July 6, 2021
A fresh perspective of The Spartan statue. Intended as a symbol of Spartans as proud warriors — on the football field or in the classroom — the statue was designed by artist Leonard Jungwirth and completed in 1945. Photo by Jacob Templin-Fulton.
The Spartan from a different perspective. Our beloved icon has gazed upon campus since 1945 when the original statue, now housed in Spartan Stadium, was dedicated. This bronze version was installed in 2005. Photo by Jacob Templin-Fulton.
Worker bees are important pollinators. The collaborative effort “Project Wingspan” is helping these little friends do their jobs by planting native seeds to fight invasive species, in collaboration with the Department of Plant Biology, the Fisheries and Wildlife Club and IPF Landscape Services. Photo by Jacob Templin-Fulton.
There is a lot to love about living in East Lansing and being a Spartan. This artwork outside of the long-time local favorite restaurant, the Peanut Barrel, speaks for all of us. Photo by Jacob Templin-Fulton.
A greenhouse has sprouted in the W.J. Beal Botanical Garden, the work of Artist-in-Residence jackie sumell’s project “A Solitary Greenhouse.” The greenhouse is fully functioning, will grow seedlings, and is designed to start a conversation about abolition and conflict. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Let the staring contest begin. These bovine beauties are part of the Dairy Cattle Teaching and Research Center at the MSU Farms just south of main campus. The farms are home to many animals including sheep, cows, horses, swine, cattle and chickens, and serve as a hub for agricultural education and research. Photo by Nick Schrader.
The bridge to Spartan Stadium reminds us of a season of game days to come. The unique designs on the bridge were created by alumnus Gavin Kata, class of ’17, in response to the year’s Arts and Culture theme “water moves MSU.” Photo by Jacob Templin-Fulton.
The Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society symbol creates a structural frame for the Engineering building. The MSU chapter of the honor society was founded in 1892; it is the second oldest in the nation. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
The statue of Magic Johnson serves as a source of inspiration for Spartan athletes and fans alike. Lansing-born Johnson led the Spartans to the 1979 NCAA Championship, and this statue on campus honors the tremendous impact he made on the team and to the legacy of Spartan basketball. Photo by Nick Schrader.
The heron couldn’t resist the attention it was given in last week’s photo gallery, so it decided to make an appearance this week as well. Photo by Jacob Templin-Fulton.
Did you know our campus river could appear so ethereal? Water rushes over stones in the Red Cedar River. Photo by Jacob Templin-Fulton.
Rarely, do we look away from the field when we are in Spartan Stadium, but seeing the press box from this unique angle makes it worth it. Photo by Jacob Templin-Fulton.
A view of the tunnel into Spartan Stadium gives us a glimpse of what the team sees at the start of every game. Tickets for the 2021 football season are available now, and the Spartans will play six home games at Spartan Stadium. Photo by Jacob Templin-Fulton.
A “block S” painted on a tree in a pasture near College Road and Jolly Road reminds us that campus isn’t just where our academic and residential buildings live, but also 3,200 acres of farmland just south of main campus devoted to the study of agriculture. Agricultural science was the first major offered when the university was founded in 1855, and we’ve been advancing Michigan’s agriculture industries ever since. Photo by Nick Schrader.
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