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Blue plate specials are now available along with other options at the Cake Box Eatery located in the Thad Cochran Research, Technology and Economic Development Park. In addition to offering baked goods and catering, the Cake Box is open for breakfast and lunch 6 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday. PHOTO: Megan Bean | Public Affairs

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MAFES Sales Store selling local raw, shelled peanuts
Mississippi State University fans can cheer for a new food product this fall. The MAFES Sales Store has added Bully’s Peanuts to its line of products. The store will carry 5-pound bags and 5-pound boxes of Mississippi-grown, raw, shelled peanuts. “These peanuts are suitable for roasting, boiling, making peanut brittle or any other recipe that calls for peanuts,” said manager Troy Weaver.
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Interfaith Dialog coming up Thursday
The Maroon Volunteer Center at Mississippi State details a number of volunteer opportunities for the campus community in its current newsletter, including 2014 Interfaith Dialog, Japanese movie night, Mentoring Matters, Serving Those Who Serve Us, and more.
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Parking areas closed for Evans Hall demolition
Parking areas south and north of Evans Hall at Mississippi State University are now closed by a construction fence in preparation for an upcoming demolition project. This closure will remain in place during construction of a new residence hall, which is expected to be in use in August 2016.
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Policy reminders from University Health Services
University Health Services at Mississippi State reminds the campus community of several important policies for its patients to keep in mind when seeking treatment, parking, refilling a prescription online, and privacy.
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Register today for CERT half-marathon, 5K
The Community Emergency Response Team at Mississippi State is hosting The Preparathon -- a half-marathon, 5K, half-mile family fun run and Emergency Preparedness Fair -- in mid-October. Proceeds from the races will benefit the Oktibbeha County Volunteer Fire Departments, OSERVS and the Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services.
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Sports Hall of Fame to roast Jackie Sherrill
The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame's roast of the winningest coach in Mississippi State football history will be held Sept. 9 at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in Jackson. Jackie Sherrill, who grew up in Biloxi, played college football at Alabama and also had successful coaching stints at Pittsburgh and Texas A&M, will be roasted by his former players and associates, including Tony Dorsett who played for Sherrill at Pittsburgh.
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HailState.com redesign revealed
The start of the 2014 fall athletics season at Mississippi State sees a new HailState.com. "The primary focus in our redesign process was outfitting HailState.com with technology that best allows our fans to access it on any device they are using. Mississippi State fans have gone mobile more and more each year and our new site is a simplified experience for all fans with a focus toward the ever-growing mobile segment," MSU Senior Associate Athletic Director Scott Wetherbee said.
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This Week in Mississippi State Sports, 09/01/14
Volleyball competes at the Indiana Invitational in Bloomington, Ind., on Friday against Southeast Missouri State at 4 p.m., and on Saturday against Miami (Ohio) at 9 a.m. and Indiana at 6 p.m.... Soccer visits Jonesboro to play Arkansas State at 5 p.m. on Friday... Football hosts UAB at 1 p.m. on Saturday in Davis Wade Stadium (FSN-TV).
Leadership program taps 12 faculty members
A dozen Mississippi State faculty members are new selections for the competitive 2014-15 George Duke Humphrey Faculty Leadership Program. Sponsored by the university's offices of Research and Economic Development and of the Provost and Executive Vice President, the annual program works to develop the next generation of campus academic leaders. It honors the memory of the land-grant institution's ninth president (1934-45) and namesake of Humphrey Coliseum.
Collins Speaker Series begins with author Hailman
Mississippi State University Libraries' inaugurates the 2014-15 Morris W.H. (Bill) Collins Speaker Series with a Sept. 10 address by a well-known Oxford author and former federal prosecutor. John Hailman's presentation, "My Life with Senator Stennis," will begin at 2 p.m. in Mitchell Memorial Library's John Grisham Room. Free and open to all, the program will focus on the 1973 attempted robbery outside Stennis' Washington, D.C., home in which the DeKalb native and Mississippi State alumnus nearly died.
SEC visiting faculty travel grant applications sought
The Southeastern Conference Visiting Faculty Travel Grant Program is intended to enhance faculty collaboration that stimulates scholarly initiatives between SEC universities. Mississippi State University can select a maximum of four faculty members to receive 2015 travel grants of $2,500 each for transportation, room, board, etc., to use for travel to another SEC campus. Completed applications must be submitted by Sept. 12.
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