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Did You Know? – Music Therapy Edition

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MSU had the first music therapy degree program in the nation.

How to Draw Sparty!

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Check out this video from MSU’s Dave Giordan, then try your hand at drawing Sparty yourself!

Did You Know? – Study Abroad Edition

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MSU has sent more students abroad than any other public university for seven years in a row.

Federal Student Aid: Michigan Need, Applications and Awards Up

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On February 13, the Detroit Free Press ran an article titled “Federal student aid: More Michigan students apply, bring more home.”

Valentines from Sparty!

Spartans Will You Be My Valentine

Scroll your browser over to the Michigan State University – SPARTANS Facebook page, and you’ll find Spartan valentines.

Students Win Local and National Awards

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Congratulations are in order to many students this week!

Grumpy Snowmen!

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Looking for something to do? Check out the Grumpy Snowmen game created by students in the Games for Entertainment and Learning Lab

MSU Enjoys 22 Percent Increase in Endowment – State News

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From The State News: Early signs indicate MSU has been growing financially, ranking highly in endowment level growth among Big Ten universities.

Beneath the Pines: Brody Neighborhood Student Engagement Center

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About the Neighborhoods Initiative MSU launched an MSU Neighborhoods initiative to redesign the way student residence hall living works.

Alumni Club Feature: 2nd Annual Green & White Gala – DC Spartans

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View photos of the 2011 Green & White Gala in Washington, DC.

Featured Fellow: Jenn Smith, University Enrichment Fellow Alumni

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As a student, Jenn’s research was well known on MSU’s campus as part of the “hyena project.”

Featured Fellow: Brendan Klare, University Distinguished Fellow

Brendan Klare

After serving four years as an Army Ranger and three deployments to Afghanistan, Brendan attended the University of South Florida to study computer science & engineering and then came to MSU.