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Former Spartan Kellen Davis preparing for Super Bowl XLVIII

January 31, 2014 - 7:49am
Former MSU tight end Kellen Davis, who is in his sixth season in the NFL and first with the Seattle Seahawks, will make his first Super Bowl appearance Sunday, Feb. 2 against the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
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Women's basketball escapes with 71-67 win over Wisconsin

January 31, 2014 - 7:40am
The MSU women's basketball team held off Wisconsin on Thursday night for a 71-67 victory at the Breslin Center.
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MSU Foundation hires new executive director

January 30, 2014 - 11:21am
The MSU Foundation has named David Washburn, president and CEO of the University of Tennessee Research Foundation, as its new executive director.
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Women's basketball welcomes Wisconsin Thursday

January 30, 2014 - 7:51am
The MSU women's basketball team returns home to host Wisconsin at 7 p.m. Thursday. The Spartans (13-7, 5-2) are coming off an 82-68 win at Ohio State on Sunday to remain in second place in the Big Ten.
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Hockey travels to No. 1 Minnesota

January 30, 2014 - 7:45am
The MSU hockey team travels to top-ranked Minnesota to meet the Gophers on Friday (9 p.m. ET, BTN) and Saturday (8 p.m. ET, Fox Sports Detroit Plus).
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Orchestrating a musical legacy

January 29, 2014 - 12:38pm
Some of the most beloved music from Broadway classics and new favorites have come together under the attentive eye-and ear-of alumnus Bill Brohn.
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MSU Board of Trustees to meet Friday

January 29, 2014 - 11:00am
The MSU Board of Trustees will meet at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the Board Room of the Hannah Administration Building.
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College of Music to present 'That's Amore' Feb. 2

January 29, 2014 - 10:25am
The MSU College of Music will present "That's Amore," a concert showcasing Italian love songs, at 3 p.m. Feb. 2 in the MSU Auditorium's Fairchild Theatre.
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I get knocked down

January 29, 2014 - 10:20am
I failed Math 111 my first semester at MSU. The course numbers are different now, but back then it was a pre-calculus class. And I failed-all five credits. A big fat 0.0. I didn't even need the class for my major but a counselor convinced me I had done well on placement tests and it would "be good for my studies." I'm not proud of it by any means, but I own it. It was mine and mine alone and it certainly didn't mean I was overall a failure. The rest of my semester was great. I got a 4.0 in my ATL 123 course, a 3.0 in my intro to psychology and a 3.0 in a chemistry course (thanks to my high school AP chem class, which I passed, though I failed the final exam). I had never failed a class before. I was a pretty good student, though I definitely had a tougher time with math and science. All semester long I kept thinking it would get better and I would eventually pass. I couldn't imagine not passing. So, I buckled down and tried to study as much as I could. Even going into the final, I thought I could squeak by. (Had I been a better math student, I would have figured out there was no way I was going to pass no matter my final exam grade). I was young and na"ive and not very smart about that class. I didn't go looking for extra help.
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Single gene separates queen from workers

January 29, 2014 - 9:57am
Scientists have identified how a single gene in honey bees separates the queens from the workers.
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Bassist Omer Avital to play in Pasant Theatre Feb. 12

January 29, 2014 - 9:54am
Jazz bassist Omer Avital will perform with his ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12 in Wharton Center's Pasant Theatre.
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Weapons tied to repeat domestic abuse

January 29, 2014 - 9:03am
Women are up to 83 percent more likely to experience repeat abuse by their male partners if a weapon is used in the initial abuse incident, according to an MSU study that has implications for victims, counselors and police.
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No. 7 Michigan State beats No. 15 Iowa 71-69 in OT

January 29, 2014 - 8:16am
Keith Appling scored 16 points and the Spartans outlasted No. 15 Iowa 71-69 in overtime Tuesday night, handing the Hawkeyes their first home loss.
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Rachel M. Minkin: Cat urine and setbacks

January 28, 2014 - 4:34pm
How do curses and cat pee relate to those of us interested in information literacy and broader aspects of teaching and learning?
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Riley Marshall: Before it's too late

January 28, 2014 - 4:22pm
It's easy to fall behind in math. Each class period builds off of the material from the last one. If a student doesn't understand the material from day six, day seven becomes that much harder. The workload quickly becomes intimidating, even insurmountable.
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Wind Symphony offers community a taste of upcoming Carnegie Hall concert on Feb. 6

January 28, 2014 - 3:32pm
The MSU College of Music's Wind Symphony, the university's premier band ensemble conducted by Director of Bands Kevin Sedatole, will perform John Corigliano's Symphony No. 3 "Circus Maximus" at Wharton Center for Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6.
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Faculty conversations: Ken Prouty

January 28, 2014 - 2:34pm
Ken Prouty, associate professor of musicology and jazz studies, talks about jazz music's impact on history.
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MSU to be featured on BTN's LiveBIG Jan. 31

January 28, 2014 - 11:21am
The Spartans Will. 360 trip is among the stories that showcase the impact of Spartans both at home and abroad when MSU is featured on Big Ten Network's "LiveBIG" Jan. 31.
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MSU hosts Girl Scout STEM Demo Day

January 28, 2014 - 10:21am
Girl Scouts are invited to be hands on with science during the Girl Scout STEM DemoDay this Saturday at MSU. The event is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the MSU College of Engineering building.
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Groups, individuals recognized for excellence in diversity

January 28, 2014 - 8:18am
Groups and individuals who have exemplified diversity and inclusion in extraordinary ways will be honored with Excellence in Diversity Awards at the 2014 Excellence in Diversity Recognition and Awards Ceremony and Reception Feb. 3.
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