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MSU hosts 'Pitchapalooza'

MSU News - March 3, 2017 - 2:31pm
MSU and the College of Arts & Letters are giving students and recent graduates an opportunity to break into the publishing industry with a chance to "pitch a book idea" at the first Pitchapalooza.
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Two MSU faculty members awarded prestigious fellowship

MSU News - March 3, 2017 - 2:06pm
Two faculty members from Michigan State University's College of Arts & Letters have been awarded a Career Enhancement Fellowship for Junior Faculty from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.
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College of Music March events

MSU News - March 3, 2017 - 9:58am
The College of Music has a variety of events scheduled this month.
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How to improve your freshman retention rate

MSU News - March 3, 2017 - 9:31am
Incoming college students who already feel a connection to their institution are more likely to fit in and want to remain at the school, especially if they are ethnic minorities, indicates a new study by MSU researchers.
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Summer Circle Theatre announces its 57th season and Kids Camp

MSU News - March 3, 2017 - 9:17am
Sumer Circle Theatre returns for its 57th season, giving audiences the opportunity to explore the entire country without leaving East Lansing.
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A Trump twist? Environment over economy in Michigan

MSU News - March 3, 2017 - 9:14am
Most Michigan residents would prefer policymakers prioritize the environment over economic growth, finds a new survey by MSU researchers.
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Elkins named director of broadcasting and general manager of WKAR Public Media

MSU News - March 3, 2017 - 8:32am
Susi Elkins has been named director of broadcasting and general manager of WKAR Public Media at MSU, effective immediately.
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Cows may offer clues to improving fertility in women

MSU News - March 2, 2017 - 1:49pm
An MSU researcher has received a $1.65 million grant that looks to bring a better understanding about fertility treatments in women by studying the effect of hormones on ovulation and reproduction in cows.
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Five Spartans headed to USA Volleyball tryouts

MSU News - March 2, 2017 - 10:34am
Michigan State is sending five student-athletes to the annual U.S. Women's National Team Open Tryouts March 3-5, which will take place at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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Three Spartans scheduled to participate in 2017 NFL Scouting Combine

MSU News - March 2, 2017 - 10:22am
Three Michigan State players - linebacker Riley Bullough, defensive lineman Malik McDowell and safety Montae Nicholson - will participate in the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine, scheduled for Feb. 28-March 6 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
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Spartans head to Greenville to kick off spring break trip

MSU News - March 2, 2017 - 9:53am
Michigan State baseball kicks off seven games in a 10-day spring break trip by heading to Greenville, South Carolina for the eighth-annual First Pitch Invitational March 3-5. MSU will open against Furman at 3 p.m, March 3, at Fluor Field, home of the Greenville Drive.
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And the winner is...

MSU News - March 1, 2017 - 3:58pm
You had one job, PricewaterhouseCoopers - ONE job. Sheesh. I know to err is human, but that was a doozy. For anyone out of the loop, the firm gave the wrong envelope to Warren Beatty at the Oscars, causing the announcement of the wrong film as winner of the Best Picture Award. People immediately blamed Beatty and his co-presenter, Faye Dunaway, but when all was said and done after the onstage scuffle, it was clear who was really to blame. I know the real cause was giving out the wrong envelope, but honestly, it's clear PwC doesn't have graphic designers as talented as my colleagues on their team. Had there been a large, bold, easy-to-read line at the top that said "BEST ACTRESS" there's no way the presenters would have messed up. Burying that info in teeny, tiny italicized font at the bottom was not the right choice. Font size and type matter people! All I know is the award-winning designers I work with never would have let that happen. While we don't win Oscars and give acceptance speeches or have people applaud us on a daily basis (although people did applaud for me after I gave a presentation this morning) I consider all my colleagues to be winners. Whether writing, designing, video producing, coding, working with media or doing any of the other tasks we're responsible for, I work with an incredible group of professionals.
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Aging faces could increase security risks

MSU News - March 1, 2017 - 3:35pm
MSU biometrics expert Anil Jain and team set out to investigate what extent facial aging affects the performance of automatic facial recognition systems. They found that 99 percent of the face images can still be recognized up to six years later.
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Brooke Ingersoll: Improving lives

MSU News - March 1, 2017 - 1:57pm
Brooke Ingersoll is an associate professor of psychology in the College of Social Science and director of the Autism Research Lab. The lab is interested in understanding the social communication deficits seen in children with autism spectrum disorders and the development and evaluation of interventions that can improve these skills.
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MSU faculty recognized as community champions

MSU News - March 1, 2017 - 10:35am
Every year, the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau recognizes individuals in the community who support its mission of "positively impacting the area's economy by marketing the region as a travel destination."
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Elise Conklin: Fortune favors the bold

MSU News - February 28, 2017 - 6:12pm
What do five plant biology, journalism, film and humanities students have in common? They are Michigan State's first-ever students to win a Student Academy Award for their 2016 documentary, "From Flint: Voices of a Poisoned City."
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Jazz Artist in Residence Program welcomes acclaimed trombonist Conrad Herwig

MSU News - February 28, 2017 - 4:25pm
Jazz trombonist Conrad Herwig will mentor students through the MSUFCU Jazz Artist in Residence program.
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Nick Ward named Big Ten Player and Freshman of the Week

MSU News - February 28, 2017 - 10:50am
MSU forward Nick Ward has been named Big Ten Player of the Week as well as Big Ten Freshman of the Week, as announced by the conference office Feb. 27.
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Jankoska earns first-team All-Big Ten honors

MSU News - February 28, 2017 - 10:35am
MSU women's basketball senior Tori Jankoska was named unanimous first-team All-Big Ten by both the coaches and the media Monday. This is the first time that Jankoska has been named to the first team.
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MSU researcher part of report on U.S. Global Change Research Program

MSU News - February 28, 2017 - 9:34am
Understanding how the Earth is changing, and how that change affects people, has advanced substantially thanks to investments by the federal government, according to a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine report.
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