Entrepreneurial Students Present App at Techweek

Necter (Now, Conecter) is “Your go-to campus connector.” Students want to be social. They want to do the things they love and connect with others who love doing the same things. But when you’re attending a school like MSU, with so many other students, connecting with people that share similar interests can seem overwhelming. It may seem easy to find…

Continue Reading Entrepreneurial Students Present App at Techweek

New Experience Architecture (XA) Major Delivers on Creating Innovative Digital Solutions

Experience Architecture, or XA, is one “hot” and expanding MSU College of Arts & Letters major, and founding faculty members Liza Potts, Rebecca Tegtmeyer and William Hart-Davidson, couldn’t be more pleased with the strong student interest.  Tylor Hoekstra, a junior in the XA major, creates a wireframe for a website. Potts, who is XA program director and associate professor in…

Continue Reading New Experience Architecture (XA) Major Delivers on Creating Innovative Digital Solutions

Doctoral Student Wins International Research Title with Language App

Laura Gonzales presenting PromptMe at the SIGDOC conference in Ireland. A team of three graduate students in the Rhetoric and Writing program at Michigan State are changing the way language is used in the classroom. Spokesperson for the team, Laura Gonzales, won first place at the annual SIGDOC conference for their application idea, PromptMe, and is now in the running…

Continue Reading Doctoral Student Wins International Research Title with Language App
Linguistics Senior Awarded Baggett Fellowship
Eustace-Cole Hall, Michigan State University

Linguistics Senior Awarded Baggett Fellowship

A Michigan State University Honors College senior, majoring in linguistics and neuroscience, has been awarded a prestigious Baggett Fellowship. Mina Hirzel will be participating in a one-year post-baccalaureate research fellowship at the University of Maryland, College Park. Hirzel has been an undergraduate researcher in MSU's Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages Language Acquisition Lab for the past two…

Continue Reading Linguistics Senior Awarded Baggett Fellowship

Legislator Experience Sharpens Focus on Women/Gender Issues

Whitmer uses her real-world experiences to lead a discussion in the Women and the Law class. When former Michigan state legislator Gretchen Whitmer was contacted by Lisa Fine, co-director of the MSU Center for Gender in Global Context, about teaching course WS 404, Women and the Law in the United States, Whitmer readily agreed. Term-limited in December 2014, Whitmer served…

Continue Reading Legislator Experience Sharpens Focus on Women/Gender Issues

Theatre Alumna Pays it Forward

MSU alumna says partnership between theatre students and Williamston Theatre helps foster successful careers  Spend even a few minutes with Emily Sutton-Smith, and it’s obvious that the Theatre alumna is thrilled that the Williamston Theatre, approaching its tenth anniversary season (2015-2016) producing professional live theatre, has found a capable partner in the Michigan State University Department of Theatre. Emily Sutton-Smith, Theatre…

Continue Reading Theatre Alumna Pays it Forward

2015 HASTAC Conference Showcases Newest Generation of Scholars

Beginning with a day-long “unconference” for undergraduate and graduate student scholars, and bolstered by three plenary keynote session presentations from early-career academics and professionals, the recent Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC) Conference at Michigan State University projected a decidedly youthful, scholarly, forward-thinking vibe. Cathy Davidson, cofounder of HASTAC and Distinguished Professor engages in discussion at the…

Continue Reading 2015 HASTAC Conference Showcases Newest Generation of Scholars

Arabic Major Brady Ryan Awarded the Boren Scholarship

Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students studying in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. national security interests. MSU has produced 34 Boren award winners since 1991. This year, there were 170 awards nationwide from a pool of 750 applicants. MSU’s recipients are Austin Martin, a junior majoring in human biology in the College of…

Continue Reading Arabic Major Brady Ryan Awarded the Boren Scholarship

College of Arts & Letters Student Awarded the Beinecke Scholarship

Joshua Schnell has been nominated by Michigan State University for the nationally competitive Beinecke Scholarship, which pays for graduate studies in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Schnell is an Honors College junior majoring in anthropology in the College of Social Science and religious studies in the College of Arts and Letters. If awarded the scholarship, he will receive $4,000 immediately…

Continue Reading College of Arts & Letters Student Awarded the Beinecke Scholarship

Students Earn High Scholastic Honors at 2015 Board of Trustees’ Awards

At the April 17 Board of Trustees meeting, 36 students were recognized with Board of Trustees’ Awards for having the highest scholastic average at the close of their last semester in attendance at Michigan State University. They all received a 4.0 GPA. The students also will be recognized at their spring commencements May 8-10. Following is the list of awardees. Ryan Austin of…

Continue Reading Students Earn High Scholastic Honors at 2015 Board of Trustees’ Awards