Michigan State University

Irene B. Arens Endowment

Irene B. Arens, a native of Chicago and former president of the Friends of the MSU Libraries, is both a trained librarian and recognized artist. By the establishment of this endowment, Irene wishes to encourage student artists and enhance the ambiance of the MSU Libraries by the display of award winning works by the endowment's support of the MSU Libraries Student Art Competition, henceforth to be named the Irene B. Arens Student Art Competition.

2010 winning painting 2011-12 winning painting 2011-12 winning painting 2012-13 winning painting 2012-13 winning painting