Posts by: Abbie Newton

Exposure 4/15/14: COGS & Inside Out

Host Abbie Newton talks to Stefan Fletcher, who is in his forth and final term as the Council of Graduate Students President, about his presidency and plans for the future. Newly elected COGS president, Emily Bank, and former COGS president and Director of Student Health Education at Olin Health Center Dennis Martell join the conversation. We also talk about Lou Anna K. Simon’s President’s Report, Inside Out. The report follows nine MSU students for a year, giving us an inside look at the lives of some of the most dynamic Spartans.

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Inside Out President’s Report: A look at the lives of nine Spartan students

Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon released her annual report a couple weeks ago. Last year, the report was called Spartans Will 360 and it showcased the work MSU professors and faculty were doing around the world. This year, the report was called Inside Out. It showcased the lives of 9 Michigan State students. A production team followed the students around for a full year as we began to understand what a Spartan life looks like. Three of these students and one student producer came on Exposure to talk about the experience.

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Stefan Fletcher finishes fourth and final term of COGS Presidency, Emily Bank welcomed as new leader

MSU Graduate Student Stefan Fletcher is stepping down after four terms as the Council of Graduate Students President. Exposure host Abbie Newton has him, newly elected COGS President Emily Bank and COGS former President and now Director of Student Health Education at Olin Health Center, Dennis Martell, in the studio to talk about graduate student government, policy and the future.

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Exposure 4/8/14: Mental Health

In lieu of Mental Health Awareness Week on Michigan State’s campus, Host Abbie Newton delves into the topic of mental health. She speaks with Director of Student Health Education at Olin Health Center Dennis Martell about the prevalence of mental health illnesses on campus. She also has several students share personal stories about mental health. Among them, Jill Passanante, Zach DeRade, Marisa Martini and James Conwell.

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2014: April 7 to April 12

Mental health illnesses are increasingly becoming more prominent on college campuses. As mental health is vital in our lives, the MSU and East Lansing community have come together for the inaugural Mental Health Awareness Week. Themed, “Release the Stigma,” the week will shed light on the importance of mental health, as well as the prevalence of mental health illnesses on campus. Various events, activities and conversations will be put on during the week. Together, we stand as Spartans and Release the Stigma. Complete information can be found on the Facebook page.

Operation Freefall sheds light on sexual assault

People usually go sky-diving to experience the thrill and cross it off the bucket list. But, in 2001 a woman named Kelly Greene used skydiving as a tool to empower and overcome her past. She was sexually assaulted, but instead of fearing the anniversary of the assault, she decided to overcome another fear of hers: heights. Now, Michigan State University’s Sexual Assault Intervention Team is joining the initiative. Volunteers are raising money and some will even be jumping from an airplane. Exposure Director Abbie Newton talks with MSU psychology student Brianna Jecmen about the Intervention Team and Operation Freefall. For more information on how to make donations, click here.

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MSU student to bike across America to assist affordable housing efforts

Michigan State University student Madeline Valentine has decided to bike across the country this summer. She will be participating in a ride with Bike & Build, which is an organization that uses biking as a way to fund and assist affordable housing efforts. Exposure Host Abbie Newton spoke with Madeline about her upcoming journey.

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