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Week in Review: July 10

State News Top Stories - July 10, 2015 - 10:38am

In a recent CBS Best in College Sports rankings, MSU was ranked No.

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VIDEO: Dawson and Trice hopeful for a chance to shine in the NBA

State News Top Stories - July 9, 2015 - 5:03pm

As the Orlando summer league begins to heat up former MSU basketball players Branden Dawson and Travis Trice are trying to find their path in the NBA.

Dawson, of course, is playing for the Los Angeles Clippers summer league team after he was taken with the No.

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Chief of public affairs for the U.S. Army visits MSU

MSU News - July 9, 2015 - 11:17am
On July 8, Brig. Gen. Malcolm Frost, chief of public affairs for the U.S. Army, visited MSU to host a media roundtable at Demonstration Hall, home of MSU's Army ROTC.
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Army band and choral ensemble brings patriotism and support to MSU's campus

State News Top Stories - July 8, 2015 - 3:47pm

The concert band and the soldiers' chorus of the U.S.

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One of those days

MSU News - July 8, 2015 - 3:30pm
Ever have one of those days? Today has certainly been one for me. It started out with my dog waking me up just early enough to be too early, and just late enough to go back to sleep. To top it off, my arm was completely asleep - I might as well been trying to open the door with a wet noodle. Though it was too late to go back to sleep, that didn't stop me from turning off my alarm and dozing back off, only to wake with a start realizing that now I was actually late. I jumped into the shower to find only a trace amount of shampoo left. How does that happen? I swear there was more in the bottle yesterday. Are bandits sneaking into my house while I'm gone to shower and use my shampoo? Is it evaporating? While I was rinsing out the minuscule amount, an alarm on my phone went off, causing me to drip all over the floor in a mad scramble to shut it off. As I pulled on my skirt, I put my toe into the hem, ripping a good section so I chose something else to wear - and promptly tore the strap on the shirt. I moved onto outfit number three very carefully and eventually got dressed. I jammed my toothbrush into my gum, poked myself in the eye with my eyeliner and turned on my blow dryer to find it groaning like it's on its last leg.
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Zhiyong Xi: A Dream of Wiping Out Dengue Fever

MSU News - July 8, 2015 - 2:30pm
My long-term goal is to develop control strategies to block dengue virus transmission in mosquitoes.
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La Bodega to close Friday

State News Top Stories - July 8, 2015 - 1:24pm

After seven years of business La Bodega, a clothing and retail store located at 619 E. Grand River Ave., will close its doors for the last time at 6 p.m. Friday, store owner Leif Elias said.

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Joseph Breck: Developing an Artistic Identity

MSU News - July 8, 2015 - 11:31am
Joseph Breck, who is now a senior studio art major, only applied to one school when he was looking at colleges: Michigan State University. And when he arrived on MSU's campus, he found that the Studio Art program's emphasis on conceptual foundations was the perfect fit.
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Spartan basketball to host Florida in December

MSU News - July 8, 2015 - 11:20am
MSU announced that the Spartan men's basketball team will play Florida at Breslin Center on Dec. 12.
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Community's dreams realized with new facility

MSU News - July 8, 2015 - 11:16am
In 2012, a journey began for Kurt Dunckel and his wife Debbie. What started with a cash gift of $250,000 to MSU's College of Veterinary Medicine has resulted in the opening of a state-of-the-art critical care facility that will serve more than 5,000 patients per year.
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Abrams Planetarium show looks at animals in the sky

MSU News - July 8, 2015 - 10:08am
A one-day show at MSU's Abrams Planetarium will allow visitors to learn about the animals in the zoo and the star formations that represent them.
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Make way for ducklings

MSU News - July 8, 2015 - 9:31am
A mother duck defends her ducklings beside a pond in the W. J. Beal Botanical Garden. According to Best Colleges Online, MSU's W.J. Beal Botanical Garden and Hidden Lake Gardens are ranked among the "50 Most Amazing University Botanical Gardens and Arboretums in the U.S."
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Childhood stress fuels weight gain in women

MSU News - July 7, 2015 - 11:59am
When it comes to weight gain for women, childhood stress appears to be a bigger culprit than stress during adulthood, finds a national study led by an MSU sociologist. Interestingly, though, neither childhood nor adult stress was associated with weight gain for men.
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Campus abuzz in the summer with youth outreach programs

State News Top Stories - July 6, 2015 - 10:07pm

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MSU’s campus is packed throughout the academic year with over 40,000 students, but during the summer MSU is host to a younger generation of possible Spartans.

“This season alone, we will have more than 200 groups, [and] 50,000 plus guests, ” MSU Spokesperson Jason Cody said via email.

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Perennial biofuel crops' water consumption similar to corn

MSU News - July 6, 2015 - 2:25pm
Converting large tracts of the Midwest's marginal farming land to perennial biofuel crops carries with it some key unknowns, including how it could affect the balance of water between rainfall, evaporation and movement of soil water to groundwater.
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Call for Spartan Virtual Choir celebrates 100th anniversary of Fight Song

State News Top Stories - July 6, 2015 - 1:04pm

MSU is celebrating its fight song's 100th anniversary in 2015 by inviting those in the MSU community to send videos of themselves singing the song to create the first-ever Spartan Virtual Choir.

A video published on July 1 asked viewers to record a video of themselves singing along to the song and upload the recording to www.msu.edu/fightsong

MSU's fight song was composed by cheerleader and civil engineering major Francis Irving Lankey at Michigan Agricultural College in 1915 and most of the words were written by Lankey's friend and fellow MAC student Arthur L.

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MSU Sailing Center breaks ground on new structures

MSU News - July 6, 2015 - 12:05pm
After two decades, the Michigan State University Sailing Center is getting brand new facilities.
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Community celebrates country's history at Independence Day Parade

State News Top Stories - July 6, 2015 - 8:44am

On the Fourth of July, many people from Lansing, East Lansing and the surrounding areas gathered near the State Capitol Building to watch the annual parade.

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MSU scientists uncover a 'funky cofactor'

MSU News - July 2, 2015 - 2:05pm
While examining the chemical reactions of bacterial cells in a lab at MSU, researchers found an unusually complex molecule in a protein that completes a simple process. Their ensuing investigation discovered a link between the field of inorganic chemistry and that of the organic chemistry occurring all around us in nature. It was the first evidence of a new cofactor, the non-protein chemical compound that may be essential to several enzymes.
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Week in Review: July 3

State News Top Stories - July 2, 2015 - 1:22pm

These are the top stories for the week of July 3, brought to you by Statenews.com

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