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Featured Fellow: Megan Huth, University Distinguished Fellow

After growing up in Alaska, Megan Huth moved across the country to attend undergrad at Yale before attending MSU.

Beneath the Pines: MSU Surplus Store and Recycling Center

Recycled Sparty

The MSU Surplus Store and Recycling Center, located on Farm Lane near Service Road, is a new state-of-the-art facility, opened in 2009.

Obama Appointee was a Marshall Scholar at MSU, Helped Save James Madison College

Richard Cordray

As a senior at MSU, Richard Cordray gave a stirring speech credited by some with saving James Madison College from elimination due to budget cuts.

Honors Students Make a Difference with Schoenl Grants

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The Schoenl Family Undergraduate Grant for Dire Needs provides funding to Honors College students seeking to change the world.

Year-End Messages from Colleges

Engineering holiday card

Here are some links to the various year-end messages we’ve seen from MSU’s colleges.

Commencement Recap!

Commencement ceremony crowd

If you weren’t at last weekend’s commencement ceremonies, here is some coverage on what you missed.

COGS Leadership Awards Announced

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Inese Berzina-Pitcher and Julie Plasencia were chosen as 2011 recipients of the COGS Leadership Award at Michigan State University.

MSU Report on Recruiting Trends for Recent Grads

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MSU’s most recent report gives hope for recent grads looking for jobs. Each year MSU conducts a study on recruiting trends. This year marks the 40th year the report has been released.

Spartans Face North Carolina in Season Opener on the USS Carl Vinson

Shoot around at the Carrier Classic

Who’s ready for the first-ever NCAA event played on an aircraft carrier?! The MSU men’s basketball team takes on North Carolina in the first ever Carrier Classic basketball game.

Steve Smith: On the “Business of Basketball” and Supporting MSU

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Steve Smith, an MSU alumnus and 14 season veteran of the NBA, recently gave an interview with He spoke with Alana Glass regarding the NBA, the lockout, and the business of basketball.

Honors College Homecoming Banner

Four students holding a banner that says Honors College

Four Honors College students carried a banner representing the college in the 2011 Homecoming parade on Friday, October 21.

Homecoming Events – 2011

Homecoming tent location map

Heading to campus on Saturday? Take a look at the map of Homecoming festivities, courtesy of the MSU Alumni Association! For the record, we’ll be at the Honors College tent (stop #3).