Monday, March 4, 2024

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Program helps seniors with late job search

Seniors still searching for jobs will have another option next month.Spartan Sendoff, a new program sponsored by the Career Services and Placement Career Development Center, is designed to help students who have not started a job search but are graduating in May or August.“Students are so busy with finals and graduation that career searches can sometimes be on the back burners,” said Linda Gross, assistant director of the Career Services and Placement Career Development Center.

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College appoints new dean

Jeff Armstrong is a big fan of MSU, but he’s looking forward to more than football games when he takes his new position on campus this fall.Armstrong, head of the Department of Animal Sciences at Purdue University, has been appointed dean of MSU’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.Armstrong said he enjoys watching college sports, but he’s inspired to take charge of a college that has plenty of its own successes.“From a professional perspective, I’m excited about working with the many diverse departments in the college and learning so much about the state of Michigan,” he said.The university’s Board of Trustees approved Armstrong’s appointment at its meeting Friday.

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U Lead medical director to take over as acting dean

MSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine will salute another dean this summer as its current leader takes a three-month sabbatical. The MSU Board of Trustees recently approved Dr. William Strampel to serve as acting dean of the college beginning May 14. “I am looking forward to working with him,” said Colleen Kniffen, assistant to the dean.

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Program offers tours to experience cultures

A few MSU staff and faculty members took it upon themselves Tuesday to spend their lunch in the Kresge Art Museum, taking in original art pieces by undergraduate students. The self-guided tour was held for free in a program called Sharing Art and Cultural Events on Campus, sponsored by the Women’s Resource Center.

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U will have to go farther for tickets

Chris Sample is disappointed that soon there will be nowhere close by to purchase his concert tickets.The telecommunication senior said he attends about 10 concerts a year and usually purchases them at the closest Ticketmaster outlet - East Lansing’s Tower Records-Videos-Books, 115 E.

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Jeans drive helps boost self-respect

People were tearing off their blue jeans and saying goodbye to their clothes Tuesday afternoon at the rock on Farm Lane. As part of National Size Acceptance Day, members of the campus groups Respecting and Understanding Body Image and Greek Life joined together for the Great Jeans Giveaway.

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Council continues search for ways to slash budget

Although the East Lansing City Council hasn’t begun to slash away at the city’s 2001-02 budget, it is leaving the whole thing on the chopping block.The city council continued discussion about ways to remove a $325,000 dip into the city’s general fund at its work session Tuesday.The money shortage comes after a year of increased costs for health care, recreation facilities and low Census 2000 numbers.City officials plan to contest the supposed 4,200 drop in East Lansing’s population that could have cost the city up to $1 million in funding.City Manager Ted Staton reported that state funding would not be as low as expected, although budget problems remain from continued use of the city’s general fund.“We’re a far cry from the worst case,” he said.

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E.L. Council to review budget

The East Lansing City Council will continue discussing revisions to the 2001-02 budget at today’s work session. Council members are working to eliminate a proposed $325,000 dip into the city’s savings to cover recent increases in health care and recreational project costs. Another work session will be held Tuesday to discuss budget changes before it is finalized on May 15. During the April 10 work session, council members raised questions about possible ways to add revenue or cut costs. East Lansing Finance Director Gary Murphy said he hopes to provide more answers for the city council tonight. “These are just possibilities,” he said.

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Awards honor residents, U

Rollie Ledebuhr’s family knew. His friends knew. His colleagues knew.But when the 48-year city resident realized he was the only one who didn’t know he was being honored at Monday’s 14th annual East Lansing Crystal Awards, he began to cry.“I’ve always felt happy because the community accepted me when I was just a darn old dairy farmer,” he said, barely able to hold onto his engraved crystal bowl.

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Guest to ring bells in Beaumont Tower

The haunting bell sounds filling the heart of campus from noon to 12:30 p.m. today will stem from the musical talents of guest carillonneur Jeffrey Bossin. A carillonneur plays the carillon, which resembles an organ.

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State improves in math

Although there may still be future problems to solve, educational leaders considered variables that have made Michigan measure up in math education on Monday.More than 150 professors, teachers and researchers from across the state attended The Complete Equation: The Michigan Mathematics Success Story, a convocation held at the Kellogg Center to celebrate a decade of K-12 math education improvement.Participants reflected on recent math reports including the Third International Mathematics and Science Study-Repeat, or TIMSS-R - a study allowing states and school districts to see how their math and science programs rank globally.Michigan eighth-graders performed best among the 13 states th make the nation more competitive internationally.

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State senator faces decision about future

David Jaye may learn his fate today as his colleagues discuss his future in the state Senate. Jaye’s future as a senator has come into question after he was jailed April 12 in Florida on charges of assaulting his fiancée. Senate Majority Leader Dan DeGrow, R-Port Huron, who relieved Jaye of his committee assignments, will announce today his recommendation regarding Jaye’s most recent actions to the Republican senators at a caucus meeting.

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Study focuses on patients

To doctors at the MSU Clinical Center, multiple sclerosis research isn’t all about tests and trials - it’s about the patients. Dr. Eric Eggenberger, an MSU associate professor of neurology and opthalmology, has worked throughout his career to find and use new treatments for the disease, but also to make it easier for those afflicted by MS. “Multiple sclerosis is a very common disease,” Eggenberger said.

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ASMSU rejects proposal for editorial control of yearbook

Although another endeavor to get editorial control of the Red Cedar Log yearbook failed Thursday, Bryan Newland was not discouraged. Instead, the North American Indian Student Organization representative said he is pleased with the extensive discussion on the issue. Newland and Black Student Alliance representative Crystal Price introduced a bill that would have granted editorial power of the Red Cedar Log to the ASMSU Student Assembly.