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

2015 Dean’s Report: Empowering Opportunity and Impact

2014/2015 COLLEGE STATS 98 Percent Graduate placement 45 Percent Graduates who have completed study abroad or study away 28 Percent Graduates who have completed internships #1 Study abroad college(80 programs, 40 countries, 6 continents) 1,965 Current major students TOP MSU Faculty Awards such as the Beal, Teacher-Scholar, and Excellence-in-Teaching Awards 52 Majors & Programs IMPACT National Faculty Awards such as…

Continue Reading 2015 Dean’s Report: Empowering Opportunity and Impact
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

Empowering Tomorrow’s Thinkers

$36M RAISED 6,179 DONORS 181% TO GOAL Alumni: 47.4% Friends: 35.9% Corporations: 0.9% Foundations: 7.9% Other: 7.9% SPARTANS STEPPED UP Spartans in various regions stepped up by volunteering and supporting the campaign. Take a look at the below list to see where—and from whom—these gifts came from. MICHIGAN $921.9M • 186,221 donors OUTSIDE MICHIGAN $912.1M • 69,063 donors Atlanta $11.4M • 1,597 donors…

Continue Reading Empowering Tomorrow’s Thinkers

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

Christopher P. Long Recommended as Dean of the College of Arts & Letters

Christopher P. Long has been recommended to serve as the new dean of Michigan State University’s College of Arts and Letters. If approved by the MSU Board of Trustees, his appointment would be effective July 1. Long is associate dean for graduate and undergraduate education and professor of philosophy and classics in the College of the Liberal Arts at Penn State…

Continue Reading Christopher P. Long Recommended as Dean of the College of Arts & Letters

Dr. Bering-Porter Awarded Lilly Fellowship to Explore Visualization of Films, TV Shows

David Bering-Porter, assistant professor of film studies in the MSU Department of English, has been awarded a 2015-16 Lilly Fellowship. The Lilly Teaching Fellows program is intended to advance the University’s continuing efforts to support excellence in teaching and learning. It provides a cohort of six to seven pre-tenure faculty with an opportunity to engage in a yearlong exploration of…

Continue Reading Dr. Bering-Porter Awarded Lilly Fellowship to Explore Visualization of Films, TV Shows

$100,000 Gift Fosters Creativity and Learning for Students

Peter Stougaard, former Hollywood studio executive May 12, 2015 - As part of the MSU Empower Extraordinary campaign, the College of Arts & Letters (CAL) at Michigan State University has received an in-kind gift valued at more than $100,000 from CAL alumnus Peter Stougaard (’81), a former studio executive for DreamWorks and 20th Century Fox. The gift is in the form of 4,000…

Continue Reading $100,000 Gift Fosters Creativity and Learning for Students