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Mississippi State announces in-person ceremonies for fall commencement
Mississippi State is announcing plans for in-person fall commencement exercises to be held on the Starkville and Meridian campuses.
This December, take MSU’s ‘Winter Express’ to your academic destination
For the first time in more than a decade, Mississippi State University is offering a winter session to help students advance in their academic journeys and earn credits on an accelerated schedule.
Nine freshmen receive MSU’s prestigious Presidential Scholarship
Mississippi State’s Judy and Bobby Shackouls Honors College is announcing its newest Presidential Endowed Scholarship recipients.
MSU, USDA Agricultural Research Service celebrate new partnership, “Atlas” supercomputer housed in Starkville
Building on decades of successful collaborations, Mississippi State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service celebrated the new “Atlas” supercomputer Wednesday [Sept. 30] with a virtual event.
MSU’s Keenum applauds selection of World Food Programme for Nobel Peace Prize
Mississippi State President Mark E. Keenum congratulates the United Nations World Food Programme for receiving the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize, which was announced Friday [Oct. 9] by the Norwegian Nobel Committee.
Mississippi State Graduate School hosts McNair Scholars Oct. 16 for virtual preview day
Mississippi State is inviting McNair Scholars from around the country to an Oct. 16 virtual preview day showcasing the university’s Graduate School.
Mississippi State breaks ground for new road Bulldog Way
Mississippi State broke ground today [Oct. 6] on a $7 million, two-mile corridor that will improve campus traffic once the new Bulldog Way is completed along the eastern perimeter of campus.
MSU Barnes & Noble Bookstore completes renovations
Leaders from Mississippi State and its MSU Barnes & Noble Bookstore celebrated a grand reopening Friday [Oct. 2], holding a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the completion of a months-long store renovation project.
The Mill at MSU unveils markers signaling National Register of Historic Places designation
The Mill at Mississippi State now has two markers at its main entrances signaling the building’s designation on the National Register of Historic Places.
In new vice president role, Forbes primed to advance MSU’s success in diversity, inclusion, and access
Mississippi State has named Ra’Sheda Boddie Forbes to the new university role of vice president for access, diversity and inclusion, a position designed to further advance the 142-year-old land grant’s work of inclusive excellence on campus.
White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Deborah L. Birx congratulates MSU for successfully managing COVID-19 on campus, locally
Tour highlighted MSU meat-processing ability
Mississippi State University’s state-of-the-art meat processing facilities drew Mississippi Agriculture and Commerce Commissioner Andy Gipson and a small group of influential lawmakers to campus for a personal tour Sept. 16, 2020.
Despite challenges, MSU, Keenum remain focused on university’s vital mission
Despite the many challenges Mississippi State has faced in the last six months, MSU President Mark E. Keenum explained in an address Tuesday [Sept. 22] the university remains focused on the vital mission it has in Mississippi.
MSU welcomes inaugural class of Luckyday Scholars
Mississippi State University is announcing its inaugural class of Luckyday Scholars, a group of nine incoming freshmen enrolled at MSU this semester.
‘Cast of thousands’ prepares MSU for semester experience like no other
The academic experience is looking a little different at Mississippi State this fall, especially from a row in the 10,500-seat Humphrey Coliseum where students are absorbing the fundamentals of U.S. history and political science during COVID-19 in the university’s largest indoor venue.
Mississippi State is a ‘Great College to Work For’ for fifth consecutive year
Employees of Mississippi State have spoken—again! For the fifth year in a row, their university is being recognized as a “Great College to Work For” based on positive feedback from faculty and staff.
Maroon Edition author offers warm welcome, invites MSU students to virtual events
The author of Mississippi State’s 12th Maroon Edition book selection is hosting free, online events this month to officially welcome new freshmen and transfer students to the state’s leading university.
MSU Reveals Game Day Operational Guidelines, Stadium Capacity Projections, COVID-19 Safeguards, and resort status implementation for Davis Wade Stadium in 2020
Mississippi State Athletics announced today a reduced capacity at Davis Wade Stadium for the 2020 season in compliance with state and local guidelines.
MSU celebrates first online Bachelor of Applied Science graduate
Mississippi State’s first graduate of the university’s new Bachelor of Applied Science program is praising the degree path as “a great opportunity for students who want to go into management without having to start over with a four-year degree.”
MSU makes Mississippi history, ends campaign with $1.07 billion in gifts
Infinite Impact: The Mississippi State University Campaign concluded its decade-long run in June with an unprecedented $1.07 billion in outright gifts and pledges, including $285.2 million raised in deferred gifts.
Two veterinary medicine students become FFAR Vet Fellows, bring recognition to MSU
Two students in Mississippi State’s College of Veterinary Medicine are garnering attention as international fellow selections and for bringing unprecedented attention to their university.
Living ‘Cowbell Well’: New MSU wellness, safety initiative to be front and center this fall
As students begin arriving at Mississippi State this week, they’ll be greeted with a modified campus lifestyle that includes maroon facemasks, physical distancing, sanitizing stations and an introduction to Cowbell Well, the university’s health and safety initiative.
MSU, SOSD mark new era with opening of Partnership Middle School
Mississippi State University and the Starkville Oktibbeha School District are marking the beginning of a new era in education locally and in Mississippi with the completion of the Partnership Middle School at MSU.
Double the Meaning: MSU, Habitat for Humanity partner to build 12th home for local family while honoring Starkville resident
Mississippi State and Starkville Area Habitat for Humanity broke ground Monday [Aug. 3] on the 12th annual Maroon Edition home.
MSU, Keesler Air Force Base personnel discuss academic and training partnerships
Mississippi State University President Mark E. Keenum discusses academic and training partnerships with guests from Keesler Air Force Base.
Keenum, Peasant tour completed MSU-SOSD Partnership Middle School
With a new school year set to begin next month, a new state-of-the-art school on the campus of Mississippi State University will welcome sixth and seventh grade students in the Starkville Oktibbeha School District.
SEC establishes new football start date of September 26 and conference-only football competition
The Southeastern Conference has established September 26 as the new kickoff for it 2020 football season to allow its universities to focus on the healthy return of their campus communities and the gradual re-introduction of athletics, as the 14 members of the SEC continue to monitor developments related to COVID-19, SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey announced Thursday.
Public Service Commissioners join MSU President Mark Keenum, Atmos Energy to announce natural gas infrastructure expansion in Starkville
Atmos Energy was proud to join Public Service Commissioners Brandon Presley & Dane Maxwell as well as President Mark Keenum of Mississippi State University, at the Mississippi Horse Park to announce an expansion of natural gas service in the city of Starkville.
MSU, Mississippi Delta Community College sign MOU for Bachelor of Applied Science degree program
Mississippi State University and Mississippi Delta Community College signed a memorandum of understanding today [July 28] to formalize partnership programs for students enrolled in technical education programs.
MSU, Bishop State Community College sign MOU for Bachelor of Applied Science degree program
Mississippi State University and Bishop State Community College in Mobile, Alabama, signed a memorandum of understanding today [July 27] to formalize partnership programs for students enrolled in technical education programs.
Community partnership forming to address racism, reconciliation
Community groups representing Starkville, Oktibbeha County, and Mississippi State University participated in an announcement Thursday in downtown Starkville's Unity Park formally unveiling a forward-looking partnership committed to seeking solutions to racism and paths to racial reconciliation.
MSU continues international leadership in aquaculture, world’s fastest-growing food production sector
As aquaculture and fisheries play an increasingly important role in addressing global food security, Mississippi State University is continuing to build its reputation as an international leader in the field.
MSU publishes ‘Safe Return’ guide for the fall semester
A new Mississippi State University publication outlines a comprehensive health and safety return plan for the fall semester.
International CASE award earned by MSU’s ‘We Ring True’ initiative
Mississippi State’s “We Ring True” branding initiative has received yet another ringing endorsement—this time, an international 2020 Circle of Excellence Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
MSU issues revised academic calendar for fall
Mississippi State is announcing a revised fall academic calendar, keeping the health and safety of the university family top-of-mind while delivering the highest quality academic experience possible for students.
MSU ranks fourth in U.S. academia for supercomputing power
Mississippi State University is again among the nation’s elite in supercomputing power.
FAA selects MSU’s Raspet Flight Research Lab to lead UAS safety efforts
Mississippi State University once again is leading a major federal unmanned aircraft systems research, testing and development initiative.
University leaders respond to NCAA position on Mississippi state flag
Joint statement from the institutional executive officers of Mississippi’s eight public universities
Our Path Forward Together
Safe Start Task Force presents report
The Safe Start Task Force recently developed a plan outlining its recommendations for the policies, practices and protocols necessary for opening the campuses for the Fall semester. The plan was presented as an information item at the Board meeting held today [June 18] via teleconference.
MSU breaks ground on new Music Building
Construction on the new Music Building at Mississippi State University officially is underway after a groundbreaking today [June 15] just north of the campus’s current Band and Choral Rehearsal Hall on Hardy Road.
Legendary MSU Dean Frances Coleman retires after a 51-year career that transformed the university’s libraries and collections
After a career that spanned over a half-century and witnessed the services and offerings of Mississippi State University Libraries evolve from traditional to digital to virtual, MSU Dean of Libraries Frances N. Coleman is retiring from the university on June 30, MSU Executive Vice President and Provost David R. Shaw announced today.
MSU, Northeast Mississippi Community College sign MOU for Bachelor of Applied Science degree program
Mississippi State University and Northeast Mississippi Community College signed a memorandum of understanding today [June 5] to formalize partnership programs for students enrolled in technical education programs.
MSU plans for in-person classroom instruction in Fall 2020 semester
MSU plans for in-person classroom instruction in Fall 2020 semester
Mississippi State University President Mark E. Keenum said the university is fully committed to welcoming students back to campus this fall and that plans to resume in-person classroom and laboratory instruction in the Fall 2020 semester are "on schedule and taking solid form" as the university continues development of specific new operating guidelines.
MSU to expedite distribution of CARES Act funds to students
Mississippi State University will use the $8.9 million it receives as part of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to directly assist eligible students who are facing financial challenges due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Mississippi colleges holding virtual commencement for grads
Commencement ceremonies in Mississippi are looking a bit different than usual as graduates began to receive their degrees via virtual celebrations.
‘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.
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.
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.