The State – 11/30/22

Rachel Fulton

Welcome to the last day of November! Today’s weather forecast is predicting cloudy and windy with a high of 36 degrees and a low of 26 degrees.

MSU to recognize off-campus, commuter, transfer students with appreciation event

The Office of Student Experiences will be hosting an Off-campus/Commuter and Transfer Student Appreciation Day event tomorrow, in room 110 of the Student Services Building. The event will run from noon to 2 p.m. and a light lunch will be provided.

The day of celebration, which is unique to Michigan State University, is hosted to “acknowledge the unique experience of being a commuter/off-campus and transfer student” and to celebrate students’ “unique contribution to the MSU university community,” the Office of Student Experiences’ website said.

At 12:30 p.m., Involve@State, MSU’s registered student organization platform, will give information on how to sign up and what programs and services are available for commuter and transfer students.

The rest of the event will serve as an informal time for students to socialize and make connections. An email sent to off-campus and transfer students said the event will feature free giveaways and chances to win prizes.

Registration is not required for attendance, but it is encouraged in order to ensure enough food is ordered.

Michigan State transfer portal: Jack Stone, Terry Lockett Jr. first two into transfer portal

With the season officially wrapped up for Michigan State, there will be plenty of roster changes for the program in the coming months. If Mel Tucker’s first few seasons as head coach taught us anything, it’s that MSU will almost certainly be active in the portal this offseason.

Just a few days after the season’s end the Spartans are already making moves in the transfer portal. Freshman kicker Jack Stone entered the portal Monday night while wide receiver Terry Lockett Jr. announced his intentions to enter the transfer portal in early November.

Stone announced his entry into the transfer portal via Twitter, the first Spartan to do so following the conclusion of the season. Entering MSU as one of the better kicking prospects in the nation, Stone wraps up his short career as a Spartan with just two field goals under his belt, with the longest being a 51-yarder against Penn State. In addition, he notched 15 points after attempts.

As far as junior wide receiver Terry Lockett Jr., the former three-star out of Minnesota did not receive much playing time during his career in the green and white. Lockett had four total receptions and 22 receiving yards. He did not play a single snap in 2022.

MSU Surplus Store to host final upcycle of semester, teases spring events to come

This Friday, Spartan Upcycle will host its final event of the semester. Students are invited to create winter wreaths out of reclaimed materials at the MSU Surplus Store.

Organizers will collect “discarded books, paper, metal, fabric and objects found in nature” from the surplus store and provide supplies for students to create wreaths “embellished with ribbon, yarn, glitter, paint” and much more.

Surplus Store education coordinator Katie Deska is an organizer of Friday’s event. She said they “want to do something for students that makes them feel they can get a chance to relax a little bit and wind down.”

In that spirit, hot winter beverages will be provided. The event will run from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the store on Friday and students are encouraged to register online.

Deska revealed the spring schedule, which will include clothing mending in January, upcycled valentines in February, reusable planners in March and a full-sized fest in April which will collaborate with the MSU Science Festival.

Based on original reporting by Alex Faber, Vivian Barrett and Alex Walters.