Sunday, June 26, 2022

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LGBT Pride Week offers unity, entertainment

Despite chilly temperatures on Sunday afternoon, seven students tackled the weather during the Fruitbowl - an annual football game sponsored by members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community - at Walter Adams Memorial field. “We were hoping for a better turnout, but only the hard-core LGBT community is out here today,” public policy junior Chris Szmadzinski said jokingly during halftime. Sunday’s football game was one of the kick-off events for Pride Week at MSU, which lasts through Friday.

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Event promotes literacy

Students, adults and children went skating Friday to help wipe out illiteracy.The Student Michigan Education Association and the Capital Area Literacy Coalition held the annual Skate for Literacy program.

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Rally honors students mentored by athletes

The hearts of MSU student athletes got a little bigger Friday morning as they spoke to more than 800 Lansing elementary school students at the “I’ve Got Heart” event.The 14th annual National Student Athlete Day was honored with the event held in the gym of the IM Sports-West.

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U Peace Corps ranks high in volunteers

The MSU men’s basketball and hockey teams are not the only groups on campus earning high honors these days. The MSU Peace Corps ranks in the top 25 among colleges and universities nationwide who have the highest number of volunteers currently serving overseas.

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ASMSU session ends with relaxed tone

The ASMSU Academic Assembly’s ninth session ended with a 20-minute meeting full of laughter Tuesday, but Academic Assembly Chairperson Charles McHugh said the assembly’s laid-back demeanor did not always exist.“We had always been looked at as the dry, pin-drop assembly,” McHugh said.

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Blanchard shares value of publicity

Former Michigan Gov. James Blanchard told public relations students at the Union about the value of a good pair of walking shoes.Blanchard talked to about 150 students, faculty and community members Thursday about how public relations benefited him in government, starting with his first run at the U.S.

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Classics historian to visit

Victor Davis Hanson, a renowned author and professor, will address agricultural issues during a special visit to MSU today.His speech, “The Legacy of Family Farming from Ancient Greece to Contemporary America,” is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

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Animal house open to U

The public has a chance to visit MSU’s very own animal house.The College of Veterinary Medicine is holding its 38th annual Vet-A-Visit, an open house in the College of Veterinary Medicine on Saturday.Jodi Hewett, Vet-A-Visit co-chairwoman and third-year veterinary medicine student, said it’s the nation’s largest college open house.

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Scholarship keeps spirit alive

John Johnson, president of Shaw Hall Black caucus, said the Tomi-Terre Hollingshed Memorial Scholarship gives remembrance to a woman who touched many lives.“It really keeps Tomi’s spirit alive and it gives us time to reflect on her life and everything for Shaw Black Caucus,” the advertising junior said.The $1,000 scholarship, named for an MSU student who was murdered in Detroit in 1997, will be presented for the third year at 4 p.m.

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Program observes Holocaust memorial

MSU’s Jewish Studies Program will remember the deaths of more than 6 million Jews by holding its annual Commemoration of the Holocaust.The international memorial has been supported by MSU for the past eight years, Director of Jewish Studies, Steve Weiland said.The commemoration includes lectures, a workshop for teachers and a newly adapted version of “The Diary of Anne Frank” by the MSU Theatre Department.“It will help students learn about this particular time in history and the many dimensions of these events,” Weiland said.Today David Roskies will give the 2001 David and Sarah Rabin Memorial Lecture at the Union.

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Students rally for WRC

After a two-hour meeting Tuesday between university officials and representatives from Students for Economic Justice, Ethan Smith said he would have stayed much longer to push MSU to join the Worker Rights Consortium.“I would have stayed all night if I had to,” said Smith, a forestry senior.

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ASMSU election draws an increase in voter turnout

While a 2.5 percent voter turnout may not seem like a encouraging number for most elections, it has given ASMSU a vote of confidence.“The number is not that good, but it’s something we can build upon,” said Nimri Niemchak, ASMSU chief of staff.

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Talk reveals truth about race

The Lyman Briggs School has sought to clear the intersection between science and society, through its second annual lecture series. And John Vandermeer, a professor of biology at the University of Michigan, plans to reveal how race relates to biology in the third of five lectures in the series. The lecture, “How Great Our Sin: Biology and Race in the Western World,” will be presented at 7:30 p.m today in room C-106, Holmes Hall. “The whole ideology of biological differences amongst people has a long history in the development of our society,” Vandermeer said.

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Air Force offers new scholarship

The Air Force ROTC is offering a new one-year program designed to bring older recruits into the force. The program offers a scholarship of up to $15,000 per year and is open to graduate students and anyone able to earn at least a bachelor’s degree by September 2002. Psychology junior Melanie Shingledecker is planning to join the program.

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Professor wins national award

Dana Stewart will be taking some time off from MSU next year, but she will be busy with a new role.Stewart, chairperson of the Department of Human Environment and Design, has been named an American Council on Education Fellow for 2001-02.As one of 33 fellows selected from a national competition, Stewart will spend a year studying her topic of choice - technology and online-based education.Stewart, who is also a professor in the College of Human Ecology, said she’s thrilled to be selected, but credits MSU for the honor.“This is not a personal victory for me,” she said.