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LBC welcomes--and welcomes back--Briggsies

August 20, 2021 - LBC Communications

Information about College Colloquium for first-year students; words of advice from former students, safety reminders, and a virtual tour of academic spaces

Rudolph named LBC Assistant Dean of Student Success and Advising

July 1, 2021 - LBC Communications

Niki J. Rudolph, Ph.D. is joining Lyman Briggs College as its Assistant Dean of Student Success and Advising, starting July 1, 2021.

Dean's summer message to Lyman Briggs alumni

June 30, 2021 - LBC Communications

LBC interim dean Kendra Spence Cheruvelil shares her reflections on the last year and the road ahead for the LBC community

Dr. Jennie Orr Thomas and Daniel Thomas establish a new scholarship for diversity, equity and inclusion in Lyman Briggs College

June 29, 2021 - LBC Communications

LBC alumna Dr. Jennie Orr Thomas (Class of 1973) and her husband Daniel Thomas donated $100,000 to establish a new scholarship in Lyman Briggs College

Foundational Briggs staff member, Mary Sheridan, remembered by Lyman Briggs community

June 28, 2021 - LBC Communications

Lyman Briggs College is saddened by the passing of one of its longest-serving and beloved former staff members, Mary Sheridan, who died this year.

Briggsies chosen to present research on Capitol Hill

May 5, 2021 - LBC Communications

Two LBC students — Grace Bonnema and Tushya Mehta — were selected to present their research at the Council on Undergraduate Research’s 2021 Posters on the Hill event April 27-28.

2021 Spring Commencement

April 30, 2021

We are so proud of the 306 Briggsies graduating from Lyman Briggs College.

Briggs Research Showcase Awards

April 20, 2021

This year, the Briggs Showcase featured 53 projects. The evaluation period ended April 19 and thanks to generous support from the MSU Federal Credit Union Dean’s Choice grant, we are able to recognize the standout achievements with monetary prizes.

Briggs Research Showcase Now Open

April 14, 2021

Undergraduate research is a distinctive part of the Briggs experience. Traditionally, we have celebrated research in a live, in-person poster competition. This year, we are proud to introduce the asynchronous online Briggs Showcase.

Two Briggs alumni share their experiences facing the COVID-19 pandemic in a virtual event

March 31, 2021

In late March, we hosted a conversation with Briggs medical professionals Dr. Zafar Shamoon, DO, Dr. Michael VanRooyen, MD, MPH, and LBC faculty member Mark Waddell who took us behind the scenes of the front lines in the battle against COVID-19.

LBC offers large number of courses in Summer 2021 sessions A and B

March 31, 2021

Lyman Briggs College is offering a much larger slate of summer LB courses than ever before. Summer can be a convenient time to fulfill course requirements. We are happy to support our incoming and continuing Briggsies in this way.

Two LBC faculty earn prestigious 2021 All-University Awards

March 10, 2021 - Beth Brauer and Blythe White

Lyman Briggs College is proud to announce that two of our faculty have earned distinguished All-University Awards from Michigan State University. These awards are given annually to a small number of outstanding faculty and staff within the university.

Students from Residential Colleges Use Research Projects To Advance Inclusion During Pandemic

February 15, 2021 - RCAH Communications

Four Michigan State University students have received Martin Luther King Jr. Advancing Inclusion through Research Awards for research projects focusing on topics related to diversity and marginalized populations.

Residential Colleges Awarded Creating Inclusive Excellence Grant

February 9, 2021 - Samantha Troutman

MSU's three residential colleges awarded a Creating Inclusive Excellence Grant to create an Advancing Racial Equity and Advocacy Program

Seven Briggsies earn MSU Board of Trustees Awards for 4.0 GPA throughout college

January 19, 2021

In Fall 2020, 7 of the 29 MSU students from across MSU who earned the MSU Board of Trustees Award for maintaining a 4.0 grade point average throughout college were Briggsies.

Kendra Spence Cheruvelil appointed interim dean of Lyman Briggs College

December 18, 2020 - Blythe White

The MSU Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of Kendra Spence Cheruvelil as the interim dean of Lyman Briggs College. Cheruvelil has been serving as responsible administrator in the college since November 11.

Briggsies create a digital care package of resources for finals week

December 8, 2020

LBC Peer Advising Assistants Serene Abu-Hamdan, Blerta Prenaj, and Abby Struble support their peers in a creative way this finals season, with a digital care package of resources.

LBC co-sponsors MSU Women in STEM online event

December 1, 2020

Five MSU colleges will proudly host the online MSU Women in STEM conference on Tuesday, December 8.

LBC gives thanks for our students

November 25, 2020

A Thanksgiving message from Dr. Kendra Spence Cheruvelil and a special video from college personnel.

Leadership Transition

November 13, 2020

On November 11, 2020, Dr. Michele H. Jackson resigned as dean of Lyman Briggs College and will be returning to the faculty. We are grateful to Dr. Jackson for her dedication and service to the college the last two years.

Dr. Sharon DeGraw named HPS major/minor coordinator

October 20, 2020

In her new position, DeGraw will meet with students interested in majoring or minoring in the history, philosophy and sociology of science (HPS) and help them to customize courses and pursue research in humanistic perspectives of science.

Kellie Walker, LBC senior, serves on 2020 Homecoming Court

September 22, 2020 - Aimee Klevorn and Beth Brauer

Kellie Walker, an Austin, Texas resident, reflects on her Spartan experience and shares what being on Homecoming Court means from afar.

Meet the Faculty

September 3, 2020

Meet some of the first-year Briggs faculty in a series of video interviews with Undergraduate Learning Assistants.

Welcome to the Fall 2020 semester: LBC alumni share their thoughts and advice

August 28, 2020

Welcome to the Fall 2020 semester! We asked former LBC students, our alumni, to contribute words of welcome and advice for incoming and continuing students.

LBC senior makes PPE in GM plant during the summer

LBC senior makes PPE in GM plant during the summer

August 27, 2020 - Blythe White

LBC senior Brendan Wiley worked at GM's transmission plant in Warren, MI this summer, making N-95 masks and face shields for front-line medical workers

Joint MSU, U-M project studying effect of inclusivity on STEM faculty receives $1.4 million grant from National Science Foundation

Joint MSU, U-M project studying effect of inclusivity on STEM faculty receives $1.4 million grant from National Science Foundation

August 22, 2020 - Cameron Rudolph

CLIMBS-UP, a collaborative research project between MSU and U-M to study inclusive environments in science, technology, engineering and math within academia, has been awarded a three-year, $1.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

Fall semester changes

August 18, 2020

Your safety is always my paramount concern, and I support the President’s decision. At the same time, I recognize the disappointment that many of us may feel about not having the opportunity to come together this fall.

Message from the Dean: Looking ahead to fall

August 13, 2020

More than ever, the world needs students who are curious about science and passionate about how solutions come from understanding science in its larger contexts. Whether you are continuing your Briggs education, or just beginning, your education couldn’t be more relevant to our world.

Briggs students take part in summer research symposium

Briggs students take part in summer research symposium

August 5, 2020

40 LBC students were among 260 undergraduate presenters at the Mid-Michigan Symposium for Undergraduate Research Experiences (Mid-SURE), presented virtually this year

Summertime programs to ease the transition for first-year Briggsies

August 5, 2020 - Krysta Coleman

The Briggs community has banded together to create a network of support for our incoming students.

New platform connects alumni and students through mentoring

New platform connects alumni and students through mentoring

June 10, 2020 - Krysta Coleman and Sarah Dickinson

Joining MSU Connect and Briggs Connect is an easy way to contribute to community and career development of Briggs alumni and students.

LBC INC. statement against systemic racism

June 4, 2020

As a community, it is our responsibility and duty to spend time in educating ourselves and listening to Black voices and looking toward Black leadership for instruction.

Dean's Response to Racial Violence

June 3, 2020

Dean Michele Jackson shares a personal reflection about the recent events

Workman establishes fund for diversity, equity and inclusion at LBC

June 2, 2020

Kent Workman has continued his life of service by recently establishing a fund to further diversity and inclusion at Lyman Briggs College and at Michigan State University.

Briggs Kindness Project brings alumni messages to graduating Class of 2020

April 29, 2020 - Sarah Dickinson, LBC Alumni and Donor Relations Coordinator

Heartfelt messages written by alumni were sent to graduating students as part of the #BriggsKindnessProject

Messages from the Dean regarding COVID-19

April 24, 2020

"...how do we persist on those things that are important to our future, even if they seem to be overwhelming today?"

ULAs Needed for Summer 2020

April 17, 2020

Become an undergraduate learning assistant for LB:270 this summer!

New LB Summer 2020 courses

April 16, 2020

In order to create as many opportunities as possible for our students to maintain their desired timelines towards graduation, and in response to the cancellation of some programs, LBC has increased the number and range of online summer courses in Summer 2020. 

FAQ created for LBC students

March 19, 2020

An FAQ has been created for LBC students, families, and visitors.

Dr. Robert Pennock publishes new book on scientific character

February 28, 2020

An Instinct for Truth: Curiosity and the Moral Character of Science was recently published by MIT Press

Statement of Solidarity for Asian and Asian Pacific Islander Desi Americans

February 20, 2020

Message of solidarity for our Asian and Asian Pacific Islander Desi American students, faculty, staff, and advisors

Maxine Davis named LBC Director of Education Abroad and Away

Maxine Davis named LBC Director of Education Abroad and Away

January 15, 2020

In this role, she will coordinate and oversee LBC’s education abroad and away opportunities.

LBC biology professor receives national award

LBC biology professor receives national award

January 6, 2020

Peter White, an assistant professor of biology in Lyman Briggs College and the Department of Entomology, recently received an award from the National Association of Biology Teachers.

One Day. One Goal. One Big Thank You

One Day. One Goal. One Big Thank You

December 20, 2019 - Sarah Dickinson

Your generosity helped us have the most successful Give Green Day to date. Over $11,000 were raised in one day for Lyman Briggs College students.

LBC alum Dr. Mark Kay receives MSU Distinguished Alumni Award

LBC alum Dr. Mark Kay receives MSU Distinguished Alumni Award

November 26, 2019

In October, Dr. Mark Kay, (LB class of 1980), returned to East Lansing to receive the MSU Distinguished Alumni award, which is given by the MSU Alumni Office to those alumni who have obtained the highest level of professional accomplishment in their field.

It All Adds Up: LBC celebrates annual support from alumnus Mark Schwartz

It All Adds Up: LBC celebrates annual support from alumnus Mark Schwartz

November 25, 2019

LBC alumnus Mark Schwartz has always been fascinated by weather and climate. Mark believes that a good education doesn’t just provide career options for graduates, it helps them weather the storms of life.

Tuesday, December 3 is Give Green Day

Tuesday, December 3 is Give Green Day

November 4, 2019

This year, LBC is raising funds for the LBC Book Scholarship. You have the opportunity to support future Briggsies by ensuring they have the resources they need to succeed.

Briggs undergrad researcher wins award at premier international conference

Briggs undergrad researcher wins award at premier international conference

October 29, 2019

For LBC senior Hasaan Hayat, a Briggs senior with dual majors in neuroscience and human biology, the opportunity to work in the Precision Health Program as an undergraduate researcher both confirmed his interests in technology and medicine, and helped illuminate his career path.

College Statement on Recent Events

October 23, 2019

A message from the LBC Dean and LBC INC regarding the race-based events on campus in October that left many of us shocked and concerned

MSU alumnus establishes new endowment for Lyman Briggs College: the Claybourne Petrey STEM Scholarship

MSU alumnus establishes new endowment for Lyman Briggs College: the Claybourne Petrey STEM Scholarship

July 3, 2019

Lyman Briggs College recently received a planned gift from Attorney R. Claybourne Petrey, Jr. to establish the Claybourne Petrey STEM Scholarship. This scholarship—made via charitable bequest—will support students who promote the importance of the work of women in STEM.

Cross-cutting research collaborations awarded grants

Cross-cutting research collaborations awarded grants

July 1, 2019

Nine cross-cutting research collaborations between MSU units were recently awarded grants by the Science and Society at State, or S3, program, led by LBC's Dr. Sean Valles.

Dr. Robert T. Pennock given one of MSU's highest honors

Dr. Robert T. Pennock given one of MSU's highest honors

June 21, 2019

Lyman Briggs professor at the juncture of biology and philosophy named University Distinguished Professor

Before Holmes Hall Stood at the Corner of Shaw and Hagadorn

Before Holmes Hall Stood at the Corner of Shaw and Hagadorn

May 23, 2019

Did you know that before 1953, when Michigan State College (MSU’s name at the time) broke ground to build new residences—Holmes Hall—that homesteads and farms dating back to the 1860’s stood at the corner of Shaw Lane and Hagadorn Road?

Jerry Urquhart named LBC associate dean for research & faculty affairs

Jerry Urquhart named LBC associate dean for research & faculty affairs

May 20, 2019

Jerry Urquhart named LBC associate dean for research & faculty affairs

Interview with Outstanding Senior Malcolm Davis

Interview with Outstanding Senior Malcolm Davis

May 8, 2019

Each year the Michigan State University Senior Class Council recognizes up to 25 outstanding seniors in the graduating class. This year, one of those outstanding seniors graduated from Lyman Briggs College: Malcolm Davis.

LBC Alumna Laura Comilla Gives Commencement Address

LBC Alumna Laura Comilla Gives Commencement Address

May 6, 2019

During her remarks at commencement, Comilla used her platform to recognize others who had helped her along the way. She said, “When I look at my collegiate and professional successes, it never ceases to amaze to that it has never been done alone, I’ve always had a mentor.”

Spring 2019 Commencement at a Glance

Spring 2019 Commencement at a Glance

May 4, 2019

Spring 2019 Commencement highlights

Lyman Briggs Teaching Assistants Receive Awards from Department of Entomology

Lyman Briggs Teaching Assistants Receive Awards from Department of Entomology

May 1, 2019

Two graduate student TAs for Briggs Bio courses earned high honors at the Entomology Awards

2019 Research Symposium

2019 Research Symposium

April 23, 2019

For students at Lyman Briggs College, research is an important part of coursework and career development. Each April, the college features research during the Lyman Briggs Research Symposium.

Q & A with Young Alumni Award recipient Shannon Wilson

Q & A with Young Alumni Award recipient Shannon Wilson

March 15, 2019

LBC alum Shannon Wilson awarded Young Alumni Award from the MSU Alumni Association

Isaac Record named director of experiential learning

Isaac Record named director of experiential learning

February 6, 2019

Dr. Isaac Record named Director of Experiential Learning

Dr. Mark Waddell named Special Advisor to the Dean

Dr. Mark Waddell named Special Advisor to the Dean

February 4, 2019

Dr. Mark Waddell appointed Special Advisor to the Dean.