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  • $1,165 RAISED OF $5,000 GOAL


  • Neman Hallak $20
  • Brian DeJoy $100
  • Brittany Queener $465
  • Kristen Clauder $30
  • Dennis Hinrichsen $50
  • John Nowakowski $15
  • Amanda Fields $25
  • Laura Julier $50
  • Cecilia DeJoy $50
  • Christopher Gibbons $50
  • Susan DeJoy $100
  • Lisa Parker $25
  • April Clobes $50
  • Jessica Prieskorn $10
  • David DeJoy $100
  • Teresa Morton $25

The Sidewalk Poetry Project

A Public Art Movement

The MSU Sidewalk Poetry Project gives the MSU community the opportunity to submit their poems to a competition judged by poets of note. The theme for this year’s competition is ‘water.’ One undergraduate student, one graduate student, one faculty/staff member and one alumnus will have their winning entries etched into sidewalks around campus.

An anonymous donor has generously agreed to match up to $1,000 of gifts made to this project.

Your Support Will Make a Big Difference

The project makes the creative spirit of our Spartan community visible by including community members’ work in sustainable displays of public art on campus. These art installations will become one-of-a-kind pieces here on the campus of Michigan State University.

Project Budget

Funds raised will go directly toward the cost of installing the four winning poems, and to the reception celebrating the winning poems and their authors.

Who We Are

The Sidewalk Poetry Project committee’s purpose is to enhance inclusion of MSU community members’ poetry in public art movements on campus in ways that highlight the creative spirit of the Spartan community.

Make a Gift by Mail:

University Advancement
Spartan Way
535 Chestnut Road, Room 300
East Lansing, MI 48824

*Make check payable to Michigan State University and write “Appeal 18OOPCF1SIDEWLK” in the note section.