RHAPSODY IN BLUE – Lake Superior State University's main heating plant is bathed in blue spotlights through this weekend to commemorate World Autism Awareness Day on April 2. The plant's raised letters, usually highlighted in white, may be seen off of the northernmost exit of Interstate-75, just before the border with Canada. LSSU fraternity Gamma Lambda Psi encouraged students and staff to Light It Up Blue for World Autism Awareness Day by wearing blue, and the Lake State Student Nurses Association initiated a fundraiser for autism research. The university's student life office later invited Scott Schuelke, a retired Lansing police officer and autism safety specialist with the Autism Alliance of Michigan, to speak on campus. Schuelke has been instrumental in the autism safety training movement in Michigan. Run a Web search on "LSSU disability services" for more about that office's programs, services, and activities. (LSSU/John Shibley)
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CONTACTS: John Shibley, e-mail, 906-635-2314; Tom Pink, e-mail, 635-2315.