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 10/5/12

Russ White talks with Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis about MSU’s new partnership with the Master Card Foundation and about Mark and Nancy Hollis’ gift to MSU.  And Simon and Hollis tell White about their increased roles at the NCAA working on issues related to intercollegiate athletics.  Then White talks with retiring Detroit Free Press associate editor Ron Dzwonkowski.


MSU Today 9/8/12

MSU President Lou Anna Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis talk Financial Aid 101 with MSU Financial Aid Director Rick Shipman, and they talk with MSU swimming and diving coach Matt Gianiodis.  And Kirk Heinze talks with Detroit-based urban farmer Noah Link.


MSU Today 9/21/12

MSU President Simon, Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis and MSU Alumni Association Executive Director Scott Westerman talk with two Spartan alumni at the heart of Detroit’s burgeoning technology sector – Henry Balanon from Detroit Labs and Ben Bator from Texts From Last Night.  And MSU turfgrass guru Kevin Frank offers his autumn lawn care advice.


MSU Today 9/7/12

MSU President Lou Anna Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis talk with MSU Deputy Athletic Director Greg Ianni about the new Spartan Stadium video boards and Greg’s role maintaining and enhancing MSU’s athletic facilities.  Kirk Heinze talks with People’s Church Associate Pastor Penny Swartz about the church’s discussion series on our energy future.  And we learn about a recycling competition at tomorrow’s MSU/CMU football game.


MSU Today 8/31/12

From the MSU Today Impact Exposure archives, Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis talk with MSU football coach Mark Dantonio and former Spartan quarterback Kirk Cousins. Coach Dantonio previews the 2012 season.


MSU Today 8/24/12

Electric car and solar energy guru Ty Newell on his journey driving his Ford Focus Electyric from New York to Illinois. Also the new director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Jamie Clover Adams, Schupan Recycling’s Roger Cargill on a MSU/CMU recycling challenge at the Spartans/Chippewas football game September 8 in Mt. Pleasant, and Driving’s Sarah Mullkoff on how fuel efficiency standards impact job growth in the auto industry.


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.


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.


MSU Today 8/3/12

Sorry for the late post! We ran out of internet!

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.


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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