This Veteran’s Day, Lt. Col. Christopher S. Evans, head of Mississippi State’s Air Force ROTC Detachment 425, said he wants American citizens to recognize the time service men and women sacrifice for the protection and defense of this country.
As one of the nation’s most veteran-friendly universities, Mississippi State also is now the home of a “Veteran Champion of the Year.”
“I usually mention the TV show ‘Bones’ when people ask what I do. Even though it is a fictional version, it helps give people a context for what a forensic anthropologist does,” said Jesse Goliath, a Mississippi State assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology and Middle Eastern Cultures.
Mississippi State students and staff members representing various colleges, departments and professional units took home numerous awards from recent College Public Relations Association of Mississippi and Southern Public Relations Federation annual competitions.
STARKVILLE, Miss.— Longtime English faculty member Ann Spurlock, who retired in December after 33 years influencing college students at Mississippi State University, directed MSU’s quality enhancement plan (QEP)—Maroon and Write—now proven to have increased the writing skills of university students.
What happens when a student finds themselves struggling in a class with nowhere to turn for additional instruction? Assistant Clinical Professor of Chemistry Eric Van Dornshuld anticipated this need, creating an online tool to benefit his students as well as students around the world.
“I enjoy the interaction with students and having that moment of seeing them ‘get it’ with concepts related to video production,” said Christopher “Chris” Misun, a broadcast instructor with MSU’s Department of Communication.
Courtney E. Thompson, an assistant professor in Mississippi State’s history department, went to Harvard University with intentions of becoming a medical doctor. However, a core curriculum history class “blew my mind,” said the Toms River, New Jersey, native, and changed the trajectory of her career.