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Knight Center student wins Teddy Roosevelt Conservation and Environmental Leadership Fellowship

Kelly van Frankenhuyzen

Kelly van Frankenhuyzen

Kelly van Frankenhuyzen attended the Conservation Leaders for Tomorrow in DeBeque, Colorado on the Glassen Memorial Foundation- Thoedore (Teddy) Roosevelt Conservation and Environmental Leadership Fellowship. vanFrankenhuyzen was awarded a fellowship for $2500 to further her professional development as a future leader in natural resources and conservation based organizations and agencies. van Frankenhuyzen will be graduating in May with a masters in  environmental journalism. This conference was a four day conference focused on hunting awareness and conservation education among academic programs and government agencies. vanFrankenhuyzen was able to learn the biological, social, cultural, economic and recreational aspects of hunting.

LAND GRAB documentary screening

Land Grab Documentary

Land Grab Documentary

Join us for a screening of the Detroit documentary Land Grab.  Free admission.  Following the screening, director Sean O’Grady, and Hantz Farm president, Mike Score, will lead a discussion about what blight means to communities.

Wednesday, February 15th at 3 pm

Room 145 Comm Arts & Sciences.

Research director publishes study on sustainability behaviors

Bruno Takahashi

Bruno Takahashi

Knight Center research director Bruno Takahashi published a study titled “Sustainability behaviors among college students: an application of the Values-Belief-Norm theory ”  in the journal  Environmental Education Research. The study, co-authored with Knight Center faculty affiliates John Besley and Adam Zwickle, along with doctoral students Cameron Whitley and Alisa Lertpratchya, presents an analysis of survey data of over 1,500 undergraduate students at Michigan State University.

The researchers examined the effect of values, beliefs and social norms – on transportation choices, recycling, food choices, energy conservation and support for political candidates. A comparison of the five behaviors reveals that adherence to biospheric values is a consistent predictor for all behaviors measured. Social norms were also important in explaining the extent of engagement with these behaviors. Continue reading

Veteran journalists visit Knight Center

By Kate Habrel and Ian Wendrow

Longtime journalists John Hughes of Bloomberg News in Washington and Margie Bauman of the Cordova Times in Alaska and Fisherman’s News spoke with Knight Center students on recent visits to MSU.

John Hughes of Bloomberg News in Washington

John Hughes of Bloomberg News in Washington

Hughes, of Bloomberg First Word breaking-news desk in Washington, shared his experiences working in journalism, where he’s covered a broad range of events from the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to the “Miracle on the Hudson” airplane landing in New York City

His career included a stint at the Associated Press, when he spent two years in Detroit covering the auto industry and other topics and two years in Washington, where his beat included such natural resources issues as salmon and forestry.

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