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Residential College in the Arts and Humanities
March 27, 2023
Where did the semester go? With only a month left, assignments and deadlines are quickly coming up. But so are warm weather, long days, and spring blooms!

Make sure to stop and smell the rose buds, RCAH.
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Alive in Their Garden

March 17-April 28

Alive in Their Garden is a group exhibition featuring works across media by four artists of the Black Latinx diaspora, engaging plant materiality and aesthetics as portals of gender subversion, ecological justice, ancestral knowing, and healing.

Featuring artists Felli Maynard, Star Feliz, Joiri Minaya, and Nitzayra Leonor, check out the exhibit in the LookOut Gallery today!
Learn more.

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Maren Case on Beaumont Tower, a Testament To Our Strength

Reflecting on her time as historian of MSU's Tower Guard, RCAH junior Maren Case draws courage and inspiration from the beloved monument when imagining how to move forward after the violence of February. Recently published to MSUToday, read Maren's reflections on the old Tower.

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Laura MacDonald Has Book Published

More information. 

RCAH Professor Laura MacDonald has co-edited The Routledge Companion to Musical Theatre. Per Routledge, the book is "Global in scope and featuring thirty-five chapters from more than fifty dance, music, and theatre scholars and practitioners, The Routledge Companion to Musical Theatre introduces the fundamentals of musical theatre studies and highlights developing global trends in practice and scholarship." Learn more.
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Poetry Revision Workshop

7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28
Snyder-Phillips Hall, C202
More Information

Wheelbarrow Books presents Playing To Your Writing Strength: Poetry Revision Workshop with Marion Starling Boyer. Come with some poems-in-process or your new ideas to learn how to enhance your unique poetic strengths. Notebooks will be available as needed and all are welcome. 
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Special Reading From Wheelbarrow Books

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 29
RCAH Theater
More Information

Join  Carol V. Davis, who selected Ice Hours as the winner of the 2021 Wheelbarrow Books Poetry Prize (Established) and author of Below Zero, and Marion Starling Boyer, author of Wheelbarrow Books' latest release, Ice Hours, for a special event. Each will share a reading of their respective works and a book signing will follow!

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MSU César Chávez & Dolores Huerta Commemorative Celebration

7:30 p.m. Friday, March 31
RCAH Theater
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Honor the legacies of local and national community leaders and organizers with a special lunch celebrating the 13th MSU César Chávez & Dolores Huerta Commemorative Celebration. This event recognizes the brave leaders that created change and impact for farmworkers and Latinx communities, their history, challenges and progress in America. This year’s theme is "Recordando y Progresando Raices; Remembering and Progressing our Roots." All are welcome, register here.

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Friday Means It's OCAT Day!

1-4 p.m. Every Friday
Kellogg Center Hotel 
OCAT, Rm. 339 
Student Services Building

OCAT Fridays is a community building space where students can come to destress, meet new friends and connect with old friends. There are always fun activities planned such as arts/crafts, karaoke, vision board making, games, prizes and much more. And, we always have some yummy snacks!

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Popcorn and Community in RCAH 

RCAH Student Center, 2nd Floor Snyder

Popcorn and community returns to the RCAH Student Center tomorrow (Tuesday) between 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Stop by and say hi to Pam, Marissa, Ruggie, Scot, and the folks from the RCAH Center for Poetry. Community is life.

Need Assistance?


The latest information regarding available resources for students can be found on the Counseling and Psychiatric Services website

Counseling and Psychiatric Services also has a guide for families to help support their student.

Staff and Faculty
Counseling and Psychiatric Services has webpage dedicated to supporting employees. Additionally, a recording of the webinar Rebuilding Hope: Teaching in the Aftermath, presented by Alyssa Hadley Dunn, is now available. Dunn was joined by Chris Rozman from MSU Police who spoke about campus safety.

Stay Informed
More information on campus safety is available at Please follow MSU Police and Public Safety (@msupolice) for verified and accurate updates; recordings of MSU DPPS media briefings are also available online. Regular updates on campus safety are also available here.

  1. In support of students’ well-being, the interim provost has asked faculty to “modify assignments and adjust test schedules and due dates to support students.” 
  2. Resources in support of teaching after a crisis are being developed and will be shared on this #iteachmsu playlist. Please check back throughout the week. 
  1. Housing sign-up for the 2023-24 academic year will continue as planned in March. It's okay if your plans may have been affected, or your feelings about where you would like to live may have changed. Please take the next couple weeks to explore your options, speak with the Housing Assignments Office team and prepare for 2023-24 On-Campus Housing Sign-Up. 
  2. Check here for more up to date information, or contact / 517-884-5483
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Internship Opportunity Award

Deadline of 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, April 4
More Information 

Do you have an unpaid internship during this summer? You may be eligible for an Internship Opportunity Award stipend! Check out the eligibility criteria and then follow the instructions for submitting your application materials. Awards can be from $100 to $1,000—Wow! 

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Transforming Theatre Ensemble Needs You! 

More Information

MSU's Transforming Theatre Ensemble is seeking two Latino actors for a mini-play written by an MSU student. This is a paid opportunity and the total time commitment is three hours. If interested, please contact Artistic Director Lynn Lammers at


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Music, Art, and Culture in Bregenz, Austria

June 29-August 6, 2023
Bregenz, Austria
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Learn about the music, art, and culture by studying abroad this summer! You will live with host families in the gorgeous town of Bregenz, situated near the shores of Lake Constance. You can swim in the lake each day after class, take a walk along the waterfront, hike in the city and explore Bregenz! The 7 credit program takes place during the second session (summer term) in July 2023. There is still room for this study abroad that multiple RCAH students have taken and enjoyed in the past! 

Important Campus Safety Updates

Starting Monday, March 13, many buildings on campus will require ID key card access between 6 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. Be sure to carry that ID with you, Spartans. 

Following expert input, MSU Interim President Teresa K. Woodruff outlined measures the institution will take to further campus safety. Check back in to see regular updates.

Ever Wanted To Study Abroad?

2 p.m. every Friday
Zoom Link here

Are you interested in Studying Abroad but don’t know how to start the process? The Office for Education Abroad has you covered with their EA 101 sessions and Q&A every Friday over Zoom! Learn about the benefits of studying abroad, program types, scholarships and funding, and more. More information.

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RCAH Town Hall for Students of Color

8-9 p.m. Tuesday, April 11
   in the large conference room

More Information

The RCAH Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (CDEI) is hosting a town hall meeting geared towards POC in the College. There will be discussions of conditions, challenges, and concerns with DEI, from class to extra curriculars. Discussion will be led by student CDEI members with support from faculty on the committee. "We want to hear from you! We need to hear from you in order to make change, advocate, and create the environment you want to see." Questions? Contact Vincent Delgado.
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Spring has sprung!
Flowers blooming near you!

Despite the chilly weather, flowers are starting to bloom! Have you seen any fresh blossoms around campus? What are your favorites? Share your spring photos with us!

Fairs, Tips, Prep, and More!

Students, there are so many tools available to help guide you through your professional journeys. Take a look at all of these opportunities to explore all that you can do! 

Career Fair Prep

Never been to a career fair before? No stress, we’ve got you covered! Check out this PDF to learn helpful tips and tricks on how to get the most out of the experience.

How To: The Elevator Speech 

The elevator speech—a quick statement marketing yourself to your audience—can be tricky. Don’t fear, just read this helpful how-to!

Resume Writing

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when starting your professional resume. Luckily, we’ve got your back! Follow this checklist to make your writing as effective as possible.

Cover Letter Creation

Why worry about writing your cover letter when this interactive pamphlet will walk you through it? Happy writing! 

Dress For Success

Sometimes, a perfect outfit is the best confidence boost! Check out this quick professional dress guide for examples of what to wear if you’re stuck.

MSU In-Person Summer Job Fair

2:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28
Munn Ice Arena
Register Here

Join in for tips and resources to help you find a summer job or internship. Employers are still looking to hire Spartans! As a result of this session, participants will be able to articulate personal goals, identify opportunities, and more.

Taking a Post-Grad Gap Year: What To Consider, And Where To Look

CSN Spring Series
11-11:45 a.m. Tuesday, April 4
Register Here

Considering a gap year? See highlighted post-graduation gap year opportunities and discuss how participating in a gap year experience can impact your future employment and grad school prospects.

NEXT Wednesday
Job Search Workshop 

CSN Spring Series
12 -12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 5
Register Here

Learn about Job Search Strategies to start or elevate your job search for entry level positions, part-time positions, summer jobs & internships.

NEXT Wednesday
MSU Virtual Just in Time Career Fair

2-5 p.m. Wednesday, April 5
Register Here

Don't miss the MSU Virtual Just in Time Career Fair!

Student Fulbright Info Session

5:00-6 p.m. Thursday, April 13
Register Here

If there's one thing RCAH knows, it's Fulbrights. Learn about the English Teaching Assistant, Open Study, and Research grants offered by the Institute of International Education (IIE) and see if the Fulbright path is the right one for you.


New Student Orientation Intern

MSU Orientation Office
Seasonal / Internship / $13.26 per hour

Orientation Interns (OIs) are responsible for administering successful New Student Orientation programming and welcoming new students from diverse backgrounds. Interns work to create inclusive environments that enhance the growth, development, and empowerment of incoming Spartans.  


Human Resources Rotational Internship

Oakland County Government
Part-Time / Internship / $16.97 per hour

The Human Resources Rotational Internship Program (HRRIP) is a one-year rotational program designed to prepare and develop the next generation of leaders within human resources. This accelerated program will provide associates with experiences through several different facets of HR, gaining exposure, and valuable development experiences.


Exchange Visa Intern 

MSU Office for International Students & Scholars
Part-time/ Internship / $11 per hour

The Exchange Visa Intern will provide clerical and project assistance to the regulatory side of the MSU office of International Students & Scholars and will learn several important skills of the professional workplace.


Spartan Ambassador Internship

MSU Office of Student and Community Relations
Part-time/ Internship / $12 per hour 

The Spartan Ambassador Internship Program is seeking undergraduate student candidates who are interested in community/government relations, community engagement, and social impact work. Students who are looking to hone networking and leadership development skills should apply.


MSU Office of Student and Community Relations

MSU Office for International Students & Scholars
Part-time/ Internship / $12 per hour

The Spartan Ambassador Internship Program is seeking undergraduate student candidates who are interested in community relations and community engagement, and social impact work. Students who enjoy marketing and social media strategies should apply. 


Cultural Ambassador

MSU International Studies and Programs 
Full-time/ Internship / $20 per hour 

MSU International Studies and Programs is recruiting 6-8 MSU students to take part in the program as Cultural Ambassadors and Class Assistants for students from Germany. Practice your speaking and learn more about the language! 


New Student Orientation Intern

MSU Orientation Office
Seasonal / Internship / $13.26 per hour

Orientation Interns (OIs) are responsible for administering successful New Student Orientation programming and welcoming new students from diverse backgrounds. Interns work to create inclusive environments that enhance the growth, development, and empowerment of incoming Spartans.  


Digital Media Assistant Intern

Michigan Victim Advocacy Network
Part-Time/ Internship / $14 per hour

The Michigan Victim Advocacy Network (MiVAN) is seeking a part-time video editor and digital media contributor. A candidate should have working proficiency in Adobe Premiere, Audition, and After Effects, and have film experience and work samples.


Allen Neighborhood Center

Scroll their site to learn more about all the internships that are open through this Center. Have an interest in working with communities? This would be perfect for you!


Sweetwater Internships

Check out the site to find internships at Sweetewater’s Fort Wayne, IN Campus to inventory musical instruments. Interning there means diving into your passion, surrounding yourself with talented and hardworking colleagues to make meaningful work.


City Year Career

Browse their site for jobs that support students and schools, develop civic leaders, and share promising practices. Opportunities in Tulsa, Buffalo, Kansas City, Jacksonville, and more!


Refugee Development Center

Look at their site to see the various available paid positions. This organization works to cultivate a welcoming, thriving community that collaborates with refugees and newcomers through education, engagement, and support.


Lansing School District

Search their site for various available jobs in instructional coaching, bilingual education, and more positions!

Summer Jobs on Mackinac Island

Work at one of the most historic and serene places on earth. Apply for a variety of positions on Mackinac Island like a kayak tour guide, bartender, front desk manager, retail worker, historical interpreter, horse-drawn carriage driver, lifeguard, golf course manager, and more!

Future Career at Disney

Interested in learning more about the Disney College Program, Disney Culinary Program, Disney International Program or Disney Professional Internships? Check out their website for more information and watch this quick video on what your future could be.


Camp Mendocino

MSU International Studies and Programs 
Full-time/ Internship / $20 per hour 

Join RCAH alum Angel Snyder ‘17 in California at Camp Mendocino over the summer! This summer camp is an outdoor education and environmental awareness program focused on the character and leadership development of kids from disadvantaged circumstances.

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Snyder Hall Terrace Level. Sunday through Thursday 1-10 p.m. and Friday 1-5 p.m. Technology for your educational projects, and consultants who advise on media, design, and print. We can't wait to see what you'll create and share.
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Snyder Hall Terrace Level. Sundays 1-10 p.m., Monday through Thursday 5-10 p.m., and Friday 1-5 p.m.  | Drop-in to make connections and art. Check out our free art table for prints, cards, and stickers that others have made–then add your very own.
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Snyder Hall C220—enter through the RCAH Student Center Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Fridays 1-4 p.m. If the door’s open, come on in! The Little Free Poetry Library in the hallway: Take a book, leave a "poetry adjacent" book. Have some fun! 
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Snyder Hall 2nd Floor Mondays through Fridays noon-3 p.m. 
Olin Health Center. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. | Virtual and in-person services available for your every need. Everyone can use someone to talk to.

Check here for a list of locations and times of operation | Schedule an appointment to work with a consultant, expand methods of thinking, writing, and researching, and broaden our ideas of literacies. Book an appointment here. 

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