English Majors Receive Grand Prize Award for Their Research

A team of College of Arts & Letters students received a Grand Prize Award for their research presented at the 2024 University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF). Nearly 1,000 students presented research and creative arts projects at this year’s UURAF. First-place awards were given in each of the 37 program categories, but only two grand prizes were awarded.

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Student View: Celebrating Juneteenth Through Oil, Ink, and Memory

Morgan Renee Hill is a Master of Fine Arts candidate in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design at Michigan State University and the winner of the 2024 Juneteenth poster design contest. Their work, “Black Banner,” is prominently featured in this year’s MSU Juneteenth Commemorative Celebration, which will take place on Friday, June 14.

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Yen-Hwei Lin Recommended as Interim Dean of MSU’s College of Arts & Letters

Yen-Hwei Lin has been recommended to serve as Interim Dean of Michigan State University’s College of Arts & Letters, effective June 10. She will assume the role of Interim Dean Designee until the MSU Board of Trustees meeting on Friday, June 28. Pending board approval, Lin will succeed Christopher P. Long, who has served as Dean since July 2015 and has…

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Summer Circle Theatre Announces New Artistic Director and FREE Shows for 62nd Season

The Michigan State University Department of Theatre’s 2024 Summer Circle Theatre (SCT) is preparing for its 62nd season offering FREE outdoor performances for all ages. Shows run June 6-23 at the courtyard between the Auditorium Building and Kresge Art Center on MSU’s campus. This season, Summer Circle will open three productions as well as pre- and post-show performances including music, dance, improv, and clown acts.  

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Artistic Work Explores Connection Between Spirituality and Tech Innovation

Patrick Taylor, a Spring 2024 Michigan State University graduate with an MFA from the Department of Art, Art History, and Design, is a boundary-pushing artist whose artistry is rooted in his creative writing background, his practice of making music and digital art, and his commitment to building collaboration and community. His thesis work is part of the 2024 Master of…

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MFA Thesis Exhibit Offers Deeper Understanding of Queer, Neurodivergent Experience

Emily Burkhead is an intermedia artist and filmmaker from Memphis, Tennessee, who graduated from Michigan State University in Spring 2024 with an MFA from the Department of Art, Art History, and Design. She is exhibiting her thesis project, Trigger/Glimmer/Something Else, as part of the 2024 Master of Fine Arts Exhibition, which runs through Sunday, May 26, at the MSU Broad Art Museum.

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Proposals Now Being Accepted for 2024 CREATE! Microgrant Program

The Dean’s Arts Advisory Council in the College of Arts & Letters is now accepting proposals for the 2024 CREATE! Microgrant program, in which seven winning proposals will be awarded $500 microgrants to create artworks that respond critically and imaginatively to the challenges of our contemporary moment. Open to all Michigan State University undergraduate students who will remain enrolled at…

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Recent MFA Graduate Translates Complex Concepts Into Visual Form

As an interdisciplinary artist, animator, and immersive experience designer, Adeline Newmann weaves narratives that challenge perceptions and delve into the depths of human experience.Her own artistic journey has been a flurry of unique experiences. Before pursuing an MFA at Michigan State University, her career ranged from VJing the dark corners of goth clubs to designing animation and visuals for music…

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Ask the Expert: How Are Mental Health and Wellness Connected?

Mental health has become a part of wellness discussions in schools, workplaces, and health care organizations. In higher education, there has been a greater focus on mental health as one component of wellness that supports students in learning and persisting through to graduation. LeConté Dill, Associate Professor of African American and African Studies at Michigan State University, finds her students…

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Three Graduating Seniors Receive XA Outstanding Senior Award

Three graduating seniors received the 2024 Experience Architecture (XA) Outstanding Senior Award, which is presented each year by the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and Cultures at Michigan State University to recognize XA seniors who have demonstrated excellence in the Experience Architecture Program and stand out amongst their peers. The 2024 recipients of the XA Outstanding Senior Award are Vicky Chen, Emily Paterson, and Grace Turner.

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