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Pamela Scott Bracey, department of Instructional Systems and Workforce Development assistant professor, has received grant funding for enhancement of a technology-rich distance education laboratory for undergraduate students enrolled in the TTE program in MSU’s College of Education. Read more at www.msstate.edu/newsroom/article/2016/01/grants-award-education-program-technology-teachers.

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Tabereaux elected to Meridian arts council board
Charlotte Tabereaux, the education director of the MSU Riley Center, has been elected to the Meridian Council for the Arts board of directors, according to Laura Carmichael, cultural affairs director for the City of Meridian. The council’s mission is to foster and promote diverse art and cultural organizations, events, education and individual artists in Meridian and Lauderdale County through leadership, partnership, collaboration, grants and service.
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HORNE Cyber Solutions selects Research Park
HORNE Cyber Solutions is the latest business operation to locate in the Thad Cochran Research, Technology and Economic Development Park, and Mississippi State officials are excited about the new investment. “We are pleased to welcome one of the nation’s top 50 accounting and business advisory firms to the Research Park, and believe it will be a productive partnership for HORNE, Mississippi State and the local community,” said David Shaw, the university’s vice president for research and economic development.
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Cross-college research grants back for sixth year
The Office of Research and Economic Development and the Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine at Mississippi State again are investing in innovative mini-grants for faculty at the land-grant institution. A $2,000 grant to each of the 26 recipients will support the initiation of proposals, as well as help enhance multi-disciplinary collaboration of existing projects.
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Nominations wanted for Powe, research awards
The nomination period is now open for Mississippi State University's 2016 Research Awards and the Ralph E. Powe Research Excellence Award. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to submit nominations for this year's program. Recipients will be honored during a special luncheon at the Hunter Henry Center on April 28.
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It's a new year: Why not volunteer?
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 the MLK Jr. Day of Service, alternative spring break trip to the Delta, spring Habitat for Humanity shifts, and more. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to make a difference by resolving to volunteer in the new year.
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Proposal development assistance from SPA
Sponsored Programs Administration and the Office of Research and Economic Development at Mississippi State University are committed to helping faculty find the resources needed to support research endeavors. Recognizing that not all faculty members have departmental support for proposal development, SPA is working to provide this support as needed.
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This Week in Mississippi State Sports, 01/18/16
Women's Basketball hosts Ole Miss on Monday at 6 p.m., and then visits Athens on Thursday for a 6 p.m. tipoff against Georgia before returning home to host South Carolina at 4 p.m. on Sunday... Men's Basketball plays Florida on the road in Gainesville on Tuesday at 6 p.m., and then hosts Ole Miss at 1 p.m. on Saturday... Track & Field competes Wednesday and Thursday at the Samford Multi Invitational and on Friday and Saturday at the Auburn Invitational... Women's Tennis plays Florida State at 9 a.m. on Friday and either Duke or Portland on Saturday in Durham, N.C. ...Men's Tennis begins play at the ITA Kickoff Weekend on Saturday against LSU in Tampa and then plays either Florida State or South Florida on Sunday.

 

Mission Mississippi leader keynoting MLK breakfast
The president of an interdenominational movement promoting racial reconciliation throughout the state will be keynote speaker for Mississippi State’s 22nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Unity Breakfast. The Monday address by Neddie Winters of Jackson-based Mission Mississippi begins at 9 a.m. in The Mill at MSU Conference Center. The MSU event is sponsored by the Office of the President Mark E. Keenum, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President, Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, and Holmes Cultural Diversity Center.
Spring General Faculty meeting set for Feb. 1
The spring meeting of the General Faculty at Mississippi State is scheduled for Feb. 1 at 3 p.m. in Foster Ballroom of Colvard Student Union. The program will include reports on topics of general interest to the university community from President Mark E. Keenum, Interim Provost and Executive Vice President Julia Hodges, Vice President for Research and Economic Development David Shaw, and Vice President for Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine Greg Bohach, followed by a time for questions and discussion.
Radvanyi dies following extended illness
Mississippi State University announces the passing of legendary international security studies pioneer Janos Radvanyi, who died last Monday following an extended illness. He was 93. "Dr. Radvanyi brought international issues to the forefront in our state, and was a visionary in promoting the study of critical security concerns ranging from environmental threats to Russian resurgence," said MSU President Mark E. Keenum. "He was a tremendous force in helping define global concerns."
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