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The Mill at MSU development at the corner of Russell Street and Highway 12 will feature a 73,975-square-foot office and conference center with a 1,000-seat ballroom in the renovated Cooley Building. The Class A office space will include exposed wood beams and columns, open spaces and abundant natural light. Pictured is an interior space on the second floor. PHOTO: Russ Houston | Public Affairs

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Kinsey Collection set to open on campus
More than four million people have viewed The Kinsey Collection's artifacts, manuscripts, books and art documenting African American history. Later this week, the collection, comprising one of the largest private collections of African American pieces in the world, will make its first visit to the Magnolia State at Mississippi State. Free, public viewings of The Kinsey Collection's "African American Treasures" will be open March 21-June 20 in the John Grisham Room at Mitchell Memorial Library.
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Clinic at MSU a Restaurant Week charity
The Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic at Mississippi State is one of three charities competing for a $5,000 donation during the Starkville Convention and Visitors Bureau's Starkville Restaurant Week. Diners are invited to cast votes for the charity of their choice at participating restaurants throughout the 10-day event, which ends Sunday
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SPA Dawgs selling 'Pots of Gold' for Relay for Life
The SPA Dawgs team will be donning their green and in the St. Patrick's Day spirit to sell Pots of Gold goodie bags on Monday and Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Drill Field as a fundraiser for Relay for Life. The bags are great gifts to express your affection or your appreciation for someone, and all proceeds will benefit MSU's Relay for Life event.
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Seminar to provide research admin overview
Join the Office of Research and Economic Development at Mississippi State for “Navigating the Research Administration Process,” a two-hour seminar beginning at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the Bost Extension Center theater. Sandy Williamson, the executive director of research fiscal affairs at MSU, will lead this informative presentation.
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Take advantage of spring volunteer opportunities
The Maroon Volunteer Center at Mississippi State details a number of volunteer opportunities for the campus community on its website and in its newsletter this week, including The Big Event, Project Homestead food distribution, Dash for Davion 5K, Bulldogs on the Move, and more. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to make a difference by volunteering this spring.
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Run to raise healthy relationship awareness
More than 1,000 are already registered for a free 3K run that will bring awareness and a touch of color to Mississippi State University. "Go. Paint. Starkville" will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. Organizer Leah Pylate, assistant director in the Office of Health Education and Wellness and Sexual Assault, said the run is a free event to all and includes a free t-shirt while supplies last.
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Tobacco Use Attestation Form completion required
Human Resources Management at Mississippi State reminds all benefits-eligible employees that the Mississippi Department of Finance and Administration's board voted recently to implement a $50 per month tobacco use surcharge, effective July 2015, for the State and School Employees' Health Insurance Plan. All plan participants are now required to complete a "Tobacco Use Attestation Form."
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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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This Week in Mississippi State Sports, 03/16/15
Softball is on the road to Hammond on Tuesday for a 5 p.m. game with Southeastern Louisiana, and then visits Oxford for an SEC weekend series against Ole Miss with games on Friday at 6 p.m., Saturday at noon and Sunday at 4 p.m.... Baseball hosts Eastern Illinois at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, and then visits Lexington with games on Friday at 5:30 p.m., Saturday at 1 p.m. and Sunday at noon against Kentucky... Track & Field competes Friday and Saturday in Tuscaloosa at the Alabama Relays... Women's Tennis is on the road to Columbia for a 4 p.m. match against South Carolina on Friday and then is at Florida for a Sunday match at noon... Men's Tennis hosts Texas A&M at 5 p.m. on Friday and LSU on Sunday at 1 p.m.... Men's Golf starts play on Sunday at the Middleburg Bank Intercollegiate in Williamsburg, Virginia... Women's Basketball will compete in the NCAA Championship Tournament with dates and times to be announced.

 

Entrepreneurship plan gains $200,000 grant
Mississippi State University and Texas A&M University are receiving a major grant to foster entrepreneurship in rural areas. MSU's Eric Hill, program manager for the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the College of Business, said the two universities will leverage resources by forming a network of rural institutions and by focusing on core value strengths inherent to higher education environments.
Export compliance experts on campus this week
The offices of Research and Economic Development and of Research Security at Mississippi State are sponsoring a series of export control training sessions on campus this week. "Anyone who is involved with foreign companies or entities or foreign nationals in their research or work environment is invited to attend one of these presentations," said Neil Lewis, the director of research security for the land-grant institution.
Governor keynoting annual manufacturing summit
With Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant offering the keynote address, manufacturing, logistics and transportation leaders will "Focus on the Future" at the fifth annual Manufacturing Summit on Wednesday. For the first time, participants will engage in an interactive logistics optimization problem, said Bill Martin, director of MSU's Franklin Furniture Institute.
Water resources focus of MSU-UA-AU partnership
Mississippi’s flagship research university and two Southeastern Conference sister schools are now working together to solve complex water resources management issues. Last week, Mississippi State’s David Shaw signed an MOA with Alabama and Auburn creating a new long-term partnership to advance interdisciplinary water science, policy and law research, economic development, ecosystem management, and capacity building.
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