Professional and Public Writing Outstanding Senior Award Goes to Three Graduates

Annie Dubois, Naomi Johnson, and Sydney Wilson are the 2021 recipients of the Professional and Public Writing (P2W) Outstanding Senior Award. 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. Annie Dubois During her…

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Five Students Earn First Place Awards from UURAF Presentations

Five students from the College of Arts & Letters received first place awards for their presentations at the 2021 University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF). The grand prize recipients will be announced in June. Almost 500 students from all majors at Michigan State University presented their work as part of the 23rd annual UURAF. Of those students, 19 were from the College of…

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Four Graduates Earn 4.0 GPA Board of Trustee Awards

Four College of Arts & Letters students graduated with perfect 4.0 GPAs and received Board of Trustees Awards for having achieved the highest scholastic average at the end of their undergraduate careers at Michigan State University. They are among the 130 MSU students recognized this spring by the MSU Board of Trustees for having graduated with a 4.0 GPA. The…

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Three Graduates Receive XA Outstanding Senior Award

The Experience Architecture (XA) Outstanding Senior Award usually is awarded to only one student who shows excellence in the program, standing out amongst their peers. However, for the second year in a row, multiple winners have qualified for their exemplary work. The Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures (WRAC) has named Joey Dearing, Madison O’Connor, and Ryda Sundila as…

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Theatre Major Receives Alumni Award for Undergraduate Excellence

Theatre and Management major Jason Dernay, who is graduating this spring, is this year’s recipient of the Alumni Award for Undergraduate Excellence, which is presented each year to a high-achieving graduating senior in the College of Arts & Letters. “I was surprised and honored,” Dernay said, “but very thankful for the committee and the College of Arts & Letters for…

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Religious Studies Graduates Honored for Achievements

The Department of Religious Studies is proud to present the 2021 Religious Studies Awards to six outstanding students – Madelyn Webb, Yael Eichhorn, Erica Lavista, Alana Davis, Charron Mcrae, and Anneli Schlacht. The awards presented include the Robert T. Anderson Award, Engaged Scholar Award, Nick Rashford and Jake Folio Award, Bob Pettapiece Scholarship, and Julia Johnson Award in Religion and…

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MSU Digital Humanities Initiative Receives Garfinkel Prize

A digital humanities collective in the MSU College of Arts & Letters that draws on the legacy of creating spaces of liberation within oppressive societies has won the 2020 Garfinkel Prize in Digital Humanities presented by the American Studies Association. This annual award recognizes excellent work at the intersection of American studies and digital humanities and honors caucus founder Susan…

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