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MSU buying property in development-strained area near campus

JACKSON — Mississippi State University is purchasing property on the edges of its campus, as the school and surrounding community struggle with rapid growth in a formerly rural area south of campus. President Mark Keenum said at a College Board meeting last month that the university wants to buy land “on our doorstep” as it comes available to accommodate future ...

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Three from MSU recognized

Two Mississippi State University students and one recent MSU graduate were among 2015 participants at an annual gathering of the Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference, the world’s oldest and largest business career student organization. Senior Jarmel R. Lewis of Manteo, N.C., and sophomore Heather L. Yost of Franklin, Tenn., represented the university. Lewis is a political science/pre-law major. Yost ...

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Bayou restoration work wins award

Mississippi State University’s Gulf Coast Community Design Studio — one of two research centers in the College of Architecture, Art and Design — placed first in the Gulf Guardian Awards civic/nonprofits category for its Bayou Auguste project in East Biloxi, a community devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency’s Gulf of Mexico Program, the awards ...

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Mississippi State: Campus gunman arrested, no one wounded

Authorities at Mississippi State University say they have arrested a person who reportedly was carrying a gun on campus and that no injuries have been reported. MSU spokesman Sid Salter told The Associated Press in a phone interview Thursday that the person had been arrested. He declined to give any further information. The university had issued an online alert shortly ...

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MEC transportation task force on track to wrap up work in late fall

By TED CARTER Congress’ failure to renew federal highway funding beyond the next three months is not expected to keep a Mississippi Economic Council transportation task force from delivering an assessment of the state’s transportation needs and how to pay for them. Supporters of decreasing the state’s $2 billion road & bridge maintenance backlog are counting on the task force’s assessment ...

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International Paper Co. gives $2.25M to Mississippi State

STARKVILLE — International Paper Co. has given $2.25 million to Mississippi State to establish an endowment for a faculty chair within the school’s James Worth Bagley College of Engineering and create a new controls laboratory in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Senior Vice President Tommy Joseph, a 1982 MSU graduate, announced the gift Monday. He says by partnering ...

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Orlowski joins Delta Research and Extension Center of MSU

Dr. John Orlowski has joined the Delta Research and Extension Center of Mississippi State University.  He earned his PhD in Crop Science from the University of Kentucky with research on a multi-state project concerning agronomic maximization of soybean yield and quality.  He received his undergraduate degree and Masters of Science from Cornell University with research in the agronomics and economics ...

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Weatherly has deep roots in Mississippi agriculture

STARKVILLE — Long before Charlie Weatherly earned the state’s 2015 Master Gardener of the Year honor, his family roots were dug deep into the Mississippi soil. Although he retired from Mississippi State University in 1997, Weatherly has not strayed far from the land-grant institution’s campus or mission. How could he? As a child, he frequently came to campus with his father, Ernest, ...

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New $30 million civil and environmental facility at MSU to recognize alumnus Richard Rula

By BECKY GILLETTE  The new $30-million Mississippi State University Civil and Environmental Engineering Complex Building will be named in honor of alumnus Richard Rula, a member of the MSU Foundation Board and of the Dean’s Advisory Council in the Bagley College of Engineering who has made a very generous contribution to the project. “Rula has been an involved and loyal ...

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Price, numbers are up for beef cattle in state

  STARKVILLE — Record beef cattle prices are making Mississippi producers happy to be in the business this summer. Brian Williams, a Mississippi State University Extension Service agricultural economist, said 400- to 500-pound Mississippi calves are selling for $282.50 per hundredweight, and 700- to 800-pound steers are selling for $200 per hundredweight. “Mississippi feeder cattle prices are higher this year than a ...

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