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Michigan State University officially unveils its new STEM Teaching and Learning Facility

Michigan State University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., and other university leaders officially introduced the new STEM Teaching and Learning Facility on the East Lansing campus to the community with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on September 10, 2021.

Michigan State University Athletic Director Alan Haller’s Introductory Press Conference

Michigan State University introduced its new athletic director Alan Haller at an event at MSU's Breslin Center on September 7, 2021.

Covid Vaccination Town Hall for MSU Faculty and Staff

Leaders from Michigan State University gathered together for a podcast to help answer questions about MSU’s vaccination requirements for the fall semester and to share additional information on plans to help keep Spartans safe this fall.

Michigan Higher Education Funding 101

How much do you know about how Michigan funds its public universities and institutions of higher education and about how much it funds those institutions? David Bertram is associate vice president for state relations for Michigan State University and Jeremy Reuter is director of statewide advocacy. MSU is a publicly funded university, which means it receives state funds for operations.

How can I make a smooth return to in-person work?

As COVID-19 restrictions lift, many people are finding themselves getting called back to in-person work environments after several months in remote settings. To help those grappling with anxiety and uncertainty surrounding this return to normal, Angela Hall, associate professor in Michigan State University's renowned School of Human Resources and Labor Relations offers tips for making the transition as smooth and stress free as possible.

New Director Wants to Take a “Truly Relevant” MSU Museum to the Campus and Community

MSU alumnus Devon Akmon is the new director of the MSU Museum. He’s also the director of Science Gallery Detroit. Devon has come full circle as he’s an alumnus of MSU who spent time as a student working at the Museum.

Space and Grace: Mitigating Bias as Spartans Return to Campus

As more and more Spartan faculty, staff, and students return to campus for what we hope will be a more traditional in-person experience, let's discuss mitigating bias in that return to campus. We have a distinguished panel to help us do that on this edition of MSU Today.

MSU releases diversity, equity, and inclusion framework to inform strategic planning efforts

Michigan State University has released its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Steering Committee Plan, culminating 18 months of review, stakeholder input, and development. The plan was designed as a framework of recommendations to improve the culture around DEI and collaborate with overall strategic planning efforts across the university.

Cancer Survivor and MSU Alumna Judith Pearson Shares Stories That Inspire

Judy Pearson's career began in a tree, a wonderful old maple in her parents’ backyard with a perfect branch on which to sit and write. Now, hundreds of thousands of words later, this South Haven, Michigan native's voice is still inspiring. She's a best-selling author and accomplished presenter and a graduate of Michigan State University. She explains why her favorite title is storyteller.

Packaging leader Amcor makes transformative gift to Michigan State University School of Packaging

A $10 million gift from Switzerland-based packaging innovator Amcor to the Michigan State University School of Packaging will establish an endowed faculty position focused on sustainability, and support renovations to the school of packaging building. The contribution is the largest corporate gift in history for the College of Agriculture & Natural Resources, home to the School of Packaging.

President Stanley Reflects on Two Years in Office and Looks Ahead to MSU’s Vibrant Future

August 1, 2021, is the second anniversary of Michigan State University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D. taking office as president of America's premier land grant institution. It’s a great time to catch up with him to look back a little bit, but more importantly, look ahead to MSU's vibrant future.

A Conversation with Spartan Football Director of Player Engagement Darien Harris

Darien Harris is director of player engagement for Spartan Football. Harris is a former Michigan State student athlete and football player. He talks about his role with Spartans Athletic Director Bill Beekman in this episode of the MSU Today podcast.

A Conversation with Spartan Athletics’ Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer

Dr. Ashley Baker is chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer for Spartan Athletics. She joins Spartans Athletic Director Bill Beekman on this edition of MSU Today.

Dignity and Respect Drive Alumnus’ Desire for Corporate America to ‘See and Hear’ Everyone

Michigan State University College of Social Science and School of Criminal Justice alumnus Carlos Cubia is senior vice president and global chief diversity officer for Walgreens Boots Alliance.

My Spartan Story Helps Spartans Codify Their Out-of-Classroom Experiences

“My Spartan Story is Michigan State University's new co-curricular record, formally recognizing and supporting student learning beyond the classroom,” says program director Sarah Schultz.

Legendary MSU President’s Great Granddaughter Following in His Footsteps

Hannah Zimmerman is a Stanford undergraduate who balances time between serving as New York's youngest elected official and the founder and director of TICO, The Institute for Civic Organizing. She loves to teach, organize, and research community resilience, domestically and abroad.

Schupan COO Tom Emmerich Looks to the Future of Recycling in Michigan

Tom Emmerich is the chief operating officer of Schupan and the president of Schupan Recycling. Schupan is a supporter of Spartan Athletics and MSU Today.

A Conversation on Student Success at MSU with Associate Provost and Dean Mark Largent

Spartans Athletic Director Bill Beekman welcomes Mark Largent to this edition of MSU Today. Largent is the associate provost for undergraduate education, dean of undergraduate studies, and a professor in the Department of History at Michigan State University.

A Conversation with MSU College of Nursing Dean Randy Rasch

Spartans Athletic Director Bill Beekman welcomes Michigan State University College of Nursing Dean Randy Rasch to this edition of the MSU Today podcast.

Apple and MSU collaborating to launch first U.S. Developer Academy in Detroit

Apple and Michigan State University are partnering on the tech giant's first United States-based developer academy, and it's in Detroit. Sarah Gretter is associate director of MSU's Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology and will be director of the academy when it launches in October.

MSU Scholars Reflect on the Sustained Significance and Impact of Juneteenth

On Saturday, June 19, 2021, Michigan State University will host a university wide and in person celebration of Juneteenth to commemorate the freeing of African American slaves in the U.S. The week-long celebration includes virtual film screenings, panel discussions and webinars that will lead up to the in-person event.

Celebrating Global Acclaim and Progress Amidst Challenges during Leadership Transition in MSU’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Michigan State University's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) was recently named, yet again, as one of the top 10 colleges of agriculture and forestry in the world. Outgoing Dean Ron Hendrick joins Kirk Heinze on this edition of MSU Today to reflect on his CANR tenure as he passes the deanship baton to incoming Interim Dean Kelly Millenbah, who also joins Kirk.

MSU Music Therapist Spreads Music’s Healing Power to Patients Throughout Michigan

With the power to soothe and excite, it should come as no surprise that music also has the power to heal. Touted since the days of Aristotle in ancient Greece, an ever-growing body of research continues to back music's healing power.

Spartan Fund leader connects alumni with their passions for helping MSU succeed and thrive

Rebecca Surian will lead the Spartan Fund as senior director of development within MSU Athletics.

A Conversation with George Johnson, new director of alumni engagement and community outreach for Spartan Athletics

George Johnson is the new director of alumni engagement and community outreach for Spartan Athletics. He joins Spartans Athletic Director Bill Beekman on this edition of MSU Today.

A Conversation with MSU J-School Alumnus and Detroit Free Press Automotive Columnist Mark Phelan

Michigan State University School of Journalism alumnus Mark Phelan is the widely respected automotive columnist and critic at the Detroit Free Press. He joins me on MSU Today to talk about all things automotive industry.

New MSU College of Law Dean Linda Greene Wants Graduates to “Make a Difference”

Linda Greene is the inaugural dean of the MSU College of Law following its transition from an affiliate to a Michigan State University constituent college in the summer of 2020. Dean Greene's appointment is effective June 1st of 2021.

Michigan's redistricting process seeks to draw maps fairly in citizen-led, transparent process

On this month’s State of the State podcast from Michigan State University’s Institute for Public Policy and Social Research (IPPSR), institute director Matt Grossmann and assistant director Arnold Weinfeld welcome Suann Hammersmith to this month’s conversation. Hammersmith is executive director of the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and “it’s completely normal to feel completely abnormal right now”

Dr. Claudia Finkelstein is Director of Wellness, Resilience and Vulnerable Populations at Michigan State University's renowned College of Human Medicine. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. She talks about our collective mental health as we cautiously emerge from the pandemic.

MSU Alumna Suzanne Sena is Championing Confidence and Inspiring Self-Belief with “Confidence Connection” podcast

Suzanne Sena is an Emmy-nominated television personality, former Fox News channel anchor, and the founder of Sena-Series Media Training. She also played Brook Alvarez on the comedic TV series, The Onion News Network. She's an author and keynote speaker, and she's an alumna of Michigan State University and native of Dearborn, Michigan.