Author Archives: Pat Donohue





The official game schedule does not come out until registration is over, but here is a sneak peek at what you can expect:
• Teams play once a week on Sunday• Games start between noon & 5:00 p.m. & last up to an hour
• Your team’s start time will vary each week to create a balanced schedule for all teams based on the field permits received.

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Alumni young and old gathered at JP Morgan Chase on Madison Avenue on Monday, December 10 for a reception with MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon and newly-appointed Vice President of Research and Graduate Studies, Dr. Stephen Hsu.

The group had the opportunity to mingle and enjoy a diverse spread of hors d’oeuvres in a
very festive atmosphere.

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Recap: Dean of Michigan State Law School at NYC Mixer

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Joan Howorth, Dean of the MSU College of Law, joined our local law school alumni on Friday night in the boardroom of Foley & Lardner LLP. The notable law firm’s Park Avenue address and stunning views of the Empire State Building from the 39th floor were the perfect setting for a little autumn hobnobbing with several of New York’s greatest legal minds.

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We’ll take two tickets to the gun show. 




The SPARTANS! (yes, the exclamation mark was necessary) brought their record to 2-0 yesterday as their opponents, terrified of the obvious competitive prowess, fled the playing field well before game time. After a boys v. girls scrimmage effort, the Spartans, reveling in their victory, did what they do best: went back to the bar.

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Early Saturday morning, a few dozen Spartans journeyed to the Bronx Zoo for a “fun-formational”  tour led by zoo enthusiast and chapter president, Greg Hauser. Greg admits that zoo visits were a highlight of his childhood, prompting him to earn his degree in Zoology from Michigan State.

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Larry Alterman, chief auctioneer, at the MSU Alumni Club of Greater NY's 2012 Wine Tasting Dinner 




Ben Benson’s Steak House hosted the MSU Alumni Club of Greater New York for its 15th Annual Wine Tasting Dinner last Friday, May 18, under bittersweet circumstances.

The Midtown institution, a favorite for power lunchers and red meat enthusiasts alike, will be closing after nearly four decades of outstanding food and hospitality.

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MSU Spartans at Yankee Stadium 




New York Spartans from across all five boroughs braved the chilly temperatures on Saturday, April 28, and made the trip to Yankee Stadium to cheer on the Detroit Tigers. The Tigers, who ultimately beat their pin-striped opponents 7-5, ended their 5-game losing streak, ticking off many a spirited Yankee fan in the process.

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Dr. Denise Maybank in New York 




Back in her hometown of New York City, Dr. Denise Maybank shared her first impressions of life outside of Manhattan, a view some would say is widely shared by many New Yorkers: “If it’s beyond Pennsylvania then it’s pretty much irrelevant.”

Even Maybank’s family didn’t quite know where to say she’d gone off to…was it Montana?

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Britteny was born and raised in the small town of Freeland, MI. After four amazing years in East Lansing, she graduated from Michigan State with a B.A. in journalism in 2013 and immediately moved to New York City to start her career. After several years in the fashion industry, Britteny now works as the social media coordinator for Medical Daily and freelances at various other publications.

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Hanna is a Spartan for life, but has always been a city girl at heart. Growing up in Michigan as a second-generation Spartan she had arguably the best four years in East Lansing. Very involved in extracurriculars, she had opportunities to attend all sorts of events on campus and shared her experiences as a Spartan Ambassador giving tours.

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