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Ribbon cutting held for new Construction Training and Research Laboratory
Mississippi State officials, students, faculty and staff gathered last Friday to celebrate the university building construction science program’s new Construction Training and Research Laboratory. Jim West, dean of the College of Architecture, Art and Design, said the university’s BCS program is “cutting-edge in both its studio teaching pedagogy and its collaborative integration with the university’s architecture program.”
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Community celebrates grand opening of The Mill
Campus and community came together again last week to celebrate the completion of a $40-million economic development project in “Mississippi’s College Town.” A standing-room only crowd of several hundred joined university leaders, elected officials and the development team to celebrate the official grand opening of The Mill at Mississippi State University.
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Cyber Security Awareness Week underway
With cyber attacks becoming more prevalent and sophisticated, Mississippi State again is helping students, faculty and staff better protect their sensitive information from hackers. Sponsored by the university’s Information Technology Services, the eighth annual Cyber Security Awareness Week begins Monday and continues through Friday.
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New Habitat for Humanity shifts available
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 new Habitat for Humanity shifts, the President's Interfaith Service Campus Challenge, Brickfire's after-school program, ACCESS program peer mentors, 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,10/26/15
Men's Golf starts play on Monday in the Quail Valley Collegiate Invitational at Vero Beach, Florida... Women's Golf begins play on Monday in The Alamo Invitational at San Antonio, Texas... Soccer hosts Auburn at 7 p.m. on Thursday... Women's Tennis competes in the Roberta Alison Invite in Tuscaloosa beginning Friday... Men's Tennis starts play Friday in the USTA Futures at Birmingham... Cross Country competes Friday at the SEC Championships in College Station, Texas.


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Smith leading journalism historian organization
An alumnus and faculty member of Mississippi State’s communication department is the newly elected president of the American Journalism Historians Association. University associate professor Glenn D. “Pete” Smith Jr. recently began the one-year term. Previously, he served terms as the academic organization’s second- and first vice president.
Hester, student accepted into international exhibition
Austin Grove, a senior art/graphic design major from Clinton at Mississippi State University, and assistant professor of graphic design Cassie Hester both recently had posters accepted to the international Italian Poster Biennial Exhibition. Grove completed his poster in Hester’s Typography II class.
Campus, city, MDOT committed to Hwy. 12 goals
Representatives from Mississippi State University, the City of Starkville and the Mississippi Department of Transportation met last week to formalize a shared commitment to improving Highway 12 in Starkville. “This project that will benefit the city and university is an example of the progress that can be accomplished in a spirit of cooperation with a common purpose of bettering the community,” said MSU President Mark E. Keenum.
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