Hello all! As your original tumblr for all things MSU, I’d like to introduce a new feature as suggested by a follower, shelovesuke: I’m calling them Spartan Spirit Profiles.
Every so often, I’ll feature a current MSU student and let them share what they love about MSU. I’ve put together a simple form to fill out and encourage you to submit it along with a picture to be featured! Alumni are also encouraged to submit and can alter “Year” with their graduation year.
Submissions can be posted here. The link is also on the blog itself.
Please include the following in your submission:
1. Answers to the following questions:
Favorite place on campus: (feel free to elaborate on this one!)
Why you chose MSU:
Favorite Dairy Store flavor:
2. A picture of yourself decked out in your best green and white!
*Submissions are subject to edits for spelling and grammar.
PS - If you have any issues with submitting, let me know!
What was the building that was taken down to make way for the new Broad Art Museum?
The building in question was called the the Paolucci Building and stood from 1947 to 2008. It was designed with a very specific intent - to serve as a sort of experimental model home for students in the School of Home Economics.
Teaching female students “Home Management,” the building had multiple compartmentalized kitchens, bathrooms, and living rooms. Girls would live in the building in six-week increments and learn about housekeeping, how to balance a household’s budget, and other home ec skills. It also, at certain points in its early history, housed a preschool.
As the class itself became viewed as “sexist” in nature with its place in a college curriculum challenged, the department itself dwindled and the building no longer had much use. It was built with such a specific purpose that there really was not much to be done; it also lacked handicap accessibility and would be costly to renovate.
For the above reasons, the building was virtually abandoned in 2001. In such a prominent location on north campus, it seemed like a waste. Several attempts to use it for other purposes failed (The State News actually considered it as a new location for their offices when they moved from Student Services to their current location back in 2005). Finally in 2006, as the new art museum was being planned, the Paolucci Building came back into play. After first considering actually renovating the building to fit its needs, the plan eventually went through to take down Paolucci and get a fresh start, with Broad’s enormous donation (the largest in MSU’s history) certainly helping along the development.
You should start "Current student" posts. With a picture of the person showing their spartan spirit, their major, year, and what part of campus they're staying in. It would be cool to meet some people on tumblr. :)
I’m going through old messages and this is one I’ve been meaning to respond to for a while! I love this idea and will be opening for submissions shortly if all goes according to plan. Look for a post about how to submit your Spartan Spirit Profile sometime later tonight!
Check out MSURecycling, a new blog featuring content and updates from the MSU Surplus Store and Recycling Center. With such a large campus, recycling plays an important part in our being self-sufficient in many ways. Learn about the possibilities to reuse and recycle here on our campus and much more!
I hit 300 followers sometime over the past weekend - just wanted to thank you all for your continued interest and support. I have a few asks to get to and a few promised features still in the works from my last milestones, but as always - let me know if there’s anything you’re interested in seeing featured. I’m always open to your suggestions!