News Article Archive
2007 Press Releases:
Prof goes 'green' in next-generation mobile home (12/20/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
When someone mentions a mobile home or "house trailer," the image usually doesn't make others green with envy. Mobile homes haven't earned recognition for long-term quality, environmental friendliness or return on value.
National Guard students complete distance degrees (12/19/2007) Writer: Kenneth Billings
When Capt. Donna Phillips graduated with a business degree from Belhaven College in Jackson, she planned to continue her education. In spite of her best intentions, she saw life get in the way with military service, wartime deployments and a child.
MSU to break ground on new therapeutic playground (12/18/2007) Writer: Kenneth Billings
Teachers and therapists at the Mississippi State University T.K. Martin Center for Technology and Disability soon will have another tool at their disposal to help children with developmental delays.
Harpsichord, Bach to highlight January concert (12/18/2007) Writer: Kenneth Billings
A concert by the Starkville/MSU Symphony featuring the works of such noted Baroque composers as Johann Sebastian Bach and George Fredrick Handel will be presented Jan. 12 at Mississippi State University.
Challenge X team shares No. 1 experiences (12/14/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
Members of Mississippi State's Challenge X team are back at the university after completing a road trip to California to help promote fuel-efficient vehicles with reduced environmental impacts.
Luckyday Foundation to bolster MSU Promise Program (12/13/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A recent $100,000 gift from the Luckyday Foundation will be earmarked for Mississippi State's Promise Program to help deserving Mississippi students further their education.
MSU political science scholars (12/13/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Seven students are being honored during the 2007 fall semester by the department of political science and public administration at Mississippi State University.
Education honor society taps local students (12/12/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Some 120 academically achieving juniors, seniors and graduate students in Mississippi State's College of Education are new members of the university chapter of Kappa Delta Pi honor society.
Writing contest sending winners to regional event (12/11/2007) Writer: Kenneth Billings
Four Mississippi State students taking part in the university's recent undergraduate writing contest are having their works of poetry and fiction entered in 2008 regional competition.
Faculty member, student take top regional honors (12/10/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A Mississippi State faculty member and a doctoral student at the university are being recognized for respective achievements by the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.
MSU honors alumni (12/07/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Sponsored and organized by the alumni association for the 18th year, the fellows program brings graduates of distinction back to campus each fall semester to share with students specific competencies, attitudes and efforts required for success.
Students conclude semester with major road trip (12/07/2007) Writer: Kenneth Billings
Eight Mississippi State students are giving up their holiday break at home for the opportunity to travel later this month to Southeast Asia.
Examining relationship of place/mortality rates (12/06/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
For people in five regions of the United States, where they live may have a significant impact on how long they live.
Web-based photo collection available (12/05/2007) Writer: Kenneth Billings
Mississippi State alumni and friends desiring a favorite photograph of campus or a memorable athletic moment may obtain it with the click of a few computer keys.
MSU Alumni Delegate officers for 2007-2008 (12/05/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Leading the Mississippi State Alumni Delegates student organization during the university's 2007-08 academic year are (l-r) Parker Berry of Centreville, president; Chloe M. Gooden of Hoover, Ala., vice president for public relations; Emily V. Lacoste of Germantown, Tenn., vice president for education; and Brett Jeter of Brandon, secretary. Sponsored by the MSU Alumni Association, the highly selective 44-member group serves as a liaison between the student body and the institution's graduates and supporters.
MSU leader returns to Russia on POW/MIA assignment (12/04/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
On a mission requested by the White House, Mississippi State President Robert H. "Doc" Foglesong again is in the former Soviet Union to further the work of an international effort related to prisoners of war.
Yin earns Handley Award for doctoral research (12/04/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A recent Mississippi State University doctoral graduate originally from China is earning top honors from a regional education association.
Remotigue to help lead national research efforts (12/04/2007) Writer: Kenneth Billings
The assistant director of sponsored programs administration at Mississippi State is leading a national committee working to advance the profession of research-grants administration.
MSU announces Gwin Scholars (12/03/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Graduate students William N. "Nick" White of West and Justin L. McElroy of Roxie are the 2007-08 Howell Gwin Scholars in English at Mississippi State University.
Profs, grad student honored for research (12/03/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Two faculty members and a doctoral student in Mississippi State University's College of Forest Resources are top winners in a recent regional research competition.
MSU exploring new vendors for Maroon Alert System (11/30/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
In seeking a new vendor to deliver emergency text messages, Mississippi State currently is testing the capabilities of two companies.
Starkville Community Market meeting planned (11/30/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Mississippi State and local officials are collaborating to provide information that can help launch a Starkville Community Market next spring.
Cox reappointed to veterans' support organization (11/30/2007) Writer: Kenneth Billings
Mississippi State's longtime military veterans' representative is again being named to the leadership body of the National Association of Veterans Programs Administrators.
Miss MSU Pageant Winners (11/29/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Corie P. Stanford of Saltillo is the new Miss Mississippi State University for the 2007-08 school year.
MSU inks academic agreement with two colleges (11/29/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Students planning to transfer to Mississippi State from two state community colleges will find the process much smoother because of "two-plus-two" agreements signed recently between the institutions.
New 'peoples' history of MSU hitting bookstands (11/28/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mike Ballard has closed the book on Mississippi State's more than six score years of institutional history. Now, it's the readers' turn to open it up.
MSU names vp choice for finance and administration (11/27/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Following a national search by an on-campus committee, Mississippi State University is naming a preferred candidate for the position of vice president for finance and administration.
Former athletic, academic standouts to speak (11/27/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A 1990s National Football League great and Sen. Thad Cochran's chief of staff--both Mississippi State alumni--will deliver the university's fall commencement addresses.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Day One award program Thursday (11/27/2007) Writer: Kenneth Billings
Students in the inaugural class of Mississippi State's Day One leadership program will culminate three months of community service Thursday [Nov. 29] with a program showcasing their work with 36 different area organizations.
Education programs gain highest approval ranking (11/26/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Mississippi State's teacher-training programs at both the Starkville and Meridian campuses are receiving continuing accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
Stewart named interim leader of financial affairs (11/20/2007) Writer: Kenneth Billings
Mississippi State's associate controller since 2002 is assuming duties as the university's interim controller and treasurer.
Researchers focus on bird-watching revenue (11/20/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
More than 71 million Americans actively participate in bird watching, spending some $45 million annually on the sport.
MSU health center gets very good report (11/19/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Professional accreditation of the John C. Longest Student Health Center at Mississippi State is being extended for another three-year period.
Graphic design majors pull in multi-level honors (11/19/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A dozen current and recently graduated Mississippi State art/graphic design majors are being recognized widely for their creative accomplishments during 2007.
Student praised for Washington internship (11/16/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A top Kosciusko senior at Mississippi State is concluding the fall semester as an intern in the office of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran.
Team scores high in bio-engineering competition (11/15/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
An eight-person Mississippi State team of biological engineering majors is the bronze medal winner in recent international competition dealing with genetically engineered machines.
Research to aid state education department (11/15/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State is receiving a nearly $1 million grant to develop an alternative statewide system for assessing the educational needs of public school students with disabilities.
New equipment helps chemistry students (11/14/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
It may start as nail polish remover, but by the time a group of Mississippi State chemistry students finish, the ordinary drugstore purchase becomes a fascinating analysis of compounds at their most basic levels.
Event at MSU Florist to welcome Christmas season (11/14/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The scents, sights and sounds of the Christmas season will be featured Nov. 30 by the University Florist at Mississippi State.
Vet administrator named to U.S. accrediting body (11/13/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
The director of laboratory animal resources at Mississippi State's College of Veterinary Medicine is a new member of the board of directors of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine.
Tabors add name to team room in business college (11/13/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A Clay County alumni couple's endowment is funding a team room in Mississippi State's newly expanded College of Business and Industry complex.
Ag and bio engineering building officially opens (11/12/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Students, faculty and staff members in Mississippi State's agricultural and biological engineering department are settling into their new campus home.
African-American studies formally launched (11/09/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
During Thursday [Nov. 8] ceremonies, Mississippi State officials, students and guests commemorated the start of a new academic program focused on African-American studies.
'What's invaded my computer?' (11/09/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A widely recognized authority on "malicious software" will share his extensive knowledge of the subject Nov. 19 at Mississippi State.
Holiday Bazaar to be held in Sanderson Center (11/09/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State's 35th annual Holiday Bazaar will take place Nov. 29 and 30.
MEDIA ADVISORY: 'CSI Bagley' (11/08/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
Teams of Mississippi State students will take on crime scene investigations Nov. 17 at the Meridian Naval Air Station.
Horses do good deeds in special riding program (11/07/2007) Writer: Kenneth Billings
As "Bob" enters the room, young Elizabeth Howard bursts into giggles of sheer anticipation about the next hour the pair will spend together.
President urges participation in statewide vote (11/06/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Running across the Mississippi State campus Tuesday morning [Nov. 6] for his daily five-mile jog, university President Robert H. "Doc" Foglesong kept one goal in mind: Go to the polls.
MSU, Jones County Junior College improve links (11/06/2007) Writer: Kenneth Billings
Mississippi State and Jones County Junior College are announcing affiliation of the Ellisville institution's Charles Pickering Honors Institute as a new chapter of the Appalachian Leadership Honors Program.
Shaw joins national science association elite (11/06/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
The head of a major Mississippi State research unit is a newly selected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Dedication of new engineering building (11/05/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State President Robert H. "Doc" Foglesong and other officials will lead ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremonies Saturday [Nov. 10] for the university's new agricultural and biological engineering building.
Honored professor receiving regional essay award (11/05/2007) Writer: Kenneth Billings
A veteran Mississippi State English professor is receiving the 2007 South Atlantic Review Essay Prize Award for her entry titled "T.S. Eliot's Year Abroad 1910-1911: The Visual Art."
Academic program focuses on study of the mind (11/02/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A new academic program at Mississippi State will provide cross-disciplinary opportunities for students to understand more about the human mind and thought.
Lecture to launch African-American studies (11/02/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A Thursday [Nov. 8] ceremony at Mississippi State will inaugurate formally the university's new African-American studies program.
Local students among communication scholars (11/01/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Some 40 Mississippi State communication majors are receiving departmental scholarships for the 2007-08 school year.
MSU assisting OCSD with NASA program (11/01/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
Think of it as a local science fair organized by NASA.
Family honors daughter with memorial scholarship (11/01/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A Southaven couple is remembering their late infant daughter with a memorial scholarship in Mississippi State University's College of Education.
English professor receives humanities honor (11/01/2007) Writer: Kenneth Billings
Richard Lyons is being recognized by the Mississippi Humanities Council as Mississippi State University's 2007 Humanities Teacher of the Year.
Foglesong named to national 4-H Council (11/01/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
As the 4-H program celebrates 100 years of service that began, in part, in Mississippi, the president of Mississippi State is being named to the National 4-H Council board of trustees.
MSU holds first-ever alumni meetings in Seoul (10/31/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
As part of the university's growing international focus, Mississippi State is holding formal meetings this week with two alumni groups in South Korea.
Microbiology major honored as 2007 Harned Scholar (10/31/2007) Writer: Kenneth Billings
Graduating senior Candace L. Williams of Starkville is the new H.H. Harned Sr. Memorial Scholar at Mississippi State.
MSU, Blue Mountain College collaborate on project (10/30/2007) Writer: Kenneth Billings
Architectural researchers at Mississippi State's Carl Small Town Center are concluding a six-month project with Blue Mountain College to help the private institution better utilize vacant municipal properties it owns.
MSU begins testing two emergency siren tones (10/29/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Local city and emergency management officials are working with their Mississippi State counterparts to test distinct emergency siren tones that can immediately distinguish a drill from a potentially life-threatening weather emergency.
CSI expert among MSU 'distant' learners (10/29/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Michael Parkhill admits his knowledge of Mississippi is defined by occasional drives from the Lone Star State to Pensacola, Fla.
Researchers to trace ancient pottery (10/26/2007) Writer: Kenneth Billings
A Mississippi State anthropologist will use a $46,000 national grant to employ a new non-destructive method for tracing Southeastern prehistoric pottery and other artifacts to their sources.
MSU students plan cultural festival (10/25/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
As part of a service project focused on Starkville's Henderson Intermediate School, a group of Mississippi State students is planning a Thursday [Nov. 1] international cultural festival.
Music Discovery Day set for high school students (10/25/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Nov. 9 is the registration deadline for a special event at Mississippi State to introduce junior and senior high school students to the advanced study of music and potential careers as music educators.
Faculty recital to feature flute, piano (10/24/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A Nov. 8 faculty recital at Mississippi State will feature the world premiere of music written by Czech and American composers.
It's a bird, it's a plane! Lots of planes! (10/24/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The Starkville airport will be abuzz--literally--this weekend when groups of flying model-airplane enthusiasts at Mississippi State sponsor a full-scale air show.
Noted psychologist, author Steven Pinker to speak (10/23/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A Harvard University teacher, researcher and writer recently named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world will speak Monday [Oct. 29] at Mississippi State.
Cottrell finalizes plans for Thai-Cambodia visit (10/23/2007) Writer: Kenneth Billings
A Mississippi State administrator soon will spend five weeks in Southeast Asia representing the United States and the university as a J. William Fulbright Senior Specialist scholar.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Library event recognizes Foglesong (10/22/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A Friday [Oct. 26] program at Mississippi State's Mitchell Memorial Library will honor university President Robert H. "Doc" Foglesong on his selection for the Tau Beta Pi national engineering honor society's 2007 Distinguished Alumnus Award.
MSU contributes to 'Dynamic Women of Miss.' list (10/19/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Four Mississippi State professional women are included in the second group of a statewide honor coordinated by the City of Madison's Chamber of Commerce.
Severe Thursday weather tests Maroon Alert System (10/19/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A severe weather system moving through the state Thursday [Oct. 18] tested Mississippi State's emergency response systems with mixed results, said university President Robert H. "Doc" Foglesong.
'Everything's coming up roses' at Lyceum event (10/19/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
The quintessential story of a stage mother's dreams for herself and her daughters--and a daughter who dared live her own dream--will be retold in Mississippi State's next Lyceum Series event.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Bulldog BEST set Friday, Saturday (10/18/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
Students from a dozen state middle and high schools will compete Friday and Saturday [Oct. 19 and 20] in a Mississippi State competition designed to introduce them to engineering concepts.
MSU announces arrest of rape suspect (10/18/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Mississippi State is announcing an arrest resulting from the Aug. 12 report of a campus assault.
Thompson to lead MSU-Meridian special projects (10/18/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A Meridian native and Mississippi State alumnus is returning to his alma mater to serve as development officer for special projects and the university's Meridian campus.
Research team praised for efforts to clear lake (10/18/2007) Writer: Kenneth Billings
Work by a team of Mississippi State researchers and students is earning recognition by the State of Idaho and the personal appreciation of its top elected official.
State ag commissioner candidates to debate (10/17/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The Mississippi State student organization that sponsored a gubernatorial debate earlier this month is holding a similar event Tuesday [Oct. 23] for another statewide office.
MSU operating costs focus on core functions (10/17/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Mississippi State spent more than $550 million in 2006-07 carrying out its primary missions of teaching, research, and service to Mississippi. Less than 30 percent of that came from state appropriations, with the remainder from sources such as funded research, tuition and private contributions.
Amy Tuck to become MSU special assistant (10/16/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Amy Tuck, who has served as Mississippi's lieutenant governor since 2000, will become a special assistant to the president at Mississippi State University, her alma mater.
Newest MSU alumni chapter opens in Far East (10/15/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The Mississippi State University Alumni Association is expanding its reach with the launch of the first official chapter outside the United States.
Joint class effort offers ideas for green space (10/12/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
"Emotional response to scenic creations" is the theme and "Floriscapes" the title of a display being featured through Thanksgiving at Mississippi State's Mitchell Memorial Library.
No question who MSU leader favors in AL playoffs (10/11/2007) Writer: Kenneth Billings
As the Cleveland Indians battle the Boston Red Sox in the American League Championship Series, someone at Mississippi State can claim the distinction of throwing at least one regular-season strike for the Tribe.
Did ya' hear the one about the computer operator? (10/11/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
"The Dumbest Ideas in Computer Security."
Rhodes College creative writing director to read (10/10/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
An award-winning poet who directs Rhodes College's creative writing program will read from her works Wednesday [Oct. 17] at Mississippi State University.
Theatre MSU announces school-year schedule (10/10/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State's communication department is announcing four major theatrical productions for the 2007-08 school year.
Local 'iron' woman to compete in Hawaii (10/09/2007) Writer: Kenneth Billings
This Saturday [Oct. 13], Kelly M. White of Starkville faces one of the greatest challenges of her life.
MSU receiving papers of Tenn. congresswoman (10/09/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
In public ceremonies Saturday [Oct. 13], Mississippi State will officially receive the papers of United States Rep. Marsha W. Blackburn, a university alumna who became the first female from Tennessee elected to the House of Representatives.
Enrollment growth enhancing academic programs (10/09/2007) Writer: Joe Farris
A "tuition dividend" of more than $1 million is being distributed among Mississippi State's academic units this fall as a result of increased enrollment.
Ecologist named international fellow (10/09/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Richard M. Kaminski of Mississippi State is a new Fellow of The Wildlife Society.
Conference tackles Asian, Mideast security issues (10/08/2007) Writer: Kenneth Billings
With the safety of energy resources repeatedly threatened by terrorism and piracy, the international flow of those resources is an issue critical to U.S. national security.
MSU opens Seal Family Business Complex (10/08/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The Leo W. Seal Family Business Complex officially is part of Mississippi State's College of Business and Industry.
Student Express at MSU adding sound, video (10/05/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Launched only a month ago, a Mississippi State online newsletter for students is adding audio and video components to make the publication more interactive.
Business educator honored (10/04/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Teri Brandenburg of Mississippi State University is the Mississippi Business Education Association's 2007 Outstanding Senior College/University Educator of the Year.
Criminal justice leader honored by peers (10/04/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A Mississippi State teacher and researcher in the fields of criminal justice and corrections is receiving a major regional honor.
National society honors Foglesong with top award (10/03/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Citing career accomplishments that reflect its guiding principles, a national engineering honor society is recognizing Mississippi State President Robert H. "Doc" Foglesong with its highest professional award.
Ribbon-cutting Saturday for McCool Hall expansion (10/02/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State officials will hold ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremonies Saturday [Oct. 6] for the new 52,000-square-foot addition to the 30-year-old home of the university's College of Business and Industry.
MSU 2007 HOMECOMING COURT (10/02/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Senior Natalie L. Buchanan of Madison is queen of the 2007 Homecoming Court at Mississippi State University.
Mr. and Miss MSU 2007-08 (10/02/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Grant Ridgway and Kylie B. Estes are Mr. and Miss Mississippi State University for the 2007-08 school year.
Award-winning writer Bapsi Sidhwa to speak (10/02/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A Pakistani-born novelist recognized internationally for her prowess in detailing, among others, issues of abuse against women and immigration, will speak Oct. 15 and 16 at Mississippi State.
MEDIA ADVISORY #2: Gubernatorial debate update (10/01/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
As we move toward the 7 p.m. debate to be held at Mississippi State University Thursday, Oct. 4, between incumbent Gov. Haley Barbour and his Democratic Party opponent, Jackson attorney John Eaves, here is some information you may wish to have:
Gallery joins welcome center, museum, bookstore (10/01/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The newly opened Mississippi State University Welcome Center and Wade Clock Museum at the Cullis Wade Depot are being joined by an art gallery.
Dates for 2007 MSU state tax seminars announced (09/28/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State is releasing the dates and locations of its annual "update" seminars for small business owners, certified public accountants and others interested in the latest taxation information.
Mississippi Power endows engineering professorship (09/27/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
During Thursday [Sept. 27] ceremonies at Mississippi State, leaders of Mississippi Power announced a $500,000 commitment by the Gulfport-based energy provider to the university's Bagley College of Engineering.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Asian security conference (09/27/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
On Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 1 and 2, Jackson will be the location of a follow-up conference involving a multi-national group of government and security officials who are concluding an in-depth examination of critical Asian energy security issues that was begun last year.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Gubernatorial debate coverage prep (09/26/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
As you should be aware, Mississippi State will be the site Thursday, Oct. 4, for the second gubernatorial debate between Republican Gov. Haley Barbour and Jackson attorney John Eaves, his Democratic Party opponent.
MSU historian loves a good (Civil War) rumor (09/26/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
Did you hear the one about Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's hubris costing him his life?
Donald Jackson honored for gulf fisheries research (09/26/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
An internationally recognized Mississippi State fisheries biologist is receiving a major honor for his post-Katrina work from a national professional society.
NSF taps team to help bridge cultural science gap (09/25/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Two College of Education researchers at Mississippi State are receiving major support from the National Science Foundation to identify characteristics of leading African-American elementary science teachers in Mississippi.
MSU announcing endowed professorship (09/25/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
During a Thursday [Sept. 27] program at Mississippi State, university President Robert H. "Doc" Foglesong will announce the creation of a new endowed professorship in the Bagley College of Engineering. The academic and research position in the department of electrical and computer engineering is being funded through a significant gift from a state-based energy company.
Student team helping make Viking Classic a success (09/24/2007) Writer: Kenneth Billings
Mississippi State is well-represented this week at the PGA Viking Classic at Madison's Annandale Golf Club.
MSU decides against retirement incentive (09/24/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A retirement incentive considered by Mississippi State University is being tabled for this year.
Engineering administrator assuming leadership post (09/21/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
The head of Mississippi State's aerospace engineering department is the new president-elect of American Society for Composites.
Activities next month designed to 'move moods' (09/21/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
As part of its observance of National Mental Health Awareness Month, Mississippi State will sponsor several public events during October.
Roger King tapped by school in the United Kingdom (09/20/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
A leading educational institution in the United Kingdom is presenting a high honor to a Mississippi State engineering administrator and researcher.
MSU launches small-satellite research partnership (09/20/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Responding to a national need for next-generation, low-cost and rapidly deployable satellites, Mississippi State is beginning a major research and education effort in small satellite technology.
Lyceum program to showcase dance (09/20/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
"Looking Back: The Music of the '40s and '50s" and "Hidden Drives" will be dual themes Oct. 9 when a nationally recognized dance troupe performs at Mississippi State's Lee Hall auditorium.
MSU announces Union opening to be delayed (09/20/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Despite projections that construction would be completed this fall for a major renovation and expansion of Colvard Student Union at Mississippi State, the facility will not be ready for a planned Nov. 1 opening, the university learned this week.
MSU researcher documents rise, fall of TV pioneer (09/19/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
Gertrude Berg lived by her progressive principles, created the precursor to the television sitcom, laid a foundation for women in modern broadcasting, and fought Hollywood's blacklist hysteria a half century ago. Because of the times, she also lost.
Golf tournament to aid communication scholarships (09/18/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Mississippi State's communication department is sponsoring an Oct. 12 golf tournament to generate funds for freshman and transfer student scholarships.
Starkville-MSU Symphony 'pops' with entertainment (09/18/2007) Writer: Erika Celeste
The Starkville-Mississippi State University Symphony Association kicks off its 2007-08 concert season Oct. 2. with the annual "Pops on the Plaza" concert.
Music department, Famous Maroon Band make plans (09/18/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The Famous Maroon Band and music department at Mississippi State are preparing for three major events during the first week of October.
Alumnus, business leader to deliver Owen lecture (09/14/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A Mississippi State alumnus and North Carolina-based timber executive will be featured Sept. 20 at the university's 2007 Carlton N. Owen Lecture Series.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Clothesline Project begins Monday (09/14/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State's Sexual Assault Services and Student Counseling Services are sponsoring the 2007 Clothesline Project Monday-Thursday [Sept. 17-20] on the university's Drill Field. The display will be featured 11a.m. -2 p.m. each day.
Defense intelligence college leader to visit (09/13/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
An international security authority who now leads the National Defense Intelligence College speaks Sept. 21 at Mississippi State.
Mississippi State announces record high enrollment (09/12/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
For the first time in its 129-year-history, Mississippi State is surpassing the 17,000-mark in enrollment.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Ukrainian diplomat to visit state (09/12/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Ukraine's top diplomat to the United States will visit Jackson Sept. 20 as a special guest of Mississippi State University.
Book by grad student defines native place names (09/11/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
With nearly 600 communities, creeks and other landmarks bearing witness, Mississippi is home to one of the nation's largest inventories of Native-American place names.
MSU to formally open welcome center, clock museum (09/10/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A Sept. 22 ribbon-cutting ceremony officially will open Mississippi State's Welcome Center and the Cullis and Gladys Wade Clock Museum.
Hurricane season also stressful for children (09/07/2007) Writer: Erika Celeste
Any parent who's had a child repeat an overheard conversation at an inopportune time knows children always are watching, listening and learning.
Dance, drama, music featured in Lyceum Series (09/06/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Mississippi State University kicks off its 2007-08 performing arts season with an Oct. 9 performance by Philadelphia's Koresh Dance Co.
National workforce development Web site address (09/06/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The National Association of Industry-Specific Training Directors' official Web site now is managed at Mississippi State University.
MEDIA ADVISORY: First business leadership summit (09/06/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Some 80 executives and professionals from around the state are expected at Mississippi State Sept. 18 and 19 for the first University Leadership Summit.
McCarty named business college development officer (09/05/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A former Mississippi State fundraiser is returning to his alma mater to lead the development efforts of the university's College of Business and Industry.
Leadership program offers new 'Day' (09/05/2007) Writer: Kenneth Billings
"Leadership begins with Day One."
Watson assumes new title as extension director (09/05/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Longtime Mississippi State administrator Vance H. Watson now formally is director of MSU Extension and Outreach, a position he has held on an interim basis since 2005.
MSU to begin search for finance vice president (08/31/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Mississippi State University is launching a national search for the vice president of finance and administration, said MSU President Robert H. Foglesong.
MSU to welcome collegiate advisers for meeting (08/31/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Faculty and professional academic advisers from the state's senior and community colleges will gather Oct. 2 at Mississippi State for their annual meeting.
Accounting school named for alumnus (08/30/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
In ceremonies Thursday [Aug. 30] at Mississippi State, university officials announced that the School of Accountancy is being named for alumnus Richard C. Adkerson.
MSU releases dates for prospective-student events (08/28/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State University is announcing three fall recruiting events for prospective students, two requiring online registration, one by invitation and all on Fridays.
MSU to announce named academic unit (08/27/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
During a Thursday [Aug. 30] program at Mississippi State, President Robert H. "Doc" Foglesong will announce the naming of an academic unit in recognition of a major gift designated for the university's College of Business and Industry.
Graduate, doctoral candidate named STAR Fellow (08/27/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A doctoral candidate in Mississippi State's College of Forest Resources is receiving the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's STAR Fellowship.
Student recants report of MSU rape (08/24/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A Mississippi State University student who reported an early morning rape today [Aug. 24, 2007] has recanted her story.
Officers seeking suspect in second sexual assault (08/24/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Mississippi State University police officers are seeking a suspect in the second report of a sexual assault in less than two weeks.
MSU among those cited for 'service to country' (08/23/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State continues among the top 100 universities in a national magazine ranking based on "what colleges are doing for the country."
Football game presents special circumstances (08/23/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
With the university's home football season opening Thursday [Aug. 30] against Louisiana State University, Mississippi State officials are predicting that fans, students, employees, and visitors may experience some circumstances that require patience.
Dates for MSU art faculty exhibition announced (08/23/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The 2007 fall Faculty Art Exhibition at Mississippi State will open Tuesday [Aug. 28] in the university's McComas Hall Gallery.
Prof offers writing tips for education community (08/22/2007) Writer: Kay Jones
A Mississippi State education professor is providing an accessible guide to help both classroom teachers and educational supervisors become better writers.
Green Oaks Park pavilion to be opened Friday (08/21/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Informal dedication of a multi-use pavilion at Starkville's Green Oaks Park will take place at 6 p.m. Friday.
MSU rolls out online newsletter for students (08/21/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
Coinciding with the beginning of classes this week, Mississippi State tomorrow [Aug. 22] is launching its first-ever Web newsletter just for students.
MSU encourages early application for 2007 Band Day (08/21/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Marching units from around the state are being invited to take part Sept. 22 in Mississippi State's annual Band Day program.
MSU-guided security competition reaches next stage (08/20/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
Five high-technology companies specializing in functions from eye scanning to data encryptions are semi-finalists for the North American leg of the Global Security Challenge organized, in part, by Mississippi State University.
MEDIA ADVISORY: NSF forum on post-Katrina growth (08/17/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
Regional researchers, public policymakers, National Science Foundation representatives, other federal program managers, and industry representatives will take part in the Sunday-Tuesday [Aug. 19-21] forum designed to help align the Gulf Coast's higher education community.
Knudson named associate director of honors college (08/16/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A member of Mississippi State's mathematics and statistics faculty is joining the university's Shackouls Honors College as its associate director.
Demographer named to national advisory board (08/15/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
A Mississippi State sociology professor is joining a national advisory board that helps balance the security of sensitive government data with the needs of academic and other researchers.
Student forestry group tops among peers (08/14/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State University's student chapter of the Society of American Foresters continues among the top organizations of its kind in the nation.
Administrator to head leading wildlife society (08/13/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A nationally recognized administrator in Mississippi State's College of Forest Resources is on track to become president of The Wildlife Society.
MSU urges caution after assault reported (08/13/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Mississippi State officials are urging that students be vigilant in taking precautions for personal safety after a reported assault Sunday evening [Aug. 12] on campus.
Committee announced for athletic director search (08/10/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A 13-person committee soon will undertake the search for Mississippi State's next athletic director.
Historian to lead African-American studies program (08/10/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
Historian, author and scholar Stephen Middleton's life represents an example of African-Americans' access to the American Dream and obstacles they had to overcome to achieve it.
Information Web site opens for home football games (08/09/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State officials announced Thursday [Aug. 9] the resumption of a comprehensive computer-based program to inform university football fans and others about the many campus activities scheduled during fall home-game weekends.
Camp provides fun, food for thought about--food! (08/07/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
Fewer family farms and busier families throughout the United States have produced hordes of children who think milk comes from the grocery store, cayenne pepper from the spice rack and chickens from a fast-food drive-in window.
MSU fundraiser to lead national organization (08/03/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The senior development officer for Mississippi State University's College of Veterinary Medicine is the newly elected president of the Association of Veterinary Advancement Professionals.
Local students part of education-spanning program (08/02/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
Twenty-one freshmen already will have crossed the "bridge" from high school to university life when they begin taking Mississippi State classes later this month.
MEDIA ADVISORY: 'Dawg Daze' schedule now available (07/31/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The complete 2007 schedule of Mississippi State's annual fall semester welcome-back activities for students now is available at www.dawgdaze.msstate.edu.
Engineering majors gain international recognition (07/30/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
Two Mississippi State aerospace engineering majors join three others nationwide in receiving the highest student honor of the Hypervelocity Impact Society.
Students now have money management flexibility (07/26/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A new Mississippi State service being offered this fall will allow students to transfer credit account balances electronically rather than standing in line for checks.
Distinguished Scholarships going to nine grads (07/26/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Five Mississippi students, three from Louisiana and one from Illinois are receiving Mississippi State's top scholarships for the 2007-08 school year.
State CPAs honor longtime MSU educator (07/25/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mark W. Lehman of Mississippi State is being honored as the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants' 2007 Outstanding Educator.
Retiree-age Mississippians receive free attendance (07/24/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi residents 60 years of age and older are reminded that Mississippi State now offers tuition-free campus courses.
MSU 'family' helping members move into campus hall (07/23/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
Mississippi State faculty, administration and staff volunteers again will be on hand to assist new students with fall campus move-ins.
MSU FY giving tops $50 million for third year (07/20/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Private funds from the just-ended fiscal year are propelling Mississippi State's "State of the Future" capital campaign over $382 million on its way to a $400 million goal.
Marion Countian "shooting" with photography pros (07/19/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
An artistic image created by a Mississippi State University junior will be featured later this month as part of a month-long national exhibition in Colorado.
Floral designers repeat top wins in national event (07/18/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Two Mississippi State seniors from Starkville again are champions in national competition sponsored by the American Institute of Floral Designers.
Tech commercialization names assistant director (07/17/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
Joseph C. Fanguy is the new assistant director of Mississippi State's technology commercialization office.
National museum to display photographs by Gootee (07/16/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
A series of "mystical" photographs by a Mississippi State art professor will be part of a major 2008 exhibition at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.
Major 2007 fall semester dates announced (07/16/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State's fall classes begin Monday, Aug. 20.
MSU announces chair for athletic director search (07/13/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A veteran senior administrator will lead the search for Mississippi State University's next athletic director.
Graduation achievement spotlighted by publication (07/12/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
Mississippi State ranks 61st in the United States for bachelor's degrees awarded to African-Americans, according to a publication's new survey.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Leadership symposium under way (07/11/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Some 35 university and college students from Mississippi and West Virginia are at Mississippi State through Saturday [July 14] for the first Appalachian Leadership Honors Symposium. "Building America's Next 'Greatest Generation'" is the overall theme.
Biloxi design studio honored for recovery efforts (07/11/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State's Gulf Coast Community Design Studio is being honored by the American Institute of Architects' regional organization for its work with the post-Hurricane Katrina recovery effort.
Community college leaders gather for training (07/10/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Community college educators and administrators from Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana gather next week in Winston County for an intensive professional development and leadership training program.
MSU announces dates of 2007 student 'send-offs' (07/09/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
During July and August, more than 30 Mississippi State alumni chapters around the state and region are sponsoring send-off parties for local students attending the university for the first time.
MSU Global Security Challenge deadline change (07/06/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
After receiving a record number of high-quality submissions for the Global Security Challenge business plan competition, organizers are extending the deadline to July 15.
MSU announces new strings program in music (07/05/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Beginning this fall, Mississippi State music majors and others will have an option for instruction in orchestral strings.
MSU officials see positive signs for enrollment (07/03/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
Mississippi State is anticipating a "manageable and planned increase" in enrollment this fall.
Jay Miller Leads U.S. To Gold Medal (07/03/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid / Tim Andrzejewski
Mississippi State softball head coach Jay Miller has helped lead the United States Junior National team to the Gold Medal in the eighth annual Junior Women's World Championships in Enschede, The Netherlands. The victory capped off a perfect 11-0 record for the Americans and marks their first Gold Medal since 1995.
Wood scientist receives top honor of world body (07/03/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A Mississippi State professor is a new Fellow of the Society of Wood Science and Technology.
New endowment honors late geosciences faculty (06/29/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
A $25,000 endowment to the department of geosciences is creating a memorial for longtime Mississippi State geography professor M.W. "Duke" Myers.
Donna Clevinger selected to lead MSU-Meridian (06/28/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
An Ohio University administrator is Mississippi State's choice to lead the university's Meridian campus.
Engineering coordinator receives national honor (06/28/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
The National Society of Professional Engineers is bestowing a major honor on the undergraduate coordinator in Mississippi State's Bagley College of Engineering.
Computer security program earns recognition (06/26/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
For the third time since 2001, Mississippi State is earning designation as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education, a program designed to support federal goals for a secure cyberspace.
Harpole honored as a 'leading business woman' (06/25/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
A Mississippi State associate vice president and physics professor is being recognized as a top business woman by a state business publication.
Mitchell to serve as interim dean of MSU-Meridian (06/25/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A longtime administrator at Mississippi State University-Meridian will be interim dean during the final selection of a candidate to succeed retiring dean Harold J. "Nick" Nichols.
Hemphill named to leadership role in Foundation (06/21/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A Mississippi State alumnus and fundraising veteran is the university's new executive director of development.
New tuition revenues fund faculty, MSU priorities (06/20/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Actions taken Wednesday [June 20] by the Board of Trustees, State Institutions of Higher Learning will support the buy-back of Mississippi State faculty positions lost to attrition, contribute to the university's research program, provide for library enhancements, and ensure other top priorities are met, said President Robert H. "Doc" Foglesong.
Supercomputers help U.S. Navy 'attack' fires (06/20/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
Navy aircraft carriers now have a new safeguard to protect against fires and other related dangers.
MSU camp this week features many 'bosses' (06/19/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The second of two one-week Mississippi State programs to enhance the educational experiences of some state high school seniors is under way on campus.
Students say 'bonjour' to immersion experience (06/19/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
When Jonathan Sappington wakes up in August, he hopes to read his newspaper in French, turn on the television for the latest French programming and listen to French radio while sharing quarters with a student from a French-speaking country.
Bastrop native named Edward Couvillion Scholar (06/18/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Cynthia M. Doffitt of Starkville is receiving the first endowed scholarship specifically dedicated to graduate education in veterinary medicine at Mississippi State University.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Challenge X team to be honored (06/13/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
Mississippi State's Challenge X team that won first place in a national competition to redesign a fuel-efficient and environmentally-friendly SUV will be honored Friday [June 15] during a reception at the university's Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems.
Scholarships for Eagle Scout, Gold Award winners (06/12/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State is announcing a new scholarship to honor students who already have achieved the highest honors of the Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts of the USA.
Students float to Concrete Canoe Competition (06/11/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
Austin Moore and Jesse Doyle loaded life jackets, paddles and a 330-pound concrete canoe named "Dawgliverance" for an outdoor trip this week in Washington state.
MSU begins emergency announcement system (06/11/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
As part of continuing emergency response efforts initiated by Mississippi State President Robert H. "Doc" Foglesong, the university is announcing a new communication program named Maroon Alert.
MSU team wins national fuel-efficiency challenge (06/07/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
Mississippi State's Challenge X team placed first overall among 17 other universities Thursday in the third annual national competition to find innovative ways of redesigning a fuel-efficient and environmentally-friendly SUV.
Program provides 'hands-on' industry, ed connect (06/07/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
A group of teachers from Mississippi, California, Kansas, South Carolina, and Tennessee will be ready for students' questions when school starts in the fall.
Bland named interim finance administrator (06/07/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A veteran Mississippi State administrator is assuming new responsibilities at the land-grant institution.
Fooorrre! Dates announced for first golf academy (06/05/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Though he's been on the job for only a few weeks, the new director of Mississippi State's golf course is announcing a new training program at the par-72 public facility.
MSU announces dates for floral design workshop (06/05/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
For the eighth consecutive year, Mississippi State is offering its popular floral design workshop.
Ridgeland company assists with new degree program (06/04/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A new interdisciplinary degree program at Mississippi State is receiving support from a Ridgeland-based contracting firm and its founder.
MSU hosts security competition leading to prize (06/01/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
Mississippi State will be the sole American university sponsor for the first part of the Global Security Challenge business plan competition.
Rajala honored for engineering ed excellence (05/31/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
The head of Mississippi State's department of electrical and computer engineering is adding the prestigious title of Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education to her list of professional achievements.
Top business honor society inducts local students (05/30/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Nearly 70 students are new members of the Beta Gamma Sigma business honor society chapter at Mississippi State University.
Foglesong reviews first year at MSU helm (05/29/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Reviewing his first year as president of Mississippi State University, Robert H. "Doc" Foglesong says that he's learned the value of patience and has been energized by his interaction with faculty, students, staff, alumni, and friends.
MEDIA ADVISORY: State Department official to speak (05/25/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
An authority on international threats and negotiations will discuss in the "contemporary proliferation threat and U.S. response" Thursday [May 31] in Jackson at the University Club.
MSU Challenge X team to nationally compete (05/25/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
Mississippi State's Challenge X team will begin Wednesday [May 30] competing with 16 other universities from throughout the country to redesign the most fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly SUV in a nine-day event in Michigan.
Graduate student wins NSF fellowship (05/24/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
A Mississippi State computer engineering graduate student was selected to receive a highly competitive fellowship awarded annually to about 1,000 students nationwide.
Alum Tony Luczak to lead MSU golf course (05/24/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A graduate of Mississippi State's professional golf management academic program who became an award-winning Professional Golf Association instructor is the new director of the university's public golf course.
MSU shows fifth-grade journalists university life (05/23/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
A group of fifth-graders recently traded in their daily school routine to work at Mississippi State as journalists--learning about eggs, a college radio station, engineering, and the university's mascot.
MSU announces dates for 'Fun with Food' day camp (05/21/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
Mississippi State will show third- through sixth-grade students how food goes from the farm to the kitchen table during a weeklong June day camp.
Faculty member tapped for national role (05/18/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
An internationally recognized Mississippi State authority on HIV and AIDS policies and research soon begins a four-year term on a federal review panel.
Tuition increase to benefit MSU, Mississippians (05/17/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
While improved state funding for universities has provided much-needed assistance in faculty and staff compensation, tuition increases being considered by the state College Board are needed to help Mississippi State move forward in serving the state's citizens and its students, said MSU President Robert H. "Doc" Foglesong.
FBI 'profile' fits graduate student seeking career (05/16/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
A Mississippi State University graduate student in clinical psychology will be serving next year as an FBI intern to enhance her skills in identifying suspected criminals.
Cafeteria to begin single-price meal pricing (05/15/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
Beginning May 28, Mississippi State's historic George Perry Cafeteria will serve an "all you care to eat" format--a single price for an unlimited amount of food at each meal.
Anthropology major wins regional research award (05/11/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
A Mississippi State graduate student is being honored for her work with an electron microscope in research associated with Southeastern Native American tribes.
Riley receives honorary doctorate from MSU (05/11/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
Dr. William G. Riley received an honorary doctor of science degree May 5 from Mississippi State President Robert H. "Doc" Foglesong at the university's spring commencement.
MEDIA ADVISORY: MSU economic development forum (05/08/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Key personnel with state and local agencies, as well as a variety of Mississippi State representatives, will convene May 17 and 18 at the university to explore initiatives and resources that support statewide economic and community development.
Education honor society taps local students (05/08/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Some 40 academically high achieving juniors, seniors and graduate students in Mississippi State's College of Education are new members of the university chapter of Kappa Delta Pi honor society.
Colley-Lee receives honorary doctorate (05/07/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
Myrna Colley-Lee received an honorary doctorate of creative arts Saturday during commencement at Humphrey Coliseum.
MSU to launch search for two academic deans (05/07/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Mississippi State soon will begin national searches for two academic deans.
Institute to teach students about transportation (05/04/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
Mississippi State University will host the Mississippi Summer Transportation Institute in July, which exposes high school students to career opportunities in engineering and the transportation industry.
Property donated by Tuckers supporting MSU (05/04/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The gift of agricultural property in a neighboring state by former Greenville residents Allan and Barbara Tucker is supporting two major units at Mississippi State University.
President Foglesong and President Bush (05/03/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Mississippi State President Robert H. "Doc" Foglesong (r) recently took the opportunity to provide President George W. Bush with a cap displaying the land-grant institution's logo.
Historian examines federal policy, technology (05/03/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
The head of Mississippi State University's history department is co-author of a new book about U.S. policy on science and technology.
Honor society spotlights Adams, Winston students (05/02/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Two members of Beta Gamma Sigma at Mississippi State are being recognized for outstanding achievements in the university's College of Business and Industry.
Tripletts create endowed chair in agriculture (05/01/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A major gift announced Tuesday [May 1] by a Starkville couple is establishing the first fully endowed faculty position in Mississippi State's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
MSU 'Road Dawgs' to visit eight cities this month (05/01/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Mississippi State President Robert H. "Doc" Foglesong and head football coach Sylvester Croom will be among university representatives taking part in the first "Road Dawgs Tour" in May.
Training institute We the People invites educators (04/30/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
May 15 is the registration deadline for public and private school teachers interested in Mississippi State's 2007 summer institute on U.S. constitutional history and principles.
NSF grant to MSU encourages undergraduate research (04/27/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
Mississippi State is receiving a $300,000 National Science Foundation research experience grant that will address both scientific and human challenges.
MSU reviews, improves emergency response strategy (04/26/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A crisis action team formed last year by President Robert H. "Doc" Foglesong at Mississippi State is reviewing security measures and suggesting improved communication strategies in the wake of the recent Virginia Tech tragedy.
Researcher Couvillion remembered with scholarship (04/26/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A new Mississippi State scholarship specifically dedicated to graduate education in veterinary medicine will pay tribute to former university faculty member Edward Couvillion.
National KIDS COUNT program adds Miss. to list (04/26/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A national philanthropy devoted to helping meet the needs of vulnerable children and families is naming Mississippi State as its Magnolia State headquarters.
MEDIA ADVISORY: MSU announcing major gift (04/25/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Officials of Mississippi State and its College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will announce a major private gift to the university Tuesday [May 1].
Graduations to feature husband-wife speakers (04/25/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Two well-known married couples, all Mississippi State graduates, will be featured speakers May 4 and 5 for the university's spring commencement.
Music prof awarded 2007-08 Fulbright to Honduras (04/24/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
An award-winning classical guitarist and Mississippi State faculty member is receiving a 2007-08 Fulbright Scholar Award.
Preferred candidate Rush to become development VP (04/23/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Named the preferred candidate for Mississippi State's development and alumni vice president vacancy earlier this month, university alumnus John Rush will officially assume the position.
Schulz named research and economic development VP (04/23/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Following a national search, Mississippi State's interim vice president for research and economic development is being named permanently to the position.
History Channel program features MSU historian (04/19/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
John Marszalek, the award-winning writer and Mississippi State Giles Distinguished Professor Emeritus, will be among Civil War historians featured Sunday [April 22] on a new History Channel program about Union Gen. William T. Sherman.
Technology and disability center seeks support (04/18/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
A benefit will be held Saturday [April 21] to help raise money for construction of a $50,000 outdoor therapeutic motor laboratory at Mississippi State.
Distance-learning grad engineering degree offered (04/18/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
Designed primarily for working professional engineers unable to take traditional courses, Mississippi State now is offering an interdisciplinary master of engineering degree through distance learning.
Latin trade topic of MDA/MSU program (04/17/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
Officials of the Mississippi Development Authority are joining with Mississippi State specialists to help state furniture manufacturers learn more about export opportunities to Latin American countries.
Math students score first place, top six finishes (04/17/2007) Writer: Kay Fike Jones
A Mississippi State student team holds top honors in a recent regional mathematics competition and a second one is ranked in the top six.
Students receive Montgomery Leadership awards (04/16/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Three Mississippi State seniors are the first recipients of the university's G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery Leadership Award.
Education honor society again in top tier (04/16/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A team of Mississippi State technology teacher education majors is continuing the university's top standing in Pi Omega Pi national honor society.
Black engineers' leader encourages students (04/13/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
The executive director of the National Society of Black Engineers encouraged future black engineers to develop leadership qualities and work to improve issues facing the country.
Architecture summer camp dates announced (04/13/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Prospective students beginning to prepare for careers in architecture are encouraged to attend an eight-day summer program at Mississippi State.
Brandon student receives national recognition (04/13/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
A Mississippi State biological engineering major is a top winner in a national essay competition sponsored by the Institute of Biological Engineering.
'Thou Who Wast God' closes symphony chorus season (04/12/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The final 2006-07 season performance of the Starkville-Mississippi State University Symphony Chorus takes place May 4 at the city's First Presbyterian Church.
Schultz named fellow of international organization (04/12/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Tor P. Schultz of Mississippi State is a new Fellow of the American Chemical Society's Cellulose and Renewable Materials Division.
Asian exec to explain auto management styles (04/11/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
The former president and chief executive officer of Seiko Corp. will discuss "Corporate Culture and Management Style: Nissan and Toyota" during two April 24 public programs at Mississippi State.
'Miss Kat' bringing her 'Sweet Potato Pie' to MSU (04/11/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
A nationally recognized storyteller and children's author will be the special guest Wednesday [April 18] for Mississippi State's annual Children's Reading Conference.
Rush named preferred candidate for development vp (04/10/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A Mississippi State alumnus who has played a major role in the university's current $400 million "State of the Future" fundraising effort is being named the preferred candidate for vice president of development and alumni.
Faculty winners of NSF CAREER honors announced (04/10/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
Three Mississippi State faculty members are being honored with distinguished National Science Foundation awards.
Classical piano to be featured in Thursday recital (04/09/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Some major works of classical piano literature will be featured in a public concert Thursday [April 12] at Mississippi State University.
Lee Hamilton to be featured next week (04/09/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The former Indiana congressman and world-affairs authority who helped lead both the 9/11 Commission and Iraq Study Group will speak Monday [April 16] at Mississippi State.
Specialist to provide '08 presidential primer (04/09/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A Florida political scientist and researcher will preview the 2008 presidential campaign during an April 19 public program at Mississippi State.
MSU continues 'best value' listing by Kiplinger's (04/05/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Mississippi State is being recognized again by Kiplinger magazine as one of the top 100 "best values" among the nation's public colleges and universities.
Insurance Day marks two decades of public service (04/05/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Gov. Haley Barbour and combat veteran, Fox News personality and best-selling author Oliver North are among special guests helping Mississippi State celebrate its 20th annual Insurance Day later this month.
Canadian Brass to complete 2006-07 Lyceum Series (04/05/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
The April 23 performance by an internationally recognized brass ensemble will conclude Mississippi State University's 2006-07 Lyceum Series.
Vanderbilt researcher Tom Carr to lead program (04/04/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A nationally recognized researcher in cognitive psychology will speak April 13 at Mississippi State.
Travelers to learn about South. Korea, that is! (04/04/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
A group of Mississippi State students selected for a 10-day trip next month to South Korea chatted recently with students from the Eastern Asian nation now studying at the university.
'Christmas' to be part of Wind Ensemble concert (04/03/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Music by composers ranging from John Philip Sousa to Richard Wagner will be featured in an April 17 concert by Mississippi State's Wind Ensemble.
Student honored by federal research agency (04/03/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A Pascagoula senior who is a member of Mississippi State's Distinguished Scholars Program is receiving a National Science Foundation grant to continue his education.
Student Association officers installed for 2007-08 (04/02/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Student Association officers recently were installed to lead the Mississippi State University student body for the 2007-08 school year.
Local students in leading honor society (04/02/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Nearly 240 students are newly inducted members in the Mississippi State University chapter of the nation's leading higher education honor society.
Louisville company donates $1 million to COBI (03/30/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
Family of W.A. "Bill" Taylor Jr., chairman of the Taylor Group, Inc., of Louisville stand next to College of Business and Industry Interim Dean Dan Hollingsworth, left, and MSU President Robert H. "Doc" Foglesong, second from right, Friday during a ceremony announcing a $1 million gift from the company.
Kinesiology department speakers to discuss health (03/30/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
Mississippi State's department of kinesiology will host two guest speakers Thursday (April 5) to discuss topics ranging from weight and good health to coaching styles and management.
MSU announces insurance institute for teachers (03/30/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
High and middle school teachers are encouraged to register by April 30 for a special summer program at Mississippi State designed to help them better educate students about the subjects of risk management and insurance.
History graduate students recognized for research (03/29/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Three Mississippi State University graduate students are winners of top awards in regional competition sponsored by the national history honor society.
MSU observes Sexual Assault Awareness Month (03/29/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A series of campus events are planned during April as part of Mississippi State's observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
MSU announces latest research award selections (03/28/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
A senior Mississippi State aquaculture scientist is receiving the university's 2007 Ralph E. Powe Research Excellence Award.
April concert to offer respite from tax day blues (03/28/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The Mississippi State Symphonic and Starkville-University Community bands will perform successively at an April 15 campus concert.
Purple Heart recipient named MSU Truman Scholar (03/27/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
An Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran who received a Purple Heart and Combat Action Ribbon for Middle East service is Mississippi State's 16th Truman Scholar.
Top historian joins Civil War study group (03/27/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A leading historian of the United States' greatest internal conflict will be special guest April 10 for the 20th anniversary celebration of the Golden Triangle Civil War Round Table.
MSU 'top dog' to meet with Bush, Russian general (03/26/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A Monday [March 26] White House visit with President Bush is part of ongoing efforts by Mississippi State University President Robert H. "Doc" Foglesong to help determine the fate of missing U.S. servicemen.
Engineering college announces hall of fame (03/26/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
Seven Mississippi State seniors for the 2006-07 school year are inaugural members of the university's Bagley College of Engineering Hall of Fame.
Sorority open house, Easter egg hunt announced (03/26/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The governing body for Mississippi State sororities is announcing two special campus events in coming days.
Want to learn silk flower design? MSU has class (03/26/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A public workshop on silk flower design will be held April 16 at Mississippi State.
AFROTC offering flag retirement service at MSU (03/23/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The Air Force ROTC Honor Guard at Mississippi State will hold a public flag retirement ceremony Friday [March 30] on the university's Drill Field.
MSU again names Steele to lead engineering college (03/22/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
For the third time in a dozen years, Glenn Steele is serving as Mississippi State's acting engineering dean.
MEDIA ADVISORY: EU officer to speak (03/22/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A European Union official visits the state next week as a guest of Mississippi State.
Cricket competition scheduled Saturday, Sunday (03/22/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The second Mississippi State Cricket Club Alumni Cup will be held this weekend on the university's Drill Field.
Wildlife group honors faculty member, student (03/22/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State associate extension professor Debbie Gaddis and university senior Amber D. Breland of Maben are receiving top awards of the state's oldest conservation organization.
Brass quartet to perform at Chapel of Memories (03/21/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The Golden Triangle Brass will perform in concert April 3 at Mississippi State's Chapel of Memories.
D'Abramo honored for shellfish industry research (03/21/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A senior Mississippi State aquaculture scientist is receiving a major honor from an international professional society.
Student design team wins top awards (03/21/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Three Mississippi State floral management majors are top winners in student competition at the Southern Symposium of the American Institute of Floral Designers.
Starkville-MSU Orchestra to close year with a bang (03/20/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
"From Russia, with Love" will be the April 14 theme for the Starkville--Mississippi State University Symphony Orchestra's final concert of the school year.
Weekend scholar conference includes public events (03/19/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
Some 30 scholars of military and diplomatic history and international relations will gather at Mississippi State this weekend.
RFK Jr. bringing environmental message to MSU (03/19/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
An attorney with a famous family name who has been included in Time magazine's "Heroes for the Planet" speaks April 2 at Mississippi State.
Lynne Richardson named new MSU business dean (03/16/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
An Indiana university administrator is the new dean of Mississippi State's College of Business and Industry.
MSU researchers launching commercial operation (03/14/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
Until recently, Scott Willard of Mississippi State considered himself a bovine reproductive physiologist, not an entrepreneur selling artwork generated from thermal imaging or a provider of services and devices to fellow scientists.
Statement regarding freedom of the student press (03/13/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
In recent days, news media representatives have contacted Mississippi State seeking official comment on recent front-page coverage given by the university's student newspaper, The Reflector, of an upcoming recruiting visit by photographers for Playboy magazine.
MSU band 'BARK' to perform Super Bulldog Weekend (03/13/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Classic rock will meet springtime sports during Super Bulldog Weekend events at Mississippi State.
Forestry students honored for research (03/12/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A current and a former graduate student in Mississippi State's College of Forest Resources are top winners in a recent regional conference.
Sergio Gallo to headline Brazilian tribute (03/09/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
An internationally recognized pianist and educator will perform March 20 at Mississippi State’s Sixth Annual Brazilian Festival.
Student group offering evening of Indian culture (03/09/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State's Indian Student Association again is sponsoring "Maroon Vibes," an evening of competitive song and dance events.
Jacksonian Era researcher to discuss 'Old Hickory' (03/08/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
The editor of President Andrew Jackson’s papers will highlight the John F. and Jeanne A. Marszalek Library Lecture Series March 21 at Mississippi State.
Grads from '40s through '60s to be honored (03/08/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State's graduating classes of 1942, 1947, 1952, 1957, 1962, and 1967 will be recognized March 30 and 31 during the university's 2007 Super Bulldog Weekend.
Exec helps students see leadership 'tracks' (03/07/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
The executive for one of the country’s largest railroad companies told a Mississippi State audience that experiences like Hurricane Katrina show leadership is often situational, sometimes requiring top leadership to get out of the way.
Engelland tapped for marketing management honor (03/06/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
A Mississippi State business college leader is being named a Fellow of the Marketing Management Association.
Regional agronomy professionals honor students (03/05/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Two doctoral students at Mississippi State are being honored by the Southern Branch/American Society of Agronomy for visual presentations describing their research programs.
Gardner to share 'pursuit of happyness' at program (03/05/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The former homeless California man whose inspirational story was told in an autobiography and recent movie titled "The Pursuit of Happyness" will lead a special presentation March 26 at Mississippi State.
'Come on and hear . . .'Templeton Ragtime Festival (03/02/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
Internationally recognized ragtime performers will call Mississippi State home for a few days later this month during what organizers expect to become an annual event for enthusiasts of America's first style of music.
Student organization administrator honored (03/02/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Heidie Lindsey of Mississippi State is being recognized for outstanding professional service by the Southeastern Interfraternity Conference.
Web site to be live for Super Bulldog Weekend (03/01/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
In advance of Mississippi State's annual Super Bulldog Weekend later this month, the university is re-activating its Game Day Web site.
Maxwell scholarships to aid N.E., Delta students (03/01/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A new scholarship program for entering Mississippi State University freshmen will assist students in two Northeast Mississippi public high schools and an independent school in Greenwood.
New MSU honor code emphasizes student integrity (02/28/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A university honor code recently adopted by Mississippi State is designed to institutionalize a campus culture of integrity and personal responsibility, according to President Robert H. "Doc" Foglesong.
Kappa Deltas 'stand up' for child abuse prevention (02/28/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The annual Shamrock philanthropic events of Mississippi State’s Kappa Delta social sorority will be held on campus during March.
Local students in Mississippi State Who's Who (02/28/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Twenty one Mississippi State University seniors are included in the 2006-07 edition of Who's Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges.
Pre-Law Society selects Chief Judge Leslie King (02/27/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The head of the Mississippi Court of Appeals system is receiving the 30th annual Distinguished Jurist Award given at Mississippi State.
Graduate students sweep research competitions (02/26/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Four wildlife and fisheries science graduate students in Mississippi State's College of Forest Resources are top winners in recent regional research competitions.
AKC 'registers' support for veterinary college (02/23/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A $100,000 gift from the American Kennel Club is assisting Mississippi State’s College of Veterinary Medicine in developing a mobile response unit for use during disasters in which small animals are left injured or abandoned.
Artist brings 'larger than life' concepts to MSU (02/23/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
New York artist Sandy Skoglund will discuss her career and create examples of her internationally recognized works while on a two-day visit to Mississippi State in late March.
ADVISORY: Far East expert to discuss role of China (02/22/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The director of Vanderbilt University’s Center for U.S.-Japan Studies and Cooperation will be the featured speaker Thursday [March 1] for the Executive Lecture Forum meeting in Jackson.
Hill to headline Women's History Month observance (02/22/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
A professor of social policy, law and women’s studies whose name once briefly dominated the nation’s news will speak at Mississippi State March 6 as part of the university’s Women’s History Month observance.
Research engineer to lead 2007 Henry Lectureship (02/21/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A nationally recognized scientist in the field of cancer treatment research is this year’s selection for the Hunter Henry Lectureship in Chemical Engineering at Mississippi State University.
MEDIA ADVISORY: State science academy meeting (02/20/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
The Mississippi Academy of Sciences will hold its 71st annual meeting Thursday and Friday [Feb. 22 and 23] at Mississippi State.
Sony executive, 'Open Season' director to speak (02/20/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
The award-winning art director for Sony's 2006 animated film "Open Season" will discuss his work March 1 at Mississippi State.
Alexander named 'Black History Month' educator (02/19/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A higher education professional at Mississippi State is the Black History Month Educator of the Year for the state of Mississippi.
MSU employees putting health issues in 'motion' (02/16/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
Valerie Tate and four co-workers walked into the Joe Frank Sanderson Center on Mississippi State's campus earlier this week with ideas of making the university's recreational center something akin to their second home.
MSU self-reports NCAA infraction, no action needed (02/15/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A self-reported NCAA infraction by Mississippi State will require no further action, according to Southeastern Conference officials.
Templeton contract extended for one year (02/14/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A one-year contract extension for Mississippi State University’s athletic director, approved today [Feb. 14] by the Board of Trustees, state Institutions of Higher Learning, will allow the university to conduct an in-depth search for a successor to veteran AD Larry Templeton, said Robert H. "Doc" Foglesong, MSU president.
Libba Andrews heading Southeast ed support group (02/14/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A leader of the Mississippi State University Alumni Association is the new regional head of an international educational support organization.
MSU expands leadership program with academic minor (02/13/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A recently approved addition to Mississippi State’s curriculum will offer a minor in leadership studies to qualified students taking coursework in a specified program of studies.
Adults support R-rating for films showing tobacco (02/12/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
According to a new survey, 81 percent of adults in the United States agree adolescents are more likely to smoke if they watch actors smoke in movies. Also, 70 percent support a new R-rating for any movies with on-screen tobacco imagery, unless the film clearly demonstrates the dangers of smoking.
MSU, area musicians to 'band' for weekend concert (02/12/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The Mississippi State University Symphonic and Starkville/MSU Community bands will perform in a free concert Feb. 25 on campus.
Jane Eyre dramatization next in Lyceum Series (02/12/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A groundbreaking theatrical adaptation of Charlotte Bronte’s “Jane Eyre” will be the next presentation in Mississippi State’s 2006-07 Lyceum Series.
Offices share honors in Southeast competition (02/09/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Five university outreach units of Mississippi State are major winners in a regional competition of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.
MSU announcing sites of annual birthday parties (02/09/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State University’s 129th birthday later this month will be celebrated locally and nationally.
Cambridge scholars to lead humanities programs (02/08/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
A British historian with insights into his country’s royal family and another scholar from the island nation who specializes in the intellectual culture of the United States are visiting Mississippi State this month.
Creationism, Darwinism theories to be examined (02/08/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
A Wichita State University professor and critic of the intelligent design creation theory will speak Wednesday [Feb. 14] at Mississippi State.
Two MSU students honored for diversity efforts (02/07/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Doctoral students from India and Lauderdale County are receiving 2007 Diversity Awards at Mississippi State.
Historian takes on interstates, high tech (02/06/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
Bruce Seely, a technology historian at Michigan Technological University, will be speaking twice this week at Mississippi State.
Washington Countian receiving national award (02/06/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A Mississippi State graduate student from Greenville is among four awarded $5,000 postgraduate grants from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.
Classical guitar concert scheduled at MSU (02/05/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State faculty member and classical guitarist Michael Patilla will be featured in concert Feb. 22 at the university’s Bettersworth Auditorium of Giles Hall.
MSU, Riley Foundation to create leadership program (02/01/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A Mississippi State-developed leadership program for high school students is being launched with the gift of more than $440,000 from a private Lauderdale County foundation.
International history scholars to meet at MSU (02/01/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
A group of scholars from the United States and England will gather at Mississippi State University later this month to discuss Southern intellectual history.
MSU receives grant from national Humane Society (01/31/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
During Wednesday [Jan. 31] ceremonies at Mississippi State, representatives from the nation's largest animal protection organization presented a $900,000 check to the university's College of Veterinary Medicine.
'Twas the day before Valentine's (01/31/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
.--"We Speak Love" will be the theme of a Feb. 13 Valentine's concert by the Starkville/Mississippi State University Symphony Chorus.
MSU Alumni honored for service (01/31/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Four Mississippi State alumni are being honored for outstanding continuing service to the university.
MSU Alumna honored (01/31/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Jodi Leigh White of Birmingham, Ala., is being honored as the 2007 Outstanding Young Alumna by Mississippi State University.
College honorees recognized by Alumni Association (01/30/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
College honorees were recognized last week in campus ceremonies organized by the Mississippi State University Alumni Association.
Engineering college gains new development officer (01/30/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Michele Anderson is the new assistant director of development for Mississippi State’s James Worth Bagley College of Engineering.
Woods joins leadership of Gulf regional consortium (01/30/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A former head of Mississippi’s marine resources department now is co-director of the recently created Northern Gulf Institute.
MSU seeking students for spring Korean study tour (01/30/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
Thirty-five Mississippi State students will experience at no cost South Korean universities, high-technology companies, cultural activities, and other experiences associated with the East Asian country during a 10-day May trip.
MEDIA ADVISORY: MSU announcing 'humane' grant (01/29/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
During a Wednesday [Jan. 31] program at Mississippi State University, officials of the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Humane Society of the United States will announce a major gift to the college.
Professor, Web-use innovator to lead national body (01/29/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A Mississippi State professor who created a Web site introducing students to mysteries of the human mind is the new president-elect of a national organization.
Louis Hurst recognized for institution support (01/29/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A 1949 Mississippi State graduate and continuing benefactor from Texas is the university’s newest national alumnus of the year.
University selects foodservice vendor (01/25/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Mississippi State in March will begin offering on-campus dining provided by national foodservice contractor Aramark, pending approval by the Board of Trustees, State Institutions of Higher Learning.
Black History Month program spotlights opera star (01/25/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
International opera star Simon Estes will be featured Feb. 8 at Mississippi State.
MSU bands sponsoring clinic for top musicians (01/23/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Some 350 skilled high school musicians from around the Southeast are at Mississippi State this week for the university’s 2007 Honor Band Clinic.
MSU gets boost to improve state career (01/23/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A major outreach arm of Mississippi State is receiving nearly $5 million to develop a unified program for scoring and reporting statewide career and technical education assessments.
Dean Nichols of MSU-Meridian to depart in June (01/22/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The dean of Mississippi State’s Meridian campus is retiring.
Staff member provides special touch for computers (01/22/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
Kids at the Boys and Girls Club smiled with anticipation when John Ye walked into the computer lab, holding a briefcase of technical support and good intentions.
MSU names first endowed professor in animal ethics (01/19/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
In ceremonies Friday [Jan. 19] on the 15-acre Lowndes County farm of Marcia Lane, Mississippi State officially named its first professor to hold an endowed chair funded by the philanthropist.
S.C. artist to highlight U.S. poet Sandburg (01/19/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Classical guitarist Jhon Akers will honor Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet and biographer Carl Sandburg during a special Thursday [Jan. 25] program at Mississippi State University.
Senior to see lots of 'Super' bowling green (01/18/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Between Jan. 28 and Feb. 5, Mississippi State senior Chris Fondren senior will be getting his hands dirty in Miami—not building sand castles on the beach, but with the National Football League grounds crew at Dolphin Stadium.
National alumni leaders to gather at conference (01/17/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The Mississippi State University Alumni Association’s 2007 awards banquet and leadership conference will be held on campus Jan. 26 and 27.
Organization helps students become better speakers (01/16/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
Tommy Thompson stood in a McCain Hall classroom a few years ago and told an audience how music has defined generations. He also talked about deep-sea fishing, a famous Hawaiian surfer, investing money and the day music died.
McPherson named director of annual giving program (01/12/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Michael R. McPherson is the new director of Mississippi State’s annual giving program.
Engineering majors on 'course' to be 'swingers' (01/11/2007) Writer: Robbie Ward
Many university students learn as much about life outside the classroom as they do about academics from their professors.
Beethoven's 'greatest hits' on tap for concert (01/10/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Two of Ludwig van Beethoven’s most famous works will be presented during a Feb. 10 concert by the Starkville/Mississippi State Symphony.
MSU Coliseum becomes giant weekend 'Wiggles' room (01/09/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
An internationally popular Australian band specializing in children’s entertainment will perform Feb. 25 at Mississippi State University.
Former U.S. rep. to lead local MLK observance (01/08/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mike Espy will be featured speaker Monday [Jan. 15] for Mississippi State’s 2007 observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. national holiday.
Education honor society taps local students (01/08/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
More than 70 academically achieving juniors, seniors and doctoral students in Mississippi State’s College of Education are new members of the university chapter of Kappa Delta Pi honor society.
MSU to begin search for research vice president (01/05/2007) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Mississippi State’s vice president for research and economic development is electing to return to teaching and full-time research, and will serve as interim assistant to the president for economic development, all pending approval by the Board of Trustees, State Institutions of Higher Learning.
Associate provost honored for career achievements (01/04/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A senior Mississippi State administrator is being named a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.
Musicians launch new efforts for GHS band recovery (01/03/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A Tuesday [Jan. 9] concert by current and former Mississippi State University music faculty members will help support one area of the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast’s continuing recovery.
Buffum begins work as procurements leader (01/03/2007) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A former state Department of Finance and Administration official is Mississippi State’s new director of procurements and contracts.