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  • Incorporating Diverse Musics Ethically (July 2018)

    Dates:

    July 28 - 29, 2018.  9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

    Location:

    103 Music Practice Building, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    Thinking about engaging a broad range of musics in our classrooms can be difficult to navigate. Using Ewe (Ghanaian) drumming and dancing as an example, this workshop will explore some of the challenges of teaching music that are perhaps less familiar. Together,we will develop an approach to thinking about issues such as transmission practices, language, and context to create a “world” music pedagogy rooted in 
ethical practice. This workshop may be taken for credit: MUS 891 sec. 308   [1 credit].

  • Sociology Colloquium Series (2017 - 2018)

    Dates:

    All Colloquium events are held from 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm.  Please see the websites below for a current schedule.

    Location:

    Room 457 Berkey Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    Each year, the Department of Sociology invites a number of guest speakers to present on their scholarship. Recent speakers have presented research on a variety of topics, including political sociology, race, gender, health, sexuality, and criminology.

  • World View Lecture Series (2018 - 2019)

    Dates:

    • October 1, 2018: Ron Suskind
    • November 5, 2018: Nontombi Naomi Tutu
    • March 18, 2019: Joy-Ann Reid

    Location:

    Wharton Center Cobb Great Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    The MSU Wharton Center's World View Lecture Series allows participants to immerse themselves in today’s leading issues, with viewpoints presented by world-renowned experts, at amazingly low prices.​ 

    The 2018-2019 schedule includes:

    • Ron Suskind: ​Ron Suskind’s book, Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes and Autism, examines his family’s twenty-year adventure of the heart with his son, Owen.
    • Nontombi Naomi Tutu: The challenges of growing up black and female in apartheid South Africa have been the foundation of Nontombi Naomi Tutu’s life as an activist, consultant, and educator.
    • Joy-Ann Reid: ​Known for her insightful news analysis, Joy-Ann Reid hosts AM JOY on MSNBC, and serves as a national correspondent appearing on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, Hardball with Chris Matthews, and The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell.
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