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The late afternoon sun casts shadows on Mississippi State's Harned Hall, home to the university's Department of Biological Sciences. Built in 1921 in the Late Gothic style, Harned Hall was originally known as the "biology building." It was eventually named for H.H. Harned, long-time head of the microbiology department. PHOTO: Megan Bean | Public Affairs

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Policy changes for student accounts to begin in July
Mississippi State is announcing policy changes relating to student accounts beginning with the fall 2018 semester and the July billing cycle. The effort is expected to reduce student debt and foster responsible financial management skills. The university announced this month that new payment plans will allow students to pay tuition, residence halls, meal plans and other expenses through monthly installments. All statement due dates will move to the first day of each month.
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Maroon Goes Green: Recycling reminders
Mississippi State University currently recycles an average of 60,400 pounds per month. The campus-wide sustainability initiative "Maroon Goes Green" is continuing its efforts to increase recycling awareness and participation among the campus community. Custodial staff members continue to be an integral part of this process and are committed to helping us increase our recycling numbers. To reduce contamination of recyclables, the Office of Sustainability is working to ensure all offices have bins with blue bags for recyclables only and to have convenient trash containers placed in buildings throughout campus.
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U.S. Forest Service chief, alumnus to lead MSU 2018 Carlton N. Owen lecture
Mississippi State alumnus and newly appointed U.S. Forest Service Chief Tony Tooke is the featured guest for the university’s 2018 Carlton N. Owen Lecture Series on Feb. 2. Tooke’s presentation, “The Challenges Facing the Nation’s Forests and the USDA Forest Service,” begins at 1:15 p.m. in Thompson Hall’s Tully Auditorium on the MSU campus. A reception will follow. A 1983 Mississippi State University forestry alumnus, Tooke was named to lead the U.S. Forest Service in August of 2017 by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue.
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Famous touring company brings 'Othello' to campus next month
One of William Shakespeare’s most highly regarded tragedies will be staged Feb. 12 at Mississippi State as part of the university’s 2017-18 Lyceum Series. Though composed in the early 17th century, “Othello” is a timeless examination of identity, institutional racism and deceit. To be performed in modern attire, the play is a production of the National Players, America’s longest-running tour company. The curtain will rise at 7 p.m. in the Bettersworth Auditorium of historic Lee Hall.
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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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This Week in Mississippi State Sports, 01/29/18
Men's Basketball visits Columbia on Wednesday for a 7:30 p.m. tipoff against South Carolina (SEC Network), and then hosts Georgia at 5 p.m. on Saturday (ESPNU) ... Women's Basketball is on the road Thursday for a 7:30 p.m. tipoff against Missouri ... Beginning Friday, Track & Field competes at the Crimson Elite Meet and the Bruce Lehane Scarlet & White Invite ... Women's Tennis hosts Samford at noon and UAB at 3 p.m. on Sunday ... Women's Golf starts play Sunday at the UCF Challenge in Orlando.

 

Chrestman named Career Center's permanent leader
A Mississippi State alumna with approximately 15 years of career services experience is now leading MSU’s Career Center. Angie Chrestman, who has served as the Career Center’s interim director since last July, now is the permanent director. Chrestman replaces Scott Maynard, who retired in 2017 after leading the center for nine years. “I’m extremely excited about this opportunity because we have such a great staff with a heart for working with students,” Chrestman said.
Berkery joins College of Business fundraising efforts
Starkville native and alumna Jana Berkery is the new assistant director of development for the College of Business and its Richard C. Adkerson School of Accountancy. Berkery begins her new role as assistant fundraiser this month. She joined the MSU Foundation in 2013, and most recently served as director of the university’s annual giving program. Berkery joins Zack Harrington, a veteran fundraiser and fellow alumnus who is the college’s director of development.
Bracey honored by regional business educators
An award-winning College of Education faculty member at Mississippi State is receiving another major recognition. Pamela Scott-Bracey recently was named Collegiate Teacher of the Year by the Southern Business Education Association. A National Business Education Association affiliate, SBEA represents instructional, administrative and research professionals in a dozen states stretching from Virginia to Louisiana.
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