Students Find Opportunities for Remote Internships

As Michigan State University pivoted to remote learning last spring, many College of Arts & Letters students also turned to remote internships over the summer and into the fall. Some students did remote independent internships while others participated in the Global Remote Internship Program, which helps students secure virtual internships with an international company or organization. Even through remote learning,…

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A Conversation with the MSU German Program

On October 14, 2020 MSU College of Arts & Letters alumni heard from Senta Goertler, Associate Professor of German and Second Language Studies, regarding the newest developments in education abroad. Audiences also received a sneak peek at Prof. Goertler’s books, heard about the impact of participating in education abroad programs, talked about 60 years of the Academic Year in Freiburg program, and discussed nearly 50 years of the Summer in Mayen program.

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Budget Reduction Task Force College Meeting – October

Dear College of Arts & Letters Staff and Faculty, I want to provide an update on the progress of the Budget Reduction Task Force (BRTF) as part of our 2020 Contingency Plan. As mentioned during the College Meeting held on August 21, recommendations from the three subcommittees were due on October 8. Those have been submitted and are now available on…

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Alumnus Translates Documents for Greater Lansing Food Bank

During the COVID-19 pandemic, French alumnus Jasen Erbeznik volunteered virtually with the Greater Lansing Food Bank to translate documents from English to French for their Garden Project.  The Greater Lansing Food Bank (GLFB) is a non-governmental organization committed to guaranteeing healthy food access to everyone in the Greater Lansing Area. In 1982, the GLFB created the Garden Project to create…

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Claudia Rankine to Present Signature Lecture on November 12

The College of Arts & Letters is pleased to host MacArthur Genius, Guggenheim Fellow, and acclaimed author Claudia Rankine as part of the College’s Signature Lecture Series. This online interactive talk on racism and social justice will take place via Zoom on Thursday, November 12, at 7 p.m. The event is free, but registration is required. To register, please complete…

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Rhodes Appointed Chair of the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures

Professor Jacqueline Rhodes has been appointed Chair of the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures (WRAC).  Rhodes has served as Interim Chair of the Department since August 16, 2018. Before that, she was the Inaugural Director of the Consortium for Critical Diversity in a Digital Age Research (CEDAR), which advances transformative scholarship and creative activity at the intersections of…

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Conversations with the College of Arts & Letters Students

On October 6, 2020 College of Arts & Letters students Carly Lize (English 2021), Devin Heard (Humanities Pre-Law 2021), Alia Jones (Humanities Pre-Law 2021), Abbey Clothier (Humanities Pre-law 2021) and Jordyn Joseph (Professional Writing/Accounting 2022) shared why they chose their major, the careers they are striving for, favorite places on campus, how they are managing during these times, and the new opportunities ahead for them.

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Collectively Building Anew: the Department of African American and African Studies

As we distance ourselves to help stop the spread of a deadly virus, a new department is being built within Michigan State University’s College of Arts & Letters — the Department of African American and African Studies (AAAS). At the helm of this momentous effort are Ruth Nicole Brown, Inaugural Chair of AAAS, and Tamura Lomax, Founding Associate Professor. “We…

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