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Leaves are beginning their autumnal transformation in front of Magruder Hall. PHOTO: Sarah Dutton | Public Affairs

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MSU calendars, holiday cards on sale now
The 2017 Mississippi State University hanging wall calendar and holiday cards are now on sale. The MSU calendar features a sleek, modern design, with 13 beautiful campus scenes. Featuring images by the university's own award-winning photographers, it's truly a one-of-a-kind treasure. There are also two holiday card options this year debuting original artwork by Mississippi State alumni.
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Keb’ Mo’ Returns to MSU Riley Center this week
A favorite performer is returning to help the MSU Riley Center in downtown Meridian celebrate its 10th-anniversary season. On Friday at 7:30 p.m., the Riley Center presents "An Evening with Keb’ Mo’ and His Band." Keb’ Mo’ is a three-time Grammy Award winner and a respected blues and roots rock singer, guitarist and songwriter. His songs have been recorded by everyone from blues legend B.B. King to country’s Zac Brown Band.
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Cyber Security Awareness Week underway
Mississippi State's 8th Annual Cyber Security Awareness Week is underway this week. Students, faculty and staff will have opportunities to interact with information security experts to gain valuable information that you can use to protect yourself and increase your awareness of information security issues and best practices.
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EPSCoR Track 2 call for pre-proposals issued
The National Science Foundation Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Track 2 has issued a call for pre-proposals. Mississippi State researchers are encouraged to develop a submission and include co-principal investigators from other Mississippi Research Consortium institutions. The EPSCoR Track 2 focus this year is "Genomes to Phenomes."
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Deadline nears for EPSCoR Track 1 pre-proposals
The Office of Research and Economic Development at Mississippi State is now accepting pre-proposals from researchers for the National Science Foundation’s FY 2017 Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Track-1 competition. The Mississippi Research Consortium is the steering committee authorized to designate a fiscal agent/proposing organization for Mississippi.
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New opportunities with Maroon Volunteer Center
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 2016 Interfaith Dialogue, United We Feed food drive, Bulldogs on the Move, Project CLASS, ACCESS Program peer mentors, Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum, 2nd-annual Trail 5K Glow Run, Pumpkinpalooza, 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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Game day golf cart rules and safety reminders
Over the last five years, crowds have grown at Mississippi State University sporting events. With growing concern for public safety and for ensuring a positive game day experience for fans and visitors, MSU reminds fans and visitors of the university’s existing policies regarding the use of private golf carts on game days.
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This Week in Mississippi State Sports, 10/17/16
Women's Golf starts play Monday at the Greenville Regional Preview in North Carolina, and then tees off Sunday at the Maryb S. Kauth Invitational in San Antonio on Sunday ... Soccer is on the road to Knoxville for a Thursday match against Tennessee on Thursday at 6 p.m., and then travels to Gainesville for a noon kickoff against Florida on Sunday ... Volleyball plays Florida in Gainesville on Friday at 6 p.m., and then hosts Tennessee at 2 p.m. on Sunday ... Football visits Lexington for a 6:30 p.m. kickoff against Kentucky on Saturday.


Keenum now leading Mississippi Association of Colleges and Universities
Mississippi State University President Mark E. Keenum took the helm as president of the Mississippi Association of Colleges and Universities during the organization’s annual conference last week. “I am honored to serve as the next MAC president, and all of us at Mississippi State University are looking forward to hosting the 2017 annual conference on our Starkville campus next fall,” Keenum said.
Bruce receives international honor from IEEE
Mississippi State University Graduate School Dean Lori Mann Bruce is among a select international group named distinguished lecturers by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). “To be recognized by your peers worldwide as a leading expert in the field of electrical engineering is a significant accomplishment,” MSU Provost and Executive Vice President Judy L. Bonner said. “We are so proud to see Dr. Bruce receive this recognition.”
Babski-Reeves named to CDC council
Kari Babski-Reeves, associate dean for research and graduate studies at Mississippi State’s Bagley College of Engineering, has been invited to participate on the Center for Disease Control’s National Occupational Research Agency (NORA) Musculoskeletal Health Council. “This is an exciting opportunity for me,” she said. “I’ve been writing proposals to NIOSH since I graduated with my Ph.D., and now I get to be a part of the group that helps set the research agenda for the next 10 years.”
Department of Geosciences celebrates 100 years
Mississippi State’s Department of Geosciences is celebrating its centennial and, in honor of this milestone, has planned multiple events for the community to celebrate and learn more about the department’s achievements and offerings. On Oct. 29, a departmental tailgate is planned at Hilbun Hall before the homecoming game. “We hope that our alumni who are back in town for the game can stop by our tailgate and reconnect with the department. We will have the building open for tours and display photos to celebrate our 100 years,” said Kathy Sherman-Morris, associate professor.
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