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  • MSU Library Special Collections Division

    Location:

    East wing of the main MSU Library on West Circle Drive

    Description:

    The MSU Library has a Special Collections Division, located on the lower level of the main Library. Special Collections holds rare and special printed materials which have been identified as needing special security, handling, and shelving. Some of the most well known collections include the Russel B. Nye Popular Culture Collection, the Veterinary Medicine Historical Collection, the Radicalism Collection, the Cookery Collection, and the Michigan Writers Collection. Special Collections materials may be used by MSU faculty, students, staff, and other qualified persons with appropriate identification (MSU ID or driver's license). Temporary permission may also be extended to local area high-school students engaged in school related projects; documentation from the appropriate teacher or school administrator is required. The website lists the hours of access to the Special Collections. There is also a website available to view items from the digital collections online.

  • MSU Museum

    Location:

    MSU Museum, West Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    MSU Museum’s commitment to society as a land-grant university museum is met through education, exhibitions, research, and building and stewardship of collections that focus on Michigan and its relationship to the Great Lakes and the world beyond. The Museum showcases permanent exhibits such as Heritage Hall, Hall of Animal Diversity, Habitat Hall, and Hall of World Cultures, along with many new and changing exhibits. Additionally, the Museum is participating in events and programs that focus on children and may be of interest to K-12 teachers, including the Teacher Resource Program, the Dinosaur Dash and Hello Halloween. Group tours to the Museum, as well as Virtual Tours from the comfort of your own classroom, are also available.

  • 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.

  • MSU Talks: Guest Researcher Speaker Series (Fall 2017)

    Dates:

    • Thursday, September 28, 2017: Robert Hazen
    • Tuesday, October 24, 2017: Ted Chiang
    • Thursday, October 26, 2017: Neil Shubin

    Location:

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

    Description:

    MSU's Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Studies presents a speaker series each semester. The Fall 2017 series includes:

    • Robert Hazen, Director, Deep Carbon Observatory; Senior Research Scientist, Carnegie Institution of Washington’s Geophysical Laboratory; and Clarence Robinson Professor of Earth Science at George Mason University: "The Deep Carbon Observatory"
    • Ted Chiang, award winning author of "Story of Your Life," which was adapted into the 2016 movie, "Arrival."
    • Neil Shubin, Senior Advisor to the President and Robert R. Bensley Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, The University of Chicago; Professor, Committee on Evolutionary Biology, Committee on Stem Cell, Regenerative and Developmental Biology, The University of Chicago; and Research Associate, Department of Geology, The Field Museum of Natural History: "Your Inner Fish and the Universe Within"
  • MSU's Design Center

    Location:

    26A Kresge Art Center at MSU

    Description:

    MSU's Design Center in the College of Arts and Letters works with internal and external clients to create visual communication in a professional manner. From logos to packaging, from brochures to websites, Design Center has worked on a variety of projects, each specifically targeted to address the goal and personality of an individual client. Each year, undergraduate students who exemplify creativity, dedication, and professionalism in the Graphic Design Program are selected to join the Design Center creative team. If you're interested in what the Design Center can do for your business, please use the contact information below.

  • Multicultural Children's Literature

    Location:

    Online listing; MSU Library

    Description:

    This resource provides educators with Web listings, books available at the MSU Library, and journal articles. The primary focus is on multicultural literature, which offers positive role models for all children.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • Professional Development Workshops for K-16 Language Teachers (Summer 2017)

    Dates:

    Please see the current schedule at the website below.

    Location:

    Wells Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    Every year MSU's Center for Language Teaching and Advancement (CeLTA) offers professional development opportunities for K-16 teachers throughout Michigan. The workshops focus on teaching methodology, cultural content, resources for teaching, practicing the target language, and networking. 

  • Seats 4 Kids

    Location:

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

    Description:

    MSU's Wharton Center has established Seats 4 Kids, a scholarship fund to provide free tickets to local youths who could not otherwise afford to attend a performing arts event. Much more than just entertaining, the arts have the power to teach, inspire, unify, and truly transform individuals of all ages and backgrounds. Research shows that young people who are engaged in the arts do better in school and are more involved in their communities. They also demonstrate higher academic performance including increased standardized test scores and lower drop-out rates than those students not involved in the arts. Tickets are distributed to economically-disadvantaged children through local community service organizations and Title 1 schools that have been pre-approved based on their ability to distribute scholarship tickets to qualified kids.

  • Second Language Studies Spring Symposium (February 2018)

    Dates:

    February 23, 2018.  8:00 am - 5:00 pm.

    Location:

    B342 Wells Hall, 619 Red Cedar Rd, East Lansing, MI,  48824

    Description:

    The SLS Symposium is a series of presentations by Second Language Studies Ph.D. students and keynote speakers. This year’s speakers are Dr. Pavel Trofimovich from the Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance at Concordia University, and Dr. Christine Tardy from the Department of English at the University of Arizona.

  • Sharper Focus/Wider Lens Forums (2017 - 2018)

    Dates:

    Please see the current schedule at the website below.

    Location:

    MSU Union, East Lansing, MI

    Description:

    This lecture series offers students, faculty, staff and the Greater Lansing community the opportunity to grapple with important issues or questions in a trans-disciplinary format. The faculty panel will bring their unique research, teaching and writing experiences from a wide range of disciplines to explore contemporary and historical issues. Refreshments are provided.

     

  • Spanish Immersion Teacher Workshop (April 2018)

    Dates:

    Saturday, April 14, 2018. 9am - 12pm.

    Location:

    Mac Lab, Wells Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The workshops focus on teaching methodology, cultural content, resources for teaching, practicing the target language, and networking. Topics have included music, teaching with technology, multicultural societies, communicative language teaching, implementing literature in the language classroom, teaching culture, and translation. 

    Flipgrid? Nearpod? ¿Qué tal Seasaw? En este taller, los participantes explorarán una variedad de aplicaciones para aprovechar sus interacciones en clase (y fuera de clase) con los estudiantes de tecnología avanzada. Además de las aplicaciones mencionadas, los participantes también explorarán EdPuzzle, Textivate, Memrise y Socrative. Todos los participantes saldrán con actividades de ejemplo y uno o dos ejemplos creados durante la sesión.

    No SCECHs are offered for this session.

  • Spanish Language Instruction for Adults (February - April 2018)

    Dates:

    Thursdays, February 15 - April 19, 2018, from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Location:

    Wells Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    Did you know that Spanish is the second most studied language in the world?  Advance your practical communication skills in Spanish with our experienced language instructors, interact with other like-minded people in class, and learn about the nuances of how to navigate a different culture. Experience the joy of being back on campus through this enriching opportunity that will help you keep your brain fit and stay sharp intellectually. Our small group sizes and supplemental online resources provide hands-on learning experiences for individuals with and without prior foreign language knowledge. 

    In Spring 2018, Spanish for Beginners/Advanced Beginners is offered.

    All classes meet in Wells Hall on campus. There will be no class meetings during MSU's Spring Break (March 5-9). Classes will be canceled if fewer than 8 people register.

  • Spartan Youth Programs Website

    Description:

    The Spartan Youth Programs Website is a catalog of the programs and activities MSU offers to preK through 12th graders on a variety of topics, including: agriculture; animal care; art, drama, and music; business; college preparation; computers; engineering; leadership skills; math and science; social studies; sports and fitness; and writing and language.

  • Spring Poetry Festival (April 2017)

    Dates:

    April 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2017.  Afternoon conversations at 3:00 pm.  Readings at 7:00 pm.  There is no afternoon conversation on April 26.

    Location:

    The RCAH Theatre and the LookOut! Gallery on MSU's campus in East Lansing, MI

    Description:

    MSU's Residential College in the Arts and Humanities' Center hosts the Spring Poetry Festival each Wednesday in April, which includes an afternoon talk and and evening reading.  Speakers for 2017 are:

    • Tina Chang (April 5)
    • Toi Derricotte (April 12)
    • Cindy Hunter Morgan (April 19)
    • Mark Doty (April 26)
  • Summer Carillon Recital Series (Summer 2017)

    Dates:

    Wednesdays: June 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26, and August 2, 2017

    Location:

    Beaumont Tower, MSU campus, East Lansing, MI 48824. (Next to the MSU Museum on West Circle Drive.)

    Description:

    The MSU College of Music will present the Annual Muelder Summer Carillon Series, on six consecutive Wednesdays. The carillon, a musical instrument consisting of at least two octaves of carillon bells, was developed in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries in the area of Europe that is now Holland, Belgium, and northern France. The MSU carillon features 49 bells and is capable of playing the full range of literature composed for the instrument. The first ten bells were installed in Beaumont Tower in 1928. Thirteen additional bells were added in 1935 to make the instrument a carillon. Both the carillon and the tower were renovated in 1996.

  • 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.

  • University Archives and Historical Collections

    Location:

    101 Conrad Hall, MSU

    Description:

    MSU's University Archives and Historical Collections collects, preserves, and makes accessible for research the historical records of the University as well as manuscript collections including faculty and alumni papers, organizational records, and historical document collections. In addition to university publications, Archives houses historical collections originating from individuals, families, organizations, institutions, and businesses. These materials consist of papers, records, photographs, documents, correspondence, and other materials. Additionally, there are audio-visual collections, photograph collections, and a general reference collection.

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