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Former Malawi President Joyce Banda Discusses Female Political Leadership with MSU Researcher

Malawi’s first female president, Joyce Banda, came to power under peculiar circumstances. She was never elected as president, but as the country’s vice president she ascended into power after her male predecessor, Bingu Mutharika, died in office.

Expert panel reflects on sustained power and impact of Earth Day—as we celebrate Year 51

It was 51 years ago we celebrated the inaugural Earth Day. That was April 22, 1970. An estimated 20 million people participated back in 1970 and the observance has since become a global phenomenon. MSU Today is observing and celebrating Earth Day 2021 with a conversation with two highly regarded experts in environmental policy and environmental law.

MSU alumna encourages shopping from women-owned brands, supports underrepresented communities

Erica Kangas, MSU class of 2010, is the vice president of engineering and a founding team member at Dough, a mission-backed startup with more than $1million dollars in venture capital funding that's quickly growing, in part, due to the application of the knowledge and skills she acquired as a double major in mathematics and economics and member of the Honors College at Michigan State University.

MSU center renamed to be more reflective of LGBTQA+ community

Beginning July 1, the Lesbian Bisexual Gay and Transgender Resource Center or LBGTRC within the Division of Student Affairs and Services at Michigan State University will be renamed the Gender and Sexuality Campus Center. Jesse Beal (they/them/theirs) is the center's director.

MSU Men’s Tennis Coach Gene Orlando is Growing the Game in Michigan and the Midwest

Men’s Tennis Coach Gene Orlando talks with Spartans Athletic Director Bill Beekman on this edition of the MSU Today podcast.

Spartans Women’s Tennis “on the cusp of being a consistent NCAA qualifier”

Spartans Athletic Director Bill Beekman is joined by Kim Bruno, the head tennis coach of the Michigan State University Women's Tennis Team, and student athlete, Sammie Memije, who is a five-year member of the team and currently a graduate student, on this edition of the MSU Today podcast.

Nationally Recognized Gynecologic Oncologist Brings His Expertise to MSU “to take excellent care of patients”

Michigan State University Health Care and Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Greater Lansing have welcomed their newest physician, Jayson B. Field, MD.

Michigan State University and Lansing Community College form partnership to improve access to higher education, strengthen transfer process

Michigan State University and Lansing Community College have formalized a partnership that improves access to a four-year degree, increases student success and helps build a pipeline of talent to meet the needs of the Mid-Michigan economy.

MSU Alumnus, White House Deputy Press Secretary says his work “is all about the people”

Livonia Michigan native and Michigan State University School of Journalism alumnus Chris Meagher is the White House Deputy Press Secretary.

“I consider the vaccine the dose of hope,” says MSU public health authority

Debra Furr-Holden is an epidemiologist and C.S. Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health Integration at Michigan State University and associate dean for public health. She also directs the Flint Center for Health Equity Solutions.

MSU President Stanley's March 5, 2021 Letter to Spartan Nation

Michigan State University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D. talks about MSU's plans "to get back to working and learning together on campus later this year."

1918 influenza provides warning for potential future pandemic reemergence

In this month’s State of the State podcast from Michigan State University’s Institute for Public Policy and Social Research, Matt Grossmann, Charley Ballard, and Arnold Weinfeld discuss the latest news in Michigan politics and economy. Then the trio welcomes Siddharth Chandra to the conversation to discuss his research on the potential for future pandemic reemergence.

“Osteopathic profession booming,” says MSU dean. “Diverse experiences empower our entire curriculum”

Bill Beekman, vice-president and director of Intercollegiate Athletics at Michigan State University welcomes the dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine at MSU, Dr. Andy Amalfitano, to MSU Today.

MSU pioneer in community-based medical schools enjoys “symbiotic relationship” with Michigan communities

Bill Beekman, vice president and director of Intercollegiate Athletics at Michigan State University, welcomes Aron Sousa to MSU Today. Sousa is dean of the College of Human Medicine and a colleague of Beekman’s “from many, many years ago when I spent time in the college, myself.”

Steve Smith: “MSU holds a special place in my heart; giving back is contagious”

MSU basketball All American, NBA champion, and Olympic gold medalist Steve Smith talks with Russ White on MSU Today. Smith is a studio analyst for NBA TV. He appears on NBA GameTime, a live studio show featuring highlights, analysis, commentary and live look-ins at games being played across the league.

“Teamwork the Key to Organizational Success”: Dwyer Reflects on Five Years Leading MSU Extension

Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) Director Jeff Dwyer is about to begin a long overdue and well-deserved sabbatical after an innovative and often challenging voyage at the helm of MSU Extension. He joins Kirk Heinze on MSU Today to reflect on his time leading MSUE.

Spartan Ryan Schram leads premier provider of influencer marketing services for leading brands

IZEA Worldwide, Inc., the premier provider of influencer marketing technology, data, and services for leading brands has appointed MSU Broad College of Business alumnus Ryan Schram as the company’s president & chief operating officer.

New vice president of public safety and chief of police selected at MSU

Michigan State University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D. has selected Marlon Lynch to serve as the sixth chief of the MSU Police Department. Based on his vast experience and expertise, Lynch will also hold the title of vice president of public safety.

Spartans Hall of Fame head athletic trainer on keeping Spartan student-athletes healthy

Bill Beekman, Vice President and Director of Athletics at Michigan State University, talks with Spartan Athletics Hall of Fame Head Trainer Sally Nogle on this edition of the MSU Today podcast.

Coach Tucker seeks “character, unselfishness, teamwork, discipline, and maturity” from Spartan Football student-athletes

On this edition of MSU Today, Bill Beekman, Vice President and Director of Athletics at MSU, welcomes Spartans Head Football Coach Mel Tucker to the program.

Henry Ford Health System and Michigan State University Partner to Improve Access, Outcomes to Health Care through Research, Education and Addressing Health Inequities and Disparities

The partnership is built around providing greater access to quality, affordable, compassionate health care through shared education, research and clinical integration for urban and rural populations.

Kiefer Foundation works to end distracted driving

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration defines distracted driving as any activity that diverts attention from driving, including talking or texting on your phone, eating and drinking, talking to people in your vehicle and fiddling with the stereo, entertainment or navigation system. Anything that takes your attention away from the task of safe driving.

State of the State podcast focuses on issues surrounding Capitol insurrection

State of the State is the monthly roundup of policy and research for the state of Michigan from the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research at Michigan State University. Arnold Weinfeld is Associate Director for the Institute and is joined by MSU economist Dr. Charley Ballard and Institute Director Dr. Matt Grossmann.

Collegiate Recovery Community helps MSU students find their sobriety “superpower”

In the best of times, pursuing recovery from substance use disorders and maintaining sobriety are a daily grind. Factor in the pandemic, its isolating effects, the social and economic upheaval that has followed, and those personal challenges are made all the more difficult.

MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources’ diverse footprint benefits the world

Ron Hendrick is dean of Michigan State University’s renowned College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. He joins Spartans Athletic Director Bill Beekman on this edition of the MSU Today podcast.

Embedded Extension “sentinels” bring MSU research to every corner of the state

Michigan State University Extension Director Jeff Dwyer joins Spartans Athletic Director Bill Beekman on the MSU Today podcast.

Wendy’s CEO advises his alma mater’s graduates to be “adaptable and flexible”

Todd Penegor is president and CEO of Wendy's and a keynote speaker for the December 2020 master’s degree ceremony at MSU. A graduate of the Eli Broad College of Business, Penegor grew up in Iron Mountain in Michigan's Upper Peninsula where his father was a Wendy's franchisee.

MSU Scholar Emilio Moran and His Colleagues Are “Rethinking Hydropower”

Emilio Moran is a world-renowned social anthropologist who has studied and published in tropical agriculture, social science, ecology, economics, and, most recently, earth observations from satellites.

MSU Alumnus shares The Focus Project: The Not So Simple Art of Doing Less

Erik “Equal Man” Qualman is a 1994 Broad College of Business graduate and a motivational keynote speaker with an emphasis on leadership, innovation, and digital trends. The last time I spoke with Erik in 2017, he told me his life goal was to empower 7 billion people. By his estimates, he's reached 35 million thus far today.

MSUFCU continues to grow and “build dreams together” during the pandemic

April Clobes is an MSU alumna and the president and chief executive officer of the Michigan State University Federal Credit Union. She joins Spartans Athletic Director Bill Beekman for this MSU Today conversation. Beekman is a member of the MSUFCU board of directors.