April 19, 2021
Location is everything for a saucer magnolia tree blossoming on campus next to the Plant Biology building. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Even in a year where nothing seems normal, MSU graduates will always find their way to Beaumont Tower for a classic cap and gown photo op. For more information on Spring 2021 Commencement, visit commencement.msu.edu. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Students queue up for the COVID-19 vaccine at the MSU Pavilion. MSU students, faculty and staff are able to schedule an appointment for the two-dose Pfizer vaccine through the Ingham County Health Department’s appointment website, and slots are currently available for this week. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Helping to fight COVID-19 earns a thumbs-up from both a vaccinated student and vaccine administering health care worker. To learn more about MSU’s vaccination efforts in collaboration with the Ingham County Health Department and the state of Michigan, visit the Together We Will COVID-19 Vaccine page. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Blue grape hyacinths spring up in the Judith A. DeLapa Perennial Garden, located in the MSU Horticultural Gardens. The Perennial Garden features herbaceous perennials, bulbs and ornamental grasses, and serves as an educational resource for students, researchers and horticultural professionals as well as a stunning display of ever-changing blooms for all visitors. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Postdoctoral researcher Lauren Stanley does research on yellow monkeyflowers. A member of the Lowry Lab in the Department of Plant Biology, Stanley is researching how monkeyflowers adapt genetically to their location. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
The 80-year-old doors of the MSU Auditorium and Fairchild Theatre have welcomed countless performances, concerts and speeches. Due to considerable weathering and degradation, the doors are being replaced. MSU skilled tradespeople like Steven Rondeau, carpenter, have taken on the task. Photo by Nick Schrader.
Carpenter Steven Rondeau uses a nail gun to secure the molding on the new doors to Fairchild Theatre. The doors weigh about 125 pounds each and will be finished, sealed and installed in the coming weeks. Photo by Nick Schrader.
Landscape Services crew, part of Infrastructure, Planning and Facilities, always keeps campus looking its best, even if that means beginning work at 4 a.m. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Students take a stroll down West Circle Drive on a sunny day. If you’re planning a visit to campus, check out the Together We Will website for the latest health and safety guidelines. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
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