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MSU pledges to cut energy consumption by 20% by 2020

Michigan State University is replacing windows in Erickson Hall, among other projects to actively reduce energy consumption.

According to excerpts from the article:

The university is now pledging to do similar work on 110 buildings across campus, and to reduce its overall energy consumption by 20 percent by 2020 as one of only seven universities participating in President Barack Obama's Better Buildings Challenge.

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MSU's Broad Art Museum on target for April opening

Michigan State University's $40-$45 million Broad Art Museum is on target to be finished in early 2012, though the project has been a long time in coming.

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But the construction is nearly complete. February is the target, with an opening late in April. On Friday, workers were preparing to hang the first of the metal pleats that will cover its concrete and glass exterior.

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St. Anne Lofts begin construction

St. Anne Lofts, a major multi-use development in Downtown East Lansing, is now underway.


According to excerpts from the article:

Kris Elliott, developer of the St. Anne project, said the building would hold 32 one- and two-bedroom lofts, as well as retail space on the first floor, and will be fully completed and ready for occupancy in
July 2012.

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$1M grant creates jobs to go green

A $1 million grant will allow the MSU Bioeconomiy Institute to expand. 

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MSU’s Bioeconomy Institute is going green.

The center is among a group of businesses — including the Prima Civitas Foundation in East Lansing — that received a $1 million grant from the Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration earlier this month to fund an additional research center to develop green energy technology.

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Students to help develop City Center II future plans

A class at MSU will help student become involved in the development of the City Center II project, which will replace vacant buildings on the corner of Abbot Road and Grand River and Evergreen avenues in downtown East Lansing.

According to excerpts from the article:

In the course, which is offered through the School of Hospitality Business, students will work with Strathmore, city officials and others involved with City Center II to develop strategies for four different sections of the project: brand development, sustainability and sustainable development, optimal efficiency design and financial assumptions of market demand. The students will present their findings at the end of the semester.

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East Lansing grant application could mean new Grand River Ave. development

The City of East Lansing is applying for a Michigan Transportation Enchancement grant to help pay for a $750,000 project to make Grand River more pedestrian friendly.

According to excerpts from the article:

If the city is awarded the grant, additions to the area would include replacement of existing sidewalks, the addition of two medians to provide safe zones for pedestrians, trees and the addition of sharrow symbols — signs indicating the presence of a shared lane for bicycles and vehicles — East Lansing’s Community Development Specialist Heather Pope said in an email.

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Biotech firm plans facility in East Lansing

The Michigan Economic Growth Authority board has approved a brownfield plan for an East Lansing biotechnology company who intends to redevelop a former public works property.


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Working Bugs LLC received approval for nearly $400,000 in state and local tax incentives to revamp East Lansing's former public works garage and administrative facilities at 2000 Merritt Road.

The company paid $350,000 for the property and plans to invest about $975,000 to clean up and turn it into a green manufacturing site.

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Behaviorist hired by MSU vet hospital

MSU has hired a new kind of veterinarian for their vet hospital with an eye on developing a veterinary behaviorist program down the road.


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Rigterink, MSU’s first veterinary behavior resident, started seeing exclusively behavior cases at the MSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital, or VTH, in June.

Chairperson of the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences Charles DeCamp said having an animal behaviorist resident is significant. There are only 40 or 50 board certified animal behaviorists in the U.S.

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Dancers Project seeks to energize Okemos, East Lansing communities

A growing non-profit dance company has been training local dancers at no cost in Okemos and East Lansing.


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In its start-up season, the Community Dance Project involved four choreographers and eight dancers.

Now, six years later, 16 choreographers and 42 dancers will bring their infectious energy to five shows, four dates and three locations, with two different dance programs.

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East Lansing fraternity house becomes apartments

A new apartment building in East Lansing leads a new trend in upscale student housing.

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The area's newest apartments - including the old fraternity house and a 220-unit complex east of Hagadorn Road - discard the stereotype of cramped, run-down college housing.

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MSU gets 'radioactive' pharmacy

A new pharmacy on MSU's campus will soon open, but not operate like a typical pharmacy.

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Dublin, Ohio-based Cardinal Health Inc. opened a "radio-pharmacy" at MSU, where it will distribute radioactive materials used in PET scans. It will start dispensing doses in early August.

The company, one of the nation's largest pharmaceutical and medical equipment suppliers, has worked with the university for seven years. Cardinal pays MSU a lease and royalties fees to use its medical cylotron to produce radioactive materials that are injected into the body for PET scans.

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Michigan Flyer could expand bus routes

Michigan Flyer, which is associated with Owosso-based Indian Trails, is looking to add twice as many travel opportunities to and from East Lansing.


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Michigan Flyer, an airport shuttle service providing shuttle trips between East Lansing and the Detroit Metropolitan Airport, plans to add a new route to its schedule this fall.

The additional route would utilize I-96 to make stops in Howell, Mich., Brighton, Mich., Ann Arbor and Detroit.

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MSU plans workshops to boost businesses

Michigan State University has announced plans to help Michigan companies find new markets with a series of workshops over the next 18 months.

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The university said it's using an $180,000 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to work with regional agencies on boosting exports in two of the state's most chronically struggling regions.

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East Lansing businesses selected for grants

East Lansing was selected as one of two cities sharing a total of $26,000 in grants from the software company Intuit to benefit local businesses.


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After East Lansing was selected as a winning city, three local businesses in the city were selected in a raffle to receive a $5,000 cash grant. East Lansing's Chamber of Commerce also was awarded an $11,000 grant.

"The three that were chosen all have potential for expansion and so that's exciting that they were chosen," Mullins said.

How the money is used is up to the recipients to decide.

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Local restaurant looks to expand

Reno's Sports Bar in East Lansing plans to expand their current building including the patio and bathroom areas.


According to excerpts from the article:

Restaurant owner Jessie Stipcak said she hopes the changes made will give the restaurant a modern, polished look, while creating more space and increasing sales.

Stipcak said construction is scheduled to begin in late August and be completed in October.

The exact cost of the project is unknown but is expected to be more than $100,000.

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