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  • The Making of Modern Michigan

    Location:

    Main Library, 100 Library, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The Making of Modern Michigan is a collaborative project involving 52 Michigan libraries. It includes local history materials from communities around the state. Michigan's unique heritage is represented through over 4,500 different subjects of photographs, family papers, oral histories, genealogical materials, and much more.

  • The Quilt Index

    Description:

    The Quilt Index is a central resource that incorporates a wide variety of sources and information on quilts, quiltmakers, and quiltmaking. The Index includes:
    images and information on privately held quilts compiled by over 56 state and regional quilt documentation projects in the United States and internationally;
    images and information on quilts in public museum and library collections;
    bibliographies of secondary materials relevant to quilt study; and
    finding aids developed to assist researchers with locating hard-to-find quilt-related primary and secondary materials in public collections.

    Quilts are searchable or browsable by timeperiod, style or technique, purpose or function, original location, or collection.

  • The Satir Model: Evolving into the 21st Century (September 2017)

    Dates:

    Friday, September 29, 2017.  9:00 am - 4:30 pm.

    Location:

    WMU Beltline Conference Center 2333 E. Beltline Avenue, SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

    Description:

    Recognized as a consummate therapist and healer, Virginia Satir created a widely adopted model of change. Her methods synthesized both structural and strategic approaches to family therapy. Applied with individuals and families, her methods utilized principles of Gestalt, psychodrama, and experiential approaches. However, since her death in 1988, combined with the advent of evidence-based practices, the Satir model is less recognized and understood. This workshop will focus on application of several components (Parts Party, Family Reconstruction, Human Mandala), with emphasis and application for the individual client. Both knowledge and affective domains will be addressed. Special attention will occur in terms of analyzing, evaluating and creating (cognitive domain) and organizing and internalizing values (affective domain).

    Available CECHs: 6.0

  • Tollgate Education Conference Center (Novi, MI)

    Location:

    28115 Meadowbrook Road, Novi, MI, 48377. (Northwest corner of Twelve Mile and Meadowbrook Roads in Novi, MI.)

    Description:

    The MSUE - Tollgate Education Conference Center functions as a full service meeting facility ideal for the business and educational community. Situated on a beautiful 160 acre farm, the gardens and pastures at Tollgate provide a natural and peaceful setting for business meetings, receptions, retreats, conferences, workshops and educational classes. The Center includes the Tollgate Conference room which accommodates up to 140 people; the Activity Center, a more casual setting accommodates up to 60 people; the Americana Boardroom, an executive-style formal meeting room for 12 or less; and the Bassett Boardroom for 10 people. Tollgate’s main site feature is the historic Tollgate Barn which is available for rental for various functions offering it’s unique charm and atmosphere.

    Tollgate offers a complete range of support services to make every event a success:

    Our caterers provide an excellent variety of breakfasts, lunches, dinners or outdoor barbecues to suit your budget and tastes.
    All meeting rooms have wireless internet and a complete inventory of audiovisual and communication equipment.
    Overnight accommodations are available at several hotels located within one mile of Tollgate.

    Conveniently located at the northwest corner of 12 Mile and Meadowbrook Roads in Novi, Michigan near several major freeways: I-275, I-96 and I-696, and within an hour’s drive from Metropolitan Airport, Detroit, Flint, Ann Arbor and Lansing.

  • Transitioning to Higher Education: Improving Outcomes for Youth from Foster Care (August 2017)

    Dates:

    Friday, August 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM

    Location:

    Greater Lansing Association of Realtors, 4039 Legacy Parkway, Lansing, MI 48911

    Description:

    Youth who transition out of foster care face many challenges, including lack of support and other educational barriers. They are less likely to graduate from high school than youth who have not experienced out-of-home care, and yet many succeed and are able to go on to higher education programs. This training will explore the resources available to foster care case managers and resource families to support youth transitioning to higher education, including financial aid, career development and planning, and applying to higher education programs that will best meet the youth’s needs. This training will utilize small and large group discussions and visual displays.    Available CECHs: 3.0

  • Transnational East Asia Colloquium (Spring 2017)

    Dates:

    January 23, February 9, March 1, April 10, and April 11, 2017.  4:00 pm.

    Location:

    Room 303 International Center, MSU, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    This colloquium, sponsored by the Asian Studies Center and other key supporters, is intended to deepen our knowledge of East Asia as a region from transnational perspectives by bringing outstanding scholars from around the world to the Michigan State University campus in the spring semester of 2017. Through lectures based on their cutting-edge research, these scholars will illustrate innovative ways to understand history, culture, society, as well as religion in East Asia beyond national and regional boundaries.

  • Trauma and the Brain (October 2017)

    Dates:

    Thursday, October 5, 2017. 9:00 am - 4:30 pm.

    Location:

    Greater Lansing Association of Realtors®, 4039 Legacy Parkway, Lansing, MI 48911

    Description:

    Science now demonstrates that an understanding of the impact of traumatic stress on brain functioning is essential to effectively assess needs and plan interventions. Understanding the neurobiology of trauma from infancy through adulthood is essential to promote optimal development and resiliency for individuals. In this workshop, you will explore the impact of trauma on development, learning, memory and coping. You will learn strategies to intersect what you see, what science tells you, and what your professional wisdom demonstrates. *Trauma Certificate Core Course.

    Available CECHs: 6.0

  • Understanding Product Counterfeiting Online Course

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This graduate course explores the crime of product counterfeiting through a mix of theoretical perspectives from criminology, victimology, and organizational behavior. Product counterfeiting is a global crime that impacts almost every aspect of society. The nature of product counterfeiting reflects a toxic mix of mercenary motivations and cognitive dissonance as individuals within organizations, both legal and illegal, capitalize upon criminal opportunities that are solely focused upon the maximization of illicit gains. Through an analysis of theory, empirical studies, and case histories this course helps students gain a comprehensive understanding of product counterfeiting, and promotes the scientific application of theory and research as a means of developing effective crime prevention solutions.

  • Understanding the Needs of Adopted Children and Families (April 2017)

    Dates:

    Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Location:

    Troy Community Center, 3179 Livernois, Troy, MI 48083

    Description:

    Experiences children and families have before, during, and after adoption impact how they approach treatment. Professionals who want to maximize their effectiveness with adoptive families need to have an understanding of the complexity of the adoption experience for children and families. This course will discuss the impact of the adoption process on children and families, common and lifelong issues that all adoptees and adoptive families face, and the trauma experience that adopted children and their families share. Trauma symptoms and the impact of trauma on the development of adopted children will be the focus as well as trauma-informed treatment strategies. In a case-driven experience, you will complete a trauma assessment and design trauma-informed interventions based on an adoptive family case study designed to present the unique needs and trauma issues that are common to adoptive families.
    Available CECHs: 6.0

  • Understanding Trauma (September 2017)

    Dates:

    Thursday, September 14, 2017.  9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Location:

    Greater Lansing Association of Realtors® 4039 Legacy Parkway, Lansing, MI 48911

    Description:

    Social workers and other helping professionals inevitably encounter individuals who have experienced trauma. A foundational understanding of the nature of trauma and its impact provides the groundwork for developing the ability to effectively serve people who have experienced trauma. In this workshop, you will explore the general nature and impact of trauma across the lifespan. You will learn the elements of trauma informed care at the individual, family, organizational and community level. *Trauma Certificate Core Course.

    Available CECHs: 6.0

  • Using Play and Expressive Arts Therapies to Work with Traumatized Children (December 2017)

    Dates:

    Friday, December 1, 2017.  9:00 am - 4:30 pm.

    Location:

    The Leona Group 2123 University Park Drive, Okemos, MI 48864

    Description:

    This Ruth Koehler Endowed workshop will introduce Flexibly Sequential Play Therapy, a developmentally sensitive trauma model that translates evidence informed trauma interventions into fun, playful, and clinically sound play-based techniques. The model shows how to develop a bedrock of safety and nurture through the play environment that mitigates the family’s approach to hard content. Treatment goals will target enhancing safety and security, assessing and augmenting coping, soothing the physiology, creating trauma narratives through play and other expressive arts, and addressing cognitive distortions. You will leave with a better understanding of how to weave directive and non-directive approaches together while practically expanding their toolkits by dozens of interventions. *Trauma Certificate Elective Course* Lunch is included.

    Available CECHs: 6.0

  • Vietnam Study Guide for K-12 Educators

    Description:

    Understanding Vietnam: Beyond the War provides resources for the K-12 classroom that are focused on modern Vietnam’s culture, arts, and history in a context that emphasized the country’s contemporary status as a dynamic Southeast Asian society rather than its bitter wartime past. These resources aim to: (1) teach participants about Vietnamese culture, environment, and educational systems, (2) develop a curriculum guide and multimedia material to assist in integrating international studies into the K-12 classroom, and 3) thereby developing critically-needed awareness of human diversity and strengthening cultural competencies of Michigan educators and students.

  • Visiting International Professional Program

    Location:

    Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.

    Description:

    The Visiting International Professional Program (VIPP) at Michigan State University (MSU) is a world leader in providing executive education and professional development training. We offer non-degree certificate programs and short-term workshops in any field. We connect you to the expertise of world-class faculty and resources at MSU and you will benefit from the distinct American Higher Education System without enrolling in a full degree program.

  • W.K. Kellogg Manor House Tours, Programs, and Events

    Location:

    3700 East Gull Lake Dr, Hickory Corners, MI, 49060.

    Description:

    The historic Kellogg Manor House, a beautiful example of Tudor Revival architecture, represents an important and fascinating time in Michigan's history. The Manor House offers field trips, tours, programs, and public events throughout the year.

  • Windows on Asia Teaching Materials

    Location:

    Online at http://www.asia.msu.edu/

    Description:

    The Windows on Asia teaching materials for K-12 teachers interested in bringing Asia into the classroom. It provides brief descriptions on important aspects of Asia in general, as well as more detailed information on each individual country in Asia. It features teaching modules and links to important web resources, many of which also contain teaching modules. Students of all ages may find this a useful starting point for their research on Asia. Windows on Asia features:

    • Country fact sheets
    • Essays on history, culture, geography, and religion
    • Teaching modules
    • Links to Asian newspapers
    • Links to quality Asia-related websites
  • Workshop for Teachers of Chinese (April 2017)

    Dates:

    April 22, 2017.  9:00 am - 2:30 pm.

    Location:

    MSUFCU Farm Lane Branch, Community Room, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    This one-day workshop for teachers of Chinese will provide information about best practices, teaching about culture, assessment, materials, and more. The workshop is free, though participant registration is required. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

  • Workshop for Teachers of Korean (April 2017)

    Dates:

    Saturday, April 8th, 2017.  11:00 am - 6:00 pm

    Location:

    Room 115, International Center, 427 N. Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    This one-day workshop for teachers of Korean will provide information about best practices, methodology and pedagogy, assessment, materials, and more. 

  • World View Lecture Series: Ta-Nehisi Coates (April 2017)

    Dates:

    April 3, 2017.  6:30 pm.

    Location:

    Wharton Center, Cobb Great Hall, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI 48825

    Description:

    Over the last few years, Ta-Nehisi Coates has established himself as one of America’s finest intellectuals, a writer whose essays are so powerful and rigorously researched that he has forced many discussions on issues that would otherwise be ignored. His 2014 extended Atlantic essay, “The Case for Reparations,” stands as one of the most brilliant exposés of recent history. He is also the author of two memoirs, The Beautiful Struggle and Between the World and Me, which are both brilliantly conceived. Coates continues the discussion on racism prompted by MSU’s Project 60/50 and One Book One Community. A special chance to see this in-demand author in a rare speaking engagement.

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