Graduate Student Honored for Bringing Hispanic Golden-Age Drama to MSU

Growing up in Honduras, Oscar Rodriguez Quiroz didn’t have much access to the theatre and it wasn’t until he was 17 that his love for acting began when he saw a performance at the Escuela Nacional de Arte Dramático (National School of Drama) in Honduras. He is now a seasoned actor who has performed in many plays and an MFA in Acting Candidate at Michigan State University who is preparing to graduate this spring.

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Religious Studies Students Honored for Outstanding Achievements

The Department of Religious Studies at Michigan State University recently held its 2024 Undergraduate Symposium and Awards Presentation, which shined a spotlight on undergraduate research and the outstanding achievements of its students. Six of those students – Hady Omar, Shawn Sandhu, Noah Sanker, Kaitlyn Sears, Moaid Shaik, and Mustafa Syed – presented their Religious Studies research during the event, which took place April 5. 

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Ph.D. Student Honored for Work to Inform Legal Practitioners About Tribal Laws

While most Michigan-based legal practitioners lack adequate training in Tribal laws, Taylor Elyse Mills, a sixth-year doctoral candidate in Philosophy at Michigan State University and graduate of MSU’s College of Law, sought to do something about this significant gap in our state’s legal education and is now being recognized for her work. In partnership with the Little Traverse Bay Bands…

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College of Arts & Letters Graduates Receive Board of Trustees Awards for Perfect 4.0 GPAs

Nineteen College of Arts & Letters students who are graduating in Spring 2024 have earned Board of Trustees Awards for having maintained a perfect 4.0 grade point average during their undergraduate education, which is the highest scholastic average one can attain at the end of their undergraduate career at Michigan State University.

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CREATE! Micro-Grant Virtual Exhibit Displays Winning Projects

The completed projects of this year’s CREATE! Micro-Grant recipients can now be viewed online as part of the 2023 CREATE! Micro-Grant Showcase. This virtual exhibition includes photos and information on each of these creative projects. In 2023, the CREATE! Micro-Grant program supported the proposals of 13 Michigan State University students who each received $500 to fund their proposed projects. The…

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Work by Students and Staff Recognized with ADDY Awards

At this year’s American Advertising (ADDY) Awards celebration for the American Advertising Federation (AAF) Lansing chapter, students in MSU’s Graphic Design program took home two Gold, three Silver, and two Bronze ADDY Awards. In the professional competition, MSU’s College of Arts & Letters Marketing Office received a Mosaic Award as well as one Gold, two Silver, and two Bronze ADDY Awards. 

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Journal, Co-Created by English Professor, Receives Prestigious Award

An academic journal co-created by Kristin Mahoney, Associate Professor in the Department of English at Michigan State University, has received the Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ) Best New Journal Award. This prestigious award was presented on Jan. 5 at the 2024 Modern Language Association Annual Convention in Philadelphia.The journal, Cusp: Late 19th-/Early 20th-Century Cultures, focuses on field-defining scholarship…

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CREATE! Micro-Grant Project Examines Religion and Nationalism

As a recipient of a 2023 CREATE! Micro-Grant, Doug Mains, an English major with a focus in Creative Writing and a minor in Linguistics, spent this past semester creating a body of prose exploring the intersection between Christian Nationalism, gun violence, fundamentalism, and displays of traditional masculinity. Doug Mains, one of the recipients of a 2023 CREATE! Micro-Grant. This year,…

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Graphic Design Student Graduates with 4.0 GPA, Receives Board of Trustees’ Award

Sydney Tomlinson, a December 2023 Michigan State University graduate with a BFA in Graphic Design from the College of Arts & Letters and a B.A. in Creative Advertising from the College of Communication Arts and Sciences and an Honors College graduate, completed her undergraduate education with a perfect 4.0 GPA, earning her the Board of Trustees’ Award. Tomlinson is among…

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CREATE! Micro-Grant Sculpture: A Symbol of Persistence and Importance 

As a recipient of a 2023 CREATE! Micro-Grant, Mackenzie Sheehan-D’Arrigo, a senior Studio Art major, spent this semester creating a sculpture that symbolizes the developing possibilities of younger generations as well as their potential to create change as they take on leadership roles in the workforce.   Mackenzie Sheehan-D'Arrigo Offered by MSU’s College of Arts & Letters and facilitated by the…

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