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'Hockey - The Musical!' comes to the Wharton Center late August

MSU News - July 20, 2017 - 2:55pm
Mitch Albom's musical comedy, "Hockey - The Musical!" will be showing at the Wharton Center's Pasant Theatre on Aug. 24-25.
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Pigeon pea, white yam: Ghana's perfect crop combo

MSU News - July 20, 2017 - 12:36pm
White yam is a profitable crop for Ghana's smallholder farmers, but it poses two big problems: the plants need to be staked, which eats up about a third of production costs. Also, yams pull many nutrients out of the soil, forcing farmers to constantly search for new land and often clear forests in search of fertile ground.
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That's how the cookie crumbles

MSU News - July 19, 2017 - 2:07pm
Wednesday? It's really only Wednesday? Are you absolutely sure? I was thinking exactly that as I got on the elevator when a coworker sighed and said, "And it's only Wednesday." So, apparently, I'm not the only one who feels like this week should be over. It just seems like this week has already had enough minor mishaps in it to fill seven days. It started Sunday evening when I burned a tray of cookies. Then, I painted my nails and proceeded to run into the door frame smudging three of them beyond repair. As I made my way into the building Monday morning, my watch notified me the battery was low, meaning when I thought it had been charging overnight, it actually hadn't been. Five minutes later my watch was dead. (I'm estimating the time, because, well, obviously...) I had baked the cookies as a treat to my colleagues to celebrate the start of the #MSURoadTrip. I originally made some for a super fun photo shoot, but not everyone got one the previous week so I thought I'd make some more. Well, about an hour into the day (again, estimating because, dead watch) I proceeded to pick up the carrier, which I hadn't locked, and dropped the entire thing on the floor of the office
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Rhonda Conner-Warren: Grace in a time of need

MSU News - July 19, 2017 - 12:33pm
The New Year's Eve service at the Perfecting Church in Detroit began quite typically. The congregation started filing in until all the seats were filled. After the praise and worship, the pastor took the pulpit and the service officially began. Minutes into the service, the security staff summoned the Emergency Response Team and they burst into action.
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Gabrielle Dolenga: Real-world experience

MSU News - July 19, 2017 - 11:21am
When senior communication student Gabrielle Dolenga accepted an internship with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, she figured her days would consist of sitting in an office, working at her desk. Little did she know, she'd be out in the city of Detroit, making new connections and gaining real-world experience.
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Spotlight shines on MSU at Traverse City Film Festival

MSU News - July 19, 2017 - 12:23am
MSU is once again taking the expertise of its filmmaking faculty and creative talents of its students on the road to the 2017 Traverse City Film Festival.
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Rude customers linked to workers' shopping binges

MSU News - July 18, 2017 - 4:53pm
Service workers who face verbal abuse from customers during the workday are more likely to go on unnecessary shopping sprees in the evening, indicates new research co-authored by an MSU business expert.
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Undergraduate researchers present at annual symposium

MSU News - July 18, 2017 - 4:23pm
More than 350 MSU undergraduate students, as well as visiting students from MSU summer research programs and students from select institutions, will showcase their research at the 2017 Mid-Michigan Symposium for Undergraduate Research Experiences.
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Dental Health Fair offers free screenings to Flint residents

MSU News - July 18, 2017 - 4:17pm
MSU College of Human Medicine and its partners will host the second annual Flint Dental Health Fair, August 12, 2017.
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Prepared to embrace a bright future

MSU News - July 18, 2017 - 10:38am
During the Rwandan genocide, nursing student Nadege Sesonga ('17) became paralyzed from having been carried on her mother's back for months. She recovered fully through therapy, and her family was eventually reunited.
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Spartans share NHL development camp experiences

MSU News - July 18, 2017 - 9:15am
A trio of current Spartans had the opportunity to intensify their summer training programs by taking part in NHL development camps in recent weeks.
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Toliver, Kranda enjoy summer volleyball experiences

MSU News - July 18, 2017 - 9:01am
Rising seniors Brooke Kranda and Holly Toliver had some fantastic volleyball opportunities this summer that have them excited for the 2017 season to begin.
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DOE provides next-phase funding for the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center

MSU News - July 17, 2017 - 11:26am
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center an additional five years of funding to develop sustainable alternatives to transportation fuels and products currently derived from petroleum.
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MSU scholar named fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education

MSU News - July 13, 2017 - 4:36pm
Craig Gunn, senior academic specialist in the Michigan State University Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been named a fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education.
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New techniques pinpoint evolution in fungi

MSU News - July 13, 2017 - 3:00pm
Michigan State University and Yale University scientists have illuminated a successful new strategy for pinpointing fungi genes responsible for the evolution of certain biological processes.
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The two sides of plant resistance: growth and defense

MSU News - July 13, 2017 - 2:48pm
Plants need to delicately balance growth and defense on a daily basis just to survive. Now, Michigan State University scientists' research displays how genes responsible for plant defense influence plant growth.
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Road trip!

MSU News - July 12, 2017 - 1:46pm
Lunch at a roadside pig farm. Swimming in the Great Salt Lake with stinging chicken pox scabs. The winding street in San Francisco. Vegas clowns. Lamps purchased in Mexico. Having my feet be on the middle "hump" in the car. My first taco at my aunt's hillside house. The Grand Canyon. The little boy in the window with a bare behind. Those are part of the scattered memories of my first real road trip. I think I was five years old and for some reason, my parents thought it would be a good idea to load up our family of five into our green Ford LTD and drive across the country from Michigan to California. I mean, it was a great idea for the kids, but I can't imagine taking that on as a parent. (Shout out to my dad!) Then again, we were pretty good kids. (Shout out to my sisters!) Since then, I've been on plenty of road trips. Our family also drove to Washington D.C. and Florida during spring breaks. We bought a camper and drove all around Michigan. (They still tease me about conflating Interlochen and Leland and asking when we were going to Lelochen.) As an adult, I did at least a couple too many straight-through drives to South Dakota where the Air Force stationed us. There's nothing quite like driving across the plains of South Dakota in the dead of winter - a whole lot of nothing but dark skies and snow.
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Kirk Domer: Staging new opportunities

MSU News - July 12, 2017 - 1:18pm
Kirk Domer is an associate professor of scene design and chairperson of the Department of Theatre. Since 2011 the department has opened a 9,370-square-foot, state-of-the-art Scene Shop and a new courtyard for Summer Circle Theatre; the MSU Auditorium has been almost completely renovated; and several programs have been introduced, including the first linked BFA/MFA program at MSU, which began in 2012, and the recently launched Musical Theatre Immersion Program with Wharton Center that includes a new Musical Theatre Touring Company.
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Anne-Sophie Bohrer: Fascination of plants

MSU News - July 12, 2017 - 12:26pm
I really enjoy any opportunity to do science communication and outreach because I get to talk about science in a non-scientific way, without the jargon that can be overwhelming for a general audience.
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MSU's Janette Boughman named Fulbright Scholar

MSU News - July 12, 2017 - 11:25am
Janette Boughman, Michigan State University integrative biologist, has been named a 2017-18 Fulbright Scholar in recognition of her research in Iceland on the adaptation of stickleback fish to the rapid human-induced environmental changes in the arctic.
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