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Follett-Smith Shoots 69, Bulldogs Finish 12th at Jerry Pate

Bulldog Beat - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 5:40pm
BIRMINGHAM – Junior Ben Follett-Smith fired a final round 1-under-par 69 to lead the Mississippi State men's golf team to a 288 on Tuesday, as the Bulldogs finished 12th at the Jerry Pate Intercollegiate.

Fantasy sports: What is it, anyway?

Business News - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 5:13pm
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Microsoft unveils its first ever laptop

Business News - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 5:09pm
Microsoft stunned the world on Tuesday by launching its first ever laptop, the Microsoft Surface Book.

Michigan woman wins $310.5 million Powerball

Business News - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 4:48pm
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The MSU Experience goes live with power of personal storytelling

MSU News - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 4:47pm

Contact: Checky Herrington

Mississippi State University is defined by its many success stories — and who better to tell these stories than the people who are living them every day.

That's the purpose of The MSU Experience, a series of photographs and videos in which members of the campus community explain why they've chosen MSU as the place for learning, discovery, and personal and career success.

"The MSU Experience gives viewers a sense of what it's like to be a part of the university through the eyes of a diverse cross-section of students, faculty and staff," said Sid Salter, MSU’s ‎chief communications officer. "Their stories prove that no matter who you are or where you come from, Mississippi State is a place where you can find more opportunities to lead, participate and excel.”

The MSU Experience is the latest in a series of communications tools that tie into a soon-to-be-launched branding initiative highlighting the many ways MSU is driven to make a difference. Strengths include diversity, cross-campus collaboration and a supportive and nurturing environment for students.

Other tools include a new social media hub, a revamped website and, an innovative social media initiative that reinforces MSU's standing as a world-class academic research university.

This fall, Mississippi State is welcoming the largest and most academically advanced freshman class in its history. With an enrollment of more than 20,000, Mississippi’s leading university comprises students from all 50 states and 88 countries.

Student-led teams at Mississippi State are involved in a number of research and development projects with state, national and global impacts. They are working to get unmanned aerial systems flying safely in the nation’s airspace, designing the car of the future, and generating solutions to world hunger, to name just a few.

"Being a leader is reflected in everything we do, including how we tell our stories and promote our accomplishments to prospective students," Salter said. "The people of Mississippi State are our ambassadors to the world, and The MSU Experience is another tool they can use to promote the great things happening here every day."

The MSU Experience is available at

Learn more about Mississippi State and sign up for the #WeRingTrue program at

Cracks emerge in U.S. oil boom

Business News - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 4:43pm
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ESPN ends DraftKings-sponsored segments

Business News - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 4:18pm
ESPN said Tuesday that it's pulling on-air segments sponsored by one of the companies implicated in a possible scandal that's rocked the billion dollar world of fantasy sports.

Hulu expands kids programming in new Viacom deal

Business News - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 3:53pm
Hulu on Tuesday expanded its programming for kids and kids at heart.

MSU professor named Mercatus Visiting Scholar

MSU News - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 3:53pm
Thomas W. Miller Jr. (Photo by Russ Houston)

Contact: Zack Plair

Thomas W. Miller Jr. (Photo by Russ Houston)

STARKVILLE, Miss.— A Mississippi State University finance professor has an opportunity for his research to inform public policy decisions on consumer finance.

Thomas W. Miller Jr., holder of the Jack R. Lee Chair in Financial Institutions and Consumer Finance, has been named a Visiting Scholar with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia.

The Mercatus Center is the world’s premier university source for market-oriented ideas—bridging the gap between academic ideas and real-world problems. Working with the center’s Financial Markets Working Group, Miller will research small dollar loans for high credit-risk consumers. Specifically, he will research the impact of government regulations on those consumers and lending agencies.

As a Visiting Scholar, Miller said he would join a “network of scholars” whose research is often considered in national and state policy debates.

“Mercatus is known for the integrity of its research,” Miller said. “It isn’t swayed by any viewpoint, but lets the data speak for itself. It’s an exciting opportunity.”

Miller said he spent six weeks of each of the last two summers in residency at Mercatus, which he said opened his eyes to the opportunity of becoming a visiting scholar. With that designation, he hopes to give his classroom students at MSU access to his fellow Mercatus researchers on a variety of financial market-related topics.

Agreeing with Miller, MSU finance department professor and head Michael Highfield noted Miller’s honor as an opportunity for the university, promoting professional development and intellectual growth for faculty and students.

“As the Jack R. Lee Chair of Financial Institutions and Consumer Finance, Dr. Miller’s research on the institutional framework of consumer finance and the role of government regulation thereof has piqued the interest of many individuals in Washington D.C., and I expect further accolades and honors to follow,” Highfield said.

For more information on the Mercatus Center, visit

MSU is Mississippi’s leading university, available online at

Jay Leno on why he didn't appear on Letterman's final shows

Business News - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 3:50pm
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Boy was internally decapitated

Health - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 3:49pm

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D.C. considers country's most generous paid leave policy

Business News - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 3:45pm
For many American workers, taking time off to have a child or care for a sick family member means not getting paid.

Why El Faro captain couldn't beat hurricane

CNN World - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 3:40pm
The missing container ship El Faro lost propulsion and was disabled at sea, a Coast Guard official said, leaving it floundering in the path of Hurricane Joaquin.

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What stops the mentally ill from buying guns?

Health - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 3:35pm

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Bit by a squirrel? There's now a code for that

Health - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 3:30pm

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More children getting drunk on hand sanitizer

Health - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 3:29pm

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Parents, you're not powerless on social media

Health - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 3:29pm

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The acronyms teens really use online

Health - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 3:29pm

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