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Broad College names new director of The School of Hospitality Business

MSU News - August 11, 2014 - 1:07pm
MSU's Eli Broad College of Business has named Michael McCall as director of The School of Hospitality Business effective Jan. 1, 2015.
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MSU Choral Union to hold auditions

MSU News - August 11, 2014 - 10:25am
The MSU Choral Union will hold interviews and auditions for its fall 2014 season at 6 p.m. Sept. 3 and 10 in the Communication Arts and Sciences Building. The auditions will be held in room 161.
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Great Lakes Folk Festival comes to East Lansing

State News Top Stories - August 10, 2014 - 2:29pm

The festival included local and national artists specializing in a variety of genres — from jazz to zydeco, an up-tempo kind of music that blends rock-and-roll with blues.mk

The music was accompanied by dancing among audience members, and the 2,400-square-foot dance floor was rarely empty. Festival-goers were encouraged to participate in the waltz hour, zydeco or join instructors teaching various forms of swing dancing.

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Offense posts huge numbers in first preseason scrimmage

State News Top Stories - August 9, 2014 - 8:08pm

If a preseason scrimmage is a reliable indicator of how the regular season will turn out, it seems as though the offense is destined to avoid the early struggles of the 2013 offensive unit.

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MSU lands grant to boost yields of critical West-African crop

MSU News - August 7, 2014 - 2:03pm
Cowpea is a critical, affordable source of protein for countless millions in Sub-Saharan Africa. Yet, pests decimate more than 50 percent of the crop annually.
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Should women 'man up' for male-dominated fields?

MSU News - August 7, 2014 - 9:33am
Women applying for a job in male-dominated fields should consider playing up their masculine qualities, indicates new research by MSU scholars that's part of a series of studies on bias in the hiring process.
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Coaching staff sees talent of Malik McDowell, young defensive line in practice

State News Top Stories - August 6, 2014 - 3:55pm

Wednesday served as the first day of full contact for MSU football, giving head coach Mark Dantonio and his staff the opportunity to get their first look at the incoming freshman playing live football.

Out of all the positions of incoming freshman, none is as prominent or attention-grabbing than the defensive line that features highly touted recruit, freshman Malik McDowell. And with the injury to junior defensive lineman Damon Knox, it only has received more attention.

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USDA awards MSU $6.9 million grant to help bees

MSU News - August 6, 2014 - 11:46am
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture has awarded $6.9 million to MSU to develop sustainable pollination strategies for specialty crops in the United States.
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Lost in Translation

MSU News - August 6, 2014 - 11:02am
Ni hao. Xiexie. Hola. Gracias. Ol'a. Obrigado. Obrigada. Jambo. Asante. Namaste. Dhanyavad. Hello and thank you. That's it. That's pretty much the extent of the language skills I took with me when I went on a trip around the world, visiting 11 countries in eight weeks. Well, I suppose I can also count to 10 in Spanish. I also know a tiny bit of basic French from high school, but that didn't help in the countries we went to. Honestly, I'm pretty embarrassed by that. How much easier would it have been to be able to converse in the native language instead of relying on the fact that there was usually someone around who spoke English and could translate? It's pretty pathetic that everywhere else in the world I found plenty of people who could speak my language and yet I could only say a few basic things in theirs. I met multi-lingual adults and children in every country we stopped in and there I was, unable to have even a short conversation with anyone unless it was in English.
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Bill VanPatten: Language of Success

MSU News - August 6, 2014 - 10:02am
As a scientist in the department, I'm interested in how language grows in the mind/brain, and what the constraints are on that. And then what implications there may be for language instruction.
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Paige Hook: Passion for Bridging Cultures

MSU News - August 6, 2014 - 8:02am
Coming to MSU with a background in French, English and Italian, recent graduate Paige Hook was drawn to the College of Arts & Letters by its rich sense of community, resources and stimulating curriculum. Settling on a double major in English and French, Paige found a path that supported her interests.
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Boot camp for startups

MSU News - August 5, 2014 - 4:20pm
The Greenlight Entrepreneurial Boot Camp, Aug. 18-22 at the MSU Innovation Center (325 E. Grand River), is tailored to help provide new leaders with startup resources in one location.
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Annual Great Lakes Folk Festival to take place Aug. 8-10

MSU News - August 5, 2014 - 4:16pm
New programs will take place this year at the MSU Museum's annual Great Lakes Folk Festival, Aug. 8-10 in downtown East Lansing.
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Debating race through documentary screening

MSU News - August 5, 2014 - 3:56pm
Nearly 100 high school students participating in the 22nd annual Spartan Debate Institute screened the film "Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North" this week as part of Project 60/50.
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Stopping the spread of aquatic invasive species in Michigan

MSU News - August 4, 2014 - 11:21am
Since mid-May, two MSU students, along with outreach specialist in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Jo Latimore, have traveled to lakes throughout Michigan to focus on stopping the spread of aquatic invasive species.
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Part of the process

State News Top Stories - August 3, 2014 - 1:36am

Despite statistically low participation, some MSU students are on the front lines in the election season.

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MSU launches revamped misconduct hotline

MSU News - August 1, 2014 - 6:25pm
A revamped hotline and website now give members of the MSU community the opportunity to anonymously report any form of misconduct to authorities.
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Daehee Lee: Persistence and inspiration

MSU News - August 1, 2014 - 3:55pm
Daehee Lee earned a master's degree in computer science from MSU in 1996 and a Ph.D. in linguistics in 1997. He persevered in overcoming the loss of his eyesight and has become a leader in the field of human-computer interaction.
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Daehee Lee: Persistance and inspiration

MSU News - August 1, 2014 - 3:55pm
Daehee Lee earned a master's degree in computer science from MSU in 1996 and a Ph.D. in linguistics in 1997. He persevered in overcoming the loss of his eyesight and has become a leader in the field of human-computer interaction.
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MSU experts available during U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

MSU News - August 1, 2014 - 3:05pm
President Obama welcomes African heads of state and government August 4-6 for the U.S-Africa Leaders Summit, the first such event of its kind. Expert MSU faculty have been made available to speak on a variety of topics related to U.S. and Africa relations.
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