Events


SEP
21
Date:
Thursday, 21 Sep 2017
Time:
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location:
1st floor - Business Center Complex
Department:
Office for Education Abroad
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Are you a business major interested in education abroad?  

Come to the Broad Study Abroad Fair on September 21st to see what options are available to you.

Date:
Thursday, 21 Sep 2017
Time:
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location:
Green Room, Fourth Floor West Main Library
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Moderator: Elizabeth Matthews, Office for International Students and Scholars
Speakers: Gabe Ording, Integrative Studies in General Science; Patricia Walters, English Language Center; Jim Lucas, Undergraduate Education
 
Many international students come from countries with very different academic cultures than the United States, and they bring with them different histories, worldviews, and perspectives. Beyond international students, the MSU community contains individuals of many national identities, including students who grew up in other countries, migrant students, and students with migrant parents. This session will provide an overview of international student issues at MSU, as well as discuss methods to encourage engagement and inclusion in the classroom, resources to support inclusive teaching, and suggest best practices for working with non-U.S. national identities in the classroom.
 
This session is the first of the 2017 – 18 Learn at Lunch (L@L) series sponsored by the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, Academic Advancement Network, and Associate Provost's Office of Undergraduate Education. L@L sessions bring important topics related to inclusive teaching to the campus community, with a focus on presenting best practices and fostering dialogue across the Spartan CommUnity.
Date:
Thursday, 21 Sep 2017
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location:
International Center, Room 305
Department:
Office for International Students and Scholars
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Have a tax question? Tax clinicians from the MSU College of Law Tax Clinic will be available to meet with you one-on-one to discuss tax-related issues. Please bring all your tax-related documents and all your visa-related documents.

 

More about the clinic: Michigan State University College of Law Alvin L. Storrs Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic caters to low-income taxpayers, including international students, who are in need of tax help. The Tax Clinic is comprised of both law students and supervising licensed attorneys. Information relating to the Clinic's clients is kept in strict confidence. You can find out more information about the clinic by visiting the website or by calling (517) 336-8088.

Date:
Thursday, 21 Sep 2017
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location:
Room 201, International Center
Department:
African Studies Center
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About the Presentation

This presentation synthesizes the results of pre-dissertation research in South Africa, conducted with generous support from the Department of History, the MSU Graduate School, and three successive Foreign Language Area Study (FLAS) summer grants from 2014 to 2016. The preliminary evidence recovered from archived documents, oral traditions and artifact collections suggests that Venda chiefs controlled the commercial networks that supplied muzzle-loading muskets to allied communities in northern South Africa, Mozambique and southern Zimbabwe from the 1860s until the late 1890s. Although firearms have a long pedigree as a theme in southern African studies, the geographic and socio-cultural frontiers of Venda-driven gun commerce have been overlooked in most mainstream historical literature. 

About the Speaker

Akil Cornelius is a doctoral candidate in History at Michigan State University. His research fields include precolonial South Africa, migration and mobility studies and material culture studies. His forthcoming dissertation explores the history of the Venda kingdom, nineteenth century South Africa's last independent state, and its people, who resisted European imperialism until 1898.
Date:
Thursday, 21 Sep 2017
Time:
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:
Education Abroad Advising Center, 108 International Center
Department:
Office for Education Abroad
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Bring your computer and/or printed copies of your completed Gilman personal statement and follow on project essays and Education Abroad staff will review them and provide notes and suggestions to increase your chances of success.

If you cannot attend the review session, you may email your essays to abroad(at)msu.edu no later than 5:00 PM on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, and Education Abroad staff will email you back by Monday, September 25, 2017, with notes and suggestions.

Date:
Thursday, 21 Sep 2017
Time:
4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
201 International Center
Department:
Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
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Join us to share tea, sweets and Turkish culture.

Date:
Thursday, 21 Sep 2017
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location:
University United Methodist Church, 1120 S. Harrison Rd., East Lansing, MI
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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PeaceQuest 2017 will be holding a "Voices of Faith and Reason" event on Thursday, September 21 at 7:00 p.m. at the University United Methodist Church. 

SEP
22
Date:
Friday, 22 Sep 2017
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
Islamic Center of East Lansing
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Join us for Imam Chaudhry's Friday service sermon on Friday, September 22 at 12:15 at the Islamic Center of East Lansing. 

Date:
Friday, 22 Sep 2017
Time:
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
Center for Gender in Global Context
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Sustaining Community Capacity under Crisis: Flint's Civic Park Neighborhood

How can asset mapping help inform how neighborhoods develop community and economic capacity? A student-led, faculty guided project in my senior seminar in Fall of 2016 helped to launch a new and ongoing project, the "20 minute" neighborhood concept applied to the historic Civic Park neighborhood in Flint, Michigan. The project aims to identify components of a "20 minute" neighborhood where residents can walk or bike, within 20 minutes, to shop or engage in community activities. Another component of the research is to what degree civic capacity is available, as organized by the neighborhood association, institutions such as local churches and council representation.

Louise Jezierski is an Associate Professor of Social Relations and Policy at James Madison College, MSU. Her research includes revitalization of legacy cities, especially the cities of Detroit, Pittsburgh, and Cleveland, local and regional economic and community development, public private partnerships, local state theory and policy, race relations and social inequality.

Date:
Friday, 22 Sep 2017
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location:
MSU International Center, Spartan rooms B & C
Department:
Community Volunteers for International Programs
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Office for International Students and Scholars invites international students and scholars and domestic students, scholars and community members to a coffee hour. Free coffee and conversation across cultures.