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Singleton honored with national student advising honors

Having been honored on campus earlier this year, Mississippi State professional Rachel Singleton will now travel to the Windy City to be recognized at the highest level for helping students successfully complete their university course work.

Receiving the National Academic Advising Association's 2008 Outstanding Advising Awards, Single...


Two new avenues for giving announced for MSU donors

The Mississippi State University Foundation now has two new ways to support the institution, both dealing with real estate and timberland.

Assets of real property may be given for charitable purposes through either the Bulldog Properties or Bulldog Forest programs. Both offers benefits to donors, including the designation of support t...


The biggest show in the woods returns to MSU's forest

The biennial Mid-South Forestry Equipment Show is celebrating its 25th year of showcasing the newest technology and machinery used to advance the South's timber industry.

With over 6,000 attending from 20 states and two Canadian providences in 2006, this year's show, scheduled for June 6-7, promises to be just as eventful.

The eq...


MSU graduate students take top honors at regional competitions

Three Mississippi State University graduate students in the College of Forest Resources are top winners in recent regional research competitions.

Luke Jones of Ackerman took first-place honors among a field of 15 students in a visual display contest at the Seventh Annual Bioproducts and Renewal Energy Conference.

Jones, a 2...


Prominent wood scientist to deliver 2008 MSU Owen Lecture

A retired Minnesota university administrator, author and wood science researcher will be featured speaker April 22 for Mississippi State's Carlton N. Owen Lecture.

Jim Bowyer now is president of Bowyer and Associates Inc., a wood science and bioenergy consulting firm. His public presentation will examine the current state of world fore...


MEDIA ADVISORY: MSU students get special honors Friday

Four Mississippi State University students in the College of Forest Resources are being honored this week for separate acts of off-campus heroism.

They will be recognized during a public program being organized Friday [Feb. 8] by college officials. The ceremony begins at 3:00 p.m. in the Tully Auditorium of Thompson Hall.



Alumnus, business leader to deliver 2007 Owen lecture at MSU

A Mississippi State alumnus and North Carolina-based timber executive will be featured Sept. 20 at the university's 2007 Carlton N. Owen Lecture Series.

Chris Zinkhan, co-founder, managing director and chief investment officer of Forestland Group LLC, is a nationally recognized authority on timberland investment. His public presentati...


MSU announces latest research award selections

A senior Mississippi State aquaculture scientist is receiving the university's 2007 Ralph E. Powe Research Excellence Award.

Louis R. D'Abramo, a wildlife and fisheries professor, was honored Tuesday night during the university's annual spring research awards banquet. He was among 23 whose achievements were praised at the Hunter Henry...


State wildlife group honors MSU faculty member, student

Mississippi State associate extension professor Debbie Gaddis and university senior Amber D. Breland of Maben are receiving top awards of the state's oldest conservation organization.

Gaddis, a timber taxation specialist, is the Mississippi Wildlife Federation's Forest Conservationist of the Year. Breland, a senior wildlife science ma...


Water conference promises to be an exciting, informative event

Mississippi's annual Water Resources Research Conference is set for April 24-25 at the Hilton Hotel in Jackson

Eight sessions will cover topics including Delta groundwater, modeling, invasive plant species, agriculture, sedimentation, wastewater and water treatment, surface water quality, flooding, and water supply.

During the ...


MSU Forest and Wildlife Research Center announces administrative changes

The Forest and Wildlife Research Center at Mississippi State University has announced administrative changes designed to better position the center for the future.

George Hopper, director of the center, announced Monday the transfer of Liam Leightley, head of forest products, to the Office of the Dean and Director.

"Liam has a we...


Forestry movers, shakers to star at forestry equipment show

Machines and technology that keep the South's forest industry booming will be on display June 2 and 3 at the 2006 Mid-South Forestry Equipment Show.

The biannual demonstration of new timber harvest and production equipment takes place seven miles south of Starkville on state Highway 25. The site adjoins an entrance road to Mississippi ...


Former MSU professor to lead 2006 Carlton Owen lecture

A retired Mississippi State biology professor who now teaches in Florida will be featured April 24 as part of the university's ongoing Carlton N. Owen Lecture Series.

Jerome A. "Jerry" Jackson's 1:30 p.m. public presentation in the Tully Auditorium of Thompson Hall will be followed by a reception in the same location. An ornithologist...


MSU combines water expertise

Water is essential for life and the enhancement of both water quantity and quality has become issues of major public concern.

Addressing water-related issues is the mission of the Mississippi Water Resources Research Institute at Mississippi State University. Formerly a part of MSU's GeoResources Institute, the WRRI relocated to the un...


Wade siblings honor late Starkville brother with scholarship

A new endowed scholarship established at Mississippi State is a memorial by his sisters to former Starkville businessman Clyde Patrick "Pat" Wade.

Mary Martha Morgan and Carol Lynn Crouse of Starkville, and Betty Hilton of Huntsville, Texas, created the endowment for students in the university's College of Forest Resources.



MSU dean elected to lead national association

George M. Hopper has been voted president-elect of the National Association of University Forest Resources Programs.

Hopper, the dean of Mississippi State University's College of Forest Resources and director of the Forest and Wildlife Research Center, will serve as president of the association for a two-year term beginning January 2007....


Pike Co. native to focus on private giving to MSU forestry programs

A Mississippi State alumnus and fund-raising veteran now is concentrating his efforts exclusively for the university's College of Forest Resources.

Jeff Little is the college's new development director. Most recently, he has served as assistant development director for both the colleges of Forest Resources and Veterinary Medicine.


CFR hurricane relief effort underway

Mississippi State's College of Forest Resources is beginning a relief effort at the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station in Poplarville. Crews left early this morning (Friday, Sept. 2) with equipment and relief supplies for the Pearl River county.

Charles Burkhardt, MSU school forest manager, has a crew of nine with c...


Alumnus selected for forest leadership role at MSU

A Mississippi State forestry alumnus is the new dean of the university's College of Forest Resources and director of its Forest and Wildlife Research Center.

George M. Hopper assumes his new duties July 15, pending formal approval by the Board of Trustees, State Institutions of Higher Learning. The Vicksburg native succeeds interim de...


MSU speakers: Natural resources educators must prepare students

At no time have America's natural resources been more at risk. As a result, at no time has it been more critical to adequately prepare students for a complex, changing world.

In brief, those are the central observations of several speakers recently helping Mississippi State celebrate the 50th anniversary of its College of Forest R...


Cochran to help celebrate 50th forestry birthday

Mississippi State will commemorate the half-century mark of its College of Forest Resources.

The university's former School of Forestry was established in 1954 and became a college in 1996. Over the decades, it has graduated more than 3,000 majors in forestry, forest products and wildlife and fisheries. MSU President Charles Lee...


Hinds attorney joining MSU Foundation staff

The Mississippi State University Foundation is expanding its fund-raising efforts in two major academic units with the addition of alumnus Jeffrey J. Little.

Little, a Bolton resident, is the new assistant development director for the colleges of Forest Resources and Veterinary Medicine. He joins Keith Gaskin, who has led the colleges'...


Web site earns kudos for MSU College of Forest Resources

A Web site introducing the academic resources of Mississippi State's College of Forest Resources is earning recognition from a national organization.

The academic portion of university site recently received an Outstanding Electronic Publication Certificate of Merit from the National Academic Advising Associa...


Gift to MSU memorializes Forestry Commission employee

A Mississippi Forestry Commission employee who died in the line of duty is being honored by a corporate gift to Mississippi State University's College of Forest Resources.

The $5,000 memorial gift in support of forestry education is part of Stihl Inc.'s 2001 National Forestry Heroism Award program honoring John Paul Pritchett Sr. of W...


Natural resource management program honored

A Mississippi State University program geared to the needs of natural resource managers is receiving international attention.

"Geographical Information Systems for Natural Resource Managers," a continuing education course in the College of Forest Resources, has received the Learning Resources Network's Certificate of Exemplary Pr...


Ozier scholarship established

A recent contribution by the Mississippi Forestry Association is facilitating the establishment of the Ozier Endowed Scholarship.

The gift to the College of Forest Resources helps establish a scholarship in memory of Anne Ozier and in honor of Dr. Terry Ozier of Brandon. Longtime supporters of Mississippi State University, the Oziers a...


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