News Article Archive
2014 Press Releases:
Registration for ACLP interest sessions now open (03/11/2014) Writer: Leah Barbour
Appalachian Community Learning Project organizers are recruiting 12 new groups of volunteers to raise their communities' quality of life by improving economic outlooks and neighborhood assets.
Netflix star to be featured in late March (03/11/2014) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A transgender advocate now starring in the "Orange is the New Black" television series will speak March 27 at Mississippi State.
Civil War documentary preview set for March 17 (03/10/2014) Writer: Ben Nagel
Mississippi State University Libraries and the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library will offer a special preview of the new PBS documentary series "Civil War: The Untold Story."
Mago named Fellow in international organization (03/10/2014) Writer: Erin Boozer
An endowed professor in the Bagley College of Engineering is receiving the highest membership honor from an international organization.
Women of Color Summit focuses on education (03/07/2014) Writer: Leah Barbour
More than 550 women gathered at Mississippi State on Thursday and Friday [March 6 and 7] to participate in the university's 2014 Women of Color Summit: "Changing Lives: Destination Success."
MSU joins Generation Study Abroad initiative (03/07/2014) Writer: Allison Matthews
Mississippi State is joining the Institute of International Education's Generation Study Abroad initiative that seeks to double the number of American students studying abroad by decade's end.
Well-known architect welcomed for Jackson event (03/07/2014) Writer: Christie McNeal
Internationally recognized New York architect Charles Renfro is the next guest for the Harrison Lecture Series of Mississippi State's School of Architecture.
Forum examines Mississippi's energy assets (03/06/2014) Writer: Jim Laird
The state of Mississippi is playing a pivotal role as traditional sources of energy get new, high-tech treatment, and the economic impact is expected to be significant here, as well as the nation as a whole.
Keith to serve as interim engineering dean (03/06/2014) Writer: Susan Lassetter
STARKVILLE, Miss.--A Mississippi State department head will serve as interim dean of the Bagley College of Engineering.
I-Day conference welcomes insurance professionals (03/06/2014) Writer: Emily Daniels
For the 27th year, Mississippi State's risk management and insurance academic program is sponsoring what has become one of the South's largest insurance conferences.
MSU administrator member of two national PR boards (03/05/2014) Writer: Allison Matthews
The head of Mississippi State's communication department now serves on two national boards dealing with public relations education.
Senators commemorate 100 years of Extension (03/05/2014)
Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, and Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS), Ranking Member of the Committee, today announced the introduction of a resolution commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, which established the Cooperative Extension System, helping to connect the public to research occurring in the land-grant university system.
MSU hires full-time sign language interpreter (03/05/2014) Writer: Sasha Steinberg
A first full-time sign language interpreter at Mississippi State is beginning his duties with the university's Student Support Services office.
MSU hosts C-SPAN exhibit on 'American Presidents' (03/04/2014) Writer: Meg Henderson
A traveling C-SPAN exhibition titled "American Presidents: Life Portraits" is being co-sponsored at Mississippi State by the University Libraries and Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library.
Gulf Coast exhibit features works by Funderburk (03/04/2014) Writer: Sasha Steinberg
Works of a veteran Mississippi State University art professor are on display through April 30 at the Walter Anderson Museum of Art in Ocean Springs.
Art department presents student juried exhibit (03/03/2014) Writer: Allison Matthews
Mississippi State's art department in the College of Architecture, Art and Design will present the "42nd Student Juried Exhibition" March 4- 28 in the Department of Art Gallery at McComas Hall.
MSU research center to hold Oxford design seminar (03/03/2014) Writer: Christie McNeal
Mississippi State's Carl Small Town Center is holding a March 24 seminar in Oxford titled "Design for Public Officials."
'Invisible Girls' announced for Maroon Edition (03/03/2014) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Sarah Thebarge's "The Invisible Girls: A Memoir" is the 2014 Maroon Edition selection at Mississippi State.
Media Advisory: Symposium on carbon capture (03/03/2014) Writer: Sid Salter
The global impact of transformative technologies and markets for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) -- and Mississippi's leading role in EOR implementation -- will be the focus of a March 6 symposium hosted in Jackson, Miss., by Rice University and Mississippi State University.
Biographer digs into Grant collection for new book (02/28/2014) Writer: Meg Henderson
Not surprisingly, Pulitzer Prize winning author Ron Chernow is calling on the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library at Mississippi State as he conducts extensive research for a forthcoming book.
Music Maker Productions presents Sidewalk Prophets (02/28/2014) Writer: Sasha Steinberg
Sidewalk Prophets, a contemporary Christian group, will perform in concert March 5 at Mississippi State University.
'In the swing': Researchers study science of golf (02/28/2014) Writer: Leah Barbour
From identifying the best golf clubs to improving individual swings, Mississippi State researchers are using science to make golfers' games better.
MSU hosts living legacy of courage, determination (02/27/2014) Writer: Leah Barbour
As the African-American teens approached Little Rock Central High School in fall 1957, a mob protested the "Little Rock Nine" as they sought to defy segregation and become agents of change.
Keenum keynotes at world hunger conference (02/27/2014) Writer: Allison Matthews
STARKVILLE, Miss.--Mississippi State President Mark E. Keenum will serve as keynote speaker this week at a Universities Fighting World Hunger high level dialogue for key stakeholders who are pioneering solutions to one of the world's greatest challenges.
Herrington takes key marketing role at MSU (02/26/2014) Writer: Allison Matthews
Checky Herrington is a new member of Mississippi State's Office of Public Affairs, where he oversees marketing initiatives that support recruitment, growth and advancement goals.
Mississippi State Percussion Ensemble releases CD (02/25/2014) Writer: Sasha Steinberg
The Mississippi State University Percussion Ensemble recently released its debut CD, "Under a Southern Sky."
Alternate routes lead to teacher certification (02/25/2014) Writer: Leah Barbour
Mississippi State offers three online alternate routes to teacher certification for prospective Magnolia State teachers who already hold bachelor's degrees.
Ragtime and Jazz Festival announced for March (02/24/2014) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The Gatsby Gala, a 1920s-inspired fashion show, kicks off the 2014 Charles Templeton Ragtime Jazz Festival at Mississippi State.
MSU recognized again for return on investment (02/24/2014) Writer: Harriet Laird
For the second time in a year, Mississippi State is ranked among top U.S. public universities for return on investment, making the BestValueSchools.com Southern U.S. Region listing at No. 11.
MSU named a top school for cybersecurity (02/24/2014) Writer: Leah Barbour
Information-technology security professionals agree: Mississippi State University features one of the nation's best cybersecurity programs.
Mississippi State marks 136th year (02/24/2014) Writer: Amy Cagle
Mississippi State University will celebrate the 136th anniversary of its creation with a Friday, Feb. 28 birthday party given by the university's alumni association.
Students discuss importance of education (02/21/2014) Writer: Caron Blanton
Students from all eight public universities in Mississippi discuss the important role education plays in their own lives, the lives of the fellow students and the future of the state in a video recently posted.
Theatre MSU: "…And the Rain Came to Mayfield" (02/21/2014) Writer: Allison Matthews
Theatre MSU continues its 50th season with a production that is included as one of the university's Black History Month activities sponsored by African American Studies and the Holmes Cultural Diversity Center.
Sullivan named IHL Diversity Educator of the Year (02/20/2014) Writer: Allison Matthews
Rani Warsi Sullivan, a Mississippi State associate professor of aerospace engineering, today [Feb. 20] was named the 2014 Diversity Educator of the Year by the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning.
Autism clinic expands school psychology services (02/20/2014) Writer: Allison Matthews
Families with children who struggle with autism and other developmental disabilities have a new resource at Mississippi State University.
MSU students learn while teaching stocks to youth (02/20/2014) Writer: Leah Barbour
Even before they graduate, many Mississippi State University technology teacher education students have an opportunity to provide special instruction in a complex subject.
Sen. Cochran talks with MSU ag division students (02/19/2014) Writer: Allison Matthews
The state's senior U.S senator was at Mississippi State Wednesday [Feb. 19] to participate in a roundtable discussion of U.S. farm policy with some of the university's top agriculture, forestry and veterinary medicine majors.
Collegiate Recovery Community sponsors guests (02/19/2014) Writer: Leah Barbour
Mississippi State's Collegiate Recovery Community continues its efforts to encourage understanding and offer support with a free, public discussion led by a tight-knit family formerly of Starkville.
Dan Rather relates leadership principles at MSU (02/18/2014) Writer: Allison Matthews
Dan Rather related stories of some of the world's most influential leaders and shared his experiences as a reporter who landed his dream job during his talk at Mississippi State Tuesday [Feb. 18] evening.
The Neighbourhood to play Old Main Music Festival (02/18/2014) Writer: Amelia Treptow
Mississippi State's Student Association and the campus Music Maker Productions are bringing The Neighbourhood to perform for 2014 Old Main Music Festival.
Gallery seeks 'Vinyl Revival' submissions (02/18/2014) Writer: Allison Matthews
"Vinyl Revival," a collection of vinyl records "with a sense of style," goes on exhibit Feb. 28 at Mississippi State.
Interior lighting authority to speak at MSU (02/17/2014) Writer: Leah Barbour
An internationally respected lighting engineer, experienced as an architect and an interior designer, will visit Mississippi State as part of the university's 2014 Interior Design Lecture Series.
Art gallery exhibit presents sculptures by alumna (02/17/2014) Writer: Amelia Treptow
The Colvard Student Union Art Gallery is presenting "Heady Mettle," an exhibit displaying the sculpted works of Mississippi State University alumna Laurie Burton.
'Little Rock Nine' member to speak at MSU (02/17/2014) Writer: Leah Barbour
The national Black History Month observance continues at Mississippi State when one of the "Little Rock Nine" visits the university on Feb. 27.
Freedom Riders share experiences in library forum (02/14/2014) Writer: Leah Barbour
Mississippi State University hosted a group of Freedom Riders who shared their experiences on Thursday [Feb. 13] to teach subsequent generations about the many heroes of the civil rights movement.
Poetry and song coming to life at MSU (02/14/2014) Writer: Leah Barbour
Combining poetry with music, Mississippi State's William L. Giles Distinguished Professor Emerita of English will collaborate with the university's music department to offer new interpretations of E.E. Cummings and Robert Frost.
Art majors honored at state collegiate competition (02/14/2014) Writer: Allison Matthews
Mississippi State art majors hold nine of 15 top honors given during the 2014 Mississippi Collegiate Art Competition.
Symphony orchestra to present final season concert (02/14/2014) Writer: Sasha Steinberg
The Starkville-Mississippi State University Symphony Orchestra will perform "German Greatness" during a March 1 concert at the city's First Baptist Church.
Hogan, Walters to be honored by state legislators (02/13/2014) Writer: Sasha Steinberg
Student Association President Michael Hogan and Mississippi State mathematics instructor Kimberly "Kim" Walters are Mississippi State's 2014 HEADWAE student and faculty honorees.
Pa.-based dance ensemble makes return visit to MSU (02/13/2014) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The popular Koresh Dance Company makes a return visit to Mississippi State with a Lee Hall performance during the month's final week.
New MSU faculty art exhibit opens (02/13/2014) Writer: Christie McNeal
Creations by 19 faculty members in Mississippi State's College of Architecture, Art and Design are being featured at the university's Visual Arts Center Gallery.
New grant award funds environmental history study (02/12/2014) Writer: Leah Barbour
History experts at Mississippi State University will play a critical role in a new $5 million National Science Foundation-funded study of South Carolina's Southeast Piedmont region.
MSU resumes normal operations at 5 p.m. on Feb. 12 (02/11/2014) Writer: Sid Salter
Mississippi State University, Starkville campus, will remain closed for campus operations until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12.
Honored architect Julie Eizenberg to speak Friday (02/10/2014) Writer: Christie McNeal
Architect Julie Eizenberg, representing the American Institute of Architects, speaks Friday [Feb. 14] at Mississippi State.
Campus speaker to discuss New Madrid activity (02/10/2014) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Golden Triangle residents might not know about the New Madrid Seismic Zone--and even those who do--may want to hear Greg Hempen's Friday [Feb. 14] address at Mississippi State.
S.M.A.R.T. shuttle system gains increase in riders (02/07/2014) Writer: Sasha Steinberg
During the first three days of the 2014 spring semester, buses of the new Starkville-Mississippi State University Area Rapid Transit carried a total of 15,250 riders.
MSU announces new foundation board members (02/07/2014) Writer: Amy Cagle
The Mississippi State University Foundation is announcing five new members of its 46-seat board of directors.
MSU's Cooley gets reporter's view of Olympics (02/07/2014) Writer: Allison Matthews
As the world turns its attention to Sochi, Russia for the 2014 Olympic winter games, a Mississippi State assistant professor of communication is getting a first-hand look from the sidelines as an Olympic News Service reporter.
Event to celebrate 100 years of MSU ag economics (02/07/2014) Writer: Karen Brasher
A leading environmental economist will be the featured speaker Thursday [Feb. 13] as Mississippi State commemorates the centennial birthday of the agricultural economics department.
Jeanson named OETT director at MSU (02/06/2014) Writer: Jim Laird
Josh Jeanson is the new director of the Office of Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer at Mississippi State, effective Feb. 1.
MSU celebrates Arbor Day with tree planting (02/06/2014) Writer: Karen Brasher
Arbor Day, celebrated for more than 135 years as a special time set aside for tree planting, will be observed Feb. 14 at Mississippi State.
High school students attend MSU leadership event (02/06/2014) Writer: Sasha Steinberg
More than 75 high school juniors and seniors from around the region participated in the 14th annual Donald W. Zacharias Leadership Conference at Mississippi State.
Street named interim center director (02/05/2014) Writer: Jim Laird
The leader of a statewide research institute based at Mississippi State is stepping down.
Trailblazer in MSU history shares experiences (02/05/2014) Writer: Leah Barbour
What Dr. Richard E. Holmes starts, he finishes.
Lyceum event to feature Shakespeare tragedy (02/05/2014) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Shakespeare's popular tragedy that plums the depths of jealously and rage launches the 2014 spring Lyceum Series at Mississippi State.
Suicide-prevention researcher explains mindset (02/04/2014) Writer: Leah Barbour
By better understanding suicidal states of mind, friends and family may identify people at highest risk and help them, an internationally recognized suicide-prevention expert said Monday [Feb. 3] at Mississippi State University.
Research center at MSU helps power jobs initiative (02/04/2014) Writer: Jim Laird
A research center at Mississippi State University is working to help Mississippians find jobs that match their skills.
HCDC seeks to link local families with students (02/04/2014) Writer: Sammy McDavid
A Division of Student Affairs organization at Mississippi State is seeking host families for its Linking Internationals in the Community program.
Concert kicks off WMSV's 20th anniversary (02/04/2014) Writer: Leah Barbour
Mississippi State's radio station WMSV-FM 91.1 begins its 20th anniversary celebration with a Paul Thorn concert at Rick's Café Americain on Saturday [Feb. 8].
Dan Rather to visit MSU for Global Lecture Series (02/03/2014) Writer: Sammy McDavid
One of the major names in U.S. television news history will speak Feb. 18 at Mississippi State.
MSU honors national alumnus, other alumni (02/03/2014) Writer: Amy Cagle
Mississippi State will recognize 1964 physical education graduate and Delta businessman Michael W. "Mike" Sanders of Cleveland as its national alumnus of the year during the Friday [Feb. 7] MSU Alumni Association 2014 awards banquet.
Rotary rodeo coming to Mississippi Horse Park (01/31/2014) Writer: Jennifer Brignac
The annual Rotary Classic Rodeo, a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association event, is coming to the Mississippi Horse Park on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 7-8.
MSU welcomes 120-plus employers for Career Days (01/31/2014) Writer: Sasha Steinberg
Mississippi State students--and alumni--will have the opportunity next week to shake hands and share resumes with employer representatives from around the country.
Public invited to Egyptian consul general's visit (01/31/2014) Writer: Leah Barbour
The Consul General of Egypt will visit Mississippi State for a free, public lecture on Tuesday [Feb. 4].
Hip-hop performer to rap the science of biology (01/31/2014) Writer: Leah Barbour
Award-winning Canadian performance artist Baba Brinkman teaches biology by rapping, and he will soon bring his musical classroom to Mississippi State University.
MSU capital campaign approaches $400 million (01/31/2014)
Mississippi State University's capital campaign continues at a steady pace. As calendar year 2014 began, more than $384 million had been raised toward our $600 million goal.
Berkeley National Lab officials to visit campus (01/30/2014) Writer: Jim Laird
Mississippi State will be host next month to officials from another of the world's leading research facilities.
MSU officials, Brown family honor Rhodes Scholar (01/29/2014) Writer: Allison Matthews
Campus administrators, faculty, friends and family members gathered Tuesday [Jan. 28] to honor Donald M. "Field" Brown, Mississippi State's recently named Rhodes Scholar.
Current library exhibit features 'Game of Change' (01/28/2014) Writer: Ben Nagel
A current exhibit in Mississippi State's Mitchell Memorial Library focuses on the "Game of Change" that occurred during the 1963 NCAA Mideast Regional Basketball Tournament.
Architecture class back from Va. exchange program (01/27/2014) Writer: Christie McNeal
Twelve School of Architecture majors at Mississippi State are back in their university classes after spending the fall semester at the Washington Alexandria Architecture Center in Alexandria, Va.
Crossler shares international honor for research (01/27/2014) Writer: Emily Daniels
A member of Mississippi State University's business faculty is receiving international recognition for research focusing on the increasing need for privacy protection in today's digital society.
Starkville-MSU Symphony Orchestra to give concert (01/24/2014) Writer: Sasha Steinberg
The Starkville-Mississippi State University Symphony Orchestra will perform "Haydn Highlights" during a Feb. 8 concert at the city's First Baptist Church.
Riley Center announces Spring/Summer series (01/24/2014)
Music lovers will not be disappointed by the MSU Riley Center's Spring/Summer Series, which is filled with hitmakers from a variety of genres (and decades), and guaranteed to deliver fantastic entertainment in a beautiful setting. The series kicks off Saturday, March 22, when singing/songwriting veteran (and veritable music royalty) Roseanne Cash comes to town, fresh off the debut of her latest album, "The River & the Thread."
Extreme cold has MSU officials taking precautions (01/23/2014) Writer: Harriet Laird
.--Officials at Mississippi State University are on "high alert" over the next week, taking every precaution against the continuing record low temperatures.
Wicker gets personal tour of Grant Library (01/23/2014) Writer: Allison Matthews
U.S. Senator Roger Wicker was at Mississippi State this week for a special tour of the university-based and nationally recognized Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library.
Holmes to discuss his experiences at MSU (01/23/2014) Writer: Leah Barbour
When Mississippi State admitted its first African-American student in July 1965, no riots or demonstrations erupted as occured on a number of Southern campuses. Instead, approximately 200 whites simply watched as the young man began pursuing his education.
Webb to give recital of music Sunday (01/23/2014) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Tenor and Mississippi State music faculty member Adam Webb gives a campus recital Sunday [Jan. 26] featuring music by Benjamin Britten, Francis Poulenc and Tom Cipullo.
Suicide-prevention expert to speak at MSU (01/22/2014) Writer: Leah Barbour
An international authority in suicide-prevention research will visit Mississippi State in early February to share prevention strategies and increase understanding.
Excellence in Teaching Program recruiting for 2014 (01/22/2014) Writer: Harriet Laird
Mississippi State University currently is seeking "the best and brightest" for its fall 2014 class of Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program Fellows.
'Created Equal' to be screened at MSU Libraries (01/21/2014) Writer: Ben Nagel
Mississippi State University Libraries and the campus African American Studies program is announcing a series of film screenings, scholarly presentations and discussion forums on the history of civil rights in America.
Students gathering this week at MSU for honor band (01/21/2014) Writer: Sasha Steinberg
More than 200 high school musicians from throughout the region will participate Thursday-Saturday [Jan. 23-25] in the 62nd annual Mississippi State University Honor Band Clinic.
'Inspiring' program works to increase STEM study (01/21/2014) Writer: Leah Barbour
Mississippi State earth and space scientists-in-training are collaborating with middle and high school teachers, teaching local students and learning how to communicate complicated concepts.
Tillman Military Scholarship applicants sought (01/21/2014) Writer: Amy Cagle
Mississippi State University is again proud to support the Pat Tillman Foundation by seeking applicants for the Tillman Military Scholarships.
MSU Rhodes Scholar praises MLK at unity breakfast (01/20/2014) Writer: Harriet Laird
Calling it "one of the most important holidays in American history," Mississippi State's 2014 Rhodes Scholar said Monday's annual national celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday is "a testament to the progress America has made" in race relations.
MSU student competes on TBS 'King of the Nerds' (01/17/2014) Writer: Leah Barbour
Mississippi State senior Mary Kate Smith of Madison is one of 11 self-proclaimed nerds competing to become the next "King of the Nerds" on the TBS network reality show.
French named interim director of Stennis Institute (01/17/2014) Writer: Leah Barbour
Replacing W. Martin "Marty" Wiseman as director of Mississippi State's John C. Stennis Institute of Government and Community Development might be a near-impossible challenge.
Philosophy professor surveys political genealogy (01/17/2014) Writer: Leah Barbour
A Mississippi State professor's new book on political genealogy offers useful insights for geographers, historians, sociologists, and political scientists, as well as philosophers.
Pulitzer Prize-winner Butler coming to MSU (01/15/2014) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The winner of a Pulitzer Prize and Guggenheim Fellowship who teaches creative writing in Florida will read from his works Feb. 4 at Mississippi State.
Mississippi State named top recycling institution (01/14/2014) Writer: Allison Matthews
Officials from the Mississippi Recycling Coalition were at Mississippi State Tuesday [Jan. 14] to present the university with the "Educational Institution Recycler of the Year" award.
King earns engineering profession recognition (01/14/2014) Writer: Erin Boozer
A longtime Mississippi State engineering administrator is receiving the highest membership honor of a leading international organization.
MSU Rhodes Scholar to deliver speech at MLK event (01/13/2014) Writer: Leah Barbour
Character, commitment and leadership defined Martin Luther King Jr. as a civil rights trailblazer, and Mississippi State's 2014 MLK Jr. Unity Breakfast will feature a student recognized for demonstrating those same qualities.
CHASES advances partnerships, supports research (01/10/2014) Writer: Leah Barbour
Mississippi State historians continue working with university scientists and librarians, as well as national authorities, to preserve histories of the South's agriculture, science, technology, and environment.
Status improves on MSU residence hall damage (01/08/2014) Writer: Sid Salter
One day after frozen pipes caused by record cold temperatures produced substantial water damage to at least three Mississippi State University residence halls, university officials said the damage was less extensive than originally feared.
MSU broadens research ties with United Nations FAO (01/08/2014) Writer: Sid Salter
During meetings this week in Rome, Mississippi State University officials formally broadened a 2010 agreement to work together with the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on initiatives to address world hunger and poverty.
Distance education programs, students increasing (01/08/2014) Writer: Leah Barbour
As the campus undergraduate population at Mississippi State continues growing, so too are the numbers of students pursuing online bachelor's degrees.
Residence halls damaged by record cold temps (01/07/2014) Writer: Sid Salter
Record cold temperatures produced by the arctic cold front that descended on Mississippi earlier this week also produced substantial water damage to at least three Mississippi State University residence halls, university officials confirmed late Tuesday afternoon.
Marszalek to speak at New York Historical Society (01/03/2014) Writer: Allison Matthews
A Giles Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Mississippi State will be making multiple speaking appearances this spring at the New York Historical Society.
Leadership program announces spring 2014 fellows (01/03/2014) Writer: Morgan Tubbs
Mississippi Stateʼs G. V. "Sonny" Montgomery Leadership Program recently named 45 spring 2014 fellows.