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A student finds a quiet place to study in Mitchell Memorial Library earlier this month. Fall semester classes end on Friday this week with exams set to start Dec. 5. PHOTO: Jason Ryu | University Relations

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Flu shot clinics on tap this week
University Health Services has scheduled a series of flu shot clinics this fall, and the next one will be held Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the atrium of McCool Hall, and followed by one on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the first floor lobby of Allen Hall. In order to keep our campus healthy, everyone is urged to get a flu shot.
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WMSV radiothon benefits Haiti relief effort
Mississippi State University's campus radio station, WMSV 91.1, is hosting a radiothon benefit this Friday and Saturday to support a local organization's relief efforts in Haiti.
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Library hours for exams, interim session
As the fall semester at Mississippi State University nears a close, Mitchell Memorial Library has released its hours of operation for exams and interim session.
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Registration open for early-2012 PERS workshop
Human Resources Management at Mississippi State is sponsoring a Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) workshop on Feb. 29, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Bost Extension Center on the Starkville campus. The workshop is free for university employees, but pre-registration is required.
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Clock ticking on holiday orders for MSU products
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. The store's famous cheese and other products sell quickly during the season.
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Ham for the holidays at the MAFES Sales Store
Long known for its cheeses, Mississippi State University now has a fully cooked, boneless ham available in time to reduce cooking stress and adorn holiday tables. Made in Mississippi and packaged at a processing facility in Magee, the 5-pound V Ham is sold in the MAFES Sales Store, which is a unit of the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station.
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Real Christmas trees offer benefits, memories
Each year, many Mississippians must decide whether to buy a live or an artificial tree to celebrate the Christmas season. John Kushla, a Mississippi State University Extension forestry specialist, said artificial trees are usually less expensive than real trees and can last for many seasons, but real Christmas trees provide benefits that artificial trees do not offer.
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This Week in Mississippi State Sports, 11/28/11
Women's Basketball hosts South Alabama on Wednesday at 7 p.m. and Tulane on Sunday at 2 p.m.... Men's Basketball hosts West Virginia at the Hump in the SEC/Big East Challenge on Saturday at 8 p.m.
Keenums to lead city Christmas parade Monday
Mississippi State President Mark E. Keenum, university first lady Rhonda Keenum and their four children are this year's grand marshals of the Starkville Community Christmas Parade. Set to launch at 6 p.m. Monday, the parade will begin along Russell Street, turn at Montgomery Street toward University Drive and continue west down Main Street.
Leopold selected fellow of international organization
The head of Mississippi State's wildlife, fisheries and aquaculture department is a new Fellow in The Wildlife Society. Bruce D. Leopold is being recognized for exceptional service to the wildlife profession. He long has been active in several professional organizations, including service in 2009 as Wildlife Society president. He is also co-director of the Berryman Institute.
Damms named 2011 Humanities Teacher of the Year
Richard V. Damms is being recognized as the 2011 Humanities Teacher of the Year by Mississippi State's College of Arts and Sciences and the Mississippi Humanities Council. Damms, a history department faculty member since 1995, specializes in American foreign relations and 20th century U.S. political history.
Lt. Gov.-elect Tate Reeves speaks Tuesday
Lt. Gov.-elect Tate Reeves will be featured this Tuesday at Mississippi State's next Morris W.H. "Bill" Collins Speaker Series program. The public event begins at 2 p.m. in the John Grisham Room of the university's Mitchell Memorial Library.
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