MSU Theatre Department Launches First-Ever Actor Warm-Up Podcast

In conjunction with Digital Learning Day on February 25, the Michigan State University Department of Theatre MFA Acting cohort will launch a six-season podcast, entitled “The Moment Before: An Actor’s Warm-Up Podcast,” which is the only known podcast focusing on quick and convenient ways for actors to warm-up and prepare for auditions, rehearsals, and performances with each season consisting of…

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CREATE! Micro-Grant Winner Makes Short Film About Impact of Social Isolation

Marshall Ross, a senior BFA Acting major, received CREATE! Micro-grant funding to support his SOLO* project, a short-film that follows the experience of a young man living on his own during the Michigan stay-at-home order in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Written, directed, filmed, and acted entirely by Ross on his smartphone, the film explores the impact prolonged…

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CREATE! Micro-Grant Winners Record Podcast for Artists Adapting to Pandemic

Nate Davis, senior BFA in Acting major, and Jason Dernay, senior BFA in Acting and BA in Management double major, received CREATE! Micro-Grant funding to support their project, The Art of Adaptation, an interview-based podcast exploring how members of the artistic community are being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Altogether, they produced 10 episodes, each 15-30 minutes in length.Inspiration for…

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MSU African American and African Studies Seeks ‘Technologies of Living for Survival Into Wellness’

The latest segment of MSU Today explores the vision, mission, and values of Michigan State University’s Department of African American and African Studies with Dr. Ruth Nicole Brown, Inaugural Chairperson and Professor of AAAS, Dr. Tamura Lomax, Foundational Associate Professor of AAAS, Dr. Kristie Dotson, Executive Academic Advisor to AAAS and Professor of Philosophy, and Dr. April Baker-Bell, continuing member of the transition team and Associate Professor of Language, Literacy, and English Education.

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LAE Podcast Hosts Film Studies Graduate Donté Smith

Episode eight of the Liberal Arts Endeavor Podcast is now live! Our host, Christopher P. Long, Dean of the College of Arts & Letters, talked with recent Film Studies graduate Donté Smith over Zoom about his experience in the program and adjusting to life in quarantine. Smith is a freelance photographer and part of the Liberal Arts Endeavor Podcast production team. 

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LAE Podcast Hosts Associate Professor Kinitra Brooks

Episode seven of the Liberal Arts Endeavor Podcast is out! Our host, Dean Christopher P. Long, met with Kinitra Brooks, Department of English Associate Professor and Leslie Endowed Chair in Literary Studies, to talk about her digital presence and work as a scholar of genre fiction, pop culture, and Black women.   Brooks specializes in the study of Black women, genre fiction, and popular…

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LAE Podcast Hosts Experience Architecture Graduating Senior

Episode six of the Liberal Arts Endeavor Podcast is out! Our host, Dean Christopher P. Long, met with Experience Architecture senior Áine Dillane to talk about her experience in the iOS Design Lab and her online portfolio.As a part of her iOS Design Lab experience, Dillane designed a pedestrian safety app on a team with other students. Dillane also was a Design Intern…

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LAE Podcast Hosts Assistant Professor Christina Boyles

Episode five of the Liberal Arts Endeavor Podcast is now live! Our host, Christopher P. Long, Dean of the College of Arts & Letters, met with Christina Boyles, Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities, to discuss her work on the Maria Memory Bank Project.Boyles' research explores the relationship between disaster, social justice, and the environment. She is the Director of the Maria Memory Bank,…

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LAE Podcast Hosts Professor Shawn Loewen

Episode four of the Liberal Arts Endeavor Podcast is out! Our host, Dean Christopher P. Long, met with Shawn Loewen, Director of the Second Language Studies program, to talk about his work surrounding language acquisition. Loewen, who is a Professor in the Department of Linguistics and German, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages, focuses his research around Instructed Second Language Acquisition (SLA), particularly in relation to classroom interaction. In addition to publishing…

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LAE Podcast Hosts Assistant Professor Divya Victor

Episode three of the Liberal Arts Endeavor Podcast is out! Our host, Dean Christopher P. Long, sat down with Divya Victor, Assistant Professor of Poetry and Writing, to discuss her work and new poetry book, CURB.  Victor, who is a faculty member in the Department of English, focuses her writing and research on 20th- and 21st-century poetry and poetics, with an emphasis on innovative and experimental forms as…

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