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IPF preparations for reopening CAMPUS

In preparation for the state of Michigan and the university to begin allowing additional employees back on campus at a future and yet-to-be determined date, Infrastructure Planning and Facilities (IPF) staff have been working to ensure a safe and healthy return to work for all Spartans alongside our colleagues in Environmental Health and Safety; Facilities Planning and Space Management; and others.

The Focus - May 2020

The May 2020 issue of The Focus e-newsletter from Infrastructure Planning and Facilities

Innovative landscaping practices promote sustainability

As thoughtful stewards of MSU’s resources, the IPF Landscape Services team continuously looks for new technologies that can help improve efficiency while keeping the campus environment looking beautiful, healthy and safe. 

MSU Bikes collaborates with Okemos Public Schools on video series

Biking can be one of the best ways to put some exercise in your day – that doesn’t feel like exercise. It is all about freedom and imagination. But how can you help your children learn how to maintain and safely operate their bicycles, keeping the fun rolling?

Going mobile – persevering during a pandemic

With much of MSU working remotely, those front-line IPF staff whose on-site presence is essential to keeping the university operating have found their mobile devices invaluable in keeping the lines of communication open, enabling them to work more independently within a reduced workforce. 

Earth Day 2020

April 22, 2020, marks the golden anniversary of Earth Day, and for Frank Telewski, professor and director of the W.J. Beal Botanical Garden and campus arboretum, the day holds special significance.

Facilities Focus - April 2020 - Volume 12

Volume twelve of the Facilities Focus e-newsletter

IPF helps MSU prepare for drive-through COVID-19 testing

Several IPF staff members helped MSU Health Care prepare for drive-through COVID-19 testing near the Clinical Center.

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) response

MSU Infrastructure Planning and Facilities along with other university units are closely monitoring the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.

Working smarter is a WHIZ!

IPF Custodial Services’ recent lease of three robotic vacuum cleaners promises to not only help improve the productivity of their staff, but also help advance the university’s mission to advance knowledge and transform lives.