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The volunteer efforts of Dr. Carla Huston have helped veterinarians and animal rescuers in Mississippi save and treat hundreds of livestock and pets after disasters. An associate professor with the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine, she is a member of the Mississippi Animal Response Team and oversees the Mississippi Animal Disaster Relief Fund. As the MSU Extension Service veterinarian, she works with veterinary practitioners and Extension agents across the state to keep animals healthy. Huston also serves as the state’s Beef Quality Assurance program coordinator. PHOTO: Kevin Hudson | MSU Extension Service

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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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Collaboration offers Education Expos in South Mississippi
Two Mississippi State University units are collaborating to host a series of expos for potential students in the southern portion of the state. Mississippi State University’s College of Education and Center for Distance Education will host education expos on Monday, Jan. 29, and Tuesday, Jan. 30, at four locations. Geared toward recruitment, the expos will serve as an effort to expand program outreach for community college transfers and non-traditional students who may be interested in MSU. Showcases will be available for additional information pertaining to undergraduate, online and graduate degree programs.
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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, 01/22/18
Women's Tennis hosts Arkansas State on Monday at 1 p.m., and then travels to Berkeley, California, for the ITA Kickoff Weekend beginning Friday against Texas ... Men's Basketball visits Lexington on Tuesday for an 8 p.m. tipoff against Kentucky (ESPN), and then hosts Missouri at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday (SEC Network) ... Women's Basketball hosts Florida at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday (SEC Network), and then travels to Oxford on Sunday for a 1 p.m. tipoff against Ole Miss (ESPNU) ... Men's Tennis visits Stillwater, Oklahoma, for the ITA Kickoff Weekend with play beginning Saturday against Wisconsin.

 

Ellis challenges crowd to embrace 'responsibility' of MLK Jr.'s dream
Former State Rep. Tyrone Ellis challenged a capacity crowd at Mississippi State’s 24th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Unity Breakfast to “live up to the responsibility of the dream.” The Jan. 15 program was a free, public celebration of King’s life as a Baptist minister, civil rights activist and humanitarian. The event also marked the beginning of a day of service for more than 500 volunteers working at about 20 community organizations in the Golden Triangle in honor of King’s legacy. Ellis said to realize King’s dream for America, citizens must do more than just reflect on King’s work, but they must embrace the responsibility of “striving to make this world a better place for us all.”
International Paper donation to support engineering diversity, retention programs
A $1,525,000 donation from International Paper will help fund diversity programs within Mississippi State University’s Bagley College of Engineering while also upgrading multiple study spaces across the college campus. “We are extremely grateful for the support we receive from International Paper,” said Jason Keith, dean of the Bagley College of Engineering. “This gift will help us continue to be a leader in diversity and will keep us at the forefront of efforts to attract students from a wide range of backgrounds. Additionally, this gift from International Paper will help us upgrade several collaboration and study spaces, which will benefit students across the college.”
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