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To open the ceremony, Maria Peña, student government association president and political science senior, introduces the evening and speakers at the Honors Banquet on Friday, April 20, 2018. Photo by Brendan Wynne

Students recognized at annual honors banquet

Tyler Manning, Editor April 21, 2018

Honor. Leadership. Service. These three tenants were highlighted during this year's annual Honors Banquet. More than 200 students, parents and faculty filled the D.L. Ligon Coliseum in anticipation...

Forming new club gave me confidence, opportunity

Mitch Kipp, Columnist April 10, 2018

Seven months ago I never would have imagined where I am now. I wasn't involved in any organizations, but I wanted to join something. I knew Jesse Brown, coordinator of student involvement, was a good...

Alyvia Nichols, interdisciplinary studies, claps and looks to her people who are in the audience for her during the end part of commencement where the graduates shout-out and clap to the members in the audience who were there for them through their college experiences. Photo by Rachel Johnson

Provost considers graduation on campus

Andrea Pedon February 27, 2018

In an attempt to give future graduates a last farewell to the university, James Johnston, provost and vice president for academic affairs, has explored options to bring graduation back on campus. While...

James Johnston: ‘Creating our Signature’

Kara McIntyre October 6, 2017

James Johnston, provost and vice president for academic affairs, gave a presentation titled "Creating our Signature" on Oct. 6 at 11 a.m. for an audience of about 50 faculty and staff. While it was a brief...

Part of the building plans for the new health sciences building to be complete by March 2019.

New health sciences building prepares to break ground

Leah Bryce May 4, 2017

As the mass communication building comes to its final stages of construction, MSU prepares to break ground on a new health sciences building. Two years ago, the university was granted the tuition-revenue...

Former Provost Betty Stewart thanks the crowd after a room in Bolin was dedicated in her honor April 27. Contributed photo by Bradley Wilson

Bolin lab named after former provost

Sarah Graves April 27, 2017

Faculty gathered to honor Betty Stewart, former provost and vice president of academic affairs, by renaming room 301 in Bolin Hall to the Betty H. Stewart Instrumental Lab on April 27. Betty Stewart...

James Johnston, provost and vice president of academic affairs, gathers papers together for a guest speaking event. Im sure this wont be my last guest lecture. I have to get used to this now, Johnston said. Photo by Kara McIntyre

Johnston named new provost

Leonardo Gonzalez April 25, 2017

From department chair and program director, to director of interdisciplinary education, to interim dean, to actual dean. University President Suzanne Shipley named James Johnston the new provost and...

James Johnston, interim provost, speaks at provost candidate interview session on April 4. Johnston was named provost on April 21. Photo by Arianna Davis

James Johnston, interim provost, named new provost

Kara McIntyre April 21, 2017

In a postmaster sent earlier today, University President Suzanne Shipley announced James Johnston, interim provost, as the official provost for MSU. "Dr. Johnston was selected after a rigorous...

Search for provost narrows down candidates

Leah Bryce April 19, 2017

Over the course of the semester, the administration and Board of Regents have been on the hunt for a new provost. Four candidates, James Johnston, Kenya Taylor, Monica Varner and Jerold Hale were selected...

War hero to be new provost

Caleb Martin March 21, 2017

SATIRE The provost task force is pleased to announce they have found a "well-rounded and overqualified" candidate to take on the job as provost and vice president of academic affairs. The task force...

Committee closes in on new math and science dean candidate

Ethan Metcalf November 19, 2014

The College of Science and Mathematics is in the market for a new dean, and two prospective candidates for the job visited campus to meet with faculty and administrators, as well as give a presentation....

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