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Day of Professionalization Prepares Students for Future Careers in UX

The Spring 2022 XA/P2W Day of Professionalization on March 18 provided students a chance to learn about trauma-informed approaches to website and app development, helping to prepare them for future careers in user experience (UX) design.

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Undergraduate Students Share Research, Writing, and Design Skills at 2022 UURAF

Three WRAC students presented at MSU’s 24th annual University Undergraduate Research & Arts Forum (UURAF), building on their research, writing, and design skills and showcasing their work at a major institutional research forum.

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PhD Student Sharieka Botex Honored With Award for Community Engagement

Sharieka Shontae Botex, a third-year PhD student in the Rhetoric and Writing Program, has received a 2022 Graduate Student Award for Community Engagement Scholarship from the University Office of Outreach…

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Writing as an Imperfect Process: Modality, Research and Inclusion at FYW Symposium

The First-Year Writing (FYW) Program at MSU again offered undergraduates a unique experience and the chance to demonstrate the research and writing skills they acquired in their fall 2021 writing classes in a formal conference setting. The fall 2021 First-Year Writing Symposium, which took place December 3, was an exciting opportunity for students to present the work they did in their classes and reflect on what they learned.

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The Cube Wins Prestigious University Creating Inclusive Excellence Grant

The Cube (publishing – process – praxis) has won a 2021-2022 university Creating Inclusive Excellence Grant (CEIG). The grant will be used to support three of The Cube’s upcoming projects: the Detroit Accessibility Project, Indigenous Games, and Holt Public Schools’ Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) content strategy and implementation.

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Finding Solace in Creating With Support From a CREATE! Micro-Grant

Iliana Cosme-Brooks, a senior double majoring in Arts and Humanities and Public and Professional Writing, has found solace in creating during the COVID-19 pandemic and has picked up embroidery, sewing, crochet, and knitting. She was selected to receive a $500 CREATE! Micro-Grant to respond critically and creatively to the events of the pandemic. Her CREATE! Micro-Grant project, titled “Synonyms for, Symptoms of, Suffocation, Solitude,” is of a mask and an exaggerated and oversized sweater that she made to illustrate how she has felt during the pandemic.  

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CREATE! Micro-Grant 2021 Winners Announced

Twelve student projects were selected to each receive $500 CREATE! Micro-Grants to respond critically and imaginatively to events occurring during the COVID-19 pandemic. With the funding, micro-grant winners will craft a variety of works using creative mediums such as film, dance, poetry, song, and oil painting to tackle issues involving race, isolation, body image, language, and more.

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MSU Survey Asks for Your Stories of Creativity in the Time of COVID-19

“Creativity in the Time of COVID-19,” an MSU project funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, asks the public to share their stories about the role creativity has played in their lives during the pandemic as well as any creative works they’ve made that have helped them get through this past year.

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