Events


FEB
26
Date:
Monday, 26 Feb 2018
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location:
201 International Center
Department:
Center for Gender in Global Context
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Dr. Huff will present her past and current projects examining the role of gender in forest landownership and forest management.  She will also explore how gender has shaped professionals in forestry.

FEB
27
Date:
Tuesday, 27 Feb 2018
Time:
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:
Main Library, Digital Scholarship Lab 2 West
Department:
Office for Education Abroad
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Drop in anytime between 4-6pm
Technology, Humanities, and the Arts in London
http://dh.cal.msu.edu/studyabroad/

 

Date:
Tuesday, 27 Feb 2018
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:
305 International Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Arabic Diwan is a gathering of Arabic students who are in the Arabic program, where they speak the language and learn about the culture in a relaxed environment with the Fulbright teaching assistant. Students from all Arabic language levels are encouraged to attend. Also, we extend the invitation to the Arabic-speaking students at the English Center.

Sponsored by the Asian Studies Center and the Arabic Program. 

Date:
Tuesday, 27 Feb 2018
Time:
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location:
MSU Union Building, Room 50
Department:
African Studies Center
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Kenyan author and conservationist, Dr. Mordecai Ogada, whose book The Big Conservation Lie describes and analyzes the relationship between colonialism and conservation efforts, will be visiting Michigan State University from February 25th to March 2nd. The public event hosted by the Snares to Wares Initiative will be held on Tuesday, February 27th from 6:30-8:30 in room 50 of the Union.

FEB
28
Date:
Wednesday, 28 Feb 2018
Time:
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location:
MSU Union - Lake Superior Room
Department:
Office for Education Abroad
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The Office for Education Abroad is pleased to announce the upcoming workshop in our series, Using Education Abroad to Educate Globally Competent Graduates: Research, Pedagogy, and Program Development. Entitled "Creating Inclusive Communities to Enhance Intercultural Learning," this workshop is intended for faculty and staff interested in learning practical strategies and rationales for creating inclusive teams of participants, which can deepen learning opportunities before, during, and after EA programs.

 

If this sounds interesting, please register at https://msu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cZK19AqszYyyJM1. A boxed lunch will be provided for those who register by Friday, February 23.

 

Creating Inclusive Communities to Enhance Intercultural Learning

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

11:30 AM-1:00 PM

Lake Superior Room, MSU Union

 

Creating an inclusive community among your Education Abroad participants can maximize the learning potential of your EA program, and can also help to diffuse contentious "hot topic" conversations into opportunities for intercultural growth and understanding. This workshop will feature a presentation by Donna Kaplowitz from the MSU Office for Inclusion & Intercultural Initiatives. She will share with us her expertise in intergroup dialogues, which she has facilitated in a variety of settings, from college classrooms to EA programs in Cuba. Please join us at this session to equip yourself with concrete tips and guidelines that you can begin implementing right away in order to build trust and openness among group members, and to facilitate dialogue that seeks mutual understanding. 

 

We are excited to be partnering with Donna Rich Kaplowitz, who is a Faculty Associate of the Intercultural Dialogues Program in the Office for Inclusion & Intercultural Initiatives and a Faculty Associate and Assistant Professor in the Department of Teacher Education. Previously, she has served as an assistant professor in the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities (RCAH). She holds a PhD in International Relations from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of Johns Hopkins University. Donna has spent the last seven years developing and teaching a variety of intergroup dialogue courses in RCAH, and has trained college student facilitators to facilitate race dialogues in the K-12, MSU, and community settings.

 

 

We hope to see you there! Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

 

 

Dr. Inge Steglitz

Associate Director

Office for Education Abroad 

 

Jill Manske

Faculty Engagement & Development Intern

Office for Education Abroad

Date:
Wednesday, 28 Feb 2018
Time:
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location:
Wells Hall, Second Floor Atrium
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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All Japanese language students at MSU are invited to participate in the second Japanese Keigo (Polite Language) Forum. You will have many opportunities to interact with native and advanced Japanese students. 

MAR
1
Date:
Thursday, 01 Mar 2018
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location:
201 International Center
Department:
African Studies Center
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Dr.Jacob Atem is the co-founder and CEO of the Southern Sudan Health Care Organization, a non-profit that provides medical facilities, supplies and healthcare-education to the people of South Sudan. At the age of six, Jacob traveled over 2,000 miles to escape a brutal civil war in South Sudan that claimed his family. For nearly a decade, he lived in an overcrowded Kenyan refugee camp where hunger and disease were daily struggles. Now recognized as a Lost Boy of Sudan, Dr. Atem obtained his Ph.D from the University of Florida. Dr. Atem has dedicated his life to healthcare education and medical service. Adhering to SSHCO's mission, which focuses on natives helping natives, Dr. Atem advocates for displaced persons around the world. Under his leadership, SSHCO aims to inspire hope and improve the quality of life for the lost.

Date:
Thursday, 01 Mar 2018
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
African Studies Center
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An opportunity to learn and share about first hand experiences on the African continent.

Date:
Thursday, 01 Mar 2018
Time:
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location:
2nd Floor Atrium in Wells Hall
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Come join us for an hour of fun activities and conversation in Korean. All levels (beginners to advanced) are welcome! Free and open to the public! The topic will be Learning Calligraphy and Hanbok Paper Folding. 

Date:
Thursday, 01 Mar 2018
Time:
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location:
Lansing Airport
Department:
Office for Education Abroad
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Share your EA experience with WKAR

WKAR will be at the Lansing Capital Region International Airport (LAN) on March 2st from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.  They are looking for folks who have stories to share about how travel expanded their view of world and enriched their life. Stories should be around 5 minutes long and should be true, firsthand accounts. They will be recorded for possible use on the air, with permission, and should be family and FCC friendly. (Parking will be free in the airport's long-term lot. Vouchers will be given to attendees inside.) More information can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/396883340762834/