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Theatre Department Takes “The Gun Show” On The Road

Friday, February 7, 2020
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The Michigan premiere production of “The Gun Show”, a non-partisan play about guns and America’s gun culture, is set to take center stage at venues throughout the state,…

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McCallum’s Book Among Most Outstanding Academic Titles of 2019

Friday, February 7, 2020
Library shelves full of books

A book co-edited by Department of English Professor Ellen McCallum is among the select few chosen as a “2019 Outstanding Academic Title” by Choice magazine, a monthly publication that offers hundreds…

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Inspiration Drawn from Detroit for Department of Theatre ‘Into the Woods’ Production

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
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MSU is giving the Tony Award-winning fairytale-themed musical Into the Woods a creative re-imagining designed to resonate with mid-Michigan audiences. Inspiration for the set and costumes came from images of…

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Yumibe Receives Prestigious Book Award

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Beaumont Tower in winter

Associate Professor Joshua Yumibe is the recipient of the 2019-2020 Katherine Singer Kovács Book Award for his most recent book, Chromatic Modernity: Color, Cinema, and Media of the…

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NEH Grant Supports Humanities Commons, a One-of-a-Kind Humanities Resource

Friday, January 17, 2020
beaumont tower

Humanities Commons, an essential tool for the humanities field, has received a $500,000 challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, or NEH, to further develop and support its scholarly…

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Faculty Produced Album Spreads Awareness about Homelessness

Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Black and white graphic with MI Homeless Voice in the middle and doodles around the title.

In an effort to reduce the social stigma surrounding homelessness and to raise awareness about housing instability, a collection of spoken-word stories about homelessness set to original music…

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Peters Receives Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellowship

Wednesday, December 18, 2019
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Assistant Professor Tacuma Peters is one of only 10 junior faculty from universities across the nation selected for a 12-month Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellowship. Funded by the…

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Steffke Earns Marshall Scholarship

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Eustace-Cole Hall, home of the Honors College.

Emily Steffke, an Honors College senior majoring in neuroscience in the College of Natural Science and English in the College of Arts and Letters, has been named a…

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Researching and Teaching How Language Shapes Our World

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Using language purposefully is the framework of rhetoric, a notion that Jacqueline Rhodes, Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures (WRAC), wants…

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Five MSU Students, Three Alumni Nominated for Prestigious Graduate School Scholarships

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
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Michigan State University has nominated five undergraduate students and three alumni for nationally competitive graduate school scholarships: the Churchill Scholarship, the Marshall Scholarship, the Mitchell Scholarship and the…

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