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Leadership development program preps MSU staff for future roles
Sixteen Mississippi State staff members are new graduates of a professional development program that prepares participants for potential leadership roles within the university.
AI, genetics, other advanced computing at MSU to be enhanced by $45M expansion
"I call it the 'Giant Calculator,' and that's an oversimplification, because it's a tool that helps any kind of research," Mike Navicky said Wednesday of Mississippi State University's supercomputing center.
MSU breaks ground on new High Performance Computing Data Center
Mississippi State University is breaking ground on a new building that soon will be home to groundbreaking discoveries.
Mississippi State honors university staff with awards presentation
It's the end of the academic year and leaders at Mississippi State University are saying "thank you" to the thousands of employees who keep the campus running smoothly year-round.
Keenum encourages MSU graduates to use education to make the world a better place
Mississippi State University is celebrating more than 4,100 spring 2023 graduates with commencement ceremonies held Friday [May 12] at Davis Wade Stadium.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
$100 Million Gift For Mississippi State University, Its Largest Ever
Mississippi State University announced today that it has received a record $100 million gift from alumnus George Bishop and his wife Kathy.
MSU unveils new, bold path toward ‘Taking Care of What Matters’
Mississippi State University elevated its new branding campaign today [April 11] while also introducing Transforming MSU, a blueprint that boldly re-envisions the university’s role and impact in solving some of the world’s most critical challenges, including those close to home.
Innovation Hub welcomes Congressman Guest
Mississippi State University’s downtown Innovation Hub today hosted U.S. Congressman Michael Guest, center, his family, staff and visitors for the ribbon cutting at Guest’s new Downtown Starkville office in the Hub.
Pickerings champion bipartisanship, civility during dedication of papers at MSU
Two exalted figures in Mississippi politics called for Americans to sit down with each other, have difficult-but-civil conversations and work to better the nation as Mississippi State officials formally celebrated the dedication and opening of their political papers now housed at the university.
MSU announces expanded medical programs for Meridian campus
Mississippi State University is expanding medical degree programs at the Meridian campus.
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.
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.
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.
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].
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).
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.
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.
Large crowd attends Unity Breakfast at Mill in Starkville
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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.
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.
MSU plans MLK Jr. Unity Breakfast, Day of Service
Mississippi State’s 29th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Breakfast returns to The Mill at MSU on Jan. 16 with an 8 a.m. meal and 9 a.m. program. Day of Service activities will follow with volunteers working at sites across the community from 10 a.m.-noon.
Thousands gather to honor Mike Leach at MSU memorial service
Thousands of Mississippi State friends and college football fans gathered Tuesday [Dec. 20] to remember and honor the university’s head football coach Mike Leach, known as one of the sport’s greatest offensive innovators.
Keenum: MSU graduates ready to ‘make a difference in this world’
A new class of Mississippi State graduates is ready to make a positive difference in the world, said President Mark E. Keenum during fall commencement ceremonies.
MSU showcases future of UAS technology with unveiling of Teros
Mississippi State marked another milestone Thursday [Dec. 1] in the university’s history of innovation in aviation.
MSU, Oktibbeha County representatives break ground on new Habitat for Humanity neighborhood
Volunteers from Mississippi State and Oktibbeha County will transform a former local dairy farm into a 30-home community through the next decade.
MSU celebrates research excellence with annual awards
Mississippi State University celebrated its 2022 research achievements and honored distinguished faculty and staff at its annual research awards celebration Monday [Nov. 28].
‘Talent and ideas are everywhere’: Importance of broad research funding highlighted at NSF Day at MSU
If the United States is going to continue to grow its research and technological capabilities, ideas and talent from every corner of the country must be incorporated.
MSU hosts National Science Foundation director, Sen. Wicker for NSF Day next Monday
Mississippi researchers will interact with multiple National Science Foundation leaders during NSF Day next Monday [Nov. 21] at Mississippi State University.
Top transfer students are MSU’s 2022-23 Presidential Partnership Scholars
Mississippi State University has 14 top transfer students this fall being recognized with Presidential Partnership Scholarships, the university’s most prestigious awards for those from the state’s community colleges.
Keenum shares protocol for MSU Athletics Director search
Mississippi State University President Mark E. Keenum announced the launch of a national search for a new Athletics Director at MSU with the departure of former AD John Cohen for the same post at Auburn University.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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].
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.
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.
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.
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.
MSU ends fiscal year with new milestone in fundraising success
Support from alumni, friends and partners enabled Mississippi State University to raise a record $125.3 million in cash and gift commitments for the 2022 fiscal year, exceeding MSU’s previous fundraising record and marking the ninth consecutive year of private gifts totaling $100 million.
Fall Convocation to welcome new freshmen, transfers Aug. 23 after two-year hiatus
New freshman students and transfers will take part in a university tradition on Tuesday [Aug.
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.