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Mississippi State’s EcoCAR 3 team lands in top 5

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Mississippi State University’s EcoCAR 3 team recently competed among 16 university teams in Yuma, Ariz., and San Diego, placing fifth in the Year Two competition and earning top honors for project management.

Mississippi State’s EcoCAR 3 team earned a top five finish at this year’s national competition, as well as high marks for project management. The team placed fifth overall among 16 competitors recently in a two-stage contest held in Yuma, Ariz., and San Diego. Mississippi State took top honors for project management, including awards for Best Project Management Plan, Best Change ...

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New MSU department head

Angi Elsea Bourgeois, a longtime faculty member in Mississippi State’s College of Architecture, Art and Design, is the new permanent leader of its art department. Since 2014, she has lead the state’s largest undergraduate studio art program on an interim basis. She joined MSU in 2002. After graduating with honors in art history from Rhodes College in Memphis, Bourgeois went ...

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Southern Miss, Xfinity link up in student recruitment game

It’s not exactly new. Some universities have been providing digital devices and services to students for nearly a decade. But the University of Southern Mississippi is the first four-year school in the state to offer Comcast’s Xfinity on Campus as part of room and board for the 3,600 students who live on campus. That allows them to watch live TV ...

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Checky Herrington recognized

Checky Herrington, a senior member of Mississippi State’s Office of Public Affairs, is among 15 selected for a major recognition by the world’s largest organization for public relations professionals. Herrington, who has served since February 2014 as the university’s marketing research analyst, will be inducted in November into the Public Relations Society of America’s prestigious College of Fellows. A Louisville ...

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Mississippi officials brace for possibilty of carriers of avian flu

Avian-Flu

Mississippi officials are bracing for the possibility that the state’s poultry industry may be struck by the avian flu later this year, according to a news release from Mississippi State University. Tom Tabler, poultry specialist with the MSU Extension Service, said no new reports of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza have occurred in the United States since June 17 because ...

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MSU grad gets turfgrass fellowship

Mississippi State University graduate student Phillip Vines presents results of his research to turfgrass professionals attending a campus field day.

A Mississippi State graduate student from Philadelphia is receiving a fellowship from the national turfgrass industry. Phillip L. Vines has been honored with a $5,000 grant from the Dr. James Watson Fellowship Program of the Golf Course Superintendent’s Association of America. He is pursuing a master’s degree in plant pathology in the university’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Funded ...

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Inequality in cost of attendance has some worried in SEC

FILE - In this March 25, 2015, file photo, Alabama coach Nick Saban discusses the NCAA college football team's spring practice in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The increase in the value of a scholarship to cover cost of attendance varies from school to school. That worries some coaches who believe it could be used as a recruiting advantage and football coaches in the Southeastern Conference have been particularly vocal about their concerns.  (AP Photo/AL.com, Vasha Hunt, File)

DESTIN, Fla. — The cost of attendance boost to an athletic scholarship is about to become a reality and some coaches are uncomfortable with the new economic reality of college sports: Athletes will be able to get more at some schools than at others. In the Southeastern Conference, Tennessee and Auburn will be giving their athletes about $5,500 more on ...

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MSU grad student Johnny Richwine honored

Jonathan D. “Johnny” Richwine, a Mississippi State graduate student in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences who is pursuing a master’s degree in agronomy, recently took first-place honors in the Emerging Scientist Competition of the American Forage and Grassland Council. Richwine is a Martin, Tenn., native and University of Tennessee at Martin agribusiness graduate. He will complete the MSU ...

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Dan Mullen, Hugh Freeze to play in pro-am Thursday

Dan Mullen, head football coach at Mississippi State University, and Ole Miss head football coach Hugh Freeze will headline a group of 212 community leaders, business executives and elected officials playing in the C Spire Pro-Am golf event on Thursday at Fallen Oak in Biloxi. Freeze, Mullen and other amateur golfers will play alongside 53 professional golfers from the PGA ...

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Weed science prof named chair

An award-winning Mississippi State weed science professor is receiving another high honor, this time in the university’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Dan Reynolds has been selected to hold the Edgar E. and Winifred B. Hartwig Endowed Chair in Soybean Agronomy. In 2012, Reynolds was named scientist of the year by the Southern Weed Science Society of America. He ...

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