Message from Dean Christopher P. Long Regarding Our Work Ahead

Dear College of Arts & Letters and Honors College Students, Staff, and Faculty,  The arrival of President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., on campus in 2019 marked an important milestone in our efforts to create a culture at Michigan State University that is transparent, open, trusting, and safe. He prioritized the safety of our community and exemplified that commitment as…

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Recent MSU Graduate Reflects on Internship with United Farm Workers Foundation

As a former farm worker, Edith Saavedra was able to easily connect with the farmworker community and their struggles during her internship with the UFW (United Farm Workers) Foundation, a national organization that mobilizes farmworkers across the country to advocate for equitable policies including immigration reform, pesticide protections, heat standards, hazard pay, and other worker protections. The recent Michigan State…

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‘Corktown’ Production Shines Spotlight on Gentrification

When Michigan State University’s Department of Theatre was looking for someone to guest direct its production of Corktown, Or Through the Valley of Dry Bones, it looked no further than MSU’s Department of African American and African Studies (AAAS) and to Dr. Chamara Jewel Kwakye, Academic Specialist in AAAS, whose vision for the play was fueled by her own background and life experiences. Set in Detroit’s oldest…

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Graduate Voice: Experience Architecture Program Lays Foundation for Career at Ford

Ryda Sundila is a May 2021 graduate of Michigan State University’s College of Arts & Letters. She currently works as a Product Designer at Ford Motor Co. She wrote this Graduate Voice article, which originally was published by MSU Today. The experiences and education that I gained through the Experience Architecture program has allowed me to strive in my current…

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Ph.D. Candidate Recognized for Research on Health Disparities Among Immigrants

A first-generation Latino scholar, Greg Rogel’s research on the health disparities faced by immigrant/Latino communities hits close to home.  For this research, the fifth-year doctoral candidate in Philosophy at Michigan State University recently was named a Sadler Scholar by The Hastings Center and now is receiving invitations to speak about his research to physicians, academics, and other professionals.  Greg Rogel, Ph.D. Candidate in Philosophy Sadler…

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Professor Brings Black Religion and Spirituality Expertise to Religious Studies Department

Associate Professor Tamura Lomax is going back to her roots to the discipline that first inspired her scholarly work. In January 2023, she will begin teaching classes as a faculty member of Michigan State University’s Department of Religious Studies. A scholar, author, and activist, Lomax never left Religious Studies, it’s always been an important part of her life, but now…

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College of Arts & Letters Represented on 2022 Homecoming Court

Today Michigan State University kicks off Homecoming Week, which runs Oct. 10-15, and one of the highlights of this week is the Homecoming Court. This year’s MSU Homecoming Court includes five College of Arts & Letters students. They are among the 12 MSU seniors who make up the 2022 Homecoming Court. Considered one of the highest honors for seniors, students…

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New Faculty and Staff Welcomed to the College

This year, the College of Arts & Letters welcomes 24 new full-time faculty and staff members. These faculty and staff members were recognized during the 2022 Faculty Welcome Reception, which was held Sept. 29. Please join us in welcoming these full-time faculty and staff to the College: Hanan Aly Hanan Aly, Assistant Professor in the Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and…

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Spanish Major Interns for Medical Tech Corporation

Hannah Diggs, a junior double majoring in Spanish and Marketing, recently worked as a Marketing Intern for Stryker, a multinational medical technology corporation located in Kalamazoo, Michigan. After a vigorous interview process, she joined the team to execute business projects, conduct market research, and more all while growing her interpersonal communication and public speaking skills.

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Graphic Design Graduate a Big Winner at ArtPrize 2022

A mural created for this year’s ArtPrize competition by MSU College of Arts & Letters graduate Maddison Chaffer was chosen as one of the winners of the juried awards. Chaffer, who earned a BFA in Graphic Design from Michigan State University in 2020, is this year’s Installation juror winner. The 2022 ArtPrize winners were announced during the closing awards ceremony…

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