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Here's today's Michigan State University High 5 - a morning hello and the fastest way to get you up to speed with what's happening at MSU.
Don't skip class. Do your homework. Set your alarm. Be careful. Have fun. Make friends. Get a fan. Make good choices. Buy a bus pass. Pick a good major. Get good grades. Don't take early classes. The regular advice goes on and on for new college students. (But seriously, get a fan...it's really hot this week.)
Today marks the day the new Spartan freshmen start classes - and I'm sure each one has heard a lot of advice from family and friends. I'm also sure it is pretty good advice too. While I don't have a student starting classes today, I thought I might as well jump on the bandwagon and offer some advice of my own.
Be grateful. This isn't just college. This is one of the most incredible opportunities ever presented to you. There are many young people around the world who would give anything to go to school and will never be able to. Never, ever forget how fortunate you are and remember to thank those who helped you get here. Don't ever take being a Spartan for granted.
Make the most of it. This is a very special place. You could simply go to class, do your work and earn your degree - but you would be missing out on so much more that's offered here.
Many of you have already experienced the network of pathways that figure prominently throughout the MSU campus. It is no wonder that so many students value, treasure, and remember our beautiful campus after they graduate.
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections and the MSU Retirees Association will host a free public preview and discussion of the documentary "Through the Banks of the Red Cedar" on Sept. 10 at Conrad Hall, 888 Wilson Road.
This summer - between my junior year of college and my senior semester - I carried out a research project in Malawi with Robert Richardson as part of an Undergraduate Research Scholarship I received.
The Spartans open their 119th season of football against Western Michigan Sept. 4 at Waldo Stadium, with kickoff slated for 7 p.m. on ESPNU.
MSU has partnered with a growing university in Azerbaijan to improve training for that nation's education leaders.
MSU psychology professor Rebecca Campbell has been honored again for her groundbreaking research on violence against women
During Move-In Day on Aug. 30, President Lou Anna K. Simon visited the Bailey Bee Project hives located on the roof of Bailey Hall. The project is funded by the Office of Campus Sustainability Be Spartan Green Grant, and is a collaboration between students in the RISE program and Meghan Milbrath from the Pollinator Initiative Project at MSU.
The Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights, investigating Michigan State University since 2011 for its handling of student Title IX complaints, has found the university was not timely enough in resolving two of the cases, an issue OCR acknowledges MSU has improved significantly since the investigation began.
The simple parenting strategy of helping toddlers understand emotion may reduce behavioral problems later on, finds a federally funded study led by an MSU researcher.
Here's today's MSU High 5 - a morning hello and the fastest way to get you up to speed with what's happening at MSU.
For a combined 105 years, Richard Snider, a professor of integrative biology, and Renate Snider, an assistant professor in the College of Natural Science, have been at MSU studying "little animals." To ensure that their work and the work of others will endure, they have made a $1 million planned gift.
The MSU men's basketball conference schedule was announced on Thursday by the Big Ten office.
Michigan State University's Richard Lunt has been named to the MIT Technology Review "Innovators Under 35" list.
Amit Sachdev has joined Michigan State University to become the first director of the new Division of Neuromuscular Medicine within the Department of Neurology and Ophthalmology.
Yep. It's gone. Somehow, I have completely lost my mojo. You know, that special thing that keeps you on track, makes you creative, motivates you and basically helps you kick butt in all you do? I'm not sure if mine is just on summer vacation or if it hopped on a bus and headed out of town. I'm hoping my mojo is just hiding nearby and I'll be able to find it shortly.
I notice its absence mostly at work. I sit down to write something and I can barely string words together that make any sense. I go to a brainstorm meeting and my normally wildly active mind that spews ideas out like a volcano lies dormant. I stare at my computer screen and have to will my fingers to wake up and type. This is so unlike me. I'm normally a very creative and productive person who works at warp speed. (I know I'm creative because many Buzzfeed quizzes have told me so.)
The other day I was on a conference call with some colleagues at Northwestern. They heard me give a presentation at a conference earlier this summer and wanted to talk with me some more. I absolutely love doing this kind of thing. Some people hate public speaking - I would do it every day of my life if I could. And yet, on that call, I felt like blathering idiot who was talking a lot but not saying much of anything. Yep. My mojo has clearly left the building.
It's a slow season here at Lingnan University in Hong Kong, but it's not hard to imagine how its many shady nooks and patios might be filled during the school year with lively groups of students and their boisterous and intense conversations.
Jade Wiselogle is a first-generation college student with big dreams who doesn't need to be convinced of the role a college education will play in achieving them.
MSU is No. 1 on the list of top 10 U.S. Supply Chain Schools of 2015. The list was completed by SCM World. The research organization surveys hundreds of supply chain executives every year to find out which universities they consider the best at producing graduates with practical approaches to supply chain management.