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Residential College in the Arts and Humanities
March 13, 2023
Welcome back, RCAHmmunity! Whether you went somewhere sunny or chilled in the snow, we hope you had a wonderful and restorative spring break. We’re so happy to have you all back in Sny-Phi!
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There Are So Many Opportunities For You!

If you feel like you need some career guidance, we’ve got you covered. Check out this week’s Careers section to see the exciting resources waiting for you. From internships to crafting the perfect elevator pitch, there’s something for everyone.

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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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We'd Love To Your Spring Break Pics

Did you take some really amazing photos on our journeys? Mountain ranges, sandcastles, crochet wonders- we want to see them all! Send in your favorite snapshots to RCAHtypes to be featured in a newsletter and to receive a FREE Sparty’s coupon.


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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. Read Maren's reflections on the old Tower.

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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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Paper Butterfly Migration Parade

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday, March 13
Plant and Soil Sciences Greenhouse
More Information
Register Here

Today marks three since the pandemic started and now, it brings healing and hope after heartbreaking violence on our campus. Join the heartwarming parade as hundreds of paper butterflies are carried to the Garden to celebrate hope and healing in challenging times. Together we truly heal, grow, and soar.  

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Richard Benvenuto High School Poetry Competition Winners' Reading

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 15
RCAH Theater
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The Richard Benvenuto High School Poetry Competition has its winners! This year, they received more than 200 entries from thirteen Michigan high schools. Please join them as they welcome the winners for an in-person reading of their winning entries with a reception to follow in the LookOut Gallery.
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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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Live Music- Who Doesn’t Love That?

7:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 15
RCAH Theater
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RCAH is a co-sponsor: join the Serling Institute as they host their 17th Annual Israeli Film Festival and following concert by the acclaimed Yemen Blues Quartet. Enjoy a film with friends, dinner in Sny-Phi’s Gallery, and a musical performance to close out the night! 

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Harness Your Imagination, Then Write It

Deadline of Friday, March 17
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Submit your creative writing to the Annual Creative Writing Awards, sponsored by the Department of English and the Creative Writing Program. A $300 first place and a $150 second place prize will be awarded to the selected works in categories of poetry, fiction, creative writing, and screenwriting. All MSU undergraduates can enter. Share your talents!

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A Call for Poetry Interns

Deadline of Sunday, March 19
More Information
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The Center for Poetry seeks student interns for the 2023-2024 academic year. They are looking for undergraduate students in any major with excellent organizational skills and an interest in poetry, writing, and/or literature. Experience in graphic and/or web design, photography/video, and/or social media platforms is highly desirable. This internship offers a starting wage of $12/hour and rich experiences in creative and professional spheres.

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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
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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
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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.

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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Spring Break Wonders

RCAH junior Ryan Newcomb took this incredible picture while on spring break in North Carolina this past week. As they say, take nothing but pictures and leave nothing but footprints- Ryan has truly mastered this idea!

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! 

Spring All Majors Careers and Internship Fair
3-6p.m. Tuesday, March 14
Register Here

Explore opportunities for internships and full-time employment from all industries by meeting with over 100 hiring organizations.

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.

Writing Resumes and Cover Letters

CSN Spring Series
5-6 p.m. Monday, March 13
Register Here

Writing professional documents can be overwhelming. Let the Career Services Network help you share your professional story in this workshop focused on creating your resume and cover letter.

How To Ace Your Interview

7-7:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 14
Register Here

Attend this session and learn how to showcase the value of your skills and experiences using WHO Logic and ace that next interview.

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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