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Fun is good

May 31, 2017 - 2:38pm
When I was a kid, summers meant long days of hot breezes, bare feet, playing with my friends until the streetlights came on and endless hours of uninterrupted fun. Somewhere along the way, fun gave way to obligations and responsibilities. Being a grownup is hard and finding time to play isn't easy. But guess what? I still like to squeeze in fun, games and walking around barefoot as often as I can. As Dr. Seuss once said, "Fun is good." Fun really is good - you should try it. I've been on vacation the last week, having some fun with my family while my daughter and her boyfriend visited from New York. I still had plenty of adulting to do, but I spent lots of time without my shoes on. We played board games, outdoor sports, racquetball, went swimming, hiked, relaxed on the deck and basically had as much fun as we could in a short amount of time. It might not have been an endless summer, but the fun I had definitely was good for the body and soul. But even fun and games aren't always just fun and games. Peter Burroughs is an expert on games - video games. He's a recent MSU graduate and talented concept artist who creates graphics and game design that can have applications beyond just fun, like training pilots and teaching ways of conflict resolution for law enforcement.
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Christopher P. Long: Beware the Jabberwocks

May 31, 2017 - 2:13pm
None of us knew quite what to expect on Saturday as we gathered at Hawk Island for our one-hour training session for the Capital City Dragon Boat Race to support the Women's Resource Center of Greater Lansing.
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Long-time philanthropist to be honored Sunday at Cowles House

May 31, 2017 - 2:12pm
MSU will celebrate the 100th birthday of Selma Hollander, who's been central to the fabric of the campus and mid-Michigan arts communities, from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Cowles House.
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Louren Rose Escamilla: A good time to be yourself

May 31, 2017 - 2:06pm
If now is not a good time to be yourself, then when? I am proud to be a leader in the Department of Forestry, the university as a whole, and in the Society of American Foresters. I am proud to be a transgender woman in a field that is increasing in diversity.
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MSU Department of Theatre announces 2017-18 season

May 31, 2017 - 1:11pm
MSU's Department of Theatre announces its 2017-18 season featuring the theme "Divergent Voices," which will offer chances to examine a broad range of topics, characters and stories from varying perspectives.
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Baseball hosting summer camps

May 31, 2017 - 11:22am
MSU baseball will be hosting three camps this summer. The Spartans will host two youth camps (ages 6-12), June 26-28 and July 17-19 and a comprehensive camp (ages 13-18), July 17-19.
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MSU develops model partnership to improve nationwide primary patient care

May 31, 2017 - 11:05am
A partnership at MSU between the College of Human Medicine and MSU Extension is serving as a model of how land-grant universities can collaborate with medical schools to increase health research and strengthen primary care delivery.
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