Kimberly Kelly Santini: Capturing the Magic of the Kentucky Derby

Studio Art and Art History alumna of '89, Kimberly Kelly Santini, was the official artist for the 2015 Kentucky Derby in May. Written by: Adrian Rogers, '00  The Kentucky Derby, which bills itself as "the greatest two minutes in sports," is viewed by millions of people on TV and a midsize city's worth of fans packed into Churchill Downs on…

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Project eSankofa MOOCc: A ‘Massive Open Online Community conversation’

Project eSankofa at MSU’s African American and African Studies (AAAS) launched the first Massive Open Online Community conversation (MOOCc) via Canvas Network Tuesday, August 4, 2015. (Canvas Network offers open online courses taught by educators globally and provides a place and platform where teachers, students, and institutions worldwide can connect.) A new take on the MOOC, or Massive Open Online…

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Entrepreneurial Students Present App at Techweek

Necter (Now, Conecter) is “Your go-to campus connector.” Students want to be social. They want to do the things they love and connect with others who love doing the same things. But when you’re attending a school like MSU, with so many other students, connecting with people that share similar interests can seem overwhelming. It may seem easy to find…

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Dr. Yomaira Figueroa Selected for Duke’s SITPA Junior Faculty Fellowship

Joins inaugural 2015-17 SITPA Fellows cohort Yomaira Figueroa, assistant professor in the MSU Department of English and African American and African Studies, has been selected as a 2015-2017 Summer Institute on Tenure and Professional Advancement (SITPA) Fellow, and inaugural SITPA Fellows cohort member. SITPA is a mentoring and professional socialization initiative at Duke University designed for early-career faculty to facilitate…

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Christopher P. Long Appointed as Dean

The MSU Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Dr. Christopher P. Long as the next dean of Michigan State University’s College of Arts & Letters effective July 1, 2015.  Dr. Elizabeth H. Simmons, who has served as acting dean since August 1, 2014, will continue in that role until Long starts in July 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyOk4LjjOgA&feature=emb_title “Since its founding in…

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CeLTA Receives Two-Year $800,000 Testing Proficiency Grant

MSU’s Center for Language Teaching Advancement (CeLTA) Receives Two-Year $800K Testing Proficiency Grant. Project to evaluate proficiency assessment’s impact on language teaching, and learning. The Center for Language Teaching Advancement (CeLTA) at Michigan State University (MSU) has received a two-year Language Flagship Proficiency Initiative grant from the Institute of International Education under the National Security Education Program. The project is a…

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New Experience Architecture (XA) Major Delivers on Creating Innovative Digital Solutions

Experience Architecture, or XA, is one “hot” and expanding MSU College of Arts & Letters major, and founding faculty members Liza Potts, Rebecca Tegtmeyer and William Hart-Davidson, couldn’t be more pleased with the strong student interest.  Tylor Hoekstra, a junior in the XA major, creates a wireframe for a website. Potts, who is XA program director and associate professor in…

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Doctoral Student Wins International Research Title with Language App

Laura Gonzales presenting PromptMe at the SIGDOC conference in Ireland. A team of three graduate students in the Rhetoric and Writing program at Michigan State are changing the way language is used in the classroom. Spokesperson for the team, Laura Gonzales, won first place at the annual SIGDOC conference for their application idea, PromptMe, and is now in the running…

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2015 Dean’s Report: Empowering Opportunity and Impact

2014/2015 COLLEGE STATS 98 Percent Graduate placement 45 Percent Graduates who have completed study abroad or study away 28 Percent Graduates who have completed internships #1 Study abroad college(80 programs, 40 countries, 6 continents) 1,965 Current major students TOP MSU Faculty Awards such as the Beal, Teacher-Scholar, and Excellence-in-Teaching Awards 52 Majors & Programs IMPACT National Faculty Awards such as…

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Linguistics Senior Awarded Baggett Fellowship
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Linguistics Senior Awarded Baggett Fellowship

A Michigan State University Honors College senior, majoring in linguistics and neuroscience, has been awarded a prestigious Baggett Fellowship. Mina Hirzel will be participating in a one-year post-baccalaureate research fellowship at the University of Maryland, College Park. Hirzel has been an undergraduate researcher in MSU's Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages Language Acquisition Lab for the past two…

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