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Mississippi State's 2011 Outstanding Women are (front, from left) Lori M. Bruce, Rachel W. Wheeler, Thelma J. Neal, M. Clare Mallory, (back, from left) Michele H. Anderson, Mary Celeste Reese, Kristin L. Williams and Joy C. Odom.

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PCSW honors 2011 Outstanding Women
The President's Commission on the Status of Women honored eight women for their contributions to Mississippi State and the local community last week. A reception for the 2011 Outstanding Women Award recipients was held April 5.
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Presidential Featured Artist series kicks off
A widely traveled, well-known and multi-talented Israeli musician will be featured Tuesday on campus. Showcasing the talents of Amir Gwirtzman, the free 7 p.m. performance in the Robert and Freda Harrison Auditorium of Giles Hall is the first in a series of Presidential Featured Artist concerts.
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Women-for-ag conference starts Tuesday
The 2011 Mississippi Women for Agriculture conference will be held Tuesday through Thursday at the Bost Extension Center. Mississippi women involved in agriculture will share ideas and develop new ways to make their businesses more profitable, and new this year is a Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce candidates' forum.
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Barbie Bassett headlines 'Take Back the Night'
"Pushing Past the Pain" will be the topic of inspirational remarks by Jackson television personality Barbie Bassett during a public program at Mississippi State on Tuesday.
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Make the most of National Volunteer Week
The MSU Maroon Volunteer Center and Volunteer Starkville will celebrate National Volunteer Week, April 11-15, by offering a wide range of volunteer opportunities.
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Horticulture Club's plant sale Friday and Saturday
The horticulture club at Mississippi State University will offer garden enthusiasts a wide variety of plants and educational seminars at its annual spring plant sale this Friday and Saturday.
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This Week in Mississippi State Sports, 04/11/11
Softball is on the road to Itta Bena on Tuesday for a 5 p.m. game with Mississippi Valley State, and then travels to Tuscaloosa Friday for a weekend series against Alabama... Baseball plays UAB Wednesday at 6 p.m. in a game continued from March 9, and is then on the road for a weekend road series against Arkansas... Women's Golf and Men's Golf open play in their SEC Championship tournaments Friday... Men's Tennis hosts Ole Miss Saturday at 1 p.m.... Women's Tennis is on the road to Oxford on Saturday for a 1 p.m. match with the Lady Rebels... Track & Field hosts the Jace Lacoste Invitational on Saturday.
Stevenson named diversity, equity programs director
A Mississippi State alumnus long experienced in developing diversity programs on campus is the new director of the university's Office of Diversity and Equity Programs. Tommy J. Stevenson officially assumed his new role April 1.
Administrators work toward diversifying faculty
Some 50 Mississippi State administrators involved with hiring decisions are working to achieve greater diversity among employees using information shared at a recent workshop.
Campus celebrating Maroon Research Friday
The undeniable contributions of university-based research, innovation and economic development to society will be showcased Friday at Mississippi State's "Maroon Research: Tier One Impact" celebration.
The Office of Public Affairs provides Maroon MEMO as a general information
resource for Mississippi State University employees.

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