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Students, faculty and staff make their way across the Drill Field under the watchful gaze of Stephen D. Lee's statue on a sunny early March morning. PHOTO: Megan Bean | University Relations

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Library exhibit commemorates MSU's 133rd
A new exhibit in Mitchell Memorial Library takes part in wishing Mississippi State University a happy 133rd birthday this month. Display cases are showcasing MSU's presidents, yearbooks, Mississippi State apparel and more memorabilia.
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EASE participants gain knowledge
Participants in the 2010 Education for Administrative Support Employees sessions took advantage of the opportunity to boost their knowledge during the 10-week training program, which is designed to provide new administrative support staff with the tools to perform their jobs effectively.
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Post Office reduces window hours for Spring Break
The MSU Post Office will have reduced window hours during Spring Break, March 14-18. Window hours for the week will be 9 a.m. to noon. Normal hours will resume March 21.
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LEDGER: Earmark ban will threaten jobs
Writing in The Clarion-Ledger on Sunday, Mississippi State's Mark Keenum and other leaders of the state's public research universities discuss the impact that these institutions are making and the challenges they will face if federal funding is curtailed.
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LEDGER: State could take a big hit
An editorial from The Clarion-Ledger notes that Mississippi faces significant losses if Congress moves forward with a so-called ban on earmarks: "At Mississippi State, for example, these annual competitively awarded 'earmarked' grants account for nearly 70 percent of the school's research funding."
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REFLECTOR: Federal funding could see setback
The Reflector reports that while earmarks are a hot item in the news, at Mississippi State, they are much more than just a topic for political fodder.
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DAILY NEWS: Town and Gown
The Starkville Daily News reports that Starkville's two First Ladies joined forces last Thursday for a great cause. Mississippi State's Rhonda Keenum and the City of Starkville's Lindsey Wiseman presented the 2011 Town & Gown Ladies Social on campus.
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This Week in Mississippi State Sports, 03/07/11
Men's Basketball opens play in the SEC Tournament Friday at 9 p.m.... Baseball hosts Mississippi Valley State at 4 p.m. Tuesday, and opens a weekend series at Dudy Noble Field with Sacred Heart Friday at 5 p.m. The Bulldogs play UAB in Birmingham Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.... Softball hosts South Carolina in a Tuesday doubleheader. Game times are 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. The Lady Bulldogs travel to Tuscaloosa this weekend for the SEC-ACC Challenge.... Women's Tennis hosts Arkansas at 2:30 p.m. on Friday and LSU on Sunday at 1 p.m.... Men's Tennis is on the road to Arkansas Friday at 1 p.m., and faces LSU in Baton Rouge Sunday at 1 p.m.... Track & Field begins competition in the NCAA Championships at College Station Thursday... Women's Golf opens play in the LSU Golf Classic Friday... Men's Golf is on the road for the Seminole Intercollegiate this weekend.
CVM hosting international symposium this week
When Mississippi State's Pre-Veterinary Club hosts the 2011 American Pre-Veterinary Medical Association Symposium this week, Mississippi State and Southern hospitality will be showcased to students from around the world.
Nominations wanted for Research Awards
The nomination period has opened for Mississippi State's 2011 Research Awards and the Ralph E. Powe Research Excellence Award. Employees and students are encouraged to submit nominations for this year's program.
PCSW, Police offer self-defense course Monday
The President's Commission on the Status of Women at Mississippi State, in conjunction with the MSU Police Department, is hosting a free self-defense course Monday from 6-8 p.m. in the Palmeiro Center.
Mike Ballard takes aim at state's Civil War battles
As the nation begins observing the Civil War's 150th anniversary, Mississippi State archivist Michael B. Ballard is producing a history of key Magnolia State clashes in the 1861-65 conflict.
The Office of Public Affairs provides Maroon MEMO as a general information
resource for Mississippi State University employees.

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