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.
After two decades, the Michigan State University Sailing Center is getting brand new facilities.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
Tom Minkel, who has directed the program since 1991, will retire following his 25th season at Michigan State in 2015-16.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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
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.
This month, MSU's Department of Art, Art History and Design will take over the operation of (SCENE) Metrospace, an alternative art and performance space located in downtown East Lansing.
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."