News Article Archive
2005 Press Releases:
Construction to begin on McCool Hall (12/20/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Construction will begin early next month on a 52,000 square-foot addition to McCool Hall at Mississippi State.
Students visit with billionaire Warren Buffett (12/16/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
It may be hard to visualize 75-year-old billionaire Warren Buffett tap-dancing his way to work, but he believes loving what you do is one of the keys to success.
Dan O'Keefe selected for national award (12/16/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
A College of Forest Resources doctoral student at Mississippi State is among four honored recently by professionals attending the 2005 Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference in Michigan.
'Green' image sometimes 'fool's gold' (12/16/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
An environmental stewardship study of six Florida golf courses is earning a recent Mississippi State graduate recognition from a national professional association.
MSU-founded company fills gaps in technology (12/15/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
A new company based at Mississippi State is filling some "critical gaps" in remote sensing and spatial information technology--increasingly used by policymakers and resource managers as a major tool of economic development.
Engineering majors to study in France during break (12/15/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Fourteen students from Mississippi State's Bagley College of Engineering will spend part of their winter break sightseeing and studying engineering practices in France Jan. 3-14.
Graduate students receive Materials Certificates (12/14/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Graduate students Justin R. Jackson of Biloxi, Johnny R. Sanders of Vicksburg and Dustin H. McKnight are receiving 2005 Materials Certificates from the university's Bagley College of Engineering.
Brazilian scholars expand fisheries knowledge (12/12/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Far from their home 4,600 miles to the south, two husband/wife Brazilian research teams are studying fisheries and aquatic ecosystems in Mississippi.
Commencement: Katrina recovery, responsibilities (12/10/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
On a bitingly cold and often overcast weekend, retired business executive Will Carpenter and Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour helped usher in a bright Christmas for many families this weekend at Mississippi State.
Californian plans to donate land for research (12/09/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
A retired California architect plans to donate 15 acres of land to Mississippi State for a research facility that could serve as the centerpiece for broader commercial development at the site near the Golden Triangle Regional Airport.
Engineering grads receive Hatcher certificates (12/09/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Two Mississippi State engineering students graduating this weekend 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 (12/09/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Nearly 70 academically achieving juniors and seniors in Mississippi State's College of Education are new members of the university chapter of Kappa Delta Pi honor society.
New endowment memorializes lifelong Delta resident (12/08/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A Mississippi State alumna and Delta native is being remembered by her family with an endowed scholarship.
Hearin Foundation expands support for MSU (12/07/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Major new support from the Robert M. Hearin Foundation is enhancing nationally recognized programs.
MSU first lady continues marshaling Katrina aid (12/06/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
With retirement as Mississippi State's first lady only months away, Pat Lee could be planning leisure activities and travel.
Forestry professor tapped for national study (12/05/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A forestry professor is among four recently chosen by independent forest certifiers to implement a test assessment of the U.S. Forest Service's sustainable forestry practices.
Chevron's refinery gives $60,000 to engineering (12/02/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Chevron Corp.'s Pascagoula refinery is giving $60,000 to Mississippi State's Bagley College of Engineering to support a variety of departments and programs.
Historian continues study of early America thought (12/02/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
"Stories of Independence: Identity, Ideology and History in Eighteenth-Century America" is the title of a new book by a Mississippi State historian.
Forensic study may change coastal building codes (12/01/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Civil engineers are teaming with private industry to conduct a forensic study of the hurricane-battered Gulf Coast, with an eye toward strengthening state building codes as an essential part of the rebuilding effort.
Canadian diplomat speaks to Jackson ELF (12/01/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The head of the new Advocacy Secretariat at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C., is the latest diplomat scheduled to address the Jackson Executive Lecture Forum luncheon.
Work on new parking lot to begin after graduation (11/30/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
To enable construction of a new 237-vehicle lot, officials are alerting university students and employees to the planned Dec. 12 closing of a large area between McComas Hall and Hardy Road.
Expert named delegate to White House conference (11/30/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
The emeritus head of Mississippi State's counselor education and educational psychology department is among nine Mississippi delegates to a Dec. 11-15 White House Conference on Aging.
CAVS director receives Japanese research award (11/29/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
The director of Mississippi State's Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems is the recipient of a prestigious international research award from a society in Japan.
'Everything about MSU' book takes top honors (11/28/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The 2004-05 Factbook of Mississippi State University is being recognized as the best of its kind in the Southeast and beyond.
MSU implements conservation measures (11/23/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
With natural gas costs projected to climb this winter by as much as 70 percent, Mississippi State is seeking assistance from the university community to help minimize the impact.
Speech tech pioneer Jim Flanagan to lead seminar (11/23/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
A Mississippi State alumnus recognized worldwide for his scientific contributions in speech technology will lead a Wednesday [Nov. 30] seminar focusing on evolving techniques for multimodal communication.
MSU honors Alumni Fellows for 2005 (11/23/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Eight prominent graduates are the Mississippi State University Alumni Fellows for 2005.
Private giving to MSU makes big 'jump' (11/22/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State continues to move up through the ranks of the nation's top beneficiaries of private giving, according to a national publication.
Groundwork to continue at The Junction (11/21/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
With the completion this weekend of Mississippi State's 2005 football season, the university will resume renovation work Monday morning [Nov. 28] on the former "Five Points" intersection area.
Roof tests could help guide Gulf Coast rebuilding (11/21/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
A Mississippi State engineering professor is using giant magnets to simulate the uplift impact of hurricane-force winds on flat roofs and hopes his research findings will help guide rebuilding efforts along the storm-crushed Gulf Coast.
Bahr among Harvard-based Fromm Prize honorees (11/18/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A junior member of Mississippi State's music education faculty is receiving national recognition from a prestigious Massachusetts music foundation.
MSU helps shipyard streamline production (11/17/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State is using advanced engineering technologies to help Northrop Grumman Ship Systems streamline the production flow of its hurricane-battered shipyard in Pascagoula.
Cyber crime center in Jackson gets $2.5m boost (11/16/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State will move forward with plans to establish a Jackson-based training center for cyber crime investigators, thanks to an anticipated new $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Justice Department.
Lone Star State supporter provides major boost (11/16/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A recent $2 million bequest from Texas native Lila Harlow Henry is designed to "enhance Mississippi State's future."
Friday event highlights Native American Day (11/15/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
As a celebration of Native American Day, Mississippi State faculty members will bring a variety of creative teaching activities to West Point Friday [Nov. 18].
Hurricane insurance authority speaks Thursday (11/15/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The director of the Hurricane Insurance Information Center will discuss Hurricane Katrina's impact on the state during a Thursday [Nov. 17] public program.
Gershwin, Mozart to be featured in concert (11/15/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Works for two pianos will be featured in a Monday [Nov. 21] faculty artist concert.
Political Science honors students (11/15/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The department of political science and public administration recently honored six students with scholarships.
Seminar to focus on human-wildlife conflicts (11/15/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A key administrator with the federal Wildlife Service will be the featured speaker Nov. 29 for the 2005 Berryman Institute Seminar.
Engineering receives $50,000 from Northrop Grumman (11/14/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State aerospace engineering students soon will benefit from $50,000 in funding received from Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems.
MSU assists Pass Christian in rebuilding effort (11/11/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State's Carl Small Town Center is working with officials in Pass Christian to help the historic Gulf Coast city rebuild its historic downtown area from the August destruction of Hurricane Katrina.
NEW MISS MSU AND ALTERNATES (11/11/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Sophomore Kylie B. Estes of Mooreville is winner of the Miss Mississippi State University Pageant.
MEDIA ADVISORY: German diplomat visits Jackson (11/11/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
On Thursday [Nov. 17], the head of Germany's consulate in Atlanta, Ga., will be in Mississippi to address the latest meeting of Jackson's Executive Lecture Forum.
Governor, chem-bio authority to address graduates (11/11/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Gov. Haley Barbour and Will Carpenter, an international advocate for the prohibition of chemical and biological warfare, will deliver the commencement addresses Dec. 9 and 10.
Truman Scholarship Foundation leader to speak (11/10/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
The head of a federal agency that oversees a major national scholarship program will speak Nov. 21.
Engelland new president of marketing society (11/09/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
The head of Mississippi State's department of marketing, quantitative analysis and business law is the new president of the Society for Marketing Advances.
MSU 'warms the coast' project seeks coats for kids (11/08/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Despite current summer-like temperatures, a Mississippi State-led effort is seeking to collect thousands of overcoats and related wear that will help Gulf Coast children stay warm this winter.
Blues artist Ruby Wilson to headline Lyceum event (11/07/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
The "Queen of Beale Street" will perform Nov. 15 as part of Mississippi State University's 2005-06 Lyceum Series.
Interfaith group seeks dialogue, understanding (11/04/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A new group is stressing the importance of inter-group contact and continuing communication to help varied university and community constituencies address political extremism, terrorism and other troubling world issues.
Hark! Holiday Bazaar time neareth (11/04/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
More than 100 arts and crafts vendors will be at Mississippi State Nov. 28 and 29 for the university's 33rd annual Christmas season fair in the Colvard Union.
World Neighbors working to expand membership (11/03/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The World Neighbors Association of Mississippi State is seeking new members interested in promoting better cross-cultural communication among the university and area communities.
Double Reed Day, concert featured in event (11/02/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Musicians ranging from beginner-level to semi-professional again are being invited to a Mississippi State event featuring performing ensembles and master classes for double-reed performers.
Faculty member honored for counseling achievements (11/02/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A specialist in community counseling is being honored by the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.
Miss MSU's road to Vicksburg begins next week (11/01/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The public program to select Mississippi State's representative to the 2006 Miss Mississippi Pageant will be held Nov. 10 in the university's Colvard Union ballroom.
Ten engineering majors singled out for recognition (11/01/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Ten Mississippi State engineering seniors are being singled out for outstanding achievements in their specific academic disciplines.
Alumni Delegates officers for 2005-06 school year (10/31/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Leading the Mississippi State University Alumni Delegates for the 2005-06 school year are Thomas R. Gregory, Carrie V. Smith, Angela C. "Angie" Halverson, and Sara Beth Parks.
Martin named diplomate of engineers academy (10/31/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Civil engineering professor James L. Martin is a newly named diplomate of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers.
MSU biological sciences hosts first Klug lecture (10/28/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
An international authority on the molecular machinery and mechanism of cell secretion will inaugurate a special lecture series Friday [Nov. 4] at Mississippi State University.
MSU sets public discussion of 3 Tesla MRI (10/28/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A Tuesday [Nov. 1] public program at Mississippi State will focus on the research capabilities and benefits of a new facility now under construction to house a powerful magnetic resonance imaging machine.
Fall graduate student headcount boosts enrollment (10/28/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
While growing up in the Mississippi Delta, Robert Elliott dreamed of becoming an airline pilot. Today, the 45-year-old father of two college students is working hard on another dream--this time at Mississippi State.
Rowland named deputy director of CAVS at MSU (10/28/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Senior research associate Zachary Rowland is the new deputy director of Mississippi State's Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems.
High school students invited to 'Geo Info' day (10/27/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
All interested Mississippi high school students are being encouraged to attend Mississippi State's annual observance of national Geographic Information Systems Day.
Workshops to address natural resources enterprises (10/27/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Bird watching is a national phenomenon, one the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has called the fastest growing recreational activity in America.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Leadership Conference set Friday (10/26/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Approximately 90 students from Mississippi State and the state's community colleges will gather for a fall leadership conference at 9 a.m. Friday [Oct. 28] in the Parker Ballroom of the university's Hunter Henry Center.
Scientists offer solution for stopping mold growth (10/26/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
As Gulf Coast homeowners engage in the post-Katrina rebuilding process, a team of Mississippi State wood protection specialists is urging them to "think beyond bleach and water."
Humanities award winner Jack Jordan to lecture (10/25/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State foreign languages professor Jack Jordan, winner of a 2005 Mississippi Humanities Teacher Award, will discuss the work of French novelist Marcel Proust during a special university program Friday [Oct. 28].
Motivational speaker Calvin Mackie to visit MSU (10/25/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A mechanical engineering professor and nationally recognized motivational speaker will lead a Nov. 17 public program.
Week of events to culminate in festival of lights (10/24/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A week of events highlighting the traditions of India is now under way at Mississippi State.
MSU Homecoming Court presented at football game (10/24/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The 2005 homecoming court was presented during the Saturday [Oct. 22] football game.
Mr. and Miss Mississippi State University named (10/24/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Seniors Jon David Cole of Brandon and Anna Little of Glen are Mr. and Miss Mississippi State University for the 2005-06 school year.
Son, daughter of artist Walter Anderson to lecture (10/21/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
The son and daughter of the late Gulf Coast artist Walter Anderson will celebrate their father's work Monday and Tuesday [Oct. 24-25] with lectures, performances and book signings at Mississippi State.
Literary scholar to deliver humanities lecture (10/21/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A South Carolina-based literary scholar of Southern authors will speak Thursday [Oct. 27] at Mississippi State.
MSU helping families with post-hurricane stress (10/21/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
A Mississippi State social science research unit is helping school, health and child care professionals identify and assist children and families experiencing distress in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
Senate leader to speak next week at MSU (10/20/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The chairman of the Mississippi Senate's Education Committee visits Mississippi State Thursday [Oct. 27] as part of the university's 2005-06 Morris W. Collins Speaker Series.
ExxonMobil funds engineering, business, diversity (10/20/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
ExxonMobil is providing more than $38,000 to Mississippi State for support of engineering, business and cultural diversity programs.
'College Football Scheduling 101' research topic (10/19/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
College athletic directors are walking a tightrope between fan pressure and financial solvency more and more these days--and just how well they perform the balancing act may determine their program's overall success.
Theatre MSU to present "Omnium Gatherum" (10/19/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
"Omnium Gatherum" will be presented by MSU Theatre Oct. 27-29 in McComas Hall theater.
New NSF grant supports MSU tree-flowering research (10/18/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A major federal grant recently designated for Mississippi State will enable university researchers to examine the regulation of genes associated with the flowering process in poplar trees.
MSU new member of national ag information center (10/17/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
The diaries, letters, photographs, maps, ledgers, and other documentation of the South's agricultural past will be part of Mississippi State University's contribution to a national network that provides information about food, agriculture and the environment.
Miss Maroon and White winners (10/14/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Senior Delcenia R. Collins is Mississippi State's Miss Maroon and White 2005. The Pine Bluff, Ark., resident was selected Thursday night [Oct. 13] from among 94 contestants for the designation as the university's most beautiful student.
Architecture chapter garners two national honors (10/14/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State's chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Students is being honored as the nation's best.
Area singers invited to participate in 'Messiah' (10/14/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Following its successful introduction last year, a Mississippi State University-Starkville community musical collaboration will return in December.
Program to examine modern women in engineering (10/13/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A nationally recognized historian will lead a Wednesday [Oct. 19] public program focusing on 19th and 20th century American women who sought careers in the male-dominated engineering professions.
Hinds Countian takes 2005 MSU Toastmasters honor (10/12/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A Jackson graduate student is the recent winner of an annual challenge sponsored by the university chapter of Toastmasters International.
'Father' of computer virus defenses among speakers (10/12/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
The inventor of computer virus defense techniques is among scheduled speakers at an annual fall lecture series sponsored by Mississippi State's Center for Computer Security Research.
Percussion to highlight Faculty Chamber concert (10/11/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
An African jembe will join a vibraphone, drum set and marimba as the percussion instruments featured in an Oct. 30 Lyceum Faculty Chamber Series performance.
MSU to help migrant children get an education (10/11/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State's foreign languages department will use a $330,000 federal grant this year to seek out hundreds of children of migrant workers in North Mississippi and make sure they are attending school.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Fitness testing for children (10/10/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Researchers are recording the fitness levels of several hundred Starkville elementary school students this week in an effort to focus attention on sedentary lifestyles and increasing obesity rates among the nation's youth.
Colvard Union auditorium named for Monroe Co. alum (10/10/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A recent gift from an Amory couple is creating a lasting honor for their Monroe County family member at one of Mississippi State's most prominent buildings.
Theatre: MSU announces performances for the year (10/10/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The first of four Theatre: Mississippi State University performances sponsored during the 2005-06 school year will take place later this month in McComas Hall.
If it's autumn, it must be time for tax seminars (10/07/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State's annual series of seminars to update small business owners and certified public accountants on current taxation issues will take place from early November to early January.
Toxicologist garners top international award (10/07/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Toxicologist Janice E. Chambers is being honored with a top research award of the American Chemical Society, Agrochemicals Division.
Shelter survey provides insights into services (10/06/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Mississippi State's recent statewide survey of Hurricane Katrina relief shelters will provide information to help match future resources and evacuee needs.
Engineers conducting virtual soldier research test (10/06/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Engineers are helping test computer-generated animation techniques the U.S. Army hopes will simulate real soldiers performing tasks in real time.
Entomologist to discuss pest mole crickets Friday (10/05/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
A University of Florida entomologist will lead a public discussion on the biological control of pest mole crickets Friday [Oct. 7].
Prof outwits beavers after struggle against dams (10/05/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
After fighting a 10-year battle of wits against beavers, David Smith believes he finally has found a way to keep water flowing through pesky dams they erected on his family's Rankin County property.
Pike Co. native to focus on private giving (10/04/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
An alumnus and fund-raising veteran now is concentrating his efforts exclusively for the university's College of Forest Resources.
MSU providing Web help for timber operations (10/04/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Landowners, loggers and forest products companies now may quickly locate each other through a newly opened Web site devoted to hurricane forestry salvage operations.
Hurricane expert probes Katrina's impact (10/03/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
A hurricane expert whose waterfront home was swept away by Hurricane Katrina says the Aug. 29 monster--with a gigantic storm surge approaching 35 feet--set a new standard for U.S. catastrophes.
Reading to feature author who pens local column (09/30/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A graduate who now directs a Texas-based creative writing program will read from his work Thursday [Oct. 6] in the university's Simrall Hall auditorium.
MSU to determine students' post-Katrina needs (09/30/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
In what is believed to be the first of its kind, a survey of Mississippi State's more than 16,000 students will seek to determine the issues they're dealing with in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
Students extend International Tailgate invitation (09/29/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. gathering Saturday [Oct. 1] will help introduce Mississippi State's international student community to the fun of pre-game tailgating.
MSU Katrina-relief blood drive to be held Monday (09/28/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Rescheduled following last weekend's tornado, a Monday [Oct. 3] blood drive at Mississippi State will help benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Oct. 22 announced as fall 'Discovery' day (09/27/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
High school and community college students and their parents are being invited to Mississippi State's special fall program for all interested in attending the university after graduation.
Tornado hits, Monday morning classes cancelled (09/25/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
At approximately 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, a tornado touched down on the Mississippi State campus and nearby areas, damaging a number of buildings and dozens of trees. No on-campus injuries were reported.
Creative writing head receives Washington Prize (09/23/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Richard Lyons, widely recognized director of Mississippi State's creative writing program, is the 2005 winner of a national literary competition.
Student forestry group tops among peers (09/22/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State's student chapter of the Society of American Foresters continues among the top organizations of its kind in the nation.
Staff Council starts employee Katrina relief fund (09/21/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
With more than 160 Mississippi State University employees living and working in the areas most severely affected by Hurricane Katrina, the university's Professional and Support Staff Advisory Council is launching a drive to provide financial help.
Diversity coordinator promoted to assistant dean (09/21/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
The former diversity coordinator for Bagley College of Engineering now is the academic unit's assistant dean for diversity and student development.
MSU technology helped save lives on coast (09/20/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Scientists used their aerial imagery and mapping skills to help rescue hundreds of stranded survivors of Hurricane Katrina and are continuing to provide valuable assistance in the ongoing disaster recovery effort.
Microbiology student wins Harned scholarship (09/20/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
A Mississippi State honors student from Gulfport is receiving the university's Harned Memorial Scholarship, which annually recognizes the efforts and achievements of "worthy students in microbiology."
Four engineering faculty named Hearin Scholars (09/20/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Four members of the Mississippi State engineering faculty are 2005 Hearin Eminent Scholars, recognizing their superior performance in research, teaching and external service.
Lyceum Faculty Series to feature woodwinds, piano (09/19/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A Sept. 29 concert at Mississippi State will feature faculty artists performing compositions from around the world.
Perry Cafeteria to begin sales tax collections (09/19/2005) Writer: Joe Farris
Beginning Saturday [Sept. 24], the George Perry Cafeteria at Mississippi State will collect the 7 percent state sales tax on individual purchases.
Blood drive to benefit Katrina relief efforts (09/19/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Community participation in a Monday [Sept. 26] blood drive at Mississippi State will help replenish much-needed supplies for Hurricane Katrina victims.
Economics researcher honored for achievements (09/19/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A professor and administrator travels to Texas early next month to formally receive a national tribute for his contributions to economic education research.
What's a 'bookmobile?' Find out at MSU Oct. 4 (09/16/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A traveling library of some 300 distinctive publications will make an Oct. 4 stop at Mississippi State University.
Award-winning guitarist launching Lyceum Series (09/16/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A Thursday [Sept. 22] concert by internationally renowned Canadian guitarist Jesse Cook kicks off Mississippi State's 2005-06 Lyceum Series.
Undergrad writing competition accepting entries (09/16/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Undergraduates are again being invited to test their skills in an annual writing competition sponsored by the English department.
First 'Engineering Day' to precede Georgia game (09/16/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State's inaugural "Engineering Day" Sept. 24 will feature a variety of student design projects, displays and informational booths preceding the Bulldogs' home football game against Georgia.
Starkville/MSU Symphony to perform jazz classics (09/15/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
"In the Mood," "String of Pearls," "Fly Me to the Moon," and other classics will be featured Oct. 4 during a free performance by the 18-member Starkville/Mississippi State University Symphony Big Band.
Psychology prof recognized for digital scholarship (09/14/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
A psychology professor is being honored for significant contributions to digital scholarship.
Researcher recognized for contributions (09/14/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
An avian ecologist and wildlife and fisheries professor at Mississippi State University is receiving a major regional honor for his contributions to the conservation of bobwhite quail.
Elmore fills Henry Chair in Chemical Engineering (09/13/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
An award-winning veteran faculty member at Louisiana Tech University is the new holder of the Hunter W. Henry Chair in Chemical Engineering.
Anderson exhibit to open this month (09/13/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
An exhibition of 17 landscape paintings--none ever featured publicly before--and other works by the late Gulf Coast artist Walter Anderson will open as scheduled Monday [Sept. 19].
Ceremony this week to celebrate U.S. Constitution (09/12/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The nation's ninth official Constitution Day will be observed Friday [Sept. 16] at Mitchell Memorial Library.
Gardner and Wright named counselor ed scholars (09/12/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Two graduate students in counselor education are receiving scholarships from the university's chapter of Chi Sigma Iota national honor society.
U.S. pediatrics group focusing on Katrina victims (09/09/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
A Mississippi State social scientist said Friday the national pediatrics consortium she now leads is focusing its immediate research and outreach efforts on the needs of Mississippi children in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
Professor nominated as chemical engineering fellow (09/09/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
A longtime Mississippi State faculty member soon will be honored as a new Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
Donated funds help MSU students cope (09/08/2005) Writer: Joe Farris
A relief fund established by Mississippi State's Student Association and funded by private contributions is helping university students affected by Hurricane Katrina stay in school.
MSU helping Katrina-victimized children (09/08/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State's Early Childhood Institute is launching a collaborative effort to help "tens of thousands" of children displaced and traumatized in the deadly and disruptive path of Hurricane Katrina.
Communication teacher-researcher receives award (09/08/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A member of the communication department faculty is receiving one of the highest honors given by the American Journalism Historians' Association.
Freshman increase drives enrollment above 16,100 (09/07/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A 12 percent increase in new freshmen pushed Mississippi State's fall enrollment to 16,101, up by 167 students from last year.
Lyceum Series kicks off season of classics, blues (09/07/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Mississippi State's 2005-06 performing arts season launches Sept. 22 with an appearance by guitar virtuoso Jesse Cook, followed by a diverse lineup that features the Delta blues, a theatrical classic, melodic percussion, and chamber music.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Admiral's Jackson visit postponed (09/06/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Due to Mississippi's unsettled situation in the wake of destructive Hurricane Katrina, the Mississippi State University-sponsored visit to Jackson Thursday [Sept. 8] by Navy Rear Adm. William D. Sullivan is being postponed.
Biological engineering major wins NOAA scholarship (09/06/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
A biological engineering major from Ocean Springs is receiving a national scholarship designed to promote training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education.
MSU ranked among universities cited for service (09/02/2005) Writer: Joe Farris
Mississippi State is among the top 100 national universities in a new college ranking based on "what colleges are doing for the country."
MSU, Denver share $2+m for transportation research (09/02/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
The National Center for Intermodal Transportation--an academic partnership between the University of Denver and Mississippi State University--is receiving a $2.4 million federal grant.
MSU to accommodate displaced students (09/01/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Mississippi State University is establishing expedited processes that will allow students currently enrolled at universities hardest-hit by Hurricane Katrina to attend fall-semester classes on the Starkville campus.
Applewhite engineering scholarships awarded (09/01/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Two entering freshmen in Mississippi State's Bagley College of Engineering are the latest recipients of J.P. Applewhite Scholarships.
MEDIA ADVISORY: MSU support for Katrina victims (08/31/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A student-organized disaster assistance effort, information sessions, and a prayer vigil are among events Mississippi State is planning this week in response to Hurricane Katrina.
Math Domain gives new shape to algebra instruction (08/31/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Department of mathematics and statistics is taking a byte out of the challenge to master algebra.
CAVS head to receive alumnus award from Ohio State (08/31/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
The new director of Mississippi State's Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems will be honored Friday [Sept. 2] as a 2005 Distinguished Alumnus by Ohio State University.
MSU classes cancelled, offices closed Tuesday (08/30/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Mississippi State University has cancelled all classes, including Tuesday evening classes, and all non-essential offices will remain closed through Tuesday.
MSU resumes classes, operations Wednesday (08/30/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Cleanup crews worked at Mississippi State throughout the day Tuesday to prepare buildings and grounds for a return to normal operations when classes resume at 8 a.m. Wednesday [Aug. 31].
MSU Classes cancelled, offices closed Monday (08/29/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
With the effects of Hurricane Katrina expected to be felt later today [Monday] throughout the state, Mississippi State University classes and non-essential services will close at noon.
Tour to introduce students to Magnolia State (08/26/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
The Natchez Trace, Delta blues, academics, and industry are on the agenda Saturday [Aug. 27] during a bus tour for out-of-state and international students attending Mississippi State.
MSU to break ground, dedicate residence halls (08/25/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State will break ground for a new student residence hall and dedicate its newest state-of-the-art addition to campus housing during Sept. 3 ceremonies preceding the Bulldogs' season-opening football game.
Ceremonies for new student residence halls Sept. 3 (08/25/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State will break ground for a new student residence hall and dedicate its newest state-of-the-art addition to campus housing during Sept. 3 ceremonies preceding the Bulldogs' season-opening football game.
MSU engineering college names endowed professors (08/24/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Five members of the Mississippi State faculty are new appointees to endowed professorships in the university's James Worth Bagley College of Engineering.
Two recognized with inaugural advising award (08/23/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
In ceremonies Monday [Aug. 22], Mississippi State President Charles Lee recognized two university employees with the first advising awards funded by a longtime institution benefactor.
MSU opens Game Day Web site for football fans (08/22/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Launched Monday [Aug. 22], a comprehensive computer-based program is informing university football fans and others about the many campus activities scheduled during fall home-game weekends.
Works of art faculty on display through mid-Sept. (08/19/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A two-hour public reception Thursday [Aug. 25] formally opens the 2005 Art Department Faculty Show.
Marszalek book follows Sherman's Civil War 'march' (08/19/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Civil War scholars and buffs interested in Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's famous "march to the sea" may want to march over to a favorite bookstore for a copy of historian John F. Marszalek's latest work on the controversial subject.
$2.1 million gift enhances geosciences research (08/18/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
A geosciences instructor is receiving cutting-edge computer software and technical support worth more than $2 million to help sharpen student research skills and greatly enhance the study of the state's existing petroleum resources.
Students sweep top honors in research competition (08/17/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Graduate students from Philadelphia, Flowood and Wiggins swept top honors for research presentations at the 48th annual meeting and technical conference of the Mississippi Water Environment Association.
Martin named civil engineering society fellow (08/16/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
A professor is a new Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, considered one of the profession's most esteemed honors.
Spence recognized as top engineering student (08/15/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Recent graduate Angela M. Spence of Brandon is receiving this year's Sigma Gamma Tau/Ammon S. Andes Award, which recognizes the top U.S. university aerospace engineering major.
New courses boost independent study opportunities (08/12/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
New academic offerings, along with established online courses, are enhancing Mississippi State University's independent study fall lineup.
Congressman urges KEI missile defense system (08/12/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
U.S. Rep. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., said Friday a missile defense system currently under development in Mississippi is badly needed to deter the threat of "nuclear intimidation by some rogue nation's leader."
Jackson native Majure new head of Army ROTC (08/11/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Lt. Col. Marcus D. Majure, a Jackson native and 18-year veteran Army officer, is the new head of the military science department.
Volunteers, week of activities to welcome freshmen (08/10/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Beginning with "Move-In Day" Saturday [Aug. 13], Mississippi State University will welcome freshmen with assistance carting clothes, computers, sound systems, and a host of other "can't-leave-home-without-them" items to residence hall rooms.
New endowment to honor agriculture stalwarts (08/10/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A new scholarship is being established specifically to benefit MSU students from two Delta counties.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Missile defense conference set (08/09/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
More than 30 officials of government, the military, defense-related industry and academia--including U.S. Congressman Roger Wicker--will gather on the Mississippi State University campus Friday [Aug. 12] for a one-day conference on "Mississippi Missile Defense Research and Development: Challenges and Opportunities."
Saving 'waste' rice for ducks also saves dollars (08/08/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A soon-to-be completed study by scientists recommends that farmers who leave standing stubble in rice fields after harvest may increase "waste" rice by 44 percent for waterfowl wintering in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley.
Math research program attracts national students (08/05/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Eight students from colleges and universities across the country successfully completed a prestigious summer research program in applied mathematics at Mississippi State that concluded Friday [Aug. 5].
Display wall to boost visualization research (08/05/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Two computer scientists are using a $400,000 federal grant to construct a room-sized display wall for biological imaging and other visualization research projects across academic disciplines.
Local architecture majors honored (08/04/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Nearly 30 current and recently graduated architecture majors hold honors for outstanding achievements during their study in College of Architecture, Art and Design.
Public admin program gets another six (08/03/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The public administration graduate program is being reaccredited for six more years.
Former students nursing wounds from war-torn Iraq (07/28/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
William Brooks was steering his Humvee along a gritty, sand-blown stretch of roadway 15 miles south of Baghdad when the Army vehicle suddenly triggered a hidden explosive device.
Invention excites concrete for bridge safety (07/28/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
When researchers start exciting concrete, you can bet they're up to something good.
MSU announces successful year of donor giving (07/28/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State continues its successful streak in private support by surpassing $51 million in total funds raised during the just-concluded fiscal year--the third-highest total ever.
NSF award worth $400,000 to engineering professor (07/26/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
A chemical engineering professor is receiving $400,000 over five years as a recipient of the National Science Foundation's most prestigious award for junior faculty members nationwide.
MSU ranks high in African-American doctorates (07/25/2005) Writer: Joe Farris
Mississippi State ranks 21st in the nation in awarding doctorates in education to African-Americans and 71st in all disciplines combined.
Prof shares research data with U.S. Congress (07/22/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
A management professor says the national Small Business Development Center program generates more tax revenue than it costs to run--and he's sharing research data with Congress to back that assertion.
Engineering students design, build, fly UAV (07/21/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Students are part of a new generation of undergraduate university engineers who are designing and building unmanned aerial vehicles capable of performing real-world missions.
Local teachers complete leadership workshop (07/20/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Nearly 30 teachers and administrators from community colleges and supporting organizations in four Southern states are new graduates of a leadership training program.
MSU marks 1965 admission of first black student (07/19/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State's first African-American student said Tuesday his relatively uneventful admission to the university four decades ago represented a milestone in the state's emergence from a racially troubled past.
Teachers hone skills at special programs (07/19/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
More than 30 teachers from around Mississippi and neighboring states are graduates of two recent professional development programs.
Engineers focus high-tech microscope on research (07/18/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
An engineering team led by Mark Horstemeyer and James C. Newman Jr. will use a $338,000 government award to purchase a high-performance microscope for cutting-edge, defense-related research.
MSU announces major dates for 2005 fall semester (07/14/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State's fall semester classes get under way Thursday, Aug. 18.
Alum named university's animal resources director (07/14/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
An alumnus who has headed a major industry research program since 1988 is the university's new director of animal resources and attending veterinarian.
Flight lab working on back-packable Guardian Angel (07/14/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
U.S. combat troops in the treacherous killing fields of Afghanistan and Iraq could use a good Guardian Angel--particularly like the one under development at Raspet Flight Research Laboratory.
Longtime administrator to lead alumni association (07/13/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Jimmy W. Abraham, a veteran of nearly 30 years in student affairs is being named the university's associate vice president for external affairs and executive director of the alumni association.
Mississippi Minority Business Alliance to meet (07/12/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
President Charles Lee will welcome members of the Mississippi Minority Business Alliance Inc. to the Starkville campus Thursday [July 14] for a membership meeting starting at 10 a.m. at the Hunter Henry Center.
Survey shows Ms. cities and towns thinking greener (07/12/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A recent survey finds that civic leaders around the state support the establishment of urban and community forestry projects to enhance their communities.
MSU program offers art, dance for disabled youth (07/11/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Through a summer program that continues this fall as an after-school offering, Mississippi State is providing fine arts recreational activities for 40 students, pairing youngsters with and without disabilities.
MSU to commemorate Dr. Richard Holmes's admission (07/07/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Holmes Cultural Diversity Center will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the enrollment of the university's first African-American student July 19.
Student-designed art featured in research magazine (07/07/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Two graphic design majors have created winning art for the university's annual research magazine.
MSU-AEA partnership creates high-powered industry (07/06/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A new partnership announced today [July 6] between Mississippi State and United Kingdom-based AEA Technology will establish a research and development facility to produce portable power systems in support of space, defense and homeland security missions.
Kemp named Riley Center marketing director (07/06/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Lauderdale County native Penny Kemp, a 1992 Mississippi State graduate, is being named marketing director of the university's Riley Center.
MSU program introduces students to business (07/05/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
More than 60 high school students from around the state are participants in the 2005 BOSS Camp at Mississippi State.
Royce Bowden new head of industrial engineering (07/05/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State professor Royce O. Bowden Jr. is the new head of the university's department of industrial engineering.
Faulk selected for Carl Center administrative post (07/01/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Leah Faulk is being named assistant director of the Carl Small Town Center in Mississippi State University's College of Architecture, Art and Design.
Berry named interim head of support services (07/01/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The associate director of Mississippi State's primary program to aid physically challenged and other special-needs students is being named its interim director.
Researchers seek quicker cancer detection (06/30/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
A research team is developing a cancer screening process that may allow physicians to more quickly diagnose often-deadly malignancies without performing invasive biopsies.
Health center joining prescription partnership (06/30/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
The John C. Longest Student Health Center will become the first university-based student health facility in the state to join the Partnership for Prescription Assistance of Mississippi.
Ag VP Watson to be interim head of Extension (06/29/2005) Writer: Joe Farris
Mississippi State's vice president for agriculture, forestry and veterinary medicine is taking on added duties as interim director of University Extension and Outreach.
Scientists have key role in slowing global warming (06/29/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Scientists are playing a key role in the nation's effort to slow global warming by reducing atmospheric greenhouse gas emissions caused primarily by the expanding use of fossil fuels for energy.
Local students selected for business honor society (06/29/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Sixty students enrolled in various business programs are new members of Beta Gamma Sigma international honor society.
MSU Cricket Club to host regional tournament (06/28/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
For the second consecutive year, Mississippi State's Student Cricket Club will sponsor an event it's calling the Bulldawg Championship Trophy Cricket Tournament.
Penn State scientist new CAVS director (06/28/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
An award-winning mechanical engineer and materials scientist at Pennsylvania State University is the new director of Mississippi State's Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems.
Local teachers complete physics training (06/27/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A dozen public school teachers are recent graduates of a special four-week teacher training program in physics.
Alumnus selected for forest leadership role (06/23/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A forestry alumnus is the new dean of the university's College of Forest Resources and director of its Forest and Wildlife Research Center.
Honored engineering graduate wins national grant (06/22/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State mechanical engineering student Justin M. Crapps is among a select group winning a prestigious $2,000 Rothermel national grant.
Whites create $1.75 million chair in engineering (06/20/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Longtime Mississippi State supporter and 1961 civil engineering alumnus James T. White and wife Barbara are committing $1.75 million to the university to establish an endowed chair in the Bagley College of Engineering.
Alum Richard Blackbourn returns as education dean (06/17/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
An alumnus and onetime elementary school principal in neighboring Lowndes County is returning to the Starkville campus as the university's new dean of the College of Education.
MSU ranked No. 3 in online engineering 'best buys' (06/16/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A national survey ranks Mississippi State University third in the nation in "best buys" among accredited, online engineering degree programs.
Fine arts major wins international sculpture award (06/16/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
A fine arts major from Germantown, Tenn., is the winner of a prestigious international award that recognizes young sculptors and encourages their continued commitment to the field.
Student wins fellowship to study rural poverty (06/15/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A doctoral student conducting a sociological investigation of welfare issues is among three nationally--and the first at a Mississippi university--to be honored as a Rural Poverty Research Center Dissertation Fellow.
Holmes became first black student 40 years ago (06/15/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Richard Holmes sought no "fanfare" and no "special favors" when he became the first African-American to enroll at Mississippi State University four decades ago.
Local students inducted in leading honor society (06/15/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Some 170 students are newly inducted members in the Mississippi State University chapter of the nation's leading higher education honor society.
SSRC team wins blue ribbon in poster competition (06/14/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Faculty and staff at Social Science Research Center have teamed up to win a blue ribbon in national poster competition.
MSU ranks high in African-American grads (06/09/2005) Writer: Joe Farris
Mississippi State ranks among the top 15 in the nation in awarding bachelor's degrees in both engineering and education to African-Americans, according to Black Issues in Higher Education.
Doctoral graduate wins Ruska Award for research (06/09/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Recent doctoral graduate Janet R. Donaldson of Brandon is the winner of a prestigious award that recognizes significant research utilizing microscopy and its associated methodologies.
Book by historian may have modern U.S. implication (06/08/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A faculty member's new history of a resurging 19th century British political party could serve as a primer for the American Democratic Party.
Lindley, Spencer named interim police leaders (06/07/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A longtime officer with Mississippi State's police department now is serving as interim chief of the university's 30-person law enforcement agency.
MSU communicators win top awards (06/06/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Communication staffs won half of the awards handed out in the senior division of the College Public Relations Association of Mississippi for creative work performed during 2004.
Engineering student attending NSF workshop (06/06/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
A doctoral student in biomedical engineering is one of 20 university winners of National Science Foundation fellowships to attend 2005 summer institutes in their respective fields of study.
Dean appointed to national design review committee (06/03/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
The head of College of Architecture, Art and Design is a new member of a national committee that reviews architectural designs for new federal buildings.
Engineering students set for national competition (06/02/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Teams of engineering majors from Mississippi State and 16 other top North American universities will compete Sunday through Wednesday [June 5-8] in a national event that could significantly alter the future design of automobiles and other vehicles.
Education honor society taps local students (06/02/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Some 70 academically achieving seniors and graduate students in College of Education are new members of the university chapter of Kappa Delta Pi honor society.
'Jabber Jaw' participants to camp at MSU (06/01/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Fourteen young people from Mississippi, Florida and Georgia who must use communication devices to speak are attending this year's special summer program.
Workshop to offer latest in floral techniques (05/31/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
For the sixth consecutive year, Mississippi State is offering an intensive five-day workshop in the basics of floral design.
Recitals, classes to highlight Piano Showcase (05/27/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Two internationally acclaimed pianists will join with faculty artists and some 20 students June 5-10 for the university's 21st annual Mississippi Piano Showcase.
New student orientation sessions held during June (05/27/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Six orientation sessions during June will be offered for freshmen and transfer students enrolling this fall at the university.
Key posts filled in MSU engineering dean's office (05/26/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Two longtime faculty members in Mississippi State's Bagley College of Engineering are filling key administrative positions in the office of Dean Kirk Schulz. Donna Reese, professor of computer science and engineering, replaces Robert Taylor as associate dean for academics and administration. She had held the post on an interim basis since Taylor's retirement from the university last October.
Locals complete leadership training at MSU (05/26/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Some 40 upper-level state government managers and others are new graduates of Mississippi State's 2005 Senior Executive Development Institute.
Marsh named outstanding faculty member (05/25/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A specialist in British and Irish literature is Mississippi State's 2005 Outstanding Honors Program Faculty Member.
Kay Coachys honored for counseling achievements (05/25/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A veteran Oak Grove High School educator is receiving the 2005 Counselor of the Year Award from a prominent student leadership group.
Cricket clinic to teach basics to students (05/25/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
During a five-week summer program, more than 200 area students ages 11-16 will learn the fundamentals of an increasingly popular international sport.
Local students in Mississippi State Who's Who (05/24/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
More than 70 students are included in the 2004-05 edition of Who's Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges.
Engineering student silver medalist in competition (05/24/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
New graduate student Justin M. Crapps of Florence, Ala., is the 2004-05 silver medalist in the national Charles T. Main Award Competition of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Ergon-DTI recognizes incoming engineering majors (05/23/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
A leading industrial and commercial computer corporation is awarding scholarships of up to $10,000 each to five high school and two community college graduates enrolling this fall as engineering majors.
Society names service award in honor of Levin (05/23/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
The Southern Sociological Society is naming its Distinguished Service Award in honor of professor Martin L. Levin to recognize his "extraordinary contributions" to the organization.
Registration deadline for insurance ed institute (05/20/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
July 5 is the extended deadline for high school teachers with an interest in applying for the 2005 Summer Insurance Education Institute.
Researchers focusing on missile defense shield (05/20/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Research scientists are playing a key role in the development of a global ballistic missile defense shield aimed at protecting America and its allies from nuclear attack.
Subjects, classes link in "learning communities" (05/19/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
For one group of incoming freshmen this fall, "learning" will mean more than hitting the books, attending class and taking tests.
Proteomics expert to lecture at Mississippi State (05/19/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A world leader in proteomics--the large-scale study of proteins--will deliver the June 1 Roger Malkin Distinguished Lecture.
Kappa Delta sorority aids child-abuse prevention (05/19/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A social sorority is providing nearly $11,500 to a Golden Triangle facility for child-abuse victims.
Regional library consortium gains new member (05/19/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
The Starkville-Oktibbeha County Public Library System is joining a Mississippi State-based consortium that will greatly expand user access to holdings, streamline services and save money.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Japanese diplomat to speak (05/17/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Junichi Ihara, economic minister of the Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C., is visiting Mississippi this week.
Engineering faculty recognized for achievements (05/17/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Six faculty members in Bagley College of Engineering are recognized for outstanding achievements during the university's 2004-05 school year.
Summer camps range from robot-building to art (05/16/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Mississippi State will again offer summer camps in athletics, arts and a variety of special topics for students in kindergarten through the 12th grade.
Weather forecasters score big in competition (05/16/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
A student-faculty team of meteorologists from geosciences department finished second in the 2004-05 National Collegiate Weather Forecasting Contest.
Student Association officers elected for 2005-06 (05/16/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Leading Mississippi State's Student Association for the university's 2005-06 academic year are Seth Robbins of Gautier, attorney general; Jon David Cole of Brandon, president; Emily B. Stone of Flowood, secretary; Cory B. Carter, also of Brandon, vice president; and Matthew T. "Matt" Vitart of Aiea, Hawaii, treasurer.
Mathews receives cooperative education honor (05/12/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A longtime administrator with the Career Center's cooperative education program at is receiving a national honor for his work in higher education.
Boyle receives $120,000 NSF fellowship (05/12/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
A computer science and biochemistry graduate from Starkville is receiving a 2005 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship worth $120,000 for three years of work toward a doctorate.
'Design Discovery' previews architectural studies (05/11/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
An eight-day workshop next month will help prospective students prepare for careers in architecture.
Parents: Road to Broadway could begin this summer (05/09/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Applications are being accepted for a June 19-24 Children's Musical Theater Camp.
Pickering, Bagley send graduates into the world (05/09/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Graduates at both of Mississippi State's commencement programs were urged Saturday to continue to learn and grow with the same intensity as they have during their university years.
Downer joins list of top national student advisers (05/06/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A longtime Mississippi State professor is receiving a national honor for academic advising.
Faculty members honored during recognition program (05/06/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Four faculty members were honored during the recent 40th annual faculty recognition program sponsored by the Alumni Association.
Starkville native gets research fellowship (05/06/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
A graduate student in mechanical engineering is receiving a 2005 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship worth more than $120,000 over three years of work toward a doctorate.
Students tapped for Presidential, Schillig awards (05/05/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Six Mississippi high school seniors, along with three from Alabama and one from Tennessee, are receiving top scholarships for the 2005-06 school year.
Rec sports leader honored for service, leadership (05/05/2005) Writer: Kay Fike Jones
The director of recreational sports is being honored for her work with an international recreational sports organization.
Two scholars earn awards from women's group (05/04/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A doctoral student in counselor education and a senior graphic design major are receiving 2005-06 scholarships from Faculty and Professional Women's Association.
'Look Ma, no hands!': Student designs scuba mask (05/03/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
A mechanical engineering major has designed a "heads-up" scuba mask that could allow divers to keep their hands free while monitoring air supply and other life-supporting vital signs under water.
Frazier earns more engineering scholarships (05/03/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Senior civil engineering major Kyle A. Frazier of Madison is receiving 2005-06 scholarships totaling $4,000 from two nationally prestigious societies in his professional field.
Noel Polk named Fulbright lecturer in Poland (05/02/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Literary scholar Noel Polk is a 2005 Fulbright Senior Scholar at the University of Lodz, Poland.
Two MSU historians have new books on the market (04/28/2005) Writer: Kay Jones
Swedish attitudes and Midwestern agriculture are the very different topics of books produced recently by two Mississippi State historians.
Business honor society among U.S.'s best (04/28/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Continuing nine consecutive years among the Top 10, Mississippi State's business education honor society now is ranked fifth following recent national student competition.
'Beowulf' take-off to raise money for organization (04/27/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Rap music, one-armed monsters and plenty of laughs will help bring a 6th century Scandinavian warrior to life Saturday [April 30] for area audiences.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Sec. Clark to be honored Friday (04/27/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Secretary of State Eric Clark will be honored Friday [April 29] by Mississippi State's chapter of Pi Alpha Alpha, the national public administration honor society.
Professor of religion selected for dual Fulbrights (04/27/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
An assistant professor of religion at Mississippi State University is being honored twice this year by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
Special course in insurance education offered (04/26/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Interested high school teachers are being encouraged to apply for the 2005 Summer Insurance Education Institute.
Congressman, computing leader to launch graduates (04/25/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
U.S. Rep. Chip Pickering and James Worth Bagley, namesake of Mississippi State's engineering college, will help the university graduate its 2005 spring class.
World-renowned mathematician to address conference (04/25/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
World-renowned mathematician Louis Nirenberg of New York University will be among principal speakers for a May 13 and 14 conference.
'We the People' seeks teachers for training (04/25/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
May 13 is the application deadline for teachers desiring to attend the 2005 Mississippi State institute on the United States Constitution's history and principles.
WWII Navajo 'code talker' to speak at MSU (04/22/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A former member of the once-classified Native American military communication team--considered among America's World War II "secret weapons"--will discuss his experiences during a Thursday [April 28] visit.
MSU among 'Top 10' for boosting economy (04/22/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A Birmingham, Ala.-based economic development journal is listing Mississippi State among the region's top universities for fostering new businesses.
Math educator to discuss algebra challenges (04/21/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A widely recognized expert in the field of mathematics will lead a public program Monday [April 25].
Bruce Lesley receives award for musical excellence (04/21/2005) Writer: Pam McTeer
Interim director of choral activities is this year's selection for the Ernestine Ferrell Award for Excellence in Choral Music of the Mississippi Music Educators Association/American Choral Directors Association Convention.
MSU to sponsor economic development forum (04/20/2005) Writer: Pam McTeer
The 2005 Economic Development Outreach Forum will be held Wednesday [April 27] at Bost Extension Center.
Panel to address energy problems (04/19/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
A panel of business, government and university experts will examine possible transportation solutions to the nation's critical energy problems Thursday [April 21] during a Challenge X discussion forum.
John Marszalek featured on History Channel (04/19/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Award-winning historian and Civil War scholar John F. Marszalek will appear on a May 22 History Channel program focusing on Union Gen. William T. Sherman and his famous march to the sea.
Student affairs administrator honored by peers (04/19/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Lisa Harris is receiving a major career honor from the regional professional organization of registrars and admissions officers at higher education institutions.
Student leaders to unveil statue of 'Mr. Veteran' (04/18/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Paying homage to a statesman whose career spanned three decades, student leaders soon will unveil a statue of former congressman G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery.
Shirley Caesar concert location changed (04/15/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
The previously announced location for a Saturday [April 16] concert by gospel great Shirley Caesar has been changed.
Challenge X panel to address energy problems (04/15/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
A panel of business, government and university experts will examine possible transportation solutions to the nation's critical energy problems Thursday [April 21] during a Challenge X discussion forum.
Tom Clancy novel acknowledges research program (04/15/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
When author Tom Clancy writes about the Department of Defense's High Performance Computer Modernization Program in his latest Net Force novel, "Springboard," he's referring to a program involving Mississippi State.
New leader named for student counseling center (04/14/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Beatrice A. Tatem is the new director of student counseling and testing services.
Concert to feature French, English, Russian works (04/13/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Works from European and Russian composers will be featured in an April 21 concert by Mississippi State's Wind Ensemble.
Information systems expert to address students (04/12/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
A noted authority on information systems and computer security will make presentations to business and computer science students during a visit to the campus Thursday and Friday [April 14-15].
Grisham Room included in National Geographic guide (04/12/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A new tourism map produced by National Geographic magazine and the Appalachian Regional Commission is directing travelers to a Mississippi State attraction.
Puccini's opera 'Sister Angelica' to be performed (04/12/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A one-act opera by renowned Italian composer Giacomo Puccini will be presented April 22-24 in a special location.
Advance directive forms at health center Web site (04/08/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Recent national end-of-life debates have increased awareness of the need for advance directives--or "living wills"--and the individual's responsibility for those decisions.
Frazier named Honorable Mention Goldwater Scholar (04/08/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Civil engineering major Kyle A. Frazier of Madison is a 2005 Honorable Mention Goldwater Scholar.
Computer security expert to speak Tuesday (04/07/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
The chief technologist for one of the world's largest computer service companies will discuss ways to protect local networks from Internet attacks during a visit to the Mississippi State campus Tuesday [April 12].
Middle East researchers to lead special program (04/07/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
"America and the Middle East" will be the topic next week for a public forum.
Center to teach law officers to fight cyber crime (04/07/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Computer security expert Ray Vaughn's dream of establishing a Jackson law enforcement training center devoted to fighting such Internet-related crimes as pornography and identity theft soon will be a reality.
Want to know about Mississippi? MSU offering book (04/07/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
MSU is announcing the latest edition of its comprehensive annual business reference book.
Chemical engineering award will honor Jefcoats (04/06/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
A chemical engineering award established in honor of veteran professor Atly Jefcoat and his wife Bette will provide $1,500 annually to a deserving student.
Engineering major chosen for NIH internship (04/06/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Biological engineering major Katherine E. Sinele of Flora is among 16 students from across the country selected to participate in a prestigious summer intern program sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.
Police seek suspect in McKee lot assault and theft (04/05/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The Police Department and Dean of Students Office are seeking the public's assistance in apprehending the suspect in a strong-arm robbery on campus early Tuesday morning [April 5].
Engineering college moves up in national rankings (04/05/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State's Bagley College of Engineering is nationally ranked among U.S. News and World Report's "Best Graduate Schools" for the second straight year, moving up four notches in the process.
Insurance Day to feature state leaders (04/05/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Gov. Haley Barbour will be among featured speakers April 27 for the 18th annual Mississippi Insurance Day.
Horticulture club announces annual plant sale (04/05/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A large selection of annuals, perennials, herbs, and hanging baskets again are being offered for sale by the student Horticulture Club.
SemiSouth, II-VI Incorporated announce partnership (04/04/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A global high-technology corporation with manufacturing facilities in four states and two foreign countries today [April 4] announced a partnership with a Starkville-based company that was a spin-off from Mississippi State research.
Community, Symphonic bands join for concert (04/04/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
The Mississippi State University Symphonic Band combines its collective talents with those of the new MSU-Community Band for a Sunday [April 10] concert on campus.
Wilde comedy opens this weekend (04/04/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A three-night performance of Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" begins Thursday [April 7].
Engineering students place third in competition (04/04/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
MSU's student chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering is a third-place finisher in national competition sponsored by the professional organization.
Barnes, Chambers win coveted Powe research award (04/01/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Two internationally recognized scholars--one in forest products and the other in environmental health sciences--are co-winners of the university's 2005 Ralph E. Powe Research Excellence Award.
Eger to speak: 'Take care of your own destiny' (04/01/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
An Auschwitz survivor who went on to become an internationally recognized psychologist and motivational speaker shares her life's story April 13 during a public program.
Brass concert: trombones, tubas, trumpets (04/01/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A variety of brass instruments will be featured during an April 12 concert.
Environmental conservation leader presents lecture (03/31/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The managing director and vice president of the Nature Conservancy's Southern U.S. Region is this year's guest for the Carlton N. Owen Lecture Series.
Vizzini named inaugural Cobb Chair holder (03/31/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Aerospace engineering department head Anthony J. "Tony" Vizzini is the inaugural holder of the Bill and Carolyn Cobb Chair in Engineering.
Guitarists to present concert and workshops (03/30/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Award-winning West Virginia flat pick guitarists Robin Kessinger and Brandon Bentley will perform in concert April 15.
Concert to feature 'Beethoven, Broadway and Blues' (03/30/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
As part of the community's Cotton District Arts Festival, the 60-piece Mississippi State University/Starkville Symphony Orchestra will present an April 16 concert, its final performance of the season.
Expert on endangered spotted owl speaks Friday (03/29/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
A leading authority on U.S. environmental regulations aimed at protecting spotted owls from extinction will lead a public program Friday [April 1].
Gospel great Shirley Caesar to present concert (03/29/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
The North Carolina native known widely as the "first lady of gospel" will present an April 16 concert.
Brad Watson to read at Cotton District event (03/29/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Brad Watson, an award-winning novelist and short story writer, will highlight several events planned for the Cotton District Literary Festival, a university-based complement to Starkville's 2005 Cotton District Arts Festival.
Prof recognized for artistic contributions (03/28/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Recognizing his outreach efforts to elementary students, a Starkville school is honoring musician Robert J. Damm.
Engineering college gains new development officer (03/24/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Ryan Little is the new assistant director of development for James Worth Bagley College of Engineering.
Exhibition to highlight works of MSU seniors (03/22/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
The works of eight graduating seniors will be represented in a month-long public artistic exhibition opening April 4 at the university.
Researchers take war-fighting technology to market (03/21/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
America's war-fighting ability on remote battlefields is getting a jolt from power electronics technology developed by researchers at Mississippi State University's Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems.
Floral designers win honors in regional challenge (03/18/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Four senior Mississippi State majors in retail floristry management are winners of the four honors in the American Institute of Floral Design's recent regional challenge.
Author, television producer Tonya Lee to visit (03/17/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A New York City-based children's advocate, television producer and author will be the guest for a special April 5 program.
Literary scholar to address research symposium (03/17/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Literary scholar Noel Polk will be the featured speaker at an April 7 public event on the eve of the university's third annual Graduate Student Association Research Symposium.
Chief Martin to keynote achievement awards program (03/15/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Phillip Martin, who has led the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians since 1979, will speak Monday [March 21].
Programming to shift location on Northland channel (03/15/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Programming produced by Mississippi State's Television Center will move April 1 to Northland Cable channel 18.
Population research administrator to speak (03/14/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
The director of the National Institutes of Health center that studies reproductive health issues will lead a public program March 29.
MEDIA ADVISORY: China expert speaks in Jackson (03/11/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A Johns Hopkins University administrator and professor who is an internationally recognized authority on the People's Republic of China will be guest speaker Thursday [March 17] for the Executive Lecture Forum of Jackson.
Course for 'lean production' certification offered (03/11/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A specialized training program offered next month will help state manufacturers incorporate the proven concepts of lean production into their daily operations.
Judy Shepard, mother of murdered student, to speak (03/10/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
After her 21-year-old son was killed in a 1998 hate crime incident, Judy Shepard became a national voice for diversity, understanding and compassion.
Federal judge Starrett selected for pre-law award (03/10/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The Pre-Law Society is selecting the state's newest federal judge for its 2005 Distinguished Jurist Award.
Engineering recognizes distinguished alumni (03/10/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Nine business and industry leaders who carved out successful careers after graduating from Bagley College of Engineering are being honored as 2005 Distinguished Fellows.
Weatherly honored as National Alumnus of the Year (03/09/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Charles E. "Charlie" Weatherly of Starkville is Mississippi State's 2005 National Alumnus of the Year.
Kieu-Anh Tran is Outstanding Young Alumna (03/09/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Kieu-Anh Tran of Tucker, Ga., is the new Outstanding Young Alumna of Mississippi State University.
Distinguished Service Awards presented (03/09/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The Alumni Association is recognizing Skelton, Cammack and Ware for long years of hard work and dedication to the national organization.
Major MSU donor receives national volunteer honor (03/09/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
An alumnus and retired industry executive is being recognized by a national education support organization for his extensive volunteer efforts on behalf of the university.
British historian Jeremy Black speaks this month (03/09/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
One of Great Britain's most prolific military historians will lead the next Institute for the Humanities Lecture Series.
Works by MSU composer to be featured in concert (03/08/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Original compositions by faculty member Jason Bahr will be performed in a free March 29 campus concert.
Outstanding student named Harned Scholar (03/08/2005) Writer: Pam McTeer
Graduating senior Ryan Claire-Marie Propst of Ridgeland is the new H.H. Harned Sr. Memorial Scholar.
Weekend power outages to test new generation plant (03/07/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Brief, two-hour power outages between Saturday and Monday [March 12-14] will conclude the construction and testing of Mississippi State's new power generation plant.
Engineering groups to offer 'tutoring Tuesdays' (03/07/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Each Tuesday this semester, academically talented engineering majors will be tutoring their Bagley College of Engineering peers who need assistance in a variety of subjects.
Fulbright veteran, English prof earns elite honor (03/07/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A nationally recognized humanities scholar is among only 31 U.S. educators receiving a major 2005 honor from the Fulbright Scholars program.
Scientists focus on threat of biological terrorism (03/03/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Scientists are helping federal homeland security officials develop a comprehensive plan for detecting potential threats of biological terrorism against U.S. agricultural production.
East meets West in Tajikistan-MSU exchange (03/03/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Led by a strong desire to further her education and broaden her professional horizons, 32-year-old Saodat Mukimova left her family, her children and her comfort zone to spend a year at Mississippi State.
Art, graphic design majors took top awards (03/03/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Eleven majors in the art department are receiving regional honors for graphic design and advertising achievements.
Golf Course gets 'sprinkled' with major gift (03/02/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The Mississippi State University Golf Course is being showered with support by a leading international turf and landscape management company.
Speakers named for Marszalek Lecture Series (03/01/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
A noted Louisiana historian and an award-winning student writer specializing in Civil War history will be featured March 24 at John F. and Jeanne A. Marszalek Lecture Series.
'Atomic paring knife' probes ancient civilizations (02/28/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Researchers are acquiring a high-tech laser instrument described as an "atomic paring knife" that will be used, among other things, to probe the mysteries of ancient civilizations.
Mooney will deliver Hunter Henry Lecture (02/25/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
E.J. "Ted" Mooney, former chairman and chief executive officer of Nalco Chemical Co., will be the featured speaker Tuesday [March 1] for the 2005 Hunter Henry Lectureship in Chemical Engineering.
Reflector and staff took top awards (02/25/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The student newspaper and several of those who produce it twice each week are being recognized for journalism excellence in editorial content, photography and advertising.
Chamber Singers to perform with Tupelo Symphony (02/23/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A Saturday [Feb. 26] concert will join the talents of the Mississippi State University Chamber Singers with the Tupelo Symphony Orchestra and Tupelo Symphony Chorus.
Band concert to highlight MSU and community talent (02/23/2005) Writer: Pam McTeer
The Mississippi State University Symphonic and Starkville/MSU Community bands are combining their talents for a Tuesday [March 1] concert.
Award-winning author to read from his works (02/22/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Award-winning Trinidadian author Robert Antoni will be featured during a March 9 public appearance.
Jazz performance concludes 04-05 Lyceum Series (02/21/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
The Lyceum Series will present the Freddy Cole Quartet in concert March 8 at the McComas Hall theater.
Kappa Deltas announce aid for child abuse victims (02/17/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A five-kilometer run/walk, Bunco tournament and cheesecake sale are among fund-raising efforts planned for early next month by Kappa Delta social sorority.
Engineering major named best in U.S co-op programs (02/17/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
A senior civil engineering major is the winner of a nationally prestigious 2004 Cooperative Education Student of the Year Award.
Professors win NASA's Software of the Year Award (02/16/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Two scientists are receiving national recognition from NASA for devising computer software that is saving aircraft engine manufacturers millions of dollars in new engine developments.
"Prom Expo" to highlight latest fashions (02/16/2005) Writer: Pam McTeer
In advance of the spring prom season, a student group is sponsoring a public showcase of the latest in formal floral arrangements and attire.
GPS-based system tracks MSU buses (02/15/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Scientists and campus transportation managers are planning to launch a wireless bus-tracking system that allows students to plot university routes and pinpoint passenger pick-up times via computers and cellular phones.
Appalachian Trail to become outdoor classroom (02/14/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Five million steps, five months and the most innovative academic experience he's ever had are among challenges facing a sophomore.
Nutritionist, Fulbright Scholar heading to India (02/11/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
A recently retired Mississippi State human sciences professor and repeat Fulbright Scholar will cap her career as a nutritionist later this year by lecturing and studying at a university in India.
Winning students recognized in English department (02/10/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Three Mississippi residents and one from Florida are winners of the English department's annual undergraduate writing competition.
Watson receiving first Latham Scholarship (02/09/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Sophomore Roy B. Watson of Jackson is receiving a new scholarship designated for university students with physical challenges.
Financial planner to present "Top 10 Tips" (02/08/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Starkville financial planner Lynn M. Phillips will be the guest speaker for a Feb. 16 public presentation sponsored by Faculty and Professional Women's Association.
Author to launch Distinguished Lecture Series (02/07/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A Swedish-born author who has won critical acclaim for her biography of a powerful French noblewoman will be the first guest Feb. 16 for a new lecture series.
Excel by Five names first director (02/04/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A former Mississippi Public Broadcasting administrator now is leading a pilot program developed by the National Center for Rural Early Childhood Learning Initiatives.
Novelist, photo exhibit highlight February events (02/02/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
A novel set against a backdrop of this Deep South state's racially segregated past and a photography exhibit focusing on issues of race and ethnicity will be featured this month.
Czech, American music to be featured in concert (02/02/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
The music of Czech Republic and American composers will entwine during a public recital next week.
2005 is the Year of the Rooster (02/01/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
When a "new" year of the Chinese lunar calendar begins next week, students will have the opportunity to join in the celebration.
Swedish chamber orchestra to perform (01/31/2005) Writer: Maridith Geuder
One of Sweden's most highly regarded orchestral groups will be featured Feb. 22.
Jacksonian honored for graduate essay (01/28/2005)
The essay of a student is the winner of a state writing competition that was part of a recent Jackson symposium on minority graduate education.
Landscape architecture program ranked 15th (01/28/2005) Writer: Phil Hearn
Mississippi State's undergraduate program in landscape architecture is listed among the top 15 programs in the country by a national publication that promotes quality design education.
Jacksonian honored for graduate essay (01/28/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The essay of a student is the winner of a state writing competition that was part of a recent Jackson symposium on minority graduate education.
Sorority offers experience with Animal Planet star (01/27/2005) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The popular host and namesake of the Animal Planet television channel's "Jeff Corwin Experience" will be featured at a special Feb. 21 Mississippi State public event.
Band clinic to draw nearly 400, end with concert (01/26/2005)
A 50-year tradition continues this week as the university's music education department again sponsors an honor band clinic that will include two public concerts.
Prospective students: Spring Discovery coming soon (01/26/2005)
Spring semester activities of the Feb. 11 ''Discovery: MSU'' Day will be specifically designed for students planning to enroll this year.
Festival to highlight music of Brazil (01/26/2005)
A guitarist performing the music of his native South American country will be featured during the Brazilian Music Festival being held next week.
Compliance officer joins research ethics council (01/26/2005)
A Mississippi State administrator is a newly elected representative to the Applied Research Ethics National Association.
Public information staffs capture 15 awards (01/25/2005)
Public information professionals in separate areas of the university collected a total of 15 awards in competition with other print, broadcast and electronic communicators across the country during 2004.
Stan Grzybowski directs High-Voltage Laboratory (01/25/2005)
Electrical and computer engineering professor Stanislaw Grzybowski is returning as director of the university's High Voltage Laboratory, considered one of the largest academic research facilities of its kind in the nation.
Fund-raising leader named for engineering college (01/24/2005)
Blake W. Hudson is being promoted to director of development for Mississippi State University's Bagley College of Engineering.
Noted civil rights litigator Morris Dees to speak (01/24/2005)
The co-founder and chief trial counsel of a nationally recognized Alabama civil rights and justice organization speaks Feb. 3 as part of the university's Black History Month observance.
Nationally recognized pianist to present concert (01/24/2005)
A pianist who has received acclaim as a recitalist, chamber musician and orchestral soloist will present a Monday, Jan. 31, public concert.
Dickerson Scholar aspires to life of politics (01/21/2005)
A self-described ''political junkie'' is Mississippi State's 2005 Jerry D. Dickerson Jr. Memorial Scholar.
Leflore businessman honors mother with scholarship (01/21/2005)
An alumnus and Greenwood resident is honoring his mother with a scholarship at the university.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Intelligence reform to be examined (01/20/2005)
Intelligence Reform: Why We Need It will be the topic of remarks in Jackson Thursday, Jan. 27, by the assistant secretary of the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research.
Ghost of author luring MSU scholars to France (01/20/2005)
The ghost of Flannery O'Connor is luring three literary scholars to France next month to participate in an international conference on the work of the late American writer.
Floral workshop to reinvent traditional styles (01/19/2005)
The newest trends and products available in floral design will be introduced during a Feb. 19 workshop.
Political junkies attending presidential inaugural (01/18/2005)
Two dozen students are in the nation's capital this week to hone their skills for possible careers in the fields of public service and politics.
Art department announces 2005 student exhibition (01/18/2005)
Winners of Mississippi State's 33rd annual Student Art and Design Competition are being featured through Feb. 11 in an art department-sponsored exhibition on campus.
Classical guitarist to present first 2005 recital (01/14/2005)
A Thursday, Jan. 20, concert will feature classical guitarist and university faculty member Michael Patilla presenting selections from today's leading solo guitar literature.
MSU promotes exercise for women with Sports Day (01/14/2005)
Mississippi State again is seeking local participants for a half-day program of exercise training for girls ages 6-18.
Local students in leading honor society (01/14/2005)
More than 100 students are newly inducted members in the chapter of the nation's leading higher education honor society.
Music ed department gets reaccreditation A-OK (01/13/2005)
The National Association of Schools of Music is notifying Mississippi State that the university's music education department continues to be in good academic standing and accreditation.
Counseling prof to present ways to de-stress (01/12/2005)
A counseling specialist will lead a Jan. 19 public program on stress management at the university's T.K. Martin Center.
MSU names executive director of facilities (01/11/2005)
An alumnus who most recently oversaw a major facilities services contract for the U.S. Naval Academy is the university's first executive director of facilities.
Starkville native to keynote MLK Unity Breakfast (01/10/2005)
A Starkville native now directing Vanderbilt University's African-American studies program will be the featured speaker Monday, Jan. 17, for the Martin Luther King Day Unity Breakfast co-sponsored by Starkville and Mississippi State.
MSU begins NCAA recertification self-study (01/07/2005)
Mississippi State is launching a scheduled yearlong effort to continue certification of its NCAA Division I athletics programs.
McGee returns as director of sponsored programs (01/06/2005)
A former outreach coordinator in the office of Mississippi State's research vice president is the university's new director of Sponsored Programs Administration.
National Players bringing Greek tragedy to stage (01/05/2005)
The nation's longest running classical touring company will perform a popular Greek drama Jan. 18.
Community Band seeks new members for season (01/04/2005)
Interested musicians are invited to participate in the 2005 Starkville/Mississippi State University Community Band.
Alumnus now leading MSU forestry department (01/03/2005)
An alumnus who most recently was sustainable forestry program manager for a nonprofit research institute is the new head of the university's forestry department.