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U dean joins national academic board

Wendy Wilkins recently returned from Hawaii where she attended her first meeting as a member of the Board of Directors of the Council of Colleges and Arts and Sciences.Wilkins, dean of the MSU College of Arts and Letters, was welcomed to the nine-member board at its annual meeting in November held in Toronto, Canada.The council, which has more than 500 member institutions, is a networking organization for deans.

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CATA thanks U, promotes rides

By TYLER SIPE The State news On Monday the Capital Area Transportation Authority will begin a weeklong promotion thanking MSU student riders for their loyalty.

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Faculty flaunts talent in MSU-DCL show

By BRANDI LEWANDOWSKI The State News On Tuesday night Professor Michael Lawrence will show his MSU-Detroit College of Law students a side of him they’ve never seen before. Lawrence will play guitar and sing in the MSU-DCL staff and faculty talent show called “You Saw Them Rumble, Now Hear them Roar.” The show is at 8:30 p.m.

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ASMSU office troubles frustrate students, staff

Students looking to get an ASMSU loan may wind up disappointed - at least for a while.The undergraduate student government currently does not have any full-time employees to oversee its business office operations, causing trouble for those who come seeking the $100 loans ASMSU provides.“It’s particularly frustrating when you have bills to pay and you depend on ASMSU to be there,” said Laura Utter, an English senior who stopped by the business office at 3 p.m.

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Minorities can find help with FEAR

Students who were less than impressed with their fall semester grades may have been afraid of how their parents might react - but they might not have to face that fear again.FEAR, an annual conference sponsored by the Office of Minority Student Affairs, will take place Jan.

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On-campus shelter seeks volunteers

By TYLER SIPE The State News More students are needed to help area residents in crisis this semester. MSU Safe Place, an on-campus domestic violence shelter, is looking for anyone who can volunteer two to four hours a week.

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Reputable expert named director of U Food Safety Center

Beginning in March, MSU’s reputable food system studies center will gain an internationally known expert on foodborne disease.Ewen Todd has been named director of MSU’s National Food Safety and Toxicology Center.Todd has a long history of research accomplishments dealing with the risks and effects of toxins found in food such as E.

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Cervical Health Month reminds women of the importance of pap smear tests

In efforts to promote awareness of women’s health, January has been designated National Cervical Health Month for the second consecutive year.To encourage health care providers to open their doors to women who have not had a Pap smear in over three years, Friday is designated as free Pap smear day by the coalition.“The announcement is made nationwide to try to encourage providers to promote it however, it is implemented on the local level,” Alan Kaye, executive director of the coalition said.The Pap smear is a test that is performed when there are changes of the cervix.

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Students give time, help others

By BRANDI LEWANDOWSKI The State News Melissa Peele graduated in December with a little help from her fellow MSU students. “I’ve had numerous books read to me by other students and I’ve also called on them to help me research papers,” Peele said. Peele, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English, has been blind since she was four months old. When she became a student at MSU in 1994, she utilized a reading program provided by the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities, 120 Bessey Hall.

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Registrar hangs student artwork

Those visiting or waiting in line at the Registrar’s Office this semester can view some student-inspired creations. The oil canvas paintings of Greg Siler and Julia Warner, both master of fine arts graduate students, will hang in the Registrar’s Office, 150 Administration Building, for the duration of the spring semester.

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U course adds worldly ways

MSU may be just a university to many students, but others have plans to explore its place in the universe.Nearly 100 students from a range of majors have enrolled in Social Science 290, section two, Our Place on Earth, a new course being offered for spring semester 2001.Unlike many science-based ecology courses focusing on environmental problems, this semester-long seminar concentrates on the social, psychological and spiritual aspects of humans’ relationship with the natural world.“What we are trying to do is get all of us to be more mindful of how we live on this earth in a way that makes it possible for us to share it with many life forms for many generations to come,” said Laura DeLind, a senior academic specialist in the Department of Anthropology, who helped organize the course.And the course emphasizes the demand for individual responsibility in the local community in particular, some say.“I don’t think we spend enough time thinking about where it is we live,” said Terry Link, another course organizer and director of the Office of Campus Sustainability.

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Students plan to rally during Clinton visit

While many will join President Clinton today in supporting the MSU men’s basketball team at Breslin Student Events Center, others plan to show their support for another cause.A group of MSU students will organize a rally outside of the Breslin Center in support of Leonard Peltier, a leader of the American Indian Movement who was convicted of the murder of two FBI agents and sentenced to two consecutive life sentences.President Clinton has issued presidential pardons to 62 people during his final days in the White House.

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Former Spartan cager donates to scholarship program for alma mater

Steve Smith’s 2,263 points may have solidified him as the second leading scorer in MSU men’s basketball history, but it has been his generosity off the court that may make the lasting impression. Smith, who graduated from MSU in 1991, announced during a Thursday press conference from Rose Sports Arena in Portland, Ore., that he would donate $600,000 toward scholarships for students at Detroit’s Pershing High School, his alma mater. Smith called the endowment a “gift of opportunity” - a gift that will send one student to MSU each year on a full academic scholarship. Initially, Smith, with his wife Millie, donated $2.5 million to MSU for use in building the Clara Bell Smith Student-Athlete Academic Center and established a scholarship fund for graduates of the high school in January 1997. Smith could not be reached for comment Monday. Pershing High School Principal Emeral Crosby said he was appreciative of Smith’s generosity the last four years. “(My first reaction) was one of great enthusiasm and gratitude that he remembered us,” Crosby said. And MSU President M.

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Graduates may set sights beyond paying off loans

After commencement ceremonies, graduates often have goals to accomplish and dreams to fulfill.And according to Kaplan Inc. Vice President Trent Anderson, these goals and dreams often include impulse buying of cars and luxurious vacations that are not necessary and only create more debt.