New Space Maximizes Vision of African American and African Studies Department

The newest department in Michigan State University’s College of Arts & Letters will have a new space on campus to call home.  On Thursday, Nov. 17, from 3-5 p.m. on the second floor of North Kedzie Hall, the Department of African American and African Studies (AAAS) will officially open the doors to its renovated, 8,400-square-foot space during a ribbon-cutting event,…

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ĭmáGen Production Kicks Off Department of Theatre’s 2022-2023 Season

Broadway talent will share the same stage with students from the Michigan State University Department of Theatre and local high schools for the ninth annual ĭmáGen production, a collaboration between Wharton Center Institute for Arts & Creativity, supported by MSU Federal Credit Union, and the MSU Department of Theatre. This year’s ĭmáGen production, In Emily’s Words, is a new musical written by New York City-based composer, lyricist, and…

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MSU Department of Theatre Announces 2022-2023 Season

Michigan State University’s Department of Theatre announces its 2022-2023 season, which focuses on the exploration and celebration of community.  “These scripts are intended to provoke discussion and drive our students and audiences to challenge our intellectual and emotional responses to the social conditions in which we live and champion traditions that bind us as neighbors and make us stronger together,”…

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MSU: A Leader in Comics and Pop Culture Scholarship, Now Host to Comics Studies Society

This week, Michigan State University will host the fifth annual conference for the Comic Studies Society, one of the premier academic communities dedicated to comic studies. What makes MSU the perfect place for this conference, besides the fact that it is home to the largest publicly accessible comic book collection in the world, is the research being done here that…

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MFA Candidate Receives National Kennedy Center Award for Theatre Design

After winning first place in Scenic Theatrical Design in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) Region III Competition, Kasee Arnett, an MFA Design Candidate from Michigan State University, earned a spot to compete in the national competition in which she received the Distinguished Achievement Award along with a $500 cash prize. Arnett attended the KCACTF virtual ceremony on May…

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MSU Professor Talks About How Musical Theatre Unites Us and Amplifies Our Stories

In this Faculty Voice, Brad Willcuts, Associate Professor of Musical Theatre and Choreography in the MSU Department of Theatre, shares how theatre pushes the limits of human emotion and why Pride Month in June is important to him and the greater theatre community. In the role of choreographer, Willcuts also discusses being a part of a new interpretation of one of the…

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Comic Studies Society Conference Coming to MSU this July

The Comic Studies Society (CSS), one of the premier academic communities dedicated to comic studies, will hold its fifth annual conference at Michigan State University from July 28-30 this year. Supported by MSU’s Department of English, the MSU College of Arts & Letters Office of the Dean, and MSU Libraries, the conference is part of a multi-year agreement that will bring the CSS to…

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MSU’s Summer Circle Theatre Returns After Two-Year Hiatus

After a two-year hiatus, Summer Circle Theatre (SCT) at Michigan State University is back for its 60th anniversary celebration of FREE outdoor theatre for mid-Michigan audiences and a free week-long theatre camp for kids. This season will include four full productions and runs from June 9 through June 26. The season opens on June 9 with the classic musical, Pippin, by Stephen Schwartz…

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Department of Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures Honors Student Excellence at Award Ceremony

After a two-year break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures (LiLaC) gathered in person on April 29, 2022, in Wells Hall to honor several of its outstanding students at the LiLaC Awards Ceremony. This was the first time the department held an awards ceremony in a hybrid format, which allowed students to join from…

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