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  • MSU Surplus Store and Recycling Center

    Location:

    486 Green Way, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    The MSU Surplus Store and Recycling Center is rethinking the way the MSU Community disposes of its unused materials – including our own take on REDUCE, REUSE & RECYCLE.  The surplus store sells items in the following categories: Art, Antiques and Collectibles; Audio/Visual; Bicycles; Bid Items; Books; Computers; Farm & Garden; Furniture; Household and Home Decor; Industrial and Manufacturing; Kitchen and Restaurant; Laboratory; Land/Property; Media; Office; Printer & Copier Supplies; Recycling Containers; Sporting Goods and Clothing; Vehicles & Trailers.

  • Muslim Mental Health Conference: Out of the Shackles: Pursuit of Civil Justice in the Face of Psychological Trauma (March 2018)

    Dates:

    March 15 - 17, 2018

    Location:

    United States Institute of Peace, Washington DC

    Description:

    This unique conference brings together faith leaders, health care providers and researchers to examine topics related to mental health across the American Muslim community.  It will include keynote speakers, scholarly research presentations and panel discussions.

  • Muslim Studies Conference: Islam, Muslims, and Contemporary American Politics (April 2017)

    Dates:

    April 13 - 14, 2017. 

    Location:

    303 International Center, East Lansing, MI, 48824 and Kellogg Center, 219 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    This conference will include keynote speakers, scholarly research presentations and panel discussions.

  • Native American Institute

    Location:

    406 Agriculture Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48823.

    Description:

    The Native American Institute was established to provide training, technical assistance, research, and educational assistance to Native American tribes and organizations in Michigan. The Institute also serves as a resource for Michigan officials and lawmakers regarding Indian issues that promote awareness of Indian initiatives, history, and culture.

  • Nepal- Online Resource for K-12 Educators

    Description:

    In the Fall of 2003, a group of educators from Southeast Michigan traveled to Nepal as Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Fellows. They participated in a series of seminars and field studies that introduced them to and immersed them in Nepali culture. They also were linked with Nepali teachers already engaged with Michigan teachers through a water quality monitoring exchange and were able to visit those teachers in their classrooms and observe students conducting water quality monitoring in the Seti River. As a result of their participation in cultural and environmental education activities during the three-week study tour, the Michigan teachers committed to contribute educational units that have become this Study Guide. The Study Guide offers teachers a valuable resource to bring Nepal to Michigan classrooms while meeting state standards and benchmarks.

  • Office for Survey Research

    Description:

    MSU's Institute for Public Policy and Social Research (IPPSR) conducts social scientific, policy, and political surveys through The Office of Survey Research (OSR). The OSR serves public, private, and non-profit organizations and researchers who seek to use surveys to learn about attitudes, needs, experiences, and behavior of individuals and institutions. The OSR administers in excess of 40,000 telephone, Web, and mail questionnaires each year. Our computer-assisted telephone interviewing facility can accommodate more than 2,000 interviewing hours per week. OSR's projects span needs assessments, epidemiological studies, opinion surveys, client feedback surveys, social or economic impact studies, and political polls. We are expanding our resources in the area of web survey services and focus groups.

  • Open Dialogue: An Effective New Paradigm for Working with Psychosis (April 2018)

    Dates:

    Friday, April 13, 2018 at 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Location:

    Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, 219 S Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    Open Dialogue family and network therapy is an evidence-based psychosocial approach to helping people experiencing altered mental states known as schizophrenia. In this workshop, you will explore the assumptions, structure, goals, and “sound and feel” of dialogue in practice, as well as the ideal social context for providing dialogue. You will also learn about the research and the outcomes that have established Open Dialogue as an effective approach to helping people in deep psychiatric crisis. You will compare and contrast the differences and similarities between dialogic practice and the typical standard of care. Experiential exercises, film clips, and vignettes will help illustrate the paradigm shift that Open Dialogue represents in clinical work.

    Available CECHs: 6.0

  • Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives Brown Bag Series (Spring 2017)

    Dates:

    Please see the website below for the current schedule.

     

    Location:

    MSU Museum Auditorium unless otherwise noted.

    Description:

    "Our Daily Work/ Our Daily Lives" is a cooperative project that focuses on the cultural traditions of workers, workplaces as contexts for the expression of workers culture, and the diversity of historical and artistic presentations of workers' lives. "Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives" explores the richness and diversity of worker experience and workers culture with exhibits, lectures and presentations; writing and research projects; and reunions, dialogues, demonstrations and discussions. 

  • Planning Practical and Valuable Program Evaluations in Nonprofit Organizations (Online)

    Dates:

    This online course is available 24 hours a day and will be open until June 30, 2018.

    Location:

    Online, non-interactive

    Description:

    Funding is becoming more competitive and outcomes-driven. It’s becoming increasingly important for nonprofit organizations to evaluate their programs to measure both their effectiveness and impact; however, many people are intimidated by this process and do not know where to begin. In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of program evaluation and how to plan a practical program evaluation that will be valuable for your organization. You will also be given tips, resources, examples, and templates to use in your work.

    Available CECHs: 1.0

  • Post Adoption Support Services Website

    Location:

    MSU School of Social Work: Baker Hall, 655 Auditorium Road, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    Adoption, fostering, and raising kin are different ways of building a family. Often parents and professionals need to look for outside supports and resources that are sensitive to the unique needs that foster and adoptive children bring to the families that are raising them.

    Michigan State University School of Social Work has a long term commitment to improving child welfare in the state through training social workers and providing programming to families. This website features information that is relevant to the field of adoption in Michigan including sources of information such as links, periodicals, fact sheets, and books, and upcoming training events. Please feel free to browse our site to view the many resources we have available.

  • Primary Legal Issues Related to Working with Survivors of Human Trafficking (Online, On-demand, January - June 2018)

    Dates:

    This online, on-demand, non-interactive course is available until June 30, 2018

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Also known as modern-day slavery, human trafficking is the recruitment, transportation, harboring, or receipt of people for purposes of slavery, forced labor, and servitude. You will learn what legal remedies exist for survivors of trafficking and how to determine eligibility for such remedies. Discussion will include immigration, criminal, and victim rights law. You will leave with a knowledge of how to connect survivors to legal resources. This course includes a one hour recorded presentation, handouts and a required posttest. This course is a non-interactive, online course utilizing D2L (Desire2Learn).

    Available CECHs: 1.0

  • Professional Certificate in GIS (Online, 2017-2018)

    Dates:

    There are six convenient entry points for our certificate courses (or program), with sessions beginning six times a year:

    • 15 May 2017 (session 35)
    • 10 July 2017 (session 36)
    • 28 August 2017 (session 37)
    • 23 October 2017 (session 38)
    • January 2018 (session 39)
    • March 2018 (session 40)

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The Professional Certificate in GIS (Geographic Information Science) aims to advance the geospatial tools & technology skill-set of professionals currently working in fields that use geospatial technologies. It is also an excellent opportunity for anyone looking to revamp their current career, earn continuing-education or teaching credits, or simply learn new and marketable skills.

    Our four professional-certificate courses in GIS qualify for both the State of Michigan SCECHs and Michigan State University CEUs. You can easily earn teaching credits (55 or 60, depending on the course) in seven weeks, while becoming proficient in the theory of geographic information science and the application of its many techniques.

    The certificate consists of four fully online courses that are each delivered in 7-week sessions. This means that a certificate can easily be earned in two semesters (if courses are taken one at a time) or faster (if courses are taken concurrently).

  • Program on Police Consolidation and Shared Services

    Description:

    The program on Police Consolidation and Shared Services (PCASS) at Michigan State University's School of Criminal Justice provides a single-point resource on structural options available for providing police services in an era of dwindling budgets.  Police and public safety agencies have reached a critical juncture. It is no longer feasible for many individual cities, townships and municipalities to maintain their own police and public safety entities. The PCASS program will create, assemble, and disseminate research and other resources on the nature, options, implementation, efficiency, and effectiveness of all forms of consolidation and shared services.

    The PCASS program offers police departments, city mangers, and supervisors information developed by peer agencies across the country and resources to manage transitions effectively, including strategies for structure, staffing and asset deployment; insight into what other communities are doing and how they are performing; guidance to structure consolidation in its many forms; best-practices and bottom-line implementation guidelines from expert practitioners and researchers.

  • Project Safe Neighborhoods

    Description:

    MSU's School of Criminal Justice is a key partner in a collaborative effort called Project Safe Neighborhoods. Through nationwide funding from the U.S. Justice Department and partnering with other government agencies such as the National Crime Prevention Council, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, and the National District Attorneys Association, researchers across the country will investigate the driving forces behind gun violence and construct strategies which may help to reduce these incidences. Task forces at the local and state levels trained to study levels and causes of firearm violence in their area will help to provide effective gun violence reduction programs.

  • Psychological Clinic Therapy and Assessment Services

    Location:

    The MSU Psychological Clinic is located in the Psychology Building on the campus of MSU.

    Description:

    The MSU Psychological Clinic is staffed by clinicians enrolled in the MSU Clinical Psychology doctoral program and by some MSU Clinical Psychology faculty. All clinicians are individually supervised by experienced Ph.D. psychologists from the University faculty and the Greater Lansing community. The Clinic provides a wide range of services to the general public. Fee for services at the Clinic is set on an income-adjusted basis. Services include:

    • Individual child psychotherapy
    • Individual child play-therapy
    • Adolescent psychotherapy
    • Individual adult psychotherapy
    • Family therapy
    • Couples therapy
    • Group therapy
  • Publications on Gender and International Development

    Location:

    Online at the Website listed below.

    Description:

    MSU's Center for Gender in Global Context (GenCen) focuses on global transformation and gender relations. Their publication series includes:

    • GPID Working Papers featuring article-length manuscripts by scholars from a broad range of disciplines.
    • GPID Bulletin, which contains information on new publications, video resources, scholarships, conferences, and Web sites.
  • Race in 21st Century America Biennial Conference (April 2017)

    Dates:

    Thursday, April 13, 2017.  8:30 am

    Location:

    Kellogg Center, 219 S. Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    The tenth biennial Race in 21st Century America conference is FREE to attend and it brings to campus leading scholars, community activists, public officials and residents, representing racial, ethnic, gender and ideological diversity, to participate in an important conversation with the MSU community about the problem of race in America. Though the conference will cover a number of areas, our theme this year is Race, Gender and Sexuality. The race conference, as we call it, is fundamentally designed to examine systems of power and privilege in the United States, especially the ways in which they impact communities of color. We also identify specific goals and strategies that promote democratic, yet radically transformative, social, economic and political structures…Our project is not simply about identifying and examining problems, but especially proposing actionable recommendations for addressing twenty-first century challenges.

  • Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Science Research and Training

    Location:

    2nd Floor Geography Building, 673 Auditorium Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824.

    Description:

    RSGIS provides spatial analysis services to local and state government agencies.  Recognized as the leading source of spatial technology expertise in the state, RSGIS staff assists the State of Michigan with data acquisition, quality control, and software programming.  They also provide training workshops in GIS, remote sensing and cartography for working professionals.  They operate an imagery archive that houses photo and satellite images for the state of Michigan from the 1930s to present.  They employ a number of geography undergraduate and graduate students on many projects.

  • Remote Sensing & GIS Workshops (August, September, November 2017)

    Dates:

    All workshops times are 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.

    August 21-23, 2017
    Introduction to ArcGIS - 2 days
    ArcGIS II - Beyond the Basics - 1 day

    August 29-31, 2017
    Hands-on Drone-to-GIS Workflows - 3 days

    September 18-20, 2017
    Hands-on Drone-to-GIS Workflows - 3 days

    November 6-8, 2017
    Introduction to ArcGIS - 2 days
    ArcGIS II - Beyond the Basics - 1 day

    Location:

    219 Geography Building, 673 Auditorium Rd, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The Training Center at the RS&GIS is a state-of-the-art computer facility, equipped with the latest software and hardware. This lab is the perfect place to take a RS&GIS workshop or host your own event. These one- to two- days of CEU certified technical workshops cover the principle tools of geospatial technology. These hands-on classes, taught by a staff of Certified GIS Professionals, give you the opportunity to expand your technical skills, spatial knowledge, and software proficiency. Full-day or multiple-day courses carry CEU credits.

     

  • Remote Sensing Online Course (2017-2018)

    Dates:

    There are six convenient entry points for our certificate courses (or program), with sessions beginning six times a year:

    • 15 May 2017 (session 35)
    • 10 July 2017 (session 36)
    • 28 August 2017 (session 37)
    • 23 October 2017 (session 38)
    • January 2018 (session 39)
    • March 2018 (session 40)

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This online remote sensing course presents the technical and methodological skills needed to interpret various types of aerial images as a source of information in a variety of applications, including geography, forestry, urban planning, recreation management, crop and soil science, among many others. Lab exercises will utilize an extensive set of digital aerial images displaying a wide variety of environments (urban, rural, residential, agricultural, et cetera) where students can practice the interpretation skills discussed in the online lessons and apply them to decision-making across a variety of disciplines.

    This 7-week course is eligible for Michigan State University Continuing Education Units (MSU CEUs), as well as Michigan Department of Education State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs).

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