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  • Business and Bagels: Intercultural Communication Skills for a Globalized World (January 2019)

    Dates:

    January 17, 2019.  8:00 am - 9:15 am.

    Location:

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

    Description:

    In today’s globalized world, it is crucial that one be able to communicate appropriately and effectively across cultures.  The importance of intercultural competencies such as motivation, tolerance for ambiguity, empathy, curiosity, open-mindedness, knowledge and skill cannot be overstated.  In this workshop, we will explore sources of cultural misunderstandings and strategies for overcoming them.

  • Certificate in HR Cybersecurity (June 2019)

    Dates:

    June 19, 2019

    Location:

    East Lansing Marriott at University Place, 300 M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing, MI 48823

    Description:

    HR maintains sensitive employee data, data that is appealing to hackers. Protecting this data must be part of the standard operating procedure of every HR professional as they collect and maintain employees' social security numbers, full names, addresses, and dates of birth. One HR professional accessing these records on the free wi-fi at the airport can lead to a catastrophic breach, one that costs the employer hundreds of thousands of dollars in notifications and lost employee trust. Attend this program to minimize the risk and mitigate the impact of cyberattacks by developing develop a culture of cybersecurity.

  • Educational Technology (NP) Endorsement

    Location:

    The courses can be completed in hybrid format (online and on MSU's campus); fully online; or oversees

    Description:

    For students in the State of Michigan who are K12 educators, the Educational Technology (NP) Endorsement can be added to either an elementary or secondary certificate. Teachers holding this endorsement are considered well-prepared to teach introductory computer-related classes for which no specific endorsement is needed. These classes include (but are not limited to) — Computers, Computer Literacy, Keyboarding, Word Processing, Computer Applications, Web Design, and Introduction to the Internet.  The NP Endorsement consists of the seven courses; they do not have to be taken in sequence and can be completed online, hybrid, or overseas.

  • Educational Technology Certificate Program (Online, Hybrid, and Overseas)

    Location:

    Hybrid: face to face and online; overseas; online

    Description:

    This graduate-level credential in technology integration prepares educators who work with students in a range of educational settings to help students become powerful digital-age thinkers, makers and problem solvers. In just one or two semesters, you will acquire foundational knowledge and skills that will transform your thinking about how, why and when to integrate a range of digital technologies to support student learning.

    We give you choices that fit your needs. You can take classes online. Our hybrid summer cohort blends face-to-face and online learning. Our overseas program offers four weeks of face-to-face learning.

    The Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology:

    • 9 credits, 3 courses – CEP 810, CEP 811, CEP 812
    • signifies that students have foundations in theories and practices of technology integration  in educational settings
    • can be completed as a stand-alone credential or as a part of the MAET degree program or other university degree programs.
  • Educational Technology Masters Degree Program: Hybrid Format (July - August 2018)

    Dates:

    • On Campus at MSU: Monday, July 9 through Friday, July 20 (Weekends Excluded)
    • Online: Saturday, July 21 through Thursday, August 16
    • Back for Final Celebration Day at MSU: Friday, August 17

    Location:

    Classroom component located on campus in East Lansing, MI

    Description:

    Each summer, two cohorts of educators are welcomed to MSU's campus for two weeks of  face-to-face learning. After these two on-campus weeks, students return home to complete four more weeks of learning with their cohorts online. At the end of the summer, all students return to campus for one day to present their best work, and to share in celebrations of their successes. The cohort model allows students to forge strong professional connections to a group of colleagues who are working through a common set of courses together.

  • Effective Communication in the Municipal Environment Program (Online, Self-paced)

    Dates:

    November 13, 2017 - December 31, 2019.

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This self-paced, online program consists of five lessons that focus on the full range of knowledge and skills needed to communicate within the municipal environment.  Upon registration, you will receive a sixty-page self-study document and notes to tell you which sections to read with detailed instructions on how to complete the program requirements.

    The self-study program helps those who work in or interact with local government to understand the most efficient and effective way to communicate in their working environment. Many of our participants have indicated the need for a program that helps them communicate with their associates at work, with elected and full time local government representatives and officials and with concerned citizens within their communities.

    The self-study document, compiled by an MSU specialist who has immense experience working in the municipal field, is written in the style of a fictional narrative. This narrative is designed to make the learning experience highly practical, as it considers how an administration can improve communications internally and with citizens. It is based on a city, the mayor, elected officials, full time officers and employees with a focus on utilities supervision.

    The program and therefore the narrative is divided into five sections or lessons, and after completion of each section, you will complete an online multiple-choice examination to test your learning.

  • First Amendment Law Clinic

    Location:

    610 Abbot Rd, East Lansing, MI, 48823.

    Description:

    The First Amendment Law Clinic offers First Amendment workshops and pro bono legal services to school journalism programs throughout Michigan. Clinic students assist student journalists and faculty struggling with a variety of legal issues including permissible use of social media, student press censorship, copyright and trademark infringement, access to government records, and invasion of privacy issues.

  • Global Digital Humanities Symposium (March 2019)

    Dates:

    March 21 - 22, 2019

    Location:

    MSU Main Library, Green Room, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    Digital humanities scholarship continues to be driven by work at the intersections of a range of distinct disciplines and an ethical commitment to preserve and broaden access to cultural materials. Focused on these issues of social justice, we invite work at the intersections of critical DH; race and ethnicity; feminism, intersectionality, and gender; and anti-colonial and postcolonial frameworks to participate.

    Given the growth of these fields within the digital humanities, particularly in under-resourced and underrepresented areas, a number of complex issues surface, including, among others, questions of ownership, cultural theft, virtual exploitation, digital rights, endangered data, and the digital divide. DH communities have raised and responded to these issues, pushing the field forward. We view the 2019 symposium as an opportunity to broaden the conversation about these issues.

  • HR Analytics (August 2019)

    Dates:

    August 6, 2019

    Location:

    East Lansing Marriott, 300 M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing, MI 48823
     

    Description:

    Understanding and using data is the future foundation of making important HR decisions. Attending this workshop will prepare participants to:

    • Take data you already have and turn it into decision-making reports without having to buy new software or use outside consultants
    • Provide essential insights to your company that can only come from data analytics
    • Understand your employees' age and experience allowing you to better predict when they are going to leave or retire
    • Develop a recruitment strategy based upon a thorough knowledge of your current talent and future talent needs
    • Train your current workforce to be ready for opportunities when they develop, creating a path of progression and increased retention
    • Position your HR department as a strategic partner, using hard data to help make important decisions
  • Institute of Public Utilities

    Location:

    East Lansing, MI

    Description:

    MSU's Institute of Public Utilities, with sponsorship from several MSU colleges and outside utility corporations, supports informed, effective, and efficient regulation of utility network industries--electricity, natural gas, water, and telecommunications. The Institute provides, to the regulatory policy community, integrative, interdisciplinary and balanced educational programs, as well as applied research on the institutions, theory, and practice of modern economic regulation. The Institute focuses on informing and improving the regulatory process through:

    • Educational programs and seminars on regulation policies--held at MSU, at the client's site, or at various locations within the US;
    • Online discussion forums, Web casts, and surveys;
    • Online resources such as links, glossaries, and statistics;
    • Public Utilities publications; and
    • The Trebing Library on Public Utility Regulation, which houses extensive documentation on public utility regulation.

    Please see the website below for a list of current programs.

  • Interdisciplinary Conference on Cybercrime (April 2019)

    Dates:

    April 15 - 16, 2019

    Location:

    University Club Heritage Room, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    This flagship event, sponsored in part by the MSU School of Criminal Justice, seeks to draw world class social and technical science researchers together and present their work in order to promote collaboration between the disciplines and identify new avenues of research to enrich both fields. In addition, the conference links both fields to industry and policy-makers to transform the landscape of cybersecurity, policy, and practice. 

  • 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.

  • Knight Center for Environmental Journalism

    Location:

    Communication Arts and Sciences Building, Room 382, 404 Wilson Road, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    MSU's Knight Center for Environmental Journalism, in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences, teaches student and professional journalists how to better report on the world’s most important beat.  The program serves undergraduate and graduate students and professional reporters with specialized training.  Students learn from environmental experts and journalists and report for professional award-winning publications and broadcast outlets. Under the guidance of expert faculty they experiment with new ways of explaining complex environmental issues while maintaining traditional values of fairness and accuracy.  Students who study with the center produce and publish professional level journalism, gaining valuable experience and material for building resumes.  The center also organizes and teaches workshops in the U.S. and abroad to help professional reporters improve their coverage of the environment.

  • MATRIX - The Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences

    Location:

    Natural Sciences Building, Room 409, 288 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    Matrix, the Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences at Michigan State University, is devoted to the application of new technologies for teaching, research, and outreach. As one of the premier humanities computing centers in the United States, Matrix creates and maintains online resources, provides training in computing and new teaching technologies, and creates forums for the exchange of ideas and expertise in the field. Matrix houses major digital library repositories including to the African Online Digital Library (AODL), Detroit Public Television’s American Black Journal video archives, Historical Voices, and the Quilt Index.

  • Meeman Archive of Environmental Reporting

    Location:

    382 Communication Arts and Sciences Building, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    MSU's Knight Center for Environmental Journalism houses the Meeman Archive, a collection of award winning newspaper reporting on environmental issues. In association with the MSU Libraries, the Center is creating a searchable database to aid researchers and journalists in finding articles on specialized topics.

  • Michigan State University Press

    Location:

    MSU Press, Suite 25 Manly Miles Building, 1405 S. Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The Michigan State University Press, the scholarly publishing arm of MSU, helps carry out the Institution's land-grant mission through the publication of research and intellectual inquiry that make significant contributions to scholarship in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences.

  • Mid-Michigan Health Impact Assessment Toolkit

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Health Impact Assessment is defined as a combination of procedures, methods, and tools by which a policy, program, or project may be judged as to its potential effects on the health of a population, and the distribution of those effects within the population. HIA identifies appropriate actions to manage those effects.  The HIA Toolkit helps support the HIA process by providing free access to environmental and health data to planners, decision makers, and the public; mapping and visualization applications; and assessment of impacts that will showcase how to integrate an assessment of public health impacts within a greater, dynamic movement towards sustainability in our region.

  • Midwest Invasive Species Information Network

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The Midwest Invasive Species Information Network (MISIN) is a regional effort to develop and provide an early detection and rapid response (EDRR) resource for invasive species.  The goal of this regional resource is to assist both experts and citizen scientists in the detection and identification of invasive species in support of the successful management of invasive species.

  • MIPA (Michigan Interscholastic Press Association) One-Day Workshop (March 2019)

    Dates:

    March 15, 2019. 9:00 a.m - 1:30 p.m.

    Location:

    Communication Arts and Sciences Building, 404 Wilson Rd,  MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    MIPA’s One-Day Workshop provides hands-on instruction in a variety of skill areas for news, yearbook and video student media outlets. The course list for the workshop includes:

    • InDesign for Publications 
    • Newspaper Design
    • Photoshop
    • Building Next Year’s Staff 
    • Spartan Work Room
  • MIPA 2018 Spring Awards and On-Site Contests (April 2019)

    Dates:

    Tuesday, April 23, 2019. 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.

    Location:

    Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing, Michigan 48833

    Description:

    The MIPA Spring Conference is focused on awards. Most students will meet for the exciting awards presentation in the morning, while others will take part in the On-Site Contests. The morning awards include Individual Category Contests for yearbook, newspaper, new media and video production; Golden Pen; All-MIPA; and Student Journalist. Awards will end in the afternoon with the Spartan Awards presentation.

    Advisers, meet up with your adviser friends during the adviser luncheon and network with others throughout the day. The annual MIPA business meeting will take place at the luncheon. Students have lunch on their own.

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