Researching the Role of Community for Black Students at Predominately White Institutions

Evamelo (Eva) Oleita, who is among the inaugural class of students majoring in African American and African Studies (AAAS) at Michigan State University, is researching the experiences of Black girls within predominately white institutions (PWIs) and how those students carve out spaces for themselves to thrive.

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Student View: Bringing STEM and the Arts Together

Grace Krajewski is a third-year student majoring in Human Biology in Lyman Briggs College and minoring in Dance and Spanish, both in the College of Arts & Letters. The Rochester Hills, Michigan, native writes about how her love of the arts has had an impact on her studies in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) field.

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Apparel and Textile Design Students Receive VIP Behind-the-Scenes Access to New York Fashion Week

Two Michigan State University senior Apparel and Textile Design majors, Abigail Jones and Whitney Howard, received a one-of-a-kind behind-the-scenes look at the fashion industry during the February 2024 New York Fashion Week (NYFW). This unique experience included entry into select runway shows as well as panel discussions and networking opportunities with industry leaders. 

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MSU Theatre Presents ‘What if Wilhelmina,’ a Sensory-Friendly, Interactive Musical 

The public is invited to come experience What If Wilhelmina, the latest production of the Michigan State University Department of Theatre’s Sense-Ability Ensemble, which creates multi-sensory, interactive theatrical performances specifically designed for audiences that are neurodiverse. Nine performances of this production are scheduled March 8-17 at the Arena Theatre in the MSU Auditorium Building.

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MSU Students Earn New York Fashion Week Trip with Creative Sustainable Designs

Senior Apparel and Textile Design majors Abigail Jones and Whitney Howard both earned a trip to New York Fashion Week with their winning designs created for the Michigan State University Spartan Fashion Design Collection Competition.The theme of this year’s contest was sustainability where participants were tasked with using recycled Michigan State University clothing provided by the Spartan Bookstore to create…

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Art, Art History, and Design Faculty Triennial Exhibit Runs Through July 21 at MSU Broad

The works of 22 Department of Art, Art History, and Design (AAHD) faculty are now on display through July 21, 2024, at the MSU Broad Art Museum as part of an exhibition that highlights the diverse, experimental, and interdisciplinary creative practices of these talented and internationally recognized artists/educators. The 2024 Art, Art History, and Design Faculty Triennial exhibition offers a…

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CREATE! Micro-Grant Project Explores Familial Obligation, Estrangement, and Generational Trauma

As a recipient of a 2023 CREATE Micro-Grant, Rachael Grain, a Studio Art major with a minor in Business, created a series of oil paintings that focus on the intimate relationship between parents and children and the impacts of generational trauma. Spanning three canvases, these paintings explore how we treat and mistreat each other over time and eventually pass those…

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MSU Theatre Premieres Original Work Showcasing Diverse Cohort of MFA Candidates  

When Michigan State University’s Department of Theatre announced a call for emerging playwrights of the global majority to write a new play for its diverse cohort of Master of Fine Arts Acting and Design candidates, they received more than 300 submissions. That call, which went out in summer 2022, has led to the creation of Stevie and the Real World,…

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