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An alma mater, 50 years in the making

MSU News - July 11, 2014 - 11:32am
Clif Haley has lived nearly every possible MSU affiliation from law school alumnus to professor back to undergraduate student; from parent to advocate to leader and donor.
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MSU's Anil Jain appointed to NIST Forensic Science Standards Board

MSU News - July 10, 2014 - 2:08pm
The National Institute of Standards and Technology, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice, have named MSU's Anil Jain among the first 17 appointments to the Forensic Science Standards Board.
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Want a higher GPA in college? Join a gym

MSU News - July 10, 2014 - 11:34am
For those students looking to bump up their grade point averages during college, the answer may not be spending more time in a library or study hall, but in a gym.
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Fifty-Nine Spartans named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

MSU News - July 10, 2014 - 10:00am
The Big Ten Conference recognized 684 student-athletes for earning a grade point average (GPA) of 3.7 or higher for the 2013-14 academic year. Included in the list were 59 Michigan State student-athletes.
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Free falling

MSU News - July 9, 2014 - 3:12pm
Occasionally, I'm a bit of a klutz. Like yesterday-I was sitting in a meeting at a conference table. I shifted a bit, caught my dress hem under the wheel of the chair and, worried that it might pull my whole dress down, tried to correct the situation and instead had the chair roll out from under me, planting my behind squarely on the floor next to my colleagues. I mean, who falls out of a chair they've been sitting in for 20 minutes already? Yep, that would be me. (Feel free to laugh-I did). Honestly, I like to think I have good balance. I've always been a great ice skater, I'm fast on rollerblades, I ride a bike often, I can still do a mean cartwheel and I'm not completely horrible at sports. But sometimes I have problems with the basics-like walking, or sitting in a chair apparently. I have tripped on air in the office hallway. I have fallen up and down the stairs. I've taken a tumble out the front door of my building in front of a large group of students (who added insult to injury by jumping to help but called me ma'am). My husband remembers introducing me to a law school classmate years ago and I shook his hand and then somehow fell down for no reason-great first impression. I've inadvertently flashed motorists on Grand River stumbling on the curb so that the wind caught my wrap dress just right.
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MSU soccer players face off in summer league

State News Top Stories - July 9, 2014 - 1:48pm

MSU has players and coaches, both former and current, on National Premiere Soccer League teams throughout Michigan. Team members who play together during the fall and spring find themselves on opposite sides of the field during summer, creating friendly rivalries.

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Reinhard Schwienhorst: Collaboration, Competition and Collisions

MSU News - July 9, 2014 - 12:14pm
As a German-American who works at MSU on an experiment located in Switzerland and France, I have always been attracted to the globe-spanning internationality of particle physics. I am part of the MSU team in the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, where the Higgs boson was discovered recently.
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Katie Abdilla: A Bollywood Dream

MSU News - July 9, 2014 - 11:30am
After day of anticipation, it finally happened. My weekend consisted of eight-counts and pivots, leaps and hip swings, all colliding and melting into the beat of a Bollywood hit. This week was filled with the sets and rewritten scripts that came with our chief task-creating a short film to encompass both our experiences and the world of Bollywood.
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Cook, Langford featured on Maxwell Award Watch List

MSU News - July 8, 2014 - 5:42pm
MSU junior quarterback Connor Cook and fifth-year senior running back Jeremy Langford have been named to the 2014 Maxwell Award Watch List, according to an announcement made by the Maxwell Football Club.
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Intern spotlight: Rebecca Kost

MSU News - July 8, 2014 - 11:17am
Food industry management junior Rebecca Kost began drinking coffee at the age of three out of a sippy cup. The cup may have changed over the years, but her love of coffee didn't.
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Field of dreams

MSU News - July 8, 2014 - 10:58am
Helping realize the dreams MSU students is nothing new to Ed and Wanda Eichler, the parents of three Spartan Marching Band alumni. Back in 2010, they agreed to purchase 62 silver, custom-designed trumpets. Their latest gift provided the means to complete a new field for band practice and intramural sports.
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Trumpeting Dreams

MSU News - July 8, 2014 - 10:58am
Helping realize the dreams of the Spartan Marching Band is nothing new to Ed and Wanda Eichler, the parents of three band alumni. Back in 2010, they agreed to purchase 62 silver, custom-designed trumpets. Their latest gift provided the means to complete a new practice field for the band.
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Travel campaign fuels $1 billion rise in hospitality industry

MSU News - July 8, 2014 - 9:35am
The Obama administration's controversial travel-promotion program has generated a roughly $1 billion increase in the value of the hospitality industry and stands to benefit the U.S. economy, an MSU-led study finds.
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David Thomas named Director of Women's Basketball Operations and Technology

MSU News - July 8, 2014 - 9:15am
MSU women's basketball head coach Suzy Merchant announced the hiring of David Thomas, a member of the 2000 Spartan men's basketball national championship team, as the program's new Director of Basketball Operations and Technology.
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MSU Culinary Services earns silver award for Best Vegan Recipe

MSU News - July 7, 2014 - 4:24pm
MSU's Culinary Services has been awarded silver in the 2014 Nutrition Awards Best Vegan Recipe category by the National Association of College & University Food Services for its vegan mac and cheese.
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Joanna Young recommended as new MSU IT vice president

MSU News - July 7, 2014 - 9:58am
Joanna Young has been recommended to serve as MSU's vice president for information technology and chief information officer.
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Back home, preparing for a big stage

State News Top Stories - July 6, 2014 - 2:46pm

The lineup of Lansing-based band Squirrel Shaped Fish consists of the usual components of any band — guitar, vocals, bass, keyboard, drums — but the Thursday before their debut at Common Ground Music Festival, they traded in their drums for pots and pans.

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Pure Michigan

MSU News - July 2, 2014 - 1:02pm
If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you. I learned Michigan's motto in elementary school, but back then, I probably didn't truly appreciate it. In fact, I doubt I really appreciated my state until I left it. I was born and raised in metro Detroit. I visited other places, but I never really imagined myself anywhere else. And then my husband got stationed in South Dakota and I spent almost four years away from the Great Lakes state. No offense to South Dakota, but it just never felt like home and I couldn't wait to get back to the mitten. I missed family, sure, but I missed so much more. I missed beautiful lakes and stunning shores. I missed the smell of fall and fresh-pressed cider. I missed the Detroit Red Wings and coney dogs. I missed steamy summer days and going "up north." I missed the sight of the Mackinac Bridge and the Detroit skyline. I missed looking south and seeing Canada. I missed the MSU/U-M rivalry. I missed Faygo, Sanders, Better Made and Vernors. I missed home. I love this state. Are there things I don't love about it? Sure, but overall the good things outweigh the polar vortexes, mosquitos and economic challenges. These 57,022 square miles of land, including 3,126 miles of Great Lakes shoreline, mean the world to me.
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Helping teens tee up for lifelong success

MSU News - July 2, 2014 - 10:27am
In Detroit, the last thing on the typical teenagers' mind is golf; however, the Midnight Golf program is changing all of that.
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Coming home

State News Top Stories - July 1, 2014 - 9:39pm

Packing for, preparing for and financing a study abroad program can be difficult, but for most students the hardest aspect of studying abroad comes at the end of the trip — returning home.

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