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From left to right, Maimouna Ndour, K. Raja Reddy, Shasthree Taduri and Ajaz Ahmad Lone look over plants in the rice experiment plot at the Soil-Plant-Atmosphere Research facility at the university’s R.R. Foil Plant Science Research Center. Reddy, director of the SPAR Unit and MAFES researcher, and his team are hosting the visiting scientists. Ndour is a Cochran Fellow and will be at MSU for the next two weeks. Taduri and Ahmad Lone are Raman Fellows and will be on campus conducting research for a full year. PHOTO: David Ammon | Forest and Wildlife Research Center

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Mid-South Forestry Equipment Show this month
The newest technology and machinery used to advance the South’s timber industry will be demonstrated August 26-27 at the Mid-South Forestry Equipment Show. Held at the John W. Starr Memorial Forest off Highway 25 south of Starkville, the show is sponsored by Mississippi State University’s College of Forest Resources, Hatton-Brown Publishers Inc., the Mississippi Loggers Association and the Mississippi Forestry Association.
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Deadline for travel grant applications Aug. 19
The Southeastern Conference Visiting Faculty Travel Grant Program is intended to enhance faculty collaboration that stimulates scholarly initiatives between SEC universities. Mississippi State University can select a maximum of eight faculty members to receive 2016-2017 travel grants of $1,250 each for transportation, room, board, etc., to use for travel to another SEC campus. Assistant, associate and full professors are eligible.
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Kick off fall with Service DAWGS Day
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 Service DAWGS Day, Maroon Edition Habitat for Humanity, Food Recovery Network, Montgomery Leadership Program, mentoring class, and more.
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Institutional Repository now accepting submissions
The new MSU Institutional Repository is now online and accepting submissions. The repository -- available at http://ir.library.msstate.edu -- is a central digital archive for collecting, organizing, preserving, and sharing Mississippi State's history, intellectual and scholarly creations, and research data.
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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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Fan Day set for Aug. 20 at Palmeiro Center
Mississippi State supporters can meet the 2016 Bulldog football and volleyball teams at the annual Fan Day celebration on Aug. 20 inside the Palmeiro Center. Doors open at 3 p.m. with autograph availability running from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Fans are asked to enter through the southeast entrance of the Palmeiro Center. The football and volleyball teams will arrive at 3:30 p.m.
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Clear bag policy in place for Davis Wade Stadium
In an effort to enhance fan safety, Mississippi State will implement a new clear bag policy for the 2016 football season at Davis Wade Stadium. The policy, which takes effect for the Sept. 3 season-opener against South Alabama, is consistent with the NFL's current model and being adopted by most Southeastern Conference schools this season, including Alabama, Auburn, Florida, LSU, Texas A&M, Tennessee and South Carolina.
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This Week in Mississippi State Sports, 08/08/16
Soccer hosts Memphis for an exhibition game on Wednesday at 6 p.m., and then travels to Ames for an exhibition with Iowa State at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

 

DelPrince honored with industry service award
A Mississippi State University Extension Service employee recently received a national award for his significant contribution to the floral industry. Jim DelPrince, an Extension floral design specialist, accepted the American Institute of Floral Designers Award of Distinguished Service to the Floral Industry during the organization’s annual National Symposium in July. After teaching students on the MSU Starkville campus for 23 years, DelPrince joined the MSU Extension Service in 2015.
Walters named assistant coach for men's tennis
Former four-year University of Arkansas letterwinner Matt Walters, most recently a tennis coach with IMG Academy, has been named assistant coach for the men's tennis squad at Mississippi State, head coach Matt Roberts announced last Wednesday. Walters comes to Starkville after spending the past two seasons in Bradenton, Fla., coaching at the IMG Academy. While at the academy, Walters worked with top ITF juniors, serving as a mentor and coach.
Fellowship program seeks applicants
The Education Policy Fellowship Program is a programmatic partnership between the Institute for Educational Leadership in Washington, DC, the John C. Stennis Institute of Government and Community Development, and the Office of Research and Economic Development at Mississippi State University. The Mississippi State cohort of EPFP will specifically work towards building the capacity of the institution to engage in research and outreach around rural education.
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