huddleston and Faye Fulgham devoted their skills to creating the labor intensive cookie-and-icing structure. Now on display next to the library's Christmas tree in the main lobby, the gingerbread creation will greet visitors through the holiday season. PHOTO: Megan Bean | University Relations

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Registrar releases commencement details
Fall commencement at Mississippi State University is this Friday at 7 p.m. in Humphrey Coliseum, and the Registrar's Office has announced commencement instructions for faculty and staff.
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Noted scholar to deliver commencement address
A nationally prominent judge, historical scholar and author will deliver Mississippi State University's 2011 fall commencement address. Frank J. Williams, will be featured during the graduation program to begin this Friday at 7 p.m. in Humphrey Coliseum.
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Library hours for exams, interim session
As the fall semester at Mississippi State University nears a close, Mitchell Memorial Library has released its hours of operation for exams and interim session.
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Finals: Test Services ready to assist faculty
The Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness announces that Test Services, located on the second floor of Allen Hall in Room 258, will be open from 7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. Dec. 5 through Dec. 9 for assistance to faculty during final exam week.
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MSU Institute of Golf holding holiday sale
The Institute of Golf at Mississippi State University is having a special holiday sale for all MSU faculty, staff and students. Show your MSU ID and receive 30 percent off all non-sale merchandise and receive an additional 10 percent off all sale merchandise.
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Ham for the holidays at the MAFES Sales Store
Long known for its cheeses, Mississippi State University now has a fully cooked, boneless ham available in time to reduce cooking stress and adorn holiday tables. Made in Mississippi and packaged at a processing facility in Magee, the 5-pound V Ham is sold in the MAFES Sales Store, which is a unit of the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station.
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Registration open for early-2012 PERS workshop
Human Resources Management at Mississippi State is sponsoring a Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) workshop on Feb. 29, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Bost Extension Center on the Starkville campus. The workshop is free for university employees, but pre-registration is required.
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This Week in Mississippi State Sports, 12/05/11
Men's Basketball hosts Troy on Saturday at 3 p.m. SportSouth TV and MSU Radio have the broadcast from Humphrey Coliseum... Women's Basketball is on the road to Ruston for a game Sunday against Louisiana Tech at 2 p.m., which will be broadcast on the MSU Radio network.
Zimmerman joins engineering fundraising staff
Starkville native Paul S. Zimmerman is a new fundraiser for Mississippi State's James Worth Bagley College of Engineering. The Oktibbeha County resident began his official duties in the college last month as an assistant director of development.
French, Hernandez take tech to market
Mississippi State's Office of Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer recently formed an agreement with Montreal-based New Forest Industries to use technology created by Rafael Hernandez and Todd French, associate professors in the Bagley College of Engineering's Swalm School of Chemical Engineering.
Pilkinton elected to ASWB post
Melinda Pilkinton of the Mississippi State University Department of Sociology's social work program has been elected to the Nominating Committee of the Association of Social Work Boards. The election was held at the association's annual meeting in Oklahoma City, Okla., in early November.
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