Students Learn from ‘American History X’ Producer

MSU students interested in film, film production, and the effects of film on culture had the unique opportunity of meeting and discussing these topics with Hollywood actor and film producer John Morrissey. Morrissey visited Michigan State University this week to meet with classes, deliver a lecture, and screen his 1998 feature film, American History X, which follows a former Neo-Nazi who is…

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C4I Seeks Input on Its Strategic Plan

MSU’s Center for Interdisciplinarity (C4I) seeks the input of faculty, staff, and students in developing its strategic plan for the next five years. Throughout spring semester, C4I is offering a series of two-hour workshops that use dialogue and co-creation activities to help community members reflect on interdisciplinary research and teaching, share perspectives, and contribute to the development of C4I’s mission, vision,…

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Student Group Grants Awarded

Congratulations to the four student organizations selected to receive Student Group Grants for the 2017-2018 academic year. Each of the following organizations will receive $250 dollars, for a total of $1,000 in funds: Orchesis Working alongside MSU’s Dance program and sponsored by the Department of Theatre, Orchesis strives to enhance and enrich the presence of dance as an art form at…

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Student Gives Back to Program that Once Guided Her

Senior Professional Writing major Treandra Thomas has been working for Upward Bound at MSU since last fall, but her experience with the nonprofit organization didn’t begin there. Thomas participated in Upward Bound as a student at Grand Rapids Community College, and the program assisted her in her journey to Michigan State University.

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Interdisciplinary Humanities Student Uses Skills to Help Teens in Need

Maison Moore, a senior Interdisciplinary Humanities major with a concentration in Studio Art, Design, and Marketing, spent last summer helping children with extended hospitalization feel a bit more at home. Moore interned with the Design My Room program run by Wish Upon a Teen, a nonprofit organization based in Birmingham, Michigan, that delivers support, programs, and events for teenagers with severe life-limiting medical…

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Eight Students Take Home 15 Awards at 2018 ADDY Ceremony

At the 2018 Mid-Michigan American Advertising (ADDY) Awards, eight Department of Art, Art History and Design students received awards for their work in various mediums. One Judge’s Choice award as well as three Gold, seven Silver, and four Bronze ADDYs were awarded to the students on March 14 at MSU’s Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center. In the professional competition, MSU's College of Arts…

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Student Artwork Awarded, On Display at Lansing Art Gallery

The Lansing Art Gallery currently is hosting its second annual Michigan Collegiate Art Exhibition featuring the artwork of students from across the state, including the work of eight students in MSU’s Department of Art, Art History, and Design, two of whom received awards for their entries. This year’s exhibition, which is supported by Michigan State University’s College of Arts & Letters and the College of…

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Master of Fine Arts Exhibition on Display March 17-April 8

The creative work of this year’s Master of Fine Arts degree candidates will be on display March 17-April 7 at MSU’s Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum as part of the Department of Art, Art History, and Design’s 2018 Master of Fine Arts Exhibition. The exhibition provides an opportunity for the three MFA students – Jazzmyn Barbosa, Laura Baszynski, and Liz Luna – to…

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MFA Acting Student Finds Her Passion in Arts Education

For Karen Vance, there was no question Michigan State University was the graduate school for her. From the time she first stepped foot on campus and from the beginning of the audition process, Vance found a home within MSU’s Department of Theatre. Before she was even admitted, Vance said the Department of Theatre faculty, previous graduate students, and staff made her feel…

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