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We've got game

May 25, 2016 - 2:49pm
WHOMP! That was the sound the soccer ball made hitting my daughter's face on a cold October morning. First there was a look of surprise, then a flood of tears. Just like that, my kid was absolutely done with soccer. She was five years old but there was no way we were getting her out on the field again. Ever. Luckily, she wasn't really injured. In fact, we were lucky throughout her childhood that sports injuries weren't anything we had to deal with - mainly because my daughter is not exactly an athlete. (By the way, she gave me permission to say that.) We live in a pretty athletic school district so she tried to like sports, but she really wasn't a fan. She tried softball. While she loved to hit, she took to picking dandelions out in the field. She tried out for volleyball, but only scored high on positive attitude. Everyone was joining track and she really wanted the shirt so she joined. Then promptly claimed she was going to be sick so she could stop running during the first meet. She is a demon on ice skates though - even as her father yells at her to protect her head if she falls. Instead, she dove into other interests - the performing arts. I have to say, watching other parents sitting out at a soccer field in the rain while I made my way into a temperature-controlled auditorium; I was totally fine with her pursuits. Plus, it's pretty hard to hurt yourself in a musical. (Well, there was one time a sandbag fell from the ceiling, but I digress.) Like I said, we were lucky. She escaped childhood with nary a broken bone, stitch or concussion.
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Joanne C. Gerstner: Covering concussions

May 25, 2016 - 1:48pm
The gravity of the moment hit me, a few seconds after I walked into the dramatic grand main hall of the University of Zurich's Student Union. It was the first week of December 2015, and I was far from Michigan State University and my sports journalism students.
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Spartans face Nebraska in Big Ten Tournament first round

May 25, 2016 - 11:45am
No. 7 MSU takes on No. 2 Nebraska in tournament opener.
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Six Spartans garner All-Big Ten honors

May 25, 2016 - 11:42am
A total of six Spartans earned All-Big Ten honors as the conference announced its all-league teams Tuesday afternoon.
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Michigan State will play at Duke in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

May 25, 2016 - 11:36am
Spartans and Blue Devils will meet on Nov. 29.
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IPF program receives APPA's Effective and Innovative Practices Award

May 25, 2016 - 10:20am
Michigan State's Infrastructure Planning and Facilities Emergency Response and Business Continuity Program has been selected to receive APPA's Effective and Innovative Practices Award.
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CHM students: Caring for the underserved

May 25, 2016 - 9:48am
Students in the College of Human Medicine recently traveled to Peru as part of the Leadership in Medicine for the Underserved Certificate Program. The program is designed to allow future doctors an opportunity to experience international health care in underserved areas.
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From Oregon, with love

May 24, 2016 - 5:35pm
Scott Lovejoy is a Spartan who is living, working and raising a family in the middle of Oregon. He and his wife, Kristy, created the Scott and Kristy Lovejoy Endowed Fund for Faculty in the College of Arts and Letters with a gift of $100,000.
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Timothy Busfield to join MSU as artist-in-residence

May 24, 2016 - 11:41am
Emmy-awarding actor Timothy Busfield will join MSU as an artist-in-residence in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences.
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NSF grant will help decipher cells' electric properties

May 24, 2016 - 11:18am
An MSU researcher will use a National Science Foundation grant to decipher the secrets of electric organs in fish and apply the insights to human electrically excitable tissue.
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Can telehealth fill gap in autism services?

May 24, 2016 - 9:38am
Parents struggling to find and afford therapy for their child with autism may eventually be able to provide that therapy themselves with the help of telehealth training, finds a federally funded pilot study at MSU.
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College of Music on the road

May 23, 2016 - 3:25pm
In addition to teaching and inspiring students, faculty members in the College of Music spend much of their time performing concerts and recitals, giving master classes and clinics, presenting lectures and sharing their musical expertise in a wide range of areas.
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5 students participate in international youth forum

May 23, 2016 - 3:03pm
Five students were selected as the MSU delegation for the G200 Youth Forum - one of the largest international events organized for young leaders from all across the world.
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Celebrate summer on campus

May 23, 2016 - 2:47pm
The MSU campus hosts more than 50,000 students each school year. After graduation each spring when the residence halls empty and many Spartans move on to pursue new opportunities, campus becomes a quiet playground for the people sticking around to explore.
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Diabetes detected by... a dentist?

May 23, 2016 - 12:55pm
An MSU diabetes expert and a local dentist have teamed up to create a screening tool that dental offices can offer patients to determine their risk for diabetes.
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Spartans nipped by Terrapins, 6-4, on Senior Day

May 23, 2016 - 10:42am
Durkin goes 3-4 with three RBIs; Seniors Nowak, Hovis and Simonton honored before their final home game.
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Sarah Burnham narrowly misses cut at NCAA Women's Golf Championships

May 23, 2016 - 10:30am
Record-breaking season comes to a close for Spartan sophomore Sarah Burnham before the final round of the NCAA Women's Golf Championships.
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Zalewski, Wood earn NFCA All-Region honors

May 20, 2016 - 10:50am
Spartans have two selections for the first time since 2011.
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MSU track and field sending 27 entries to NCAA East Preliminary Round

May 20, 2016 - 10:44am
The Spartans travel to Jacksonville, Florida looking for a top-12 finish.
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Maryland tops Spartans in series opener

May 20, 2016 - 10:42am
Brandon Hughes goes 3-for-4 in the loss.
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