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Christopher P. Long: Public education rooted in the liberal arts

July 24, 2017 - 6:53pm
When I began as Dean in 2015, I spoke about advancing the arts and humanities at the center of the MSU land-grant mission. As the 2017 Dean's Report demonstrates, this was not a new vision, but one that can be traced back to the earliest beginnings of the University.
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Baseball earns Team Academic Excellence Award

July 24, 2017 - 6:22pm
MSU baseball was recognized with the American Baseball Coaches Association Team Academic Excellence Award, which recognizes teams coached by ABCA members that posted a GPA more than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the 2016-17 academic year. Michigan State had a 3.22 GPA this year, which is the highest in program history.
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Protecting plants from the power of sunlight

July 24, 2017 - 5:25pm
Like us, plants don't like too much sunlight. MSU scientists are now proposing a way to measure, in real time, how plants prevent burn out from the sun.
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Global Spartan Leadership Program prepares students

July 24, 2017 - 4:10pm
Last fall, 12 international undergraduate students were given the opportunity to participate in a new intercultural leadership program, the Global Spartan Leadership Program, designed to prepare students for leadership in a global world.
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Global Spartan Leadership Program prepares international undergraduate students for global leadership

July 24, 2017 - 4:10pm
Last fall, 12 international undergraduate students were given the opportunity to participate in a new intercultural leadership program, the Global Spartan Leadership Program, designed to prepare students for leadership in a global world.
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Nursing instinct kicks in

July 24, 2017 - 1:46pm
Moments before, everything had seemed normal in the hot, humid gym as students moved from the 45-minute boxing portion of their class into the yoga session. Then someone noticed that one of the men, instead of getting into the downward dog position, was lying face down on his yoga mat, gasping for breath.
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MSU part of international physics experiment

July 21, 2017 - 4:14pm
A simultaneous groundbreaking ceremony for the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility took place at Sanford Lab in South Dakota and at Fermilab in Illinois today. The groundbreaking represents the beginning of a new era of physics in the United States - and scientists from Michigan State University will be a part of it.
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'Hockey - The Musical!' comes to the Wharton Center late August

July 20, 2017 - 2:55pm
Mitch Albom's musical comedy, "Hockey - The Musical!" will be showing at the Wharton Center's Pasant Theatre on Aug. 24-25.
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Pigeon pea, white yam: Ghana's perfect crop combo

July 20, 2017 - 12:36pm
White yam is a profitable crop for Ghana's smallholder farmers, but it poses two big problems: the plants need to be staked, which eats up about a third of production costs. Also, yams pull many nutrients out of the soil, forcing farmers to constantly search for new land and often clear forests in search of fertile ground.
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That's how the cookie crumbles

July 19, 2017 - 2:07pm
Wednesday? It's really only Wednesday? Are you absolutely sure? I was thinking exactly that as I got on the elevator when a coworker sighed and said, "And it's only Wednesday." So, apparently, I'm not the only one who feels like this week should be over. It just seems like this week has already had enough minor mishaps in it to fill seven days. It started Sunday evening when I burned a tray of cookies. Then, I painted my nails and proceeded to run into the door frame smudging three of them beyond repair. As I made my way into the building Monday morning, my watch notified me the battery was low, meaning when I thought it had been charging overnight, it actually hadn't been. Five minutes later my watch was dead. (I'm estimating the time, because, well, obviously...) I had baked the cookies as a treat to my colleagues to celebrate the start of the #MSURoadTrip. I originally made some for a super fun photo shoot, but not everyone got one the previous week so I thought I'd make some more. Well, about an hour into the day (again, estimating because, dead watch) I proceeded to pick up the carrier, which I hadn't locked, and dropped the entire thing on the floor of the office
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Rhonda Conner-Warren: Grace in a time of need

July 19, 2017 - 12:33pm
The New Year's Eve service at the Perfecting Church in Detroit began quite typically. The congregation started filing in until all the seats were filled. After the praise and worship, the pastor took the pulpit and the service officially began. Minutes into the service, the security staff summoned the Emergency Response Team and they burst into action.
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Gabrielle Dolenga: Real-world experience

July 19, 2017 - 11:21am
When senior communication student Gabrielle Dolenga accepted an internship with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, she figured her days would consist of sitting in an office, working at her desk. Little did she know, she'd be out in the city of Detroit, making new connections and gaining real-world experience.
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Spotlight shines on MSU at Traverse City Film Festival

July 19, 2017 - 12:23am
MSU is once again taking the expertise of its filmmaking faculty and creative talents of its students on the road to the 2017 Traverse City Film Festival.
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Rude customers linked to workers' shopping binges

July 18, 2017 - 4:53pm
Service workers who face verbal abuse from customers during the workday are more likely to go on unnecessary shopping sprees in the evening, indicates new research co-authored by an MSU business expert.
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Undergraduate researchers present at annual symposium

July 18, 2017 - 4:23pm
More than 350 MSU undergraduate students, as well as visiting students from MSU summer research programs and students from select institutions, will showcase their research at the 2017 Mid-Michigan Symposium for Undergraduate Research Experiences.
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Dental Health Fair offers free screenings to Flint residents

July 18, 2017 - 4:17pm
MSU College of Human Medicine and its partners will host the second annual Flint Dental Health Fair, August 12, 2017.
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Prepared to embrace a bright future

July 18, 2017 - 10:38am
During the Rwandan genocide, nursing student Nadege Sesonga ('17) became paralyzed from having been carried on her mother's back for months. She recovered fully through therapy, and her family was eventually reunited.
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Spartans share NHL development camp experiences

July 18, 2017 - 9:15am
A trio of current Spartans had the opportunity to intensify their summer training programs by taking part in NHL development camps in recent weeks.
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Toliver, Kranda enjoy summer volleyball experiences

July 18, 2017 - 9:01am
Rising seniors Brooke Kranda and Holly Toliver had some fantastic volleyball opportunities this summer that have them excited for the 2017 season to begin.
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DOE provides next-phase funding for the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center

July 17, 2017 - 11:26am
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center an additional five years of funding to develop sustainable alternatives to transportation fuels and products currently derived from petroleum.
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