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Mississippi State joins ‘The Conversation’ website for expert commentary and analysis
Mississippi State is joining a leading national commentary and analysis program in which university researchers contribute articles and collaborate with journalists to produce timely content on topics grounded in academic expertise. The Conversation aims to promote better understanding of a wide range of current affairs and complex issues for the general public. The MSU partnership is being funded by the Office of the Provost, Office of Research and Economic Development and Office of Public Affairs.
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Institute for the Humanities issues call for papers
Mississippi State’s Institute for the Humanities invites faculty members to submit individual paper proposals for the 2018-2019 Interdisciplinary Forum Workshop Series to be held in the upcoming academic year. The Interdisciplinary Forum Workshop Series will consist of six gatherings anchored around the theme of “Examining Governance from an Interdisciplinary Perspective.”
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Faculty, staff volunteers needed for Heifer Ranch trip
Mississippi State faculty and staff volunteers/chaperones are needed for the annual trip to Heifer Ranch, Arkansas, for the Global Village educational experience Oct. 12-14, 2018. Heifer International is an Arkansas-based non-profit organization focused on community development to resolve poverty and hunger around the world. The Global Village is a hands-on educational experience where students are challenged to live in modeled developing world conditions.
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Applications sought for SEC Visiting Faculty Travel Grant Program
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 2018-2019 travel grants of $1,250 each. Completed applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on June 29.
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Reminder: University policy addresses employee political activity
With political campaigning for Congress and other races currently underway, Mississippi State's Office of General Counsel offers the following reminder of the university’s policy on political activities. There are several guidelines that employees of the university should keep in mind when engaging in any form of political activity. The Office of General Counsel encourages each employee to review this policy in its entirety to make certain you are fully aware of your rights and responsibilities.
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Summer Student Science Symposium taking abstracts from grads, undergrads
The Mississippi Academy of Sciences second-annual Summer Student Science Symposium will take place July 26 at Bost Conference Center at Mississippi State University. Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit an abstract and register to attend this special event. The symposium is designed to bring student researchers across all branches of science divisions to present their research findings and network with their peers and others in the state's scientific community. The deadline to submit an abstract is July 2.


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Lang awarded major Civil War book prize
A Mississippi State assistant professor of history and Civil War expert is the 2018 recipient of the $50,000 Tom Watson Brown Book Award. In the Wake of War: Military Occupation, Emancipation, and Civil War America (LSU Press, 2017) has garnered Andrew Lang his first major scholarly award, presented annually to an author whose work provides original contributions to the understanding of the Civil War time period. “Never once did I anticipate winning an award of this magnitude,” Lang said.
Vincent named NSCS Regional Advisor of the Year
A staff member in Mississippi State’s Learning Center is receiving a regional honor for advancing the student experience at the state’s leading university. Chelsey L. Vincent of Decatur is one of seven recipients of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars’ Regional Chapter Advisor of the Year Award. Along with her award, Vincent is receiving a fee waiver to participate in the Leadership Excellence and Advisor Development certification online course, developed by Mortar Board Inc.
ORED hosts service recognition celebration
The Office of Research and Economic Development at Mississippi State recently hosted a service recognition celebration for dozens of faculty, staff and administrators. Vice President for Research and Economic Development David Shaw presented the special guests with their university service pins in historic Lee Hall's Bettersworth Auditorium. Collectively, they represent 845 years of service to the university. A reception followed.
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