CO Administrative Assistant, Myra Keasler, wins MSU staff award
Mississippi State recently recognized employees, including long-time CO administrative assistant, Myra Keasler, for outstanding service with this year’s Donald W. Zacharias Distinguished Staff Awards.
Department honors Chambers, Knight and Seitz with annual awards
During the monthly department faculty meeting in April, Cheryl Chambers, Amy Knight and Holli Seitz were honored for their contributions to the department.
Dr. Holli Seitz assists with NSF award to research brain development
Holli Seitz, an assistant professor within Mississippi State University’s Department of Communication, and Principal Investigator Andrew Lawton, an assistant professor in MSU’s Department of Biological Sciences, recently received over $870,000 to fund research on brain development.
MSU students win numerous awards in regional journalism conference
MSU students won 13 awards at the 2021 awards presentation for the best in broadcast, print and online journalism.
The Reflector takes top honor at MPA Better Newspaper Contest
The Reflector took the top honor at the Mississippi Press Association’s 2021 Better Newspaper Contest, winning first place in General Excellence. The newspaper earned the top award and placed 19 times in other categories. Four Reflector staff members placed first in their individual categories.
Communication students win national honors in NBS competition
MSU Communication students won eight grand prize awards, six honorable mentions, and two special recognition/honorable mentions in the National Broadcasting Society annual competition.
Dr. Holli Seitz co-authors article in The Journal of Rural Health
Together with an interdisciplinary team of MSU researchers, Department of Communication faculty member Dr. Holli Seitz co-authored a recent journal article on research to inform family-based approaches to prevent prescription opioid misuse. Results include specific examples of predisposing, reinforcing, and enabling factors that influence whether family members engage in prevention behaviors. This work is part of the PROMISE Initiative (PReventing Opioid Misuse In the SouthEast).
Dr. Holli Seitz publishes article in Journal of Human Sciences and Extension
An article by Dr. Holli Seitz and colleagues, “Evaluation of a Health Education Intervention for Rural Preschool and Kindergarten Children in the Southeastern United States: A Cluster Randomized Trial,” was recently published in the Journal of Human Sciences and Extension. The article reports on the evaluation of a five-year project, funded by the National Institutes of Health, that involved the development and testing of an integrated health education curriculum for young children.
MSU Speech and Debate team competes in the 13th annual Eddy Shell Invitational Tournament
The MSU Speech and Debate team competed in the 13th annual Eddy Shell Invitational Tournament this weekend. Hosted by Bossier Parish Community College, this tournament attracted experienced debaters from thirteen states across the nation.
Theatre MSU presents student produced, directed production of ‘Pipeline’
Mississippi State’s Theatre MSU is presenting a student produced and directed production of “Pipeline,” a Dominique Morisseau play addressing the school-to-prison pipeline. It also spotlights a mother’s fight to give her son a future without turning her back on the community that made him who he is.
PRISM applications due March 26 for Fall 2021
Mississippi State University’s Public Relations & Integrated Student Media agency is now accepting applications.
National Broadcasting Society selects radio documentary produced by Dr. Terry Likes for exhibition
This report provides a history from FDR’s fireside chats to Trump’s tweets, offering context and analysis of the love-hate relationship of the President and the media.
Story State spotlights new era of Mississippi storytellers
On Feb. 25, the Communication Department at Mississippi State will premiere Story State: Fostering Innovative Storytelling. As part of the event, more than a dozen storytellers working in different genres will share their tips, experiences, and stories. The event will be broadcast at 1 p.m. from the Story State website: storystate.msstate.edu.