MSU http://wkar.org en Ag Expo focuses on education, technology http://wkar.org/post/ag-expo-focuses-education-technology <p></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:07:02 +0000 Scott Pohl 56917 at http://wkar.org Ag Expo focuses on education, technology MSU's 'Dean of deans' on Chinese students, online education and sexual assault http://wkar.org/post/msus-dean-deans-chinese-students-online-education-and-sexual-assault <p></p><p></p><p>In April, the Michigan State University Board of Trustees approved the appointment of <a href="https://provost.msu.edu/" target="_blank">June Pierce Youatt </a>to the position of provost. As provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, she’s in charge of academic initiatives at MSU. She had served as interim provost for more than a year before succeeding <a href="http://chancellor.ucr.edu/" target="_blank">Kim Wilcox</a>, who now is chancellor of the University of California-Riverside. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:53:30 +0000 Mark Bashore & Scott Pohl 56424 at http://wkar.org MSU's 'Dean of deans' on Chinese students, online education and sexual assault MSU's rare corpse flower comes to life http://wkar.org/post/msus-rare-corpse-flower-comes-life <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Michigan State University campus here in East Lansing is often described as one of the most beautiful in America.</span></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 16:30:05 +0000 Mark Bashore 55634 at http://wkar.org MSU's rare corpse flower comes to life Voices of Experience: Pauline Adams dedicates a lifetime to education http://wkar.org/post/voices-experience-pauline-adams-dedicates-lifetime-education <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><div>&nbsp;We all know Michiganians we feel are extraordinary --for their memorable life experiences or their sacrifices. &nbsp;Maybe for their success or their service, and for the insights they produce.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Getting acquainted with extraordinary people is the focus of <em>Current State’s</em> ongoing series, “Voices of Experience.” Mon, 23 Jun 2014 15:48:17 +0000 Melissa Benmark & Mark Bashore 55629 at http://wkar.org Voices of Experience: Pauline Adams dedicates a lifetime to education Teaching international students offers lesson for professors http://wkar.org/post/teaching-international-students-offers-lesson-professors <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-6c4dbe4e-93d1-4725-617c-ca26f812ba8a" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:'Times New Roman';color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">It is no secret that Michigan State University has a growing body of international students. There are about 4,300 Chinese students alone enrolled at MSU. &nbsp;It is a trend that is prompting faculty and staff to re-evaluate how they respond to the challenges of educating this growing segment. &nbsp;</span> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:00:29 +0000 Kevin Lavery & Scott Pohl 52683 at http://wkar.org Teaching international students offers lesson for professors Preserving MSU's audiovisual history http://wkar.org/post/preserving-msus-audiovisual-history <p></p><p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-81c1ebc3-1d5e-c037-0e04-ed7dc5eb9794" style="font-size:16px;font-family:Arial;color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">The Michigan State Spartans had a great run through March Madness, making the Elite Eight. Coach Tom Izzo may want his team to watch the playback of Sunday’s game against the U-Conn Huskies for a little self-analysis. <a href="http://msu.edu">MSU</a> has a lot of tapes like that and other sporting events, some of which pre-date World War II. However, those old film and video clips are falling apart over time. Now, MSU is asking the public for donations to digitize those records for posterity. </span> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 17:48:29 +0000 Kevin Lavery 51510 at http://wkar.org Preserving MSU's audiovisual history MSU and Michigan Meet in the Big Ten Tournament Championship | Current Sports | WKAR http://wkar.org/post/msu-and-michigan-meet-big-ten-tournament-championship-current-sports-wkar <p>MSU topped Wisconsin on Saturday, moving on to the Big Ten Final! It's the first time in the 17 year history of the Big Ten Tournament that MSU and Michigan will meet in the Big Ten Tournament Championship game on Sunday afternoon! WKAR's Al Martin reports from Indianapolis on just what this means to the Spartans and how this one could be a bit of payback for the team.</p><p> Sun, 16 Mar 2014 07:57:19 +0000 Current Sports 50721 at http://wkar.org MSU Tops Northwestern in the Big Ten Tournament http://wkar.org/post/msu-tops-northwestern-big-ten-tournament-1 <p>WKAR's Al Martin reports from Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN as the Michigan State Men's Basketball team tops Northwestern, 67 to 51, moving on to play Wisconsin in the semifinals. Convincing victory for the Spartans to open up the post-season, but as Al reports, this is only step one of their "redemption song."</p><p> Sun, 16 Mar 2014 01:13:13 +0000 Current Sports 50719 at http://wkar.org A closer look at investigation into MSU's handling of sexual assaults http://wkar.org/post/closer-look-investigation-msus-handling-sexual-assaults <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:'Times New Roman';color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">On February 21,</span><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:'Times New Roman';color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> a campus-wide email was sent out by <a href="http://www.inclusion.msu.edu/Contact%20Us/Paulette-Granberry-Russell.html" target="_blank">Paulette Granberry Russell</a>, MSU’s Title IX Coordinator and director of its Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives. In it, she stated that the university was “collaborating” with the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights. It was later revealed by local news outlets that MSU was in fact under a federal investigation for its policies and response to sexual assault claims.</span> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 18:41:48 +0000 Joe Linstroth 50535 at http://wkar.org A closer look at investigation into MSU's handling of sexual assaults MSU comics forum celebrates breadth of artform http://wkar.org/post/msu-comics-forum-celebrates-breadth-artform <p></p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-48be2bee-4f97-eef0-0f75-5b82eb03a4cb" style="font-size:16px;font-family:Georgia;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Comic lovers from across the state will converge in East Lansing &nbsp;this week for the annual <a href="http://www.comicsforum.msu.edu/">MSU Comics Forum</a>. This year’s event features an artist alleyway, panel discussions and keynote speaker </span><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:Georgia;color:#000000;background-color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"><a href="https://www.fantagraphics.com/artist-bios/artist-bio-stan-sakai.html">Stan Sakai</a>. </span> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 17:36:24 +0000 Current State 49623 at http://wkar.org MSU comics forum celebrates breadth of artform Historic MSU space commemorates land grant legacy http://wkar.org/post/historic-msu-space-commemorates-land-grant-legacy <p></p><p>Yesterday, Michigan State University officials dedicated <a href="http://ipf.msu.edu/construction/projects/morrill-hall-demolition.html">Morrill Plaza</a>, a kind of interpretative center on the spot where the fabled Morrill Hall once stood. The 113-year-old building, which was built as a women’s dormitory, was torn down last year. In its place are several brick markers and a kiosk that showcase MSU’s history as the first land-grant university in the nation.</p><p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 19:32:56 +0000 Current State 49271 at http://wkar.org Historic MSU space commemorates land grant legacy The world through Spartans' eyes http://wkar.org/post/world-through-spartans-eyes <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">On November 6</span><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">, 2013, Michigan State University put out the call to people with MSU ties all over the world to shoot and submit video of whatever they were doing that day. The idea was to produce a video seeing the world through the eyes of Spartans for a day. Today, the finished product, called “<a href="http://www.msu.edu/360.24/?utm_source=msu.edu/24&amp;utm_medium=print&amp;utm_campaign=printed+pieces">MSU</a><a href="http://www.msu.edu/360.24/?utm_source=msu.edu/24&amp;utm_medium=print&amp;utm_campaign=printed+pieces"> 360-24</a>”, goes online, and there will also be airings on the Big Ten Network.</span> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 19:19:13 +0000 Current State 48659 at http://wkar.org The world through Spartans' eyes MSU Falls to Michigan at the Breslin Center http://wkar.org/post/msu-falls-michigan-breslin-center <p>WKAR's Al Martin gives his postgame report after MSU falls to Michigan this past weekend, 80 to 75. You would think head coach Tom Izzo would be disappointed after losing to his rival, but his reaction afterward was quite the opposite.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 06:21:47 +0000 Current Sports 48481 at http://wkar.org MSU voice library houses words of presidents, stars and more http://wkar.org/post/msu-voice-library-houses-words-presidents-stars-and-more <p class="style2" style="line-height: 1.5em; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Geneva, Arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 16:25:05 +0000 Current State 47590 at http://wkar.org Are academic journals for hire? http://wkar.org/post/are-academic-journals-hire <p></p><p></p><p>The role of the academic journal in advancing research findings is changing rapidly. A <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/08/health/for-scientists-an-exploding-world-of-pseudo-academia.html?_r=1&amp;">New York Times</a> article earlier this year looked at the problem of pseudo-academic journals which had names similar to well-established ones, and which charged hefty fees for publication. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 15:56:08 +0000 Current State 46798 at http://wkar.org Are academic journals for hire? Can You Smell the Roses??? http://wkar.org/post/can-you-smell-roses <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17px; background-color: rgb(246, 246, 246);">WKAR's "Current Sports" reporter, Al Martin, wraps up things from Indy as the Michigan State Spartans defeat Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship. They now get ready to head to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California on January 1st at 5pm.</span></p><p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 00:04:12 +0000 Current Sports 46440 at http://wkar.org Big Ten Championship Game - OSU vs. MSU Fan Reaction http://wkar.org/post/big-ten-championship-game-osu-vs-msu-fan-reaction-0 <p>WKAR's host of "Current Sports," Al Martin, hits the streets of Indy at Lucas Oil Stadium to get reaction from the fans on Michigan State's win over Ohio State to win the Big Ten Championship and book a ticket to go to it's first Rose Bowl since 1988!&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 15:21:10 +0000 Current Sports 46395 at http://wkar.org Current State #214 | December 5, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-214-december-5-2013 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Today on <em>Current State:&nbsp;</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">new book examines the turbulent times&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">in East Lansing during the 1960s; a lawsuit strives to give 'personhood' to chimpanzees; a tribute to radio legend Karl Haas at Wharton Center; and one&nbsp;MSU&nbsp;class puts out a cultural guide for international students.</span></p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 18:25:37 +0000 Current State 46238 at http://wkar.org New guide helps international students understand Americans http://wkar.org/post/new-guide-helps-international-students-understand-americans <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Georgia; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">“What does holding hands mean in America?” It may seem like a silly question, but for many international students across the country it’s a serious one. Trying to understand &nbsp;another country's customs is difficult, but a new guide is hoping to provide some basics in cultural understanding for international students. </span></p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 18:13:17 +0000 Current State 46236 at http://wkar.org New guide helps international students understand Americans Spartans prep for Ohio State, eye Rose Bowl http://wkar.org/post/spartans-prep-ohio-state-eye-rose-bowl <p>The <a href="http://www.msuspartans.com/sports/m-footbl/msu-m-footbl-body.html">Spartan football team</a> is basking in the glow of an impressive regular season: 11-1, and the prospect of going to its first Rose Bowl since 1988.&nbsp; Current State’s Mark Bashore and Current Sports host Al Martin look back to Saturday’s game and ahead to the <a href="http://www.bigten.org/">Big Ten conference championship</a> game Saturday night against Ohio State.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 16:40:08 +0000 Current State 46069 at http://wkar.org Spartans prep for Ohio State, eye Rose Bowl Current State #209 | November 26, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-209-november-26-2013 <p>Today on <em>Current State</em>: Michigan Court of Claims update with judge Michael J. Talbot; Great Lakes Month in Review; and <em>Voices of Experience</em> with MSU's George Perles.</p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 18:54:44 +0000 Current State 45836 at http://wkar.org MSU study asks if diverse and cohesive communities are possible http://wkar.org/post/msu-study-asks-if-diverse-and-cohesive-communities-are-possible <p></p><p><span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Georgia; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Many community stakeholders are interested in building communities that are both socially cohesive and diverse. However, <a href="http://https://www.msu.edu/~zpneal/research/neal-asa2013_abm.pdf">a new report</a> suggests these goals may not be simultaneously attainable. Thu, 21 Nov 2013 17:34:15 +0000 Current State 45628 at http://wkar.org MSU study asks if diverse and cohesive communities are possible MSU documentary explores cross-cultural challenges http://wkar.org/post/msu-documentary-explores-cross-cultural-challenges <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">http://vimeo.com/75602634</p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-71c12937-4d38-bdc9-ab13-91e6748c52b1"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Cambria; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Travel adventures, culture shock and honest conversations are all topics brought up in a new documentary that follows four American students, one from MSU, and four Chinese students as they travel through China. </span></span></p><p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 17:45:42 +0000 Current State 45173 at http://wkar.org Current State #197 | November 7, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-197-november-7-2013 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today on </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Current State</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">: Michigan human trafficking report released; destruction from </span>MSU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> football </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">tailgating; an 'Interrupting Racism' workshop; and Asian-American stereotypes in the media.</span></p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 17:57:38 +0000 Current State 44956 at http://wkar.org Destruction from tailgating at Michigan game called ‘worst ever’ http://wkar.org/post/destruction-tailgating-michigan-game-called-worst-ever <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-399c0234-3336-0d78-d12e-9f363ac6959b"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Cambria; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Every home football Saturday here in East Lansing, thousands of people flock to the Michigan State campus to take part in a sacred ritual: &nbsp;tailgating. &nbsp;But the pastime takes a toll.</span></span><span id="docs-internal-guid-399c0234-3336-0d78-d12e-9f363ac6959b"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Cambria; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> After the celebrating,</span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Cambria; background-color: transparent; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> </span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Cambria; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">landscaping personnel at MSU repair damage to grass and trees.</span></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-399c0234-3336-0d78-d12e-9f363ac6959b">Some of those personnel are calling last Saturday’s damage the worst they’ve seen.</span> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 17:41:09 +0000 Current State 44948 at http://wkar.org Destruction from tailgating at Michigan game called ‘worst ever’ Current State #195 | November 5, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-195-november-5-2013 <p></p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 18:18:22 +0000 Current State 44832 at http://wkar.org Project captures day in life of Spartans worldwide http://wkar.org/post/project-captures-day-life-spartans-worldwide <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">http://youtu.be/LMcFdlEQEac</p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">Last year, an ambitious </span>MSU<span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;"> project sent a video crew around the world to document the “world grant” impact of Michigan State. It was called </span>“<a href="http://report.president.msu.edu/360/">MSU</a><a href="http://report.president.msu.edu/360/" style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;"> 360”</a><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">.</span></p><p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 17:56:13 +0000 Current State 44839 at http://wkar.org Approaching Comet ISON may be visible to naked eye http://wkar.org/post/approaching-comet-ison-may-be-visible-naked-eye <p><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><font style="font-size: 16pt;">Between now and the end of the year, a rare treat will be streaking across the sky. Astronomers and amateur star-gazers alike are awaiting in anticipation for Comet ISON, which many are predicting will be bright enough to be seen with the naked eye.</font></font> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 17:13:09 +0000 Current State 44599 at http://wkar.org Approaching Comet ISON may be visible to naked eye Food innovation district aims to boost Mid-Michigan agriculture http://wkar.org/post/food-innovation-district-aims-boost-mid-michigan-agriculture <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">The local food movement is a growing economic and cultural force in Michigan. &nbsp;We’ve had a number of <a href="http://wkar.org/search/google/local%20food?query=local%20food&amp;cx=010251366440257945544%3Ajocmu5cvo_c&amp;cof=FORID%3A11&amp;sitesearch=">conversations</a> on this program about efforts to build sustainable regional food systems, which go beyond farmers markets and food hubs. </span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:10pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-71c12937-04c1-c2a2-44b3-474054ce2035"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Today, some local private businesses are joining MSU and state officials to announce the next step for mid-Michigan–the creation of a “<a href="http://foodsystems.msu.edu/activities/food-innovation-districts">food innovation district</a>”.&nbsp;Current State’s Kevin Lavery has the story.</span></span></p><div> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:12:34 +0000 Current State 44483 at http://wkar.org Food innovation district aims to boost Mid-Michigan agriculture Re-engineered Fairchild Theater debuts new acoustics http://wkar.org/post/re-engineered-fairchild-theater-debuts-new-acoustics <p></p><p>Michigan State University's Fairchild Theater recently underwent a major renovation and re-opens next Monday night.&nbsp; Current State's Peter Whorf speaks with MSU College of Music staff and students about the transformation.</p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 19:53:02 +0000 Current State 44440 at http://wkar.org Re-engineered Fairchild Theater debuts new acoustics