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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MSUFCU Dean’s Grant Challenge Program Over $5,000 in Prizes

MSU Federal Credit Union has a core value of Giving Back to the Community, which providing financial education and improving financial literacy in the communities we serve plays a major role. We offer financial seminars, offer financial education programs for various groups in the community, provide resources online and in the branches, and recently have created a financial education app…

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Shenika Hankerson Wins 2015 CCCC Scholars for the Dream Travel Award

Shenika Hankerson, PhD student in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures, has won a 2015 CCCC Scholars for the Dream Travel Award.The Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) is a constituent organization within the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). Hankerson is one of 10 recipients of this award.  CCCC sponsors the Scholars for the Dream Awards…

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Dr. Amy DeRogatis Named Faculty Excellence Advocate

College of Arts & Letters Dean Christopher P. Long has named Dr. Amy DeRogatis, professor of Religion and American Culture in the Department of Religious Studies, as Faculty Excellence Advocate (FEA) for the College. The Faculty Excellence Advocates (FEAs) are faculty members who are key “drivers” of faculty quality and diversity in each college. They build close working relationships with…

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Student Nominations for Faculty Awards Due Feb 8

The College of Arts & Letters is proud of its faculty members, their dedication and commitment to excellence.  This is an opportunity for our students, in conjunction with department chairs, to recognize and reward the faculty members who have provided inspiration and innovation. Those submitting nominations may nominate more than one professor by following the online process multiple times if…

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Tina Newhauser Awarded Arts Educator 2015

Tina Newhauser (right) with Craig Mitchell Smith who designed and crafted the awards, Tina Newhauser, faculty of stage management in the Department of Theatre, and associate director of MSU's arts and cultural management master's program, has received the inaugural 2015 Arts Educator Award presented by the Arts Council of Greater Lansing at its annual Applause Awards in Lansing. "It is such an honor to…

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Peter Glendinning Awarded ASMP Award

Peter Glendinning has been honored as one of 24 American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) “Best of 2015.” Founded in 1944, ASMP has more than 7,000 members and 39 chapters, and its members are among the most widely recognized photography professionals in all aspects of the medium. Says Glendinning, “ASMP membership has given me so many insights into the ways and means of the…

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Dr. Kyle Whyte Receives 2015 Bunyan Bryant Award

Pictured left to right: DWEJ Chair Ric Geyer, Buyan Bryant Award Winner Dr. Kyle Whyte, and DWEJ President & CEO Guy O. William. Kyle Powys Whyte, the Timnick Chair in the Humanities in the Department of Philosophy at MSU's College of Arts & Letters, was awarded the 2015 Bunyan Bryant award for academic excellence. Dr. Whyte received the award in Detroit, MI as…

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Emmy Award Winner Visiting Artist Jenn Wen Ma to speak at MSU

Jennifer Wen Ma’s interdisciplinary practice bridges varied media such as installation, video, drawing, performance, public art, and fashion design; often combining unlikely elements in a single piece, creating sensitive, poetic, and poignant works. In 2008, Ma was one of seven on the core creative team for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics, and chief designer for visual…

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Five Nominated For Rhodes, Other Prominent Graduate School Scholarship

Five Michigan State University students have been nominated for major graduate school scholarship awards – the Marshall Scholarship, Mitchell Scholarship and Rhodes Scholarship. MSU’s nominees for the Rhodes Scholarship include: English major Lauren Straley • Sarah Kovan, an Honors College senior majoring in comparative cultures and politics in the James Madison College and human biology in the College of Natural…

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