News from across Turtle Island

  • Congratulations!

    Picture of Robert Myers

    Posted on February 24, 2017 11:52am

    Robert J. Myers, professor in the Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics, was one of five members of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) honored as AAEA Fellows.

  • SPDC hosts JLL’s Corey Greer for guest lecture on career options for students in April

    Corey Greer is the vice president of project and development services at JLL in New York.

    Posted on March 27, 2017 11:38am

    On Thursday, April 6, 2017, at 9:30 a.m., the MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction is hosting a lecture on “Career Options in Real Estate, Design and Construction.” Guest speaker Corey Greer is the vice president of project and development services at JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle) in New York. This event is open to students and faculty from SPDC, and will take place in Room 315 in the Human Ecology Building.

  • Connect with the MSU Interior Design Program on social media

    The Interior Design Program is part of the MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction.

    Posted on March 24, 2017 10:52am

    The MSU Interior Design Program in the School of Planning, Design and Construction is pleased to announce its official presence on social media. Every day students, alumni, families and professionals connect with their world online. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter to receive the latest news, events, career opportunities, and more!

  • Forestry alumnus advises students to be open-minded about careers in the dynamic lumber industry

    Russ White interviews MSU Forestry alumnus Mike Mordell for the Greening of the Great Lakes.

    Posted on March 22, 2017 10:37am

    MSU Forestry alumnus Mike Mordell is executive vice president for international operations for Universal Forest Products International, a Universal Forest Products company. He says the lumber industry features a dynamic supply chain and that the business operates a lot like the stock market.

  • Meet a Faculty Member: Dr. Kim Cassida

    Posted on March 22, 2017 10:27am

    Dr. Kim Cassida Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences is an assistant professor and MSU Extension forage specialist.


  • MSU Horticulture Places Second at NALP National Collegiate Landscape Competition in Utah

    Posted on March 22, 2017 8:45am

    Michigan State University’s Student Horticulture Association landscape team participated in the 41st Annual NALP (National Association of Landscape Professionals) National Collegiate Landscape Competition last week in Provo, Utah. The four-day event consisted of educational workshops, a career fair, and 29 competitive events which have been termed the Landscape Olympics. Team members competed against 672 students representing 60 colleges and universities from across the United States and Canada. MSU once again made a strong showing finishing in second place behind the host school, Brigham Young University.

  • 2017 Lighting Solutions Open House

    Posted on March 21, 2017 9:17am

    Helping growers learn about the latest advancements in supplemental, photoperiodic, and sole-source horticulture lighting and making the best decisions for their plants and business.

  • Wyckoff to lead MSU Land Policy Institute

    Mark Wyckoff, Interim Director of LPI, formerly sen. associate director, and current director of Planning & Zoning Center.

    Posted on March 17, 2017 3:24pm

    Michigan State University’s Land Policy Institute (LPI) transitioned to new leadership this month. Scott Witter, PhD, the interim director since 2011, and the former director of the School of Planning, Design and Construction, is retiring. Dean Ronald Hendrick from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources named Mark Wyckoff, the senior associate director of LPI since 2006, and director of the Planning & Zoning Center, as interim director of LPI for the balance of 2017. During that time a process for finding and securing a permanent LPI director will be initiated.

  • Forestry alumnus wins national leadership award

    The American Tree Farm System awards Mike Smalligan with the 2017 National Leadership Award.

    Posted on March 16, 2017 1:52pm

    The American Tree Farm System recognized Mike Smalligan, a graduate of the MSU Department of Forestry (MS, 2007) and forester for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR), with its 2017 National Leadership Award. The award recognizes the efforts of extraordinary volunteers who have been instrumental in motivating other volunteers, educating landowners and accomplishing established goals.

  • 2016 another banner year at the MSU Bug House

    Posted on March 15, 2017 1:18pm

    People continue to be enthusiastic about meeting the bugs at Entomology’s Bug House, reports Gary Parsons, the program and facility director. Tours and events reached over 9,700 people in 2016!

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