December 2013 Archive

Food Safety Spring Seminar Series

December 7, 2013

The Michigan State University Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences is sponsoring a Spring Seminar Series with a focus area on Food Safety Research.  The series involves MSU faculty as presenters from other institutions. 

Ensuring Pathogen Inactivation in Ready-To-Eat Foods: Now Everyone Has To Do It!

Michigan's University Research Corridor Ranks High Among Leading U.S. Research Clusters

December 7, 2013

Michigan’s University Research Corridor ranks high among eight university innovation clusters in a new measure that examines research and development spending, research commercialization and talent production, according to a new economic impact report.

The URC – consisting of Michigan State University, the University of Michigan and...

All Military Veterans to Receive In-State Tuition

December 7, 2013

The Presidents Council State Universities of Michigan recently announced all of the Michigan 15 public universities are providing in-state tuition for all veterans, regardless of their state of residency or acitve duty status.


Spartans Making A Difference

December 7, 2013

MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon, PhD, shared her Fall Letter which highlights vital MSU partnerships from a fast-growing international research initiative to a new institute focused on value chain creation that will be located in Michiagn - and some of our Spartan community's recent...

Alumna Bonnye Mason-Williams joins staff

December 7, 2013

Bonnye Mason-Williams, a graduate of the MSU Online MS in Food Safety Program (2010), has joined the program as an Academic Specialist - Teacher. She will provide instructional support in the online courses and assist faculty and students to continue to improve the students learning experience.  Program Director Dr. Julie Funk said, "We are...

The Food Safety KOmmunity of Practice - A Model of Food Safety Knowledge Sharing and Collaboration

December 7, 2013

The 2013 Robert Leader Endowed Lecture is available for viewing online. Marc Cwikowski, Director of Quality and Food Safety Strategy - The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC),  leads the design and...

Faculty Published in Medical Journal

December 7, 2013

Drs. Theresa Bernardo and Julie Funk's Research Published on Social Media for Disease Surveillance

The review titled "...

Advising Students Globally

December 7, 2013

Academic Advisor Heather Ricks traveled to the University College of Maastricht, Netherlands to attend the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA - US) Conference. The three-day (June) event attracted 225 advisors, administrators, and instructors from 18 countries. 

“Interacting with the advisors and faculty at UCM was a unique...

Taking the Prize

December 7, 2013

Peggy Trommater, Administrative Assistant, opened her email one May morning to find the following, “Congratulations on being chosen to receive the 2013 Krehbiel Distinguished Staff Award…I am extremely proud of your dedication and commitment to the college…”  this from  Chris Brown, Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine.  She entered Program...

On The Move

December 7, 2013

If you ask MSU MS in Food Safety Alumna Cathy M. Crawford about her career she says, “I am a dedicated food safety consultant and an enthusiastic trainer with experience in FSIS and FDA regulated industries.”  Her LinkedIn profile lists her Specialties as: HACCP, food safety training, SQF, auditing, GFSI program development, BRC, FSSC 22000,...

Exciting Change - MS in Food Safety Program

December 7, 2013

Beginning Fall Semester 2013, the required course VM 810 Introduction to Food Safety, will be changed to a fully online format.  The on-campus portion will no longer be part of the program requirements. 

VM 810 has been canceled for Summer Semester 2013 while this transition is being implemented.

VM 810 Changes...

A "Fresh" Approach

December 7, 2013

“Food safety is always a challenge, and it is always interesting,” says Nye Joell Hardy, who is a MS in Food Safety graduate student and also the Senior Food Safety Manager at Dole Fresh Vegetables.  In regard to how critical food safety is to the food supply, she adds: “We have to be problem solvers.”

Nye will be the...