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Bradford pear trees, including this one on the Drill Field near the Swalm Chemical Engineering Building, have opened up around campus to signal the beginning of spring at Mississippi State. PHOTO: Megan Bean | Public Affairs

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Cheese Store now offering frozen catfish fillets
Frozen catfish fillets have joined Edam cheese, ice cream, muscadine juice, peanuts, beef and more in the lineup of local products for sale in the MSU Cheese Store. “Since Mississippi is the No. 1 state for catfish production, we felt like we had an opportunity to serve this industry by adding this product line to the MAFES Sales Store,” said Reuben Moore, associate director of MAFES and the Forest and Wildlife Research Center.
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NSPARC plays key role in $20M grant to state
A major research center at Mississippi State is playing a central role as a new workforce training initiative gets underway in the state. The National Strategic Planning & Analysis Research Center is partnering with the State of Mississippi and others to develop training for citizens who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program assistance.
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Colorado company licenses MSU-developed tech
Innovative technology initially developed by researchers at Mississippi State's Geosystems Research Institute has moved off campus and into the marketplace thanks to a licensing agreement between a Colorado-based company and the university's Office of Technology Management.
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Tuesday deadline to turn in volunteer records
The Maroon Volunteer Center at Mississippi State details a number of volunteer opportunities for the campus community on its website and in its newsletter this week, including Habitat for Humanity, Emerson's Fresh Start program, Bulldogs on Beale Street, annual Volunteer Awards Banquet, and more. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to make a difference by volunteering this spring.
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'I Bleed Maroon' blood drive starts April 12
Mississippi State campus radio station WMSV 91.1 FM and United Blood Services will host a week-long blood drive event April 12-17 -- believed to be the first of its kind. “I Bleed Maroon” will consist of nine blood drives in six days and will be held at bloodmobiles located throughout campus and in Starkville.
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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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This Week in Mississippi State Sports, 03/30/15
Softball visits Nashville on Tuesday for a game with Lipscomb at 4 p.m., and then plays Arkansas in Fayetteville on Saturday at 1 p.m., Sunday at 5 p.m. and Monday at 6 p.m.... Baseball is on the road to Mobile for a 6:30 p.m. ballgame with South Alabama, and then hosts South Carolina with games on Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m.... Women's Tennis hosts Auburn at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, and then travels to Knoxville for a Friday match with Tennessee at 4 p.m. and to Athens on Sunday for a noon match with Georgia... Track & Field competes Friday and Saturday at the Florida Relays in Gainesville... Men's Tennis hosts Georgia on Friday at 5 p.m. and South Carolina at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
Howland named men's basketball head coach
In three different stops as a head coach, Ben Howland has established himself as a proven winner en route to leading his teams to the NCAA Tournament. Last week, Mississippi State Athletics Director Scott Stricklin announced the hiring of the highly-respected Howland as the 20th head basketball coach in school history.
French named Stennis executive director
After serving for a year as interim leader of Mississippi State University's John C. Stennis Institute of Government and Community Development, P. Edward "Eddie" French is now the new executive director. The Stennis Institute is one of several campus memorials to the MSU alumnus and Kemper County native who served for decades in the U.S. Senate.
Jensen-Crawford recognized with major honor
The director of Student Counseling Services at Mississippi State is receiving statewide recognition for major contributions to the social work field. At its annual conference in Biloxi last week, the Mississippi Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers will formally present Leigh Jensen-Crawford with the 2015 Social Work Lifetime Achievement Award.
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