Welcome to ESPPulse, the newest publication of the Environmental Science and Policy Program at Michigan State University. This comes as a natural outgrowth of our ever expanding program that seeks to provide services to our graduate students, faculty and the greater community. Just as our funding opportunities, educational options, outreach and events have continued to increase, so have our needs to communicate. This expanded newsletter allows us to highlight all the events and news of our usual publication and add a new element of highlighting the research and policy contributions of our students and faculty. As always, we welcome your comments and suggestions on how to better improve our ability to communicate with you. Enjoy!