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  • Wednesday, June 01, 2016

    Freshman Picnic

    The West Michigan Spartans are holding their annual Freshman picnic- open to all Fall 2016 - MSU Freshman from our alumni region (Kent, Ottawa, Barry and Allegan Counties) and their families. The picnic allows the new Spartans to network with current MSU students, and representatives from student organizations on campus. Parents have an opportunity to get more information on student life, financial aid, living facilities and student activities from Admissions Office Representatives and MSU Alumni.  A BBQ; tailgate-style dinner with dessert will be provided. There is no cost to attend the event but we ask that you register everyone in your party.  The event will be held in an enclosed shelter, so it will be held rain or shine!  Click on the banner above to register!



    Monday, June 27, 2016

    Steve Smith Charity Challenge

    Hold on to your golf clubs because June 27th, the date for the 18th Annual Steve Smith Charity Challenge, is coming up fast.  This year promises to be bigger and better as we will continue to fill up both 18s on the finest golf course in town, fun and game holes will provide a snack and craft beer to break up the golf, followed by entertainment from, "Jedi Mind Trip," a classic rock/80's cover band.  And, this year, one lucky team will represent MSU in the Acura College Alumni Team Championship at Pinehurst on October 27-30. 

    Tuesday, July 19, 2016

    SAVE THE DATE: Speaker's Series with President Lou Anna K Simon
    Save July 19th in your calendar for a very special guest, President Lou Anna K Simon.  President Simon will join our Speaker's Series and will talk about making MSU a worldwide brand as well as an update on how MSU will impact Grand Rapids and you. 

    Sunday, September 11, 2016

    Chef Prize - (Go Green, Go Wine!)

    Save-the-date for the 2016 Chef Prize on September 11, 2016.  Can't say it any better than "taste the flavors of West Michigan's finest chefs." Scallops, octopus, sushi, maple-Jack Daniels pulled pork sliders... yum.

    West Michigan Spartans - Day of Service

    On April 16th, the West Michigan Spartans and Michigan State Extension 4-H Program of Kent County hosted a fun and rewarding service project and book drive.  Youth and Adults from the West Michigan area gathered together and created colorful, fleece blankets for children and teens in the hospital or in another situation in which they would benefit from a special hand-made gift.  In less than a few hours they created over 50 blankets and collected over 50 books!  Thank you to all of those who volunteered their time!

    Gran Fondo - June 25, 2016


    The Gran Fondo is defined as a long-distance road cycling event in which a large number of cyclists ride a marked route.  On June 25th, the College of Human Medicine will sponsor its 4th Gran Fondo to raise funds for skin cancer awareness.  If you are a professional bicyclist, a hobby bicyclist, or simply know how to spell bicyclist, you should join 1,799 other cyclists to help raise funds for skin cancer awareness.

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