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Mississippi State

‘We’re very proud of you’: Keenum, MSU leaders share hopeful messages with grads, present Fraiser with honorary degree during virtual commencement

In a first-of-its-kind online commencement ceremony for the 142-year-old university, Mississippi State leaders praised graduates for resilience throughout their college journey, concluding in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. About 3,300 are MSU graduates this spring.
May 1, 2020

News Mississippi

President Mark Keenum: Mississippi State was 'well prepared' for crisis

Mississippi State's president, Dr. Mark Keenum, anticipates and hopes for a large freshman class in the fall.
May 1, 2020

Mississippi State

Provost chairs IHL Safe Start Task Force as MSU explores return to in-person classes, normal operations for fall semester

Mississippi Commissioner of Higher Education Alfred Rankins Jr. has announced that Mississippi State University Provost and Executive Vice President David R. Shaw will chair the 16-member Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning’s Safe Start Task Force as the state’s university system considers opening campuses in a safe and effective manner.
April 29, 2020

The Dispatch

President Mark Keenum: Mississippi State will receive $17.8M from CARES Act

The second week of March seems like it was a year ago, Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum told the Starkville Rotary Club at its virtual meeting Monday.
April 28, 2020

Mississippi State

MSU issues emergency operating guidelines through May 11


April 24, 2020

Mississippi State

MSU High Voltage Lab works to retrofit 550 ventilators for use in COVID-19 response

Mississippi State University researchers are working to convert over 550 ventilators from battery power to AC power so they can be used in the state’s medical response to the COVID-19 coronavirus.
April 2, 2020

Mississippi State

MSU postpones search process for two VP positions

Mississippi State Provost and Executive Vice President David Shaw, chair of the university’s search committee for its next vice president for the Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine (DAFVM), announced today [March 27] that the search is being postponed, but the committee remains in place.
March 27, 2020

Mississippi State

Keenum shares operating guidelines for deans, directors, department heads


March 20, 2020

Mississippi State

A personal word from Mississippi State University President Mark E. Keenum

“Like the rest of the world, Mississippi State University faces the evolving challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. From the White House to the Mississippi State Capitol to our campuses, these challenges are real and daunting. Since MSU first engaged in assessment of impacts of the coronavirus and planning for operational changes by our leadership team, the one constant has been that there are no constants.
March 17, 2020

The Dispatch

Mississippi State, MUW, other IHL universities to extend spring break by one week

All eight public universities in Mississippi, including Mississippi State University and Mississippi University for Women, will extend spring break an additional week in light of the spread of COVID-19.
March 13, 2020

Mississippi State

MSU extends Spring Break, delays student return until March 23

Citing an abundance of caution, Mississippi State University today announced that classes will be suspended for the week after Spring Break, March 16-22, as MSU continues to monitor the potential impacts of COVID-19 in Mississippi and makes additional operational plans. This class suspension applies to students only; faculty and staff will continue with normal operating procedures.
March 12, 2020

MSU Office of Public Affairs

MSU extends Spring Break, delays student return until March 23

Citing an abundance of caution, Mississippi State University today announced that classes will be suspended for the week after Spring Break, March 16-22, as MSU continues to monitor the potential impacts of COVID-19 in Mississippi and makes additional operational plans.
March 12, 2020

Mississippi State

Coronavirus update: MSU increases travel restrictions, evaluates move to online courses

Mississippi State University is tightening international travel restrictions, including study abroad programs, and is strongly encouraging faculty members to prepare for online course instruction should circumstances dictate that in coming days or weeks.
March 11, 2020

Mississippi State

MSU, Northwest Mississippi Community College sign MOU for Bachelor of Applied Science degree program

Mississippi State University and Northwest Mississippi Community College signed a memorandum of understanding today [March 5] to formalize partnership programs for students enrolled in technical education programs.
March 5, 2020

Mississippi State

MSU, Pearl River Community College sign MOU for Bachelor of Applied Science degree program

Mississippi State University and Pearl River Community College signed a memorandum of understanding today [March 4] to formalize partnership programs for students enrolled in technical education programs.
March 4, 2020

Mississippi State

MSU, Co-Lin sign MOU for Bachelor of Applied Science degree program

Mississippi State University and Copiah-Lincoln Community College signed a memorandum of understanding today [Feb. 19] to formalize partnership programs for students enrolled in technical education programs.
February 19, 2020

WLOX-TV

MGCCC, Mississippi State sign new academic pathways for applied science and culinary students

An academic career path just got better for more than 2,200 students at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.
February 14, 2020

Mississippi State

MSU, MGCCC sign pathways agreements for BAS, culinology programs

Mississippi State University and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College leaders signed two agreements Thursday [Feb. 13] to expand opportunities for students in technical education and culinology programs.
February 13, 2020

Mississippi State

MSU welcomes Uzbekistan delegation to campus

Mississippi State University President Mark E. Keenum welcomed Ambassador of Uzbekistan to the United States Javlon Vakhabov and U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan Daniel Rosenblum to campus Wednesday [Feb. 12] to discuss potential collaborations.
February 13, 2020

The Meridian Star

Mississippi State, EMCC link Bachelor of Applied Science degree program

Mississippi State University and East Mississippi Community College signed a memorandum of understanding Wednesday at EMCC's Communiversity to formalize a partnership that will benefit students enrolled in technical education programs.
February 13, 2020

Mississippi State

MSU, EMCC sign MOU for Bachelor of Applied Science degree program

Mississippi State University and East Mississippi Community College signed a memorandum of understanding today [Feb. 12] at EMCC’s Communiversity to formalize partnership programs for students enrolled in technical education programs.
February 12, 2020

The Dispatch

'An American perspective': Mississippi State displays 19th century cannon outside Grant Library

Duffy Neubauer, the curator of the Starkville Civil War Arsenal and a self-proclaimed "cannon guy," was cleaning the barrel of a Model 1841 "6-pounder" cannon in December when he came across something he didn't expect.
February 4, 2020

Mississippi State

MSU unveils historical cannon at Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library

A 19th century cannon now greets visitors to Mississippi State’s Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library.
February 3, 2020

Mississippi State

Carnegie Foundation endorses Mississippi State with renewed Community Engagement Classification

Mississippi State again is being recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for excellent integration of community engagement with university teaching and learning strategies.
January 31, 2020

Mississippi State

MSU leaders highlight university’s impact, accomplishments

As Mississippi State begins another decade of teaching, research and service, university leaders highlighted MSU’s growing impact in Mississippi during Wednesday’s [Jan. 22] spring general faculty meeting.
January 22, 2020