Alumnus Wins Hearst National Championship First-Place Award

Joe Freihofer, an MSU alumnus with dual degrees in Journalism and Spanish, recently received first place in the National Television Broadcast News Category of the Hearst National Championship for his video, Sandy Sings On, which tells the story of a Nashville business owner whose store was destroyed during the 2nd Avenue Christmas day bombing in 2020. 

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Faculty Voice: Forging a New Legacy

Julian Chambliss is a Professor in the Department of English, core faculty for the Consortium for Critical Diversity in Digital Age Research, and Val Berryman Curator of History for the MSU Museum. He wrote this "Faculty Voice" article about Marvel Studios' newly released movie, "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" for MSU Today.

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Project by Critical Race Studies Artist-in-Residence Unveiled in Beal Botanical Garden

The same size and blueprint as an ADX (administrative maximum) isolation cell, A Solitary Greenhouse, now on display in Michigan State University’s Beal Botanical Garden, is a fully functioning greenhouse designed to grow seedlings for future abolitionist gardens. It is the work of artist jackie sumell as part of her 2019-2020 artist residency in Critical Race Studies in MSU’s Department of Art,…

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Alumnus Receives Funding for Research and Teaching in South Africa

The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP) Advisory Council selected to fund a project that will allow MSU researcher and College of Arts & Letters alumnus Ike Iyioke to travel to South Africa for collaborative research efforts and graduate student teaching and mentoring. Iyioke is a Research Specialist working in the Analytics Unit of MSU’s Office of Research & Innovation.…

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Lifelong Learner Follows Her Passion to Earn M.A. in Spanish at Age 72

Armed with a passion for Spanish and an undeniable drive to learn, Margaret “Peggy” Kennedy successfully earned her M.A. in Hispanic Literature from Michigan State University last week at the age of 72. But what led her to pursue a second graduate degree at a time when most people are looking to retire, was born out of the love for…

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Professional and Public Writing Outstanding Senior Award Goes to Three Graduates

Annie Dubois, Naomi Johnson, and Sydney Wilson are the 2021 recipients of the Professional and Public Writing (P2W) Outstanding Senior Award. Presented by the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures (WRAC), the Professional and Public Writing Outstanding Senior Award recognizes graduating students who demonstrate excellence in the classroom, success in experiential learning, and engagement with the community. Annie Dubois During her…

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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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Conversations with CAL Student Panel

College of Arts & Letters students Zaria Aikens, Jay Gooden, Ann Desrochers, and Tessa Macdonald discuss their time at MSU, how the pandemic has affected their learning and lives, and share how the College of Arts & Letters has allowed them to succeed academically and beyond.

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