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Jan
20
Sat
WATER Puerto Rico……Flint a Human Right Exhibition @ MSU Union Art Gallery
Jan 20 – Mar 23 all-day
WATER Puerto Rico......Flint a Human Right Exhibition @ MSU Union Art Gallery | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

WATER Puerto Rico……Flint a Human Right Exhibition Reception

A solo exhibition featuring Karen Hampton, MSU Artist-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies.

JANUARY 19 – MARCH 23, 2018
RECEPTION JANUARY 19, 5-7PM, REMARKS AT 6:15PM

Join us Friday, January 19, 2018 from 5-7PM for the opening reception for WATER Puerto Rico……Flint a Human Right a solo exhibition featuring the work of Karen Hampton at the MSU Union Art Gallery. Opening Remarks will be offered at 6:15PM.

Artist Statement:
I am a conceptual mixed media artist, addressing issues of colorism and race in my works. I seek to break stereotypes and address issues related to my life. My artwork is steeped in oral history and expresses the narrative of those whose stories have not yet been fully told. As a storyteller, I impart conceptualized stories about the “other” in society. I view myself as a vehicle for ancestral stories to transcend history and remain part of the historical record. The canvas of my artwork is fabric, which I age and imbue with conceptualized images of a forgotten part of the American story. Using images and text, I embed the cloth with the hopes and visions of my ancestors, particularly those whose stories that have remained invisible. Whether woven or stitched, every time my weft crosses the warp or my needle pierces the cloth, I reach through another layer of scorched earth that slavery has left behind and work to reframe critical issues of race.

Karen Hampton is a Michigan State University, Artist-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies. Hampton joins us from Los Angeles, CA for the 2017-2018 academic year. Her exhibition is sponsored by the Department of Art, Art History, and Design along with the generous support of others including the College of Arts & Letters, Creating Excellence Funding Program from the Office for Inclusion & Intercultural Initiatives, Office of the Provost, and the MSU Federal Credit Union. Additionally she will be offering a public lecture about her work on January 30 at 6PM in 107 S. Kedzie Hall.

Mar
13
Tue
How to Create a Fashion Business @ MSU Innovation Center
Mar 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
How to Create a Fashion Business @ MSU Innovation Center

Are you looking to build your own fashion business? Come to this workshop and hear from Meleena Herring, Operations Coordinator of The Runway. You’ll learn about:

  • Developing inspiration for your fashion line
  • Tips for finding your market
  • Things to know when planning your collection
  • Developing your collection
  • Production
  • Taking your line to market
Entrepreneur’s Pocket Guide Workshop Series: Business Model Canvas @ The 300 Room at Spartan Innovations
Mar 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Entrepreneur's Pocket Guide Workshop Series: Business Model Canvas @ The 300 Room at Spartan Innovations

Spartan Innovations has developed a new workshop series to help entrepreneurs follow the road to success! The Business Model Canvas workshop is held every two weeks.
Learn how to develop and create a business model canvas. Note to Hatch members: this is a requirement.

French Conversation Hour @ B135 Wells Hall
Mar 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
French Conversation Hour @ B135 Wells Hall

Come to the CeLTA space to practice your language skills and meet new people. This is an informal, low-pressure atmosphere where you can speak in the target language, ask questions, and learn more about culture.

Live Lit Reading
Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mar
14
Wed
Entrepreneur’s Pocket Guide Workshop Series: Create a Business Plan @ The Hatch
Mar 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Entrepreneur's Pocket Guide Workshop Series: Create a Business Plan @ The Hatch

Spartan Innovations has developed a new workshop series to help entrepreneurs follow the road to success! Learn how to create a business plan – you will need this for investors, financial insititutions, competitions, etc! Ken Szymusiak, Managing Director for the Burgess Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, will lead this workshop.

French Conversation Hour @ B135 Wells Hall
Mar 14 @ 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
French Conversation Hour @ B135 Wells Hall

Come to the CeLTA space to practice your language skills and meet new people. This is an informal, low-pressure atmosphere where you can speak in the target language, ask questions, and learn more about culture.

Mar
15
Thu
Liaisons in French: What are students really learning in class? @ B135 Wells Hall
Mar 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Liaisons in French: What are students really learning in class? @ B135 Wells Hall

Presenter: Dr. Anne Violin-Wigent

As part of my current investigation on the effectiveness of explicit instruction, this project investigates the evolution of the accuracy of French liaisons produced by students over a semester. Do they actually produce French liaisons more accurately after they are given the list of explicit rules than before? How do they change after the lesson? After a brief explanation of what French liaisons are, I will present preliminary results that compare students enrolled in a French phonetics and pronunciation class (FRN 330) where they are taught the rules, to students enrolled in FRN 320, a grammar and writing class that does not include liaisons at all.

This workshop meets on Thursday from 3-4 pm in B135 Wells Hall. Cookies and coffee will be served.

MSU Film Collective: SOODHU KAVVUM/EVIL ENGULFS @ B122 Wells Hall
Mar 15 @ 7:00 pm
MSU Film Collective: SOODHU KAVVUM/EVIL ENGULFS @ B122 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

(Nalan Kumarasamy, 2013)
Presented by Amrutha Kanapulli

Two unemployed young men meet a rather fringe character called Das. Das is essentially a courteous kidnapper. If he had any wealth, he could be called a gentleman kidnapper. And it’s the three trying to pull a high profile kidnapping, but other characters come in to mess it up. All the while, they’re being chased by a mute cop who’s very good at what he does. The movie features several great character actors from the industry and insane music.

Mar
16
Fri
Unpacking Your Education Abroad Experiences Workshop @ B-122 Wells Hall
Mar 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Unpacking Your Education Abroad Experiences Workshop @ B-122 Wells Hall

Bring your computer and/or printed copies of your completed Gilman personal statement and follow on project essays and Education Abroad staff will review them and provide notes and suggestions to increase your chances of success.