Student View: Insights from a Russian Scholar Living in the United States

In this Student View, Dmitrii Pastushenkov shares his experiences as a Russian applied linguist in the United States. Born in Russia, Pastushenkov has lived in the U.S. since 2012, attending Kent State University where he earned three master’s degrees and Michigan State University for his doctoral studies. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has changed the way he sees himself and his…

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Professor Receives Fulbright Award to Research Buddhist Migrants

Jon Keune, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Michigan State University, received a Fulbright Global Scholar Award for the 2022-23 academic year that will support his research on the effects of migration on the religious identities of Buddhists.  As a Fulbright Scholar, Keune will travel to the University of Tokyo, University of Oxford, National Taiwan University, and a Buddhist school…

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National Resource Center for Less Commonly Taught Languages to Open at MSU

Michigan State University’s Center for Language Teaching Advancement (CeLTA), housed in the College of Arts & Letters, was awarded a U.S. Department of Education grant to create a national language resource center that will enhance and support the teaching of less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) nationwide. The National Less Commonly Taught Languages Resource Center (NLRC) will help establish MSU as…

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CREATE! Micro-Grant Program Announces 2022 Winners

The 2022 winning proposals of Michigan State University’s CREATE! Micro-Grant Program recently were announced and represent a variety of disciplines and mediums. Each of the 12 proposals, submitted by MSU students from a range of undergraduate majors, will receive $500 to be used toward the creation of the proposed projects. The goal is to critically engage, through art, with the…

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Arts and Letters Projects Connects Students to Short-Term Internships

Arts and Letters Projects, a micro-internship program funded by the College of Arts & Letters’ Excel Network, offers paid, short-term internships to College of Arts & Letters students while supporting projects from faculty, alums, and community partners across a wide range of interests. "After seeing how students were impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic by trying to gain experience, we wanted…

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MSU Department of Theatre Announces 2022-2023 Season

Michigan State University’s Department of Theatre announces its 2022-2023 season, which focuses on the exploration and celebration of community.  “These scripts are intended to provoke discussion and drive our students and audiences to challenge our intellectual and emotional responses to the social conditions in which we live and champion traditions that bind us as neighbors and make us stronger together,”…

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Deric McNish Selected by U.S. Department of State for Prestigious English Language Specialist Project

The U.S. Department of State has selected Deric McNish, Associate Professor in Michigan State University's Department of Theatre, for a four-month English Language Specialist project in Russia, Estonia, Belarus, Latvia, and Lithuania. This multimodal project will support English language teachers and learners through the development of a podcast series that aims to build commonality and better understanding by supporting cultural…

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Ph.D. Linguistics Student Awarded Fellowship by International Organization

Brittany Finch, a doctoral student in Second Language Studies at Michigan State University, recently was named the 2022 recipient of the Jeanne S. Chall Research Fellowship by the International Literacy Association. She received this honor for her research proposal on “The Effect of Literacy on Predictive Processing in the Brain: An Eye Tracking and EEG Study.” “I have been working…

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Social Media & Digital Strategist Internship – PAID POSITION FALL & SPRING 2022/23

The MSU Content Studio is looking for individuals with attention to detail to develop social media, marketing/PR, and varied digital communications. This internship would help promote and advance the mission and priorities of the College of Arts & Letters though developing and sharing content and positive messages about the College and liberal arts across communications channels.  The Social Media &…

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MSU: A Leader in Comics and Pop Culture Scholarship, Now Host to Comics Studies Society

This week, Michigan State University will host the fifth annual conference for the Comic Studies Society, one of the premier academic communities dedicated to comic studies. What makes MSU the perfect place for this conference, besides the fact that it is home to the largest publicly accessible comic book collection in the world, is the research being done here that…

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