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A Fragile Fiji Study Abroad to explore climate change


A Fragile Fiji Study Abroad to explore climate change

When Alex Killion and Tracy Swem submitted their idea for a Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) Study Abroad program in Fiji, they knew it would be popular. But they didn’t expect it to fill up so fast. The pair, along with 14 undergraduate students and a faculty member, leave May 9 on a three-week journey to Fiji to study the effects of climate change. Their Study Abroad program is “A Fragile Fiji: Integrating Ecosystems and Human Dimensions in the Face of Climate Change.”

Local students learn to read with help from horses


Local students learn to read with help from horses

EAST LANSING, Mich. – More than 100 first-grade students from Williamston’s Discovery Elementary will show off their newly developed reading skills May 13 when they read Walter Farley’s “Little Black, a Pony” to horses at the Michigan State University (MSU) Horse Teaching and Research Center.

MSU Extension offers safety tips for backyard poultry flocks


Michigan State University Extension has hatched some useful tips to improve biosecurity for domestic poultry flocks. The guidelines are designed to protect backyard flocks from highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).

MSU ‘science fair geek’ in Glamour’s Top 10


MSU ‘science fair geek’ in Glamour’s Top 10

Michigan State University environmental economics and policy junior Elizabeth Brajevich, a self-described “science fair geek,” never figured she would one day be in Glamour magazine. But that’s exactly where she finds herself this week. The Los Angeles, California, native was named one of the magazine’s Top 10 College Women. The competition recognizes students from across the country for their campus leadership, scholastic achievement, community involvement and unique, inspiring goals for 58 years.

Camden and Outstanding Leadership Award recipients honored at CANR Banquet


Camden and Outstanding Leadership Award recipients honored at CANR Banquet

Students from various majors and departments were honored in March during the Michigan State University (MSU) College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) Annual Honors Banquet. Two special awards, the CANR Outstanding Leadership Award and the Howard and Lili Ann Camden Endowed Teacher/Scholar Award, were given at the end of the night.


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