Three CAL Students to Graduate with 4.0 GPAs

Three College of Arts & Letters students were recognized with Board of Trustees’ Awards for having earned the highest grade point average at the close of their last semester at Michigan State University – a perfect 4.0. For this accomplishment, the students were presented with Board of Trustees Awards at the April 15 Board of Trustees meeting and will be…

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Butler Receives Best Article Award

An article written by Tamara Butler, assistant professor in the Department of English and the African American and African Studies Program, was selected to receive the Theory Into Practice (TIP) Best Article Award for 2015. “Flipping the Script: When Service-Learning Recipients Become Service-Learning Givers” looks at how teachers can institute critical service-learning programs in an urban classroom. The article stems from a longstanding partnership…

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Sean Pue Awarded Mellon New Directions Fellowship

Hoping to bridge data science and the humanities, Michigan State University researcher Sean Pue will use a fellowship from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to study the role of sound in modern South Asian poetry. Pue, director of digital humanities and associate professor of South Asian literature and culture, is the first MSU faculty member to receive a Mellon New Directions…

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Seven MSU Students Win Arabic Flagship Scholarship

Seven Arabic students from Michigan State University have won Flagship Scholarships, which will allow them to spend a year in Morocco at the Arabic Flagship site to advance their Arabic learning. While in Morocco, the students will have the opportunity to take courses at Moulay Ismail University and to do an internship, in addition to the intensive classes in Arabic.…

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Religious Studies Student Wins National Award

College of Arts & Letters senior Joshua Schnell has won a National Science Foundation Award (NSF) from the Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Schnell is an Honors College senior double majoring in Religious Studies in the College of Arts & Letters and Anthropology in the College of Social Science. Close to 17,000 students applied for this year's NSF awards with only…

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De Costa Presented with Emerging Scholar Award

Peter De Costa, assistant professor in the Department of Linguistics, Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages, has earned the 2016 Emerging Scholar Award of the Language and Social Processes Special Interest Group (SIG) of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).  The Emerging Scholar Award recognizes outstanding scholarship among doctoral students and recent graduates. De Costa earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Second Language Acquisition…

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Russian Professor Receives AT&T Instructional Technology Award of Excellence

Two courses taught by Shannon Spasova, assistant professor of Russian Studies, are being recognized among the best at Michigan State University when it comes to incorporating technology in ways that enhance teaching and learning. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nsOIfjrq1c&feature=emb_title Spasova has been named the 2016 recipient of the MSU AT&T Instructional Technology Award of Excellence for Best Course in Technology-Enhanced Learning Innovation for the study abroad modules she…

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Professor Chosen for Competitive NEH Summer Stipend

Professor of English Jyotsna Singh has been selected to receive the highly competitive Summer Stipend award from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Singh will use the award to complete the manuscript for her book, Transcultural Islam: Muslim and Christian Identities in the Early Modern World. Drawing on postcolonial theory, global exchange, and early modern history of Islam and Christianity, Singh’s book looks at the…

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Best of Show: Students Earn Top Award at Mid-Michigan ADDYs

Two Graphic Design students took home the top student prize at the Mid-Michigan American Advertising Awards (ADDYs). Department of Art, Art History, and Design students Malarie French and Will Mianecki received the overall Student Best of Show Award as well as a Gold ADDY for their CATA redesign project, which was entered in the Integrated Campaigns category. French is a…

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Excellence in Diversity

A College of Arts & Letters student was recognized for exhibiting diversity and inclusion in extraordinary ways as a recipient of one of the 2016 All-University Excellence in Diversity Awards.  Joyce-Zoe Farley, a second-year doctoral student in African American and African Studies and University Fellow, received this year’s Making a Difference Through Artistic Expression Award by using her creative talents to artistically express…

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