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Global Spartans Virtual Reunion


Reignite Your Creative Thinking

May 13 and 22, 2021
7:30-9:30 AM ET (GMT-04:00)


The ability to think creatively and connect authentically are critical to meet the demands of today's rapidly changing world, regardless of profession or industry. Get an inside look from MSU faculty, students, and alumni about their creative process and Spartans' shared commitment to lead and connect the world through authentic leadership, creative thinking, and a global mindset at the Global Spartans Virtual Reunion.

A collaboration between International Studies and Programs and College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University, this is a unique two-day experience to reignite your own creativity by connecting with innovative Spartans who are leveraging creative thinking to solve some of the world's biggest challenges.

If you have any questions, please contact Skyin (Xiaoyu) Yin, associate director of International Advancement.

Featured Guests

Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D.

Michigan State University

Steven D. Hanson

Associate Provost and Dean
International Studies and Programs

Prabu David

College of Communication Arts and Sciences

Ross Chowles

Professor of Practice
Department of Advertising + Public Relations
College of Communication Arts and Sciences

Amol Pavangadkar

Professor of Practice
School of Journalism
College of Communication Arts and Sciences

Xinyu Wu, Ph.D.

Director, Visiting International Professional Program
Co-Director, Office of China Programs
International Studies and Programs

DAY 1 | Thursday, May 13, 2021

OPENING | Dean Prabu David

Authentic Leadership in a Global Crisis

FACULTY TALK | Ross Chowles

How to unlock your creative energy and feel alive again

FACULTY TALK | Amol Pavangadkar

Beyond the Lens: The global taste through education abroad

Breakout Room Discussion with Global Spartans

DAY 2 | Saturday, May 22, 2021

OPENING | Associate Provost and Dean Steve Hanson

Introduction of MSU President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D.

KEYNOTE | MSU President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D.

Creatively Adapting and Advancing Common Good with Uncommon Will

Moderated Q&A with President Stanley | Xinyu Wu, Ph.D., Moderator

Global Spartan Alumni Virtual Networking

Support education abroad at ComArtSci

The College of Communication Arts and Sciences is committed to global learning through education abroad where students can travel the world, gain new experiences, and learn more about their chosen field. Please consider supporting the ComArtSci Education Abroad Scholarship for students participating in a ComArtSci-sponsored program.

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