Ph.D. Student Receives National Award for Efforts to Improve LGBTQIA+ Health Outcomes

An advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community, Wilfredo Flores, Ph.D. Candidate in Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures at Michigan State University set to graduate this spring, is being recognized, both locally and on a national level, for his dedication to delivering health and medical knowledge to LGBTQIA+ people. “People who are not straight or cisgender often have to be really attendant…

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Experience Architecture Senior Receives College’s Outstanding Senior Award

Emily Lin, who is graduating this spring with a B.A. in Experience Architecture, is this year’s recipient of the College of Arts & Letters Outstanding Senior Achievement Award, which annually recognizes a graduating senior for academic excellence, service and leadership, and a commitment to personal and professional development, cross-cultural sensitivity, and diversity. Lin also is a 2022 recipient of the Experience…

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College of Arts & Letters Graduates Earn 4.0 GPA Board of Trustees Awards

Ten College of Arts & Letters students are graduating this May with perfect 4.0 GPAs and received Board of Trustees’ Awards for having achieved the highest scholastic average one can receive at the end of their undergraduate careers at Michigan State University. They are among the 179 MSU students recognized this spring by the MSU Board of Trustees for having…

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Graduate Student Wins Award for Best Abstract at Portuguese and Hispanic Symposium

Andrea Hernando, a second-year graduate student in Spanish as a Second or Bilingual Language at Michigan State University, recently won the 2022 Best Abstract in Linguistics Award at the Graduate Portuguese and Hispanic Symposium (GRAPHSY) at Georgetown University.  Hernando’s abstract, “Evidence of belonging: An evaluation of imagined communities in Teletandem,” explores the relevance of online platforms like Teletandem in facilitating…

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AAHD Undergraduate Juried Exhibition Returns After Two-Year Hiatus

Michigan State University’s Undergraduate Juried Exhibition is back after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The exhibition, which runs through Sunday, May 1, at (SCENE) Metrospace (110 Charles St. in East Lansing), features student work completed as part of Department of Art, Art History, and Design (AAHD) courses. 2022 Undergraduate Exhibition All Michigan State University undergraduate students, regardless…

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Student View: A ‘Salaam’ to the Spartan Community

George Azar is a first-generation Syrian American student in his third year at Michigan State University, majoring in Human Biology and Arabic with minors in Bioethics and Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He is a Pre-Dental student and Vice President of the MSU Pre-Dental Club. For his advanced study of Arabic, he was selected for the Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship…

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LiLaC Faculty Promote Open Pedagogy Beyond MSU

The world of language teaching has faced enormous challenges in delivering quality education due to the abrupt transition to remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the major challenges is the difficulty of using traditional textbooks in the new reality, and Arabic language programs are no exception. Two Assistant Professors of Arabic at Michigan State University, Sadam Issa and…

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First-Place Win Earns MFA Candidate a Spot at National Theatre Competition

Two MFA Design Candidates from Michigan State University, Kasee Arnett and Zech Saenz, recently won awards at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) Region III competition for their work on A Contemporary American's Guide to a Successful Marriage. Arnett took first place in Scenic Theatrical Design and will move on to the national competition, and Saenz finished as…

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Faculty Members Recognized With Outstanding Achievement Awards

The College of Arts & Letters is pleased to honor the 2021 Faculty Award winners for their outstanding leadership, teaching, innovation, and community engagement. The six awards presented by the College recognize these impactful leaders for the work that they do to enhance curriculum and student experiences. 2021 Faculty Award Winners: Faculty Leadership Award – Dànielle Nicole DeVoss, Department of Writing,…

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Student a Winner in American Journal of French Studies Essay Competition

Matthew Fazekas, an MSU junior studying International Relations with minors in French and Philosophy and Law, was selected as one of the winners of the 2021 American Journal of French Studies undergraduate essay competition for his essay, “Aveuglé par la Ville des lumières” or “Blinded by the City of Lights,” which explores the issue of homelessness in Paris and the…

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