Bill Kibler, left, swears in MSU's new police chief Vance Rice during a ceremony July 25. Rice is a veteran law enforcement professional with nearly 25 years at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. PHOTO: Megan Bean | Public Affairs
Campus to welcome new, returning Bulldogs
Mississippi State will welcome thousands of new and returning students Saturday as they begin moving into campus residence halls. The Department of Housing and Residence Life is sponsoring the ninth annual Movin' You to MSU or "MVNU2MSU" day, which marks the opening of all residence halls for the fall semester. Ann Bailey, director of housing and residence life, said the day marks a major university event and an important tradition in the life of MSU as it signals the beginning of a new academic year.
SOAR presents grant for Rural Schools Initiative
Mississippi State will use a new $10,000 grant from the Starkville Oktibbeha Achieving Results community foundation to help create an on-campus outreach center focused on rural education. David Shaw, the university's vice president for research and economic development, said SOAR's generous contribution will be instrumental in helping the university address "our city, county and state's tremendous educational challenges, needs and opportunities."
Lyceum season ticket sales underway
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.
Sign up now for Service Dawgs Day
The Maroon Volunteer Center at Mississippi State details a number of volunteer opportunities for the campus community in its current newsletter, including Service Dawgs Day, Oak Hall move-out day, and much more.
MSU Riley Center announces fall/winter series
The MSU Riley Center’s 2014/2015 Fall/Winter Performing Arts Series offers an amazing lineup of talent for music lovers of every age and taste. The series will showcase a wide array of performances in a beautiful historic setting, providing audiences with musical and theatrical experiences unlike any other.
Distance Education's 'Lunch & Learn' to return
The Center for Distance Education at Mississippi State University again will host its popular Lunch & Learn series this fall. The series opens on Sept. 17 with "MSU Distance Students: Looking at Online Programs from Their Perspective."
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.
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