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  • In Memoriam - Dr. William C. Flewellen (1918-2019)
  • MSU Idea Shop Officially Opens in Downtown Starkville

    MSU and city of Starkville officials cut the ribbon to officially open the MSU Idea Shop, a new downtown makerspace and retail storefront. (Photo by Beth Wynn)

  • College of Business Names 2019 Alumnus of the Year

    COB Alumnus of the Year Dr. Helen Currie (center) with Department Head of Finance and Economics Dr. Kathleen Thomas (left) and Dean Sharon Oswald (right).

  • MSU Idea Shop Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting March 7, 2019

    The Idea Shop is operated by MSU's College of Business and School of Human Sciences. The project was made possible by numerous private contributions and support by the USDA Rural Business Development program.

  • Michael Lane Named Program Coordinator of Downtown MSU Idea Shop

    MSU alumnus Michael Lane has been hired to serve as the program coordinator for the university's new Idea Shop in downtown Starkville. (Photo by Megan Bean)

  • Warkentin Recognized for Outstanding Scientific Contributions by the Association for Computing Machinery

    Dr. Merrill Warkentin is being recognized by the Association for Computing Machinery for his scientific contributions to the field of computing. Photo by Russ Houston

  • Old Money Finds New Home in MSU Libraries After Being Discovered in COB Safe

    This piece of Mississippi currency from 1894 is among the many types of money found in a collection now housed in MSU Libraries. (Photo by Emily Daniels)

  • In Memoriam - Dr. William C. Flewellen (1918-2019)

    The MSU College of Business is saddened by the loss of Dr. William C. Flewellen Jr., Lt. Col. U.S. Air Corp. (Ret.), of Tupelo, who passed away on March 12, 2019. He was 100. Dr. Flewellen served as the former dean and professor of accounting at Mississippi State. He earned his BS and MS degrees from University of Alabama, and doctorate from Columbia University. After serving as an accounting professor and assistant business dean at the The University of Alabama, he was named dean of MSU's College of Business in 1961. Flewellen was instrumental in establishing the doctoral programs and obtaining accreditation for the master’s and doctoral degrees. He left in 1968 to take a similar position at the University of Georgia, where he remained until retirement in 1989. Visitation for Dr. Flewellen is scheduled for Saturday, March 23, 2019, from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m., prior to the funeral service at 3 p.m. Both visitation and funeral will be held at Tupelo First United Methodist Church (412 Main Street Tupelo, MS 38804).Learn More about In Memoriam - Dr. William C. Flewellen (1918-2019)

  • MSU Idea Shop Officially Opens in Downtown Starkville

    MSU and city of Starkville officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony to formally open the Idea Shop, a 2,000-square-foot Main Street facility that includes the Turner A. Wingo Maker Studio and the MSU Retail Product Accelerator. The Idea Shop was made possible through private support, as well as the USDA Rural Business Development Program. It is part of the MSU Center for Entrepreneurship and Outreach and operated by the College of Business and School of Human Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. . MSU President Mark E. Keenum said facilities like the Idea Shop help make downtown Starkville the home of entrepreneurship in Mississippi. “We are charged with trying to help prepare young people to get a job, but through our entrepreneurship program, we’re allowing our students to not just get a job but to create jobs, even jobs that don’t exist today,” Keenum said. Learn More about MSU Idea Shop Officially Opens in Downtown Starkville

  • College of Business Names 2019 Alumnus of the Year

    Dr. Helen M. Currie has been selected as the 2019 Alumnus of the Year for the College of Business. Currie is the Senior Economist at ConocoPhillips overseeing the company’s long-range plan development and advising on investment analysis, political risk, scenario planning and other strategic initiatives. A 2000 PhD graduate from the College of Business, Currie served on the faculty at Elon University and LaGrange College. Her academic research focused on mortgage-backed securities valuation and financial institutions management. She previously worked with the State of Washington’s Department of Ecology, conducting Economic Impact Studies and Small Business Economic Analyses for environmental regulations. Currie is a current member of the COB Executive Advisory Board and was named among the Top 100 COB Alumni during the College of Business Centennial Celebration in 2015. Learn More about College of Business Names 2019 Alumnus of the Year

  • 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

  • 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

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