Saturday, February 4, 2023

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Former professor remembered for his humor

The MSU community lost a former professor and associate director to cancer Tuesday. Photography, jazz and traveling enthusiast Dale Brickner came to MSU in 1973 as a professor of labor and industrial relations.

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Williams residents to revote on locks

A hallwide vote in Williams Hall earlier this month determined at least two floors will have locks placed on bathroom doors.But Melissa Winchester’s won’t.Winchester led the lock safety movement after an unidentified man entered a bathroom in Williams Hall at about 9:30 p.m.

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Amateur Night, Singles Night headlines U weekend events

The University Activities Board has planned two diverse events for this weekend. Students can display their talents and compete with others Friday at “Showtime at the Union: Amateur Night” in the Union Ballroom. There are four contest categories - dance, poetry, rap and singing - and a prize of $50 will be awarded to the winner within each category. “It’s a quasi-talent show trying to touch on all the creative avenues of the students on campus,” said Timothy Arbeiter, assistant manager of activities for the board.

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Henry Center nears completion

Construction workers armed with buckets of black paint, yellow DeWalt power drills and orange caulk guns hustled through hallways Wednesday to prepare the James B.

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Olin implements more effective Pap test

Olin Health Center is doing its part to help women detect cervical cancer.Although many people may not know about it, the center has been using the ThinPrep Pap Test exclusively for about a year.The test, which is manufactured by Cytyc Corporation, has been found to be significantly more effective than the Pap smear.ThinPrep was implemented at Olin four years after it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

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Trio of Bs set to speak at ceremony

Three distinguished men have been scheduled to speak at the fall commencement ceremonies which are to be held at Breslin Center. The speakers are Lee Bollinger, president of the University of Michigan; Clark Bunting, vice president and general manager for the Discovery Channel; and Roger Beachy, director of the Donal Danforth Plant Science Center in St.

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Mothers use tragedies to educate

For the first time tonight, two mothers who experienced similar tragedies will come together to educate students and community members - hoping they won’t ever have to experience tragedies like their own.Cindy McCue’s son, parks and recreation junior Bradley McCue, died of alcohol poisoning after downing 24 shots on his 21st birthday in 1998.Shawn Newstead’s son, 24-year-old Brandon D’Annunzio, died Oct.

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Debaters take first-place honors in tourney

Calum Matheson and Austin Carson are roommates. They’re also the best two-person college debate team in the nation. This MSU Debate Team duo brought home top honors in a tournament hosted by the University of Kentucky earlier this month - the first time MSU’s top two-person team has won. The pair met when they were recruited by MSU.

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Task Force reconvenes, discusses improvements

Ideas to improve and change on-campus student events, communication and police discretion all surfaced during Monday’s meeting of the Task Force on Student-Police Relations.The Task Force was appointed following an independent investigation into the placement of an undercover officer into United Students Against Sweatshops, now called Students for Economic Justice, beginning Feb.

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Prominent professor speaks about evolution

A prestigious Harvard professor will be on campus tonight to discuss the importance of evolution. Stephen Palumbi, a professor of biology, will be discussing the dramatic acceleration of evolution of pest and disease organisms and why it’s necessary for people to be alerted. The lecture, “The Social and Economic Impact of Rapid Evolution: Why Ignoring Evolution is Educational Malpractice,” is the second in a series coordinated by the Lyman Briggs School.

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Land grant institution program chooses Bethel as new director

A new set of hands will be leading MSU’s effort to reach out to the state.Margaret Bethel was named director of MSU Extension, part of a national land grant institution program that attempts to apply research done on university campuses to the lives of citizens across that school’s state.

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Food Day panel discusses hunger

MSU will participate in the 18th Annual World Food Day today by showing a worldwide live teleconference and holding a panel discussion to address hunger and nutrition issues. “Any graduate or undergraduate student who has an interest in learning about what they could do to help fight hunger and end hunger would benefit from this event,” said Robert Glew, assistant director of the Center for Advanced Study of International Development.

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Rescuers get warm welcome from U

Several hugs were shared with New York City rescue workers among thousands of U.S. paper flags that consumed the stands of Spartan Stadium on Saturday. Rescue workers from New York’s fire and police departments were honored guests at MSU’s Homecoming parade and football game this past weekend and were the recipients of more than $100,000 in donations. At the football game against Iowa, marketing junior Ted Edginton watched as the New York firefighters and police officers left their seats by the side of the field and went up into the stands to give students hugs. “Students reacted so positively to the visiting New York City rescue workers,” he said.

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Sundae allots fans Homecoming feast

Friday’s issue of The State News lay covered in melted ice cream as community members celebrated the fourth annual Super Bowl Sundae on Farm Lane and Wilson Road.MSU Dairy Store and Dairy Plant employees filled a sanitized pond liner at 2:05 p.m.