MSU Today

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MSU Today is a lively look at MSU-related people, places, events and attitudes put into focus by MSU President Lou Anna Simon, Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis, and Russ White.  Kirk Heinze shares his sustainability-focused Greening of the Great Lakes conversations, too.

MSU Today 8/17/12

MSU’s Dennis Fulbright on Michigan’s surging chestnut industry; Dennis Pennington with an update on bioenergy initiatives at MSU and Phil Robertson with an update on sustainability at MSU’s Kellogg Biological Station. Gordon Henry tells us about MSU’s Native American Institute.

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MSU Today 8/10/12

MSU’s Extension’s Firewise director Elaine Bush has fire safety tips for our hot, dry summer. We learn about Spartan Innovations and MSU Business Connect from Charles Hasemann and about the MSU Rehabilitation Clinic from Mary Thiel.

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MSU Today 8/3/12

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Vennie Gore leads MSU’s Residential and Hospitality Services and talks about the residence hall experience at MSU. Journalism professor Steve Lacy, too, on the future of journalism, and MSU fisheries and wildlife expert Bill Taylor on the Asian carp.

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MSU Today 7/27/12

Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and Spartan alumnus and Detroit entrepreneur Dan Gilbert discuss the importance of Detroit’s renaissance to the revitalization of Michigan’s economy.

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MSU Today 6/13/12

Russ White talks about MSU’s new urban food systems innovation partnership with the city of Detroit with Detroit Mayor Dave Bing and Metro Food Plus Innovation Cluster Detroit co-director and MSU professor Rick Foster.  Kirk Heinze talks about Ford Motor Company’s latest Blueprint for Sustainability and learns about the Pure Michigan Agriculture Campaign.

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MSU Today 6/22/12

Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and Spartan alumnus and Detroit entrepreneur Dan Gilbert discuss the importance of Detroit’s renaissance to the revitalization of Michigan’s economy.  On June 14, 2012, Gilbert hosted Simon for “A Conversation” between the two at his Madison Building in Detroit. Sandra Pierce moderated the discussion.  Pete Lasher from MSU University Advancement opens the discussion with the introductions of the participants.  And Russ White talks with representatives of the award-winning and Lansing-based O’Leary Paint Company.

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MSU Today 6/15/12

Kirk Heinze talks with MSU Museum Director Gary Morgan about the museum’s Echoes of Silent Spring exhibit. Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa CEO Jim MacInnes talks about green initiatives at the renowned resort. Michigan Office of the Great Lakes Director Patty Birkholz discusses issues impacting our Great Lakes.  Russ White talks with representatives of the award-winning and Lansing-based O’Leary Paint Company.

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MSU Today 6/8/12

Inspiring and courageous Spartan gymnast Kathryn Mahoney and her coach Kathie Klages talk with MSU President Lou Anna Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis.  Simon and Hollis also talk with the dean of sports broadcast journalism in mid-Michigan, Tim Staudt.

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MSU Today 6/1/12

Russ White talks with HGTV “green” design and home improvement guru Carter Oosterhouse; Kirk Heinze explores who’s winning the clean energy race with Phyllis Cuttino from the Pew Environment Group and talks with “The Big Thirst” author Charles Fishman about our global water crisis.

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