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 2/15/13

Former Spartan quarterback Kirk Cousins tells Russ what it means to him to be a Spartan.  Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis talk with the man who leads MSU’s Institute for the Study of Youth Sports Dan Gould.  Dr. Kirk Heinze talks with a recent visitor to MSU who enlightens us on the increasing problem of phosphorous in our fresh water.  And Scott Westerman shares some of his own comments on what it means to be a
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MSU Today 2/1/13

MSU emeritus advertising professor Bruce Vanden Bergh talks about the
Super Bowl TV ads you’ll see this Sunday and about the state and future of
advertising at the time of year when advertising enjoys its biggest day in the
spotlight.  Then 2005 MSU J-School alumna
Jody Lamb, who is out with her new book for tweens called “Easter Ann
Peters Operation Cool,” which is being hailed for the creative and
sensitive way it handles the issue of growing up in an alcoholic family. Dan
Malone from Consumer’s Energy clears up the top ten home energy myths and we’ll
learn all about the Alliance for the Great Lakes.

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MSU Today 1/25/13

Dr. Kirk Heinze talks with the leader of the Michigan United Conservation Clubs, Erin McDonough, in our Greening of the Great Lakes segment.  Then, Sarah Abood from the MSU veterinary college has nutrition and cold weather pet care tips for your dog or cat.  I’ll talk with MSU College of Arts and Letters alumnus and Hollywood screenwriter Jack Epps Jr. and with noted attorney Geoffrey Fieger, whose name is on the MSU College of Law’s Fieger Trial Practice Institute.  And we meet Detroit-based technology entrepreneur and Spartan alumnus Henry Balanon, too.

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MSU Today 1/11/13

Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis talk with legendary MSU basketball coach Jud Heathcote.  Kirk Heinze talks with Governor Snyder’s senior adviser on energy and the environment Valerie Brader, and he reviews MSU’s 2012 Environmental Stewardship report with MSU’s Director of Campus Sustainability Jennifer Battle.  And Kirk learns about the Michigan Saves program that helps consumers and businesses be more energy efficient.  MSU alumnus Dan Redford on his life in China helping Chinese companies that want to invest in the United States.  MSU Alumni Association Executive Director Scott Westerman shares his reflections on the Spartan Life, too.

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