Vikas Menon, a computer engineering sophomore, left his life in India with a suitcase in pursuit of a college degree at MSU.A year later, Menon is welcoming students from around the world to Spartan country.I was excited, but I wondered if people would accept me, he said of his first days in East Lansing.Menon said a week of orientation programs through the Office for International Students and Scholars prepared him for college life.After having left home for the first time I was homesick, and I met friends in the same situation, Menon said.
One week after two recent MSU graduates failed to pass through the primary election for the East Lansing City Council, ASMSUs Academic Assembly has introduced a joint resolution it says will improve relations between students and the city council.The resolution, which must be approved by both assemblies of the undergraduate student government, calls for the creation of a joint committee to act as a liaison between the city and students.Its very vague right now, Academic Assembly Chairperson Matt Clayson said.
Howard Gobstein lives in the same house and works in the same office, but things have changed.After six years as assistant vice president and director of federal relations for MSU, he has been promoted to associate vice president for governmental affairs.Im still the director of the Washington, D.C., office, but Ive become increasingly busy, Gobstein said.
Got olive oil?About 20 people at least got information on it Tuesday while listening to visiting scholar Apostolos Kiritsakis seminar about the oils benefits.Kiritsakis, who has a doctorate in food science from MSU, talked about the history, processing, product quality, packaging and nutritional and health aspects of olive oil during Olive Oil from Tree to Table, at the School of Packaging.Kiritsakis has been studying olive oil since 1972, and is currently working on an olive oil project in the school with Rueben Hernandez, a professor of food packaging.
For $400, the average gadget guru can buy a digital camera suitable for holiday snapshots and family portraits.For around $400,000, MSUs Department of Radiology bought a digital camera made to save lives.The camera is actually a digital mammography unit, which allows doctors to take a snapshot of all areas of the breast.You record images and download them, said Arlene Sierra, director of clinical services for the department.
Staying cool takes more than just a good pair of sunglasses and a leather jacket.It takes energy.Electricity use jumped recently as Michigan residents battled summer heat with fans and air conditioners.Jackson-based Consumers Energy set a record for power usage with 7,780 megawatts from 2 p.m.
Classic cars are going to make MSUs campus a safer place this weekend. Cars on Campus and the MSU Alumni Association are sponsoring a weekend of charity events to benefit MSU Safe Place and Highfields Inc. MSU Safe Place works to help those who experience domestic violence within the MSU community.
Its been more than two weeks since Lt. Gov. Dick Posthumus sent a questioning letter about tuition increases to university presidents around the state.In response, many of the presidents have called or written with arguments for their increases.Everyone has a different answer, Posthumus said.
It was 1962 when the Main Library decided to expand its collection beyond agricultural studies and Shakespeare.Nearly 40 years later, more than 250,000 popular culture pieces rest in the librarys growing Special Collections - and pop culture studies at MSU keep growing.Gary Hoppenstand, an American Thought and Language professor and associate department chairman, was elected president of the Popular Culture Association, a 3,000-member organization dedicated to the scholarly study of pop culture of all kinds.It entails quite a bit, Hoppenstand said.
On a hot Sunday afternoon, people were doing their best to stay out of the 90-degree heat. But some stopped to watch a man play with 2,000-degree molten glass anyway.Art Allison, from Pottsboro, Texas, was demonstrating the art of glassblowing to spectators outside of Mackerel Sky, 217 Ann St.Ive been doing this for 22 years now and this is what I like to do, Allison said.Allison was in East Lansing for a demonstration that was part of the First Sunday Gallery Walk, which is a coalition of East Lansing and Lansing galleries that hold exhibitions for the public on the first Sunday of every other month.Allison started working with glass while a student at Kent State University in 1979, and since then has made a living out of it.All it is is just blowing a bubble and then decorating it, he said.
Michigan area middle-schoolers have been trying their hands at new technology during the third annual Kids Learning In Computer Klubhouses, or KLICK, Leadership Camp, held on MSUs campus this week. The KLICK program is an after-school program designed to teach middle-schoolers of low economic backgrounds or communities how to use new technology.
The last time the General Educational Development test was rewritten, the New Kids on the Block had a hit album, John DiBiaggio was the president of MSU and the Berlin Wall was still standing.Like music and history, high school education has changed, and come Jan.
Soaked from head to toe, 4-year-old Mason resident Adrienne Hough grinned from cheek to cheek.I like the frogs, Hough said, as she danced under the squirts of water coming from cement frogs, one of the features in the Michigan 4-H Childrens Garden.Hough was one of about 50 children who enjoyed art under the hot sun during the gardens Art Day.Mason resident Karen Krepps said she took the morning off from work to spend the day with her grandchildren, Jacob and Faith Krepps.Its great, the elder Krepps said.