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The MSU Board of Trustees will meet at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the Board Room of the Hannah Administration Building.
The MSU College of Music will present "That's Amore," a concert showcasing Italian love songs, at 3 p.m. Feb. 2 in the MSU Auditorium's Fairchild Theatre.
I failed Math 111 my first semester at MSU. The course numbers are different now, but back then it was a pre-calculus class. And I failed-all five credits. A big fat 0.0. I didn't even need the class for my major but a counselor convinced me I had done well on placement tests and it would "be good for my studies."
I'm not proud of it by any means, but I own it. It was mine and mine alone and it certainly didn't mean I was overall a failure. The rest of my semester was great. I got a 4.0 in my ATL 123 course, a 3.0 in my intro to psychology and a 3.0 in a chemistry course (thanks to my high school AP chem class, which I passed, though I failed the final exam).
I had never failed a class before. I was a pretty good student, though I definitely had a tougher time with math and science. All semester long I kept thinking it would get better and I would eventually pass. I couldn't imagine not passing. So, I buckled down and tried to study as much as I could. Even going into the final, I thought I could squeak by. (Had I been a better math student, I would have figured out there was no way I was going to pass no matter my final exam grade).
I was young and na"ive and not very smart about that class. I didn't go looking for extra help.
Scientists have identified how a single gene in honey bees separates the queens from the workers.
Jazz bassist Omer Avital will perform with his ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12 in Wharton Center's Pasant Theatre.
Women are up to 83 percent more likely to experience repeat abuse by their male partners if a weapon is used in the initial abuse incident, according to an MSU study that has implications for victims, counselors and police.
Keith Appling scored 16 points and the Spartans outlasted No. 15 Iowa 71-69 in overtime Tuesday night, handing the Hawkeyes their first home loss.
How do curses and cat pee relate to those of us interested in information literacy and broader aspects of teaching and learning?
It's easy to fall behind in math. Each class period builds off of the material from the last one. If a student doesn't understand the material from day six, day seven becomes that much harder. The workload quickly becomes intimidating, even insurmountable.
The MSU College of Music's Wind Symphony, the university's premier band ensemble conducted by Director of Bands Kevin Sedatole, will perform John Corigliano's Symphony No. 3 "Circus Maximus" at Wharton Center for Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6.
Ken Prouty, associate professor of musicology and jazz studies, talks about jazz music's impact on history.
The Spartans Will. 360 trip is among the stories that showcase the impact of Spartans both at home and abroad when MSU is featured on Big Ten Network's "LiveBIG" Jan. 31.
Girl Scouts are invited to be hands on with science during the Girl Scout STEM DemoDay this Saturday at MSU. The event is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the MSU College of Engineering building.
Groups and individuals who have exemplified diversity and inclusion in extraordinary ways will be honored with Excellence in Diversity Awards at the 2014 Excellence in Diversity Recognition and Awards Ceremony and Reception Feb. 3.
MSU's full-time MBA continued its climb in the latest Financial Times ranking of international MBA programs.
The MSU track and field team traveled to South Bend, Ind., for the Notre Dame Invitational on Jan. 25.
Guided by a combined 45 points from freshmen Tori Jankoska and Aerial Powers, the MSU women's basketball team bounced back to defeat Ohio State, 82-68 this afternoon at Value City Arena.
The MSU baseball program hosted its ninth-annual First Pitch Dinner on Sunday at the Kellogg Center, drawing a crowd of more than 500.
MSU hosts Michigan in a battle of the top two teams in the Big Ten Conference standings.
The offensive struggles continued for the MSU women's basketball team tonight, as the Spartans lost to Illinois, 61-51 at the Breslin Center.