Laura Dilley: Yanny or Laurel?
As someone who researches speech, hearing and language production, I found this week’s “yanny vs. laurel” audio clip fascinating. In my opinion, there are many reasons why someone might hear one word vs. another word.View story photos
Healthy fish, healthy state
I was enjoying a beautiful day when my phone rang. “Hey, can you call your sister and ask her what I should do? I hooked myself in the stomach.” My sister is a doctor. The caller was fishing in a boat and, while pulling in a two-pound largemouth bass, managed to lodge the hook, with the flapping fish still attached, into his stomach. By the time he called me, he had at least gotten the fish off, but he was still hooked. His fishing friend, other than wishing he had filmed it for Youtube, wasn’t much help.View story photos
Tom Voice: Professional service alternatives
Of the three main things university professors do – teaching, research and service – service is not normally thought of as the exciting part of the job. Now picture an educator wearing a crash helmet speeding around a vehicle test track, collecting stability and safety statistics or sporting a traditional white lab coat as he examines bubbling pots of pasta sauces at a national home products testing lab.View story photos
Bethany Kogut: Educating the future
Bethany Kogut didn’t follow the usual path for an elementary education major at MSU. Along with going into schools and classrooms, her journey took her into greenhouses, farms — and the life of a successful entrepreneur.View story photosView story videos
What are you waiting for?
I have planted trees, painted houses, collected food, sponsored families at Christmas, walked 5Ks, bowled for kids, delivered meals, donated clothing, mentored, paid it forward, advocated, given money and my time. I’ve helped babies, teens, families and seniors. I’ve served those less fortunate and those differently abled. I have willingly helped others when I could and I have never, ever felt worse for doing it.View story photos
Geri Zeldes: The birth of 'That Strange Summer'
I am surprised the film is getting this kind of attention. The film has technical flaws in the composition and in the audio quality, but, I do think it is such a unique story, one that may be new to many.View story photos
Lauren Grattan: Fostering a sense of community
Communication senior Lauren Grattan found herself immersed in Kalamazoo’s tight-knit community this summer, in the midst of children, games and pop-up block parties. Grattan’s internship with the Kalamazoo Experiential Learning Center allowed her to bring her public relations minor to the table and become an integral part of some of the biggest events in the city.View story photos
Recent graduate Nicole Niemiec lets the world in on her secret -- that she's been Sparty since she was a sophomore.View story photos
Katie Dudlets: Through the eyes of a graduating senior
Recent graduate Katie Dudlets, a journalism major in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences, gives a first-person perspective of her last academic year at MSU.View story videos
Just like magic, it’s summer in East Lansing. We had the winter that wouldn’t end and now have skipped spring and landed right in the middle of 80-degree weather. Grass is green, flowers are blooming, Frisbees are flying and students are graduating. It really is a magical time on campus, and I never get tired of being a part of it.View story photos