Film Studies Graduate Gains Experience Producing Capstone Film

Film Studies major Tessa MacDonald, who is preparing to graduate this spring, has gained real-world experience as the Producer of the 2020-2021 Fiction Filmmaking Capstone film, Varnish, which is about an elderly father seeking reconciliation with his son after abandoning him a lifetime ago to travel the world.  Work on the film began in September and it is set to be…

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CREATE! Micro-Grant Program Now Accepting Proposals

The CREATE! Micro-Grant Program will once again award $6,000 in funding to 12 different student artwork proposals that offer critical and imaginative responses to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The winning proposals each will receive $500 to be used to create the proposed artworks. The proposal submission deadline is Tuesday, June 1, and is open to all Michigan State University undergraduate…

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‘Spartan Skin’ Exhibit Features Work by Artist-in-Residence in Critical Race Studies

Young Joon Kwak with the cast of the Spartan statue's head. After careful analysis of Michigan State University’s iconic Spartan statue, Young Joon Kwak, 2020-2021 Artist-in-Residence in Critical Race Studies at MSU, re-imaged the statue to create the Spartan Skin exhibit, which opened to the public April 9 at the MSU Union Art Gallery and will be on display through…

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Graduating Senior and Citizen Scholar Reflects on Time Abroad and More

Alia Jones is a Citizen Scholar majoring in Humanities-Prelaw with a minor in African American and African Studies and will graduate this spring. During her time at MSU, she has had many impactful experiences, including an internship abroad and a service-learning study abroad. Read about these experiences and more as well as the advice she shares with other MSU students…

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Students to Present Musical Cognition Research on National Stage

Grace Bonnema and Tushya Mehta, sophomores in the College of Arts & Letters, have been selected to present their research at the Council on Undergraduate Research’s Posters on the Hill, a national event featuring exceptional undergraduate research from across the country. They will present their poster, Narrative Processing of Music: How Culture Influences Our Perception of Music, virtually to an…

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Undergrads to Present Research at 23rd Annual UURAF

The 23rd annual University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF) will be an asynchronous virtual event taking place April 15-19 and consisting of pre-recorded poster, oral, and performance/showcase presentations.  The showcase portion of the forum will be on Friday, April 16, with Film and Digital Media scheduled for 1:30-2:30 p.m. and Visual and Performing Arts from 3-4 p.m. Student showcase…

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Spanish Major’s MSU Education Enhanced by Citizen Scholars Program

Citizen Scholar Carla Simone is preparing to graduate this spring with a B.A. in Spanish and a minor in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). One of the highlights of her MSU education was a study abroad trip to Valencia, Spain, where she lived with a host family and took four Spanish classes. That trip was made possible…

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Conversations with CAL Student Panel

College of Arts & Letters students Zaria Aikens, Jay Gooden, Ann Desrochers, and Tessa Macdonald discuss their time at MSU, how the pandemic has affected their learning and lives, and share how the College of Arts & Letters has allowed them to succeed academically and beyond.

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Excel Network’s Virtual Career Readiness Award Winners Announced

The six winners of the College of Arts & Letter's second annual Virtual Career Readiness Award Winners recently were announced and received prizes, ranging from $250 to $750.  Facilitated by the Excel Network, the competition was open to MSU students with a major in the College of Arts & Letters and required them to complete various career readiness-related tasks according…

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