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.
Feb 22, 2024
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.
Feb 08, 2024
CO Connection: Dr. Pete Smith
Mississippi State University Department of Communication Head, Dr. Terry Likes, interviews associate professor, Dr. Pete Smith. Smith discusses his new book, “Birddogs and Tough Old Broads: Women Journalists of Mississippi and a Century of State Politics, 1880s-1980s (Women in American Political History).” The evolution of the modern-day political journalist can be seen in the struggles and accomplishments of these women. Smith is a past president of the American Journalism Historians Association. He was named MSU’s 2023 Mississippi Humanities Council Teacher of the Year and was a 2021 recipient of MSU’s inaugural Humanities Fellowship Award from the Institute for the Humanities.
Jan 31, 2024
‘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.”
Jan 04, 2024
MSU student-journalists win awards for excellence at national conference
Mississippi State University students are winners of top awards for journalism excellence after recently attending 2023 National College Media Convention. The Associated Collegiate Press and the College Media Association collaborated to sponsor the event-the nation's largest gathering of collegiate journalists, media students and their advisors-in Atlanta.
Dec 19, 2023
OUR PEOPLE: Joy Nabors
Those who walk through Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine on any given day are likely to hear “Hey, Joy!” echo through the halls as students make their way to class. Starkville native Joy Nabors graduated from MSU with her Bachelor of Science in ag education, leadership, and communication in 2022 and will finish her Master of Arts in communication this month.
Dec 04, 2023
Dr. Terri Hernandez part of research group selected for NSF grant
A Mississippi State University research team is using nearly $300,000 from the National Science Foundation to study the intersection of human emotions, information spread and behavior during the COVID-19 pandemic, a project that could inform future health policies.
Dec 04, 2023
CO Connection: David Hintz
Mississippi State University Broadcast & Digital Journalism Instructor Victoria Bailey interviews Junior Theatre Major David Hintz. Hintz discusses his experiences as co-director of Pants on Fire, the Theatre Department Children's Show, and serving as stage manager on the production Puffs. Hintz talks about his time in MSU’s comedy improv group, Lab Rats, the inspiration behind his comedic style, and the importance of learning the craft of improv. Hintz talks about what we can expect from the Theatre Department in the Spring and the hard work it takes to get these various shows up and running.
Nov 27, 2023
Public relations students represent MSU on Homecoming Court
Mississippi State students have chosen a new group of Bulldog royalty to represent the university in its 2023 Homecoming Court, which will be presented formally during halftime of the MSU vs. University of Kentucky football game Saturday [Nov. 4] at 6:30 p.m.
Oct 26, 2023
CO Connection: Marcus Hunter
Mississippi State University Department of Communication Head, Dr. Terry Likes, interviews associate professor of practice, Marcus Hunter. Hunter discusses his career in television news and sports that has spanned nearly 20 years working professionally in Columbus, Memphis, and Jackson. Hunter talks about his transition from the newsroom to the classroom and offers advice for students seeking a media career.
Oct 24, 2023
Fisher featured in A&S Faculty Book Talk Series
Dr. Melody Fisher, an associate professor in Public Relations, will be featured at the MSU Faculty Book Talk series Oct. 20 at 3:30 p.m. in the Grisham Room at the Mitchell Memorial Library. The book talk is to highlight academic books written by the MSU faculty. Melody’s book, “The Untold Power: Underrepresented Groups in Public Relations” will be read aloud and have a book signing.
Oct 13, 2023
Faculty members, PRISM students win SPRF Awards
Two Communication faculty members won several awards at the Southern Public Relations Federation Conference for their work with the MSU College of Arts & Sciences. Public Relations students also won multiple awards for their work with various organizations.
Oct 13, 2023
CO Connection: Victoria Bailey
Mississippi State University Department of Communication Head, Dr. Terry Likes, interviews instructor of Communication, Victoria Bailey. Bailey discusses her career in television news, why she transitioned to higher education, and how she strives to keep up with industry trends and technology. Bailey is working on her doctorate, offers advice for students, and shares a story about a pending program on A&E for which she was recently interviewed.
Sep 25, 2023