Students Receive Critical Language Scholarships to Study Abroad

Three College of Arts & Letters students are spending their summer studying a foreign language at an intensive study abroad institute as recipients of Critical Language Scholarships, a national scholarship program funded by the U.S. Department of State that received more than 5,000 applicants this year. Of the more than 5,000 applicants, more than 500 students from across the country…

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Summer Circle Theatre Announces New Artistic Director and FREE Shows for 62nd Season

The Michigan State University Department of Theatre’s 2024 Summer Circle Theatre (SCT) is preparing for its 62nd season offering FREE outdoor performances for all ages. Shows run June 6-23 at the courtyard between the Auditorium Building and Kresge Art Center on MSU’s campus. This season, Summer Circle will open three productions as well as pre- and post-show performances including music, dance, improv, and clown acts.  

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Artistic Work Explores Connection Between Spirituality and Tech Innovation

Patrick Taylor, a Spring 2024 Michigan State University graduate with an MFA from the Department of Art, Art History, and Design, is a boundary-pushing artist whose artistry is rooted in his creative writing background, his practice of making music and digital art, and his commitment to building collaboration and community. His thesis work is part of the 2024 Master of…

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MFA Thesis Exhibit Offers Deeper Understanding of Queer, Neurodivergent Experience

Emily Burkhead is an intermedia artist and filmmaker from Memphis, Tennessee, who graduated from Michigan State University in Spring 2024 with an MFA from the Department of Art, Art History, and Design. She is exhibiting her thesis project, Trigger/Glimmer/Something Else, as part of the 2024 Master of Fine Arts Exhibition, which runs through Sunday, May 26, at the MSU Broad Art Museum.

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Recent MFA Graduate Translates Complex Concepts Into Visual Form

As an interdisciplinary artist, animator, and immersive experience designer, Adeline Newmann weaves narratives that challenge perceptions and delve into the depths of human experience.Her own artistic journey has been a flurry of unique experiences. Before pursuing an MFA at Michigan State University, her career ranged from VJing the dark corners of goth clubs to designing animation and visuals for music…

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Grace Pregent Named Director of The Writing Center

Grace Pregent, Ph.D., who had been serving as Interim Director of The Writing Center at Michigan State University since June 15, 2023, was named Director of the Center, effective January 1, 2024. A mentor, teacher, and administrator, Pregent is core faculty in Canadian Studies, affiliate faculty in Global Studies, and graduate faculty in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and Cultures.

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MSU’s Womxn of Color Initiatives Announces Critically Acclaimed Performer as 2024 Artist-in-Residence

The Michigan State University Womxn of Color Initiatives (WOCI) named Paige Hernandez as its 2024 Artist-in-Residence. The sixth artist to participate in this program, Hernandez is a multidisciplinary artist and critically acclaimed performer, director, choreographer, and playwright. She will be in residence on Michigan State University’s campus March 18 to 21.

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Faculty Find Creative Ways to Integrate Technology in the Classroom to Enhance Student Experience

Innovation by Michigan State University faculty isn’t limited to their research. Faculty continuously look for ways to engage students in their own instruction and prepare them for opportunities to stand out following graduation. With support from the Center for Teaching and Learning Innovation Catalyst Innovation Program, faculty can receive funding to purchase the latest technology and software to weave into their…

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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…

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‘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…

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