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The leaves of a campus maple tree show their fall colors during a recent sunny day. MSU students are winding down the 2018 fall semester, with the final day of classes set for Wednesday. PHOTO: Megan Bean | Public Affairs

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Calendar, holiday cards available for order
Bring the Bulldog spirit home with the new Mississippi State University calendar and holiday cards. The perfect holiday gift, the 2019 calendar features 13 beautiful images of campus scenes by MSU's own award-winning photographers and student photographers. It's truly a one-of-a-kind treasure. This year, we have two holiday card options debuting original artwork by MSU alumni. Calendars cost $20 and holiday cards are $24.50 for a pack of 25 cards and envelopes. Orders may be placed online at msufoundation.com/calendar.
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Lyceum Series getting in the holiday spirit
Members of the award-winning a cappella ensemble known as “m-pact” are sharing their world-renowned vocal talents during a Wednesday Lyceum Series performance at Mississippi State University. Hailed as “one of the best pop-jazz vocal, a cappella groups in the world” by the San Francisco Chronicle, m-pact will perform a holiday show at 7 p.m. in Bettersworth Auditorium on the first floor of Lee Hall. Based in Los Angeles, m-pact is respected worldwide as a cutting-edge trailblazer in the realm of vocal music.
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Diamond Rio Christmas Show comes to MSU Riley Center Thursday
Diamond Rio spent the last holiday season performing in residence at Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville. This year, the country supergroup takes their Christmas Show “Holiday and Hits” on tour, including a concert Thursday at the MSU Riley Center in downtown Meridian. The music starts at 7:30 p.m. The group has done some holiday-theme concerts in years past, and released “A Diamond Rio Christmas: The Star Still Shines” in 2007. But planning a full-fledged Christmas show turned out to be a bit more complicated than planning an album, said lead guitarist Jimmy Olander.
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Dr. Dave to delve into ‘Golden Age of Sports Analytics’ during campus visit
A popular speaker who connects the dots between business, sports and statistical analysis will visit Mississippi State this week. During his visit, Dave “Dr. Dave” Schrader will deliver a public presentation titled “Entering the Golden Age of Sports Analytics.” He specializes in explaining how to use databases to create insights for business and sports. Schrader’s lecture is set for Monday at 11 a.m. in Colvard Student Union’s Fowlkes Auditorium.
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New federal sponsor reporting requirements for harassment and sexual misconduct
Some of you may have seen news articles from various federal sponsors such as the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration concerning new or pending policies on university notification requirements regarding sexual harassment, other forms of harassment or sexual assault. These federal policies are specific to individuals involved in projects sponsored by those federal sponsors.

 

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College of Forest Resources honors faculty, staff at annual awards ceremony
Mississippi State’s College of Forest Resources and the Forest and Wildlife Research Center recently honored several faculty and staff during an annual awards ceremony. George Hopper praised the honorees for their dedication to advancing the field of natural resources. Hopper is both dean of the college and FWRC director. “Our faculty are national experts in their respective fields. They are dedicated to training the next generation of leaders and discovering new ways to enhance and sustain our natural resources. It is an honor to recognize their efforts in teaching, research and outreach,” he said.
Clean energy microgrid to power College View
An advanced energy system at Mississippi State’s new College View development will help the university continue to improve campus efficiency and resiliency. College View, a public-private partnership between MSU and Greystar Real Estate Partners, will be powered by a clean energy microgrid developed by Blue Sky Power. “When we were presented with the possibility of this modern and efficient energy structure being a part of our College View project, we just didn’t see a downside,” said MSU Fiscal Operations Analyst Les Potts.
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