Apples ripen on an espalier in the MSU Horticultural Gardens. An espalier is a method of pruning trees that originates from ancient Rome, involving tying trees to a structure as they grow. Once fully cultivated, espalier trees become unique, living works of arts. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Architect Zaha Hadid once said, “There are 360 degrees, so why stick to one?” in reference to the 90 degree angles that make up most of conventional architecture. This design philosophy is at the heart of one of MSU’s most unique campus buildings, the Eli and Edythe Broad Museum. The museum hosts a rotating selection of contemporary art exhibitions, and will soon celebrate its 10th anniversary on campus. Photo by Nick Schrader.
Members of the MSU Student Organic Farm help protect squash and sweet potato plants from pests by installing a floating row cover over the crops. The Student Organic Farm is a year-round teaching and production farm that offers fresh, organic produce to community members through their Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA, plan. Members of the CSA purchase a share of the farm’s harvest and receive fresh veggies weekly throughout the growing season. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
The Campus Archaeology Program Archaeology Crew searches for artifacts at a dig site along Harrison Road. Every summer, the program hosts a field school that trains undergraduates in various aspects of archaeological research through campus investigation. Post-World War II, this area held housing for married students and families. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Lush trees provide a bit of shade to the windows of the Student Services Building. Photo by Nick Schrader.
While Beaumont Tower’s chimes are part of the cacophony of daily life on campus, summer is a time when they really get to show off through the Muelder Summer Carillon Concert Series. The series premiers on July 6, with arrangements by director Carlo van Ulft. Carillon concerts are free and open to the public, and occur at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
The tower of Linton Hall peaks above campus greenery. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Golden hour light turns even a humble parking lot into a thing of beauty. Photo by Jacob Templin-Fulton.
The 1900 fountain and the Resilient Oak stand together as campus icons, each over a century old. The fountain was a gift to the university from the Class of 1900, and originally worked as a drinking fountain for both people and horses. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.