MSU to host international bird conference
MSU engineering professor awarded American Chemistry Society grant
Grand Prize winners selected
MSU’s Student Success Initiative wins Innovation Award
National recognition for food allergy program
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Best colleges for your money? MSU cracks top 30
When it comes to using your college degree to get a job and achieve success, MSU is one of the top 30 universities in the nation, according to a new ranking by Money Magazine.
That’s how the cookie crumbles
Wednesday? It’s really only Wednesday? Are you absolutely sure? I was thinking exactly that as I got on the elevator when a coworker sighed and said, “And it’s only Wednesday.” So, apparently, I’m not the only one who feels like this week should be over. It just seems like this week has already had enough minor mishaps in it to fill seven days. It started Sunday evening when I burned a tray of cookies. Then, I painted my nails and proceeded to run into the door frame smudging three of them beyond repair. As I made my way into the building Monday morning, my watch notified me the battery was low, meaning when I thought it had been charging overnight, it actually hadn’t been. Five minutes later my watch was dead. (I’m estimating the time, because, well, obviously…) I had baked the cookies as a treat to my colleagues to celebrate the start of the #MSURoadTrip. I originally made some for a super fun photo shoot, but not everyone got one the previous week so I thought I’d make some more. Well, about an hour into the day (again, estimating because, dead watch) I proceeded to pick up the carrier, which I hadn’t locked, and dropped the entire thing on the floor of the officeView story photos
Rhonda Conner-Warren: Grace in a time of need
The New Year’s Eve service at the Perfecting Church in Detroit began quite typically. The congregation started filing in until all the seats were filled. After the praise and worship, the pastor took the pulpit and the service officially began. Minutes into the service, the security staff summoned the Emergency Response Team and they burst into action.View story photos
Undergraduate researchers present at annual symposium
More than 350 MSU undergraduate students, as well as visiting students from MSU summer research programs and students from select institutions, will showcase their research at the 2017 Mid-Michigan Symposium for Undergraduate Research Experiences.
Dental Health Fair offers free screenings to Flint residents
The MSU College of Human Medicine and its partners will host the second annual Flint Dental Health Fair, Aug. 12.
Spartans share NHL development camp experiences
A trio of current Spartans had the opportunity to intensify their summer training programs by taking part in NHL development camps in recent weeks.
Toliver, Kranda enjoy summer volleyball experiences
Rising seniors Brooke Kranda and Holly Toliver had some fantastic volleyball opportunities this summer that have them excited for the 2017 season to begin.
MSU scholar named fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education
Craig Gunn, senior academic specialist in the Michigan State University Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been named a fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education.View story photos
Lunch at a roadside pig farm. Swimming in the Great Salt Lake with stinging chicken pox scabs. The winding street in San Francisco. Vegas clowns. Lamps purchased in Mexico. Having my feet be on the middle “hump” in the car. My first taco at my aunt’s hillside house. The Grand Canyon. The little boy in the window with a bare behind. Those are part of the scattered memories of my first real road trip. I think I was five years old and for some reason, my parents thought it would be a good idea to load up our family of five into our green Ford LTD and drive across the country from Michigan to California. I mean, it was a great idea for the kids, but I can’t imagine taking that on as a parent. (Shout out to my dad!) Then again, we were pretty good kids. (Shout out to my sisters!) Since then, I’ve been on plenty of road trips. Our family also drove to Washington D.C. and Florida during spring breaks. We bought a camper and drove all around Michigan. (They still tease me about conflating Interlochen and Leland and asking when we were going to Lelochen.) As an adult, I did at least a couple too many straight-through drives to South Dakota where the Air Force stationed us. There’s nothing quite like driving across the plains of South Dakota in the dead of winter – a whole lot of nothing but dark skies and snow.View story photos
Kirk Domer: Staging new opportunities
Kirk Domer is an associate professor of scene design and chairperson of the Department of Theatre. Since 2011 the department has opened a 9,370-square-foot, state-of-the-art Scene Shop and a new courtyard for Summer Circle Theatre; the MSU Auditorium has been almost completely renovated; and several programs have been introduced, including the first linked BFA/MFA program at MSU, which began in 2012, and the recently launched Musical Theatre Immersion Program with Wharton Center that includes a new Musical Theatre Touring Company.View story photosView story videos