Presidential Spotlight - Idea Shop Grand Opening

Group lined up behind ribbon in front of storefront for ribbon cutting ceremony

Idea Shop Grand Opening

MSU and city of Starkville officials cut the ribbon to officially open the MSU Idea Shop, a new downtown makerspace and retail storefront. Pictured, from left, are Michael Newman, director of the MSU School of Human Sciences; Lori Neuenfeldt, instructor of art; Charles Freeman, associate professor of fashion design and merchandising; Starkville Mayor Lynn Spruill; MSU President Mark E. Keenum, Michael Lane, Idea Shop program coordinator; Sharon Oswald, dean of the MSU College of Business; Eric Hill, director of the MSU Center for Entrepreneurship and Outreach; Jeffrey Rupp, MSU College of Business Outreach Director; Karissa Logan and MacKenzie Hightower, Idea Shop retail managers and MSU graduate students; and Jennifer Prather, Interim CEO of the Greater Starkville Development Partnership.

Photo by Beth Wynn

March 8, 2019