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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.
State IHL approves MSU research center for Ocean Springs
Mississippi State received formal approval to build the Northern Gulf Aquatic Food Research Center, a multi-million-dollar facility in Ocean Springs and the first of its kind on the Mississippi Coast.
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.
MSU will delay start of classes from Jan. 6 until Jan. 11
Citing an abundance of caution, Mississippi State University today announced that the start of Spring 2021 semester classes will be slightly postponed from Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, to Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, as MSU continues to monitor the impacts of COVID-19 on public health and safety.
Julie Jordan named MSU’s chief research officer
Julie Jordan has been named Mississippi State’s vice president for research and economic development, MSU President Mark E. Keenum announced today.
MSU, MGCCC partner on agricultural science pathway
Mississippi State held in-person graduation ceremonies Wednesday
The coronavirus pandemic did not stop Mississippi State University from holding four in-person commencement ceremonies Wednesday.
Keenum emphasizes ‘timeless values’ in an unprecedented time as nearly 1,600 Mississippi State graduates celebrate fall commencement
As Mississippi State’s nearly 1,600 newest graduates celebrate their milestone accomplishments at commencement ceremonies in Humphrey Coliseum today [Nov. 25], MSU President Mark E. Keenum is applauding their abilities to adapt and overcome challenges.
MSU Faculty Senate unanimously passes resolution commending university leadership during historic, challenging semester
After perhaps the most challenging and difficult semester in the history of the institution, the Mississippi State University Robert Holland Faculty Senate on Nov. 13 offered the following unanimous resolution:
Mississippi Delta Community College joins Mississippi Library Partnership
Mississippi Delta Community College’s library system has joined the Mississippi Library Partnership, adding its approximately 27,000 titles to the consortium that now includes 55 members from across the state.
MSU faculty, administrators celebrate completion of Poultry Science Building
Mississippi State officials commemorated the completion of the university’s new Poultry Science Building with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday [Nov. 9].
MSU establishes record enrollment growth for the sixth year
In the wake of an unprecedented global pandemic and at a time when universities across the nation are experiencing declining enrollments, Mississippi State this fall set a new enrollment record for the sixth consecutive year.
MSU-Meridian’s Master of Physician Assistant Studies program achieves Accreditation-Provisional status, selects first cohort
A new Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree program at Mississippi State University-Meridian has achieved Accreditation-Provisional status and will enroll its first cohort at the Riley Campus in downtown Meridian this January.
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.