Announcements

  • Mississippi State releases annual ‘Drinking Water Quality Report’
    Mississippi State is pleased to announce that the university’s water system has met all of the requirements of the Mississippi State Department of Health. The water quality report, also referred to as the Consumer Confidence Report, must be provided to customers annually. The annual testing is administered by MSDH.
    June 17, 2016
  • MSU officials conducting review of new FLSA rule changes
    On May 18, the White House announced that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is finalizing a rule to update overtime pay thresholds and exemption classifications as part of a process that President Barack Obama began as a comprehensive review of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in 2014. The effective date of the new FLSA rule is Dec. 1, 2016. Mississippi State University has been reviewing these proposed changes for several months and will intensify that review now that the final rule change specifics have been made public, according to MSU’s Chief Human Resources Officer Judith A. “Judy” Spencer.
    May 18, 2016
  • Barnes & Noble offering summer specials in cafe
    The Barnes & Noble at Mississippi State is offering faculty and staff summer specials in its cafe now through July 31.
    May 16, 2016
  • Statement from Sid Salter, MSU Chief Communications Officer
    MSU can confirm the death of a student in an apparent accidental fall in the early morning hours today [May 7] on the MSU campus near the M-Club bu
    May 7, 2016
  • Keenum shares higher education funding concerns with IHL leadership
    Mississippi State University President Mark E. Keenum released a statement to the MSU community today [April 29] regarding his recent dialogue with the leadership of the state College Board over higher education funding challenges for both the current and next fiscal years.
    April 29, 2016
  • MSU water system in compliance with state standard
    Mississippi State University is pleased to announce that MSU’s water system is in compliance with the lead and copper drinking water standard of the Mississippi State Department of Health.
    April 12, 2016
  • An Open Letter to the MSU Family and Friends
      Dear MSU family and friends,
    April 6, 2016
  • Brenner to lead education initiatives for MSU Office of Research and Economic Development
    Devon Brenner will be joining the Office of Research and Economic Development at Mississippi State as assistant to the vice president for education initiatives in mid-May. For the past year, the head of the curriculum, instruction and special education department in the university's College of Education has been an Education Policy Fellow in the office of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., in Washington, D.C.
    March 30, 2016
  • MSU historian examines evolution of income tax in Britain
    Almost exactly 200 years ago, the British House of Commons rejected a peacetime income tax. Henry Brougham, a Whig member of Parliament, mobilized public opinion against the tax, and after a raucous debate in the Commons, his side won by 37 votes. This revolt against the government that had led Britain to victory over Napoleon barely a year before, and the government’s response, marked an important turning point. It shows that Britain’s path to military and economic preeminence in the 19th century was far from smooth, for this was a time of social upheaval and political conflict. Taxation became a flashpoint for controversy.
    March 11, 2016

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