New Graduate Program Welcomes First Cohort

With the start of the 2023-2024 academic year at Michigan State University, the new Nonprofit Leadership, Global Cultures, and Social Enterprise M.A. and Graduate Certificate Programs are welcoming their first cohort of graduate students. Five students are enrolled in the master’s degree program, while three students are in the graduate certificate program. Both programs are fully online and asynchronous. According…

Continue ReadingNew Graduate Program Welcomes First Cohort

‘Afrofantastic:’ Science Fiction, Technology, Black Culture Explored in New Documentary by MSU Professors

Afrofuturism has entered more mainstream conversations in the last decade thanks to its influence on fashion and art, notably in the music of Janelle Monae and in the film “Black Panther.” However, the idea of Afrofuturism, which often combines science fiction, technology, and a Black understanding of liberty, expands beyond pop culture into practice and social action. To help answer…

Continue Reading‘Afrofantastic:’ Science Fiction, Technology, Black Culture Explored in New Documentary by MSU Professors

New MSU Global Nonprofit Leadership M.A. and Certificate Programs Launch

For the first time at Michigan State University, graduate students and professionals can enroll in the new Nonprofit Leadership, Global Cultures, and Social Enterprise master’s degree and graduate certificate programs. Online courses begin in the Fall 2023 Semester. Enrollment is open for the MSU Global Nonprofit Leadership, Global Cultures, and Social Enterprise master's degree and certificate program. The interdisciplinary programs,…

Continue ReadingNew MSU Global Nonprofit Leadership M.A. and Certificate Programs Launch

First-Year Writing Program Receives National Certificate of Excellence

Michigan State University’s First-Year Writing (FYW) Program has been recognized as a national model of excellence by the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), the largest and most influential national organization in the field of composition and rhetoric. The FYW Program at MSU is one of only eight writing programs across the country to receive a 2022-2023 CCCC Writing…

Continue ReadingFirst-Year Writing Program Receives National Certificate of Excellence

New MSU Arts Living-Learning Program Launches for First-Year and Incoming Students

Michigan State University has launched a new living-learning undergraduate community on campus available to current first-year and incoming students in arts-related majors in the College of Arts & Letters (CAL) or Residential College in the Arts and Humanities (RCAH). Participating students will live together in Snyder-Phillips Halls starting in the Fall Semester 2023 and will have unique access to more than 20 art and…

Continue ReadingNew MSU Arts Living-Learning Program Launches for First-Year and Incoming Students

Professor Works to Alleviate Food Insecurity in Northern Tanzania Community

To help alleviate the food insecurity crisis in a northern Tanzania community, Jonathan Choti, Assistant Professor of African Languages and Cultures in the Department of Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures at Michigan State University, co-created a project to do just that. The Improving Food Security in Naitolia Village of Northern Tanzania project led by Choti received a $9,950 Network for Global Civic Engagement (NGCE) grant to support…

Continue ReadingProfessor Works to Alleviate Food Insecurity in Northern Tanzania Community

Blazing a Trail for Future African American and African Studies Majors

Following in the footsteps set by her grandfather and mother who both attended Michigan State University, Anel "Nel" Robinson, a junior from Brookfield, Wisconsin, is now making history of her own as a member of the first cohort of students majoring in MSU’s new African American and African Studies (AAAS) major.  “I love making history, and this is neither the…

Continue ReadingBlazing a Trail for Future African American and African Studies Majors

Graduate Voice: Experience Architecture Program Lays Foundation for Career at Ford

Ryda Sundila is a May 2021 graduate of Michigan State University’s College of Arts & Letters. She currently works as a Product Designer at Ford Motor Co. She wrote this Graduate Voice article, which originally was published by MSU Today. The experiences and education that I gained through the Experience Architecture program has allowed me to strive in my current…

Continue ReadingGraduate Voice: Experience Architecture Program Lays Foundation for Career at Ford

Film Students Take Inaugural Study Abroad Trip to Toronto International Film Festival

The MSU Film Studies Program completed its inaugural study abroad trip to the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) with 12 student filmmakers participating. Kaveh Askari, Associate Professor and Director of Michigan State University’s Film Studies Program, and Peter Johnston, Associate Professor and Manager of Digital Media and Film Production at MSU, led the week-long program in Ontario, Canada.

Continue ReadingFilm Students Take Inaugural Study Abroad Trip to Toronto International Film Festival

NYC Internship Program Offered Once Again

For the first time since 2019, the College of Arts & Letters ran its New York City Study Away Internship Program, which places Michigan State University students in customized internships in New York City, houses them in furnished apartments, and offers them the freedom to explore their career interests in one of the nation’s most diverse and dynamic cities. Open…

Continue ReadingNYC Internship Program Offered Once Again