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Junior human sciences/fashion design and merchandising major Fleshia D. Gillon of Amory and MSU School of Human Sciences Professor and Director Michael Newman examine a violet silk umbrella from the MSU Historic Costume and Textiles Collection. Part of the university's "Silk Unraveled: A Revealing Look at the History and Use of Silk Fabric" exhibit on display through Tuesday [March 29] at the Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery, the umbrella dates to the late 19th and early 20th centuries and is among featured objects designed to give visitors a better appreciation of silk’s importance from Old World origins to the modern age. PHOTO: Megan Bean | Public Affairs

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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 the final candidate seminar this week in Colvard Student Union's Fowlkes Auditorium. This one remaining session will be livestreamed online, and three sessions are available for replay.
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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 remaining candidate seminar taking place this week. The open forum will take place at 10 a.m. in Colvard Student Union's Fowlkes Auditorium on Tuesday.
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Nominations wanted for distinguished staff awards
MSU Staff Council needs your help in nominating outstanding Mississippi State University employees for the 2016 Zacharias Distinguished Staff Awards. Twelve winners will be presented with a plaque of recognition and a check for $1,000. Awards will be announced at the annual Luncheon in the Junction/Staff Appreciation Day in May.
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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 information about Dog Jog 5K, Bulldogs on the Move, Child Abuse Prevention Month, 2016 MSU Big Event schedule, College of Business Ambassadors, 2016 International Fiesta volunteers, and more. A reminder: the 2016 Volunteer Awards nomination deadline is April 4.
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Federal program officers visiting campus
As the research funding environment becomes more competitive, relationships with federal agency program officers are essential. Mississippi State faculty will have the opportunity to meet with two officers from the National Science Foundation next month. In addition to a presentation, each official will be available for one-on-one sessions for researchers who would like to pitch a proposal.
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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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ESPNU to televise Maroon & White game live
Mississippi State’s Maroon and White Spring Game on April 16 will be televised live at 11 a.m. on ESPNU from Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field, the network announced last Wednesday. The free admission contest is part of Super Bulldog Weekend presented by Regions Bank. Live streaming video of the game will also be available on WatchESPN.com or the Watch ESPN app.
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This Week in Mississippi State Sports, 03/28/16
Baseball visits Trustmark Park in Pearl on Tuesday for a 6:30 p.m. game against Southern Miss, and then hosts Ole Miss for an SEC weekend series with games on Friday at 6:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m., and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. ... Softball hosts UAB on Wednesday at 6 p.m., and then hosts Ole Miss with games on Saturday at 6 p.m., Sunday at 6 p.m., and Monday at 6 p.m. ... Women's Tennis hosts Vanderbilt at 3 p.m. on Thursday and Kentucky on Saturday at 1 p.m. ... Soccer visits Tuscaloosa on Thursday for an exhibition against Alabama at 7:30 p.m., and then travels to Birmingham on Sunday for exhibition games against Memphis at 2 p.m. and UAB at 3 p.m. ... Track & Field competes in the Florida Relays at Gainesville on Friday and Saturday... Men's Tennis plays Ole Miss in Oxford at 5 p.m. on Friday, and then visits Fayetteville on Sunday for a 1 p.m. match with Arkansas.

 

Travis, Rader assume leadership roles
Two longtime Mississippi State faculty members are assuming new roles within the university’s College of Arts and Sciences. Political science professor Rick Travis, the college’s associate dean for academic affairs and student services, will begin serving at the end of this month as interim dean of the university’s largest academic unit. Succeeding him as the college’s interim associate dean for academic affairs and student services will be associate professor of sociology Nicole Rader.
Public opinion survey to analyze consumer interests
The first public opinion consumer survey for the City of Starkville will soon be conducted to gauge community stakeholder interest in future retail establishments, analyze spending patterns, and learn more about overall customer behavior. “The quality of life in Starkville and Oktibbeha County is a key component in recruiting the highest caliber students, faculty and staff to Mississippi State,” said MSU President Mark E. Keenum.
Carl Small Town Center work wins national award
A successful Chickasaw County community planning project is earning national recognition for a well-known Mississippi State architectural research unit. The university’s Carl Small Town Center is the American Planning Association’s selection for the 2016 James A. Segedy Award for Outstanding Student Project. “This award is one of many recent awards that recognizes the work of the Carl Small Town Center to develop and implement design projects for small towns and communities in Mississippi,” said Greg G. Hall, associate college dean.
Naturalization ceremony at The Mill at MSU
New citizens from around the globe will be officially sworn in as United States citizens at The Mill at Mississippi State University on April 1 at 11 a.m. in the facility’s ballroom. On that date, the ballrooms of The Mill at MSU will be transformed into a federal courtroom, where 120 individuals from across the globe will take the Oath of Allegiance to become citizens. Mississippi’s U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Tupelo, will be the keynote speaker for the event.
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