Read below for stories and news of interest to donors. Get a peek into life on campus, learn about events, see how student life has changed since you were a student, and more!

We're Feeling Thankful for Our Supporters

Student scholarship recipients stand with Sparty in front of The Rock. The Rock is painted to read "Thank You For Giving."

Thank you to all who support students at Michigan State University!

Fight Song Tweet-A-Long

Sparty stands with the marching band

On September 2, in celebration of College Colors Day, several university Twitter accounts had a Fight Song Tweet-A-Long. We've gathered their messages below so you can see the full conversation.

Trained to Jump Out of Airplanes... and to Carry the Burden of Care

Skip Shipley in an operating room

Spartan Nurse Skip Shipley (Captain, U.S. Army Reserve) graduated from the ROTC in 1993, and later returned to MSU for his MSN. Scholarship and fellowship support helped him along the way.

Throwback: What Is In Linton Hall Tower?

Linton Hall depicted on a postcard from 1910

An article originally published in fall 1993 shares the secrets of the tower perched atop Linton Hall.

See-and-Do at MSU: September 2016 Edition

A panoramic view of campus with fall colors in the tree leaves

Each month we curate a list of events and opportunities that may be of interest to you. This is your guide to things to see and do on campus (or online!) during the month of September.

Iceland to California, a Summer Story

Jaaz and his friends in Iceland

This post comes from Jaaz Catterall, a student staff member in our office. Jaaz is studying at MSU on a generous full-ride scholarship. This financial freedom allowed for some very interesting summer adventures, which we've asked him to share. Enjoy!

Campaign Progress

Students gathered under trees on campus. Photo courtesy of MSU Communications and Brand Strategy

As you may have heard, MSU raised a record $271.9 million during our last fiscal year, breaking previous records set in 2014 and 2015. This is all due in part to your support of the the Empower Extraordinary capital campaign efforts.

Paula Fogarty: From The Riv to the White House

Paula Fogarty stands in front of Spartan Stadium in her cap and gown. Her cap reads "From the Riv to the White House"

Paula Fogarty of Grosse Ile, Michigan, knows the meaning of a Spartan’s will. As she puts it, “Spartans never say never and will fight until the very end for what they want.”

2016 Summer Olympics

Rio 2016 Olympics logo - Read about Spartans and MSU history in the Olympics

There are several Spartans heading to Rio for the games this week. We have a long tradition of Olympic sports at Michigan State.

See-and-Do at MSU: August 2016 Edition

Linton Hall with multi-colored trees. Read about things to do on campus during August 2016.

Each month we curate a list of events and opportunities that may be of interest to you. This is your guide to things to see and do on campus (or online!) during the month of August.

Not Just A Scholarship: Tanzania Partnership Program

A 2015 Tanzania Partnership Project participant with students at the Naitolia primary school. Photo by Kristen Gmerek.

A donor-funded study abroad program expanded students' worldview and instilled in them the urge to give back to their Tanzanian host community.

Joe D. Pentecost Foundation: Helping Other People Excel

Beaumont Tower and the football stadium viewed from the air. Photo by MSU Communications and Brand Strategy.

The Joe D. Pentecost Foundation supports several scholarships for students in the greater Lansing area, including awards for students who transfer from Lansing Community College to continue their studies at Michigan State University.