The practice of consuming insects as a source of nourishment has been around for thousands of years in many cultures throughout the world. In the United States, however, insects have long been considered pests and a source of fright for many Americans.
Each year, the MSU Construction Management Alumni and Industry Advisory Association Board selects undergraduate students majoring in Construction Management (CM) at the School of Planning, Design and Construction (SPDC) to be nominated for their Student of the Year Award. To be eligible, students must have achieved the highest level of academic accomplishment, demonstrate leadership and hold high standards of integrity. The recipient of the 2016 Construction Management Student of the Year Award is Madison Hoxsie, a recent spring semester graduate.
Hoxsie transferred to Michigan State as a sophomore. She has always enjoyed the built environment and being very hands-on with whatever she is doing. Starting in high school, Hoxsie was involved in volunteer work in repairing and building, which contributed to her interest in construction management. After taking CMP 124 with Dennis Welch, an instructor in the CM Program, Hoxsie knew that MSU was where she wanted to complete her bachelor’s degree.
Throughout her time at MSU, she has been an active member in the CM Program, both in and outside the classroom. She was active in CM-related extracurricular activities, such as serving as treasurer of the Student Builders and Contractors Association (SBCA) for one year, and being an active member for three-and-a-half years.
The Entomology Department honored and, at his request, “roasted” Larry Olsen on April 28, 2016, at the Kellogg Center.
Listen to MSU entomologist Michael Kaufman‘s interview with Kirk Heinze on Greening of the Great Lakes, where he talks about Zika’s low threat in Michigan.