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
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
The Office of Public Affairs
provides Maroon MEMO as a general information
resource for Mississippi State University employees.
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