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MSU student adviser Rachel Singleton to hold regional post

An award-winning Mississippi State staff member is a newly elected regional leader of a national academic advising organization.

Rachel L. Singleton of Starkville recently was selected by her peers as chair of the Southeast Region, National Academic Advising Association. She has served as academic coordinator for the university’s...

4/13/2010

Outdoor summer camps provide fun, learning

Those with a love for the outdoors can take advantage of four conservation camps this summer offered through Mississippi State University’s College of Forest Resources.

Three of the camps are inter-generational and geared for anyone interested in the outdoors. Designed for students 10 years or older, the camps are useful for thos...

2/18/2010

New training helps furniture manufacturers

Many furniture manufacturers have indicated their desire for formal manager education and training within their organizations, and Mississippi State University has responded to this need by designing specialized training.

In the furniture industry, first-line supervisors are responsible for managing workers and coordinating all of the ...

2/18/2010

MSU grad students bring home honors in competitions

Graduate students in Mississippi State’s College of Forest Resources are being honored by regional and national organizations for presentations and visual displays.

Andrew Little of Aspers, Pa., recently received the Outstanding Presentation Award of the Oklahoma Chapter of The Wildlife Society. A master’s degree student in...

11/6/2009

MSU dean in South America as part of U.S. forestry delegation

The dean of Mississippi State’s College of Forest Resources is among 12 U.S. delegates to the 13th World Forestry Congress in Argentina.

George M. Hopper is representing American universities and academia on the State Department-organized delegation.

Taking place through Sunday [Oct. 25] in Buenos Aires, the meeting is ...

10/21/2009

Furniture forum to showcase resources

Mississippi State&rsquos Franklin Furniture Institute is inviting state furniture manufacturers, suppliers, retailers, and others to campus May 14 to learn more about numerous university resources and services available to them.

Taking place 8:00-4:30 p.m. at the Franklin Center, the program will include representatives from the colleges...

4/28/2009

Conservation biologist to lead 2009 MSU Carlton lecture

The University of Maine’s Libra Professor of Conservation Biology will be featured Tuesday [April 14] as part of the university’s ongoing Carlton N. Owen Lecture Series.

Malcolm L. Hunter Jr. is recognized internationally for his primary research on forest ecosystems and the maintenance of their biological diversity. To beg...

4/8/2009

MSU alum adds Pike Co. property to Bulldog Forest Program

A Mississippi State alumnus now residing in coastal Texas is making a very personal gift to the university: South Mississippi farmland that has been in his family since 1900.

Wayne O'Quin of Galveston owns the approximately 127-acre Pike County farm located five miles east of Osyka. The property is becoming part of MSU's Bulldo...

3/5/2009

Senior MSU forest resources faculty member honored, promoted

Richard M. Kaminski is being named holder of the James C. Kennedy Endowed Chair in Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation in Mississippi State's College of Forest Resources.

Kaminski, a 25-year faculty veteran at the university, also is being promoted to associate college dean. He is a professor of wildlife and a nationally recognize...

3/3/2009

Furniture export resource office established at MSU

Mississippi State's Franklin Furniture Institute is joining with state and federal agencies to form the Export Resource Service.

Established recently to increase the overseas sale of Mississippi furniture products, ERS is a collaboration among the university, Mississippi Development Authority's International Trade Office and U.S. Depa...

2/23/2009

MSU College of Forest Resources announces new leadership

The Mississippi State forestry's department head is being promoted to a new administrative role in the university's College of Forest Resources.

James P. "Jim" Shepard now is associate director of research for the Forest and Wildlife Research Center and Mississippi Water Resources Research Institute.

Shepard, an MSU alumnus, jo...

1/26/2009

Efforts by MSU forest resource graduate students recognized

A graduate student team in Mississippi State's College of Forest Resources is being honored by an international scientific and educational association.

The Wildlife Society recently presented the university group with its 2008 Special Recognition Service Award for the inaugural Natural Resources Graduate Student Symposium it organized...

12/12/2008

MSU offers furniture resource service, Thursday trade seminar

A new service at Mississippi State is assisting state furniture manufacturers and wood producers in exporting to foreign markets.

In 2007, domestic furniture and related product exports totaling $3.9 billion went primarily to Canada, China, Japan, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. Mississippi's share of the market was approximately 3 per...

11/18/2008

MSU announces first waterfowl, wetlands endowed chair

MSU announces first waterfowl, wetlands endowed chair

Waterfowl- and wetlands-related teaching, research and service are being greatly enhanced at Mississippi State through a significant gift from the chairman and chief executive officer of Cox Enterprises Inc.

James C. Kennedy recently established an endowed professorship in the university's College of Forest Resources to focus specific...

9/29/2008

Singleton honored with national student advising honors

Having been honored on campus earlier this year, Mississippi State professional Rachel Singleton will now travel to the Windy City to be recognized at the highest level for helping students successfully complete their university course work.

Receiving the National Academic Advising Association's 2008 Outstanding Advising Awards, Single...

9/24/2008

Two new avenues for giving announced for MSU donors

The Mississippi State University Foundation now has two new ways to support the institution, both dealing with real estate and timberland.

Assets of real property may be given for charitable purposes through either the Bulldog Properties or Bulldog Forest programs. Both offers benefits to donors, including the designation of support t...

9/19/2008

The biggest show in the woods returns to MSU's forest

The biennial Mid-South Forestry Equipment Show is celebrating its 25th year of showcasing the newest technology and machinery used to advance the South's timber industry.

With over 6,000 attending from 20 states and two Canadian providences in 2006, this year's show, scheduled for June 6-7, promises to be just as eventful.

The eq...

5/15/2008

MSU graduate students take top honors at regional competitions

Three Mississippi State University graduate students in the College of Forest Resources are top winners in recent regional research competitions.

Luke Jones of Ackerman took first-place honors among a field of 15 students in a visual display contest at the Seventh Annual Bioproducts and Renewal Energy Conference.

Jones, a 2...

5/14/2008

Prominent wood scientist to deliver 2008 MSU Owen Lecture

A retired Minnesota university administrator, author and wood science researcher will be featured speaker April 22 for Mississippi State's Carlton N. Owen Lecture.

Jim Bowyer now is president of Bowyer and Associates Inc., a wood science and bioenergy consulting firm. His public presentation will examine the current state of world fore...

4/14/2008

MEDIA ADVISORY: MSU students get special honors Friday

Four Mississippi State University students in the College of Forest Resources are being honored this week for separate acts of off-campus heroism.

They will be recognized during a public program being organized Friday [Feb. 8] by college officials. The ceremony begins at 3:00 p.m. in the Tully Auditorium of Thompson Hall.

Se...

2/5/2008

Alumnus, business leader to deliver 2007 Owen lecture at MSU

A Mississippi State alumnus and North Carolina-based timber executive will be featured Sept. 20 at the university's 2007 Carlton N. Owen Lecture Series.

Chris Zinkhan, co-founder, managing director and chief investment officer of Forestland Group LLC, is a nationally recognized authority on timberland investment. His public presentati...

9/17/2007

MSU announces latest research award selections

A senior Mississippi State aquaculture scientist is receiving the university's 2007 Ralph E. Powe Research Excellence Award.

Louis R. D'Abramo, a wildlife and fisheries professor, was honored Tuesday night during the university's annual spring research awards banquet. He was among 23 whose achievements were praised at the Hunter Henry...

3/29/2007

State wildlife group honors MSU faculty member, student

Mississippi State associate extension professor Debbie Gaddis and university senior Amber D. Breland of Maben are receiving top awards of the state's oldest conservation organization.

Gaddis, a timber taxation specialist, is the Mississippi Wildlife Federation's Forest Conservationist of the Year. Breland, a senior wildlife science ma...

3/24/2007

Water conference promises to be an exciting, informative event

Mississippi's annual Water Resources Research Conference is set for April 24-25 at the Hilton Hotel in Jackson

Eight sessions will cover topics including Delta groundwater, modeling, invasive plant species, agriculture, sedimentation, wastewater and water treatment, surface water quality, flooding, and water supply.

During the ...

2/22/2007

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.

...

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

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