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Residential College in the Arts and Humanities
January 30, 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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Calling All Artists! 

Submit Work Here

Hey there, RCAH faculty, staff, and students! The official newsletter of the College would love to feature your unique artwork. Whether it's drawing, music, textiles, poetry or more, send in your work to be featured in an issue of RCAHtypes and get a free Sparty’s coupon!

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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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LookOut Gallery Exhibits New Artwork

12-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, January 17- February 24
LookOut Gallery
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Come appreciate the pieces of RCAH’s new Artist-in-Residence, Solomon Johnson. The exhibit, Stories: The Passing of Experiences and Values, showcases art inspired by the city of Detroit and family.​​ Solomon Johnson will be an Artist-in-Residence at RCAH each Thursday during the exhibition. There will be a Closing reception with the artist at 6 p.m. Thursday, February 23. Always free and all are welcome!

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A Lecture On Civil Rights

5 p.m. February 2, 9, and 23
Wharton Center
Kellogg Hotel Auditorium
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MSU's College of Osteopathic Medicine hosts The 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. 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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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
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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.

Does Your Writing Need a Second Pair of Eyes? Consultants Have Your Back! 

The MSU Writing Center will now be open in-person in five locations and offer three online modality option for Spring 2023! Schedule an appointment to work with a consultant, expand  interdisciplinary methods of thinking, writing, and researching, and broaden your ideas of literacies. Book an appointment here.
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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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Join the ACI Leadership Academy

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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.

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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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An RCAH Symposium

1-5 p.m. Friday, February 17
Synder-Phillips Hall
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The RCAH Network for Global Civic Engagement will hold a symposium on community engagement and radical reciprocity at the College on February 17. The gathering will feature learning opportunities and project presentations by MSU faculty and community partners around the world. Drop in or stay for the entire afternoon! For more information, contact Vincent Delgado.

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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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Costa Rica Important Info!

7-9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, February 15-16
RCAH conference room, C210
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Don't miss the deadline for RCAH’s Summer 2023 community-participatory research semester! There will be a planning session for those who have been accepted, are applying, or planning to apply for summer 2023 on Wednesday, February 15. Another info session for all RCAH Programs on Sustainability in Costa Rica will be held on Thursday, February 16. Delicious Costa Rican Coffee will be served at both sessions. For more information, contact Vincent Delgado.

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Sunshine On a Cloudy Day

RCAH junior Maren Case used her weekend to create a shimmering stained glass piece of warm golds and deep blues to bring some light to a bleak scene outside. This light-catcher mimics the sun of Argentina’s national flag, a present for a friend’s upcoming February birthday. Meet her in the admin office to talk over the process of making art from glass if you are ever around!

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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Need To Plan Your Academic Journey Through RCAH? You Actually Can!

Use this convenient checklist to keep track of where you’re going and where you’ve been within the College’s academics! Fill it out as you go to visualize what still lies ahead and feel proud of how far you’ve come. Have questions about what’s next? Email our student advisor, Marissa King.

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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.


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.


Negotiating Job Offers

CSN Spring Series
11:30 a.m.- 12:15 p.m. Monday February 6
Breslin Center

Register Here
Are you in the job searching process currently, or plan to search for a job soon? One of the most challenging parts comes after you get an offer, and you want to be prepared! There are some easy strategies you can use to get the best offer possible.


WKAR Talks Spring 2023 Series

February 8, 24, and March 22
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Are you in the job searching process currently, or plan to search for a job soon? One of the most challenging parts comes after you get an offer, and you want to be prepared! There are some easy strategies you can use to get the best offer possible.
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MSU Adviser/Americorps Member

MSU College Advising Corps
Full Time / Job / Paid

MSU College Advising Corps is seeking MSU graduates to work in selected high schools across Michigan in communities with underrepresented students. Advisors will mentor students through the complex process of college exploration and enrollment.

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.

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.

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!

AmeriCorps Member

Full time / Job / Paid

Peckham’s AmeriCorps program can give you professional development at an award-winning organization for providing exceptional vocational rehabilitation, creating inclusive cultures, and building a quality workplace. Check out their careers today!

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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