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Enrollment at MSU for the 2014 academic year is expected to be around 49,700 students, a slight increase over last year.
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 Michigan State University.
To many, the image of a scientist is that of a white-coat, alone in the lab peering into a microscope or computer monitor, interested in nothing but the facts. But is that true? MSU's Robert Pennock and colleagues will be using a $1 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation to explore the topic.
College of Music students are thriving as not only musicians but also as budding entrepreneurs thanks to the new Withrow Career Building Endowment in the College of Music, created by long time donors and supporters Jack and Dottie Withrow.
As Labor Day approaches, organized labor and collective bargaining issues continue to make headlines across the nation.
Get a fan. That was the first piece of advice I found myself offering new freshmen as I helped them move into Campbell Hall last Sunday. There isn't any air conditioning in the hall and the forecast for the week ahead looked downright steamy. I lived on the third floor of Campbell and I remember just how warm it can get.
I tried to chat with all of the students as I helped them find the check-in table or lug boxes up the stairwells. Some were more than happy to chatter away, ask advice and offer their thoughts. Others seemed too nervous to do much talking. One young lady came right out and said, "Oh, I'm so nervous. Well, not bad nervous-good nervous. This is all so crazy that I'm here. Do you have any advice?"
Ask any Spartan alumnus for advice and I guarantee you'll get plenty.
Get a fan. Go to class. Study hard. Make friends. Join a club. Get to know your professors. Find a tutor. Be open to new experiences. Form study groups. Get a bike. Do the Izzone campout. Go on a study abroad.
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has awarded two grants to MSU's Center for Regional Food Systems to help more Michiganders access "good food" - food that is healthy, green and affordable.
Some normal weekday operations at Michigan State University will change Friday when the MSU football team opens its season with a night game against Jacksonville State University.
Looking back on my busy week, I realized that my itinerary to some degree illustrates why I do what I do to protect the biodiversity of Madagascar. I've had the good fortune to collaborate with Malagasy civil society group Alliance Voahary Gasy on a participatory risk-mapping workshop in Manopana, Madagascar, held a press conference with 40 Malagasy journalists, given an anti-corruption workshop in the capital city of Antananarivo, and met with the president, faculty, and students at the University of Toamasina.
Graduation and everything surrounding it has been a momentous time for me, one that prompts some reflection and introspection on the experiences of my past four years here at MSU, among other things. As a result, I realized there were four lessons I learned made a difference for me, while working towards my degree.
The MSU Board of Trustees will meet at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the Board Room of the Hannah Administration Building.
MSU officially dedicated the $24.5 million North End Zone Complex, a 50,000-square-foot addition to Spartan Stadium, on Aug. 25.
Mid-Michigan is in for a treat this fall as the MSU College of Music presents an extraordinary season with the added bonus of hosting events in Cook Recital Hall and Fairchild Theatre - both recently reinvented to augment sound quality, comfort and views.
Two MSU neuroscience researchers have received a $165,000 grant from the Parkinson's Disease Foundation to help develop new therapeutic treatments for this chronic, progressive brain disorder. The disease affects nearly one million people in the United States and seven to 10 million people worldwide.
Today's MSU High 5 includes the beginning of the fall 2014 semester and a top-30 ranking for MSU.
The MSU men's basketball schedule was recently announced.
MSU is one of the top 30 universities in the nation according to Washington Monthly's annual ranking that measures what schools "are doing for the country."
As students prepare to return to class, CATA will implement numerous schedule changes on Aug. 25.
This year, the One Book, One Community program, co-sponsored by the city of East Lansing and MSU, is not only offering students and community members a menu of literary work, but cinematic work as well.
Young adult women who read "Fifty Shades of Grey" are more likely than nonreaders to exhibit signs of eating disorders and have a verbally abusive partner, finds a new study led by an MSU researcher.