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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MSU Filmetry Festival to Present Free, Live-Streamed Movies, Music and More

Sometimes you have to pick between a poetry reading, a movie, or a night of music. On Thursday, April 23, you can experience all three with the MSU Filmetry Festival, which will ​​​​​feature a free live-streamed premiere of 13 short films adapted from work in the anthology “Respect: The Poetry of Detroit Music.”  This year’s festival includes films made by…

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MSU’s Summer Circle Theatre Season Postponed, Online Activities Offered

The Michigan State University Department of Theatre’s 2020 Summer Circle Theatre (SCT) season has been postponed. The entire season will move to June 2021, but the Department of Theatre will offer some online activities for all to enjoy remotely this summer. This decision comes as a result of the announcement made by MSU President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., to continue virtual-only courses for…

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Global Digital Humanities Symposium Moves to All-Virtual Setting

This year’s Global Digital Humanities Symposium (GDHS) hosted by the Digital Humanities at MSU (DH@MSU) program will be an all-virtual event in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and with regard to the safety for all. The fifth annual Global Digital Humanities Symposium, scheduled for Thursday, March 26, and Friday March 27, will have a live stream of the Zoom meeting that anyone…

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MSU Summer Circle Turns 60!

Michigan State University is celebrating its 60th year of presenting free, accessible theatre during the month of June. Since 1960, the Michigan State University Department of Theatre has heralded the unofficial start of summer with its Summer Circle Theatre (SCT) program, using the talents of MSU students, professional artists, and community members to offer free theatre to mid-Michigan audiences.  Each year, the…

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‘Situations’ Exhibit Is a Catalyst for Several Community Events

(PLEASE NOTE: In response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and in the interest of public safety, the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum closed on March 14 and has not determined a reopening date due to the rapidly changing nature of the situation, but will communicate updates as they become available. Also, the Claudia Rankine Signature Lecture scheduled for April 9 has been canceled, and…

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MSU Comics Forum Set for February 21-22

This year’s Michigan State University Comics Forum, scheduled for February 21 and 22, will feature two keynote speakers, an artist alley, academic panel discussions, comic art exhibition, and private tours of the world’s largest public collection of comic books.  The MSU Comics Forum, an annual event for scholars, creators, and fans of the comics medium, started in 2008, with Ryan Claytor,…

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Theatre Department Takes ‘The Gun Show’ on the Road Around the State

(PLEASE NOTE: Due to the novel coronavirus outbreak and in the interest of public safety, the Wednesday, March 18, performance of The Gun Show that was scheduled for the Swords into Plowshares Peace Center & Gallery in Detroit has been canceled.) The Michigan premiere production of The Gun Show, a non-partisan play about guns and America’s gun culture, is set to take center stage…

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MSU Latinx Film Festival Back with Expanded Program and Live Music

The MSU Latinx Film Festival (LxFF), scheduled for February 12-16, will offer five days of film, music, and art at various venues across the Michigan State University campus as well as throughout Lansing and East Lansing, giving attendees many opportunities to make meaningful connections with Latinx communities. The biannual festival, which is celebrating its second iteration, will feature the work of…

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