April 12, 2021
The W. J. Beal Botanical Garden is waking up from a long winter nap. Though the garden is stunning to look at, its primary function is as a research site and teaching resource, founded by W. J. Beal himself in 1873. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Over the last week, buds have turned to blooms, including these stunning blossoms near Fairchild Theatre. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Magnolia blooms frame Cowles House, home of the MSU president. Built in 1857 to house some of MSU’s first faculty, the house was renovated in 2020 with help from numerous donors, including the families of five former MSU presidents who resided there during their tenures. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
A branch from a Black Walnut tree frames two Spartans enjoying a warm day on campus. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Some might say the Spartan statue looks especially angelic as of late. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Spring paints a pastel palette of colors near Munn Ice Arena. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Rollerblading is one of the many ways Spartans get around campus. For those who prefer two wheels, handlebars and a seat, check out MSU Bikes for all your bike maintenance needs. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Though we’re enjoying all the new colors spring brings to campus, the Pinetum near Munn Ice Arena is evergreen all year long. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Yellow daffodils are showing off their full golden splendor near Williams Hall.
Williams Hall, named for Sarah Langdon Williams, is one of the West Circle residence halls honoring the legacies of iconic Spartan women. Williams, the wife of the university’s first president Joseph Williams, was a fierce advocate for social reform and women’s right to vote, founding and editing “The Ballot Box,” the official publication of the woman’s suffrage movement. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Students and community members enjoy a warm day on campus near Grand River Ave. Planning a visit to campus? Check out the Together We Will website for current health and safety guidelines. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
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