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 11/29/13

Kirk Heinze talks about the Michigan wine industry with Linda Jones from the Michigan Grape & Wine Industry Council and about the state’s Christmas tree industry with MSU professor Bert Cregg.  And Kirk talks with the erudite and compelling Jason Clay, World Wildlife Fund senior VP for market transformation. Read More…

MSU Today 11/22/13

Tannenbaum Farm‘s Laurie Koelling talks Christmas trees and a distinguished MSU professor has food prep safety tips.  What wheat can do for your diet and gut health, and how you can help hungry people eat by donating the deer meat you get that you can’t or won’t use.  Read More…

MSU Today – 11/15/13

Acknowledging MSU Geography Awareness Week with department chair Alan Arbogast on the plethora of career opportunities open to today’s geography grads.  Also, environmental artist Chris Jordan, David Ullrich on microplastics in our Great Lakes, tips for saving energy from Consumer’s Energy, and all about the MSU Kellogg Biological Station’s NSF GK-12 program. Read More…

MSU Today 11/8/13

Senator Debbie Stabenow, the presidents of Michigan State University and the University of Michigan together, a new guide to eating safer fish, MLive Media Group’s digital strategy, and more Spartan Life reflections from Scott Westerman. Read More…

MSU Today 11/1/13

Spartan Dawgs Andre Hutson, Todd Duckett and Tim Bograkos share their memories of the MSU/Michigan rivalry.  And they invite fellow Spartan Dawgs Jehuu Caulcrick, Dan Conroy, Craig Thomas, Aric Morris, and Todd’s brother Tico to share theirs, too. Read More…

MSU Today 10/18/13

Dr. Kirk Heinze talks with environmental attorney and Crain’s Detroit Business blogger Saulius Mikalonis about some of the hot green legal issues in the news today.  Then Kirk talks with MSU alumnus and green builder Doug Selby about trends in sustainability-focused home construction and remodeling.  Spartan Dawgs Andre Hutson, Todd Duckett, and Tim Bograkos return to answer listener questions submitted to them via Facebook and Twitter.  The Spartan Dawgs are former Spartan athletes who reflect on lessons learned as Spartan athletes and how they’re carrying those lessons into their professional and personal lives.  And Scott Westerman shares his thoughts on actions and words. Read More…

MSU Today 10/11/13

MSU AgBio researcher Randy Beaudry on Michigan’s bountiful 2013 apple crop; Spartans deputy athletic director Greg Ianni on the new LED lights in Munn Arena; Schupan Recycling president Tom Emmerich on efforts to alter Michigan’s bottle deposit law; MSU alumnus Tim Whaley on his Glass Recycled Company; Michigan State University president Lou Anna K. Simon and Spartans athletic director Mark Hollis with MSU vice president of research Steve Hsu. Read More…

MSU Today 10/4/13

Kirk Heinze talks with the very green president of Michigan International Speedway Roger Curtis.  Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis talk with Hall of Fame Spartan Sports Network leaders Will Tieman and Wendy Hart.  Retired Navy Vice Admiral Lee Gunn touts more renewable energy to buttress our national security.  And Scott Westerman offers his perspective on simplifying your life. Read More…

MSU Today 9/27/13

Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis talk about concussions with MSU neurologist Dr. David KaufmanMSU Turf Grass guru Kevin Frank talks with Kirk Heinze in our Greening of the Great Lakes segment about what you can be doing now to ensure you have the nicest lawn possible next spring.  Then President Simon and AD Hollis return to talk with the MSU Alumni Association’s Sue Petrisin, the first woman elected to serve as president of Kiwanis International. Read More…

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