Art imitates life as a student ‘s backpack is the perfect shade to match “Funambulist,” a sculpture by John Van Alstine located near Snyder-Phillips Hall. Funambulist, named after another term for a tightrope walker, invokes a sense of balance and choreography with its steel baton carefully placed atop a bright red sail. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
As the ground begins to thaw, the first blooms of spring push up to bring color and joy to the campus landscape. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Though typically sharing the task of providing light in the night, a classic MSU lantern hangs in front of a faintly visible daytime moon. Photo by Emilie Lorditch.
Students fold origami fortune-tellers as part of an exercise in Eileen Roraback’s IAH 206 course, Self, Society, Technology: Creativity and Innovation. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Serving as a reminder of the building’s history, letter combination mailboxes from 1923 add a unique touch to IM Sports Circle, one of the oldest buildings on campus. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
An Olds Hall window provides an excellent view of Beaumont Tower, the MSU Museum and West Circle Drive. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Though we often highlight spots to study on campus, once it’s warm enough to spend time outdoors, practically every inch of campus becomes a great place to study, relax or just enjoy. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
The crosswalk signal at the intersection of Auditorium Road and Farm Lane is something of an indie campus icon, greeting Spartans heading to and from class with an audible crossing countdown that inspires memes, remixes and an array of stickers gracing students' laptops and water bottles. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Holly berries cluster like delicate beads among the leaves of a tree outside North Kedzie Hall. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.