Nursed back to health
I sat there, tears streaming down my face, trying to catch my breath. There she was, hugging me, telling me everything was going to be alright, and asking if I wanted her to drive me home – which happened to be a good hour away and we were having an ice storm. I was at my doctor’s office and a physician, who was not my regular cardiologist, had just informed me that I had a second life-threatening heart rhythm disorder and would need an Implantable Cardioversion Defibrillator. He left the room briskly after giving me the details, but she stayed. “She” was Laura – a nurse. Laura is truly amazing. I will never forget her compassion and humanity that day. She became a rock I could count on when the going got tough. It might have just been all in a day’s work for her, but to me, it meant the world. It wasn’t enough for Laura to just take care of my medical needs. She recognized that there was a whole lot of healing I had to do that wasn’t just about my heart. After I got my device, she invited me to an incredible conference for young people with ICDS that she and some other nurses were part of organizing. Sitting at my first support group with other patients, I watched Theresa, another nurse, wipe her eyes as she cried along with us while we told our stories.View story photos
Seung Hee Choi: No ifs, ands or buts
There’s no ifs, ands or cigarette butts about it – smoking stinks. I knew this before I entered the nursing field, but this concept became even more evident when I did my dissertation. This project was my first foray into research and it involved smoking among blue-collar workers who operate heavy equipment.View story photos
MSU heralded for recycling efforts
MSU was honored by Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality and the Governor’s Recycling Council for excellence in recycling.
Spartans graduate this weekend
MSU will host commencement ceremonies this weekend at the Jack Breslin Student Events Center. There are 4,995 undergraduate degree candidates and 2,302 advanced degree candidates. The Eli Broad College of Business has the most undergraduate degree candidates with 854.View story photos
Lauren Adams: Life-changing studies abroad
While I was abroad I learned so much about the history and culture of England in regards to both World War I and II and the genesis and evolution of nursing as a profession.View story photos
MSU’s Executive MBA Program recognizes 'Alumni of the Decade'
In honor of the MSU Broad College of Business Executive MBA’s 50th anniversary, the school is recognizing distinguished alumni who have made a significant and lasting impact on the program, their industry or in their communities.
Reflections on nursing
The Bott Building for Nursing Education and Research reflects clouds in the sky. Photo by G.L. KohuthView story photos
MSU professor receives award for book
Dale Belman, professor in the School of Labor and Industrial Relations, received the Bowen Award for most important public policy book of 2014 from the Industrial Relations Section at Princeton University.
Community Music School presents two music therapy recitals celebrating students' abilities
The MSU Community Music School is hosting two music therapy concerts to showcase the abilities of CMS music therapy students at 6 p.m. today and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the MSU Community Music School Performance Hall.
Music students to put on Nepal benefit concert
Students from the MSU College of Music will perform a classical music concert at 4 p.m. May 10 at People’s Church in East Lansing.