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No. 1 MSU bounces back to beat Minnesota 69-61

January 4, 2016 - 2:35pm
Bryn Forbes scored 20 points, making three 3-pointers in the second half to help top-ranked MSU stave off Minnesota for a 69-61 victory on Saturday in response to a loss at Iowa earlier in the week.
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No. 24 Michigan State women turn back Wisconsin, 77-67

January 4, 2016 - 2:10pm
Aerial Powers scored 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, Jasmine Hines added 15 points and No. 24 MSU turned back Wisconsin on Sunday.
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Spreading social awareness through music

January 4, 2016 - 11:56am
As part of its annual commemorative concert celebrating the life of Martin Luther King Jr., on Jan. 17 MSU's Jazz Orchestra I will perform the world premiere of "Do You Know My Name?" the first major jazz work to address human trafficking.
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Sexual Assault Program hosts self-care drive

January 4, 2016 - 10:36am
The MSU Sexual Assault Program is sponsoring the New Year Renew Self-Care Drive during the month of January to collect personal care products and other items for student survivors of sexual assault.
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Endowed chairs lead to big ideas

December 28, 2015 - 3:23pm
Fifteen years ago, internationally known plant biologist Dean DellaPenna was the midst of being recruited by other institutions - and he could have gone anywhere.
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Opioid dependency peaks among younger age group

December 22, 2015 - 12:19pm
An MSU study shows that 14- and 15-year-olds are at a higher risk of becoming dependent on prescription drugs within a 12-month period after using them extra-medically, or beyond the prescribed amount.
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No. 24/22 MSU closes out non-conference action against Detroit

December 21, 2015 - 4:32pm
No. 24/22 MSU women's basketball returns home to take on in-state rival Detroit on at 7 p.m. Dec. 21 at the Breslin Center.
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Spirit of Detroit dons Spartan football jersey

December 21, 2015 - 4:02pm
The "Spirit of Detroit," an iconic monument located in the heart of downtown Detroit at the Coleman A. Young Center on Woodward Avenue, is donning an oversized MSU football jersey to celebrate the Big Ten Champion Spartans making their first appearance in the College Football Playoff.
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Wild bee decline threatens U.S. crop production

December 21, 2015 - 3:00pm
The first national study to map U.S. wild bees suggests they're disappearing in many of the country's most-important farmlands.
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MSU researchers honored for innovation

December 21, 2015 - 1:27pm
Two MSU researchers have earned a national honor for being leaders of innovation and invention.
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Helping cities become fiscally fit

December 18, 2015 - 9:26am
MSU will launch a center next month to help Michigan's local governments improve their fiscal health. The MSU Extension Center for Local Government Finance and Policy will advise communities and distribute important research and fiscal-health indicators for all municipalities.
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Belgian artist Valentijn Dhaenens comes to Wharton Center

December 18, 2015 - 8:11am
Worldwide sensation Bigmouth explores the power of words at 8 p.m. on Jan. 15 at Wharton Center's Pasant Theatre.
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Students recognized with 2015 Board of Trustees' Awards

December 18, 2015 - 6:48am
At the Dec. 18 Board of Trustees meeting, seven graduating students were recognized with Board of Trustees' Awards for having the highest scholastic average at the close of his or her last semester in attendance at MSU.
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Learning from the past: What yesterday's media can tell us about the times

December 17, 2015 - 9:19am
If you want to get a real feel for what was happening during a certain period in history, how people really felt about the issues of the day, take a look at the media coverage.
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Academic All-Big Ten honors announced for the 2015 fall season

December 16, 2015 - 1:46pm
There were 102 MSU student-athletes who received Academic All-Big Ten honors over the Spartans' seven fall sports.
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May the Force Be With You

December 16, 2015 - 1:45pm
Hey, in case you haven't heard, the new "Star Wars" movie comes out this weekend. Unless you've been living under a rock, I'm guessing you already knew that. I was just a kid when I saw the first movie, but I recall that I didn't really want to see it because I wasn't interested in science fiction or space. Yet, just a few minutes into the film I was enthralled. This crazy, new world captured my attention and I was sad when the credits rolled. I had decided that I wanted to marry Luke. Or Han Solo. I wanted a Wookiee for a friend. I definitely wanted to be Leia - she was anything but your typical princess. I got to relive that childhood enchantment when I introduced the films to my daughter. She also wanted to marry Luke (well, until she found out how old he was in real life). For us, "Star Wars" was fun entertainment. While we really enjoyed the fantasy, space exploration for the both us wasn't anything we wanted to do in real life. I'm happy to write about scientists and my daughter would be happy playing one on the stage, but actual astronomy just isn't our thing. But for some kids, "Star Wars" sparked a lifelong interest in science and space. Shannon Schmoll was one of those kids.
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Shannon Schmoll: Slight Obsession

December 16, 2015 - 10:45am
Like so many, Star Wars captured my imagination as a kid. My dad was a major Star Wars fan and his love certainly helped me develop a slight obsession with the franchise.
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The birds of 'The 12 Days of Christmas'

December 16, 2015 - 10:21am
Ever wondered about all the birds mentioned in the holiday standard, "The Twelve Days of Christmas?" MSU's Pamela Rasmussen, integrative biologist and coordinator of MSU's global bird sounds website AVoCet, can help.
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Spartans graduate this weekend

December 16, 2015 - 9:08am
MSU will host commencement ceremonies this weekend at the Jack Breslin Student Events Center on the corner of Harrison Road and Kalamazoo Street.
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MSU Board of Trustees to meet Friday

December 16, 2015 - 8:38am
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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