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Faculty, staff and students are drawn to Mississippi State's historic Drill Field on a sunny fall day. PHOTO: Megan Bean | University Relations

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Wrapping game day in maroon, white and green?
Mississippi State will be wrapping its homecoming game this Saturday in the university's traditional maroon and white, along with a special splash of green. During the 6:30 p.m. football game, MSU will participate in the Environmental Protection Agency's Game Day Challenge, a national competition encouraging college football fans to cut the amount of waste they produce.
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Diversity in research seminar canceled
The Office of Research and Economic Development and the Office of Diversity and Equity Programs have canceled the "Exploring Diversity: Adding Value to Research Activities," seminar on Tuesday. It will be rescheduled at a later date.
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Deals on two wheels: Thursday bike auction set
Parking Operations at Mississippi State University will hold its third-annual silent bike auction Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the street between Colvard Student Union and the YMCA Building.
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Lunch & Learn with AOCE: Facilitating study abroad
The Division of Academic Outreach and Continuing Education at Mississippi State will host its November Lunch & Learn session Thursday, Nov. 3 in Memorial Hall's Coskrey Auditorium. The topic, "My Student Wants to Study Abroad -- Now What?", will feature a panel discussion about the practical elements of program selection, credit transfer and available scholarships for students interested in studying abroad.
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Homecoming book sale Saturday at MSU Libraries
As a part of Mississippi State University's 2011 homecoming activities, MSU Libraries will host a book sale this Saturday. Beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing until noon, the book sale will be held on Mitchell Memorial Library's second floor Information Mall and will feature special deals on hardbacks and paperbacks.
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PR pros name Forde 'Educator of the Year'
John E. Forde, associate professor and head of the department of communication at Mississippi State, was named Educator of the Year by the Public Relations Association of Mississippi at its 2011 annual conference in Biloxi.
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Bracelets support university's United Way campaign
It is now easier than ever to show your spirit for both Mississippi State University and the United Way by purchasing a "Grindin' for My State/This is Our State" bracelet. The bracelets are only $5 each, and proceeds help support the agencies of the United Way of North Central Mississippi.
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Policy addresses employee political activity
With statewide political campaigns underway for the Nov. 8 general election, Mississippi State's Office of General Counsel reminds employees to be aware of the university's policy on political activities. There are several basic guidelines that university employees should keep in mind when engaging in any form of political activity.
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MSU Cheese Store: extended hours, holiday orders
The staff at the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Sales Store, located on Mississippi State University's campus, is encouraging patrons to place orders now for the holidays and to take advantage of products that make great additions to the tailgate. The store's famous cheese and other products sell quickly during the holiday season.
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Eudora Welty exhibit on display at MSU Libraries
"Eudora Welty: Mississippi Daughter," an exhibit in conjunction with Mississippi State University's Maroon Edition, is on display on Mitchell Memorial Library's 2nd and 3rd floors through December 2011 and highlights the literary career of Mississippi's much-honored author.
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In time for the holidays: Jack Cristil's 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.
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This Week in Mississippi State Sports, 10/31/11
Cross Country is at the SEC Championship in Knoxville, Tenn., on Monday... Women's Golf opens play in the Betsy Rawls Invitational at the University of Texas Golf Club on Monday... Men's Tennis participates in the USTA Future-Niceville, USTA Future-Pensacola and the ITA National Indoor Championships in New York City this week... Women's Tennis opens play in the Notre Dame Fall Invite in South Bend, Ind., on Friday... Volleyball faces Kentucky on the road Friday and Tennessee on Sunday in Knoxville... Women's Basketball hosts an exhibition game against Arkansas-Fort Smith on Sunday at 2 p.m.... Football hosts UT-Martin for a "True Maroon" homecoming game Saturday at 6:30 p.m. in Davis Wade Stadium.
McIntosh named Arts and Sciences fundraiser
Mississippi State's College of Arts and Sciences is announcing a new development director. Rankin County native Alexander W. "Alex" McIntosh will lead fundraising efforts for the university's largest academic unit.
Staff Council's annual homecoming sale Monday
Mississippi State University's Staff Council will be offering v-neck wind shirts for $20 during its annual homecoming sale on Monday. The solid maroon shirt features the MState logo and the word "Staff" on the front left chest.
Departments invited to compete in tailgating contest
Mississippi State University's Staff Council is again sponsoring a homecoming tailgating contest for all departments on campus. The third-annual edition of the popular event takes place Friday from 10 a.m. to noon. Deadline to register is Thursday.
'Message from the Provost': IHL approves projects
In his latest update for the Mississippi State community, Provost and Executive Vice President Jerry Gilbert discusses a new category of non-tenure track faculty, IHL-approved building projects on the horizon, homecoming, and more.
The Office of Public Affairs provides Maroon MEMO as a general information
resource for Mississippi State University employees.

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