The American flag unfurls in the breeze on Mississippi State's historic Drill Field. The university will be closed on Friday this week in observance of Independence Day. PHOTO: Jim Laird | Public Affairs
Sidewalk expansion underway in Research Park
A project that is expected to boost quality of work-life for more than 1,500 employees who work in the state’s largest research park is moving forward.
“Adding the sidewalk around the Research Blvd. loop has been a top request for many of our tenants and the local community, and we are pleased to be able to provide this additional amenity,” said Marc McGee, director of the MSU Research and Technology Corporation, the entity that manages the Thad Cochran Research, Technology and Economic Development Park.
University growing international opportunities
Mississippi State is playing a vital role in the global effort to end poverty and hunger, and that role is growing. David Shaw, MSU's vice president for research and economic development, visited Italy earlier this month to meet with the U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization. He was joined by Jim West, dean of the College of Architecture, Art and Design at MSU.
Take time to volunteer this summer
The Maroon Volunteer Center at Mississippi State details a number of volunteer opportunities for the campus community in its current newsletter, including Dawg Daze Summer Camp, Healthier You Summer Camp, College Ready Move In Day, 4th of July fireworks show, and more.
SEC Symposium now taking abstracts
The 2014 SEC Symposium will bring together scholars from each SEC university for the purpose of critically reviewing the body of knowledge that could guide the development and implementation of an effective national effort to markedly reduce the percentage of the American population that becomes overweight or obese. Attendees are invited to submit abstracts to be considered for inclusion in the symposium poster session.
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.
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.
Register today for CERT half-marathon, 5K
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.
Sustainable landscapes focus of short course
Mississippi State University will host a one-day sustainable landscape short course on Aug. 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Bost Extension Center on the Starkville campus. The Department of Landscape Architecture, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences and the MSU Extension Service are sponsoring the course.
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