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  • Act One School Series Weekday Matinees (2020-2021)

    Dates:

    Please see details for the current schedule at the website below.

    • November 9-13, 2020
    • January 18-22, 2021
    • February 8-12 and 15-19, 2021
    • March 8-12, 2021
    • March 15-21, 2021
    • April 19-24, 2021
    • May 10-14 2021

     

     

     

     

    Location:

    Online for the 2020-2021 season

    Description:

    Shows produced by nationally touring youth theatre companies bring characters from history and literature to life in one-hour school-day matinees. Selected shows provide a perfect opportunity to introduce students to cultural music, dance and theatre artists from around the world.

    We are delighted to present the 2020-2021 Act One School season as a series of virtual programs. Filmed plays, storytellers, and music by some of the best artists producing work for grades K-12 is available to you and your students FREE OF CHARGE.

  • 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,, 427 N. Shaw Lane, 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 an average of 12 African languages per year; disseminates information to the public that is clear and contextualized around the social, political, and economic dynamics of the African continent; works with local community organizations that have an African focus; and creates new knowledge through its support of research, print publications, and digital media presentations. Its consistent priority is to bring into being the next generation of African experts, be they academicians, policy makers, or applied practitioners, on the continent of Africa itself.

  • Art and Art History Visiting Scholar and Artist Lecture Series

    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:

    The Department of Art, Art History, Design offers a robust slate of lectures by internationally recognized leaders in the field of art and design each year. This Visiting Artist & Scholar Lecture Series invites approximately 15-20 artists, scholars, and critics to campus. During their visit, invited guests present their scholarly and creative research in a public lecture. In total, the Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series explores how visual representation in all its complex forms exists as a mode of inquiry for the artist, writer, scientist, community, etc.

  • 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.

  • Asian Studies K-12 Teaching Materials

    Description:

    The Asian Studies Center has a collection of K‑12 lessons donated by K‑12 teachers for use in various classrooms.

  • Bioethics Brown Bag and Webinar Series

    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.

  • 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.

  • Center for Ethics and Humanities Brown Bag Lecture and Webinar Series (2019 - 2020)

    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 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

  • Choral Leadership Workshop (October 2020)

    Dates:

    October 5, 2020.  Please reserve a spot for your quartet or double quartet on or before May 15 by emailing our graduate assistant, Jennifer Heder, at jenniferheder@gmail.com.

    Location:

    Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    Choral faculty members from the MSU College of Music will conduct the workshop, which will provide high-quality, positive experiences in sight-reading, vocalism, and musicianship to gifted high school singers and choral conductors, which they can take back to strengthen their own choral ensembles. Additionally, they try to present new and diverse repertoire that will be of interest to choral conductors. 

    The COVID19 pandemic has challenged all of us in ways that we never imagined. While we are keenly aware of the gravity of the current situation, we also believe we need to continue to look to the future. When we finally emerge from this uncertain and chaotic time, choral music will be sorely needed by our society: real human beings joining powerful poetry to inspiring and comforting melodies and harmonies. We are grateful that we all can be a part of that effort.

    Registration Instructions
    At this time, all we ask is whether or not you and your choir are able to join us (with the understanding that the future is uncertain). We are not asking for payment of the participation fee ($85 per quartet; $170 for two quartets) and we understand that your plans could change.

  • Community Music School Music Therapy Clinical Services

    Location:

    Community Music School

    Description:

    MSU's Community Music School established the Music Therapy Clinical Services to provide music therapy treatment for special-needs clients in the Greater Lansing community. Special needs that are often effectively treated by music therapy techniques are those typically arising from medical illnesses, handicapping conditions (such as developmental disabilities and physical impairments), specific learning disabilities, and aging. Services are offered in individual or group settings, as appropriate for the client's needs and abilities.

  • Confucius Institute Services for Educators and School Districts

    Location:

    Confucius Institute is located at 230 Erickson Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

     

    Description:

    The Confucius Institute at Michigan State University consults with and assists schools and other organizations to develop customized Chinese language and cultural learning programs. CI-MSU also helps schools and school districts recruit qualified Chinese teachers and provides instructional materials, on-going professional development, and on-site support.

  • English Language Center

    Location:

    A-714 Wells Hall at MSU

    Description:

    MSU's English Language Center, in the College of Arts and Letters, serves not only international MSU students who need to improve their English language skills but also individuals who are not seeking a degree at MSU but who want to improve their English skills.

  • Exhibits and Events at the LookOut! Gallery: William Kentridge: Universal Archive (January - February 2020)

    Dates:

    January 16 - February 28, 2020

    Location:

    Residential College in the Arts and Humanities LookOut! Gallery, C200 Snyder Hall, 2nd Floor, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    The RCAH LookOut Gallery presents “Universal Archive,” featuring works by the renowned South African artist William Kentridge. This is a touring exhibition of new work inspired during the writing of his North Lectures delivered at Harvard in 2012. In an expanding series of linocuts printed on dictionary pages, Kentridge explores the arbitrariness of the definitions and borders imposed by reason and colonial oppression.

  • 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.

  • Folk Arts in Education - A Resource Handbook II

    Description:

    Folk Arts in Education: A Resource Handbook II examines the state of folklife and folk arts in education projects around the U.S. with sample curricula from over 50 exemplary programs for youth in educational settings in K-12 schools, youth-serving organizations arts and humanities councils, museums, and cultural heritage and folk arts nonprofit organizations.

    Folklife programs in schools and after-school programs bring young people in touch with their communities, their ethnic identities, the authentic cultural expressions of their own families and others through direct participation and ethnographic methods using photography, video, radio, audio recordings, exhibitions, festival, and residencies with tradition-bearers. A web resources section links educators to folk arts programs nationwide.

  • G. Robert Vincent Voice Library

    Location:

    100 Library, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The G. Robert Vincent Voice Library is a collection of primary source sound material, found mainly in speech, performance, interview, and lecture format. The collection, stored primarily on reels of magnetic recording tape, contains the voices of over 100,000 persons from all walks of life. Items represent, in most cases, a migration from other recording formats, off-air broadcasts, or Voice Library original recordings. New items are mastered digitally and a retrospective digital re-mastering of existing analog recordings is underway. About 15,000 digital sound files have been created. Most items held in the public domain are available online in mp3 format.

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