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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.

Discover a free family learning experience this summer at five Breakfasts on the Farm events


Do you want to know how your food gets from the farm to your dinner table? Then you’ll want to take advantage of a free family learning experience this summer, Breakfast on the Farm (BOTF). Five BOTF events are schedules for July and August. These events are open to people of all ages and provide a great family learning environment. Chances are there’s one at a farm near you.

4-H Capitol Experience leaves lasting impression on teenage participants


More than 80 teens from across the state experienced and explored various aspects of policy, civic engagement and leadership at the annual 4-H Capitol Experience, March 22-25. High school students gathered in Lansing on Sunday to begin learning from and interacting with state senators and representatives, chaperones and other youth participants.

MSU Extension names Richard Wooten district coordinator in southeastern Michigan


MSU Extension names Richard Wooten district coordinator in southeastern Michigan

Richard Wooten has been named district coordinator for Michigan State University Extension District 11—covering Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. Wooten brings to the job 10 years of experience in land use planning, community and economic development, and community revitalization. He has been serving as the interim district coordinator of the district since August 2014.


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