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Michelle Crumm, Ronald Hall appointed to...

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of Michelle Crumm, of Ann Arbor, and Ronald “Ron” Hall, of Detroit, to the Western Michigan University board of trustees. The eight-person board is the governing body of the university. “Michelle and Ron are outstanding Michiganders and business professionals,” said Snyder. “I am confident they will do great work on behalf of Western Michigan University.” Crumm is owner and CEO of Present Value LLC, where she provides business strategy, forecasting and planning services. She is co-founder and former...
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Hilfinger joins Michigan Economic Develo...

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced chief regulatory officer and director of the state Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) Steve Hilfinger is leaving his post to become chief operating officer at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) effective Dec. 10, 2012. Hilfinger will oversee several internal administrative functions and help drive best practices and operational effectiveness to support business growth and the creation of more and better jobs throughout Michigan. He will continue to play a key role in the state’s...
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National Portrait Gallery installs “The ...

What:  National Portrait Gallery installs “The Network,” by Lincoln Schatz When:  Tuesday, December 11, 2012 – 9:00am – 10:30am Where:  National Portrait Gallery Eighth and G streets N.W. 9 a.m.: Media arrive for set-up 9:45 a.m.: Speaking program begins 10 a.m.: Work debuts;  Photo-op with artist, Lincoln Schatz, and 37 of the 89 sitters in front of the work 10:10 a.m.: Q&A The National Portrait Gallery has acquired “The Network,” a video portrait by the artist Lincoln Schatz. Called a “generative portrait,”...
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Something WICKED This Way Comes: Special...

What:  Something WICKED This Way Comes Special Performance at the National Museum of American History Announces Donation from Broadway Musical When:  Monday, December 17, 2012 – 11:15am Where:  Flag Hall National Museum of American History 14th Street and Madison Drive (Camera setup begins at 11 a.m.) In a special ceremony, Tony award-winning costume designer Susan Hilferty will sign the deed of gift for an Elphaba costume and broom from the musical WICKED, based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, to the National Museum of American History’s...
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World’s First “Spidernaut” Lands at Smit...

Natural History’s Insect Zoo Hosts Live Space-traveling Spider November 29, 2012 The new Sant Director of the National Museum of Natural History, Kirk Johnson, had only been on the job for 26 days when he got an urgent message about a special mission: retrieve the world’s first “Spidernaut.” A jumping spider of the species Phidippus johnsoni recently returned from a 100-day stay in space en route to and as a resident aboard the International Space Station. She is the first jumping spider to return from space and successfully readjust to life on Earth....