Scholars Events

The Social Science Scholars Program hosts many events encouraging Scholars to celebrate their accomplishments and network with their peers, mentors, faculty and alumni. The program also encourages and rewards attendance to other on-campus events, such as guest lectures, service activities and networking opportunities. 

Social Science Scholars Book Launch

Since 2016, the Scholars Program has published a new volume of "Social Science Scholars Research," a compilation of published articles written exclusively by the Scholars. For the third edition of the book, released in 2019, the Scholars Program held an official book launch celebrating the newly published Scholars' achievements. Held at the MSU Union, the night included presentations by the Scholars following remarks from the program's leaders and, of course, refreshments. 


Social Science Scholars Graduation

Since the first Scholars graduated from the College of Social Science in 2016, the Social Science Scholars Programs has recognized its graduates with a lively celebration at the Cowles House. The event is open to graduating Scholars' family, friends and mentors. Scholars at every level are also encouraged to attend to celebrate their senior peers.  


Other On-Campus Opportunities

There is always something exciting happening on MSU's campus. For example, MSU has hosted guest lectures from celebrities, intellectuals and community activists such as Trevor Noah, Ken Burns and Tarana Burke. MSU also hosts exclusive film viewings, art exhibits and hands-on learning activities throughout the year, as well as many networking opportunities, such as the Women's Leadership Institute and Annual Governor Jim Blanchard Forum. Scholars are encouraged to attend these events together and often rewarded for doing so, creating an atmosphere for dynamic, engaged learning.