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A golfer tees off at sunset on Mississippi State University's Golf Course. Located at 14279 Old Highway 182 in Starkville, the course is listed "among the top 30 collegiate golf courses." Call (662) 325-3028 to reserve a tee time today. PHOTO: Megan Bean | Public Affairs

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DAFVM Spotlight Employee: Penny Parmer
Penny Parmer didn’t let a disastrous beginning keep her from dedicating the past decade to the MSU Extension Service in Itawamba County. As an office associate, Penny routinely works with clients in need of answers to their questions, but she is also responsible for keeping the office running smoothly.
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DAFVM Spotlight Employee: Leslie Reed
When the most seriously ill dogs and cats arrive at the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Leslie Reed and her colleagues are ready to help them in the Intensive Care Unit. As ICU supervisor, Leslie works with senior-level veterinary students and veterinary technology students.
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Television Center now features HD set
Mississippi State University’s Television Center now is home to a high-definition studio that will better assist the state’s largest higher education video production facility. Chief Communications Officer Sid Salter said the new set “gives MSU one of the finest on-campus facilities of this nature in the Southeastern Conference.”
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RCU celebrates 50 years of service
This month, the Research and Curriculum Unit at Mississippi State will mark a half-century of service to the state. “The RCU has an established track record of working with educators to improve public education in Mississippi,” said David Shaw, MSU vice president for research and economic development.
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Psychology Clinic open house Thursday
The Mississippi State University Psychology Clinic will host an open house on Thursday from 4-7 p.m. to showcase its new location on campus at 70 Morgan Ave. The event also will observe National Recovery Month and World Suicide Prevention Day.
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Kick off fall with the Maroon Volunteer Center
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 disaster preparedness kit making, First Responder Appreciation Day, Get Swept Up!, Cowbell Yell, Montgomery Leadership Program, and more. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to make a difference by volunteering this fall.
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Policy addresses employee political activity
With local and statewide campaigns underway this fall, 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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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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MSU fans seek to break world record at Cowbell Yell
Mississippi State football fans will attempt the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for most people ringing cowbells simultaneously during the university’s Cowbell Yell event on Thursday. All fans -- students, employees, alumni and the community -- are encouraged to attend and help the university continue its record-setting reputation.
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This Week in Mississippi State Sports, 09/07/15
On Friday, Women's Tennis starts play in Raleigh at the North Carolina State Invite, and Men's Tennis begins play in Athens at the Southern Intercollegiates... Volleyball plays Notre Dame on Friday at 6 p.m. in the Golden Dome Invitational at South Bend, and then faces Penn State at 9 a.m. and Eastern Kentucky at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday... Soccer visits Nashville on Friday for a 7 p.m. match against Vanderbilt, and then plays Lipscomb at 1 p.m. on Sunday... Football hosts LSU for the season's home opener at Davis Wade Stadium at 8:15 p.m.... Women's Golf begins competition at the Cougar Classic in Charleston, S.C. on Sunday.

 

Plans being developed to enhance campus security
During three post-event meetings with senior administrators, Crisis Action Team and law enforcement, Mississippi State President Mark E. Keenum last week announced a new initiative designed to enhance safety and security on campus. “The highest priority I have as president of this university is the safety of our students, faculty and staff,” he said.
Morrison receives major political science award
The head of Mississippi State’s political science and public administration department is receiving a major professional recognition. Professor Minion K.C. Morrison is this year’s selection for the Frank J. Goodnow Award for Distinguished Service of the American Political Science Association.
LEAP taps 14 for 2015-2016 program
Fourteen Mississippi State staff members are new participants in the university’s 2015-2016 Leadership Excellence for Accomplished Professionals program. LEAP’s goals and purpose include the advancement of knowledge, enhancement of leadership skills, and direct practical work application for selected employees.
Changes for international scholar invitation process
The request process for inviting international scholars to Mississippi State on a J-1 Exchange Visitor visa has undergone recent changes, effective Sept. 1. While many departments regularly invite international research scholars, short-term collaborators or interns, inviting international scholars may be fairly new to other units on campus.
The Office of Public Affairs provides Maroon MEMO as a general information
resource for Mississippi State University employees.

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