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SPA taking DAWG program applications
Sponsored Programs Administration at Mississippi State University is now taking applications for the 2015-16 Departmental Administrators Working Group program. The primary goal of DAWG is the development and application of knowledge and skills in the area of sponsored project administration. Applications are due July 31.
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Don't miss: Maroon Volunteer Center 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 Boys & Girls Club Field Day, Healthier You Summer Camp, AmeriCorps VISTA and College Corps positions, Noxubee Refuge Canoe Day, and more. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to make a difference by volunteering this summer.
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Policy addresses employee political activity
With local and statewide 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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Register today: Men and Women of Color Summit
Mississippi State's Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion is encouraging interested members of the campus and surrounding communities to begin registering for the 2015 Men and Women of Color Summit. Now in its fourth year, the summit is designed to engage minority students with faculty, staff, administrators, alumni and others interested in dialogue about critical issues related to academic and professional success.
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2015-16 Lyceum Series takes stage in September
A Sept. 3 concert by American musician and singer-songwriter ZZ Ward will kick off Mississippi State's 2015-16 Lyceum Series season. Season ticket renewals for those wishing to retain the same seats as last year will take place through June 19, while new season tickets will go on sale June 29-July 17. Season tickets for the general public are $125; for MSU employees and senior citizens, $105.
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Holmes Cultural Diversity Center seeks volunteers
The Richard Holmes Cultural Diversity Center at Mississippi State again is seeking host families and individual mentors for its Linking Internationals in the Community program. "The LINC program is an opportunity for families and mentors to share their favorite traditions and customs of American culture, while also learning about the international student's culture," said HCDC program coordinator Rachel Ross.
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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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Orlowski welcomed as new soybean agronomist
John Orlowski joined the Mississippi State University Extension Service and Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station July 1 as soybean agronomist. Orlowski, a native of Perth in rural, upstate New York, will concentrate on soybean production in the Delta. He is stationed at the MSU Delta Research and Extension Center in Stoneville.
Leadership program taps faculty dozen
A dozen Mississippi State faculty members are new selections for the competitive 2015-2016 Fred Tom Mitchell Faculty Leadership Program. Sponsored by the university’s offices of Research and Economic Development and of the Provost and Executive Vice President, the program works to develop the next generation of campus academic leaders, among other goals. It honors the memory of the land-grant institution’s 10th president (1945-53).
Fountain named academy fellow
A Mississippi State University Extension Service nutritionist has been granted a fellowship by the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recognized Brent Fountain, associate Extension professor of human nutrition, for his commitment to the field of dietetics by naming him a fellow.
Career Center program earns national award
The national Cooperative Education and Internship Association is recognizing Mississippi State's Career Center with its 2015 University Best Practice Award. The non-profit Cincinnati, Ohio-based association recently cited the university department for its Workforce Recruitment Program partnership for students with disabilities.
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