Doctoral student receives fellowship to further understanding of African Diaspora
Undergraduate research on display
It's On Us action week focuses on preventing sexual assault
Two more grad programs on top!
Shamrock 5K to benefit MSU Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities
MSU College of Veterinary Medicine ranks No. 1 in Big Ten, No. 5 in nation
MSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine has retained its No. 1 ranking among Big Ten schools for the second year in a row and now holds No. 5 among veterinary schools nationwide, according to Quacquarelli Symonds, a higher education data provider that has rated top universities and their programs across the globe since 2004.
Undergraduate research ranging from science to performing arts on public display at MSU
Ranging from agriculture and science to performing arts to business and entrepreneurship, 928 MSU undergraduate students from 14 colleges will present their research at the annual University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 7 at the MSU Union.
Two MSU faculty appointed to new state commission focused on eliminating child lead exposure
Gov. Rick Snyder has announced the creation of the Child Lead Exposure Elimination Commission, an effort that will continue Michigan’s fight against lead exposure, and has appointed MSU’s Mona Hanna-Attisha and Rebecca Meunick to the 15-member commission.
ComArtSci and WKAR to host World Water Day event March 22
The MSU College of Communication Arts and Sciences and WKAR Public Media are hosting a World Water Day celebration with leading experts Joan Rose, Xiaobo Tan and Bruno Basso on March 22. The event is set for 3-4 p.m. in WKAR Studio A, located in the ComArtSci building.
Kirk Gibson to speak at MSU commencement
Detroit Tigers legend Kirk Gibson will speak at MSU’s undergraduate convocation on May 5. He will also receive an honorary doctorate of humanities. Gibson attended Michigan State in 1975-78, where he played football and baseball.View story photos
MSU focuses on preventing sexual assault with It’s On Us action week
As part of its ongoing commitment to prevent, respond to and educate about sexual assault, partners across Michigan State University are teaming up for the It’s On Us Week of Action from March 20-24.View story photos
Two MSU Executive Chefs Earn Top Honors at the Michigan Taste of Elegance
On Thursday, Feb. 16, chefs from all over the state gathered at the Lansing Center to compete in the Michigan Taste of Elegance. MSU executive chef Eric Batten received top honors at the event, earning the Chef Par Excellence title and the People’s Choice Award for his original pork entrée.
Take it from the top
I was the smallest person in that first-grade class, not especially athletic and really afraid of heights. Yet there we were, in the gym, staring up at a rope that went all the way up to the ceiling — and we were expected to climb it. Classmate after classmate grabbed hold of the scratchy rope, got partially up and slid down, causing quite a few red palms. When it was my turn, I just didn’t want to embarrass myself. I grabbed hold and started up, reminding myself to not look down. The thing about being small was I didn’t weigh a lot either and so, against all odds, I actually made it to the top, becoming the first first-grade girl to do so. I touched the overhead beam, and then kept my eye focused on the rope, never looked down and slowly returned to the gym floor. Apparently, I’m not the only one with a rope-climbing gym story. (Do they still make kids do this?) I’ve been lucky enough to spend a week getting inspired at a fantastic conference. I’ve been to many, many sessions that are educational for my field, and are also just dang inspiring. In one session, the speaker talked about a super similar experience. He got halfway up the rope, and when the teacher asked why he stopped and if he wanted to fall, he climbed up to the top because the answer was, “no.” The whole way he was sure he would fall and make a fool out of himself on top of getting hurt.View story photos
Two undergraduates nominated for Udall Scholarship
MSU has nominated a current Udall Scholar and a student who received a 2016 honorable mention for the nationally competitive Udall Scholarship.View story photos
Walter Hawthorne: African history at MSU
So what accounts for MSU’s No. 1 ranking in African history? First, the university has long had a commitment to the program and to African studies broadly.View story photos