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Walgreens offering same-day delivery with Postmates

Business News - Tue, 09/15/2015 - 2:57pm
Getting toilet paper, cleaning supplies and cold remedies delivered to your door just got easier.

Starkville-MSU Symphony Orchestra presents string symposium concert

MSU News - Tue, 09/15/2015 - 2:53pm
The Starkville-Mississippi State University Symphony Orchestra performs works by Classical and Romantic-era composers on Friday [Sept. 18].

The Starkville-Mississippi State University Symphony Orchestra performs works by Classical and Romantic-era composers on Friday [Sept. 18]. (Photo by Megan Bean)

Contact: Sasha Steinberg

The Starkville-Mississippi State University Symphony Orchestra is announcing its “String Symposium” concert Friday [Sept. 18].

Sponsored by the Starkville-MSU Symphony Association, the free 7:30 p.m. performance takes place on Mississippi University for Women’s campus in Rent Auditorium. Among the works featured are those by Classical and Romantic-era composers, including Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-91), Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921) and Franz Schubert (1797-1828).

The performance opens with the overture to Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” (1786).

Julia Mortyakova, MUW music department chair, and fellow assistant professor of music Valentin Bogdan, will perform with the orchestra on Saint-Saëns’ “Le Carnaval des animaux,” or “Carnival of the Animals” (1886).

Composed of 14 movements, the work comprised of musical vignettes describing a variety of animals has entertained audiences for the past century. American poet Ogden Nash (1902-71) wrote a series of short and humorous poems to complement each movement of the suite. MUW President Jim Borsig will recite the poems prior to each movement.

The Friday evening concert concludes with Schubert’s “Symphony No. 3 in D major” (1815). In addition to the 65-member professional orchestra, the string sections will be extended by guest high schools from Mississippi and Tennessee, as well as college string musicians from MSU and MUW.

For additional concert information, contact Michael Brown, MSU music professor and SSO music director, at 662-325-3070 or

Founded in 1969, the Starkville-MSU Symphony Association is a non-profit volunteer organization whose members work to educate, enlighten and share classical music with the city, university campus and other communities in the Golden Triangle region. Producing high-quality musical events and increasing awareness for the arts are its primary missions. For more, visit and

In addition to MSU and the City of Starkville, major association contributors include the J.W. Criss Foundation, Mississippi Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, Renasant Bank, Starkville Convention and Visitors Bureau and Columbus-based Gildea Foundation.

The association accepts tax-deductible donations via the MSU Foundation. To contribute, contact Lynn Durr at 662-325-8918 or

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Forrest, DeSoto countians at MSU receive study-abroad awards

MSU News - Tue, 09/15/2015 - 2:08pm

Contact: Zack Plair

Two Mississippi State seniors are selections for 2015-16 Dr. Pepper Scholarships.

Receiving $2,000 study-abroad awards are Brandon L. Baxter of Hattiesburg, a chemical engineering major in the university’s Bagley College of Engineering, and Karissa A. Logan of Walls, a human sciences/apparel, textiles and merchandising major in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Dr. Pepper is a long-time sponsor of the Southeastern Conference. The Texas-based soft drink company recently provided $100,000 to the SECU Academics Initiative that, in part, supports international educational opportunities to high achieving students at member institutions.

Baxter and Logan represent the first 28 chosen for the honor. The company also is providing funding for the 2016-17 school year.

Baxter is spending the fall semester in Germany as part of the global engineering education exchange. He will return in February.

Over the summer, Logan traveled to Italy for three weeks. An MSU Dean’s List Scholar, she visited Florence, Rome and Venice as part of the School of Human Sciences’ Farm-to-Fashion academic program.

Annika Campbell, coordinator for MSU’s Office of Study Abroad, said Dr. Pepper asked each of the 14-member conference institutions to select a male and female student. The scholarship program also has a “non-traditional” requirement targeting individuals who may have limited study-abroad opportunities, she added.

The MSU Study Abroad program is part of the International Institute led by Jon Rezek, interim associate vice president for international programs.

“We feel we have selected two top-quality students who represent their respective colleges well,” Rezek said. “This scholarship significantly reduces their financial burden and enables them to participate without bringing undue hardship on themselves or their families.

“This is a great program for our students and we are excited to see it continue,” Rezek said.

Torie Johnson, executive director of the SECU Academic Initiative, echoed Rezek’s remarks.

“Increasing the amount and type of education abroad opportunities available to SEC students has been an SECU goal for more than a decade,” Johnson said “It’s exciting to know that, thanks to Dr. Pepper’s generosity, more SEC students than ever will have a life-changing experience in another part of the world.”

For more about MSU’s International Institute and Study Abroad program, visit

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California wildfires burn hundreds of homes

CNN - Tue, 09/15/2015 - 1:50pm

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Top Washington Post editor Anne Kornblut leaves for Facebook

Business News - Tue, 09/15/2015 - 1:48pm
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Company behind Second Life building virtual reality universe

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Nina Tassler to step down as head of CBS Entertainment

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Bubonic plague reported in Michigan

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Singapore's 'parking lot in the sky' looks to drive luxury demand

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Hungary ready to jail trespassers at razor-wire border

CNN World - Tue, 09/15/2015 - 1:16pm
Hungary closed one of the main routes Tuesday that migrants are using to reach the European Union -- plugging the final hole in its border fence with Serbia, implementing harsh new rules for anyone attempting to enter illegally and leaving hundreds of desperate migrants massed on its border.

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Health - Tue, 09/15/2015 - 12:55pm

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Tentative agreement reached in Seattle teachers' strike

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Manu Bennett charged with assault

CNN World - Tue, 09/15/2015 - 12:45pm
An actor known for playing villains on the screen was arrested early Sunday morning.

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Jeff Bezos unveils Cape Canaveral as base of commercial space program

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