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Attitude Dance Company Debut Performance

Posted by brandieryates on September 29, 2009


The Attitude Dance Company will perform original pieces with a mystery theme and Halloween undertone at 7pm on October 30th at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center. This is a pre-professional performance including jazz, contemporary, lyrical, partnering and ballet dances.

There will be a masquerade afterglow catered event after the performance. Semi-formal dress. Children are not encouraged. Tickets are $15/person.

Call Michelle’s Studio of Dance at 517-339-3090 to order tickets.


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MSU Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk

Posted by brandieryates on September 29, 2009

Hundreds put on their walking shoes and got on the move to end Alzheimer’s Disease.

Memory Walks raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. The events are held annually across the country, according to the association, and in 2008 more than $38 million was raised nationwide.

Sunday’s event raised more than $80,000 in donations from individuals, businesses and organizations, said Lisa Vickers, regional coordinator for the Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Great Lakes Chapter.

This is the 12th year a Memory Walk has been held locally. At the event, participants chose between 3K or 5K walks and runs around a portion of MSU’s campus.

The event also included door prize raffles, massages and kid’s games.

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Michigan State students respond to Swine Flu

Posted by brandieryates on September 18, 2009

The H1N1 virus, commonly known as the swine flu, has been hitting college campuses throughout the country.  MSU has plans in place to prevent possible outbreaks. How much do students actually know about the swine flu?

Hear what some students on campus had to say:

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MSU Opens New Recycling Center

Posted by brandieryates on September 18, 2009

Being Spartan green has a new meaning when it comes to the opening of Michigan State University’s new Surplus Store and Recycling Center.

The $13 million facility, located off of Service Road on campus, will accommodate three times the amount of materials as the former MSU recycling facility.  The five target materials are white paper, mixed office paper, newspaper, cardboard and plastics.

The 74,000-square-foot center is home to the MSU Surplus Store, recycling operations, offices and education center.

The center has many “green” features within the building including:

  • The concrete around the building includes recycled green glass within it.
  • Rainwater collection tanks on the roof of the building that will provide water for toilets, urinals and power washers.
  • Rooftop solar array panels that will produce 10 percent of the electricity for the building.
  • Broad use of day lighting throughout the facility through large numbers of windows.
  • Motion sensors to control lights within high-traffic areas.
  • Recycled green-glass counter tops.

The main goal is to help the university reduce, reuse and recycle.

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Brandie’s Sequences

Posted by brandieryates on September 12, 2009

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Brandie’s Bio Page

Posted by brandieryates on September 11, 2009

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My name is Brandie Hansen and I’m a broadcast journalism student with a public relations specialization and dance specialization at MSU.  I’m graduating this December and it only took me 4 ½ years.  I’m from the small town of Ithaca, Michigan and have many career goals to move to a big city…like New York City.  I’m extremely organized and responsible because I’m the oldest child in my family. I’m very outgoing and have always wanted to work with people.

I’m currently a paid reporting intern at HOM-TV 21, Meridian Township’s Government Access Channel.  I’ve been working at HOM-TV for two years and have had many opportunities to build a strong resume.  I report, host, and post-produce my own show on HOM-TV called Senior Living, dedicated to active seniors in the community.  I also shoot and edit news packages and live reports for other shows for HOM-TV.

I have many goals and aspirations for my future….I would love to be a reporter or anchor on Good Morning America.  Someday I would like to own my own dance studio or choreograph on Broadway.  I’m also interested in becoming a PR Practitioner for an agency/company in the health field or the arts.

Here is what I do in my spare time…

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