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Faculty Openings:
Technology, Culture, and Creativity Cluster

For our growing dynamic initiatives at the intersections of technology, culture, and creativity, the following departments invite applications for six faculty positions.

Department of Art & Art History
- Photo-Imaging Video
- Interactive Media / Graphic Design

Department of Theatre
- Professor of Acting
- Technical Direction and Show Control

Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures
- Multimedia Writing & Video Composing
- Digital Humanities, Community Informatics, or Digital Media and Culture


"Taking Possession of the New World"
A talk by Rocio Quispe-Agnoli

1:30- 3:00 p.m., Friday, April 15, 2011, CenGen at MSU

Ernesto Cardenal presents:
"The Origin of Species and Other Poems"

4:30 p.m., Monday, April 18, 2011, Theatre, Snyder Hall

Broad Art Museum Director Named

Michael Rush named founding director of the
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum.

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College of Arts and Letters Signature Lecture Series

The classroom is only a starting place for learning. These well-known great talents are a resource for students and faculty.



CAL Alumna Sara Tomek & Assc. Prof. Sherrie Barr Featured in Spartan Sagas

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Visions and Perspectives:  
Global Studies in the 21st century

Nanjing University, Nanjing, China
May 27-29, 2011

Organized by: School of Foreign Studies and Center for the Study of Contemporary Foreign Literature and Culture, Nanjing University; and Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities, Michigan State University (Click for info.)


Wells Hall addition 1

An artist's rendering of the three-story addition to Wells Hall. Groundbreaking ceremonies for the project were Sept. 16, 2010. The facility is expected to open in 2012. Click image to view a larger version.


New College of Arts and Letters CALendar of Events Launched

CALendar, a new online events calendar for students, faculty and staff has launched. To access the site, go to calendar.cal.msu.edu or simply click here.

WRAC Prof. Bill Hart-Davidson
Interview on Online Learning

Kate's rap

Kate McAlpine,

CAL Professional Writing
Grad, Raps on Complexities
of Rare Isotope Research

Read More!

Check out Kate's rap on the MSU home page or on YouTube and enjoy!


Nashville dress

College ATD Students Hosted
by Suzy and James Cameron
at Nashville Eco-Fashion Show

Four MSU Photography Students'

Photos Featured on Ecouterre.com

(read more...)

Jillian and Camerons with dress

Jillian Granz, Art and Art History Apparel & Textile Design Senior Wins First Annual Red Carpet Green Dress Competition

Professor Contreras Receives
MLA Prize Honorable Mention

Sheila Marie Contreras, Associate Profesor of WRAC and Director of Chicano/Latino Studies, has received honorable mention in the Modern Language Association of America's seventh annual MLA Prize for United States Latina and Latino and Chicana and Chicano Literary and Cultural Studies.

MLA Award Announcement


grabill releaseJeffrey T. Grabill Wins Reflections Journal’s Outstanding Book Award for Civic Scholarship

MSU College of Arts and Letters Professor Jeffrey T. Grabill has been awarded the "Outstanding Book Award for Civic Scholarship” by Reflections:  A Journal of Writing, Service-Learning, and Community Literacy.

Full announcement

Language Learning Moves
into the Digital Age

Say the word "hybrid" and what may come to mind first is an environmentally friendly, fuel-efficient car. But for students at MSU, it means an innovative blend of traditional classroom instruction and online learning that is changing the way they acquire proficiency in reading, writing and speaking a foreign language. Read more...

Global Studies in the Arts
and Humanities

The new major in Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities at MSU represents an innovative approach to the study of ethics, justice, language, and culture.
Go to Global Studies web site  

Muses Magazine

This annual publication features arts and humanities faculty, students and alumni. If you didn't receive a hard copy of this magazine, you can read it in pdf format:

Winter 2010-2011 Issue

Spring 2009 issue


Shaping the Future Web Site

Along with the university, the college must find ways to restructure, not simply cut budgets. Learn how MSU is meeting these challenges through planning and decision making. Details are online at:



Deogratian Ngonyani

Arts and Letters People
and Programs

Shown here: Deogratias Ngonyani, associate professor of morphology, descriptive linguistics, and African languages, is working to preserve Kikisi, a Bantu language spoken by fewer than 10,000 people in four Kisi villages on the northeastern shore of Lake Malawi in Tanzania. Read more >


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