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
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
New director named for MSU ingredient safety center
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.View story photos
A present that drives the future
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.
National Order of the Arrow Conference takes place Aug. 3-8; celebrates centennial
About 15,000 Arrowmen from across the nation will come together Aug. 3-8 on MSU's campus for the National Order of the Arrow Conference. This year marks the organization's 100th anniversary.
Valberg named Mary Anne Mcphail Dressage Chair in Equine Sports Medicine
Stephanie Valberg has been named the Mary Anne McPhail Dressage Chair in Equine Sports Medicine at Michigan State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. Valberg's new position begins November 1, 2015.View story photos
MSU College of Natural Science Dean R. James Kirkpatrick honored
R. James Kirkpatrick, MSU professor of geological sciences and chemistry, and College of Natural Science dean, has received the 2015 Marilyn and Sturges W. Bailey Award, the highest honor of The Clay Minerals Society.
Gary Willyerd: Showing students a world of healing
I developed a love and appreciation for travel, international study and service when I had the chance to study in Austria after completing my bachelor’s degree at the University of Michigan. A Michigan native, I returned to the state and attended MSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, after which I embarked on a career in emergency medicine and administration.View story photos
‘Hillary Doctrine’ examines treatment of women as national-security issue
Is the violence against women a threat to the security of the United States? According to a new book co-authored by faculty members from MSU and Texas A&M University, it is.View story photos
Generosity of local farmer creates national impact
Harold and Edythe Marshall’s gift of their 300-acre farm to MSU has been a major boon to understanding the ecology of new biofuel crops, producing research results with national impact by scientists at MSU’s Kellogg Biological Station.View story photos