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“Food has become a battleground where marketing labels and misinformation are used to bully and demonize people about their eating choices. What if you could stop stressing about what other people think and make eating decisions based on your own needs and preferences?,” asks the author of  Food Bullying: How to Avoid Buying B.S. and Spartan alumna, Michele Payn

CEO Asks Michigan Residents, Businesses to Partner and Protect the Planet

Consumers Energy CEO Patti Poppe is asking Michigan residents and businesses to partner to protect the planet. She’s asking community members to be clean energy partners and support the company’s long-term plan to protect the planet and Michigan’s energy future.

Michigan is experiencing a shortage of substitute teachers in districts small and large, urban and rural, leaving school district superintendents unable to fill temporarily vacant positions several times a schoolweek, new research conducted at Michigan State University concludes.

Geography Awareness Week 2019 is November 10th through the 16th. Alan Arbogast is chair of MSU’s Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences.

Phil Gardner returns to MSU today for his annual visit. The Recruiting Trends Survey is out. The 49th that Michigan State University has authored. It’s the nation's largest annual look at the job market for college grads.

Employers responding to the annual survey report strong growth in job opportunities for new college graduates for the tenth year running This growth comes despite dark clouds blowing in over the economy.

Matt Grossman is director of the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research and an associate professor of political science at Michigan State University and he's written a new book titled Red State Blues.

The political divide between Democrats and Republicans seems to be the most contentious in recent years, but in his book, Red State Blues, he presents findings that might put some liberals at ease.


Michigan State University's Kinship Care Resource Center is one of several community programs in the School of Social Work at Michigan State University. The KCRC serves kinship care families across the state by providing information and referrals to resources and services for caregivers and the children they are raising. KCRC also offers support to professionals serving kinship families.

As Tom Izzo begins his 25th season coaching Spartan basketball, Matt Larson begins his 21st season as one of the Hall of Fame coach’s key team members.

“I've certainly been blessed to be, for the last almost quarter century, witness to some great basketball,” says Larson. 

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“We have to have a curriculum that's broad enough to satisfy the intellectual interest and the career aspirations of all of our students,” says Lawrence Ponoroff, dean of the MSU College of Law. “Most law schools teach mostly the same courses, however we have niche areas and specialties where we think we're particularly unique.

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“The provost is the chief academic officer of the university, so the person to whom the faculty report because the deans report to me, and also the person who's responsible for the students,” says Teresa A. Sullivan, interim provost at Michigan State University. “We take care of everything from admissions to student discipline to graduation. The provost is also typically somebody who can serve as a surrogate for the president when that's necessary. But the chief part of the job is the academics and keeping the academy strong and vital.”


Susi Elkins is director of broadcasting for Michigan State University and general manager of WKAR Public Media. And she has been elected to serve on the PBS Board of Directors.

“I'm really excited. I have a lot to learn,” Elkins says. “There are 27 of us on the board, and we are essentially helping govern PBS and helping them determine policy that will affect the rest of the 335 stations within the country. It’s a big responsibility, but also just really exciting for me. I intend to learn a lot and figure out how I can best help.”

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Michigan State University hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 27 to showcase and formally celebrate the opening of the Edward J. Minskoff Pavilion at the Eli Broad College of Business.

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Robert Floden is dean of MSU's renowned College of Education and a university distinguished professor.

What makes and keeps our College of Education so renowned around the world?

MSU alumna helps people find their purpose

Oct 1, 2019

Susan Packard is a Michigan State University Honors College alumna, and she is homecoming grand marshal for 2019 at MSU, where she earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in advertising.

Susan is an entrepreneur who along with many talented people created popular TV channels like CNBC, HGTV and Food Network. The theme for MSU Homecoming 2019 is Spartans Inspire Success and highlights and recognizes the ways in which Spartans use their time, talents and experiences as tools to uplift and strengthen others.

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Kirk Heinze talks about agriculture with the always knowledgeable, always straightforward and always engaging, Jim Byrum, president of the Michigan Agri-Business Association. Byrum is retiring from his role leading MABA next February. He discusses several key issues affecting the agriculture industry and reflects on 24 years at the helm of MABA and 46 years in the agricultural industry.