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MSU seventh-year assistant head coach/defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi has been named one of five finalists for the Frank Broyles Award, which is awarded annually to the nation's top assistant coach.
As American students continue to lag behind international peers in math skills, an MSU scholar argues the United States could improve its standing by increasing exposure to formal math such as algebra and geometry.
Six Spartans have been named to the All-Big Ten First Team and a total of 16 players have received all-conference recognition, as BTN announced the 2013 All-Big Ten Teams Monday evening.
Nominations for the fifth annual Ruth Jameyson Above and Beyond Award are being sought.
MSU has earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, and will play Ohio in the first round on Friday, Dec. 6.
Jeremy Langford ran for 134 yards and a touchdown, and No. 11 MSU wrapped up an unbeaten regular season in Big Ten play with a 14-3 victory over Minnesota on Saturday.
Earning its program record-tying 13th shutout of the season, the 11th-seeded MSU men's soccer team (14-5-3) outlasted sixth-seeded Georgetown (14-5-2) 1-0 on Sunday afternoon in Washington, D.C.
Medical supplies valued at more than $100,000 were gathered and sent to victims of Typhoon Haiyan last week through a joint effort between MSU student group Generate Help 2 Heal Generations and the university's Institute of International Health.
Until now, scientists were pretty sure they knew how the surface of a neutron star - a super dense star that forms when a large star explodes and collapses - can heat itself up.
It's Thanksgiving time, and everyone has food on the mind. Especially some of MSU's faculty.
Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, vegetables, bread and much, much more are waiting. I'll sit down at my sister's house and indulge in an American tradition-eating more than I should and just when I think I can't eat another bite, I'll have a piece of pie. My sister and her husband are excellent hosts, I'll be surrounded by family and everyone will have a lovely day.
Thanks for food, health, love and family will be given, just like in previous years. Grace will be spoken, food will be passed and the day will pretty much go like they have for years. (Except for that one year when a candle caught a napkin on fire at the kids' table prompting my daughter to shout, "Fire in the hole!").
But barring any flames, I expect my Thanksgiving to be pretty standard. Except for one thing. This year I'll be thinking about children I met while on our Spartans Will. 360 tour. You can see some of them in the photo above. I snapped that shot in Naitolia, Tanzania, where hundreds of schoolchildren were lined up for a bowl of rice and beans, thanks, in part, to the work of MSU's Tanzania Partnership Program.
I'll be thinking of the hundreds of children there, and in other parts of Africa we visited, that were happy for a drink of clean water and a small cup of beans and rice. It's doubtful they know what overly full bellies feel like, nor would they understand the concept of leftovers.
The MSU College of Music visits the Christmas of old this holiday season with its annual MSU's Home for the Holidays performance at 8 p.m. Dec. 7 in Wharton Center's Cobb Great Hall.
The MSU College of Music will present "A Jazzy Little Christmas" at 8 p.m. Dec. 14 in the Fairchild Theatre of the MSU Auditorium
MSU senior cornerback Darqueze Dennard has been named one of three finalists for the Jim Thorpe Award, presented annually since 1986 to the nation's top defensive back by the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame.
Craig Pearson, an Honors College senior majoring in neuroscience, biochemistry and molecular biology in the College of Natural Science and English in the College of Arts and Letters, has been awarded the Marshall Scholarship, making him MSU's 18th scholar.
The Lansing State Journal has a major section devoted to hunger today.
The holiday season is approaching, and for many that means getting together with family, giving gifts and eating delicious meals. However, what about those who can't afford to have nice meals, or those who can't afford food at all?
New findings show that eating a high-fat diet beginning at puberty speeds up the development of breast cancer and may actually increase the risk of cancer similar to a type often found in younger adult women.
Ornamental grass frames the view of East Circle Drive. Photo by Derrick L. Turner
Two governors, both known nationally as champions of their party and for their presidential aspirations, will be featured speakers at MSU's Michigan Political Leadership Program events in March, program officials announced today.