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After relocating to the first-floor Gaddis Hunt Commons food court in Colvard Student Union, the State Fountain Bakery at Mississippi State is open for business. Along with the campus landmark's new look, patrons are being encouraged to come and enjoy its delicious assortment of goods. The menu features old favorites such as "dog bone" sugar cookies and campus-made ice cream, as well as such new items as panini sandwiches on fresh-baked bread. PHOTO: Raeley Stevens | Public Affairs

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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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Fulbright Scholars to enjoy culture, learning at MSU
Mississippi State's English Language Institute soon will be providing Southern flavor to a program that helps international graduate students prepare for American college life. Under the theme "American South," as many as 35 student Fulbright Scholars from more than 20 countries will be at the university July 19-Aug. 8 for a pre-academic English as a second language course.
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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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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.

 

DelPrince moves to specialist spot
A long-time Mississippi State University floral professor is now teaching the Mississippi public about floral design. Jim DelPrince, who taught students on the Starkville campus for 23 years, joined the MSU Extension Service as a floral design specialist July 1. He is stationed in the MSU Coastal Research and Extension Center.
Hardy Rd. traffic re-route now in place
Hardy Rd. from Etheredge Hall south to Morrill Rd. will be rerouted from July 19 through December 2016 while an addition to Mitchell Memorial Library is under construction. During this time, all traffic will be rerouted around Herbert St. and re-enter Hardy Rd. Students, faculty, staff and visitors are advised to plan their daily commutes accordingly.
Symposium to highlight future of energy storage
Mississippi State officials say the university is positioned to help shape the future of energy storage in the Southeast region. A conference on campus next month will help frame the conversation for what the region's future holds. In conjunction with the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research, the university is sponsoring an Aug. 12-13 symposium at The Mill at MSU.
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.
The Office of Public Affairs provides Maroon MEMO as a general information
resource for Mississippi State University employees.

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