CAL Connect Staff Open House

The CAL Connect Content Collaborative Committee (CALCON5) hosted an open house in May 2019 following the launch of the CAL Connect: Staff Resources site in January 2019. The committee shared their experiences building the site and each content owner walked through their content categories in detail. The committee officers, Leann Dalimonte & Penny Shanks, handed out award certificates to each…

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College Welcomes Five New Staff Members

The College of Arts & Letters would like to welcome five new staff members to the College. The new staff members include: Carly Kabel, Secretary III, Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages Noushin Mahmood, Secretary II, Department of Art, Art History, and DesignMonica McCurdy, Office Assistant IIIJennifer Mora, Administrative Business Analyst, Center for Language Teaching Advancement (CeLTA)Katlyn Wright,…

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College Welcomes 30 New Faculty and Staff Members

This year, the College of Arts & Letters welcomes 30 new faculty and staff members. They include the following:  Qais Assali Qais Assali, Visiting Assistant Professor and Artist-in-Residence, Department of Art, Art History, and Design, is a visual artist and educator. His work has been internationally exhibited including at Jeune création, Paris (2016); Tiradentes, Brazil (2016); The Overlook Place, Chicago (2018);…

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Staff Awards Honor Exceptional Work

Celebrating dedication, service, and exceptional work, this year’s College of Arts & Letters Staff Appreciation Ceremony was held at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center on June 8. The highlight of the ceremony was the presentation of the group and individual awards. Jennifer Nelson, Secretary III in the Department of Linguistics & Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages, was recognized…

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C4I Seeks Input on Its Strategic Plan

MSU’s Center for Interdisciplinarity (C4I) seeks the input of faculty, staff, and students in developing its strategic plan for the next five years. Throughout spring semester, C4I is offering a series of two-hour workshops that use dialogue and co-creation activities to help community members reflect on interdisciplinary research and teaching, share perspectives, and contribute to the development of C4I’s mission, vision,…

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Professors Win Top Awards for Film About Latino Lynchings

MSU Professors of Practice John J. Valadez and Carleen Ling-an Hsu will receive two top honors from the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) at its annual conference in Las Vegas. There they will be presented with the Faculty Documentary “Best of” award and the first-ever Diversity and Inclusion Creative Award for their WKAR/PBS film The Head of Joaquin Murrieta. More than 1,550 entries, representing…

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Professors Receive Grant to Support Health Services

Professor Jacqueline Rhodes and Assistant Professor Dawn Shoultz Opel, both faculty members in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures, received a three-year, $140,000 grant from Humanities Without Walls (HWW) to create and sustain humanities-centered health service research collaboratives.Their project, “Building Collectives in a Changing Healthcare Climate,” is an interdisciplinary collaboration between the MSU College of Arts & Letters’ Critical Diversity in a Digital…

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O’Rourke Named Interim Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary

Professor of Philosophy Michael O’Rourke has been appointed Interim Director of the MSU Center for Interdisciplinarity, effective August 16, 2017. The two-year appointment runs through August 15, 2019. As Interim Director of the Center for Interdisciplinarity, O’Rourke will lead the planning process to articulate and shape the strategic vision of this new center. “Many universities emphasize the importance of interdisciplinary scholarship,” said Christopher P. Long, Dean…

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Professor Publishes First Ever Video Book

https://vimeo.com/187055623 Assistant Professor Alexandra Hidalgo has created the first collection of interconnected video essays around one topic. Cámara Retórica: A Feminist Filmmaking Methodology for Rhetoric and Composition is the first video book to be published. “As far as I can tell, I’m the first person to publish a video book, but there are a lot of people creating video essays,” Hidalgo said. “Video essays…

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Kathleen Fitzpatrick Named New Digital Humanities Director

Dr. Kathleen Fitzpatrick, a leader in the fields of digital humanities and media studies, has been appointed Director of Digital Humanities in MSU’s College of Arts & Letters. She also will serve as Professor in the Department of English. Her appointment is effective August 16, 2017. Dr. Kathleen Fitzpatrick Fitzpatrick is the Associate Executive Director and Director of Scholarly Communication…

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