Graphic Design Graduate a Big Winner at ArtPrize 2022

A mural created for this year’s ArtPrize competition by MSU College of Arts & Letters graduate Maddison Chaffer was chosen as one of the winners of the juried awards. Chaffer, who earned a BFA in Graphic Design from Michigan State University in 2020, is this year’s Installation juror winner. The 2022 ArtPrize winners were announced during the closing awards ceremony…

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MSU Theatre Brings Detroit’s Corktown Neighborhood to the Stage

Michigan State University’s Department of Theatre presents Corktown, Or Through the Valley of Dry Bones October 14-23 at the Pasant Theatre in the Wharton Center for Performing Arts.   The play, written by Haitian American playwright Jeff Augustin and modeled after the Thornton Wilder classic, Our Town, centers on Jackee, a 14-year-old boy who takes us on a tour of one of Detroit’s oldest neighborhoods between 2007 and…

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Film Students Take Inaugural Study Abroad Trip to Toronto International Film Festival

The MSU Film Studies Program completed its inaugural study abroad trip to the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) with 12 student filmmakers participating. Kaveh Askari, Associate Professor and Director of Michigan State University’s Film Studies Program, and Peter Johnston, Associate Professor and Manager of Digital Media and Film Production at MSU, led the week-long program in Ontario, Canada.

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Faculty View: Understanding Identity in Learning

In this Faculty Voice, Ellen McCallum, a Professor in the Department of English and Faculty Fellow at the Center for Gender in Global Context (GenCen), shares how the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) and Sexuality Studies program at MSU offers an opportunity to gain a broader historical and social context for understanding personal and collective identities.  As Associate Chair of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of…

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College of Arts & Letters Faculty Honored at 2022 Investiture

The Michigan State University community gathered at the Wharton Center for Performing Arts on September 14 for the investiture of the 2022 class of endowed chairs, endowed professors, and MSU Foundation professors. The ceremony was a celebration of their accomplishments and a celebration of the philanthropic support that makes these esteemed positions possible.  Dr. Kristen Renn, newly named Mildred B.…

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Graphic Design Senior Completes Internship with The Kresge Foundation

Sydney Tomlinson, a Michigan State University senior and Honors College student with a double major in Graphic Design and Creative Advertising, worked as a Digital Communications Intern on the External Affairs and Communications team for The Kresge Foundation. As part of her summer internship, she produced digital content that was featured across the foundation's online platforms.  "I was instantly drawn to…

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Writing Professor Wins Prestigious Academic Award

Marohang Yakthung Limbu, Associate Professor in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures at Michigan State University, won the prestigious Bishnudatta-Saraswati Academic Award in Nepal for his book Delinking, Relinking, and Linking Writing and Rhetorics: Inventions and Interventions of the Sirijanga Syllabary.  This award, established in 2017, encourages and honors individuals, groups, or organizations who play an important role in publishing works…

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New Space Maximizes Vision of African American and African Studies Department

The newest department in Michigan State University’s College of Arts & Letters will have a new space on campus to call home.  On Thursday, November 17, from 3-5 p.m. on the second floor of North Kedzie Hall, the Department of African American and African Studies (AAAS) will officially open the doors to its renovated, 8,400-square-foot space during a ribbon-cutting event,…

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NYC Internship Program Offered Once Again

For the first time since 2019, the College of Arts & Letters ran its New York City Study Away Internship Program, which places Michigan State University students in customized internships in New York City, houses them in furnished apartments, and offers them the freedom to explore their career interests in one of the nation’s most diverse and dynamic cities. Open…

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PW Major Asked to Return for Second Year on Spectrum Health DEI Team

After completing a summer internship in 2021 on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Team in the Human Resources Department at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Liz McCadden was asked to come back to the team for a second year in summer 2022. The Professional Writing senior said this internship allowed her to explore different opportunities in her field while…

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