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MSU Forest and Wildlife Research Center announces administrative changes

The Forest and Wildlife Research Center at Mississippi State University has announced administrative changes designed to better position the center for the future.

George Hopper, director of the center, announced Monday the transfer of Liam Leightley, head of forest products, to the Office of the Dean and Director.

"Liam has a we...

10/18/2006

Forestry movers, shakers to star at forestry equipment show

Machines and technology that keep the South's forest industry booming will be on display June 2 and 3 at the 2006 Mid-South Forestry Equipment Show.

The biannual demonstration of new timber harvest and production equipment takes place seven miles south of Starkville on state Highway 25. The site adjoins an entrance road to Mississippi ...

5/22/2006

Former MSU professor to lead 2006 Carlton Owen lecture

A retired Mississippi State biology professor who now teaches in Florida will be featured April 24 as part of the university's ongoing Carlton N. Owen Lecture Series.

Jerome A. "Jerry" Jackson's 1:30 p.m. public presentation in the Tully Auditorium of Thompson Hall will be followed by a reception in the same location. An ornithologist...

4/13/2006

MSU combines water expertise

Water is essential for life and the enhancement of both water quantity and quality has become issues of major public concern.

Addressing water-related issues is the mission of the Mississippi Water Resources Research Institute at Mississippi State University. Formerly a part of MSU's GeoResources Institute, the WRRI relocated to the un...

3/13/2006

Wade siblings honor late Starkville brother with scholarship

A new endowed scholarship established at Mississippi State is a memorial by his sisters to former Starkville businessman Clyde Patrick "Pat" Wade.

Mary Martha Morgan and Carol Lynn Crouse of Starkville, and Betty Hilton of Huntsville, Texas, created the endowment for students in the university's College of Forest Resources.

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3/2/2006

MSU dean elected to lead national association

George M. Hopper has been voted president-elect of the National Association of University Forest Resources Programs.

Hopper, the dean of Mississippi State University's College of Forest Resources and director of the Forest and Wildlife Research Center, will serve as president of the association for a two-year term beginning January 2007....

12/14/2005

Pike Co. native to focus on private giving to MSU forestry programs

A Mississippi State alumnus and fund-raising veteran now is concentrating his efforts exclusively for the university's College of Forest Resources.

Jeff Little is the college's new development director. Most recently, he has served as assistant development director for both the colleges of Forest Resources and Veterinary Medicine.

10/4/2005

CFR hurricane relief effort underway

Mississippi State's College of Forest Resources is beginning a relief effort at the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station in Poplarville. Crews left early this morning (Friday, Sept. 2) with equipment and relief supplies for the Pearl River county.

Charles Burkhardt, MSU school forest manager, has a crew of nine with c...

9/2/2005

Alumnus selected for forest leadership role at MSU

A Mississippi State forestry alumnus is the new dean of the university's College of Forest Resources and director of its Forest and Wildlife Research Center.

George M. Hopper assumes his new duties July 15, pending formal approval by the Board of Trustees, State Institutions of Higher Learning. The Vicksburg native succeeds interim de...

7/12/2005

MSU speakers: Natural resources educators must prepare students

At no time have America's natural resources been more at risk. As a result, at no time has it been more critical to adequately prepare students for a complex, changing world.

In brief, those are the central observations of several speakers recently helping Mississippi State celebrate the 50th anniversary of its College of Forest R...

10/1/2004

Cochran to help celebrate 50th forestry birthday

Mississippi State will commemorate the half-century mark of its College of Forest Resources.

The university's former School of Forestry was established in 1954 and became a college in 1996. Over the decades, it has graduated more than 3,000 majors in forestry, forest products and wildlife and fisheries. MSU President Charles Lee...

9/22/2004

Hinds attorney joining MSU Foundation staff

The Mississippi State University Foundation is expanding its fund-raising efforts in two major academic units with the addition of alumnus Jeffrey J. Little.

Little, a Bolton resident, is the new assistant development director for the colleges of Forest Resources and Veterinary Medicine. He joins Keith Gaskin, who has led the colleges'...

7/15/2004

Web site earns kudos for MSU College of Forest Resources

A Web site introducing the academic resources of Mississippi State's College of Forest Resources is earning recognition from a national organization.

The academic portion of university site http://www.cfr.msstate.edu recently received an Outstanding Electronic Publication Certificate of Merit from the National Academic Advising Associa...

5/23/2003

Gift to MSU memorializes Forestry Commission employee

A Mississippi Forestry Commission employee who died in the line of duty is being honored by a corporate gift to Mississippi State University's College of Forest Resources.

The $5,000 memorial gift in support of forestry education is part of Stihl Inc.'s 2001 National Forestry Heroism Award program honoring John Paul Pritchett Sr. of W...

10/5/2001

Natural resource management program honored

A Mississippi State University program geared to the needs of natural resource managers is receiving international attention.

"Geographical Information Systems for Natural Resource Managers," a continuing education course in the College of Forest Resources, has received the Learning Resources Network's Certificate of Exemplary Pr...

3/3/2000

Ozier scholarship established

A recent contribution by the Mississippi Forestry Association is facilitating the establishment of the Ozier Endowed Scholarship.

The gift to the College of Forest Resources helps establish a scholarship in memory of Anne Ozier and in honor of Dr. Terry Ozier of Brandon. Longtime supporters of Mississippi State University, the Oziers a...

2/9/2000

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