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MSU Solar Array Project Seeks Tax Exemption; Council Split

Monday, June 20, 2016

 

Above: an artist’s rendering of a solar array project from the application for the tax exemption

A Michigan-based company wants to install a large solar array at MSU, and its request for a related tax exemption from the City of East Lansing is causing debate at City Council.

Broad Museum Offers Kozmic Picnik & Second Line Parade as Part of Summer Solstice Jazz Fest

Friday, June 17, 2016

 
The 20th annual East Lansing Summer Solstice Jazz Festival is set for Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18 in downtown East Lansing. The Festival showcases a variety of jazz talent and styles spread out across several locations including the Main State at 230 Albert Avenue, the MSU Outreach & Engagement Education Stage on the Ann Street Plaza, and the Fieldhouse Craft Sports Bar at 213 Ann Street.

Vigil at The Rock for Orlando Victims

Sunday, June 12, 2016

About sixty people gathered at 8 p.m. tonight at “the rock” near the MSU Auditorium to pay tribute to those murdered at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, early this morning in the deadliest mass shooting in American history.

Dee Hurlbert, the Director of MSU’s Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgender Resource Center, told the people gathered that she appreciated “the gift of coming together with total strangers” at a time like this.

All Tobacco Banned on MSU-Owned Property as of August 15

Thursday, May 26, 2016

As of Aug. 15, 2016, Michigan State University will prohibit all tobacco products from being used on university-owned property. Visitors to campus will not be able to smoke cigarettes, chew tobacco or use e-cigarettes and vaporizers.

MSU is among the last of Big Ten Universities to enact such a ban, and university officials are eager to see how the ban affects MSU’s initiative toward a healthier campus culture.

MSU spokesman Jason Cody said the Office of the Provost elected a committee to oversee the ban and ensure all opposing opinions were addressed.

MSU Arts and Crafts Show to be held this weekend

Friday, May 20, 2016

As we reported in our Weekend Roundup, The 52nd annual Michigan State University Arts and Crafts Show will be held this weekend in the area around the MSU Union. It will take place Saturday 9am-6pm and Sunday 10am-5pm. The twice-yearly event is put on by the MSU University Activities Board, with another event taking place every December.

Dick Estell, WKAR's "Radio Reader" Dies at Age 90

Monday, May 9, 2016

East Lansing lost an icon of literacy, public service and public radio when Richard “Dick” Estell died May 6, at the age of 90.

Long before there were audio books on cassette, CD or services like “audible,” it was possible to tune into WKAR for half an hour in the morning and get the next installment of a book read in the calming, gentle voice of Estell, WKAR’s “Radio Reader.”

Transit of Mercury to Be Visible from East Lansing May 9

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Editor’s note: The author, Shannon Schmoll, PhD, is Director of MSU’s Abrams Planetarium. The photograph above is of SunSpotter in use showing an image of the sun.

When people think of astronomy, they often think of the stars and planets in the darkness of night. However, we have a rare treat of a daytime astronomical event coming up. On Monday, May 9, 2016, the planet Mercury will transit in front of the sun. Weather permitting, East Lansing residents will be able to observe the phenomenon as explained below.

MSU Students Study, Save and Spread the Word about Bees

Monday, May 2, 2016

With the arrival of spring come warmer weather, blossoming flowers, and excitement for summer. But for some eager, nature-minded students at MSU, it is also the perfect weather for honey bees. Bailey Bees, a new student group, manages thousands of bees that currently live on the roof of Bailey Hall in the Brody Neighborhood on campus.

Naomi Klein at Wharton on Climate Change

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Photo of Naomi Klein by Kourosh Keshiri courtesy www.naomiklein.org

Canadian journalist and author Naomi Klein spoke the evening of April 4th to a nearly full house in the Wharton Center’s Great Hall, on the Michigan State University campus. Before she came on stage, a giant screen behind the speaker’s podium announced her timely topic and ultimately hopeful thesis: “How climate change is going to change everything (for the worse—or the better).”

Haydn's "Mass in a Time of War" at Peoples Church This Sunday

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Members of The Peoples Church Choir

This Sunday, April 24th, The Peoples Church Sanctuary Choir will perform Joseph Haydn's “Mass in a Time of War” during the Church’s 10:30 a.m. worship service. 

For decades, the Choir has attracted high-caliber vocal and conducting talent from both sides of Grand River Avenue. Under the leadership of Music Director Jonathan Reed, the group takes part in worship services from September through May, and presents two "Music Sunday” worship services each year, featuring full-length choral works.

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