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Aerospace Engineering professor Dr. James Newman, Jr. was recognized last Tuesday night at the MSU Research Awards Banquet with the Ralph E. Powe Research Excellence Award, the highest honor given, for his accomplishments in the analysis of structure fatigue, fracture and safety. Newman was congratulated by Dr. David Shaw, left, vice president for research and economic development, and Dr. Mark Keenum, president. PHOTO: Russ Houston | University Relations

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PCSW taking commission nominations thru today
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. Monday is the deadline for submissions.
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Library's Ryan Semmes attending national institute
Ryan P. Semmes, assistant archivist in the Congressional and Political Research Center and the Ulysses S. Grant Collection at Mitchell Memorial Library, has been selected to participate in the 2011 Summer Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents.
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Geography honor society inducts faculty and staff
Eighteen students, faculty and staff members at Mississippi State make up the inaugural class of the university's international honor society in geography.
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Peaveys help send grads toward their futures
Being honest with themselves is one key to having a successful career, Hartley Peavey told Mississippi State graduates last Saturday. Peavey, an alumnus of the university who founded Peavey Electronics Corp., was speaker for one of the university's two commencement programs.
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Students sponsoring benefit garage sale
"Dawghouse Deals," a garage sale sponsored by the Mississippi State Student Association, is set for Saturday under the west concourse of the university's Davis Wade Stadium.
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Consumer confidence up, but gas costs a concern
Mississippians were more confident about the economy in the first quarter of 2011, but higher gas prices, lack of growth in income and housing market uncertainty are significant concerns. The latest Mississippi Index of Consumer Sentiment shows a 2.3 percent rise in confidence.
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Cyber infrastructure critical, NSF official says
Stormy spring skies didn't dampen the enthusiasm of more than 100 student researchers and faculty advisors from around the state who attended the Mississippi Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research annual meeting April 14-15 at Mississippi State University.
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This Week in Mississippi State Sports, 05/02/11
Softball travels to Birmingham Tuesday for a 4 p.m. game with Samford, and will be in Athens Friday to begin a weekend series against Georgia... Baseball is on the road to Mobile for a game with South Alabama Tuesday at 6 p.m., and travels to Knoxville for a weekend series with Tennessee beginning Friday.
Human Resources Management launches new site
Human Resources Management at Mississippi State University has launched a new website this week that provides important information in a more streamlined and user-friendly format.
DAILY JOURNAL: Cohen's family OK in Tuscaloosa
Mississippi State head baseball coach John Cohen tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that family members in Tuscaloosa are OK after a deadly tornado swept through the Alabama college town last week.
Per Nilsson named SEC Coach of the Year
Mississippi State's men's tennis team has produced a tremendous amount of success this season and that was evident in the release of the 2011 All-Southeastern Conference teams last Wednesday, as five Bulldogs earned league honors, Malte Stropp was tabbed SEC Freshman of the Year and head coach Per Nilsson was named Coach of the Year in the league.
Reception welcomes Sid and Leilani Salter
Mississippi State's new journalist-in-residence, Sid Salter, along with his wife, Starkville Daily News managing editor Leilani Salter, were welcomed during a MSU Libraries reception in the John Grisham Room last Monday.
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