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Oct
14
Mon
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Coloring Page Contest
Oct 14 @ 6:56 pm – Nov 25 @ 7:56 pm
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Coloring Page Contest

Two Men and a Truck is holding a contest for a fresh coloring page design for Movers for Moms®.  Movers for Moms is our national giving program aimed to assist moms in need. All our franchise locations collect donations to deliver to women’s and family shelters every spring. The franchises partner with various organizations to collect these items and make Mother’s Day special for all moms, regardless of their circumstances. In 2019 alone, we collected more than 383,000 items in 44 states.

  • The design would be outlines in black and white for kids to color in at any of our Movers for Moms events and to put in the kits sent to all our franchises to give away.
  • Theme is family/moms. The design should stick in a childlike/cartoon type style (See attached pages for reference of our current coloring book).
  • Files accepted: Print Ready PDFs or Packaged Illustrator or InDesign files

Winner will have to sign a legal waiver granting us unlimited usage rights to the design and full intellectual property rights.

The winner will be selected by a panel of TMT Marketing personnel and will be informed via email that they won.

Prize: $200 Visa gift card

Contest will run Oct 14 – Nov 15

Winner will be announced Nov. 22

For more information about this contest, go here.

Nov
8
Fri
Storytelling: an Accessible Art Event @ Wells Hall B Atrium
Nov 8 – Nov 22 all-day

You are warmly invited to the Wells Hall B Atrium November 18-22 to enjoy reading and feeling tactile graphic novellas! Students in ENG 473A: Literature and Medicine have created these short comic-book-like stories depicting experiences of disability, illness, and interactions with the medical field, which are displayed alongside touchable sculpture from previous years of accessible art exhibits. Come learn about medicine and disability in a whole new way, and remember – please touch the art.

Call for Submissions – Social Justice Art Festival
Nov 8 @ 9:00 am – Dec 2 @ 11:45 pm

What is the Social Justice Art Festival?
The Social Justice Art Festival is a one (1) day festival that engages students, faculty, staff and the greater East Lansing community around social justice topics through artistic expression.

Why would you want to participate in the festival?

  • Opportunity to share your visual or performance art with the broader MSU community
  • Receive the opportunity to win one (1) of three (3) $500 awards
  • Art has the capacity to move us, to open up new ways of thinking and understanding, to increase our empathy and inspire us to take action.

Examples of art
Visual: digital art, installation, mixed media, painting, photography, prints and multiples, sculpture, video/film
Performance: dance, music, poetry, storytelling, spoken word, theatre

How do you get involved?

  • Submit a sample of your art through the Call for Submissions form by 11:59 PM on Monday, December 2 (bit.ly/sjaf2020)If your submission is accepted
  • If your submissions is accepted, you will be notified no later than Monday,
    December 9
  • Showcase your art on the day of the festival (Friday, January 24, 2020)

Nov
21
Thu
Accessible Learning Conference @ Kellogg Center
Nov 21 – Nov 22 all-day

We invite you to join us for the 5th annual Accessible Learning Conference on November 21-22, 2019. This year’s theme is storytelling.

DATE:November 21-22, 2019

LOCATION: East Lansing, Michigan; Kellogg Center; Michigan State University

THEME:“Storytelling”

Review the conference schedule on the ALC Website below:

Schedule 2019

Accessible Learning Conference @ Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center
Nov 21 @ 8:00 am – Nov 22 @ 5:00 pm
Accessible Learning Conference @ Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

2019 Conference Theme: Storytelling.

Accessibility is an integral part of our professional, educational, recreational, economic, and civic lives.

At the core of accessibility are people and their stories. This year at the Accessible Learning Conference, we’re providing a space for those stories to come alive.

The conference format will include: keynote speakers, breakout sessions, technical workshops, networking and more. There is an option to register for only one day–just Thursday, or just Friday– for those unable to join us for the entire conference.

Registration for attendees includes:

  • Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments
  • Parking passes for the Kellogg Center parking garage
  • Conversations with accessibility and disability leaders
  • Invaluable networking opportunities

Student registration is FREE, however, if students want to have lunch provided they will need to purchase a lunch ticket for each day they plan to attend. Students are not required to eat with the conference attendees, we recognize that classes are in session and you may not be able to stay for lunch.

The full conference schedule will be released in October 2019.

Registration will close November 15, 2019 and will not be available on site.

Join us in East Lansing this fall to help craft and communicate the narratives that shape accessibility and the experience of students, faculty, staff, and community members in the educational sphere and beyond.

Accessible Learning Conference 2019 @ The Kellogg Center
Nov 21 @ 9:00 am – Nov 22 @ 5:00 pm

Accessibility is an integral part of our professional, educational, recreational, economic, and civic lives. But at the core of accessibility are people and their stories. This year at the Accessible Learning Conference, we’re providing a space for those stories to come alive.

Join us in East Lansing to help craft and communicate the narratives that shape accessibility and the experience of students, faculty, staff, and community members in the educational sphere and beyond.

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

 

Sensory-Friendly Show at MSU Abrams Planetarium @ MSU Abrams Planetarium
Nov 22 @ 8:00 pm

In collaboration with the Accessible Learning Conference and in honor of Accessibility Week 2019, MSU Abrams Planetarium will be offering a sensory-friendly viewing of their current planetarium show. Catch this special showing on Friday, November 22 at 8:00 p.m.

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.