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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MSU ranks fourth in U.S. academia for supercomputing power
Mississippi State University is again among the nation’s elite in supercomputing power.
FAA selects MSU’s Raspet Flight Research Lab to lead UAS safety efforts
Mississippi State University once again is leading a major federal unmanned aircraft systems research, testing and development initiative.
University leaders respond to NCAA position on Mississippi state flag
Joint statement from the institutional executive officers of Mississippi’s eight public universities
Our Path Forward Together
Safe Start Task Force presents report
The Safe Start Task Force recently developed a plan outlining its recommendations for the policies, practices and protocols necessary for opening the campuses for the Fall semester. The plan was presented as an information item at the Board meeting held today [June 18] via teleconference.
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.
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.
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.
MSU plans for in-person classroom instruction in Fall 2020 semester
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.
President Mark Keenum: Mississippi State will receive $17.8M from CARES Act
The second week of March seems like it was a year ago, Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum told the Starkville Rotary Club at its virtual meeting Monday.
MSU issues emergency operating guidelines through May 11
MSU celebrates research success with annual awards
Mississippi State is honoring more than 50 students, faculty and staff for their exceptional contributions to the university’s research enterprise.
Keenum shares refund information with MSU students
Our students and their families have shown extraordinary patience and understanding as MSU and the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning leadership together prepared an appropriate and equitable response to these unprecedented challenges.
A Message from MSU President Mark E. Keenum
As a follow-up to our announcement relating to Spring 2020 commencement ceremonies, I wanted to offer this personal message. I share the disappointment so many of our graduates and their families have about postponement of our regular commencement events. The most meaningful facet of my role as president, by far, is graduation.
MSU’s Clary receives 2020 SEC Faculty Achievement Award
Mississippi State Professor of Geosciences Renée Clary has been named the university’s 2020 Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award recipient.
Mississippi State to host spring commencement online
Spring commencement is moving online this year for Mississippi State students, a decision made today [April 9] by the university so that graduates can get recognition for their hard work.
MSU High Voltage Lab works to retrofit 550 ventilators for use in COVID-19 response
Mississippi State University researchers are working to convert over 550 ventilators from battery power to AC power so they can be used in the state’s medical response to the COVID-19 coronavirus.
MSU postpones search process for two VP positions
Mississippi State Provost and Executive Vice President David Shaw, chair of the university’s search committee for its next vice president for the Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine (DAFVM), announced today [March 27] that the search is being postponed, but the committee remains in place.
Keenum shares operating guidelines for deans, directors, department heads
A personal word from Mississippi State University President Mark E. Keenum
“Like the rest of the world, Mississippi State University faces the evolving challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. From the White House to the Mississippi State Capitol to our campuses, these challenges are real and daunting. Since MSU first engaged in assessment of impacts of the coronavirus and planning for operational changes by our leadership team, the one constant has been that there are no constants.
Mississippi State, MUW, other IHL universities to extend spring break by one week
All eight public universities in Mississippi, including Mississippi State University and Mississippi University for Women, will extend spring break an additional week in light of the spread of COVID-19.
MSU extends Spring Break, delays student return until March 23
Citing an abundance of caution, Mississippi State University today announced that classes will be suspended for the week after Spring Break, March 16-22, as MSU continues to monitor the potential impacts of COVID-19 in Mississippi and makes additional operational plans. This class suspension applies to students only; faculty and staff will continue with normal operating procedures.
MSU extends Spring Break, delays student return until March 23
Citing an abundance of caution, Mississippi State University today announced that classes will be suspended for the week after Spring Break, March 16-22, as MSU continues to monitor the potential impacts of COVID-19 in Mississippi and makes additional operational plans.
Coronavirus update: MSU increases travel restrictions, evaluates move to online courses
Mississippi State University is tightening international travel restrictions, including study abroad programs, and is strongly encouraging faculty members to prepare for online course instruction should circumstances dictate that in coming days or weeks.
MSU, Northwest Mississippi Community College sign MOU for Bachelor of Applied Science degree program
Mississippi State University and Northwest Mississippi Community College signed a memorandum of understanding today [March 5] to formalize partnership programs for students enrolled in technical education programs.
MSU, Pearl River Community College sign MOU for Bachelor of Applied Science degree program
Mississippi State University and Pearl River Community College signed a memorandum of understanding today [March 4] to formalize partnership programs for students enrolled in technical education programs.
Nonprofit founder, educator’s inspiring story selected as MSU’s 2020 Maroon Edition book
An international best-selling and award-winning memoir has been selected as the common reading book for Mississippi State’s 12th Maroon Edition program.
MSU, SMCC sign MOU for Bachelor of Applied Science degree program
Mississippi State University and Southwest Mississippi Community College in Summit signed a memorandum of understanding today [Feb. 27] to formalize partnership programs for students enrolled in technical education programs.
Local community colleges partnering with Mississippi State program
Students and people in the workforce with an associate of applied science degree who want to advance their careers will now have an opportunity to do so.
MSU, MCC sign MOU for Bachelor of Applied Science degree program
Mississippi State University and Meridian Community College signed a memorandum of understanding today [Feb. 26] to formalize partnership programs for students enrolled in technical education programs.