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February 24th, 2015
The Mississippi Board of Trustees of the State Institutions of Higher Learning recently held its Diversity celebration by recognizing campus and community leaders for the impact they have made in advancing diversity and encouraging understanding and respect.
Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum has continued to push for a five percent raise for faculty at all eight universities under the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) in recent weeks.
The topic was the focus of Keenumâs address to the MSU Faculty Senate on Feb. 16.
The middle of winter seems a strange time to be talking about heirloom tomatoes, snap beans and watermelon but it seemed the perfect time for representatives of Mississippi State University and the Mississippi Extension Service who were on hand to listen to the problems faced by the agricultural community.
You can probably hear a pin drop at the Neshoba County Fairgrounds on a February day, but come July it will turn into a bustling metropolis as people from across the nation converge in what has become known as Mississippiâs Giant Houseparty.
Jennifer Brignac prefers to be in the background, allowing her work to speak for itself â and for the organizations she volunteers for.
The Starkville Board of Aldermen named an interim fire chief for Starkville Fire Department during their Tuesday evening meeting, and at least one alderman is sharply displeased with his colleaguesâ decision.
Mississippi State Universityâs transit system could expand further into the surrounding area if the latest Starkville MSU Area Rapid Transit (S.M.A.R.T.) grant proposal is approved by the Mississippi Department of Transportation.
The well known 2001 movie, âLegally Blondeâ has taken on new life this weekend as the Starkville High School theater stages the musical version of the show.
The production opened Thursday night and will run through Sunday, with 7 p.m. showings tonight and Saturday and a 2:30 p.m. matinee on Sunday. Doors open 30 minutes before each performance and tickets cost $7.
Two Mississippi State student film makers will be screening their films for the first time this weekend at the Magnolia Independent Film Festival, which runs through Saturday.
Johnny Weichel, director of âCurrent State,â said that the film showing at The Mag is his second short film, but the first he has submitted for competition in this festival.
Starkville Police Chief Frank Nichols outlined the needs of the Starkville Police Department during Tuesday nightâs Board of Aldermen meeting. The biggest concerns for this year, Nichols said, are finding a home for the police departmentâs headquarters and finding a way to hire more officers.Â