SEBA partnered with the Food and Nutrition Association, the Student Health Advisory Council and MSU Health Promotion to run some events during NEDA week. The week of February 22-28 is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (#NEDAwareness), and the purpose of this week is to raise awareness on eating disorders by educating the public, giving hope and spreading lifesaving resources.
Marie Hopfensperger, an assistant professor at the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine, said that having a pet comes with both physical and social/emotional benefits, especially in this pandemic where a lot of people are feeling socially isolated. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, studies have shown that “pets can increase fitness, lower stress, and bring happiness to their owners.”
The Food Cupboard strives to help those in need who don’t have adequate nutrition, so they’re trying to help out in some way and get them through another week.
The main purpose of Lunar New Year is to put the past year behind and to celebrate the luck, prosperity and joy of a new one. MSU professors and students reflect on Chinese traditions and how celebrations differ this year due to the ongoing global pandemic.
From meeting in West Shaw to popping out the ring at The Rock on Farm Lane, Michigan State alumnae Allison Van Ee and Lauren Tofilski share how MSU brought them together as they prepare to tie the knot.