November 30, 2012

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Here’s the new Friendship House Winter-Spring Class Schedule to download, print and share

The new class schedule for Friendship House MSU for winter-spring 2013 is out and is ready for Internationals to register for a full-range of English conversation and English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) classes. Click here for the complete schedule with the ability to download and print. Click here to register for the classes you want.

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December 15, 2012

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Pictures of Friendship House MSU visit to Michigan’s famous Frankenmuth

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The Friendship House MSU group off Internationals should be just getting back from their day-trip to Frankenmuth which is about an hour-and-a-half northeast of Lansing.  They visited the world famous Bronner’s Christmas store that has decorations for every taste and need from just about every location on the globe. They also ate lunch at the […]

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December 10, 2012

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Last call for the Friendship House MSU bus trip to Frankenmuth on Saturday, Dec. 15

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Do you know about the Friendship House MSU bus trip to the little town of Frankenmuth this Saturday, Dec. 15? Because of two famous restaurants, the world’s biggest Christmas store and many little shops, it has become a destination for tourists from around the world. If you want to join this trip where Internationals gather […]

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December 9, 2012

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Friendship House Volunteers: Save Tuesday supper on Dec. 18 for a very special potluck

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Click here for a Volunteer Potluck Dinner flier with details and shareable with friends. Click here for a letter from Friendship House Internationals describing the dinner. Mark your calendars for a Volunteer Appreciation Potluck on Tuesday Dec. 18 at 5:00 pm to honor the more than 60 volunteers who make up the teaching family of Friendship […]

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December 9, 2012

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Still time to sign up for winter semester classes at Friendship House MSU

There is still time to sign up for the new semester classes at Friendship House MSU. More than 30 classes taught by 32 volunteer teachers are available, including 7 Bible studies and 24 English conversation classes. How do you register?  Click on this link and you can read a summary of each class and see […]

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December 7, 2012

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Here’s Friendship House MSU’s Grandma Jean featured on WLNS TV

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This past Thursday morning local television personality Evan Pinsonnault came to Friendship House MSU to interview Grandma Jean Bearup, 92, and a weekly volunteer from Charlotte. To show the important role she plays to Internationals from around the world, the Friendship House living room was jammed with “her grandchildren” from around the world.  She has […]

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December 7, 2012

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Friendship House MSU says good-bye to Misato from Japan, a wife, mom and florist

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There were red-rimmed eyes yesterday afternoon as Misato and her toddler son Ryuma bade farewell to Friendship House MSU.  Along with her husband, a visiting scholar at MSU, her family has been in East Lansing just under a year.  They fly home to Tokyo today where she resumes her work as an ultra-talented florist. Misato […]

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December 7, 2012

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Friendship House MSU serves as matchmaker for dairy farmer from Portugal and mid-Michigan

Last August we took a large group of Internationals on the Martin Luther Chapel bus to the Western Ridge Dairy Farm near Fowler, Michigan.  Owners Mike and Brian Thelen were our enthusiastic tour guides as nearly 30 students prowled the huge agricultural operation that has about 1,000 dairy cows. Little did we know then that […]

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December 6, 2012

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WLNS TV’s Evan Pinsonnault interviews Friendship House volunteer Grandma Jean

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It was a special morning today at Friendship House MSU and for its volunteer Grandma Jean from Charlotte who was interviewed by Evan Pinsonnault of WLNS TV for his regular series about special people in our community in a segment called  Tell Me Something Good. For those not familiar with Grandma Jean Bearup, she’s 92-years-old and […]

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December 5, 2012

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Donation of coffee cups warms Friendship House MSU

Teacher Kathy's class spearheads efforts to get more styrofoam cups for Friendship House MSU.

  Teacher Kathy made possible a donation of a 90-day supply of coffee cups to Friendship House MSU.  Whether it’s coffee, tea, cocoa or soft drinks, coffee cups are always in demand for the six-days-a-week classes held at 929 Sever Drive in East Lansing. Teacher Kathy has been a long and faithful co-leader of Tuesday […]

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December 5, 2012

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Here’s the official Friendship House MSU schedule for the balance of December

Click on this image for a copy of the December schedule.

December is a busy month for everybody, including Friendship House MSU Internationals, their families and the volunteers who serve them in the various English conversation and English-As-A-Second-Language classes.  To recognize all the volunteers, Internationals are sponsoring a potluck at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18 at University Lutheran Church.  Stay tuned for more details. Click […]

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