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“It’s the relationships that I’ve gained throughout my time here,” Spartan Football player Riley Bullough tells Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis on MSU Today in reflecting on the highlight of his time at MSU. “And being able to sustain those relationships after college is a focus for me as I come into my senior year.”

“With me, it was just something about Michigan State that caught my eye – the loyalty within the program and the people that make Michigan State what it is. That’s what made me come here,” says Wisconsin native R.J. Shelton.

Michigan State University, with the support of Anheuser-Busch, will lead a nationwide effort focused on changing behaviors and cultural misperceptions on issues related to alcohol and drug use on college campuses.

The Anheuser-Busch Foundation has awarded more than $262,000 of start-up funding to MSU to bring the National Social Norms Center to East Lansing.

“MSU is recognized as a leader when it comes to changing the culture of alcohol use on campus,” says Dennis Martell, health promotion director at Olin Student Health Center and an expert on student health issues. “Anheuser-Busch’s support will help us broaden the success of our programs and allow us to work with other universities.”

Many who follow Michigan State University may be aware of lofty rankings in such areas as nuclear physics, K-12 education and supply chain management. But they may not know that MSU is also an international powerhouse in the plant sciences.

In a conversation with Brad Day, associate department chair for research in the MSU Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, we learn that MSU has over 150 faculty engaged in plant science research, with as many as 20 new hires on the near horizon.

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