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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A Lesson in How the Arts Bring Communities Together

Students in AL 468, Facilities and Operations for Arts and Cultural Management, a graduate course in the Arts and Cultural Management M.A. program, not only study restoration of historic cultural buildings, they also visit cultural buildings, hear from professionals working in the field, and learn about the impact these restorations and the organizations they house have on the local community.…

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College Announces Winners of Top Awards

Over the course of their careers at MSU, two College of Arts & Letters students, Kiana Elkins and Karah Smith, have gone above and beyond in their academics, community, and personal pursuits. They are both being recognized for their efforts by the College. Elkins is this year’s recipient of the Alumni Award for Undergraduate Excellence, presented annually by the College…

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District Gold Advances Student to National Competition

Junior Graphic Design major Ryann Davis has earned a Gold Award at the 2016-2017 American Advertising Awards District 6 competition for her Macbeth poster. Her award-winning entry now moves on to the national competition in Washington, D.C. “With my design, I wanted to convey the madness of Macbeth and the violent, bloody way in which he managed to secure the…

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Class Provides Hands-On Experience in Museum Curation

A new exhibit, curated by 25 students in the Museum Studies capstone course, is set to open Friday, April 21, at 6 p.m. in the Michigan State University Union Art Gallery. The exhibit, titled (Re)Dress: Outfitting Controversy, explores controversy and identity in clothing throughout the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Students on the Installation Committee collaborate to assemble the exhibit. Taught by…

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Two Arts & Letters Students to Graduate with Perfect 4.0

To receive a 4.0 in any undergraduate class at Michigan State University is a notable accomplishment, but to earn a perfect 4.0 throughout your entire undergraduate career, is all the more impressive, one that only a few students achieve each year. Two College of Arts & Letters students who are graduating in May have earned this distinction. They are Samantha…

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