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  • 09-22-17 - Staff Council 2017 Homecoming Jacket Sale

    Staff Council will be hosting its annual Homecoming sale on Friday, September 29th and Friday, October 13th with special area pre-orders accepted until September 27th. This year we are offering a grey full zip wind and water resistant jacket, featuring a fleece lining and hidden hood for MSU staff to purchase.

    2017 Staff Council Staff Jacket and Tumbler

    **On Campus Sale Dates**
    Bost Breezeway: Friday, September 29th from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Bost Breezeway: Friday, October 13th from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    ALL JACKET SIZES ARE ONE PRICE!! Small – 4XLarge = $30.00
    (Checks should be made payable to MSU Foundation)

    Pre-orders are available for the following areas ONLY until September 27th: County Offices/R&E Centers, Vet School, Meridian Campus, Animal & Diary Sciences (Farm Workers/Laborers only), and Stennis Space Center.

    Payment MUST be received with the order form when submitting your order. The pre-order form link is below.
    * Jackets will NOT be reserved or released until payment has been received.*

    Deadline for Departmental Transfers and pre-orders is September 27th.

    **Please note: Copies of Pre-Orders and Departmental Transfers should be emailed to Kelly LaSalle (kelly.lasalle@msstate.edu)

    ***FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED ADDITIONAL SALE ITEM***
    2017 Luncheon in the Junction t-shirts (sorry no XL), $5 at the Bost Breezeway

    Staff Council 2017 Homecoming Pre-Order form.pdf
  • 08-09-17 - Get the Scoop! Meet and Greet

    Mississippi State staff members are invited to stop by and meet the Staff Council representatives on Thursday [Aug. 10] from Noon to 1:30 p.m. at the MSU Barnes and Noble Bookstore. FREE MSU ice cream and Starbucks coffee will be available. Attendees will have the chance to win door prizes and will receive a coupon good for 25 percent off of one item at the bookstore.

    Get the Scoop Flyer

  • 08-07-17 - Staff Council Elects New Officers and Welcomes New Board Members

    Effective July 1, 2017, the newly elected 2017-2018 Staff Council Officers are: Susan Brooks, Chair; Jason Townsend, Vice Chair, and Leigh Stewart, Secretary.

    Staff Council lost several board members due to end of term or termination of employment at MSU: Mary Dikes, Amy Burchfield, Jennifer Burns, Tina Brock, Marc Measells, Nick Gordon, Julie Rester, Holly Coker and Leslie Lloyd.

    Staff Council's newly appointed board members effective July 1, 2017 are:
    Amy Adkerson, Registrar’s Office
    Zac Ashmore, Agricultural Communications
    Charlie Bush, Extension – Simpson County
    Stephen Green, Human Resources
    Nathan Gregory, Agricultural Communications
    Crisler Herndon, Travel
    Jan High, Research Support
    Jessica Thornton, Housing & Residence Life
    Yvett Roby, Student Counseling Services
    Lynn Wyman, Vice President for Research
    Sykes Zimmerman, CVM Dean’s Office

  • 04-17-17 - 2017 Staff Luncheon in the Junction T-Shirt Sales

    Get ready to get your t-shirt for the annual Staff Luncheon in the Junction event on Friday, May 12, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Junction.

    Staff Council will be selling the 2017 Luncheon t-shirts on the following dates:

    Wednesday, APRIL 26th
    11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Hunter Henry Breezeway

    Tuesday, MAY 2nd
    11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Bost Breezeway

    T-shirt Price: $10 (Small - 4XL)
    Make checks payable to MSU Foundation.

    Deadline for Departmental Transfers is Tuesday, April 25th

    The t-shirt material is Jerzees 50/50 blend heavyweight in charcoal grey. The t-shirt front pocket image will be the Staff Council logo and the back image is shown below:

    tshirt order form

    OFF-CAMPUS LOCATIONS ONLY: The pre-order form link is below. The deadline for pre-orders is April 25th.

    Off-Campus shirt orders that are not submitted by the deadline to Kelly LaSalle will be filled on a first-come first-serve basis while supplies last at the on campus sales (April 26 & May 2).

    Staff Council SAD 2017 tshirt preorder form.pdf
  • 02-21-17 - ActiveHealth Wellness Webinar

    Attend the ActiveHealth Wellness Webinar, “ABC’s of Good Heart Health”!

    It is never too late to start protecting your heart! Taking the right steps to good heart health does not have to be hard. We will discuss how to make simple, heart healthy habits part of your everyday life. It’s the best way to keep your heart pumping strong.

    All webinar participants will be entered into a sweepstakes drawing for a chance to win $100 gift card provided by ActiveHealth Management.

    Tuesday, February 21st at 9:00am, 11:30am or 3:30pm CT

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED! Register at Wellness Webinar Series 2017

    Sweepstakes Rules: No purchase necessary. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Legal residents of the 50 United States (D.C) 18 years and older are invited by the sponsor to participate. Void where prohibited. Sponsor: ActiveHealth Management, Inc., 1333 Broadway, 4th floor, New York, NY 10018

  • 11-17-16 - Dates Set for Homecoming Jacket Reorder Pickup & Tumblers on sale for $10

    The homecoming jacket reorder has arrived. These jackets are for staff that reserved a jacket by completing the online reorder form or putting their name on the reorder list during the previous sales.

    The reserved jackets ($25) can be picked up and paid for on the following dates:
    * Friday, November 18, Bost Breezeway from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    * Monday, November 21, Bost Breezeway from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    If you placed an order and cannot pick up your order on the sale dates listed above, you will have until Wednesday, November 30th to make arrangements to pick up and pay for your order.
    Any orders NOT paid for after November 30th will be offered to staff on a first come first pay basis.

    NO jackets will be sold to staff during the sales that did not reserve a jacket during the reorder. Any leftover jackets will be available for purchase after November 30th to staff on a first come first pay basis.

    THE MSU STAFF TUMBLERS HAVE BEEN DISCOUNTED TO $10 EACH.
    If you are picking up your reserved jacket you may also purchase a tumbler at that time. If you did not place a jacket order but would like to purchase a tumbler, please come to the pickup location during the specified times. These will make great Christmas stocking stuffers!

    Should you have any questions, email Staff Council at staffcouncil@msstate.edu. Thank you for supporting Staff Council!

  • 09-28-16 - Staff Council 2016 Homecoming Jacket & Tumbler Sale

    Staff Council will be having its annual Homecoming sale in October with special area pre-orders accepted until October 10th. This year we are offering a maroon full zip fleece jacket and 20 oz. silver tumbler for MSU staff to purchase.

    2016 Staff Council Staff Jacket and Tumbler

    **On Campus Sale Dates**
    Bost Breezeway: Friday, October 14 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Bost Breezeway: Tuesday, October 18 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    ALL JACKET SIZES ARE ONE PRICE!! Small-4XL: $25
    TUMBLERS: $15 EACH
    (Checks should be made payable to MSU Foundation)

    Pre-orders are available for the following areas ONLY until October 10th:
    County Offices/R&E Centers, Vet School, Meridian Campus, Animal & Dairy Sciences (Farm Workers/Laborers only) & Stennis Space Center.
    Payment MUST be received with the order form when submitting your order. The pre-order form link is below.
    **Jackets and/or tumblers will NOT be reserved or released until payment has been received**

    Deadline for Departmental Transfers and pre-orders is October 10th.

    ***FIRST-COME-FIRST SERVE ADDITIONAL SALE ITEM***
    * 2016 Luncheon in the Junction t-shirts (small - 4XL): $5 EACH
    Theme: Come On Down! The MSU Staff is Right!

    2016 Staff Council Jacket PreOrder Form.pdf
  • 09-23-16 - Healthy UI Series Starts Friday, September 30th

    As part of our “Healthy U” series, Staff Council, in partnership with Health Promotion and Wellness and ActiveHealth, invites you to attend the workshop: “Clear the Air MSU for a Smoke-Free Campus” on Friday, September 30, from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in the Hunter Henry Ballroom. Light refreshments will be served. This session will focus on the new smoke-free policy, cessation programs offered through MSU, and discuss strategies to quit smoking and identify tips to help keep you on track with your tobacco free goals. If you plan on attending, please RSVP to staffcouncil@msstate.edu on or before Wednesday, September 28 at 5:00 p.m.

  • 04-12-16 - T-Shirt Sales for 2016 Staff Luncheon in the Junction

    Staff Council will be selling the 2016 Staff Luncheon in the Junction (aka Staff Appreciation Day) t-shirts on the following dates:

    **Friday, April 29th
    11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Bost Breezeway

    **Monday, May 2nd
    11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Allen Hall Breezeway

    The t-shirt material is Canvas Cotton in Grey with maroon images and print. The t-shirt front pocket image will be the Staff Council logo and the back image is shown below:

    staff luncheon tshirt

    T-shirt Prices (checks should be made payable to MSU Foundation):
    $10.00 (Small–4XL)

    Deadline for Departmental Transfers is April 28th

    OFF-CAMPUS LOCATIONS ONLY: The pre-order form link is below. The deadline for pre-orders is April 28th.

    Off-Campus shirt orders that are not submitted by the deadline to Kelly LaSalle will be filled on a first come first serve basis while supplies last at the on campus sales (April 29 & May 2).

    Staff Council SAD 2016 tshirt preorder form.pdf
  • 09-16-15 - 2015 Staff Council Staff T-Shirt Sale

    Staff Council will be having its annual Homecoming sale in October with special area pre-orders accepted until October 2nd. The shirt is available for all MSU staff to purchase.

    The maroon long sleeve t-shirts are made by Port & Company and the material is 65% cotton/35% polyester.

    2015 Staff Council Staff T-Shirt

    **On Campus Sale Dates**
    Bost Breezeway: October 9th from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Allen Hall Breezeway: October 15th from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    ALL SHIRT SIZES ONE PRICE!! Small-4XL: $15
    (Checks should be made payable to MSU Foundation)

    Pre-orders are available for the following areas ONLY until October 2nd: County Offices/R&E Centers, Vet School, Meridian Campus, Animal & Dairy Sciences (Farm Workers/Laborers only) & Stennis Space Center.
    Payment MUST be received with the order form when submitting your order. The pre-order form link is below.
    **Shirts will NOT be reserved or released until payment has been received**

    Deadline for Departmental Transfers and pre-orders is October 2nd.

    ***ADDITIONAL SALE ITEMS***
    The following items will also be on sale in limited sizes and quantities:
    * 2015 Luncheon in the Junction maroon t-shirts (small and medium only) - $5
    * 2014 Homecoming grey/maroon staff jackets (quarter zip only) - $10
    * 2014 Luncheon in the Junction cream t-shirts - $1

    2015 Staff Council T-shirt Sale.pdf
  • 08-24-15 - Staff Council Meet and Greet Invitation

    Staff Council is excited about kicking off a new year! We hope you will stop by our "Meet and Greet" and let us introduce ourselves to you!

    meet and greet

  • 06-18-15 - Staff Council Elects New Officers and Appoints New Members

    The newly elected 2015-2016 Staff Council Officers are:
    Tamara Gibson, Chair
    Nick Gordon, Vice Chair
    Heather Andrews, Secretary

    Staff Council welcomes eight (8) newly appointed board members effective July 1, 2015:
    Hannah Burnett, Sponsored Programs Administration
    Darrell Easley, Human Resources Management
    Kylie Forrester, Admissions & Scholarships
    Jeffrey Guess, Parking Services
    Leslie Lloyd, MAFES Administration
    Katie Myhand, Office of Research Compliance
    Tiffney Williams, CALS Dean’s Office
    Blaire Wilson, Honor Council

  • 06-03-15 - Staff Council Honors Distinguished Staff

    Staff Council selected twelve Mississippi State employees for the Donald W. Zacharias Distinguished Staff Awards. The honors are given in memory of the university's 15th president in whose 1985-97 administration the annual Staff Appreciation Day and the accompanying awards program were established.

    The awards were presented at the 2015 Staff Luncheon in the Junction on Friday, May 15 by Dr. Mark Keenum, MSU President. Each honoree received a plaque and a $1,000 check.

    distinguished staff

    The group included (alphabetically, by category):

    Professional
    --Beth Baker, a research associate with the wildlife, fisheries and aquaculture department
    --JuLeigh Baker, health and wellness educator with University Health Services
    --Jennifer Easley, Sponsored Programs Administration director
    --Ann Sansing, extension associate in the food science, nutrition and health promotion department
    --Jan Walton, 4-H and youth coordinator for MSU Extension Service's Grenada County office
    --Anita Webb, director and 4-H coordinator for MSU Extension Service's Scott County office

    Support Staff
    --Ruby Lynn Carter, animal health technician for the College of Veterinary Medicine's clinical science department
    --Anthony "Bubba" Forrester, journey lineman with the physical plant administration department
    --Becky Hill, senior associate at Mitchell Memorial Library
    --Donna Maykowski, associate with the Division of Student Affairs' fraternity and sorority life office
    --Linda Miller, administrative assistant in the African American Studies program
    --Daisy Wiggins, central sterile aide for the veterinary college's clinical sciences department

  • 04-20-15 - Attend a Live Health Event on April 22

    What does your shopping cart look like? Learn strategies to use while grocery shopping and tips to build healthier meals!

    MSU Staff Council is sponsoring a live health coaching event, SHOP SMART AND MEAL PLAN, on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 in the Bost Theatre from 1:00-2:00 p.m.

    Individual health coaching will be available. All individual health coaching participants will be entered into a sweepstakes drawing for a chance to win a $100 gift card provided by ActiveHealth Management.

    The event is open to all MSU employees and students. No registration required.

    MSU Onsite Flier April 2015.pdf
  • 04-20-15 - 2015 Staff Luncheon in the Junction T-Shirt Sale

    Staff Council will be selling the 2015 Staff Appreciation Day t-shirts on the following dates:

    Thursday, APRIL 30th
    10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Allen Hall Breezeway

    Friday, MAY 1st
    10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Bost Breezeway

    T-shirt Price: $10 (Small - 4XL)
    Make checks payable to MSU Foundation.

    The t-shirt material is Canvas Cotton in Maroon with white images and print. The t-shirt front pocket image will be the Staff Council logo and the back image is shown below:

    tshirt sale

    OFF-CAMPUS LOCATIONS ONLY: The pre-order form link is below. The deadline for pre-orders is April 29th.

    Off-Campus shirt orders that are not submitted by the deadline to Kelly LaSalle will be filled on a first-come first-serve basis while supplies last at the on campus sales (April 30 - May 1).

    Staff Council SAD 2015 tshirt order form.pdf
  • 03-26-15 - QPR Suicide Training Offered to MSU Faculty & Staff

    QPR is a nationally recognized suicide prevention program. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer, three simple steps that anyone can take to save a life. It is a 1 ½ hour interactive presentation where one will learn to recognize the warning signs of suicide, know how to offer hope, and know how to get help and save a life.

    Click the link below to print the attached flyer for more information!

    QPRTrainingFlyer.pdf
  • 10-06-14 - 2014 Staff Council Jacket Sale

    Staff Council will be having its annual jacket sale in November with special area pre-orders accepted until October 24th. The grey jacket is available for all MSU staff to purchase. The jacket features a quarter or full zip, front pockets, and open hem with shock-cord drawstring and MSU Staff Logo.

    2014 Staff Council Jacket

    **On Campus Sale Dates**
    Bost Breezeway: November 3 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Allen Hall Breezeway: November 5 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    ALL JACKET SIZES ONE PRICE!! Small-4XL: $30
    (Checks should be made payable to MSU Foundation)

    Pre-orders are available for the following areas ONLY until October 24th: County Offices/R&E Centers, Vet School, Meridian Campus, Animal Dairy Science (Farm Workers/Laborers only) & Stennis Space Center.
    Payment MUST be received with the order form when submitting your order. The pre-order form link is below.
    **Jackets will NOT be reserved or released until payment has been received**

    Deadline for Departmental Transfers and pre-orders is October 24th.

    2014 Staff Council Jacket Sale.pdf
  • 05-28-14 - Get Ready for Luncheon in the Junction - May 30th!

    The 2014 Staff Appreciation Day will take place on Friday, May 30th, in the Junction from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. All staff are encouraged to attend and wear your Staff t-shirt if you purchased one. T-shirts will be available for purchase at the Luncheon.

    Lunch will be served under the east side of the stadium beginning at 11:00 a.m. Please enter the stadium at the south-east entrance for lunch service.

    Check out the attached flyer for more information!!

    SAD2014_flyer_page1.pdf
  • 04-21-14 - T-shirt Sales for Staff Luncheon in the Junction 2014

    Staff Council will be selling 2014 Staff Appreciation Day t-shirts on the following dates:

    **Thursday, May 1st
    11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    Bost Breezeway

    **Friday, May 2nd
    11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    Allen Hall Breezeway

    T-shirt Prices (checks should be made payable to MSU Foundation):
    $10.00 (Small–XL)
    $12.00 (2XL-4XL)

    OFF-CAMPUS LOCATIONS ONLY: The pre-order form link is below. The deadline for pre-orders is April 29th.

    Off-Campus shirt orders that are not submitted by the deadline to Casey Finch will be filled on a first come first serve basis while supplies last at the on campus sales (May 1-2).

    Staff Council SAD 2014tshirt order form.pdf
  • 04-21-14 - T-shirt Design for 2014 Staff Luncheon in the Junction

    Preview the design for the 2014 Staff Appreciation Day Luncheon in the Junction t-shirt.

    The t-shirt material is Gildan Ultra Cotton T-Shirts in Natural (Sand) and the t-shirt front pocket image will be the Staff Council logo.

    The t-shirt back image in maroon:

    tshirt design

  • 04-01-14 - Staff Appreciation Day 2014

    SAVE THE DATE!! Staff Council is busy planning for this year’s Staff Appreciation Day "Luncheon in the Junction" on Friday, May 30th from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. This year's theme is "The Voice of MSU Staff".