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Register for Michigan 4-H March Volunteer Training Workshops


Each program year, Michigan 4-H, with support from the Michigan 4-H Foundation, donors and other supporters, offers volunteer skills trainings at sites across Michigan. Workshops cover an assortment of 4-H program areas and help participants become skilled in their subjects.  

KBS director appointed chair of NSF Advisory Committee for Biological Sciences


KBS director appointed chair of NSF Advisory Committee for Biological Sciences

Katherine L. Gross, MSU distinguished professor of plant biology and director of the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, has been appointed chair of the Advisory Committee for Biological Sciences (BIO) of the National Science Foundation (NSF).

MSU Entomologist Teaches Computational Skills for ‘Open Science’


“Big data management” and “open science” are the latest buzzwords flying around universities. But Christie Bahlai knows that those are more than buzzwords.

MSU Extension to offer free parent and family education classes


To support parents and caregivers of young children, Michigan State University (MSU) Extension will be offering the Building Early Emotional Skills (BEES) workshops, a series of parenting education classes this winter. Enrollment is now open.

MSU Extension paper outlines early warning system for schools facing financial stress


A new paper from Michigan State University Extension outlines what a proactive, evidence-based financial health indicator system would look like and how it could prevent many school districts from reaching the crisis point. Fifty-seven Michigan school districts ended 2014 with a deficit or projected deficit, and many are in danger of entering a severe fiscal crisis.


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