Our Table: Reducing Your Foodprint @ Wells Hall, MSU Hub
Apr 23 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

This semester, Sandra Logan, Associate Professor of English and Director of the College of Arts & Letters’ Citizen Scholars program, and Dana Kirk, Assistant Professor of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering and Director of Michigan State University’s Anaerobic Digestion Research and Education Center, teamed up to offer MSU’s first ISB/IAH combination course: “the food waste challenge.”

Throughout the semester, Kirk and Logan’s students have brainstormed ways to help the MSU and East Lansing communities learn more about our food waste problem. Join these students for an Our Table conversation on why we should pay attention to food waste and what we can do to waste less.

Irina Zaykovskaya’s Dissertation Defense @ B243 Wells
Apr 25 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Dissertation Trailer:

Come and support Irina Zaykovskaya as she defends her SLS Ph.D. dissertation.

Title: Remarkable U.S. English LIKE on a university campus: Native and non-native usage, perceptions and attitudes

Date: April 25

Time: 11:00 am

Place: B-243, Wells Hall

Co-advisors: Suzanne Wagner & Sue Gass

Committee members: Patti Spinner, Peter De Costa

Spring Classes End
Apr 26 all-day
Shostakovich Symphony 13 Project @ The Wharton Center
Apr 28 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Shostakovich Symphony 13 Project @ The Wharton Center  | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

This concert features the very powerful Shostakovich Symphony No. 13 “Babi Yar,” and “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” by Charles Davidson. A setting of poems by the renowned Soviet writer Evgeny Yevtushenko, Shostakovich’s work significantly memorialized the 1941 massacre of Ukrainian Jews by Nazi forces at Baba Yar.

Final Exams
Apr 29 – May 3 all-day
Water School: Make-In @ Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum
May 1 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Water School: Make-In @  Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Each year, Americans use 100 billion plastic bags! Help make a dent in that statistic as we make art to save the planet. Make the sustainable choice and create your own reusable tote bag inspired by the Water School.

Dan Isbell’s Dissertation Defense @ B342 Wells
May 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Come support Daniel Isbell as he defends his Ph.D. Dissertation on Diagnostic Language Assessment. Dan will be back from South Korea where he spent a year with a Dissertation Support Grant from the U.S. Fulbright Program. The committee membership includes Dan’s Fulbright/Korean-site mentor, SLS alumnus Dr. Junkyu Lee (MSU SLS 2009), who is now Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of TESOL at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, where Dan collected most of his data.


Water School: Speak-In @ Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum
May 15 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Water School: Speak-In @  Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Contribute your water story to our collection! Step up to the Water School mic as we record your thoughts about our more important natural resource in our pop-up recording booth. Share a beloved Great Lakes memory, a poem about your relationship with water, or an opinion about important water rights or water conservation issues. Whatever your story is, we want to hear from you.

Workshop For Teachers of Japanese @ Room B-125 Wells Hall
May 18 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
MAFLT Fall Admission Deadline @ Wells Hall
Jun 1 all-day
MAFLT Fall Admission Deadline @ Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Are you thinking about pursuing a graduate degree in language teaching? Consider applying to our 100% online program. Our fall admission deadline is June 1st. View our admission requirements here:

Want to try a course or two? You can enroll in MAFLT courses as a Graduate Lifelong Education student. You must have a BA or BS to obtain Graduate Lifelong Education student status. To apply for Graduate Lifelong Education student status, complete the easy online Lifelong Education Application ( You may be able to transfer up to 9 credits received as a MSU Graduate Lifelong Education student into the MAFLT Program’s credit requirements if you are later accepted into the MAFLT Program. Tuition costs may be different for students who enroll in courses this way.