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Babel Street moves its innovation center into MSU RTC's new building in downtown Starkville
Babel Street, Inc., the world's data-to-knowledge company, last week announced the opening of its new innovation center in the top two floors of 301 East Main Street in Starkville, to support the expansion of its technical development team. Babel Street will join the Mississippi State University Research and Technology Corporation in its newly acquired property downtown, fostering its close association with the university.
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Race in America lecture series begins Oct. 1
Mississippi State University’s fifth annual interdisciplinary lecture series -- Race in America -- kicks off Oct. 1 with a keynote lecture from alumnus Deadric T. Williams. “Over the past five years, we have had the honor of hosting at MSU more than 20 race scholars from across the country,” said event chair Margaret Hagerman, an MSU assistant professor of sociology. “This year, we are really excited to first host Dr. Williams.”
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Applications sought for teaching excellence awards
Mississippi State University faculty who are interested in submitting applications for the 2020 Grisham Master Teacher Award, the Alumni Association Early Career Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award or the Alumni Association Graduate and/or Professional Teaching Excellence Award have until Oct. 15 to do so. All current full-time faculty members at MSU with the required years of service, regardless of rank, are eligible to apply for these awards.
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Smoke-free policy enhances healthy environment
Mississippi State University is a smoke-free campus. Official policy prohibits the use of any combustible or vapor products anywhere on campus property including university buildings, university grounds, university vehicles, parking areas and sidewalks. The smoke-free campus policy is part of the university's commitment to creating a healthy environment for all members of the campus community. Use of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, pipes, hookah or other similar devices are prohibited by this policy.
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Deadlines for research faculty promotion requests
The Office of Research and Economic Development at Mississippi State is reminding university departments to refer to MSU operating policy 56.06 regarding research, extension and clinical faculty positions. University deadlines are listed below, but departments, centers or colleges may issue earlier dates to complete the promotion process in a timely manner.
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Policy addresses employee political activity
With political campaigning for local and statewide 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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The Chronicle: Mississippi State a ‘Great College to Work For’ for fourth consecutive year
For the fourth year in a row, Mississippi State is being recognized as a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education based on positive employee feedback. “Mississippi State employees are an important part of what makes the MSU experience so powerful and unique,” said MSU President Mark E. Keenum. “Across campus and wherever they serve, MSU faculty and staff are making a positive impact every day through their talent, dedication and leadership. Our goal is to foster a rewarding workplace environment that helps them excel at their jobs and achieve their career aspirations.”
University honored with national Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award
Mississippi State University is being named a 2019 recipient of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in U.S. higher education. Joining 93 other U.S. colleges and universities, MSU is the Magnolia State’s only higher education institution receiving the award that annually recognizes a commitment to outstanding diversity and inclusion efforts. MSU Vice President for Student Affairs Regina Hyatt said the HEED Award is a significant honor for the state’s leading research university, where students have a “tremendous opportunity” to learn from and about one another.
Applications sought for faculty athletics rep
After 15 years of service as Mississippi State University's faculty athletics representative, Steve Turner will be stepping away from the role in 2020. A search for a new FAR is now underway. The deadline to apply is Oct. 16, 2019. Chief Communications Officer Sid Salter is chairing the FAR search committee. Committee members are Bracky Brett, executive senior associate athletic director; Ann Carr, executive senior associate athletic director; John Cohen, director of athletics; Randy Follett, president, Robert Holland Faculty Senate; Regina Hyatt, vice president for student affairs; Brandon Jolly, associate general counsel; David Shaw, provost and executive vice president, and MaKayla Waldner, student-athlete representative.
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