Excel Network Shares Employment and Internship Tips During COVID-19

The Excel Network would like to share the following three resources to support students with tips on employment and internships during the COVID-19 pandemic: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)Job and Internship Search TipsStudent FAQs for Remote (Virtual) Internships and Project-Based Work If you need help or would like some advice regarding employment or internship opportunities, you can schedule a virtual appointment with The…

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Covid Relief Fund Update and Spring Semester Information

Dear College of Arts & Letters Staff and Faculty, As we head into the halfway point of the semester, I write to provide an update regarding the COVID Relief Fund and disbursement efforts to our staff and faculty in the College. First, however, I want to remind you that next Tuesday and Wednesday, March 2 and 3, are Break Days…

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MSU Theatre Freshmen Premiere Original Web Series Satire About College During COVID-19

The cast of Pandemic'd! rehearsing via Zoom The freshmen class of Michigan State University’s Department of Theatre have created a mockumentary-style web series satire about the experience of starting college during the COVID-19 pandemic. Freshman Showcase: Pandemic’d! will premiere its first two episodes with a Facebook Live Viewing Party on Friday, February 12, at 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.  While this is the 14th year for the Freshman Showcase, it is the first time…

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CREATE! Micro-Grant Project Addresses Societal Impact of COVID-19 Through Dance

Jake Gerard Price, junior Arts and Humanities major, received a CREATE! Micro-Grant to create a dance film that addresses the societal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The CREATE! Micro-Grant program selected 12 student projects, including Price’s, to each receive $500 to respond critically and imaginatively to events occurring during the pandemic. The winning projects are now displayed in a virtual…

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CREATE! Micro-Grant Project Highlights Importance of Communication During Pandemic

Emma Stoolmaker's finished project Emma Stoolmaker, junior Art Education major and Art History minor, was awarded a CREATE! Micro-Grant for her project showcasing the importance of communication during the COVID-19 pandemic. The CREATE! Micro-Grant program selected 12 student projects, including Stoolmaker’s, to each receive $500 to respond critically and imaginatively to events occurring during the pandemic. The winning projects are now displayed…

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2021 Spring Semester College Update

Dear College of Arts & Letters Staff and Faculty, As we head into the holiday break and the start of a new calendar year, I am writing to provide a quick update regarding the spring semester 2021. This message supplements the communication that was sent yesterday to the MSU community from President Stanley about the delay in the start of the…

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Winter Solstice Message to Faculty and Staff

Dear College of Arts & Letters Staff and Faculty, On this longest night of a challenging year, the fire we light together calls back the sun. As the winter solstice turns us toward the brighter days of a still inchoate spring, may you find time to be with those you love, to rest and reflect, and to restore the energy…

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CREATE! Micro-Grant Winner Makes Short Film About Impact of Social Isolation

Marshall Ross, a senior BFA Acting major, received CREATE! Micro-grant funding to support his SOLO* project, a short-film that follows the experience of a young man living on his own during the Michigan stay-at-home order in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Written, directed, filmed, and acted entirely by Ross on his smartphone, the film explores the impact prolonged…

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CREATE! Micro-Grant Winners Record Podcast for Artists Adapting to Pandemic

Nate Davis, senior BFA in Acting major, and Jason Dernay, senior BFA in Acting and BA in Management double major, received CREATE! Micro-Grant funding to support their project, The Art of Adaptation, an interview-based podcast exploring how members of the artistic community are being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Altogether, they produced 10 episodes, each 15-30 minutes in length.Inspiration for…

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Student Confronts Racial Discrimination with CREATE! Micro-Grant Project

Lauren Slawin, a sophomore majoring in Creative Advertising and Graphic Design, used the CREATE! Micro-Grant program to confront racial discrimination and police brutality in a video essay where she sketches the face of the late George Floyd, an African American man killed during an arrest for allegedly using a counterfeit $20 bill, with a voiceover that describes such events as “the second pandemic.”

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