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How MSU is increasing the number of STEM graduates

As a first-year student, Jessica Kwalli didn’t score well on her math placement exam, which meant she had to take the lowest level math course. This was a setback that could’ve cost her more time and money to earn a medical-related degree – if she could struggle through the math. But then Kwali learned about MSU’s Dow STEM Scholars Program and four years later she graduated and spoke at her college commencement ceremony. Kwalli was part of the first cohort of the Dow STEM program that launched in 2014 with a $5 million grant from the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation to further its goal of increasing the number of STEM degree holders graduating from Michigan’s universities.

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The MSU Alumni Association has changed its name

After much thought and consideration, the MSU Alumni Association has removed "association" from its name. If you are an MSU alumnus or alumna, you are a part of the body MSU Alumni. The MSU Alumni Office serves to inspire and empower Spartans to engage in lifelong relationships with Michigan State University and each other. The change is effective immediately, however the use of the word “association” is throughout many communications and materials and it will take a while to remove all references.

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MSU to host summer school for coaches

This year the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports at Michigan State University will host the 5th annual Summer Coaches’ School on June 27-28 at the MSU Brody Center. The Summer Coaches' School brings together sport coaches and leaders for two days of instruction on topics relevant to coaching youth athletes. The Institute, partnered with the Michigan High School Athletic Association, conducts workshops and presents information to advance the knowledge and skills of coaches and sport leaders to help them perform at their best. Workshops are led by MSU faculty, coaches, outside experts and MSU graduate students — all with expertise in working with sport coaches and leaders.

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Student success at MSU is the opportunity for a student to develop their purpose and passion in life

Russ White of WKAR sat down with Mark Largent, interim associate provost for undergraduate education and dean of undergraduate studies, to discuss student success. Largent is a professor in MSU's prestigious and renowned James Madison College. A primary focus of his is working to improve student success at MSU.

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Notables

Prof earns nearly $1 million in funding for international research

Amita Chudgar is exploring marginalized youth’s experiences in secondary education around the globe through a nearly $1 million grant as a recipient of the 2018 Lyle Spencer Research Award

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Music prof wins Simmons Chivukula Award for Academic Leadership

David Rayl, associate dean for graduate studies and research in the College of Music is the recipient of the second annual Simmons Chivukula Award for Academic Leadership.

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MSU earns gold rating for sustainability achievements

MSU has received a Gold Rating for sustainability achievements through the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, an American-based certification organization.

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