August 2015

Graduate School Resource Fair
Date: Saturday, August 29, 10 a.m. - noon
Location: Ballroom, MSU Union
Host: The Graduate School
Note: Resource Fair will include student organizations, campus groups and community businesses Ė all ready to provide you with valuable information! No RSVP is necessary! Just come to the MSU Union on Saturday, August 29

Fall Welcome Cookout
Date: Saturday, August 29, Noon to 3 p.m.
Location: Beaumont Tower
Host: COGS and ESPP
Contact: Dee Jordan

September 2015

Beal Garden Tour: The History of American Indian Agriculture
Date: Thursday, September 10, 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Location: Shed by the pond at the Beal Botanical Garden
Speaker: Assistant Curator Peter Carrington
Contact: Holly Flynn
Note: Join assistant curator Peter Carrington for a look at the immense achievements of American Indians in creating the modern agriculture of today. See how the Eastern United States was a world plant domestication center 1100 years ago and why we still depend upon its accomplishments. This tour meets at the shed by the pond at the Beal Botanical Garden. In case of inclement weather, please join us for a virtual tour of the garden in the Main Library's Reference Instruction Room.

Michigan Walkable Urban Places Study Presentation
Date: Tuesday, September 15, 7:00 p.m.
Location: 54B District Court, Courtroom 2, 101 Linden Street, East Lansing
Speaker: Mary Beth Graebert, associate director, Land Policy Institute

Science, Agriculture, Food, Environment and Health Career Fair
Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Location: Breslin Center
Note: This unique career fair designed to connect employers with MSU participants studying for careers in a wide range of science-related fields. This will include employers offering internship and full time opportunties in the fields of Science, Agriculture, Food, Health, the Environment, and Natural Resources. MSU undergraduate and graduate students as well as postdoc scholars are encouraged to attend this event.

October 2015

Green & Grow Your Congregation: 10th Annual Sustainability Conference of Michigan Interfaith Power & Light
Date: Friday, October 9, 8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Location: People's Church, 200 W. Grand River Avenue, East Lansing
Speaker: Sister Simone Campbell, NETWORK Executive Director; Valerie Brader, executive director of the Michigan Agency for Energy; the Rev. George Heartwell, mayor of Grand Rapids
Host: Michigan Interfaith Power & Light
Contact: Cathy Marshall

ESPP Colloquia Series: Distinguished Lecture
Date: Thursday, October 15, 9:30 a.m.
Location: Red Cedar B, Kellogg Center
Speaker: Dr. David Laird, agroeconomy, Iowa State University
Host: ESPP
Series: ESPP Colloquia Series

The Ethics of Peer Review
Date: Tuesday, October 20, 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: 184 Comm Arts Building
Speaker: John Besley

2015 ESPP Research Symposium: International Research Collaborations - Addressing Environmental Challenges
Date: Friday, October 23, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location: Kellogg Center
Speaker: Dr. Arup SenGupta, Lehigh University
Host: ESPP
Contact: Karessa Weir
Note: Registration to come.

United Nations Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies
Date: Sunday, October 25, Oct. 25-27
Location: Abrams Planetarium and the MSU Henry Center
Note: In conjunction with MSUís International Business Center Global Business Club, Abrams Planetarium, and the Environmental Science and Public Policy Program, we are pleased to announce our annual United Nations Day program on October 25-27. Join us on the evening of the 25th at Abrams Planetarium for hors d-oeuvres and our opening presentation. Then join us again on Monday at the MSU Henry Center for more information about light and light-based technologies research, and what you can do locally and globally to make an impact on creating a more sustainable environment for all.

ESPP Colloqia Series: Antibiotic Resistance Lecture and Roundtable
Date: Thursday, October 29, 9:30 a.m.
Location: Kellogg Center
Speaker: Dr. Edward Topp, Principal Research Scientist, Southern Crop Protection and Food Research Centre, AgriCanada. During the roundtable discussion, Dr. Topp will be joined by Dr. Hui Li, Associate Professor of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences; Dr. Bo Norby, Associate Professor in Veterinary Medicine; Dr. Syed Hashsham, Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering; Dr. Shannon Manning, Associate Professorr of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics.
Host: Dr. Wei Zhang
Contact: Karessa Weir
Series: ESPP Colloquia Series
Note: Registration to come.

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