Dr. April Baker-Bell Joins National Council of Teachers of English

Dr. April Baker-Bell has been invited to join the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Standing Committee on Research, and has also been named a Fellow with the Literacy Research Association (LRA) STAR mentoring program. Baker-Bell is an assistant professor in the MSU Department of Writing, Rhetoric & American Cultures (WRAC), and the African American and African studies program.…

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Tina Newhauser Awarded Arts Educator 2015

Tina Newhauser (right) with Craig Mitchell Smith who designed and crafted the awards, Tina Newhauser, faculty of stage management in the Department of Theatre, and associate director of MSU's arts and cultural management master's program, has received the inaugural 2015 Arts Educator Award presented by the Arts Council of Greater Lansing at its annual Applause Awards in Lansing. "It is such an honor to…

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AAHD’s Marsha MacDowell Named American Folklore Society Fellow

Dr. Marsha MacDowell, Michigan State University Professor of Art, Art History, and Design and MSU Museum Curator of Folk Arts has been named a fellow of the American Folklore Society (AFS), in recognition of her outstanding accomplishments and contributions to the field. Established in 1960, the Fellows of the American Folklore Society is an honorary body of folklorists whose members…

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Peter Glendinning Awarded ASMP Award

Peter Glendinning has been honored as one of 24 American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) “Best of 2015.” Founded in 1944, ASMP has more than 7,000 members and 39 chapters, and its members are among the most widely recognized photography professionals in all aspects of the medium. Says Glendinning, “ASMP membership has given me so many insights into the ways and means of the…

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Dr. Kyle Whyte Receives 2015 Bunyan Bryant Award

Pictured left to right: DWEJ Chair Ric Geyer, Buyan Bryant Award Winner Dr. Kyle Whyte, and DWEJ President & CEO Guy O. William. Kyle Powys Whyte, the Timnick Chair in the Humanities in the Department of Philosophy at MSU's College of Arts & Letters, was awarded the 2015 Bunyan Bryant award for academic excellence. Dr. Whyte received the award in Detroit, MI as…

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Hannah Distinguished Professor

Graham Beal Graham Beal, former director, president and CEO of the Detroit Institute of Arts, has been appointed Visiting Hannah Distinguished Professor for this academic year, the most prestigious faculty appointment at the university. With an appointment in the Department of Art, Art History and Design in the College of Arts and Letters, Beal will also serve as senior adviser to the provost. Beal…

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Professor Candace Keller Receives NEH Grant

Hoping to preserve cultural heritage and change Western thought on Africa, a Michigan State University researcher will use a $300,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant to digitize 100,000 original black-and-white negatives of Mali’s most important photographers, dating from the 1940s. Candace Keller, assistant professor of African art history and visual culture, is collaborating with MSU’s MATRIX: The Center for Digital…

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Faculty Conversations: Laura Cloud

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tl95r44cIvY&feature=emb_title Laura Cloud, professor of studio art, was always called the artist of her family. Although she did not initially study visual arts in college, she said she found her way back by eventually taking more art classes. Cloud has been an MSU professor of studio art with a specialty in sculpture since 1993. Her artwork, called “Sky Impressions,” was…

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Faculty Honored for Research in Literary Neuroscience

Natalie Phillips, assistant professor of English at Michigan State University, has been awarded a Digital Innovation Fellowship by the American Council of Learned Societies. One of only seven scholars to receive such an award, the council recognized Phillips’ research on literary cognition. In a recent study, subjects read the works of Jane Austen while researchers measured their brain flow in an MRI. Preliminary…

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MSU Recognizes College of Arts & Letters Groups and Individuals for Excellence in Diversity

Groups and individuals who have exemplified diversity and inclusion in extraordinary ways will be honored with Excellence in Diversity Awards at the 2015 All-University Excellence in Diversity Awards Ceremony and Reception Feb. 16. The ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. in Big Ten Room A of the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center. Following is a list of EIDA recipients.…

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