Facts and values: What’s it take to be an effective scientist?
To many, the image of a scientist is that of a white-coat, alone in the lab peering into a microscope or computer monitor, interested in nothing but the facts. But is that true? MSU’s Robert Pennock and colleagues will be using a $1 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation to explore the topic.View story photos
The business of music
College of Music students are thriving as not only musicians but also as budding entrepreneurs thanks to the new Withrow Career Building Endowment in the College of Music, created by long time donors and supporters Jack and Dottie Withrow.View story photos
MSU experts can discuss right-to-work, labor issues
As Labor Day approaches, organized labor and collective bargaining issues continue to make headlines across the nation.View story photos
Get a fan. That was the first piece of advice I found myself offering new freshmen as I helped them move into Campbell Hall last Sunday. There isn’t any air conditioning in the hall and the forecast for the week ahead looked downright steamy. I lived on the third floor of Campbell and I remember just how warm it can get. I tried to chat with all of the students as I helped them find the check-in table or lug boxes up the stairwells. Some were more than happy to chatter away, ask advice and offer their thoughts. Others seemed too nervous to do much talking. One young lady came right out and said, “Oh, I’m so nervous. Well, not bad nervous—good nervous. This is all so crazy that I’m here. Do you have any advice?” Ask any Spartan alumnus for advice and I guarantee you’ll get plenty. Get a fan. Go to class. Study hard. Make friends. Join a club. Get to know your professors. Find a tutor. Be open to new experiences. Form study groups. Get a bike. Do the Izzone campout. Go on a study abroad.View story photos
MSU receives two grants to support ‘good food’ in Michigan
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has awarded two grants to MSU’s Center for Regional Food Systems to help more Michiganders access “good food” – food that is healthy, green and affordable.View story photos
MSU night football game to affect weekday operations
Some normal weekday operations at MSU will change Aug. 29 when the MSU football team opens its season with a night game against Jacksonville State University. Additionally, with the game occurring on a workday, MSU Police are asking fans, faculty and staff to be patient while entering and exiting campus.
Meredith Gore: It's Been a Busy Week
Looking back on my busy week, I realized that my itinerary to some degree illustrates why I do what I do to protect the biodiversity of Madagascar. I’ve had the good fortune to collaborate with Malagasy civil society group Alliance Voahary Gasy on a participatory risk-mapping workshop in Manopana, Madagascar, held a press conference with 40 Malagasy journalists, given an anti-corruption workshop in the capital city of Antananarivo, and met with the president, faculty, and students at the University of Toamasina.View story photos
Lukas Hagan: Sound Advice
Graduation and everything surrounding it has been a momentous time for me, one that prompts some reflection and introspection on the experiences of my past four years here at MSU, among other things. As a result, I realized there were four lessons I learned made a difference for me, while working towards my degree.View story photosView story videos
MSU Board of Trustees to meet Aug. 29
The MSU Board of Trustees will meet at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the Board Room of the Hannah Administration Building.
Spartan Stadium North End Zone Complex dedication
MSU officially dedicated the $24.5 million North End Zone Complex, a 50,000-square-foot addition to Spartan Stadium, on Aug. 25. A crowd of more than 600 Spartan Fund donors attended the dedication ceremony.