News Article Archive
2015 Press Releases:
MSU student artists take eight state awards (03/02/2015) Writer: Sasha Steinberg
The "best" entry and seven other top award-winning works by Mississippi State art majors are on display through March 13 at The Arts Center of Mississippi in Jackson.
State equine group donates to therapeutic riding center (03/02/2015) Writer: Addie Vaughn
A state horse-owner organization's recent $1,500 gift is helping support operation and outreach activities of the Mississippi State University Extension Service's 4-H Therapeutic Riding and Activity Center.
Diversity efforts create inclusive environment at MSU (02/27/2015) Writer: Leah Barbour
A diverse group of celebrated speakers and successful professionals are packing Mississippi State University's forums, conferences and symposiums exploring inclusion strategies, diversity policies and the unique challenges faced by people of color.
MSU reopens on regular schedule on Friday, Feb. 27 (02/26/2015) Writer: Sid Salter
MSU, all campuses, will reopen on a normal schedule on Friday, Feb. 27.
Book details how Gulf Coast weekly became 'godsend' (02/24/2015) Writer: Sasha Steinberg
The key role a Gulf Coast newspaper played in helping its community recover from Hurricane Katrina is the topic of a new book by a Mississippi State faculty member.
National recognition honors MSU faculty member (02/24/2015) Writer: Allison Matthews
A Mississippi State University political scientist is among 50 recognized recently by the Andrew Goodman Foundation.
MSU-Meridian will open at 9:30 a.m. today [Feb. 24] (02/23/2015) Writer: Lisa Sollie
MSU-Meridian campus will open with a delayed start at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 24.
Jay Burrell, Meredith Jackson assume new ITS roles (02/23/2015) Writer: Sasha Steinberg
Two longtime Mississippi State staff members are being promoted in the university's Information Technology Services division.
MSU to close today at 2 p.m. due to winter weather (02/23/2015) Writer: Sid Salter
MSU will close Monday, Feb. 23, 2015 at 2 p.m. due to winter weather.
MSU student donates trauma kits to campus police (02/20/2015) Writer: Georgia Clarke
A Mississippi State student-founded nonprofit is providing nearly 20 life-saving trauma kits to the university's police department.
MSU graduate student wins national award for research (02/18/2015) Writer: Vanessa Beeson
A Mississippi State graduate student in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is being honored by a national agricultural organization.
Winners announced for Maroon Edition Essay Contest (02/18/2015) Writer: Leah Barbour
Mississippi State students from four Mississippi cities and one in Tennessee are winners of the 2015 Maroon Edition Essay Contest.
New MSU kinesiology doctoral program begins this fall (02/18/2015) Writer: Leah Barbour
Leaders agree, Mississippi State's new doctoral program in kinesiology represents the long-anticipated extension of the university's most popular undergraduate major.
Gatsby Gala, Templeton Ragtime and Jazz Festival return (02/17/2015) Writer: Sasha Steinberg
Officials of Mississippi State University Libraries will hold the ninth annual Charles H. Templeton Ragtime and Jazz Festival March 26-28.
MSU weed science professor named Hartwig chair (02/17/2015) Writer: Vanessa Beeson
An award-winning Mississippi State weed science professor is receiving another high honor, this time in the university's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
MSU on regular schedule on Tuesday, Feb. 17 (02/17/2015) Writer: Sid Salter
Mississippi State University will be open for classes as usual on Tuesday, Feb. 17, including both the Starkville and Meridian campuses.
Harris, Follett to represent MSU as HEADWAE honorees (02/16/2015) Writer: Sasha Steinberg
Student Association President Brett R. Harris and Holland Faculty Senate President Randolph F. "Randy" Follett are Mississippi State's 2015 HEADWAE student and faculty honorees.
MSU-VA partnership announced in veterans' magazine (02/16/2015) Writer: Leah Barbour
VFW Magazine, the national publication for U.S. veterans of foreign wars with a circulation of 1.5 million, heralds Mississippi State University's unique partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in its current issue.
Molecular chemist headlines MSU Veritas Forum Feb. 18 (02/16/2015) Writer: Allison Matthews
A Mississippi State program to be held Wednesday [Feb. 18] will discuss the question, "Does Science Make Faith Obsolete?"
University, First Presbyterian announce music programs (02/13/2015) Writer: Sasha Steinberg
Mississippi State's music department and the Starkville First Presbyterian Church are welcoming an internationally recognized concert pianist, composer, conductor and educator for a concert and two church music workshops.
MSU celebrates Arbor Day, Tree Campus USA designation (02/13/2015) Writer: Sasha Steinberg
Mississippi State officials, along with members of the university's student chapter of the Society of American Foresters and the Campus Tree Advisory Committee, gathered today [Feb. 13] in the Junction to celebrate the land-grant institution's Tree Campus USA designation by the Arbor Day Foundation.
MSU hosts workshop on access to higher education (02/13/2015) Writer: Allison Matthews
The future of higher education access will be examined Tuesday [Feb. 17] at a special Mississippi State public program.
National organization honors Shaw for service (02/13/2015) Writer: Jim Laird
A national organization is honoring Mississippi State's chief research officer for his work addressing one of agriculture's greatest global challenges.
Music department presents 'The Poetry of Walt Whitman' (02/13/2015) Writer: Allison Matthews
Mississippi State's music department will present "The Poetry of Walt Whitman in Song" at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday [Feb. 17] in the Harrison Auditorium of the Giles Architecture Building.
MSU-Meridian celebrates naming of Deen Building (02/12/2015) Writer: Harriet Laird
Mississippi State University honored a longtime philanthropist today [Feb. 12] whose work as president and chairman of the Meridian-based Riley Foundation has greatly impacted education and opportunity in the region.
Mississippi State again among research top 100 (02/11/2015) Writer: Jim Laird
A new report from the National Science Foundation affirms Mississippi State as the Magnolia State's flagship research university.
Texas alum creates petroleum engineering scholarship (02/11/2015) Writer: Addie Vaughn
A recent $25,000 gift from a Houston, Texas, alumnus is making possible a scholarship in Mississippi State's re-established petroleum engineering program.
SSO to perform 'Much Mozart' concert in late February (02/10/2015) Writer: Sasha Steinberg
The Starkville-Mississippi State University Symphony Orchestra will present its first concert of the spring season Feb. 28 in Lee Hall's Bettersworth Auditorium.
MSU to feature prestigious African American collection (02/09/2015) Writer: Leah Barbour
At places like Walt Disney World and the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, more than four million people have viewed The Kinsey Collection's artifacts, manuscripts and art documenting African American history.
Works by MSU faculty artist part of Illinois exhibition (02/09/2015) Writer: Sasha Steinberg
Paintings by a Mississippi State art department faculty member are among a special group on display through Feb. 22 at a national juried exhibition in Illinois.
Annual rodeo takes place Feb. 13-14 at horse park (02/09/2015) Writer: Dana Traywick
The 2015 Starkville Rotary Club Rodeo is coming Friday and Saturday [Feb. 13 and 14] to the Mississippi Horse Park.
Faculty indicate success of MSU's 'Maroon & Write' (02/09/2015) Writer: Leah Barbour
When students articulate their classroom knowledge through writing, studies indicate they tend to understand concepts better.
MSU's Darwin Week lists five days of events (02/07/2015) Writer: Sasha Steinberg
Mississippi State's third annual Darwin Week events begin Sunday [Feb. 8] with a presentation by biological sciences assistant professor Heather Jordan.
MSU mourns death of U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee (02/06/2015) Writer: Sasha Steinberg
U.S. Rep. Patrick "Alan" Nunnelee, R-Tupelo, who recently was re-elected to his third term as Mississippi's 1st Congressional District representative, died today [Feb. 6] at the age of 56 from an inoperable brain cancer and complications from a subsequent stroke, family and staff sources confirmed.
Lyceum Series play features pre-performance dinner (02/06/2015) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State's Lyceum Series program Feb. 16 also will include an off-campus dinner prior to the theatrical performance in the university's historic Lee Hall.
Acclaimed Pa. poet to serve as MSU writer-in-residence (02/05/2015) Writer: Karyn Brown
National award-winning poet Terrance Hayes visits Mississippi State next week [Feb. 9-13] as the writer-in-residence with the College of Arts and Sciences' Institute for the Humanities.
'Memories' concert honors longtime MSU professors (02/05/2015) Writer: Sasha Steinberg
Current and former Mississippi State music department faculty members will help present "Musical Memories," a free Tuesday [Feb. 10] concert at Starkville's First Baptist Church.
MSU researcher among those working on new flu vaccine (02/05/2015) Writer: Karen Templeton
In the midst of one of the worst overall influenza seasons, a Mississippi State researcher is part of an international effort to develop next season's vaccines.
MSU honors national alumnus, others at banquet Friday (02/05/2015) Writer: Amy Cagle
Mississippi State will recognize 1960 chemical engineering graduate Earnest W. "Earnie" Deavenport Jr. of Kiawah Island, South Carolina, as its national alumnus of the year during the Friday [Feb. 6] MSU Alumni Association 2015 awards banquet.
University chef gains culinary certification (02/04/2015) Writer: Sammy McDavid
The executive chef of Mississippi State University Dining now holds Pro Chef II certification from the Culinary Institute of America.
Zacharias conference to host high school students (02/03/2015) Writer: Sasha Steinberg
More than 50 high school juniors and seniors from around the region will participate this weekend in Mississippi State's 15th annual Donald W. Zacharias Leadership Conference.
MSU community service efforts gain national honors (02/03/2015) Writer: Sasha Steinberg
Recognized once again for continuing commitments to community engagement and service-learning, Mississippi State is listed on the latest President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
MSU dean selected for University of Oxford fellowship (02/02/2015) Writer: Leah Barbour
The dean of Mississippi State University's Shackouls Honors College is traveling to England to examine possible connections between MSU's first Rhodes Scholar and the title character of "The Great Gatsby."
Assessment and Testing Services joins national council (01/30/2015) Writer: Allison Matthews
A Mississippi State service department now is associated formally with the prestigious Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education.
MSU exhibit features sound, visual art creations (01/29/2015) Writer: Sasha Steinberg
Works of two Kentucky artists are on display through March 6 at Mississippi State's Visual Arts Center Gallery on University Drive.
MSU genome research grabs national spotlight (01/29/2015) Writer: Jim Laird
Recent findings that shed new light on ancient and modern connections between dinosaurs, crocodiles and birds have Mississippi State scientists playing important roles as the research moves forward.
Mitt Romney: 'America needs heroes' (01/28/2015) Writer: Allison Matthews
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney told a Mississippi State University audience that America needs heroes.
MSU, Moroccan university sign engineering agreement (01/28/2015) Writer: Allison Matthews
Mississippi State University President Mark E. Keenum today [Jan. 28] signed a memorandum of understanding agreement with Université Internationale de Rabat for the implementation of a School of Automotive Engineering at the UIR campus in Rabat, Morocco, jointly delivered by the two institutions.
Alum, renowned scientist Will Carpenter speaks Feb. 5 (01/28/2015) Writer: Karen Brasher
A Mississippi State alumnus and nationally recognized scientist will be featured Thursday [Feb. 5] for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' Charles E. Lindley Lecture.
MSUPD makes arrest in Nov. 8 game day armed robbery (01/28/2015) Writer: Sid Salter
The Mississippi State University Police Department has made an arrest in the Nov. 8 armed robbery incident that took place during the Homecoming football game between MSU and the University of Tennessee-Martin.
USDA official meets with Mississippi partners (01/28/2015) Writer: Nathan Gregory
Lisa Mensah, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's new undersecretary for rural development, visited Mississippi Friday, her first trip since being confirmed to the post.
Georgia educator to discuss 'From DuBois to Newton' (01/27/2015) Writer: Sasha Steinberg
Mississippi State's philosophy and religion department and the university's African American Studies program are announcing the first guest for a spring semester speaker series.
Romney event venue has reached capacity (01/26/2015) Writer: Harriet Laird
Mississippi State welcomes former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney on Wednesday as featured speaker for the university's Global Lecture Series.
MSU band staff welcome high school musicians to clinic (01/26/2015) Writer: Sasha Steinberg
More than 200 high school musicians from throughout the region will participate Thursday-Saturday [Jan. 29-31] in Mississippi State's 63rd annual University Honor Band Clinic.
February rural design workshop to be held in Houston (01/23/2015) Writer: Christie McNeal
Four widely recognized resource experts from around the country will be in Chickasaw County next month for a Citizen's Institute for Rural Design workshop sponsored by Mississippi State's Carl Small Town Center.
'Family weekend' to introduce students' families to MSU (01/23/2015) Writer: Leah Barbour
Families of current Mississippi State University students are invited to campus to learn more about the "true maroon" experience and the Bulldog family.
New MSU exhibit features figure-focused portraits (01/23/2015) Writer: Sasha Steinberg
Works of a Starkville painter are on display through Feb. 27 at Mississippi State's Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery.
MSU holding career workshop for engineers in academe (01/23/2015) Writer: Leah Barbour
The National Science Foundation is funding a free engineering career workshop next week at Mississippi State.
Chinese delegation coming to Tupelo furniture market (01/23/2015) Writer: Karen Brasher
Mississippi furniture manufacturers will have an opportunity to meet with retailers and representatives of furniture associations from China at the Tupelo Furniture Spring 2015 Market according to coordinators at Mississippi State's Franklin Furniture Institute.
Moroccan diplomat meets with MSU, state officials (01/22/2015) Writer: Jim Laird
A visit to Mississippi by Morocco's top diplomat to the United States continued on Wednesday [Jan. 21].
Purchasing professionals earn CPPO certification (01/22/2015) Writer: Allison Matthews
Two Mississippi State University purchasing managers in the Office of Procurement and Contracts recently earned the Certified Public Purchasing Officer designation.
Biological sciences grad student receives STAR grant (01/22/2015) Writer: Victoria Russell
A Mississippi State biological sciences doctoral student is among 105 around the nation sharing an $8.6 million Science to Achieve Results fellowship.
Banks, Edwards-Henry to present weekend recital (01/22/2015) Writer: Sasha Steinberg
Two Mississippi State music department faculty members will perform together for the first time Saturday [Jan. 24] at Starkville's St. Joseph Catholic Church on University Drive.
Critics hailing soon-to-be-released Kardos novel (01/22/2015) Writer: Leah Barbour
Though it won't be formally released until early February, a critically acclaimed novel by a faculty member of Mississippi State University's English department is available in local book outlets.
Moroccan ambassador speaks at MSU (01/21/2015) Writer: Leah Barbour
Morocco, the first nation to recognize the sovereignty of the United States in 1777, is beginning a new U.S. partnership with Mississippi State University.
Keenum represents SEC for College Football Playoffs (01/20/2015) Writer: Sid Salter
Mississippi State University President Mark E. Keenum has been appointed to the College Football Playoff's (CFP) Board of Managers.
Collaborative research grants back for fifth year (01/20/2015) Writer: Jim Laird
The Office of Research and Economic Development at Mississippi State again is investing in innovative mini-grants for faculty at the land-grant institution.
Bynum issues challenge at MSU MLK Jr. Unity Breakfast (01/19/2015) Writer: Sid Salter
The president of Mississippi Valley State University challenged members of the Mississippi State and Starkville community to choose wisely between "chaos and community" in their daily lives and actions.
Black Violin to begin 2015 MSU Lyceum Series Jan. 26 (01/16/2015) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Mississippi State's spring-semester Lyceum Series begins Jan. 26 with a hip hop duo of classically trained string musicians who met while playing in their Florida high school orchestra.
MSU architecture majors go 'Ivywild' with recycling (01/16/2015) Writer: Christie McNeal
Mississippi State architecture graduate Jim Fennell and former architecture major Keith Findley may be credited with helping their alma mater bring a recycle-reuse process called "functional symbiosis" to Mississippi.
Verizon supporting expansion of telehealth education (01/15/2015) Writer: Addie Mayfield
A $15,000 gift from the Verizon Foundation will fund a yearlong project to expand telehealth education in the Magnolia State.
Architecture students honored with service awards (01/15/2015) Writer: Christie McNeal
For their outstanding service and dedication, two students in Mississippi State University's School of Architecture were recently recognized by the Grand Council of Alpha Rho Chi (APX).
MSU student photo selected for New York exhibition (01/14/2015) Writer: Sasha Steinberg
An intriguing image created by a senior Mississippi State art major is among those that will be on display Feb. 4-28 at the SohoPhoto Gallery in New York City.
MVSU leader speaks Monday at MLK Jr. Day Breakfast (01/14/2015) Writer: Sasha Steinberg
The president of Mississippi Valley State University will be keynote speaker Monday [Jan. 19] for Mississippi State's 21st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Unity Breakfast.
Physics and astronomy department hosts Lovejoy viewing (01/13/2015) Writer: Leah Barbour
Comet Lovejoy should be glowing at fourth magnitude when Mississippi State's E.I. Howell Observatory opens Friday [Jan. 16] for public viewing.
Website gives clearinghouse for MSU undergrad research (01/13/2015) Writer: Allison Matthews
A new web portal that is part of Mississippi State University's website is showcasing undergraduate research opportunities and encouraging students to delve into the endless possibilities of academic research and creative discovery.
MSU, district announce Partnership School plans (01/12/2015) Writer: Sammy McDavid
Officials of Mississippi State and the new Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District are taking the first joint steps toward the construction of a new school building for sixth- and seventh grade students.
National diversity publication honors Stevenson (01/12/2015) Writer: Harriet Laird
A Mississippi State administrator is being recognized by a national publication for past and continuing contributions to higher education diversity.
MSU Black Voices to compete in U.S. gospel choir event (01/09/2015) Writer: Sasha Steinberg
Mississippi State's 50-member Black Voices Gospel Choir will be among participants March 7 in the first National College Choir Explosion.
Jackson architect, alumna being honored by alma mater (01/09/2015) Writer: Christie McNeal
Anne Marie Decker is Mississippi State's School of Architecture 2015 Eminent Architect of Practice.
Carnegie recognizes MSU for community engagement (01/09/2015) Writer: Allison Matthews
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching this week congratulated more than 350 colleges and universities for their engagement with local communities.
Starkville-MSU Community Band seeks musicians (01/08/2015) Writer: Sasha Steinberg
Mississippi State's band staff again is inviting university students and employees, as well as Golden Triangle residents with previous band experience, to participate in the Starkville-MSU Community Band.
MSU to hold integrated practice symposium (01/08/2015) Writer: Leah Barbour
Mississippi State University will host the Integrated Project Delivery Theater to showcase the effectiveness of teaching integrated practice to architecture and construction students.
MSU again ranks highly in U.S. News & World Report (01/07/2015) Writer: Allison Matthews
Mississippi State University is listed in the 2015 U.S. News & World Report rankings of the nation's online programs, getting especially high marks for online graduate programs in computer information technology, business administration and engineering.
University community reminded of traffic changes (01/07/2015) Writer: Sasha Steinberg
As the volume of campus traffic increases dramatically with the Monday [Jan. 12] start of spring semester classes, Mississippi State officials are reminding members of the university and local communities to exercise caution and follow all parking and traffic rules.
Tishomingo alumna memorializes sister with scholarship (01/07/2015) Writer: Addie Vaughn
Mary Ann Long of Tishomingo is remembering her sister through the establishment of the Louise Long Lishman Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Mississippi State's College of Education.
MDOT to help prepare community for winter weather (01/06/2015) Writer: Leah Barbour
The Mississippi Department of Transportation will bring its Winter Weather College Tour to Mississippi State University Jan. 16.