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Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman and Mississippi State President Mark E. Keenum (seated, left and right) sign a proclamation announcing local observances of National Nutrition Month. The university’s Student Dietetic Association is organizing several activities during March. SDA members at the signing ceremony included (standing front, from left) Danielle Mosley, Kayleigh Hynes, Alesa Taylor, Mary Hellen Makamson, Courtney Galistel, Sarah Kelly, and Haley Wheeler. Also pictured (at rear) is instructor Renee Matich, who represented SDA adviser Sylvia Byrd. PHOTO: Russ Houston | Public Affairs

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DAFVM Spotlight Employee: Antionette Roberson
Antionette Roberson does not like to be told she cannot do something. She will always prove to herself and others that she can. Roberson is the administrative assistant for the CVM Department of Basic Sciences. Roberson’s favorite aspect of her job is the people. “I really enjoy working with people. I love working with the students in our department,” she said.
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DAFVM Spotlight Employee: Marquita Sinclair Thomas
When Marquita Sinclair Thomas sees bright smiles on the faces of the children she works with, she knows all of her hard work has paid off. Thomas is a program assistant for the Mississippi State University Early Years Network. She provides assistance to the reference and referral center, prepares everything needed for the early childhood center and helps with office management.
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Take advantage of MVC's volunteer opportunities
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 how to volunteer for the National Collegiate Landscape Competition, information about the Alabama LEADS Conference, the Big Event, the annual volunteer awards banquet, and more. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to make a difference by volunteering this spring.
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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, privacy and more.
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University announces Super Bulldog Weekend lineup
The 31st annual Super Bulldog Weekend, a Mississippi State spring homecoming tradition featuring three days of athletic events, will take place April 15-17 on the MSU campus. The event is once again being presented by Regions Bank. For a full schedule of events and more details, visit HailState.com/SBW. Fans are encouraged to use the hashtag #SBW16 throughout the weekend on social media.
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This Week in Mississippi State Sports, 03/07/16
Men's Golf starts play Monday at the Tiger Invitational in Opelika, Ala. ... Softball hosts Penn State at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, and then opens play at the Louisville Slugger Invitational in Long Beach, Calif., against UC Santa Barbara on Friday at 1:30 p.m. ... Baseball hosts South Alabama at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, and then hosts Oregon at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, and at 11 a.m. on Sunday... Men's Basketball will be in Nashville for the SEC Tournament, which begins Wednesday at Bridgestone Arena... Track & Field sees the start of the NCAA Championships in Birmingham on Thursday... Soccer is on the road for an exhibition against UAB on Friday at 6:30 p.m. ... Men's Tennis hosts Kentucky on Friday at 5 p.m. and Tennessee at 1 p.m. on Sunday... Women's Tennis visits College Station on Friday for a 5 p.m. match against Texas A&M, and then travels to Baton Rouge to play LSU at 11 a.m. on Sunday.

 

#StateProud Week celebrates achievements
Mississippi State’s comprehensive leadership in scientific and scholarly research continues to be a source of pride for MSU’s growing family of supporters. This week, they’ll make sure the rest of the world knows about groundbreaking discoveries being made by Mississippi’s leading research university. The inaugural #StateProud Week is celebrating the university’s achievements.
NACDA names Stricklin AD of the Year
Scott Stricklin was named a winner of the 2015-16 Under Armour Athletics Director of the Year Award last week by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics. “Scott Stricklin’s leadership of Mississippi State University’s athletics has been marked not only by unprecedented growth and success in many sports, but by significant and steady improvement and sophistication in our facilities and our game day experiences,” MSU President Mark E. Keenum said.
Assistant VP for enrollment forums continue
The search committee for the assistant vice president for enrollment invites all Mississippi State faculty, staff and administrators to attend candidate seminars that resume Monday in Colvard Student Union's Fowlkes Auditorium. The three remaining sessions will be livestreamed online, and the first session is available for replay.
Open forums set for international leadership post
The search committee for the Associate Vice President, International Programs/Executive Director, International Institute position invites interested faculty and staff to attend the candidate seminars beginning this week. Each open forum will take place at 10 a.m. in Colvard Student Union's Fowlkes Auditorium.
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