EVENTS

Calendar

Nov
15
Fri
Film screening: The Silence of Others – GSAH Symposium @ B122 Wells Hall
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Nov
18
Mon
Shinto in Contemporary Japan: From Basic Teachings to Anime @ Room 303 International Center
Nov 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Shinto in Contemporary Japan: From Basic Teachings to Anime @ Room 303 International Center | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Shinto in Contemporary Japan: From Basic Teachings to Anime

From core principles to the ways Shinto is practiced today, this talk will address shrines for sports, fertility and protection from STDs, appropriation by popular culture (such as in anime and advertisements), and new spirituality movements including the power spot boom.

 

Dr. Stephen Covell

Chair of the Department of Comparative Religion and the Mary Meader Professor of Comparative Religion at Western Michigan University. Dr. Covell was the founding director of WMU’s Soga Japan Center and has published widely on Buddhism and other Japanese religious topics.

 

 

Sponsored by the Center for Integrative Studies in the Arts and Humanities, IAH Connecting Pedagogy and Practice Fund, Department of Religious Studies, Asian Studies Center, and MSU Japan Council.

Nov
19
Tue
Unpacking Your Research Experience @ Student Services Building, Room 113
Nov 19 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Unpacking Your Research Experience @ Student Services Building, Room 113

Have you thought about how the skills you are gaining through your undergraduate research experience will assist you in the future? Come learn about strategies for communicating your abilities to others, such as graduate schools and future employers. This workshop will include information about creating an elevator pitch related to your research and an opportunity for you to critically reflect on the skills you have built by being involved in undergraduate research. Come prepared to interact and engage with your peers about your research!

Nov
21
Thu
Walton Muyumba @ Natural Sciences Building Room 145
Nov 21 @ 1:00 pm
Walton Muyumba @ Natural Sciences Building Room 145 | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

The Department of English and Creative Writing Program Presents: WALTON MUYUMBA

Author of The Show and the Act: Black Intellectual Practice, Jazz Improvisation, and Philosophical Pragmatism(University of Chicago Press), Dr. Walton Muyumba is an Associate Professor of American and African Diasporic Literature and Director of Creative Writing at Indiana University-Bloomington. Currently, he is finishing a book about contemporary American literary art and popular music, while also building projects on John Edgar Wideman’s literary works and ethnic American art in the age of terrorism. He serves on the Board of Directors for the National Book Critics Circle Award and  regularly writes book reviews for The Los Angeles Review of Books, The New York Times, The Dallas Morning News, The Chicago Tribune and other outlets.

PROFESSIONALIZATION IN CREATIVE WRITING & APPLYING TO THE MFA

Thursday, November 21, 1 pm.

Natural Sciences Building Room 145

PRESENTATION ON JOHN EDGAR WIDEMAN

Friday, November 22, 3 pm.

Wells Hall B243

 

MSU Film Collective: THE COOK, THE THIEF, HIS WIFE AND HER LOVER @ B122 Wells Hall
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
MSU Film Collective: THE COOK, THE THIEF, HIS WIFE AND HER LOVER @ B122 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

11/21 The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (dir. Peter Greenaway, 1989)

Presented by Liz Deegan

The wife of an abusive criminal finds solace in the arms of a kind regular guest in her husband’s restaurant.

Nov
22
Fri
CALMS: Career, Alumni & Linguistics at Michigan State @ Wells Hall, B-342
Nov 22 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

CALMS: Career, Alumni & Linguistics at Michigan State

We invite you to join us for our new alumni event that centers around careers in linguistics. Our guest speakers will be talking about their career paths and facilitate workshops.

Ai Taniguchi (Ph.D. 2017) will use her experience as a professor at Carleton University to teach you how to develop an accessible academic talk for students, community members, and future employers.

Steve Johnson (Ph.D. 2012) is a Lead Curriculum Designer at IXL Learning. He’ll help you navigate the career landscape outside academia, and to develop a résumé that translates your linguistic skills into business terms.

Join us Friday afternoon to meet Ai and Steve and hear about their career journeys. You can also watch a research lightning talk competition judged

by Ai, who was the winner of the 2019 Linguistics Society of America Five Minute Linguist Competition.

Walton Muyumba @ Wells Hall B243
Nov 22 @ 3:00 pm
Walton Muyumba @ Wells Hall B243 | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

The Department of English and Creative Writing Program Presents: WALTON MUYUMBA

Author of The Show and the Act: Black Intellectual Practice, Jazz Improvisation, and Philosophical Pragmatism(University of Chicago Press), Dr. Walton Muyumba is an Associate Professor of American and African Diasporic Literature and Director of Creative Writing at Indiana University-Bloomington. Currently, he is finishing a book about contemporary American literary art and popular music, while also building projects on John Edgar Wideman’s literary works and ethnic American art in the age of terrorism. He serves on the Board of Directors for the National Book Critics Circle Award and  regularly writes book reviews for The Los Angeles Review of Books, The New York Times, The Dallas Morning News, The Chicago Tribune and other outlets.

PROFESSIONALIZATION IN CREATIVE WRITING & APPLYING TO THE MFA

Thursday, November 21, 1 pm.

Natural Sciences Building Room 145

PRESENTATION ON JOHN EDGAR WIDEMAN

Friday, November 22, 3 pm.

Wells Hall B243

 

Nov
23
Sat
CALMS: Career, Alumni & Linguistics at Michigan State @ Wells Hall, B-342
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

CALMS: Career, Alumni & Linguistics at Michigan State

We invite you to join us for our new alumni event that centers around careers in linguistics. Our guest speakers will be talking about their career paths and facilitate workshops.

Ai Taniguchi (Ph.D. 2017) will use her experience as a professor at Carleton University to teach you how to develop an accessible academic talk for students, community members, and future employers.

Steve Johnson (Ph.D. 2012) is a Lead Curriculum Designer at IXL Learning. He’ll help you navigate the career landscape outside academia, and to develop a résumé that translates your linguistic skills into business terms.

Dec
5
Thu
MSU Film Collective: VOLVER @ B122 Wells Hall
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
MSU Film Collective: VOLVER @ B122 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

12/25 Volver (dir. Pedro Almodóvar, 2006)

Presented by Scott Boehm

Raimunda (Penélope Cruz) lives and works in Madrid with her husband Paco and their daughter, Paula. Raimunda’s sister, Sole (Lola Dueñas), lives nearby. The two sisters miss their mother, Irene (Carmen Maura), who died several years ago in a house fire along with their father. When a former neighbor from their hometown reports that she has seen the ghost of Irene, the daughters do not believe her. After a murder and a family tragedy, however, Irene’s spirit materializes around her daughters to comfort them.