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  • Act One School Series Weekday Matinees (2016 - 2017)

    Dates:

    Please see the current schedule at the website below.

    Location:

    Wharton Center, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The Act One School Series provides curriculum-linked, performing arts enrichment activities for students in grades K-8. Shows produced by nationally touring youth theatre companies bring characters from history and literature to life in one-hour school-day matinees. The lecture-demonstration format of selected shows provides a perfect opportunity to introduce students to cultural music and dance artists from around the world. Please view the current offerings at the website below.

  • African Language Classroom Instructional Guide

    Description:

    MSU’s Center for Language Education and Research (CLEAR) offers a tutorial guide written for teachers of African languages. The African Language Tutorial Guide acts as support material for native speakers of African languages who may or may not have a language teaching background, as well as for trained African language teachers. The guide offers three different groupings of lesson plans: basic language-learning lesson plans for beginners, task-based lessons, and cultural-based modules. The guide also has ideas for integrating structure into a communication-based classroom with sections on teaching vocabulary, integrating grammar, and understanding the sound system. There is also a video to be used as a training tool for new language teachers who may not be familiar with the language teaching activities found in the guide.

  • African Language Materials Archive (ALMA)

    Location:

    Online: http://alma.matrix.msu.edu/

    Description:

    The African Language Materials Archive, or ALMA, is a multi-partner project focusing on the promotion and documentation of literature and literacy in the languages of Africa. It further serves to assist African language authors and publishers in publicizing and distributing their work.

    The ALMA site, hosted by MATRIX, contains African language video recordings, documentary video, translation work, and bibliographies. African Immigrant Voices Project, one of several AMLA treasures available through the new website, captures the plight and the lives of African diaspora emigrés. This project features a dozen interviews in nine African languages.

  • African Studies Center

    Location:

    100 International Center, MSU, East Lansing, Michigan, 48824

    Description:

    MSU's African Studies Center is a multi-disciplinary academic unit that develops and disseminates knowledge relevant to understanding the African continent. It provides language instruction in 30 African languages, in addition to research, teaching and services focused on African society, politics, economy, history, arts, languages, literature, health, education, and agriculture. A majority of the African studies faculty are engaged in development work in food and agriculture; health, disease, and medicine; education and training; communications; rural and urban development; and gender and human rights. These faculty projects are offered in partnership with more than 30 African universities and other agencies.

    Examples of these projects include:

    Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa;
    MSU Institute for Food and Agricultural Standards;
    MSU African Diaspora Research Program;
    Afrobarometer Project; and South Africa National Cultural Heritage Training and Technology Program.

    Outreach services offered by the Center include a Web curriculum for secondary teachers and students, internet resources, publications, events, conferences, seminars, technical assistance, and materials developed for educational use.

  • American Sign Language Online Instruction Courses

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Signing Online offers a series of four ASL (American Sign Language) courses that will give you the basic skills to become fluent in ASL. In ASL, the hands communicate by forming signs, which have meaning just like spoken words in English. ASL also means learning how to express yourself using your eyes, face and movements and body movements. The course also provides valuable information and insights for communicating with deaf and hearing impaired individuals.

  • American Voices Online Collection

    Location:

    Please click on the Website below.

    Description:

    American Voices is an online collection of late 19th and 20th century recordings, images, and text that span the vista of American politics and culture. This collection is derived from the collections of libraries, archives, and other sources across the country. Galleries are browsable by person, topic, and year.

  • Art and Art History Lecture Series Events (2016 - 2017)

    Dates:

    See current schedule at the website below

    Location:

    Various locations on the MSU Campus in East Lansing, Michigan. See schedule at the website below.

    Description:

    This lecture series brings in various artists and lecturers, encompassing a wide variety of art forms, styles, and philosophies.

  • Art History and Visual Culture Symposium (November 2017)

    Dates:

    Thursday, November 30, 2017.  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

    Location:

    MSU Library Green Room (4 West), 366 West Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    The Art History & Visual Culture Symposium recognizes the scholarly achievement of emerging undergraduate students studying Art History & Visual Culture in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design at Michigan State University. The symposium will feature independent research projects presented by students nearing the end of their degree program.

    The 2017 keynote speaker is Dr. Joanna Grabski. Her research addresses the intersection of urbanism and visual culture in Senegal’s capital city of Dakar. Grabski is the Director of the School of Art at Arizona State University, and recently published Art World City: The Creative Economy of Artists and Urban Life in Dakar.

  • Asian Studies Center

    Location:

    301 International Center, East Lansing, Michigan, 48824.

    Description:

    MSU's Asian Studies Center directs one of the largest, most diverse educational programs on all regions of Asia including East, South, and Southeast Asia. In recent years, the Center has transitioned as the curriculum, faculty research, exchange programs, and outreach activities have developed to embrace programs in diverse places such as India, Indonesia, Korea, and Nepal. Center activities and resourcse include:

    Curricular enrichment through symposia, conferences, concerts, exhibitions, and film series open to all;
    Instruction in Asian languages, including less commonly taught languages such as Nepali, Hindi, Korean, Vietnamese, and Tagalog;
    An Asian Library collection with more than 200,000 titles and access to other rich Asia collections; and
    Outreach programs assisting K-12 teachers, two-and four-year colleges, and Michigan's business and government communities with education curricula and materials.

    Other resources available through the Center include many publications such as the Asia Bulletin, a video collection, lecture series, web links, and access to Asian newspapers.

  • Bioethics Brown Bag and Webinar Series (2016 - 2017)

    Dates:

    Lectures and Q&A take place from 12:00 - 1:00 pm. Please see the current schedule at the website below.

    Location:

    • Live presentation: C102 Patenge Room, East Fee Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI 48824
    • Online presentation: https://msubioethics.clickwebinar.com/brownbag (Webinar Instructions: http://bioethics.msu.edu/brownbag-webinar/webinar-instructions)

    Description:

    MSU's Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences offers a monthly brown bag and webinar covering topics in health care and ethics. Participants may attend the lecture on campus or join the webinar online. Those attending on campus may feel free to bring their own lunch.  Beverages and light refreshments will be provided. All lectures are recorded and posted online in our webinar archive. See the website below for the current topics and dates.

  • Body Mapping for Musicians' Health

    Dates:

    To be arranged based on student's and teacher's schedule

    Location:

    4930 S. Hagadorn Road, East Lansing, MI, 48823

    Description:

    Body Mapping sessions are one-on-one and are designed to enhance performance and avoid injury by helping students refine and correct their body maps in order to move in a more efficient and coordinated way. Body Mapping is similar to the Alexander and Feldenkrais techniques, but relies more on verbal and visual strategies. Dr. Judy Palac teaches the sessions and is a licensed Andover Educator (teacher of Body Mapping).  Tuition is $53 per one-on-one session.

  • Breslin Student Events Center

    Location:

    534 Birch Road, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    The Breslin Student Events Center is a facility for students and the greater MSU community, sponsoring major educational and entertainment events. The Breslin Center is also home to Michigan State Basketball.  Hold Your Next Event at the Breslin Center. Find the perfect space among our five private meeting rooms, two auxiliary gymnasiums, concourse and 15,000-seat arena. Whether you’re planning a small meeting or large corporate event, the Breslin Center will make it unique.

  • Business Packets for High School Classrooms

    Description:

    MSU's Center for Language Education And Research (CLEAR) and the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) have developed business language materials for high school classrooms. These packets are the first in a series of packets on business-related topics for advanced learners of French, German, and Spanish. PDF's of the packets can be downloaded free of charge from CLEAR's website.

  • CeLTA Language School (CLS)

    Location:

    619 Red Cedar Road, B135 Wells Hall

    East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    Since 2002, the language departments at Michigan State University have offered community-based language and culture outreach programs on campus and at area schools. Our programming has expanded over the years to include a variety of programs for K-12 students as well as professional development opportunities for K-16 teachers and language classes for adults. In 2008, we officially launched the CeLTA Language School (CLS) as part of the Center for Language Teaching Advancement (CeLTA). All programs are organized and conducted by MSU faculty members, graduate students, advanced undergraduate students, and community members

  • Center for Ethics and Humanities Brown Bag Lecture and Webinar Series (2016 - 2017)

    Dates:

    Please see the current schedule at the Website below.

    Location:

    C102 E. Fee Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824 (unless otherwise noted).  You can also watch online at https://msubioethics.clickwebinar.com/brownbag

    Lectures are also recorded and posted in an archive.

    Description:

    The bioethics brownbag lecture series was started by the Center in the mid 1990s. Over the years, the series has featured countless speakers from all over the United States and the rest of the world. Lecture topics frequently stem from bioethics history, current research, theory, law and health policy, and more.  You can join us in person or watch live online! Lectures are held on MSU’s campus in East Lansing from 12-1 pm EST. See individual event details for room locations. Feel free to bring your lunch! Complimentary beverages and light snacks will be provided.  If you cannot come in person, you are welcome to join in the Webinar format from your computer.

  • Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences

    Location:

    East Lansing, MI

    Description:

    MSU's Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences supports reflective practice in health care and in science by bringing to these fields the resources of ethics and the humanities. The Center does this through teaching, writing, public speaking, conducting research, and working in many other ways with students, practitioners, and the general public. In the Center's teachings, from semester-long courses through one-hour lectures, from drawing up curricula to conducting workshops, the Center collaborates with faculty in the other colleges across the University. The Center emphasizes the ways in which theory and practice illumine one another.

  • Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

    Location:

    304 International Center, MSU, East Lansing, Michigan, 48824.

    Description:

    The Center for European and Russian/Eurasian Studies (CERS) at Michigan State University aims to promote study and understanding of European, Eurasian, and Russian culture, society, and political issues. CERS has developed an exceptional program in European and Eurasian studies, combining formerly separate programs and faculties in Western European Studies and Russian, East European and post-Soviet Studies into an integrated pan-European and Eurasian Center, which emphasizes the need to explore linkages and study emerging challenges that transcend the cold war divisions of Europe and reach authoritatively into Post-Soviet Central Asia. The Center offers undergraduate specializations in Russian and East European Studies (REES) as well as Western European Studies (WES).

  • Center for Language Education And Research (CLEAR)

    Location:

    B-135 Wells Hall at MSU

    Description:

    MSU's Center for Language Education And Research (CLEAR) in the College of Arts and Letters is one of 15 language resource centers in the United States. CLEAR's goal is to promote and support foreign language teaching and learning in the U.S. through second language research, materials development, and professional training workshops.

  • Center for Language Education And Research (CLEAR) Onsite Workshops

    Location:

    Host Institution

    Description:

    The Center for Language Education and Research (CLEAR) at Michigan State University offers onsite workshops for foreign language instructors. These onsite workshops bring members of CLEAR's professional development staff to K-13+ institutions across the country.

    Workshop topics include both methodology and technology-related areas. Onsite visits depend on the availability of CLEAR personnel. Contact us as far in advance as possible for the best chance of arranging an onsite workshop at your institution, as we have a very small cadre of available presenters

  • Center for Poetry Fall Writing Series (October, November 2017)

    Dates:

    • October 4, 2017: Ocean Vuong
    • October 24, 2017: Dan Gerber
    • October 31, 2017: George Ella Lyon and Diane Gilliam
    • November 8, 2017: Crystal Good

    Location:

    LookOut! Gallery, Snyder Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824. The Dan Gerber presentation takes place in Green Room, 4th floor, West wing of the MSU Library.

    Description:

    The MSU Residential College in the Arts and Humanities' Center for Poetry sponsors the Fall Writing Series.  The 2017 presenters are:

    Ocean Vuong: Wounds, winner of the Whiting Award and Thom Gunn Award, finalist for Forward Prize for Best First Collection, the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, the Lamda Literary Prize, and was named by the New York Times as a Top 10 Book of 2016.

    Dan Gerber: The author of more than a dozen books, including eight volumes of poetry, Dan Gerber is also a Michigan native, an MSU alumnus (history, philosophy, political science, 1962), a former professional race car driver, and co-founder of the literary journal Sumac with the late Jim Harrison. (co-sponsored with the Michigan Writers Series)

    George Ella Lyon: George Ella Lyon has published award-winning books for readers of all ages, and her poem, “Where I’m From,” has been used as a model by teachers around the world. Recent titles include She Let Herself Go (poems) and the following picture books: Which Side Are You On? The Story of a Song, and All the Water in the World (both CCBC Choices), The Pirate of Kindergarten (Schneider Award) and You and Me and Home Sweet Home (Jane Addams Honor). Originally from the mountains of Kentucky, Lyon was the Kentucky Poet Laureate from 2015-2016.

    Diane Gilliam: Diane Gilliam is the author of the lyric narrative Dreadful Wind & Rain, and three collections of poetry: Kettle Bottom, One of Everything, and the chapbook Recipe for Blackberry Cake. She holds an MFA from Warren Wilson College and a PhD in Romance Languages and Literatures from Ohio State University.

    Crystal Good: Crystal Good uses poetry and performance to explore the landscape of Appalachia as a lens into the universe. She is a member of the Affrilachian Poets, a Irene McKinney Scholar and performs with Heroes Are Gang Leaders, a New York-based Free/Avant-Garde experimental improvisation ensemble. She is the author of  Valley Girl and is working on her second collection of poetry.

     

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