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Sergeant Virginia Rich with the MSU Police Department instructs several campus support staff members in the art of self defense. The session was part of last Tuesday's Support Staff Conference. PHOTO: Beth Newman | University Relations

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Early Bird Boot Camp sign-up at Sanderson
The Sanderson Center announces its Early Bird Boot Camp, a program designed for anyone at any fitness level. Classes will be held June 1-July 31 on the front lawn of the Sanderson Center on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 6:20 a.m.
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'Avoiding Heat Stress' employee program offered
The Office of Regulatory Compliance and Safety is offering a new program to university employees titled "Avoiding Heat Stress," which addresses the considerations of working in hot environments both indoors and outdoors.
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Menopause information sessions Tuesday
Human Resources Management will host Dr. Brandy Patterson, a partner at Ob-Gyn and Associates, on Tuesday for two presentations of "Hot Flashes, Mood Swings and Life: Coping with and Enjoying Menopause."
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Regional magazine highlights distance programs
A regional education magazine is highlighting Mississippi State for the second consecutive year because of the university's online teacher education programs in the colleges of Arts and Sciences and Education.
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Floral design workshop opens registration
Applications now are being taken for the popular annual floral design workshop held each summer by Mississippi State's floral management program. Now in its 12th year, the weeklong training typically draws participants to the university that range between floral business employees to homeowners interested in the latest design concepts for personal use.
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Volunteers needed for Migrant Education Program
The Migrant Education Service Center is in need of volunteers to work with migratory children from ages 3-21. Positions are available in many counties.
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Section of North Farm road closed
A section of the North Farm road between Joe Baddley Drive and the entrance to the western parking lot of the A.B. McKay Food Research and Enology Lab building is closed due to construction of a new business incubator building in the Research Park.
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This Week in Mississippi State Sports, 05/23/11
Baseball opens play in the Southeastern Conference tournament in Hoover, Ala., on Wednesday.
Flood information for students, faculty and staff
Students, faculty and staff affected by Mississippi River flooding can find important information about disaster preparation, recovery, clean up and rebuilding at http://msucares.com/disaster/flooding/index.html.
Keenum in Washington to discuss global food issues
During an international symposium Tuesday, Mississippi State President Mark E. Keenum will be among leaders examining progress of the government's global food security strategy.
Solo show by James Davis opening in New York City
An assistant art professor at Mississippi State will have a homecoming of sorts in New York City this week. James Davis will have five large-scale pieces featured May 26-June 23 at the Rare Gallery. This will be the third solo showing he has had at the prominent Chelsea Art District venue.
Bisson selected for 2011 honors faculty award
A religion and philosophy specialist is Mississippi State's 2011 Outstanding Honors Program Faculty Member. Albert Bisson, an instructor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion, was selected through a formal nomination process conducted by the MSU Honor's Council.
The Office of Public Affairs provides Maroon MEMO as a general information
resource for Mississippi State University employees.

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