Bulldogs Making a Difference

Now accepting applications for MSU College Corp

A new opportunity has been created at Mississippi State to earn money for your education while serving our community.  If you are willing to contribute just 10 to 12 hours of community service each week during the school year, you can earn $1,175 that can be used to pay for tuition, loans, or other qualified expenses.

Register now for Service DAWGS Day

Service DAWGS Day is an annual day of service that engages over 500 students in community service activities within the local community. On Service DAWGS Day, students arrive at a central campus location for a brief orientation and light breakfast before being transported to one of over 35 community partner locations to perform three hours of community service. At around lunch time, students are transported back to campus for lunch and other activities. Last year over 1,900 volunteer hours were performed during the annual Service DAWGS Day.

President's Interfaith Service Challenge Update

In the fall of 2013 MSU launched the President's Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge, an initiative inviting institutions of higher education to commit to a year of interfaith and community service programming on campus and in the community. During the 2013-2014 school year, MSU's Interfaith Service Initiative has focused on improving the disaster preparedness of citizens of Oktibbeha County by building disaster preparedness kits to be distributed to low-income seniors and families.

Starkville Community Market brings people together

The eight ball zucchini is a hybrid variety of zucchini squash that has become popular over the last several years. It’s round, softball size and shape, make it ideal for stuffing, but like any other zucchini it can be steamed, baked, grilled, or roasted, and perhaps even fried.

The owner of the unique looking zucchini, Don Autry of D&G Farm in Wren, Miss. said he was approached by a man who wanted to know if the zucchini could be deep fried, and two women who wanted to use the zucchini to make a base for pizza crust.

Instructors make a difference at J.L. King Center

For people who may not know about the J.L. King Center, it is considered a valuable resource and one of the brightest gems that Starkville has to offer to the community.

Though it is not the traditional classroom, inside the walls of the small red brick building are two women who help make the center shine as a place where people can change their lives for the better.