Musical Theatre Class Embodies Resilience for Final Project

At the beginning of the Spring 2020 semester, Musical Theatre students in MSU’s Department of Theatre expected to finish the academic year with some intense scene work that would bring together every element of what they had learned. When the university switched to remote learning for the remainder of the semester, the direction of the course began an organic shift, born out…

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New Department of Theatre Chairperson Appointed

Stephen Di Benedetto has been selected as the next Chairperson of the Department of Theatre at Michigan State University, effective July 15, 2020.  “I am thrilled to join the Department of Theatre alongside such a wide array of talented artists working at the forefront of our field,” he said. “It is exhilarating to be a part of such a cohesive team charting…

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MSU Sows the Seeds for Successful Academic Career

As an undergraduate student at Michigan State University, Josh Guilford majored in English and completed a certificate in the Film Studies Program. Now an Assistant Professor of English in Film and Media Studies at Amherst College, Guilford teaches courses that are cross-listed between the English Department and the Film and Media Studies Program. The courses Guilford teaches cover a broad…

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Graduate Reflects on Time at MSU and How It Led to Studio Art Degree

The day after May McCalmon’s art pieces were mounted at Kresge Art Center as part of the Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, they had to be taken down due to the COVID-19 outbreak that prompted the suspension of all face-to-face instruction at MSU. “I was pretty excited and not too stressed about it,” McCalmon said about the exhibition. “I was ready and…

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Citizen Scholars Graduates 11 More Students

The Citizen Scholars program launched in fall 2016 preparing the next generation of diverse, high-achieving, and engaged citizen leaders. The first three graduates of the program graduated last spring. This spring and summer, there are 11 more students who are graduating from the program while earning their undergraduate degrees.  “I hope when they look back at their years here at MSU they…

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Chairperson Appointed for African American & African Studies

Ruth Nicole Brown has been appointed as the Inaugural Chairperson for the Department of African American and African Studies (AAAS) at Michigan State University, effective July 1, 2020. She currently is an Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. “I’m overjoyed about joining MSU as the Inaugural Chairperson of African…

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Religious Studies Announces This Year’s Award Recipients

The Department of Religious Studies is proud to present the 2020 Religious Studies Awards to five outstanding students – Mackenzie Meade, Skylar Berlin, Alana Davis, Andrew Keller, and Lauren Chapman. The awards presented include the Engaged Scholar Award, Robert Pettapiece Scholarship, Nick Rashford and Jake Foglio All-University Award, Julia Johnson Award In Religion and Ecology, and the Robert T. Anderson Award.  Mackenzie…

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XA Outstanding Senior Award Presented to Two Graduates

The Experience Architecture Outstanding Senior Award normally is presented to only one student each year who shows excellence in the program. However, this year two seniors were equally qualified to earn the award. TheDepartment of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures (WRAC) have selected Sam Bloch and Rebecca Meyer to receive this award in recognition of their performance as students and aspiring professionals. …

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2020 Summer Session Courses

Below is a listing of all summer 2020 courses for students through the College of Arts & Letters. All courses are online for summer 2020 (session 1 and session 2). For more, see the MSU Schedule of Courses. Art, Art History and Design (for overrides or more information contact Erica Hooker hookere2@msu.edu ATD 430 Dress, Culture and Human Behavior [session 1]ATD 431…

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