Summer Fellowships Support Study and Research in Latin America and the Caribbean

Six College of Arts & Letters students have received summer fellowship from the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) at Michigan State University to pursue education abroad, language study, or field research in Latin America and the Caribbean during summer 2023.The following is the list of recipients from the College of Arts & Letters and what they plan…

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Gaining Experience Working Remotely for Company in Spain

During her time as an undergraduate student at Michigan State University, Payton Miller worked remotely as a Translation Intern for Both People & Comms, a public relations and communications services company located in Madrid, Spain. She also was a 2023 recipient of the Mary F. Klapperich Memorial Scholarship presented by the Department of Romance and Classical Studies. Payton Miller Before…

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Experience Architecture Program Recognizes Graduates with Outstanding Senior Awards

Presented each year by Michigan State University’s Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures, the Experience Architecture (XA) Outstanding Senior Award went to four graduating seniors this year. A new award, the Senior Research Grant, also was presented by the department.  The XA Outstanding Senior Award recognizes XA seniors who have demonstrated excellence in the Experience Architecture Program and stand…

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Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures Department Presents Outstanding Senior Awards

Annually presented by Michigan State University’s Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures (WRAC), the 2023 Professional and Public Writing Outstanding (P2W) Senior Award was presented to three graduating seniors who succeeded in and out of the classroom in their years at MSU. The WRAC Department also presented a new award this year, the P2W Faculty Recognition Award, to one…

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Apparel and Textile Design Student Launches Fashion Magazine for and by Black Students

While balancing being a freelance fashion stylist, fashion designer, creative director, and social media influencer, Michigan State University student Takai Taggart also manages the demands of MSU’s newest magazine. As of fall 2022, the Apparel and Textile Design major launched N Crowd, a fashion magazine created by and for Black students. “My main focus when creating N Crowd was to offer a safe space for Black creatives who attend Michigan State University,” said Taggart, who was…

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College of Arts & Letters Outstanding Senior Achievement Award Goes to English Major

Julianna Bruno, who graduated from Michigan State University this past weekend with a B.A. in English, is this year’s recipient of the College of Arts & Letters Outstanding Senior Achievement Award, which annually recognizes a graduating senior for academic excellence, service and leadership, and a commitment to personal and professional development, cross-cultural sensitivity, and diversity.  Bruno currently is finalizing her…

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College of Arts & Letters Students Receive UURAF First-Place Awards for Research

Several College of Arts & Letters students earned first-place awards for their presentations at the 2023 University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF). The 25th UURAF at Michigan State University, which was held April 14 at the Breslin Student Events Center and online at Symposium, featured the research and creative endeavors of nearly 900 undergraduate students from 14 different colleges.…

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Department of English Honors Two Students with Outstanding Senior Awards

Two Department of English students were selected to receive the department’s 2023 Outstanding Senior Awards. Sponsored by the Dianna S. Cavett Endowment for English Literature, this faculty-nominated award recognizes senior English and Film Studies majors who have demonstrated excellence in academics and co-curricular activities and who have made significant contributions to the department community beyond the classroom. The selection committee…

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Fiction Filmmaking Capstone Class Premieres Short Film to Sold-Out Theatre

After two semesters of hands-on experience in film production, editing, and marketing, the 2023 Fiction Filmmaking Capstone Class at Michigan State University premiered its short film, Promises, Promises, to a sold-out theatre on May 3 at Studio C! in the Meridian Mall. An on-campus screening also took place on May 4 at Wells Hall and was followed by a Q&A session with the cast and crew as well as a behind-the-scenes video of the making of the short film.

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Religious Studies Major Goes Above and Beyond to Volunteer

Michigan State University senior Rana Omar believes in giving back to the community. For four straight years, the Honors College student, who will graduate with a B.A. in Religious Studies and a B.S. in Neuroscience in Spring 2023, has received the Spartan Volunteer Service Award, which is presented on behalf of the MSU President and Center for Community Engaged Learning to recognize MSU students who have participated in 100…

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