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New master's program preps students for arts and culture management

MSU News - December 19, 2014 - 3:19pm
To prepare students for leadership positions in arts advocacy and cultural organizations, as well as entrepreneurship, MSU's College of Arts and Letters will launch a new master's of arts and cultural management multidisciplinary degree in fall 2015.
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Recognizing a top music educator

MSU News - December 19, 2014 - 2:35pm
The Michigan Music Educators Association has named Cynthia Taggart, professor of music education at MSU, "Music Educator of the Year."
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MSU High 5: Dec. 18, 2014

MSU News - December 18, 2014 - 7:01am
Here's today's MSU High 5 - a morning hello and the fastest way to get you up to speed with what's happening at MSU.
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Branden Dawson goes down with injury in MSU's win over Eastern Michigan

State News Top Stories - December 18, 2014 - 12:59am

For roughly 25 minutes, the men's basketball team had a fully healthy squad for the first time all season.

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MSU defeats Eastern Michigan 66-46 despite Branden Dawson's injury

State News Top Stories - December 17, 2014 - 11:08pm

After knocking off Big Ten foe Michigan on Dec. 9, upset-minded Eastern Michigan came to Breslin with the hopes of defeating another in-state power conference team.

MSU needed some time to adjust to the Eastern 2-3 zone but eventually found its groove, pulling away for a 66-46 victory.

EMU (8-2) caused early problems for the Spartan offense.

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MSU leads EMU 34-19 at halftime

State News Top Stories - December 17, 2014 - 9:59pm

After a slow start, the men's basketball team eventually solved Eastern Michigan's tricky zone defense, taking a 34-19 lead into halftime.

Senior guard Travis Trice leads MSU with nine points on 3-of-4 shooting from deep with four assists. Junior guard Bryn Forbes and junior center Matt Costello each have six points.

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Multiple reports have cornerback Trae Waynes leaving early for the NFL

State News Top Stories - December 17, 2014 - 8:04pm

It was Trae Waynes who helped Michigan State avoid an historic upset at home back in october against Nebraska when he intercepted Tommy Armstrong’s pass with 30 seconds left in the fourth quarter to come away with a 27-22 victory.

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Peace on Earth

MSU News - December 17, 2014 - 2:27pm
Merry Christmas. Happy Hanukkah. Joyous Kwanzaa. Happy Holidays. Season's Greetings. It's that time of year when people around the world celebrate this special time according to their religion or culture. It's also that time of year when some people refuse to accept diversity and demand their way is the only way to wish someone well during the season. Peace on Earth. Amongst all the discussion and arguing, I'd like to think that's the one sentiment we can all get behind. A gunman in Sydney, a horrible massacre in Peshawar, conflicts in the Middle East, disease in Africa, threats from Sony hackers, crime in the United States-one look at the news headlines is enough to make anyone feel despair. Peace on Earth. No matter the religion, culture, political leaning, nationality, gender, economic status or any other differing factor, I think we all can agree that is a wish we'd all like granted this year.
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Django Paris: Language, literacy and urban education

MSU News - December 17, 2014 - 12:27pm
I have been studying language, literacy and urban education for more than 10 years now, beginning with my graduate work at Stanford in 2003 then my three years as a professor at Arizona State University and now here at MSU for the past four years. But I see my focus as much more long-term, growing from my own public school experiences as a student of color (Black/White biracial) with a White American mother and a Black Jamaican father, as well as my years as a classroom teacher.
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Out of this world: MSU students work with Mars One project

MSU News - December 17, 2014 - 10:10am
An interactive book that is being designed and written by a team of MSU students will teach children about one of our closest neighbors in the Solar System. Five students from the School of Journalism are putting together a children's activity book for Mars One, a nonprofit organization that is laying the groundwork for an eventual human colony on Mars.
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Prolific shooting Spartans host Eagles and their strong defense

MSU News - December 17, 2014 - 9:42am
MSU hosts Eastern Michigan in a battle of contrasting strengths. The Spartans boast a great-shooting team, leading the nation in 3-point field-goal percentage and ranking 14th in field-goal percentage, while the Eagles rank 15th nationally in field-goal percentage defense.
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No. 18 Michigan State routs Alcorn State, 77-41

MSU News - December 17, 2014 - 9:29am
Aerial Powers had 23 points, seven rebounds and five assists and No. 18 MSU dominated Alcorn State 77-41 on Tuesday night.
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Spartans sweep weekly Big Ten honors

MSU News - December 17, 2014 - 9:20am
Joe Cox, Thomas Ebbing and Ryan Keller were named the Big Ten's First, Second and Third Stars of the week, respectively, it was announced by the conference office on Tuesday.
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MSUToday Weekly Update to resume Jan. 7

MSU News - December 17, 2014 - 8:45am
University offices will be closed Dec. 25-26 and Jan. 1-2. The MSUToday Weekly Update email will take a brief hiatus and return to your inboxes on Jan. 7.
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Michael Robinson: Success through global engagement

MSU News - December 17, 2014 - 8:27am
When senior Michael Robinson transferred to MSU his freshmen year, he was interested in management, leadership and global affairs, but didn't know which major would be the right fit for him. It wasn't until he met with his advisor, Cindy Walter, that everything fell into place.
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Graduation silhouettes

MSU News - December 17, 2014 - 4:27am
Graduates from the fall of 2014 semester are silhouetted against the night sky near Beaumont Tower. Photo by Derrick L. Turner
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After a long wait Javon Bess is ready to make debut against Eastern Michigan

State News Top Stories - December 16, 2014 - 11:00pm

It's been a long time coming for Javon Bess, but over a month after undergoing surgery on his right foot, the freshman guard will make his debut on Wednesday against Oakland.

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Stay complex, my friends

MSU News - December 16, 2014 - 1:52pm
The KISS concept -- keep it simple, stupid - may work for many situations. However, when it comes to evolution, complexity appears to be key for prosperity and propagating future generations.
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MSU nets more than $600,000 in grants to help animal agriculture

MSU News - December 16, 2014 - 1:11pm
Michigan State University researchers have received more than $600,000 in funding from the Michigan Alliance for Animal Agriculture.
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Season's eatings

MSU News - December 16, 2014 - 11:04am
'Tis the season of plenty of food and drink. While celebrating should be joyful, for some women, it's not. All the holiday temptations can add another layer to an already complicated biological process.
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