Researches Porcine Virus
Lopez (Biology, pictured with two students in his
lab) has been put in charge of a research project to control
and eliminate porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome
virus (PRRSV) in the United States.
sows that are infected with PRRSV either give birth to a stillborn
litter or, if the litter survives, it suffers from delayed
growth and cannot be used for agricultural purposes. He said
the virus is a worldwide problem, costing the pig industry
roughly $25 per sow. Full Story
Weekend Starts Thursday
faculty and staff are invited to participate in Welcome Weekend
activities. The four-day event ushers in the fall semester
and gives students an opportunity to get settled, take care
of necessary business and – most importantly – have fun and
meet people before classes begin.
culminates with a “Be a Part from the Start” rally at the
Berry Events Center on Sunday evening. For a full schedule,
visit Welcome Weekend.
Site for Fall Fest
annual Fall Fest, which coincides with the first day of classes
and showcases area businesses, will be held in the academic
mall instead of its usual location by the University Center
. Organizers wanted a high-traffic area with more space to
accommodate an expanded event. For the first time, Fall Fest
is being combined with the Involvement Expo, a one-stop opportunity
for student and volunteer organizations to recruit participants.
The event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Aug.
29, with a rain date of Aug. 30.
Fest will feature more than 80 student organizations, 50 businesses
and 20 volunteer agencies; several food booths; free ice cream;
Roving Entertainment; music by Jim and Ray; a chance to win
a Corvette; and information on fall-semester events.
Offers Online Carpooling
spaces will become a precious commodity next week, particularly
around central campus, as students vie for available spots
near their classrooms. But the Dean of Students office provides
a share-a-ride service that could help relieve some of the
traffic congestion. Carpooling lists are posted on the DSO
Web site at (dso.nmu.edu). Full Story