Mississippi State History Gives Back to the Community

October 20, 2016

Mississippi State History is committed to giving back to the community. While our efforts are many, two bear noting. We support the Eighth of May celebration in Columbus, which marks the anniversary of the arrival of the Union army and the freeing of enslaved African American men and women. Held in the city’s old Black cemetery, students from the Mississippi School for Math and Science do research about the lives of slaves and new freemen buried in those plots, dress up in period garb, and portray these almost forgotten individuals.

Stephen Brain Selected as MSU Humanities Teacher of the Year

October 18, 2016

Dr. Stephen Brain has been selected as the 2016 Humanities Teacher of the Year. The Humanities Teacher Awards recognize the contributions of humanities faculty at each of the state's colleges and universities.Nominations are made by the college or university president or humanities dean. Each award recipient is required to prepare and deliver a public lecture during October, National Arts and Humanities Month, or November. Recipients are then recognized at the Mississippi Humanities Council's annual awards ceremony in the spring.

Humanities at MSU rated in top 40 by the National Science Foundation

October 18, 2016

STARKVILLE, Miss.--A new report from the National Science Foundation again finds Mississippi State Humanities ranked among the nation’s top 40 research institutions.The recently released NSF Higher Education Research and Development Survey for Fiscal Year 2014 places the university at 37th overall among public and private institutions in the country, based on $2.1 million in total research and development expenditures.Research at Mississippi State is an important success story, said David Shaw, vice president for research and economic development.“Our faculty, staff and students engaged in

MSU Alum and Noted Civil War Author, Mike Ballard, has Died

October 12, 2016

Michael B. Ballard was a native of Ackerman, MS. He earned his B.A. degree in history at Mississippi State University in 1975, his M.A. in history and archives at MSU in 1976, and his Ph.D. in history at MSU in 1983. He was an archivist in MSU's Mitchell Memorial Library from 1983 to 2011, serving successively as Associate University Archivist, University Archivist, and University Archivist and Coordinator of the Congressional Collection.He was also associate editor of the U. S.

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