Faculty Receive Outreach and Engagement Awards

The annual MSU Outreach and Engagement Awards honor faculty, students, and partners working together to produce diverse benefits for others in their communities. Among this year’s recipients are Kyle Powys Whyte, Timnick Chair in the Humanities in the Department of Philosophy, who received the Distinguished Partnership Award for Community-Engaged Research, and Dionne O’Dell, Academic Specialist in the Department of Theatre, who received the…

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Theatre MFA Graduate Wins Prestigious Design Award for Second Year

For the second year in a row, Department of Theatre MFA candidate Jenna Gove has won the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) Midwest Regional Section Digital Design Competition.  This year’s winning design was for her costumes created for the MSU Department of Theatre’s 2019 production of The Bacchae. Her work on The Bacchae also won the 2019 Lansing City Pulse Pulsar Award for…

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Inspiration Drawn from Detroit for ‘Into the Woods’ Production

MSU is giving the Tony Award-winning fairytale-themed musical Into the Woods a creative re-imagining designed to resonate with mid-Michigan audiences. Inspiration for the set and costumes came from images of Detroit in the 1930s. The Michigan State University Department of Theatre production of Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine runs for 10 performances February 14-23 in the MSU Auditorium building’s Fairchild Theatre.

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Three Faculty Members to Receive All-University Awards

Three College of Arts & Letters faculty members are being recognized for their outstanding work and will receive distinguished awards at this year's Michigan State University Awards Convocation. Rob Roznowski, Professor in the Department of Theatre, will receive two university-wide awards, the William J. Beal Outstanding Faculty Award and the President's Distinguished Teaching Award. The William J. Beal Outstanding Faculty Award, supported by the Office…

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English Professor Receives Prestigious Book Award

Associate Professor Joshua Yumibe is the recipient of the 2019-2020 Katherine Singer Kovács Book Award for his most recent book, Chromatic Modernity: Color, Cinema, and Media of the 1920s, which was published in April 2019 by Columbia University Press. Yumibe, who is a member of the Department of English faculty, will receive this award in April at the 2020 Society of Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference in Seattle, Washington, along with his co-author, Sarah Street, who is a Professor of Film at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom.

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‘Who Is a Citizen’ Contest to Award Seven $500 Prizes

The Creative Writing and Film Studies programs within the Department of English are holding a literary and video contest with seven $500 prizes to be awarded. Contest participants must submit short prose, poetry, screenwriting, or video works that respond to the question, “Who Is a Citizen?”

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MSU College of Arts & Letters Marketing Team Wins 10 National Awards

The MSU College of Arts & Letters Marketing Office has earned 10 national awards as well as a local American Advertising Award (ADDY) over the past year for their work as it relates to digital storytelling and donor experiences. The awards honor excellence and best practices in higher education marketing and communications. The award-winning team includes Ryan Kilcoyne (Marketing Director),…

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Two College of Arts & Letters Students Are Winners at Social Justice Art Festival

Two College of Arts & Letters students were winners at MSU’s 3rd Annual Social Justice Art Festival. Congratulations to Maddy Eischer, a sophomore who is double majoring in Apparel and Textile design and Genomics/Molecular Genetics, and Lillian Young, a first-year M.F.A. in Studio Art student. They were two of the four students to receive awards at this one-day festival that focuses…

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German Professor Wins 2019 Checkpoint Charlie Foundation Award

Professor of German Thomas Lovik, who recently retired from MSU's Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages, is the 2019 recipient of the Checkpoint Charlie Foundation Post-Secondary Teacher Award. He was presented with this award on November 23 in Washington, D.C., at the Annual Conference of the American Association of Teachers of German.  The Checkpoint Charlie Foundation Post-Secondary Award is…

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Professor Receives Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellowship

Assistant Professor Tacuma Peters is one of only 10 junior faculty from universities across the nation selected for a 12-month Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellowship. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered by the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellowship offers career development opportunities for selected faculty fellows with promising research projects. Fellows are provided six-month…

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