Planning for the Future of Work

Dear College of Arts & Letters Staff and Faculty, With intention and care, we in the College of Arts & Letters (CAL) are beginning to emerge from what has been a somber and trying time. As we plan for a structured, staggered return to campus as outlined in President Stanley’s e-mail of June 8, 2021, it is important to recognize…

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MSU Survey Asks for Your Stories of Creativity in the Time of COVID-19

“Creativity in the Time of COVID-19,” an MSU project funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, asks the public to share their stories about the role creativity has played in their lives during the pandemic as well as any creative works they’ve made that have helped them get through this past year.

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Return to Campus Pre-Planning

Dear College of Arts & Letters Staff and Faculty, As you have read recently in President Stanley’s e-mail of May 17 “Bringing More Employees Back to Campus,” the state of Michigan as part of its Vacc to Normal plan has chosen May 24 as the date after which in-person work for all business sectors can recommence. This date corresponds to…

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Expectations of Another COVID Summer

Dear College of Arts & Letters Staff and Faculty, As we embark upon yet another summer in the shadow of COVID-19, we invite you to pause and reflect on the past year. The work we have done has been difficult, exhausting, and extremely important. Now, as the rhythm of the academic year turns toward summer, we invite and encourage you…

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MSU COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Information

As we approach the school year, MSU is planning to welcome more Spartans back to campus. Safety is our highest priority and we are working hard to support an engaged and connected experience for all. The Together We Will website provides the latest information on planning and preparation. Success will take all of us working together. For Faculty and Staff For further…

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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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