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Robert Skinner, who works with West Brothers Construction, applies a cement coating to the front steps of historic Lee Hall, which will re-open this summer after an extensive renovation project. PHOTO: Russ Houston | Public Affairs

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Artist-in-residence captures beauty of the Refuge
Seeking to better connect with the area's natural environment, Mississippi State's newest artist-in-residence is beginning a month-long visit at the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge. Between now and her scheduled July 3 departure date, Marian S. McLellan, a New Orleans-based artist and critic, said she is learning all she can about the more than 48,000-acre refuge located 12 miles south of the university campus.
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CERT plans October charity run, preparedness fair
The Community Emergency Response Team at Mississippi State is hosting The Preparathon -- a half-marathon, 5K, half-mile family fun run and Emergency Preparedness Fair -- in mid-October. Proceeds from the races will benefit the Oktibbeha County Volunteer Fire Departments, OSERVS and the Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services.
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International volunteer opportunities available
The Maroon Volunteer Center at Mississippi State details a number of volunteer opportunities for the campus community in its current newsletter, including Starkville Community Market, Emerson Father/Son Day, Juneteenth celebration, volunteer victims for CERT Olympics, and more.
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Register today for 2014 Men of Color Summit
Mississippi State University’s Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion encourages you to register now for the 2014 Men of Color Summit in August. “Global Competitiveness: Exploring Pathways Toward Academic Attainment” is this year’s summit theme. For more information about the 2014 Men of Color Summit, please contact Gregory Hunley at 662-325-2493 or ghunley@oidi.msstate.edu.
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Policy addresses employee political activity
With political campaigning underway this year, Mississippi State's Office of General Counsel reminds employees to be aware of the university's policy on political activities. There are several basic guidelines that university employees should keep in mind when engaging in any form of political activity.
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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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Maroon Alert: Sharing emergency updates with MSU
The Maroon Alert system is how Mississippi State University communicates with the campus community about emergency situations that may arise on campus. Maroon Alert is a family of communication outlets to communicate about emergency situations. In most situations the primary means of communication are web, e-mail, Twitter via @maroonalert and sometimes instant messaging.

 

Mitchell's new book explores Mississippi history
The first comprehensive narrative of Mississippi since a Bicentennial history was published in 1976 is the latest work of an administrator and historian at Mississippi State University-Meridian. "A New History of Mississippi" was written by professor Dennis J. Mitchell, head of the campus' Division of Arts and Sciences. The 672-page book is published by University Press of Mississippi. Mitchell said his goal was to present a story that appeals to both serious history buffs and casual and curious readers.
Writing institute taps 11 faculty members
During the next three weeks, a select group of 11 Mississippi State faculty members will explore how writing-to-learn strategies will help students better understand and retain course content, no matter the subject. A wide range of university disciplines are represented in the Maroon Institute for Writing Excellence, a training workshop that began last week and continues through June 26.
Lyceum Series returns to historic Lee Hall
An Aug. 20 concert by country music legend Merle Haggard will kick off Mississippi State's 2014-15 Lyceum Series season in newly renovated Lee Hall. Season-ticket renewal sales take place July 1-July 18. With the return of the full venue and reserved seating, season ticket holders again may reclaim seats reserved in the 2011-12 season.
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