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MSU bridge art design competition

MSU News - January 4, 2017 - 12:10pm
MSU and the Department of Art, Art History, and Design in the College of Arts and Letters will be offering a special opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to have their artwork permanently displayed on campus. All current MSU students are encouraged to submit regardless of major.
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Best-laid plans

MSU News - January 4, 2017 - 11:46am
10...nine...eight...seven...six...five... "An error occurred loading this content. Try again later." My friends and I were streaming the NYC ball drop on New Year's Eve when inexplicably in the middle of it, the feed dropped and we got that message. I'm not joking. In a year that was challenging for many of us in the room, we didn't even get the satisfaction of bidding 2016 goodbye in the traditional way. Instead, we looked at each other, laughed, took photos of the message (what's a funny story these days without capturing it for social media?), raised our glasses and wished each other a Happy New Year. It seemed like the perfect end to a somewhat crazy and unpredictable year. When you think about it, what year isn't a bit crazy and unpredictable? Even when you think you have everything planned, nothing is a given. Four years ago today, I was a day away from leaving on an incredible Spartan storytelling adventure that took me literally around the world. Ten years ago today, I was a day away from having a hunk of technology put in my chest to keep my heart beating normally. Three years ago today, I was thanking that hunk of technology for shocking me back to life two days prior. Sure, the trip was scheduled, but it wasn't like I could really plan for anything that happened those eight weeks. And the medical stuff? I had in no way planned on either of those things happening. To paraphrase my favorite Scottish poet Robert Burns, the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.
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WKAR to launch free 24/7 multiplatform PBS KIDS services

MSU News - January 4, 2017 - 10:57am
On Jan. 16, WKAR Public Media will launch new, free, localized 24/7 children's services - WKAR's latest initiative to support early learning in the community.
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Rachel Croson: A note from the dean

MSU News - January 4, 2017 - 10:56am
As I write this note, I am starting my fifth month as dean of the College of Social Science at MSU. I continue to be tremendously impressed with everyone I meet and everything I learn about the college. Our faculty and staff are smart, dedicated and hard working. Our students are eager and actively want to learn. Our alumni and community partners are loyal and see the benefit of investing in us.
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MSU lands $1 million USAID grant to fight Zika

MSU News - January 4, 2017 - 9:37am
MSU has landed a highly competitive grant from USAID to fight the Zika virus in Mexico.
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Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

MSU News - January 4, 2017 - 9:33am
To commemorate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., MSU has a variety of programs in which the MSU and greater Lansing communities are encouraged to participate Jan. 15-16.
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Hannah Piper: Learning to lead

MSU News - January 4, 2017 - 9:25am
If someone had told me four years ago I would be jumping out of airplanes for career development, raising a service dog on campus or studying hyenas in Kenya as part of my education at MSU, I would not have believed them. The truth is, my opportunities have been unpredictable and far-reaching.
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Promising new drug stops spread of melanoma by 90 percent

MSU News - January 4, 2017 - 7:43am
MSU researchers have discovered that a chemical compound, and potential new drug, reduces the spread of melanoma cells by up to 90 percent.
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The definition of hospitality

MSU News - January 3, 2017 - 4:13pm
Allan Sherwin's professional journey taught him how to be a leader, mentor and teacher - lessons that will undoubtedly echo on through his student's lives and careers. Sherwin is the Dr. Lewis J. and Mrs. Ruth E. Minor Chef and professor of culinary management in The School of Hospitality at MSU's Broad College of Business.
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Supporting innovation and entrepreneurship in the arts

MSU News - January 3, 2017 - 2:03pm
As a small business owner, Cynthia Kay believes in helping others shape their careers, as evidenced by her support of the MSU College of Music's Running Start entrepreneurial program.
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Endowment supports more diverse future for music education

MSU News - January 3, 2017 - 1:54pm
The John Kratus Tipping Point Endowed Scholarship in Music Education supports students who aspire to lead music education toward a more diverse and inclusive future.
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Spring events showcase Water Moves MSU

MSU News - January 3, 2017 - 1:40pm
A musical concert, photo exhibitions, a drinking water fountain competition, planetarium show and river clean-up are some of the signature events of the spring semester for Water Moves MSU, a university-wide initiative fostering scientific innovation and cultural and artistic expression inspired by water.
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Nick Ward named Big Ten Freshman of the Week

MSU News - January 3, 2017 - 12:54pm
MSU freshman forward Nick Ward has been named Big Ten Freshman of the Week for the second consecutive week and third time this season.
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Victoria Gaines named Big Ten Freshman of the Week

MSU News - January 3, 2017 - 12:50pm
MSU redshirt freshman forward Victoria Gaines has been named Big Ten Women's Basketball Freshman of the Week.
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MSU Law student named Skadden Fellow

MSU News - January 3, 2017 - 9:55am
Monica Macias has become MSU College of Law's latest Skadden Fellow, the third to hail from MSU Law in the last five years.
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New Honors College associate dean appointed

MSU News - January 3, 2017 - 9:42am
Matthew Zierler has been appointed associate dean for the Honors College effective Jan. 1.
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Ups and downs

MSU News - December 21, 2016 - 1:56pm
This holiday season I'll be sporting the ever-so-fashionable knee brace with my festive outfits. I'll be hobbling around the Christmas tree and ringing in the New Year with a noticeable limp. Did I fall on the ice, you ask? Maybe twist it going hard to the hoop? Was I in a fight with a bobcat? Nope, those just aren't weird enough for me. Remember, I'm the person who almost broke their toe in a baking accident - but that's another story. This time, there were no cookies involved. (Though I had made some the night before.) However, I might be the only person to sprain their knee charging their phone. Yep, you read that right. I sprained my knee charging my phone. Well, technically, it wasn't charging yet. I was reaching for my cord on the floor from my bed and, well, tumbled right out, getting my leg caught in the covers and twisting my knee. Go ahead and laugh. I did - right up until I realized I couldn't walk. Oh well, I'm on the mend and it certainly could be a lot worse. At least with my injury, I really have no one but myself to blame. I could have simply gotten out of bed the normal way to get my charger. But the flannel sheets were so warm and I thought I could just stretch a little more and reach it. Clearly, I have an inflated view of my capabilities. But, like I said, I only have myself to blame.
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Rhonda Conner-Warren: Flint - a year of reflection

MSU News - December 21, 2016 - 1:07pm
The Flint Water Crisis is far from over. As we provide ongoing health fairs in the community, we uncover new health concerns; injuries from carrying heavy water, lack of knowledge about home filter maintenance and communities that still do not know about free health services available to them.
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Paige Korner: Paving her own way

MSU News - December 21, 2016 - 11:52am
As a self-proclaimed language enthusiast, Paige Korner has known since high school that she wanted to study Chinese in college. Since making the decision to major in Chinese, Korner - who also picked up a TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) minor along the way - has studied abroad in both Korea and Taiwan.
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Molecular Velcro boosts microalgae's potential in biofuel, industrial applications

MSU News - December 21, 2016 - 10:11am
MSU scientists have engineered "molecular Velcro" into to cyanobacteria, boosting this microalgae's biofuel viability as well as its potential for other research.
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