Graduating Senior and Citizen Scholar Reflects on Time Abroad and More

Alia Jones is a Citizen Scholar majoring in Humanities-Prelaw with a minor in African American and African Studies and will graduate this spring. During her time at MSU, she has had many impactful experiences, including an internship abroad and a service-learning study abroad. Read about these experiences and more as well as the advice she shares with other MSU students…

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Students to Present Musical Cognition Research on National Stage

Grace Bonnema and Tushya Mehta, sophomores in the College of Arts & Letters, have been selected to present their research at the Council on Undergraduate Research’s Posters on the Hill, a national event featuring exceptional undergraduate research from across the country. They will present their poster, Narrative Processing of Music: How Culture Influences Our Perception of Music, virtually to an…

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Undergrads to Present Research at 23rd Annual UURAF

The 23rd annual University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF) will be an asynchronous virtual event taking place April 15-19 and consisting of pre-recorded poster, oral, and performance/showcase presentations.  The showcase portion of the forum will be on Friday, April 16, with Film and Digital Media scheduled for 1:30-2:30 p.m. and Visual and Performing Arts from 3-4 p.m. Student showcase…

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Spanish Graduate’s Education Enhanced by Citizen Scholars Program

Citizen Scholar Carla Simone is preparing to graduate this spring with a B.A. in Spanish and a minor in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). One of the highlights of her MSU education was a study abroad trip to Valencia, Spain, where she lived with a host family and took four Spanish classes. That trip was made possible…

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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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Alum Named GM for Global Entertainment Media Brand

History and Theatre alumna Geneva S. Thomas recently became the General Manager of Entertainment Weekly and People en Español under the Meredith Corporation, which is one of the world's leading entertainment media brands, and she credits her MSU education for helping prepare her for the work she does today. She especially gives thanks for the opportunities she had as a student leader.  “Being a…

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Excel Network’s Virtual Career Readiness Award Winners Announced

The six winners of the College of Arts & Letter's second annual Virtual Career Readiness Award Winners recently were announced and received prizes, ranging from $250 to $750.  Facilitated by the Excel Network, the competition was open to MSU students with a major in the College of Arts & Letters and required them to complete various career readiness-related tasks according…

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Varg-Sullivan Graduate Award Winners Announced

Each year, the College of Arts & Letters presents two Varg-Sullivan Endowed Graduate Awards to graduate students for their outstanding achievement in the arts or letters. This year’s winners are Nicolei Gupit, Outstanding Achievement in the Arts recipient, and Giovanni Salazar Calvo, Outstanding Achievement in the Letters recipient.

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Raising Proficiency in Critical Need Languages

For decades, Spanish, French, and German have dominated the landscape of foreign language instruction in most schools, colleges, and universities in the United States. However, as the need grows for proficiency in critical-need languages, Michigan State University is inviting teachers of two non-Western European languages to explore best practices through a synchronous online summer workshop. The Department of Linguistics and…

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