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Mississippi State

MSU VP Zant to retire, Potts named to interim post

Veteran Mississippi State University Vice President for Finance and Administration Don A. Zant has announced his pending retirement effective June 30, and MSU President Mark E. Keenum has named current MSU Associate Vice President for Administration Les Potts as interim vice president.
May 2, 2023

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Historic $100 million gift fuels scholarships at Mississippi State University

A transformative $100 million gift from George and Kathy Bishop will create new opportunities for students to pursue their academic goals at Mississippi State University.
April 25, 2023

Mississippi State

MSU graduation returns to Davis Wade Stadium with May 12 ceremonies

Mississippi State University graduates at the Starkville campus will have a memorable commencement on May 12 when the traditional ceremonies return to Davis Wade Stadium.
April 25, 2023

Laurel Leader-Call

Historic $100M gift from Smith County native fuels scholarships at Miss. State

A $100 million gift from George and Kathy Bishop will create new opportunities for students to pursue their academic goals at Mississippi State University.
April 25, 2023

Mississippi State

MSU's Owen contributes to Association for Career & Technical Education: Develop partnerships to meet the needs of educators and the workforce

Dedicated educators work to improve the quality of postsecondary career and technical education (CTE) in many ways. At Mississippi State University (MSU), in 2020, President Mark Keenum felt called to act. You see, Keenum is a community college graduate. And he felt MSU could do more for its stakeholders.
April 21, 2023

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Meridian Star: MSU president reaffirms commitment to MSU-Meridian

Mississippi State University plans to continue investing in its Meridian campus to add and expand programs to better serve the community’s needs, MSU President Mark E. Keenum said during a visit to the Queen City on Thursday.
March 30, 2023

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Qian ‘Jenny’ Du named MSU’s 2023 SEC Faculty Achievement Award winner

Qian “Jenny” Du, a distinguished professor in Mississippi State’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is MSU’s 2023 Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award winner.
March 24, 2023

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Ribbon cutting celebrates new Wingo Way corridor, honors family

Mississippi State University celebrated the newly added Wingo Way, named in honor of alumni brothers Turner and Dean Wingo, and their families, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in February.
March 14, 2023

Mississippi State

MSU hosts tomorrow’s leaders fighting hunger today for World Food Prize Mississippi Youth Institute

Policy in Africa to education in Guatemala to human rights in Afghanistan are just a few of the problems 40 high school students sought to tackle at the sixth annual World Food Prize Mississippi Youth Institute at Mississippi State on Friday [March 3].
March 3, 2023

SuperTalk Mississippi

Mississippi State's Dr. David Buys named Diversity Educator of the Year

Mississippi State Associate Professor Dr. David Buys has been named Mississippi Diversity Educator of the Year by the State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL).
February 17, 2023

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MSU-Meridian proposal for accelerated master’s degree nursing program gains IHL approval

Mississippi State University gained initial approval for starting its proposed Master of Science in Nursing degree program, the first graduate entry-level licensure program in the state, during today’s [Feb. 16] meeting of the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning.
February 16, 2023

Mississippi State

MSU’s Keenum vows to continue supporting faculty through funding

Securing additional funding to support faculty remains Mississippi State President Mark E. Keenum’s top legislative priority this winter, and the 19th leader of the university vowed to continue showing state lawmakers how investments in higher education improve the quality of life of and create jobs for Mississippians.
February 14, 2023


Large crowd attends Unity Breakfast at Mill in Starkville

"Amplifying the Dream." That's the story that Lee Brand Jr.
January 17, 2023

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MLK Jr. Day keynote speaker Lee Brand outlines principles for achieving unity during MSU’s 29th annual program

Mississippi State and Starkville community members are celebrating the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. today [Jan. 16], kicking off with a special Unity Breakfast and continuing with a Day of Service.
January 16, 2023

Magnolia Tribune

Research universities play an integral role in bringing new, better jobs to Mississippi

Mississippi State University President Mark E. Keenum writes for the Magnolia Tribune: Mississippi State University's legacy as a land-grant research institution producing impactful results that grow and secure more and better jobs remains strong and secure -- not just for our graduates but for the people of Mississippi.
January 11, 2023

Mississippi State

Next-generation uncrewed aircraft system lands at MSU flight lab

Raspet Flight Research Laboratory at Mississippi State is announcing the acquisition of the largest, most sophisticated uncrewed aircraft system in its fleet, further cementing the lab as a national leader in UAS exploration.
November 1, 2022


Sen. Roger Wicker, Boeing visit MSU for updates on impactful research, student opportunities

Mississippi State University is sharing its growing research and development capabilities with U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker and officials from The Boeing Company this week.
November 1, 2022

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MSU’s Keenum moving forward with Athletics Director search

Mississippi State University President Mark E. Keenum is beginning a national search for a new Athletics Director at MSU after receiving notification from AD John Cohen that he is departing MSU effective immediately.
October 31, 2022

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MSU announces plans to construct Jim and Thomas Duff Center

Mississippi State University will soon begin construction on a new, centralized home for the university’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic (ADDC), Disability Resource Center and Department of Kinesiology thanks to a cornerstone commitment from brothers Jim and Tommy Duff of Columbia.
October 20, 2022

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MSU, Tougaloo College sign agreement to expand collaborations, STEM opportunities

Mississippi State University and Tougaloo College are once again partnering to expand educational opportunities in the Magnolia State.
October 13, 2022

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Keenum discusses research accomplishments, student success during annual MSU faculty meeting

Mississippi State’s fall semester is “off and running,” and President Mark E. Keenum gave extensive university updates during the annual Fall General Faculty Meeting Tuesday [Sept. 13].
September 14, 2022

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MSU earns ‘Great College to Work For’ status for seventh consecutive year

For the seventh consecutive year, Mississippi State University has reaffirmed its national status as a top campus workplace in the Great Colleges to Work For recognition program.
September 12, 2022

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MSU President Keenum highlights Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research achievements in D.C. public forum

Mississippi State University President Mark E. Keenum is joining agriculture leaders, including U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, in Washington, D.C. this week for a public forum hosted by the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research.
September 8, 2022

Inside Higher Ed

Football Playoffs to Expand From 4 to 12 Teams

The Board of Managers of the College Football Playoff voted Friday to expand the current four-team playoff into a 12-team playoff.
September 6, 2022

Mississippi State

Nearly 400 strong, MSU’s Famous Maroon Band readies to rock Davis Wade

With anticipation filling the air this week for Mississippi State’s first home football game Saturday, the air is also filled with the monumental sound and preparation of the state’s largest college band.
August 31, 2022