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1980-1989

  • 1980 - College of Nursing established
  • 1980 - Elizabeth Yamashita becomes chair and first woman to direct the School of Journalism.
  • 1980 - Seven campus buildings were designated historical sites
  • 1981 - Women’s Gymnastics Big Ten Champions
  • 1981 - Women’s Cross Country Big Ten Champions
  • 1981 - Communication Arts Building opens
  • 1981 - The Minorities in Journalism program is established and includes Focal Point, a student newspaper
  • 1981 - Native American Institute was established to aid North American Indian organizations
  • 1981 - The Women's Athletic Department joins the NCAA
  • November 21, 1981 - World’s First Superconducting Cyclotron at Michigan State Tested Successfully 
  • 1982 - Women’s Golf Big Ten Champions
  • 1982 - Wharton Center for the Performing Arts Opens
  • 1982 - MSU alumnus James Blanchard was elected Michigan's Governor
  • 1984 - Major New Athletic Facilities approved
  • December 22, 1984 - MSU plays in the Cherry Bowl
  • March 29, 1986 - Spartans win NCAA Ice Hockey Championship
  • 1987 - MSU Astronomer Susan Simkin was part of team to discover the largest galaxy known at the time.
  • 1988 - MSU Wins Rose Bowl
  • 1989 - Julian Samora Research Institute established
  • September 30, 1989 - Spartan Statue Renovated
  • November 9, 1989 - Breslin Center Dedicated