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Motivation shouldn't be a problem for a football team that looks back at four consecutive bowl championships and a recent Big Ten title as points of reference instead of crowning achievements.
I am not a ballerina, nor am I a teacher. If you had told me when I was six that I wasn't going to grow up and be either of those things, I probably would have been inconsolable. In my tiny child brain, that's all I could see myself doing as a grownup. Never once did I answer, "I want to be a communications manager in higher education" when asked what I wanted to be. And yet, here I am. I'm not wearing a tutu taking my bows and I'm not reading to children or correcting homework. I couldn't be happier - I really love what I do.
The other day the question was posed in the office, "What did you want to be when you grew up?" Fighter pilot, astronaut, sports journalist, Miss America and scientist all made the list, though none of us are actually doing those jobs. Only the person who said "artist" and is a graphic designer (and beautiful artist) actually does what she dreamed of as a kid.
So when does it all change? When do we put aside our childhood thoughts about vocation and choose another path? What happens that leads us to different futures that we thought were our callings?
I started down my career path because I wasn't so happy with my job in the kitchen of a restaurant at Cornell University, where I was pursuing a bachelor's degree. The people I worked with were terrific, but it was hot, messy and exhausting. The best part was drinking the remnants of chocolate shakes when we "accidentally" made more than the glass could hold.
Wolves, coyotes, dogs and hyenas howl and whoop to communicate across vast distances. Taking a cue from the mammals she is studying, a Michigan State University scientist is calling out on the Internet to seek funds to help move her field forward.
It may sound like the makings of a joke, but answering the question of how chickens crossed the sea may soon provide more than just a punch line.
In 2008 when Mumbai was under siege and burning at the hands of Lashkar-e-Taiba, a Pakistani militant Islamist group, I knew I wanted to go into foreign policy, focusing on counterterrorism.
Five years in the making, a mosaic of artwork created by Peckham Inc. client artists, MSU students and community artists will be unveiled Thursday.
MSU is among the best colleges in the nation to study game design, according to the Princeton Review.
The Center for Poetry will host its Spring Poetry Festival throughout the month of April.
Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom of the Opera" will come to Wharton Center from April 1 to April 12 as part of a brand-new North American Tour.
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.
MSU's Tuesday game vs. Detroit Mercy, scheduled for 3 p.m. at Secchia Stadium, has been postponed.
The No. 44 MSU Spartans are off to their best start in Big Ten history. The Spartans improved to 15-2 and 4-0 in the Big Ten with the 4-3 victory over No. 63 Minnesota.
Despite unusually cold, wet weather, Michigan's tourism industry experienced steady growth in 2014 and should see that momentum should continue this year, according to an annual report by two MSU researchers.
Travis Trice scored 23 points Sunday and helped Michigan State knock second-seeded Virginia out of the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year, 60-54. Trice scored 13 of his team's first 15 points on 5-of-5 shooting, including three 3-pointers, to help the Spartans build a 15-4 lead. The Spartans now advance to the Sweet 16 for the seventh time in the last eight seasons under coach Tom Izzo.
When Donna Zischke was an MSU undergraduate in the late 1960s and early 1970s, she probably didn't realize the impact she would one day have on her alma mater.
An MSU student interested in international affairs has been awarded a nationally competitive research assistant fellowship through the Carnegie Junior Fellows Program within the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C.
An MSU advertising and public relations faculty member is part of a team that has come up with a set of recommendations to make per-unit pricing more consumer friendly.
Fifth-year senior John Rizqallah defeated Cal Poly's Nick Fiegener, 8-3, in the first consolation round of the NCAA Wrestling Championships on Thursday night at the Scottrade Center.
MSU enters the 2015 Big Ten Tournament as the No. 2 seed, having posted an 11-7-2-2 record in Big Ten play and finishing with 37 points. The