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SEC visiting faculty travel grants available

MSU News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 1:00am

The Southeastern Conference Visiting Faculty Travel Grant Program is intended to enhance faculty collaboration that stimulates scholarly initiatives between SEC universities. It gives faculty from one SEC university the opportunity to travel to another SEC campus to exchange ideas; develop grant proposals; conduct research; consult with faculty and/or students; offer lectures or symposia; or engage in whatever activities are agreeable to the visitor and host unit. Mississippi State University can select a maximum of eight faculty members to receive 2015-2016 travel grants of $1,250 each for transportation, room, board, etc., to use for travel to another SEC campus. Assistant, associate and full professors are eligible. Travel dates for these visits are between Oct. 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016. The faculty member will contact a host unit that he or she wishes to visit to determine that unit’s receptivity and availability. Click here to download the application form. Completed applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Aug. 21. Contact Assistant Vice President for Research Teresa Gammill via e-mail with questions.

Energy storage symposium kicks off Wednesday

MSU News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 1:00am

Registration is still open for an upcoming energy storage symposium, and Mississippi State officials are encouraging a variety of participants to register.

Organizers of the major Wednesday [Aug. 12] and Thursday [Aug. 13] event hope to draw other academic researchers and energy industry leaders, along with many others who might play a role in the positive impact of future energy-storage technologies. The symposium is titled, "Challenges and Opportunities for Advances in Grid-Tied Energy Storage in the Southeast."

MSU leaders say the university is positioned to help shape the future of energy storage in the Southeast region, and the symposium at the new Mill at MSU Conference Center on Russell Street in Starkville will help frame the conversation for what the region's future holds.

Recently-elected U.S. Rep. Trent Kelly, R-Miss., will deliver the keynote address.

Online signup may be completed at A complete symposium agenda and other information also is found at the site.

Montgomery Leadership Program taking applications

MSU News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 1:00am

The Montgomery Leadership Program (MLP) at Mississippi State is accepting applications (including references) until Tuesday [Sept. 22] for the next class of student leaders beginning in Spring 2016.

MLP Fellows undergo a three-semester study of leadership skills and strategies while actively engaging in their community through service.

Students selected to be a MLP Fellow will receive a $250 scholarship the first semester of the program, a $500 scholarship each of the following two semesters and class credit all three semesters.

To become a MLP Fellow, you must have completed at least one year of college and be in good standing as an MSU student. If you are willing to take the challenge, MLP will equip you with the tools necessary to transform lives -- both yours and others.

For additional information or to apply online, visit

If you have any questions, please contact our office at 662-325-0244 or email Xi "Monica" Chen at or visit the office located on the third floor of Moseley Hall, Suite 313.

MSU is Mississippi's flagship research university, available online at

Sign up today for a free Bully Bike

MSU News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 1:00am

Parking Services at Mississippi State invites students, faculty and staff to participate in the launch of this year's Bully Bike program beginning Monday [Aug. 10]. Bully Bikes are free, and offered on a first-come, first-served basis while they last. Participants may ride their bikes anywhere on campus and keep them until December 10, 2015. To enroll, visit the Parking Services office in the YMCA Building, which is located across the street from Colvard Student Union. Please bring a bike lock and a valid Mississippi State I.D. card. For additional information, please see

Can the Singapore success story last another 50 years?

CNN World - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 9:16pm
For a tiny country with few natural resources, the Republic of Singapore is an exceptional success story.
Categories: International News

Hulu says it's sticking with once-a-week releases for original series

Business News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 6:52pm
Hulu is a newfangled streaming service, but it still believes in releasing TV episodes the old-fashioned way: One at a time.

Megyn Kelly: I didn't 'attack' Trump at the GOP debate

Business News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 6:18pm
Read full story for latest details.

Warren Buffett reportedly close on latest big buy

Business News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 5:58pm
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is set to make one of its most expensive deals to date: Buying an airplane parts maker for more than $30 billion.

8 bodies found in home after standoff

CNN - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 4:42pm

Categories: National News

Photos: Stuff from above

CNN World - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 4:13pm

Categories: International News

'Fantastic Four' clobbered at box office

Business News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 1:08pm
For the box office of "Fantastic Four," it was less "flame on" and more like flame out.

Ferguson one year later: Will changes last?

CNN - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 11:02am

Categories: National News

Investors are running away from U.S. stocks

Business News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 9:42am
Investors are jumping ship.

MSU Dining announces Dawg Daze hours

MSU News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 1:00am

The new Fresh Food Company at Mississippi State will be open starting Saturday [Aug. 8], along with several other MSU dining locations. For a complete list of Dawg Daze dining hours [Aug. 8-16], click here. Campus meal plans will also start on Saturday.

Diner owner yells at crying kid, Internet flips out

CNN Entertainment - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 6:48pm
Diner owner yells at crying toddler. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports the kid shut up, but the Internet erupted.
Categories: Entertainment News

ISIS may be prepping for mass casualty attacks

CNN World - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 5:06pm
Some in the U.S. intelligence community warn that ISIS may be working to build the capability to carry out mass casualty attacks, a significant departure from the terror group's current focus on encouraging lone wolf attacks, a senior U.S. intelligence official told CNN on Friday.
Categories: International News

U.S. service member among 50 killed in Afghanistan

CNN World - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 5:06pm
More than 50 people -- including 27 students at a police academy and one U.S. service member -- were killed in three separate attacks in Afghanistan on Friday, according to U.S. and Afghan officials.
Categories: International News

Rwandan peacekeeper kills 4 colleagues

CNN World - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 5:00pm
A Rwandan soldier working as a U.N. peacekeeper in the Central African Republic turned a gun on his colleagues early Saturday, killing four and injuring eight others before killing himself, the Rwandan military said.
Categories: International News

New rocky planet found

CNN World - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 4:58pm

Categories: International News

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