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Spartan Newsletter | November 2019


Ghost hunting in the Antarctic

On the frozen barrens of the South Pole—some 9,000 miles from East Lansing—MSU is helping lead a team of international scientists hunting “nature’s ghosts”—infinitesimally tiny subatomic particles called neutrinos.

Read more in the Spartan Magazine. 

For street artists Lansing is a blank canvas

Missed out on the Below the Stacks Festival?  The September mural festival co-organized by Dustin Hunt, '07, has filled some of Lansing's blank walls with worldclass street art that remains just as instagram-able today. The festival featured the work of 11 internationally recognized street artists and was organized by the City of Lansing, All of the Above Hip-Hop Academy and Muralmatics.

Hunt said what attracted artists in the run-up was the fact that “a lot of them didn't know where Lansing was,” and felt the opportunity to go into an untapped market and put their name on the map was “too good to pass up.”

Learn more about Below the Stacks and the muralists. 

Out of state? Peep some of the murals at #belowthestacks

MSU and Potter Park Zoo are expecting — a baby black rhino

For the first time, there’s a pregnant black rhino at the Potter Park Zoo in Lansing, Michigan, and Michigan State University veterinarians are part of the team bringing her to term. Vets and students from MSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Medical Center are working alongside the zoo staff to monitor the pregnancy, as well as learn from and plan for delivery – making the baby one of the only born in the world this year.

Doppsee, the first-time expectant rhino mother, is due in late-December or early January 2020 after her 15-month pregnancy.

Read more about Doppsee.

Heroes to Hives: Helping veterans heal

Heroes to Hives, an innovative program offered by Michigan State University Extension, is helping veterans serve their country in a different way — by protecting honeybees. In exchange, the work serves as therapy for combat vets suffering from severe post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries. 

What’s the buzz about?

MSU is proud of the Spartans past and present who have served their country. Veterans Day events affiliated with MSU can be found here.

Homecoming unites generations of Spartans

Jeff Karoub, ’92, a member of the MSU Alumni Band and his daughter, Anna, a current member of the Spartan Marching Band, had the chance to perform on the field together during this year’s Homecoming game. 

Read their story

Camp co-founder earns ‘Women of Worth’ award from L’Oréal Paris

Michigan State University alumna Judy Winter, ’80, who cofounded MSU’s Eric ‘RicStar’ Winter Music Therapy Camp, has been selected as one of the 2019 Women of Worth honorees by L’Oréal Paris for her outstanding work with individuals with special needs.

Learn more about the award and Winter's amazing work. 

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