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During a reception and banquet honoring him for a lifetime of service last Wednesday night, Vice President for Campus Services Amy Tuck, left, visits with Janos Radvanyi. Prior to immigrating to the United States, Radvanyi served as the Hungarian Ambassador to the United States and in 1968 sought and was granted political asylum in America. Radvanyi has been at Mississippi State since 1972 and founded the Center for International Security and Strategic Studies a decade later. In 1996, following his tenure as a history professor and head of the center, the university named him the first chairholder for the newly established Endowed Chair for International Security and Strategic Studies. PHOTO: Beth Newman-Wynn | University Relations

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Barnes & Noble celebrating expansion Sept. 7
Following a renovation over the summer break, the Barnes & Noble bookstore at Mississippi State University will host a day of celebration on Friday, Sept. 7, starting at 9 a.m. A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the MSU Spirit Shop expansion is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. with Athletic Director Scott Stricklin and Vice President for Student Affairs Bill Kibler.
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Fulbright expanding at Mississippi State
The MSU International Institute welcomes associate professor Jane Britt Greenwood, AIA, as Mississippi State University's second Fulbright faculty representative. In addition to maintaining her position in the School of Architecture, Greenwood will partner with Stephen Cottrell in serving faculty and undergraduate students interested in becoming members of the Fulbright family.
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HPC2 using social media to share and inform
The High Performance Computing Collaboratory at Mississippi State University has expanded its outreach program to include an enhanced presence on social media websites, including Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. In addition to posting news and events on HPC2-affiliated sites, the social media channels provide additional opportunities to share and inform, according to Publications Manager Debbie McBride.
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Policy addresses employee political activity
With political campaigns for the White House and other federal offices well underway for the Nov. 6 general election, Mississippi State's Office of General Counsel reminds employees to be aware of the university's policy on political activities.
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Volunteer for 9/11 National Day of Service
The Maroon Volunteer Center at Mississippi State details a number of volunteer opportunities for the campus community in its current newsletter, including the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, Get Swept Up Starkville on Aug. 29, the Clothesline Project, Maroon Edition Habitat for Humanity, and more.
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Food security conference on campus Sept. 10
Several of the world’s leading authorities in food production, safety, and security will gather for a daylong conference exploring “Technology Implementation at the Local Level: Food Security for the Future” at Mississippi State University in September. MSU’s International Institute will host the symposium in Colvard Student Union's Foster Ballroom on Monday, Sept. 10. It will cover a wide range of topics.
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University hosting October PERS seminar
Human Resources Management at Mississippi State is hosting a PERS pre-retirement, full-day seminar on Oct. 3, 2012, at Bost Extension Center. The seminar offers general information on a range of topics, including estate planning, Mississippi Deferred Compensation Plan and Trust, Social Security benefits, and PERS benefits and options. The seminar is available to any covered PERS member at no cost, but pre-registration is required.
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Policy reminders from University Health Services
University Health Services at Mississippi State reminds the campus community of several important policies for its patients to keep in mind when seeking treatment, parking, refilling a prescription online, and privacy.
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This Week in Mississippi State Sports, 08/27/12
Soccer opens play in the Southern Miss Tournament against Georgia State on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. in Hattiesburg, and plays ULM at 12:30 p.m. on Monday... Volleyball opens play in the USC Tournament in Los Angeles against Boston College on Friday at 8 p.m., and then plays Northern Iowa on Saturday at 2 p.m. and Southern Cal at 10 p.m.... Cross Country is on the road to Rome, Ga., on Saturday for the Berry College-University of the South Invitational... Football opens the 2012 season against Jackson State in Davis Wade Stadium on Saturday at 6 p.m.
Phi Kappa Phi names Hopper regional vice president
At its 2012 Biennial Convention hosted in St. Louis, Mo., delegates from the South Central region of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines, elected Missy Hopper, associate professor of education at Mississippi State University, as regional vice president.
Brewster joins football staff as receivers coach
Mississippi State head football coach Dan Mullen has named former University of Minnesota head coach Tim Brewster to his staff. Brewster, who will coach wide receivers, coached the Golden Gophers from 2007 to 2010 before spending the 2011 season as a college football analyst for Fox Sports.
Geuder farewell reception Wednesday
A farewell reception for Maridith Geuder, director of University Relations at Mississippi State University, will be held this Wednesday from 2:30-4 p.m. in Mitchell Memorial Library's Grisham Room.
Men of color summit Friday
Mississippi State will host a daylong conference this Friday designed to identify and address the scholastic needs of male students of color at the university and beyond. Welcoming and opening remarks will be delivered by MSU President Mark E. Keenum; Jerry Gilbert, provost and executive vice president; athletic director Scott Stricklin; and Camille Scales Young, national alumni association president.
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