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Residential College in the Arts and Humanities
February 20, 2023
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Visit with Therapy Dogs

RCAH Student Center, 2nd Floor Snyder

Visit with more than half-dozen trained service dogs in the RCAH Student Center tomorrow between 3-7 p.m.! Thanks to RCAH alum Carolyn Payson ’17 and her employer, Paws with a Cause, service dog teams also will visit James Madison students in Case Hall and Lyman Briggs students in Holmes Hall at the same times:

Session 1: 3-4:30 p.m.
Session 2: 5:30-7 p.m.

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 vital.

Need Assistance?

Do we want more stuff?
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. In addition, virtual and in-person listening sessions are available though Friday, Feb. 24.

Staff and Faculty
Counseling and Psychiatric Services has webpage dedicated to supporting employees. Spartan Resilience Training Program Reflect and Connect Sessions are being offered for MSU faculty, staff and graduate students. Please register for a date and time that works for you. 

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
Please follow MSU Police and Public Safety (@msupolice) for verified and accurate updates as well as Recordings of MSU DPPS media briefings are available online.

  1. Classes – virtual and in-person – will resume Monday, Feb. 20.
  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. 
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Open Writing Sessions

Monday, February 20
Session 1: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Session 2: 3-4 p.m.

The Creative Writing Program is facilitating two Open Writing Sessions to reflect and connect on Monday (Virtual). As instructors figure out the best ways to help students return to learning while also dealing with their own processing in the wake of tragedy, we hope that open and non-task-oriented writing can serve individuals looking for community in language and in each other. These sessions are not a part of any course or lesson.
These sessions will be facilitated and moderated by Creative Writing instructors. It is open to MSU Students. 
What this is: 
A space to write and share writing in the wake of crisis, led by writers.
What this is not:
A counselling or therapeutic event led by mental health professionals.
What you can expect: 
Quiet reflective writing
Reading aloud of work by peers (according to participant needs)

Session 1:
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Meeting ID: 950 6311 1202
Passcode: msucw
Session 2:
3:00-4:00 p.m.
Meeting ID: 914 4913 6484
Passcode: msucw

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MSU Honors Black History Month

It’s Black History Month across the land. In addition to the The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion has compiled a full array of programming celebrating Black History Month from across campus and beyond. Check the website all month for updates on the in-person and virtual events! All are welcome.

Live Jazz and Community Highlight Screening of Iconic Black Musical Stormy Weather

5 to 8 p.m., Saturday, February 25, 2023
St. Stephen's Community Church - United Church of Christmas
1007 Kimberly Drive, Lansing 48912

See a film in the community during a night of movies and jazz on Saturday, February 25, at St. Stephen's Community Church - United Church of Christ in Lansing. Live jazz performances will be featured at this special screening of the 1943 musical starring Lena Horne, Bill Robinson, Cab Calloway, and the amazing Nicholas Brothers. All are welcome.


Apply for Scholarships!

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Hey students! If you’re an incoming or returning RCAH student, guess what? You’re eligible for several RCAH and MSU scholarships to make your college experience that much better! Check out the Apply for Scholarships! poster for info and to apply for RCAH-specific scholarships, as well as those offered by MSU Student Life. Scan the QR code to the right to see just how many funding opportunities are available to you. Contact Marissa King with questions or for more information.

LookOut Gallery Features Artist Solomon Johnson

12-3 p.m., Monday-Friday, January 17- February 24, 2023
LookOut Gallery, 2nd Floor Snyder Hall
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Appreciate the pieces of Detroit-based artist Solomon Johnson, now on display in the LookOut Gallery. Stories: The Passing of Experiences and Values showcases art inspired by the city of Detroit and his family.​​ (Note: Due to recent events on campus, the exhibition will continues, but the arts residency will be rescheduled.) Always free and all are welcome!
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A Lecture on Civil Rights

5 p.m. Thursday, February 23
Kellogg Hotel Auditorium
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MSU's College of Osteopathic Medicine hosts the annual Dr. William G. Anderson Lecture Series, Slavery to Freedom: An American Odyssey, which invites members of the mid-Michigan community to interact with multicultural leaders from education, business, industry, entertainment, and government. The final lecture in the series is Thursday All activities are free of charge.
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Everybody Loves OCAT Fridays!

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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Untranslated Poetry Reading

7-9 p.m. Wednesday, February 22
RCAH Theater
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The Festival of Listening is back after a 3-year hiatus! This evening of untranslated poetry is a celebration of the music of language and a great opportunity to practice speaking a language you're learning or to share the beauty of one you already speak! Come read a poem in a tongue that isn't English and listen to other community members as they read. Sign up here!

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RCAH Sister Circle Career Panel

5-7 p.m. Thursday, February 23
Snyder-Phillips Hall

Join Sister Circle for an evening of discussions about career pathways. Come listen to the insightful conversations and be exposed to new ideas of a life beyond the classroom. Dinner will be provided, as well! 


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Sankofa Sessions

12-1:30 p.m. Saturday, February 25
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In conjunction with East Tennessee State University, MSU’s Office of K-12 Outreach is hosting Sankofa, a series of lectures given by various professionals in recognition of Black History Month. Come take part in these important conversations and see former RCAH professor, Dr. Brooks as moderator!
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RCAH-Honors College-JMC 2023 Book Club

7 p.m. Tuesday, February 28
Register for Zoom Here
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Love reading, literary analysis, or just talking about books? This is the event for you! The newly formed RCAH-Honors College-JMC Book Club will be in full swing, starting with Zora Neale Hurston's classic novel from the Harlem Renaissance, Their Eyes Were Watching God. This session will be moderated by RCAH’s Professor Eric Aronoff!


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RCAH Senior Proudly Displayed!

Senior Maggie Lupton is featured in the hot-off-the-presses Winter 2023 Spartan alumni magazine in anticipation of Give Green Day on March 14. A student consultant in the RCAH Language and Media Center and a resident assistant in Snyder-Phillips Hall, Maggie is an RCAH scholarship recipient majoring in arts and humanities and film studies. Learn more about all the available scholarships that RCAH and MSU have to offer to be just like Maggie!

RCAH Artists! 

Did you know that you can submit your artwork to be featured in an issue of RCAHtypes? Well, now you do! Fill out this form to share your talents with the community and earn a free Sparty's coupon or an MSU Dairy Store coupon!

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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! 
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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 own!
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Snyder Hall 2nd Floor Mondays through Fridays noon-3 p.m. Current exhibition: 12th Annual Perspectives in African-American Experience: Emerging Visions Exhibition: Stories: The Passing of Experiences and Values, featuring artist Solomon Johnson, until February 24. Closing reception February 23. 
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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. It's fun! 
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