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Mitch Irwin

Mitch Irwin '74

Former Director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture

Former Michigan Senator

Businessman, The Irwin Group

LSSU Outstanding Alumnus Award '91

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Title: SEARCHING FOR BALCK HOLES
Movie ID: VT3811
Movie Number: 3811
Description: At the center of galaxy NGC 1275--some 200 million light years from earth--there might be a supermassive black hole, one of the most intriguing objects in the universe. In an attempt to map the galaxy and look deep into its heart, John Conway links an international team of astronomers and radio telescopes throughout Europe and America. This linkage--in effect a telescope 6,000 miles in diameter stein, the co-discoverer of quasars, the most powerful known objects in the universe, and Italian radio astronomer Tiziana Venturi, who describes what she finds so enthralling about astronomy.
Series: ASTRONOMERS
Part: 2
Time: 60
Department: CMG
Call Number: QB43.2 A87 1991
At LSSU: Y

Hands-on Training...

Brian Applegate

Brian Applegate
Fire Science

LSSU's dedicated three-story fire lab made all the difference to Brian Applegate.

"Our certification training classes offered real situations," Brian says. Students practice victim search techniques while controlling and extinguishing fires. Applegate says his favorite exercise was the live fire flashover simulation. "We saw how fires evolved as they burned," he says. "It’s as close as you can get to the real thing."

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