“Our football team came ready to play throughout the season, but I think the preparation started back in January to reestablish ourselves, our program, and our culture,” Spartans head football coach Mark Dantonio tells Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis on MSU Today.
“I think we closed the season strong, and now we’ll look forward to possibly winning a tenth game. The opportunity to do that is special.”
The Spartans will play Washington State in the Holiday Bowl in San Diego on December 28.
“Everything I’ve heard about the Holiday Bowl is that, other than the Rose Bowl, it is THE bowl out on the West Coast,” Dantonio says. Read more »
If you are commencing, you probably in one of two camps: You’ve got a job or your are sweating the stress of seeking one.
For those still in seek mode, Lisa shares MSUAA’s secret formula that Spartans use to leverage LinkedIn’s advanced search to seek out and engage spartans who work where you want to work.
Starting with a new firm in a new town comes wrapped in it’s on set of adventures. Lisa and Scott guide you to your most powerful resources for acclimation both in and out of the work place and take you through the tools available on the MSUAA website, alumni.msu.edu.
While the conversation is primarily directed toward new graduates, the program contains nuggets for any Spartan who is facing a relocation or reinvention.
“When I think about the Florida bowls that some people have been bugged about, it’s ‘been there-won that,’” says Scott Westerman, who leads the Michigan State University Alumni Association. “We’ve been to the Citrus Bowl. We’ve been to the Outback Bowl. We have not been to San Diego since the Carrier Classic. We’re calling it East Lansing West.”
MSUAA is partnering with Anthony Travel, the Official Bowl Travel Provider, to offer Spartan fans the ultimate experience at the Holiday Bowl. Read more »
“The idea was to create a space that gave the university a more permeable membrane with the community,” says Livingston. “The way we want to do that is to engage people in science through art and art through science. And the galleries have a very strong commitment to equity, access, and inclusion for all people.”
The goal of MSU’s lab is to reach youth ages 15-25 who are making important decisions about college and career choices and show them the interconnections between science, the arts, culture, design, business and innovation. Read more »
Grossmann directs MSU’s Institute for Public Policy and Social Research (IPPSR), and he’s a political scientist at MSU. Ballard is an economist at MSU and directs IPPSR’s State of the State survey.
On this edition of State of the State, Grossmann and Ballard welcome another MSU economist to the program, Joshua Sapotichne. He directs MSU’s Public Policy Program. And he’s an expert on local government and state/local relations. Read more »
Wharton Center has unveiled a refreshed visual expression of their mission and new statement of purpose. This new brand expression builds on Wharton Center’s powerful legacy and creates a modern look and feel.
The Center will continue its quality programming connecting with the communities it serves. At the same time, Wharton Center’s statement of brand purpose is an aspirational one that will guide them for years to come. Read more »
The mission of the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center is grand, but simply stated: to generate the knowledge needed to sustainably produce specialty biofules and bioproducts from lignocellulosic bioenergy crops.
The GLBRC is led by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with Michigan State University as a major partner, and is one of three bioenergy research centers established in 2007 by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
With more than 400 scientists, students and staff representing a wide array of disciplines from microbiology to economics and engineering, the GLBRC’s collaborative spirit illustrates how cooperation among academic, federal and private sector researchers can generate an entity that is greater than the sum of its parts.
GLBRC is working to meet the nation’s need for a comprehensive suite of clean energy technologies, including next generation and drop-in fuels that can be used in today’s engines, as well as a suite of bioproducts. The GLBRC’s research supports the development of a robust pipeline from biomass production through pretreatment and final conversion to biofuels and bioproducts, with sustainability providing a unifying theme.
In addition to basic research and industry engagement, the GLBRC has a strong Education and Outreach program that broadens public understanding of current issues in bioenergy, provides professional development resources for educators, and learning opportunities for tomorrow’s energy leaders.
In the summer of 2017, DOE announced that the three current centers and one new center had received funding for another five years. As GLBRC leaders start the new GLBRC, their goal is to continue integrating the center’s expertise in support of three key knowledge gaps: comprehensive integration of the field-to-product pipeline, sustainable production of bioenergy crops with desirable traits, and efficient conversion of biomass into specialty biofuels and bioproducts.
Employers will face tough competition for talent in the 2017-18 job market, thanks to a seven-year growth streak in the college labor market, according to Michigan State University’s Recruiting Trends, the largest annual survey of employers in the nation.
This year’s graduates will enter one of the longest sustained periods of job growth, which puts them at an advantage, said Phil Gardner, survey author and director of MSU’s Collegiate Employment Research Institute.
Fueled by turnover and company growth, hiring is expected to increase 19 percent, driven by a 15 percent increase for bachelor’s degrees and 40 percent for associate’s degrees.
“I’m stilled wowed at how strong this market is,” Gardner says. “There should be no complaints anywhere about jobs. So if students aren’t ready, they’re going to get passed over.”
Recruiting Trends 2017-18 summarizes data from 3,370 employers from every major industrial sector from every state. The employers represented in the survey plan to hire 74,000 new graduates. Read more »
“Our Table is the centerpiece of Food@MSU. It’s a series of roundtable discussions, each with a different topic. We will explore other topics like sustainability, nutrition, and GMOs,” says Our Table moderator Sheril Kirshenbaum. “We’ll be taking Our Table from community to community around Michigan and eventually the nation in hopes of sparking a dialogue and a conversation on a variety of topics related to food.”
MSU launches partnership for urban agriculture in Detroit
A Detroit neighborhood will host Michigan State University’s first urban food research center, developing solutions to economic and nutritional challenges unique in urban environments.
The MSU Detroit Partnership for Food, Learning and Innovation will break ground in the first half of 2018 at the site of the former Houghton Elementary School in the Riverdale neighborhood, near Brightmoor. Urban-focused research areas envisioned for the center include soil sampling and pollution cleanup, pest and crop disease management, forestry, innovative growing systems and community food systems development. Read more »