State Senator Michael "Mike" Jackson Chaney will speak at 3:00 p.m. on October 27, 2005 in the John Grisham Room, Mitchell Memorial Library. Chaney is speaking as a part of the Morris "Bill" Collins Speaker Series sponsored by the Stennis Institute for Government, the Congressional and Political Research Center, MSU Libraries, and the Stennis Montgomery Association. Chaney is Chairman of the Education committee in addition to serving on the Agriculture; Appropriations; Congressional Redistricting; Environmental Protection, Conservation & Water Resources; Insurance; Legislative Reapportionment; Ports & Marine Resources and Universities & Colleges committees. Chaney is affiliated with Rotary, Economic Development Foundation (Warren), Vicksburg-Warren Chamber of Commerce, MS Economic Council and AWPA. He is a member of the VFW and the American Legion. He is a Viet-Nam veteran. The Morris W. H. (Bill) Collins Speaker Series brings leading figures of the day to the Mississippi State University campus to engage in close and personal discussions about their lives and careers. The event is free and open to the public.