MSU Joins Coalition to Support Diverse Career Pathways for Humanities Ph.D. Students

Michigan State University has received funding from the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) to support the development of a pilot program for Ph.D. students in the humanities that will offer customized, cohort-based learning experiences to explore career pathways beyond academia. Stemming from the Ph.D. Career Pathways project that seeks to develop, expand, and improve humanities doctoral programs, MSU will join…

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Alumnus Wins Hearst National Championship First-Place Award

Joe Freihofer, an MSU alumnus with dual degrees in Journalism and Spanish, recently received first place in the National Television Broadcast News Category of the Hearst National Championship for his video, Sandy Sings On, which tells the story of a Nashville business owner whose store was destroyed during the 2nd Avenue Christmas day bombing in 2020. 

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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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Dean Long Named MSU Foundation Professor

In recognition of his outstanding scholarship, leadership, and service to Michigan State University, Christopher P. Long, Dean of the College of Arts & Letters, Dean of the Honors College, and Professor of Philosophy, was named an MSU Foundation Professor.  MSU Foundation Professorships are awarded to outstanding faculty who demonstrate excellence in research and teaching while enhancing the prominence of the institution. The title is…

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Alumna Accepts Fulbright English Language Teaching Assistantship in Spain

After graduating in December 2020 with dual degrees in Spanish and Arts and Humanities, alumna Emily Van Dyke-Mathews has accepted a Fulbright English Language Teaching Assistantship in Asturias, Spain, that will begin in fall 2021. During the 9-month assistantship, Van Dyke-Mathews will teach English to primary and secondary students in Spain. She also will serve as a cultural ambassador for the…

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2021 Support Staff Awards Announced

This year’s College of Arts & Letters staff appreciation event, which recognizes the exceptional service and work of 13 outstanding members of the College’s staff, was held virtually on Friday, June 11. The highlight of this online event was the presentation of the group and individual awards. These include: Jo-Ann Vanden Bergh Award - Melissa Arthurton, Graduate Secretary for the…

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Faculty Member Receives Fulbright Scholar Award to Brazil

Chris Estrada, Assistant Professor in MSU’s Department of Romance and Classical Studies, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to Brazil where he will work with collaborators at the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE) during portions of 2022 as part of the “Every Day Is Carnival: Improvisation and Cultural Preservation in the Rural Maracatus of Pernambuco” project. Dr. Chris…

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