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Vic Nickels, sergeant with Parking Operations, stripes the parking lot near the Longest Student Health Center and Eckie's Pond. Mississippi State University faculty, staff and students may now register for parking permits online by logging into myState. PHOTO: Russ Houston | University Relations

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‘Liability in Laboratories’ seminar Thursday
A new topic in the Responsible Conduct of Research seminar series called "Liability in Laboratories" will be presented on July 25 in Fowlkes Auditorium at 2 p.m. Based on recent events that have changed how liability when accidents happen in laboratories is understood, the Office of General Counsel at Mississippi State will provide a brief presentation and host an open forum for questions related to this important topic.
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Argonne National Laboratory Day at MSU
In early September, Mississippi State University will host officials from one of the world’s leading research facilities. During the two-day visit, MSU faculty, staff, administrators and students will have opportunities to meet with Argonne National Laboratory leaders and researchers and explore partnership and funding possibilities, among other topics. “I am very pleased that we have this excellent opportunity to further develop a relationship with a top-tier federal research lab,” said David Shaw, MSU’s vice president for research and economic development.
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Volunteers needed this week at Emerson
The Maroon Volunteer Center at Mississippi State details a number of volunteer opportunities for the campus community in its current newsletter, including Emerson Family Resource Center volunteers, Starkville Community Market, Boys and Girls Club Summer Program volunteers, Service DAWGS Day, and more.
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Ticket sales begin for Lyceum Series events
Advance tickets now are available for Mississippi State's 2013-14 Lyceum Series. With the university's longest running entertainment program set to get under way in mid-September, admissions may be purchased for all six, or individually selected, performances. Gretchen Parlato, an award-winning jazz vocalist soon to join the faculty at New York's Manhattan School of Music, will inaugurate the season Sept. 19. As with all but the final Lyceum event this year, her performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Lee Hall's Bettersworth Auditorium.
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Search underway for MSCL director, state chemist
Mississippi State University is now accepting applications and nominations for the position of state chemist and Mississippi State Chemical Laboratory director. The laboratory employs approximately 25 professionals and support staff, and is involved in regulatory and public service programs, analytical services, and assistance to citizens, businesses and research programs. The director and state chemist serves as chief scientist and administrative officer of the MSCL.
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Employee assistance program available
Life is filled with change, opportunities and challenges. The issues may be large or small. Knowing that you have someone who can listen, understand and suggest next steps can make a big difference. And that is where Mississippi State University's new employee assistance program (EAP) and work-life program helps.
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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.
Galaty now leading anthropology department
Award-winning survey archaeologist Michael Galaty is the new head of Mississippi State University's Department of Anthropology and Middle Eastern Cultures. Before officially assuming his duties July 1, Galaty was an anthropology professor and chair of the sociology and anthropology department at Millsaps College in Jackson. "This department at MSU is excellent, and it's unique because it's affiliated with the nationally-known Cobb Institute of Archaeology," he said.
$80+ million raised for third consecutive year
For three consecutive years, Mississippi State University has raised more than $80 million in outright gifts and pledges of future support from individuals, corporations, foundations, trusts and estates, with the just-ended 2013 fiscal year exceeding $81.3 million. "We deeply appreciate the generosity of alumni and friends who are investing their personal resources to help Mississippi State University carry out its invaluable mission of teaching, research and service," said MSU President Mark E. Keenum.
Keenum to address Neshoba County Fair Aug. 1
The historic Founder's Square pavilion at the Neshoba County Fair will host Mississippi State University President Mark E. Keenum for a 10:10 a.m. speech on Thursday, Aug. 1. Other officials speaking on Aug. 1 include Commissioner of Agriculture Cindy Hyde-Smith, Commissioner of Insurance Mike Chaney, state Treasurer Lynn Fitch, Speaker of the House Philip Gunn and Gov. Phil Bryant.
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