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This Sunday, the Lansing Symphony Orchestra joins MSU’s University Chorale for a performance of one of the first great “mega works” of classical music, Monteverdi’s “Vespers of 1610.” The performance is in downtown Lansing at St. Mary’s Cathedral.

WKAR’s Melissa Benmark spoke with David Rayl of the MSU College of Music about the concert. He’ll be conducting the orchestra and chorus Sunday.

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MSU Journalism students have produced an online-only magazine called Glyph. As publications like Newsweek move to eliminate print editions, these students are learning what it takes to succeed in online journalism.

A senior-level class has published this new magazine for the iPad. Two editions of Glyph are available at no charge in Apple’s app store.

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MSU molecular biologist Dr. Shannon Manning played a crucial role in helping to solve the

mystery behind one of the most deadly E. coli outbreaks ever, which killed more than 50 people and sickened nearly 4,000 in Germany in 2011.

Dr. Manning is also a featured lecturer in MSU’s Classes Without Quizzes hosted by the College of Natural Science. She joins us to discuss the rise in drug-resistant bacteria.

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Michigan State University’s Broad Art Museum is opening a new exhibit on Friday.  It’s called "Pattern: Follow the Rules." For Curator of Contemporary Art Alison Gass, it’s her first big exhibition since arriving at the Broad.

She told WKAR’s Scott Pohl that Pattern: Follow the Rules was inspired by the Zaha Hadid design of the Broad Museum building

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Democrat Joel Ferguson has been re-elected Chairman of the Michigan State University Board of Trustees.

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A high-ranking Michigan State University administrator has announced he's leaving soon.

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As the end of the year approaches, Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon is reflecting on 2012 and looking ahead to 2013. She talked with WKAR’s Scott Pohl about the state of affairs at MSU.

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Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon has again turned down a salary increase. 

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Michigan State University is investigating the unauthorized access of email addresses and encrypted passwords from a server within the College of Arts and Letters.  

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Michigan State University researchers plan to use a $7.8 million grant from the Seattle-based Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to help African nations improve sustainable farming. 

Michigan Republicans have nominated the party's two candidates for the Michigan State University board of trustees.

Tens of thousands of Michigan State University students are a few days into the new academic year.  

At the university's engineering school, administrators contend with one of MSU's highest transfer and dropout rates.  But they're hoping a program that combines class work with non-curricular activities will help more students stick with the major.

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A Jewish student at Michigan State University says his jaw was broken in an attack by two assailants who he says displayed "religious hatred."

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Tens of thousands of school teachers are preparing to make their way back to Michigan classrooms. A growing number of them are adding something new to their skill sets. Advocates of “formative assessment” say it’s important to continually track whether students are learning material—not just at test time.

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Michigan State this basketball season plans to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking 1963 NCAA regional game between Loyola and Mississippi State.

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The state Supreme Court has struck down a Michigan State University ordinance that’s supposed to protect employees from harassment as a violation of the First Amendment.

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A new opening date has been set for the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum on the campus of Michigan State University.

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Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon says she expects to announce a strategy for the school's much anticipated F-RIB project in two to three weeks.

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Today marks the 150th anniversary of a landmark law that revolutionized American education.  As WKAR’s Mark Bashore reports, the Morrill Act traces its roots to mid-Michigan.

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Michigan State University officials say they're excited to be moving ahead on a building that will be shared by its schools of engineering and human medicine.

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Michigan State University officials have approved a 2012-2013 budget that includes a 3.5% increase in undergraduate, in-state tuition rates.  Out-of-state students will pay 5% more.

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The Michigan State University Board of Trustees will meet Friday. Higher room and board rates, and a strategic clean energy plan, are on the agenda.

For going on three years, local organizers have exposed cutting edge ideas in technology, entertainment and design at TEDx Lansing.  Now, for the first time, East Lansing organizers are hosting a TED event. 

A new policy at Michigan State University is generating heat at the state capitol.  

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Michigan State University's December commencement ceremonies will include two prominent Detroiters.  Newspaperman, author and broadcaster Mitch Albom will address undergraduates on Saturday, December 10th.  The author of "Tuesdays with Morrie" will also receive an honorary doctorate of humanities. 

Detroit Public Schools emergency manager Roy Roberts will speak to undergraduates that afternoon.  Roberts will be awarded an honorary doctorate of business.

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