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Contact: Allison Matthews
STARKVILLE, Miss.--A Houston, Texas-based magazine geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions names Starkville as one of eight cities profiled in a feature titled "Touchdown! 8 Great College Football Cities."
The article will be published in the September/October 2015 issue of "Where to Retire," available nationwide on August 11.
"There's nothing quite like a fall Saturday in one of these college football towns, where the whole community joins together for a day of tailgating and supporting their beloved team," said "Where to Retire" editor Annette Fuller.
"But the benefits to living in these cities go beyond the gridiron -- the universities sponsor artistic endeavors, learning opportunities and cultural attractions, and they often have some of the coolest restaurants and shops," she continued.
The other cities featured include Athens, Georgia, home of University of Georgia; Austin, Texas, home of University of Texas; Boise, Idaho, home of Boise State University; Eugene, Oregon, home of University of Oregon; Tallahassee, Florida, home of Florida State University; Tempe, Arizona, home of Arizona State University; and Tuscaloosa, Alabama, home of University of Alabama.
In a press release, the publication says that 700,000 Americans relocate to new towns to retire every year. These retirees bring significant economic benefits to their new states and hometowns.
"Where to Retire" magazine, launched in 1992 with the goal of helping its readers find the ideal place to retire, is published six times a year. The magazine covers the best retirement regions, towns and master-planned communities, and has a national circulation of 200,000. The magazine is sold on various newsstands and at Barnes & Noble bookstores. For more information about the magazine, visit WhereToRetire.com.
MSU is Mississippi's flagship research university, available online at www.msstate.edu.
Contact: Sasha Steinberg
Mississippi State faculty members Raj Prabhu (l) and Thu Dinh look on as freshman Jasmine S. McNair of Ridgeland presented her project during the university's 2015 Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium organized by the Shackouls Honors College.
Photo by: Beth Wynn
STARKVILLE, Miss.--Mississippi State's Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium is recognizing the faculty-guided projects of 63 students completed in various academic units and research centers at the university.
At the recent annual SRS gathering held at the Shackouls Honors College, 11 of the students received top awards for work conducted during the 2014-15 academic year in categories of either arts and humanities, biological sciences and engineering, physical sciences and engineering or social sciences.
Six winners are MSU students, while five are enrolled at other institutions in Mississippi, Nebraska, South Carolina and Tennessee.
Twenty-one campus faculty members representing a cross-section of academic areas served as competition judges.
Residents of Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and Tennessee, this year's honorees include (by project type and category):
ARTS AND HUMANITIES:
FIRST--Junior Krista A. Barrett of Greenville, an English major advised by associate professor Kelly Marsh.
SECOND--Senior Alexander J. Ward of Marietta, a philosophy and religion and English double-major advised by philosophy and religion instructor Albert Bisson.
THIRD--Senior Ryan W. Lawrence of Starkville, a history major advised by John Marszalek, head of MSU's Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library, and history assistant professor Alison Greene.
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING:
FIRST--Peace M. Adeyemo of Memphis, Tennessee, a University of Memphis biological engineering major advised by agriculture and biological engineering professor C. LaShan Simpson.
SECOND--Jonathan Rice of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, a Wofford College biological sciences major advised by computer science and engineering associate professor Andy Perkins.
THIRD--Jamie Holder of Smithville, a Mississippi University for Women biological sciences major advised by biological sciences associate professor Donna M. Gordon.
PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING:
FIRST--Dominic Nguyen of Lincoln, Nebraska, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln chemical engineering major advised by Hossein Toghiani, Thomas B. Nusz Endowed Professor in the Dave C. Swalm School of Chemical Engineering.
SECOND--Senior Elizabeth N. Stafford of Denham Springs, Louisiana, a chemical engineering major advised by chemical engineering assistant professor Santanu Kundu.
THIRD--Sophomore Chloe A. Wilks of Trussville, Alabama, a sophomore biochemistry major advised by chemistry assistant professor Nick Fitzkee.
FIRST--Phillip M. Stoner of Caledonia, a Mississippi University for Women English major advised by psychology professor and head Mitchell E. Berman.
SECOND--Senior Kara L. Nayfa of Long Beach, a psychology major advised by psychology professor and head Mitchell E. Berman.
Greg Dunaway, dean of MSU's College of Arts and Sciences, was featured speaker for the symposium.
In addition to the honors college, the event was sponsored by National Science Foundation-funded undergraduate research programs, with assistance from the campus offices of the Provost and Executive President and Research and Economic Development, as well as the Center for the Advancement of Service-Learning Excellence, MSU Extension Service and National Strategic Planning and Analysis Research Center.
Prizes were provided by the campus chapter of the national Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.
Information about the Shackouls Honors College is available at www.honors.msstate.edu, facebook.com/msstatehonors and twitter.com/ShackoulsHonors.
MSU, the Mississippi's flagship research institution, is online at msstate.edu.