Tag Archives: Mississippi State University

Kids and bugs connect at Mississippi State

October 2, 2013

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They are creepy and crawly, but it seems kids just can’t get enough bugs in their lives. The seventh annual Bugfest was held Sept. 27-28 at Mississippi State University, and drew around 1,000 visitors — almost twice as many as last year, said Pat Drackett, arboretum director. The hands-on event is designed to introduce children […]

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Extension Service offering financial literacy workshop

September 19, 2013

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One of the needs many point to in Mississippi to improve quality of life here in the state in financial literacy, and a program offered through the Mississippi State University Extension Service is looking to address that issue. Extension is offering its Dollars and Sense 2013: Financial Education for the Classroom workshop to anyone who […]

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Chuck Reece named chairman of MHA Board of Governors

July 29, 2013

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Chuck A. Reece, President of Rush Foundation Hospital and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Rush Health Systems, was recently elected Chairman of the 2013-2014 Mississippi Hospital Association (MHA) Board of Governors during MHA’s 82nd Annual Leadership Conference. Mr. Reece has held numerous administrative positions within Rush Health Systems since 1972. He is […]

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Former MSU coach in initial Southern League Hall of Fame class

July 26, 2013

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Former Mississippi State University player and head baseball coach Jimmy Bragan is among three initial inductees into the Southern League Hall of Fame. Also in the first class are former league presidents Billy Hitchcock, a former Atlanta Braves coach, and Don Mincher, a 13-year Major League veteran. The league announced the creation of the hall […]

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MSU Foundation’s fund-raising tops $80 million for 3rd year

July 18, 2013

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Mississippi State University is marking its third consecutive year of raising more than $80 million in outright gifts and pledges of future support from individuals, corporations, foundations, trusts and estates. Fund-raising from the just-ended fiscal 2013 exceeded $81.3 million. Previous record years included FY 2012, in which Mississippi State experienced its largest single giving year […]

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BURNS STRIDER: Supreme Court surgically removed heart of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

June 25, 2013

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I was scrolling through my Twitter feed when the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) made public its ruling on the Shelby Co., Ala., challenge to the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA). The news appeared between a tweet about the Mississippi State Bulldogs at the College World Series and one about Russian President […]

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New road opens at state’s largest research park

June 20, 2013

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STARKVILLE,Mississippi — A new roadway is now open in the state’s largest research park, and its completion sets the stage for expansion, according to Mississippi State University officials. The new four-lane Technology Blvd. connects with U.S. 182 via Verner Hurt Blvd. just west of the Mississippi Highway Patrol’s Troop G district office, and provides an […]

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Don’t miss a pitch at MSU games; order concessions from your smart phone

May 16, 2013

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Two recent Mississippi State graduates have found a way to “keep fans in the game” so they don’t miss crucial moments of play while waiting in concession lines. This baseball season at the university’s Dudy Noble Field/Polk-Dement Stadium has been the inaugural season for SportSnax, a company that claims “waiting in line is old school.” […]

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Southern Miss, MSU Space Cowboys team up on rocket parts project

May 14, 2013

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The Mississippi Polymer Institute at The University of Southern Mississippi has teamed up with Mississippi State University’s Space Cowboys rocket team to produce 3D printed parts for its rocket build. For the past year, the rocket team students have worked with MPI to engineer these rocket parts, which has allowed the team to successfully launch […]

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Mississippi State designated Center of Excellence for Watershed Management

April 9, 2013

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Mississippi State University has been designated a Center of Excellence for Watershed Management, becoming the 10th such institution in the Southeast. Representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 4, the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and Mississippi State University signed a Memorandum of Understanding today to help communities identify watershed-based problems and develop and […]

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