Staff Appreciation Awards Honor Exceptional Work

Celebrating dedication, service and exceptional work, this year’s College of Arts & Letters Staff Appreciation Ceremony was held at the Eli & Edythe Broad Museum on June 8. The ceremony honored the years of service given to the College, with the highlight being the group and individual awards that were presented as well as the special recognition given to one…

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Film by MSU Professor to Air on National TV

Music can be much more than just a catchy lyric or a smooth melody, something to distract and entertain while you’re in the car. It can evoke emotion, spread a message, and sometimes like fine art, it can reveal a story about the American soul. Peabody award-winning filmmaker and Michigan State University Professor of Practice John Valadez, who has a…

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Theatre Professor Selected as MASU’s Professor of the Year

Ann Folino White, MSU Associate Professor of Theatre Studies and Directing, was selected as one of three Michigan Association of State Universities Professors of the Year. The committee selected Folino White based on her sustained commitment to undergraduate instruction through the following categories: Impact on and involvement with undergraduate students;Individualized and experiential learningScholarship and innovation in teaching and learningContributions to…

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College Saddened by Loss of French Professor

The College of Arts & Letters is mourning the loss of Anna Norris, Associate Professor of French, who died on Saturday, March 18. She was 58 years old. For more than 18 years, Norris had been a member of the faculty at Michigan State University, and from 2008 to 2010, she served as Acting Chair of MSU’s Department of French,…

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Two Faculty Members Awarded Prestigious Fellowship

Two faculty members from MSU’s College of Arts & Letters have been awarded a Career Enhancement Fellowship for Junior Faculty from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Yomaira Figueroa and Tamara Butler, both Assistant Professors in the Department of English and African American and African Studies program, were named 2017 Woodrow Wilson Fellows. Figueroa received a year-long fellowship that runs…

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2017 Excellence in Diversity Awards

MSU faculty, staff and students who have demonstrated their efforts toward a more diverse and inclusive community will be honored at the 2017 All-University Excellence in Diversity Recognition and Awards Program Feb. 13. The ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. in Big Ten Room A of the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center. Mohammad Khalil The 2017 Excellence in Diversity…

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Annual Gift Named in English Professor’s Honor

Professor of English Gary Hoppenstand has received a special honor by the  Governing Board of the national Popular Culture Association (PCA), which voted 10-0 to name its annual gift to the Ray and Pat Browne Popular Culture Library at Bowling Green State University, the Gary Hoppenstand Gift. The decision to name the gift in Hoppenstand's honor was made during a…

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Ann Folino White Receives Teaching Award

Ann Folino White received the Quality in Undergraduate Teaching Award from the Mid-Michigan Spartans at the MSU alumni group’s 2016 Crystal Ball and Golden Gala on September 30. Folino White is Associate Chairperson, Associate Professor of Theatre Studies and Directing, andHead of Theatre Studies in the MSU Department of Theatre. "I take great pride in teaching students and ensuring or…

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Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistantships Awarded

Nine international educators have been selected as Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants (FLTA) for the MSU Department of Linguistics & Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages over the 2016-17 academic year. While in the United States, the FLTAs will take courses at MSU. They also will share their language and culture with the MSU community as a way to inspire…

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Investing in Online Scholarly Presence

In today’s fast-paced world where the Internet is the go-to research tool and information on any topic is just a click or tap away, one’s own digital presence is more important than ever. The College of Arts & Letters recognizes this, and starting this month, will offer all its graduate students and faculty a new kind of web hosting support.…

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