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Staff profiles: Joe Garza

September 16, 2014 - 9:04am
When entering a Sparty's, what is the first thing on your mind? Is it customer service, marketing or product deliveries? It is if you're Joe Garza, the retail manager of Sparty's, which has 21 different stores on campus.
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MSU High 5: Sept. 16, 2014

September 16, 2014 - 7:40am
Here's today's MSU High 5 - a morning hello and the fastest way to get you up to speed with what's happening at MSU.
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Spartans make headlines for Homecoming 2014

September 15, 2014 - 1:04pm
From groundbreaking medical discoveries to a world-class art museum, MSU is recognizing the historic and future impact of Spartans with its 2014 Homecoming "Spartans Make Headlines" Sept. 22-27.
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Open house to honor 'Nuestros Cuentos'

September 15, 2014 - 10:10am
An open house will be held Tuesday for Nuestros Cuentos, or "Our Stories," a collaborative project documenting the lives of Lansing-area public school children through the use of autobiographies and artwork.
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Boosting armor for nuclear-waste eating microbes

September 12, 2014 - 2:39pm
A microbe developed to clean up nuclear waste and patented by an MSU researcher has just been improved.
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MSU chooses site for new student, family housing

September 12, 2014 - 1:41pm
Following an in-depth feasibility study that engaged students, residents and other university and community stakeholders, MSU has selected a new site to build student and family apartments - the former Michigan State Police Post at the corner of Harrison Road and Kalamazoo Street.
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MSU High 5: Sept. 11, 2014

September 11, 2014 - 7:27am
Here's today's MSU High 5 - a morning hello and the fastest way to get you up to speed with what's happening at MSU.
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In the beginning, there were three elements

September 10, 2014 - 12:52pm
Figuring out how the universe went from three elements to 100 is the focus of new research being led by an MSU physicist and funded by a five-year, $11.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
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September 10, 2014 - 12:07pm
Yes! I figured it out! I often have moments where I get excited because something is finally clear to me or I've solved a problem. Granted, I haven't figured out the principle of volume nor do I run naked through the streets like Greek scholar Archimedes shouting, "Eureka," but I do tend to celebrate a bit, even if I'm by myself. I think our interns probably think I'm strange as they listen to me talk to the walls of my office pretty much every day. My discoveries are pretty small and irrelevant in the grand scheme of life. They usually include things like figuring out the right sentence to use, or finding just the right photo, or teaching myself something new (aha, Photoshop...I have figured out your can't hide from me!), or discovering why it's wet under my kitchen sink, or remembering the name of someone. Yet, I still celebrate in my own way. Heck, I high-fived a colleague yesterday for making a basket with his gum wrapper. No matter how small, it's important to celebrate success. Sometimes, success comes after a lot of frustration and failure. Yes, I went through 7 versions of a file in Photoshop before I got it right. Sometimes the problem consumes your thoughts and keeps you up at night. I've had plenty of sleepless hours mulling over challenges and trying to find solutions.
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Jason Gallant: The Rogue Butterfly

September 10, 2014 - 12:00pm
It's 2 a.m. on a Tuesday in the winter of 2013. And so begins the third month of staring at the blue and grey lines that represent the culmination of my first scientific contribution since graduate school, and it's not going well.
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Schulist claims NCAA and Big Ten weekly honors

September 9, 2014 - 4:57pm
Rachele Schulist of the MSU women's cross country team has been named the USTFCCCA Women's NCAA Division I National Athlete of the Week, while also claiming Big Ten Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Week honors.
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Thomas Hamann named James L. Dye Endowed Chair in Materials Chemistry

September 9, 2014 - 11:23am
Associate professor Thomas Hamann was installed as the inaugural James L. Dye Chair in Materials Chemistry.
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High-stakes testing, lack of voice driving teachers out

September 9, 2014 - 10:52am
Teachers are leaving urban school districts due to frustration with standardized testing, declining pay and benefits and lack of voice in what they teach, an MSU education researcher finds.
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Exercise before school may reduce ADHD symptoms in kids

September 9, 2014 - 9:05am
A new study from MSU and University of Vermont researchers shows that offering daily, before-school, aerobic physical activities to younger, at-risk children could help in reducing the symptoms of ADHD in the classroom and at home.
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MSU High 5: Sept. 9, 2014

September 9, 2014 - 7:22am
Here's today's MSU High 5 - a morning hello and the fastest way to get you up to speed with what's happening at MSU.
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Bike-in movie night set for Sept. 13

September 8, 2014 - 5:10pm
Bike, walk, bus, run, skateboard or even drive (if you must) to the MSU Bikes Center at Bessey Hall at 8 p.m. Sept. 13 for MSU Sustainability's first-ever Bike-In Movie Night.
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Men's golf in ninth place at Gopher Invitational

September 8, 2014 - 1:50pm
The MSU men's golf team is tied for ninth place at the Gopher Invitational after shooting a 602 (300-302) in the first two rounds of the tournament on Sunday.
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Spartans defeat Broncos in double overtime thriller

September 8, 2014 - 1:47pm
The MSU women's soccer team ended its non-conference campaign with a perfect 6-0-0 record after taking down Western Michigan in double overtime, 3-2, Sunday afternoon.
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Free family activities at Teddy Bear Picnic on Sept. 13

September 8, 2014 - 12:24pm
Children of all ages are invited to the annual Teddy Bear Picnic taking place 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sept. 13 at Michigan 4H Children's Garden at MSU.
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A single evolutionary road may lead to Rome

September 8, 2014 - 9:53am
A well-known biologist once theorized that many roads led to Rome when it comes to two distantly related organisms evolving a similar trait. A new paper, published in Nature Communications, suggests that when it comes to evolving some traits - especially simple ones - there may be a shared gene, one road, that's the source.
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