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DAFVM Spotlight Employee: Haleigh Fason
Haleigh Fason loved her part-time job as a student worker at the College of Veterinary Medicine so much, she went back to work full-time as an admissions assistant two years after she graduated with her degree in business administration. “I love meeting new people, and we get to know our students very well. Going to CVM is a dream come true for most of them, and it’s rewarding to be part of that,” she said.
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DAFVM Spotlight Employee: Susan Collins-Smith
After working in the Chickasaw County Extension office for several years, Susan Collins-Smith relocated to Jackson and jumped at the chance to share research-based information with a broader audience. “I work in Media Relations in the Office of Agricultural Communications, and it’s my job to promote the workshops, events, educational programs and success stories in the central and southern regions of the state,” Collins-Smith said. “I enjoy the variety in my work -- I write stories about everything from pets and livestock to family finances to insect pests. Every time I write a feature story, I learn something new.”
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New library exhibit highlights Mississippi Blues Trail
A newly installed exhibit at Mississippi State's Mitchell Memorial Library highlights the musical history of the state and prominent Mississippi blues musicians. The second floor exhibit will be featured through the end of August.
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P.R.E.P/Emergency Preparedness Week next month
Will your family be prepared when disaster strikes? Learn from the experts in disaster preparedness. The MSU Campus-Community Emergency Response Team (C-CERT) and the Maroon Volunteer Center are hosting Emergency Preparedness Week from Sept. 16-21, offering free disaster preparedness training sessions that are open to all students, faculty, staff, and community members.
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Register now for free disaster preparedness training
The Maroon Volunteer Center at Mississippi State details a number of volunteer opportunities for the campus community in its current newsletter, including Father's Child, Emergency Preparedness Week, Habitat for Humanity, Starkville Community Market, Service DAWGS Day, and more.
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Argonne officials, researchers visit in September
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.
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SPA offering proposal development assistance
Sponsored Programs Administration and the Office of Research and Economic Development at Mississippi State University are committed to helping faculty find the resources needed to support research endeavors. Recognizing that not all faculty members have departmental support for proposal development, SPA is working to provide this support as needed.
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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.


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Register now for new faculty orientation, reception
New faculty to Mississippi State University are encouraged to sign up for new faculty orientation, which will be held Aug. 13 at the Hunter Henry Center. Individual faculty members need to register online for this event, and for the reception at the MSU President's Home on Aug. 12. The registration deadline is Monday [Aug. 5].
Ticket sales for Lyceum Series events underway
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.
MSU Riley Center announces new season
The MSU Riley Center in downtown Meridian is again bringing the best in music and theater to the stage with a 2013–2014 Fall/Winter Performing Arts Series that has an “adventurous variety” of musicians, actors and family-friendly shows. Whether you love legendary music or prefer to hear new, contemporary sounds, whether you like serious theater or want to bring the whole family to a lighthearted show, the upcoming season will treat ticket holders to a wide range of exciting entertainment.
Season tickets sold out; 3-game package on sale
For the fourth consecutive year, Mississippi State University has sold out of its season football tickets, the athletic department announced last Monday. At the close of business July 29, 43,300 season tickets for football had been sold. Less than 1,700 three-game ticket plans, which include games against Alcorn State, LSU and Kentucky and priced at $99, remain for sale through the Bryan Building Ticket Office and online.
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