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MSU, no. 20 in this week's CRCA poll, on May 18 travels to Indianapolis, Ind., for the Big Ten Rowing Championships.
The Spartans will face off against conference foes this weekend as the MSU track and field team travels to West Lafayette for the 2014 Big Ten Outdoor Championships.
The Spartans head to Penn State for the final weekend of the regular season looking to secure a spot in next week's Big Ten Tournament.
Kent Dell, an Iraq War veteran and recent MSU Honors College graduate, has been accepted into the Presidential Fellows Program.
Casey O'Donnell, an assistant professor in the Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media, has received a grant from the National Science Foundation of $156,000 to examine how collaborative online games are being used to solve problems in the world of biochemistry and molecular physics.
MSU AgBioResearch scientist Matt Raven has been awarded nearly $500,000 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to establish an incubator farm in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
Thirteen full-size candy bars. That, to my 8-year-old self, seemed like a pretty incredible prize. All I had to do was to learn my times tables from zero to 12 and recite one each day in front of my teacher for 13 days without a mistake. If anyone made a mistake, he or she had to wait until the next day to try again.
The first student to recite them all correctly got the candy. I'm not talking about plain chocolate bars. The bag had Snickers, Milky Ways, Reese's-everything my younger self loved. (Heck, who am I kidding? My older self still loves them. I still know my times tables so if anyone is offering...)
But I digress. I've always been a bit competitive (right now anyone who has ever played a game with me is laughing at the understatement) so I was out to win that candy. I had always studied hard for spelling tests, even without a treat at the end. But that bag sitting on Mrs. Trice's desk made it a whole new ballgame.
Needless to say, I didn't make a single mistake for 13 days. Neither did Matt, the smartest boy in the class, but the teacher made good on her promise and we each got a bag of candy.
MSU AgBioResearch is inviting the public to tour several of its outlying research centers this summer.
"How many jelly beans are in the jar?" Thus began one of the earliest memories I have of the power and efficiency of mathematics. I was in fourth grade and the teacher had asked the class to estimate, by any means, the number of jellybeans sitting in a clear jar on a plain desk in the front of the room. We were allowed to make any measurements we wanted and kids could be seen twirling the jar in all directions trying to gain some extra advantage
There are some things that are universal to the human experience. We all long to love and to be loved, and we all experience suffering in some way. We realize how connected we are at various points in our lives, but often forget as we run around from place to place, with our plans, our dreams, our hopes and desires. Yet in the midst of this, each person has his or her own sufferings, on the surface or hidden away, and everyone is searching for love. These two often come together, since love often involves sacrifice, and some of the greatest suffering occurs because we love.
A Saucer Magnolia blossom frames the view of Beaumont Tower on May 9, 2014. Photo by Derrick L. Turner
A new study indicates young adults have a healthy mistrust of the information they read on Twitter.
MSU Athletics Director Mark Hollis announced May 13 that the Spartans have signed a contract for a home-and-home football series with Arizona State.
The Echo Saxophone Quartet from the MSU College of Music was among a select group of chamber ensembles from across the nation to earn honors at the 2014 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition held recently at the University of Notre Dame.
Ag Expo, the state's largest outdoor farm show, returns to MSU July 22-24. The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources has lined up another show for the agricultural community and anyone else who is interested in learning about Michigan's agriculture industry.
MSU researchers have identified a genetic mutation in Doberman pinschers that causes albinism in the breed, a discovery that has eluded veterinarians and breeders worldwide up until now.
The MSU qualified two more Spartans to NCAA Regionals as the track and field team concluded the outdoor regular season this weekend at the Last Chance weekend hosted by Grand Valley State University.
The No. 23 MSU women's golf team is heading back to the NCAA Championships for the third year in a row, tying a school record.
The former head of the College of Osteopathic Medicine's Statewide Campus System at MSU and two osteopathic physicians have received the college's highest award - the 2014 Walter F. Patenge Medals of Public Service. They will be recognized during a dinner on May 12 at MSU's Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center.
The MSU baseball team begins a busy stretch when it welcomes Nebraska in its final home series of the season this weekend at McLane Baseball Stadium.