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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.
October 9, 2020

Mississippi State

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.
October 6, 2020

Mississippi State

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.
October 2, 2020

Mississippi State

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.
September 30, 2020

Mississippi State

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.
September 25, 2020

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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.
September 14, 2020

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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.
August 24, 2020

Mississippi State

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.
August 21, 2020

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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.”
August 21, 2020

Mississippi State

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.
August 17, 2020

Mississippi State

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.
August 10, 2020

Mississippi State

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.
August 6, 2020

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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.
August 4, 2020

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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.
August 3, 2020

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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.
July 31, 2020

Mississippi State

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.
July 31, 2020

Mississippi State

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.
July 30, 2020

Mississippi State

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.
July 30, 2020

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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.
July 28, 2020

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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.
July 27, 2020

The Dispatch

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.
July 20, 2020

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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.
July 14, 2020

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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.
July 14, 2020

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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.
July 8, 2020

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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.
July 1, 2020

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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.
June 15, 2020

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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.
June 15, 2020

Mississippi State

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.
June 5, 2020

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MSU plans for in-person classroom instruction in Fall 2020 semester


May 20, 2020

WJTV-TV

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.
May 14, 2020

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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.
May 4, 2020

AP

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.
May 4, 2020

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

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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