Events


SEP
27
Date:
Thursday, 27 Sep 2018
Time:
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location:
Green Room, MSU Main Library (4West)
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Thursday, September 27, 2018 - - Evening lecture by South African Consul General Phumzile Mazibuko, and reception – 6 – 8:30 pm, Green Room (Main Library: 4 West)

In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Michigan State University's decision to divest from companies doing business with apartheid South Africa, MSU is holding a conference on "Campus Activism for Justice, from Southern Africa to Michigan." The event is part of MSU's Year of Global Africa and sponsored by the MSU Library and African Studies Center. Co-sponsored by Vice President Student Affairs and Services, Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement, Office of Inclusion and Inter-cultural Affairs; Colleges of Social Science, James Madison, Law, Arts and Letters, Education; Departments of History, Sociology; and MATRIX.

Speakers from both South Africa and the United States will look back at the campaigns for justice which led to the successful MSU Board of Trustees decision to divest (resulting in MSU becoming the first university in the nation to completely divest and the subsequent State of Michigan passing more sanctions on South Africa than any other state). The conference also will put the divestment campaign into the larger context of campus movements that came before it, including activism at MSU by African Americans, women, and those opposed to the war in Vietnam. Campus activists from South Africa and MSU will also discuss some of today's student movements focused on such issues as global justice, responsible employment practices and the environment.

All events on Thursday (except Eye on Africa lecture) and the daylong conference on Friday are at the MSU Main Library and are free and open to the public.

Registration is strongly encouraged.  Please visit the website https://bookings.lib.msu.edu/event/4341660

SEP
28
Date:
Friday, 28 Sep 2018
Time:
All day
Location:
Green Room, MSU Main Library, 4 West
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In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Michigan State University's decision to divest from companies doing business with apartheid South Africa, MSU is holding a conference on September 27th and 28th on "Campus Activisim for Justice, from Southern Africa to Michigan." 

Speakers from both South Africa and the United States will look back at the campaigns for justice which led to the successful MSU Board of Trustees decision to divest (resulting in MSU becoming the first university in the nation to completely divest and the subsequent State of Michigan passing more sanctions on South Africa than any other state). The conference will put the divestment campaign into the larger context of campus movements that came before it, including activism at MSU by African Americans, women, and those opposed to the war in Vietnam. Campus activists from South Africa and MSU will also discuss some of today's student movements focused on such issues as global justice, responsible employment practices and the environment.

Special guests from South Africa will include MSU Alum Dr. Somadoda Fikeni, and Nomzamo Ntombela. Dr. Fikeni is a leading political commentator on the radio, TV and the printed press, on contemporary political issues in South Africa and is a contributing consultant to the BBC. He has held academic positions at Walter Sisulu University and at the University of South Africa (UNISA). Dr. Fikeni, who earned an MSU PhD in Political Science, was involved in political protest in South Africa before he arrived at MSU. He will share his experiences as a student activist in the 1980s in South Africa.

In 2017, Ms. Ntombela was elected Chairperson of the Student Representative Council at Stellenbosch University.

The daylong conference on Friday, September 28th will be preceded on Thursday, September 27th with the Eye on Africa lecture, 12:00p.m. - 1:30p.m. in Rm 201 International Center. An evening lecture will be held featuring South African Consul General Phumzile Mazibuko.

All events on Thursday (except the Eye on Africa noon lecture) and the daylong conference on Friday are at the MSU Main Library and are free and open to the public.

Sponsors: African Studies Center, MSU Libraries

Co-Sponsors: VP Student Affairs and Services, Assoc Prov for U Outreach and Engagement, Office of Inclusion and Inter-cultural Affairs; Colleges of-- Social Science, James Madison, Law, Arts and Letters, Education; Departments of History, Sociology; MATRIX

Registration is strongly encouraged.

Please follow this link to register:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1o_l7_7if-cP5MU7F43q6cY5NgL-RYVL-f4JIkirOXV8/viewform?edit_requested=true

or visit the website https://bookings.lib.msu.edu/event/4341660

Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018

- Eye on Africa lecture by Dr. Somadoda Fikeni, noon - 1:30pm, Room 201 International Center

- Evening lecture by South African Consul General Phumzile Mazibuko, and reception – 6 – 8:30 pm, Green Room

(Main Library: 4 West)

Date: Friday, September 28, 2018 - All day conference, 8:00am - 5:00pm Location: Green Room

(Main Library: 4 West)

Date:
Friday, 28 Sep 2018
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location:
305 International Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Asia Hub/South Asian Partnership seminar. Hosting two scientists from the Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI), Md. Pann Ali and Sheikh Shamiul Haque. Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to climate change, which currently faces a serious challenge in agricultural production to feed the growing population in the context of both shrinking agricultural land and climate change impacts.

Date:
Friday, 28 Sep 2018
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location:
International Center Spartan Rooms B&C (inside the foot court)
Department:
Office for International Students and Scholars
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Join us for OISS Weekly Coffee Hour! It's a great place to make friends, network, learn about campus resources and start the weekend. With different hosts each week, there is always something new at Coffee Hour.  And free coffee and tea are always provided!

Date:
Friday, 28 Sep 2018
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location:
RCAH Theater (Snyder-Phillips Hall)
Department:
Center for Gender in Global Context
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A compilation of poetry, readings, skits, and storytelling spanning two decades of memories and transformations. How does a single mother survive the lingering nightmare of childhood sexual abuse and find inner peace? Peer into spoken word activist Ignacio Rivera's tale of survival via skits and poetic monologues. This show takes you into a journey of their struggle with female-on-female childhood sexual abuse & incest, understanding their queerness and raising a female child in the midst of recovery. For this performance, Ignacio will be joined by Rose Cooper, Ana Holguin, and Suban Nur Cooley.
OCT
1
Date:
Monday, 01 Oct 2018
Time:
All day
Location:
Submit Proposals Online
Department:
Office for International Students and Scholars
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Growing Through Challenge: Learning Abroad in a Time of Global Change
 
The Learning Abroad Conference (LAC) features presentations by MSU international students and MSU domestic students who have studied abroad. Proposals by undergraduate, graduate/profession, and alumni are welcome!
 
The conference will be on Friday, November 16, 2018 from Noon - 6:00pm. 
 
Presentations include a variety of formats such as poetry, journal entries, music compositions, video, and more. Submit your presentation ideas and share your experiences relating to how the challenges of studying outside of your home country has impacted you personally. This is an excellent opportunity to work with a faculty or staff mentor to prepare to present in English. It's also a wonderful activity to list on your resume!
 
Date:
Monday, 01 Oct 2018
Time:
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location:
Third Floor, International Center
Department:
Office for International Students and Scholars
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*ARRIVE EARLY! Depending on the number of applicants and time needed for testing, session may end early.

Event Details:
Representatives from the Michigan Secretary of State's office will be on campus to conduct identity verification and administer the written test of driving knowledge. Starting the driver's license application process on campus can reduce the number of times you must visit the Secretary of State's office. You may also renew a license or apply for a Michigan ID Card.
No application will be accepted without all the required documents and payments.
Documents:
• Collect all the required documents from the checklist under "Application Process" on the OISS website.
Fees & Payments:
• MI License Fees: $25 for new MI license, $18 for renewal (if license hasn't expired).
• MI Identification Card Fees: $10 for new MI ID Card, $10 for renewal MI ID Card.

NOTE: Driver's License testing and applications will be available from 9-11:30am and 1-3:00pm ONLY.

Date:
Monday, 01 Oct 2018
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
Muslim Studies Center
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Guest Lecturer Dalia Mogahed

Dalia Mogahed is the Director of Research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, where she leads the organization's pioneering research and thought leadership programs on American Muslims. Mogahed is former Executive Director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, where she led the analysis of surveys of Muslim communities worldwide. With John L. Esposito, she co-authored the book Who Speaks for Islam? What a Billion Muslims Really Think. President Barack Obama appointed Mogahed to the President's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships in 2009. She was invited to testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations about U.S. engagement with Muslim communities. Her 2016 TED talk was named one of the top TED talks that year. She is a frequent expert commentator in global media outlets and international forums. She is also the CEO of Mogahed Consulting.

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Date:
Monday, 01 Oct 2018
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Dalia Mogahed is the Director of Research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, where she leads the organization's pioneering research and thought leadership programs on American Muslims. Mogahed is former Executive Director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies. With John L. Esposito, she co-authored the book Who Speaks for Islam? What a Billion Muslims Really Think. President Barack Obama appointed Mogahed to the President's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships in 2009. She has testified before Congress and her 2016 TED talk was named one of the top TED talks that year. She is a frequent expert commentator in global media outlets and international forums. She is also the CEO of Mogahed Consulting.
 
OCT
2
Date:
Tuesday, 02 Oct 2018
Time:
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location:
Third Floor, International Center
Department:
Office for International Students and Scholars
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*ARRIVE EARLY! Depending on the number of applicants and time needed for testing, session may end early.

Event Details:
Representatives from the Michigan Secretary of State's office will be on campus to conduct identity verification and administer the written test of driving knowledge. Starting the driver's license application process on campus can reduce the number of times you must visit the Secretary of State's office. You may also renew a license or apply for a Michigan ID Card.
No application will be accepted without all the required documents and payments.
Documents:
• Collect all the required documents from the checklist under "Application Process" on the OISS website.
• Bring copies AND originals of all required documents to the session.
Fees & Payments:
• MI License Fees: $25 for new MI license, $18 for renewal (if license hasn't expired).
• MI Identification Card Fees: $10 for new MI ID Card, $10 for renewal MI ID Card.

NOTE: Driver's License Testing and Applications will be available from 9:00-11:30AM and 1:00-3:00PM ONLY.