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The Rosenbaum Building at the MSU-Meridian Riley Campus was officially dedicated in honor of the late I.A. "Alfred" Rosenbaum during a ceremony last week in Meridian. Pictured with MSU President Mark E. Keenum are Rosenbaum's daughters, Lauren Rosenbaum Brown and Ann Stewart, MSU Provost and Executive Vice President Judy L. Bonner and MSU-Meridian Head of Campus Terry Dale Cruse. PHOTO: Russ Houston | Public Affairs

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Etheridge brings Stax Records tribute to Riley
Melissa Etheridge will pay musical tribute to one of the great soul music record labels of the 1960s and ’70s when she performs "This Is MEmphis Rock & Roll: A Soul-ute to Stax Records" at the MSU Riley Center on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature music from her just-released “MEmphis Rock and Soul” album.
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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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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 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, 10/24/16
Men's Golf starts play Monday at the Quail Valley Collegiate Invitational in Vero Beach, Florida ... Volleyball visits Fayetteville on Wednesday for a match against Arkansas at 7 p.m. (SEC Network), and then travels to Columbia to face Missouri at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday ... Soccer hosts Texas A&M at 7 p.m. on Thursday ... Cross Country competes Friday at the SEC Championship in Fayetteville ... Women's Tennis starts play Friday at the Roberta Alison Invitational in Tuscaloosa ... Men's Tennis starts play Friday at the USTA Futures in Birmingham ... Football hosts Samford in Davis Wade Stadium for homecoming on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. (SEC Network).


Rosenbaum Building formally dedicated at MSU-Meridian
Recently renovated with the help of an $11 million grant from the Riley Foundation, the former Kress Building on the Mississippi State University-Meridian Riley Campus is now the I.A. “Alfred” Rosenbaum Building. “Today’s very special event is the latest example of Mississippi State University’s long-term commitments in Meridian and around the East Mississippi region,” MSU President Mark E. Keenum said during a naming ceremony last week.
Punday now leading English department
Daniel Punday is the new head of Mississippi State’s English department. He succeeds Richard C. “Rich” Raymond, department head since 2004 who retired from the university in July. Rick Travis, interim dean of MSU's College of Arts and Sciences, welcomed Punday, saying his wealth of administrative experience will make him a beneficial addition to the English department’s dynamic faculty.
CAVS Extension grant to help spur job growth and economic development
Mississippi State’s Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems Extension will lead a team of seven centers and agencies in an effort to spur job growth and economic development in south Mississippi thanks to a $490,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Authority. Clay Walden, director of CAVS Extension, will lead the team or researchers and faculty.
SA announces homecoming week activities
Homecoming Week 2016 events being organized by Mississippi State’s Student Association are underway on campus this week. “Classic Maroon and White” is the theme of this year’s traditional fall semester “welcome back” for the 138-year-old land-grant institution’s graduates, former students, friends and supporters.
The Office of Public Affairs provides Maroon MEMO as a general information
resource for Mississippi State University employees.

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