Integrative Arts and Humanities (IAH) Offers New and Innovative Courses

Delivering general education curriculum in the arts and humanities requires some ingenuity to put the human experience into context. Faculty and instructors who teach in MSU’s Center for Integrative Studies in the Arts and Humanities (CISAH) in the College of Arts & Letters continually meet this challenge by taking innovative approaches to teaching essential subjects. “The way we teach the…

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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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Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry Events Scheduled for Nov. 19 and 20

The Department of English Creative Writing Program is pleased to co-host editors and contributors of The Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry. Online readings and panel discussions will take place via Zoom on Thursday, November 19, at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, November 20, at 2 p.m. The event is free, but registration is required. To register, please contact Department of English Professor Gordon Henry at henryg@msu.edu.

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College Mourns the Loss of Theatre Professor

The College of Arts & Letters is saddened by the loss of Assistant Professor Jason Painter Price, who passed away on Sunday, November 1. He was 45 years old. Since August 2011, Price had served as a faculty member in the Department of Theatre at Michigan State University where he taught classes in Sound Design. He also taught Computer Music…

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MSU Musical Theatre Students Workshop New Show Virtually

Michigan State University’s Department of Theatre, in partnership with the Wharton Center Institute for Arts & Creativity, will premiere “Medusa: A New Musical Development Documentary” as part of the annual ĭmáGen program. Virtual screenings of the documentary will take place on Saturday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 8, at 2 p.m.  The film, affectionately referred to by its…

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Physical Distance, Digital Connection: Building Bridges in Community-based Language Programs

Whirlwind. Curveball. Whiplash. Unexpected. Unprecedented. These were just a few of the words swirling around as we transitioned to remote instruction at the Community Language School (CLS) at Michigan State University last spring. We were catapulted into the unknown of virtual planning, learning and teaching, forcing us to adapt our programs to offer fully remote language classes for families, kids, pre-teens, teens and adults in just a few short weeks and throughout the summer.

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Department of Theatre Announces Fall 2020 Experimental Season

The Michigan State University Department of Theatre announces an experimental season for Fall 2020, rooted in diversity, equity, inclusion, and public discourse. While conventional stage performances had to be canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Theatre has built a slate of nontraditional performative exchanges to showcase the work of its students and faculty. By making use of experimental practices,…

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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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Rhodes Appointed Chair of the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures

Professor Jacqueline Rhodes has been appointed Chair of the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures (WRAC).  Rhodes has served as Interim Chair of the Department since August 16, 2018. Before that, she was the Inaugural Director of the Consortium for Critical Diversity in a Digital Age Research (CEDAR), which advances transformative scholarship and creative activity at the intersections of…

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Collectively Building Anew: the Department of African American and African Studies

As we distance ourselves to help stop the spread of a deadly virus, a new department is being built within Michigan State University’s College of Arts & Letters — the Department of African American and African Studies (AAAS). At the helm of this momentous effort are Ruth Nicole Brown, Inaugural Chair of AAAS, and Tamura Lomax, Founding Associate Professor. “We…

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