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1 killed in Marines helicopter hard landing at Camp Lejeune

CNN - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 2:32pm
One service member was killed and as many as 10 others were injured when a U.S. Marines helicopter had a hard landing Wednesday night at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, the Marine Corps said.

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French official: Plane debris from MH370

CNN - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 2:32pm

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Judge vacates Tom Brady's four-game suspension

CNN - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 2:16pm

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Kickstarter campaign that needed $20,000 got $9 million

Business News - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 2:07pm
Hiral Sanghavi needed $20,000 on Kickstarter to fund his BauBax travel jacket. He smashed that target and raised a whopping $9 million.

Tips for better sleep

Health - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 2:07pm

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Closures set during Carpenter Hall fire escape stairwell construction

MSU News - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 2:04pm

Construction of a fire escape stairwell is moving forward at Mississippi State's Carpenter Hall and will be complete this semester, as mandated by the State Fire Marshal's Office.

Beginning on Monday [Sept. 7], the hatched areas in red shown on the accompanying map will be closed through Dec. 31.

During this temporary closure, the exit from the back of Etheredge Hall will be for emergencies only. ADA-accessible parking and one 15-minute parking space will remain open during construction.

Tired all the time? This could be why

Health - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 2:02pm

Categories: Health

Report: More ADHD diagnosed at younger ages

Health - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 2:02pm

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Tom Brady's big win sends ticket prices spiraling up

Business News - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 2:00pm
Tom Brady's four-game suspension went away Thursday morning when a federal judge ruled in his favor. And so did cheap tickets to the Patriots' first home games.

Temporary sidewalk closure in front of Simrall begins Tuesday

MSU News - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 1:58pm

The sidewalk in front of the Simrall Engineering Building at Mississippi State will be closed Tuesday [Sept. 8] and Wednesday [Sept. 9], as detailed in the accompanying map. The sidewalk is expected to reopen on Thursday [Sept. 10].

This temporary closure is needed to ensure pedestrian safety while a construction crane is erected as part of the expansion project at Mitchell Memorial Library.

Changes for international scholar invitation process

MSU News - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 1:53pm

The request process for inviting international scholars to Mississippi State on a J-1 Exchange Visitor visa has undergone recent changes, effective Sept. 1. While many departments regularly invite international research scholars, short-term collaborators or interns, inviting international scholars may be fairly new to other units on campus.
Due to recent internal procedural changes, many campus visitors with access to labs and university research projects will be subject to federal export control regulations and university intellectual property guidelines.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has also added additional reporting requirements to our immigration paperwork and oversight.

These changes have resulted in 1) an updated request form for Exchange Visitor visa paperwork, 2) additional steps in the routing process to request an Exchange Visitor DS-2019, and 3) a one-time fee charged to departments for the issuance of a DS-2019 to an invited research scholar or intern.
Officials are confident that the visitor program is now in compliance with university and federal regulations with these changes, and they are looking forward to working across campus to expand Mississippi State's J-1 Research Scholar program to benefit faculty, staff and students.

For additional information, click here to read the memo describing the processes from Vice President for Research and Economic Development David Shaw, which was developed in collaboration with Provost and Executive Vice President Jerry Gilbert and Vice President for Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine Greg Bohach.

View the Official Visitor Agreement to be used in the invitation process by clicking here.

Click here for the updated DS-2019 Request Form.
Please contact Caroline Hearnsberger at</a> with any questions about these changes.

How many jobs has Donald Trump actually created?

Business News - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 1:53pm
Donald Trump vows that if he's elected president, he would "be the greatest jobs president that God ever created."

Samsung Gear S2 is a smartwatch for watch lovers

Business News - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 1:29pm
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China slowdown is already hurting Europe

Business News - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 12:35pm
China's slowing economy has already put a dent in Europe's recovery and could force the region's central bank to pump even more money into the system.

Twitter could name its new CEO today

Business News - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 12:34pm
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Blind people can be racist, too, study says

Health - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 12:33pm

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Udated Stats: 26 Diamond Dawgs In Professional Baseball

Bulldog Beat - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 12:30pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. - Twenty-six former Mississippi State baseball players are currently in professional baseball, including four currently playing in Major League Baseball. Below are their updated stats following games that ended Wednesday, September 2, 2015. Please tweet any corrections to @HailStateBB.

Watch "Relentless" MSU Football Episode I Now

Bulldog Beat - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 12:00pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. – The first episode of "Relentless," a new weekly show produced by Hail State Productions that chronicles the 2015 Mississippi State football season, is now available on demand on

MSU grad student now at intersection of industry, research

MSU News - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 11:49am
Mississippi State graduate student John Buol, left, recipient of the Will D. Carpenter Distinguished Field Scientist Graduate Assistantship, and Monsanto Co. researcher Anthony Mills, worked together this summer at the university’s R.R. Foil Plant Science Research Center.

Mississippi State graduate student John Buol, left, recipient of the Will D. Carpenter Distinguished Field Scientist Graduate Assistantship, and Monsanto Co. researcher Anthony Mills, worked together this summer at the university’s R.R. Foil Plant Science Research Center.

Contact: Vanessa Beeson

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Mississippi State is giving special recognition to a new graduate student beginning research on the impact of emerging plant herbicides.

John T. Buol is receiving the university’s 2015 Will D. Carpenter Distinguished Field Scientist Graduate Assistantship. The Monroe, Wisconsin, resident began work during the spring semester on a master’s degree in agronomy/weed science.

The Monsanto Co.-funded award honors the 1952 MSU agronomy graduate who spent 34 years of his career with the Missouri-based multinational agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology corporation. Carpenter retired in the early 1990s as vice president and general manager of the new products division.

Buol said most of his early years were spent on a dairy farm before graduating from high school and entering the University of Wisconsin at Madison. “I chose biochemistry because it is a basic science you can apply to anything,” he said. “It proved to be a challenging program that provided a good base.”

While at UW, Buol first worked as a research assistant in a biotechnology and genetics laboratory. He then held the same position in UW’s agronomy department, where he conducted research in small-plot integrated pest management.

That work enabled him to combine personal passions for agriculture and research. After excelling in his duties, he was allowed to pursue his own research interests and attend competitions and conferences. Prior to his senior year at the Wisconsin land-grant institution, his accumulated expertise earned a summer internship with an agricultural biotechnology company.

“During my undergraduate experience, I discovered I loved both the agricultural industry and research, and I sought to find a path that would combine the two,” Buol said, adding that his quest for more knowledge and experience led him to Mississippi State.

At the Starkville land-grant institution, Buol is investigating cotton’s susceptibility to auxin herbicide injury. His work is directed by weed science professor Dan Reynolds, holder of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Edgar E. and Winifred B. Hartwig Endowed Chair in Soybean Agronomy.

Buol said he purposely chose cotton in order to move beyond his research comfort zone and, in the process, significantly enhance his professional expertise and prospects for post-graduate employment.

“I grew up in the Midwest so I have appreciable experience with corn, soy and alfalfa, but I didn’t know anything about cotton,” Buol explained. “This research gave me a chance to diversify my knowledge of various crops, cropping systems and challenges faced by producers.”

Buol said he considers the assistantship to be more like an apprenticeship. “In my opinion, graduate school teaches you how a bicycle works and how to ride it. The assistantship shows me what the street looks like around me.

“I have the opportunity to ride along with field scientists, which shows the relevancy of the research and shows how my work will be applied,” he continued. “It takes me out of the classroom, contextualizes everything I do and shows me how our work as researchers impacts the industry, government and world.”

The assistantship also pairs Buol with Anthony Mills, a Monsanto researcher for nearly 30 years specializing in weed management technology. Because of many achievements he has received over the decades, Mills holds the title of Monsanto Distinguished Field Scientist.

“Monsanto created the distinguished field scientist position as a way for senior development representatives to further advance their careers in the field,” Mills said. “The designation requires that the scientist conduct or oversee a special project. My project centers on recruiting and developing new talent to bring into our company.”

Mills, a University of Kentucky doctoral graduate in agronomy and crop science, said he finds the mentor role to be most rewarding.  “My passion lies in the field assisting customers. More recently, at this stage in my career, I’ve found it a lot more satisfying to see younger people come on board and benefit in ways I can help those students or new employees develop within the company.”

He especially enjoys helping further develop students like Buol so they may join a company like Monsanto following graduation and require only a truncated training period. 

“Hands-on training with our agronomists in the field can take up to two years when a new hire comes on board,” Mills said. “The program affords a student the opportunity to gain critical, tactile industry experience while still in graduate school.”

Mills said the spirit of the Mississippi State assistantship also epitomizes the personal and professional character of the university alumnus whose name it carries.

Carpenter and a company team received international recognitions some years ago for helping greatly increase global food production through their development of two popular weed- and grass-control products, RoundUp® and Lasso®.

Mills praised Carpenter for being “a great leader for Monsanto and for the agricultural industry as a whole. He did much to further the advancement of crop protection.”

He also acknowledged Carpenter’s well-known and continuing support for Mississippi State University.

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You don't know her, but Crystal knows you

Business News - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 11:30am
Crystal isn't my best friend or coworker. She's never met me but yet she knows me.

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