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Longtime Mississippi State football and basketball radio broadcaster Jack Cristil (fourth from left) was joined by colleague Jim Ellis (left to right), MDOT commissioners Dick Hall and Mike Tagert, MSU President Mark Keenum and Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman for a ceremony naming a section of Highway 82 the Jack Cristil Highway last Monday. PHOTO: Beth Newman | University Relations

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FWRC's Fleming achieves certification
Jonathan Paul Fleming, research associate and GIS coordinator in the university's Forest and Wildlife Research Center, recently received certifications in his field.
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Australian computer scientist visits campus
An informal conversation about SCADA -- the computer systems that control everything from power generation plants to nuclear centrifuges -- brought an Australian computer scientist to Mississippi State last week.
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Post-disaster help available through July 15
Participants in the State and School Employees' Health Insurance Plan who have been affected by recent tornadoes and flooding now have access to an employee assistance program through ActiveHealth Management.
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Movin' You to MSU volunteers needed
Faculty, staff and student volunteers are needed for Mississippi State University's annual Movin' You to MSU move-in day, which will take place Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011, beginning at 8 a.m.
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Critz Hall parking lot remains closed
The Critz Hall parking lot remains closed for re-construction. The work is scheduled to be completed by August 6. During the summer months, many parking lots and roads on campus are temporarily closed for maintenance work.
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Service DAWGS set date to give back
Mississippi State's Service DAWGS organization is designating August 16 as a day to contribute to the Starkville community through various volunteer projects. Breakfast in the Junction will kick off the day at 8:30 a.m.
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Policy addresses employee political activity
With statewide political campaigns underway this year, Mississippi State's Office of General Counsel reminds employees to be aware of the university's policy on political activities.
University names Shackouls Honors College dean
Christopher A. Snyder will lead Mississippi State's Shackouls Honors College as the inaugural dean. An authority on medieval history, Synder has been serving since 2006 as director of the honors program and professor of European history at Marymount University in Arlington, Va.
Vann Stuedeman named head softball coach
Vann Stuedeman becomes the fifth head softball coach in Mississippi State history, director of athletics Scott Stricklin announced last Thursday, and the new Bulldog head coach brings with her a long list of accomplishments as an assistant coach at one of the top college programs in the country.
Burrell, Huntington gain national recognition
Two Mississippi State student advisers are receiving major recognitions from a national association for their efforts to assist students. Carolyn E. Huntington and Rita A. Burrell will receive honors this fall from the National Academic Advising Association.
Redstone Arsenal researcher visiting Thursday
Mississippi State University researchers will have the opportunity to hear from a senior scientist with the U.S. Army's Weapons Sciences Directorate at Redstone Arsenal Alabama when he visits the Starkville campus this week.
The Office of Public Affairs provides Maroon MEMO as a general information
resource for Mississippi State University employees.

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