Revision made to the Final Exam schedule change
There were many unforeseen and unpredictable conflicts with changing the spring 2011 Final Exam schedule.
The previous plan to add a day to the end of the semester has been retracted. Instead, a Saturday will be selected to hold the classes missed on Jan. 10 due to snow. The date of the Saturday make-up will be released after checking with various groups and schedules.
The original Final Exam schedule will be followed, which will start on Monday, April 25, and end on Friday, April 29.
Commencement ceremonies will be held Friday, April 29, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, April 30, at 10 a.m. as originally scheduled.
Art exhibition open in Union gallery
The Colvard Student Union Art Gallery is hosting an exhibition of art by MSU faculty member Chris Dewey, “It’s Only Natural,” through Feb. 28. The gallery is open at the Union daily.
For more information, call Jackie Mullen at 325-2930.
‘Chronogeography’ exhibit open at Depot
An art exhibit by Charlie Buckley, “Chronogeography,” is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through April 20 on the second floor of the welcome center at the Cullis Wade Depot. For more information, contact Meredith Pittman at (662) 396-1428.
Engineering/Technical Career Fair held today
The MSU Career Center will host an Engineering and Technical Career Fair beginning at noon today at the Humphrey Coliseum.
All MSU students and alumni are invited to attend. Participants should bring several copies of their resume, and business dress is preferred.
For more information, contact Jan Fitzgerald at 325-3344.
Workshop: Crafting the Winning CV
The Mississippi State University Libraries will host a workshop on “Crafting the Winning CV” from 2 to 3 p.m. today in the Instructional Media Center Presentation Room at Mitchell Memorial Library.
This “Survival Skills for Graduate Students” workshopw will discuss strategies for developing a professional curriculum vitae.
For more information, contact Dr. Deborah Lee at 325-0810.
‘Good Girls Do, Good Girls Don’t’ program offered
The Office of Student Counseling Services will host a “Good Girls Do, Good Girls Don’t” workshop from 3 to 4 p.m. today in Room 227 of the Colvard Student Union.
The workshop will explore the multiple identities of women, as well as the societal expectations of what it means to be a “good girl.”For more information, contact Dr. JaNae’Taylor at 325-2091.
Workshop: ‘Using MLA and APA Styles’
The Instructional Media Center at Mitchell Memorial Library will host a free workshop on “Using MLA and APA Styles” from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday in the Giles Electronic Classroom on the first floor of the library.
The MLA & APA style guides are two of the three foremost writing style guides and are used by many academic disciplines. Authors can focus more on the content of their papers and reports by setting up Word to follow the guidelines of MLA/APA from beginning to end. For more information, contact Stephanie Agnew at 325-8867.
International Fiesta participants meeting
The World Neighbors Association will host an informational meeting for all student organizations and clubs interested in participating in this year’s International Fiesta from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday in Room 324 of the Colvard Student Union.
Application forms for the event will be distributed. For information, contact Patrisha J. Pham at (662) 312-2822.
Lady Bulldog basketball game set
The Mississippi State Lady Bulldog basketball team will take on the University of Alabama at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Humphrey Coliseum.
Admission is only $3. Purchase tickets the day of the game at the coliseum beginning one hour prior to tipoff. Kids are admitted free.
Star Search at Barnes and Noble
Barnes and Noble at Mississippi State will host the first round of competition for its Star Search competition beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Barnes and Noble Cafe.
Help the bookstore find the next MSU Star by joining us every Thursday during the month of February at 7 p.m. in the cafe.
The bookstore will take applications for contestants and we will need a large crowd to decide on a weekly winner who will then compete for the grand prize on Feb. 24. For more information, contact Cecy Brooks at 325-8361.
Chinese New Year Celebration set at McComas
The Colvard Student Union will sponsor a Chinese New Year Celebration from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the McComas Hall Theater.
The event is the most important and highlighted event of the entire Starkville Chinese community and will provide an opportunity to experience Chinese traditional culture, food and society. For more information, contact Xiaojin Song at (662) 312-2906.
‘Photography: Beyond Basics’ class offered
The MSU Personal Enrichment program will offer a “Photography: Beyond Basics” class from 9 a.m. to noon Monday and Wednesday at Main Street Arts. There is a fee for the class. Topics include setting and lenses, focusing, depth of field, perspective and exposure lighting. For more information, contact Dixie Cartwright at 325-9191.
Workshop: ‘Designing Oversized Posters and Banners’
The Instructional Media Center at Mitchell Memorial Library will host a free workshop on “Designing Oversized Posters and Banners” from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday in the Giles Electronic Classroom on the first floor of the library.
Designing Oversized Posters with new large-format printing services available, the Instructional Media Center would like to help you get your poster or other large format print jobs started off right. Learn what programs work best to produce these files and how to save your document for printing. For more information, contact Stephanie Agnew at 325-8867.
‘Drawing for Beginners’ class offered
The MSU Personal Enrichment program will offer a “Drawing for Beginners” class from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through Feb. 16 at Main Street Arts. There is a fee for the class.
The class will help participants learn to draw well or perfect an existing talent. The class covers such basics as lines, shapes, shading, perspective and more. For more information, contact Dixie Cartwright at 325-9191.
Speed Dating event scheduled Monday
The Campus Activities Board will sponsor a Speed Dating event beginning at 7 p.m. Monday at the Colvard Student Union Dawghouse.
Those interested in participating should submit applications in Suite 300 of the Colvard Student Union by 5 p.m. Friday. For more information, contact Melody Andrews at 325-2930.
Maroon VIP interest session scheduled
Maroon VIP invites those looking for a great way to get involved at Mississippi State to attend an interest meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in Room 126 of McCool Hall.For more information, contact Meredith Pittman at 325-2320.
‘Word: Mail Merge’ workshop offered
The Instructional Media Center at Mitchell Memorial Library will host a free workshop on “Word: Mail Merge” from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 9 in the Giles Electronic Classroom on the first floor of the library.
Save time and energy by using mail merge to create form letters, address labels and even nametags for events. Focusing on Microsoft Word, Excel and Publisher, this workshop will show you the ins and outs of saving time with merges. For more information, contact Stephanie Agnew at 325-8867.
PCSW to host second ‘Food for Thought’ luncheon
Continuing its lunchtime series devoted to topics of interest to women at Mississippi State, the university’s President’s Commission on the Status of Women will host a ‘Food for Thought’ luncheon Feb. 9 in 339 McCool Hall.
The topic is “Life as a New Parent at MSU: What You Need to Know.” Areas covered will range from “lactation rooms and tenure clocks to leave and day care,” said Anne Marshall of history, program chair.
Presenters include Carol Jones, director of Aiken Village Preschool, a program of MSU’s Early Childhood Institute; Meghan Millea, associate professor of economics, who will discuss leave and tenure clock policy as it relates to women; and a Human Resources Management specialist.
The commission is providing lunch to the first 25 who attend the 11:45 a.m. program.
“Our program committee is developing a list of topics that have broad-ranging impact on women in all their roles at our university,” Marshall said. “We welcome suggestions from others on campus.”
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 http://www.committees.msstate.edu/pcsw/ .
‘Men in Relationships’ program offered
The Office of Student Counseling Services will host a “Men in Relationships” program from 3 to 4 p.m. Feb. 9 in Room 227 of the Colvard Student Union.
In this workshop, participants will examine concepts of gender and masculinity and how they play out in relationships. Women are welcome. For more information, contact Dr. JaNae’Taylor at 325-2091.
Nominations for MSU Diversity Awards due Feb. 11
The MSU President’s Commission on the Status of Minorities is accepting nominations for the 2011 MSU Diversity Awards. The annual awards program is designed to recognize individuals and teams of individuals who have demonstrated a significant commitment to enhancing diversity at the university.
Nominations will be accepted in four categories: (1 )faculty, (2) staff, (3) student and (4) team. If suitable nominations are received, one award will be given in each category. Award recipients will receive a plaque and a $1,000 cash award.
See the link for “Diversity Awards” on the PCSM web site at http://www.committees.msstate.edu/pcsm/index.php  for information on award criteria, nomination forms, and instructions on submitting nomination packets. Packets are due no later than 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 11.
Diversity award recipients will be recognized during the 2011 PCSM Diversity Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, Feb. 23. For additional information, contact Rachel Singleton, Diversity Awards committee chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org  or 662-325-9376.
Nominations sought for Spirit of State Awards
With the sixth annual Spirit of State Awards, Mississippi State will recognize outstanding contributions made by students toward improving student life.
These premier awards are open to all MSU students from all campuses and recognize excellence in campus involvement; service to the university community; actions that promote the Spirit of State; and overall impact on peers and the broader campus community.
There are two important ways to help:
• Identifying students who embody the Spirit of State and making them aware of the award program.
• Supporting outstanding students by nominating them, or writing a letter in support of their application if asked.
Students who feel they represent the ideals of this award, and those who wish to nominate a deserving student, may complete the appropriate forms at http://www.saffairs.msstate.edu/spirit . All forms should be submitted online by Feb. 18.