MSU NCTE Student Group Wins National Excellence Award for Fourth Consecutive Year

For the fourth consecutive year, MSU’s National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) student organization has earned the NCTE Student Affiliate Excellence Award. The MSU group, which is affiliated with the Department of English, is one of four student organizations from across the country to receive this award this year, which recognizes student groups that meet the NCTE’s qualifications of excellence.

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MSU Theatre Grad Student Uses Projection Mapping to Get Out the Vote

Michigan State University Department of Theatre MFA Design candidate Rose Legge is using projection mapping to cast graphic art images of voter information onto the side of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum (MSU Broad). Her hope is that the presentation will empower citizens to vote by bringing attention to important details, like how to apply for a mail-in…

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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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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 Theatre Department Partners with Berkeley Rep to Get Out the Vote

Michigan State’s Department of Theatre has signed on as an official Broadcast Partner for Berkeley Rep’s highly anticipated radio play revival of Sinclair Lewis’ It Can’t Happen Here adapted by Tony Taccone and Bennett S. Cohen. They join over 100 theatres, universities, libraries, community centers, and radio stations to leverage theatre arts as a means to get out the vote for November’s election.

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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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English Professor and Graduate Students to Present Keynote Panel

Emery Petchauer, Associate Professor in the Department of English, will virtually present a keynote panel, “Breaking and Making: Hip-Hop Aesthetics Across Place, Sound, and the Moving Image,” along with graduate students Jared Millburn, Vanessa Aguilar, and Stephany Bravo as part of the Sound Studies, Writing, and Rhetoric Conference.

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Video: A Conversation About MSU’s Foglio Chair in Spirituality

Now more than ever, our need to provide students with the human and professional virtues required to live meaningful lives through deep and genuine relations is critical in the world today. Our virtual conversation with Dean Christopher P. Long (College of Arts & Letters), Dr. Arthur Versluis (Department Chair of Religious Studies and Chair of the Foglio Chair in Spirituality…

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