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Nutrition professionals honored for service
The Office of Nutrition Education, administered by the Mississippi State University Extension Service, recently recognized several team members with awards for excellence in education, community partnerships, communication and years of service, including Dannie Bolden, Jane Chamblee, Jennifer Russell, Irene Harrison, Tabitha McRunnels, Angie Crawford, Susan Winters, Jackie Pullen and Ola Hawkins.
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Buckley on 2018 College Football Hall of Fame Ballot
Mississippi State football cornerbacks coach and former Florida State All-American Terrell Buckley is listed on the 2018 ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame has announced. A native of Pascagoula, he won the 1991 Jim Thorpe Award after becoming a consensus All-American behind a school-record setting 12 interceptions at Florida State.
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Longtime communication professor Flick dies
Hank Flick, a longtime Mississippi State University professor of communication who impacted thousands of students during his 45-year career at the university, has died at the age of 73. “Hank was a legendary teacher; the best testament to that is the deep impact he made on the countless students he taught over the years,” College of Arts and Sciences Dean Rick Travis said. Flick first began teaching in MSU’s Department of Communication in 1971 and retired from teaching in 2016.
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Fashion design, merchandising programs again in nation's Top 50
A popular online resource for students seeking information on fashion careers and academic programs again is listing Mississippi State among the nation’s Top 50. “When a potential student begins looking online for fashion programs, it is great that Mississippi State is listed in this group of Top 50 fashion schools,” said Professor Michael E. Newman, who directs the School of Human Sciences in which the programs are offered. According to a report from www.fashion-schools.org, the university’s fashion design program is 34th overall and fifth in the South. For fashion merchandising, MSU is 37th nationally; 9th in the South.
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Registration open for Service DAWGS Day 2017
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 registration for Service DAWGS Day 2017, information about becoming a mentor to at-risk young people, reading tutors, communication partners, Habitat for Humanity home build, 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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MSU Lyceum Series announces variety of entertainment for new season
A nostalgic trip down Abbey Road will open Mississippi State’s 2017-18 Lyceum Series. The university’s long-running performing arts program launches Sept. 12 with a concert titled “Cellophane Flowers: A Beatles Tribute.” “MSU’s Performing Arts Committee worked very hard this year to bring a variety of productions that will enhance the cultural opportunities available to the MSU and Starkville communities,” said Stephen Cunetto, committee chair and associate dean of MSU Libraries.
Bartera enhancing classics study as Tytus Scholar
A Mississippi State classics scholar is among this year’s selections for a major international research support program in the fields of philosophy, history and archaeology. Salvador Bartera is an assistant professor in MSU’s Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures in the university’s College of Arts and Sciences. He recently was chosen for the Margo Tytus Visiting Scholars Program administered by the University of Cincinnati’s John Miller Burnam Classical Library.
College of Education faculty duo contributes to national research publication
Two faculty members in the university’s College of Education are making a significant research contribution for one of the nation’s leading academic publishers. Department of Instructional Systems and Workforce Development professor Chien Yu and associate professor Dana Franz in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education are headlining a chapter with their collaborative research efforts in IGI Global’s Handbook of Research on Instructional Systems and Educational Technology.
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