Student View: Bringing STEM and the Arts Together

Grace Krajewski is a third-year student majoring in Human Biology in Lyman Briggs College and minoring in Dance and Spanish, both in the College of Arts & Letters. The Rochester Hills, Michigan, native writes about how her love of the arts has had an impact on her studies in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) field.

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MSU Theatre Presents ‘What if Wilhelmina,’ a Sensory-Friendly, Interactive Musical 

The public is invited to come experience What If Wilhelmina, the latest production of the Michigan State University Department of Theatre’s Sense-Ability Ensemble, which creates multi-sensory, interactive theatrical performances specifically designed for audiences that are neurodiverse. Nine performances of this production are scheduled March 8-17 at the Arena Theatre in the MSU Auditorium Building.

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Faculty Find Creative Ways to Integrate Technology in the Classroom to Enhance Student Experience

Innovation by Michigan State University faculty isn’t limited to their research. Faculty continuously look for ways to engage students in their own instruction and prepare them for opportunities to stand out following graduation. With support from the Center for Teaching and Learning Innovation Catalyst Innovation Program, faculty can receive funding to purchase the latest technology and software to weave into their…

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MSU Theatre Premieres Original Work Showcasing Diverse Cohort of MFA Candidates  

When Michigan State University’s Department of Theatre announced a call for emerging playwrights of the global majority to write a new play for its diverse cohort of Master of Fine Arts Acting and Design candidates, they received more than 300 submissions. That call, which went out in summer 2022, has led to the creation of Stevie and the Real World,…

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MSU Theatre Presents ‘UnScripted’ Improv Comedy 

Michigan State University’s Department of Theatre will feature the largest cast in the history of the department's first-year student showcase when MSU Unscripted takes the Studio 60 Theatre stage in the MSU Auditorium building Nov. 30-Dec. 3. This year's MSU Unscripted cast includes 30 first-year Theatre students, the most ever for the first-year showcase, which began 17 years ago. Team…

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Making a Case for STEAM Over STEM with New Musical Production

A new musical by Department of Theatre Professor Rob Roznowski explores the relationship between the arts and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), focusing on how important creativity and artistic expression are to innovation in STEM fields.The STEAM Plays: Using the Arts to Talk About STEM makes the case for STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) over STEM education…

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Alum Reunites with Mentor Who Helped Kickstart Her Career

In Spring 2020, Shelby Eppich became one of the first two people to graduate from Michigan State University with a BFA in Stage Management, a program founded in 2017 by Tina M. Newhauser, Head of the Department of Theatre’s Stage Management Program at MSU.Now, three years after earning her degree, Eppich works as the Artist Relations and Special Projects Manager…

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Mina Loy’s Trailblazing Feminism Takes Center Stage in World Premiere at MSU

A team of interdisciplinary artists will present a cross-institutional staging of the feminist futuristic poetic dramas of Mina Loy on Thursday, Dec. 7, and Friday, Dec. 8, at the MSU Broad Art Museum and at the University of Michigan-Flint North Bank Dance Studio, respectively. This world premiere is free and open to the public.   Mina Loy dressed for the Blindman’s Ball at Webster…

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Faculty Voice: What goes on behind the stage

Scene Shop Supervisor Levi Galloway, Technical Director D.J. Selmeyer, and Assistant Technical Director Marc White, from the Department of Theatre at Michigan State University, write about the technical seminar they hosted Oct. 12 for Theatre students. The seminar took place on the set of “Clue” at the Pasant Theatre in the Wharton Center for the Performing Arts. Scene Shop Supervisor…

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MFA Acting Candidate Selected as Educator of the Month

Ural Grant, MFA Acting Candidate in the Department of Theatre, was named the November 2023 Educator of the Month by the Graduate School at Michigan State University. Each month, MSU’s Graduate School features a graduate or postdoc educator as its Educator of the Month to share their unique stories and perspectives on what it means to be a dedicated educator,…

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