Finding Her Place at a Global Institution

Kiana Elkins, junior Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities major and Women and Gender Studies and Peace and Justice Studies minor, has taken advantage of everything MSU has to offer, including student scholarships, study abroad, and several interesting extracurricular opportunities.Why did you come to MSU?I moved back to Michigan from Florida my senior year of high school, and I…

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Maria Novotny: Art as Advocacy

Maria Novotny is a fourth-year doctoral student in the College of Arts and Letters. A co-director of The ART of Infertility, she travels the world exhibiting stories of infertility. She fuses her academic research with community outreach by offering art and creative writing workshops to infertile individuals. In 2011, I received what most 25-year-old women don’t expect: an infertility diagnosis. I remember…

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Register Now for MSU Arts Weekend June 2020

Photographs from 127 students from 39 different countries are now on display in Gallery 101 of Kresge Art Center through Friday, December 9. The photos represent the skills learned and work completed as part of a five-course specialization, Photography Basics and Beyond: From Smartphone to DSLR, offered online by Michigan State University through Coursera, an online education provider that partners…

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Scholarships Help Make Paris Internship Possible

When choosing what university to attend, the deciding factor for Jack Weyhrich was the study abroad opportunities available at Michigan State University. Weyhrich, now a second-year student with senior status and a dual major in French and Economics, spent this past summer in Paris doing an internship abroad. He worked with MSU’s Office of Study Abroad (OSA) to find a…

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Margaret Born Earns Mitchell Scholarship

Joel Arnold, a recent Michigan State University graduate with degrees in social relations and policy from James Madison College and urban and regional planning from the College of Social Science; and Margaret Born, an Honors College senior majoring in comparative cultures and politics in James Madison College and Arabic in the College of Arts and Letters, are two of 12…

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Faculty and Student Work Honored at National Convention

The College of Arts & Letters was well represented at the 2016 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) conference with Tamara Butler, Assistant Professor in the Department of English and African American and African Studies, receiving the Promising Researcher Award and work produced within the College presented by faculty, students and recent alumni at the national convention held in…

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MSUFCU Internship Scholarship Winners

This fall semester, three College of Arts & Letters students received scholarships from Michigan State University Federal Credit Union and it's unpaid internship scholarship competition. The students were awarded funds after submitting applications detailing the unpaid work they do for organizations around the Greater Lansing area.  Hally Darnell Major and Year: Professional Writing | SeniorHometown: Brighton, MichiganOrganization of Internship: Women’s Center…

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Paving Her Own Way Through Her Chinese Major

As a self-proclaimed language enthusiast, MSU senior Paige Korner has known since high school that she wanted to study Chinese in college. Since making the decision to major in Chinese, Korner – who also picked up a TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) minor along the way – has studied abroad in both Korea and Taiwan. “I really…

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Creating Theatre Magic Through Digital Media

Professor Alison Dobbins works on cueing software for digital media on the set of The Tempest. Step inside the Michigan State University Wharton Center for Performing Arts Pasant Theatre on a Thursday afternoon and you might be surprised by the way in which MSU students are preparing for a production of Shakespeare’s 450-year-old play, The Tempest. There are no actors, no candlelit stage,…

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