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  • History Speaker Series (Spring 2017)

    Dates:

    • Janie Cole: March 27, 2017: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    • Ray Craib: April 13, 2017: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Siyen Fei: April 20, 2017: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Location:

    255 Old Horticulture, 506 E. Circle Drive, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.  

    Description:

    The MSU Department of History Speaker Series explores many historical issues, events, and perspectives. Please see information on the current event at the website below. The Spring 2017 Speaker Series schedule includes:

    • Janie Cole: (University of Cape Town), speaking on music and resistance in South Africa's anti‐apartheid struggle
    • Ray Craib: (Cornell University), speaking on the history of the Chilean left in the twentieth century
    • Siyen Fei: (University of Pennsylvania), speaking on gender, identity, and empire-building in the borderlands of 16th/17th-century China
  • Hollander Distinguished Lecture in Musicology (April 2018)

    Dates:

    Friday, April 6, 2018. 

    Location:

    Cook Recital Hall, Music Building, 333 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    Ingrid Monson, Quincy Jones Professor of African-American Music and Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University, will present at the 2018 Hollander Distinguished Lecture in Musicology.

  • 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.

  • MIPA 2018 Spring Awards and On-Site Contests (April 2018)

    Dates:

    Monday, April 23, 2018. 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.

  • 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.

  • 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"
  • Muslim Studies Conference: Locating Muslim Cinema(s): The Politics of Culture and Identity (April 2018)

    Dates:

    • Flimfest: April 9 - 11, 2018
    • Conference: April 12 - 13, 2018

    Location:

    • Filmfest (April 9, 10, 11): Wells Hall, Room B-117, MSU, East Lansing, MI 48824
    • Conference (April 12 - 13): International Center, MSU, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    This conference will include keynote speakers, scholarly research presentations and panel discussions.

  • On-Site Technology Workshops for Foreign Language Instructors

    Description:

    MSU's Center for Language Education And Research (CLEAR) offers on-site technology training workshops for foreign language instructors in the U.S. The workshops are held at the participants' home institutions and are tailored to fit the participants' individual needs.

  • Onsite Training for Labor Unions: Labor History Workshop

    Location:

    Onsite at your location

    Description:

    Michigan State University's Labor Employment & Workplace Education (LEWE), as part of the School of Human Resources and Labor Relations, brings together University faculty and Union leadership to provide education and training for union leaders and members.  LEWE staff offers workshops on site at your workplace.  Labor History covers U.S. labor history, customized for the specific union and industry. Length of the program is up to 40 hours.  Program may cover technical topics based on local request.

  • Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives Brown Bag Series (Spring 2018)

    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. 

  • 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.

     

  • Sketching Ideas in Traditional Media Workshop (February 2018)

    Dates:

    Friday, February 9, 2018.  2:30 - 4:30 pm

    Location:

    Communication Arts and Sciences Building, Room 155, MSU, East Lansing, MI. 48824

    Description:

    This workshop will be an exploration of drawing media and observation skills—get ideas on paper for concept development and communication. Barbara Hranilovich makes her living as an artist—commercial illustrator, painter/sculptor—and teacher. Her long-standing and cherished client relationships allow her to do a full spectrum of work ranging from creative direction and concept development with execution of large campaigns, to jobs as simple as a brochure, a cartoon, or a storyboard. Her work has appeared in “Communication Arts Illustration Annual” and the Society of Illustrator’s “Illustration Annual.”  She is the recipient of numerous Addy awards.

  • 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.

  • Spring Poetry Festival (March, April 2018)

    Dates:

    March 28, April 4, April 11, April 18, 2018.  3:00 pm discussions; 7:00 pm readings.

    Location:

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

    Description:

    The 2018 Festival includes the following poets:

    • March 28: Cheryl Clarke is the author of five books of poetry, the most recent of which is By My Precise Haircut (2016)
    • April 4: RCAH Center for Poetry Turns Ten: Stephanie Glazier, Lia Greenwell, and Anita Skeen
    • April 11: MSU alumna Carolyn Forché’s first volume, Gathering the Tribes, winner of the Younger Poets Prize, was followed by The Country Between Us, The Angel of History, and Blue Hour.
    • April 18: RCAH alumna Leila Chatti was born in Oakland, California. A Tunisian-American dual citizen, she has lived in the United States, Tunisia, and Southern France. She is the author of the chapbooks Ebb (New-Generation African Poets) and Tunsiya/Amrikiya, the 2017 Editors’ Selection from Bull City Press.
  • Teaching About East Asia Workshop (May, June 2018)

    Dates:

    • Orientation: May 21, 2018: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Workshop: June 25 - 29, 2018: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    • Continental breakfast and light lunch provided.

     

    Location:

    Room 303 International Center, East Lansing, MI.

    Description:

    This free 30-hour course provides an overview of the pre-modern history and culture of China, Japan, and Korea with a special emphasis on pedagogy, best practices, Common Core connections, and teaching resources. This seminar is designed to assist middle and high school teachers.

  • Teaching and Rehearsing in the High School Band and Orchestra Room (June, July 2018)

    Dates:

    June 30 - July 1, 2018. 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

    Location:

    103 Music Practice Building, MSU, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    This workshop will look at concepts and ideas to help high school band and orchestra directors improve their rehearsal skills. Topics will include planning, pacing, inspiring, motivating students, adjusting, assessing, and ways to incorporate humor, drama, and artistic integrity into your rehearsals. (MUS 891, Sec 305, 1 credit).

  • The Writing Center

    Location:

    300 Bessey Hall at MSU

    Description:

    MSU's Writing Center, in the College of Arts and Letters, collaborates in on-going conversations about writing in a supportive atmosphere. The Writing Center offers K-12 Writing Consultancy that currently consists of two projects.

    Write For Your Life Housed in the MSU Writing Center, the Write For Your Life (WFYL) project offers teachers and students in Michigan, Wisconsin, New York, Georgia, Texas, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania an opportunity to share their writing and thinking as they examine local issues that influence student health, literacy, and learning. In project CONNECTS, the Center is developing a practice called consultative teaching that combines collaborative learning, peer tutoring, service-learning, student research, and jointly-conducted student-faculty research.

    Greenrock The Red Cedar Writing Project offers middle and high school students an opportunity to participate in a campus Writers’ Retreat where the students examine their own and their peers' writing.

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