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Michigan VEX Robotics Championships at MSU

February 26, 2014 - 9:54am
The state championship for VEX Robotics will pit some of Michigan's youngest robotic masters against each other on Sunday at MSU.
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Involve me and I learn

February 26, 2014 - 9:31am
The first person to give me a job that wasn't in food service and paid more than minimum wage took a chance on me. She interviewed me by phone while I was still in South Dakota where my husband was stationed and she was in Lansing. I didn't have my college degree yet (in fact, that's why I was coming back to the Lansing area-to finish at MSU). I didn't have any real experience that translated to the data entry job for a U.S. Senator's local office, but she still took a chance. She gave me the job and I gave it my all in return. I hoped to prove to her every day she made a good choice and I wanted to learn from her. I was young and inexperienced and she was running the place with intelligence, skill and enthusiasm. I watched, I listened, I learned. She let me try new things and challenged me. She listened, she advised, she taught. In short, she was my mentor. She gave me my start in the professional world and I will always be extremely grateful that our paths crossed. Our paths still cross since we both work at MSU now. She took a job here when the senator retired while I moved on to another congressional office. She saw a position open up in the university communications office and thought it would be a good fit for me and encouraged me to apply. She was still mentoring long after her responsibility to do so was over. She was right, as usual, and it was a perfect fit for me.
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William Taylor: Mentoring helps others reach their dreams

February 26, 2014 - 9:30am
In 1979 I was a professor at the University of Missouri and I wasn't looking for a new position.
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MSU advances algae's viability as a biofuel

February 26, 2014 - 9:02am
Lab success doesn't always translate to real-world success. A team of MSU scientists, however, has invented a new technology that increases the odds of helping algae-based biofuels cross that gap and come closer to reality.
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Dantonio signs amended contract; assistant coaches earn raises

February 26, 2014 - 8:39am
MSU head football coach Mark Dantonio, who has compiled a 64-29 record (.688) in his first seven seasons including a school-record seven consecutive postseason bowl appearances, has been rewarded with a revised contract.
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Chelsea Lucas: Finding her role

February 26, 2014 - 7:29am
Chelsea Lucas, who will be graduating in May with a double major in theatre and media and information, found her fit in costume design after her early experiences with the freshmen curriculum and staff in the Department of Theatre.
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Reuniting with a special teammate

February 25, 2014 - 4:42pm
There is a truth about MSU: Once a Spartan, always a Spartan. On Feb. 24, the Spartan softball team had dinner with Maisa Cummings and her family. Maisa joined the Spartan family in February of 2010 as a part of the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation. Cummings was diagnosed with a brain tumor at 2 1/2 years old.
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Reuninting with a special teammate

February 25, 2014 - 4:42pm
On Feb. 24, the Spartan softball team had dinner with Maisa Cummings and her family. Maisa joined the Spartan family in February of 2010 as a part of the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation. Cummings was diagnosed with a brain tumor at two-and-a-half years old.
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MSU partner in manufacturing innovation institute

February 25, 2014 - 4:16pm
MSU's College of Engineering is partnering with a number of other universities and private sector companies in a new manufacturing innovation institute.
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MSU to host free conference on meeting teaching demands

February 25, 2014 - 4:02pm
The MSU College of Education is hosting a conference for teachers who aim to both provide the best known teaching strategies and produce students who excel on standardized tests.
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'The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess' makes stop at Wharton Center

February 25, 2014 - 2:51pm
The National Tour of 'The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess,' winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, will be making a stop at Wharton Center for Performing Arts March 18-23.
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Does solitary confinement fuel more crime?

February 25, 2014 - 1:06pm
Solitary confinement does not make supermax prison inmates more likely to re-offend once they're released, finds a study on the controversial penitentiaries led by an MSU criminologist.
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No. 21 women's basketball rolls past Minnesota, 75-61

February 25, 2014 - 8:15am
No. 21 MSU women's basketball jumped out early and never looked back, cruising to a 75-61 victory over Minnesota on Monday night at the Breslin Center.
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Spartans win third straight, down No. 25 Central Michigan, 18-14

February 24, 2014 - 4:34pm
The MSU wrestling team closed the regular season on a three-match winning streak after defeating No. 25 Central Michigan, 18-14, Saturday afternoon at McGuirk Arena.
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Baseball falls to Washington in final game of Pac-12/Big Ten Challenge

February 24, 2014 - 4:25pm
The MSU baseball team dropped its weekend finale to Washington, 4-1, on Sunday afternoon in Surprise, Ariz. Washington used four early runs to spoil the Spartans' bid for a weekend sweep in the Pac-12/Big Ten Challenge.
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Women's basketball faces Minnesota Monday night

February 24, 2014 - 4:20pm
The Spartans host Minnesota at 7 p.m. Monday.
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Spartans drop road game to Michigan, 79-70

February 24, 2014 - 4:15pm
Gary Harris led MSU with 21 points, but the Spartans fell to in-state rival Michigan 79-70 on Sunday afternoon
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'Running Start' program helps market music grads

February 24, 2014 - 3:29pm
In order to major in a form of music, whether it is singing, conducting or music performance, there needs to be talent, and lots of it. So, if one decides to make music his or her major, what exactly is he or she to do after graduation?
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MSU named Beckman Scholars Award winner

February 24, 2014 - 2:48pm
MSU has been selected as a host institution for the 2014 Beckman Scholars Program by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation.
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MSU grant to help create developing world food systems

February 24, 2014 - 1:59pm
The Global Center for Food Systems Innovation at MSU announced its Innovation Challenge grant winners. The six teams have been awarded approximately $100,000 each to work towards solutions addressing global problems associated with the food value chain.
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