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Green & White

  • Author:
    Paula M. Davenport
  • Published:
    Winter 2015


            Chicago Spartans in October joined forces at the Chicago Lights Urban Farm to tend to some remaining crops and help prepare the farm to close its gardens.


            New York Spartans hosted a picnic to welcome soon-to-be freshmen into the Spartan Nation. Beneath the pines in Central Park, the newest Spartans learned the lyrics to the MSU fight song and heard advice on how to succeed academically. 

SF Bay

            Sparty made a special appearance in San Francisco to help more than 125 alumni in August as they readied some of the region’s 30 newly admitted students for their cross-country trek to campus. 

Alumni Band Reunion

            Veteran MSU Band musicians met for their 2014 rehearsal, camaraderie and an afternoon concert is the remodeled Fairchild Theatre.

Holden Hall Reunion

            Last fall, the men who lived in what was then a brand new residence hall, Holden Hall, returned to campus for a reunion last fall. They lived on the second floor of what was once the C.W. Moss Memorial Living & Learning Institute in 1967-1968.

Spartan Stained Glass Window

            Illinois-based attorney and proud Spartan alumnus Thomas McClow, ’66, rendered the Spartan helmet in stained glass, a hobby he’s enjoyed for about 40 years. He proudly displays the piece in his home.


            Lt. Leo J. Litowich, a reservist in the U.S. Navy, is on active duty in Afghanistan. A former flight officer trained to fly from carrier ships, he flew the Spartan colors in front of the headquarters of the International Security Assistance Force.

Anniversary in Hawaii

            Green runs through the Gawlick family. Mark,’78, and Cheryl, ’79, met in Holden Hall. Their daughters, Megan,’07 and Hillary,’13, joined them to celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary in Maui.