Mayen Study Abroad Leads to Love and 37 Years of Marriage

Sometimes in life, the biggest disappointments can lead to life’s biggest successes. That was the case for Michigan State University graduate Vicky Scott who, as an MSU student, received the unfortunate news that she didn't make the final round of interviews for a competitive internship with GM.Devastated, Scott was forced to change directions and ended up following her mother’s advice…

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German Study Abroad Program Celebrates 50 Years of Life-Changing Experiences

Each summer, for the past 50 years, Michigan State University students have made a small city in Europe’s Rhine Valley their home. They travel to Mayen, Germany, for five weeks to study the German language while immersing themselves in the local culture through one of the longest-running study abroad programs offered by MSU. Over its half-century history, the German Language…

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Supporting a Diverse and Inclusive Work Environment Through Theatre

Lynn Lammers’ work at Michigan State University has been nothing short of transformative. As Artistic Director of the Transforming Theatre Ensemble (TTE), she helps bring the art of theatre into a different area of campus life: diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) education. Through specialized workshops, the TTE, which is part of MSU’s Office for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, uses theatrical…

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College of Arts & Letters Graduate to Receive Honorary Doctoral Degree from MSU

Marta Tienda grew up poor in the inner ring suburbs of Detroit. Her mother died when she was 6, but her father assured her life would be better if she worked hard and finished high school. She listened to her father, an immigrant from Mexico who raised five children in the ‘50s and ‘60s. Alternating between jobs as a factory…

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New Scholarship Encourages Entrepreneurship Among Creative Career Paths

It’s not often humanities professors transform an idea into a successful business venture, but that’s exactly what Bill Hart-Davidson and Jeff Grabill did 10 years ago thanks to the vision and support of Greg Bradbury, an MSU graduate with a B.A. and MBA from the Broad College of Business. A scholarship has now been created in Bradbury’s name that will…

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English Graduate Works at Intersection of Horror and Religion

College of Arts & Letters graduate and biblical scholar Brandon Grafius loves a good horror movie and, at the same time, has long been interested in the study of religion. For his recently released book, Lurking Under the Surface: Horror, Religion, and the Questions That Haunt Us, he continues his career-long investigation into the intersection of horror and religion, two…

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Graduate Voice: Experience Architecture Program Lays Foundation for Career at Ford

Ryda Sundila is a May 2021 graduate of Michigan State University’s College of Arts & Letters. She currently works as a Product Designer at Ford Motor Co. She wrote this Graduate Voice article, which originally was published by MSU Today. The experiences and education that I gained through the Experience Architecture program has allowed me to strive in my current…

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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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Humanities Graduate Inducted Into MSU Athletics Hall of Fame

Michigan State University inducted nine Spartans into its Athletics Hall of Fame on Sept. 9. Among the 2022 Hall of Fame Class is Humanities graduate Kathy DeBoer, a former Spartan volleyball and women’s basketball standout. A product of the Title IX era, it's fitting that DeBoer’s induction into the MSU Athletics Hall of Fame coincides with the 50th anniversary of…

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Graduate Named to Prestigious Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Jazmen Moore identifies as a Black girl from the Midwest, a grandchild of the Great Migration, an educator raised on Anishinaabe homelands in Lansing, Michigan, and a graduate of Michigan State University with dual bachelor’s degrees in English and Women’s and Gender Studies. Moore currently researches Black girl refusals, consent-based learning, and chosen learning spaces at the University of Washington…

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