French Language Faculty Member Receives Statewide Teaching Award

Matt Kanefsky received the Michigan World Language Association’s (MIWLA) Georges J. Joyaux Post-Secondary Educator Award for his outstanding achievement as an Academic Specialist in Michigan State University’s Department of Romance and Classical Studies (RCS). Kanefsky has served as Coordinator of the French Basic Language program in the Department of Romance and Classical Studies since 2012 and teaches introductory courses in…

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Dànielle Nicole DeVoss Appointed Chairperson of WRAC Department

Dànielle Nicole DeVoss, who has served as Interim Chairperson of Michigan State University’s Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures (WRAC) since July 2021, recently was appointed Chairperson of the WRAC Department for a five-year term, which began on August 16, 2022. “It is an honor and a privilege to serve and helm the WRAC Department and its more than 75 faculty members and…

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Memo to the Board of Trustees Regarding MSU Interim Presidential Search

Dear Members of the Board of Trustees, Thank you for the opportunity to meet yesterday to discuss the characteristics required of our interim president.MSU must have a values-oriented leader who will have credibility with the faculty, staff, students, alums, and other University stakeholders by virtue of having: a proven record of research, teaching, and outreach and engagement, having gone through…

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Conversations With CAL Features Ryan Welsh Discussing ‘Mealworms’ Film

In this Conversations with CAL, Ryan Welsh, Assistant Professor of Media Acting in the Department of Theatre, discusses the making of "Mealworms," a short film created by more than 30 MSU students working together with industry professionals.

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Applying a Critical Eye to User-Experience Design Research and Teaching

That exercise or workout tracking app you just installed might help you define and reach your fitness goals, but the app, and others like it, may also affect the way we interact, reshaping our responsibilities to one another through its very design. Inquiries like this, involving user experience design, or UX, where interfaces are created that allow people to engage…

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2022 Faculty Award Winners Recognized for Outstanding Achievement

The College of Arts & Letters recognizes its 2022 Faculty Award winners for the work they do to enhance curriculum and student experiences. These four impactful leaders have shown outstanding leadership, teaching, innovation, and community engagement and were honored at the 2022 Faculty Welcome Reception on Sept. 29. The 2022 Faculty Award winners include: Paul Varg Award – Robin SilbergleidCommunity…

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Student Reflects on Lessons of His Many Internships

Adam Nowak has built an impressive resume of internships during his time at Michigan State University. The senior, who has a double major in Humanities-Prelaw and Criminal Justice with minors in Law, Justice, and Public Policy, has interned for a U.S. Senator, a circuit court judge, the Governor’s Executive Office, a human rights organization, as well as the MSU Licensing Office and MSU Counterfeiting Office.

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Recent Graduates Working and Studying Abroad as Fulbright Grantees

This academic year, five recent Michigan State University College of Arts & Letters graduates are studying and working abroad as recipients of Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants. These five Fulbright recipients were selected for the 2022-23 grants among more than 9,300 applications, according to the Institute of International Education. A total of nine Michigan State University students and recent graduates…

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Humanities-Prelaw Major Interns with Michigan Attorney General’s Office

A summer internship with the Michigan Department of Attorney General has led to a part-time position and is helping set the stage for Kara Sollars’ career. The senior Humanities-Prelaw major hopes to one day become an attorney and currently is applying to law schools.  Her time with the Michigan Department of Attorney General has taught her that she is “ready to take…

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Conversations with CAL Features Director and Production Manager of ‘Corktown’

The Department of Theatre’s production of Jeff Augustin’s Corktown, Or Through the Valley of Dry Bones is a story of racial economic disparity, gentrification, and the price of “renaissance." In this Conversations with CAL, hear more about the production with Dr. Chamara Jewel Kwakye, Director of Corktown, and Academic Specialist in the Department of African American and African Studies, and Abigail Tykocki, Production Manager and Academic Specialist in the Department of Theatre.

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