MSU School of Packaging gets a shout-out on ABC & ESPN


The Ohio State vs. Michigan State football game didn't turn out well for the Spartans. But at least the MSU School of Packaging was shown some love.

During the football game, ESPN showed a few shots of the MSU School of Packaging with ESPN announcer Brent Musburger commenting, "This is something very unique, the Michigan State School of Packaging."

Sometimes or (almost always) Musburger is questionable with his commentary during football games. But he got this one right, the MSU School of Packaging is pretty unique.

Established in 1952, the MSU School of Packaging is the first program of its kind and the school has conferred more
than 7000 degrees. Today, the school has about 500 undergraduates, and 90 graduate students. The School of Packaging offers an undergraduate degree in packaging as well as both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in packaging.

The idea for a packaging major was first conceived by Dr. Alexis J. Panshin, Chair of the Michigan State College Forest Products program, and John Ladd with the General Box Co. in 1950. They believed that a university-level packaging course would be of great value in attracting young people to careers in packaging and providing packaging firms with fresh new talent that might otherwise be diverted into different fields, according to MSU....
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