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It looked a lot like Christmas at Mississippi State last week, as snow fell on historic Lee Hall Dec. 7. This week's weather forecast looks warmer with a chance of rain later in the week. PHOTO: Beth Newman | University Relations

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Burger named new associate director
Loren "Wes" Burger Jr. has been named associate director of the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station and the Forest and Wildlife Research Center at Mississippi State University effective Dec. 15.
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Boone & Crocket Club selects Leopold
Bruce Leopold, wildlife, fisheries and aquaculture department head, has been selected to be a professional member of the Boone and Crocket Club.
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Smith takes students to NABE conference
Economy Watch editor and MSU finance and economics lecturer Becky Smith and a group of economics students are featured in the National Association for Business Economics newsletter.
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Williams provides fresh look at Medgar Evers' life
Mississippi State faculty member Michael V. Williams is the author of a new book profiling civil rights icon Medgar Wiley Evers. In his 453-page book, the assistant professor of history and African-American studies provides critical analyses of the intense social and political struggles that African Americans waged in the Deep South during the turbulent 1950s and 1960s.
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Holiday hours set for pharmacy
With the winter holidays approaching, the staff at the Longest Student Health Center would like to remind Mississippi State faculty and staff to have any prescriptions filled that may be needed during the upcoming break.
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Library hours for interim session
As the fall semester at Mississippi State University nears a close, Mitchell Memorial Library has released its hours of operation for the interim session.
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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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Diversity Award nomination period opens
The President's Commission on the Status of Minorities is accepting nominations for the 2012 MSU Diversity Awards. The annual awards program is designed to recognize individuals and teams of individuals who have demonstrated a significant commitment to enhancing diversity at Mississippi State University.
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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, 12/12/11
Men's Basketball hosts Florida Atlantic on Tuesday at 8 p.m., and travels to Michigan for a Saturday matchup against Detroit Mercy at 11 a.m. Women's Basketball hosts USM on Friday at 7 p.m.
'Message from the President': Thanks for good year
Mississippi State University President Mark E. Keenum reflects on the accomplishments of the past year, and thanks faculty and staff for their hard work and dedication.
'Message from the Provost': Exciting 2012 on horizon
In his latest update for the Mississippi State University community, Provost and Executive Vice President Jerry Gilbert looks ahead to a busy 2012, and sees progress being made on a number of fronts.
'Dear Colleagues': Refining research priorities
Vice President for Research and Economic Development David Shaw shares details about research priorities, a Federal Demonstration Partnership survey, human subjects in research policy changes, and more.
Winter break energy conservation plan detailed
Mississippi State University will implement its winter break energy plan at the end of the day on Dec. 20. Over the past few years, MSU faculty, staff and students working together have reduced the university's energy consumption by 33%, avoiding utility costs of approximately $16 million.
The Office of Public Affairs provides Maroon MEMO as a general information
resource for Mississippi State University employees.

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