Student Aspires to Preserve Literature and Activist Thought That Shaped Her Life

Growing up, Camille Jackson set a goal to pursue higher education. Now that she’s close to receiving her bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University, she’s expanded her goals to attend graduate school and to preserve the cultural works that shaped her trajectory as a first-generation college student. When she graduates from MSU this May, Jackson will conclude one leg of…

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UX Design Internship Opening – PAID POSITION

CAL's Content Studio Description: The UX Intern works with the College of Arts & Letters’ Marketing Director and Web Developer to support a wide variety of projects that contribute to various web properties for our units and departments. These projects include, but are not limited to: content updates, architecture & navigation planning, content migration & site building, page layout design, and…

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Exploring Cultural Identity Through AAAS Department Courses

Deon Bennett came to Michigan State University intent on becoming more independent and open to new opportunities. He achieved that and more through academic and leadership activities that have inspired him to learn more about his culture and leave a legacy for others facing similar challenges as young Black men. Bennett started his scholarly exploration of the Black experience by…

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P2W Major Bids Farewell and Reflects on Four Years of Transformational Change

Like most incoming first-year students, when I arrived at MSU to move into my Bailey Hall dorm room, I was nervous, homesick, and overwhelmed. I’m not ashamed to admit I shed a few tears at Noodles & Company as I ate lunch with my family before they left to go back home without me. A new chapter was ahead of me, and the blank pages were daunting.

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NCTE Student Organization Wins Fifth Straight National Excellence Award

The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) student organization at MSU has earned the NCTE Student Affiliate Excellence Award for the fifth year in a row. This MSU group, which is affiliated with the Department of English and the Department of Teacher Education, is one of two NCTE student organizations from across the country to receive the award this…

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Studio Art Student Brings Back Passion for Transformative Art from International Program

Alex Vonhof, a Studio Art senior at Michigan State University, was selected for the inaugural international class of the Ars Electronica Festival University in Linz, Austria, where he spent several weeks engaging in the transformative arts program, gaining hands-on experience with trend-forward techniques, and bringing back a better understanding of where arts — and the world’s future — are heading. …

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CREATE! Micro-Grant Supports Film Creation

Julia Isoniemi, a sophomore double majoring in Theatre and Film Studies, and Ben Barber, a sophomore Theatre major, received a CREATE! Micro-Grant to produce a short film addressing mental health, loss, grief, and life transitions during the COVID-19 pandemic. The film, entitled Acceptance: Our Pandemic Story, covers the story of a student, Lime, who is going to therapy to process…

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Doctoral Graduate Raises the Bar for African Language Instruction

Although specific to African languages, Magdalyne “Maggie” Oguti Akiding’s approach to second language instruction could be adapted to teach most any foreign language and is raising the bar for African language instruction in the United States with a fast-paced, communicatively oriented method that draws from culture, current events, and history. A native of Kenya, Akiding graduates this month with a…

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Two Experiences, One Company: Interns Complete International Internship with Australian Magazine

After developing an admiration for editing from her professional writing courses at MSU, Rachel Gignac completed a virtual internship as a Publishing and Communications Intern with Publishing ByChelle, an Australian-based publication that produces in-flight magazines for Australian airlines. The internship allowed the recent Professional and Public Writing alumna to receive hands-on experience with writing and editing before graduating this past spring.

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CREATE! Micro-Grant Program Launches 2021 Student Exhibition

The 2021 CREATE! Micro-Grant Student Exhibition launches today, December 10. This online exhibit showcases the 12 student projects that were completed based on the winning proposals that earned each project $500 in micro-grant funding.  The CREATE! Micro-Grant Program encourages students to respond critically and imaginatively to events occurring during the COVID-19 pandemic and to creatively explore the issues of their generation. This…

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