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20 students receive full scholarships

May 6, 2014 - 10:48am
Strong academic programs, abundant research opportunities and numerous study abroad offerings are just a few of the reasons 20 talented high school students receiving full scholarships will begin their studies at MSU this coming fall.
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Registration now open for College of Arts and Letters summer camps

May 6, 2014 - 10:35am
Registration for more than 55 summer camps offered from May through August by MSU's College of Arts and Letters is now open for K-12 students.
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Out of shape? Your memory may suffer

May 2, 2014 - 9:14am
Here's another reason to drop that doughnut and hit the treadmill: A new study suggests aerobic fitness affects long-term memory.
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How 'selfies' create confidence

May 1, 2014 - 3:24pm
Pretty much everyone knows the above definition and recognizes "the selfie" as one of social media's largest and most recent trends. However, most people don't stop to think about what these virtual self-portraits can represent. But the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities decided it was going to. The two-part exhibit, "The Art of the Selfie: How Selfies Create Confidence," was created to discuss how teenage girls view their own beauty.
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CATA announces summer service changes and reductions effective May 5

May 1, 2014 - 12:14pm
CATA's Spartan Service, which provides additional bus service during MSU's fall and spring semesters, will conclude for the summer, effective May 5 to Aug. 24.
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Sue Carter appointed MSU faculty athletic representative

May 1, 2014 - 10:56am
Long-time MSU faculty member and administrator Sue Carter has been named MSU's faculty athletic representative.
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Playing outside could make kids more spiritual

May 1, 2014 - 10:46am
Children who spend significant time outdoors could have a stronger sense of self-fulfillment and purpose than those who don't, according to new MSU research linking children's experiences in nature with how they define spirituality.
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Early numbers show decrease in workplace deaths in 2013

May 1, 2014 - 10:24am
Preliminary figures put the number of workplace deaths in Michigan in 2013 at 121, currently down from 135 confirmed deaths in 2012, according to a report compiled annually from MSU.
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Labor unions can influence flextime

May 1, 2014 - 9:15am
Labor unions have the influence to help workers gain access to flexible schedules but can do more to foster that trend, finds a study led by an MSU scholar.
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Villa Pizza closing at Crossroads Food Court

April 30, 2014 - 5:20pm
As of April 30, Villa Pizza at Crossroads Food Court in the International Center has closed permanently.
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Helping farmers: MSU nets more than $3.9 million in USDA grants

April 30, 2014 - 3:20pm
MSU has netted more than $3.9 million in grants from the United State Department of Agriculture to help Michigan farmers adapt to changing climate, tackle food safety issues, and help small- and medium-sized farms better compete in the marketplace.
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Connected

April 30, 2014 - 2:24pm
Wait. What? You're on Facebook and want to be my friend? Aren't you, like, too old for that? Video games are for young people. Trust me, you wouldn't know how to use an iPhone. Ever heard a young person say any of those things? Yes, it's true-to the horror of some teenagers, older generations have taken over Facebook, forcing them to look for new venues like Snapchat and Instagram. We've gotten iPhones and might even try our hands at Wii or Xbox occasionally. Many teens think they have the corner market on wanting to keep in touch with friends and share experiences. I think they think you hit a certain age and stop wanting to have fun or try new things. Little do they know, most of us are pretty similar to the teenagers we once were-we just have three million more responsibilities and knees that make strange sounds when we go up stairs. To a young person, the Internet, video games and iPhones are a lot about fun and friends. But, what if it was your lifeline? What if technology was more than just fun? What if it could help keep you healthier? Would you roll your eyes at your grandma being on Facebook if it meant she was happy?
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Sandra Spoelstra: Sleeping with your iPhone

April 30, 2014 - 2:06pm
Do you sleep with your iPhone? My aunt does and I want to tell you about her. I am a nurse and research scientist. My passion is helping the elderly, especially those who have had cancer, have a better quality of life.
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MSU researcher receives NSF CAREER award to study disease spread

April 30, 2014 - 1:26pm
West Nile virus and bird flu are just two of the diseases spread from animals to humans. Jen Owen wants to know more about how those viruses are spreading, so she is studying birds.
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Injury, adversity bring Sherman to rowing program

April 30, 2014 - 1:11pm
Spartan rower Sara Sherman is like many of her MSU teammates, picking up rowing in college after playing a different sport in her early years.
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Peter Burroughs: Game Boy

April 30, 2014 - 11:56am
Peter Burroughs is designing a college experience for himself that's like no other. An Honors College freshman in media and information studies, his talent for drawing-and his handmade suit of armor-caught the attention of a professor who tapped him to work on a game design research project.
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Spartans graduate this weekend

April 30, 2014 - 9:39am
MSU will host commencement ceremonies this weekend at the Jack Breslin Student Events Center on the corner of Harrison Road and Kalamazoo Street.
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Broad reflections

April 29, 2014 - 5:38pm
Reflections during a concert at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum become a work of art. Photo by Kurt Stepnitz
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Physical activity of nation's children receives poor grade

April 29, 2014 - 3:48pm
In a first-ever report card evaluating the physical activity of our nation's children, the final results are less than stellar.
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Dan Ellis named MSU men's golf assistant coach

April 29, 2014 - 2:28pm
MSU men's golf head coach Casey Lubahn announced today that former Spartan Dan Ellis has been named the program's new assistant coach.
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