MFA Candidate Receives National Kennedy Center Award for Theatre Design

After winning first place in Scenic Theatrical Design in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) Region III Competition, Kasee Arnett, an MFA Design Candidate from Michigan State University, earned a spot to compete in the national competition in which she received the Distinguished Achievement Award along with a $500 cash prize. Arnett attended the KCACTF virtual ceremony on May…

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Alumna 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 an alumna 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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Jonathan Choti Receives Carnegie Fellowship for Educational Project in Kenya

Jonathan Choti, an African-born scholar and Assistant Professor of African Languages and Cultures at Michigan State University, will engage with counterparts in Kenya this summer as part of the 2022 Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program. Choti, who is a faculty member in MSU’s Department of Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures, received the prestigious fellowship to co-develop and strengthen curriculum, grow research, and mentor…

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Four Graduates Honored as Recipients of the Louis B. Sudler Prize

Four graduating seniors were honored with the Louis B. Sudler Prize, which recognizes outstanding achievement in the performing and creative arts, including fine arts, music, creative writing, theatre, and electronic/photographic arts.   Nominees for the Louis B. Sudler Prize must be members of the senior graduating class. However, they do not need to have majored in the arts, but rather must demonstrate outstanding…

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Department of Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures Honors Student Excellence at Award Ceremony

After a two-year break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures (LiLaC) gathered in person on April 29, 2022, in Wells Hall to honor several of its outstanding students at the LiLaC Awards Ceremony. This was the first time the department held an awards ceremony in a hybrid format, which allowed students to join from…

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IAH Faculty Teaching Award Winners Announced

The Center for Integrative Studies in the Arts and Humanities (CISAH) recently announced the winners of this year’s Faculty Teaching Awards, which include the Fintz Award for Teaching Excellence in the Arts and Humanities, Somers Award for Excellence in Teaching, IAH Award for Excellence in the Mentorship of Graduate Assistants, and the Service to IAH Award.  The Fintz Award for…

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Professor of Hispanic Studies Receives William J. Beal Outstanding Faculty Award

Rocío Quispe-Agnoli, Professor of Hispanic Studies in the Department of Romance and Classical Studies and Editor in Chief of the Journal of Gender and Sexuality Studies, is a 2022 recipient of Michigan State University’s prestigious William J. Beal Outstanding Faculty Award, which honors faculty members for a comprehensive and sustained record of scholarly excellence in research and/or creative activities, instruction, and…

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Three Graduating Seniors Receive P2W Outstanding Senior Award

The 2022 recipients of the Professional and Public Writing (P2W) Outstanding Senior Award are Iliana Cosme-Brooks, Justice Curry, and Lacie Kunselman. Presented by the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures (WRAC), the Professional and Public Writing Outstanding Senior Award recognizes graduating students who demonstrate excellence in the classroom, success in experiential learning, and engagement with the community. Iliana Cosme-Brooks Iliana…

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Experience Architecture Outstanding Senior Award Goes to Three Graduates

Three graduating seniors — Ann Desrochers, Emily Lin, and Kaitlyn Nguyen — have been selected as winners of the 2022 Experience Architecture (XA) Outstanding Senior Award by Michigan State University’s Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures. The award recognizes XA seniors who show excellence in the program and stand out amongst their peers. Ann Desrochers Ann Desrochers will graduate…

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Department of Religious Studies Honors Graduates for Achievements 

The Department of Religious Studies recently presented its 2022 Religious Studies Awards to three outstanding students – Anneli Schlacht, Whitnie Clark, and Madelyn Webb. The awards presented include the Robert T. Anderson Award, Engaged Scholar Award, and Nick Rashford and Jake Folio Award.  Robert T. Anderson Award Anneli Schlacht, who is graduating this spring with a B.A. in Religious Studies,…

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