Mayen Study Abroad Leads to Love and 37 Years of Marriage

Sometimes in life, the biggest disappointments can lead to life’s biggest successes. That was the case for Michigan State University graduate Vicky Scott who, as an MSU student, received the unfortunate news that she didn't make the final round of interviews for a competitive internship with GM.Devastated, Scott was forced to change directions and ended up following her mother’s advice…

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Apparel and Textile Design Major Interns at Fashion Consulting Company in NYC

Anna Webber, a senior majoring in Apparel and Textile Design, interned in New York City in the summer of 2022 at V.Mora Fashion Consulting, a fashion consulting brand that helps new and established designers with their fashion lines. She recently wrote about this experience and her future plans in a Q&A that was published by the Excel Network.

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Love of Black Studies Draws Student to African American and African Studies Major

Michigan State University junior Morgan Braswell has had an interest in Black Studies from a very young age. Growing up in Detroit, watching shows like The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and A Different World, and hearing her father talk about Malcolm X, instilled in Braswell a sense of pride in her culture. That influence has led her to become one…

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Making History at Michigan State University

Making history at Michigan State University: Barry D. Amis, David W.D. Dickson, and Ruth Nicole Brown The College of Arts & Letters at Michigan State University has been part of many firsts when it comes to Black history, including hiring David W.D. Dickson, who was the first Black faculty member at MSU and, more recently, establishing the Department of African…

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Professors Receive Grant to Bring French Film Festival to Campus

Assistant Professors Elizabeth Tuttle and Jena Whitaker in the Department of Romance and Classical Studies at Michigan State University received the Albertine Cinémathèque French Film Festival grant, which will help fund the MSU Albertine Cinémathèque French Film Festival that will bring six contemporary and classic French films to MSU’s campus this month.  The MSU Albertine Cinémathèque French Film Festival is…

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Faculty Voice: Providing a Forum for Cross-Regional Muslim Studies

Russell E. Lucas is a Professor of International Relations in James Madison College and Global Studies in the College of Arts & Letters. He previously served as Director of the Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities Program and is a core faculty member of the Muslim Studies Program. This year marks his first time helping to organize the MSU…

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MSU Theatre Presents Art & Science Family Fun with ‘Charlotte’s Web’

Michigan State University’s Department of Theatre presents Charlotte’s Web, adapted by Joseph Robinette, running Feb. 17-26 in the Fairchild Theater. This production is family friendly for all ages.  Based on E.B. White’s loving story of a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte, this treasured tale explores bravery, selfless love, and the true meaning of friendship. Wilbur…

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Collaborating with Smithsonian Institution on Sounds of Religion Exhibition

The Sounds of Religion poster exhibition, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution, Michigan State University, and The Ohio State University, is now available to educators around the globe to download or print for free and is on full display in its worldwide premiere until June 30, 2023, at the MSU Museum. This new Smithsonian poster exhibition explores how rituals and…

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Studio Art Senior Debuts Video in CREATE! Micro-Grant Student Exhibition

Alex Vonhof, a Michigan State University Honors College student pursuing a BFA in Studio Art with a concentration in Electronic Art and Intermedia, debuted his short video, Breathe, as part of the 2022 CREATE! Micro-Grant Virtual Student Exhibition, which showcases the 12 projects that each received $500 in CREATE! Micro-Grant funding this past year.  "Breathe explores the effect of the perpetual anxiety around…

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On the Cusp: English Professor Establishes New Journal

Kristin Mahoney, Associate Professor in the Department of English at Michigan State University, has helped create a new journal that focuses on field-defining scholarship on the works, authors, artists, problems, and phenomena that defined the dynamic period from the late 19th century to the early 20th century.  The journal, titled Cusp: Late 19th-/Early 20th-Century Cultures, aims to promote interdisciplinarity scholarship on the visual arts, cinema and…

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