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Last Wednesday's stormy skies, as seen from the sixth floor of Allen Hall, gave way to a warmer and sunnier Easter weekend. This week's weather includes a chance for thunderstorms beginning late Monday night. PHOTO: Jim Laird | University Relations

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Bo Beaulieu honored with Extension award
Lionel "Bo" Beaulieu received the 2011 Excellence in Extension award for his significant accomplishments as the director of the Southern Rural Development Center at Mississippi State University.
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SA names Whit Waide Professor of the Year
Instructor Whit Waide is the Mississippi State University Student Association's selection for its 2010-11 Professor of the Year Award. The award is designed to identify the individual considered by the student body as the most influential teacher who makes an exceptional impact on their lives on a daily basis.
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Faculty awards to be presented Tuesday
The 2011 Mississippi State Faculty Awards and Recognition Reception will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m in the Grisham Room of Mitchell Memorial Library.
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PCSW seeks nominations for commission members
The President's Commission on the Status of Women at Mississippi State is now taking nominations and self-nominations to fill vacancies for representatives on the commission.
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Library sets spring exam hours
As the spring semester draws to a close, Mitchell Memorial Library has announced its hours of operation during this week's final exam schedule on the Starkville campus.
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Montgomery book chronicles G.I. Bill's journey
A detailed account of the legislative process leading to passage of the historic Montgomery G.I. Bill is the topic of a new book by the late congressman and Mississippi State University alumnus who was its namesake.
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This Week in Mississippi State Sports, 04/25/11
Track & Field travels to the Penn Relays on Thursday... Softball hosts LSU at 5 p.m. on Friday, 1 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 p.m. Sunday... Baseball is on the road to Tuscaloosa for a Saturday doubleheader with Alabama. The series concludes with one game Sunday afternoon.
Benjy Mikel to lead international efforts
A respected researcher and campus administrator is assuming a new role at Mississippi State. William "Benjy" Mikel has been named associate vice president for international programs and executive director of the university's International Institute.
Joan Lucas named new general counsel
Joan L. Lucas is Mississippi State's new general counsel. Since June, the Jackson native has been interim leader of the campus office that advises President Mark E. Keenum, the vice presidents and other administrators on legal issues affecting the land-grant university and its operation.
Brandon Jolly joins Office of the General Counsel
Brandon L. Jolly has joined the university's Office of the General Counsel as associate general counsel. A Houston native, he previously was in private practice with the Jackson firm of Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz.
Peaveys speaking at commencement ceremonies
The Mississippi State alumnus who founded the Peavey Electronics Corp. and the alumna who leads the Meridian-based international business are the university's spring commencement speakers this week.
The Office of Public Affairs provides Maroon MEMO as a general information
resource for Mississippi State University employees.

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