The MSU Department of Theatre is hosting its eighth annual Haunted Auditorium Friday-Monday.
While MSU's newly opened Bio Engineering Facility will bring together dozens of researchers from across the campus representing a wide range of disciplines, their mission will be the same: To conduct futuristic, cutting-edge research that will improve or even save the lives of millions of people around the globe.
Every fall, the Sams family gathers at Spartan Stadium to watch their patriarch, Lt. Gen. Ronald Sams, don his faithful Spartan Marching Band jacket, dust off his trombone and march onto the field. It's the Alumni Band Reunion Saturday and Ron, his wife Diane and their children Robert and Laura - all alumni - never miss it.
Holy wow I work with some competitive people! I mentioned a few weeks ago I was planning a supersized campus scavenger hunt for my colleagues. Last Thursday, laughing in the face of the rain that threatened, teams of my coworkers went all out like they were competing for $1 million instead of some candy and a Starbucks gift card. Like true Spartans, they were smart, creative and bold. They worked together brilliantly and refused to give up - running back to Olds Hall red-faced and breathing heavily from their efforts.
They hunted for things, convinced strangers to help them, took photos, found hidden-away places and uncovered answers they were seeking. Their wills to succeed propelled them to keep going. In the end, one team had more points than the others (shoutout to Team Spar-Duck-Us) but I think everyone had plenty of wins along the way. Whether it was finding a hidden ribbon, tracking down the prostrate pigweed plant or locating the "Bird," sculpture, everyone had winning moments of discovery - and hopefully some fun.
Beans are a long way from my first 18 years at MSU when I researched pickling cucumbers. My program focused on improving the productivity and the "crunch" of pickling cucumbers. While Michigan is actually the second largest pickling cucumber producer and processor in the U.S., we all know that pickles are not going to overcome global hunger and malnutrition.
Michigan State University alumni Dan and Jennifer Gilbert today announced a $15 million donation from their family foundation to impact and elevate student success and one of the nation's elite basketball programs.
My initial passion for just helping people in general was actually Star Wars. Just seeing all the Jedi help people so nobly and they were always doing it so freely. I always thought it was super cool as a kid. I always wanted to be a Jedi.
One year ago, when the campus community was first introduced to the Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology and its mission to help MSU reinvent itself as a learning institution, it was an innovation accelerator without a chassis - a space without a place. But that all changes Oct. 27 when the Hub opens its new location in Wells Hall.
Grand opening ceremonies for the MSU Bio Engineering Facility will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at the building, located on Service Road on the south side of the MSU campus.
MSU moved up four spots, to No. 78, in the latest U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities rankings, which analyzed 1,000 institutions.
The MSU Board of Trustees will meet at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the Board Room of the Hannah Administration Building.
Esther Koukios grew up cooking Greek cuisine. In 2009, Koukios and a couple friends decided to take their passion and share it with local businesses, friends and family by catering fresh homemade Greek dishes, soon to be known as Greek to Go. Four years later, Esther took over the business herself with big plans and a little help from Michigan State University's Product Center.
A $1 million National Science Foundation grant will help second- and third-year engineering students with financial needs continue on their paths to graduation.
Many children are still learning to control their behavior as they enter kindergarten and may need educational support to develop that critical skill, indicates one of the most conclusive studies to date of early childhood self-regulation. MSU scholars co-authored the study.
New York native and University Distinguished Fellow Joyce-Zoe Farley believes that examining the past can unlock answers for the future.
McLaren Greater Lansing has made a $1.5 million gift to MSU to establish the College of Nursing's first endowed chair position.
MSU Asian Studies Center's most ambitious cultural program, "Join the Beat," will celebrate East Asian traditional performance arts in a synergistic way Oct. 25-27.
Doctors are more likely to prescribe growth hormones for a child who does not meet federal guidelines for the therapy if the child's family requests it or if the physician believes in its intangible benefits, such as the patient's emotional well-being, finds a new study co-authored by an MSU scholar.
With the approaching anniversary on Nov. 19, MSU's University Archives and Historical Collections hosted a 50th anniversary celebration of the "Game of the Century" during Homecoming week, Oct. 10-15. The 1966 MSU Spartan football players, including Jimmy Raye, Jerry West, Sterling Armstrong, Regis Cavender and Bob Apisa, reflected on this historical game during a panel discussion.
Ouch. I sat in the stands at Spartan Stadium last Saturday and that was the word that came to mind as the team suffered yet another ugly loss on the field. Wow, what a difference a year makes, huh? As exciting as last season was, this season has been filled with disappointment. I didn't expect the fall to come so quickly, but here we are with a record I don't think anyone predicted. But, like true Spartans, we dust ourselves off and get back to work. Failure happens, but it doesn't in any way define us.
Last year, our winning football season and trip to the playoffs put us squarely in the national spotlight. People all around the country talked about Spartan grit and determination. They extolled our never-give-up attitude. They praised a team that pulled together and found ways to win even when the odds were against us. They praised the Spartans for bold moves and creative solutions. Guess what? Even though our football team is having a bad season, those words still fit us and always will. Team MSU, the Spartan nation, this university - that's exactly who we are.