Water Moves MSU

2016- 2017 Arts and Culture theme at MSU

WATER MOVES Michigan State University to take the lead in science, technology, art and innovation to shape a better tomorrow in the Great Lakes and beyond. During 2017, Spartans will educate to empower community action, inspire creativity, and instill a sense of urgency to respect and appreciate the most prevalent and precious resource on our planet.

This 2017 MSU thematic year initiative will encourage discussion and debate and build new bridges at the intersection of topics such as health, policy, culture, artistic expression and community. WATER MOVES MSU through individual strength, collective power and extraordinary impact, in ways that advance us all.

WATER MOVES MSU aims to create dynamic programming through events, encourage discussion and debate and build new bridges at the intersection of topics such as health, policy, culture, artistic expression and community. To learn more here.

As part of the 2017 Water Moves MSU Thematic Year, the Great Lakes Folk Festival is featuring a selection of water-related traditions this year. These include fish foodways traditions, Native American water traditions, boat building and boat restoration, music, and storytelling. In addition, there are narrative sessions on the Campus and Community Stage that will highlight some of the Water Moves MSU activities as well as the major statewide Fountain Competition.

Also, visit the MSU Museum for a series of exhibits presented as part of the thematic year at Michigan State University, exhibits include, All My Relations: An Indigenous Perspective on Landscape and Next Stop Atlantic.