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Campus abuzz in the summer with youth outreach programs

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

Jessica Steeley

Jessica.steeley@statenews.com

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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MSU High 5: July 2, 2015

MSU News - July 2, 2015 - 7:20am
Here's today's MSU High 5 - a morning hello and the fastest way to get you up to speed with what's happening at MSU.
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City Council likely to vote on prohibiting recreational use of roofs July 7

State News Top Stories - July 1, 2015 - 2:17pm

East Lansing City council will likely take action on an ordinance regarding the prohibition of recreational use of roofs at its July 7 meeting at 7 p.m.

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The United States Army Field Band and Soldiers' Chorus come to Wharton Center

MSU News - July 1, 2015 - 12:51pm
The Concert Band and Soldiers' Chorus of the United States Army Field Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. July 8 at Wharton Center's Cobb Great Hall.
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We're not alone - but the universe may be less crowded than we think

MSU News - July 1, 2015 - 10:35am
There may be far fewer galaxies further out in the universe then might be expected, according to a new study led by Michigan State University.
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Mark Hollis announces coaching succession plan for wrestling

MSU News - July 1, 2015 - 10:30am
Tom Minkel, who has directed the program since 1991, will retire following his 25th season at Michigan State in 2015-16.
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2015 Olympic Day at Demmer Center

MSU News - July 1, 2015 - 10:07am
Opening ceremonies for Olympic Day start at 9:30 a.m. on July 18 at Demmer Center. After the lighting of the torch, activities for adults and children will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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You've got a friend

MSU News - July 1, 2015 - 8:44am
I can't get Randy Newman out of my head. Over and over the last week I've been singing "You've Got a Friend in Me" from "Toy Story" in my head. I wake up singing it, I fall asleep humming it and it tiptoes into my thoughts throughout the day. I haven't seen the movie in forever and I haven't heard the song in probably years, yet, there it is, out of the recesses of my memories front and center today. Our brains are crazy, wonderful, unpredictable things, aren't they? I think I first started singing it when I was thinking about friendship. "Toy Story" is one of my favorite movies about friendship (not to mention one of my favorites overall) and I've been thinking about friends a lot lately. I am very, very lucky. I have some pretty incredible friends. Sure, friends are wonderful to hang out with while having fun, but they're even more important when things get rough. I had a bit of a rough patch recently and without even stumbling, my friends were there. No questions asked, no assumptions made, no second-guesses, no hesitation - they were there when I needed them and I am eternally grateful. I have friends who I've known since I was three months old (hi, Shannon), friends I met just a few months ago (waves to Aimee), even a few weird Internet friends I've never met in person (that's totally a term of endearment and they know it) and I cherish every single one. I cherish even those who I've lost touch with or had a falling out with.
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Gary Willyerd: Showing students a world of healing

MSU News - July 1, 2015 - 7:44am
I developed a love and appreciation for travel, international study and service when I had the chance to study in Austria after completing my bachelor's degree at the University of Michigan. A Michigan native, I returned to the state and attended MSU's College of Osteopathic Medicine, after which I embarked on a career in emergency medicine and administration.
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Andrew Chegwidden: The view is amazing

MSU News - July 1, 2015 - 6:44am
At some point in your life you will be confronted with diverging paths in the woods. As you're standing there contemplating your decision, you might notice that each path seems just as fair as the other. Which one should you take? My suggestion? Take the one less traveled by; it makes all the difference. Trust me, I'm a doctor. Well, almost ...
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Following same-sex marriage ruling, lawmakers debate state LGBT discrimination laws

State News Top Stories - June 30, 2015 - 3:32pm

While the historic Supreme Court ruling last Friday was a big victory for members of the LGBT community, there is still a lot to be done in Michigan according to lawmakers in order to make Michigan a truly accepting state. 

While some cities throughout Michigan, such as East Lansing, already have nondiscrimination ordinances in place that prohibit discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations/services -- Michigan has not made all of these adaptations yet. 

Currently, 

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Gerald Rhead appointed interim director of MSU Global

MSU News - June 30, 2015 - 3:09pm
Gerald Rhead, director of academic entrepreneurship and co-director of MSU's Food Knowledge Cloud, has as been appointed interim director of MSU Global, effective July 1.
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Campus Goes Green

MSU News - June 30, 2015 - 2:48pm
Summer campers and families alike enjoy MSU's lush greenery of W. J. Beal Botanical Garden on June 29, 2015. Photo by student Jordan Jennings
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Helping shed light on a dark disease

MSU News - June 30, 2015 - 2:40pm
As you step into the laboratory of Robert Abramovitch, you sense that something extraordinary is taking place. The Robert J. Schultz are helping fund that work.
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