Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, US. Mon, Oct. 11, 2010.

Visiting Scholar: Prof. Dr. Hadi Susilo ARIFIN – Landscape Architecture Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Bogor Agricultural University (IPB)

Host: Prof. Dr. Gerhardus SCHULTINK – Department of Community, Agriculture, Recreation and Resources Studies, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Michigan State University (MSU)

As the appoinment, Prof. Schultink came to my apartment in 1618 Spartan Village Apartment L, East Lansing at 09:00AM on Monday, October 11, 2010. He dropped me winter blanket, towels, matras sheet, radio, dish/spoons/forks/cups, bike tire pump, and bike chain key. Then, directly leaving apartment 4 MSU campus orientation. 

The first campus orientation was visit Department office. I met Ms Sue Chatterley in order to have a room for working as a visiting scholar in MSU until January, 2011. My room address is, as follows:

Department of Community, Agriculture, Recreation and Resources Studies,

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources,

151 Natural Resources Blg.

Michigan State University (MSU)

East Lansing, MI, 48824-1222 USA

Ph: +1 517-432-0287

The second orientation was visit MSU – Interntaional Office to see Ms Brooke Stokdyk for giving arrival report as J-1 Visa and DS2019 holder; health insurance application; and ID Card creation (in the 4th Floor, Computer Center Building). With Prof. Schultink, we have visited MSU SPARTAN Gymnasium in order to know the turf grass management, especially, for American Universities Football Competition on next Saturday, October 16, 2010.  As a holder of the MSU ID Card, I could access to any sport facility, especially,  fitness center and indoor swimming pool as my favorite sports.

I have got a lunch in Cross Road Restaurant – MSU Student Union.

Finally, in the afternoon I have enjoyed the colorfull autumn leaves of MSU Campus landscape. It’s very nice and mild weather under the blue sky, I walked in the huge campus parks, crossed the bridge, and sat in the river bank while enjoyed the birds are singing, wild ducks are swimming, and many squirrels are running and playing in the green grass lawn…. This is really an amazing american campus landscape.

Tomorrow I will start writing articles for International Journals and lecture-notes….