Thursday, June 30, 2022

News | Campus

CAMPUS

Legislators have heart

lansing - The American Heart Association and Michigan legislators want residents to know their risk of heart disease - and take steps to lower it.

CAMPUS

New employee to act as environment safeguard

MSU is on the lookout for a new employee.But it will be the new employee’s job to look out for environmental safety on campus.The environmental safety director position was created by university officials this summer to help oversee campus environment issues.Although the search for the director will last throughout the summer, officials say the issues aren’t being ignored now.“We could use the director of environmental safety to make a good system even better,” said Kathy Lindahl, assistant vice president for Finance and Operations.

CAMPUS

Program receives governors award

MSU employees got caught lending a helping hand and received the appropriate attention for the matter.On May 21 in Grand Rapids, MSU Extension received the 2001 Governor’s Service Award in the corporation/business category of the annual Governor’s Service Awards program.

CAMPUS

Group takes credit for second research arson

The Earth Liberation Front, which took credit for a 1999 Agricultural Hall arson, is claiming responsibility for a fire last month at the University of Washington’s Center for Urban Horticulture.The group posted a statement on its Web site, saying members broke into the office of research Associate Professor H.D.

CAMPUS

Online program lets U earn masters

The College of Education is looking to meet the needs of teachers in the age of technology. A new online program has been launched, allowing students, as well as those looking to continue their teaching education, to earn their master’s degrees in education. The program aims to concentrate in the areas of technology and learning, special needs students, school leadership, literacy education and science and mathematics. Carole Ames, the dean of the college, said the new program will suit students’ needs because it will favor anyone’s schedule. “(It is) more responsive to (students’) schedule,” she said.

CAMPUS

ASMSU chief of staff leaves for new space

For the sixth time in the last four years, the key to ASMSU’s chief of staff office has been turned in early.Nimri Niemchak, the undergraduate student government’s most recent chief, turned his key ring in Wednesday in exchange for a NASA ID card.Niemchak will intern at NASA this summer.“I wish Nimri the best and I don’t blame him for leaving ASMSU,” said Quinn Wright, Student Assembly chairperson.

CAMPUS

Workshop to explore environmental journalism issues

Journalism majors and journalists have the chance to learn more about the environment at MSU. Starting Tuesday, the fifth annual Great Lakes Environmental Journalism Training Institute, a four-and-a-half-day workshop, will be held for journalists to learn about environmental issues. “The conference will focus on environmental journalism and teaching the most recent climate changes on the Great Lakes region,” said Jim Detjen, director of the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism at MSU.

CAMPUS

Professor remembered for wittiness, sense of humor

Although Paul Somers’ life came to a sudden halt, those who knew the American Thought and Language professor best say there is a lot to remember, admire and even laugh about.“He could always find a way to make things less serious,” said Douglas Noverr, chairman of the Department of American Thought and Language.

CAMPUS

ACLU members plan to discuss course of action

In the wake of the information the Lansing-area chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union received in response to a Freedom of Information Act request to the university, members are now examining the packet and considering their options. No definite action will be taken until a meeting can be held.

CAMPUS

U honors memory of former provost

Although former Spartan Provost Lawrence Boger finished his career as an Oklahoma State University Cowboy, MSU leaders who remember his life agree that he bled green and white. “He was a member of the Spartan family in every sense of the word,” said Roger Wilkinson, former MSU vice president for Finance and Operations.

CAMPUS

U might tap into oil, gas

MSU may be able to add more funds to its coffers - without raising tuition.Sturgeon Point Development Co. is drilling for oil and natural gas on the university’s property in Troy, Mich.

CAMPUS

Journal celebrates 30th year

When Tropos was published for the first time 30 years ago, it was hand-stapled and delivered to MSU’s Main Library.When the newest edition of the graduate romance language journal comes back from the publisher Tuesday, it will be mailed to the Library of Congress.“We’ve had 30 years to polish what we do,” said editor Daniel Nappo, a Spanish language and literature graduate student.