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Pre-Homecoming Roundup!

Spartan helmet glowing green on the side of Breslin Center

There is a lot going on this weekend for Homecoming. Here are some things you might find interesting from the week so far.

ArtPrize 3rd Place: MSU Spartan Lynda Cole

Rain by Lynda Cole

Lynda Cole received a B.S. in Textiles and Clothing Design from Michigan State University. She placed third in the 2011 ArtPrize competition with her piece, “Rain.”

Spartan ArtPrize

Jamaican Rider

Thank you to those who joined us for the MSU ArtPrize event on Tuesday. We hope you enjoyed the art, camaraderie and Spartan spirit as much as we did.

RCPD Partners with Spartan Armed Forces Council to Transition Student Veterans

RCPD Military Reception

The Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities (RCPD) and the Spartan Armed Forces Council have teamed up to assist student veterans with the transition to the daily routines of student life.

6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon, 4 Degrees of Spartan Spirit

Kevin Bacon

An MSU class recently revisited the six degrees of Kevin Bacon theory, and determined there are actually four degrees of separation for Spartans on campus.

Sparty Goes to ArtPrize 2011

A small Sparty doll and an ArtPrize volunteer

Last week (mini) Sparty went up to visit the many Spartans who are exhibiting at MSU ArtPrize. He started his day with a Biggby coffee (a great Michigan-based company!) and then hit the road.

MSUAA Tailgates


For those who can’t be at the game today, we thought we’d bring you a little Spartan Spirit, courtesy of the MSU Alumni Association. Enjoy the video!

Sparticipation 2011


The beginning of this semester marked the celebration of the third annual Sparticipation event on campus.

University Advancement Staff Picnic

Screenshot from video: Sparty and staff grill lunch

Our annual picnic is an opportunity for us to get together outside of the office, catch up with our colleagues, meet the extended University Advancement family members, and recharge for a new academic year.

Erickson Fellowship Still Growing to Help Nontraditional Students

A student studies in the Main Library stacks. Courtesy: MSU Communications and Brand Strategy.

Mildred B. Erickson was a committed advocate for encouraging older women to commence or resume interrupted education at MSU.

Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum: An Opportunity to Add Your Name

Name recognition wall

Donors to the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum have the opportunity to be listed on a special recognition wall in the main lobby.

Green and White Days

Screenshot from video: Green and White Days

Green and White Days are opportunities for high school seniors and their families to come tour MSU, learn about the programming and explore what it means to be a Spartan.