1997 Mississippi State calendar now on sale

Contact: Bill Wagnon

The Chapel of Memories, President's Home, and scenes from social and sports activities are among images captured for the first-ever Mississippi State University calendar.

Produced by the Office of Development, the 1997 hanging calendar now is on sale at locations on and off campus.

The 11-by-17-inch format features color photographs of campus landmarks and traditional scenes captured by award-winning university photographers Fred Faulk and Russ Houston. Major holidays, as well as university academic, athletic and special events, also are noted.

"We've felt the need for some time to have a calendar that Mississippi State alumni, friends, students, and faculty can both use and display as a constant reminder of the university's traditions," said Tom Stogsdill, executive director of development. "It will make a perfect Christmas gift for any member of the university family."

The calendars can be purchased on campus through the Office of Development by calling (601) 325-3410, or by writing in care of P.O. Box 6149, Mississippi State, MS 39762-6149. Order forms are available in the soon-to-be published fall issue of Mississippi State Alumnus magazine and on the university's world wide web site at www.msstate.edu.

Additionally, bookstores in Starkville and Jackson are offering the calendars, with others around the state expected to stock them in the coming weeks.

Stogsdill said the calendars will be on sale during home football weekends at booths inside Scott Field. Purchases also can be made at the adjacent Butler-Williams Alumni Center.

The calendars sell for $9.95 each, plus $1.95 shipping and handling (Mississippi residents add 7 percent sales tax for each calendar). Checks should be made payable to the Mississippi State University Foundation. American Express, MasterCard, and Visa are welcome.

Stogsdill said persons who desire to send calendars as holiday gifts should designate this when ordering calendars and provide the full address of recipient.