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With a goal of improving childhood literacy in the Great Lakes state, Michigan State University (MSU) Extension has partnered with the Molina Foundation to give away 30,000 children’s books. The books, valued at more than $220,000, will be distributed to Michigan youth through MSU Extension or MSU Extension partner programs this summer as a way to combat “the summer slide.”
Michigan State University Extension has received a grant of $53,100 from the Allen Foundation for its “Cooking Matters” program for low-income participants. Between now and the end of June 2016, the dollars will be used to buy groceries for 750 statewide program participants and to provide them with nutrition education incentives that they can use at home and with their families, such as grocery shopping bags, measuring cups and strainers.
Michigan State University (MSU) graduate student Arthur Muneza, studying wildlife ecology in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, is one of two recipients of the American Society of Mammalogists (ASM) African Graduate Student Research Fund.
Edward Scott has been named associate district coordinator for Michigan State University Extension’s District 11, which comprises Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. He will work closely with Richard Wooten, the District 11 coordinator since Oct. 1, 2014. “Edward Scott is an ideal candidate for this position,” Wooten said. “He was our first district coordinator intern, which created a foundation for future interns and helped build his own skills. The relationships he helped to develop with our local partners in Macomb and Oakland counties have strengthened Extension’s ability to deliver programs in those communities.”
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.”