Thursday, June 30, 2022

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English council elects U prof

An MSU English professor and director of the Writing Center will be representing more than 77,000 English teachers on a national level.Patricia Lambert Stock was recently elected vice president of the National Council of Teachers of English.

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Penn and ink earn book award

William Penn called home from California in May expecting a full report of the day’s activities from his wife and children.He wasn’t expecting to hear that he’d won the American Book Award.“I said, ‘Uh, yeah right,’” the MSU English professor said.

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Kids learn at vet camp

How would a blood and guts smoothie taste? To campers at the MSU Veterinary Camp, they tasted great.On Wednesday, campers, like 13-year-old Jessie Priestley, wet their whistles with the strawberry, banana and lemon flavor of “cow intestine smoothies.”“I liked when we got to make the smoothie things,” the Dexter resident said.Suttons Bay resident Laura Patmore, 13, said when she got to “do the guts,” it was one of her favorite moments at the camp.

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Bosses Day contest invites university employees to recognize supervisors

Is your supervisor exceptionally skilled or sensitive to your needs? If so, nominate him or her for the first annual MSU Supervisory Award, sponsored by MSU Child and Family Care Resources. The prize is meant to reward bosses who have demonstrated sensitivity toward managing the professional and personal demands of their employees. “We’ve had some nominations and the response has been favorable,” said Lori Strom, coordinator of Child and Family Care Resources.

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ACLU files request

The Lansing-area chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union filed another Freedom Of Information Act request for the university’s files regarding the undercover police infiltration of Students for Economic Justice on Monday.Henry Silverman, president of the ACLU Lansing-area chapter and an MSU history professor, said the ACLU is not trying to make a nuisance of itself.“We are not trying to harass the university, we are simply trying to find out if there was any reason for this action,” he said.Silverman said the ACLU will push the case as far as possible, even if it means going to court.

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Researchers find pesticide hazardous to human health

When Rachel Carson published the novel “Silent Spring” in 1962, she warned that the pesticide dichlorodiphenyl trichloroethane, or DDT, might have more long-term effects on the environment than killing insects.The pesticide, which had been produced in lots of 600 million pounds per year in the United States, was later banned in the country in the late 1970s.MSU researchers have found dichlorodiphenyl dichloroethene, or DDE - a metabolite of DDT - might have a long-term effect on human beings.Wilfried Karmaus, an associate professor of epidemiology, researched children in areas of Germany where the pesticide is still used, with the help of epidemiology graduate student Scott Asakevich.Many of the girls exposed to the pesticide were nearly an inch shorter than average.

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Conference addresses race issues

After a year of sit-ins, takeovers and death threats, members of Penn State University’s undergraduate student government decided to take action against racism on campus. And they brought the rest of the Big Ten with them. During the Association of Big Ten Students annual summer conference last week, eight representatives from ASMSU, MSU’s undergraduate student government, and eight other schools’ representatives signed a bill sending condolences to Penn State and standing up against racism in their own schools. The student governments also supported a Sept.

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DCL partners up with Lithuanian university

The MSU-Detroit College of Law and Vytautas Magnus University of Lithuania agreed to offer a certificate in transnational law Wednesday.During the 2000-01 academic year, MSU-DCL sent three faculty members to teach at the Lithuanian school, which is located in the city of Kaunas.

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Students catch credit card debt bug

Kim Reid doesn’t want a credit card.She doesn’t want to spend money.But Tuesday afternoon, she was strolling through downtown East Lansing in search of a job or two to support her habits.“I spend money on entertainment,” the no-preference freshman said.

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System earns poor ratings

Parents who are channel-surfing with their children might think TV-MA stands for “mighty awesome.” However, it doesn’t. It stands for “Mature Audience only,” and is part of the rating system used to protect children from viewing inappropriate television shows. In his new book, Bradley Greenberg, MSU professor of communication and telecommunication, says most parents don’t understand the rating system. Greenberg said the idea for his book, “The Alphabet Soup of Television Rating Programs,” came from the research he was conducting on the effects of television on children. Television, he said, is trying to police itself and that was the scheme of his research.

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Nutritionist presents food analysis system

Instead of letting warm-weather lemonade-sippers continue to drink unaware, nutritionist Roy Vartabedian will be on campus Tuesday to help educate them. During nearly 10 years of research, Vartabedian has analyzed the nutrient density of more than 3,000 items in the food pyramid and created a point-system rating for each food. The food analysis was published in his book, “Nutripoints: The Breakthrough Point System for Optimal Nutrition.” “This is a nutritional system that will help the average person figure out what foods to eat very easily,” he said.

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Workshop improves science fiction writing

Distant lands, scientific gadgets and fantastic creatures are at MSU this June.The 34th annual Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop began at Van Hoosen Hall on June 3 and will run through July 14.The workshop accepts writers from all over the country to teach them the different techniques involved in science fiction and fantasy writing.“It is the best workshop in the country,” said Pheodora Goff, a student at the workshop.To participate in the workshop, writers must submit two short stories.

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Students place at ad competition

Five MSU students were selected as finalists to present their work to DaimlerChrysler AG and its advertising agencies at the 2001 American Advertising Conference in Cleveland.At the conference, which took place Sunday through Tuesday, teams were responsible for putting together a full advertising campaign, including TV advertisements, print advertisements and public relations, for DaimlerChrysler.

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Privacy issues prompt program revision

More than 4,000 freshmen will enter the residence halls at MSU this fall with their required Internet-ready computers.While computers will provide new students with easy means of communication and learning, some University of Michigan students also are discovering the easy means of annoyance computers provide.U-M technical personnel recently deactivated the “fingering” protocol on campus following some stalking complaints.But an outcry from students and faculty who use the program regularly led to the return of the program - with some alterations.“There was a great demand for ‘finger’ to stay on,” said Seth Meyer, systems engineer at U-M.