Register now for Saturday's United Way run/walk
The "United is the MSU Way" 5K run/walk is Saturday , benefiting the university's United Way campaign.
Participants can begin registering at 7 a.m. at McArthur Hall on Barr Ave. Race time is 8 a.m., and the course will give runners and walkers a chance to tour the university's beautiful and historic campus.
Entry fee for pre-registrants is $20, and race day registration is $25. Participants will receive a T-shirt, and age division winners will be recognized.
For additional information, please contact Brandy Akers at firstname.lastname@example.org  or 325-1929. Additional race details are online at http://www.facebook.com/MSUUnitedWay5K .
MSU Human Resources Management and the Division of Budget and Planning are sponsoring the event.
Vote online for MSU "Do Gooders"
By voting online, students and faculty can help both a Mississippi State organization and an MSU professor win up to a $50,000 grant to help others from the Foundation for the Mid South.
MSU professor April Heiselt has been recognized by the organization as an individual who is making a positive impact in her community. Heiselt founded the MSU Service DAWGS organization to coordinate student volunteer efforts for charity organizations.
Her selected charity is Starkville Habitat for Humanity. Your vote for April Heiselt could help Starkville Habitat win up to $50,000.
The MSU STEP Program in Canton is recognized with an organizational nomination. STEP was started 5 years ago with the intent of introducing high school students to the world of automotive manufacturing with an emphasis on the technology and engineering concepts that builds cars.
Winning the online competition brings up to $50,000 to the organization to continue their work.
The online voting system was restarted on Wednesday due to a technical problem, so if you have participated before, please try again.
Go to http://www.fndmidsouth.org/do-gooders/vote-mississippi/  for April Heiselt and the MSU STEP Program.
Flu Clinic schedule announced
The Student Health Center is encouraging everyone to get a flu shot this year. The cost for the flu shot is $20.00 cash or check. Students also have the option to charge the shot to their student account. The following clinics are currently set up:
• Today — Herbert Hall, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Oct. 20 — MSU Library, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Oct. 27 — Cooley Building, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Additional clinics may be added at a later date. Please check the schedule at http://www.health.msstate.ed/healthecenter  for updates.
Fall Commencement regalia information
Those participating in Fall Commencement should make sure to contact Barnes & Noble at MSU before Nov. 19 to order your graduation regalia.
Please be aware that graduation fees paid to the MSU Registrar do not include the cost of cap and gown rentals. Students must contact the bookstore directly to reserve your cap and gown.
Visit the store or call 325-8361 to place your gown order by phone. Avoid late fees by ordering your gown before Oct. 15. Details are available at http://www.ShopMissState.com .
Roussin-Landry art exhibition now open
An exhibition of photographs by Wendy Roussin and silkscreen posters by Jude Landry is now open at the Visual Art Center Gallery at 808 University Drive.
The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. The exhibit continues through Sept. 23.
For more information, contact Robert Ring at 325-2075.
'Global Reflections' exhibition open
The Colvard Student Union Art Gallery has opened a new exhibition, "Global Reflections" by artist Soon Ee Ngoh, daily through Oct. 31.
Soon Ee Ngoh is an associate professor of foundations and the drawing emphasis coordinator in the Mississippi State Art Department.
She received her bachelor of arts degree from Smith College and her master of fine arts degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Working predominantly in the still life genre, Ngoh's work has been included in numerous juried exhibitions such as shows as Long Beach Arts Callery, Calif.; Irving Arts Center, Texas; Northwest Art Center, Maryland; Maryland Federation of Art Gallery; and the Bowery Gallery, New York.
Located on the second floor of the Colvard Union, the Art Gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
The Gallery presents museum shows, traveling exhibits, student shows, group and solo exhibitions by professional artists and special events. For more information about this event, visit the website at http://www.union.msstate.edu  or 325-2930.
Spiral notebook drive being held
The Maroon Edition Service Committee is hosting a campus-wide drive to provide educational supplies to women and children in Afghanistan from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at the Welcome Center at the Cullis Wade Depot through Friday.
For more information, contact Meredith Pittman at 325-3320.
A school supply drive is also being sponsored by the Department Plant and Soil Sciences for the Maroon Edition. A dropoff bin is located in the foyer area next to Room 128. For information, call Sandra Woolfolk at (662) 648-9913.
Used book drive for South Africa
The College of Business and College of Education are sponsoring a used book drive for South Africa. Donors are asked to bring used to children's books (infant to teenage readers) to McCool or Allen halls.
The books will be sent to rural schools in South Africa. For more information, contact Meghan Millea at 325-7476.
Julia and Varina Take Tea exhibition
The Mississippi State Department of Art is sponsoring an exhibition by interior design professor Annie Coggan-Crawford of drawings, objects and an installation based upon Ulysses S. Grant's wife, Julia.
The exhibition is located at the Visual Art Center Gallery at 808 University Drive and will be on display through 4 p.m. Oct. 28. For more information, contact Robert Ring at 325-2075.
MSU photography exhibition
The MSU Welcome Center is hosting an exhibition of photographs of various buildings and landmarks at Mississippi State taken by Dr. Mark Reed daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the second floor gallery of the Cullis Wade Depot.
The exhibition will run through 5 p.m. Nov. 10. Call 325-2320 for more information.
Transylvania Blood Drive ongoing
Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity is sponsoring a Transylvania Blood Drive today and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Colvard Student Union. For more information, contact Fred Oglesby at (601) 270-9763.
'InDesign: Creating Newsletters' workshop offered
The Instructional Media Center at Mitchell Memorial Library will sponsor a workshop on "InDesign: Creating Newsletters" from 10 a.m. to noon today in the Giles Classroom in Mitchell Memorial Library.
Quickly becoming the new industry standard, Adobe InDesign is a powerful copy and layout tool that makes designing newsletters a breeze. Learn the dos and don'ts of creating a professional newsletter and how to get the most out of your workspace.
For more information, contact Stephanie Agnew at 325-8867.
'Selling Liberty: Advocating for Small Government' program set
Young Americans for Liberty will sponsor a program, "Selling Liberty: Advocating for Small Government," from 6 to 7 p.m. today in McCool Hall.
The program will discuss various approaches commonly encountered for college students in advocating liberty.
For more information, contact Cuylor Reeves at (601) 479-1612.
'Microsoft Excel: Creating a Budget' workshop set
The Instructional Media Center at Mitchell Memorial Library will sponsor a workshop on "Microsoft Excel: Creating a Budget" from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday in the Giles Classroom in Mitchell Memorial Library.
Keeping your finances in order can be a breeze once you set up Excel to handle your budget. Learn how to create a register to keep track of spending and ways to analyze your budget. Charts can also provide helpful visuals to promote better spending habits.
For more information, contact Stephanie Agnew at 325-8867.
First Hispanic seminar planned
The Hispanic Student Assocation will host the first Hispanic seminar from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Room 116 in McCool Hall.
The event is designed to show each member in the MSU community the high performance Hispanic and Latin-Americans do in research, academic and administrative instances inside and outside our campus.
For more information, contact John J. Ramirez-Avila, Katherine Saleme-Ruiz or Maurin Lopez-Varilla at 325-1654.
MSU soccer team games scheduled
The Mississippi State soccer team plays its first SEC weekend game at home against the University of Arkansas Razorbacks at 7 p.m. Friday at the soccer field.
The Bulldog soccer team will take on Louisiana State University at 1 p.m. Sunday at the soccer field.
World Food Day 2010
The Mississippi State Social Work Program and the Communities and Organizations Class will host a program for World Food Day 2010 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. this Tuesday in the Bost Extension Center auditorium.
The program will feature discussion by local experts about global hunger issues, their impact and how hunger affects our community. Refreshments will be served.