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2017 Patenge Award winners announced

April 11, 2017 - 5:27pm
The MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine will recognize three distinguished leaders with its highest honor, The Walter F. Patenge Medal of Public Service, in a May 8 ceremony at the University Club.
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Board of Trustees to meet Thursday

April 11, 2017 - 10:48am
The Michigan State University Board of Trustees will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in the Board Room of the Hannah Administration Building.
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New book celebrates tradition of the Rock

April 11, 2017 - 10:25am
'The Rock: Layered in MSU Tradition' explores the campus landmark situated outside the Auditorium, where Spartans have converged over the years to share ideas and add their own coats of paint. Currently available for preorder, the book is expected to be released this summer.
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Softball game vs. Michigan relocated to Ann Arbor

April 11, 2017 - 8:58am
Michigan State's midweek game against in-state rival Michigan, originally scheduled for Wednesday at Secchia Stadium in East Lansing, has been rescheduled to Alumni Field in Ann Arbor.
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MSU baseball plays at Notre Dame Tuesday

April 11, 2017 - 8:51am
Michigan State baseball will wrap up its five-game non-conference stretch by playing at Notre Dame on Tuesday, April 11.
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Going the extra mile

April 10, 2017 - 5:59pm
Greer Clausen is having extraordinary experiences that make it clear to see the upward trajectory of her career.
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Our freshwater lakes are getting saltier

April 10, 2017 - 4:14pm
North America's freshwater lakes are getting saltier due to growing development and exposure to road salt, according to a new, large-scale study involving MSU.
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MSU, MasterCard Foundation partner to increase youth employment in Africa

April 10, 2017 - 11:58am
A five-year, $13 million collaboration between MSU and The MasterCard Foundation will help 15,000 young people access employment and entrepreneurship opportunities in the fast-growing horticulture, aquaculture, poultry, cassava and oilseed sectors in Tanzania and Nigeria.
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Spartans split Big Ten double dual

April 10, 2017 - 11:35am
Michigan State held its first home event in 2017, welcoming Wisconsin and Minnesota for a Big Ten Double Dual on Saturday.
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Women's tennis defeats Rutgers, 6-1

April 10, 2017 - 11:04am
MSU is back on track after picking up a 6-1 win to close out the weekend and improve to 15-5.
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MSU completes Grand Rapids sweep

April 10, 2017 - 10:59am
Michigan State baseball completed its weekend sweep over Fresno State with an 8-2 victory Sunday afternoon at a sunbathed Fifth Third Ballpark in Grand Rapids.
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Echols triples twice in 6-4 victory over Penn State

April 10, 2017 - 10:52am
Michigan State took the rubber match of its three-game series with Penn State on Sunday, taking down the Nittany Lions by a 6-4 score. The Spartans have won six of their last seven games and improve to 21-12 overall and 5-4 in Big Ten play.
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MSU's agricultural technology program sees enrollment spike

April 7, 2017 - 10:29am
MSU's Institute of Agricultural Technology just graduated its 123rd class. The small-but-mighty program, housed in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, grew by more than 425 students - a 21-percent increase over last year.
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Hospitals put your data at risk, study finds

April 6, 2017 - 3:44pm
Lying in a hospital bed, the last thing you should have to worry about is a personal data breach. Yet recent research co-authored by an MSU business scholar found nearly 1,800 occurrences of large data breaches in patient information over a seven-year period.
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Four Spartans named to NFF Hampshire Honor Society

April 6, 2017 - 10:43am
Four Michigan State graduates - Matt Macksood, Benny McGowan, Tyler O'Connor and Josiah Price - have been named to the 2017 National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society.
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Penn State comes to Secchia Stadium for Big Ten series

April 6, 2017 - 10:30am
Penn State comes to East Lansing this weekend for a three-game series against the Spartans. The Spartans are looking to extend four-game winning streak.
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MSU selected for GM-sponsored autonomous vehicle competition

April 5, 2017 - 4:18pm
MSU will compete against seven other North American universities to create a fully autonomous vehicle in a new challenge announced April 5 by General Motors and other sponsors.
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Invisible sun

April 5, 2017 - 4:14pm
"Here comes the sun"...nope. "Sunshine, on my shoulders"...no. "Let the sunshine in"...absolutely not. "The sun will come out, tomorrow"...and again, nope. Sigh. Around here lately it's all been "ain't no sunshine" and "here comes the rain again." I'm pretty much over gray skies and dreary days. I need some bright rays in my life. I mean, I'm really, really over it. I'm over it as in the-doc-prescribed-huge-amounts-of-Vitamin-D-supplements over it. I spent an entire day - nine full hours - driving in the rain last weekend. And when I drove home? You guessed it - raining again. I know the whole "April showers" thing, but this is really making me grumpy. Sorry, I "blame it on the rain." I'm also sorry if I've put any earworms into your head. It's just what I do. I often relate things around me with song lyrics. I remember when I was in Zambia on my first trip to Africa. It was lusher than I expected. I stood on my hotel balcony to dry out some clothes I had washed in the sink, when all of a sudden a storm came out of nowhere and the rain came down. Immediately, you know where I'm going with this, I could not get Toto out of my head. I pretty much sang "I bless the rains down in Africa" until the storm had passed. Luckily, it blew through quickly. I remember being surprised that we encountered rain at all. I hadn't expected that on a continent that so often experiences severe droughts. I thought about all the water we have in Michigan and how a drought for us means that our lawns are a little brown in August and we have to use the sprinklers.
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Thomas S. Jayne: Institutional capacity building in Africa

April 5, 2017 - 2:10pm
My first task of the day was to swat the scorpions off the walls with a frying pan. That was my routine for two years in the 1980s in the Peace Corps, near Atebubu, Ghana, with no running water o--r electricity and a very limited range of available foods.
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Emily Cervone: A voice for accessibility

April 5, 2017 - 12:10pm
Last year, Emily Cervone researched race, class and ethnic biases in standardized testing. But after speaking to an intelligent high school student who received a 15 on his ACT due to his dyslexia, she switched her focus to addressing accessibility issues that affect students with learning and cognitive disabilities.
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