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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
4
Mon
Learning About Undergraduate Research @ Ernst Bessey Hall, Room 112
Nov 4 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Learning About Undergraduate Research @ Ernst Bessey Hall, Room 112

Make research an integral part of your MSU experience! Come learn about the opportunities available for involvement in research and creative activities at Michigan State. You can expect a short presentation, discussion, and Q & A facilitated by current undergraduate researchers.

Nov
5
Tue
Brown Bag Seminar with Dr. Carrie Symons @ 116H Erickson Hall
Nov 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Brown Bag Seminar with Dr. Carrie Symons @ 116H Erickson Hall

From “what” and “how” to “who:” Literacy and language instructional practices with immigrant-origin youth in the U.S.

12:00 – 1:00 PM in 116H Erickson Hall

Carrie’s research is focused on the development of innovative instructional practices that can be used in
multilingual contexts to engage diverse groups of youth, particularly immigrant- and refugee-origin
youth, in literacy and language-rich learning experiences that affirm their cultural identities, literacies,
and forms of knowledge. Informed by sociolinguistic theories of language development and linguistically
responsive pedagogy, her work specifically investigates how teachers can create curricula and provide
instruction that promotes immigrant-origin youth’s additive acculturation and reduces xenophobia.

Since fall of 2016, Carrie has been partnering with the Refugee Development Center in Lansing,
Michigan. In fall of 2018, she spoke at the 13th International Mind, Brain and Education symposium,
“Migrants and Refugees in the 21st Century: Children in and out of schools” in Erice, Sicily, and in 2019,
she became a Re-Imagining Migration fellow.

In this session, she will share key findings from her community-engaged research relative to:

● how out-of-school organizations can foster immigrant-origin youth’s language development and
additive acculturation;
● which theoretical principles and instructional practices are most relevant and useful for novice
ESOL1 teachers;
● the role of “not knowing:” linguistically responsive instruction in multilingual settings; and
● the humanizing potential of sharing stories—listening and being heard—in intercultural contexts.

Design Your MSU Studios @ Student Services Building, Room #113
Nov 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Design Your MSU Studios @ Student Services Building, Room #113

Have you ever felt stuck or limited with your options? You are not alone. Sometimes you need to follow your internal compass to understand more about yourself and how that leads you towards deciding on a major or career. We can help with that! This session will offer sets of innovative career-design tools and exercises to help you map out different possibilities. It is time to unleash your creativity and design your MSU story.

For more information visit msu.joinhandshake.com or email careerservices@csp.msu.edu

Nov
6
Wed
American Indian and Indigenous Studies Voices on Campus Lecture Series – Nakia Parker @ Room 345, College of Law
Nov 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Join us at the first Voices of Campus talk for the year!

Voices on Campus is a lecture series that focuses on MSU community members’ work as it relates to American Indian and Indigenous Issues.

We are excited to welcome Dr. Nakia Parker to MSU’s campus! The title of her talk is “Regarded as an Appendage of His Family: Slavery, Kinship & the Law in Indian Territory”

Peace Corps ‘Mini’ Information Session @ International Center, Room 204
Nov 6 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Peace Corps 'Mini' Information Session @ International Center, Room 204

We invite you to join us for a ‘mini’ information session about the Peace Corps on either Wednesday, Nov. 6 or Thursday, Nov. 7, from 3:30-4:30 in room 204 of the International Center. (Handshake info)

Join the MSU campus Peace Corps recruiters, Erika Kraus and Chad Papa for a brief and informal hour to learn more about the US Peace Corps.

This is a casual, informal event where we are available to respond to all of your questions:

  1. What is the Peace Corps?
  2. How long is service?
  3. How do I apply?
  4. What do Peace Corps Volunteers do?
  5. Does it cost?

 

Dr. Karen Mary Davalos Visiting Scholar Lecture @ North Kedzie Hall, Room 101
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Dr. Karen Mary Davalos Visiting Scholar Lecture @ North Kedzie Hall, Room 101

Dr. Karen Mary Davalos | Wednesday, November 6 | 105 S. Kedzie | 6pm

Dr. Karen Mary Davalos is a Professor of Chicano and Latino Studies at the University of Minnesota. She has published widely on Chicana/o art, spirituality, and museums. Davalos most recently published Chicana/o Remix: Art and Errata Since the Sixties (2017), The Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers, 1971-2006(2010) and Exhibiting Mestizaje: Mexican (American) Museums in the Diaspora (2001).

Nov
7
Thu
Design Your MSU Studios @ Student Services Building, Room #113
Nov 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Design Your MSU Studios @ Student Services Building, Room #113

Have you ever felt stuck or limited with your options? You are not alone. Sometimes you need to follow your internal compass to understand more about yourself and how that leads you towards deciding on a major or career. We can help with that! This session will offer sets of innovative career-design tools and exercises to help you map out different possibilities. It is time to unleash your creativity and design your MSU story.

For more information visit msu.joinhandshake.com or email careerservices@csp.msu.edu

Peace Corps ‘Mini’ Information Session @ International Center, Room 204
Nov 7 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Peace Corps 'Mini' Information Session @ International Center, Room 204

We invite you to join us for a ‘mini’ information session about the Peace Corps on either Wednesday, Nov. 6 or Thursday, Nov. 7, from 3:30-4:30 in room 204 of the International Center. (Handshake info)

Join the MSU campus Peace Corps recruiters, Erika Kraus and Chad Papa for a brief and informal hour to learn more about the US Peace Corps.

This is a casual, informal event where we are available to respond to all of your questions:

  1. What is the Peace Corps?
  2. How long is service?
  3. How do I apply?
  4. What do Peace Corps Volunteers do?
  5. Does it cost?

 

Big10 Emerging Scholar Valerie O’Brien @ Wells Hall C607
Nov 7 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Big10 Emerging Scholar Valerie O’Brien @ Wells Hall C607 | Boone | North Carolina | United States

Please mark your calendars for the campus visit of Big10 Emerging Scholar Valerie O’Brien, visiting from the University of Illinois on November 7 and 8.

The Big 10 Emerging Scholars Program—now in its second year—seeks to provide a platform for the work of emerging graduate student scholars in Big10 Departments of English. Each year, we host a scholar from one of our peer institutions, and one MSU graduate student is selected as a visiting scholar in turn.

Valerie has research interests in disability studies and animal studies. She will be participating in the HIVES Research Workshop on Nov 7th, from 4-6pm in Wells C607. On Friday, November 8th, from 3-5pm, Valerie will give a talk to the Department in Wells B342. Please attend and support our efforts to mentor graduate students.

This talk examines J.M. Coetzee’s Foe, a retelling of Robinson Crusoe that I contend illuminates the linkages between autobiographical narration and Enlightenment conceptions of personhood. In Coetzee’s reimagining, the character Friday, Cruso(e)’s slave, is a disruptive, enigmatic figure, for although Defoe’s Friday masters English, Coetzee’s cannot speak at all because his tongue has been cut out; consequently, Friday’s untold life story—a “hole in the narrative”—becomes the central mystery on which the narrator and the novel itself become fixated. I investigate this preoccupation with Friday’s mutism in relation to the role of language—and autobiographical narration in particular—in historical distinctions of person from animal, distinctions particularly fraught for slaves and disabled subjects. My talk calls attention to what is troubling about historical uses of autobiography as a litmus test for social belonging, examining how slave narratives functioned as tests for personhood and how the practice of telling one’s life narrative may exclude disabled individuals. Reading the novel as part of a larger body of contemporary fiction that explores the limitations and possibilities of autobiographical narratives to convey experiences of disability and debility, I argue that Foe unsettles conceptions of personhood bound to a capacity for normative autobiographical narration.