Fashion for the Fire Debuts at The Runway

Since apparel and textile design senior Katie Raynard was a little girl, fashion has always been a part of her life. Raynard, who started her life watching her mother sew her figure skating costumes, has now found herself behind her own sewing machine. The difference is she’s now doing it to foster her other passion: social justice. Recently, Raynard combined the…

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CAL Student Awarded the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Two Michigan State University undergraduate researchers studying STEM-related fields have been awarded the nationally competitive Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. The scholars are Rebecca Carlson, an Honors College sophomore majoring in chemical engineering in the College of Engineering and Chinese in the College of Arts and Letters, and Megan Kechner, an Honors College junior majoring in neuroscience in Lyman Briggs College…

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Spring Study Away in L.A. Packed with Opportunities

Ask the students and faculty who participated in the College of Arts & Letters alternate spring break class Creativity and Entertainment in L.A to sum up their reasons for going and the advantages of the program, and one word comes to everyone’s lips: Opportunity. “It’s an outstanding opportunity for the College to provide students—who all want to work in the…

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Faculty and Students Showcase Research on Reducing Online Trolling

Have you ever participated in a vibrant online discussion, only to see it hijacked by a user or users bent on going off issue, venting, and/or name-calling? Well, if an MSU College of Arts & Letters research team—including professors, post-doc, graduate and undergraduate students—has its way, that may happen a lot less in the future thanks to a new software…

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Avante Garde Designs Wow the Crowd at Sold-Out 2015 Fashion Show

“The lights turn off; the first model walks out; it’s there,” apparel and textile design senior Niki Sullivan said. The 2015 Apparel and Textile Design Fashion Show featured 65 designs of apparel and textile design students. A juried panel of faculty and students selected the designs from about 165 entries. Sullivan said once her designs come to life on stage,…

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Creativity Exploratory Helps ATD Senior with Fashion Show Startup

Katie Raynard, a College of Arts & Letters Apparel and Textile Design (ATD) BFA student, is recipient of the Michigan State University Excellence in Diversity Award for “Students Making a Difference through Artistic Expressions.” Raynard is being honored for demonstrating and utilizing her creative talents to artistically express civil and human rights at Michigan State University. Also receiving awards within…

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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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PhD Candidate Royston Awarded Excellence-in-Teaching Citation

January 15, 2015 Jennifer Royston has been selected to receive an MSU Excellence-in-Teaching Citation. Royston is a PhD student in the Department of English specializing in Renaissance Literature and Early Modern Visual Culture. She earned her M.A. in ‘Shakespeare in History’ from University College London, UK. “Aside from my research,” Royston says, “my passion lies in teaching, and some of the…

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Senior Varsha Koduvayur Nominated for Carnegie Research Assistant Fellowship

Two Michigan State University Honors College seniors interested in international affairs have been nominated for a nationally competitive research assistant fellowship through the Carnegie Junior Fellows Program within the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. The two nominees are Varsha Koduvayur and Brittany Zwierzchowski. Koduvayur is majoring in international relations and comparative cultures and politics in James Madison College and Arabic in the College of Arts…

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Student Awarded Nationally Competitive Research Assistant Fellowship

A Michigan State University student interested in international affairs has been awarded a nationally competitive research assistant fellowship through the Carnegie Junior Fellows Program within the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C. Varsha Koduvayur is an Honors College senior majoring in international relations and comparative cultures and politics in James Madison College and Arabic in the College of…

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