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 opens

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.
The opening reception for “Global Reflections” will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 28 in the Colvard Union Gallery. Light refreshments will be served.
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 or 325-2930.

Backpacks for the Lamia Foundation

General John Bradly and his wife, Jan, founders of the Lamia Afghan Foundation will be on campus to accept backpacks purchased by Mississippi State faculty, staff and students at 11:30 a.m. today in the Tully Auditorium at Thompson Hall.
The program is sponsored by the College of Forest Resources. For more information call Rick Kaminski at 325-2623.  

‘Tug of War: Struggles with Anger’ workshop

Student Counseling Services will offer a free workshop, “Tug of War: Struggles with Anger” from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday in Colvard Union Room 227. The focus of the workshop will be to discover how to manage anger appropriately.
For more information, contact Lu Switzer at 325-2091.

‘MAC 101: Learn about MAC OS X’ workshop offered

The Learning Center will sponsor a free workshop for all MSU students and faculty who want to learn about the iMac computer from 1 to 2:30 p.m. today in Room 262A in Allen Hall. The workshop will be led by Apple student representative Tyler Douglas.
For more information, contact Anna L. Dill at 325-2957.

‘Introduction to Laboratory Safety’ workshop offered

The Office of Regulatory Compliance and Safety will sponsor a free workshop aimed at providing an introduction to laboratory safety and helping users understand how to reduce exposure to chemicals and other hazards from 5 to 8 p.m. today in Room 110 in McCool Hall.
For more information, contact Erin Keiss at 325-8543.

Delta Xi Phi sets interest session

Delta Xi Phi Multicultural Sorority will hold an interest session from 6 to 7 p.m. today in Room 227 of the Colvard Union. Those attending should wear business casual attire.
For more information, contact Tara Pflomm at (662) 882-1817.

NAACP interest meeting scheduled

The MSU collegiate chapter of the NAACP is inviting anyone on campus to participate in an interest meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. today in Room 329 in the Colvard Union.
For more information, contact Kenya Griffin at (662) 617-2044.

MSU Libraries’ speaker series features Wiseman

For the first fall semester installment of the Morris W.H. (Bill) Collins Speaker Series, Mississippi State University Libraries will host Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman Thursday at 3 p.m. in Mitchell Memorial Library’s John Grisham Room.
The Collins Speaker Series brings leading figures of the day to campus to engage in close, personal discussions about their lives and careers.
Wiseman received his elementary and secondary education from the Starkville public schools, graduating from Starkville High School in 1999. He attended MSU on the John C. Stennis Scholarship and, in 2002, was elected president of the Student Association.
Wiseman attended graduate school beginning in 2003 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he earned a master’s degree in public administration from the School of Government. He earned a juris doctorate at the University of Mississippi, serving during his tenure there as president of the Law School Student Body. In July of 2009, he was elected Starkville’s mayor.
The Morris W.H. (Bill) Collins Speaker Series is sponsored by MSU Libraries, MSU’s John C. Stennis Institute of Government, the Stennis Center for Public Service, The Congressional and Political Research Center, and the Stennis Montgomery Association.
For more information on the Collins Speaker Series, please contact Lyle Tate at 662-325-2559.

IDEAL Woman interest meeting

IDEAL Woman will host an interest meeting from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Room 236 in McCool Hall. The meeting will discuss the importance of women in leadership roles, allow participants to join committee groups and plan out events for the rest of this semester.
For more information, contact Tatianna Sneed at (662) 617-0017.

‘Kite Runner’ to be shown at library

The Campus Activities Board, University Libraries and Maroon Edition will host a screening of “The Kite Runner” in a Movie Night at the Library from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday in the first floor auditorium of Mitchell Memorial Library.
This event ties in with this year’s Maroon Edition of “Three Cups of Tea.” For more information, contact Harry Llull at 325-0679.

Constitution Day 2010 to be observed

The Young Americans for Liberty will host Constitution Day 2010 on the MSU Drill Field beginning at 9 a.m. Friday.
Friday’s event will see the Constitution revived on the Drill Field with the world’s smallest political quiz, a Constitution quiz and a very exciting game with a big prize. Drinks, cookies, candy and 325 copies of the U.S. Constitution will be distributed.
For more information, contact Cuylor Reeves at (601) 479-1612.

Student group to host video game social Saturday

The MSU Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) will host a video game social event Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. The highlight of this event will be a sixty-four man, one versus one, double elimination Starcraft II tournament fund raiser held in the Butler Computer lab.
There will be a $10 entry fee for the tournament, and cash prizes will be awarded to the top three Starcraft II players. Runners-up will receive eight gigabyte USB drives courtesy of MSU alumnus founded corporate sponsor, Navagis.
The event is open to the general public and spectators are welcome. Guests may bring their computers to Butler 100. In addition to the tournament, the MSU-LSU game will be shown on the projector, and XBox and Wii consoles will be set up on the big screen televisions in the student lounge.
Participants and additional volunteers may sign-up for the tournament this week in the Butler Hall lobby. For more information about the event, rules for the Starcraft II tournament, and times the sign up desk will be open, visit
Attendees may RSVP for the by e-mailing For further information regarding the event, please contact

Robert Damm percussion recital set

The Department of Music will present Dr. Robert J. Damm in a percussion recital at 3 p.m. Sunday in the McComas Hall theater on campus.
The program will include a solo for conga drums, a piece in tribute to historical Apache chiefs, and a band number in calypso style.
Also on the program will be a solo for snare drum, duet for hand percussion instruments, and a trio for marimba. The recital will conclude with a drum set solo. 
For more information, contact Damm at 325-7728.

Fire safety day set for Monday

September is Campus Fire Safety Month in Mississippi, and officials at Mississippi State are using the month-long, statewide effort to raise fire safety awareness at the land-grant institution.
As part of the campaign, the university’s Office of Regulatory Compliance and Safety has planned a day of fire safety activities and displays between Colvard Student Union and the YMCA Building on Monday.
“Everyone is responsible for preventing fires and knowing how to handle a fire emergency, and we believe that raising awareness and sharing information about how to do that go hand in hand,” said ORC&S director Kacey Strickland.
“Fire safety day is the perfect time for the Mississippi State community to learn more about what can be done to reduce fire risks and enhance safety.”
A highlight of the day will be opportunities for students, faculty and staff to experience a smoke trailer, which simulates a smoke-filled room. In addition, the Starkville Fire Department will be on campus with a fire truck, and there also will be fire extinguisher training sessions.
ORC&S works closely with the MAFES risk management team and the Starkville Fire Department to provide fire prevention and safety resources throughout the year, Strickland added.
According to the Mississippi State Fire Marshal’s Office in Jackson, since January 2005 there have been 14 reported campus-based building fires in the state: nine in residence halls or barracks, four in fraternity or sorority houses and one in a non-residential building.
There were three on-campus fire-related deaths and an additional death in an off-campus fire involving a full-time student in that time period, the office said.
None of those deaths occurred at Mississippi State, Strickland said.
The most common factors cited by the fire marshal’s office in campus-related fatal fires since 2000 are missing or disabled smoke alarms, careless disposal of smoking materials, impaired judgment from alcohol consumption, and lack of automatic fire sprinklers in off-campus housing, where more than 80 percent of campus-related fires take place.
For additional information about the Monday’s fire safety activities, contact Strickland at or (662) 325-3294.

Stanlie James lecture scheduled Monday

The African-American Studies Program will sponsor a lecture by Dr. Stanlie James from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Monday in Room 329 of the Colvard Union.
Dr. James will lecture on the topic, “Contesting Borders: Black Feminist Contributions to International Human Rights.”
For more information, contact Linda Miller at 325-0587.

Up ‘til Dawn interest meeting planned

MSU Up ‘til Dawn will host an interest meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Room 13 at Allen Hall. Up ‘til Dawn raises funds and awareness for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
For more information, contact Brittany Clark at (901) 734-7924.

UMOJA event scheduled

The Holmes Cultural Diversity Center will host UMOJA at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the MSU Amphitheater. The event will feature numerous organizations and clubs showcasing their purpose and talents.
The rain location will be the Bettersworth Auditorium in Lee Hall. For more information, call 325-2033.

‘Is Genesis Legit: Theological Implications’

The Society for the Advancement of Creation Science will host “’Is Genesis Legit: Theological Implications” from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in Room 100 of McCool Hall.
The program is the third in a September lecture series aimed at addressing theological, historical, and scientific questions raised from the Bible’s first book, Genesis. Albert Bisson, M.A., Th.M., will be giving a presentation entitled “Theological Implications of Genesis 1-3”. A question and answer session will follow.
For more information, contact David Francis at 325-8711.