zombies http://michiganradio.org en CMU class teaches religion by examining 'The Walking Dead' http://michiganradio.org/post/cmu-class-teaches-religion-examining-walking-dead <p>A college class that involves poring over ancient biblical texts might not inspire much excitement.</p><p>But a college class that teaches some of the same lessons using zombies? Ah, that's going to grab 'em!</p><p>That's the idea behind a religion class at Central Michigan University that has, indeed, grabbed a lot of attention. It's called "From Revelation to 'The Walking Dead,'" and it’s taught by religion professor Kelly Jean Murphy.</p><p>CMU student Carl Huber is a junior who is double-majoring in Comparative Religion and Sociology, and he joined us today.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:46:50 +0000 Stateside Staff 16841 at http://michiganradio.org CMU class teaches religion by examining 'The Walking Dead' Attention: Zombies infiltrate MSU campus http://michiganradio.org/post/attention-zombies-infiltrate-msu-campus <p></p><p>The zombie apocalypse has spread to Spartan Nation.</p><p>This week, hundreds of Michigan State students are participating in the third annual "Spartans versus Zombies" game.</p><p>Here's an 'informational video':</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvk03Pxelaw</p><p>Michigan Radio's Cynthia Canty spoke with Shannon Mazurie, who helped bring the game to campus and is the organizer of this year's event.</p><p><em>Listen to the audio above</em> to find out if and how Spartans are surviving, how zombies "eat" humans, and how Spartans manage to make it to class with zombies chasing them.</p><p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 21:00:57 +0000 Stateside Staff 12102 at http://michiganradio.org Attention: Zombies infiltrate MSU campus Revitalizing Detroit? Consider zombies http://michiganradio.org/post/revitalizing-detroit-consider-zombies <p>People have come up with a lot of ideas about how to repurpose the large swaths of vacant land and abandoned buildings in Detroit, but turning them over to the undead is probably a first.</p><p>No, the zombie apocalypse isn&#39;t finally upon us, at least as far as we here at Michigan Radio know. The &quot;zombies&quot; in this case would be &quot;professionals&quot; there to chase paying customers as they flee through derelict neighborhoods and crumbling warehouses.</p><p>The zombie-themed &quot;game zone&quot; is the brainchild of Clawson&#39;s Marc Siwak <a href="http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2012/07/02/z-world-detroit-return-of-the-zombies/">who told Detroit&#39;s WWJ-AM</a> that he envisions a structured game where an initial group of professional zombies catches participants and assimilates them, while the remaining &quot;living&quot; players try to avoid the growing horde.</p><p>Siwak is currently trying to raise funding through <a href="http://www.indiegogo.com/zworlddetroit">online crowd-sourcing.</a>&nbsp; WWJ reports that while he has failed to secure any sort of permission from the city, he thinks Z World Detroit would fit in well alongside urban farms and other projects aimed at transforming blighted areas.</p><p>From Siwak&#39;s website:</p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;There are formal proposals to essentially abandon some of Detroit&rsquo;s neighborhoods.&nbsp;That&rsquo;s not a solution.&nbsp; Collectively we must be more creative than that.&nbsp;Let&rsquo;s do something fun and unique that will revitalize an area while creating some jobs for Detroiters.&rdquo;</p></blockquote><p>Siwak told WWJ-AM that he&#39;s already received resumes from brain-hungry potential employees.</p><p><em>-John Klein Wilson, Michigan Radio Newsroom</em></p><p> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 15:16:19 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 8112 at http://michiganradio.org Revitalizing Detroit? Consider zombies MSU to offer class on how to survive a zombie pandemic http://michiganradio.org/post/msu-offer-class-how-survive-zombie-pandemic <p><a href="http://msu.edu">Michigan State University</a> is taking the zombie movie craze one step farther with a class that asks: What would you do if zombies actually attacked?</p><p>MSU&#39;s seven-week, <a href="http://socialwork.msu.edu/online_electives/?page_id=23">online summer class</a> looks at how people behave in times of catastrophe...real or otherwise.</p> Mon, 05 Mar 2012 16:02:14 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 6498 at http://michiganradio.org MSU to offer class on how to survive a zombie pandemic