Sunday, August 31, 2008

Spartans hurt themselves in season-opening

Michigan State's football team:
  1. allowed a blocked punt for a touchdown,
  2. betrayed itself with silly penalties,
  3. missed a short field goal,
  4. threw a bad interception and
  5. had two apparent scoring passes called back by the officials.

And that was just the first half!

Frustration ruled much of Saturday night for the MSU Spartans. MSU hung close and gave the favored California Golden Bears a game, but all those missed chances added up to a loss. In addition, it was a tough 2008 debut in coach Coach Dantonio's second season.

Just like all six losses last season, all of which came by a touchdown or less, the Spartans fought and stayed close but came up a couple plays short.

The result? Season-opening 38-31 loss to Bears


Thursday, August 21, 2008

Backpack Coupons for Back to School

Back to School Coupons - Check out these great deals before heading back to the dorms or your apartment at MSU.

Backpack Coupons
Dorm Room Supply Coupons
Homeschooling Coupons
Jansport Backpack Coupons
School Uniform Coupons

Moving into a residence hall for the first time is one of the most exciting and hectic events a college student will experience. But this fall, a new move-in system at MSU is expected to alleviate the chaos.

Based on the last digit of a student’s room number, each new student has already been assigned a two-hour block of time to move in Aug. 20-21. “In the past many families would plan to arrive early to avoid the crowds, but this actually created larger crowds in the early morning hours,” said Lindsey LaTour, communications manager with University Housing.

“By spreading check-in times throughout the day the demand for elevators, carts, parking spaces and traffic congestion will lessen and make more of a less stressful event.”

To see the listing of new times, visit the housing Web site at

Contact: Lindsey LaTour, University Housing: (517) 432-3807


Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Hoop houses for season extension: Are they right for you?

Collaborative efforts by Michigan State University (MSU) and Michigan Food and Farming Systems (MIFFS) have developed a research and outreach program which tests the contributions of passive solar greenhouses (also known as high tunnels or hoop houses) to farm profitability.

This program, funded in part by USDA*, builds upon past efforts of Dr. John Biernbaum of MSU’s Department of Horticulture and his pioneering work at the MSU Student Organic Farm. Subsequent funding has further expanded the scope of this project.

You can find out more about this here:

Save on Jiffy Greenhouses at BackyardStyle (use coupon: rachels5 to save $5.00 on purchase over $75)

Consumers with hearing loss might think they are saving significantly more by purchasing over- the-counter hearing aids, but they most likely will be disappointed – or could be taking risks – when purchasing such aids, according to MSU research.

Professor Jerry Punch of the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders and Susanna Love Callaway, a lifelong education alumna and international student from Denmark, published their study on over-the-counter hearing aids in a recent issue of the American Journal of Audiology.