Summer Circle Theatre begins June 6
Yanny or Laurel?
Citizen Scholars install sexual assault awareness public art
Tickets on sale for Jerry Seinfeld
Katie Dudlets: Through the eyes of a graduating senior
The birth of 'That Strange Summer'
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MSU bridge features student’s artwork
Gavin Kata, a senior majoring in interior design at MSU, was chosen by the Public Art on Campus Committee to have his artwork featured on the bridge between Spartan Stadium and the Main Library.View story photos
MSU Music presents an evening of spectacular, ringing brass
The MSU College of Music will present the Beaumont Brass Quintet and the Wisconsin Brass Quintet. As part of the Artist-Faculty Series, the quintets will perform Oct. 22 at 3 p.m. in the Fairchild Theatre of MSU Auditorium.View story photos
Jordan Noble: 'Underwear' Goes to ArtPrize
When Journalism graduate Jordan Noble began dating her first boyfriend at the age of 20, she began to feel increasingly self-conscious about both her body and identity.View story photos
MSU communication program ranked second in the world
With continual growth in top faculty and a strong reputation for research excellence, the communication program in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences grabbed second place in ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects.
MSU’s Science Gallery Lab Detroit receives $1M grant
Science Gallery Lab Detroit will launch exhibits in summer 2018 with help from a $1 million grant from MSU Federal Credit Union.View story photos
College of Music to honor faculty member with concert
The MSU College of Music will honor the 100th birthday of retired faculty member James Niblock with an Oct. 30 concert at the Fairchild Theatre.
“All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts,” so said the great Bard of Avon, William Shakespeare. Isn’t that the truth? I couldn’t begin to count all the parts I’ve played in my life and I know there are certainly more ahead. Too bad we don’t all get standing ovations for each one we master. Wouldn’t it be nice to get applause at the end of every day for a job well done? Unless, of course, you’re an actual performer, most of us don’t really get that. While I’d love to be taking curtain calls rather than just being thrilled when my computer doesn’t crash, the role I’m currently playing doesn’t really offer the opportunity for applause too often. However, last week I played a different role (kind of) and had to pull out my performing chops. Well, I wasn’t tap dancing or playing the trombone, but I was standing in front of a group of peers giving a lecture at the University of Nebraska. I like to think it was at least mildly entertaining. I mean, I used GIFs and everything. For some people, public speaking would cause major anxiety. For me? I absolutely love it. I guess I do have a little “performer” in my makeup. I had a fantastic time in Lincoln. It’s nice to get away and spend time with other university communicators for some perspective and yes, a little bit of group therapy. They’re doing some cool things there and the people could not have been more welcoming and nice. Also, if you’ve never been to Lincoln, it’s really a fun town with great food, venues and energetic vibe. I highly recommend it if you ever get the chance. And, if you can garner some applause while you’re there, I recommend that too.View story photos
Anna Birmingham: Working with Broadway professionals
Anna Birmingham, a junior double majoring in theater and social relations and policy with a minor in musical theater in the College of Arts and Letters, spent two weeks working with Broadway professionals as part of the ĭmáGen collaboration between MSU’s Department of Theatre and Wharton Center Institute for Arts & Creativity.View story photos
Sam Meade: Shakespearean opportunity
For five days this past summer, Sam Meade, a College of Arts and Letters Citizen Scholar and sophomore double majoring in theater and history, attended the Shakespearean Theatre Conference in Stratford, Ontario, and heard lectures on Shakespearean study, watched performances at the Stratford Festival, and even spoke with cast members and directors about what it’s like to work with Shakespeare’s work.View story photos
Brad Willcuts: A show-stopping collaboration
They say it takes 10 hours of rehearsal for every minute on the theatrical stage. Ten hours of practice, refinement, reconstruction, deconstruction, devising and revising. For those of you who have enjoyed a 150-minute piece of musical theater, you can do your own math and try to imagine that amount of work on something that hopefully seems effortless. Therein lies the rub.View story photos