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Michigan State baseball completed its weekend sweep over Fresno State with an 8-2 victory Sunday afternoon at a sunbathed Fifth Third Ballpark in Grand Rapids.
Michigan State took the rubber match of its three-game series with Penn State on Sunday, taking down the Nittany Lions by a 6-4 score. The Spartans have won six of their last seven games and improve to 21-12 overall and 5-4 in Big Ten play.
MSU's Institute of Agricultural Technology just graduated its 123rd class. The small-but-mighty program, housed in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, grew by more than 425 students - a 21-percent increase over last year.
Lying in a hospital bed, the last thing you should have to worry about is a personal data breach. Yet recent research co-authored by an MSU business scholar found nearly 1,800 occurrences of large data breaches in patient information over a seven-year period.
Four Michigan State graduates - Matt Macksood, Benny McGowan, Tyler O'Connor and Josiah Price - have been named to the 2017 National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society.
Penn State comes to East Lansing this weekend for a three-game series against the Spartans. The Spartans are looking to extend four-game winning streak.
MSU will compete against seven other North American universities to create a fully autonomous vehicle in a new challenge announced April 5 by General Motors and other sponsors.
"Here comes the sun"...nope. "Sunshine, on my shoulders"...no. "Let the sunshine in"...absolutely not. "The sun will come out, tomorrow"...and again, nope. Sigh. Around here lately it's all been "ain't no sunshine" and "here comes the rain again." I'm pretty much over gray skies and dreary days. I need some bright rays in my life. I mean, I'm really, really over it. I'm over it as in the-doc-prescribed-huge-amounts-of-Vitamin-D-supplements over it. I spent an entire day - nine full hours - driving in the rain last weekend. And when I drove home? You guessed it - raining again. I know the whole "April showers" thing, but this is really making me grumpy. Sorry, I "blame it on the rain."
I'm also sorry if I've put any earworms into your head. It's just what I do. I often relate things around me with song lyrics. I remember when I was in Zambia on my first trip to Africa. It was lusher than I expected. I stood on my hotel balcony to dry out some clothes I had washed in the sink, when all of a sudden a storm came out of nowhere and the rain came down. Immediately, you know where I'm going with this, I could not get Toto out of my head. I pretty much sang "I bless the rains down in Africa" until the storm had passed. Luckily, it blew through quickly.
I remember being surprised that we encountered rain at all. I hadn't expected that on a continent that so often experiences severe droughts. I thought about all the water we have in Michigan and how a drought for us means that our lawns are a little brown in August and we have to use the sprinklers.
My first task of the day was to swat the scorpions off the walls with a frying pan. That was my routine for two years in the 1980s in the Peace Corps, near Atebubu, Ghana, with no running water o--r electricity and a very limited range of available foods.
Last year, Emily Cervone researched race, class and ethnic biases in standardized testing. But after speaking to an intelligent high school student who received a 15 on his ACT due to his dyslexia, she switched her focus to addressing accessibility issues that affect students with learning and cognitive disabilities.
MSU baseball was edged by Eastern Michigan Tuesday night.
The MSU women's tennis team kept rolling and picked up its fourth consecutive Big Ten win by defeating Wisconsin, 4-0 on Sunday afternoon. MSU is now 14-4 on the season and 4-1 in conference play after earning a commanding win at home to close out the weekend.
Marcia Mitchell was never far from her cello. At 76 years old, the alumna of the MSU College of Music remained an active musician, on stage and performing with the Rockford Michigan Community Orchestra just a month before she passed away.
MSU baseball takes a break from Big Ten Conference action this week with four non-conference games, opening with a short road trip to Ypsilanti, Michigan to take on Eastern Michigan on Tuesday, April 4.
MSU women's basketball senior guard Tori Jankoska added to her postseason accolades, earning Women's Basketball Coaches Association honorable mention All-America honors, announced by the WBCA at the Final Four on Saturday.
The College of Social Science at MSU has announced the creation of a new summer internship program in Flint, that will allow students to create sustainable change through socially impactful internship work.
The MSU women's golf team earned its best finish of the spring by placing fifth at the Clemson Invitational, shooting a 5-over-par 869 (288-287-294) at The Reserve at Lake Keowee in Sunset, South Carolina.
Utilizing a modified scoring system, the White (defense) defeated the Green (offense), 33-23, before an estimated crowd of 25,000 on Saturday afternoon for the Green-White spring game in Spartan Stadium.
The GreenLight Business Model Competition, an early-stage pitch competition bringing together entrepreneurs and small business supporters from all over Michigan, has announced the winners of its fifth annual event.
Ann Folino White, MSU associate professor of theatre studies and directing, was selected as one of three Michigan Association of State Universities Professors of the Year.