Food Packaging Basics

Date: November 10, 2015 - November 12, 2015
Location: MSU School of Packaging's Ternes Outreach Center

This hands-on workshop is designed for those who have a role in managing packaging for food and related operations within their organizations.  The workshop will offer full insight in all aspects of food packaging including function, materials, systems and processes, shelf life estimation, active packaging, modified atmosphere packaging, distribution, food security and more!  You will leave this course better prepared to implement functional design elements and sustainability practices to your company’s packaging and related operations.

Cost: $1,495
(MSU student and faculty discounts available at the registration page.)

To register please visit our online store!

 

The agenda for the Food Packaging Basics Course is:

FOOD FOODPACKAGING BASICS COURSE NOVEMBER 10-12, 2015

Day One –  Tuesday, November 10,  2015

8:45

REGISTRATION & WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS

Cimberly

15 min

9:00

INTRODUCTION TO FOOD PACKAGING: This session will explore how packaging materials and containers are used to protect food products from elements such as moisture, oxygen and light. Differences in barrier and product compatibility will be highlighted.  Preservation techniques such as modified atmosphere packaging, irradiation and aseptic processing and packaging will be included in the presentation in an overview format.

Dr. Bruce Harte

60 min

10:00

THE ROLE OF PACKAGING IN CONTROLLING PRODUCT DETERIORATION – continuation of Intro above just focusing more on the effects of packaging on food products. 

Dr. Bruce Harte

75 min break?

11:15

Networking Challenge

 

 

11:45

Lunch

 

45 min

12:30

PAPERBOARD & CORRUGATED for FOOD PACKAGING - this session will focus on the materials and process of paper, paperboard and corrugated that are used in food packaging.

Dr. Diana Twede

90 min

2:00

PAPERBOARD & CORRUGATED  LABORATORY DEMONSTRATIONS

Dr. Diana Twede

45 min

2:45

GLASS AND METAL for FOOD PACKAGING -this session will focus on the raw materials, manufacturing, forms, advantages and limitations of Glass and Metal packaging as used for food and beverage.

Paul Koning

60 min

3:45

ACTIVE PACKAGING - Active packaging technologies will be discussed and how they are currently being used to extend product shelf life. 

Dr. Bruce Harte

75 min

5:00

Group Dinner Brody Square

Cimberly Weir

 

 

Day Two – Wednesday, November 11, 2015

9:00

PLASTICS and COMPOSITES for FOOD PACKAGING - this session will focus on the materials and process of the different plastics that are used in food packaging.

Dr. Maria Rubino

150 min (2.5 hrs) + Break(s)

11:30

PLASTICS LAB and PROCESSING DEMO

Dr. Maria Rubino

60 min

12:30

Lunch

 

45 min

1:00

BARRIER and SHELF LIFE ESTIMATION: Determining the shelf life of food products is a fundamental need to successfully commercialize products. This session will provide the fundamentals of shelf life modeling and prediction. It will also describe the basic to measure barrier to membranes.

Dr. Rafael Auras

105 min

2:45

Break

 

 

3:00

MODIFIED ATMOSPHERE PACKAGING: This session will discuss types of modified atmosphere packaging (MAP), gases, design (packaging factors, food product factors, surrounding environment), beneficial and detrimental effect of MAP on food, and MAP and cold chain.

Dr. Eva Almenar

120 min

 

Day Three – Thursday, November 12, 2015

9:00

DISTRIBUTION DYNAMICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN – This session will focus on the distribution hazards most commonly found with shipping of food packages such as; atmosphere, shock, vibration, drop and compression forces. 

Dr. Gary Burgess

120 min

11:00

DISTRIBUTION DYNAMICS LABORATORY: Review demonstrations using the dynamic testing laboratory.

Dr. Gary Burgess

60 min

12:00

Lunch

 

 

1:00

FOOD SECURITY IN FOOD PACKAGING; This session will focus on the mechanisms that can be used to enhance food security issues in food packaging.

Dr. Robb Clarke

60 min

2:15

UNSALEABLES are UNSUSTAINABLE; This research will develop the means for product manufacturers to collect useful data, and measure how specific packaging and supply chain initiatives can reduce food waste and unsaleables.

Dr. Robb Clarke

15 min

2:30

Break

 

 

2:45

MACHINERY IN FOOD PACKAGING

Dr. Robb Clarke

90 min

4:15

MACHINERY LABORATORY DEMONSTRATION

Dr. Robb Clarke

45 min

A block of rooms is reserved until October 9, 2015 at the:
EAST LANSING MARRIOTT AT UNIVERSITY PLACE;  517-337-4440
Book Standard Room at East Lansing Marriott at University Place for $145 per night

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation prior to Oct. 15, 2015 will receive full refund, no refunds thereafter. The School of Packaging reserves the right to cancel or change speakers without notice.

Seminar Series

Date: October 15, 2015 - December 11, 2015
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Room 100 School of Packaging

The MSU School of Packaging: 2015 Seminar Series

The MSU School of Packaging is pleased to invite you to participate in the School of Packaging Seminar Series. The School of Packaging Seminar Series was initiated in 2010 to encourage the exchange of ideas across different disciplines as they apply to packaging.  The goal is to provide a forum for faculty researchers and students to discuss advances in packaging science and specific research needs that will strengthen the packaging discipline. Each year we also invite distinguished professionals from Michigan and across the United States to the School to give presentations on topics of current interest. The variety of the seminars presented is crucial to the success of our Seminar Series.

This year’s seminar speakers are: 
In order of appearence, more will be added as they are confirmed

Dr. Henrik Pålsson, Associate Professor, Packaging Logistics, Lund University, Sweden
Presentation: Packaging logistics in supply chain practice – current state, challenges and improvement potential
Date: September 3, 2015 at 3:00pm
Location: MSU School of Packaging room 100

The presenter has been doing research for more than ten years on this topic and prior to that he worked with it in industry for five years. The seminar will use current knowledge and empirical insights from a multiple case study of 22 unique supply chains, three single case studies and statistical data to highlight and discuss the current state, challenges and improvement potential of packaging logistics in supply chains. These issues will be discussed in terms of economic and environmental sustainability and logistics efficiency. The seminar will cover the need for a system perspective in packaging logistics, returnable vs. one-way packaging, and suggest improvement areas and associated challenges for different parts of a packaging system and for different supply chain actors.

This meeting will be shared via ZOOM:
Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android: https://msu.zoom.us/j/4524916576
Or join by phone: +1 415 762 9988 or +1 646 568 7788 US Toll
Meeting ID: 452 491 6576
International numbers available: https://msu.zoom.us/zoomconference?m=C9NM1SHE9e1KsKqenuTiV1JgWhv9cVu0 
Or join from a H.323/SIP room system:
Dial: 162.255.36.11 (US West) or 162.255.37.11 (US East)
Meeting ID: 452 491 6576 

Dr. Mary Ann Curran, LCA & Sustainability Consultant at BAMAC Ltd., Rock Hill, SC
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Title:  Presentation: Life Cycle Assessment and Other Approaches in Evaluating System-Wide Environmental impacts of Products, Processes and Packaging
Date: October 15, 2015 at 3:00pm
Location: MSU School of Packaging room 100

Dr. Mary Ann Curran is an internationally-recognized expert in the field of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). After 32 years of federal service as a research chemical engineer with the US Environmental Protection Agency, Dr. Curran works independently as an LCA and sustainability consultant (BAMAC, Ltd., Cincinnati, Ohio). Upon receiving a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati in 1980, Dr. Curran began working for the EPA’s National Risk Management Research Laboratory in Cincinnati, Ohio. After working in waste management research for several years, her research turned to industrial pollution prevention. In 1989, this work introduced her to a new environmental management approach called LCA. Through 20+ years of LCA research, networking, and publishing, she developed an in-depth knowledge of the field and created an extensive network of LCA researchers and practitioners world-wide. Dr. Curran is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment. She has authored and co-authored numerous papers and book chapters which address the LCA concept and its applications, and created the LCA Handbook: A Guide to Environmentally Sustainable Products as editor and co-author (published by Scrivener-Wiley in October 2012). She has presented EPA’s activities in LCA-related research at technical meetings across the US and in Europe, South America, South Africa, Asia, and Australia. Dr. Curran studied Environmental Management and Policy at Lund University, Lund, Sweden (MSc 1996); and earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Erasmus University’s International PhD program on “Cleaner Products, Cleaner Production, Industrial Ecology and Sustainability” for her thesis entitled “Development of Life Cycle Methodology: A Focus on Co-Product Allocation” (2008). Dr. Curran is a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).
Specialties: Life Cycle Assessment, Environmental Sustainability, Pollution Prevention
 

 

 

 

AFRE Global Food Systems Economics and Management Position Candidate Seminar - Nicoleta Uzea

Date: September 21, 2015
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: 75 Morrill Hall of Agriculture

Seminar Title and Abstract

“Risk Management in the Agri-Food Industry and Unintended Consequences of Government Risk Management Programs”

With volatility on the rise, risk management is becoming one of the most important managerial roles facing the agriculture and food industry. This paper draws upon empirical evidence from agriculture to examine one risk management strategy that is available to businesses – i.e., risk balancing – and how government risk management programs may lead to unintended consequences on firms’ risk management behavior. Risk balancing refers to the balancing of business risk and financial risk by firms through their investment and borrowing decisions. That is, any increase in income variability (business risk) could be offset by a decrease in leverage (financial risk). Conversely, upward adjustments in optimal leverage levels could be warranted when income variability decreases. Using this framework, a number of studies showed theoretically that farm policies designed to reduce business risk can, through risk balancing, lead to increased financial leverage and probability of farm financial failure. This paper takes advantage of a unique longitudinal farm-level data set from Ontario to examine whether Canadian risk management programs fail to reduce farm risk as a result of farmers’ risk balancing behavior. Results show that (1) risk balancing holds particularly for the larger farms and (2) participation in the main government risk management program increases the probability that farms take on more debt than they would take otherwise. The managerial and policy implications of this research are presented.

 

Dr. Olivier Vitrac lectures and workshops

Date: July 1, 2015
Location: School of Packaging, MSU

LECTURES ABOUT

“PREDICTION OF MASS TRANSFER IN POLYMERS”

by OLIVIER VITRAC, Ph.D.

INRA, FRANCE

When

Presentation

Where

29th June (Monday)

10:00am-11:00am

Diffusion coefficients of organic solutes in polymers: new perspectives of prediction

Conference Center, Room 100, School of Packaging

Abstract: Diffusion coefficients in and through polymers are of general interest in many technological applications from material science, membranes to packaging applications. It is had been thought for decades that they could not be predicted from first principles for bulky and flexible solutes. This presentation bridges two theories, the free-volume and the Rouse theory, to reproduce the scaling of diffusion coefficients of solutes with linearly repeated patterns in arbitrary polymers at any temperature. The resulting approach is demonstrated for both aliphatic and aromatic solutes based on molecular simulations and experimental data. Extensions to other branched solutes are sketched.

NO NEED TO REGISTER FOR THIS ON CAMPUS SESSION
TO REGISTER FOR THE ONLINE WEBINAR VIA this link for ZOOM:
https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/c35f709b7978dba934538d7d4481ef37

30th June (Tuesday)

2:00pm-3:00pm

An atomistic Flory-Huggins formulation for the tailored prediction of activity and partition coefficients

The Ternes Outreach Center, Room 120, School of Packaging

Registration required

Abstract: Claiming that activity coefficients are the easiest properties to calculate was a utopia until few years ago. Conventional techniques sample configurational space by particle insertion/deletion methods or by thermodynamic integration ones. They are particularly time-consuming and almost intractable for large solutes in entangled polymer matrices. Conversely, we developed new tailored methods to estimate chemical potentials or activity coefficients in situations met in food packaging applications: aqueous dominant mixtures, homopolymers and copolymers. They rely on a compressible Flory-Huggins formulation at atomistic scale with additional entropy and enthalpy corrections inferred by molecular dynamics simulation. Corrections are particularly important to reproduce radial distributions, cooperative hydrogen bonding and the residual elastic energy in glassy polymers. The whole approach has been validated to estimate partition coefficients of various substances (e.g., aroma, plastic additives, homologous series of alkanes and alcohols) between a broad range of polymers and food simulants.

TO REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP FOR THE ON CAMPUS VIA OUR ONLINE STORE in the link below
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1st  July (Wednesday)

2:00pm-4:00pm

Workshop: Prediction of the migration: beyond conventional estimates*

The Ternes Outreach Center, Room 120, School of Packaging

Registration required

Abstract: Regulations in the EU and the US authorize the use of migration modeling to demonstrate the compliance of food contact materials or substances. The legal basis assumes that there is enough scientific evidences to support compliance but not for non-compliance. This presentation will give an overview of the different recognized methods to overestimate the migration in food and consumer exposure. In simple cases, the overestimation can originate from conservative assumptions or from probabilistic estimates. For more sophisticated cases involving complex designs or industrial practices along the supply chain, more robust approaches are required. A recent methodology based on Failure Mode and Effects and Criticality Analysis will be illustrated as well as the concepts of food packaging “safe-by-design”. http://modmol.agroparistech.fr/SFPD/

TO REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP FOR THE ON CAMPUS VIA OUR ONLINE STORE in the link below
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Choose the “worshop” option in the online store; registration is free. 

 

Dr. Olivier Vitrac

Researcher at the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), Massy, France

Dr. Vitrac is a graduate from the Paris Institute of Technology (ParisTech) in Chemical Engineering (PhD and MS) and from the AgroSup Dijon in Food-Processing Engineering (Eng. degree). He has been researcher at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture in Colombia (member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research). He was a postdoctoral fellow at the French Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement (CIRAD).

He has authored more than 40 original scientific articles and more than 20 book chapters. He is a specialist of mass transfer and multiscale modeling from molecules to large simulations for chemical risk assessment. His work covers theory, experiments and probabilistic simulation of mass transfer in and through polymeric and porous materials. Most of his approaches have been distributed freely through the Safe Food Packaging Portal initiative or through separated open-source projects.

Dr. Vitrac collaborated to several projects funded by the EU union. He coordinated the project SafeFoodPack Design funded by the French National Research Agency (2011-2014). He collaborates regularly with industry (e.g. EDF, Solvay, Cargill, McCain, Pepsi-Cola, Pernod, SEB…) and provides public expertise for the EU Commission, and, recently, for the FDA on advanced modeling issues.

Packaging Basics

Date: May 11, 2015
Location: The School of Packaging Ternes Outreach Center

This hands-on workshop is designed for all levels of industry professionals that have a role in managing packaging and related operations within their organizations seeking a formal background in packaging concepts. The workshop offers full insight in all aspects of packaging including function, materials, systems and processes, distribution and more! You will leave this course better prepared to implement virtual design and sustainability practices to your company’s packaging and related operations. This course is taught by School of Packaging professors and instructors and is reflective of the same core content instilled in our undergraduate curriculum.The  workshop is a total of 32 hours of content, including many networking opportunities with course participants. Class size is limited. Sign up today! 

Workshop cost is $1,995 and includes all materials, three lunches and one networking dinner. 

Dates: May 11-15, 2015. 

To register please visit our online store.

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Networking Challenge 2013                                                                      2014 Group at the Recycling Center 

Below is this year’s course schedule:

2015 Michigan State University School of Packaging – Packaging Basics Course Agenda
448 Wilson Road, East Lansing, MI USA

Time

Daily Schedule

 

MONDAY May 11, 2015

1:00

WELCOME FROM THE DIRECTOR OF THE SCHOOL OF PACKAGING and Class Introductions

1:45

INTRODUCTION TO PACKAGING (a.k.a. PKG 101):  This session will explore how packaging materials and containers are used to protect, contain, communicate and provide utility for products.  It will introduce packaging terminology and provide the basic fundamentals for the remainder of the course.

3:45

BREAK

3:55

TOUR OF PACKAGING BUILDING: The tour will provide a detailed walk-through of all the School’s laboratory space and highlight research areas. 

4:30

NETWORKING CHALLENGE AND DINNER: Put your “skills” to the test and meet other industry professionals in a fun atmosphere.  Learning wouldn’t be the same if we didn’t give you a group project!   We will be walking to dinner and will provide a guided tour of the campus along the way, please dress accordingly and bring comfortable walking shoes.  The walk one-way is approximately 20 minutes.  Driving is an option as well. 

 

TUESDAY May 12, 2015

8:15

Materials Section 1: GLASS AND METAL:  This session will focus on the raw materials, manufacturing, forms, advantages and limitations of Glass and Metal packaging as used in packaging.

9:45

Materials Section 2: PAPER AND PAPERBOARD:  This session will focus on the material characteristics and the processes of creating paper, paperboard and corrugated that are commonly used in packaging applications.

10:30

BREAK

10:40

Materials Section 2: PAPER AND PAPERBOARD continued

12:00

LUNCH

12:45

Materials Section 2: PAPER AND PAPERBOARD LABORTORY TOUR AND DEMONSTRATION

1:30 

Materials Section 3: PLASTICS IN PACKAGING: This session will focus on the material characteristics and the processes of creating the different plastics that are commonly used in packaging applications.

2:45

BREAK

2:55 

Materials Section 3: PLASTICS IN PACKAGING continued

4:15 

Materials Section 3: PLASTICS IN PACKAGING LABORATORY TOUR AND DEMONSTRATIONS

 

WEDNESDAY May 13, 2015

8:15

LABELS, CLOSURES, PRINTING

9:45  

BREAK and transition to room 121

10:15

VIRTUAL PACKAGE DESIGN & PROTOTYPE LABORATORY

11:30

LUNCH

12:15

Interactive group discussions of actual packaging projects; review of grab bag items as well as overview of MSU SoP Programs for industry

1:00

PACKAGING SUSTAINABILITY: This session will focus on materials that offer more sustainable choices for packaging applications and will also touch on LCA and other environmental aspects of packaging.

1:45

DECISION SCIENCE as it relates to packaging: This session will cover computer programs commonly used in packaging roles such as Microsoft Project and CAPE

3:00

Break

3:15

PACKAGING AND COMMUNICATION: What Cues Catch Consumer Attention? 

 

THURSDAY May 14, 2015

8:00

DISTRIBUTION DYNAMICS - This session will focus on the distribution hazards most commonly found with shipping of packages such as; atmosphere, shock, vibration, drop and compression forces. 

10:00

DISTRIBUTION DYNAMICS LABORATORY: Review demonstrations using the dynamic testing laboratory.

11:00

Break

11:15

ASTM/ ISTA standard explanation

11:30

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT:  This session will focus on the different mechanisms of supply chain environments and packaging opportunities for many different industry sectors

12:30

LUNCH

1:20

Travel to tours

2:00

Tour of Meijer Distribution
No Open Toe or Open Heeled Shoes please! 

4:00

Tour of Smithers Pira

5:00

RETURN TO SCHOOL

 

FRIDAY May 15, 2015

8:15

PACKAGING MACHINERY and PACKAGING MACHINERY LABORATORY  ACTIVITIES

10:30

BREAK

10:45

Class grab bag reports; 3-5 min flash reports from class

 

 

 12:00

END

A block of rooms will be reserved for $99 per night until April 26, 2015 at the:
MARRIOTT TownePlace Suites East Lansing
Book your stay here for $99 per night

Other hotel options can be found under VISITING US

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation prior to April 27 will receive full refund. After April 27, no refunds will be given. The School of Packaging reserves the right to cancel or change speakers without notice.

If you have questions, please contact Cimberly Weir at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 

 

Packaging: the User Experience

Date: April 27, 2015 - April 30, 2015
Location: Ternes Outreach Center, Packaging Building room 120

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Lead By: Dr. Bruce Harte

Dr. Bruce R. Harte is Professor at the School of Packaging, Michigan State University, and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition.  He has been a member of the packaging faculty since January, 1979, and was Director of the School 1993 – April 1, 2004.  He was Acting Director of the School of Packaging from January 1, 1986 – June 30, 1986, and was Associate Director of the School’s Center for Food and Pharmaceutical Packaging Research from its inception in 1987 – 2007.  Dr. Harte was an executive board member of the International Association of Packaging Research Institutes from 1993 – 2003.  Dr. Harte was selected to the Packaging Hall of Fame in 2004 and in 2010 was made a Distinguished Professor of Michigan State University.

Dr. Harte’s research interests include product/package interaction and compatibility, product stability and quality maintenance, barrier packaging, active packaging, material science applications to packaging including bio-based materials, and product-process-package system development.  Much of his work has been cross disciplinary with Food Science and Human Nutrition, Horticulture, and Bio-systems engineering.   Dr. Harte has had substantial interaction with the packaging and manufacturing industries, both in the U.S. and internationally. 

 

 

Location: Michigan State School of Packaging

Jointly sponsored by: The Understanding and Insight Group and the Michigan State School of Packaging in cooperation with Amway R&D

Empowered Packaging: Techniques that transform your Package Design

Packaging: The User’s Experience is an interactive, three and a half-day workshop that teaches a unique and innovative approach to package concept development using targeted tools and critical thinking to help attendees advance their skills through all phases of packaging development, particularly concept development and packaging alignment.  Tools such as knowledge mapping, consumer and marketing observation, idiographing, hypothesis generation, protocept development, QMA, Kano, Gameboard, conjoint analysis, rapid package optimization, and more are used to drive the package design. Using this approach, participants will develop a more in-depth understanding of the user/consumer experience and how to work with consumers to make the right package, at the right time, considering people’s needs.  It is anticipated that this course will help improve a company’s package concept development process resulting in a much higher market entry success rate and conversely less package introduction failures.  This will decrease the amount of time and money spent on concepts that don’t work in the marketplace, resulting in faster to market packages that do work, ultimately improving a company’s profitability.

''DAY 1 (evening only, dinner provided):

  • Participant Introductions
  • Philosophy of Course
  • Current State of Packaging

''DAY 2:

  • Introduction
    • Philosophy of Course
    • Business Case      
  • Discovery: Understanding consumer needs

    • Knowledge Mapping                                                                            
    • Person Observation 
    • Idiographs
    • Market Observation 
    • Hypothesis Generation

''DAY 3: 

  • Scoping: Developing the packaging idea
    • QMA
    • Kano                                                                               
    • Gameboard
    • Quantitative Conjoint                                           
  • Concept Development and Project Brief          

''DAY 4:

  • Scoping (continued)
    • RPN           
    • Revisiting Kano
  • Optimization: Finalizing the packaging design

    • Rapid Packaging Optimization (RPO)

 

Registration Details

Registration: $2,295  

To register visit our online store!

Course Instructors

Bruce Harte, Ph.D.: 34+ years working as a packaging educator and researcher. Has developed several courses and spent considerable time in packaging development. Worked with both US and international product and package companies to improve their packaging solutions.

Jacqueline Beckley is the Founder and President of The Understanding & Insight Group and has made understanding consumers and the choices they make her unending passion. With technologies and patented processes for quantifying consumer emotions, she unearths deeply-held motivators that pre-determine buyers’ behavior in the marketplace.  She is a Fellow in The Institute of Food Technologists.

Melissa Jeltema, Ph.D. more than 30 years experience in consumer research and product design.  She has developed a variety of methods for consumer driven product design. 

Stephanie Swint is a senior engineer at Amway where she has spent more than a decade of her career as a packaging engineer.  She has managed hundreds of package developments in  the beauty category and holds four granted patents and one pending.  Swint earned her packaging degree from Michigan State University.

AuBree Taylor is a senior research scientist at Amway where she works in Consumer Product Research supporting R&D.  She is a two-time Spartan with degrees in Advertising and PR as well as Packaging.  In her current role she supports the packaging department with consumer and design thinking tools in the fuzzy front end.

A block of rooms will be reserved until March 26, 2015 at the: 
East Lansing Marriott at University Place 
Book your stay here for $145 per night

 

Annual Awards Banquet

Date: April 16, 2015
Location: Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center

''The School of Packaging and the Packaging Alumni Association invite all Donors, Scholarship Receipients, Award Winners, and their Family and Friends to the 2015 Annual Awards Banquet. 

This event is made possible by the Donors of the Packaging Alumni Association; a complete list of PAA Sponsors can be viewed on the MSU PAA website at: www.msupaa.org

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Please visit our “online store” to RSVP and/ or purchase additional tickets.  MSU School of Packaging Online Store 

Michigan Citizen Planner: Webinar Series - Class 6

Date: December 21, 2017

The 2017 Master Citizen Planner (MCP) Webinar Series is designed to offer participants the latest updates and information on current topics. Using Zoom WebinarMSU Extension educators will provide an overview of topics of interest to planning and zoning officials. Webinars are the third Thursday of February, April, June, August, October and December from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Each session is available individually or participants can register for all six at once. MCPs will earn one hour of continuing education per webinar.

The sixth session will be: Land Use Legislative and Case Law Recap for 2017 Brad Neumann, AICP; Local government planning and zoning responsibilities and limitations are ever-changing. Learn about major legislation and case law that has come to influence your community’s planning and zoning program during 2017. What you don’t know can still land you in court!

The cost per webinar will be $10 for MCPs and $20 for regular registrants. 

Registration is available online. The last date for online registration is December 20, 2017.

Accommodations

Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For more information contact Citizen Planner Coordinator, Janean Danca, at (269) 657-8213 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

2017 Making it in Michigan Conference and Marketplace Trade Show

Date: November 7, 2017
Location: Lansing Center, Lansing, MI

The MSU Product Center is hosting their 10th annual Making it in Michigan Conference and Marketplace Trade Show on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, at the Lansing Center in Lansing. This one-day conference provides visitors with all the resources to launch or expand their businesses. If you are a new or existing business trying to find the right customers and expand your markets, the Marketplace trade show is a must for your business success. This is the event that every entrepreneur, producer, buyer and processor in food and agricultural businesses needs to attend. Learn more at 2017 Making it in Michigan Conference.

Michigan Citizen Planner: Webinar Series - Class 5

Date: October 19, 2017

The 2017 Master Citizen Planner (MCP) Webinar Series is designed to offer participants the latest updates and information on current topics. Using Zoom WebinarMSU Extension educators will provide an overview of topics of interest to planning and zoning officials. Webinars are the third Thursday of February, April, June, August, October and December from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Each session is available individually or participants can register for all six at once. MCPs will earn one hour of continuing education per webinar.

The fifth session will be: Understanding and Planning for the Shared Economy Andy Northrop; The Sharing Economy, characterized by the sharing and reuse of excess goods and services, has spawned opportunities for leveraging assets and fostering business ventures, thus leading to a new wave of entrepreneurs in the 21st century. As a result, ventures, such as ridesharing, shared housing, and other shared services are moving communities to rethink (and redesign) policies and plans. This program will address a number of Sharing Economy business models that have empowered entrepreneurship and discuss a number of policies communities can take to foster this growing trend. Industry, such as travel and tourism, will be used as an example.

The cost per webinar will be $10 for MCPs and $20 for regular registrants. 

Registration is available online. The last date for online registration is December 20, 2017.

Accommodations

Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For more information contact Citizen Planner Coordinator, Janean Danca, at (269) 657-8213 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Adopt-A-Highway

Date: September 30, 2017 - September 30, 2017
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: Hidden Lake Gardens, Tipton, MI

Michigan Citizen Planner: Webinar Series - Class 4

Date: August 17, 2017

The 2017 Master Citizen Planner (MCP) Webinar Series is designed to offer participants the latest updates and information on current topics. Using Zoom WebinarMSU Extension educators will provide an overview of topics of interest to planning and zoning officials. Webinars are the third Thursday of February, April, June, August, October and December from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Each session is available individually or participants can register for all six at once. MCPs will earn one hour of continuing education per webinar.

The forth session will be: Real Estate Law for Planning Commissioners Wend Walker; Local land use decision-makers often interact with real estate attorneys who represent development project participants and handle the legal issues involved. This webinar will demystify the legal lingo you hear and help you review development proposals with a better understanding of real estate law, including due diligence, ownership structures, leases, easements, private land use controls, and project financing.

The cost per webinar will be $10 for MCPs and $20 for regular registrants. 

Registration is available online. The last date for online registration is December 20, 2017.

Accommodations

Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For more information contact Citizen Planner Coordinator, Janean Danca, at (269) 657-8213 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Adopt-A-Highway

Date: July 22, 2017 - July 22, 2017
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: Hidden Lake Gardens, Tipton, MI

Artisan Hands-On Basic Cheese Making Workshop

Date: June 21, 2017 - June 23, 2017
Location: Dairy Food Complex, 1135 S. Anthony Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824

This three-day class is designed for people who have never made cheese before and those who want to improve their skills in order to enter the cheese business. Participants will learn about milk quality, ingredients, processes for making a variety of cheeses, techniques and requirements for aging cheese and planning to establish a farmstead or artisan cheese business.

The heart of the workshop is the hands-on opportunity for participants to make a number of cheeses, that may include fresh lactic, Italian, Alpine, Dutch and American varieties from goat and cow milk. A cheese tasting, featuring locally produced cheeses, takes place Tuesday evening.

Learn from Dr. John Partridge, Bill Robb, Barb Jenness and the MSU Dairy Plant employees about how to make cheese, start a cheese business and practice food safety.

The workshop takes place at the MSU Dairy Plant, part of the Dairy Foods Complex on the MSU campus, 1135 S. Anthony Hall, East Lansing, Mich. Visit http://fshn.msu.edu/facilities/dairyComplex.html

The registration fee of $625 per person includes tuition, resource material handouts, all workshop supplies, lunches and refreshments for all three days. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The class must be limited to 20, so there can be no refunds unless we can fill your space.

Schedule:

Wednesday June 21

9:30 a.m. Registration

10:00 a.m. Review raw materials (milk, rennet, culture, salt, color), cleaning and sanitation methods

Noon Lunch

1:00 p.m. Raw materials, cleaning and sanitation methods (continued)

2:30 p.m. Break

3:00 p.m. Labs:

Tour plant equipment

Set lactic cheeses

5:00 p.m. Adjourn

Thursday, June 22

8:00 a.m. Lab: Ladling lactic cheeses

Lecture: Starter Cultures and Varieties

Lab: Set cheeses

Noon Lunch

1:00 p.m. Labs:

Brine making and maintenance

Cheese making – rennet

Packaging options

Ricotta/heat and acid coagulation

5:30 p.m. Cheese tasting

Friday, June 23

8:00 a.m. Labs: Mozzarella, direct acidification

Flavoring and packaging of lactic cheeses

Noon Lunch

1:00 p.m. Lectures:

Aging Facilities – business planning

and budgets

Management and resources

5:00 p.m. Adjourn

Lodging can be arranged at the MSU Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center at 800-875-5090 or elsewhere in the East Lansing area. For more information contact the Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau at  www.lansing.org or 888-252-6746. 

To register for this event, please visit https://events.anr.msu.edu/cheesemaking2017/.

 

Michigan Citizen Planner: Webinar Series - Class 3

Date: June 15, 2017

The 2017 Master Citizen Planner (MCP) Webinar Series is designed to offer participants the latest updates and information on current topics. Using Zoom WebinarMSU Extension educators will provide an overview of topics of interest to planning and zoning officials. Webinars are the third Thursday of February, April, June, August, October and December from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Each session is available individually or participants can register for all six at once. MCPs will earn one hour of continuing education per webinar.

The third session will be: Tools, Tips, and Techniques for local government success in the New Economy Crystal Wilson; Many people have heard of the New Economy or global economy, but what are local governments doing to prepare for it? Now is the time for communities in Michigan to assess their planning, zoning, and local practices to support the ways many businesses think, act, and remain competitive in this new world. This webinar will provide best practices, checklists, and guides to assist urban, rural, and suburban communities to prepare for success in the New Economy.

The cost per webinar will be $10 for MCPs and $20 for regular registrants. 

Registration is available online. The last date for online registration is December 20, 2017.

Accommodations

Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For more information contact Citizen Planner Coordinator, Janean Danca, at (269) 657-8213 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Green Infrastructure Conference

Date: May 31, 2017 - June 2, 2017
Location: Cobo Hall, Detroit, MI

This is the first conference to focus on using green infrastructure across the landscape with a primary goal to benefit the Great Lakes. The time is right for a comprehensive look at this important topic.

The conference location is in the middle of the Great Lakes chain, and at the forefront of many innovative green infrastructure projects. Much of Detroit is being recreated from the ground up. They are finding ways to reduce the burden on combined sewers for less than the cost of storing and treating combined effluent. They are making neighborhoods feel safer and more inviting and increasing green acreage over the top of thriving industry. These efforts are clearly linked to the Great Lakes, by reducing nutrient inputs to Lake Erie, and all Great Lakes’ and St Lawrence waters downstream.

This conference will include over 80 speakers to address the topics of green infrastructure technology, economics, local government/public works, and multijurisdictional/regional scale projects. The conference will also offer tours of green infrastructure projects across Detroit, valuable networking opportunities, and an exhibitor area. Don’t miss out! Come be part of what is happening to advance green infrastructure within the Great Lakes’ watershed in 2017!

This event is hosted by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) and its partners.

To learn more about this event, visit the Michigan Department of Enviornmental Equality (MDEQ) website.

Entomology Faculty Meeting

Date: May 19, 2017
Time: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Location: Gordon Guyer Conference Room, 244 Natural Science

Entomology Department faculty meetings are scheduled for the third Friday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon in The Gordon Guyer Conference Room, 244 Natural Science. Notification will go out to the department if there is any change in the scheduled faculty meeting dates as soon as a necessary change is determined.

 

MHPN Annual Statewide Preservation Conference

Date: May 17, 2017 - May 20, 2017
Location: North Central Michigan College, Petoskey

Each spring, the Network sponsors the state’s largest annual statewide preservation conference to provide training and networking opportunities geared to both beginners and seasoned preservationists. In addition to offering sessions crammed with the latest news and information from around the state, the conference is known for its keynote speakers, festive evening activities, and annual auction of Michigan items ranging from overnights at historic bed-and-breakfasts, to antiques, books, and gourmet delights. Among the many features of the gathering is the Vendor’s Showcase, which provides and opportunity for the general public to view the latest products and services in the preservation industry.

Historic preservation is all about work done in partnership with others.

There’s the large preservation project that makes the news – perhaps the late-19th-century furniture manufactory in West Michigan transformed into unique residential lofts – and there’s the property owner working Up North every summer to reclaim the wood windows of a late-19th-century cottage. In the first project, the property owner is in a dizzying partnership with investors, bankers, accountants, attorneys, consultants, and state and federal agencies. In the second, the cottager forms a simple alliance with the local lumberyard owner who shares the art of re-roping a window’s weights and pulleys.

Then there’s every imaginable form of partnership in between. An adventuresome couple takes some classes, buys an early-20th-century Bungalow, and restores its original wood sheathing, hardwood floors, and leaded-glass cabinetry. An enormous group resonates to a crowd-funding appeal and underwrites production of an architectural history book. A small group refuses to accept a crumbling village center; its like-minded individuals restore key buildings and, with inventive sales and marketing, reclaim a destination soon attracting weekend travelers. And there’s the entire town – from children, to cultural leaders, to local officials – that comes together to save a stunning local opera house.

Placing collaborative efforts at the forefront in 2017, we seek presenters who will provide participants with the skills needed to work in all kinds of partnerships helping to  maintain their traditional downtowns and neighborhoods, safeguard Michigan’s architectural treasures of the recent past, understand and protect their pre-historic and historic archaeological resources, counter development pressures on shoreline and agricultural communities, revitalize their Legacy Cities, and more.  

For more information, visit the conference website.

Plant Sale

Date: May 13, 2017 - May 13, 2017
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Hidden Lake Gardens, Tipton, MI

The annual Plant Sale offers annuals, perennials, shrubs, trees, conifers, hostas, vegetables, herbs, and other ornamental garden and landscape plants.  HLG staff and volunteers will be available to answer questions and assist in plant selections.  Visit our website in May for an updated list of plants for sale.  Plant Sale hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Plant Sale Preview - Members Only!

Date: May 12, 2017 - May 12, 2017
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Location: Hidden Lake Gardens, Tipton, MI

Friends of Hidden Lake Gardens members receive a sneak-peek chance to purchase the great plants of the HLG Plant Sale the evening before the public sale.

 

Great Lakes Spring Circuit

Date: May 12, 2017 - May 14, 2017

7 p.m., Friday

8 a.m., Saturday and Sunday

The Michigan Quarter Horse Association is an enthusiastic group of individuals who breed, raise, train, show or just plain love the American Quarter Horse. MQHA offers those who wish to compete nearly 40 AQHA/MQHA approved shows, including an All-Novice Show/Open Show to introduce less seasoned competitors to national competition. Shows offer not only halter, showmanship, western and hunt seat classes, but trail, western riding, roping, reining, barrels and poles, over fences and many other specialty competitions.

For more information, please visit the Michigan Quarter Horse Association’s Event page: http://www.miquarterhorse.com/shows.html

Bug House Open House

Date: May 8, 2017
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: 146-147 Natural Science Building

Our spring open house provides an opportunity to see the Bug House at your own leisure for free! Great event for kids and parents alike!

 

College of Social Science Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony Spring 2017

Date: May 6, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Location: Breslin Student Events Center, 534 Birch Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824

The College of Social Science Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony for students graduating in Spring 2017 will be held in the Breslin Center at 8:30 a.m. on Sat., May 6. Urban and Regional Planning students will graduate as a part of this ceremony.

Each ceremony is two hours. Doors open one hour and 15 minutes early. NO admission tickets required.

Check out the Spring 2017 Commencement Schedule for a full list of ceremonies.

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Undergraduate Commencement Spring 2017

Date: May 6, 2017
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Breslin Student Events Center, 534 Birch Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony for students graduating in Spring 2017 will be held in the Breslin Center at 7:30 p.m. on Sat., May 6. Undergraduates in all CANR majors, including Construction Management, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture students will graduate as a part of this ceremony.

Each ceremony is about two hours. Doors open one hour and 15 minutes early. NO admission tickets required.

Check out the Spring 2017 Commencement Schedule for a full list of ceremonies.

2017 APA National Planning Conference

Date: May 6, 2017 - May 9, 2017
Location: Javits Convention Center, New York City, NY

Planning is on the move. Get on board! Take the APA train to the 2017 National Planning Conference in New York City.

Submit a Proposal. Propose a session, workshop, discussion, or bite-sized presentation for NPC17 and share your ideas about where planning is headed.

Key Dates for Speakers and Organizers

  • June 1, 2016 - Session Proposal window opens
  • July 29, 2016 - Mobile workshop proposals due
  • August 25, 2016 - Session; deep dive; facilitated discussion; general and student posters; Fast, Funny, or Passionate proposals due
  • October 13, 2016 - Student Fast Funny or Passionate proposals due
  • May 6–9, 2017 - National Planning Conference in New York City

More Information

College of Social Science Advanced Degree Commencement Ceremony Spring 2017

Date: May 5, 2017
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Location: Breslin Student Events Center, 534 Birch Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824

The College of Social Science Advanced Degree Commencement Ceremony for students graduating in Spring 2017 will be held in the Breslin Center at 3:30 p.m. on Fri., May 5. Urban & Regional Planning students will receive their degrees as a part of this ceremony.

The ceremony is about two and a half hours. Doors open one hour and 15 minutes early. NO admission tickets required.

Degree Candidate schedule

Assembly of degree candidates at 2:30 p.m.
Commencement Processional at 3:20 p.m.

Check out the Spring 2017 Commencement Schedule for a full list of ceremonies.

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Advanced Degree Commencement Spring 2017

Date: May 5, 2017
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Location: Breslin Student Events Center, 534 Birch Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824

The CANR Advanced Degree Commencement Ceremony for students graduating in Spring 2017 will be held in the Breslin Center at 3:30 p.m. on Fri., May 5. Construction Management, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture students will receive their degrees as a part of this ceremony.

The ceremony is about two and a half hours. Doors open one hour and 15 minutes early. NO admission tickets required.

Degree Candidate schedule

Assembly of degree candidates at 2:30 p.m.
Commencement Processional at 3:20 p.m.

Check out the Spring 2017 Commencement Schedule for a full list of ceremonies.

Michigan Citizen Planner: Macomb County - Class 7

Date: May 4, 2017
Time: 6 - 9 p.m
Location: MSU Extension Office Assembly room, 21885 Dunham Road, Suite 12, Clinton Township, MI 48036

About

Michigan Citizen Planner offers land use education and training to locally appointed and elected planning officials. The Citizen Planner program is a seven-session series leading to a certificate of completion awarded by MSU Extension. The course is intended for local appointed and elected officials, zoning administrators and interested citizens.

The Macomb County Citizen Planner classroom program will be held at the MSU Extension Office Assembly room at 21885 Dunham Road, Suite 12, Clinton Township, MI 48036. Class begins on March 9 and continues on Thursday evenings, 6 - 9 p.m., March 16, 23, 29, April 13, 20, 27, and May 4, 2017. There will be no class on April 6, 2017. The May 4 class is not required for the Citizen Planner certificate and may not be used as a substitute for a core class (1-7), but is required to be considered for a scholarship from Macomb County. The attached flyer has class dates, descriptions, registration information and a map for the MSU Extension office in Clinton Township.

The seventh class will be: The Art of Community Planning - Participation, Effective Meetings and Managing Conflict.

Cancellations

Registration is available online. Registrations cancelled on or after March 2, 2017 will be assessed a $45 cancellation fee.

Michigan Citizen Planner Program: St. Joseph County - Class 7

Date: May 3, 2017
Location: Southwest MI Construction Code Essential Standards Library, 68596 Thomas Road, White Pigeon, MI 49099

The final session wiIl be: The Art of Community Planning - Participation, Effective Meetings and Managing Conflict. It will be held on Wed., May 3, 2017 at the Southwest MI Construction Code Essential Standards Library in White Pigeon, MI. Registration is currently open. The last date for online registration is March 15, 2017.

About

Michigan Citizen Planner offers land use education and training to locally appointed and elected planning officials. The Citizen Planner program is a seven-session series leading to a certificate of completion awarded by MSUE. The course is intended for local appointed and elected officials, zoning administrators and interested citizens.

Why?

The simple truth is that communities need to change the way they do community planning. Local officials have a responsibility to help their communities manage the impacts of economic change and be part of the solutions to challenges and issues their communities face. Local communities that proactively plan to succeed in the New Economy can improve their quality of life and lead Michigan’s recovery and transformation. Michigan Citizen Planner empowers local officials to shape the future of their communities by providing them with the tools and education they need to lead. Participants may also choose to continue on with the program and earn the Master Citizen Planner (MCP) credential by completing the Fundamentals of Planning and Zoning, an exam, and a capstone presentation. Master Citizen Planners receive course discounts, exclusive training opportunities and other incentives.

The St. Joseph County Citizen Planner classroom program will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM beginning March 22, 2017, with class dates of March 29, April 5, 12, 19, 26 and May 3. Classes will be held at the Southwest MI Construction Code Essential Standards Library, 68596 Thomas Road, White Pigeon, MI 49099. The Citizen Planner program is $295 per participant with discounts offered for groups beginning with 4 participants.

For more information and registration, please take a look at the event summary.

2017 Building Michigan Communities Conference

Date: May 1, 2017 - May 3, 2017
Location: Lansing Center, Lansing, Michigan

With over 1,700 attendees, the Building Michigan Communities Conference has quickly become the largest conference of its kind in the United States. The conference is attended by service providers, nonprofit and for-profit developers and financiers.

Speakers Include:

  • Kevin Elsenheimer, Executive Director, MSHDA
  • Jimmy Wayne, Country Music Singer/Songwriter
  • Tahirih Ziegler, Executive Director, Detroit Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
  • Shaka Senghor, Director of Strategy, #Cut50

To learn more, visit the conference website.

2017 MQHYA Spartan Spectacular!

Date: April 28, 2017 - April 30, 2017

The Michigan Quarter Horse Association is an enthusiastic group of individuals who breed, raise, train, show or just plain love the American Quarter Horse. MQHA offers those who wish to compete nearly 40 AQHA/MQHA approved shows, including an All-Novice Show/Open Show to introduce less seasoned competitors to national competition. Shows offer not only halter, showmanship, western and hunt seat classes, but trail, western riding, roping, reining, barrels and poles, over fences and many other specialty competitions.

For more information, please visit the Michigan Quarter Horse Association’s Event page: http://www.miquarterhorse.com/shows.html

Community Progress Cornerstone Webinar: What is Strategic Code Enforcement?

Date: April 27, 2017
Time: noon-1 p.m.

The Center for Community Progress is kicking off Cornerstone, a new monthly webinar series that equips you with the building blocks to understand and solve tough challenges related to property vacancy, abandonment, and deterioration. The last webinar in the series will be: What is Strategic Code Enforcement? All webinar’s in the series will be held from noon-1 p.m.

In this webinar, practitioners will be invited to look beyond the traditional and toward the potentially transformative role of code enforcement. They will explore a systemic, proactive approach that, when put into action, can make code enforcement more effective and, ultimately, much more efficient. Read the full description of the webinar on the Center for Community Progress event page.

Price: $45.00

To register and to learn more, visit Cornerstone Webinar Series. For those with questions or topic suggestions, please contact Justin Godard at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Earth Day:  Trees for Home and Garden

Date: April 27, 2017 - April 27, 2017
Time: 7-8 p.m.
Location: Hidden Lake Gardens, Tipton, MI

Celebrate Earth Day at Hidden Lake Gardens.  Learn about the benefits of trees.  Participate in a tree planting ceremony with Cub Scout Pack 607.  Take home a tree seedling to plant in your garden.  To register, visit the Tecumseh District Library website or call 517-423-2238.  Tree planting program and ceremony.

 

Entomology Seminar: J.E. McPherson, Distinguished Alumnus Speaker

Date: April 27, 2017
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: Gordon Guyer Conference Room, 244 Natural Science

J. E. McPherson, Distinguished Alumnus Seminar.

Start time is 1:30 p.m. (no snacks). This will be right before the awards ceremony.

Michigan Citizen Planner: Macomb County - Class 6

Date: April 27, 2017
Time: 6 - 9 p.m
Location: MSU Extension Office Assembly room, 21885 Dunham Road, Suite 12, Clinton Township, MI 48036

About

Michigan Citizen Planner offers land use education and training to locally appointed and elected planning officials. The Citizen Planner program is a seven-session series leading to a certificate of completion awarded by MSU Extension. The course is intended for local appointed and elected officials, zoning administrators and interested citizens.

The Macomb County Citizen Planner classroom program will be held at the MSU Extension Office Assembly room at 21885 Dunham Road, Suite 12, Clinton Township, MI 48036. Class begins on March 9 and continues on Thursday evenings, 6 - 9 p.m., March 16, 23, 29, April 13, 20, 27, and May 4, 2017. There will be no class on April 6, 2017. The May 4 class is not required for the Citizen Planner certificate and may not be used as a substitute for a core class (1-7), but is required to be considered for a scholarship from Macomb County. The attached flyer has class dates, descriptions, registration information and a map for the MSU Extension office in Clinton Township.

The sixth class will be: Best Practices for Innovative Planning and Zoning - Green Development, Form-Based Code, Traditional Neighborhood Design and Conservation Design.

Cancellations

Registration is available online. Registrations cancelled on or after March 2, 2017 will be assessed a $45 cancellation fee.

Introduction to Holistic Management

Date: April 26, 2017 - April 27, 2017
Time: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Lake City Research Center, 5401 W. Jennings Rd, Lake City, MI 49651

Introduction to Holistic Management

An introduction will be given on the following topics:

  • Key insights supporting holistic management
  • Reading the land’s ecosystem processes
  • Understanding our use of tools on the land
  • How to make decisions looking at economic, cological, and social needs simultaneously
  • How to plan for a profit, choose enterprises,and prioritize expenses
  • How to plan and pay for infrastructure improvements
  • How to monitor for biological capital growth
  • How to plan for animals to be at the right place, at the right time, and for the right reasons

Why this information is important: Understanding holistic management allows for you to plan, manage, and grow your business to build wealth while building biological capital, and meeting the needs of the people involved.

Light Breakfast, snacks and lunch included with registration

Location: Lake City Research Center
5401 W. Jennings Road
Lake City, MI 49651

$150.00 per participant. $75.00 for the second person from the same farm. Registration is limited to 20 people. A minimum of 2 on-farm decision makers are encouraged but not required to attend.

Please register by April 18, 2017 at https://commerce.cashnet.com/msu_3645  or by sending a check payable to Michigan State University to the address above. Please be sure to include names of all attendees, as well as email addresses. For help with registration, please contact Carla at: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

You can also download the flyer for the event here: Holistic_Mgt_Flyer.pdf

Michigan Citizen Planner Program: St. Joseph County - Class 6

Date: April 26, 2017
Location: Southwest MI Construction Code Essential Standards Library, 68596 Thomas Road, White Pigeon, MI 49099

The sixth session wiIl be: Best Practices for Innovative Planning and Zoning - Green Development, Form-Based Code, Traditional Neighborhood Design and Conservation Design. It will be held on Wed., April 26, 2017 at the Southwest MI Construction Code Essential Standards Library in White Pigeon, MI. Registration is currently open. The last date for online registration is March 15, 2017.

About

Michigan Citizen Planner offers land use education and training to locally appointed and elected planning officials. The Citizen Planner program is a seven-session series leading to a certificate of completion awarded by MSUE. The course is intended for local appointed and elected officials, zoning administrators and interested citizens.

Why?

The simple truth is that communities need to change the way they do community planning. Local officials have a responsibility to help their communities manage the impacts of economic change and be part of the solutions to challenges and issues their communities face. Local communities that proactively plan to succeed in the New Economy can improve their quality of life and lead Michigan’s recovery and transformation. Michigan Citizen Planner empowers local officials to shape the future of their communities by providing them with the tools and education they need to lead. Participants may also choose to continue on with the program and earn the Master Citizen Planner (MCP) credential by completing the Fundamentals of Planning and Zoning, an exam, and a capstone presentation. Master Citizen Planners receive course discounts, exclusive training opportunities and other incentives.

The St. Joseph County Citizen Planner classroom program will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM beginning March 22, 2017, with class dates of March 29, April 5, 12, 19, 26 and May 3. Classes will be held at the Southwest MI Construction Code Essential Standards Library, 68596 Thomas Road, White Pigeon, MI 49099. The Citizen Planner program is $295 per participant with discounts offered for groups beginning with 4 participants.

For more information and registration, please take a look at the event summary.

SBCA: General Meeting

Date: April 25, 2017
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: MSU Central Services Building, 570 Red Cedar Rd, East Lansing, MI

The next general meeting for the Student Builders and Contractors Association (SBCA) will be April 25 at 7 p.m. Ryan McGuire of Clayco will be speaking.

Hanover Forest Science Seminar Series: Rachelle Gould

Date: April 25, 2017
Time: 4-5 p.m. (coffee and cookies at 3:50 p.m.)
Location: Natural Resources Building, 480 Wilson Road, Room 225

Rachelle Gould presents “Cultural Ecosystem Services: How do you measure that (especially when “that” may be dynamic)?”

Rachelle Gould

Cultural ecosystem services (and more generally, socio-cultural values related to ecosystems) are increasingly recognized as a critical component of conservation assessment and practice. This class of services is, however, notoriously thorny and difficult to characterize. Researchers continue to innovate ways to characterize these difficult-to-measure phenomena; the first half of this talk will summarize those current efforts and potential next steps. The second half of the talk will focus on a potential complication with CES that is seldom discussed in the ecosystem services field: that many cultural ecosystem services are dynamic (i.e., that peoples’ perceptions of them develop and change). I will suggest that changes in, and development of, Cultural Ecosystem Services depend on personal experiences, exposure, and the learning often intertwined with those life experiences. I will present results of a literature review investigating how published outcomes of environmental education intersect and interact with Cultural Ecosystem Services.
agritourism manager walking on a trail
Hanover Forest Science Seminar Series Poster

Construction Management Tutoring

Date: April 24, 2017
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Human Ecology Building, 552 W. Circle Drive, Room 115, East Lansing, MI 48824

SPDC is offering tutoring for Construction Management courses during the Spring 2017 semester. The courses for which help is available this semester are CMP 124, CMP 211, CMP 222 and CMP 230. Take advantage of this resource on Monday evenings at 6pm in Room 115 in the Human Ecology Building.

Adopt-A-Highway

Date: April 22, 2017 - April 22, 2017
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: Hidden Lake Gardens, Tipton, MI

Help the Friends of Hidden Lake Gardens clean up our front entryway.  Michigan Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway program provides volunteer care for 6,400 miles of roads, and has collected over one million bags of trash.  Participants must be age 12 or older.  Meet in the Visitors Center.  9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

 

Small Animals Day

Date: April 22, 2017
Location: MSU Pavilion

 

Small Animals Day is slated from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the MSU Pavilion. Admission is $3 per person. Parking is available at the MSU Pavilion.

Join us to milk a cow, watch horse races, hold a baby chick and meet other animals! No farm tours will be given this year.   

Questions? Contact Dorcia Chaison, assistant director of undergraduate programs, at 517-355-0234 or via email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

MSU Science Festival: Great Forest, Great Lakes

Date: April 21, 2017
Time: two presentations: 6:30-7 p.m. and 7:30-8 p.m.
Location: Michigan History Center: 702 W. Kalamazoo Street, Lansing, MI 48909

Learners of all ages will find something to enjoy at this celebration of all things Great Lakes! Think like an engineer to complete a bridge-building challenge, use your puzzle-solving skills to ‘save’ an underwater archaeologist from a shipwreck, meet a ‘Voyageur,’ and more! 6:30-7 p.m. and 7:30-8 p.m.: Presentation by Dr. Richard Kobe: “Great Forest, Great Lakes.”

Learn more about the MSU Science Festival at their website.

 

Entomology Faculty Meeting

Date: April 21, 2017
Time: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Location: Gordon Guyer Conference Room, 244 Natural Science

Entomology Department faculty meetings are scheduled for the third Friday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon in The Gordon Guyer Conference Room, 244 Natural Science. Notification will go out to the department if there is any change in the scheduled faculty meeting dates as soon as a necessary change is determined.

Michigan Citizen Planner: Webinar Series - Class 2

Date: April 20, 2017

The 2017 Master Citizen Planner (MCP) Webinar Series is designed to offer participants the latest updates and information on current topics. Using Zoom WebinarMSU Extension educators will provide an overview of topics of interest to planning and zoning officials. Webinars are the third Thursday of February, April, June, August, October and December from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Each session is available individually or participants can register for all six at once. MCPs will earn one hour of continuing education per webinar.

The second session will be: Writing Parks and Recreation Plans Ingrid Ault; Learn the steps and best practices for developing a 5-year Parks and Recreation Master Plan in this webinar. Examples of how to develop maintenance and management plans for three different park environments will also be provided. Park plans for a preserve, a Trailway, and an urban park will be explored and evaluated for different content. Learn for this webinar so you won’t make mistakes when you write your plans!

The cost per webinar will be $10 for MCPs and $20 for regular registrants. 

Registration is available online. The last date for online registration is December 20, 2017.

Accommodations

Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For more information contact Citizen Planner Coordinator, Janean Danca, at (269) 657-8213 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Michigan Citizen Planner: Macomb County - Class 5

Date: April 20, 2017
Time: 6 - 9 p.m
Location: MSU Extension Office Assembly room, 21885 Dunham Road, Suite 12, Clinton Township, MI 48036

About

Michigan Citizen Planner offers land use education and training to locally appointed and elected planning officials. The Citizen Planner program is a seven-session series leading to a certificate of completion awarded by MSU Extension. The course is intended for local appointed and elected officials, zoning administrators and interested citizens.

The Macomb County Citizen Planner classroom program will be held at the MSU Extension Office Assembly room at 21885 Dunham Road, Suite 12, Clinton Township, MI 48036. Class begins on March 9 and continues on Thursday evenings, 6 - 9 p.m., March 16, 23, 29, April 13, 20, 27, and May 4, 2017. There will be no class on April 6, 2017. The May 4 class is not required for the Citizen Planner certificate and may not be used as a substitute for a core class (1-7), but is required to be considered for a scholarship from Macomb County. The attached flyer has class dates, descriptions, registration information and a map for the MSU Extension office in Clinton Township.

The fifth class will be: Plan Implementation and Development Controls - Subdividing Land, Zoning Controls and Non-Regulatory Techniques.

Cancellations

Registration is available online. Registrations cancelled on or after March 2, 2017 will be assessed a $45 cancellation fee.

Michigan Citizen Planner Program: St. Joseph County - Class 5

Date: April 19, 2017
Location: Southwest MI Construction Code Essential Standards Library, 68596 Thomas Road, White Pigeon, MI 49099

The fifth session wiIl be: Plan Implementation and Development Controls - Subdividing Land, Zoning Controls and Non-Regulatory Techniques. It will be held on Wed., April 19, 2017 at the Southwest MI Construction Code Essential Standards Library in White Pigeon, MI. Registration is currently open. The last date for online registration is March 15, 2017.

About

Michigan Citizen Planner offers land use education and training to locally appointed and elected planning officials. The Citizen Planner program is a seven-session series leading to a certificate of completion awarded by MSUE. The course is intended for local appointed and elected officials, zoning administrators and interested citizens.

Why?

The simple truth is that communities need to change the way they do community planning. Local officials have a responsibility to help their communities manage the impacts of economic change and be part of the solutions to challenges and issues their communities face. Local communities that proactively plan to succeed in the New Economy can improve their quality of life and lead Michigan’s recovery and transformation. Michigan Citizen Planner empowers local officials to shape the future of their communities by providing them with the tools and education they need to lead. Participants may also choose to continue on with the program and earn the Master Citizen Planner (MCP) credential by completing the Fundamentals of Planning and Zoning, an exam, and a capstone presentation. Master Citizen Planners receive course discounts, exclusive training opportunities and other incentives.

The St. Joseph County Citizen Planner classroom program will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM beginning March 22, 2017, with class dates of March 29, April 5, 12, 19, 26 and May 3. Classes will be held at the Southwest MI Construction Code Essential Standards Library, 68596 Thomas Road, White Pigeon, MI 49099. The Citizen Planner program is $295 per participant with discounts offered for groups beginning with 4 participants.

For more information and registration, please take a look at the event summary.

MSU Science Festival: What Nature Means to Us

Date: April 19, 2017
Time: 7:30-8:15 p.m.
Location: The Broad Art Museum Cafe, 547 E. Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI 48824

Grab a cup of coffee and join MSU graduate student Erika Krause and explore the relationship between science and society. Erika will present on “Grab a cup of coffee and join MSU graduate student Erika Krause and explore the relationship between science and society.”

How are cultural identity, cultural heritage, and spirituality connected to the ecosystem? This presentation describes how many people in Benin relate to sites known as wooded shrines through the traditional religion of Vodoun. First-hand experiences as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer in the country are combined with research to give detail to these special relationships. In turn, we’ll consider how we in the United States can relate to this research about what nature means to us.

More on the event is at the MSU Science Festival website.

SPDC Industry Seminar Series - Alan Scott

Date: April 18, 2017
Time: 5-5:45 p.m.
Location: Room 300, Human Ecology Building, 552 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI, 48824

The School of Planning, Design and Construction is hosting the 11th Industry Seminar Series event Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in Room 300 of the Human Ecology Building on the campus of MSU in East Lansing. The featured speaker is Alan Scott, President and Owner of Alan F. Scott, Inc. He is 1973 a Graduate from the SPDC’s Construction Management Program, and will present on ”Challenges and Opportunities Ahead For Single-Family and Multi-Family Builders

The facilitator for this event is Joesph Maguire, President and CEO of Wolverine Development Corporation. The seminar is free and open to the public. RSVPs are required, and can be sent to Heidi Macwan at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call (517) 353-4454. The lecture will take place from 5-5:45 p.m., with a reception following.

2017 Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture: Marcia McNutt

Date: April 18, 2017
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: MSU Union Ballroom

Marcia McNutt is president of the National Academy of Sciences, former editor-in-chief of Science journals and former director of the U.S. Geological Survey. She will be presenting on “Science Advice for Policy Decisions: Is Anyone Listening?”

Dr. McNutt leads the academy that is charged with “providing independent, objective advice to the nation on matters related to science and technology.” Throughout her career, she has played crucial roles during some of the nation’s and the world’s most pivotal events.

The lecture is open to the public and will be followed by a reception.

The Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture is supported by the National Science Foundation; the MSU offices of the President, Provost and Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies; the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources; MSU AgBioResearch; the Environmental Science and Policy Program and the Sustainable Michigan Endowed Project.

To learn more, visit the event page.

Hanover Forest Science Seminar Series: Barry Gardiner

Date: April 18, 2017
Time: 4-5 p.m. (coffee and cookies at 3:50 p.m.)
Location: Natural Resources Building, 480 Wilson Road, Room 225

Barry Gardiner presents “Wind impacts on tree growth, mechanics and damage.” 

Barry Gardiner Portrait
Trees have adapted to survive under a range of wind climates and this involves changes in wood chemical composition, physical structure and morphology at all scales from the cell to the whole plant. Under strong winds trees can reconfigure their canopies, or shed needles, leaves and branches in order to reduce the drag but if the wind is too strong the trees will be uprooted or the stem break. In climates with severe winds, trees have adapted to recover following damage either by shoot sprouting at the stem base or by side branches replacing the apical shoot for trees blown onto the ground. Wind is a major disturbance in many forest ecosystems and can play a crucial role in tree regeneration and the change of successional stage. However, wind damage can also have major economic impacts on orchards and commercial forests as well as important societal and environmental effects, especially in the urban or peri-urban environment. These impacts can be reduced by management that is sensitive to the local site and climatic conditions and accounts for the ability of trees to acclimate to their local wind climate. This seminar will review our understanding of how trees have adapted to the effects of the wind, the consequences of this adaptation for tree growth and wood properties, and the tools and approaches available to forest managers and tree professionals for mitigating wind damage risk.
Tree pulling of eucalyptus in Asturias, Spain
Hanover Forest Science Seminar Series Poster

Entomology Seminar: Deborah Letourneau, UC Santa Cruz

Date: April 17, 2017
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: Gordon Guyer Conference Room, 244 Natural Science

Title To Be Determined

Deborah Letourneau, University of California, Santa Cruz (Will Wetzel)

Seminars are at 4 p.m. on Mondays in Room 244 Natural Sciences, unless otherwise noted. Snacks are provided at 3:45 p.m. Contact the host (in parentheses) to make an appointment with speaker. Contact Carolyn Devereaux at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for seminar information.

Construction Management Tutoring

Date: April 17, 2017
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Human Ecology Building, 552 W. Circle Drive, Room 115, East Lansing, MI 48824

SPDC is offering tutoring for Construction Management courses during the Spring 2017 semester. The courses for which help is available this semester are CMP 124, CMP 211, CMP 222 and CMP 230. Take advantage of this resource on Monday evenings at 6pm in Room 115 in the Human Ecology Building.

MSU Science Festival: The ‘Dirty’ Little Secrets of Trees

Date: April 15, 2017
Time: 2:00 - 2:30 p.m. and 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Baker Woodlot, NE Entrance Located on Bogue St.

How do forests change over time? Why do certain tree species occur where they do? How do soils influence forest change and species composition? Which tree species in Michigan are likely to be dominant in a predicted warmer environment? How do scientists study these questions?  Come find out answers to these questions in this interactive tour of Baker Woodlot. Scientists from MSU’s Department of Forestry will bring research to life through hands-on examples.

Location: Baker Woodlot, NE Entrance Located on Bogue St. View on MSU Campus Map.

 

 

Easter Eggs-Travaganza

Date: April 15, 2017 - April 15, 2017
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Hidden Lake Gardens, Tipton, MI

Bring the kids to celebrate Easter and Spring by decorating eggs, making crafts, and hunting for Easter eggs in the Conservatory and in the Gardens (weather permitting).  Please bring 6 hard-boiled eggs to color.  10 to 11:30 a.m.  Cost:  $12 per child / $10 per child HLG Member.  Registration is required - Space is Limited!  Call 517-431-2060 to register.

 

Easter Eggs-Travaganza

Date: April 14, 2017 - April 14, 2017
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Hidden Lake Gardens, Tipton, MI

Bring the kids to celebrate Easter and Spring by decorating eggs, making crafts, and hunting for Easter eggs in the Conservatory and in the Gardens (weather permitting).  Please bring 6 hard-boiled eggs to color.  10 to 11:30 a.m.  Cost:  $12 per child / $10 per child for HLG Members.  Registration is required - Space is Limited!  Please call 517-431-2060 to register.

 

Michigan Citizen Planner: Macomb County - Class 4

Date: April 13, 2017
Time: 6 - 9 p.m
Location: MSU Extension Office Assembly room, 21885 Dunham Road, Suite 12, Clinton Township, MI 48036

About

Michigan Citizen Planner offers land use education and training to locally appointed and elected planning officials. The Citizen Planner program is a seven-session series leading to a certificate of completion awarded by MSU Extension. The course is intended for local appointed and elected officials, zoning administrators and interested citizens.

The Macomb County Citizen Planner classroom program will be held at the MSU Extension Office Assembly room at 21885 Dunham Road, Suite 12, Clinton Township, MI 48036. Class begins on March 9 and continues on Thursday evenings, 6 - 9 p.m., March 16, 23, 29, April 13, 20, 27, and May 4, 2017. There will be no class on April 6, 2017. The May 4 class is not required for the Citizen Planner certificate and may not be used as a substitute for a core class (1-7), but is required to be considered for a scholarship from Macomb County. The attached flyer has class dates, descriptions, registration information and a map for the MSU Extension office in Clinton Township.

The forth class will be: Roles and Responsibilities, Part II - Zoning, Site Plans and Zoning Board of Appeals Process.

Cancellations

Registration is available online. Registrations cancelled on or after March 2, 2017 will be assessed a $45 cancellation fee.

2017 Fate of the Earth

Date: April 12, 2017 - April 13, 2017
Time: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location: Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, East Lansing, MI 48823

In its fourth year, the Environmental Science and Policy Program’s premier symposium series explores the challenges and opportunities we face in enhancing human well-being while protecting the environment. This symposium brings distinguished thinkers from around the world to explore what we know, what we need to know and what we must do as we move into a century of unprecedented environmental change, technological advancement and scale of human activity.

The event includes research focused seminars and discussion and emphasizes events and presentations that will speak to the broader MSU and Michigan community. This event is free and open to the public.

Speakers Day 1

  • Charles Fishman, author of The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water

  • Michael Mascarenhas, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

  • Lyla Mehta, Professor Research Fellow at Institute of Development Studies, Brighton UK

  • Lana Pollack, Chair of the U.S. Section, International Joint Commission

  • Joan Rose, Homer Nowlin Chair in Water Research at Michigan State University

Also on Day 1:

  • Panel discussion on “Safe Water: Infrastructure, Trust and Public Health” featuring Susan Masten, MSU Professor of Engineering; Debra Furr-Holden, a Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Endowed Professor of Public Health in the MSU College of Human Medicine; Kent Key, deputy executive director of the Community Based Organization Partners.

  • Student Research Poster Presentations

  • Final presentations from MSU‘s Fountain Challenge

Speakers Day 2

  • Shazeen Attari, Indiana University, Bloomington

  • Jennifer Carrera, MSU Department of Sociology

  • Rainer Horn, Christian-Albrechts-Universitat zu Kiel

  • Megan Konar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Vince Tidwell, Sandia National Laboratories

  • Sergio Villamayo-Tomas, Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin

  • David Zilberman, University of California Berkely

To learn more, visit the event page.

Michigan Citizen Planner Program: St. Joseph County - Class 4

Date: April 12, 2017
Location: Southwest MI Construction Code Essential Standards Library, 68596 Thomas Road, White Pigeon, MI 49099

The forth session wiIl be: Roles and Responsibilities, Part II - Zoning, Site Plans and Zoning Board of Appeals Process. It will be held on Wed., April 12, 2017 at the Southwest MI Construction Code Essential Standards Library in White Pigeon, MI. Registration is currently open. The last date for online registration is March 15, 2017.

About

Michigan Citizen Planner offers land use education and training to locally appointed and elected planning officials. The Citizen Planner program is a seven-session series leading to a certificate of completion awarded by MSUE. The course is intended for local appointed and elected officials, zoning administrators and interested citizens.

Why?

The simple truth is that communities need to change the way they do community planning. Local officials have a responsibility to help their communities manage the impacts of economic change and be part of the solutions to challenges and issues their communities face. Local communities that proactively plan to succeed in the New Economy can improve their quality of life and lead Michigan’s recovery and transformation. Michigan Citizen Planner empowers local officials to shape the future of their communities by providing them with the tools and education they need to lead. Participants may also choose to continue on with the program and earn the Master Citizen Planner (MCP) credential by completing the Fundamentals of Planning and Zoning, an exam, and a capstone presentation. Master Citizen Planners receive course discounts, exclusive training opportunities and other incentives.

The St. Joseph County Citizen Planner classroom program will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM beginning March 22, 2017, with class dates of March 29, April 5, 12, 19, 26 and May 3. Classes will be held at the Southwest MI Construction Code Essential Standards Library, 68596 Thomas Road, White Pigeon, MI 49099. The Citizen Planner program is $295 per participant with discounts offered for groups beginning with 4 participants.

For more information and registration, please take a look at the event summary.

MAQHA Easter EggStravaganza

Date: April 12, 2017 - April 16, 2017

For more information about the event and the showbill, please visit the Michigan Quarter Horse Association Events page: http://www.miquarterhorse.com/shows.html

SBCA: General Meeting

Date: April 11, 2017
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: MSU Central Services Building, 570 Red Cedar Rd, East Lansing, MI

The next general meeting for the Student Builders and Contractors Association (SBCA) will be April 11 at 7 p.m. Bristol Reynolds of The Whiting Turner Company will be speaking.

Entomology Seminar: Li Xianchun

Date: April 10, 2017
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: Gordon Guyer Conference Room, 244 Natural Science

“How does corn earworm transduce allelochemicals to escalate its counter defenses?”

Li Xianchun (Zachary Huang)

Seminars are at 4 p.m. on Mondays in Room 244 Natural Sciences, unless otherwise noted. Snacks are provided at 3:45 p.m. Contact the host (in parentheses) to make an appointment with speaker. Contact Carolyn Devereaux at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for seminar information.

Bug House Open House

Date: April 10, 2017
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: 146-147 Natural Science Building

Our spring open house provides an opportunity to see the Bug House at your own leisure for free! Great event for kids and parents alike!

Construction Management Tutoring

Date: April 10, 2017
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Human Ecology Building, 552 W. Circle Drive, Room 115, East Lansing, MI 48824

SPDC is offering tutoring for Construction Management courses during the Spring 2017 semester. The courses for which help is available this semester are CMP 124, CMP 211, CMP 222 and CMP 230. Take advantage of this resource on Monday evenings at 6pm in Room 115 in the Human Ecology Building.

MSU Science Festival: Trees Tackle Climate Change

Date: April 9, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Belle Isle Nature Zoo, 176 Lakeside Drive, Belle Isle, Detroit, MI 4820

Learn about how important trees are in our day-to-day lives and especially how individual trees and forests all over the world are vital for tackling climate change. Pick out, plant, and take home your very own tree seedling to do your part in taking on climate change.

This event is part of the MSU Science Festival and is presented by MSU Forestry graduate students Clarice Esch and Katie Minnix.

 

MSU Science Festival: Three Events!

Date: April 8, 2017
Time: various (see description)
Location: various (see description)

Join MSU Forestry for three special activities at the MSU Science Festival: 1.) Trees: Making a World of Difference One Planting at a Time 2.) The Fungi in Our Lives 3.) Knock on Wood: The Magical Mystery of Tree Growth.

  • Trees: Making a World of Difference One Planting at a Time
    • Come join us in making a difference! Learn about trees and how they are important in our everyday lives. Discover their life cycle and how they help better our future. Plant a seedling and take it home to take care of. This activity is hands on and encourages participants to feel comfortable with touching soil and to understand the basics of tree form and planting techniques.
    • Presented by: MSU Forestry graduate student, Sahar Haghighat
    • Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    • Location: Molecular Plant Sciences Building Atrium. View on MSU Campus Map.
  • The Fungi in Our Lives

    • Touch and explore items from our daily lives that have fungi. Discover how common fungi actually are and what purpose they serve in our lives and in nature.
    • Presented by: MSU Forestry graduate student Katherine Wood
    • Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    • Location: Biomedical and Physical Sciences Building and Chemistry Building. View on MSU Campus Map.
  • Knock on Wood: The Magical Mystery of Tree Growth

    • Join us for a journey through space and time using tree growth rings. We will have three to four tree cross-sections (one of which is larger than three feet!) to illustrate how trees take carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and convert it into woody tissue. Participants will gain hands-on experience coring trees (we will use mounted logs instead of whole trees) with an increment borer to estimate a tree’s age and past growth. There will be at least three tree coring stations, and participants will be taught how to properly take samples so they can see how scientists measure the age and past growth of a tree without cutting it down. We will discuss how tree growth rings form and how they can be used to identify past disturbance events including fires and droughts. At least one of the tree cross-sections will have fire scars from a fire many years in the past that students can inspect. We will have a portable photosynthesis system commonly used to measure leaf-level gas exchange on hand, so participants can directly measure carbon dioxide uptake by individual leaves.
    • Each student will take home their own small tree cross section (one to two inches in diameter) to use as a keychain and to remember their SciFest experience.
    • Time: 11:00-11:45 a.m. and Noon-12:45 p.m.
    • Location: Biomedical and Physical Sciences Building, Room 1410. View on Campus Map.

Norma Agenw Memorial 4-H Hairy Horse Show

Date: April 8, 2017

In order to show, you must have a stall. Stalls are limited and sell out quickly. If you aren’t showing, you are welcome to attend as an audience member. There is no cost to watch, and because the judges are wearing microphones audience members will be sure to learn as well.

Only prepaid stall reservations will be accepted. Reserve stalls early! We sold out last year! A limited number of stalls are available. You must have a stall, no showing out of trailer! 

No Stallions or Dogs allowed at this event! Negative Coggins in last 12 months required.

To reserve a stall, please send a check payable to “MSU” to: Hairy Horse Show 474 S. Shaw Lane, Rm 1287 East Lansing, MI 48824

Stalls may also be reserved, after January 15, with credit card on line at: https://commerce.cashnet.com/msu_3645.

Guided Nature Hike

Date: April 8, 2017 - April 8, 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m.

Join Howard Pennington, HLG hiking leader, for a spring hike through Hidden Lake Gardens.  This 90 minute hike is family friendly.  Please dress for outdoor weather including hiking shoes/boots and long pants.  Cost:  $5 per person / $3 Friends of HLG.  Registration is required, call 517-431-2060.

 

2017 University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum

Date: April 7, 2017
Location: MSU Union, 49 Abbot Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824

The 19th annual University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF) will take place on Friday, April 7, 2017, and provides MSU undergraduate students with an opportunity to showcase their scholarship and creative activity. Held each spring in the MSU Union, UURAF brings together an intellectual community of highly-motivated students to share their work with faculty, peers and external audiences. The UURAF provides a unique educational opportunity for aspiring researchers. Undergraduates at MSU gain experience in presenting their research, answer questions about their work from audience members and guests, and receive constructive feedback from judges. Learn more at UURAF.

Registration is available online. Deadline to register is Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at 11:59 p.m.

SPDC Guest Lecture - Corey Greer from JLL New York

Date: April 6, 2017
Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Location: Room 315, Human Ecology Building, 552 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI 48824

Corey Greer, vice president of project and development services at JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle) in New York.On Thursday, April 6, 2017, at 9:30 a.m., SPDC 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. The JLL is a financial and professional services firm that specializes in commercial real estate services and investment management. With more than 60,000 employees worldwide, JLL offers services, such as property management, corporate finance, facilities management, outsourcing, energy and sustainability services, valuation, consulting and investment management. 

Greer has more than 20 years of experience in interior design and workplace strategy, has the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design from Florida State University. Prior to joining JLL, Greer was an associate at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. She also worked for several boutique architecture firms, such as Rottet and SpAce. Currently, Greer leads the JLL team responsible for the management of project activities for a variety of project types, including interior fit-out work, workplace strategy and strategic planning for real estate site selection and facility re-organization. Her most recent project clients include Medley Capital, Bressler, Amery & Ross, Giphy, True Entertainment and Tokio Marine.  

This event is open to students and faculty from SPDC, and will take place in Room 315 in the Human Ecology Building.

For questions about this event, please contact Linda Nubani, Interior Design assistant professor, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Michigan Citizen Planner Program: St. Joseph County - Class 3

Date: April 5, 2017
Location: Southwest MI Construction Code Essential Standards Library, 68596 Thomas Road, White Pigeon, MI 49099

The third session wiIl be: Roles and Responsibilities, Part I - Master Plan and Planning Process, Sub-Area Plans, and Working with the Public. It will be held on Wed., April 5, 2017 at the Southwest MI Construction Code Essential Standards Library in White Pigeon, MI. Registration is currently open. The last date for online registration is March 15, 2017.

About

Michigan Citizen Planner offers land use education and training to locally appointed and elected planning officials. The Citizen Planner program is a seven-session series leading to a certificate of completion awarded by MSUE. The course is intended for local appointed and elected officials, zoning administrators and interested citizens.

Why?

The simple truth is that communities need to change the way they do community planning. Local officials have a responsibility to help their communities manage the impacts of economic change and be part of the solutions to challenges and issues their communities face. Local communities that proactively plan to succeed in the New Economy can improve their quality of life and lead Michigan’s recovery and transformation. Michigan Citizen Planner empowers local officials to shape the future of their communities by providing them with the tools and education they need to lead. Participants may also choose to continue on with the program and earn the Master Citizen Planner (MCP) credential by completing the Fundamentals of Planning and Zoning, an exam, and a capstone presentation. Master Citizen Planners receive course discounts, exclusive training opportunities and other incentives.

The St. Joseph County Citizen Planner classroom program will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM beginning March 22, 2017, with class dates of March 29, April 5, 12, 19, 26 and May 3. Classes will be held at the Southwest MI Construction Code Essential Standards Library, 68596 Thomas Road, White Pigeon, MI 49099. The Citizen Planner program is $295 per participant with discounts offered for groups beginning with 4 participants.

For more information and registration, please take a look at the event summary.

MSU USGBC: General Meeting

Date: April 5, 2017
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Human Ecology Building, 552 W. Circle Drive, Room 207, East Lansing, MI 48824

The next general meeting for the MSU U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) will be April 5 at 7 p.m. Elect your USGBC student MSU board for the 2017-18 school year & learn about how government and politics influence our environment.

Hanover Forest Science Seminar Series: Ashley Keiser

Date: April 4, 2017
Time: 4-5 p.m. (coffee and cookies at 3:50 p.m.)
Location: Natural Resources Building, 480 Wilson Road, Room 225

Ashley Keiser presents “The interplay between biotic and abiotic controls over litter decomposition processes.”

Ashley Keiser Portrait

My research explores a key ecological process, litter decomposition, through the lens of the belowground, decomposer community. Foliar litter decomposition is mediated by the soil microbial community, but research consistently shows climate and litter quality are the primary drivers in cross-site studies. My research builds from the dominant paradigm that soil microbial communities are functionally equivalent due to their high genetic diversity, and thus, potential for redundancy across space. I demonstrate that soil microbial communities are in fact functionally dissimilar, and that they hold these functional legacies over time. At the same time, abiotic factors exert control over decomposition processes both independent of and in conjunction with the microbial community. I will discuss the interaction between these biotic and abiotic controls, and how this interplay affects our ability to make predictions regarding patterns in decomposition and hence the cycling of carbon and nutrients.
Hanover Forest Science Seminar Series Poster

Entomology Seminar: Justin Schmidt, Simmons Speaker

Date: April 3, 2017
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: Gordon Guyer Conference Room, 244 Natural Science

“Decision making in honey bees: A time to live, or a time to die”

Justin Schmidt, Southwestern Biological Institute in Tucson, Arizona, Gary Simmons Memorial Lecturer

Seminars are at 4 p.m. on Mondays in Room 244 Natural Sciences, unless otherwise noted. Snacks are provided at 3:45 p.m. Contact the host (in parentheses) to make an appointment with speaker. Contact Carolyn Devereaux at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for seminar information.

Construction Management Tutoring

Date: April 3, 2017
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Human Ecology Building, 552 W. Circle Drive, Room 115, East Lansing, MI 48824

SPDC is offering tutoring for Construction Management courses during the Spring 2017 semester. The courses for which help is available this semester are CMP 124, CMP 211, CMP 222 and CMP 230. Take advantage of this resource on Monday evenings at 6pm in Room 115 in the Human Ecology Building.

6th Annual Hoofin’ It for Horses 5k Run/Walk

Date: April 2, 2017

Pre-register (by March 5th): $20/person or $18/person (for groups of 8 or more). Between March 6th-20th: $25/person, no group discount. $30/person after March 20th, no group discount.

Start & finish at the MSU Horse Teaching & Research Center (3327 Collins Rd, Lansing)

HALF mile timed race for kids! $15 by March 20th, $18 after March 20th. Price includes t-shirt!

Ribbons for all finishers. 1st & 2nd place prizes for all divisions, top team, overall male & female.

Team awards!

All dogs on a leash are welcome!

FREE kids activity & craft area!

To regsiter, donate, or more information, please visit: https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/EastLansing/HOOFINItForHorsesMSU

2017 Graduate Research Symposium - Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics

Date: March 31, 2017
Time: 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Location: 75 Morrill Hall of Agriculture

This annual event is an opportunity for AFRE graduate students to present their research to other students and faculty, to inform colleagues about the important work being done in AFRE as well as to hone presentation skills and to receive feedback. Research is presented at various levels of completion, so that all students are able to participate and benefit. Awards are given for top presenations. There will also be a special session for prospective graduate students to learn more about the MS and PhD programs in AFRE, as well as opportunities to interact with faculty and current students.

Keynote Seminar: Biological Assemblage Conditions of Streams and Reservoirs in Brazil

Date: March 31, 2017
Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Location: NR 152

The MSU Fisheries and Wildlife Graduate Student Organization welcomes Dr. Robert Hughes, professor in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University. Dr. Hughes will present a seminar entitled “Biological Assemblage Conditions of Streams and Reservoirs in Brazil: Conservation and Management Implications”.

 

Michigan Beef Expo

Date: March 31, 2017 - April 2, 2017

Over 3,000 participants and visitors attend each year to invest in premier breeding stock and visit with vendors and suppliers.  Youth can get involved in the educational contests or participate in the Block and Bridle Junior Show on Sunday.

For more information on the Michigan Beef Expo, please visit http://www.micattlemen.org/michiganbeefexpo.aspx.

2017 Student MAP Conference

Date: March 31, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Location: Michigan State University Student Union

The Michigan Association of Planning Presents: The Future of Planning Student Michigan Association of Planning (SMAP) Annual Conference.

About

Important dates for SMAP 2017:

  • Call for SMAP conference committee members deadline: December 7, 2016
  • First conference committee meeting: Sunday, December 11, 2016
  • SMAP student session submission deadline: January 29, 2017
  • Sponsorship deadline: March 17, 2017

Contact

Students interested in serving on the SMAP conference planning committee, email Amy Jordan .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Registration

Registration Fee is $40.

Late fee begins on March 17, the registration rate will be $50 beginning March 17.

Online Registration is Open.

To learn more, please visit the event page.

2017 Graduate Research Symposium - Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics

Date: March 30, 2017
Time: 24:30 p.m.
Location: 75 Morrill Hall of Agriculture

This annual event is an opportunity for AFRE graduate students to present their research to other students and faculty to inform colleagues about the important work being done in AFRE as well as to hone presentation skills and to receive feedback. Research is presented at various levels of completion, so that all students are able to participate and benefit. Awards are given for top presentations. There will also be a special session for prospective graduate students to learn more about the MS and PhD programs in AFRE, as well as opportunities to interact with faculty and current students.

Medical Marijuana Facilities Webinar

Date: March 30, 2017
Time: 6 - 9 p.m.

If you missed the MSU Extension Regulating Medical Marijuana Facilities Workshops, there’s another opportunity for you! On March 30, 2017 from 6-9pm, MSU Extension will deliver the workshop as a live webinar. All webinar registrants will receive copies of the handouts from the workshop. Register for the Regulating Medical Marijuana Facilities Webinar.

Michigan State University (MSU) Extension has partnered with the Land Policy Institute in offering training to local government officials in Michigan on the new Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act, and related Law. Participants will learn about options in prohibiting or accepting and regulating medical marijuana dispensaries, growing facilities, processing, product testing and transport facilities. The webinar will be $35 for individuals; $30 for MCPs.

Michigan Citizen Planner Program: St. Joseph County - Class 2

Date: March 29, 2017
Location: Southwest MI Construction Code Essential Standards Library, 68596 Thomas Road, White Pigeon, MI 49099

The second session wiIl be: Legal Foundations of Planning and Zoning - Cases, Statutes and other Planning Authority. It will be held on Wed., March 29, 2017 at the Southwest MI Construction Code Essential Standards Library in White Pigeon, MI. Registration is currently open. The last date for online registration is March 15, 2017.

About

Michigan Citizen Planner offers land use education and training to locally appointed and elected planning officials. The Citizen Planner program is a seven-session series leading to a certificate of completion awarded by MSUE. The course is intended for local appointed and elected officials, zoning administrators and interested citizens.

Why?

The simple truth is that communities need to change the way they do community planning. Local officials have a responsibility to help their communities manage the impacts of economic change and be part of the solutions to challenges and issues their communities face. Local communities that proactively plan to succeed in the New Economy can improve their quality of life and lead Michigan’s recovery and transformation. Michigan Citizen Planner empowers local officials to shape the future of their communities by providing them with the tools and education they need to lead. Participants may also choose to continue on with the program and earn the Master Citizen Planner (MCP) credential by completing the Fundamentals of Planning and Zoning, an exam, and a capstone presentation. Master Citizen Planners receive course discounts, exclusive training opportunities and other incentives.

The St. Joseph County Citizen Planner classroom program will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM beginning March 22, 2017, with class dates of March 29, April 5, 12, 19, 26 and May 3. Classes will be held at the Southwest MI Construction Code Essential Standards Library, 68596 Thomas Road, White Pigeon, MI 49099. The Citizen Planner program is $295 per participant with discounts offered for groups beginning with 4 participants.

For more information and registration, please take a look at the event summary.

CM Speed Networking

Date: March 29, 2017
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Location: MSU Innovation Center, 325 E Grand River Ave #350

Students will have the opportunity to talk with representatives from a variety of CM industry sectors. Networking at its best! Make connections in time for summer jobs, internships, and/or full-time employment. Business casual attire. Bring your resume. A great opportunity to build your list of professional contacts.

 

SBCA: General Meeting

Date: March 28, 2017
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: MSU Central Services Building, 570 Red Cedar Rd, East Lansing, MI

The next general meeting for the Student Builders and Contractors Association (SBCA) will be March 28 at 7 p.m. Aaron Tassell of DeMaria Building Company will be speaking.

Hanover Forest Science Seminar Series: Erin Schliep

Date: March 28, 2017
Time: 4-5 p.m. (coffee and cookies at 3:50 p.m.)
Location: Natural Resources Building, 480 Wilson Road, Room 225

Erin Schliep presents “Process driven density-dependent diameter distribution models for forest biomass prediction.”

Erin Schliep Portrait

Prediction of aboveground biomass, particularly at large spatial scales, is necessary for estimating global-scale carbon sequestration. Since biomass can be measured only by sacrificing trees, total biomass on plots is never observed. Instead, allometric equations are used to convert individual tree diameter to individual biomass. The values for all trees on a plot are summed to obtain a derived total biomass for the plot. Regression models using environmental covariates are employed to attempt explanation and prediction of derived total biomass. Not surprisingly, when out-of-sample validation is examined, these models predict total biomass well since the holdout data is obtained using exactly the same derived approach. Apart from the somewhat circular nature of the regression model, this approach fails to employ the actual observed plot-level response data. At each plot, we observe a random number of trees, each with an associated diameter. We propose a process driven model based on the number of and observed set of tree diameters which provides understanding of how environmental covariates explain abundance of individuals and how abundance of individuals along with these covariates explain individual diameters. The motivation for density dependence stems from the distribution of tree diameters over a plot of fixed size depending upon the number of trees on the plot. The predictive distributions of individual and plot-level biomass from the density-dependent model for diameter can be more informative for capturing uncertainty than those obtained from modeling derived plot-level biomass directly. We illustrate the density-dependent diameter distribution model using data from the national Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) database.

Hanover Forest Science Seminar Series Poster

Construction Management Tutoring

Date: March 27, 2017
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Human Ecology Building, 552 W. Circle Drive, Room 115, East Lansing, MI 48824

SPDC is offering tutoring for Construction Management courses during the Spring 2017 semester. The courses for which help is available this semester are CMP 124, CMP 211, CMP 222 and CMP 230. Take advantage of this resource on Monday evenings at 6pm in Room 115 in the Human Ecology Building.

Michigan 4-H/FFA Horse Judging Contest

Date: March 26, 2017

For more information, please visit http://www.ans.msu.edu/extension/horse_youth_programs

IDSO Design Charrette

Date: March 25, 2017
Time: 8:15 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location: Human Ecology Building, 552 W. Circle Drive, Room 300, East Lansing, MI 48824

Looking to add another project to your portfolio, and a chance at winning scholarship money? Join MSU IDSO for a day filled with design, food and fun! Students will have one day to design a space, put together a presentation, and pitch their concept to a panel of Interior Design professionals.

This year, IDSO has invited Interior Design students from WMU, CMU, KCAD, EMU, CCS and Lawrence Tech to compete with us.

Coffee, lunch, and snacks will be provided.

What To Bring

If you don’t have all of the supplies, just bring what you have.

  • Laptop
  • Sketchbooks
  • Drafting supplies
  • Markers, pencils, etc.

Business Casual attire (jeans are also fine!)

How to Sign Up

Visit the IDSO website to pay online. Please sign up by Sunday March 19th!

You do not have to be an IDSO member to participate. To learn more, refer to the IDSO Facebook event.

Relay For Life Bunny Run 5K

Date: March 25, 2017 - March 25, 2017
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: Hidden Lake Gardens, Tipton, MI

Enjoy a scenic 5K walk/run along the winding roads of Hidden Lake Gardens.  Registration begins at 8 a.m.  Race starts at 9 a.m.  For more information and to register, go to http://relay4life1.wixsite.com/wacker/bunny-run-5k, or call 517-264-8234.  Proceeds support American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life.

 

MSU Farm Tours

Date: March 24, 2017

You’ll visit teaching and research centers focusing on beef, dairy, horse, poultry/mink, sheep and swine production and the meat processing lab. Talk with advisors, current students and others to learn more about the what classes you will take and what clubs and groups you can join when you come to MSU.

Why not make a day of it?

For admitted students, you can attend the MSU Admissions session for admitted students in the morning, and a farm tour in the afternoon!

For prospective juniors and transfer students, you can attend a morning farm tour and then sign up for a campus tour in the afternoon with Admissions!

You’ll need to register for those sessions by visiting the MSU Admissions website.  

[Farm tours will be the same content, so if an afternoon session works better for you, but you’re a junior – that’s ok! We’d love to have you!]

Admitted Students

Prospective Students

Dates:
April 7, April 14

Dates:
March 24, April 21, April 28

Schedule:

1:15 p.m.    Arrive at Anthony Hall

1:30 p.m.   Animal Science program presentation   

                    (meet w/advisor)

2:00 – 4:30 p.m.  Tour

  • Meat Lab
  • Horse Farm
  • Dairy Farm         
  • Swine Farm
  • Beef Farm
  • Sheep Farm
  • Poultry/Mink farm

*Check out the Dairy Store with your Coupon

Schedule:

9:15 a.m.  Arrive at Anthony Hall

9:30 a.m.  Tour

  • Meat Lab
  • Horse Farm
  • Dairy Farm         
  • Swine Farm
  • Beef Farm
  • Sheep Farm
  • Poultry/Mink farm

12:00 p.m. Lunch / ANS presentation

12:30 p.m. Head to MSU Admissions presentation

1:00 p.m.   MSU Admissions tour

(must sign up through admissions: https://admissions.msu.edu/visit/visit-options/prospective.aspx )

 

Registration for Animal Science Farm Tour Friday is open. - Please register by following clicking here: FARM TOUR REGISTRATION

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on April 27, 2017.

Details to share with your parents: 
Tours are limited to 20 people. 
If attendance is high, and parents wish to tour, they may be asked to use their own vehicle.
 
Please check-in for the tour by 10 minutes before the tour start time at 1250 Anthony Hall.
 
We look forward to introducing you to #spartANS life!

Accommodations

Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For more information contact Jessica Kiesling at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 517-353-4570

LEED Green Associate (GA) Training

Date: March 23, 2017
Time: 6-10 p.m.
Location: Room 1235, MSU Anthony Hall, 474 S. Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI 48824

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is simply a green-rating point system to certify a building’s sustainability. Just as Buildings can be LEED certified, students and professional can become LEED Accredited themselves.  The LEED Green Associate (GA) credential is the only professional designation used to market yourself to employers and clients and show you have certified knowledge in the green building industry.

To date, this course and its materials have proven to be instrumental in helping over 7000 students pass their exam at a 100% pass rate and does not require any specific background. This course is offered at a quarter of the price and time as the competition and is geared at allowing students to graduate with letters after their name and it never expires!

Also, a new LEED rating system (v4) was introduced this year and this training course is one of the few that has been updated to teach the current rating system to ensure your knowledge is up to date! This course meets the exam’s eligibility requirements and the USGBC charges a $100 (reduced for students) fee for the actual exam which can be taken at any time at your nearest Prometric center.

Course Itinerary

  • All necessary course materials distributed (including study guide, charts and mock exams)
  • In-depth overview of LEED including all topics covered on the exam and a focus on heavily weighted topics
  • How to register, prepare and pass the actual LEED GA exam taken at a Prometric Center near you

Post Class (through our On-Demand website service):

  • Recorded class files, including a crash course review of all relevant LEED GA material
  • Four Mock Exams (400 Questions) to be completed and reviewed as the student pleases
  • Anytime assistance through our LEED AP+ staff

Cost

$300 ($200 with proof of full-time student status)

To learn more and register, visit the LEED website.

Master’s Thesis Defense: Hanbing Liang

Date: March 23, 2017
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: Room 315, Human Ecology Building, 552 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI 48824

Master’s candidate Hanbing Liang will present and defend her Plan A Report on Thursday, Mar. 23, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. in Room 315 in the Human Ecology Building on the campus of MSU in East Lansing. Her report is entitled “The Parallel Worlds of Park Masterplanning: A Case Study of the Development of Belle Isle, Detroit, Michigan.” For more information, download the event flyer.

Committee members include:

  • Pat Crawford, chairperson, Landscape Architecture Program;
  • Karen Russcher, committee member, Landscape Architecture Program; and
  • Mark Wilson, committee member, Urban & Regional Planning, Program.

Persons with disabilities should contact the main office at 517-432-0704 at least 10 days prior to the presentation to request special arrangements. Requests received after that time will be met when possible.

Community Progress Cornerstone Webinar: Understanding Neighborhood Change

Date: March 23, 2017
Time: noon-1 p.m.

The Center for Community Progress is kicking off Cornerstone, a new monthly webinar series that equips you with the building blocks to understand and solve tough challenges related to property vacancy, abandonment, and deterioration. The first second in the series will be: Understanding Neighborhood Change. All webinar’s in the series will be held from noon-1 p.m.

lan Mallach, a senior fellow with the Center for Community Progress, will discuss his research on what makes neighborhoods change, and how local practitioners can use that information to better understand what’s happening in their communities – and respond accordingly. Read the full description of the webinar on the Center for Community Progress event page.

Price: This webinar is available at no charge thanks to the generous support of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. 

To register and to learn more, visit Cornerstone Webinar Series. For those with questions or topic suggestions, please contact Justin Godard at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Michigan Spring Dairy Show and Sale

Date: March 23, 2017 - February 25, 2017
Time: 8 a.m.-noon

The Michigan Holstein Association will host the Michgian Spring Foundation Holstein Sale 8 a.m.-noon on Friday, March 24. Visit the Facebook event page for more informaion on the sale: https://www.facebook.com/events/696586870507653/.

For information regarding the show, please contact Suzanne Tuttila - 517-490-7736.

Comparison of Sustainable Buildings in Ancient Europe with Modern Green Building Guidelines

Date: March 23, 2017
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: School of Planning, Design and Construction, Human Ecology Building, 552 W. Circle Dr, Room 115, East Lansing, MI 4882

The School of Planning, Design and Construction Presents: Elizabeth Sayer, Masters Candidate defend Plan B report on “Comparison of Sustainable Buildings in Ancient Europe with Modern Green Building Guidelines” on Thursday, March 23, 2017, at 11 AM, Human Ecology, Room 115.

Persons with disabilities should contact the main office at (517) 432-0704 at least 10 days prior to the presentation to request special arrangements. Requests received after that time will be met when possible. 

Download flyer for details.

 

Michigan Citizen Planner: Macomb County - Class 3

Date: March 23, 2017
Time: 6 - 9 p.m
Location: MSU Extension Office Assembly room, 21885 Dunham Road, Suite 12, Clinton Township, MI 48036

About

Michigan Citizen Planner offers land use education and training to locally appointed and elected planning officials. The Citizen Planner program is a seven-session series leading to a certificate of completion awarded by MSU Extension. The course is intended for local appointed and elected officials, zoning administrators and interested citizens.

The Macomb County Citizen Planner classroom program will be held at the MSU Extension Office Assembly room at 21885 Dunham Road, Suite 12, Clinton Township, MI 48036. Class begins on March 9 and continues on Thursday evenings, 6 - 9 p.m., March 16, 23, 29, April 13, 20, 27, and May 4, 2017. There will be no class on April 6, 2017. The May 4 class is not required for the Citizen Planner certificate and may not be used as a substitute for a core class (1-7), but is required to be considered for a scholarship from Macomb County. The attached flyer has class dates, descriptions, registration information and a map for the MSU Extension office in Clinton Township.

The third class will be: Roles and Responsibilities, Part I - Master Plan and Planning Process, Sub-Area Plans, and Working with the Public.

Cancellations

Registration is available online. Registrations cancelled on or after March 2, 2017 will be assessed a $45 cancellation fee.

Seminar: Kit Fox-Coyote Interactions

Date: March 22, 2017
Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Location: 338 Natural Resources Building

The MSU Fisheries and Wildlife Graduate Student Organization welcomes Dr. Robert Lonsinger, assistant professor of Wildlife Ecology at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Dr. Lonsinger will present a seminar about kit fox and coyote interactions.

 

Michigan Citizen Planner Program: St. Joseph County - Class 1

Date: March 22, 2017
Time: 6 - 9 p.m.
Location: Southwest MI Construction Code Essential Standards Library, 68596 Thomas Road, White Pigeon, MI 49099

The first session wiIl be: Introduction to Planning and Zoning - Smart Growth and the New Economy, Conflict of Interest and Planning Resources. It will be held on Wed., March 22, 2017 at the Southwest MI Construction Code Essential Standards Library in White Pigeon, MI. Registration is currently open. The last date for online registration is March 15, 2017.

About

Michigan Citizen Planner offers land use education and training to locally appointed and elected planning officials. The Citizen Planner program is a seven-session series leading to a certificate of completion awarded by MSUE. The course is intended for local appointed and elected officials, zoning administrators and interested citizens.

Why?

The simple truth is that communities need to change the way they do community planning. Local officials have a responsibility to help their communities manage the impacts of economic change and be part of the solutions to challenges and issues their communities face. Local communities that proactively plan to succeed in the New Economy can improve their quality of life and lead Michigan’s recovery and transformation. Michigan Citizen Planner empowers local officials to shape the future of their communities by providing them with the tools and education they need to lead. Participants may also choose to continue on with the program and earn the Master Citizen Planner (MCP) credential by completing the Fundamentals of Planning and Zoning, an exam, and a capstone presentation. Master Citizen Planners receive course discounts, exclusive training opportunities and other incentives.

The St. Joseph County Citizen Planner classroom program will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM beginning March 22, 2017, with class dates of March 29, April 5, 12, 19, 26 and May 3. Classes will be held at the Southwest MI Construction Code Essential Standards Library, 68596 Thomas Road, White Pigeon, MI 49099. The Citizen Planner program is $295 per participant with discounts offered for groups beginning with 4 participants.

For more information and registration, please take a look at the event summary.

Speaking of Water: Celebrating World Water Day

Date: March 22, 2017
Time: 3-4 p.m.
Location: WKAR Studio A, Communication Arts and Sciences Building, Enter at the south lobby of ComArtSci Building, 404 Wilson Rd.

Join the College of Communication Arts and Sciences in celebrating World Water Day at ComArtSci and WKAR with leading experts Joan Rose, Xiaobo Tan and Bruno Basso. Through a short speed talk and Q&A with the audience, each will share their research on water, from its effect on your health to how drones and robofish are helping make positive changes. The afternoon session is moderated by Prabu David, dean of the College of Communication Arts and Sciences.

For more information, visit the event page.