News Article Archive
2009 Press Releases:
MSU, others join to help prepare state students (12/18/2009) Writer: Robbie Ward
A partnership between Mississippi State, two state community colleges and other regional partners will help bridge high school students and technical careers involving manufacturing and engineering.
Kasper promoted to OTC leadership role (12/14/2009) Writer: Harriet Laird
Chase C. Kasper is the new assistant director of Mississippi State's technology commercialization office.
Harper urges MSU grads to plan carefully (12/11/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
Third District Rep. Gregg Harper told Mississippi State University graduates Friday night that careful planning and avoiding financial pitfalls are important steps to turning a successful education into a successful future.
Researchers announce duck migration forecast (12/11/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
As global warming and climate change debates continue to "heat up" worldwide, researchers at Mississippi State are examining how weather influences duck migration patterns.
MEDIA ALERT: MSU, archaeological site featured (12/10/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The work of current and former Mississippi State faculty members is being featured in American Archaeology magazine.
MSU, Choctaws form continuing partnership (12/09/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
Mississippi State and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians are strengthening ties between the university and tribal government to promote leadership development, academic excellence and civic engagement.
Alumni delegate officers selected (12/08/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Leading the Mississippi State University Alumni Association's student liaison group for the current academic year are juniors (l-r) Ro'Javian L. "R.J." Jenkins of Ruth; Pricilla A. Li of Clarksdale; Morgan L. McPhail of Madison; and Price Davis of Jackson, president.
Starkville-MSU Symphony opens with Mendelssohn (12/07/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
For its first 2010 concert, the Starkville-Mississippi State University Symphony celebrates the 200th birthday of German-born composer Felix Mendelssohn with a Jan. 9 campus concert.
Community Band launches new concert year (12/04/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The Starkville-Mississippi State University Community Band begins its seventh year Jan. 11 with registration and a rehearsal on campus.
Maroon Edition Habitat home dedicated (12/03/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
This week, Mississippi State President Mark Keenum joined Starkville Area Habitat for Humanity representatives in dedicating the residence constructed over the fall semester as a service-learning component of the univeristy's Maroon Edition First-Year Reading Experience.
Cottrell of MSU on Asian Fulbright Scholar visit (12/02/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
A Mississippi State administrator is spending the month of December representing the United States and the university in Japan.
David Shaw promoted to research vice president (12/01/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A veteran Mississippi State faculty member and research scientist is being named vice president for research and economic development at the land-grant institution.
Golden Triangle civil rights leader donates papers (12/01/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
The first female leader of the Oktibbeha County NAACP is donating her personal papers to Mississippi State.
Public invited to play Martin Center golf tourney (11/30/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
A public golf tournament this weekend will benefit Mississippi State's T. K. Martin Center for Technology and Disability.
English faculty members collaborate for program (11/25/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
Two members of Mississippi State's English department faculty will read next week from their works included in the latest edition of Surreal South, a semi-annual anthology of poetry and short fiction.
MSU to increase math, science teacher numbers (11/24/2009) Writer: Robbie Ward
A Mississippi State associate professor is the principal investigator for a new National Science Foundation grant of more than $880,000 to increase the number of talented mathematics and science teachers.
Students repeat as U.S. champs in robotics contest (11/23/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A robot designed and built by a Mississippi State industrial technology student team again is national champion in competition sponsored by the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering.
Sophomore Fenly Akers named Miss MSU (11/20/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Sophomore Fenly Akers of Vicksburg is the new Miss Mississippi State University.
MSU honors alumni (11/20/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Sponsored and organized by the alumni association for the 20th 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.
Ice Dawgs skate into their home season Friday (11/19/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
The Mississippi State University hockey team begins its home season Friday [Nov. 20] in the first of two games with the University of Mississippi at Tupelo's BancorpSouth Arena.
MSU announces latest group of MAT-S Scholars (11/19/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Six Mississippi State students are receiving 2009 LEAP Scholarships for the university's master of arts in teaching program.
West leads final 2009 humanities speaker program (11/18/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
Mississippi State English professor and author Robert West will be the Monday [Nov. 23] guest for the university's ongoing Institute for the Humanities Distinguished Speaker Series.
Classic fairy tale presented Thursday (11/17/2009) Writer: Harriet Laird
"The Emperor's New Clothes," written for the stage by Michele L. Vacca and based on Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairy tale, is being presented Thursday [Nov. 19] for audiences of all ages by Mississippi State's communication department.
Rep. Harper to address fall semester graduates (11/17/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Third District Rep. Gregg Harper will deliver Mississippi State's 2009 fall commencement address.
MSU observes International Education Week (11/13/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
A former adviser to Bill Clinton and one of the highest-ranking Latinas to serve in a presidential administration is helping Mississippi State observe Nov. 16-20 as International Education Week.
Guitars, trumpets, choir to be featured in concert (11/13/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
The Starkville-Mississippi State University Symphony Chamber Orchestra, along with the MSU Chamber Singers and guest soloists, will be featured in a special Dec. 1 campus holiday concert.
MSU Holiday Bazaar coming up soon (11/12/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State University is announcing its 37th annual Holiday Bazaar will take place Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.
15 seeking Miss MSU Pageant crown (11/11/2009) Writer: Harriet Laird
Fourteen Mississippi students and one from Alabama vie next week for the title of Miss Mississippi State University.
Artist from Illinois leading public master classes (11/10/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A public master class Friday [Nov. 13] by Mississippi State's music department will feature visiting Russian pianist Mikhail Yanovitsky.
Art majors exhibit creativity in month-long shows (11/10/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The works of 11 graduating fine arts majors at Mississippi State are being featured through Dec. 2 in two locations on the university campus.
Heart attacks decrease after bans implemented (11/09/2009) Writer: Robbie Ward
A Mississippi State study released Monday [Nov. 9] shows a 27 percent decrease in heart attacks among Starkville residents since the city passed a smoking ban in 2006.
MSU Fact Book continues award-winning ways (11/06/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
The 2008-09 Fact Book of Mississippi State University is held in high regard by regional professionals in the field of institutional research.
Professor Jan Chambers tapped for advisory role (11/05/2009) Writer: Harriet Laird
The director of Mississippi State's Center for Environmental Health Sciences is being appointed to a major advisory position with the Environmental Protection Agency.
Continuing missile threats to be focus of programs (11/04/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A former U.S. State Department official and Washington, D.C.-based authority on international security strategies speaks next week at Mississippi State during a two-day visit to the university and Jackson.
Taylor Adams elected (11/04/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Taylor V. Adams of Mississippi State is the new president-elect of the Mississippi Association of Governmental Purchasing and Property Agents.
Economic confidence of Mississippians decreases (11/03/2009) Writer: Harriet Laird
Even as national news reports indicate more positive outlooks on the public's confidence in the economy, recent third-quarter results from the state's Index of Consumer Sentiment shows something different.
Music department holding Nov. student orientation (11/03/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
High school and community college students are being invited to Mississippi State later this month for the university's annual Music Discovery Day.
MSU announces November events honoring veterans (11/02/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
More than 300 Army National Guard recruits will be at Mississippi State Nov. 14 for the university's third Veterans' Discovery Day.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Super Bulldawg Camporee at MSU (11/02/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Boy Scouts from throughout East Mississippi are gathering this weekend [Nov. 6-8] at Mississippi State for the 2009 Super Bulldawg Camporee.
MSU program to feature floral designer (10/30/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A leading floral designer for several well-known Jackson Hole, Wyo., resorts will lead a special Nov. 11 public presentation at Mississippi State.
Male role in domestic violence to be examined (10/29/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A New York educator and activist for the prevention of violence against women speaks Monday [Nov. 2] at Mississippi State.
Paperless payroll expanding to other areas (10/29/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Mississippi State soon will no longer use paper in any employee payroll transactions.
Miss Maroon and White selected (10/28/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State freshman Mary Margaret Roark of Cleveland is the university's 2009 Miss Maroon and White.
Nobel laureate, best-selling author to speak (10/28/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
The 2001 Nobel Laureate in Economics who also was lead author of a report on climate change that shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize will speak Nov. 12 at Mississippi State University.
Book depicts pivotal year of poet T.S. Eliot (10/27/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
As with many of his generation, future Nobel Prize winner T.S. Eliot spent a year abroad following his 1910 graduation from Harvard University.
New MSU Gwin Scholars (10/26/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Two seniors and two graduate students are the 2009-10 Howell Gwin Scholars in English at Mississippi State University.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Conference features NGI exhibit (10/23/2009) Writer: Robbie Ward
A program unveiling research, technological and educational advances sponsored by the Mississippi State University-led Northern Gulf Institute takes place during a weeklong gathering that begins Monday [Oct. 26] at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center in Biloxi.
Professor honored for practical waterfowl research (10/23/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A nationally recognized Mississippi State wildlife biologist and university administrator is receiving another major honor from The Wildlife Society.
Finalized, new volume of Grant Papers issued (10/22/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Ravaged by mouth cancer and no longer able to speak due to a lifetime of smoking cigars, former president Ulysses S. Grant continued to write notes to family, friends and even his doctor.
Watkins joins state business ed leadership body (10/22/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
A Madison County senior at Mississippi State is the new student member on the Mississippi Business Education Association's executive board.
Dean in South America as part of U.S. delegation (10/21/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The dean of Mississippi State's College of Forest Resources is among 12 U.S. delegates to the 13th World Forestry Congress in Argentina.
Assistance for veterans gains national spotlight (10/20/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
A publication for U.S. service personnel is naming Mississippi State among the nation's top military-friendly institutions of higher learning.
Pushcart Prize honoree to present public reading (10/20/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
Award-winning poet and author Gerry LaFemina will read from his works during an Oct. 29 public program at Mississippi State.
Keenum unveils $100 million fundraising initiative (10/16/2009) Writer: Sheri Pape
Mississippi State President Mark Keenum is announcing a $100 million private fundraising effort to support university student and faculty scholarships.
Higher ed initiative adds counties to ARC program (10/16/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The Mississippi Higher Education Initiative is receiving more than $119,000 to assist eight counties in the north and central parts of the state considered economically "at risk."
Lyceum Series to feature 'To Kill a Mockingbird' (10/15/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A classic tale of Southern justice and childhood innocence lost comes to life again Wednesday [Oct. 21] when Mississippi State's 2009-10 Lyceum Series presents "To Kill a Mockingbird."
Investiture plans finalized, expect capacity crowd (10/14/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
An overwhelming response to Friday's [Oct. 16] investiture ceremonies for Mississippi State President Mark Keenum is expected to fill Lee Hall's Bettersworth Auditorium to near capacity.
Students honored as political science scholars (10/14/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Six Mississippi State students are being honored as special scholars during the 2009 fall semester by the university's department of political science and public administration.
MSU contest ends, 'cowbell' cruises to the top (10/12/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
The newest support equipment for Mississippi State's various spirit groups now has an official name.
Music department offering special piano class (10/12/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Church musicians, pianists, students not majoring in music, and others with at least late-intermediate performance skills may be interested in a special class forming at Mississippi State.
MSU to provide uplinked video of investiture (10/09/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
The Mississippi State University Television Center will provide edited video highlights of Friday's [Oct. 16] investiture activities for MSU's 19th president Mark Keenum.
Higher ed schools join for NSF-funded project (10/09/2009) Writer: Robbie Ward
Mississippi State is the lead organization among four higher education institutions involved in a $20 million National Science Foundation cooperative agreement to help the state become a national leader in computer modeling and simulation of complex systems.
U.S., state officials attending MSU investiture (10/08/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Next week's investiture of Mark E. Keenum as Mississippi State's 19th president will include members of Mississippi's congressional delegation and Gov. Haley Barbour, among other special guests.
'Doing Business with MSU' program seeks responses (10/08/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
Officials at Mississippi State are seeking input from existing and prospective commercial vendors.
Florist marks 75th year with several public events (10/08/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The center of Mississippi State's unique floral management academic program celebrates its 75th anniversary Oct. 30 with several special public activities.
'Narratives' to showcase historical structures (10/07/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
An exhibition opening Monday [Oct. 12] at Mississippi State will feature a watercolor series on historical structures around the state.
Funny 'arsenic' dose leads Theatre MSU season (10/07/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A smash-hit 1940s Broadway black comedy still popular with audiences is launching the 2009-10 theatrical season at Mississippi State.
'End of the Roman Empire' begins speaker series (10/06/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
Noted British historian and author Adrian Goldsworthy will be guest speaker Wednesday [Oct. 14] when Mississippi State's Institute for the Humanities launches its 2009-10 Distinguished Speaker Series.
Jeter and Jackson named 2009 Mr. and Miss MSU (10/06/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Seniors Blake Jeter of Brandon and Tiffany M. Jackson of Ocean Springs are the 2009 Mr. and Miss Mississippi State University.
MSU 2009 Homecoming Queen and Court (10/05/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Senior Tyler Kellum of Tupelo is the 2009 Homecoming Queen at Mississippi State University.
MEDIA ADVISORY: MSU unveiling new 'EcoCAR' (10/02/2009) Writer: Robbie Ward
Mississippi State's student automotive design team unveils Wednesday [Oct. 7] its entry for the international EcoCAR competition.
Scientists issue warning for some bad 'ambrosia' (10/01/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
A team of Mississippi State entomologists is confirming the arrival on the Gulf Coast of an insect threat that could cause extinction of an entire tree species.
Name change reflects impact of aquaculture (10/01/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State's wildlife and fisheries department is changing its name to reflect the state aquaculture industry's importance and the university's role in its continuing development.
Top Miss. justice to be honored by student group (09/30/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The chief justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court is the 2009 selection for Mississippi State's annual judicial recognition.
Student forestry group 'tops' for a decade (09/30/2009) 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.
Starkville-MSU Symphony plans children's concert (09/29/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
.--"Tubby the Tuba" will be the premier attraction when the Starkville-Mississippi State University Symphony Association presents a series of children's concerts next month.
Veterans invited to 'special night' in early Oct. (09/28/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State is joining with the Mississippi Department of Employment Security to hold a special Oct. 7 information-sharing program for military veterans.
Famous Maroon Band announces two October events (09/25/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
As part of two home football games next month, Mississippi State is sponsoring several welcoming events for high school musicians and family members of the Famous Maroon Band.
Kappa Sigma fraternity receives MSU sanctions (09/25/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
As the result of a Sept. 18 incident and subsequent campus investigation, the Kappa Sigma fraternity at Mississippi State is being placed on probation through May 15, 2010.
NSF funds MSU-led research training (09/25/2009) Writer: Robbie Ward
A recent National Science Foundation grant of nearly $452,000 to Mississippi State is supporting a collaborative student research and mentoring program with three other Mississippi institutions.
Miss. Horse Park announces big 10-candle 'blowout' (09/24/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
The Mississippi Horse Park adjacent to Mississippi State University celebrates its 10th anniversary next weekend with a three-day fair featuring professional bull riding, carnival rides, live entertainment, harness racing, and a 5K run.
Public events announced for MSU Leadership Summit (09/23/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Two days of panel discussions, individual presentations and breakout sessions at Mississippi State next week will address the topic "Creating the New Economy."
Institutions join to 'dry' underage alcohol flow (09/23/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
With a U.S. Education Department grant of more than $355,000, Mississippi State is leading a three-university coalition titled "Stay Dry: Mississippi Coalition of Partners in Prevention."
Students awarded Tillman Military Scholarships (09/23/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Nine Mississippi State students are among the inaugural group receiving national university scholarships awarded in memory of NFL player and late Army Ranger Pat Tillman.
Thibaudeau named honors college associate director (09/22/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
Giselle Thibaudeau is the new associate director of Mississippi State's Shackouls Honors College.
MSU weekend incident under investigation (09/22/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A weekend incident involving Mississippi State's Kappa Sigma fraternity chapter that may involve possible violation of university policies is under investigation.
MSU announces game day adjustments (09/21/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
With record fan attendance Sept. 5 at the home football opener and the resulting congestion leading to campus, Mississippi State is adjusting traffic management strategies to improve vehicle flow for Saturday's [Sept. 26] game.
Artist, illustrator to speak, lead portrait demo (09/21/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Alexander Bostic, an artist educated at the Pratt Institute and Syracuse University, will be featured in two public programs Thursday [Sept. 24] at Mississippi State.
Lyceum Series brings international flavor (09/17/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Performing artists ranging from a Russian chamber ensemble to a Japanese martial arts drum troupe will be part of Mississippi State's 2009-10 Lyceum Series.
Phi Kappa Phi chapter listed among U.S. elite (09/17/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
The Phi Kappa Phi honor society at Mississippi State is among five nationwide receiving Chapter of Excellence awards.
Researcher to discuss slave trade abolition (09/16/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A Columbia University historian of the early British empire's efforts to abolish the African slave trade will discuss his research Wednesday [Sept. 23] at Mississippi State.
HealthSouth fraud eyewitness speaking at MSU (09/16/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A Thursday [Sept. 24] public program at Mississippi State is featuring an eyewitness' account of how the collapse of Birmingham, Ala.-based HealthSouth became one of the biggest corporate frauds in history.
MSU report: Need for more docs predicted (09/15/2009) Writer: Robbie Ward
Mississippi's need for more practicing physicians could increase by more than 400 if mandates in President Barack Obama's health care proposals are approved, a Mississippi State study finds.
EMCC joins MSU-led regional library consortium (09/14/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Administered and maintained by Mississippi State, the Golden Triangle Regional Library Consortium is adding East Mississippi Community College as its newest member.
MSU offers seminars in compressed-air management (09/14/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
Mississippi State's Bagley College of Engineering and its Industrial Outreach Service are joining with the U.S. Energy Department to offer a pair of specialized fall workshops at the university.
MSU begins offering 10-week adult piano classes (09/11/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Beginning Sept. 21, Mississippi State will offer a limited-member series of 10 adult evening classes on the basics of playing the piano.
MSU announces all-time high enrollment (09/11/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Surpassing its historic high numbers last year, Mississippi State is announcing a fall semester enrollment of 18,601, a 4.4 percent increase over 2008.
Fraternity receives sanctions following incident (09/11/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Following a Sept. 3 incident and subsequent investigation, the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity at Mississippi State is being placed on probation through May 15, 2010.
Fall previews scheduled for future MSU students (09/10/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Sept. 21 and Oct. 12 are the dates of Mississippi State's 2009 Fall Preview Days for prospective students.
Jazz, other tunes to highlight 'Pops on the Plaza' (09/08/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
The Starkville-Mississippi State University Symphony will be joined Sept. 29 by the city-campus' Brass Quintet for a performance at the downtown Cadence Bank plaza.
MSU prof tapped for leadership team (09/04/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Tim Barnett of Mississippi State's College of Business is a newly elected member of the Southern Management Association's leadership team.
Investigation continues in MSU fraternity incident (09/03/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
The Mississippi State University Police Department continues an investigation begun Wednesday [Sept. 2] resulting from a weekend party at a campus fraternity house.
National political geography to be explored (09/03/2009) Writer: Robbie Ward
An internationally recognized analyst will discuss modern U.S. political geography during a Tuesday [Sept. 8] public program at Mississippi State.
MSU to launch 'Exercise is Medicine' campaign (09/03/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
Mississippi State is joining a national health campaign organized by the American College of Sports Medicine and American Medical Association.
Professor assists with storm water planning (09/02/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Extreme storm events striking large municipalities often create challenges for quickly moving accumulated rainwater away from business and residential areas, as well as high-traffic thoroughfares.
MSU home football opener to feature 3 bands (09/01/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
Football fans attending Mississippi State University's Saturday [Sept. 5] season-opening game with Jackson State University will be treated to a special halftime program.
Riley Foundation gift to expand MSU-Meridian (09/01/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
The Riley Foundation has committed $4.5 million to MSU to expand its presence in downtown Meridian. The gift includes the donation of the Newberry Building, a historical landmark adjacent to the MSU Riley Center, and scholarships for MSU-Meridian.
EPA gives MSU 'green light' to offer training (09/01/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The Safety and Environmental Unit at Mississippi State now is accredited by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
With fans' help, football game days to get greener (08/31/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Football game days at Mississippi State are getting greener this fall thanks to a new initiative developed by the athletic department and the university's Environmental Collaborative Office.
MSU, University of West Alabama announce program (08/31/2009) Writer: Robbie Ward
Mississippi State University's Bagley College of Engineering is forming an interstate partnership to enable some students at the University of West Alabama to also earn an MSU engineering degree.
Aiding MSU veterans, others (08/31/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
The Student Veterans Association at Mississippi State is receiving a $3,000 grant from the university's Center for America's Veterans to support campus and community outreach initiatives.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Indian diplomat to speak (08/28/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A senior diplomat with the Embassy of India to the U.S. is visiting Jackson next week.
MSU 'flashers' illuminate athletics in exhibition (08/28/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A two-month exhibition of photographs capturing the panorama of Mississippi State game-day athletics debuts Friday [Sept. 4] in the university's Colvard Student Union.
Winner of Homecoming Poster Design Contest (08/28/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
Senior Rebecca L. Long of Brandon (c) is the winner of Mississippi State's 2009 Homecoming Poster Design Contest.
MSU-NSF seeks to understand tree reproduction (08/27/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A Mississippi State forestry faculty member is receiving $500,000 from the National Science Foundation to gain a better understanding of how trees initiate sexual reproduction.
Professor selected as journal editor, times two (08/26/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
James J. "Jim" Chrisman's recent selection as the associate editor of the Journal of Business Venturing is an additional honor for the Mississippi State University management professor.
MSU, Army combine forces in vehicle safety program (08/25/2009) Writer: Robbie Ward
Officials at Mississippi State University's Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems are anticipating the expansion of a $75 million partnership with the U.S. Army to improve the battlefield effectiveness of ground vehicles.
Benefit by musicians supports Haitian school band (08/24/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
The head of Mississippi State's music department and an Atlanta choirmaster are joining for a Sept. 10 benefit to aid Haitian students.
Miss. SEC universities part of new Web site (08/21/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Mississippi State and the University of Mississippi are joining with the 10 other Southeastern Conference institutions in the launch of a new SEC Academic Network.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Waveland balloon launch Tuesday (08/20/2009) Writer: Robbie Ward
Early next week, a team of Mississippi State and other undergraduate and graduate student researchers with the university's Northern Gulf Institute will release weather tracking balloons used to help forecast hurricanes.
ExxonMobil alumni 'match' program continues flow (08/18/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Alumni and friends of Mississippi State employed by ExxonMobil continue to support the university in a big way.
New program, policies help improve ethical culture (08/17/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
With the Monday [Aug. 17] start of the fall semester, Mississippi State unveils a new training program, reporting system and policy changes to better promote ethics and integrity at the university.
Achieving student being honored by PGA (08/14/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
For the second straight year, the Professional Golfers' Association of America is naming a Mississippi State senior No. 1 on its list of national professional golf management majors.
Martin Center, Baptist DeSoto form partnership (08/13/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
Mississippi State's T.K. Martin Center for Technology and Disability is joining with the Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto to open the university center's first satellite location.
Tucci named MSU-Meridian dean, executive director (08/12/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The head of the business division at Mississippi State University-Meridian now is the Lauderdale County campus' new dean and executive director.
MSU administrator receives high honor (08/10/2009) Writer: Robbie Ward
The head of Mississippi State's department of agricultural and biological engineering is a new Fellow of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.
Amy Tuck among 'leading business women' (08/07/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Amy Tuck, special assistant to the president at Mississippi State University, is among 50 professionals in the 2009 "Leading Business Women in Mississippi" program.
Museum exhibit includes works by Marita Gootee (08/07/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
A senior Mississippi State professor is among 10 Mississippians whose work is being featured in the Mississippi Museum of Art's 2009 Mississippi Invitational.
MSU gets Top 20 'best-buy' listing in Forbes (08/06/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
Forbes magazine is ranking Mississippi State among the top 20 of its top 100 best college buys in America.
Teen black belt to lead program on self-defense (08/06/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
An Oregon teenager who launched an international self-defense training program for young girls speaks Monday [Aug. 10] at Mississippi State.
MSU students, community urged to join Flu WATCH (08/04/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Coinciding with the arrival of students moving into residence halls Aug. 8, Mississippi State University is launching a major health awareness program to emphasize precautions that can help prevent H1N1 and seasonal flu.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Keenum to lead groundbreaking (08/03/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
On Aug. 10, Mississippi State president Mark Keenum officially launches the university's annual Service Dawgs Day, followed by breaking ground on the Maroon Edition Habitat for Humanity home.
Gregory Bohach named new MSU ag vice president (08/03/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A senior agriculture administrator at the University of Idaho is the new vice president for one of Mississippi State University's oldest academic units.
MHP, MSU develop pilot computer-reporting system (07/31/2009) Writer: Robbie Ward
Increasing the number of Mississippi Highway Patrol troopers at locations and times when and where there may be a higher of degree accidents with fatalities can save lives.
MSU students among top national group (07/27/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
Two Golden Triangle seniors at Mississippi State are Top 10 winners in competition sponsored by the world's largest business career student organization.
Arts Commission supports special assistance center (07/24/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
Mississippi State is receiving a $4,000 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission.
Cricket tourney welcomes teams, general public (07/23/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
Players from Alabama to Texas will be at Mississippi State this weekend when the university's Cricket Club sponsors the 2009 Bulldawg Championship Trophy Tournament.
Researcher earns key role in Jewish film festival (07/21/2009) Writer: Harriet Laird
The Mississippi State-based author and biographer of 1950s TV sitcom star Gertrude Berg is helping bring the controversial broadcasting icon back to life at the 29th annual San Francisco Jewish Film Festival.
Maroon Edition volunteer project expands (07/20/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
The Maroon Edition First-Year Reading Experience at Mississippi State is joining with Starkville Habitat for Humanity to add a service learning component to the new program.
Gift by Jackson-based organization to impact MSU (07/17/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Major support provided recently by a Jackson philanthropic organization will benefit both academic and athletic programs at Mississippi State.
Video highlights activities of MSU, Starkville (07/16/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A new five-minute video commissioned by Mississippi State President Mark Keenum is highlighting the arts, museums, outdoor recreation, athletic events, and other quality-of-life aspects of the university and Starkville communities.
MSU announces major 2009 fall semester dates (07/16/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
--Aug. 17 is the first class day of Mississippi State's 2009 fall semester.
Regional teachers complete high-tech training (07/15/2009) Writer: Robbie Ward
Twenty-nine educators from Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, and Tennessee are graduates of the 2009 Bioinformatics Workshop at Mississippi State.
Defying national trend, fundraising continues 'up' (07/14/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
While many U.S. universities and charities are experiencing dips in private donations, Mississippi State is marking the third-highest giving year in its 131-year history.
MSU welcoming new students with local 'Send-Offs' (07/13/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State is announcing the dates and locations of 2009 summer "Send-Off" parties for new students coming to the university in August.
Residents indicate 'positive' consumer sentiments (07/13/2009) Writer: Harriet Laird
Second-quarter results from the Mississippi Index of Consumer Sentiment show an overall 5.47 percent increase, according to a new online business forecasting report.
Finalists interviewing for Meridian leader post (07/10/2009) Writer: Harriet Laird
A search committee for the new position of dean and executive director of Mississippi State University-Meridian is announcing the names of three finalists.
MSU announces inauguration of President Keenum (07/08/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Mississippi State formally will inaugurate its 19th president in Oct. 16 campus ceremonies.
Darrel Schmitz receives professional recognition (07/08/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The head of Mississippi State's geosciences department is a new Fellow of the Geological Society of America.
Magazine profiles MSU in top-tier art programs (07/07/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
After noticing the national awards, number of published submissions and originality of work being generated by Mississippi State students, one of the nation's top graphic design magazines took a closer look at what's happening at the Starkville university.
Six freshmen named Distinguished Scholars (07/06/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Six recent high school graduates from the Magnolia, Bayou, Bluegrass, and Peach states are receiving Mississippi State's most prestigious scholarships.
MSU joins Veterans Affairs Yellow Ribbon Campaign (07/02/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
Mississippi State now is part of a national effort to help ease the financial burden of out-of-state residents with Chapter 33 GI Bill benefits seeking a higher education.
MSU doctoral student helps FBI identify threat (07/01/2009) Writer: Robbie Ward
A Mississippi State computer science major's cooperation with the FBI is leading to the arrest of a Texan accused of planning a major computer "hack" of a Dallas medical facility.
Madison student receives award named for alumna (06/30/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State today [June 30] announced the inaugural selection for a scholastic award that honors the former leader of a subsidiary of the nation's second-largest nuclear generator.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Miss MSU send-off event (06/26/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A public send-off reception and trunk show for Sarah Beth James, Miss Mississippi State University 2009, will take place Wednesday [July 1] on campus.
Thomas Bourgeois promoted to dean of students (06/24/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A seasoned Mississippi State administrator is moving up in the university's Division of Student Affairs.
MSU announces alumni leaders, looks to 125th year (06/23/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
As the Mississippi State University Alumni Association welcomes new officers for the national board of directors, it also is preparing to observe 125 years of service to the land-grant institution and its graduates.
Business program makes the 'final four' list (06/22/2009) Writer: Harriet Laird
The number of students enrolled in Mississippi State's academic program in risk management, insurance and financial planning makes it the fourth largest undergraduate program of its type in the country.
Getting ready for summer--and, maybe, a hurricane (06/19/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
With the arrival of summer, Mississippians begin planning outdoor activities.
Always be 'sun-wise' after sunrise (06/19/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
Who doesn't enjoy spending hot summer days splashing in a pool, reeling in a fish at the lake, playing volleyball in the sand, or grilling hotdogs on the patio?
U.S. Grant collection makes public debut Tuesday (06/17/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
Mississippi State is announcing a special Tuesday [June 23] open house at the university's Mitchell Memorial Library to view material related to the military career and presidency of Ulysses S. Grant.
Higher education grants going to Miss. communities (06/16/2009) Writer: Harriet Laird
The Mississippi Higher Education Initiative is awarding Access to Higher Education grants to seven North and Central Mississippi communities.
EcoCar team continues winning ways in challenge (06/12/2009) Writer: Robbie Ward
A Mississippi State student team holds third-place honors among 17 North America institutions in the 2009 finals of "EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge."
Departments collaborate to offer wise 'CHOICES' (06/12/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
The health education and wellness and athletic departments at Mississippi State are receiving a $30,000 NCAA grant to develop projects designed to reduce alcohol abuse among the entire student body.
Interconnections provide stability for forestry (06/11/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
As links in a chain provide support and stability, so can "business clusters" for the forest products industry, according to a new report by Mississippi State's Forest and Wildlife Research Center.
Maritime expansion topic of June MSU conference (06/11/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
An international conference at Mississippi State next week will examine the maritime capacity building of the U.S., Japan, Australia, and other major ocean-focused nations.
Graduate students sweep bioproducts competition (06/09/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Three Mississippi State graduate students are top winners in the visual display category of the eighth annual Southern BioProducts and Renewable Energy Conference.
Historian Will Hay honored by British (06/08/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A recently promoted associate professor at Mississippi State is a newly elected Fellow of Britain's Royal Historical Society.
New book prescribes habitat management (06/05/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A new book by two Mississippi State faculty members is examining more than a half-century of research on wildlife habitat enhancement techniques used for areas often given little or no consideration.
Cathy Grace to lead childhood policy effort (06/04/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
The founding director of the Early Childhood Institute at Mississippi State is being tapped to direct the early childhood development policy program of a national advocacy organization.
Florist offers help, incentive for 'vase hoarders' (06/03/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Attention, flower-vase hoarders!
Local students selected for research award (06/02/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Five upperclassmen from Mississippi, Alabama and Kansas in Mississippi State's Shackouls Honors College are receiving awards to support their summer research projects.
Business college benefits from Rouse gift (06/01/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Continuing close ties with Mississippi State, a Houston, Texas, couple is providing $500,000 to the university for recruiting and retaining high-caliber business faculty members.
MSU beginning search for university provost (05/28/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Mississippi State soon will begin a national search to identify a new provost, university President Mark Keenum announced Thursday.
Students named to Beta Gamma Sigma honor society (05/28/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
Some 90 academically achieving juniors, seniors, graduate students, and doctoral graduates in Mississippi State's College of Business are new members of the university chapter of the Beta Gamma Sigma international honor society.
Honor society recognizes two business majors (05/27/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
Two Mississippi State business majors are being recognized by the university's chapter of an international business honor society.
MSU research numbers: 'Movin' on up' (05/26/2009) Writer: Robbie Ward
Mississippi State's Bagley College of Engineering now ranks 34th among all engineering colleges nationally in research and development expenditures.
Information offices score big in state competition (05/22/2009) Writer: Harriet Laird
Communication staff members from four Mississippi State University departments are winners of nearly 50 top creative awards presented by the College Public Relations Association of Mississippi.
Faculty, students part of La. archaeological dig (05/21/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
Archaeologists and students from Mississippi State University and the University of Louisiana at Monroe are joining for a summer dig next month at the nationally famous Poverty Point State Historic Site.
Shane Burgess selected for Powe research award (05/15/2009) Writer: Robbie Ward
A systems biology researcher at Mississippi State is receiving the university's 2009 Ralph E. Powe Research Excellence Award.
Steele to serve as interim VP for research (05/14/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A veteran faculty member and administrator is being named interim vice president for research and economic development at Mississippi State University.
Texas foundation joins Medallion Scholars program (05/14/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The Houston, Texas-based Madison Charitable Foundation is providing additional support for an ongoing scholarship initiative at Mississippi State.
Landscape architecture program gets very high rank (05/13/2009) Writer: Robbie Ward
A national architecture and design publication is ranking Mississippi State's landscape architecture department near the top nationally in two key categories.
Education honor society taps local students at MSU (05/12/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Some 30 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.
Early registration urged for floral design program (05/11/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State is announcing dates for the popular, limited capacity floral design workshop held each summer for professionals and pre-professionals.
Local graduates of executive development institute (05/08/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
More than 30 government administrators and other professionals are new graduates of the State Executive Development Institute.
MSU to begin search for Meridian campus leader (05/07/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Reflecting its renewed emphasis on growth and enhancement of its Meridian presence, Mississippi State University soon will begin a national search for a new dean of the university's 800-student upper-level campus.
MSU student online entrepreneurs honored (05/06/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Fourteen Mississippi State students are being recognized and rewarded for their creativity in developing online businesses.
Regional biomass conference taking place in May (05/04/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
Applications are being accepted for the eighth annual Southern BioProducts and Renewable Energy Conference taking place later this month in Jackson.
Two at MSU among business ed group leaders (05/04/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
A Mississippi State professor and one of her students are recent selections for key leadership roles with a national business education honor society.
Winter addresses MSU grads, Fred Carl honored (05/02/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Former governor William Winter told Mississippi State graduates Saturday they must spend the rest of their lives seeking "the highest office" to which anyone may aspire.
Additional charges filed in Thursday MSU incident (05/01/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
In a follow-up to the early-morning Thursday [April 30] incident at Mississippi State, Danny Solomon is being charged by university police with impersonating a police officer, kidnapping and sexual battery.
MSU student collapses, dies Thursday night (05/01/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Matthew Gatewood, 18, a freshman civil engineering major from Clinton, collapsed suddenly Thursday night [April 30] in his campus residence hall and was rushed to Oktibbeha County Hospital, where shortly thereafter he was pronounced dead.
MEDIA ADVISORY: German diplomat speaks (05/01/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The consul general of Germany to Atlanta will be guest speaker Wednesday [May 6] for the Executive Lecture Forum in Jackson.
Student Association leaders elected for 2009-10 (04/30/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Senior Blake Jeter of Brandon is the new Student Association president at Mississippi State.
Early-morning incident leads to arrest at MSU (04/30/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Mississippi State University police officers arrested a suspect following an early-morning incident Thursday [April 30] near McKee Hall, a university residence facility on East Lee Boulevard.
Starkville-MSU Symphony Chorus to tour 'Broadway' (04/29/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
The Starkville-Mississippi State University Symphony Chorus closes the 2008-09 season with a free May 18 concert at the First United Methodist Church.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Furniture forum displays resources (04/28/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State's Franklin Furniture Institute is inviting state furniture manufacturers, suppliers, retailers, and others to campus May 14 to learn more about numerous university resources and services available to them.
May conference to draw international participants (04/27/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A May 7-9 conference at Mississippi State is expected to draw more than 150 participants from 20 countries and feature more than 100 separate scientific presentations.
MSU announces dates for Project Citizen (04/27/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
May 15 is the registration deadline for a free Mississippi State summer institute for teachers interested in helping promote responsible participation in local and state governments.
SEC schools head to first joint recruitment fairs (04/24/2009) Writer: Harriet Laird
Representatives of Mississippi State and the 11 other Southeastern Conference universities travel north this weekend to hold their first joint student-recruiting fairs in two major cities.
Forecasting group makes big weather statement (04/24/2009) Writer: Robbie Ward
After weeks of thinking constantly about the weather and waking early to check online temperatures, a Mississippi State team is being rewarded with the major honors of a 2009 national weather forecast competition.
MSU shaping future of sea-based missile defense (04/23/2009) Writer: Robbie Ward
Mississippi State's ongoing research into sea-based missile defense interceptors is giving the Defense Department greater flexibility to deal with a variety of international threats.
Wal-Mart Foundation grant to benefit veterans (04/23/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The Wal-Mart Foundation is saluting Mississippi State for success of the G. V. "Sonny" Montgomery Center for America's Veterans and its various programs.
Forest resource major wins in regional competition (04/23/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A doctoral student in Mississippi State's College of Forest Resources is a top research winner in recent regional competition.
Faculty honored for high achievements (04/22/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Six Mississippi State faculty and staff are being honored for high achievements at the conclusion of the university's 2008-09 academic year.
Roger King named permanent CAVS director (04/22/2009) Writer: Robbie Ward
A veteran Mississippi State academic administrator now is the permanent director of the university's Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems.
MSU announces members of engineering honor society (04/22/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
More than 30 Mississippi State students and two university faculty members are 2009 spring initiates of Tau Beta Pi international engineering honor society.
MEDIA ADVISORY: MSU announcing grant for veterans (04/21/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
In ceremonies Thursday [April 23] at Mississippi State, officials will announce a grant from the Wal-Mart Foundation to support the university's G. V. "Sonny" Montgomery Center for America's Veterans.
Police make arrests following Monday night assault (04/21/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Police at Mississippi State, working with local law enforcement officials, are announcing three arrests resulting from a Monday night [April 20] assault and strong-arm robbery on the university's sorority row.
Spring commencement to be held May 2 (04/21/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Former governor William Winter will deliver both commencement addresses May 2 at Mississippi State.
Civic teachers invited to apply for summer program (04/21/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
Applications continue to be accepted from public and private school teachers for a free summer program at Mississippi State providing an in-depth study of the principles and history of the U.S. Constitution.
Preschool gets national stamp of approval (04/20/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
The nation's leading organization for early childhood development is accrediting the Aiken Village Preschool at Mississippi State.
Top professor honored for toxicology leadership (04/17/2009) Writer: Harriet Laird
A William L. Giles Distinguished Professor in Mississippi State's College of Veterinary Medicine is the first woman to receive the international Society of Toxicology's Education Award since its inception in 1975.
Carl Center issues invitation to birthday party (04/17/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
The Carl Small Town Center at Mississippi State celebrates three decades of work with state communities during an April 28 public program on campus.
Ceremony to highlight Earth Day events (04/16/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State's sustainability initiative takes a major step forward Wednesday [April 22] when President Mark E. Keenum signs the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment.
MEDIA ADVISORY: T.K. Martin Friday open house (04/16/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
The T.K. Martin Center for Technology and Disability at Mississippi State University holds an open house tomorrow [Friday, April 17] to showcase various public services it provides.
Business college, BankPlus launch 'Economy Watch' (04/15/2009) Writer: Harriet Laird
Mississippi State today is announcing the operation of a new online business forecasting report.
Students, faculty contribute to photo exhibit (04/14/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Works by two Mississippi State students and two university art faculty members are being accepted into an international photographic exhibition.
Thursday meeting seeks disaster-resistant comments (04/13/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
The second in a series of public meetings this week will receive additional public input as Mississippi State, local and state officials work toward the university's designation as a Disaster-Resistant University.
MSU announces gift of Eudora Welty collection (04/09/2009) Writer: Harriet Laird
Had Eudora Welty lived until Monday [April 13], she would have been 100 years old.
MEDIA ADVISORY: ARC grant has regional impact (04/09/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
During a 1:30 p.m. public program Tuesday [April 14] at Mississippi State, representatives of the federal-state Appalachian Regional Commission will join Sen. Roger Wicker and university President Mark Keenum in announcing a planning grant for the restoration of more than 200 miles of mainline Columbus-to-Greenville railway track.
Equipment donation to Oktibbeha Sheriff's Dept. (04/09/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
An equipment donation earlier this week by Mississippi State is helping the Oktibbeha Sheriff's Department expand its first-aid and life-saving capabilities.
Survey updates student feelings for certain words (04/09/2009) Writer: Robbie Ward
If words were people, then "eloquent," "love" and "symphony" would get dates most Friday nights.
Conservation biologist to lead Carlton lecture (04/08/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The University of Maine's Libra Professor of Conservation Biology will be featured Tuesday [April 14] as part of the university's ongoing Carlton N. Owen Lecture Series.
Rep. Blackburn to sign her new book at ceremony (04/08/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
The recent release of "Life Equity" by Tennessee Republican congressman and Mississippi State alumna Marsha Blackburn will be recognized with an April 20 reception at her alma mater.
Bands welcoming spring with two weeks of concerts (04/07/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The student bands of Mississippi State University will perform on campus in four mid-April concerts.
MEDIA ADVISORY: 'Winnie-the-Pooh' coming to MSU (04/06/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
An award-winning Gulfport performing arts program will present "Winnie-the-Pooh" Wednesday [April 8] as part of the 2009 Children's Reading Conference at Mississippi State University.
Student researcher named Goldwater Scholar (04/06/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A senior wildlife and fisheries major at Mississippi State is a new national Barry M. Goldwater Scholar.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Sexual Assault Awareness Month (04/03/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
April is national Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Mississippi State is sponsoring a series of related events to benefit the campus and local communities.
Nationally recognized poet to lead MSU program (04/02/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
Award-winning author Martha Collins will read from her works in a free Thursday [April 9] program at Mississippi State.
MSU-community symphony program to honor Saunders (04/01/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
The Starkville/Mississippi State University Symphony Orchestra pays tribute to longtime supporters Julia and John Saunders with an April 18 concert.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Missile R&D conference announced (03/31/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker and 3rd District Congressman Gregg Harper will be special guests April 14 when Mississippi State co-sponsors the 2009 Missile Defense Research and Development Conference. "Technology and Public Policy" is the program theme.
Faculty program to 'present' Emily Dickinson (03/27/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A song recital providing an interdisciplinary exploration of Emily Dickinson's life and poetry will be featured April 7 at Mississippi State.
Meridian student honored by young bankers group (03/26/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
Mississippi State banking and finance major Hunter S. Futch is receiving the highest student honor given by the Mississippi Young Bankers organization.
MSU opens vaults, invites public to view treasures (03/25/2009) Writer: Harriet Laird
A varied exhibition--19th century clothing, 500 million-year-old fossils, clocks from the 1700s, and ancient woodworking tools, among others--will be featured for the next eight months at Mississippi State University.
Memphis-area student vying in world essay contest (03/24/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
A Mississippi State history major from Collierville, Tenn., is among semi-finalists in an international essay competition.
One more time: MSU birthday party rescheduled (03/23/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
After last month's bad weather caused a change in plans, Mississippi State is announcing that its 131st birthday celebration will coincide April 16 with Super Bulldog Weekend festivities.
State Senate honors MSU's Radvanyi (03/20/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
The Mississippi Senate this week honored a longtime Mississippi State University professor for his pioneering work in international security studies.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Special program highlights nSPARC (03/20/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
Mississippi State University's National Strategic Planning and Analysis Research Center is sponsoring a program featuring leaders from the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, Mississippi Manufacturers Association, College Board, and Meridian Community College.
Holmes Center program to aid Rape Crisis Center (03/20/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
A group of Mississippi State students, faculty and staff will present a well-known and controversial theatrical production as part of an annual program to raise awareness about violence against women.
Future of U.S., EU economies focus of MSU program (03/19/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
A European political and socio-economic adviser will be the featured guest when the Morris W.H. (Bill) Collins Speaker Series continues Thursday [March 26] at Mississippi State.
International Fiesta to be held next Saturday (03/19/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
The Drill Field at Mississippi State will be the March 28 location for booths and displays representing more than 70 nations as the university sponsors the 19th annual International Fiesta.
'Mauritian Week' at MSU to include noted linguist (03/19/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A researcher of Creole language on Mauritius, an Indian Ocean island east of Madagascar, is joining two other Mauritian scholars and authors at Mississippi State University next week.
Omnibus bill funds 'significant' projects at MSU (03/18/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
The recently passed federal omnibus bill includes funding that will support significant research at Mississippi State University to benefit the state, said two university vice presidents Wednesday [March 18].
Student-based recycling effort making impact (03/18/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
Midway through a national challenge, Mississippi State students have more than 3,400 pounds of trash collected for recycling.
Lyceum Series concludes with 'The Spy' (03/17/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Winner of a Tony Award for Excellence in Theater, The Acting Company concludes Mississippi State's 2008-09 Lyceum Series with its production of "The Spy."
Federally supported project to restore beaches (03/16/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
The Center for Sustainable Design at Mississippi State is receiving $100,000 from the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers to provide landscape design and vegetation for restoring 26 miles of hurricane-damaged coastal beach in Harrison County.
Four at MSU honored for promoting diversity (03/13/2009) Writer: Robbie Ward
Members of the student body, faculty and staff at Mississippi State again are being honored for contributions to a diverse university environment.
Volunteers needed to collect rainfall data (03/13/2009) Writer: Robbie Ward
A Mississippi State-led effort is seeking to recruit additional observers of rainfall amounts throughout the state.
Acclaimed Mauritian author to share works at MSU (03/12/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
An internationally recognized novelist, poet and short story writer from the island nation of Mauritius will be featured March 27 at Mississippi State.
Speakers set for Marszalek history lecture series (03/12/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
A prominent University of Notre Dame historian and a Mississippi State University doctoral candidate will lead the 2009 John F. and Jeanne A. Marszalek Lecture Series.
MSU library honored for Grant papers acquisition (03/12/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
The Mitchell Memorial Library at Mississippi State is being honored with the Mississippi Historical Society's 2009 Award of Merit.
Nobel laureate to visit, lecture, read at MSU (03/11/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
The French novelist who recently received one of the world's most prestigious honors comes to Mississippi State later this month for a week of public lectures, meetings with students and book signings, along with a personal immersion in Southern culture.
It's March, time once more for 'Ragtime Jazzfest' (03/10/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
World-renowned musicians again will be performing during the 2009 Charles Templeton Ragtime Jazz Festival March 27 and 28 at Mississippi State University.
Classical military historian, author to speak (03/09/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A prominent military historian and author of six books on ancient wars will speak March 24 at Mississippi State.
'State of the Future' campaign ends successful run (03/06/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State is announcing the conclusion of the university's seven-year capital campaign, with more than $462 million received in private gifts and pledges.
Alum adds property to Bulldog Forest Program (03/05/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A Mississippi State alumnus now residing in coastal Texas is making a very personal gift to the university: South Mississippi farmland that has been in his family since 1900.
High schoolers: Design Discovery camp announced (03/04/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State's program for prospective students considering the study of architecture and interior design will be held June 12-19.
Forest resources faculty member honored, promoted (03/03/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Richard M. Kaminski is being named holder of the James C. Kennedy Endowed Chair in Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation in Mississippi State's College of Forest Resources.
Nominations sought for commission on women honors (03/03/2009) Writer: Harriet Laird
Friday [March 6] is the nomination deadline for the 2009 Outstanding Woman Awards, an annual recognition program of the President's Commission on the Status of Women at Mississippi State.
International business honors golf course director (03/02/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
Mississippi State's director of golf is being honored by the Callaway Golf Co.
Survey shows students engaged in learning, service (03/02/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Based on responses from more than 1,700 randomly selected participants, Mississippi State University students are engaged in service and learning activities at rates higher than the national averages.
Mike Huckabee to be part of Insurance Day (02/27/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Former Arkansas governor and U.S. presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee will be among the featured speakers for Mississippi State's 22nd annual Mississippi Insurance Day.
IMMEDIATE MEDIA ALERT: Birthday party changed (02/26/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Predictions for strong thunderstorms are altering Mississippi State's plans for a Friday [Feb. 27] celebration of the university's 131st birthday celebration.
Memorial service Friday morning for late professor (02/26/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A memorial service at Mississippi State is being held Friday [Feb. 27] for a university faculty member in the geosciences department.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Community leaders attend seminar (02/26/2009) Writer: Robbie Ward
Dozens of Mississippi government and community leaders will be at Mississippi State next week for a daylong seminar.
Student affairs administrator honored by peers (02/25/2009) Writer: Harriet Laird
Lisa Harris isn't afraid of change; in fact, she embraces it.
Symphony association holds 'Big Band' event (02/24/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
Award-winning Biloxi crooner David Delk will be featured March 7 when the Starkville-Mississippi State University Symphony Association presents the "Skylighters Canteen Ballroom Affair."
Lori Bruce named associate dean of engineering (02/23/2009) Writer: Robbie Ward
A Mississippi State electrical engineering professor now is associate dean for research and graduate studies at the university's Bagley College of Engineering.
Furniture export resource office established (02/23/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State's Franklin Furniture Institute is joining with state and federal agencies to form the Export Resource Service.
MBJ 'Top 40 Under 40' includes Jack McCarty (02/20/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A veteran Mississippi State fundraiser is among young professionals being selected for the long-running recognition program of a Jackson-based business publication.
MSU uses computer technology to examine hurricanes (02/20/2009) Writer: Harriet Laird
Balloons and ground-controlled airplanes may seem like kid toys at birthday or weekend parties, but to Mississippi State researchers, they're not for fun and games.
Improved student union 'showcased' in publication (02/19/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State's extensively renovated and expanded student union building is receiving special recognition from an international organization.
Floral design conference to draw from 10 states (02/19/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Reservations still are being accepted for the 2009 American Institute of Floral Designers/Southern Conference meeting March 6-8 at Mississippi State.
Southeastern think tank recognizes MSU with award (02/18/2009) Writer: Robbie Ward
Mississippi State's Sustainable Energy Research Center is being honored by a regional think tank that works to improve economic opportunities and quality of life.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Senior USAF leader to visit MSU (02/18/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The commanding officer of the U.S. Air Force's Air Education and Training Command will discuss the duties and responsibilities of a leader with several groups of Mississippi State students during a March 5 visit to the university.
MSU announces new foundation board members (02/17/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The Mississippi State University Foundation is announcing five new members of its 44-seat board of directors that guides the fundraising arm of the 131-year-old land grant institution.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Students in Black History program (02/16/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
A group of Mississippi State students are joining Friday [Feb. 20] with students from Starkville's Ward-Stewart Elementary and Henderson Intermediate schools for two free performances celebrating Black History Month.
Mississippi State announces annual birthday bash (02/16/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State marks its 131st birthday with a Feb. 27 celebration on the university's historic Drill Field.
Jazz, surrealism to highlight Lyceum Series event (02/13/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Combining jazz and short films, The Hot Club of San Francisco brings a unique musical and visual combination to Mississippi State University March 5.
Popular writer, social observer coming to MSU (02/13/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The author of four bestselling books and a frequent public radio contributor will read from her latest work, "The Wordy Shipmates," in a free Feb. 25 program at Mississippi State.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Communication Career Fair (02/12/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
Mississippi State's communication department again is joining with the university's Career Center to sponsor the Communication Career Fair.
Tom Lacy receives international engineering honor (02/12/2009) Writer: Robbie Ward
An aerospace engineering faculty member at Mississippi State is being honored for teaching by a leading world engineering organization.
MSU receives national honor for community service (02/11/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
Mississippi State is being named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
MMA chairman honor supports faculty awards (02/10/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A contribution by the outgoing leader of the Mississippi Manufacturers Association is the latest gift for faculty awards in Mississippi State's College of Business.
Public participation invited for disaster planning (02/09/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A series of public meetings over the next several months will invite comments and suggestions as Mississippi State, local and state officials work toward the university's designation as a Disaster-Resistant University.
U.S. ChallengeX-champion MSU begins 'NeXt' project (02/04/2009) Writer: Robbie Ward
About 60 Mississippi State students are preparing to spend three years working to improve "their car" and, in the process, help shape the United States energy policy.
Count Basie Orchestra to swing at Lyceum Series (02/03/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A legendary name in world swing-band history is coming to Mississippi State Feb. 19 as part of the university's Lyceum Series.
Alum, Wicker aide to head MSU external affairs (01/30/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
A Pontotoc native, longtime congressional staffer and Mississippi State alumnus is returning to campus to direct the university's external affairs efforts.
'Promising' graduate student named Watson Fellow (01/30/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A Mississippi State graduate student is receiving a $5,000 fellowship awarded by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.
Shepard assumes new duties at forest resources (01/29/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The Mississippi State forestry department head is being promoted to a new administrative role in the university's College of Forest Resources.
Porter fiction prize winner to share her works (01/28/2009) Writer: Harriet Laird
Award-winning fiction author Kelly Magee reads from her works Feb. 5 during the latest event of Mississippi State's 2009 Robert Holland Visiting Writers Series.
Scientist among top U.S. 'stalking' researchers (01/27/2009) Writer: Harriet Laird
As an eager college student in the early 1990s, Colleen Sinclair saw herself entering a professional career as a psychological therapist, putting in long, but rewarding, hours as a counselor to rape victims and battered women.
Army med center, MSU join to train veterans (01/26/2009) Writer: Robbie Ward
Computer science faculty members at Mississippi State soon will be training "wounded warriors" in digital forensics at Walter Reed Army Hospital.
Actor, former first child Steve Ford to lead event (01/23/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The youngest son of President Gerald Ford, now a motivational speaker and advocate for substance abuse awareness, will be featured Feb. 2 in a free program at Mississippi State.
MSU honors engineering donor, other top graduates (01/22/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The namesake of Mississippi State's engineering college is being honored by the university as its 2009 National Alumnus of the Year.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Croatian diplomat visits MSU (01/21/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The Republic of Croatia's ambassador to the United States will visit Mississippi State Wednesday [Jan. 28] before heading to Jackson to speak at a Thursday [the 29th] program.
'Burden of the Humanities' topic of program (01/21/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
Award-winning Tennessee author and historian Wilfred M. McClay will be featured Wednesday [Jan. 28] during a public program at Mississippi State.
Student forestry group maintains high ranking (01/20/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State continues as the home of a top Society of American Foresters student chapter.
Hurricane hunting alumna to share 'Ike' experience (01/16/2009) Writer: Robbie Ward
During a Wednesday [Jan. 21] public program at Mississippi State, a United States Air Force "hurricane hunter" and university graduate discusses her team's role in forecasting Gulf Coast tropical storms.
Puppinis bring close harmonies to Lyceum Series (01/16/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Attired in glamour of the World War II era, a rising British vocal group brings its tongue-in-cheek repertoire of 1940s classics to Mississippi State for a Feb. 5 Lyceum Series performance.
Three faculty members assume new roles (01/15/2009) Writer: Maridith Geuder
Veteran Mississippi State professors of biological sciences, political science and sociology now hold major administrative roles in the university's College of Arts and Sciences.
Leaders for 2009 orientation programs announced (01/14/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Twenty-two top students are leaders of the 2009 orientation programs at Mississippi State.
MSU remembers 'the night Old Main burned' (01/13/2009) Writer: Harriet Laird
Mississippi State University students, employees, alumni, and friends are being invited to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the night Old Main Dormitory was destroyed in a massive fire.
Federal grant helps MSU prepare science teachers (01/12/2009) Writer: Robbie Ward
Having taught science for 22 years at Hawkins Middle School in Scott County, Burnette Hamil is living proof of the impact creative and passionate science teachers can have on students.
MSU, Harvard students help plot Delta 'directions' (01/08/2009) Writer: Harriet Laird
When Emily Broad drove to Clarksdale for the first time in September, she wondered if she had made the right decision.
MEDIA ADVISORY: International educators meeting (01/07/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The 2009 conference of the Mississippi Association of International Educators takes place over two days next month at Mississippi State.
Campus bike fleet hits MSU streets Wednesday (01/06/2009) Writer: Kenneth Billings
Mississippi State students returning Wednesday [Jan. 7] for spring semester classes should find the 832-acre campus a bit easier to traverse with the implementation of the university's new bicycle fleet program.
MSU to hold interest meeting for Korea-Japan tour (01/06/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State students interested in applying for the 2009 Korean Study Tour should make plans to attend an information-sharing meeting Jan. 29.
MSU-organized MLK Breakfast welcomes all Jan. 19 (01/05/2009) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The 15th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Unity Breakfast takes place in two weeks at Mississippi State.