Student-Created Independent Film to Premiere April 25

Students in the Fiction Filmmaking minor have been hard at work all year creating a short film that will premiere next week. The film, titled On the Way Up, tells a touching story of a woman who, after the attempted suicide of her boyfriend who has bipolar disorder, is forced to reevaluate not only her life, but their relationship. On the…

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First Recipients of Grand Hotel Scholarship Announced

At this year’s Arts Weekend at Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, the Grand Hotel Endowed Scholarship for Arts & Letters will be presented for the first time to six deserving students. Funded by the Musser family, owners of Grand Hotel, the scholarship was created to support students who wish to pursue creative endeavors both inside and outside the classroom. The…

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Divergent Voices Theme of 2017-2018 Department of Theatre Season

In a time where debate may be equivalent to yelling, where respect means only similar points of view, where we all seem to only agree on disagreement, theatre must do what it was created to do: offer an outlet for “Divergent Voices.” With the theme “Divergent Voices,” the MSU Department of Theatre 2017-2018 season will offer chances to examine topics, characters, and…

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Getting a Taste of Broadway at MSU

During his time at Michigan State University, incoming senior Theatre major Mike Merluzzi has experienced what it is like to work on Broadway shows through his work with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE). To help cover college expenses, Merluzzi works on a freelance basis for the IATSE, which has hired him to construct and tear down sets…

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Students Gain Tactical Experience from ATD Fashion Show

Students from the Apparel and Textile Design major recently presented the annual ATD Fashion Show, which showcases a cumulation of pieces by Apparel and Textile Design students. This year’s show included a variety of avant-garde designs by more than 37 student designers. Alixzandra Jyawook, junior Apparel and Textile Design major, took home the Best in Show award for her designs, which were…

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Students Hear from Academy Award-Winning Filmmakers

Students in Professor of Practice Carlene Ling-an Hsu’s Producing for Cinema and Television class recently had the opportunity to hear from two Academy Award-winning filmmakers. Visiting the class on April 20 was Susan MacLaury, Executive Producer of the Academy Award-winning short documentary, Inocente; the Academy Award-nominated feature documentary, War Dance; and the film, The Harvest/LaCosecha. Oscar nominated producer Susan MacLaury looks on as Inocente Galicia…

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MSUFCU Internship Scholarship Winners for Summer 2017

Six College of Arts & Letters students have received scholarships from Michigan State University Federal Credit Union through its unpaid internship scholarship competition. The program is designed to encourage and support student initiatives in finding experiential learning opportunities to help prepare for their careers. The students were awarded funds to be used for summer 2017 internships after they submitted applications detailing the unpaid work…

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Student Establishes Children’s Library in Morocco

Arabic, English, and Secondary Education student Stephanie Saba is completing a one-year language intensive program in Meknes, Morocco, where she is making a difference in the lives of children who visit the Library of the Grand Mosque. Saba is one of 23 students chosen to participate in 2016-2017 Arabic Flagship Program offered through the American Council for International Education. As…

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