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Go Green! Go White! Go Sing!

July 29, 2015 - 12:40pm
My 14-year-old self stood next to the piano in front of more than 100 high-school girls. My teacher told me to sing a series of notes to find my range and then he would see how well I could hold a simple melody. With sweaty palms and a racing heart, I looked out at the class (after all, who is more judgmental than high-school girls?) and thought, "What in the heck did I get myself into? This was NOT a good idea." I had never sung in front of anyone before and had zero confidence in my ability, yet there I was, center stage during the first day of my third-hour class. Earlier in my freshman year I had a pretty bad falling out with my best friend. Some other friends, in a kind effort to bring me into their fold, suggested that I sign up for girls' chorus because it was a lot of fun and a great way to meet new people. So I did. Turns out, it really wasn't a good idea - it was a GREAT idea. When I look back at my high-school days, many of my best memories, and best friends revolve around the vocal music program. At my school, it was a really big program about 500 students involved - the girls' chorus, a select girls' choir, a male chorus, a mixed choir and a select ensemble of 20 students. Other than the male chorus, I was lucky enough to be a part of all of them.
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Public address speaker towers installed on campus

July 29, 2015 - 11:45am
Public address speakers have been installed and are now operational in eight locations across the East Lansing campus, the MSU Police Department announced today.
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Lisa Bright: It's a Brick . . . Outhouse

July 29, 2015 - 11:40am
The summer field season has continued to be busy. Last Monday, while making our routine monitoring rounds of the north campus infrastructure improvements construction site, we noticed a concentration of bricks and dark soil near the MSU Museum.
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Malik Hall: An Open Mind

July 29, 2015 - 10:40am
My study abroad program was "Marketing in China." This three-week trip exposed me to the local culture in five different cities and gave me the chance to learn about different global companies and their operations in China.
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Michigan's roads supplant schools on fix-it wish list

July 29, 2015 - 9:06am
For the first time, Michigan residents say the condition of the state's roads is a bigger problem than its education system, according to MSU's latest State of the State Survey.
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Is Michigan's economy back?

July 29, 2015 - 9:06am
Although consumer confidence in Michigan is nearing record highs, the economy still lags in some respects, indicates the latest State of the State Survey from MSU.
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New director named for MSU ingredient safety center

July 28, 2015 - 11:45am
Michael Holsapple has been named director of the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety at Michigan State University. CRIS is an independent, academic, science-based center within MSU's Institute for Integrative Toxicology whose mission is to serve as a reliable and unbiased source for information on the safe use of chemical ingredients in consumer-packaged goods.
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MSU research associate receives postdoctoral fellowship

July 28, 2015 - 11:02am
MSU research associate Nina Lany was named a 2015 Arnold O. Beckman postdoctoral fellow by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman foundation.
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Who's choosing schools of choice in Michigan?

July 28, 2015 - 9:24am
Students who participate in Michigan's increasingly popular schools of choice program are more likely to be black, poor and academically weaker than their peers, indicates new research led by an MSU education scholar.
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A present that drives the future

July 27, 2015 - 3:52pm
The MSU Foundation, which supports reinvestment to support MSU's research enterprise, recently supported the naming of six faculty researchers as MSU Foundation Professors, which includes supplemental research funding.
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MSU men's soccer announces 2015 schedule

July 27, 2015 - 2:31pm
MSU will face 10 2014 NCAA Tournament qualifiers in their 18-match schedule, including six teams that finished in the NCAA RPI Top 25 and five teams that finished in the NSCAA Top 25.
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MSU is in the syrup business

July 27, 2015 - 11:33am
MSU is tapping into the expertise of researchers through the development of Spartan Pure Maple Syrup.
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Learning about STEM through sailing

July 27, 2015 - 11:05am
Lansing School District high school students who participate in Michigan State University's Upward Bound program spend six weeks of their summer on campus taking academic courses and engaging in educational field trips.
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Dylan Miner named director of American Indian Studies Program

July 24, 2015 - 10:12am
Dylan Miner has been named director of the American Indian Studies Program effective Aug. 16.
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Combining humanities and engineering in Detroit

July 23, 2015 - 3:51pm
For the past seven years, David Sheridan, associate professor in the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities - along with colleagues Vincent Delgado, assistant dean for civic engagement at RCAH, and Timothy Hinds, from the College of Engineering - has been running Cultures of Creativity, a two-course sequence for RCAH and engineering majors.
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MSU scientists set sights on glaucoma medication to treat TB

July 23, 2015 - 3:13pm
A new discovery by Michigan State University scientists suggests that a common medication used to treat glaucoma could also be used to treat tuberculosis, even the drug-resistant kind.
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Spartan Performance looks to reduce ACL injury risk in female athletes

July 22, 2015 - 2:58pm
Preventing ACL knee injuries in every athlete is a priority at MSU Spartan Performance. But, current statistics indicate that adolescent female athletes have a four-fold increased risk of injury compared to males.
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Lights, camera ... MSU students premiere film at TC festival

July 22, 2015 - 1:00pm
MSU and the College of Communication Arts and Sciences will have a strong presence at this year's Traverse City Film Festival, slated for July 28 - Aug. 2 in Traverse City, Michigan. The festival will premiere the first MSU student-produced feature film, "(313) Choices," a large-scale, collaborative project between MSU's Media Sandbox, Department of Theatre and College of Music.
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Shannon Schmoll: Keep looking up

July 22, 2015 - 11:56am
I have been working in planetariums for more than a decade. After years of practice, you can stick me outside and I can immediately point out the constellations. Earlier this summer I was staring at a sky I did not recognize and I felt lost amongst the stars. I was looking at the southern hemisphere sky for the first time and I felt like a giddy kid again.
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'Cinderella' coming to the Wharton Center

July 22, 2015 - 10:59am
The 2013 Tony Award winning musical "Cinderella" from creators Rodgers and Hammerstein is coming to the Wharton Center.
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