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Last 5 entries for 2018

Local siblings to host HGTV show set in Starkville

November 12, 2018 (Monday)
Siblings Austin Shafer and Amanda Shafer Kelley, of Starkville, will host a nationally-televised pilot show on HGTV this coming Sunday, Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. local time

The show, "Hammer to the Manor," is set in Starkville and the pilot will feature the renovation of a 1850s home in central Starkville.

Loehwing authors new book on homeless advocacy

November 12, 2018 (Monday)
A new book by an assistant professor in Mississippi State's Department of Communication is being featured in a series focusing on the character and quality of public discourse in politics and culture.

In her 232-page book, "Homeless Advocacy and the Rhetorical Construction of the Civic Home," Melanie Loehwing reconsiders typical characterizations of homelessness, citizenship and democratic community through unconventional approaches to homeless advocacy and assistance.

MSU Alumni Association announces 2018 Alumni Fellows

November 04, 2018 (Sunday)
Nine prominent graduates are the Mississippi State University Alumni Fellows for 2018. Sponsored and organized by the MSU Alumni Association, the program recognizes and brings graduates of distinction back to their alma mater annually to showcase their talents and inspire current students with well-delivered advice for future success.

"The Alumni Association proudly works with the eight academic colleges of Mississippi State to bring dedicated alumni back to our campus to share their stories, and to mentor and enrich the lives of our students," said Jeff Davis, executive director of the MSU Alumni Association. "Through the years, we have had many top-caliber graduates selected as Alumni Fellows, and the annual experience strengthens this group's ties with our campus and enables them to become stronger alumni leaders from this point forward."

North earns SPRF Hall of Fame honor

November 04, 2018 (Sunday)
Elizabeth Gregory North, head of the Mississippi State University Extension Service Office of Agricultural Communications, is the newest member of the Southern Public Relations Federation's Hall of Fame.

SPRF established a Hall of Fame in 2010 to recognize the exceptional accomplishments, commitment and leadership of professional public relations practitioners and educators from across the Southeast.

Maroon and white royalty: 2018 MSU Homecoming Court reigns during week of festivities

October 30, 2018 (Tuesday)
Mississippi State University’s 20 STARKVILLE, Miss. - Accounting major Emily E. Turner of Madison and biochemistry/pre-medicine major Barrett D. Schock of Chattanooga, Tennessee, reign as 2018 Homecoming Queen and King at Mississippi State during an event-filled week Oct. 28-Nov. 3.

Turner and Schock recently were chosen in campus-wide elections. Along with eight class maids, the two seniors will be presented formally on Nov. 3 at halftime during the MSU vs. Louisiana Tech football game at Davis Wade Stadium. For complete details on MSU gameday activities, visit

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