The MSU National/International Fellowships & Scholarships Office (NIFS) is hosting a variety of undergraduate student information sessions: September 22, from 1-2 pm NIFS will hold a STEM Scholarships (Goldwater, Udall, Hollings, Churchill) informational session in the Engineering Building, Room 1220. RSVP appreciated.
Do want to go on a cool camping trip this fall? Learn how to make photo books? Participate in an art book fair? Listen to visiting artists? Then come to the first photo club meeting on September 5 at 5:00pm in room 35 in Kresge! We will talk about up coming events this fall, pick officer positions, and learn how to stitch photo books.
Meet with and hear about REL’s new student group and activities!
Friday, Jan. 26th, 12pm, B-342 Wells Hall,
DR QIANA WHITTED / FEBRUARY 23 / MSU LIBRARY BEAL ROOM / 12PM
Dr. Qiana Whitted teaches at USC, her research focuses on African-American literary studies and American comic books. Her most recently published articles and book chapters explore race, genre, and comics in representations of historical figures such as Nat Turner, Stagger Lee, and Emmett Till. Her forthcoming book on race and social protest in 1950s EC comics will be published in 2019. Whitted is the 2019 Comics Forum Scholar Keynote Speaker.
A conversation with Religious Studies faculty members and undergraduate students.
REL faculty members: Dr. Amy DeRogatis, Dr. Mohammad Khalil, Dr. David Stowe, and Dr. Morgan Shipley
Friday, October 4th, 12:00pm, A306 Wells Hall
Did you know anxiety is now widely reported to be the number one challenge for college students? Little wonder, with all the stressors today! In one recent study, 97% of students reported technological distractions in and beyond the classroom. In this series of three one-hour workshops, you’ll learn and start to use practical techniques for mastering anxiety and distraction.
Secular Meditation Workshops: Being Present
Thursday November, 14th, 2019 7 p.m
300 Human Ecology Building, 1st Floor Seminar Room
Meditation and Consciousness: Secular Techniques for Mastering Anxiety and Distraction
Nature: Thursday, February 27th, 7:00pm
MSU Union, Lake Michigan Room
MSU FILMETRY FESTIVAL 2020 Virtual Livestream – April 23rd, 7pm
Filmmakers and Poets collaborate to create art
Screening a collection of student, faculty and guest filmmakers adapting work from poems featured in RESPECT: The Poetry of Detroit Music.
The Filmetry Festival is a collaboration between the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities, the Film Studies Program and the Department of English, and the MSU Libraries.
CLASSES with CAL SPRING 2021
Innovations in Teaching in the Arts and Humanities
Take time during Covid to get back in Class! Please join us for a night of innovative thinking with some of the College of Arts and Letter’s finest. All staff, faculty, retirees, friends, and family are welcome!
Date: March 17th from 6:00-8:00
6:10-6:35 Talk #1 “The science and art of wellbeing: Integrating student wellness into CAL courses” with Dr. John Ritz; College of Arts and Letters Inaugural Director of Student Wellness
Jon Ritz, WRAC faculty member and CAL’s new Director of Student Wellness, will discuss CAL’s new effort to integrate wellness concepts and practices into its undergraduate learning goals, with a focus on mindfulness, creativity, and resilience. Jon will provide a brief overview of the evidence-based approach that undergirds the effort and how it will be delivered to students through cocurricular activities and direct integration in CAL courses. He will also touch on ways that a wellness-infused curriculum can help reinvigorate the arts and humanities as sites of undergraduate education.
6:35- 7:00 PM Talk #2 “It is never too Late to Learn a Language” with Sandhya Shanker; Academic Specialist at the Center for Language Teaching Advancement
In a globalized world, learning a language is not only useful when traveling but also boosts brain power. Learning a language as an adult enhances the ability to multitask, sharpens the mind and improves memory. The MSU Community Language School offers online language classes for adults with sessions in the fall, spring and summer. Information will be shared about our program offerings as well as a short taste of our online program experience.
7:00-7:40 Talk #3 “Evolving Pathways to Social Justice in the Arts and Humanities: Creativity in the Academic Class” with Julian Chambliss, Nancy DeJoy, and Natalie Phillips, CO-PIs on an Andrew Mellon Foundation Just Futures Grant.
In this presentation Chambliss, DeJoy, and Phillips discuss how centering creativity as opening paths to social justice encourages us to see creativity as central to teaching and learning in the humanities. Using the class work that inspired their Mellon Foundation Just Futures grant, the three will discuss how creativity is vital to inclusive curricula and how it expands our opportunities for community partnerships to inform our teaching.
Student Spotlight 7:40-7:55