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MSU Board of Trustees to meet Friday

February 17, 2016 - 1:38pm
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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Spartan Innovation

February 17, 2016 - 1:14pm
Funny how life happens, isn't it? You really just never know where someone might end up. I was going through some old photos the other day from my daughter's high school years and came across some hilarious ones of a young Tyler Oakley before he became mega-YouTube star, Tyler Oakley. Tyler was a senior when my kid was a freshman and he was nice enough to take her under his wing in the drama club. At one of her first high school activities, a drama lock-in, he ran around the school with her and some others snapping photos in random places, like mop closets and laundry bins. She has never forgotten his inclusiveness and kind spirit during that time. I also found photos from plays and musicals - he might pay me to destroy the ones from "Canterbury Tales" since he even mentioned his horrible costume in his best-selling book, "Binge." I also have a few from when my daughter won a bidding war (for charity) for the opportunity to have him follow her around for the day and carry her books, take her to breakfast and even perform a Back Street Boys song for her in the lunchroom. (I'm guessing it would cost a lot more than $40 to get that now.)
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MSU hosts Michigan's largest VEX Robotics championship

February 17, 2016 - 12:50pm
The largest VEX Robotics state championship ever hosted in Michigan is set for Feb. 21 at MSU's Jenison Field House.
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Wharton Center partners with Disney to bring musicals to elementary schools

February 17, 2016 - 12:21pm
Wharton Center for Performing Arts has been awarded a $100,000 grant from Disney to bring the Disney Musicals in Schools program to Michigan.
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Feeding a city with better food sources

February 17, 2016 - 11:52am
Since 2008, MSU public health expert, Rick Sadler, has been mapping out areas of Flint that have had almost no access to healthier food options and evaluating solutions that could help remedy the problem.
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Neil Kane: The Entrepreneurial Mindset

February 17, 2016 - 11:06am
The traditional career path is an anachronism. Stats show 40 to 50 percent of students entering college in 2016 will be self-employed or will freelance at some point in their careers, according to a study commissioned by Intuit. The economy, students' desires and the world's expectations of students are all very different than what I faced when I graduated college.
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Retirees at work

February 17, 2016 - 10:38am
They may have retired from their positions at MSU, but members of the MSU Retirees Association certainly have not retired their determination to make a difference on campus. So they created the MSURA Student Scholarship, which will support children and grandchildren of MSU retirees and employees.
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Oswald Chisala: Why I started a tech startup

February 17, 2016 - 8:13am
Oswald Chisala is a sophomore from Zambia, majoring in electrical engineering and minoring in computer science and entrepreneurship. He is a MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program student, member of the Honors College and the lead founder of an expected hardware tech startup called Roze.
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MSU holds 'Beethoven!' tribute concert March 14

February 17, 2016 - 8:10am
"Beethoven!" MSU's upcoming concert celebrating the legendary composer, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on March 14 at Fairchild Theatre in the MSU Auditorium.
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What's nature worth?

February 16, 2016 - 11:49am
Most people understand that investing in the future is important, and that goes for conserving nature and natural resources, too.
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Debate team qualifies for national tournament

February 16, 2016 - 9:41am
The MSU debate team received a first-round bid for the National Debate Tournament - designating it as one of top 16 teams in the country.
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Cyber thieves making millions in profits

February 16, 2016 - 8:26am
Cyber thieves who steal credit and debit card numbers are making millions of dollars in profits, finds MSU criminologist Thomas J. Holt in one of the first scientific studies to estimate cybercrime profits.
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Spartans close FGCU tournament with 5-3 win over Memphis

February 15, 2016 - 8:37pm
MSU broke up a 3-3 tie with a single run in both the fifth and seventh innings to earn a 5-3 victory over Memphis on Sunday afternoon.
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Izzo named finalist for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame

February 15, 2016 - 8:31pm
MSU men's basketball coach Tom Izzo is one step closer to one of the ultimate honors for a basketball coach, as he was named a finalist for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, as announced Friday at NBA All-Star Weekend
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Economics, mathematics double-major nominated for graduate school scholarship

February 15, 2016 - 3:52pm
Matthew Suandi of Williamston has been nominated by MSU for the nationally competitive Beinecke Scholarship, which pays for graduate studies in the arts, humanities and social sciences.
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ComArtSci career fair set for Friday

February 15, 2016 - 12:37pm
MSU's College of Communication Arts and Sciences will host the ComArtSci Connect career fair from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday.
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Denzel Valentine leads No. 8 MSU past Indiana 88-69

February 15, 2016 - 12:11pm
Denzel Valentine had 30 points and 13 assists, Matt Costello scored a career-high 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and No. 8 MSU beat Indiana 88-69 Sunday.
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What values are important to scientists?

February 14, 2016 - 10:00am
While many people are marking today scrutinizing the virtues of their Valentines, Michigan State University revealed a first-of-its-kind study on the virtues and values of scientists.
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Michigan Political Leadership Program's class of 2015 set to graduate

February 12, 2016 - 10:48am
A communications specialist, youth academy director and director of government relations for the Small Business Association of Michigan are among the 24 graduates of the 2015 Michigan Political Leadership Program.
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When the boss' ethical behavior breaks bad

February 12, 2016 - 9:24am
Bosses who act ethically are more likely to become mentally exhausted and, ironically, lash out at employees, finds new research by MSU business scholars.
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