Arts Management Student Assists Local Art Scene

Arts and Cultural Managment and Residental College of Arts and Humanities senior Marcus Fields has made a huge impact on multiple arts organizations in Lansing. Recently, he played a cruical role in the $22,500 grant received by the Lansing Arts Gallery from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs grants. We sat down with the College of Arts &…

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Gaining Experience While Working with Broadway Professionals

For the past three years, senior Theatre major Hannah Martin has gained valuable experience working alongside Broadway professionals as part of ĭmáGen, an educational collaboration between MSU’s Department of Theatre and the MSU Federal Credit Union Institute for Arts & Creativity at Wharton Center. Each year, ĭmáGen brings together, on the same stage, MSU musical theatre and dance students, Broadway…

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Undergraduate Student Wins First Place Research Award

Eli and Edythe Art Museum at dusk Experience Architecture sophomore Erin Campbell recently won a first place award at the Special Interest Group on the Design of Communication (SIGDOC) for her research on museum visitor participation, specifically at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum on Michigan State University’s campus. The Research Contrary to most Experience Architecture students, Campbell is…

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The Gift of the Present

Sometimes examining the past can unlock answers for the future.  New York native and University Enrichment Fellow Joyce-Zoe Farley believes this. The recipient of multiple fellowships and a Columbia University alumna, Farley could have chosen to pursue her graduate education around the digital humanities anywhere in the country – but chose Michigan State for the freedom she would have to pursue her passions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ap_S4udNb7E&feature=emb_title “Here…

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Teachers Could Be Making Students’ Anxiety Worse

The anxiety that comes with feeling like an outsider in the classroom can hinder students’ learning and, ironically, teachers could be making it worse, according to a new study by a Michigan State University researcher. Scholarship students, first-generation college students, and minorities feel intense pressure to perform well – much of which is perpetuated by stereotypes that society, including teachers,…

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Theatre Production: Temple

MSU Department of Theatre students have the opportunity of learning from and working with top Broadway performers and an internationally acclaimed director as part of the ĭmáGen 2016 production. A unique educational collaboration between the MSU Federal Credit Union Institute for Arts & Creativity at Wharton Center and MSU’s Department of Theatre, ĭmáGen annually brings together, on the same stage,…

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Reaching Out to Young African-American Women

“Lifting as we climb” is the motto of the Daughters of the Collective, a student organization where undergraduate and graduate students work with middle school African-American women in grades 6-8.  Founded within the College of Arts & Letters, this mentoring organization is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. “We follow the mantra ‘lifting as we climb’ because it’s not about one…

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Studio Art Alumnus Wins World Photography Award

A Department of Art, Art History, and Design alumnus has won the Annual Exposure Photography Award. Over the past six years, The Exposure Awards have honored top photographers from around the world, distributing more than $1 million in prizes and awards. Jarod Lew was the Grand Prize Winner from thousands of entries. Lew’s (Studio Art ’09) winning photo series, “Maybe I'll See…

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Facilitating a Better Online Conversation

A team of researchers from the College of Arts & Letters has released a new web application aimed at keeping online conversations on track.  The Faciloscope app, developed by faculty and students in MSU’s Writing, Information and Digital Experience (WIDE) research center, provides rapid, real-time analysis of how online conversations are developing. This can be especially helpful to moderators, or conversation…

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Producing Work Abroad Through Fulbright Fellowship

With the Ionian Sea and snow-capped mountains of southern Greece as a backdrop, a Department of Theatre professor used an entire university campus as his stage for a unique project he conceived involving a large cast of students. Associate Professor Rob Roznowski, on a Fulbright Teaching Fellowship at the University of Patras in Greece, planned to take Arthur Miller’s American…

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