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Nominations sought for Faculty Leadership Program
The Office of Research and Economic Development and the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President will again be conducting an Academic Leadership Program for selected faculty at Mississippi State during the upcoming 2017-18 academic year. The program consists of two-hour seminar sessions once per month from August to April. A wide variety of topics will be covered by senior leaders at MSU.
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Band staff announces upcoming spring concerts
Mississippi State’s Wind Ensemble and symphonic, concert and community bands are presenting concerts during the month of April. Free to all, the Wind Ensemble’s upcoming concert takes place Thursday in Bettersworth Auditorium at the university’s historic Lee Hall. Elva Kaye Lance, MSU director of bands and instructor of music, will conduct the evening performance.
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New opportunities with Maroon Volunteer Center
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 Habitat for Humanity, tutoring and communication partners, and more.
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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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Super Bulldog Weekend kicks off Friday
The 32nd-annual Super Bulldog Weekend, a Mississippi State spring homecoming tradition featuring three days of athletic events, will take place Friday through Sunday on the MSU campus. Kickoff for the Maroon and White spring football game at Davis Wade Stadium will be at 3 p.m. on Saturday. Admission to the spring football game is free.
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This Week in Mississippi State Sports, 04/03/17
Men's Golf hosts the Old Waverly Collegiate Championship Monday and Tuesday ... Baseball hosts FIU on Tuesday and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. and Kentucky on Friday at 6 p.m., Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. ... Softball hosts Jackson State at 6 p.m. on Wednesday and South Carolina on Friday at 6 p.m., Saturday at noon and Sunday at noon ... Track & Field competes Friday and Saturday at the Crimson Tide Invite ... Men's Tennis hosts Texas A&M on Friday at 3 p.m. and LSU at 1 p.m. on Sunday ... Women's Tennis plays on the road at South Carolina at 4 p.m. on Friday and at Florida on Sunday at noon.


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Forbes named assistant vice president for multicultural affairs
A Mississippi State staff member with a longstanding commitment of fostering a diverse and welcoming campus community officially has been named her alma mater’s assistant vice president for multicultural affairs. Ra’Sheda Forbes has been serving in the interim multicultural affairs AVP role since fall 2016, when she also was named director of the university’s Holmes Cultural Diversity Center. “With Ra’Sheda’s leadership, we are confident Mississippi State’s efforts related to diversity and inclusion will help ensure our university continues to be a place where all of our students, faculty and staff can be successful,” MSU Vice President for Student Affairs Regina Young Hyatt said.
Rogers named director of UAS center of excellence
A nationally recognized aerospace authority has joined Mississippi’s leading research university on a full-time basis after serving in an interim role. Effective March 1, Marty W. Rogers is now the new director of the Mississippi State-led Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE), which is the Federal Aviation Administration’s Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems. “ASSURE will work with our partners in Mississippi, the Southeast, and beyond to grow UAS capabilities in support of low-altitude safety and beyond line of sight operations,” he said.
Tuesday afternoon reception to recognize PCSW award winners
The President's Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) at Mississippi State University has announced the winners for the annual Student Leadership Awards and PCSW Awards. There will be a reception on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. to honor all of the nominees and recognize the winners for each category. The reception will be held in the Griffis Hall Honors Forum Room on the top floor of the building.
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