News Article Archive
2004 Press Releases:
Students propose new look for downtown Starkville (12/17/2004)
Six landscape architecture graduate students recently completed a 15-week challenge to re-think the look of downtown Starkville and make recommendations to enhance both its appearance and economic development potential.
Two engineering grads receive certificates (12/17/2004)
Two 2004 engineering graduates are the latest to receive Jack Hatcher Entrepreneurship Certificates through a university program that promotes careers combining technical and business skills.
Education honor society taps local students (12/17/2004)
Some 50 academically achieving seniors and graduate students in Mississippi State's College of Education are new members of the university chapter of Kappa Delta Pi honor society.
Police department receives major stamp of approval (12/16/2004)
When approved early next year, the Police Department will become the first at a Mississippi institution of higher learning and just the third law enforcement unit statewide to hold national accreditation.
MSU opening new home for Templeton music (12/16/2004)
Oktibbeha County businessman Charles H. Templeton Sr. is being memorialized with a permanent music museum in his honor at the university's main library.
TummySafe program seeks child care food safety (12/16/2004)
Two units and the state's top health office are working together on a new program to help child care centers adopt a series of simple steps that can prevent food-related illnesses.
MSU student heads for South Africa (12/15/2004)
Thomas J. (T.J.) Harvey of Foxworth believes the achievement of world peace can start with him.
White-tailed deer research receives recognition (12/14/2004)
Though nearly annihilated in the Southeast during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, white-tailed deer populations have rebounded thanks to highly successful recovery programs.
Students test real issues of psychology and law (12/13/2004)
Students enrolled in Kristine Jacquin's classes learn the theories behind criminal profiling, jury selection, eyewitness accuracy, and other issues of forensic psychology.
Bush cabinet official addresses graduates (12/10/2004)
Knowing there would be risks, sacrifices, long days and longer nights, struggles, doubts, and even pain, the retiring U.S. education secretary congratulated graduates Friday night for their bold decision to attend college.
Graduates encouraged to 'choose right' by leader (12/10/2004)
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. president told graduates Saturday that personal integrity and ''the will and courage to speak up'' in the face of wrongdoing are essential if the American way of life is to be preserved.
Project SMART boosts science, math teachers (12/10/2004)
Mississippi State will partner with nearby Red Hills Mine next summer to help science, mathematics and technology teachers in a 12-county area acquire real-world skills and high-tech resources they can pass on to their students.
Association of Retired Faculty honored students (12/10/2004)
Four Mississippi State students were honored by the university's Association of Retired Faculty at the conclusion of the 2004 fall semester.
Scientist eligible for national research grant (12/09/2004)
A professor is among 86 of the nation's top nanotechnology scientists now competing for a portion of $1 million in seed grants designed to spark innovative, collaborative research in the field.
Institute of Industrial Engineers officers elected (12/07/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Officers were recently elected to lead Mississippi State's student chapter of the Institute of Industrial Engineers for 2005.
Foundation promotes Rush to new fund-raising post (12/06/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A Mississippi State alumnus and fund-raising veteran is the university's new director of major gifts.
MSU expands writing assistance with new center (12/02/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Because she is serious about good writing, Alicia Aiken of Ocean Springs desires to provide the critical tools for others to strengthen their abilities.
Kirk Schulz named new dean of engineering (12/01/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
Scientist, professor and administrator Kirk Schulz will become the new dean of the university's James Worth Bagley College of Engineering Jan. 1.
Archaeologist to head national professional group (12/01/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
An authority in Southeastern prehistoric archaeology will head a national professional group that focuses on archaeology of the region.
MSU Alumni Fellows named (11/30/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Eight graduates named 2004 Alumni Fellows of Mississippi State University.
Center developing education, industry model (11/30/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mike Thomas believes students who want to compete successfully in today's global-economy workplace should supplement their academic experiences with some on-the-job training in a real-world environment.
Fall graduation includes major changes, speakers (11/24/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A significant change in the graduation ceremony and two nationally prominent speakers will mark Mississippi State's 2004 fall commencement in December.
Gilbert to become president of organization (11/24/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
Associate provost Jerry Gilbert, widely known for his studies of the aging process, will become president of the Institute of Biological Engineering Jan. 1.
Miss MSU 2004-05 named (11/24/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Senior Sally E. Steen of Corinth is the 2004-05 Miss Mississippi State University.
Wildlife specialist is state Professor of the Year (11/24/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A 20-year wildlife and fisheries teaching and research veteran is being recognized by two nationally prominent education-support organizations.
Study: MSU economists among publication elite (11/24/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State proudly finds itself in the top 10, not for a sport, but for the level of research articles published by academic faculty members in the world's leading economic education journal.
Thompson elected fellow of aeronautics institute (11/23/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
Longtime aerospace engineering professor Joe F. Thompson is a newly elected Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
MSU focuses satellite imagery on Highway 49 (11/23/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
Scientists will use high-resolution satellite and aerial imagery to help state highway corridor planners improve traffic flow and access along a busy stretch of U.S. 49 linking Jackson and the Gulf Coast.
Library commended for United Nations guide (11/23/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
An online reference tool highlighting the best information sources is citing a reference tool of the University Libraries.
Historian seeks to solve mystery of war general (11/22/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Having written an award-winning biography of Gen. William T. Sherman and an armload of other books about the period, historian John F. Marszalek knows a lot about the Civil War and its generals.
$5 million gift will support Brookhaven students (11/19/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Former Brookhaven resident Dave C. Swalm believes in giving back to his community and his alma mater.
Guitar Ensemble to present December concert (11/19/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Guitar Ensemble will present a Dec. 1 concert featuring a range of selections from the classical Nutcracker Suite to the Eagles' pop classic Hotel California.
Student group to host annual greenery sale (11/19/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Evergreen wreaths and other fresh-greenery decorations will be part of an annual holiday sale Dec. 3.
As November ends, MSU Holiday Bazaar begins (11/17/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
For the 32nd consecutive year, Mississippi State is welcoming the Christmas season with a two-day arts and crafts fair in the Colvard Union.
Computer security center offers scholarships (11/17/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State is offering full scholarships over two years, including stipends ranging from $8,000 to $15,000 each year, to students who will commit to careers in computer security and information assurance.
Workshop to bolster minority graduate students (11/16/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
Minority students will be encouraged to pursue graduate degrees in engineering during a workshop scheduled on campus Friday, Nov. 19.
Lee honored with NC State alumni award (11/16/2004) Writer: Joe Farris
President Charles Lee is among 16 distinguished alumni honored during the first Evening of Stars celebration sponsored recently by the North Carolina State University Alumni Association.
Students take top awards in music competition (11/16/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Six music education and music majors are among top winners in recent student performance competition sponsored by the Mississippi Music Teachers Association.
Veteran state legislator will present papers (11/15/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
State Rep. Steve Holland of Plantersville, a Mississippi State alumnus and member of the Mississippi Legislature since 1984, will formally present his personal and professional papers to his alma mater in Saturday, Nov. 20, ceremonies.
Administrator to head student affairs group (11/15/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
The director of housing and residence life is the president-elect of the Southern Association for College Student Affairs.
Prof develops ultimate hurricane reference guide (11/12/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
Pat Fitzpatrick's intense interest in and knowledge of tropical storms just might be congenital, considering his birth in the immediate aftermath of one of the nation's more ferocious hurricanes.
DENSO provides technological lift for engineering (11/12/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
A $30,000 gift should provide a technological lift to a student engineering team that will design and build a small formula-style racing car for international competition early next year.
Farm Bureau agency launches scholarship program (11/12/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Cody R. Anderson of Centreville is the first Amite County Farm Bureau Scholar.
MEDIA ADVISORY: NATO diplomats coming to state (11/11/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A two-member delegation from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization will visit next week.
Hurricane Camille author to discuss book at MSU (11/10/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
More than three decades ago when it roared onto Mississippi's vulnerable gulf coast, Hurricane Camille wrought a devastation rarely experienced before or since.
Emerging pathogens = new dangers in food (11/10/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
New and emerging disease agents lurking in 21st century food products may be fostered, in part, by a combination of human activities and microbe adaptability.
Center for national highway security announced (11/09/2004) Writer: Joe Farris
U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., today announced a $2.3 million federal contract to Mississippi State to establish and manage the Highway Watch Program's Emergency Planning and Education Center, or EPE.
Biotechnology receives NSF equipment boost (11/09/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A major research unit is receiving National Science Foundation support to acquire state-of-the-art technologies.
Calendar, cards capture nostalgic sheet music art (11/08/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Capturing a turn-of-the-century transition to the modern era, a new Mississippi State University calendar and note card set is drawing from a unique collection of antique sheet music.
Bands to present traditional, patriotic selections (11/05/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A Nov. 18 public concert by several MSU ensembles will feature a variety of musical styles and highlight a number of patriotic tunes.
Students use Mardi Gras beads to assist physicist (11/03/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
Four high school students from Starkville used Mardi Gras beads to help a Mississippi State scientist conduct research on magnetic materials.
Musicians to present Starkville holiday concert (11/02/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Performers will combine instrumental and vocal talents Dec. 12 to present Handel's classic oratorio, The Messiah.
Industrial technology student group takes honors (11/02/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The Mississippi State chapter of the National Association of Industrial Technology is the first-place winner among more than 80 entries in 2004 U.S. student competition.
Company developing missile defense electronics (11/02/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
Scientists are teaming up with a Starkville-based company to develop light, rugged, high-density power electronics for missile defense applications in outer space.
International games scheduled next week (11/01/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A week of Olympic-patterned athletic competitions will highlight International Education Week.
Satire promises nonpartisan skewering (11/01/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Describing themselves as equal opportunity offenders, a troupe of former congressional staffers-turned-satirists will present a post-election evening of entertainment Nov. 16.
Art department announces fall senior exhibition (11/01/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Six graduating art majors will have their best works on display during November at the university's McComas Hall Gallery.
Indian community invites all to Diwali festival (10/29/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Educational seminars, native food, music, and fireworks will highlight next week's public celebration of a traditional Indian festival.
Furniture manufacturing strategies to be examined (10/29/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A Nov. 10 conference will address the global and competitive environments for furniture producers.
Jabberwock supporters, unite! Event planned (10/28/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Musical entertainment and open microphone readings will highlight a Wednesday, Nov. 3, fund-raising effort in support of Mississippi State's Jabberwock Review literary journal.
Computer security lab to open in business college (10/28/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State will open a state-of-the-art computer security laboratory in its business college Wednesday, Nov. 3, as part of a cross-campus effort to prepare more students for combat against the growing threat of cybercrime.
Student wildlife researcher receives top honor (10/28/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A pioneering genetic study of male deer reproductive success is earning a first-place international honor for a recent doctoral graduate.
New aerospace industry to draw on MSU expertise (10/27/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A new Starkville manufacturing facility announced Wednesday [Oct. 27] will draw on the expertise of Mississippi State University's Raspet Flight Research Laboratory.
Veterinarians give king of beasts royal treatment (10/27/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
It was more than a typical day at the clinic, but veterinarians responded to the challenge of treating an out-of-the-ordinary 300-pound patient.
Filipino priest to highlight international issues (10/27/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A Roman Catholic priest and political activist in his native Philippines will be the featured guest for the university's Nov. 15-19 International Education Week observance.
AIChE recognizes student chapter as outstanding (10/27/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State is winner for the fourth consecutive year of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers' 2003-04 Outstanding Student Chapter Award.
Vizzini elected Fellow of American Society (10/26/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
Aerospace engineering department head Tony Vizzini is a new Fellow of the American Society for Composites.
Cobbs establish endowed engineering chair (10/25/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
A mid-1960s Mississippi State graduate who carved out a successful career in petroleum engineering and geological consulting has, along with his wife, established an endowed chair to benefit faculty at his alma mater.
Choral concert to range from classical to rock (10/25/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A public concert Monday, Nov. 1, will feature four choral groups presenting classical, folk, and contemporary selections.
Major authority on Southern culture to speak (10/22/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A nationally recognized sociologist who specializes in Southern culture will speak Friday, Oct. 29.
Waterfowl workshop promotes youth hunting ethics (10/22/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A half-day program Nov. 13 at the Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge near Starkville will introduce young people ages 12-18 to the sport and ethics of hunting waterfowl.
MSU welcomes microbiology conference participants (10/21/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
More than 100 scientists in bacteriology, virology, immunology, microbiology, and related fields will gather Nov. 5 and 6 to present research reports and discuss current issues.
Weekend program to rededicate venerable Hand Lab (10/20/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
During a brief public ceremony Saturday, Oct. 23, officials will rededicate the extensively renovated Hand Chemical Laboratory building.
First sustainable facility using less energy (10/20/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A new campus facility designed with sustainability in mind is using considerably less energy than the regional average.
MSU archaeologist part of major Cuba initiative (10/19/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Archaeologist John O'Hear has spent his career exploring early Native American life in the Southeast. He now is seeking to unravel secrets at one of the most important sites in southern Cuba.
Landscape architecture marks 40th anniversary (10/18/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Mississippi State University's department of landscape architecture this week is commemorating its 40th anniversary with a number of alumni events, as well as public educational programs.
Alabama poet to read from original work at MSU (10/18/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A poet who teaches creative writing at the University of Montevallo near Birmingham, Ala., will read from his works during an Oct. 28 appearance at Mississippi State.
2004 humanist honor goes to veteran faculty member (10/15/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Historian Lorenzo Crowell of Mississippi State is receiving the university's 2004 Outstanding Humanist Award.
Expo to focus on marketing university research (10/14/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
Scientists from Mississippi State and other universities will show off research successes that may be turned into commercial ventures during an upcoming exposition in Jackson.
Ceremony to anticipate new Ruby Residence Hall (10/13/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Groundbreaking will be held Oct. 23 at the work site of a new freshman residence hall being named for a retired university vice president.
Floral designers featured in Petals on the Bypass (10/13/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Well-known floral designers James DelPrince and Lynette McDougald will lead a Nov. 4 rose symposium on the university campus.
MSU power outages to help prepare for new plant (10/12/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
To accommodate the installation of additional switches as Mississippi State nears completion of a university power plant, electrical power will be turned off to all central campus facilities during three Sundays, beginning Oct. 17.
Nationally known artist, educator, author to visit (10/12/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
An award-winning abstract artist and author will lead two days of public programs during a special residency this month.
Campus radio counts listeners coast to coast (10/11/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
The general manager of the campus radio station recently asked listeners to indicate the location from where they heard the 24/7 FM broadcast.
MSU launches State of the Future campaign (10/08/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State announced Friday, Oct. 8, the most ambitious major gifts campaign in the university's 126-year history.
My Little Story Book aimed at preschool-aged child (10/08/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
A story book aimed at preschool-aged children soon will be distributed at several Leaders in Literacy sites by Mississippi State's Early Childhood Institute.
MSU Discovery weekend announced for Oct. 30 (10/08/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State's special fall program for prospective students now attending high school and community college will be held during the final weekend of October.
State-born actor, cancer survivor to speak (10/07/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Daytime television drama actor Anthony Herrera, the longtime villain James Stenbeck on As the World Turns, visits Mississippi State Oct. 21 and 22 to share stories of his professional and personal lives.
Project sheds light on 19th century land surveys (10/06/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
In the years immediately following Mississippi's 1817 statehood, the federal government dispatched surveyors to provide detailed maps of what formerly had been Native American territories.
MSU restricts extension cord use for tailgaters (10/05/2004) Writer: Joe Farris
Concern over significant safety hazards apparent at recent home football games is requiring an immediate prohibition at Mississippi State for tailgaters and picnickers planning to run extension cords from university buildings or outdoor receptacles.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Ceremony for McCool Hall expansion (10/05/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
In ceremonies Friday, Oct. 8, university officials, students, alumni, and friends will break ground for a new addition to the building that houses the College of Business and Industry.
2004 Homecoming court at MSU (10/05/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Emily Miller of Drew is queen of the 2004 Homecoming court at Mississippi State University.
Mr. and Miss MSU named (10/05/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Adam Telle of Northport, Ala., and Jeannie Waller of Jackson are Mr. and Miss Mississippi State University for the 2004-05 school year.
Gavini seeks department research recognition (10/05/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
The new head of biological sciences hopes to guide his department to international research recognition and improve physical facilities during his tenure in the post.
Sociology prof compiles book on police programs (10/04/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A criminal justice professor is the editor of a new book on police programs and their evaluation.
Outstanding engineering seniors recognized (10/01/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
Ten seniors have been recognized for outstanding achievement within their respective departments of the university's Bagley College of Engineering.
Natural resources educators must prepare students (10/01/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
At no time have America's natural resources been more at risk.
MSU to map disease by analyzing prescription drugs (09/30/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Last year, medical sociologist Lynne Cossman and medical geographer Ronald Cossman released a detailed report spotlighting clusters of healthy and unhealthy places throughout the United States.
MSU Maroon and White Pageant garners interest (09/30/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Eighty young women will compete Oct. 14 for the title of Miss Maroon and White 2004.
Alum heads up engineering's Six Sigma program (09/29/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
A Mississippi State graduate whose engineering and business career spans more than two decades is the first director of the university's Six Sigma Certificate Program, which teaches students how to blend problem-solving and quality-control techniques
Award-winning architect to discuss island book (09/24/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A Canadian architect and educator whose compelling examination of a largely barren Newfoundland island became an award-winning book will be visiting the state as a special guest.
Deavenports gift establishes engineering endowment (09/24/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
A $2 million gift to Mississippi State from two longtime supporters is aimed at helping attract an outstanding leader as the next dean of the university's Bagley College of Engineering.
MSU announces 2004 schedule for tax seminars (09/24/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State is offering its late-year series of state-wide seminars to update small business owners and certified public accountants on current tax issues.
Triple Play to begin annual lyceum season (09/23/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
The son of jazz legend Dave Brubeck brings his own versatile group to Mississippi State Oct. 5 to help launch the university's 2004-05 Lyceum Series.
Cochran to help celebrate 50th forestry birthday (09/22/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
In ceremonies Friday, Sept. 24, Mississippi State will commemorate the half-century mark of its College of Forest Resources.
Glenn Steele to serve as interim engineering dean (09/22/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
A veteran professor and administrator will head the university's Bagley College of Engineering on an interim basis pending a national search for a new dean.
Lecture to focus on aging, exercise and stiffness (09/21/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
A health education and sports medicine expert from the University of Texas will discuss "Aging, Habitual Exercise and Arterial Stiffness" Friday [Sept. 24] during a lecture at Mississippi State.
Theater: MSU announces performances for the year (09/21/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A special presentation Thursday and Friday [Sept. 23 and 24] by the campus improvisational group is launching the 2004-05 performance season of Theater: Mississippi State University.
State agencies unprepared for computer crime (09/21/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
At a time when rates of most crimes are decreasing, computer crimes are on the rise. An MSU survey says state law enforcement agencies are unprepared to respond.
Exhibition to celebrate photography of Fred Faulk (09/17/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
When he died last November after a brief illness, veteran Mississippi State photographer Fred Y. Faulk left a collection of work covering more than three decades at the Starkville institution.
MSU to host computer security session for industry (09/17/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State is joining hands with three other institutions of higher learning to create a center that will work with business and industry to provide better computer security for corporate systems.
Researchers to test fitness levels of school kids (09/17/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
Researchers will test the fitness levels of several hundred elementary school students this fall in an effort to focus attention on sedentary lifestyles and increasing obesity rates among the nation's youth.
MSU participating in 'Get Carded' project (09/17/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A public event Thursday [Sept. 23] is part of a national effort to educate university students and interested employees about sexual assault risks and methods of prevention.
Flight lab loaning vintage plane to museum (09/16/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State is loaning a vintage experimental airplane-developed by the university a half-century ago as the world's first all-composite aircraft-for display at a Birmingham, Ala., museum.
Program to emphasize leadership, team building (09/16/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A nationally recognized motivational speaker whose clients range from Bank of America to NASA will be featured Wednesday [Sept. 22].
Marketing students helping FBI improve image (09/16/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
A group of marketing students is working on a plan to polish up the FBI's image among university and college students as part of a national campus recruiting effort by the U.S. law enforcement agency.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Brazilian diplomat to address ELF (09/16/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The consul general of Brazil to Miami, Fla., will visit Jackson Thursday [Sept. 23] to address the city's Executive Lecture Forum.
Grant helps propel low-income students to careers (09/15/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
A National Science Foundation grant of nearly $400,000 will help propel academically talented but low-income students toward careers as computer scientists, mathematicians and engineers.
'Byproduct' efforts seek new fuel source (09/14/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Two complementary research efforts are seeking to capitalize on the energy potential of plant materials called biomass.
Scholarship honors MSU student-soldiers (09/13/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Two students are receiving some unanticipated support following their return home from active military duty overseas.
MSU to formally unveil improved central flagpole (09/13/2004) Writer: Kay Jones
A dedication ceremony for the newly renovated Drill Field flagpole area is scheduled Sept. 20.
DeSoto native receives Land Bank scholarship (09/10/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Senior James H. ''Jim'' Sayle of Lake Cormorant is the university's inaugural Land Bank of North Mississippi Scholar.
'Better than Ezra' to make MSU appearance (09/09/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Alternative rock band Better than Ezra returns for a Sept. 18 free concert sponsored by the university's Interfraternity Council.
Berries, honey help club members sweeten resources (09/09/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Using more than three tons of Mississippi-grown blueberries and native muscadines, a group of enterprising students is turning jams and jellies into improved professional skills-and funds for their activities.
MSU honoring regional scholars at weekend event (09/08/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The Southeast's top high school seniors will be recognized during a Sept. 18 all-day program at the university.
High school, Famous Maroon Band to rock 'n' roll (09/08/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Some 200 potential future students will join Mississippi State's Famous Maroon Band for a special Sept. 18 ''Shake, Rattle and Roll'' halftime show.
Alert student thwarts would-be computer hacker (09/07/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
A computer security major used cyber-investigative techniques he learned in the classroom to thwart the improper activities of a would-be hacker from another institution.
Initiative in agricultural biotechnology announced (09/07/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A team of prominent international scientists led by a Mississippi State research administrator is helping guide production of a documentary series examining U.S. and international progress in agricultural biotechnology.
Jackson conference to focus on timber business (09/03/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Several major financial aspects of the timber industry will be examined in detail Sept. 24 during the 2004 Timber Accounting and Taxation Conference in Jackson.
Descendants, MSU officials to reopen historic hall (09/03/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
One of Mississippi State's most historic buildings will be rededicated Saturday [Sept. 11] for another century of use by the university.
Computer security center to fight cyber attacks (09/03/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State will receive nearly $800,000 from the National Science Foundation to help protect networked computer systems and other critical national infrastructures against the threat of cyber attacks.
MSU sees increase in new students (09/01/2004) Writer: Joe Farris
Mississippi State is enrolling more new freshmen, more new transfer students, and more new graduate students this fall as part of a total unduplicated headcount of 15,934 students.
Guest artist concert to feature Arizona guitar duo (09/01/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A classical guitar duo formed just last year will be guest artists for a Sept. 26 concert.
Economist leading national ag and economics group (08/31/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
The head of Mississippi State University's agricultural economics department is the new leader of a national professional organization for agricultural and natural resource economists.
Flight lab works on unmanned aerial vehicle (08/30/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
Raspet Research Flight Laboratory will use an initial $3 million federal defense grant to help design a new-generation unmanned aerial vehicle that could strengthen U.S. battlefield surveillance capabilities.
Five Points traffic patterns changing, again (08/30/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
New traffic rules take effect at the Five Points intersection later this week when Creelman Street reopens to two-way traffic.
Parking changes announced for Suttle, Hightower (08/27/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
To prepare for construction of a new residence hall on the north side of campus, parking will be greatly reduced in the lot behind Suttle Hall.
Engineering student receives Gracik Scholarship (08/27/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
A senior is among 18 national recipients of a 2004 John and Elsa Gracik Scholarship from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Stanford research scientist to speak Tuesday (08/26/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
A renowned Stanford University authority in laser chemistry will discuss his strategies for successful research Tuesday [Aug. 31] in a public presentation.
Visiting scholar wins research award in Korea (08/26/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
A visiting scholar at Mississippi State's Institute for Neurocognitive Science and Technology is the winner of a prestigious research award in his native South Korea.
Five Points traffic patterns changing (08/25/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
New traffic rules will take effect Saturday, Aug. 28, at the heavily traveled Five Points intersection on campus.
Growth in research funds among nation's highest (08/25/2004) Writer: Joe Farris
Federal funding for research grew by 18.4 percent in fiscal year 2002 over the previous year, compared with a 13.6 percent growth rate among all universities, the National Science Foundation has reported.
Dwindling waste rice will affect waterfowl (08/25/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Rice lands, once thought to be a plentiful feast for ducks in the Mississippi Delta region, may not provide the banquet predicted.
Fraternity plans charity volleyball tournament (08/24/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A social fraternity is sponsoring two weekend benefits to support ongoing research for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
Kirk Schulz of MSU joins engineering accreditation (08/23/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
The director of Mississippi State's Swalm School of Chemical Engineering is a new appointee to a prestigious commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
Psychology faculty member to lead honors program (08/20/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
An associate professor of psychology who is an award-winning classroom instructor is the new head of the Honors Program.
MSU among nation's top 25 in engineering research (08/19/2004) Writer: Joe Farris
Mississippi State now ranks 24th among the nation's universities in engineering research and development expenditures, according to a new report from the National Science Foundation.
Educators complete insurance education training (08/19/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Thirty high school and community college teachers and administrators from around the Southeast are recent graduates of the first Insurance Education Institute.
Student forestry group sweeps national competition (08/13/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
For the sixth year, Mississippi State's student chapter of the Society of American Foresters is ranked among the top in the nation.
Students, employees: prepare for street closings (08/13/2004) Writer: Joe Farris
In anticipation of heavy traffic congestion as the fall semester gets under way, Mississippi State officials are advising students, faculty and staff to begin planning travel routes carefully.
Student from Madison conducts APS research (08/11/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
A junior microbiology major from Madison is conducting laboratory work this summer as one of only a dozen 2004 Undergraduate Research Fellows of the American Physiological Society.
MSU hits record $150 million in research grants (08/10/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State collected a record total of more than $150 million in externally funded contracts and grants for a variety of major research and education programs during the past fiscal year.
MSU to help evaluate new state Medicaid approaches (08/09/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
As the state implements changes in the way it serves more than 720,000 Medicaid-eligible Mississippians, two social scientists will be helping evaluate the effectiveness of a new program designed to provide accessible, coordinated care.
Music, food & Brad Pitt (kinda) to greet students (08/06/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State welcomes back its fall semester student body with a series of food- and music-laced events spread over three nights preceding the start of Aug. 18 classes.
Technology helping Navy assess thinking skills (08/05/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
The Navy needs a few good brains and the research work of a psychologist could go a long way in matching the mental acuity of sailors and pilots to the sophisticated, high-skill jobs to which they are assigned.
Eyeing new capital campaign, fund raising tops 40 (08/05/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Officials are reporting continued success in fund-raising, with more than $40 million in private gifts and future pledges received during the past fiscal year.
Law officers learning how to fight computer crime (08/04/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
Five local law enforcement officers are learning some unique investigative skills aimed at solving computer crimes this week during a three-day workshop.
Cricket tournament to be held next week (08/04/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Eight teams from six Southern universities will compete Aug. 14 and 15 in a regional cricket competition.
Volunteers to assist freshmen with 'Move-In Day' (08/03/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
When some 1,400 freshmen arrive Saturday [Aug. 7], more than 100 volunteers will be helping them cart clothes, computers, laundry baskets, and other essential items to residence hall rooms.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Computer Crime Training (08/03/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
Computer science and engineering is hosting a free computer crime and forensics workshop for local law enforcement officers Wednesday, Thursday and Friday [Aug. 4-6].
Students sweep top awards in floral design meet (07/29/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Four hours of daily practice for a month, unusual caged designs and grace under pressure gave two Mississippi State seniors top honors in recent national floral design competition.
'Classrooms' give teachers new views of Civil War (07/23/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Established in 1899 as a memorial to one of the decisive Civil War campaigns, the Vicksburg National Military Park is among the most well-preserved battlefields of the era.
MSU announces major dates for 2004 fall semester (07/23/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Fall semester classes at Mississippi State University get under way Wednesday, Aug. 18.
Camp mixes fun with scientific investigation (07/22/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
A log-rolling expedition into the woodlands of northeast Mississippi uncovered no snakes--probably not disappointing some--but did expose a Southern Red salamander, three-toed box turtle and a few other little critters.
MSU ranked 'best value' for out-of-state students (07/22/2004) Writer: Joe Farris
Mississippi State is the 12th best value in the nation among public universities for students attending college outside their home state, according to Consumer's Digest magazine.
MSU ranked 62nd in African-American degrees (07/21/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
In the latest ranking by a national publication, Mississippi State is 62nd among all U.S. institutions of higher learning in awarding bachelor's degrees to African-Americans.
Students ride the waves of research program (07/20/2004) Writer: Kasia Haupt
Five Mississippi State women are "surfing" this summer, but they're not going near any water.
Rainy weather drives beavers to timberlands (07/16/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Torrential rains during June caused beavers to move from their normal habitats to seek new food and building materials, and researchers advise checking timberlands for damage now that rains have subsided.
Marshall to lead international professional group (07/15/2004) Writer: Kasia Haupt
A professor of food science and technology is leading a major unit of a Chicago-based international professional association.
Modern Olympics would amaze ancient Greeks (07/14/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
The 28th Olympiad beginning Aug. 13 in Athens will have few things in common with its ancient predecessor.
Community college training program gets boost (07/14/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
As the 11th annual Mid-South Community College Fellowship Program conference is about to begin, the statewide leadership development preparatory is receiving a grant to expand its outreach in south Mississippi.
Most regional forest landowners 'underserved' (07/13/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A new study finds that nearly 75 percent of Mid-South forest landowners fail to take advantage of available educational and professional resources.
Sociologist researches effects of drug courts (07/09/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
When sociologist Gregory Dunaway talks about diversionary programs, he doesn't mean entertainment.
MSU helping create minority business database (07/08/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State University has entered into a partnership with state government and a non-profit corporation to create a searchable computer database of minority-owned businesses.
MSU 'Maverick' among most powerful supercomputers (07/08/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State University's newest supercomputer is 12th among American universities in high-performance computing power, according to the latest "Top500 Supercomputing sites" list.
Students honored by architecture college (07/07/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
More than 30 current and recently graduated students hold honors for outstanding achievements during their study in Mississippi State University's College of Architecture.
MEDIA ADVISORY: East European scholar to visit (07/02/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Russian President Vladamir Putin and his foreign policies toward Europe will be examined Thursday, July 8, during a meeting of Jackson's Executive Lecture Forum.
Howell named to National Science Foundation panel (07/02/2004) Writer: Kasia Haupt
A sociology professor is a new appointee to a National Science Foundation panel that evaluates and recommends funding for a variety of research and educational proposals.
MSU seeks help with locating robbery suspects (07/01/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State University Police and Division of Student Affairs officials are seeking the public's assistance in identifying one or more suspects involved in an assault and robbery Wednesday night [June 30] on the university campus.
Harvard official to present Bower health seminar (07/01/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
On Wed., July 14, Dr. David E. Bloom, the Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography at the Harvard School of Public Health, will discuss the effects of health on the wealth of nations.
Business faculty members to lead training programs (06/30/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Special training and development programs for elementary and high school students and teachers are being planned during July by Mississippi State's new Center for Economic Education and Financial Literacy.
Scholars honored by faculty, professionals (06/29/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
An upper-level graduate student in counselor education and an undergraduate social work major are receiving the 2004-05 scholarships of Mississippi State's Faculty and Professional Women's Association.
Students gain skills at research program (06/29/2004) Writer: Kasia Haupt
Biological sciences department is introducing students from other institutions of higher learning to graduate research opportunities in areas ranging from conservation to ecosystem evolution.
Barrentine Scholarship honors former dept. head (06/28/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State's biochemistry and molecular biology department is announcing a new university scholarship fund created by the family of its first leader.
Fulbright Scholar takes skills to native Nigeria (06/25/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
George Adebiyi wants to use his expertise in solar energy to help farmers in his native Nigeria find a better way to dry their crops for storage.
Student involved in Alzheimer study at Mayo Clinic (06/24/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Through a summer program sponsored by the Mayo Clinic, a senior is expanding his research experience to focus on potential causes of Alzheimer's disease.
Computer security to take a 'byte' out of crime (06/23/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
More than 30 mostly minority college and high school students and faculty from nine institutions of learning were told Wed. [June 23] how they can help take a ''byte'' out of crime by pursuing careers in the field of computer security.
Psychologist named to national accrediting council (06/23/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
The director of Mississippi State's clinical psychology program is a newly appointed member of a national accrediting association.
3M grant will help engineering students (06/21/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
James Worth Bagley College of Engineering is receiving more than $500,000 from 3M to establish a Six Sigma Certificate Program, designed to provide students with industry's latest customer satisfaction training through quality control.
'Why learn this?' Teachers at MSU have answer (06/17/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
It's a teacher's most common question: ''Why do I need to learn this stuff, anyway?''
MSU holds computer security sessions (06/16/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
A computer security training program next week is expected to attract more than 30 mostly minority college and high school students and faculty from nine institutions of learning.
Humidity sensors tested at Smithsonian (06/15/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
A research unit is using some tools of the future-fiber optic humidity sensors-to help preserve the nation's past.
Researcher offers 'duck food for thought' (06/14/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Where are the ducks? That's the question Rick Kaminski hears constantly from duck hunting enthusiasts throughout the Golden Triangle area and beyond.
MSU names wing of McCain Hall to honor dean (06/11/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State is naming a wing of the Bagley College of Engineering's oldest building, McCain Hall, in honor of retiring dean A. Wayne Bennett and his wife.
Enrollment management veteran named associate v.p. (06/11/2004) Writer: Joe Farris
A veteran administrator with enrollment services experience at four major state universities in the Southeast is being named associate vice president for student affairs.
Hinds attorney joining Foundation staff (06/11/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The MSU Foundation is expanding its fund-raising efforts in two major academic units with the addition of alumnus Jeffrey J. Little.
Scientist urges Congress to replace petroleum (06/09/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
A research scientist is urging Congress to consider plant and animal materials as a replacement for dwindling supplies of petroleum in the future production of fuels and other important chemicals.
Scientists invent breathalyzer to detect diabetes (06/08/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
Two Mississippi State scientists have invented a high-tech sensory device that can detect the early symptoms of diabetes in a person's breath.
Students earn awards from retired faculty group (06/08/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A senior and three recently graduated Mississippi State students are receiving special recognitions from the university's Association of Retired Faculty.
Portions of Creelman, Darden streets to be closed (06/07/2004) Writer: Joe Farris
A major parking lot and road construction project to begin Wednesday [June 9] at Mississippi State will close portions of two major campus streets for the summer and alter traffic patterns.
Research program for math students continues (06/07/2004) Writer: Kasia Haupt
For the second consecutive year, Mississippi State is giving eight undergraduate students an opportunity to participate in active research in applied mathematics.
Camp Jabber Jaw attracting biggest crowd to date (06/07/2004) Writer: Kasia Haupt
Young people who must use communication devices to talk will be creating their own television show this week during Camp Jabber Jaw.
Media Advisory: Meet to examine 'box' buildings (06/04/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Like their counterparts in other states, Mississippi communities regularly must contend with discount stores, groceries and other retail outlets whose departure to other locales often leaves behind a significant financial and architectural burden.
Programs link young women to engineering careers (06/03/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
Two programs designed to attract young women to engineering careers are scheduled on the Mississippi State campus this summer.
Institute expands constitutional knowledge (06/03/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State will be the temporary home next week to some 30 state elementary, middle and high school teachers attending the third annual "We the People" Summer Institute.
Education honor society taps local students (06/03/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Fifty-three academically achieving seniors and graduate students in Mississippi State's College of Education are new members of the university chapter of Kappa Delta Pi honor society.
Communicators win 34 awards in competition (06/02/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State communication staffs captured half of the awards handed out in the senior division of the College Public Relations Association of Mississippi for creative work performed during 2003.
Ergon-DTI recognizes incoming engineering majors (06/02/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
A top industrial and commercial computer corporation is awarding scholarships to six graduating high school students who plan to enroll as engineering majors.
Civil War music to be heard at MSU performance (05/28/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A nationally recognized Alabama musician will present a June 7 concert of Civil War tunes.
MSU welcoming genealogical fair participants (05/27/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A June 12 event will provide amateur genealogists with information ranging from handwriting analysis to computer genealogy.
Program for mid-schoolers exploring careers (05/26/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Geological surveying, weather experiments, water quality testing, and native wildlife demonstrations will be among activities for 15 students in grades six-eight during a two-week summer science camp.
Researchers chase disease-spreading ticks (05/25/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
Lora Ballweber hopes her hot pursuit of ticks across Mississippi will help people evade life-threatening diseases carried by the bloodthirsty parasites, while heading off another potential risk for U.S. cattle farmers.
Piano Showcase to celebrate second decade (05/24/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
As it has for 20 years, Piano Showcase will mix talented students and performers for a week of musical mastery.
Faculty member heads real estate publication (05/24/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A Mississippi State faculty member is the new editor of a worldwide journal serving the real estate industry.
Physics student from Sardis wins NSF fellowship (05/21/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
A graduate student in physics is receiving a 2004-2005 National Science Foundation Graduate Research fellowship to help finance her continued work toward a doctorate.
'Ivory Tower of Babel' author to speak (05/21/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Mike S. Adams, whose new book skewers what he views as political correctness at American universities, will speak Thursday [May 27].
Life sciences entrepreneurship competition set (05/20/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Scientist Alan Wood is so confident that many life science technologies await development and use for the public good that he's putting up cold cash to encourage innovations.
Sigma Xi research society announces award winners (05/19/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
Chemical engineering professor Rudy E. Rogers is receiving the university's 2004 Sigma Xi Ralph E. Powe Research Award.
Scientist helping to develop artificial baby heart (05/18/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
A Mississippi State scientist is playing a key role in a national research effort to develop an artificial heart small enough for use in children and infants.
Research vice president earns international award (05/14/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Mississippi State's newly appointed vice president of research is earning an international award for contributions to developing nations.
Small Town Center proposes Byhalia enhancement (05/14/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
After nearly four months of study, visits and meetings with the city's citizens, the Carl Small Town Center at Mississippi State is presenting its recommendations to improve the quality of life in Byhalia.
Student at MSU picked for NASA research program (05/13/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State engineering student William Aaron Barr will spend this summer at Stennis Space Center participating in a NASA program that provides unique research experiences for undergraduates across the nation.
Student engineers to compete in automobile design (05/11/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State is among 17 universities named Tuesday to participate in a groundbreaking student engineering competition that could significantly impact the future design of automobiles and other vehicles.
MSU student to study Chinese medicine (05/11/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Rural medicine, acupuncture and athletic injury treatments will be among subjects Mississippi State junior Emily Hicks soon will explore during a two-week study of medicine in China.
MSU announces new student orientation sessions (05/10/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State again is offering five June orientation sessions for freshmen and transfer students who will enroll this fall at the university.
MSU studying environmental causes of deadly virus (05/10/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
A Mississippi State researcher is taking a close look at environmental factors that might promote the spread of West Nile virus, a potentially life-threatening disease transmitted to humans by mosquitoes.
Music industry leader addresses MSU graduates (05/08/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Speaking Saturday with considerable passion and few prepared remarks, a Meridian music industry pioneer sought to give his fellow Mississippi State graduates a strong dose of inspiration for their future endeavors.
Students taking online music course (05/07/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
For Michael R. Brown of Mississippi State, music is a language that crosses all barriers-and he teaches his music appreciation course that way.
Sanders honored as national Reagan Scholar (05/06/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A sophomore from Washington County is among nearly 50 university students selected for 2004-05 Ronald Reagan Future Leaders Scholarships.
MSU team soars in national weather challenge (05/06/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Neither Miami hurricanes nor Montana snows or Texas' ever-changing skies could dampen a Mississippi State team in that most arduous of assignments-weather forecasting.
Sociologist honored with Ralph Powe research award (05/05/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
A nationally recognized authority in rural sociology is the 2004 winner of Mississippi State's Ralph E. Powe Research Excellence Award.
Students will take a look at engineering programs (05/04/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
Minority high school students from across the state will gather at Mississippi State this summer for a week-long look at the university's wide array of engineering programs.
Web site provides one-stop summer camp listing (04/30/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Summer camps focusing on everything from architecture to business skills to insects to athletic improvement are available.
Engineering student selected for NSF fellowship (04/30/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
An electrical engineering student is the winner of a 2004 National Science Foundation graduate fellowship and will begin developing a research project this summer.
Prof touts preservation, landmarks to groups (04/29/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
His designs include some of the most famous architectural landmarks of the nation--the Baltimore Cathedral, the original House and Senate chambers in the U.S. Capitol, and a proposed remodeling of the White House, among them.
Scanes named vice president for research (04/29/2004) Writer: Joe Farris
A scientist with a national and international reputation in biotechnology is being named vice president for research and graduate studies.
Reese selected for academic advising award (04/28/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
Computer science and engineering professor Donna S. Reese is receiving a national award for university faculty academic advising.
Student entrepreneurs honored in competition (04/28/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
Student entrepreneurs recently were honored in the 2004 Business Plan Competition, a part of the Jack Hatcher Engineering Entrepreneurship Program.
Greek organizations fund campus flagpole landmark (04/27/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Flying above the historic Drill Field is a 25-by-15-foot American flag unfurled Monday [April 26] at Mississippi State as part of a new permanent monument.
Engineering entrepreneur operates own business (04/27/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
Dustin Bailey believes a lot of people are looking for a touch of heaven in their own backyard and-for a fee-he's more than willing to help them follow that dream.
Land bank launches scholarship endowment (04/27/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State junior James W. "Wes" Cowart of Star is receiving the inaugural scholarship of a major regional financial lender.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Top Czech diplomat to visit Miss. (04/26/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The Czech Republic's ambassador to the United States comes to Mississippi this week as a special guest of the Janos Radvanyi Chair for International Security Studies at Mississippi State University.
Business ed honor society among best in nation (04/23/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Continuing its eighth consecutive year in the top 10, Mississippi State's business education honor society is ranked second in national competition-its highest-ever placement.
Computer security expert leads MSU lecture (04/22/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
A leading authority on computer technologies and Internet security discusses his research on several related topics next week.
Brazilian music to highlight concert (04/22/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Mississippi State faculty and student artists will be featured in a Monday [April 26] concert of all-Brazilian music.
Former Seiko CEO to discuss nanotechnology May 3 (04/21/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
The recently retired former leader of Seiko Corp. will discuss the growing importance of nanotechnology in the creation of new industries during a May 3 visit.
Public hearing on transit proposal to be Thursday (04/20/2004) Writer: Joe Farris
A public hearing is set for 6 p.m. Thursday at the Starkville Sportsplex to obtain citizen comment on a Mississippi State University grant proposal to expand the campus shuttle system to also serve the City of Starkville.
MSU welcoming science and engineering students (04/20/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
About 40 minority science and engineering students from two Atlanta colleges are visiting this week as part of a special program of scientific collaboration among the three institutions.
Student debate to address COOL agriculture policy (04/20/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A Tuesday [April 27] public presentation will examine the pros and cons of federal legislation requiring country-of-origin labeling for meat, fish and other perishable agricultural commodities.
Peavey Electronics founder to address MSU grads (04/19/2004) Writer: Joe Farris
Music industry sound equipment pioneer Hartley Peavey will deliver the May 8 commencement address and receive an honorary doctorate degree at Mississippi State University.
For issues of health, mind where you live (04/19/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
In a current essay published for the Association of American Geographers, several Mississippi State research scientists issue a wake-up call about American health.
Annual camp to introduce the study of architecture (04/16/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
June 9 is the registration deadline for a June 18-25 residential camp at Mississippi State that provides a hands-on introduction to the study of architecture.
Local students inducted in leading honor society (04/16/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Some 140 students are newly inducted members in the Mississippi State University chapter of the nation's leading higher education honor society.
Environmental leader to headline lecture series (04/15/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
The president of the H.J. Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment speaks Wednesday [April 21] at Mississippi State as part of the university's annual Carlton N. Owens Lecture Series.
National supercomputing team supports defense PET (04/15/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
When Department of Defense officials seek the nation's best minds to solve computer problems related to weapons design-or retrofitting the Pentagon after 9/11-their phone calls often are made to Mississippi State University.
Seniors receiving Presidential, Schillig awards (04/14/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Four state high school students and one each from Alabama and Virginia are the newest selections for Mississippi State's top scholarships.
Weyerhaeuser gift to support distance learning (04/13/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A gift from the Weyerhaeuser Co. Foundation is helping Mississippi State's Institute of Furniture Manufacturing and Management deliver educational programs to the state's furniture manufacturers.
Web explores history of American civil rights (04/12/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the historic Supreme Court decision ending school segregation, Mississippi State is providing an online resource for tracing the history of American civil rights.
Art department opens spring thesis exhibit (04/08/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Six senior art students are presenting the prime creations of their university years in an undergraduate thesis exhibition titled "We."
Research toxicologist receives national honor (04/08/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
With a $100,000 Early Career Award from the American Chemical Council, toxicologist Nikolay M. Filipov will continue his research on the ways certain environmental chemicals affect nervous systems of the elderly.
Insurance Day to examine 21st century threats (04/06/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
"A New Dawn: Opportunities and Challenges" is the theme for the 17th annual Mississippi Insurance Day at Mississippi State University.
Arizona novelist to share her works at MSU (04/05/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Suzanne Kingsbury, a former Oxford resident and the author of two novels, will read from her writings April 15 at Mississippi State University.
Engineering dean receives Teddy Roosevelt Award (04/05/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State's retiring dean of engineering is receiving a prestigious award in recognition of outstanding contributions to the profession.
Student honored for social work skills, potential (04/02/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A senior from Florence is being honored by a state organization for her achievements in the study and practice of social work.
Eric Shows named national Goldwater Scholar (04/01/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A biochemistry major whose undergraduate research involves the potentially toxic effects of pesticides on humans is a 2004-05 Barry M. Goldwater National Scholar.
MSU invites future Dogs for 'super' weekend (04/01/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Prospective students, along with their parents and other family members, are invited to be part of Mississippi State's Super Bulldog Weekend 2004.
Student leader run-off candidates to debate Monday (04/01/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Candidates for president of the Student Association will face each other in a Monday [April 5] debate that precedes the runoff election on Tuesday.
Engineering team: 'Have snowboard, will travel!' (03/31/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
"Have snowboard, will travel!" could be the rallying cry for a group of engineering majors heading to Colorado this weekend to compete in a unique collegiate sporting event.
Drums, PVC tubes, a piano to mix at free concert (03/30/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The beat goes on and on Monday [April 5] when Mississippi State's Percussion Ensemble performs at the university's McComas Hall theater.
Museum visit offers students arts exposure (03/29/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
For more than 90 students traveling Tuesday [March 30] to the Birmingham Museum of Art, the Alabama experience offers much more than an opportunity to view Renoir, Monet, Cassatt, and other Impressionist masterpieces.
Study finds wide support for seat belt law (03/26/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
For researcher Ronald Cossman, buckling seat belts prior to driving is an important way to save children's lives.
Auburn, MSU finish 1-2 in lumberjacking event (03/26/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
Auburn University lumberjack Randy Jarzyniecki will advance to the national collegiate lumberjacking championship this summer after winning a regional qualifying event hosted by Mississippi State.
Math team finishes second in La.-Miss. competition (03/26/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
Four undergraduates are second-place winners among 37 university and college teams from a two-state region participating in a student mathematics contest.
Design class receives lesson from flip-flops (03/25/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
For a class project in visual design for dress, Phyllis Bell Miller asked her Mississippi State students to put their best foot forward.
MSU welcomes community college scholars this week (03/24/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Nearly 125 academically achieving students at the state's community and junior colleges will be recognized by Mississippi State University Friday [March 26] as part of 2004 Phi Theta Kappa Scholars' Day activities.
Summer online courses offered (03/24/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
For the second consecutive year, Mississippi State is offering a variety of online courses for students and others to earn academic credit even though they're not on campus.
Scientific research society to present risk expert (03/23/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A Harvard University researcher in the field of risk analysis, particularly as it relates to children, speaks Tuesday [March 30] at Mississippi State University.
Furniture institute recognized for contributions (03/23/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
A program that applies research and technical assistance to improve the international competitiveness of the state's $4 billion furniture industry is receiving an award from the Southern Growth Policies Board.
Wow! Elmo, Big Bird, Cookie Monster coming to MSU! (03/23/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Tickets for the April 30-May 2 performances of Sesame Street Live are on sale.
Computer codes helping NASA design space shuttles (03/22/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
Research engineers are providing unique, high-performance computer codes to help U.S. space officials design safer and more efficient rocket-propelled vehicles of the future.
Collegian lumberjacks compete March 25-27 (03/19/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
An estimated 300 student lumberjacks from 14 universities will gather near the Mississippi State campus late next week to test their skills in a variety of logging events, including one qualifying competition that could lead to a national collegiate champ
William Kibler named student affairs V.P. (03/18/2004) Writer: Joe Farris
A veteran student affairs administrator with experience at major Texas and Florida universities will become vice president for student affairs.
Faculty Lyceum Chamber Series presents concert (03/18/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A brass concert featuring solo and group performances will take place Thursday [March 25].
White adds national recognition to recent honors (03/17/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Adding to his recent accomplishments, Mississippi State University's longtime honors program director is being included in a listing of the nation's outstanding teachers.
Young receives scholarship of Bolivar businessman (03/17/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Senior Raymond A. "Ray" Young of Hernando is the first Kelton Anderson Scholar in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Textbook stresses electronic technologies (03/16/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
The new 14th edition of a Mississippi State professor's classic business communication textbook gives increased emphasis to electronic technologies.
Toghiani selected for outstanding teaching award (03/15/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
A professor will be recognized for outstanding teaching in early April by the American Society for Engineering Education.
Marszalek Lecture scheduled for later this month (03/12/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
During a March 25 public program, a history scholar and popular speaker will explain the federal government's efforts to aid freed Mississippi slaves during and after the Civil War.
Floral designer to discuss colors for every mood (03/12/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A fourth-generation florist and internationally known floral consultant will lead a public program on his craft April 7.
Childers vying again for Miss Mississippi (03/11/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State junior Brittainy E. Childers of Aberdeen will represent the state's largest university this summer in the Miss Mississippi Pageant in Vicksburg.
Symposium will focus on factory-built housing (03/09/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
A symposium on factory-built housing Thursday [March 11] will explore emerging construction technologies that could reshape the state's forest products industry and spur economic development.
Distance education degree program earns award (03/09/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A distance learning program that Mississippi State developed to help increase the number of elementary school teachers is earning international recognition.
Jackson freshman named Palmeiro Scholar (03/08/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Freshman Solana R. Fernandez of Jackson is receiving a scholarship honoring major league baseball player Rafael Palmeiro.
MSU offers academic course in wildlife forensics (03/04/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
When 15 students in a brand-new academic course shoulder their backpacks and head to class, textbooks aren't their major concern.
Kay Shirley includes MSU among her top investments (03/03/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
When Atlanta residents begin financial planning for retirement, many look to Kay Retta Shirley.
TVA using technology to guard against blackouts (03/02/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
The Tennessee Valley Authority is using all available resources, including the latest technology, to protect its seven-state coverage area against a major blackout such as occurred in the northeastern United States last year.
MSU association seeks nominations for two scholars (03/02/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
April 9 is the deadline to nominate two students for scholarships annually awarded by the Faculty and Professional Women's Association at Mississippi State.
Faculty member runs marathon, wins Mercedes (03/02/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
When Phil Min pressed the ignition key to the new luxury SUV and its headlights flashed on, the Mississippi State professor was a stunned but happy guy.
Distinguished Jurist Award going to founding dean (03/01/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A retired state appeals court judge and first dean of a Jackson-based law school is this year's honoree of the Mississippi State University Pre-Law Society.
Engineering student piles up academic honors (03/01/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
Angela Spence once spent summers helping her dad grout tile and install sheetrock, but spends most of her time these days piling up academic honors as an aerospace engineering and physics major.
Piano concert to feature two faculty virtuosos (03/01/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A March 6 recital will feature two members of the piano faculty performing selections that range from classical sonatas to a tango for four hands.
Engineering college names distinguished fellows (02/27/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
Nine alumni who carved out successful careers after graduating from the Bagley College of Engineering are being honored as 2004 Distinguished Fellows.
MSU helping Navy develop high-power radar systems (02/27/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
Researchers are using a grant of more than $730,000 to perfect silicon carbide material technology that may help the U.S. Navy develop new high-power radar systems.
Students inducted in Phi Kappa Phi (02/27/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Some 160 students are newly inducted members in the Mississippi State University chapter of the nation's leading higher education honor society.
Students in D.C. for week of hands-on learning (02/25/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Some two dozen members of the John C. Stennis-G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery Association are in the nation's capital this week to enhance their political learning curves.
First director named for Riley Center in Meridian (02/24/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
The longtime head of a historic Ohio theater is the first executive director of Mississippi State's Riley Education and Performing Arts Center in Meridian.
Event to spotlight joint plan for "excellence" (02/24/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
A daylong event Tuesday [March 2] will spotlight a collaborative effort by the university and Tennessee Valley Authority to strengthen regional education, research, economic development, and outreach programs.
Guitarist Michael Boyd to present recital (02/20/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A Tupelo native and doctoral-degree candidate studying guitar performance will present a March 2 recital.
Leon Mather estate supports insect study (02/20/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The estate of a government geologist from Clinton will fund future statewide insect surveys and provide support for the Mississippi Entomological Museum.
Carl Center announces public presentation on study (02/19/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A Thursday [Feb. 26] public meeting will invite discussion on a Starkville transit feasibility study recently concluded by the Carl Small Town Center.
Scientist's report receiving worldwide circulation (02/19/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
The research report of a mechanical engineering professor is being published by an organization that serves physics scholars worldwide.
Women's History program to trace contributions (02/19/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A March 4 public forum will examine the societal contributions of women from the 1960s to the present.
UK consul general to visit MSU, Jackson (02/18/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
An Atlanta-based British diplomat makes a two-day visit to Mississippi next week as the special guest of the Janos Radvanyi Chair in International Security.
Plastic engineers society establishes scholarship (02/18/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
Engineering students, particularly those with a special interest in plastics, will benefit from a $25,000 check presented to the university by professionals who work in the field.
Events highlight Eating Disorders Awareness Week (02/17/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Two Division of Student Affairs units are collaborating next week to provide information, testing and advice about healthy eating habits and body image.
Student honored for photographic achievement (02/17/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The black-and-white photograph of a Brandon student is among a select group chosen for an international exhibition in Las Vegas.
Memorial service to honor English instructor (02/16/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A Feb. 26 memorial service at Mississippi State will honor an English instructor who died recently from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
KD chapter holds fund-raisers for abuse prevention (02/16/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
For the 21st year, Kappa Delta social sorority is sponsoring its Shamrock Event in early March to raise money in support of child-abuse prevention.
Richard Holmes donating his papers to MSU (02/13/2004) Writer: Kay Jones
In conjunction with Mississippi State's observance of Black History Month, the university's first African-American student officially donates personal and professional papers to his alma mater in a Tuesday [Feb. 17] ceremony.
Schillig Scholar joins national governing body (02/13/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A senior is among six students recently elected to the executive committee of a national association representing university honors programs.
Tissue engineering expert to lecture next month (02/12/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
A nationally recognized authority on biomaterials, drug delivery and tissue engineering will discuss his research March 4 during the 2004 Roger Malkin Distinguished Lecturer Series.
Steele being honored for uncertainty analysis work (02/11/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
The head of mechanical engineering department is receiving a prestigious national award for his contributions in experimental uncertainty analysis, which measures the "goodness" of a test result.
Majure Scholarship established at MSU (02/10/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A new endowment offers educational assistance for students while honoring a Union native and 1936 agricultural education graduate of the university.
Researchers expand civil rights encyclopedia (02/06/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
When the unique book first was published in 1992, the national Library Journal called it "one of the best reference sources of the year."
Welfare recipients face race, other challenges (02/05/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A new study by sociologists provides compelling evidence that Mississippians seeking to move beyond federal welfare assistance may be significantly limited by a combination of place and race.
Winners named in undergraduate writing contest (02/05/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
Eight students are winners in the 2003-04 Mississippi State Undergraduate Writing Contest.
Black religion in America topic of lectures (02/04/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
Black religion in America will be the focus of two public presentations during the spring semester.
MLK III visit re-scheduled for Monday, Feb. 9 (02/04/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
The planned visit to Mississippi State by Martin Luther King III is being re-scheduled one day earlier than previously announced.
Work by Emily Strong selected for photo collection (02/04/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
An artistic image created by a Forest senior is included in the current edition of a national publication.
Sosa to keynote 2004 Hunter Henry Lectureship (02/02/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
Former Amoco and Dow executive Enrique J. Sosa will discuss his 35-year career in the chemical industry during a Feb. 19 program at Mississippi State.
Engineering faculty named to international post (01/30/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
Noel N. Schulz is the new secretary of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Power Engineering Society.
Nelson named Outstanding Young Alumnus (01/29/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Everette R. Nelson of Vicksburg is the new Outstanding Young Alumnus of Mississippi State University.
Alumni honored with Distinguished Service Awards (01/29/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Roger R. Summerour of Lucedale and Ed Gholston of Starkville are being honored for long years of service and dedication to the MSU Alumni Association.
Engineering grads receive entrepreneurship awards (01/29/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
Three engineering graduates are the latest recipients of Jack Hatcher Entrepreneurship Certificates, a program that promotes careers combining technical and business skills.
Forum to examine issues of same-sex marriage (01/28/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Pulling a topic from current headlines, a Feb. 3 forum will sponsor a panel discussion on issues surrounding marriage for same-sex couples.
MSU to welcome Martin Luther King III (01/28/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
The son and namesake of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. will speak Feb. 10.
Seiler named engineering outreach coordinator (01/27/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
Emma E. Seiler is the new coordinator of educational outreach and student programs for Bagley College of Engineering.
MSU honors Oktibbeha countians (01/26/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Four Starkville residents are receiving the highest alumni honor given by the academic colleges from which they graduated.
Declaration of Independence tour stops at MSU (01/26/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
An original copy of the Declaration of Independence will be displayed Feb. 12 at Mississippi State University--the only location in the state at which it will appear publicly.
Spring 'Discovery' urged for prospective students (01/26/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Students planning to enroll this year are being encouraged to visit the university Feb. 13 for spring semester activities of "Discovery: MSU."
MSU opens furniture research, development center (01/23/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
In Friday [Jan. 23] dedication ceremonies, Gov. Haley Barbour cited the new campus research center as an example of universities helping businesses become better.
Sid Salter receives top Alumni Association honor (01/23/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The Perspective Editor of the Clarion-Ledger is this year's Mississippi State University Alumnus of the Year.
Lilley named prestigious George Mitchell Scholar (01/22/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Joining 11 other students in the nation, senior Frank E. "Smith" Lilley Jr. of Clinton will spend the next year as a George J. Mitchell Scholar in international studies.
Lecture to focus on ancient Mediterranean mariners (01/22/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
Scientific exploration that is unlocking the mysteries of ancient Mediterranean mariners will be examined Tuesday [Jan. 27].
MSU welcoming minority high school achievers (01/22/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State's 15th annual Minority Student Achievement Day will welcome top graduating high school students to campus Feb. 6.
'Girls' Sports Day to feature exercise fun (01/21/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Rock-climbing and volleyball will be among exercise activities available free Feb. 7 to young women 6-18 years old.
Franklin Furniture Center to officially open (01/20/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Gov. Haley Barbour will join Mississippi State President Charles Lee and other state officials and university officers on campus Friday [Jan. 23] to officially open an advanced technology facility for furniture research, teaching and service.
Hayes named VP for finance and administration (01/16/2004) Writer: Joe Farris
Former Mississippi State University budget and planning officer C. Ray Hayes is returning to MSU as vice president for finance and administration after more than 12 years in a similar position at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.
MSU to be national technology 'site of the week' (01/16/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A national nonprofit association that promotes the use of technology to improve education is featuring Mississippi State University as its "site of the week."
Computer science student wins Cisco scholarship (01/16/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
A computer science doctoral student from China is receiving a $2,500 scholarship that recognizes significant contributions in the field of information security.
Jack White receiving 2003 Humanities Scholar Award (01/15/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
The veteran director of Mississippi State's honors program is this year's selection for the Scholar Award of the Mississippi Humanities Council.
Classical guitarist to present guest recital (01/15/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A musical program featuring some of the masters of classical guitar will be presented Jan. 27.
Severe storms symposium set on campus (01/13/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
Weather enthusiasts, students and professionals will share their meteorological knowledge during a three-day Southeast Severe Storms Symposium that kicks off Friday [Jan. 16] at Mississippi State.
King Day features congressman, former Globetrotter (01/12/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Rep. Chip Pickering and civil rights leader Harry Nash Sykes will be among featured speakers Monday [Jan. 19] for the 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Breakfast.
Business endowment named for Rankin husband, wife (01/09/2004) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A scholarship endowment to the College of Business and Industry is honoring a Pearl couple.
MSU studies housing construction problems (01/09/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
Terry Amburgey wants to build his dream house and he's looking for a perfectly awful site--preferably one on sloping ground with plenty of natural potential for drainage and foundation problems.
Library project brings research to desktops (01/08/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A unique collaboration between Mississippi State and the Maryland-based National Agricultural Library is allowing Mississippi researchers easier and faster access to the most recent science-based agricultural information available.
Music ed leader to present King birthday recital (01/05/2004) Writer: Maridith Geuder
For the head of Mississippi State University's music education department, Jan. 19 is a significant public and personal date.
MSU trombonist Richard Human to perform in concert (01/01/2004) Writer: Phil Hearn
Trombonist Richard Human will be featured Thursday [March 4] in a Mississippi State University Faculty Lyceum Series concert.