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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

Mississippi State

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

Mississippi State

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

Mississippi State

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

Mississippi State

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

Mississippi State

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

Mississippi State

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

Mississippi State

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

Mississippi State

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

Mississippi State

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

The Dispatch

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.
April 28, 2020

Mississippi State

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.
April 9, 2020

Mississippi State

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.
April 2, 2020

Mississippi State

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.
March 27, 2020

Mississippi State

Keenum shares operating guidelines for deans, directors, department heads


March 20, 2020

Mississippi State

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.
March 17, 2020

The Dispatch

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.
March 13, 2020

Mississippi State

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.
March 12, 2020

MSU Office of Public Affairs

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.
March 12, 2020

Mississippi State

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.
March 11, 2020

Mississippi State

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.
March 5, 2020