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The former head of the College of Osteopathic Medicine's Statewide Campus System at MSU and two osteopathic physicians have received the college's highest award - the 2014 Walter F. Patenge Medals of Public Service. They will be recognized during a dinner on May 12 at MSU's Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center.
The MSU baseball team begins a busy stretch when it welcomes Nebraska in its final home series of the season this weekend at McLane Baseball Stadium.
MSU has named 10 outstanding senior ambassadors to its 2014-15 Homecoming Court.
When MSU joined the Better Buildings Challenge, a national program designed to reduce energy use, it planned to meet the national goal of a 20 percent reduction by the year 2020.
Jim Pivarnik, associate professor in MSU's Department of Kinesiology, has received the American College of Sports Medicine's Citation Award.
MSU student start-up teams, Swaddle-mi-Bili and Nordhouse Medical, LLC, both brought home prizes and honors from international business competitions taking place around the country May 1-3.
Meredith Gore, assistant professor in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife and the School of Criminal Justice, talks about her work with human and wildlife interactions.
Squonk. Squeek. Pffft. Squeeeeeek. Squonk.
That was pretty much the sound of the first "music" I made. I was in fifth grade and we had the option to learn an instrument. I chose the clarinet, mainly because my older sister had played it and we had an extra one around the house. I kind of wanted to try the flute, but my other older sister was still playing hers so clarinet it was.
It took me a little bit of practice, but eventually the squonks and squeeks became notes and the notes became songs like "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" and "Mary Had a Little Lamb." They weren't concertos by any stretch, but I was making music. But even to my young, untrained ear, they still sounded pretty dull.
It wasn't until I got to music class and we put the clarinets together with the trumpets, flutes, drums and other instruments that it really started to sound complete, full, layered and kind of beautiful. Granted we were still fifth graders, but it was the start of a realization that songs were more than just one part.
I wanted to create a program with a pedagogy that reflected the way jazz musicians learn, which is through the blues-based tradition of improvisation, through a familiar oral tradition, and through studying the history of America through jazz, particularly African American history. You can't understand jazz if you don't study African American culture.
As a brand new graduate, I've had many recent opportunities to reflect upon my best experiences here at MSU. Many of these happened in the music buildings, which can hardly be surprising, considering I just recently crossed the stage for my final bow at the Wharton Center with degrees in saxophone performance and music education!
Graduates celebrate their accomplishments at commencement ceremonies at the Breslin Center on May 2, 2014.
MSU men's basketball coach Tom Izzo will be part of a renowned group of USA Basketball and college champion basketball coaches which will visit the Pentagon for a strategy seminar with military officials and conduct a panel discussion on leadership for more than 400 service members, May 7
New research at MSU shows that the uber-destructive emerald ash borer arrived at least 10 years before it was first identified in North America.
Grades for spring semester have been processed, and media outlets can view the MSU Dean's List and Graduate List online.
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.
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.
Here's another reason to drop that doughnut and hit the treadmill: A new study suggests aerobic fitness affects long-term memory.
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.
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.
Long-time MSU faculty member and administrator Sue Carter has been named MSU's faculty athletic representative.