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  • Advancing with ArcGIS Pro Online Course (August 2020)

    Dates:

    August 5, 2020

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This one-day hands-on workshop moves beyond the basics by teaching participants how to properly structure a geodatabase, properly define & project data, edit vector data and move back and forth between the desktop and online environment. Demonstrations include building 3D scenes, generating geo-processing models using ModelBuilder and more.

    Due to the ongoing health crisis, this course will be taught online. Content will be provided within the Michigan State University online learning management system. Participants will need to have a computer with a fast (≥ 20 Mbps) internet connection. Exercises will be completed online using virtual computers with all necessary software provided. Access to the course will be begin at 7:00 am on the Monday of the week in which the class is offered and end at 7:00 pm on Friday of that week. An instructor will be available via online screenshare from 9:00 – 12:00 am and 1:00 – 4:00 pm during scheduled class days to answer questions and help participants.

  • ArcGIS II: Beyond the Basics Online Course (July 2020)

    Dates:

    July 15, 2020

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This one-day hands-on workshop moves beyond the basics by teaching participants how to properly structure a geodatabase, properly define & project data, edit vector data and create maps that incorporate advanced techniques such as page definitions, inset maps and data-driven pages. Demonstrations include georeferencing static data and building geo-processing models using ModelBuilder. It is recommended that registrants have knowledge equivalent to that covered in our Introduction to ArcGIS workshop.

    Due to the ongoing health crisis, this course will be taught online. Content will be provided within the Michigan State University online learning management system. Participants will need to have a computer with a fast (≥ 20 Mbps) internet connection. Exercises will be completed online using virtual computers with all necessary software provided. Access to the course will be begin at 7:00 am on the Monday of the week in which the class is offered and end at 7:00 pm on Friday of that week. An instructor will be available via online screenshare from 9:00 – 12:00 am and 1:00 – 4:00 pm during scheduled class days to answer questions and help participants.

  • Center for Advanced Study of International Development

    Location:

    202 International Center, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    MSU's Center for Advanced Study of International Development (CASID) promotes and coordinates the work of faculty and students interested in developing countries from the perspectives of the social sciences and liberal arts. CASID has a strong commitment to its outreach mission serving K-12 teachers and students, post-secondary institutions, government, and business.  Outreach resources include: Publications; K-12 Outreach (LATTICE); Midwest Institute for International/Intercultural Education; International Business Institute for Community College Faculty, and International Business Center (CIBER). 

     

  • 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 Teaching Advancement (CeLTA) Language School

    Location:

    619 Red Cedar Road, B135 Wells Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    The Center for Language Teaching Advancement (CeLTA) is the internal support unit for language learning and teaching at Michigan State University. In collaboration with the language departments within the College of Arts and Letters, the CeLTA Language School (CLS) 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. All programs are organized and conducted by MSU faculty members, graduate students, advanced undergraduate students, and community members

  • Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

    Location:

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

    Description:

    The Center facilitates learning about this core region of the Americas. It is the nexus between the university curriculum, functional pathways that bring together students from diverse colleges, and fruitful collaborations with other institutions in the US and in the region. The Center enriches formal instruction with experiential learning abroad, film and seminar series, visiting scholars, sponsored events, faculty and student research, and ready access to scholarly resources through campus repositories and loan programs.

  • Certificate in Organizational Inclusion and Diversity: Online (September 2020)

    Dates:

    September 2, 2020

    Location:

    Online via Zoom

    Description:

    This intensive one-day training program will provide you and your team with the tools you need to eliminate implicit bias in recruiting, hiring, and performance management.

  • Cognitive Science Annual Distinguished Speakers Series (2019 - 2020)

    Dates:

    September 30, October 14, 2019; February 24, April 6, 2020.

     

     

    Location:

    All lectures begin at 5:30 p.m. with a reception beginning at 5:00 p.m. in Room 118 Psychology, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The goal of the Distinguished Speaker Series is to bring influential researchers in cognitive science to MSU to talk on a broad range of topics.  Light refreshments are served and all are welcome!

  • D.A.R.E. Michigan Training Center

    Location:

    Baker Hall, 655 Auditorium Road, Room 560, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    MSU's School of Criminal Justice heads up the D.A.R.E. Michigan Training Center, which serves as a resource for police officers to bring a clear, comprehensive, and consistent K-12 D.A.R.E. message to kids in Michigan's classrooms to enhance children's development of healthy positive behaviors. Goals of the Center include:

    • Communicating the D.A.R.E. message through elementary, junior high, and senior high curricula;
    • Establishing statewide awareness of the D.A.R.E. program and how it can assist the fight against drugs and violence in schools and communities;
    • Serving as an information resource for the accumulation, interpretation, and dissemination of the D.A.R.E message; and
    • Offering the best training and technical assistance to provide schools and communities with quality D.A.R.E. police officers.

    The Center is also involved in the evaluation of the New D.A.R.E Program curricula, which will be administered to middle school and high schools in six cities across the country.

  • Dia de la Mujer Conference (Postponed until late May 2020)

    Dates:

    April 4, 2020  8:00 am - 5:00 pm

     

    Location:

    Kellogg Center, MSU, 219 South Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    This annual conference has provided a much needed space for Latinas in Michigan to affect social change and to highlight their accomplishments. Keynote presenters, forums and workshops facilitated by Latina women will provide conference participants with networking opportunities for employment, education and sharing life experiences. Topics have included education, health, politics, community, family, history, culture, career and personal development. Over two-dozen workshops will be offered for participants of all ages and life phases, including adults, college students, and K-12 students. 

  • E-Prime®: Introduction to Programming Computerized Behavioral Tasks (Online)

    Location:

    Online. Students must purchase E-Prime 2.0 Professional separately from Psychology Software Tools.

    Description:

    This online video course, "E-Prime®: Introduction to Programming Computerized Behavioral Tasks," is designed to give students hands-on experience in making computerized experiments in E-Prime®. The course was designed by and is led by Instructor David McFarlane. In this course, David takes students on a systematic step-by-step tour introducing the full range of core elements of E-Prime® 2.0. Through a series of guided exercises, you will see E-Prime® in action, and make your own working programs using text, images, sound, movies, and so on. The course even includes a lesson on using E-Prime® for fMRI and psychophysiology studies.

    The course is an approved Michigan State University Continuing Education Course. Successful completion of the course will result in the assignment of 1.5 CEUs (Continuing Education Units).

  • Executive Leadership for Women: Strategies to Enhance Success-Modules 1 and 2 (October 2020)

    Dates:

    • October 1-2, 2020  -- Module 1
    • October 27-28, 2020  -- Module 2

    Location:

    James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, 3535 Forest Road, Lansing, MI, 48910

    Description:

    The most successful women have vision, fortitude, and the ability to work in competitive environments without compromising their unique traits and skill sets. Research shows that companies with a higher percentage of women in top management also experience a higher Return on Equity and Return on Sales. This program provides critical information and leadership insights designed to help high-potential women improve performance and productivity within their unique business environments. Based on both proven research and the personal experiences of senior executives, the program develops individualized action plans and engages organizational superiors to help support implementation. This program will also create a unique network of colleagues with similar experiences to help support future growth and development.

  • Experience Chinese: Language and Culture Learning Resources and Programs

    Location:

    Confucius Institute, Michigan State University, 620 Farm Lane, Room 253, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    Confucius Institute at Michigan State University (CI-MSU)offers a wide range of online and face-to-face programs and activities for K-12 students and adults to learn Chinese and experience China. CI-MSU develops high quality Chinese language and cultural education programs and disseminates them world-wide through innovative uses of technologies.

  • Food Defense Audit Guide: Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

    Dates:

    The course is offered monthly with content available on-demand. Live lecture webinars with updates are offered semiannually.

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The Food Defense Audit Guide MOOC will provide participants with insight on meeting the regulatory and industry compliance requirements the likes of GFSI, FSMA, ISO, Sarbanes-Oxley and other Food Defense regulations and industry standards. Those key requirements are: (1) conduct an incident review, (2) conduct a Food Defense Threat Assessment (FDTA), (3) implement a Food Defense Prevention Strategy (FDPS), and (4) demonstrate management commitment.

    This free course is delivered in two, 2-hour webinars. If the exam is successfully passed, a Certificate of Completion is available for $100 fee.

  • Great Lakes Summer Institute in Social Work (July 2020)

    Dates:

    July 22 - 24, 2020

     

    Location:

    Great Wolf Lodge: 3575 N. US Highway 31 South, Traverse City, MI 49684.

    Description:

    The Great Lakes Summer Institute (GLSI) is one of the leading statewide annual training events, providing a wide variety of Continuing Education opportunities for Michigan Social Workers and other human service professionals. The goal of GLSI is to offer attendees the most up-to-date, current workshops for professional skill development in both clinical and macro settings.

  • Introduction to ArcGIS Course (July 2020): OFFERED VIRTUALLY

    Dates:

    July 13 - 14, 2020

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This two-day workshop demonstrates the complex capabilities of the ArcGIS software. Through conceptual overview and hands-on applications, participants will learn how to perform powerful queries, generate symbology, perform geospatial analysis and build detailed maps. Discussions regarding software navigation, data formats & types and locating geospatial data are included as well.

  • Introduction to ArcGIS Online and Collector for ArcGIS (July 2020)

    Dates:

    • July 16, 2020
    • August 6, 2020

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This workshop is appropriate for participants who wish to utilize ArcGIS Online for mobile data collection and online mapping in their organization. Topics include geodatabase design, publishing online map services, building web maps, collecting field data, updating map data and generating web applications. Collector for ArcGIS will be featured during a hands-on data collection exercise. 

    Due to the ongoing health crisis, this course will be taught online. Content will be provided within the Michigan State University online learning management system. Participants will need to have a computer with a fast (≥ 20 Mbps) internet connection. Exercises will be completed online using virtual computers with all necessary software provided. Access to the course will be begin at 7:00 am on the Monday of the week in which the class is offered and end at 7:00 pm on Friday of that week. An instructor will be available via online screenshare from 9:00 – 12:00 am and 1:00 – 4:00 pm during scheduled class days to answer questions and help participants.

  • Introduction to ArcGIS Pro Online Course (August 2020)

    Dates:

    • August 3 - 4, 2020
    • August 24 - 25, 2020

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This two-day workshop is the sequel to our popular Introduction to ArcGIS course taught over the past 15+ years. This course introduces participants to the complex capabilities of ArcGIS Pro software, the standard Esri desktop GIS client. Through conceptual overview and hands-on exercises, participants will learn how to perform powerful queries, generate symbology, perform geospatial analysis and build and share maps and 3D scenes. Discussions regarding software navigation, data formats & types and locating geospatial data are included as well.

    Due to the ongoing health crisis, this course will be taught online. Content will be provided within the Michigan State University online learning management system. Participants will need to have a computer with a fast (≥ 20 Mbps) internet connection. Exercises will be completed online using virtual computers with all necessary software provided. Access to the course will be begin at 7:00 am on the Monday of the week in which the class is offered and end at 7:00 pm on Friday of that week. An instructor will be available via online screenshare from 9:00 – 12:00 am and 1:00 – 4:00 pm during scheduled class days to answer questions and help participants.

  • Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center (East Lansing, MI)

    Location:

    219 South Harrison Ave, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    MSU's Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, located on campus, displays a unique atmosphere, with cultural and sporting activities right at its back door. Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center offers state-of-the-art conference facilities, including a 300-seat auditorium and 30 multi-function meeting rooms accommodating groups of 10 to 1,000. When planning an event, the Conference Services department provides personal assistance from beginning to end. The Audio-Visual department also provides equipment and technical assistance. Each of the 165 hotel rooms is beautifully furnished and offers the finest quality accommodations.

  • Kinship Caregiver: Caring for the Caregiver: Coping with Stress for Your Health and Well-Being (Online, Self-paced)

    Dates:

    Open online until December 31, 2020

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Caregiving can be one of the most rewarding jobs, but also one of the most stressful. It is not unusual for caregivers to neglect their own health and well-being. And yet, maintaining physical and emotional health is key to being able to continue providing care to others. This hour-long webinar will provide information on basic warning signs and preventative techniques to help you deal with common health issues such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and arthritis as well as resources where you can learn more.

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