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Alex Smith, a master's candidate in performance and musicology at MSU, has taken on a project that pushes the boundaries between musical eloquence, attainable and sustainable materials and the artistry required to construct a complex and precise instrument like the marimba.
MSU students from a geology and human environment class present their research findings to classmates in the lobby of North Kedzie Hall. Photo by Kurt Stepnitz
MSU athletics is having a big week. Many teams are involved in post-season play and several student-athletes and coaches have been recognized in their respective sports.
MSU College of Law's Frank J. Kelley Institute of Ethics and the Legal Profession will host U.S. Sen. Carl Levin at 12:30 p.m. Friday at the Law College Building for a lecture discussing the ends and means of the political tactic known as the "Nuclear Option."
MSU alumnus Lawrence Sheets has dedicated his career to cultivating a deep understanding of the South Caucasus region-its language, its people and its struggles-and puts that knowledge to work to help prevent and resolve conflicts.
MSU hosts North Carolina in the 2013 Big Ten/ACC Challenge at 9 p.m. Dec. 4 at Breslin Center.
The Broadway performance "Ghost the Musical" is coming to Wharton Center Dec. 10-15.
MSU seventh-year assistant head coach/defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi has been named one of five finalists for the Frank Broyles Award, which is awarded annually to the nation's top assistant coach.
As American students continue to lag behind international peers in math skills, an MSU scholar argues the United States could improve its standing by increasing exposure to formal math such as algebra and geometry.
Six Spartans have been named to the All-Big Ten First Team and a total of 16 players have received all-conference recognition, as BTN announced the 2013 All-Big Ten Teams Monday evening.
Nominations for the fifth annual Ruth Jameyson Above and Beyond Award are being sought.
MSU has earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, and will play Ohio in the first round on Friday, Dec. 6.
Jeremy Langford ran for 134 yards and a touchdown, and No. 11 MSU wrapped up an unbeaten regular season in Big Ten play with a 14-3 victory over Minnesota on Saturday.
Earning its program record-tying 13th shutout of the season, the 11th-seeded MSU men's soccer team (14-5-3) outlasted sixth-seeded Georgetown (14-5-2) 1-0 on Sunday afternoon in Washington, D.C.
Medical supplies valued at more than $100,000 were gathered and sent to victims of Typhoon Haiyan last week through a joint effort between MSU student group Generate Help 2 Heal Generations and the university's Institute of International Health.
Until now, scientists were pretty sure they knew how the surface of a neutron star - a super dense star that forms when a large star explodes and collapses - can heat itself up.
It's Thanksgiving time, and everyone has food on the mind. Especially some of MSU's faculty.
Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, vegetables, bread and much, much more are waiting. I'll sit down at my sister's house and indulge in an American tradition-eating more than I should and just when I think I can't eat another bite, I'll have a piece of pie. My sister and her husband are excellent hosts, I'll be surrounded by family and everyone will have a lovely day.
Thanks for food, health, love and family will be given, just like in previous years. Grace will be spoken, food will be passed and the day will pretty much go like they have for years. (Except for that one year when a candle caught a napkin on fire at the kids' table prompting my daughter to shout, "Fire in the hole!").
But barring any flames, I expect my Thanksgiving to be pretty standard. Except for one thing. This year I'll be thinking about children I met while on our Spartans Will. 360 tour. You can see some of them in the photo above. I snapped that shot in Naitolia, Tanzania, where hundreds of schoolchildren were lined up for a bowl of rice and beans, thanks, in part, to the work of MSU's Tanzania Partnership Program.
I'll be thinking of the hundreds of children there, and in other parts of Africa we visited, that were happy for a drink of clean water and a small cup of beans and rice. It's doubtful they know what overly full bellies feel like, nor would they understand the concept of leftovers.
The MSU College of Music visits the Christmas of old this holiday season with its annual MSU's Home for the Holidays performance at 8 p.m. Dec. 7 in Wharton Center's Cobb Great Hall.
The MSU College of Music will present "A Jazzy Little Christmas" at 8 p.m. Dec. 14 in the Fairchild Theatre of the MSU Auditorium