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All Tobacco Banned on MSU-Owned Property as of August 15

Thursday, May 26, 2016

As of Aug. 15, 2016, Michigan State University will prohibit all tobacco products from being used on university-owned property. Visitors to campus will not be able to smoke cigarettes, chew tobacco or use e-cigarettes and vaporizers.

MSU is among the last of Big Ten Universities to enact such a ban, and university officials are eager to see how the ban affects MSU’s initiative toward a healthier campus culture.

MSU spokesman Jason Cody said the Office of the Provost elected a committee to oversee the ban and ensure all opposing opinions were addressed.

MSU Arts and Crafts Show to be held this weekend

Friday, May 20, 2016

As we reported in our Weekend Roundup, The 52nd annual Michigan State University Arts and Crafts Show will be held this weekend in the area around the MSU Union. It will take place Saturday 9am-6pm and Sunday 10am-5pm. The twice-yearly event is put on by the MSU University Activities Board, with another event taking place every December.

Dick Estell, WKAR's "Radio Reader" Dies at Age 90

Monday, May 9, 2016

East Lansing lost an icon of literacy, public service and public radio when Richard “Dick” Estell died May 6, at the age of 90.

Long before there were audio books on cassette, CD or services like “audible,” it was possible to tune into WKAR for half an hour in the morning and get the next installment of a book read in the calming, gentle voice of Estell, WKAR’s “Radio Reader.”

Transit of Mercury to Be Visible from East Lansing May 9

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Editor’s note: The author, Shannon Schmoll, PhD, is Director of MSU’s Abrams Planetarium. The photograph above is of SunSpotter in use showing an image of the sun.

When people think of astronomy, they often think of the stars and planets in the darkness of night. However, we have a rare treat of a daytime astronomical event coming up. On Monday, May 9, 2016, the planet Mercury will transit in front of the sun. Weather permitting, East Lansing residents will be able to observe the phenomenon as explained below.

MSU Students Study, Save and Spread the Word about Bees

Monday, May 2, 2016

With the arrival of spring come warmer weather, blossoming flowers, and excitement for summer. But for some eager, nature-minded students at MSU, it is also the perfect weather for honey bees. Bailey Bees, a new student group, manages thousands of bees that currently live on the roof of Bailey Hall in the Brody Neighborhood on campus.

Naomi Klein at Wharton on Climate Change

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Photo of Naomi Klein by Kourosh Keshiri courtesy www.naomiklein.org

Canadian journalist and author Naomi Klein spoke the evening of April 4th to a nearly full house in the Wharton Center’s Great Hall, on the Michigan State University campus. Before she came on stage, a giant screen behind the speaker’s podium announced her timely topic and ultimately hopeful thesis: “How climate change is going to change everything (for the worse—or the better).”

Haydn's "Mass in a Time of War" at Peoples Church This Sunday

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Members of The Peoples Church Choir

This Sunday, April 24th, The Peoples Church Sanctuary Choir will perform Joseph Haydn's “Mass in a Time of War” during the Church’s 10:30 a.m. worship service. 

For decades, the Choir has attracted high-caliber vocal and conducting talent from both sides of Grand River Avenue. Under the leadership of Music Director Jonathan Reed, the group takes part in worship services from September through May, and presents two "Music Sunday” worship services each year, featuring full-length choral works.

Literature Feeds the Soul: RCAH Center for Poetry holds annual edible literary competition

Monday, April 11, 2016

 

For many book lovers, the idea of writing in a book is simply cringe-worthy, but how about eating one?

April 1st marked national Edible Book Day, in which organizations around the country hosted an Edible Book Contest. On March 31st the RCAH Center for Poetry held their 8th competition in the LookOut Gallery of Snyder-Phillips Hall, on the MSU campus. The only requirment of this contest is that whatever a contestant creates, it must be edible and related to literature.

ELHS Students Cite Pros, Cons of Dual Enrollment in College Classes

Monday, April 11, 2016

Along with many AP courses and other advanced programs, East Lansing High School students have the option to take higher-level classes at local colleges, such as MSU and LCC, a process known as dual enrollment.

Many advanced students take advantage of this opportunity, often upperclassmen, who have exhausted the school’s offerings in a subject area. There are opportunities for taking classes in almost any subject, but the majority of enrolled students take classes in English, World Languages, or Math, which are the tracks the most students finish before their senior year.

MSUPD Introduces Anti-Bias & Inclusion Unit

Monday, March 7, 2016

Shown above: Dr. NiCole Buchanan leading a training session on Implicit Bias.

The Michigan State University Police Department (MSUPD) announced on February 8 that it has formed an “Inclusion and Anti-Bias Unit” to “proactively [address] police and community-related issues associated with bias.” MSU is the first university in the nation to create such a unit, according to Sergeant Florene McGlothian-Taylor a 26- year veteran of the department who heads the new unit. “We’re in the forefront on this,” says McGlothian-Taylor.

Hogwarts Letters Have Finally Arrived: MSU Class Focuses on Harry Potter

Monday, February 29, 2016

 

Above: Professor Anita Skeen with student Emily Bengel

You may have thought, growing up, that the owl carrying your Hogwarts acceptance letter might have gotten lost, and that was why you never attended the wizarding school. That has all changed for a group of students who get the chance to attend Hogwarts at MSU, thanks to Professor Anita Skeen’s class on the Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling.

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