View this email in your browser
Image shows a red background with red and pink curled paper strips into heart shapes. Between the paper reads "RCAHtypes" in a white and curly font
Residential College in the Arts and Humanities
February 13, 2023
Welcome to the week, RCAHans!  (As Niki Rudolph used to call us.) It's that time in the semester when the calendar explodes with programming—did you hear it?—so today's RCAHtypes is packed with events:

Black History Month, Costa Rica info sessions, RCAH's Emerging Visions Solomon Johnson exhibit, our RCAH Network on Global Civic Engagement Symposium here in Sny-Phi Friday, career fairs and JOBS.... And of course Valentine's fun! Oh, and submit your creative work for publishing and a prize. 

Read, friends, for more!
Image is a thin header with an green and blue gradient with thin, white text that reads "Headlines"
Image shows three swatches of red, yellow, and green paint under the words "Celebrating Black History Month, February 2023"

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.


Apply for Scholarships!

More Information

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
More Information

Appreciate the pieces of RCAH’s new artist-in-residence—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.​​ Johnson will be in residence the week of February 20, with a closing reception for his exhibition at 6 p.m. Thursday, February 23. Always free and all are welcome!
RCAH Network for Global Civic Engagement at Michigan State University, features an orange circle and lines in the background behind teal words.

RCAH Hosts 2023 Symposium on Community-University Partnerships

1-5 p.m. Friday, February 17
RCAH Theater, Synder-Phillips Hall

RCAH and the RCAH Network for Global Civic Engagement (NCGE) will hold its 2023 Symposium on Community-University Partnerships in Snyder-Phillips Hall on February 17. The gathering will feature learning opportunities and project presentations by MSU faculty and community partners around the world who have developed engagement projects with funding from the RCAH NCGE. Drop in or stay for the entire afternoon! For more information, contact Vincent Delgado.

Image shows a background of space, with text that displays the name of the event next to a circular image of characters from the movie posing

Sister Circle Movie Night

6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 15

Join Sister Circle for their screening of the award-winning movie, Everything Everywhere All At Once. Food will be provided and fun will abound. Have any questions? Contact Alissa Hakim. See you there! 

Image shows a person drawing a rainbow on concrete with chalk

Save Dates! RCAH Center for Poetry's Spring Lineup of Events Is Here

Mark your calendars! Check out the RCAH Center for Poetry website to see the complete listing of events for the Spring 2023 semester. Enjoy the spoken word with fellow poets and explore more of the art form though these engaging events. 

Image is a thin header with an purple gradient with thin, white text that reads "Happenings"
Image says "Valentine's Day Self-Care Creation Station! Loation: Snyder 220, Write your heart out this holiday!" with an illustration of a pink envelope with hearts.

Student Center Self-Care Creation Station

Snyder, Room 220
More Information

Valentine’s Day has made its way into the RCAH Student Center! At the station, students will find an assortment of paper and stickers to create valentines/palentines/valentines/decor along with some sweet treats. Bring your friends and enjoy all the fun to be had!

Valentine's Stamp Making

6 p.m. Monday, February 13
RCAH Art Studio

Hang out with RCAH Council and make your own linoleum stamps for Valentine’s Day. Just imagine all the fun cards and presents you could create for your favorite people! Free of charge and all are welcome. Bring your friends and your personal creativity! 


Image shows the outline of a white flower on a pink background with the word "Amour" below the name and date of the event

French Romance Movies

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 14
Wells Hall, Room B117
More Information

Join the Albertine Cinémathèque French Film Festival for several movie nights throughout the month of February! Practice your French, enjoy some films, or just hangout with your friends! Admission is free and open to the public. Check the flier to see all the screening dates! 

Image shows people jumping with raised arms on a grassy hill among the mountains

Costa Rica Important Info!

7-9 p.m. Wednesday, February 15
7-9 p.m. Thursday, February 16
RCAH conference room, C210
More Information

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.

Image shows a man with an upright base and the side profile of another man, in between them the words "Julius Eastman's 'Joy Boy' and Ben Patterson's 'Paper Piece'"

New Music In a New Way

7 p.m. Thursday, February 16
Turner-Dodge House
More Information

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. 

Image show pastel colors swirling around, displaying the name and description of the event in front of the colorful background

Smithsonian Music! How Exciting!

6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 16
MSU Museum Auditorium
More Information

The Sounds of Religion Smithsonian Exhibition will hold a lecture from Dr. Carolyn Ramzy of Carleton University in Ottawa Canada, entitled "Coptic Women Sing Too: Gender and Activism in an Orthodox Digital Diaspora". If you have interests in ethnomusicology, digital activism, religious studies, gender, and women's agency, come listen!

Image shows a young and older woman, and an older man posed introspectively underneath the words "Slavery to Freedom: An American Odyssey"

A Lecture on Civil Rights

5 p.m. February 9 and 23
Wharton Center
Kellogg Hotel Auditorium
More Information

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. All activities are free of charge.
Image displays several coffee beans

Alumni Coffee Hour

2-3 p.m. Thursday, February 16
RCAH conference room, C210

The RCAH Program on Sustainability will be holding an alumni coffee hour for the more than 125 students who have participated in programs in Costa Rica since 2019. Come for delicious Costa Rican coffee in the RCAH Administrative Conference Room! All program alumni and those who want to hear their stories are welcome! For more information, contact Vincent Delgado.

Image shows several students singing and dancing in various compiles photographs. A yellow and blue start stamp the collage with the words "OCAT Fridays, every Friday"

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!

Image shows a dark brown background with the title of the event in alternating white and gold text

Sankofa Sessions

12-1:30 p.m. Saturday, February 11, 18, 25
More Information

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!
Image is a thin header with an blue-purple gradient with thin, white text that reads "Announcements"

It's Free, Little, and Has Poems!

The RCAH 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. 

Conflict With MSU? See the Ombudsperson

Video here

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.

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 Marissa King 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.

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.
Image is a thin header with an purple, green, and blue gradient with thin, white text that reads "Opportunities"
Image shows a compilation of pain streaks and paper, next to the words "The Hypens Essay Prize"

Hey Writers! Look Over Here!

Deadline of Friday, February 17
More Information

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.

Image reads "Balocating Undergraduate Prize For Poetry"

You're All Poets and You Most Definitely Know It

Deadline of Friday, February 27
More Information

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!

Image shows Beaumont tower and an MSU street lamp with a green label that reads "Scholarships"

SLE Scholarships are Waiting For You!

More Information

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.


Image shows a color hexagon next to the acronym "ACI: Autism Campus Inclusion"

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.

Image shows three individuals acting behind a tinted green filter, with the words "Transforming Theatre Ensemble (TTE)" in front of them

Audition For the Transforming Theatre Ensemble

More Information

Transforming Theatre Ensemble (TTE) uses theatrical sketches to provide an interactive learning experience that engages faculty, staff, student and community audiences in collaborative problem-solving. Check out the PDF to see what roles are available and lend them your talents. 

Image shows town of Bregenz, Austria along the shore of Lake Constance from an aerial view inside of transit car.

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.
Image is a thin header with an blue-purple gradient with thin, white text that reads "On the horizon"
Image shows hues of yellow, pink, and purple behind the words "Center for Poetry: Festival of Listening"

Untranslated Poetry Reading

7-9 p.m. Wednesday, February 22
RCAH Theater
More Information

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!

Image shows a beige background with question marks and a podium. A white speech bubble displays the name and time of the event

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! 


Image shows a purple, teal, and green book, each one displaying the words "Honors College", "RCAH", and "JMC", respectively

RCAH-Honors College-JMC 2023 Book Club

7 p.m. Tuesday, February 28
Register for Zoom Here
More Information

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!


Image is a thin header with an purple, green, and blue gradient with thin, white text that reads "Kaleidoscope"
Image shoes a smiling girl with a colorful striped sweater holding a black camera

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!

Image is a thin header with a purple to blue-green gradient with thin, white text that reads "Reminders"

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.

Image shows a stained glass piece with the words "RCAHtypes" across the side

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!

Image shows a rainbow-like background with the words "re-work, re-write, re-imagine"

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! 

Image is a thin header with an orange-yellow gradient with thin, white text that reads "Career Corner"
Image is a thin header with an orange-yellow gradient with thin, white text that reads "Career Events"

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.


Job Search Strategy & Networking Workshop

7-7:45 p.m. Monday, February 13
Register Here
Attend this session and learn how to utilize career fairs and optimize LinkedIn, Handshake, and Networking. Engineering focused, though all are welcome.


Navigating Virtual and In-Person Career Fairs

CSN Spring Series
11-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 21
Register Here
Virtual Session
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.


Thriving in an Internship

CSN Spring Series
11 a.m.-12 p.m. Tuesday, February 21
Register Here
Virtual Session
Learn several valuable tips to thrive in your new internship. Listen to an invited alum to speak of his own experience and answer any questions you may have about the professional world.


Psychology Service and Internship Fair 2023

3-5 P.M. Wednesday, February 22
Register Here
MSU Ballroom

Learn several valuable tips to thrive in your new internship. Listen to an invited alum to speak of his own experience and answer any questions you may have about the professional world.


MSU In-Person Spring All Majors Career and Internship Fair

3-6 P.M. Tuesday, February 28
Register Here
Explore opportunities for internships and full-time employment from all industries. All majors are welcome!


WKAR Talks Spring 2023 Series

February 8, 24, and March 22
More Information

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.
Image is a thin header with an orange-yellow gradient with thin, white text that reads "Career Opportunities"

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. 

MSU College Advising Corps - College Adviser/AmeriCorps Member

MSU College Advising Corps
Full Time / Job / Paid

MSU College Advising Corps is seeking MSU graduates to serve as AmeriCorps members in selected high schools across Michigan in communities with underrepresented groups and low socio-economic status. Advisors will mentor students through the process of college exploration and enrollment.

Sustainability Assistant- 1855 Place

MSU Student Life and Engagement
Job / $12 per hour

As a student Sustainability Assistant, you will perform routine support tasks for the office and their customers/clients. It is often your responsibility to be the fun face of sustainability while interacting with a wide range of partners and customers.


Student Video Production Assistant

MSU Advancement Information Systems & Donor Strategy
Part time/ Job / $12.44 per hour

Looking for a skilled and dedicated video production assistant to provide support to Training Services for University Advancement's systems training area. If you’re a talented, self-starter individual with a passion for video production, join the team!

Chief Financial Officer 2023-2024

Residence Halls Association
Seasonal / Job / $14.50 per hour

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will be responsible for the organization’s financial execution, operation, and training of Leadership Team members and RHA Constituents on RHA financial policies. Check it out!


Chief Publicity Officer 2023-2024

Residence Halls Association
Seasonal / Job / $14.50 per hour

The Chief Publicity Officer (CPO) will have responsibility and authority to serve as the liaison between the association and media outlets, with the approval of the President, and maintain a favorable public image.

Ceramics Intern

MSU College of Arts and Letters
Part time / Internship

The Cherry Hill Potters Guild is a non-profit corporation that has demonstrations, seminars, exhibitions, and instruction for the personal and cultural enhancement of the participants and our community. Interns will learn how a community clay studio operates!


MSU Surplus Store & Recycling Center Student Clothing Assistant

MSU Infrastructure Planning & Facilities (IPF)
Part time/ Job / $13 per hour  

The SSRC is seeking an ambitious and self-motivated student to work as the Surplus Clothing Assistant. The ideal candidate has an interest in sustainability, recycling, and reuse, takes direction and feedback positively, and works efficiently and independently.


MSU Gifted and Talented Education GATE
Part time / Job / $11 per hour 

Gifted and Talented Education seeks tutors for the Pre-College program, ISHALL (Intensive Studies in Humanities, Arts, Language and Literature). This program is for academically gifted middle school students to earn high school credit in English. This position will be online and on MSU's campus in East Lansing, MI.


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.

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.



MSU Student Life and Engagement
Part time / Job / $12 per hour

As a Service Center Receptionist, you will offer clerical support while providing customer service to all in residence halls, both in person and over the phone. You’ll be considered the face of the residence halls while interacting with a wide range of students and customers!

Communications Intern

Global Detroit
Part time / Internship / $19 per hour

Global Detroit is looking for a Communication Intern who  will be assigned specific projects and tasks based on their skills, interests and capacity. If you have skills in social media management, storytellin, and graphic design, this would be a great opportunity. 

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!

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!
Image is a thin header with an orange-yellow gradient with thin, white text that reads "Career Advising"

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!

Image is a thin header with an blue-green gradient with thin, white text that reads "Residential Review"
Image shows a block-like logo with three quadrants reading "LMC", the fourth is red

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! 
Image shows a block-like logo with three quadrants reading "Art", the fourth is blue and reads "RCAH"
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!
Image shows a block-like logo reading "RCAH LookOut Gallery" in a gray box with a smaller teal box inside it
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. 
Image shows a logo of a white book open on a green background reading "Center for Poetry"
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! 
Click the buttons to submit content for RCAHtypes, the RCAH newsletter, released every Monday. The deadline for content is the previous Friday at 1 p.m. Use your MSU email to sign in to your associated GMAIL account or your preferred GMAIL account after clicking the buttons below.
Submit Artwork
Submit Event Content
If you aren't a subscriber already, be sure to sign up for RCAHtypes!
Subscribe to RCAHtypes
RCAHtypes and related content are produced by the RCAH Communications squad: Intern Maren Case and staff Kristin Phillips and Morris Arvoy. Maren and Moe compiled and wrote this week's issue, and Maren created this week's RCAHtypes nameplate.
RCAH's Facebook
RCAH's Twitter
RCAH's Instagram
Copyright © 2023 Residential College in the Arts and Humanities. All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.