New & Noteworthy
MSU ‘Story State’ contest seeks emerging Mississippi storytellers
Mississippi State University’s Story State 2024 —an annual contest aimed at sharing Mississippi stories—is open for entries for new and original written, oral or filmed stories. The competition is open to all students enrolled at a Mississippi institution of higher learning, with entries accepted through March 21.
Hays receives community engagement award
Mississippi State is honoring eight outreach projects with the university’s sixth annual Excellence in Community Engagement Awards. Winners, awarded in four categories for 2023, include community-engaged research, service, and teaching and learning, and scholarship of engagement.
‘Birddogs and Tough Old Broads’ book by MSU author highlights women journalists in Mississippi
Mississippi State faculty member Pete Smith showcases the experiences of women journalists throughout the course of a century in his new book “Birddogs and Tough Old Broads: Women Journalists of Mississippi and a Century of State Politics, 1880s-1980s.”
Stefan Tribble received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Broadcasting in 2013 from Mississippi State University. Tribble grew up in Hamilton, Miss., but now resides in Starkville, Miss., where he works as the solution specialist and project manager for global sports and live events at Ross Video.
Rivers Rester Hughey
Rivers Rester Hughey received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations in 2010 from Mississippi State University. Hughey grew up in Starkville, Miss., and she now resides in Baton Rouge, LA., where she works as a digital media consultant.
Phillips Harbarger received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations in 2010 from Mississippi State University. Harbarger grew up in Huntsville, Ala., and he now resides in Nashville where he works as Senior Account Executive for 4Wall Entertainment.