French Language Faculty Member Receives Statewide Teaching Award

Matt Kanefsky received the Michigan World Language Association’s (MIWLA) Georges J. Joyaux Post-Secondary Educator Award for his outstanding achievement as an Academic Specialist in Michigan State University’s Department of Romance and Classical Studies (RCS). Kanefsky has served as Coordinator of the French Basic Language program in the Department of Romance and Classical Studies since 2012 and teaches introductory courses in…

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2022 Faculty Award Winners Recognized for Outstanding Achievement

The College of Arts & Letters recognizes its 2022 Faculty Award winners for the work they do to enhance curriculum and student experiences. These four impactful leaders have shown outstanding leadership, teaching, innovation, and community engagement and were honored at the 2022 Faculty Welcome Reception on Sept. 29. The 2022 Faculty Award winners include: Paul Varg Award – Robin SilbergleidCommunity…

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Ph.D. Candidate Recognized for Research on Health Disparities Among Immigrants

A first-generation Latino scholar, Greg Rogel’s research on the health disparities faced by immigrant/Latino communities hits close to home.  For this research, the fifth-year doctoral candidate in Philosophy at Michigan State University recently was named a Sadler Scholar by The Hastings Center and now is receiving invitations to speak about his research to physicians, academics, and other professionals.  Greg Rogel, Ph.D. Candidate in Philosophy Sadler…

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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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Writing Professor Wins Prestigious Academic Award

Marohang Yakthung Limbu, Associate Professor in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures at Michigan State University, won the prestigious Bishnudatta-Saraswati Academic Award in Nepal for his book Delinking, Relinking, and Linking Writing and Rhetorics: Inventions and Interventions of the Sirijanga Syllabary.  This award, established in 2017, encourages and honors individuals, groups, or organizations who play an important role in publishing works…

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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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Student View: ‘What You Make of It’

Ellie Baden is a senior with three majors and six minors. In James Madison College, Baden is a dual major in Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy, and Social Relations and Policy; in the College of Arts & Letters, she is majoring in Interdisciplinary Humanities. Baden’s minors include Art History and Visual Culture; Classical and Ancient Mediterranean Studies; Environmental and Sustainability…

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Professor Receives Fulbright Award to Research Buddhist Migrants

Jon Keune, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Michigan State University, received a Fulbright Global Scholar Award for the 2022-23 academic year that will support his research on the effects of migration on the religious identities of Buddhists.  As a Fulbright Scholar, Keune will travel to the University of Tokyo, University of Oxford, National Taiwan University, and a Buddhist school…

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National Resource Center for Less Commonly Taught Languages to Open at MSU

Michigan State University’s Center for Language Teaching Advancement (CeLTA), housed in the College of Arts & Letters, was awarded a U.S. Department of Education grant to create a national language resource center that will enhance and support the teaching of less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) nationwide. The National Less Commonly Taught Languages Resource Center (NLRC) will help establish MSU as…

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Ph.D. Linguistics Student Awarded Fellowship by International Organization

Brittany Finch, a doctoral student in Second Language Studies at Michigan State University, recently was named the 2022 recipient of the Jeanne S. Chall Research Fellowship by the International Literacy Association. She received this honor for her research proposal on “The Effect of Literacy on Predictive Processing in the Brain: An Eye Tracking and EEG Study.” “I have been working…

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