MSU veterinarian appointed to USDA advisory committee
Dan Grooms from MSU's College of Veterinary Medicine has been appointed to the USDA Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Animal Health, or SACAH, by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.View story photos
MSU fundraising exceeds $238 million for second consecutive year
For the second year in a row, private giving to Michigan State University topped $238 million, continuing the success of the $1.5 billion Empower Extraordinary capital campaign.
New executive director of MSU Value Chain Institute named
Katherine A. Franz has been named executive director of the MSU Midland Research Institute for Value Chain Creation.View story photos
Orange is the new red
Overexposure to sunlight, which is damaging to natural photosynthetic systems of green plants and cyanobacteria, is also expected to be damaging to artificial photosynthetic systems.View story photos
MSU Sustainability announces 2015 fellows
Four MSU researchers have been named MSU Sustainability Fellows for 2015.
Funds renewed for Student Support Services Program
Following a national competition, Michigan State University has been awarded a highly competitive grant from the U.S. Department of Education for the 2015 – 2020 Student Support Services Program. MSU will receive $659,582 each year of the grant cycle, allowing for the continuation of the university’s TRIO SSS Program, an initiative that has fostered the academic and professional development of students since it was first awarded to MSU in 1973.View story photos
Go Green! Go White! Go Sing!
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.View story photosView story videos
Public address speaker towers installed on campus
Public address speakers have been installed and are now operational in eight locations across the East Lansing campus, the MSU Police Department announced today.
Lisa Bright: It’s a Brick . . . Outhouse
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.View story photos
Malik Hall: An Open Mind
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.View story photos