Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi State University’

DawgSnax now offered during MSU basketball games

OCEAN SPRINGS — Basketball fans at Mississippi State University’s (MSU) Humphrey Coliseum no longer have to wait in long lines to enjoy concessions during the university’s men’s basketball games. Game attendees now have the option of having concessions delivered to their seats with a click of a button from their smartphones. Fans visit www.dawgsnax.com on […] [...]

Army Corps of Engineers’ Butch Lutz inducted; Patricia Hemphill selected

by MBJ Staff Published: January 17,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Mississippi State University, VICKSBURG

Ernest W. “Butch” Lutz, Jr., chief of Internal Review at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg, was named one of 12 distinguished Louisiana State University (LSU) alumni who were inducted into LSU’s military Hall of Honor this past fall. Lutz graduated from LSU in 1975 with a bachelor’s degree in […] [...]

Jay McCurdy joins MSU Extension Service, Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station

by MBJ Staff Published: January 16,2014

Tags: agriculture, Business, education, Mississippi, Mississippi State University, STARKVILLE

Jay McCurdy has joined the Mississippi State University Extension Service and Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station as the state’s new turf specialist. McCurdy is a native of Dyer, Tenn. He worked on his family’s farm, where they raised row crops, cattle and sod. He also has experience working as a golf course superintendent in […] [...]

Sweet potato research competition launched

PITTSBORO — What will be the next innovative sweet potato product found on grocery shelves across the county? Perhaps something invented by students at Mississippi State University. Gary Jackson, director of the MSU Extension Service, launched the Sweet Potato Innovation Challenge at the Sweet Potato Council’s annual meeting Jan. 10 in Calhoun County. “The growers […] [...]

MSU dorms flooded due to freezing temperatures

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University officials say one wing in Ruby Hall will be closed for the entire spring semester while repairs to Oak Hall and Magnolia Hall could be completed in a few days. The three dormitories suffered water damage this week after sub-freezing temperatures ruptured pipes and flooded the structures. In Ruby Hall, […] [...]

MSU signs agreement with UN organization while in Rome

STARKVILLE — During meetings this week in Rome, Mississippi State University officials formally broadened a 2010 agreement to work together with the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on initiatives to address world hunger and poverty. MSU president Mark E. Keenum and FAO deputy director general Daniel Gustafson signed a memorandum of understanding that […] [...]

Riders rank MSU track best for barrel racing

STARKVILLE — To find out how important packed dirt is on a rodeo floor, just ask a barrel racer whose horse has just fallen in a timed event. Riders recently named the Mississippi Horse Park at Mississippi State University as a “best footing” arena for barrel racing in the Southeastern circuit. The circuit consists of […] [...]

Wiseman retiring after nearly 30 years with Stennis Institute

STARKVILLE — Dr. Marty Wiseman, executive director of the John C. Stennis Institute of Government & Community Development at Mississippi State University, will retire Dec. 31. The school and Wiseman made the announcement yesterday. Wiseman’s work has focused on public administration and Mississippi government. A native Mississippian, he received his Ph.D. from Mississippi State University […] [...]

Alumni-couple donate $12.3M to Mississippi State

STARKVILLE — Texas oilman Tommy Nusz and his wife, Terri, have donated $12.3 million to the Mississippi State University Campaign. Nusz is the CEO and chairman of the board of Oasis Petroleum in Houston, Texas. He and his wife are graduates of Mississippi State. School officials say in a news release that the donation brings […] [...]

Report: MSU fostering economic growth, partnerships

STARKVILLE — A new report finds Mississippi State actively engaged with a wide variety of industries that are growing local, regional and state economies, while also contributing to partnerships that foster international exchange and trade. “Our central economic development objective is to strengthen collaborations between the university, organizations and businesses to create high-wage jobs,” said […] [...]

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