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Dean of Students Thomas Bourgeois addresses administrators and faculty from around the South who were on campus last week for the Southeastern Conference Academic Consortium's leadership development workshop.

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Campus celebrates Arbor Day Friday
Mississippi State celebrates Arbor Day this Friday with a morning of activities. The university will be planting this month instead of the nationally-observed month of April because planting conditions for trees are better now.
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Spirit of State nominations due Friday
With the sixth annual Spirit of State Awards, Mississippi State will recognize outstanding contributions made by students toward improving student life. All forms must be submitted online by Friday.
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PCSW accepting Outstanding Women nominations
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2011 Outstanding Women Awards Program, sponsored by the President's Commission on the Status of Women. Nomination packets are due no later than Feb. 21.
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Zac Brown Band performing on campus in April
The Zac Brown Band, a four-time 2010 Grammy Award nominee, will perform April 14 at a Mississippi State concert in the university amphitheater. Tickets go on sale this Friday.
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Individual tickets for Riley Center shows on sale
The MSU Riley Center in downtown Meridian now has individual tickets for its spring and summer season shows available.
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LEDGER: Alumni turn to campus career centers
Holland Familia has experienced the ups and downs of the job market since graduating from Mississippi State four years ago. But she says her alma mater's career center has helped her consistently since graduating with a marketing degree.
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AP: MSU wants to offer nursing program in Meridian
The Associated Press reports that Mississippi State University has asked the state College Board to approve a nursing program for its campus in the city of Meridian.
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LEDGER: Pensions could hold up state budget
Gov. Haley Barbour has called on legislators to nix a requested state funding increase to Mississippi's pension system pending a public review "of the financial condition of the system, both now and in out years."
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DAILY JOURNAL: 3 Questions with Sid Salter
In its Sunday edition, the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal talked with Sid Salter, who will be joining Mississippi State University in March as journalist in residence.
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This Week in Mississippi State Sports, 02/14/11
Men's Basketball is on the road to Kentucky on Tuesday for a 6 p.m. tipoff on ESPN, and will host Ole Miss Saturday at 12:30 p.m., which will be broadcast by SEC Network affiliates... Women's Basketball hosts Vanderbilt at 7 p.m. Thursday, and travels to Florida for a 3:30 p.m. tipoff on Sunday... Softball opens the Bulldog Round-Robin against Louisiana Tech on Friday at 3 p.m. Play continues through the weekend... Baseball opens weekend play Friday at 4 p.m. against Akron. Women's Tennis hosts Southern Miss Saturday at 1 p.m. and Troy State Sunday at 1 p.m.
Sid Salter named journalist-in-residence
Sid Salter, a Mississippi State graduate and longtime syndicated columnist, is returning to his alma mater March 1 as journalist-in-residence.
Reception for Rick Travis Tuesday
The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President and the College of Arts and Sciences will host a reception honoring Rick Travis on Tuesday as Mississippi's 2010 Professor of the Year.
Neil deGrasse Tyson visits Tuesday
Best-selling author and noted astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will be on campus Tuesday. Sponsored by the Bagley College of Engineering's Distinguished Lecture Series, Tyson's visit culminates with his "A Decade of Cosmic Discovery" presentation at Humphrey Coliseum. The 7 p.m. program is free to all.
MSU Libraries exhibit highlights Black History Month
A new display is currently on exhibit in Mitchell Memorial Library highlighting new African-American library materials in honor of Black History Month at Mississippi State University.
The Office of Public Affairs provides Maroon MEMO as a general information
resource for Mississippi State University employees.

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