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Rigorous standards for math teacher preparation are needed to improve the quality of future math teachers in the United States - and the overall math instruction in K-12 schools, argues an MSU education scholar.
MSU's volleyball game on Saturday, Oct. 5 vs. Northwestern will be the annual Children's Cancer Awareness game, a promotion which encourages fans to wear their pajamas to the game in support of children's cancer research, as well as local families who are fighting this disease.
For the better part of Mark Dantonio's head-coaching tenure at MSU, the series against Iowa has produced knock-down, drag-out affairs.
Even before they begin their freshman year on the MSU campus, some incoming students start their Spartan experience halfway around the world. MSU's Freshman Seminars Abroad program introduces fledgling students to new people, cultures, experiences and opportunities in other countries, including New Zealand, Brazil, Italy and Japan. In the process, it prepares them for expanding their comfort zones on the MSU campus as well as in the classroom. The students arrive at MSU with a network of professors and friends-not to mention some great memories.
From Oct. 7 to Oct. 12, MSU is celebrating the life-changing impact Spartans have all over the world with the Homecoming 2013 theme "Creating Spartan Super Heroes."
Spartans are encouraged to nominate individuals, teams and organizations for the 2014 Excellence in Diversity Awards.
Best-selling author James Patterson has doubled his commitment to support students in the College of Education at MSU.
I'm sitting in my room, in St. Petersburg, Fla., looking out at the Gulf. I've seen a lot of bodies of water this year, from the Indian Ocean to Lake Michigan, from the Red Sea to the Red Cedar River-and tonight, the Gulf of Mexico. From behind the glass doors (Of course I'm inside. It's HOT out there!) I can see boats in their slips. Tucked away. Safe harbor. They all look sleek and glamorous and sea-worthy.
Sitting here, tapping away to you, I realize I'm a little like those boats. I'm nestled inside this hotel. It's my own safe harbor for the night, but I am travel-worthy. A look across the room and I see my gear. If I wanted, or if I was needed, I'd be ready to head out toward the world. I've got my passport, toothbrush and underpants. Ready. Set. Sometimes I feel like I'm always half waiting for "GO."
Like the students you'll meet in the VIDEO FEATURE I put together, I'm learning a lot about the world and myself by traveling. They're a lot younger than I, but hanging out with them in Japan was terrific.
Some are first-time travelers so I got to blather on and on about how I use Yelp and why I carry sanitizing wipes instead of gel and all sorts of other important traveler stuff.
MSU head coach Mark Dantonio held his weekly press conference Tuesday inside the Huntington Club at Spartan Stadium.
Snapping a six-game winning streak for Illinois-Chicago, the MSU men's soccer team shutout the Flames, 2-0 in Chicago, Ill., Tuesday evening.
The whole FSA program seemed like a crazy idea to me. At the first meeting of the FSA faculty, I was told the basic goal of these programs was to take incoming freshmen overseas so that they may be better prepared for their years at MSU.
Kirk Mason is an MSU senior from the Residential College of Arts and Humanities who is also studying media and information in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences. This past summer, Kirk participated in an MSU Study Abroad trip to Mukteshwar, Uttarakhand, India. Watch Kirk's video above, Ecology of the Mountains-Part I: Planes, Trains, then Automobiles.
Freshmen show their Spartan spirit at the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo during their Freshman Seminar Abroad experience this past summer. The FSA program gives students an opportunity to study overseas before they take their first class on MSU's campus. Photo by Jim Peck
The MSU College of Music has a number of upcoming performances scheduled in October.
The MSU hockey team will host the Green and White intrasquad game Oct. 5 at Munn Ice Arena.
Africa remains wracked by poverty, with roughly one in five citizens saying they frequently lack food, clean water and medical care, according to a massive grassroots survey cofounded by an MSU professor.
The next MSU Benefits Open Enrollment will take place Oct. 1-31.
New lights installed in MSU's Munn Ice Arena will provide a better game experience for hockey fans while significantly cutting the university's energy bill.
This year's Michigan apple crop runneth over.
Recording the fifth shutout of the season, the MSU men's soccer team defeated Northern Illinois, 2-0 on Saturday afternoon at DeMartin Stadium.