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More than 3,800 MSU graduates prepared to ‘do great things’ as Bulldog alumni
Approximately 3,800 Mississippi State University graduates are ready to do great things in their lives and help mold the 21st century, MSU President Mark E. Keenum said during spring commencement ceremonies.
All MSU graduate teaching, service assistantships to cover full tuition costs
Mississippi State will cover the full cost of tuition for all graduate teaching and service assistants beginning in the fall semester, university leaders announced this week.
Newest Grisham Master Teachers honored at MSU
Mississippi State is recognizing three distinguished faculty members with the university’s highest academic teaching awards.
Mississippi State faculty votes to move forward with initiative to add expanded ranks for instructors, teaching professors
Mississippi State faculty have voted in favor of a new instructional faculty ranks initiative, designed to better address an appropriate promotion ladder for university instructors and add improved terminology for teaching professors.
Faculty, staff to benefit from FY2023 merit raise pool
MSU welcomes agriculture advocates
Mississippi State’s distinction as one of the nation’s leading universities in agriculture research brought prominent ag advocates to the Starkville campus Friday [April 22].
Bicentennial year of Ulysses S. Grant celebrated with USGA meeting, special activities March 3-5
The Ulysses S. Grant Association and the U.S. Grant Presidential Library at Mississippi State University are kicking off a celebration of the 18th president’s bicentennial year with an annual meeting March 3-5 at the Starkville campus.
Keenum touts faculty research productivity during annual spring meeting
President Mark E. Keenum and other senior administrators at Mississippi State addressed the faculty Tuesday [Feb. 1] at the annual spring general faculty meeting, with updates on the university’s legislative priorities, campus developments and university achievements.
MSU sets new record for research expenditures, climbs to No. 88 nationally in latest NSF rankings
Mississippi State University’s research and development efforts continue to reach record heights as MSU reported $280 million in R&D expenditures in Fiscal Year 2020, placing it among the National Science Foundation’s top 90 research universities.
‘It’s a blessing’: MSU, Starkville Area Habitat for Humanity dedicate 13th annual Maroon Edition home
There’s no place like a new home for the holidays, and a Starkville family is experiencing that feeling thanks to a dedicated group of volunteers from Mississippi State University and Starkville Area Habitat for Humanity.
New hooding ceremony recognizes MSU doctoral graduates
A new Mississippi State ceremony last week honored the achievements of students completing the university’s highest-level degree.
‘You can achieve anything’: Keenum encourages MSU graduates to cherish Bulldog memories, values
It was an extra special Maroon Friday as more than 1,200 graduates participated Dec. 10 in commencement at Mississippi State University.
Mississippi State hosts Dec. 10 commencement ceremonies
Mississippi State is announcing plans for fall commencement exercises to be held on the university’s Starkville and Meridian campuses.
MSU marks seventh consecutive year of enrollment growth
Mississippi State President Mark E. Keenum is calling the university’s seventh year of consecutive enrollment growth “extremely encouraging” in the wake of the state, region and nation navigating a global pandemic.
Keenum: Need and merit-based financial assistance for Mississippi students is essential for our state’s future
MSU complies with CDC, MSDH relaxation of mask requirements as local transmission numbers sharply decline
Vaccinated students, faculty, staff, and guests at Mississippi State University have earned a slight relaxation of indoor mask requirements effective Friday, October 29, as the university complies with the latest guidance provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH).
MSU celebrates opening of Rula Engineering and Science Complex
Mississippi State University is celebrating the completion of the state-of-the-art new home for the Richard A. Rula School of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Mississippi State earns ‘Great College to Work For’ status for 6th consecutive year
For the sixth consecutive year, Mississippi State University has retained its title as one of the nation’s best campus workplaces in the Great Colleges to Work For® recognition program.
MSU beginning to notify employees of IHL-issued mandate to comply with President Biden’s Executive Order
IHL Board extends MSU leader’s contract through 2025
The Mississippi Board of Trustees of Institutions of Higher Learning has renewed the contract of MSU President Mark E. Keenum for a four-year term ending June 30, 2025, at his present compensation. Keenum is now in his 13th year of distinguished and impactful service to the university.
MSU announces 22 students as newest Presidential Scholars
Twenty-two students are part Mississippi State’s newest class of Presidential Scholars in the Judy and Bobby Shackouls Honors College.
MSU’s Singh receives Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from ORAU
A faculty member in Mississippi State’s James Worth Bagley College of Engineering is among this year’s recipients of the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards from Oak Ridge Associated Universities.
Kent Sills celebrated at MSU with Band Hall naming, special halftime recognition
A legend of Mississippi State’s Famous Maroon Band is being remembered and celebrated with the naming of the university’s Kent Sills Band Hall.
Keenum highlights MSU’s momentum, growth at fall general faculty meeting
Mississippi State is entering the fall 2021 semester with strong momentum in its core missions of learning, service and research, President Mark E. Keenum told the university’s faculty Tuesday [Aug. 31].
Fall general faculty meeting to be held Aug. 31 at 2 p.m.
Mississippi State University's fall general faculty meeting takes place at 2 p.m. Aug. 31 in Lee Hall's Bettersworth Auditorium.
‘A labor of love’: MSU, Habitat for Humanity break ground on 13th annual Maroon Edition home
Mississippi State and Starkville Area Habitat for Humanity broke ground Monday [Aug. 16] on the 13th annual Maroon Edition home.
MSU partners with Delta Health Alliance Mississippi RIVER Project for vaccination efforts
Mississippi State is partnering with the Delta Health Alliance to encourage more people at the university and around the state to get a COVID-19 vaccination.
Bret Baier tours Grant Presidential Library at MSU
National journalist Bret Baier met with Mississippi State President Mark E. Keenum on campus today [June 2] before Baier toured the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library at MSU.
MSU veterinary college breaks ground for Animal Emergency & Referral Center expansion in Rankin County
Expansion of the Animal Emergency & Referral Center (AERC), a Flowood satellite clinic of the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine, officially began with a groundbreaking ceremony today [May 19].
MSU’s Leadership Development Program celebrates 15 graduates
Fifteen Mississippi State employees are graduating from the university’s 2020-21 Leadership Development Program.
24 MSU professors complete Faculty Leadership Development Institute
Mississippi State leaders recognized 24 graduates of the university’s Spring 2021 Faculty Leadership Development Institute during a ceremony Friday [May 7].
Keenum thanks MSU’s Zacharias Distinguished Staff Award recipients for ‘going above and beyond’
Mississippi State employees are being recognized for outstanding service with this year’s Donald W. Zacharias Distinguished Staff Awards.
MSU President Keenum thanks faculty, staff for service
Keenum commends Mississippi State grads’ abilities to adapt, overcome challenges as nearly 2,900 celebrate commencement
As Mississippi State marks the end of one of the most challenging and unusual academic years in history, nearly 2,900 graduates are celebrating their milestone accomplishments while MSU President Mark E. Keenum is commending their abilities to adapt and overcome challenges.
MSU celebrates research success with annual awards
Mississippi State recognized outstanding research accomplishments from across the university during its annual research awards ceremony on Friday [April 23].
Gov. Reeves announces Catherine Pierce as Mississippi’s Poet Laureate
Gov. Tate Reeves has appointed accomplished poet and educator Catherine Pierce of Starkville as Mississippi’s Poet Laureate.
MSU honors outstanding graduate students, world-class faculty
Mississippi State’s Graduate School and Graduate Student Association are recognizing students and faculty mentors for their teaching, research and service contributions in an unprecedented academic year.
MSU, Starkville Area Habitat for Humanity ceremony dedicates ‘home built with love’ for local family, honors retired Army captain
Mississippi State University and Starkville Area Habitat for Humanity gave attendees of today’s [March 29] 12th annual Maroon Edition home dedication ceremony many reasons to smile.
MSU creates $1.8 billion annual economic impact, study shows
Mississippi State University provides an estimated annual economic impact of $1.8 billion to the Magnolia State, a recently completed analysis shows.
MSU President Keenum issues statement on recent violence
In light of the shootings in Atlanta last week and other recent violent acts against Asian Americans and others of Asian descent, starting today, the Mississippi State University Division of Access, Diversity and Inclusion, under the capable leadership of Vice President Ra’Sheda Boddie Forbes, is providing the following support and resources:
UPDATE: Mississippi State extends vaccine distribution criteria in accordance with Gov. Reeves’ announcement
Mississippi State is expanding its recent announcement that the university plans to serve as a COVID-19 vaccination site and will administer a limited supply of Pfizer vaccines beginning Tuesday [March 16].
Mississippi State announces in-person ceremonies for spring commencement April 29, 30
Mississippi State is announcing plans for in-person spring commencement exercises to be held on the Starkville and Meridian campuses.
MSU retains COVID-19 safety protocols through current semester
Mississippi State University will maintain COVID-19 safety protocols through the end of the Spring 2021 semester, including current mask, physical distancing and sanitation requirements.
MSU leaders highlight university successes, momentum in spring General Faculty Meeting
Keith Coble to lead MSU Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine
Keith Coble, William L. Giles Distinguished Professor and head of the Department of Agricultural Economics at Mississippi State, has been named vice president for the university’s Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine (DAFVM).
MSU again leads Mississippi’s research universities, remains in nation’s top 100 in latest NSF survey
MSU’s annual MLK Jr. Unity Day event will be virtual Monday featuring Justice Reuben Anderson
Former Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Reuben V. Anderson will keynote Mississippi State University’s 27th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Day event and Day of Service on Monday [Jan. 18].
A Message from President Mark E. Keenum
MSU President Keenum’s statement on death of Gov. Winter
Mississippi State University issued the following statement by MSU President Mark E. Keenum on the death of former Mississippi Gov. William Winter:
MSU, Alabama A&M strengthen research and academic ties with MOU
Mississippi State and Alabama A&M leaders met virtually Tuesday [Dec. 15] to formally strengthen research and academic ties between the two universities.