American Religious Sounds Project Awarded Grant

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCHEY3GrdDU&feature=emb_title The Henry Luce Foundation has awarded a two-year $200,000 grant to support a joint religious studies project of Michigan State University and The Ohio State University.  The American Religious Sounds Project (ASRP) is housed within the Center for the Study of Religion at OSU. The project’s co-directors are Amy DeRogatis, Professor in the MSU Department of Religious Studies, and…

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All-University Faculty Award Recipients 2014-2015

Congratulations to the three College of Arts & Letters faculty members that were announced as 2014-2015 All-University Award Recipients! See the full list of recipients. Recipients will be honored at the annual Awards Convocation on Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Pasant Theatre, Wharton Center. The awards presentation will follow President Lou Anna K. Simon’s State of the University Address. WILLIAM J.…

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Tamara Butler Receives Promising Researcher Award

Tamara Butler, Assistant Professor in the Department of English and African American and African Studies Program, has been selected to receive the 2016 Promising Researcher Award from the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), a professional association of educators in English Education, Literacy Studies, and Language Arts. Butler is the third Michigan State University scholar to receive this honor.…

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Staff Honored for Their Service and Outstanding Work

Two new awards were presented at this year’s College of Arts & Letters Staff Appreciation Ceremony in addition to the Jo-Ann Vanden Bergh Award. Seven staff members also were recognized for their years of service during the annual event, which took place June 9 at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center. “It is really the commitment that each of you…

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Student Awarded Boren Scholarship to Study Arabic Abroad

Allison Tumas, a senior majoring in Arabic in the College of Arts & Letters, is one of two Michigan State University students who recently was awarded a Boren Scholarship to study languages abroad. Since 1991, there have been only 36 Boren award recipients from Michigan State University. Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students studying in areas of the…

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Faculty Alumni Board Awards

The 2016 Faculty Alumni Board Awards, which recognize College of Arts & Letters faculty for their outstanding achievements in leadership, teaching, innovation, and community engagement, were presented during the Faculty Alumni Board Reception on April 23 at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center. Hosted by the College of Arts & Letters Alumni Board, this year’s award recipients include: Paul Varg AwardAssociate Professor Jeff…

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CAL Alumni Association Presents Faculty Awards

Joined by the College of Arts & Letters Alumni Association Board (photo bottom right), and CAL staff members, Acting Dean Elizabeth H. Simmons presented the 2015 CAL Alumni Association Faculty Awards at a brunch and awards ceremony conducted Saturday, April 11 at the Kellogg Center. Award winners left to right with Dean Simmons (second from right) are: Chair of the…

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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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