Nine Students Receive 4.0 GPA Board of Trustee Awards

Nine College of Arts & Letters students are graduating with perfect 4.0 GPAs and will receive Board of Trustees Awards for having achieved the highest scholastic average at the end of their undergraduate careers at Michigan State University. They are among the 91 MSU students graduating this spring with perfect 4.0 GPAs. The following are the College of Arts &…

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Citizen Scholar Graduates Early with 4.0 GPA and as a Top Award-Winner

After only three years of college, Sophie Schmidt is graduating a year early with a B.A. in Professional Writing, a minor in Asian Pacific American Studies, and a perfect 4.0 GPA. She is the 2020 recipient of both the Alumni Award for Undergraduate Excellence and the Professional Writing Outstanding Major Award. She also joins nine other students who are graduating…

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Department of Theatre Awards First Stage Management BFAs

Actors’ Equity Association has named 2020 the “Year of the Stage Manager,” commemorating the decision made 100 years ago to encode stage managers in the union. This feels like an appropriate celebration at Michigan State University’s Department of Theatre, because in just a few short days, Troy Gährs and Shelby Eppich will become the first MSU students to graduate from the…

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Graphic Design Graduate Is a Business Owner and ADDY Award-Winner

MSU senior Maddison Chaffer will graduate this May with a BFA in Graphic Design and already has a lot of professional experience working as a freelancer on various graphic design and illustration projects. Chaffer also has won multiple ADDY Awards and recently completed a mentorship with the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) of West Michigan. Having worked as a freelancer for…

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Steffke Receives Prize Awarded to Most Outstanding Graduating Senior

Emily Steffke, a graduating senior earning a B.S. in Neuroscience and a B.A. in English, has been named the 2020 recipient of the Richard Lee Featherstone Endowed Prize.  The prize is given to the most outstanding MSU graduating senior as determined by the Featherstone Nomination Committee, to be used for future growth and development, travel, graduate study, or meditation.    Steffke,…

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Two Student Works Awarded District ADDY Awards

Matthew Gillespie earned Gold at the District 6 American Advertising (ADDY) Awards competition for his Amber Air Adventures Campaign that he completed as a Graphic Design student at Michigan State University and now moves on to the national competition, where his award-winning entry will be judged amongst other top student works from across the country. “It was important for me to…

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Applying Computer Analytics to Poetic Culture

Sean Pue focuses on strengthening connections between data science and the humanities. Lately, the College of Arts & Letters researcher has been using digital technologies to interpret and annotate the poetics of Indian literature circulated online through texts, manuscripts, sound, and video. “Poetry is a very vibrant mode of expression in South Asia,” said Pue, Associate Professor of Hindi Language and…

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WIDE Receives Award for Contributions to Communication Design

The Writing, Information, and Digital Experience (WIDE) Center at Michigan State University has been selected as the 2020 Diana Award recipient presented by the Special Interest Group on Design of Communication (SIGDOC).  Named after Diana Patterson, past President of the SIGDOC for three terms, the Diana Award recognizes an organization, institution, or business for its long-term contribution to the field…

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MFA Candidate Receives Emerging Artist Scholarship

Nicolei Gupit, MFA candidate in Art, Art History, and Design, is this year’s Elizabeth Charles Emerging Artist Scholarship recipient, presented by the Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center as part of its Michigan Collegiate Art Exhibition. Founded in 2019, this scholarship, which annually awards up to $1,000, supports emerging artists studying the visual arts or artists seeking to establish a professional presence or…

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College of Arts & Letters Students Take All Judge’s Choice ADDY Awards

Three of the top awards presented at this year’s Mid-Michigan American Advertising (ADDY) Awards went to College of Arts & Letters students. Altogether, 13 students from the College of Arts & Letters brought home 22 individual ADDY Awards, including seven gold, six silver, four bronze, three Judge’s Choice Awards, and two Best of Category. The Judge’s Choice Awards are the highest prize…

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