MSU Digital Humanities Initiative Receives Garfinkel Prize

A digital humanities collective in the MSU College of Arts & Letters that draws on the legacy of creating spaces of liberation within oppressive societies has won the 2020 Garfinkel Prize in Digital Humanities presented by the American Studies Association. This annual award recognizes excellent work at the intersection of American studies and digital humanities and honors caucus founder Susan…

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CREATE! Micro-Grant Program Now Accepting Proposals

The CREATE! Micro-Grant Program will once again award $6,000 in funding to 12 different student artwork proposals that offer critical and imaginative responses to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The winning proposals each will receive $500 to be used to create the proposed artworks. The proposal submission deadline is Tuesday, June 1, and is open to all Michigan State University undergraduate…

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Excel Network’s Virtual Career Readiness Award Winners Announced

The six winners of the College of Arts & Letter's second annual Virtual Career Readiness Award Winners recently were announced and received prizes, ranging from $250 to $750.  Facilitated by the Excel Network, the competition was open to MSU students with a major in the College of Arts & Letters and required them to complete various career readiness-related tasks according…

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Varg-Sullivan Graduate Award Winners Announced

Each year, the College of Arts & Letters presents two Varg-Sullivan Endowed Graduate Awards to graduate students for their outstanding achievement in the arts or letters. This year’s winners are Nicolei Gupit, Outstanding Achievement in the Arts recipient, and Giovanni Salazar Calvo, Outstanding Achievement in the Letters recipient.

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Professor Honored for Anti-Racist English Language Teaching and Scholarship

April Baker-Bell, Associate Professor of English and African American and African Studies, and Mimi Henderson-Hudson, Language Arts Teacher at Detroit Denby High School, have received two prestigious awards from Michigan State University honoring their inspired community-university partnership between MSU’s College of Arts & Letters English Education program and a network of high school English teachers and students in Detroit. The…

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College of Arts & Letters Students and Staff Earn Several ADDY Awards

One of the top awards presented at this year’s Mid-Michigan American Advertising (ADDY) Awards competition went to Graphic Design junior Jordan Brooks for his “Wizard of Oz Book Cover” entered in the Sales + Marketing – Publication Design – Cover category. Brooks received a Judge’s Choice Award in addition to a Silver and Bronze ADDY. Five other College of Arts…

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Latinx Film Festival Receives Excellence in Diversity Award

The MSU Latinx Film Festival (LxFF), founded in 2017 by Scott Boehm, Assistant Professor of Spanish, along with four graduate students in the Department of Romance and Classical Studies, has received the Excellence in Diversity Award in the Team Award Emerging Progress category. “My immediate reaction [to winning the Excellence in Diversity Award] was that while this award is important…

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Department of Theatre Faculty Member Receives Excellence in Diversity Award

Laura Scales, Academic Specialist in MSU’s Department of Theatre, was awarded the Excellence in Diversity Award (EIDA) presented by the Michigan State University Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives in recognition of her outstanding commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion and engagement in activities that demonstrate a sustained commitment to fostering an inclusive community. Scales was nominated…

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