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@MSU Newsletter | April 2017



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ALUMNI UNIVERSITY REGISTRATION OPENS APRIL 17

Members of the Class of 1967—and Spartans who graduated up through 1992—are invited to return to campus June 28-29 for Alumni University, sponsored by the MSU Alumni Association.

Formerly known as Alumni Reunion Days, this event brings participants together to have fun, celebrate with classmates, and tour new sites on campus — all while learning from some of MSU’s best educators. Members of the Class of 1967 will be honored at the Kedzie Reunion Luncheon on June 29 at the Kellogg Center.

Registration opens April 17. Visit the Alumni University website for a schedule of events and to register.

BROAD ART MUSEUM TO HOST DIRECTOR'S DEBUT EXHIBITION

The debut exhibition curated by The Broad Art Museum's Director Marc-Olivier Wahler will span the entire museum. Visitors may view the works from April 29 through Oct. 22.
 
Featuring more than 50 renowned and emerging artists whose works rely on the notion of belief, The Transported Man examines the power of interpretation and the tension that exists between ordinary objects and art objects.
 
The name is taken from a magic trick in which two doors stand at opposite ends of the stage. The magician exits through one door and immediately reappears through the other. It is not magic in the true sense of the word, but it gives that appearance.
 
This will be the first time since the museum opened in 2012 that an exhibition will fill every gallery.
 
Find out about current and coming events.

TRAVEL TO NORMANDY

October 16-24

Today, Normandy is a peaceful place where life is enjoyed with joie de vivre. But 70 years ago it was the site of the pivotal World War II battle against the Nazis.

On this trip, you'll settle down in the charming town of Honfleur and delve into Norman history and culture. Take an emotional journey to Omaha Beach, the American Cemetery, and the inspiring Peace Memorial.

See the famous Bayeux Tapestry, an embroidered history of the Battle of Hastings. Journey to Mont Saint-Michel, the breathtaking fortress monastery, and taste the local cider brandy Calvados, and dine on renowned food and drinks of the region.

Local guides and expert speakers provide insight during excursions and lectures. An extensive meal plan plus wine with dinner are among the highlights.

Visit the MSU Alumni Association’s travel website for more information on this trip. To request a travel brochure, fill out our online form.

MEDIEVAL MASTERPIECE CRUISE— VENICE TO ROME

Nov. 5-14

Incredible monuments and scenery intertwine on this Mediterranean luxury cruise aboard Oceania Cruises’ Riviera.

Begin in Venice, a city of graceful canals and arched bridges. See Croatia’s Byzantine church at Zadar, featuring marble streets framed by Romanesque structures. Experience Montenegro’s crown jewel, Kotor, where narrow streets twist past orange-roofed homes.

Immerse yourself in the splendors of Corfu, a Greek isle sprinkled with cypress trees and wildflowers and marvel at St. John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta. Cruise to Sicily’s vibrant Catania, graced by its own 18th-century cathedral. Before arriving in Rome, explore the treasures of Naples, a gateway to the spectacular ruins of Pompeii. 

Includes airfare, unlimited Internet, and your choice of free shore excursions and more.
Visit the MSU Alumni Association’s travel website for more information on this trip, or to request a travel brochure, fill out our online form.

Spartans on the Move

MULTIPLE SPARTANS WIN ACADEMY AWARDS

Bill Mechanic, a 1973 graduate of the College of Arts and Letters, was a producer on Mel Gibson's latest film Hacksaw Ridge, which took home two Oscars at the February Academy Awards. The film took two golds in the best sound mixing and best film editing categories.

Mechanic, an English major, started working with films by writing movie reviews for The State News. After MSU, he attended graduate school at the University of Southern California and moved into studio direction.

In addition, a student documentary, From Flint: Voices From A Poisoned City, won an Oscar, making it the first-ever documentary by MSU students to win such an award.

Sports News

WOMEN'S HEAD GOLF COACH BECOMES HALL OF FAME MEMBER

The Spartan Women's Golf Coach Stacy Slobodnik-Stoll was selected as one of six golfers to be inducted into the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame.

Inductees will be enshrined June 3 at Ferris State University’s Katke Golf Club. They'll bring the total number of members to 119. The 2017 class ties for the largest class in history.

“I’m really humbled looking at the people that are in the Hall of Fame,” Slobodnik-Stoll said. “There are so many great golfers and people involved with the game."

SPARTAN BASEBALL COACH CELEBRATES 300 WINS

The Spartan Men's Baseball Team routed Richmond, 13-4 in the second game of the recent Richmond Spider Invitational at Richmond’s Pitt Field. It was also Coach Jake Boss Jr.’s 300th career win.

“It’s been my dream job since I started pursuing a job in college baseball, so being from the East Lansing area, it’s a thrill for me to put the green and white uniform on every day. I don’t take it lightly. It’s something that is very special for me and my family,” Boss said.

Boss is in the early going of his ninth season as head coach of the Spartans and he has an overall record of 300-219 in his 10 overall years as a collegiate head coach. He has a 275-185 record in his nine seasons at the helm of the MSU program.

Keep up with him on Twitter.

ALL-AMERICAN SPARTAN KICKER JOINS PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME

Former Michigan State All-American placekicker Morten Andersen has been tapped to enter the NFL Football Hall of Fame.

Andersen is the NFL's all-time leader in points, field goals, and games played. Andersen was named to the NFL All-Decade Teams in both the 1980s and 1990s.

"It was very emotional, obviously," said Andersen at a press conference after the recent announcement. "I'm tremendously humbled and excited to be in this class. It's pretty mind blowing right now—I'm kind of floating."

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