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Department of Music instructor Elva Kaye Lance directs the MSU Wind Ensemble during a recent concert. PHOTO: Megan Bean | Public Affairs

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Library speaker series features MEC president
Mississippi State's Morris W.H. "Bill" Collins Speaker Series continues Monday with an address by Blake A. Wilson, president and chief executive officer of the Mississippi Economic Council. Free and open to all, the 3 p.m. university event takes place in Mitchell Memorial Library's John Grisham Room.
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Hardin to deliver annual humanities lecture
Mississippi State's 2013 Humanities Teacher of the Year will speak Monday at a public campus program. The presentation by James Hardin, associate professor of anthropology and Middle Eastern cultures at the university, begins at 3 p.m. in the Forum Room of Griffis Residence Hall. An MSU alumnus who holds a doctoral degree from the University of Arizona, he said his address "will bring together archaeological, ethnographic, textual, and historical data to understand better a particular household in southern Judah in the 8th century BCE."
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Seminar examines student's espionage plight
Was Glenn Duffie Shriver a naive young college student or a cold calculating individual out to gain all he could for himself even if it meant betraying his country? As part of its fall seminar series, the Office of Research and Economic Development at Mississippi State University presents "Game of Pawns: The Glenn Duffie Shriver Story" on Monday from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the Bost Extension Center theater.
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Service-learning project showcase Wednesday
The Center for the Advancement for Service-Learning Excellence and the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Mississippi State University will be hosting a showcase of service-learning projects on Wednesday [Nov. 20] at 3 p.m. in Bost Auditorium. Students in Alta Knizley's ME 1111 class will be presenting projects they have been working on with various community partners this semester.
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ConventionSouth honors MSU Riley Center
The MSU Riley Center in downtown Meridian has been honored with a 2013 Readers’ Choice Award from ConventionSouth magazine. "We are very proud of this great honor," said Dennis S. Sankovich, the executive director of the MSU Riley Center. This is the third time that the center has received the award. Throughout the year, meeting professionals nominated the meeting sites they believe provide exemplary service for group events.
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Turkey Trot 5K, food drives this week
The Maroon Volunteer Center at Mississippi State details a number of volunteer opportunities for the campus community in its current newsletter, including interfaith supply drive, Bulldogs on the Move, Kroger food drive, Turkey Trot 5K, and more.
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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, 11/18/13
Men's Basketball hosts Mississippi Valley State on Tuesday at 7 p.m., and then plays Utah State in Logan, Utah, at 8 p.m. on Saturday... Women's Basketball hosts Tennessee Tech at 7 p.m. on Thursday... Volleyball is on the road to Columbia for a 6:30 p.m. match against Missouri on Friday, and then plays Arkansas in Fayetteville on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.... Football is on the road to Little Rock on Saturday for a 11:21 a.m. kickoff against Arkansas (SEC-TV).
Hopper elected to regional post
The director of the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station is the new chair-elect of the Southern Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Directors. George M. Hopper was voted chair-elect for 2013-14 at the organization’s fall meeting. He will assume the responsibilities of chair in 2014-15.
Walters named 2013 Grisham Master Teacher
Mississippi State mathematics instructor Kimberly Walters will be the featured speaker this Wednesday for the university's John Grisham Master Teacher Series recognition. The university's 2013 Grisham Master Teacher selection, she will speak on the topic "Starfish Education: Living My Dream and Making a Difference." Open to all, the 2 p.m. Center for Teaching and Learning-sponsored program takes place in the Grisham Room of Mitchell Memorial Library.
Funderburk to discuss Walter Anderson at museums
A veteran Mississippi State art professor will lead three public programs in the near future at regional museums, all involving his ongoing research on late Ocean Springs artist Walter Inglis Anderson. Brent Funderburk, a faculty member at the university since 1982, has studied Anderson's life and creations for more than three decades. In addition to numerous lectures on the New Orleans-born artist, he has curated exhibitions of Anderson's art at universities and museums throughout the country.
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