Amy DeRogatis Appointed Department of Religious Studies Chairperson

Amy DeRogatis, Professor of Religion and American Culture, is the new Chairperson of the Department of Religious Studies, appointed to a five-year term that began July 15, 2021.    “Professor DeRogatis has a long record as an intellectual leader in her field, in the College, the University, and across higher education. Her award-winning research and teaching have deepened our understanding of religious practices across a wide diversity of cultures,” said Christopher P.…

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Gaining Graphic Design Experience Through Global Remote Internship Program

Jett Mitchell, a Graphic Design and Apparel and Textile Design senior, recently completed a design internship with the London-based company Bulbshare, which was made possible through the Excel Network’s Global Remote Internship Program. As part of this remote internship, which lasted one semester, Mitchell managed the company’s marketing and social media assets, created designs/mockups for infographics, and worked towards improving the…

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MSU to Lead Digitized Archeology Project in Greece

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYvAqA9Yw0w His work is a little bit retro, a little bit modern, and all things classical. As the new Director of the MSU Excavations at Isthmia in Greece, Associate Professor Jon Frey has dug deep into content to create a new website for the decades-old archaeology project. In fall 2020, Frey, a classical archeologist in MSU’s Department of Art, Art…

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Dànielle DeVoss Appointed Interim Chairperson of WRAC Department

Dànielle DeVoss, Professor of Professional Writing, was appointed Interim Chairperson for the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures (WRAC) for a two-year term that began July 12, 2021.  "I'm delighted to continue to serve the Department that is the home and heart of writing at Michigan State University and contribute to a dynamic and thought-forward environment that encourages student curiosity, insight,…

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Scholarship Recipients Studying Critical Foreign Languages

Three College of Arts & Letters students and one alumna are studying critical foreign languages this summer thanks to the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) they received from the U.S. Department of State.  The scholarship recipients include Steven Gagnon, a Second Language Studies Ph.D. student; Emma Young, a Social Relations and Policy senior with a minor in Arabic; Hannah Fischer, a Comparative Cultures…

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Professor Looking to Open New Doors Through Fulbright Specialist Roster Tenure

After a seven-month Fulbright Scholar Service in South Africa in 2019, Peter Glendinning, Professor in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design, has been granted a four-year tenure on the Fulbright Specialist Roster. His tenure began June 11, 2021, and runs through June 11, 2025. Professor Peter Glendinning(Photo by Basil Brady Photography) Established in 2001 by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau…

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Recent English Alumna Receives Big Ten Conference Medal of Honor

Recent College of Arts & Letters alumna, Amanda Ling, who was a member of Michigan State University’s Varsity Swim and Dive team, received this year’s Big Ten Conference Medal of Honor, which is presented to a male and female student-athlete at each Big Ten institution for outstanding athletic and academic achievement.  Amanda Ling Ling graduated in May with a B.A. in English and…

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Professor and Two-Time Olympian Chosen as Artist-in-Residence for Tokyo Games

Kelly Salchow MacArthur grew up loving art. She also loved athletics. Some told her she couldn’t do both. Salchow MacArthur set out to prove she could. This determination led her down two different paths that eventually intersected. One path earned her two trips to the Olympics as a member of the 2000 and 2004 United States National Women’s Rowing Team,…

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