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10/14/15 - MEDIA ADVISORY: Official grand opening of The Mill at MSU

WHAT: Official grand opening celebration of The Mill at MSU

WHEN: Monday, Oct. 19, 2015, 11 a.m.

WHERE: 600 Russell St., Starkville, MS

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OPPS: Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper (R-Miss.), MSU President Mark E. Keenum, Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman, The Mill developer Mark Castleberry, and MSU Vice President for Research and Economic Development David Shaw.

Mississippi State and the local community will celebrate the official grand opening of The Mill at MSU with special remarks from federal, state and local officials and university leadership. Building tours and a reception to follow.

Transformation of the historic John M. Stone Cotton Mill — formerly known as Mississippi State's E.E. Cooley Building — into a $40-million, state-of-the-art conference and meeting complex started in March 2014. Building tenants, including MSU’s National Strategic Planning and Analysis Research Center, began moving into The Mill in August this year, and the conference center has hosted multiple events since then.

The Mill’s 73,975-square-foot conference center features a 1,000-seat ballroom, breakout rooms and onsite catering, as well as Class A office space. Original brick, exposed wood beams and columns, open spaces, and abundant natural light have been preserved in the renovation.

Built in 1902, the property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.

Please direct media inquiries to Harriet Laird at 662-325-7460 or hlaird@opa.msstate.edu or Allison Matthews at amatthews@opa.msstate.edu or 662-325-7457 in the Office of Public Affairs at Mississippi State.

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