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MSU announces Bachelor of Applied Science degree program
Mississippi State University is unveiling a Bachelor of Applied Science program that will help more Mississippians earn a college degree and compete for the jobs of the future.
Early Bird registration deadline approaching for NSPARC’s fourth annual Data Summit at MSU
Early bird registration for the Mississippi State University National Strategic Planning and Analysis Research Center’s (NSPARC) fourth annual Data Summit is available through Aug. 31.
MSU Dining Services opens Steak ‘n Shake location, announces other updates for fall semester
Mississippi State’s Starkville campus is home to a new Steak ‘n Shake dining location.
MSU, Habitat for Humanity break ground on 11th Maroon Edition home
Mississippi State University and Starkville Area Habitat for Humanity broke ground Tuesday [Aug. 13] on the 11th Maroon Edition home.
MSU breaks ground on 500-space parking garage
Mississippi State University officials broke ground Wednesday [Aug. 7] on a new 500-space parking garage, which will be located next to Howell Hall and across from Humphrey Coliseum.
Inaugural Luckyday Scholars Program launches annual support for MSU students
The Luckyday Foundation of Jackson has pledged significant support benefiting Mississippi State University students who are residents of the Magnolia State. The $650,000 commitment will provide scholarship awards and promote student success through enhanced programming and engagement over four years.
Eight MSU students receive prestigious Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship
Eight Mississippi State University students will receive $30,000 per year to attend medical school as part of the prestigious Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program.
MSU campus construction projects underway to enhance academics, research, student experience
As Mississippi State prepares for the fall 2019 semester, several capital improvement projects are underway to help the university meet growing demand for academic, research and student living spaces.
Historic high for MSU fundraising: $113 million for FY 2019
Mississippi State leaders announced today [July 16] the single largest giving year in university history, marking the sixth consecutive year of raising in excess of $100 million.
MSU hosts high school students preparing for AP classes
Mississippi State is helping nearly 50 high school students from 13 rural schools around the state as they prepare to take an Advanced Placement Physics course this coming fall.
MSU Grant historians contribute to Journal of Mississippi History’s latest issue
Articles by Mississippi State’s top researchers on Ulysses S. Grant are featured in the latest issue of the Journal of Mississippi History.
Shaw named MSU’s new provost and executive vice president
A longtime faculty member and senior administrator at Mississippi State will serve the university in a new leadership role. David R. Shaw has been named the new provost and executive vice president after a productive tenure leading MSU’s research enterprise and economic development initiatives.
MSU President Keenum gives statement on death of Sen. Thad Cochran
Mississippi State University President Mark E. Keenum released the following statement today [May 30] regarding the death of Senator Thad Cochran:
Arbor Day Foundation honors MSU’s conservation spirit with Tree Campus USA designation
For the sixth consecutive year, Mississippi State University is being recognized for its sustained commitment to environmental stewardship with the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree Campus USA designation.
MSU students, others encouraged to read 2019 Maroon Edition book, ‘Hold on with a Bulldog Grip’
All Mississippi State students, employees and community members are encouraged to include the university’s Maroon Edition book, “Hold on with a Bulldog Grip,” in their summer reading selections.
Skilled and supportive: Zacharias staff award recipients honored by MSU
From helping students throughout their academic careers to conducting research with far-reaching impact, Mississippi State employees use their knowledge and passion to advance the university and state in many ways.
Adjutant General Boyles encourages MSU grads to contribute to the success of others
Maj. Gen. Janson D. “Durr” Boyles, Adjutant General of Mississippi’s National Guard, gave Mississippi State spring graduates practical leadership advice during three commencement ceremonies Thursday and Friday [May 2 and 3].
Maroon and white pride: MSU honors 17 students with Spirit of State Awards
Seventeen Bulldog students with a fierce passion for Mississippi State were honored today [April 12] with the Spirit of State Award, the university’s premier student recognition for exceptional personal contributions to campus life.
Mississippi State celebrates grand opening of Marvin B. Dow Stitched Composites Development Center
Mississippi State University celebrated Friday [April 12] the grand opening of a new research center that will continue to move the fields of composite materials and aerospace forward.
Starkville High School students take home top awards in MSU’s Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Writing Contest
Three Starkville High School students are receiving awards for outstanding entries in Mississippi State’s Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Writing Contest.
MSU President’s Commission on the Status of Women holds annual awards ceremony
Five outstanding women were recognized at Mississippi State Wednesday [April 10] during the annual President’s Commission on the Status of Women Awards Ceremony.
Petal student with big public service dreams named MSU’s newest Truman Scholar
Mississippi State University is celebrating the exciting news announced today [April 11] of its 19th student receiving the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship.
The Phi Beta Kappa Society installs Gamma of Mississippi Chapter at MSU
The Phi Beta Kappa Society installed a new chapter at Mississippi State University Tuesday [April 2] at a ceremony at The Mill at MSU Conference Center in Starkville. Following the installation, the new Gamma of Mississippi chapter inducted 77 students selected for their extraordinary academic achievement in the arts and sciences.
New biography from MSU historians on U.S. Grant selected 2019 Maroon Edition book
A new, concise biography of Ulysses S. Grant written by Mississippi State historians has been named the university’s common reading book for the 11th Maroon Edition program.
USDA Deputy Under Secretary encourages MSU students to ‘be authors of their own story’
Mississippi State students were encouraged to write their own story and pursue careers in agriculture and science during a Friday [March 29] lecture from Mindy M. Brashears, U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety.
Moore named interim agriculture division vice president at MSU
Veteran Mississippi State University agriculture administrator Reuben Moore has been named interim vice president of the Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine (DAFVM), effective immediately.
Hinds Community College joins Mississippi Library Partnership
Hinds Community College’s library system is joining the Mississippi Library Partnership this month, adding its approximately 130,000 titles to the consortium that now includes 60 members.
MSU signs proclamation to mark National Nutrition Month
Mississippi State University Provost and Executive Vice President Judy Bonner and President Mark E. Keenum, seated left and right, marked National Nutrition Month with the signing of a proclamation Monday [March 4] announcing the annual campus observance of the March event.
Mississippi State donates bus to Oktibbeha County EMA
Oktibbeha County Emergency Management Agency is closer to having a mobile command center after receiving a bus from Mississippi State University.
MSU donates retired transit bus to Oktibbeha County Emergency Management
The Oktibbeha County Emergency Management Agency has a new tool at its disposal after receiving a retired transit bus from Mississippi State University.
Search committee in place for MSU provost and executive vice president
Mississippi State President Mark E. Keenum on Thursday [Feb. 28] provided the campus community with an update on the search for the university's next provost and executive vice president.
MSU Extension assists with disaster responses
The tornado in Lowndes County and widespread flooding in north Mississippi have triggered a variety of helpful “boots on the ground” to provide needed care and guidance.
Alcorn, Mississippi State partner to launch a dual degree program
Alcorn State University and Mississippi State University are partnering to launch a dual degree program.
MSU and Alcorn partner to offer poultry science dual-degree program
Mississippi State University and Alcorn State University are partnering to launch a dual-degree program that will prepare more leaders for the state’s top agricultural industry.
MSU President Mark Keenum notes link between state's income level, number of people with college degrees
During Monday's visit to the Starkville Rotary Club, Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum drew a distinct line connecting the problems most affecting the state and higher education's role in addressing them.
MSU leaders discuss university’s positive impact, advancement at spring general faculty meeting
Mississippi State leaders discussed several important accomplishments, and the university’s impact on the Magnolia State, during Tuesday’s [Feb. 19] spring general faculty meeting.
MSU officially opens new Dudy Noble Field, unveils ‘Thunder and Lightning’ statues
The standard has been raised in college baseball as Mississippi State University officially opened the new Dudy Noble Field with a grand opening ceremony Friday [Feb. 15] before the 2019 season opener against Youngstown State.
C Spire, Mississippi State join forces to create unique software job training program
Former Mississippi Gov.
Sale of Junior Champions celebrates 50 years
Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson kicked off the 50th Annual Sale of Junior Champions today by recognizing the collaborative efforts of the Mississippi State University Extension Service, FFA, and the Sale of Champions Committee in making the Sale of Junior Champions a success year after year.
MSU Diversity Conference keynote Damon A. Williams empowers student leaders, educators to spark innovation, change
During a Thursday [Jan. 31] keynote address at Mississippi State’s seventh Diversity Conference, strategic diversity leadership expert Damon A. Williams said the courageous pursuit of innovation is a key component for creating a diverse and inclusive learning environment in higher education.
Mississippi State president visits Tupelo High School
High school seniors and juniors received a visit Thursday from the president of Mississippi State University.
25th-annual Unity Breakfast and Day of Service held at Mississippi State
Education, service and leadership highlight the 25th annual Unity Breakfast and Day of Service at Mississippi State.
Mississippi State celebrates MLK Jr. legacy of service with 25th annual Unity Breakfast
Mississippi State continued its tradition of commemorating the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with the university’s 25th annual Unity Breakfast today [Jan. 21] before kicking off a community-wide “Day of Service.”
Keenum, Hancock address media at CFP National Championship
Mississippi State University President Mark E. Keenum, who also serves as chair of the College Football Playoff (CFP) Board of Managers, and CFP Executive Director Bill Hancock today [Jan. 7] addressed the media following a meeting of the board.
MSU Provost/EVP Judith L. “Judy” Bonner to retire June 30
Mississippi State University Provost and Executive Vice President Judith L. “Judy” Bonner has informed the university of her intention to retire at the end of the current fiscal year on June 30, MSU President Mark E. Keenum announced today [Jan. 7].
'Maroon Edition' Habitat for Humanity home dedicated
Starkville family will have a brand new home for the holidays.
Mississippi State again recognized as one of nation’s top research universities
A new review of U.S. higher education further affirms Mississippi State University’s status as one of the nation’s leading research institutions.
MSU, Habitat for Humanity dedicate 10th Maroon Edition home
As a decade-long tradition continues, a local mother has a new home for starting her own holiday traditions, thanks to a partnership between Mississippi State University and Starkville Area Habitat for Humanity.
Alfred Rankins Jr. inspires fellow MSU graduates to make their mark through leadership, service
Mississippi Public Universities Commissioner of Higher Education Alfred Rankins Jr. encouraged more than 1,400 Mississippi State fall graduates to celebrate their accomplishments while moving forward with character and determination during commencement exercises Friday [Dec. 14] at Humphrey Coliseum.
Starkville rated as one of the best college towns
When choosing the college that works for you, the town it's based in is usually a big part.