Some members of MSU Womens Council will be working to rid MSU of domestic violence today and Friday. Today the group will be painting the rock on Farm Lane and members will march to Sparty on Friday. I feel that we will raise awareness and raise money for an issue that is highly overlooked in this country, group member Patti Wheeler said.
The Residence Halls Association is sponsoring the second annual Battle Against Cancer movie weekend at the Campus Center this Friday through Sunday. The movies, also viewing with the regular RHA movie schedule, are free to MSU students and the public, but a $1 donation is requested.
The Associated Students for Career Orientation in Telecommunications are hosting the first-ever MSU career fair with a special interest in telecommunication students, today - the Interactive Michigan Area Telecom Expo. In the past, jobs and internship opportunities for students majoring in telecommunication were difficult to come by, group spokesman and telecommunication junior Jeffrey Smith said. The boom of the Internet and different information fields have sparked a need for this kind of expo, Smith said. The group has set out to change the past and set a new trend, he said.
A joint program between MSU professors and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources could lead to the resurgence of the state tree - the white pine.Deb McCullough, an associate professor of forest entomology, has been collaborating with the DNR on several projects designed to minimize deforestation of the white pine.For a number of reasons the white pine has had a lot of trouble regenerating, McCullough said.
February is National Minority Law Student Recruitment Month, and local law schools are hosting several related events.The National Black Law Student Association, which has a chapter at MSU-Detroit College of Law, is holding its Midwest Region Convention today through Sunday at the Kellogg Center.
For Elaine Bush, it has always been difficult to contribute to decisions within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources - until now. Bush, director of Manistee Countys MSU Extension office three hours from MSU, is one of hundreds who can now help with the colleges dean selection process through a new Web site. Because her staff makes the trip to campus only once or twice a year, its convenient for MSU Extension staff to get involved without leaving their desks, Bush said. I am really impressed that they are keeping us appraised of the situation, she said.
Some MSU scientists are looking to make a breakthrough in the fight against high blood pressure.Dr. Donna Wang, professor of medicine, has been researching blood pressure and its effects on cardiovascular diseases like hypertension - commonly known as high blood pressure - for more than 14 years.Hypertension has been studied for a long, long time but we still cant define the cause of the disease, Wang said.
ASMSUs Student Assembly has postponed its consideration of the measure that calls for the drug RU-486 to be available to students through Olin Health Center.Because of the requested delay, the assembly plans to vote on the bill during its meeting Thursday.
Politics and public policy dominated the discussion at the second meeting of the 2001 LeFrak Forum and The Symposium on Science, Reason, and Modern Democracy on Thursday at the Kellogg Center Auditorium. Journalist William Kristol, the editor and publisher of the Weekly Standard, and MSU Professor David Rohde, the university distinguished professor in the Department of Political Science, addressed the topic: Parties and Partisanship in the wake of the Clinton Presidency and the Election of 2000. Both were called on to answer pertinent questions about the political world from more than 150 audience members.
A positive spin on the term racial profiling was the core of the Rev. Joseph Lowerys speech Thursday, part of Slavery to Freedom: An American Odyssey, a visiting minority faculty lecture series sponsored by the College of Osteopathic Medicine. We didnt have to have a violent revolution to overcome our oppression, Lowery said before his speech.
It was a reassuring sight.Whenever MSU police Sgt. Maureen Ramsey would make a traffic stop, she could always look back at her vehicle and see someone watching to make sure she was safe.He would be standing on the platform between the seats and I barely saw the silhouette of his two ears, the 13-year campus police force veteran recalled, still wearing her K-9 officer pin.The police officer doesnt become dependent on them in regards to safety, but its like having a four-pawed guardian angel.But for the last month, those pointed, furry ears have been noticeably absent from Ramseys patrol car.