PW Major Asked to Return for Second Year on Spectrum Health DEI Team

After completing a summer internship in 2021 on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Team in the Human Resources Department at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Liz McCadden was asked to come back to the team for a second year in summer 2022. The Professional Writing senior said this internship allowed her to explore different opportunities in her field while…

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Studio Art Major Takes on Two Roles Working for Museum

While working as a Gallery Guide and Events Intern at the MSU Broad Art Museum this summer, Olivia Morea, a senior BFA Studio Art major, educated and interacted with museum visitors and says the experience reinforced her decision to pursue a career working for a museum. In the following Q&A, Morea provides more information about her internship and highlights the…

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Student View: Taking Advantage of Opportunities that Come Along

Tessa Golden Kresch, a junior from Farmington Hills, Michigan, who lived in San Juan, Puerto Rico, is majoring with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting with a minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Tessa Golden Kresch Ever since I was a little girl, I have always been interested in all things performance. From the day I was cast as a…

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Spartans Bring Campus to Life

Welcome to Michigan State University! Campus isn't the same without you. The College of Arts & Letters and Honors College Dean Christopher P. Long has been busy preparing to welcome our newest Spartans this semester. Truly, Spartans bring campus to life. Welcome home!

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Student View: ‘What You Make of It’

Ellie Baden is a senior with three majors and six minors. In James Madison College, Baden is a dual major in Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy, and Social Relations and Policy; in the College of Arts & Letters, she is majoring in Interdisciplinary Humanities. Baden’s minors include Art History and Visual Culture; Classical and Ancient Mediterranean Studies; Environmental and Sustainability…

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Student View: Increasing Fluency and Perspective

Natalie Harmon (she/her) is a junior majoring in Comparative Cultures and Politics in James Madison College and Spanish with a minor in Portuguese in the College of Arts & Letters. She is a student clerical assistant at MSU’s Institute for Public Policy and Social Research. In her free time, she enjoys learning languages and doing calligraphy. Natalie Harmon stands at the Argentinian side of Iguazú…

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Photo & Video Production Internship – PAID POSITION FALL & SPRING 2022/23

The MSU Content Studio is looking for individuals with attention to detail to capture photos and videos of college events and develop short-form promotional content and images for social media. This internship will help promote and advance the mission and priorities of the College of Arts & Letters though developing and sharing content and positive messages about the College and…

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Student View: Insights from a Russian Scholar Living in the United States

In this Student View, Dmitrii Pastushenkov shares his experiences as a Russian applied linguist in the United States. Born in Russia, Pastushenkov has lived in the U.S. since 2012, attending Kent State University where he earned three master’s degrees and Michigan State University for his doctoral studies. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has changed the way he sees himself and his…

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CREATE! Micro-Grant Program Announces 2022 Winners

The 2022 winning proposals of Michigan State University’s CREATE! Micro-Grant Program recently were announced and represent a variety of disciplines and mediums. Each of the 12 proposals, submitted by MSU students from a range of undergraduate majors, will receive $500 to be used toward the creation of the proposed projects. The goal is to critically engage, through art, with the…

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Arts and Letters Projects Connects Students to Short-Term Internships

Arts and Letters Projects, a micro-internship program funded by the College of Arts & Letters’ Excel Network, offers paid, short-term internships to College of Arts & Letters students while supporting projects from faculty, alums, and community partners across a wide range of interests. "After seeing how students were impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic by trying to gain experience, we wanted…

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