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“What is…a way to make training fun?”…You are correct! 

Throughout childhood, IPF Human Resources administrator Michelle Rutkowski regularly tuned into the televised Jeopardy gameshow, often playing it at home with friends and family. In fact, 25 years ago her dad was a contestant on the TV show. These fond memories were the seed that grew into the creation of the new training tool. 

Electrical commodity contracts result in powerful savings

Last summer, IPF Materials and Logistics, working in close collaboration with University Services – Purchasing, established the first commodity purchasing contracts in IPF history. To date, these contracts have saved the university over $26,000; and this is just the tip of the iceberg.

Get to know IPF: Anita Eberhard

In her 25-year career at IPF, Building Services administrative assistant Anita Eberhard has experienced a lot of change;, but one thing that hasn’t changed is her positive attitude

Spartan "Warriors" fight to reduce waste

Let’s face it, MSU is all about being green. From our beloved school colors to the beautiful landscape of campus, it’s our color. But there are some Spartans who take being green to the next level, the Waste Warriors.

Turbine refurbin' keeps energy surgin'

Every year, Power and Water staff members perform an overhaul of one of the five steam turbine/generators at the T.B. Simon Power Plant. This preventative maintenance work is crucial to ensuring the university, its students, staff and research activities are supplied with reliable electric service.

Facilities Focus - August 2019 - Volume 4

Volume four of the Facilities Focus e-newsletter

Asset Collection for Knowledge Management

MSU Infrastructure Planning and Facilities (IPF) is implementing an Asset Collection for Knowledge Management initiative in a continuing effort to deliver services and facilities that help Spartans change the world.

Bogue Street protected bike paths -- pilot project

MSU and East Lansing will convert one southbound lane of Bogue Street beginning this Thursday into a two-way protected bicycle and electric scooter path as a pilot project to study whether pedestrian and bicyclist safety is improved.

Get to know IPF: Brent Weber

At work, Brent Weber, an IPF electrician of seven years, is all about saving energy. But after hours, he’s all about consuming energy — running, biking and swimming his way through triathlon competitions.

Engineering society honors Grand Rapids Research Center project for teamwork and innovation

MSU, design firms Ellenzweig and the SmithGroup and the contractor, a joint venture of Clark Construction and Rockford Construction, recently took home the 2019 Construction and Design Award from the Engineering Society of Detroit for the new Grand Rapids Research Center.