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 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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MSU Today April 20 2012

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 April 13 2012

US Senator Debbie Stabenow talks about clean energy and clean water, Be Spartan Green’s Jennifer battle on MSU’s Energy Transition Plan, MSU alumna Marci Fitch on community sustainability at the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries, MSU Alumni Association leader Scott Westerman talks with MSU alumna Brittany Fox about her Thai Song Fair Trade Project.

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MSU Today April 6 2012

Russ White talks with MSU President Lou Anna Simon about FRIB funding, state funding for higher education, and the “new realities” President Simon says are impacting higher education.  Kirk Heinze shares a couple of his sustainability-focused Greening of the Great Lakes conversations, too. First, Kirk talks with MSU Turfgrass guru Kevin Frank about how the record March warmth is impacting our lawns this spring. And Kirk previews the 2012 Michigan agriculture season with Michigan Farm Bureau President Wayne Wood.

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MSU Today March 23 2012

From MSU’s Broad College of Business – supply chain guru Dave Closs and Gen Y marketing expert Clay Voorhees; Jinhua Zhao, director of MSU’s Environmental Science and Policy Program

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