Experience Architecture Outstanding Senior Award Goes to Three Graduates

Three graduating seniors — Ann Desrochers, Emily Lin, and Kaitlyn Nguyen — have been selected as winners of the 2022 Experience Architecture (XA) Outstanding Senior Award by Michigan State University’s Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures. The award recognizes XA seniors who show excellence in the program and stand out amongst their peers. Ann Desrochers Ann Desrochers will graduate…

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Undergrad Adds AAAS Minor to Increase Understanding of Diversity, Equity, and Justice

Emily Burch often questioned the answers she received about the lack of diversity in her small town in northwest Michigan. And when she graduated from high school in 2018, she decided to find some answers by attending a public university downstate. This month, Burch will earn a bachelor’s degree and three minors from Michigan State University to put her on…

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Department of Religious Studies Honors Graduates for Achievements 

The Department of Religious Studies recently presented its 2022 Religious Studies Awards to three outstanding students – Anneli Schlacht, Whitnie Clark, and Madelyn Webb. The awards presented include the Robert T. Anderson Award, Engaged Scholar Award, and Nick Rashford and Jake Folio Award.  Robert T. Anderson Award Anneli Schlacht, who is graduating this spring with a B.A. in Religious Studies,…

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CREATE! Micro-Grant Program Accepting Proposals for 2022

The Dean’s Arts Advisory Council in the College of Arts & Letters invites proposals for its CREATE! Micro-Grant Program where students receive funding to create artworks that respond critically and imaginatively to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Open to all Michigan State University undergraduate students who will remain enrolled at MSU during the Fall 2022 semester, the proposal submission deadline is…

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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 Emma Creamer, Outstanding Achievement in the Arts recipient, and Ye Ma, Outstanding Achievement in the Letters recipient. Paul Varg and Richard Sullivan are former Deans of the College of Arts…

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Romance and Classical Studies Announces 2021-2022 Departmental Awards 

The Department of Romance and Classical Studies (RCS) held its annual awards ceremony on Friday, April 29, in Wells Hall where students of the department were recognized for their hard work and academic achievements and winners were announced for the 2021-2022 departmental awards and scholarships.   The following are the 2021-2022 RCS Department Awards recipients:   Classics Outstanding Student in Classics   Jack…

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BranchOut Dance Performance Encourages Audience Engagement with Natural Environment

A new and thought-provoking dance performance project, called BranchOut, which will engage audiences with the natural environment around them while experiencing and exploring the nature of tree communication and the interconnection between plants, will hold its first performance at Michigan State University’s Horticulture Gardens on Wednesday, May 4, at 5 p.m. BranchOut's interactive dance performance was born from a desire…

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2022 Seniors Thank Faculty and Staff for Their Spartan Journey

Commencement is a time for celebration and recognition. This year, the College of Arts & Letters Undergraduate Studies Office asked our 2022 graduating seniors to share the names of those faculty and staff who have contributed positively to their undergraduate careers in the College. The Class of 2022 graduates responded by naming more than 100 College faculty and staff.  Some…

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German Studies Graduate Teaching Assistant Receives MSU’s Excellence-in-Teaching Award

For her phenomenal teaching, commitment to fostering an inclusive and open learning community, and passion for training other teaching assistants, Tianyi “Titi” Kou-Herrema, Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Department of Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures, is a 2022 recipient of Michigan State University’s Excellence-In-Teaching Citation. Supported by MSU’s Office of University Development, Excellence-In-Teaching Citations are awarded to graduate teaching assistants who…

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Ph.D. Student Receives National Award for Efforts to Improve LGBTQIA+ Health Outcomes

An advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community, Wilfredo Flores, Ph.D. Candidate in Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures at Michigan State University set to graduate this spring, is being recognized, both locally and on a national level, for his dedication to delivering health and medical knowledge to LGBTQIA+ people. “People who are not straight or cisgender often have to be really attendant…

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