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Mississippi high school students visit MSU to help solve world hunger
Mississippi high school students visit MSU to help solve world hunger
High school students from across the state spent Friday [March 24] at Mississippi State University discussing how to solve world hunger.
3/24/2017
MSU announces National Public Health Week activities schedule
MSU announces National Public Health Week activities schedule
Three free events taking place at Mississippi State during the first full week of April will mark the university's observance of National Public Health Week.
3/23/2017
MSU students honored in 2017 science academy competitions
MSU students honored in 2017 science academy competitions
Six representatives of Mississippi State are among top winners in student competitions at this year’s Mississippi Academy of Sciences meeting.
3/21/2017
Global food security expert speaks at MSU March 24
Global food security expert speaks at MSU March 24
An international advocate for food security will be featured at Mississippi State Friday [March 24] for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' Charles E. Lindley Lecture.
3/14/2017
MSU students win big at 
national cotton conferences
MSU students win big at 
national cotton conferences
Eleven Mississippi State students were recent award winners at the 2017 Beltwide Cotton Conference. The award winners, all from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, included master and doctoral students from the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences and the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology.
3/10/2017
Starkville, MSU again observe National Nutrition Month
Starkville, MSU again observe National Nutrition Month
Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman and Mississippi State President Mark E. Keenum (seated left and right) marked National Nutrition Month with the signing of a proclamation announcing the city and campus observance of the annual March event.
3/7/2017
Our People: Makayla Brister
Our People: Makayla Brister
Makayla Brister, a trumpet player in MSU's Famous Maroon Band, identifies with American jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie.
3/6/2017
MSU poultry leader follows her own path
MSU poultry leader follows her own path
When poultry science began receiving academic attention, women were the first poultry husbandry faculty. They were housed in the home economics departments of land-grant universities, a carryover from the days when women kept chickens at home for eggs and meat.
2/28/2017
World-renowned floral designers to lead demonstrations at MSU
World-renowned floral designers to lead demonstrations at MSU
Two internationally recognized floral designers will lead programs Saturday [Feb. 18] at Mississippi State.
2/13/2017
MSU graduate student honored by Southern Weed Science Society
MSU graduate student honored by Southern Weed Science Society
A Mississippi State graduate student is the Southern Weed Science Society's selection for the Outstanding Graduate Student award for the state.
2/10/2017
Bettering the University: Tyler McMurray
Bettering the University: Tyler McMurray
Tyler McMurray, a junior animal and dairy science major, will take the office of Student Association president after today's [February 6, 2017] election, as she is running unopposed.
2/6/2017
Love for environment motivates
Love for environment motivates
Ali Fratesi Pinion may be part of the millennial generation, but she farms more like her great-grandparents.
2/2/2017
Our People: Taylor Paine
Our People: Taylor Paine
Every season brings something new—especially in the retail florist business—but the love of flowers and fostering student growth are constants for Taylor Paine, who recently joined Mississippi State as the manager for University Florist.
1/30/2017
Batesville student named MSU
Batesville student named MSU
A senior biochemistry major at Mississippi State has been named the university’s first finalist for the prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship.
1/26/2017
Stephens family uses matching gifts to establish MSU scholarship
Stephens family uses matching gifts to establish MSU scholarship
Greenville resident Walter Stephens, along with his wife Melissa and son Rob, has established a Loyalty Scholarship in the Mississippi State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
1/12/2017
MSU senior works to promote agriculture
MSU senior works to promote agriculture
Many people in the agricultural world complain that consumers do not understand what farmers do, but few of them are willing to dedicate their careers to a solution.
12/14/2016
New MSU agriculture lab enables
New MSU agriculture lab enables
A sophisticated new teaching platform at Mississippi State is preparing majors in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to master the complex demands of 21st century careers.
12/6/2016
Open House to showcase the University Florist at MSU
Open House to showcase the University Florist at MSU
The University Florist at Mississippi State will showcase holiday decor and gift ideas during an open house Friday [Dec. 2] from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the flower shop located at 100 Lee Blvd. in the center of campus.
11/30/2016
MSU grad students participate in Three Minute Thesis competition
MSU grad students participate in Three Minute Thesis competition
An 80,000-word thesis would take nine hours to present, but nearly 50 Mississippi State graduate students recently had less than three minutes to convey their months or years of complex research during the university's fourth annual Three Minute Thesis competition.
11/23/2016
Public health-focused MSU grad student earns national honor
Public health-focused MSU grad student earns national honor
A Mississippi State doctoral student is among five receiving a 2016 scholastic honor from the Entomological Society of America.
11/11/2016
Our People: Federico Hoffmann & Florencia Meyer
Our People: Federico Hoffmann & Florencia Meyer
One might think Uruguay is a world away from Mississippi State. While in many ways Montevideo, Uruguay, 5,000 miles to the south, is vastly different from Starkville, Federico Hoffmann said the local community reminds him a little of home.
11/7/2016
Our People: Jesse Newton
Our People: Jesse Newton
Senior Jesse Newton of Eupora really did not expect a response when emailing Iva Ksenevich, whom he had been following on Instagram.
10/24/2016
Our People: Dajaina Martin
Our People: Dajaina Martin
Freshman Dajaina Martin of Byram is among what some might describe as the "cream of the crop."
10/10/2016
MSU freshman awarded National Black Farmers Association scholarship
MSU freshman awarded National Black Farmers Association scholarship
Mississippi State University agribusiness student A.J. Bland is among 21 U.S. students to receive a National Black Farmers Association scholarship.
10/4/2016
MSU students prepare fall plants for sale
MSU students prepare fall plants for sale
Gardeners can add fresh color to their landscapes with plants purchased at the Mississippi State University horticulture club's annual fall plant sale.
9/30/2016
MSU leads Western horse riding clinics in Europe
MSU leads Western horse riding clinics in Europe
A Mississippi State equine specialist and his team of university students and staff members recently shared the American tradition of Western horseback riding during clinics conducted in Europe.
9/29/2016
Paving the way for green space: ASLA chapter converts parking spaces into temporary park
Paving the way for green space: ASLA chapter converts parking spaces into temporary park
Each year on the third Friday of September, people around the globe turn their attention to PARK(ing) Day, an annual event that encourages artists, designers and citizens to collaborate in turning parking spaces into temporary parks.
9/16/2016
Our People: Chase King and Shane Carver
Our People: Chase King and Shane Carver
While on a break from their professional conference in Perdido Beach, Alabama, Chase King and Shane Carver saved a man from drowning in the extremely rough surf.
9/12/2016
Behind the Scenes with NYFW Producer and Creative Entrepreneur Maritta Viola
Behind the Scenes with NYFW Producer and Creative Entrepreneur Maritta Viola
When we think of Fashion Week, most of us think of the designers, their collections, and how we're going to incorporate next season's trends without having to replace our entire wardrobes.
9/9/2016
Risk management expert named head of MSU agricultural economics
Risk management expert named head of MSU agricultural economics
A national and international expert on agricultural risk management and crop insurance has been named head of Mississippi State’s Department of Agricultural Economics.
8/29/2016
MSU weed team tops in regional contest
MSU weed team tops in regional contest
The Mississippi State University Weed Team recently placed third in regional competition.
8/24/2016
MSU fashion design, merchandising programs in U.S. Top 50
MSU fashion design, merchandising programs in U.S. Top 50
A popular online resource for students seeking information on fashion careers and academic programs is listing Mississippi State among the nation's Top 50.
8/22/2016
MSU celebrates undergraduate research with summer symposium
MSU celebrates undergraduate research with summer symposium
Showcasing multifaceted, innovative research currently underway at Mississippi State, 11 students recently were recognized for successful faculty-guided projects during the Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium at the university's Judy and Bobby Shackouls Honors College.
8/9/2016
MSU livestock judging campers sweep 4-H and FFA competitions
MSU livestock judging campers sweep 4-H and FFA competitions
Teams that want to win big in 4-H and FFA livestock judging competitions should attend the Mississippi State University Livestock Judging Camp.
7/22/2016
MSU landscape architecture students help school leaders brainstorm ideas for growth
MSU landscape architecture students help school leaders brainstorm ideas for growth
As a local school makes plans for future growth, concept designs by Mississippi State landscape architecture students are yielding a variety of options to consider.
7/13/2016
Mississippi State announces new majors in human sciences
Mississippi State announces new majors in human sciences
The School of Human Sciences in Mississippi State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has two new majors.
7/13/2016
Olive Branch native at MSU to lead global food science student association
Olive Branch native at MSU to lead global food science student association
A student in Mississippi State's Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion has been named president-elect of the Institute of Food Technologists Student Association.
6/30/2016
Our People: Melissa Tenhet
Our People: Melissa Tenhet
After 28 years as a professional working in early childhood education, Melissa Tenhet says her work is fresh and new each day.
6/6/2016
MSU facility earns national accreditation
MSU facility earns national accreditation
For those in early childhood education, achieving accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children is the mark of excellence in their field.
5/27/2016
MSU-led design project selected for prominent New York exhibition
MSU-led design project selected for prominent New York exhibition
The Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum's SuperUse Pavilion, a part of the museum's rain garden program that has benefitted from the efforts of more than 100 Mississippi State undergraduate and graduate-level students, recently has been selected for exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City.
5/26/2016
Webster County student at MSU tops in regional design competition
Webster County student at MSU tops in regional design competition
A Mississippi State rising senior from Eupora is the first-place winner in the 2016 New Orleans Fashion Week student designer competition.
5/24/2016
MSU students honored at national weed science conference
MSU students honored at national weed science conference
Five Mississippi State students are recent award winners at the joint meeting between the Weed Science Society of America and the Southern Weed Science Society.
5/20/2016
Nationally recognized MSU faculty member helps automaker aid the environment
Nationally recognized MSU faculty member helps automaker aid the environment
The National Association of Landscape Professionals Academic Excellence Foundation has named a Mississippi State landscape architecture associate professor as the 2016 Outstanding Educator of the Year.
5/16/2016
The women of Agricultural Engineering, Technology, and Business
The women of Agricultural Engineering, Technology, and Business
When Christina Cooper arrived at Mississippi State University to study Agricultural Engineering Technology and Business (AETB), she was one of only two girls in the major. Soon after, Amy Whiteford transferred into the major from civil engineering, adding one more girl to the mix. There are now a few more females majoring in AETB, but the vast majority of students in the major are males.
5/12/2016
Sign-up deadline nears for MSU iCREATE summer camp
Sign-up deadline nears for MSU iCREATE summer camp
Sunday [May 15] is the registration deadline for the first iCREATE camp at Mississippi State.
5/10/2016
Our People: Sandra Guzmán
Our People: Sandra Guzmán
This research can save the world. That's why I'm here.
5/3/2016
Our People: Chrysta Beck
Our People: Chrysta Beck
Chrysta Beck, a sophomore, started raising chickens in third grade as part of her involvement in 4H. Learning about production methods developed into researching how different diets effected her brood. By high school, she was researching avian diseases.
5/2/2016
MSU students honored 
by regional agronomy society
MSU students honored 
by regional agronomy society
Two graduate students from the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences were recently honored at the annual meeting of the Southern Regional Branch of the American Society of Agronomy in San Antonio.
4/27/2016
MSU fashion design and merchandising majors present showcase Friday
MSU fashion design and merchandising majors present showcase Friday
More than 20 graduating human sciences majors specializing in fashion design and merchandising are presenting a portfolio showcase Friday [April 22] at Mississippi State.
4/21/2016
MSU Earth Day observance to debut new bike repair stations
MSU Earth Day observance to debut new bike repair stations
As part of their Friday [April 22] observance of 2016 National Earth Day, a group of Mississippi State students will unveil four new campus bicycle-repair stations.
4/21/2016
MSU graduate student researchers garner statewide honors
MSU graduate student researchers garner statewide honors
Research efforts of three Mississippi State doctoral students are being recognized by the Mississippi Academy of Sciences.
4/20/2016
MSU students, faculty honored for graduate school achievements
MSU students, faculty honored for graduate school achievements
Two Mississippi State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences graduate students and a graduate research adviser are being recognized for significant achievements at the university.
4/20/2016
MSU professor emeritus to present floral design program April 20
MSU professor emeritus to present floral design program April 20
An internationally recognized leader in floral arts and retail floriculture is presenting a floral design program next week at Mississippi State.
4/15/2016
CALS students win top prizes at biology symposium
CALS students win top prizes at biology symposium
Two College of Agriculture and Life Sciences students received awards for faculty-guided research conducted in the fall 2015 and spring 2016 semesters at the ninth annual Undergraduate Research Program Symposium this week.
4/12/2016
Our People: Emily Stewart Finley
Our People: Emily Stewart Finley
"I chose landscape architecture when I was 10. We had a landscape architect working on our yard and she was the coolest person. I knew that's what I wanted to do when I grew up."
4/4/2016
MSU landscape architecture to host National Collegiate Landscape Competition
MSU landscape architecture to host National Collegiate Landscape Competition
Mississippi State's Department of Landscape Architecture is hosting the 40th annual National Collegiate Landscape Competition Wednesday-Saturday [March 16-19] on the Starkville campus.
3/15/2016
CALS announces new international studies in agriculture minor
CALS announces new international studies in agriculture minor
The international studies in agriculture minor within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is being offered to allow Mississippi State students to enhance their knowledge of an interdependent global food system, the impacts of international agricultural technologies and systems, and the various agricultural educational systems around the world as well as develop skills needed in a global economy.
3/11/2016
Leaders in Ag: John Gordon Campbell
Leaders in Ag: John Gordon Campbell
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences celebrates our alumni who are leaders in agriculture. The leadership of these alumni plants seeds of economic viability and community prosperity throughout Mississippi and beyond.
3/10/2016
Leaders in Ag: Glenn McCullough
Leaders in Ag: Glenn McCullough
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences celebrates our alumni who are leaders in agriculture. The leadership of these alumni plants seeds of economic viability and community prosperity throughout Mississippi and beyond.
3/9/2016
Special Deliveries
Special Deliveries
Alumnus Katie Strickland brings healthy meals to customers' doors
3/8/2016
MSU, Starkville observing National Nutrition Month
MSU, Starkville observing National Nutrition Month
Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman and Mississippi State President Mark E. Keenum are announcing the city and university's marking of National Nutrition Month.
3/2/2016
Providing a Sense of Place
Providing a Sense of Place
Nearly twenty years ago, three landscape architecture students got to know each other in their design-build class at Mississippi State.
3/2/2016
MSU entrepreneurial team develops nutrition
MSU entrepreneurial team develops nutrition
A Mississippi State University student team's business venture may be one solution to nutritional deficiencies the state’s schoolchildren face.
3/1/2016
MSU exhibit during March to ‘unravel’ silk cloth
MSU exhibit during March to ‘unravel’ silk cloth
A Mississippi State exhibition opening Thursday [March 3] will explore the history, creation and use of an insect-derived luxury fabric first developed by ancient civilizations.
2/29/2016
MSU undergrad takes cardiovascular research to heart
MSU undergrad takes cardiovascular research to heart
Kellie Mitchell, a Mississippi State biochemistry major, is conducting research she hopes will one day help save lives.
2/24/2016
MSU students and faculty honored at Beltwide Cotton Conference
MSU students and faculty honored at Beltwide Cotton Conference
Four Mississippi State students and a faculty member are recent award winners at the 2016 Beltwide Cotton Conference.
2/24/2016
Reserve Grand Champions
Reserve Grand Champions
Mississippi State's new Horse judging team broke out of the starting gate at a gallop.
2/24/2016
4th Annual Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition
4th Annual Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition
The future of agriculture is here at Mississippi State.
2/10/2016
MSU students awarded precision agriculture scholarship
MSU students awarded precision agriculture scholarship
Four students in Mississippi State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are receiving precision agriculture scholarships this year, and applications are being accepted through Monday [Feb. 15] for 2016-2017 scholarships.
2/9/2016
South American student honored with prestigious MSU assistantship
South American student honored with prestigious MSU assistantship
Lucas X. Franca, a Mississippi State doctoral student from Brazil, is receiving the university’s Will D. Carpenter Distinguished Field Scientist Graduate Assistantship.
2/3/2016
MSU landscape architecture students win national design challenge
MSU landscape architecture students win national design challenge
Implementation has begun on the initial phase of the 2015-16 Come Alive Outside Design Challenge winning design created by Mississippi State undergraduate and graduate landscape architecture students.
1/28/2016
Leake Co. senior at MSU receives national research recognition
Leake Co. senior at MSU receives national research recognition
A high-achieving agronomy major at Mississippi State is a top finisher in recent national student competition.
1/26/2016
Our People: Lauren Elizabeth Ivey
Our People: Lauren Elizabeth Ivey
Pralines. No matter how hard Lauren Elizabeth Ivey tries to make the popular treats, they just don’t turn out to her liking. The challenge has become a priority for Liz, as she is known to most, given her high standards for confectionary excellence.
12/14/2015
CALS senior wins Association of Retired Faculty honors
CALS senior wins Association of Retired Faculty honors
Biochemistry senior Regan D. McNerny is a 2015 honoree of the university's Association of Retired Faculty.
12/10/2015
Class enhances MSU leaders
Class enhances MSU leaders
Two Mississippi State University faculty members are participating in an executive leadership program to gain enhanced management skills and a broader perspective on food systems.
12/9/2015
MSU horse judging team earns national recognition
MSU horse judging team earns national recognition
Mississippi State University's horse judging team continues to earn honors in its first year of competition.
12/3/2015
Turner receiving national athletic-academic recognition
Turner receiving national athletic-academic recognition
A Mississippi State administrator is receiving national recognition for his role as the university’s faculty athletic academic counselor.
12/3/2015
Ready, set, go! MSU grad students test communication skills in 3MT® competition
Ready, set, go! MSU grad students test communication skills in 3MT® competition
An 80,000-word thesis would take nine hours to present. Nearly 60 Mississippi State graduate students had less than three minutes to convey their months or years of complex research during the university’s recent third annual Three Minute Thesis competition.
11/16/2015
MSU team helps improve local community garden
MSU team helps improve local community garden
Several Mississippi State groups are working with the Starkville Boys and Girls Club to help promote long-term healthy eating habits among local youths.
11/4/2015
Profile: Entomology graduate student Heather Blackwell
Profile: Entomology graduate student Heather Blackwell
Having been a student, then a teacher and now a student once again, Heather J. Blackwell clearly relishes the learning process.
11/2/2015
MSU Alumni Association announces 2015 fellows
MSU Alumni Association announces 2015 fellows
Residents of the Magnolia State, as well as Georgia and Ohio, make up Mississippi State 2015 class of Alumni Fellows.
10/21/2015
First MSU horse judging team places in national contest
First MSU horse judging team places in national contest
A new Mississippi State University team scored a major victory in its first season of competition.
10/19/2015
MSU student receiving national landscape architecture award
MSU student receiving national landscape architecture award
A recent Mississippi State graduate from Madison is among a select group being honored with a major international design honor.
10/19/2015
MSU Livestock Judging Team returns from Keystone International Livestock Exposition
MSU Livestock Judging Team returns from Keystone International Livestock Exposition
The MSU Livestock Judging team just returned from a successful day at the Keystone International Livestock Exposition in Harrisburg, PA. Team member Claylee Chism led the team with a finish as the 10th high individual overall, and along the way garnered 5th high individual honors in sheep judging.
10/9/2015
Health and wellness expert to lead MSU department
Health and wellness expert to lead MSU department
The executive vice president and provost of the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon, has been named head of the Mississippi State University Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion.
10/1/2015
MSU nutrition graduate students to compete in RICE Bowl
MSU nutrition graduate students to compete in RICE Bowl
Three Mississippi State University graduate students will travel to the state capital Oct. 27 to take part in the second RICE Bowl.
9/30/2015
Panola County junior at MSU authors national research study
Panola County junior at MSU authors national research study
A Batesville honors student at Mississippi State is the lead author on a research study being published in the December edition of an international medical journal.
9/29/2015
Japanese linebacker at MSU gets first-hand view of U.S. football
Japanese linebacker at MSU gets first-hand view of U.S. football
Experiencing a Mississippi State football game at Davis Wade Stadium is among students’ most cherished collegiate experiences. For Kentaro Kobayashi, a visiting Japanese student who has spent the month of September at MSU, watching the Bulldogs play has been an unforgettable part of a unique international experience.
9/25/2015
MSU receives federal support for
MSU receives federal support for
With a $20,000 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant, Mississippi State is creating a green infrastructure demonstration project.
9/18/2015
Forrest, DeSoto countians at MSU receive study-abroad awards
Forrest, DeSoto countians at MSU receive study-abroad awards
Two Mississippi State seniors are selections for 2015-16 Dr. Pepper Scholarships.
9/15/2015
MSU grad student now at intersection of industry, research
MSU grad student now at intersection of industry, research
Mississippi State is giving special recognition to a new graduate student beginning research on the impact of emerging plant herbicides.
9/3/2015
MSU student fashion designer receives national recognition
MSU student fashion designer receives national recognition
An Alabama senior at Mississippi State is beginning the 2015-16 school year with a major fashion design award
9/2/2015
MSU researcher Varco named Triplett Chair holder
MSU researcher Varco named Triplett Chair holder
An award-winning Mississippi State researcher is receiving another campus recognition.
8/25/2015
MSU floral design team takes top national honors
MSU floral design team takes top national honors
Two Mississippi State seniors are top winners in a national floral design competition.
8/18/2015
CALS alumnus named 2015 Mississippi Farmer of the Year
CALS alumnus named 2015 Mississippi Farmer of the Year
Fourth generation farmer Allen Eubanks of Lucedale, Miss., specializes in farm-fresh, hand-picked vegetable crops.
8/5/2015
Profile: Kaley Barber
Profile: Kaley Barber
One visit was all it took for Kaley Barber to realize that Mississippi State was the university for her
8/3/2015
Profile: Shelbie Dalton
Profile: Shelbie Dalton
Being a first-generation college student is challenging, but sophomore Shelbie Dalton couldn't be happier to be at Mississippi State University
7/13/2015
Profile: CALS Alumna Mandy Conrad
Profile: CALS Alumna Mandy Conrad
During one of the ongoing nutrition programs Mandy Conrad leads for youth at the Sanderson Center, she wanted to teach a class of 25 how to prepare healthy snacks.
6/29/2015
Kroger Co. sponsors MSU food camp with $50,000 gift
Kroger Co. sponsors MSU food camp with $50,000 gift
A gift from The Kroger Co. is funding scholarships for the Fun with Food Camp at Mississippi State University.
6/18/2015
Decorative planters raise food awareness at MSU
Decorative planters raise food awareness at MSU
Six planters at the entrance of a Mississippi State University building are among Sylvia Byrd’s efforts to take students who have never grown anything before and turn them into savvy consumers who have a better appreciation of where their food comes from.
6/16/2015
Profile: Anna Linhoss
Profile: Anna Linhoss
Since she was very young, Anna Linhoss has been fascinated with the natural world.
6/8/2015
Profile: Chieko Iwata
Profile: Chieko Iwata
Chieko Iwata came to Mississippi State University earlier this year to help people understand Japanese culture and essential Asian businesses values, such as harmony, dignity and respect.
6/1/2015
Walker awarded First South Farm Credit Scholarship
Walker awarded First South Farm Credit Scholarship
Britton Walker of Starkville has been selected as the recipient of the First South Farm Credit Endowed Scholarship. She is a sophomore in the food science nutrition health program in the MSU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS).
5/27/2015
Recent Ocean Springs graduate at MSU receives state honor
Recent Ocean Springs graduate at MSU receives state honor
A May honor graduate of Mississippi State's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is being recognized by the state's leading dietetic association.
5/22/2015
MSU profs contributed to European ag conference
MSU profs contributed to European ag conference
Four Mississippi State University professors participated in the joint conference of the Association of International Agricultural and Extension Education and the European Seminar on Extension and Education in the Netherlands in late April.
5/21/2015
MSU design students reap what they
MSU design students reap what they
A service-learning class at Mississippi State University taught clothing design students much more than just how to construct a dress.
5/8/2015
MSU graduate student honored for agricultural research
MSU graduate student honored for agricultural research
A Mississippi State graduate student is part of a national group honored recently for achievements in agricultural research.
5/6/2015
Kindergartners enjoy
Kindergartners enjoy
More than 60 area kindergartners and homeschoolers enjoyed an Afternoon on the Farm last week.
5/6/2015
Leland Community Service Award goes to MSU team
Leland Community Service Award goes to MSU team
After four years of working to improve a Central Delta community's quality of life, a cross-collaborative Mississippi State team was recently thanked and honored by local residents.
4/29/2015
MSU introduces new equestrian club sport
MSU introduces new equestrian club sport
Working with horses is not uncommon for Mississippi State University students, but competing with them is.
4/28/2015
Dates set for MSU livestock judging camps
Dates set for MSU livestock judging camps
Young people and adult coaches interested in honing their livestock judging skills have several opportunities at upcoming Mississippi State University camps.
4/21/2015
Cotton Summit to be held again at MSU this week
Cotton Summit to be held again at MSU this week
A special symposium taking place over the next two weeks is inviting all Mississippi State and other students majoring in any academic field related to cotton textiles.
4/20/2015
Monsanto creates precision
agriculture scholarships
Monsanto creates precision
agriculture scholarships
Five new scholarships established at Mississippi State University will benefit students enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with an interest in precision agriculture.
4/20/2015
Kroger gift makes nutrition fun
Kroger gift makes nutrition fun
Mississippi State University has always embraced the role of being a premier land-grant institution, providing vital and engaging research and teaching services to our state and the world beyond. As today’s culture continually promotes an instant gratification mentality, the prevalence of diabetes and obesity soar. MSU and The Kroger Delta Division are working together to combat those forces by bringing Mississippi back to its roots.
4/16/2015
MSU, Hinds CC announce precision agriculture partnership
MSU, Hinds CC announce precision agriculture partnership
Hinds Community College and Mississippi State University today have agreed to forge a new 2 Plus 2 partnership in precision agriculture that will strengthen the agricultural economy in Mississippi and promote the interests of farm families that are the foundation of that economy.
4/9/2015
MSU Livestock Judging Team Wins Big at All East Contest
MSU Livestock Judging Team Wins Big at All East Contest
MSU Livestock Judging Team was named the Champion Team in the Selection Contest and High Team in the Cattle Division while placing 4th overall at "All East" at North Carolina State University.
4/6/2015
Starkville Public Library, MSU unveil
Starkville Public Library, MSU unveil
Starkville community officials gathered with Mississippi State University leaders on Tuesday [March 31] at Starkville Public Library to celebrate the debut of "read," the new sign marking the building.
3/31/2015
Neshoba graduate student at MSU selected for national honor
Neshoba graduate student at MSU selected for national honor
A Mississippi State graduate student from Philadelphia is receiving a fellowship from the national turfgrass industry.
3/31/2015
Advancing the Field…The Newtral Nonwoven
Advancing the Field…The Newtral Nonwoven
Taylor Howell has taken some tea bags, coffee filters and dryer sheets and turned them into a piece of art.
3/30/2015
Get beautiful spring plants April 10-11
Get beautiful spring plants April 10-11
The Mississippi State University Horticulture Club invites garden enthusiasts to join them at their spring plant sale.
3/27/2015
Profile: Sandra Schachat
Profile: Sandra Schachat
After graduating with a bachelor's degrees in art history and archaeology, with high honors in entomology, from the University of Maryland, Sandra R. Schachat faced a tough decision.
3/23/2015
CALS Alumnus establishes
legacy of leadership
CALS Alumnus establishes
legacy of leadership
An MSU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumnus was recently selected as the 2014 Mississippi Farmer of the Year.
3/20/2015
MSU, City of Starkville proclaim March as Nutrition Month
MSU, City of Starkville proclaim March as Nutrition Month
Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman and MSU President Mark E. Keenum signed a proclamation in honor of National Nutrition Month which is observed in March. National Nutrition Month is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
3/18/2015
Agricultural careers offer bright futures
Agricultural careers offer bright futures
Students who want to make a difference in the world should consider careers in agriculture.
3/17/2015
Historic Costume and Textile Collection celebrates 30 years
Historic Costume and Textile Collection celebrates 30 years
Select items from the Mississippi State University Historic Costume and Textiles Collection are on display March 16-April 9 at the university's Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery.
3/12/2015
MSU weed science students win regional accolades
MSU weed science students win regional accolades
Two Mississippi State University graduate students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences received accolades from a regional weed science organization.
3/10/2015
MSU grad student wins inaugural award
MSU grad student wins inaugural award
A Mississippi State University graduate student in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is the first-time recipient of a national weed science award.
3/5/2015
Two CALS graduates industrious in
fashion industry
Two CALS graduates industrious in
fashion industry
Two recent alumni from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, each with a Bachelor of Science in Human Sciences, exemplify considerable success in the two emphasis areas of fashion design and merchandising. Caroline Gilbert focused on the merchandising emphasis while Kayla White chose apparel production and design
3/2/2015
MSU student donates lifesaving trauma kits to campus police
MSU student donates lifesaving trauma kits to campus police
A Mississippi State student-founded nonprofit is providing nearly 20 life-saving trauma kits to the university's police department.
2/20/2015
MSU graduate student wins national award for forage research
MSU graduate student wins national award for forage research
A Mississippi State graduate student in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is being honored by a national agricultural organization.
2/18/2015
MSU weed science professor named Hartwig chair
MSU weed science professor named Hartwig 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.
2/17/2015
Upcoming lecture focuses on grassland conservation
Upcoming lecture focuses on grassland conservation
Noted conservationist Reed Noss will present a lecture at Mississippi State University on Feb. 17.
2/11/2015
MSU weed science students 
win big at conference
MSU weed science students 
win big at conference
Two weed science graduate students from the Mississippi State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences earned top honors at the 2015 Beltwide Cotton Conference held Jan. 5-7 in San Antonio, Texas.
2/10/2015
MSU faculty, students winners at southern agronomy meeting
MSU faculty, students winners at southern agronomy meeting
Mississippi State University faculty members and students received top honors at the Southern Branch of the American Society of Agronomy meeting in Atlanta earlier this month.
2/6/2015
Graduate-level academic contest helps land jobs
Graduate-level academic contest helps land jobs
A unique, annual competition at Mississippi State University is designed to match graduate students in applied production agriculture with industries seeking to hire new employees.
2/3/2015
Alum, renowned scientist Will Carpenter speaks at MSU Feb. 5
Alum, renowned scientist Will Carpenter speaks at MSU Feb. 5
A Mississippi State alumnus and nationally recognized scientist will be featured Thursday [Feb. 5] for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' Charles E. Lindley Lecture.
1/27/2015
CALS alumnus finds fulfillment
in poultry industry
CALS alumnus finds fulfillment
in poultry industry
As a $7 billion dollar industry, poultry is Mississippi's number one commodity. The Mississippi poultry industry, which employs nearly 55,000 Mississippians, is ranked the fifth largest nationally. Nearly all graduates of Mississippi State University’s Department of Poultry Science have a job waiting for them when they graduate and it has been that way for quite some time
1/23/2015
Alternative uses explored for culled sweet potatoes
Alternative uses explored for culled sweet potatoes
Challenged to develop alternative uses for culled sweet potatoes, Mississippi State University students really thought outside the box.
1/8/2015
The Ambassador of Cotton
The Ambassador of Cotton
When most of us think of cotton, we think of clothes. One College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumnus, however, sees something else, something bigger.
1/6/2015
Excellence Fund honors Davis and his research career
Excellence Fund honors Davis and his research career
A $50,000 gift from DuPont Pioneer will establish an excellence fund in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in honor of longtime Mississippi State University entomologist Frank Davis. The gift will help continue the insect rearing workshops founded by Davis and enhance the research facilities at Mississippi State.
1/5/2015
University Florist celebrates 80 years at Mississippi State
University Florist celebrates 80 years at Mississippi State
For more than eight decades, the University Florist has provided a fun, enriching environment for Mississippi State students to gain the work and management skills they need to be successful in the floral industry and beyond.
12/17/2014
MSU teams with community college for 2014 RainWorks Challenge
MSU teams with community college for 2014 RainWorks Challenge
Moving from theory to practice, first-year landscape architecture master's students at Mississippi State University are forming diverse partnerships to participate in a national competition and develop solutions for stormwater challenges.
12/17/2014
Research motivates undergrad, undergrad inspires professors
Research motivates undergrad, undergrad inspires professors
Most undergraduate college students are not interested in conducting research, but Sanitra Lawrence is not like most students
12/12/2014
Apparel design class at MSU customizes dresses for Louisville girls
Apparel design class at MSU customizes dresses for Louisville girls
Sixteen students in a Mississippi State University apparel design class will deliver their final projects to the "clients" they were tailored for Saturday in Louisville, and the young girls receiving new dresses will showcase them in a fashion show.
12/5/2014
MSU will host Dec. 5
Christmas plant sale
MSU will host Dec. 5
Christmas plant sale
Students in Mississippi State University’s Horticulture Club will host their annual Christmas Plant Sale on Dec. 5.
11/25/2014
MSU athletes pass the ball forward as mentors
MSU athletes pass the ball forward as mentors
In the midst of a historical football season at Mississippi State University, the spotlight shines brightly on the Bulldogs, many of whom serve as role models both on and off the field. Senior football players Robert Johnson and Matt Wells connect with local youth while completing their internships in the MSU School of Human Sciences.
11/19/2014
Profile: Hannibal and Malcolm Brooks
Profile: Hannibal and Malcolm Brooks
Rarely does one encounter a more identical set of twins than MSU sophomores Malcolm and Hannibal Brooks of Pensacola, Florida.
11/3/2014
Equine lessons continue at MSU horse auction
Equine lessons continue at MSU horse auction
Most Mississippi State University horses arrive on campus in the spring educating students about the foaling process and leave in November teaching them about auctions.
10/21/2014
MSU professor wins national fashion design awards
MSU professor wins national fashion design awards
Designing, dyeing, knitting and teaching are Phyllis Miller's passions.
10/16/2014
Profile: Naomi Taylor
Profile: Naomi Taylor
An internship this past summer in Malawi gave Nesbit sophomore Naomi Taylor the experience of a lifetime.
10/13/2014
A Mississippi State student organization is joining with a university academic department to provide a special way of acknowledging and helping alleviate food insecurity and hunger in the Starkville community on World Food Day.
10/9/2014
MSU grad student opens gateway to gardening fun
MSU grad student opens gateway to gardening fun
A Mississippi State University graduate student is using a centuries-old teaching method to plant the seeds of success in would-be gardeners.
9/18/2014
Horticulture Club Fall Plant Sale
Horticulture Club Fall Plant Sale
Gardeners can add fresh color to their landscapes with plants purchased at the Mississippi State University horticulture club's annual fall plant sale.
9/16/2014
MSU awards first master
MSU awards first master
The first Mississippi State University student to complete degree requirements for a Master of Science in human development and family studies has graduated from the School of Human Sciences.
9/5/2014
MSU Horticulture Club wins National Honors
MSU Horticulture Club wins National Honors
The horticulture club at Mississippi State University took home top honors at the American Society for Horticultural Science annual conference held in late July in Orlando, Florida.
8/21/2014
Delta Farm Press and Twitter augment traditional learning
Delta Farm Press and Twitter augment traditional learning
Mississippi State University scientist Gaea Hock evaluated student satisfaction with a class that required them to summarize as social media tweets news articles written about grain crops. She presented her findings at the 60th Annual North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Conference in June.
8/21/2014
MSU students expand floral design experience
MSU students expand floral design experience
Some students realize there is more to a college education and preparing for future careers than just going to classes.
8/11/2014
Research suggests buddy system help dairy calves develop
Research suggests buddy system help dairy calves develop
Everyone needs friends to improve their quality of life, even dairy calves.
8/5/2014
MSU food science student wins IFT poster contest
MSU food science student wins IFT poster contest
A Mississippi State University food science doctoral student, received top honors at the Institute of Food Technologists’ Annual Meeting and Food Expo.
7/30/2014
MSU hosts young animal scientists
MSU hosts young animal scientists
A young researcher from Maine and another from Brazil are finding Mississippi to be a good place to lay the foundation for scientific careers.
7/24/2014
New head named for MSU department
New head named for MSU department
A biochemist with 37 years of experience has been named head of Mississippi State University’s Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology.
7/11/2014
MSU student performs grad research in Ghana
MSU student performs grad research in Ghana
People like graduate student Alyssa Barrett are turning the Mississippi State University goal of international outreach into reality.
7/11/2014
Landscape architect professor writes about Crosby Arboretum
Landscape architect professor writes about Crosby Arboretum
Brzuszek, an associate professor of landscape architecture at Mississippi State University, is the author of the recently published "The Crosby Arboretum: A Sustainable Regional Landscape"
6/30/2014
MSU faculty complete institute, prep syllabi for
MSU faculty complete institute, prep syllabi for
After becoming students once again at Mississippi State's recent Maroon Institute for Writing Excellence, the new faculty-member graduates are ready to incorporate what they've learned in courses not traditionally associated with writing.
6/27/2014
MSU grad student offers, receives ag policy insight
MSU grad student offers, receives ag policy insight
A Mississippi State University graduate student recently took part in an elite group meeting with policymakers in Washington, D.C.
6/2/2014
MSU professor makes international connections
MSU professor makes international connections
When Raja Reddy came to Mississippi State University from India 25 years ago, he saw opportunities for his family and for his research. As an agricultural scientist, he understands the concept of reaping what he sows.
6/2/2014
MSU food technologist named an international fellow
MSU food technologist named an international fellow
A Mississippi State University food science professor has been named a fellow in an international professional organization.
5/30/2014
MSU students win at state fashion event
MSU students win at state fashion event
Two Mississippi State University apparel, textiles, and merchandising students recently took home honors from the 2014 Project Rezway fashion show in Ridgeland.
5/30/2014
MSU research associate finds her field in rice
MSU research associate finds her field in rice
A Mississippi State University research associate at the Delta Research and Extension Center, Corbin is the only female rice researcher at the Stoneville center and the most senior on her project.
5/28/2014
Panda restoration efforts look at digestive systems
Panda restoration efforts look at digestive systems
Mississippi State University researchers were part of the team that learned that giant and red pandas have different digestive microbes, a finding with important implications for conservation efforts and captive animal rearing.
5/19/2014
Four MSU seniors receive national service-learning scholarships
Four MSU seniors receive national service-learning scholarships
Mississippi State seniors from Mississippi, Alabama and Texas are the university's first selections for national Dawn Brancheau Foundation Service-Learning Scholarships.
5/14/2014
Six faculty members receive university-wide recognitions
Six faculty members receive university-wide recognitions
Meghan Millea, Mississippi State professor of finance and economics, recently was named a John Grisham Master Teacher during the university's 2014 Faculty Awards and Recognition Program. Additionally, four departmental faculty in the colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Business, and Bagley College of Engineering, and a staff member in the College of Veterinary Medicine, received awards.
5/12/2014
MSU wins second place in national EPA
MSU wins second place in national EPA
Mississippi State officials plan to implement "The MSU Union Green," a student-conceived project winning second place in the Environmental Protection Agency's 2013 Campus Rainworks Challenge.
5/1/2014
Cotton Summit coming to MSU
Cotton Summit coming to MSU
From entrepreneurs to designers, anyone interested in cotton textiles will learn something more about the market at Mississippi State University's upcoming Cotton Summit. The three-day free educational opportunity, to be held April 22-24, will be held at locations throughout campus.
4/16/2014
MSU college recognized outstanding instructors
MSU college recognized outstanding instructors
Faculty and staff in the Mississippi State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences were honored for exemplary service during a recent awards ceremony.
4/3/2014
MSU students, faculty win weed science honors
MSU students, faculty win weed science honors
The Southern Weed Science Society recently honored several Mississippi State University students and faculty members for their outstanding contributions.
2/5/2014
Stormwater runoff focus of MSU design team challenge
Stormwater runoff focus of MSU design team challenge
By competing in the national Campus RainWorks Challenge, an international student team at Mississippi State is learning to address the worldwide challenge of sustainably through stormwater management.
11/25/2013
MSU students exhibit futuristic fashions
MSU students exhibit futuristic fashions
Mississippi State University students in the Apparel, Textiles and Merchandising Program will host a futuristic fashion show, sponsored by the Cotton Incorporated Support Program.
11/25/2013
MSU floral design team continues U.S. leadership track
MSU floral design team continues U.S. leadership track
Mississippi State's student chapter of the American Institute of Floral Designers again is a national winner.
11/12/2013
MSU Dairy Science Club wins big at state fair
MSU Dairy Science Club wins big at state fair
Fourteen members of the Mississippi State University Dairy Science Club, none of whom had shown dairy cattle before, proved hard work pays off when they took home several awards at the Mississippi State Fair.
10/22/2013
Natural horsemanship promotes leadership
Natural horsemanship promotes leadership
A decade after watching her first demonstration of Pat Parelli’s natural horsemanship techniques, Katie Cagle was in the arena with her horse for some personal instruction from the world-renowned horseman.
10/22/2013
MSU students receive national award of excellence
MSU students receive national award of excellence
More than 100 students representing six Mississippi State University disciplines were recognized Tuesday [Oct. 1] with the American Society of Landscape Architecture's Award of Excellence in Student Collaboration.
10/4/2013
National apparel designer works with MSU students
National apparel designer works with MSU students
An apparel designer for a prominent national retailer told Mississippi State University students that the clothing industry is a good career choice since about 25 percent of the global economy is involved in it.
10/3/2013
MSU appoints new CALS associate dean
MSU appoints new CALS associate dean
A Mississippi State University professor and administrator is the new associate dean in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
9/20/2013
MSU graduate receives national thesis award
MSU graduate receives national thesis award
A recent graduate of Mississippi State University’s Department of Agricultural Economics has received a national award for his master’s thesis.
9/17/2013
MSU students sweep major food conference
MSU students sweep major food conference
Two Mississippi State University food science graduate students took top prizes for poster presentations at the Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting and Food Expo in Chicago.
8/6/2013
MSU enters new two-plus-two agreement with JCJC
MSU enters new two-plus-two agreement with JCJC
Mississippi State President Mark E. Keenum and Jones County Junior College President Jesse Smith announced Friday [Aug. 2] that JCJC students transferring to MSU's poultry science program can expect a smoother transition thanks to a new two-plus-two agreement.
8/2/2013
MSU student wins regional microscopy award
MSU student wins regional microscopy award
Groundbreaking research by a Mississippi State University student has garnered prestigious recognition from the Southeastern Microscopy Society.
7/12/2013