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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is expecting twin girls

Business News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 01:42
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is pregnant and expecting identical twin girls in December.

Apple's next pursuit: Its own original programming a la Netflix?

Business News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 22:29
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Kanye West declares 2020 presidential bid

CNN - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 20:25
Forget 2016. Kanye West says he's planning to run for president in 2020.

Categories: National News

Pope Francis asks US teen to sing for him, saying 'Be courageous'

Business News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 19:17
Pope Francis had a virtual papal audience with Catholics in three U.S. cities Monday and surprised a teenage girl in Chicago with a request that she sing for him.

Brain-eating amoeba kills teen

CNN - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 18:13
The fatal brain-eating amoeba has struck once again, this time claiming the life of a 14-year-old star athlete.

Categories: National News

Mississippi State Trial Gardens to present 'Autumn Window Boxes' workshop

MSU News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 17:38

The Mississippi State Trial Gardens will present a workshop on "Autumn Window Boxes" on Sept. 8 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Dorman Hall greenhouse on the campus of Mississippi State University in Starkville.

Faculty, staff and students, as well as member of the surrounding community, are invited to learn how to decorate and care for fall container gardens. Participants will be able to make their very own fall container masterpiece to use in their own home during the fall season.

Registration is $20 and space is limited. For more information, please contact Kandiace Gray at, or find the gardens on Facebook

You can also register online at

India's growth slows as reforms stall

Business News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 17:38
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iPads replace cashiers at SF's quinoa restaurant

Business News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 17:20
It is the most San Francisco restaurant ever.

Women’s Cross Country Picked to Finish Sixth in SEC

Bulldog Beat - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 17:01
STARKVILLE, Miss. – After a record breaking 2014 season, the Mississippi State women's cross country team was selected to place sixth in the Southeastern Conference and fourth in the NCAA South Regionals announced Monday.

VMAs TV ratings dip, but online viewing surges

Business News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 16:54
MTV's Video Music Awards were flamboyant and at times outrageous, but that couldn't prevent its television audience from slipping slightly.

A big bank's glitch adds to confusion on Wall Street

Business News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 16:50
So much for the summer doldrums on Wall Street.

Oil skyrockets up to almost $50 a barrel

Business News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 16:44
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Lights, camera, action! MSU Television Center now features HD set

MSU News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 16:40
Mississippi State’s Office of Agricultural Communications films its first Farmweek episode since the completion of the University Television Center’s new high-definition studio. (Photo by Megan Bean)

Contact: Sasha Steinberg

Mississippi State’s Office of Agricultural Communications films its first Farmweek episode since the completion of the University Television Center’s new high-definition studio. (Photo by Megan Bean)

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Mississippi State University’s Television Center now is home to a high-definition studio that will better assist the state’s largest higher education video production facility.  

“Using the innovative set construction methods of Charlotte, North Carolina-based Gelbach Designs, we were able to work together to create a new look that specifically caters to high-definition programming, and we were able to do it in a very cost-effective manner,” said David Garraway, the center’s director.

Twenty percent larger than its predecessor, the new set features state-of-the-art, energy-efficient lighting and three high-definition monitors that allow for high-end motion graphics to be presented, Garraway said.

The newly renovated space also enables TV Center staff to utilize its six-foot camera crane for moving shots and dynamic camera angles.

 “Our clients have many, many different needs, audiences and styles, and we feel that the look of the new set really pushes the TV Center into the 21st century, but also gives our clients a more flexible environment in which they can create productions that suit their needs,” Garraway emphasized.

He also expressed appreciation for the support of the university’s Facilities Management division and Office of Agricultural Communications in making the set redesign project a reality. OAC, the TV Center’s primary client, will continue using the set to produce Farmweek for the MSU Extension Service.

 Airing Saturdays at 6 p.m., Farmweek is the state’s oldest and only locally-produced agricultural television news show that broadcasts statewide 52 weeks a year on Mississippi Public Broadcasting. To view the latest edition of Farmweek, visit

The University Television Center is part of MSU’s Office of Public Affairs. MSU Chief Communications Officer Sid Salter said the new set “gives MSU one of the finest on-campus facilities of this nature in the Southeastern Conference.”

“As MSU enters a new era of marketing and branding, this facility will enable us to produce high quality videos, live satellite feeds and in-depth university programming,” said Salter. “I’m proud of what this upgrade represents for the future of the University Television Center.”

Garraway said the university’s communication department also will be using the new set for its advanced television production classes.

An open house celebrating the TV Center’s studio renovation takes place Sept. 18 from 3-5 p.m. at the Wise Center. All are welcome, and refreshments will be served.

Located at 240 Wise Center Drive, MSU’s Television Center offers broadcast-quality educational, marketing and promotional projects for both traditional and new media. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

For more information, visit or call 662-325-1332. Garraway also may be reached at

MSU is Mississippi’s flagship research university, available online at

Health Equity Cross-Campus Interest Group to meet Wednesday

MSU News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 16:34

Faculty, staff and students at Mississippi State are invited to the semester's first meeting of the Health Equity Cross-Campus Interest Group with special guests Corey Wiggins and Buddy Daughdrill on Wednesday [Sept. 2] from noon to 1 p.m. in 210 Lloyd Ricks Watson Building.

Wiggins, the director of the Mississippi Economic Policy Center (MEPC), will lead a discussion titled "The Intersection of Health Policy, Health Disparities, and Advocacy." Daughdrill, executive director of the Mississippi Public Health Association, will describe the history, activities and benefits of the MPHA.

Lunch will be served free to the first 45 people, beginning at 11:45 a.m.

More information on health equity and the initiative's plans for the fall is available at  If you have questions or would like to be added to the HECCIG listserve, please email For information about MEPC and MPHA, visit or

The MSU Health Equity Cross-Campus Interest Group brings together faculty, staff, and students into a forum for sharing novel ideas, challenges and successes on issues related to health equity. The group aims to encourage participants to conduct health equity research, to create and foster solutions about how to be a conduit for change, and to partner with communities to implement programs focused on health and wellness.

If you need additional information or have questions, please contact David Buys at

Can synthetic narcotics lead to heroin?

Health - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 16:25

Categories: Health

12 plague cases in 2015; Utah resident dies

Health - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 16:25

Categories: Health

Blind people can be racist, too, study says

Health - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 16:24

Categories: Health

Lack of sleep can lead to the common cold

Health - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 16:23

Categories: Health

Hottest NFL ticket is for final game of Tom Brady's suspension

Business News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 16:14
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