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Nancy Bearden receives a framed Chapel of Memories print from President Mark Keenum, who met with her July 12 in appreciation of her commitment to Mississippi State spanning nearly 51 years. Bearden joined the university in August 1960. PHOTO: Beth Newman | University Relations

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Former Lady Bulldog Phillips named assistant coach
Former Mississippi State women's golf player and graduate assistant Leigh Phillips has accepted the assistant coach seat for the Lady Bulldogs. "I am very excited and thankful to have the opportunity to be the first assistant coach for the women's golf team," she said.
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Mullins added to softball staff lineup
Mississippi State head softball coach Vann Stuedeman has completed her coaching staff with the addition of Beth Mullins as an assistant coach. One of the top young assistant coaches in the country, she most recently coached at Western Kentucky following tenures at UAB and Georgia Southern.
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Retirement reception for Shivaji Thursday
The College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics will host a retirement reception honoring Ratnasingham Shivaji Thursday from 2-4 p.m. in the John Grisham Room of Mitchell Memorial Library.
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Spotlight shining on Cunetto theatre exhibit
The spotlight is shining on a new University Libraries exhibit. "Selections from the Dominic J. Cunetto Collection: Mississippi State University Theatre Productions" is on display throughout the month of July in Mitchell Memorial Library's Information Mall.
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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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Parking permit registration, renewal underway
Mississippi State faculty and staff may register or renew their parking permits using myBanner by logging into the OnCampus portal. Current permits expire Aug. 10.
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STAR: MSU-Meridian's Bates pens Reagan book
The Merdian Star recently talked to MSU-Meridian assistant professor of history Toby Glenn Bates about his new book, "The Reagan Rhetoric: History and Memory in 1980s America."
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Service DAWGS Day coming up Aug. 16
Mississippi State's Service DAWGS organization is designating Aug. 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.
ITS: 'onCampus' changing to 'myState' Friday night
Mississippi State University's web portal is being rebranded from "onCampus" to "myState" to more appropriately convey its role as a personal, customizable gateway to web-based systems and services. The change will be made Friday night, and so users will notice differences when logging in Saturday.
In time for Christmas: Jack Cristil biography
Orders are now being accepted for the biography of Mississippi State's legendary sports broadcaster. "Jack Cristil: The Voice of the Bulldogs" is written by university alumnus and veteran newsman Sid Salter. Best-selling author and fellow alumnus John Grisham is providing the book's foreword.
White House: Perkes a 'Champion of Change'
The founding director of Mississippi State's Gulf Coast Community Design Studio will be honored Tuesday at the White House. David J. Perkes of Biloxi is a new selection for President Barack Obama's Champions of Change initiative.
University researchers honored for achievements
Nearly 50 Mississippi State faculty, students and staff are 2011 selections for university research honors. The research awards program honors individuals who contribute significantly to the university's mission of research.
The Office of Public Affairs provides Maroon MEMO as a general information
resource for Mississippi State University employees.

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