Students traveling from 1855 Place on a winter evening. 1855 Place offers apartments, townhouses and family housing communities, as well as Starbucks, a Spartan Ticket Office, Sparty’s Market and Spartan Spirit Shop. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Spartans have always worn helmets, but they also wear masks, especially when visiting campus. This large helmet can be found in The Hall of Champions at 1855 Place, which celebrates Spartan Athletics championships throughout the history of MSU and features a three-story digital media display playing sports highlights from throughout the university’s history. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
The first real snow of the season decorated the area by the 1855 parking ramp in a sprinkling of white on Nov. 30. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Campus glows purple on a winter evening. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
The W. J. Beal Botanical Garden is beautiful in every season. Reflecting the philosophy of a land-grant institution, the garden is an outdoor laboratory engaged in teaching, collection development, research, conservation and public service. These activities focus on a theme of natural plant diversity, economic botany, ecology and plant conservation with emphasis on the Great Lakes region. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
There may not always be peace on Earth, but there is in the W. J. Beal Botanical Garden. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
An Arabian horse at MSU's Horse teaching and Research Facility gets up close and personal with the camera. MSU boasts one of the oldest continuous Arabian horse breeding programs in the United States. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Julio the cat supervises the horses at the MSU Horse Teaching and Research facility. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
"Beneath the pines we'll gather..." The grove of trees between Munn Arena and Demonstration Hall was planted by forestry professor Frank Sanford to stop erosion in 1913. In 2009 a team of MSU researchers and archaeology students confirmed the existence of an undisturbed, prehistoric sand dune beneath the trees that is 16,000 years old. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
She said yes! MSU student Lauren Tofilski received this proposal from fellow Spartan, fiancee Allison VanEe, this weekend. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
The Spartan stands tall, unbothered by the first snow of the season on Nov. 30. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Liam Brockey, professor of history, teaches a seminar course on the history of the book, assisted by Tad Boehmer, curator of rare books at the MSU Libraries. Together they examine a copy of photographer and ethnologist Edward Curtis’s "The North American Indian," published in 20 volumes between 1907 and 1930. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
The MSU Union, dusted with the first snow of winter. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.