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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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State inmates get specialized training from MSU's Franklin Furniture Institute

Special to The MBJ Several state inmates will be leaving prison with specialized managerial and manufacturing training from the Franklin Furniture Institute at Mississippi State University. Twenty Mississippi Prison Industries Corp. (MPIC) inmate workers at South Mississippi Correctional Institution (SMCI) in Leakesville are enrolled in “The Management and Supervision of Modern Manufacturing” course. The three-hour night class began April 3, ...

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Dan Rather to discuss world leadership Feb. 18 at Mississippi State

STARKVILLE, Mississippi — Dan Rather, one of the major names in U.S. television news history, will speak Feb. 18 at Mississippi State. The CBS Evening News anchor from 1981-2005 will be the special guest of the university’s Student Association for a 7 p.m. program in the Colvard Student Union’s Foster Ballroom. His presentation is another in the SA’s  Global Lecture ...

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Mississippi State designated Center of Excellence for Watershed Management

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 implement locally sustainable solutions. The ...

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The worst 25 passwords and online shopping risks

While stores will be packed this weekend with holiday shoppers looking for Black Friday bargains, another group of shoppers will be sitting at home – safely and comfortably looking for Christmas bargains. But home-shopping isn’t risk-free. High-tech “phishers” are also trolling the Internet, looking for account data and personal information of unsuspecting computer-users all across the country. “The idea behind ...

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MSU taps Zimmerman

Starkville native Paul S. Zimmerman is a new fundraiser for Mississippi State University‘s James Worth Bagley College of Engineering. The Oktibbeha County resident began his official duties in the college in November as an assistant director of development. He is a 2000 MSU business administration graduate who previously worked in sales for 13 years at Flexsteel Industries. Zimmerman is joining ...

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West inducted into Hall

Fifty-one years after graduating from Mississippi State University, Coyt “Bud” West returned to his alma mater to be honored by the industry he served. On Nov. 17, West’s colleagues, friends, family, and MSU faculty and administration gathered at the university’s poultry science building to honor West as he was inducted into the Mississippi Poultry Association’s Hall of Fame for his ...

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Avery honored with award

Mississippi State University has recognized Extension professor Jimmy Avery with a Spirit of Excellence Award. As Mississippi’s only Extension catfish specialist, Avery has spent the last several years working to revitalize an industry in which Mississippi excels. That leading position has been hit hard recently due to foreign imports and falling prices. He coordinated efforts of several colleagues to initiate ...

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MSU professor removes corn’s fiber

A Mississippi State University professor has found a unique way to remove fiber from corn and has filed for a patent for the process called Elusieve. Dr. Radhakrishnan Srinivasan of the MSU Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering invented Elusieve with Dr. Vijay Singh of the University of Illinois. The process is valuable for efficiency in producing ethanol and feeding ...

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