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Residential College in the Arts and Humanities
March 20, 2023

We're so close to the end of March! The sunshine and clear skies are almost within reach, just a few more weeks until we can (hopefully) enjoy the warm weather again. Don't lose heart, RCAH!
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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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Say Hello To The New Costa Rica Social Media

Welcome to the RCAH Program on Sustainability in Costa Rica Instagram! Follow along to see the amazing collaborations between RCAH and community partners in Costa Rica. Have you participated in an RCAH Costa Rica program? Please send your Costa Rica photos and videos to Social Media Intern Lauren Hauler via email!
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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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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! 
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There's Some Seriously Cool Stuff at the Museum! 

March-June 2023
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Besides the Broad, did you know that there’s another museum on campus? The MSU Museum houses several exciting exhibitions showcasing the natural world and beyond. Check out their lineup of incredible displays that run through this June. Grab some friends and take a look around! 

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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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Be a Part of the MAGIC

Deadline of 5 p.m. Friday, March 24
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The Office of Cultural & Academic Transitions is in need of strong student leaders to become Peer Assistants for their team on MAGIC, Maximizing Academic Growth In College.Compensations of $1600 will be offered for the two week duration of the position. Apply today! 

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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! 

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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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SLE Scholarships are Waiting For You

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Students, now’s the time to check out these 20+ named scholarship opportunities for your time at MSU. Any opportunity to help out with tuition is a good one. Check each one to see their individual deadlines in order to not miss out. Have any questions? Email Lisa Vanwelsenaers.

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Join the ACI Leadership Academy

More Information
Apply Here

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is now accepting applications for the 2023 Autism Campus Inclusion (ACI) Leadership Academy. ACI helps autistic students learn to make their college campuses better for people with disabilities. ACI participants learn about making student groups, understanding disability policy, and talking to people in power.

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, March 21
    in the RCAH Theatre
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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Who Doesn’t Love a Good Poetry Night?

7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28
Snyder-Phillips Hall, C202
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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
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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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Worms Are A Girl's Best Friend

When not in RCAH, junior Grace Feather likes to spend her time in the horticultural sciences among plants, flowers, and... worms! Here's Grace on her favorite little friends: "These are my 30 vermicomposting worms! They are working hard turning my food waste into yummy compost for my plants. I got these 30 worms at Meijer for 5 dollars and drilled some holes into a clean coffee container I had so they could get some air! It’s so fun to watch them squiggle around!" 

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.

Law School 101: Exploring, Planning & Applying

5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 22
Register Here

Interested in pursuing law school after graduation? Come learn more about how to prepare, how to identify programs, what the application process looks like, and hear directly from Admissions representatives about what they look for in candidates. 

Find Your Summer Job/Internship

CSN Spring Series
1-1:30 p.m. Friday, March 24
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.


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.


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.

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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 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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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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