Traverse City Film Festival 2015

The Traverse City Film Festival was a success for Spartans again this year. Check out the photos from student-film screenings, classes taught by MSU faculty and staff, and the general festivites at this collaborative event!

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Leading Voices Series: Naomi Klein April 4

Event Info Award-winning journalist and columnist Naomi Klein is author of the international bestseller, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. Rachel Maddow called The Shock Doctrine, “...a mandatory must-read.” Her critically acclaimed, award-winning new book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate, became an instant bestseller. Don’t miss this powerful and provocative speaker addressing climate change. The World View Lecture Series…

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2015 HASTAC Conference Showcases Newest Generation of Scholars

Beginning with a day-long “unconference” for undergraduate and graduate student scholars, and bolstered by three plenary keynote session presentations from early-career academics and professionals, the recent Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC) Conference at Michigan State University projected a decidedly youthful, scholarly, forward-thinking vibe. Cathy Davidson, cofounder of HASTAC and Distinguished Professor engages in discussion at the…

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Creative Summer Camps Open for Registration

The Michigan State University College of Arts & Letters (CAL) offers a wide range of half-day and full-day summer camps for kids from June through August that appeal to diverse interests. Camps are interactive and entertaining for all.  The MSU College of Arts & Letters Summer Camps Program is one of the longest running on campus. We strive to provide…

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MSU Friends of the Theatre Celebrate New Courtyard Stage at Gala

The Friends of Theatre at Michigan State University will celebrate the opening of the new Summer Circle Courtyard with a gala event at 6 p.m. on June 9 at Fairchild Theatre and the new courtyard. The evening’s events will include food and wine, a live auction and raffle and a private performance of the first play in the Summer Circle…

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MSU to Host International Humanities Conference

Michigan State University’s College of Arts and Letters — together with MATRIX, The Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences at MSU; LEADR, The Lab for the Education and Advancement in Digital Research; and the MSU Libraries — will host the annual Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory Conference May 27-31 at the Kellogg Center.HASTAC is an alliance…

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Accessible Art Exhibit at the Broad Museum

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cwmv85UDIQ&feature=emb_title Touching artwork at museums is almost always forbidden. But the “Accessible Art” exhibit at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum asked museumgoers to do just that. “Exceptions,” a student-run art and literary journal for students with visual disabilities, hosted the “Accessible Art” exhibit to show that art in exhibitions can be inclusive to those with visual disabilities. The…

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Fashion for the Fire Debuts at The Runway

Since apparel and textile design senior Katie Raynard was a little girl, fashion has always been a part of her life. Raynard, who started her life watching her mother sew her figure skating costumes, has now found herself behind her own sewing machine. The difference is she’s now doing it to foster her other passion: social justice. Recently, Raynard combined the…

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Avante Garde Designs Wow the Crowd at Sold-Out 2015 Fashion Show

“The lights turn off; the first model walks out; it’s there,” apparel and textile design senior Niki Sullivan said. The 2015 Apparel and Textile Design Fashion Show featured 65 designs of apparel and textile design students. A juried panel of faculty and students selected the designs from about 165 entries. Sullivan said once her designs come to life on stage,…

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MSU Launches the China Experience

To help foster an understanding of Chinese arts, culture and people, the Michigan State University China Experience kicked off this month, offering various campus and local community events scheduled through March. Coinciding with the 10th anniversary of the MSU China Initiative, the exploration of Chinese arts and culture is designed to provide creative programming, engage in open dialogue and encourage active student,…

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