Campus Bulletin Board

Student Association holds Homecoming canned food drive

The Community Service committee of the Student Association will hold a canned food drive during Homecoming week this week.
Dropoff locations are the Student Association office in Room 314 in the Colvard Student Union, the United Way Office on Louisville Street and in the residence hall lobbies.
The canned food drive will benefit Helping Hands Ministries Adopt-a-Family Program. Any and all canned food, as well as boxed nonperishable food may be donated.

PCSW launches ‘Food for Thought’ luncheons

To provide information to a broad range of women around campus, the President’s Commission on the Status of Women this fall is launching a “Food for Thought” luncheon.
“We will have one in the fall semester and one in the spring to begin with,” explained Mary McLendon, PCSW chair. “Our goal is to expand the outreach of our committee and provide information about issues and concerns of interest to women faculty, staff and students.”
Set for today, the first “Food for Thought” will focus on benefits available to women at MSU. The commission is providing lunch to the first 25 who attend the 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. session in 339 McCool.
Presenter for “Women, Know Your Benefits” will be Judy Spencer, interim director of MSU’s Human Resources Management.
“Our program committee, chaired by Dr. Anne Marshall, assistant professor of history, has some great ideas for upcoming programs and would welcome suggestions from others on campus,” McLendon said.
Formed in the 1970s, the commission advises the university president on issues affecting the status and role of women on campus. For more information, see

Get Smart About Credit Day is today

Experts at Mississippi State are hosting Get Smart About Credit Day today. As part of Get Smart About Credit Week, several financial education sessions will be held in the Colvard Student Union Dawg House from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
National expert Jennifer Johnson, from the Center for Responsible Lending in Washington, D.C., will conduct sessions at 12:05 p.m. and 3:05 p.m. on the “High Cost of Small Dollar Loans” (i.e payday lending and car title loans). Bobbie Shaffett, Extension professor in the School of Human Sciences, will conduct sessions on “Credit Scoring” at 10:15 a.m. and the “New Credit Card Rules” at 2:05 p.m. Various campus experts will answer questions about credit, financial aid, and predatory lending at 1:15 p.m.
A Fair Lending Education Forum in Bost Extension Building B will feature Johnson, along with other national lending industry experts. The panel will also include local experts and elected officials, including Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman. Registration and networking will begin a 6 p.m. and the program will start at 6:30 p.m.
For more information on Mississippi State’s Get Smart About Credit Day activities, contact Sylvia Clark at 325-1801 or email her at

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 cash or check. Students also have the option to charge the shot to their student account. The following clinics are currently set up:
• Today — MSU Library lobby, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Oct. 27 — Cooley Building conference room, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Nov. 3 — Barnes & Noble Welcome Center. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
• Nov. 4 — Dorman Hall, Room 321, 9 a.m.-noon
• Nov. 4 — Sanderson Center Conference Room, 1-4 p.m.
• Nov. 10 — Lee Hall, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
• Nov. 17 — McArthur Hall, Room 421, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Additional clinics may be added at a later date. Please check the schedule at for updates.

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.
Go to for April Heiselt and the MSU STEP Program.

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. Details are available at

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 or 325-2930.

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.

MSU volleyball team games scheduled

The Mississippi State volleyball team plays the University of Alabama Crimson Tide at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Newell-Grissom Building.
The volleyball team then takes on the University of Mississippi at 7 p.m. Friday at the Newell-Grissom Building.

‘Illustrator: An Introduction’ workshop set

The Instructional Media Center at Mitchell Memorial Library will sponsor a workshop on “Microsoft Excel: Creating a Budget” from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday in the Giles Classroom in Mitchell Memorial Library.
Learn how Illustrator works and what sets it apart from other graphics programs. Use Illustrator’s unique tools to create high quality graphics and achieve professional results. 
For more information, contact Stephanie Agnew at 325-8867.

NSBE Freshman social scheduled

The National Society of Black Engineers will host a Freshmen Social at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Colvard Student Union Dawghouse. The event will provide an opportunity to meet fellow students in their major and learn about NSBE. For more information, contact Robert Jamerson at (704) 674-3605.

MSU soccer team game scheduled

The Mississippi State soccer team plays the Vanderbilt Commodores at 7 p.m. Thursday at the soccer field.

‘Photoshop: Digital Scrapbooking’ workshop offered

The Instructional Media Center at Mitchell Memorial Library will sponsor a workshop on “Photoshop: Digital Scrapbooking” from 10 a.m. to noon Friday in the Giles Classroom in Mitchell Memorial Library.
Want to learn Adobe PhotoShop and have fun doing it? Imagine giving up the scissors, tape, glue and mess and still being able to create memorable scrapbook pages. Use layers and selection tools to manipulate graphics, images and text and create all the effects you are looking for without having to spend so much on specialty tools.
For more information, contact Stephanie Agnew at 325-8867.

‘Photoshop: Advanced’ workshop offered

The Instructional Media Center at Mitchell Memorial Library will sponsor a workshop on “Photoshop: Digital Scrapbooking” from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday in the Giles Classroom in Mitchell Memorial Library.
This workshop is for the advanced user who wants to learn unique skills of Photoshop that will take your photos a step further. This workshop requires a person with a good working knowledge of Photoshop, how to use the tools and work within the document workspace.
For more information, contact Stephanie Agnew at 325-8867.