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Five former Michigan State student-athletes join two current Spartans at the U.S. Olympic Trials.
The MSU College of Nursing is partnering with the MSU Alumni Association, AARP Michigan and Sparrow Health System to help family caregivers better understand new legislation that supports and better equips them when their loved one enters the hospital.
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, along with officials from Providence-Providence Park Hospital, welcomed the first medical students to the college's new Southeast Michigan campus during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the hospital.
On June 22, the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency honored MSU and 14 other institutions in the state for their commitment to helping student veterans transition from military to college life through the Michigan Veteran Education Initiative.
MSU's Career Services Network is launching a new operating system called Handshake to better connect students with job and internship opportunities. The system went live June 1 and replaces MySpartanCareer.
Ah summer. It's my favorite time of the year, even though I don't have the entire season off like when I was a kid. I remember being outside from daybreak until the streets lights came on, and sometimes even after. We used to ride our bikes and pretend we were cars. Blue bikes got to be police; a wagon tied to another was an ambulance. And then there was the peculiar ice cream truck. Why in the world was a turned-over tricycle that we pedaled with our arms an ice cream truck?
We'd spin the tires and pretend ice cream was coming out of them. Despite the fact that it looked nothing like our favorite Good Humor Man vehicle, to us, it was an ice cream truck. I have no idea why, but I know I'm not the only one who did this. Other adults have told me they did the same thing, though it really makes no sense at all. But, it didn't matter us - it was an ice cream truck, plain and simple. I like to think our childish minds were simply being innovative.
Back in the day we used all sorts of things in ways they weren't intended. Books covered with a tissue became a doll bed. A wadded up sweatshirt became home plate. An old box served as a spaceship, or a house, or any number of things. Our young minds simply took things we had and turned them into things we wanted.
MSU faculty and staff talk about Verses, a unique collaborative project for undeserved youth in Detroit that explores literacy through lyrics and song. The program is funded in part by The Marshall Mathers Foundation and Carhartt.
If you follow us on Twitter, read this post about 3D printing, or if you came to the Apparitions and Archaeology tour last fall, you may have heard about Mable, the undisputed star of 2015 CAP excavations.
Michigan State alumni will be representing the United States this summer, as a trio of Spartans are preparing to head to Rio for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.
Faculty, alumni and students from the MSU College of Arts and Letters convened on Mackinac Island to celebrate the 22nd annual Arts Weekend at Grand Hotel, June 24-26. The weekend featured a performance of "A Grand Night for Singing" from the Department of Theatre and a concert by Theatre alumnus and finalist on "The Voice," Joshua Davis.
Draymond Green becomes the third Spartan to represent Team USA in Olympics.
Denzel Valentine became Michigan State's first lottery pick since Jason Richardson in 2001, and Deyonta Davis was selected with the first pick of the second round at the 2016 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
It's been four years since MSU AgBioResearch entomologist Rufus Isaacs and his team set out to find methods that could help growers ensure their crops were pollinated in the face of rising threats to traditional honey bee colonies. They've since made discoveries to help preserve, protect and educate people on the issue.
Bruno comes to MSU after 11 seasons at Northern Arizona.
Two Spartan alumnae are heading to the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio.
The Lansing native is the third Spartan to be named the Big Ten's top male athlete.
Two MSU programs and 23 students have been awarded the national Presidential Volunteer Service Award for completing 100 or more hours of volunteer service within a one-year time frame during the 2014-2015 academic year.
"I mean, we had to, right?" That's what I told a group of my Big Ten Plus colleagues while I was showing our year-end video and the footage from the U-M game appeared on the screen, complete with the fan in the "surrender cobra" pose. Everyone groaned or laughed, even the folks representing Michigan. Sure, we're absolutely rivals on the field, but in our field of higher education communications, we're full of respect and admiration for each other. We're even friends.
I, along with two of my MSU colleagues, spent a couple of days last week at Washington University at St. Louis (part of the "plus" of our group with a beautiful campus and fantastic hosts), learning from others in our field, sharing ideas, forming partnerships, discussing challenges and offering solutions. Oh, and sweating. A lot. Wow, was it hot. My sweat was sweating. The 102-degree heat index was something to behold. But even extreme temperatures couldn't keep the Big Ten Plus communicators down for long. We simply wiped off and kept working.
It's always great to spend time with our contemporaries from other schools. Like I said, we are rivals on the field, but that's all in fun. The real stuff, the important stuff, is the work that our research universities are doing to change the world. There probably isn't a researcher around who hasn't collaborated with a scientist at another university. The best researchers, and communicators, realize that strength comes in numbers and diversity.
As director of the Environmental Science and Policy Program at Michigan State since 2010, I believe the secret to our success has been, simply put, flexibility and inclusivity.
As our airplane made its final descent, I looked out the window at the lush green grass in disbelief that I was about to step foot in a land once forbidden to many Americans - Cuba.