2019 COB Ambassador Applications Now Available!
The College of Business is now accepting applications for the COB Student Ambassador Program! The ambassadors of the College of Business are a select group of students who serve as liaisons for the college to students, prospective students, alumni and benefactors of the college. Their purposes are to assist the college in recruiting activities, college events, student activities, and alumni functions. Online applications are due NO LATER THAN Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 5 p.m.Learn more about 2019 COB Ambassador Applications Now Available!
MSU Idea Shop Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting March 7, 2019
Please join us Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 10 a.m. for the grand opening and ribbon cutting of the new MSU Idea Shop located on Main Street in Starkville! The MSU Idea Shop is about bringing concepts to reality – and ultimately into the hands of customers – all in one building. The 2,000 sq.ft. facility houses the Turner A. Wingo Maker Studio and the MSU Retail Product Accelerator. Attendees will be able to tour the maker space and participate in a small maker project. Light refreshments will be served. Parking is limited downtown and may require additional time. Please contact us if you need assistance. Please RSVP online to attend.Learn more about MSU Idea Shop Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting March 7, 2019
Michael Lane Named Program Coordinator of Downtown MSU Idea Shop
The MSU Center for Entrepreneurship and Outreach has named Michael Lane as program coordinator for MSU’s new Idea Shop. Lane, who graduated from MSU in December with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, will be responsible for MSU’s new downtown makerspace and retail storefront. Launched in late 2018, the Idea Shop is located at 114 E. Main Street in Starkville and houses the Turner A. Wingo Maker Studio and the Retail Product Accelerator, which are operated by MSU’s College of Business and School of Human Sciences.The Idea Shop will have a grand opening on March 7 at 10 a.m. and will be open to the public Wednesday through Friday, 1-9 p.m., and from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.Learn more about Michael Lane Named Program Coordinator of Downtown MSU Idea Shop
Warkentin Recognized for Outstanding Scientific Contributions by the Association for Computing Machinery
Dr. Merrill Warkentin, the James J. Rouse Endowed Professor of Information Systems, has been named a Distinguished Member for Outstanding Scientific Contributions to Computing by ACM. He is the first person in the state of Mississippi to be selected for the honor. An MSU faculty member for over 17 years, Warkentin’s research focuses on individual user behavior in the context of information security and privacy. The ACM Distinguished Member program recognizes members of the international organization with at least 15 years of professional experience who have made significant accomplishments or achieved a significant impact on the computing field. According to ACM, Distinguished Members are exemplars for their peers. Warkentin is among 38 researchers honored for their scientific contributions to computing in 2018.Learn more about Warkentin Recognized for Outstanding Scientific Contributions by the Association for Computing Machinery
Dean Sharon Oswald Honored as CVM's VP Pegasus Award Recipient!
Congratulations to COB Dean Sharon Oswald for receiving the Vice President’s Pegasus Award, presented to her by Reuben Moore, Interim Associate Vice President for the Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine. The VP Pegasus Award was given to Dean Oswald for her significant contribution to veterinary medicine in the state of Mississippi! She endowed a client consultation room, a private client waiting room, in the MSU Animal Health Center in memory of her late Shih Tzu, Quinn, who was loved and cared for by the members of the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine. The Quinn Oswald Client Consultation Room offers clients and attending clinicians a comfortable, private space to discuss veterinary care. Today, every client room in the Animal Health Center has been named by generous alumni and friends following Dean Oswald’s lead.
Old Money Finds New Home in MSU Libraries After Being Discovered in COB Safe
When Kathleen Thomas became the department head for Mississippi State’s Department of Finance and Economics this summer, she accepted the challenge of giving MSU students everything they need to thrive in a 21st century economy. However, she quickly discovered a collection in a closed office safe that contained unique insight into the Mississippi economy of the 19th and 20th centuries. The unopened safe, it turns out, contained hundreds of pieces of antique money dating back to before the American Civil War. In the 1970s, the money was gathered by College of Business faculty, including George Verrall, to create a display on economic history in McCool Hall. After re-discovering the collection this summer, Thomas and the College of Business donated the old money to MSU Libraries. At Mitchell Memorial Library, the money will be stored and made available to those interested in using the collection for research.Learn more about Old Money Finds New Home in MSU Libraries After Being Discovered in COB Safe
USDA Rural Development Announces MSU Entrepreneurship Grant for Makerspace in Downtown Starkville
Mississippi’s Senate delegation and top officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture were at Mississippi State on August 13 to announce a $100,000 grant for the university’s Center for Entrepreneurship & Outreach to create a makerspace in Downtown Starkville. Project leaders said the new makerspace will fill a critical need in providing prototyping capacity to area entrepreneurs. It will house equipment to help entrepreneurs with small and emerging businesses produce prototypes they need to get customer feedback and reach the marketplace. USDA Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett, as well as Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and Sen. Roger Wicker, were on hand for the USDA Rural Business Development Grant announcement. They spent the morning learning more about MSU’s efforts to bolster an entrepreneurial culture on campus and throughout Mississippi.Learn more about USDA Rural Development Announces MSU Entrepreneurship Grant for Makerspace in Downtown Starkville