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Mississippi Arts Commission awards faculty grants
Four professors in the Department of Art at Mississippi State have secured 2015-2016 grants from the Mississippi Arts Commission. Neil Callander, Marita Gootee and Gregory Martin were each awarded $4,500 visual arts fellowship grants, and Lori Neuenfeldt, gallery director, secured a $3,000 grant to support a series of contemporary art exhibits.
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Mlsna awarded Indo-U.S. initiative project
Todd Mlsna, associate professor of analytical chemistry at Mississippi State University, and Dinesh Mohan, a professor in the School of Environmental Science at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India, were recently awarded one of eight institutional partnership projects through the Indo-U.S. 21st Century Knowledge Initiative.
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A&S Researcher of the Month: Kelly Marsh
The College of Arts and Sciences at Mississippi State has named Kelly Marsh, associate professor in the Department of English, as Researcher of the Month for September. Her research is in feminist and rhetorical narrative theory, which explores how narrative structures are constituted within and constitutive of the rhetorical and historical situations in which they function.
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Aramark names Beazley resident district manager
Aramark and Mississippi State University are pleased to announce that Jamie Beazley is the new resident district manager for MSU Dining, a position held previously by Jason Nall. In her new role, Beazley will lead the dining program at MSU to ensure best in class service to students, faculty, staff, alumni and visitors.
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You're invited: FAA press conference, public meeting
If you would like to learn more about Mississippi State's leading role in the new FAA National Center for Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems, join the Office of Research and Economic Development on Tuesday for a special event to discuss research projects and opportunities to partner with the center. Members of the local community, media, and students, faculty and staff are welcome.
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'Serving Those Who Serve Us' on Tuesday
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 Serving Those Who Serve Us, Clothesline Project, Art in the Park, Transformers Tutoring Program, Habitat for Humanity, 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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This Week in Mississippi State Sports, 09/14/15
Men's Golf opens play Monday at the Sam Hall Intercollegiate in Hattiesburg... Volleyball plays Southern Miss at the Tiger Invitational in Memphis at 4 p.m. on Friday, and then Austin Peay at noon and Memphis at 7 p.m. on Saturday... Women's Golf opens play on Saturday at the Schooner Fall Classic in Norman, Okla. ... Cross Country competes Saturday at the Commodore Classic in Nashville... Football hosts Northwestern State at 3 p.m. on Saturday... Soccer travels to Fayetteville for a noon match against Arkansas on Sunday... Softball plays an exhibition game against Delta State on Sunday at 2 p.m. in Cleveland.


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University records historic number of students
Mississippi State is welcoming a record number of students this fall, including an unprecedented 17 percent increase in first-time freshmen at the university. MSU President Mark E. Keenum said the university’s record 2015 enrollment numbers were achieved without sacrificing academic excellence, noting that the university maintained an average first-time freshman ACT score of 24.
Applications sought for teaching excellence awards
Mississippi State University faculty who are interested in submitting applications for the 2016 Grisham Master Teacher Award, the Alumni Association Early Career Teaching Excellence Award or the Alumni Association Graduate Teaching Excellence Award have until Oct. 16 to do so.
Faculty Senate, SA again call for new flag
For the second time since 2001, both the Robert Holland Faculty Senate and the Student Association Senate at Mississippi State University have called for adoption of a new state flag for Mississippi. Faculty Senate President Cody Coyne said, "“The Faculty Senate is united with MSU President Mark Keenum in recommending the adoption of a new redesigned state flag for Mississippi.”
Three BCoE faculty awarded S-STEM grant
A National Science Foundation grant will help support 36 Bagley College of Engineering students’ education and development over the next five years. Directed by Lesley Strawderman, an associate professor in industrial engineering; Jean Mohammadi-Aragh, an assistant research professor and Rani Sullivan, an associate professor in aerospace engineering, the program will prepare students for the workplace and provide educational opportunities while strengthening retention and recruiting.
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