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Residential College in the Arts and Humanities
January 23, 2023
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Alyssa Briones Officially Joins the RCAH Team

Say hello to RCAH alumna Alyssa Briones, the new Executive Staff Assistant to Dean Miner here in the College. Stop by the Admin Wing to wish her well or chat about The Gallery's delicious pierogis! Read her welcome letter here.


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Professor Estrella Torrez awarded MSU 2023 Distinguished Partnership Award for Community-Engaged Creative Activity

Congratulations to Professor Estrella Torrez for earning the 2023 Distinguished Partnership Award for Community-Engaged Creative Activity for her work with the Lansing School District! This university-wide recognition is granted to those scholars and community partners for work that is highly engaged and positively impacts both the community and scholarship at MSU.

Learn more about this award here.

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It's Here! A 2023 RCAHtype Update

Take this quick poll to help the Communications Office make the newsletter into what you want it to be! Suggestions, ideas, or personal thoughts are very welcome. Give RCAHtypes a new life!

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Calling All Artists! 

Submit Work Here

Hey there, you multimedia artists of the RCAH community! The official newsletter of the College would love to feature your unique artwork. Whether it's drawing, music, textiles or more, send in your work to be featured in an issue of RCAHtypes. 

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Be a Part of the Council

6 p.m. Monday, January 23 and February 6
Get Connected

RCAH Council is starting their bi-weekly meetings for the semester. They will be on Zoom for the first two dates of January 23 and February 6. Ssee what council is all about! Come join them to plan for Noodles Night, crafting for Valentine's Day, and much more! Everyone is welcome.

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Lunar New Year Celebration

12-2 p.m. Monday, January 23 
Deep Conference Room

Register Here

The College of Communication Arts and Sciences will be celebrating Lunar New Year over lunch while playing games, enjoying traditional foods, and distributing red envelopes to attendees. Come create Chinese New Year scrolls, sample a range of traditional Chinese food, and play Chinese checkers. This event is open to all faculty, staff and students.

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Speakers Share Their Expertise

7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 25
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RCAH is a co-sponsor: The MSU Serling Institute will host “Education About Anti Semitism on College Campuses”, a discussion featuring keynote speakers Ethan Katz, Avinoam J. Patt, and David Schraub. Join in on the important conversation! 
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Join the Community Forum 

7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 25
620 Farm Ln., East Lansing MI
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The MSU Muslin Studies program presents the 2nd Annual Malcolm X Muslim Studies Community Forum, featuring Imam Omar Suleiman & Imam Abdullah Oduro, both leading American Muslim scholars. Register here for the livestream or attend in person.
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Artistry of Empowerment

6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, January 26
LookOut Gallery 
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Join students from RCAH’s community partner organization Grit, Glam, & Guts as they show off their artistic projects of girls’ empowerment at this special reception and program from 6-7:30 p.m. Former RCAH Academic Specialist for Diversity and Civic Engagement Dr. Kevin Brooks will be on hand.

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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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Sign up for ILOs by January 27!

It’s time to sign-up for Spring 2023 Integrated Language Options (ILOs)!
ILOs will be offered in
  • Anishinaabemowin
  • Korean
  • Persian (Farsi)
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Turkish
The CLAC Fellows are graduate students who come from around the world and are working toward advanced degrees in departments across campus.

More information about ILOs can be found here.

Sign up for an ILO here!

Deadline to sign up is January 27!
Questions? Contact Ezgi Ulusoy with any questions.

Conflict With MSU? See the Ombudsperson

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The Office of the University Ombudsperson offers a confidential place to discuss both academic and nonacademic concerns including, administrative issues, workplace issues, or any concern relating  to Michigan State University students. Contact them at any point in your academic journey to get the support you need.

It's Free, Little, And Has Poems!

The Center for Poetry is excited to offer free poetry books from our new Little Free Poetry Library, located in the hallway in the RCAH Student Center (Snyder C220). These books are free for the taking; they are not part of our lending library. Take a book, leave a book...we just ask that any donations to it are poetry or "poetry adjacent," i.e. biographies about poets, books about writing poetry, etc.

CAPS Is Here To Help You Out

Everyone can use someone to talk to. Counselors from Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) are available weekly on Thursdays from 2:30-4:00 p.m. alternating weekly between in-person (Snyder C230H) and virtual appointments beginning on Thursday, September 15th virtually. Appointments are made in advance here. Please contact Pam Newsted or Scot Yoder if you need assistance or have any questions.

Want To Study Abroad? Come Learn About It!

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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Become an AREA Program Fellow! Apply for Spring Semester Position! 

Deadline of Friday, January 27
More Information

If you're an RCAH student who is interested in racial justice and advocacy, apply for this paid fellowship with the AREA Program! As a student fellow, you will help plan and implement program initiatives, such as the pre-college program or social justice programming. Apply here.

Questions? Contact Tama Hamilton-Wray.

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Hey Writers! Look Over Here!

Deadline of Friday, February 17
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The Creative Writing Program & English Graduate Program invites submissions of any senior or graduate student at MSU. Two $300 prizes will be given to essays that demonstrate a commitment to hyphenated intellectual and creative practices. Questions? Email Dr. Divya Victor.


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You're All Poets and You Most Definitely Know It

Deadline of Friday, February 27
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Enter your poems in the 2023 Balocating Undergraduate Prize for Poetry! The final judge, Raquel Salas Rivera, will announce the winner at his April 20 RCAH Center for Poetry reading with CAConrad. Good luck, poets!


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Music, Art, and Culture in Bregenz, Austria

June 29-August 6, 2023
Bregenz, Austria 
Sign up now!

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.
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New Music In a New Way

7 p.m. Thursday, February 16
Turner-Dodge House
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The New Music Forum seeks community members to perform a small number of experimental works for upcoming celebrations of Black History Month, featuring works by Fluxus artist Benjamin Patterson and composer Julius Eastman. Come build community, honor Black composers, and create art together! Questions? Contact David McCarthy. 

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Making Memories With Macrame

RCAH juniors Ava Bennett (left), Grace Feather (second from left), Anna Ludlow (top right), and Maren Case (bottom right) spent their weekend tying and untangling decorate knots to make hanging plants at Seams Fabric in East Lansing. Thriving between bolts of fabric and skeins of yarn, this charming shop offered the perfectly relaxing craft for a group of stressed-out students. Next time you find yourself exploring the varieties of Grand River, be sure to stop by and support this colorful local business—you may even walk out with a creation of your own!

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 Sparty's free drink card or an MSU Dairy Store coupon! 

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On Campus Job Feed

Looking for on campus job opportunities during the upcoming year? Check out the continuous job feed MSU offers to find a perfect fit for you. More information.


Planning For Grad School

11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Tuesday, January 24
Register Here
Learn to unpack an easy-to-implement timeline and key resources aimed at empowering you to make a decision about graduate/professional study, explore and evaluate programs, tackle the application process, and understand how to finance your degree. 


Preparing for In-Person and Virtual Interviews

CSN Spring Series
2:30-3:15 p.m. Wednesday, January 25
Register Here

Interviewing takes many forms (in-person, virtual, asynchronous) as we move towards our “new normal.” Join in for tips on how to best prepare for interviews of all kinds!


Navigating Virtual and In-Person Career Fairs 

CSN Spring Series
3:30-4 p.m. Wednesday, January 25
Register Here

Join the Career Services Network to learn more about preparing for virtual and in-person career fairs and gaining confidence when networking with potential employers in a hybrid environment.


Writing Resumes and Cover Letters

CSN Spring Series
11-12 p.m. Friday, January 27
Breslin Center
Register Here

Let the Career Services Network help you share your professional story in this workshop focused on writing and formatting your resume and cover letter.


MSU In-Person Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Career Fair and Symposium

3:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, February 1
Breslin Center
Register Here
This event is open to all majors and MSU undergraduate and graduate students, and recently graduated alumni seeking internship, co-op, part-time, and full-time opportunities. Students are encouraged to explore their career options and interact with employers to learn more about opportunities.
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Marketing and Communications Intern

MSU Innovation Center
Part Time / Internship / $17.50 per hour 

As an intern, you will be in a team of storytellers responsible for developing and executing content in a variety of mediums across multiple channels including postings, videos, and graphics, for printed pieces and on their social media channels. 

University Travel Department Student Intern

MSU Controller’s Office
Remote / Internship / $14 per hour 

A Travel Department Student Intern will develop and update content for the MSU Travel Office website, among other responsibilities while learning many valuable research and analytical skills like effective interpersonal communication and organization. 

MSU Advance-U Summer Internship

MSU University Advancement
Full Time / Internship / $15 per hour

Advance-U program is a 10-week, paid, on-campus, summer internship from May 17 to August 2 designed to introduce students to nonprofit and advancement work as a profession. $15/hour for 36 hours per week.


InnovateGov Summer Internship Program

Department of Political Science
Course / Internship 

Department of Political Science offers an internship with Detroit agencies and civic organizations to address issues of economic development, civic engagement and rights, access to legal services, and delivery of social services. Apply here. 

Student Farmer

MSU Student Organic Farm 
Full time / Job / Paid

The MSU Student Organic Farm is seeking full-time summer crew members to grow and harvest crops. Learn to drive a tractor, how irrigation works, soil fertility, pest management and about small scale sustainable farming practices in the local food movement.

Sweetwater Internships

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

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!
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RCAH Advising

Need to make an advising appointment? Through Handshake, you can search for career events and make appointments with an advisor. To make an appointment:
  1. Log into Handshake

  2. Click on Career Center, then Appointments

  3. Pick Residential College in the Arts and Humanities, then find Allison Fox’s name to select an opening.
If you need a resume/cover letter/document review and don’t need an appointment, simply email your document to!

Appointments are available via online zoom meeting, phone, or in Allison's Office in Snyder C320E!

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For Spring 2023, the LMC is open Sunday through Thursday 1-10 p.m. and Friday 1-5 p.m. We can't wait to see what you'll create! 
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For Spring 2023, the Art Studio is open Sunday 1-10 p.m., Monday through Thursday 5-10 p.m., and Friday 1-5 p.m. Hang out with the consultants and make something cool!
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For Spring 2023, the LookOut Gallery is open Mondays through Fridays 12-3 p.m. Come see all the incredible exhibits on display!
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For Spring 2023, the Center for Poetry is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Fridays 1-4 p.m. Write alongside your fellow students!
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