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1950-1959

  • 1950 - U of M seeks John Hannah as its President
  • 1950 - President Hannah commented on the Korean War
  • 1950 - Department of Fisheries is formed
  • 1951 - NCAA College Football National Champions
  • 1951 - Relationship with University of Ryukyus on Okinawa begins
  • September 17, 1951 - Kellogg Center Opens

  • 1952 - Core Courses Requirement Change

  • 1952 - Alumni Memorial Chapel is built
  • 1952 - Packaging Program established.
  • 1952 - NCAA College Football National Champions
  • July 1, 1952 - School of Education established
  • 1953 - Kellogg Biological Research Station founded
  • 1953 - Former Michigan State quarterback Willie Thrower became the first African American to play that position in the National Football League.
  • 1954 - Enrollment for the school year reaches about 14,000
  • 1954 - WKAR-TV opens
  • January 1, 1954 - Rose Bowl Win
  • 1955 - Main Library Completed
  • 1955 - Enrollment for the school year reaches more than 15,500
  • 1955 - The Vietnam Project begins
  • 1955 - NCAA College Football National Champions
  • February 12, 1955 - Michigan State's Centennial Year
  • July 1, 1955 - The College becomes a University
  • 1956 - Honors College Established
  • 1956 - Establishment of School of Labor and Industrial Relations
  • 1956 - College of Communication Arts founded
  • 1956 - Honors College established
  • January 2, 1956 - Rose Bowl Win
  • 1957 - Big Ten Basketball Final Four
  • 1957 - Enrollment for the school year reaches 20,000
  • 1957 - The position of Dean of International Programs created
  • 1957 - Michigan State University Receives Meadow Brook Farms
  • 1957 - NCAA College Football National Champions
  • 1958 - WKAR wins Peabody Award
  • May 9, 1959 - Dedication of Kresge Art Center