MI Diaries Project Sees Seven Team Members Graduate

The MI Diaries project, run by MSU’s Sociolinguistics Lab, is providing MSU students with valuable research experience, and many of those students have been with the project from its beginning more than a year ago and just graduated from Michigan State University.  The MI Diaries project, led by Assistant Professor Betsy Sneller and Associate Professor Suzanne Wagner, has collected recorded…

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Five Students Earn First Place Awards from UURAF Presentations

Five students from the College of Arts & Letters received first place awards for their presentations at the 2021 University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF). The grand prize recipients will be announced in June. Almost 500 students from all majors at Michigan State University presented their work as part of the 23rd annual UURAF. Of those students, 19 were from the College of…

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Laurence Allen Tate Film Writing Awards Announced

MSU's Film Studies program announced the 2021 winners of the Laurence Allen Tate Film Writing Awards. Mary Telly, junior Film Studies major with minors in Fiction Filmmaking and Graphic Design, took first place, while honorable mention awards went to Morgan Hollemans, senior Art History and Visual Culture major with minors in Film Studies and Spanish, and Devin Martin, senior Film…

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Four Graduates Earn 4.0 GPA Board of Trustee Awards

Four College of Arts & Letters students graduated with perfect 4.0 GPAs and received Board of Trustees Awards for having achieved the highest scholastic average at the end of their undergraduate careers at Michigan State University. They are among the 130 MSU students recognized this spring by the MSU Board of Trustees for having graduated with a 4.0 GPA. The…

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Commencement Website Celebrates Class of 2021

The Michigan State University College of Arts & Letters celebrates the Class of 2021 through a dedicated website, classof2021.cal.msu.edu, with congratulatory messages, commencement videos, and celebratory images as well as news articles featuring graduates from the college. The College of Arts & Letters Class of 2021 website includes: Undergraduate Degree Online Ceremony video with pre-recorded commencement speeches from Dean Christopher…

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Three Graduates Receive XA Outstanding Senior Award

The Experience Architecture (XA) Outstanding Senior Award usually is awarded to only one student who shows excellence in the program, standing out amongst their peers. However, for the second year in a row, multiple winners have qualified for their exemplary work. The Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures (WRAC) has named Joey Dearing, Madison O’Connor, and Ryda Sundila as…

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Theatre Major Receives Alumni Award for Undergraduate Excellence

Theatre and Management major Jason Dernay, who is graduating this spring, is this year’s recipient of the Alumni Award for Undergraduate Excellence, which is presented each year to a high-achieving graduating senior in the College of Arts & Letters. “I was surprised and honored,” Dernay said, “but very thankful for the committee and the College of Arts & Letters for…

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Theatre Students Workshop New Musical at Wharton Center

Throughout the Spring 2021 semester, the Michigan State University Department of Theatre Musical Theatre classes focused on workshopping a new musical by composer Joshua Salzman and lyricist Ryan Cunningham and the classes were able to safely meet in-person on the spacious Wharton Center stages.  Michael Collins was one of 90 submissions for the Fall 2020 ĭmáGen New Musical Development Workshop. Though not…

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