Just in time for the season two premiere of Netflix’s “Stranger Things,” MSU professors travel back to the 1980s to analyze the strange and supernatural world of the Upside Down. From the possibility of parallel universes and telekinesis to the power of nostalgia, take a look at what these experts have to say. After all, Spartans don’t lie.View story photos
Flipping the switch on creativity
MSU's Media Sandbox director Karl Gude teaches students to tap into their creativity. That's important because creativity is at the core of innovation, driving new ways of doing things, from making art to making scientific breakthroughs.View story photos
Digital Dig: A new discovery from Ancient Greece
Through the careful study of excavation records dating back some 40 years and using drones and GPS technology, MSU’s Jon Frey has discovered an ancient gymnasium at the archaeological site of Isthmia, Greece.View story photos
2016 Year in Review
Take a look back at the top MSU social media posts and comments of 2016.View story photos
Spartans On Star Wars
Just in time for the release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Jedi minds at MSU analyze the fictional galaxy far, far away. Take a look you will at Spartan experts as they weigh in on all things “Star Wars”—from film scores to fight scenes and social implications to the science behind it all.
Orchestrating a Musical Legacy
MSU Spartans make an extraordinary impact on many world stages. Tony Award-winning alumnus William Brohn, grand marshal for this fall’s Homecoming parade, has orchestrated some of Broadway’s most beloved hits and now is passing on the emotional power of music to the next generation.View story photos
MSU is poised to achieve the next milestone in fulfilling its legacy and achieving its destiny—to power and empower—through Empower Extraordinary: The Campaign for Michigan State University.View story photos
Taking Center Stage
It’s been a long journey filled with years of early-morning practices and emotion, but Jane Sylvester’s musical dream finally came true. Sylvester, a classical saxophonist, and fellow musicians in the MSU Wind Symphony recently made their debut at Carnegie Hall, one of the world’s most prestigious performance venues.
The beat goes on
It happens every year. Each August, all 300 members of the Spartan Marching Band assemble on the MSU campus for what is known as "preseason." The annual 10 days of preparation and practice—equal parts band camp and boot camp—are a respected and well-loved experience and tradition, much like the band itself, which is one of the nation’s premier college marching bands.View story photos
MSU alumnus William T. Langford IV — aka Will the Poet — recently returned to his alma mater to participate in a video shoot of his spoken-word poem "Schooled," which "focuses on the experiences of difference, alienation, community and fraternity that are part and parcel of undertaking an education at a large American university."