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Alzheimer's beginnings prove to be a sticky situation

September 12, 2016 - 10:17am
Laser technology has revealed a common trait of Alzheimer's disease - a sticky situation that could lead to new targets for medicinal treatments.
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MSU Community Music School open house Sunday

September 9, 2016 - 1:34pm
MSU's Community Music School invites the public to attend an open house from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
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Parents influence junk food purchases among school kids

September 7, 2016 - 10:58am
Children driven to and from school by their parents not only get less exercise than their walking and biking classmates, but also are more inclined to have another unhealthy habit - buying junk food - according to new MSU research.
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National education reformers target local school boards

September 7, 2016 - 9:12am
Local school board elections increasingly are becoming a national political battleground, as millions of dollars in campaign cash pours in from out-of-state donors in the name of education reform, indicates new research led by an MSU scholar.
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Not exactly as planned

September 7, 2016 - 1:24am
Ever have a day that doesn't go exactly as planned? I get up in the morning with the best of intentions to have a perfect day where I'm my best self and rock the heck out of everything I do. But, let's face it - those days rarely happen and nothing really goes exactly as planned. Let's see, in the last few weeks I've made some ridiculous mistakes. I've run into more than a couple of walls, locked my keys in my office twice, hit reply instead of forward on email that I really didn't mean to go to the original sender, made typos where I shouldn't, left my suitcase on the elevator during a business trip, knocked a case of Sprite off the display at Meijer sending cans rolling in all directions and left the door to my house open for an entire day. I don't mean unlocked, I mean standing wide open - for an entire day. Thank goodness for a safe neighborhood and an old dog who didn't run off. I mean really - how in the world did I manage to do that? None of these things were in my plans. But guess what? No one is perfect - certainly not me. But, I'm OK with that. I own every one of my imperfections. I simply fix what I broke, laugh at myself, strive to do better and keep on keeping on
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Nick Hays: Incorporating community engagement

September 6, 2016 - 4:33pm
In the fall 2015 semester, I incorporated a semester-long community engagement project into my capstone course for seniors majoring in management. I decided to assign the project because I knew students would learn more from a hands-on experience than they would by writing another research paper about an organization.
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Making connections to the future

September 6, 2016 - 2:46pm
Six out of 10 college students are clinically lonely, which can lead to increased anxiety and depression-but what if a smartphone app could help?
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Beat the stock market by satisfying customers

September 6, 2016 - 2:26pm
Satisfy your customers and win in the stock market, says a new study by a team of researchers from Michigan's University Research Corridor, who found positive stock returns on customer satisfaction far out-distance competitive market measures that have been in play for more than half a century.
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Tell me a story: Changing student perceptions about Flint

September 6, 2016 - 11:52am
MSU students were offered several new opportunities to participate in "Will Power. A Global Day of Service," including two new service sites in Flint. As a result, more than 40 Spartans signed up to serve with one of these Flint sites, which focused on beautification efforts including blight removal and a spring clean-up for Edible Flint at the MSU Extension Demonstration Garden.
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MSU board to meet Thursday

September 6, 2016 - 11:40am
The MSU Board of Trustees will meet at 9:30 Thursday in the Board Room of the Hannah Administration Building.
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Is sex in later years good for your health?

September 6, 2016 - 7:04am
Having sex frequently - and enjoying it - puts older men at higher risk for heart attacks and other cardiovascular problems. For older women, however, good sex may actually lower the risk of hypertension, finds a study led by an MSU sociologist.
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Movie night

September 6, 2016 - 1:58am
MSU students enjoy movie night under the stars on Adam's Field, Aug. 29. The University Activities Board hosts a variety of cool activities for students. Photo by Kurt Stepnitz
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MSU College of Music presents brass concert series

September 2, 2016 - 1:24pm
The MSU College of Music presents the first concert of the MSU Federal Credit Union Showcase Series.
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Ninth medical mission to Peru is largest to date

September 2, 2016 - 10:05am
For the ninth year, students, faculty and alumni from Michigan State University's College of Osteopathic Medicine, traveled to South America for the annual Peru Global Outreach Program. This year the program had 80 participants, the largest group to date.
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Kevin Sydnor appointed director of MSU's Upward Bound Program

September 1, 2016 - 1:08pm
The Office of the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education at MSU has named Kevin Sydnor director of the MSU Upward Bound Program, effective Sept. 12.
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Regrets, I've had a few

August 31, 2016 - 2:11pm
They're baaaack...not just the mosquitoes (holy wow are they bad right now!) but also the roughly 50,000 Spartans who moved in this past weekend and started classes today. Even though everything is more crowded and it's harder to find parking, it's an exhilarating time of year. There's just something awesome about seeing young Spartans starting out their college careers, with limitless opportunities that will shape their tomorrows. Forever and a day ago, I was one of those wide-eyed freshman and I had no idea where my life as a Spartan would lead me. I never would have guessed then that I'd be coming to work every day just a short walk away from that third-floor room in Campbell Hall where I began my college days. I couldn't have dreamed of all the twists and turns my life would take, and there have been plenty, but I did know then I was a Spartan for life. (A few years ago, I got to visit that room again; you can read about that here.) Like Frank Sinatra said, "Regrets, I've had a few." After that first year, I took a less traditional path by marrying young, following a military husband, working full time and eventually coming back to MSU to finish my degree. I don't regret those choices, but I do feel a little sad I didn't have all of the traditional MSU experiences. I regret not getting football tickets that first year. I'm sorry I didn't study abroad or join a club. I wish I had appreciated that first fall a little bit more. I should have made more friends, volunteered in my community, explored the campus. I never kissed at Beaumont Tower at midnight. I definitely should not have taken Math 111.
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Randolph Rasch: Limitless thinking

August 31, 2016 - 12:43pm
The coming of this new school year is analogous to the Red Cedar's action on the MSU campus. Just as the water flows easily downstream until merging with the rapids, students transition from the summer lifestyle to the academic rigor of higher education.
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Joining the fight

August 31, 2016 - 12:08pm
As a C.S. Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health in the newly formed MSU College of Human Medicine Division of Public Health, Debra Furr-Holden is examining solutions that will lead to reducing health disparities in Flint, the state and beyond.
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MSU football returns Friday

August 31, 2016 - 11:30am
Parking lots on MSU's campus designated for football tailgaters will open for business at 3:30 p.m. Friday, as the MSU football team opens the 2016 with a game against Furman University.
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Scott Haeck: Defying odds

August 31, 2016 - 10:41am
Don't dare tell accounting junior Scott Haeck that he can't attend a four-year college. Don't dare tell him he can't thrive in one of the Broad College of Business' most competitive academic units. Don't dare tell him that he can't navigate MSU's campus from his motorized wheelchair in the brutal winter months.
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