MSU Alumni Office
July 3, 2020
The world is full of extraordinary Spartans and the MSU Alumni Office is pleased to share their stories. On “Go Green, Go Live!” we check in monthly with some of the most fascinating alumni to hear what they are doing and to learn something new. Informative and conversational, each program will highlight the real-world experiences of alumni who are making a difference. We think you will find the programs full of great information and hope you will enjoy each program.
“Go Green, Go Live!” is hosted on the MSU Alumni Facebook channel and moderated by MSU TODAY producer, Russ White.
Preregistration is not required, however we encourage you to select the event attend feature in Facebook to receive calendar reminders inside the app. For any questions, please contact Alex Gillespie, Associate Director of Communications.
Watch Go Green, Go Live!: facebook.com/msualumni
Time: 7 PM
Up Coming Programs:
Black in America
Phil Hart, MA ’70, PhD. ’74 [CSS]
July 9, 2020
During this show, we will dive into what it means to be Black in America today. As our nation opens to a conversation about racial injustice, police brutality and what it really means to be Black in America, we need to look to our past to understand how we got here. In this episode, we’ll hear from alumnus Phil Hart, a sociologist and activist who has devoted his career to studying the challenges facing Black people in America. We’ll hear about his early days as a student activist on campus, his sociological viewpoint of the major civil rights moments of the last 50 years and his perspective on our nation’s current conversation — how do we move forward and find lasting change?
Empowering Black Students
Rhonda Walker ’91 [COM] + Tim Herd ’19 [EDU]
July 21, 2020
Ongoing mentoring relationships have been proven to have a powerful impact on young people in personal, academic, and professional ways. Mentorship not only provides young people with a positive role model but assures them that there is someone who cares about them, that they matter, and that they are not alone. Research shows that young people with mentors in their lives are 55% more likely to enroll in college and 130% more likely to hold leadership positions.
During this show, we will interview Rhonda Walker, ’91, founder of the Rhonda Walker Foundation, and Tim Herd ’19, founder of Rising Black Men, about the stories of their respective organizations and their role in supporting and empowering black students through mentorship. We will discuss the challenges that these students face in their individual contexts, the steps that each organization takes to address those challenges and success stories of each organization. We will also speak broadly about why mentorship and leadership development is important for young Black students today and how viewers from all backgrounds can support the work of each organization.
Rising Grocery Prices in the age of COVID-19
Dustin Baker ’12 [CANR]
August 6, 2020
During this episode, we are going to be diving into the pandemic's effect on grocery stores and national food supplies, explaining why food prices are rising and the unique challenges that grocery stores are facing, both on a large scale level and on the ground.
Passing the Baton
Herb ’73 [EDU] + Ari Washington ’11 [COM]
August 27, 2020 (Alumni University week)
In this special episode airing during Alumni University, you’ll see a fresh Spartan face running the show. Ari Washington (‘11) will co-host our show this week, interviewing her father, MLB star and entrepreneur Herb Washington (‘73). The father and daughter duo will chat candidly about their experiences on campus, how those experiences influenced their soaring careers in sports and business, and their intergenerational perspectives on our nation’s current reckoning with racism and social injustice.