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Oomph! There was that feeling. It came out of nowhere when I least expected it. You know the one-the one that feels like someone hit you in the stomach and all your air escaped, even though no one physically touched you.
Maybe it happened because a smell reminded you of someone you've lost and grief swung back and hit you hard, even if the loss was years ago. Or maybe it happened when a song on the radio took you back to a time you were hurt by someone, and that same feeling came rushing back. Or maybe it even happened when you were teased with spring and then woke up to yet another morning with snow. (Really? Can we please be done now?)
It's those things that happen when we least expect them that can take your breath away and knock you off kilter. They can stop your day cold and steal moments of happiness. Often, it takes some time, and maybe a few tears, to get past it, gather yourself and get back into the swing of things.
My day at work had been pretty unremarkable. I was doing what I normally do, writing, editing, managing the MSUToday website, coordinating content and putting together editorial calendars. Part of all of that includes finding and editing Faculty Voices for this page.
Five MSU students have been chosen to attend the prestigious Business Association of Stanford Entrepreneurial Students e-Bootcamp, which will be held at Stanford University April 17-20.
Michigan State's Student-Athlete Support Services hosted the 17th annual Spartan Academic Excellence Gala on Monday evening at the Breslin Center.
A woman died Dec. 23, 2013 at age 53. The immediate cause of death was a fatal heart arrhythmia.
It all came down to this: Match Day. Forty applications, 16 interviews, hundreds of miles on the road, eight years of medical school, and my future, all came down to what was inside the envelope at noon on March 21.
After a weekend of warm, spring weather, winter had one last laugh for campus on April 15, 2014. Here, a light snow dusts the statue of John Hannah in front of the Administration Building. Hannah was the longest-serving president of MSU.
Natasha Trethewey, U.S. poet laureate, paid a visit to the RCAH Center for Poetry April 2-3. On April 2, she read some of her poetry, and the next day Trethewey was part of a question and answer session with Center for Poetry Director Anita Skeen.
Wharton Center released a short list of upcoming 2014-2015 performances. The entire season will be announced the last week of April when Wharton Center subscribers will receive the season brochure and order form.
In observance of the Easter holiday, Capital Area Transportation Authority will not operate service on April 20. This applies to all CATA fixed-routes and Spec-Tran service that typically operate on Sunday.
As the female prison population continues to grow, a new MSU study funded partly by the National Science Foundation says more should be done to help women probationers and parolees in poor urban areas remain crime-free.
MSU sophomore guard Gary Harris will forego his final two seasons of college eligibility and enter the 2014 NBA Draft.
MSU pitcher Cam Vieaux has been named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week, it was announced by the conference office on Monday, April 14.
The Los Angeles Athletic Club will present its first-ever Outreach Award to MSU senior basketball player Adreian Payne as part of the 38th Annual Wooden Award Gala presented by Wendy's.
Indian philanthropist Azim Premji, chairman of the global information technology company Wipro Ltd., and Norman Augustine, retired CEO and chairman of the aeronautics company Lockheed Martin Corp., will speak at MSU's spring commencement on May 2.
If it seems the federal government has largely ignored the public's biggest concerns for the past 70 years, it's because it has, contends a new book by an MSU political scientist.
MSU's Rick Wash is the recipient of a Faculty Early Career Development grant, one of the National Science Foundation's most prestigious and competitive awards for junior researchers.