Department of Theatre to Present ‘The Misanthrope’

The MSU Department of Theatre is proud to present Molière’s The Misanthrope in a lively verse adaptation by Constance Congdon, based on a translation by Virginia Scott. Directed by Dan Smith, this biting comedy of manners brings rococo elegance and philosophical flair to the Arena Theatre November 10-19.

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AAHD Class Creates Mural for Downtown East Lansing

A Department of Art, Art History, and Design class project is now on permanent display in downtown East Lansing. The Public Art: Understanding and Practice class, taught by Ben Duke, Associate Professor of Studio Art in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design, created an 8.6 x 15 mural over the summer as part of the city of East Lansing’s beautification…

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Citizen Scholar Gains Inspiration from Study Abroad to Italy

With help of a generous scholarship from the Citizen Scholars program, sophomore Tiffanie Quinn spent four weeks this past summer studying abroad with the Visual Art in Italy program. Citizen Scholars offers students monetary rewards to be used towards high-impact learning experiences, such as study abroad, study away, internships, and undergraduate research. After completing her first year in the program,…

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Improving Language Skills from a Year Studying Abroad

Instead of spending her junior year in East Lansing, Honors College student Nicole Koenigsknecht took her studies abroad to Freiburg, Germany, with MSU’s Academic Year in Freiburg study abroad program. A double major in German and English with a minor in Russian and Eurasian Studies, Koenigsknecht enrolled at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität and spent the entire year abroad, attending classes with other German…

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Changing the World with Engaged Philosophy

Through the creation of the Engaged Philosophy Internship Program (EPIP), MSU’s Department of Philosophy is hoping to change how the world views philosophy. The program connects philosophers with projects and interests outside of academia and includes work with community organizations and other non-academic partners. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYIUGhAltsk&feature=emb_title “In the Philosophy Department, we believe that philosophy has the power to make a positive…

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Student Investigates Motivations Behind Lone Terrorism

This week’s mass shooting in Las Vegas has one College of Arts & Letters student thinking about the importance of her research on lone terrorists. Guin Overly, a senior with a double major in Arabic and Psychology, is analyzing the motivation behind lone terrorism as a Research Assistant for former MSU Assistant Sociology Professor Bernard Finifter.

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Apparel and Textile Design Students Winners in National Competition

Two Michigan State University Apparel and Textile Design students were winners in the International Textile Design Award Educational Foundation’s Virginia Jackson Design Competition (previously known as the International Textile Design Award), one of whom received first place and the other an honorable mention. The Virginia Jackson Design Competition recognizes the most talented students in the field of textile design and…

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Shakespearean Theatre Conference Offers Student Great Learning Experience

Sam Meade, Theatre and History double major.  For five days this past summer, Sam Meade, a Citizen Scholar and sophomore double majoring in Theatre and History, attended the Shakespearean Theatre Conference in Stratford, Ontario, and heard lectures on Shakespearean study, watched performances at the Stratford Festival, and even spoke with cast members and directors about what it’s like to work…

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Experience Architecture Student Shows Designs at Paris Fashion Week

For the past three years, Ashton Keys has worked on designing and building his own clothing brand, Ninety6, the name of which comes from the year he was born and from his love of fashion and entrepreneurial mindset. This passion recently led the Experience Architecture junior to travel across the Atlantic to showcase his work during Paris Fashion Week in…

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At the Forefront of a New Age in Theatre

Alison Dobbins, Associate Professor of Integrated Performance Media Design, is at the forefront of a new frontier in theatre – one that integrates digital media, lighting, and theatrical production to provide magical effects for the stage. A motion graphics artist, Dobbins designs special effects for theatre performances using digital media and state-of-the-art projections. “You are taking a field that is…

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