July 26, 2021
An abundance of blooms near Benefactor’s Plaza have kept these bees busy. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
How big is the Class of 1900 fountain? Just big enough to fit an Australian shepherd. Though it’s no longer in operation, this stone drinking fountain would have been the place to be at the time of its donation, providing water to humans on one side, and a trough for horses on the other. Photo by Lisa Mulcrone.
Windrapids II, a sculpture by artist Russel Thayer, was intended to be gazebo-like, framing the Biomedical and Physical Sciences building’s entrance and welcoming interaction and congregation. From another angle, it provides a stunning frame from which to view the moon. Photo by Nick Schrader.
When arborist Allen Matthews hears a tree fall on campus, it’s time to get to work. Here, Matthews is taking milled timber from a fallen tree and turning it into wood to be used for benches on campus. The first of the reclaimed wooden benches can be found near Erickson Hall. Photo by Nick Schrader.
A view from above the MSU Broad Museum shows how downtown East Lansing and MSU’s campus meet. Photo by 360 Photo and Design.
Dennis Curry, Oakland University carillonneur, performing on the Beaumont Tower Carillon as part of the MSU Muelder Summer Carillon Series. Curry was one of four performers to play in a memorial recital honoring Ray McLellan, who worked as the MSU carillonneur from 1997 until his passing earlier this year. Photo by Derrick L. Turner and taken before new indoor mask requirements.
North Kedzie Hall on a bright summer day. Kedzie was built in 1927 and named after Robert C. Kedzie, a Civil War surgeon who taught chemistry at MSU for 40 years. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Daylilies all day. This orange beauty is part of the Jean and Alfred Goldner hybrid daylily collection near W.J. Beal Botanical Garden. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Serene summer days create the perfect opportunity to picnic on campus. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Infrastructure, Planning and Facilities employee Cher Briggs helps keep campus running. Briggs is the first Black woman and second woman at MSU to be promoted to a stationary engineer position, working in T.B. Simon Power Plant. At the power plant, Briggs helps provide energy to the entire campus by operating, troubleshooting and overseeing machinery and equipment. Photo by Nick Schrader.
T.B. Simon Power Plant, seen from inside a domed structure that once held coal. Today, the power plant generates energy using natural gas, creating steam and electricity. Photo by Nick Schrader.
If you look closely, the bark on the Resilient Oak almost resembles “Gruff Sparty,” a vintage iteration of MSU’s iconic mascot. Perhaps, taking after the tough and tenacious mascot, the tree that survived being blown over in a storm is showing how Spartans Will. Photo by Lisa Mulcrone.
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