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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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Danita Brandt: A story of fire, water and ice

MSU News - July 1, 2014 - 5:18pm
If you are like most people, you probably take for granted the earth beneath your feet. After all, it's just boring rocks and dirt, right? I have 372 words remaining in which to encourage you to look more closely at the landscape and rocks around us, because every rock tells a story.
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Joel Arnold: Becoming a change agent

MSU News - July 1, 2014 - 5:08pm
I was born and raised in Davison, Michigan, a community just outside Flint. Growing up, I saw the effects of de-industrialization on my community and my family.
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Expert: 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act offers time to reflect, assess

MSU News - July 1, 2014 - 12:36pm
Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The recognition of this anniversary as well as the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education have been the foundation of MSU's yearlong "Project 60/50" that began in January.
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Writing Circle

MSU News - July 1, 2014 - 12:13pm
Participants in the Spartan Writing Camp listen to a story before heading off to explore MSU's beautiful campus. Learn more about the Red Cedar Writing Project's youth writing programs. Photo by Derrick L. Turner
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MSU hosts first-ever Big Band Symposium

MSU News - July 1, 2014 - 11:21am
High school students from across the country gathered June 15-20 at MSU in the name of jazz music.
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MSU law IP program ranked among top 25 in US

MSU News - June 30, 2014 - 4:21pm
MSU College of Law's Intellectual Property Program is among the top 25 in the nation, according to Law Street Media.
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Custom-made for success

MSU News - June 30, 2014 - 11:17am
Craig Pearson had his pick of the most prestigious universities in the country. Drawn to its collaborative environment and the open-minded, achievement-oriented attitude shared by Spartans, he chose Michigan State. The recent grad believed it was the best place to fully explore and integrate his love of both science and the humanities, and he was right.
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