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  An official with Michigan State University Federal Credit Union says 2,300 cards were charged with false transactions to an international televangelist network.

Officials with the Lansing-area credit union say it's unclear who was behind the fraudulent charges to LoveWorld TV.

Each charge was under $100 and will be refunded.

The credit union says it is also issuing new cards to members who were affected.

Chief Marketing Officer Deidre Davis says the credit union's security and fraud management teams are investigating, as are officials from Visa.

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Michigan State University Federal Credit Union is warning its members that suspicious activity has been detected on some of their accounts.

The credit union said in statement posted Wednesday on Facebook that it's working with card processors to block the suspicious transactions before they're attempted, the Lansing State Journal reported.

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 MSU's Researcher David Morgan shares information about a new clinical trial that will test computerized training exercises as a way to reduce the risk of dementia. We discuss this Preventing Alzheimer's with Cognitivie Training PACT study.

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 Spotlight on the Farm: today Janis Brinn, MSU Extension Educator, discusses the Extension, and 4H highlights at the Allegan County Fair!

Spotlight on the Farm, today Janis Brinn, MSU Extension Educator, discusses the Extension, and 4H highlights at the Allegan County Fair!

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Sentencing is scheduled for a former dean who had oversight of now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar at Michigan State University.

William Strampel goes back before a judge Wednesday, nearly two months after the College of Osteopathic Medicine's ex-dean was convicted of neglect of duty and misconduct in office. He was acquitted of the more serious criminal sexual conduct charge.

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Michigan State University has set the wheels in motion for the construction of phase II of its downtown Grand Rapids Research Center. It was a little over one year ago when Michigan State University cut the ribbon on its $88 million Grand Rapids Research Center. Now, the six-story, nearly 163,000-square-foot building housing 44 research teams focusing on cancer research, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, autism and women’s health scientific studies will soon have a companion structure.

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Grand Valley State University pre-med students will soon benefit from a new agreement signed this week by GVSU and Michigan State University.  The partnership grants pre-med students early assurance of admission into the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine. 

“This gives our students opportunity to get early admission to the College of Osteopathic Medicine at the end of their junior year.”

Michigan State University is moving forward on plans to upgrade its campus water system infrastructure. The East Lansing school recently announced it's building a new water treatment plant and storage tank to double its water storage capacity and improve the quality of water.

The new plant will filter 6 million gallons (23 million liters) of water daily.

Construction on the $21 million project is expected to wrap up in 2020. In addition to reducing maintenance needs, the school says the new plant will improve the taste of campus water by removing iron and manganese.

Michigan State University scientists are using sunlight and bacteria to produce biodegradable plastics.

Laboratory researchers genetically tweaked bacteria that use sunlight to produce sugar. They caused the bacteria to leak the sugar and paired them with other bacteria that feed on it. The process generated material with a high content of bioplastic.

Researchers already have developed biodegradable plastics with bacteria. But they've used sugar from corn and beets needed to feed animals and people.

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Michigan State University says it has passed its $1.5 billion fundraising goal a year ahead of time. The East Lansing school announced Friday the Empower Extraordinary campaign has raised significant money for improving its business and music colleges as well as health science research. It's also boosted the number of endowed faculty positions. 

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