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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].
September 14, 2022

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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.
September 12, 2022

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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.
September 8, 2022

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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.
September 6, 2022

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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.
August 31, 2022

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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.
August 30, 2022

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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.
August 23, 2022


CFP board chair: New format ideally in place by June 2023

By this time next year, the university leaders who oversee the College Football Playoff want the next format for determining a champion settled.
June 3, 2022


Alumnus offers support to advance research at Mississippi State

A commitment from Mississippi State alumnus Lamar McKay of Houston, Texas, will facilitate advanced understandings and applications of data analytics through endowment-level support for an innovative research program in the university's James Worth Bagley College of Engineering.
May 27, 2022

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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.
May 13, 2022

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Bicentennial year of Ulysses S. Grant celebrated with USGA meeting, special activities March 3-5

The Ulysses S. Grant Association and the U.S. Grant Presidential Library at Mississippi State University are kicking off a celebration of the 18th president’s bicentennial year with an annual meeting March 3-5 at the Starkville campus.
March 1, 2022

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Keenum touts faculty research productivity during annual spring meeting

President Mark E. Keenum and other senior administrators at Mississippi State addressed the faculty Tuesday [Feb. 1] at the annual spring general faculty meeting, with updates on the university’s legislative priorities, campus developments and university achievements.
February 11, 2022

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MSU sets new record for research expenditures, climbs to No. 88 nationally in latest NSF rankings

Mississippi State University’s research and development efforts continue to reach record heights as MSU reported $280 million in R&D expenditures in Fiscal Year 2020, placing it among the National Science Foundation’s top 90 research universities.
January 7, 2022

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‘It’s a blessing’: MSU, Starkville Area Habitat for Humanity dedicate 13th annual Maroon Edition home

There’s no place like a new home for the holidays, and a Starkville family is experiencing that feeling thanks to a dedicated group of volunteers from Mississippi State University and Starkville Area Habitat for Humanity.
December 15, 2021

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New hooding ceremony recognizes MSU doctoral graduates

A new Mississippi State ceremony last week honored the achievements of students completing the university’s highest-level degree.
December 14, 2021

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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.
April 20, 2021

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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.
March 29, 2021

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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.
March 22, 2021

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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:
March 22, 2021

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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].
March 15, 2021