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 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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MSU Today 5/25/12

Kirk Heinze talks with Michigan’s chief sustainability officer– Department of Environmental Quality director Dan Wyant.  And Kirk talks about all the plastic swirling in our oceans with Bill Francis from the Algalita Marine Research Institute.  Russ White talks with MSU’s chief branding officer, Communications and Brand Strategy vice president Heather Swain.

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MSU Today 5/11/12

Russ White talks with MSU Communications and Brand Strategy VP Heather Swain about branding MSU; Kirk Heinze talks with Michigan Pork Producers leader Sam Hines about feral swine. Michigan climatologist Jeff Anderson talks about Michigan’s historically warm march and how it impacted agriculture in the state. Kirk talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning Teddy Roosevelt biographer Edmund Morris.

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MSU Today May 4, 2012

Kirk Heinze talks about the state of agriculture in Michigan with Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Keith Creagh, and MSU President Lou Anna Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis talk with Charles Hasemann, who leads MSU Business Connect and Spartan Innovations. And we learn about this weekend’s Green Street Fair in Plymouth.

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MSU Today – April 27, 2012

MSU President Lou Anna Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis talk with MSU hospitality business professor Michael Kasavana about technology’s impact on the hotel and restaurant industry. And they talk about Mike’s other role as faculty representative to the Big Ten and NCAA. And Simon and Hollis talk about the Michigan Turnaround Plan with Business Leaders for Michigan CEO Doug Rothwell.

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