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A pillar outside MSU's Cobb Institue of Archaeology is set against blue sky recently. The institute is a research and service unit of the College of Arts and Sciences. Founded in 1971, it promotes archaeological research and education related to the Middle Eastern origins of western civilization and to the Indians of the South, particularly in Mississippi. PHOTO: Megan Bean | University Relations

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Blackjack Road project moves forward
Construction activity is underway for the resurfacing of Blackjack Road. The limits of the construction will be from Locksley Way through the roundabout. This work is scheduled to continue through the end of July. Traffic control measures will be used to allow traffic to continue to pass through this area, but delays should be expected.
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New risk assessment workshop on Friday
Effective risk management is an important aspect of managing a safe laboratory. The Office of Regulatory Compliance and Safety at Mississippi State is offering an interactive class this Friday for principal investigators, lab managers, research associates and graduate students designed to provide information on how to conduct a risk assessment and to effectively manage risk in the lab.
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No-cost lab safety training session June 13
The Office of Regulatory Compliance and Safety is offering an interactive, hands-on training course on general laboratory safety. "Introduction to Laboratory Safety" is a three-hour seminar for laboratory users of all experience levels. The next session of the summer takes place June 13.
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Sanderson offering Summer Fun 2012 memberships
The Joe Frank Sanderson Center at Mississippi State has a special deal for you this summer. The center's special Summer Fun membership is now available for all faculty and staff. Summer Fun membership rates for adults are $90 per person and $25 for each child -- for the whole summer.
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Summer training packages available at Sanderson
Use your free time this summer to kick-start your fitness routine. Let the Sanderson Center help with a discounted Maroon Summer training package that carries you through Aug. 3. Deadline to purchase is this Wednesday.
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Get ready for Service DAWGS Day 2012
The Maroon Volunteer Center at Mississippi State details a number of volunteer opportunities for the campus community in its current newsletter, including Service DAWGS Day, Maroon Edition Habitat for Humanity, MVC service coordinator positions, and more.
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Policy reminders from University Health Services
University Health Services at Mississippi State reminds the campus community of several important policies for its patients to keep in mind when seeking treatment, parking, refilling a prescription online, and privacy.
Street to lead research center in Verona
A veteran administrator has been selected to head the operations of the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station and the Mississippi State University Extension Service in North Mississippi. Joe Street will serve as the interim head of the North Mississippi Research and Extension Center in Verona.
Highfield elected to real estate society board
A Mississippi State department head is now serving on the board of directors for the American Real Estate Society. Michael Highfield, associate professor of finance and department head of finance and economics in MSU's College of Business, was recently elected to the 20-member board, which consists of 12 academic and eight practitioner members.
Hudson's addition completes Lady Bulldog staff
Mississippi State head coach Vic Schaefer completed his Lady Bulldog coaching staff with the addition of Brittany Hudson as assistant coach. Hudson joins associate head coach Johnnie Harris, assistant coach Aqua Franklin and director of operations Maryann Baker in filling the Lady Bulldogs' Mize Pavilion office.
Retirement reception for Glenn Steele on Wednesday
The offices of the Provost and Executive Vice President and Vice President for Research and Economic Development, the Bagley College of Engineering, and the Energy Institute cordially invite the Mississippi State University community to attend a Wednesday retirement reception honoring Glenn Steele and recognizing his contributions to MSU over the past 33 years.
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