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  • Great Lakes Leadership Academy: Detroit Leaders Dinner (May 2017)

    Dates:

    May 23, 2017

    Location:

    Michigan State University Detroit Center located at 3408 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48201

    Description:

    The goal of the Great Lakes Leadership Academy (GLLA) is to promote positive change, economic vitality and resource conservation, and to enhance quality of life in Michigan by encouraging leadership for the common good. Key sustainability issues are addressed, such as: land use, water quality, rural vitality, rural and urban interactions, siting of livestock and manufacturing facilities, and the competing interests of recreation, manufacturing, food production and quality of life. 

    As part of our program, we have planned a dinner and panel discussion for local leaders that
    have been working to improve the quality of life for citizens in the greater Detroit area.   We are
    hopeful that this event will provide an opportunity to learn about the great work happening in
    Detroit, particularly the difference that partnerships and collaborations have made in impacting
    the community for the common good.

    We cordially invite you to dinner on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 5:30 pm to be held at the Michigan State University Detroit Center.

  • Institute for Arts & Creativity at the Wharton Center

    Location:

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

    Description:

    The Institute for Arts & Creativity at the Wharton Center provides meaningful, participatory lifelong learning programs both at Wharton Center and throughout the state for audiences of all ages. The Institute also serves a role in helping Wharton Center serve as an industry leader and advocate to help bolster the cultural and economic vitality of the community and the state; present a diverse selection of performing arts experiences with world-class artists and newly commissioned works; advance the arts by presenting Michigan’s finest arts organizations; and strive to ensure that the diversity of our community is reflected on our stage and in our audience.

  • Master Citizen Planner Webinar Series (2017)

    Dates:

    Please see the current schedule at the website below

    Location:

    Zoom Webinar

    Description:

    The 2017 Master Citizen Planner (MCP) Webinar Series is designed to offer participants the latest updates and information on current topics. Using Zoom Webinar, MSU Extension educators will provide an overview of topics of interest to planning and zoning officials. Webinars are the third Thursday of February, April, June, August, October and December from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Each session is available individually or participants can register for all six at once. MCPs will earn one hour of continuing education per webinar.

  • MSU Cultural Engagement Council for the Promotion of Arts and Cultural Resources

    Description:

    MSU's Cultural Engagement Council (CEC), the organizing body behind the Year of Arts and Culture, is composed of leaders of allied cultural units, outreach, and student life. The CEC strives to increase the visibility of campus cultural resources and facilitate expanded MSU cultural engagement among our students and across Michigan, nationally, and internationally. The CEC seeks to build among students and the community a common understanding of the importance of culture through new and innovative partnerships and collaborations; and to enhance teaching and research in all aspects of the study of culture.

  • New Economy 101: Fundamentals of the New Economy

    Description:

    This two-hour program describes how Michigan's present economic circumstances developed, and emphasizes that because Michigan has many assets there is good reason to be hopeful about our economic future. Thirteen actions Michigan could take to move the state forward are also presented.

  • New Economy 201: Place-Based Regional Economic Planning

    Description:

    This four-hour program focuses on a simple common vision and basic goals for prosperity; it describes in detail Michigan's critical assets and then identifies place-based strategies to help us create new prosperity on a regional basis.

  • New Economy 301: Strategies to Bridge the Gap

    Description:

    This six-hour (all day) program addresses detailed economic analyses that can be performed to help inform regional strategic growth plans and the key strategies necessary to implement those plans.

  • Placemaking Assessment Tool

    Location:

    Online: http://landpolicy.msu.edu/resources/placemaking_assessment_tool 

    Description:

    The Land Policy Institute has released a Placemaking Assessment Tool (PAT) that will continue to help communities develop quality places that are attractive and functional in Michigan.  The purpose of placemaking is to create quality places where people want to live, work, play, learn and visit. Effective placemaking creates or restores a higher quality living environment in key parts of a community through urban development or redevelopment and provides a wider range of living, transportation, entertainment, recreation and related options to existing and new residents in (and visitors to) communities.

  • Summer Solstice Jazz Festival (June 2017)

    Dates:

    June 23 - 24, 2017

    Location:

    Main Stage: 230 Albert Ave, East Lansing, MI, 48823

    Description:

    The Summer Solstice Jazz Festival (SSJF) is a celebration of jazz music featuring nationally recognized and regional jazz artists, as well as youth and community education for residents and visitors of East Lansing. The SSJF salutes jazz, one of the truly American art forms, and offers this free two-day event in a lively outdoor setting.

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