Fans cheer for the GREEN and WHITE at Saturday night’s basketball game against Penn State. The Spartans clinched their ninth win of the season, defeating Penn State 80–64. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Spartan Tubas bring joy to the campus community with an impromptu performance of holiday music. While we’re always impressed just seeing the section carry their 40-pound instruments, their commitment to bringing Spartans music and joy, on game day or any other day, is true Spartans Will. Photo by Nick Schrader.
We already had warm and cozy feelings about Spartan Stadium, but a big screen display of a crackling fireplace gives us some extra winter warmth as we journey along our snowy campus. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
The weather may have been unkind to many of us this weekend, but the natural beauty it brought to campus was certainly a silver lining, including this lovely string of icicles forming on a log in the Red Cedar River. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Stepping through a certain doorway in the STEM Integrated Teaching and Learning Facility is like being transported to another dimension. Artist Refik Anadol’s “Infinity Room” translates real time power consumption data from T.B. Simon Power Plant into an immersive art experience by using machine learning algorithms. The patterns created are influenced by different consumers of the power supply, primarily lighting, HVAC and office equipment. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Students in Stuart Tessmer's PHY 221 class, Studio Physics for Life Scientists, prep for their final exams. The course helps students learn the principles of mechanics and science skills through a “studio” setting that integrates a physics lab and discussion into interactive learning. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
The countdown to final exams is on, and Spartan students are hitting the books all across campus. 1855 Place is the perfect place to grab a spot and hit the books, with ample study space and amenities like Starbucks and Sparty’s Market to keep students connected, caffeinated and fed. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
A black squirrel gets caught going for a snack run outside Wells Hall. While squirrels of many hues can be seen running around campus (and usually begging for treats), the black squirrel has special ties to MSU history. Researchers at the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, a MSU research field station located between Kalamazoo and Battle Creek, released them on the campus in the 1950s through the 1970s at the request of MSU president John Hannah, who thought the black squirrels would be a unique addition to campus. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Snowflake lights give some extra holiday cheer to Mason-Abbot Hall. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Spartan Stadium stands awash in a green glow on a chilly autumn night. Even though we won’t be watching the Spartans play at home again this season, there’s still plenty of action in store for the team as they head to Atlanta, Georgia for the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. Michigan State will go head-to-head with Pittsburg at 7 p.m., Dec. 30. Photo by Nick Schrader.