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Mississippi State hosted the National Science Foundation's Science: Becoming the Messenger workshop last Monday. MSU postdoctoral associate Carrlet Stokes (right) had the chance to share her message about the importance of sweet potato research during a communication exercise on stage. PHOTO: Russ Houston | University Relations

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Maroon Volunteer Center sets 9/11 'I WILL' events
As the country marks the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the Maroon Volunteer Center has partnered with Volunteer Starkville to organize a number of events to support the 9/11 I WILL Tribute campaign and the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance.
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Deeds recognized by national association
Jacquelyn Deeds, agricultural information and education professor at Mississippi State University, was elected senior fellow of the American Association of Agricultural Education at the organization's recent annual meeting.
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ORC&S offering lab safety training opportunities
The Office of Regulatory Compliance and Safety is offering interactive, hands-on training courses on general laboratory safety to the university community this fall.
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Award-winning poet visiting campus Tuesday
An award-winning Ohio poet will read from his works Tuesday at Mississippi State. Don H. Bogen is the inaugural guest for the university's 2011-12 Robert Holland Visiting Writers Series.
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Volunteer families needed for Borderless Hosts
The Holmes Cultural Diversity Center's Borderless Hosts program is seeking volunteer host families and international students for the fall and spring semesters. The program pairs an MSU international student with a local family and gives both an opportunity for cultural learning and understanding.
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Alum returns for special vocal performance
A Mississippi State alumnus and rising New York operatic baritone will give a special recital Thursday at his alma mater. Corey McKern will be featured in a free 7:30 p.m. program in the Robert and Freda Harrison Auditorium of Giles Hall.
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Jack Cristil book orders now being accepted
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.
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This Week in Mississippi State Sports, 09/05/11
Soccer hosts Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Friday at 7 p.m. and Lipscomb at 2 p.m. on Sunday... Volleyball opens play at the Lamar Tournament in Beaumont, Texas on Friday... Football is on the road to Auburn for an 11:21 a.m. kickoff against the Tigers on Saturday. The game will be televised by SEC Network affiliates.
Maroon milestone: Fall enrollment surpasses 20,000
Mississippi State University surpassed the 20,000 student enrollment milestone with a 2011 fall semester headcount of 20,424, a 3.97 percent increase from last year. "This all-time record enrollment figure, especially the high percentage of students from Mississippi, is a strong indication of the confidence those students have in our ability to help them become the future leaders of our state and nation," President Mark E. Keenum said.
B.B. King concert heading toward sellout
A limited number of tickets remain at Mississippi State for the Oct. 11 concert by blues music legend B.B. King. Fewer than 200 seats are left in Lee Hall's Bettersworth Auditorium for the 7:30 p.m. event sponsored by the university's Lyceum Series, according to Raymond Brooks.
Thursday opening reception set for Welty exhibit
A current art exhibit at Mississippi State showcases photography by Pulitzer-Prize winning author Eudora Welty. An opening reception for the exhibit, "Eudora Welty in Context: Representing Race in New Deal Photography," takes place Thursday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the McComas Gallery.
HRM hosting Health and Benefits Fair Sept. 13
Human Resources Management at Mississippi State will host the 2011 Health and Benefits Fair for faculty and staff Sept. 13 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Colvard Student Union Foster Ballroom, which is located on the second floor.
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