College Honors 2023 Support Staff Award Winners

The College of Arts & Letters celebrated its 2023 Support Staff Award winners at the Faculty and Staff Welcome Reception on Sept. 18 at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center.The six support staff members who received awards were individually recognized for their exceptional dedication, service, and leadership.The 2023 Support Staff Award winners are: Melissa Staub, Jo-Ann Vanden Bergh Award Penny…

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Staff Voice: Supporting LGBTQIA2S+ Belonging

Pat Arnold is an Academic Specialist in the Center for Gender in Global Context (GenCen) and the Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) program at Michigan State University. In this role, they serve as the academic advisor for all undergraduate and graduate students in GenCen programs and also coordinate student internships, assist in curriculum development, and teach WGS courses. Arnold wrote…

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Graphic Design Students and College Marketing Staff Earn Multiple ADDY Awards

Some of the top American Advertising (ADDY) Awards presented this year by the American Advertising Federation (AAF) Lansing went to Michigan State University students majoring in Graphic Design in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design. In total, MSU’s Graphic Design students took home 24 ADDY Awards including two Judge’s Choice, one Mosaic, seven Gold, six Silver, and eight…

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Staff Awarded For Excellence and Leadership

This past Fall 2022, the College of Arts & Letters recognized 13 outstanding staff members for their service and exceptional work. Recognition took place at a college appreciation event and awards ceremony on Sept. 9, 2022. Staff awarded for excellence and leadership in Fall 2022. The highlight of this event was the presentation group and individual awards. These included: Years of Service…

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Faculty Voice: Envisioning Wellness and Justice for All

Dr. LeConté Dill is a scholar, educator, creative writer, and artist guided by Black Feminist ways of being and knowing. With a commitment toward transdisciplinary, community-accountable scholarship, her work focuses on the safety, resilience, and wellness strategies of urban Black girls and other youth of color. Dill’s scholarship is critically informed by years of working in partnership with youth and community…

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New Faculty and Staff Welcomed to the College

This year, the College of Arts & Letters welcomes 24 new full-time faculty and staff members. These faculty and staff members were recognized during the 2022 Faculty Welcome Reception, which was held Sept. 29. Please join us in welcoming these full-time faculty and staff to the College: Hanan Aly Hanan Aly, Assistant Professor in the Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and…

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Writing Professor Wins Prestigious Academic Award

Marohang Yakthung Limbu, Associate Professor in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures at Michigan State University, won the prestigious Bishnudatta-Saraswati Academic Award in Nepal for his book Delinking, Relinking, and Linking Writing and Rhetorics: Inventions and Interventions of the Sirijanga Syllabary.  This award, established in 2017, encourages and honors individuals, groups, or organizations who play an important role in publishing works…

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Arts and Letters Projects Connects Students to Short-Term Internships

Arts and Letters Projects, a micro-internship program funded by the College of Arts & Letters’ Excel Network, offers paid, short-term internships to College of Arts & Letters students while supporting projects from faculty, alums, and community partners across a wide range of interests. "After seeing how students were impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic by trying to gain experience, we wanted…

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Sonic Introductions Reflect Love of Self, Community, and AAAS

The Department of African American and African Studies (AAAS) faculty wish to motivate and inspire others by sharing, through personally created Sonic Introductions, what inspires them in their work and personal life. These Sonic Introductions can be found on the AAAS website and consist of audio clips from interviews combined with music and ambient sounds, all selected to showcase what…

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