The State – 04/08/22

Rachel Fulton

Spring 2022 commencement speakers announced

For the first time since the start of the pandemic, MSU will hold in-person graduation without restrictions. Spring 2022 commencements will be held without capacity limitations or mask requirements.

Graduation ceremonies will take place May 5-14 at the Breslin Center. Those who are unable to attend can watch the ceremonies via live stream.

MSU alumna and Carhartt Inc. president Linda Hubbard, MSU alumnus, former NBA star and Olympic gold medalist Steve Smith Sr. and U.S. Army captain and former Ford Motor Co. executive Ronald Goldsberry, will address graduates during the 2022 spring commencement ceremonies on May 6, the university announced Wednesday in a press release.

Hubbard will address the master’s and educational specialist degree recipients at 9 a.m. and receive an honorary doctoral degree in business.

Smith will address undergraduate degree recipients at 1 p.m. and receive an honorary doctoral degree in education.

Finally, Goldsberry will address doctoral recipients at 3 p.m. and receive an honorary doctoral degree in science.

MSU hosting listening sessions to discuss RVSM strategic plan progress

MSU’s Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct Workgroup will host a series of four listening sessions to discuss the progress of the university’s RVSM strategic plan, starting next week.

April is sexual assault awareness month, and this April marks one year since MSU first released the plan.

Multiple sessions will be held in an attempt to maximize participation.

Sessions are scheduled for Tuesday, April 12 at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 14 at noon, Monday, April 25 at noon and Wednesday, April 27 at 7 p.m.

All sessions are open to anyone in the MSU community and will be held virtually via Zoom. Those who are interested can register online for any of the sessions.

Rebecca Campbell, psychology professor and an adviser to President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. on relationship violence and sexual misconduct, said the goal of the listening sessions are to give people an update on where the university is at with the RVSM strategic plan.

Michigan State baseball falls short against the Lansing Lugnuts in Crosstown Showdown, 3-2

In the first Crosstown Showdown game since 2019, the Spartans fell to the Low-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics, the Lansing Lugnuts,3-2 at Jackson Field.

The game was tightly contested the whole way through as the largest Lugnuts’ lead was
only two.

For the Spartans, redshirt junior Peter Ahn put on a show as he accounted for all of his team’s runs.

He went two for three, both hits being for extra bases; one an RBI triple and the other a solo blast to right field.

Based on original reporting by Maddy Warren and Nick Lundberg. Script by Shakyra Mabone.