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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2022 AAHD Award and Scholarship Winners Announced

Michigan State University's Department of Art, Art History, and Design (AAHD) recently announced its student award and scholarship recipients for 2022. Comprised of a range of honors, the awards recognize a number of AAHD students for their outstanding course work and creative skills. Kresge Hall, home for the Department of Art, Art History, and Design at Michigan State University 2022 Department Awards…

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MFA Candidate Receives National Kennedy Center Award for Theatre Design

After winning first place in Scenic Theatrical Design in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) Region III Competition, Kasee Arnett, an MFA Design Candidate from Michigan State University, earned a spot to compete in the national competition in which she received the Distinguished Achievement Award along with a $500 cash prize. Arnett attended the KCACTF virtual ceremony on May…

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Graduate Named to Prestigious Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Jazmen Moore identifies as a Black girl from the Midwest, a grandchild of the Great Migration, an educator raised on Anishinaabe homelands in Lansing, Michigan, and a graduate of Michigan State University with dual bachelor’s degrees in English and Women’s and Gender Studies. Moore currently researches Black girl refusals, consent-based learning, and chosen learning spaces at the University of Washington…

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Jonathan Choti Receives Carnegie Fellowship for Educational Project in Kenya

Jonathan Choti, an African-born scholar and Assistant Professor of African Languages and Cultures at Michigan State University, will engage with counterparts in Kenya this summer as part of the 2022 Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program. Choti, who is a faculty member in MSU’s Department of Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures, received the prestigious fellowship to co-develop and strengthen curriculum, grow research, and mentor…

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