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Mar
13
Tue
Tanja Petrovich, “Military Service in Socialist Yugoslavia” @ S107 South Kedzie Hall
Mar 13 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Tanja Petrovich, "Military Service in Socialist Yugoslavia" @ S107 South Kedzie Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Lecture by Tanja Petrovich, Institute for Culture and Memory Studies, Slovenia

“Military Service in Socialist Yugoslavia:  Making Sense of (Post)Yugoslav Masculinity.”

This lecture is part of GSAH’s “Rethinking State Socialism” speaker series organized by Dr. Nikolary Karkov.

The lecture discusses the meaning of memories of the gendered, collective national experience of mandatory military service in socialist Yugoslavia. These memories still connect several generations of men – the same men who in the 1990s more or less actively participated in the violent destruction of the country they had served. Irrespective of their personal and professional trajectories, for most of former recruits their army service experience remains important and meaningful. How does the aftermath of national trauma reveal dimensions of this militarized, yet fractured, contested, impassioned, and even sentimental masculinity? How did selves, shaped by the homogenous, socially cohesive experiences in a hierarchical military, survive the centrifugal forces of civil war? How are these memories incorporated into broader narratives through which Yugoslavia is historicized? What light they shed on the relationship between manhood, violence and nationhood? How do they complicate our understanding of state socialism and its disciplinary mechanisms, and what lessons do they hold for the future?

GSAH Tanja Petrovic Flyer Mar 13 2018 draft

Mar
16
Fri
One World, Many Stories: Family Dance Party @ East Lansing Public Library
Mar 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
One World, Many Stories: Family Dance Party @ East Lansing Public Library | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

The 11th annual family literacy event, One World, Many Stories is proud to present Connie Schofield-Morrison’s, I Got the Rhythm, a book about expressing yourself through dance and music and being inspired by the rhythm from the world around us.

Please join us for a book reading by Marble Elementary Principal Josh Robertson. Following the reading, there will be a Family Dance Party featuring DJ Rod Carpenter, accompanied by members of MSU Pompon Team. The first 100 families get a FREE copy of the featured book! The entire event is free and open to the public.

Schedule
5:30pm-6pm Pizza Dinner
6pm-6:15pm Book Reading by Marble Elementary Principal, Josh Robertson
6:15pm-7:30pm Family Dance Party Featuring DJ Rod Carpenter and Members of the MSU Pompon Team

One World, Many Stories is a community-based program for young children of all cultures. In collaboration with Michigan State University, East Lansing Public Library, and the East Lansing Public Schools, this initiative promotes family reading practices with interactive events that expose children to a variety of cultures and ideas. For the past five years, the books that were selected for this event have highlighted the importance of community participation, global citizenship, and intercultural understanding.

Apr
5
Thu
CeLTA Student Interaction Grants deadline
Apr 5 @ 5:00 pm
CeLTA Student Interaction Grants deadline

CeLTA Student Interaction Grants provide support in reaching oral proficiency goals over the summer months.
Students in Arabic, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, or Spanish classes 202 or above are eligible.

If you are selected, you will receive:

  • Diagnostic feedback on how to improve your speaking skills with a specialist from CeLTA
  • 5 free conversations with trained native speakers via TalkAbroad (talkabroad.com) – a $50 value
  • Free consultations with CeLTA staff to help you structure goals and activities of the conversation sessions

This is an excellent opportunity to advance your speaking skills and to get guided feedback on your speaking proficiency. Because these activities can be done using video conferencing, you do not need to be physically present on campus; a webcam and a good Internet connection are required.

If selected, you are expected to:

  • Take a computerized interview to assess your current language speaking ability
  • Meet with a CeLTA language specialist for feedback on improving your speaking skills and how to navigate TalkAbroad
  • Engage in reflection on your speaking by transcribing one conversation
  • Email CeLTA your transcription after your fifth conversation and submit feedback forms on the program
  • Complete all activities above by the end of August

If all of the criteria are met, there will be an opportunity to receive 5 more free conversations.

Applications are due April 5, 2018 at 5 pm.

Apply for a 2018 Student Interaction Grant

If you have questions, please contact Daniel Trego at tregodan@msu.edu.

Jun
1
Fri
Evaluating Complex Scholarship in Today’s Academy @ Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
Jun 1 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Evaluating Complex Scholarship in Today’s Academy: Interdisciplinarity, Collaboration, and Open Scholarship

You are invited to a one-day workshop on best practices associated with evaluating reappointment, promotion, and tenure packages in today’s academy.
This workshop:

• Features talks by national experts Dr. Julie Thompson Klein (Wayne State) and Dr. Holly Falk-Krzesinski (Elsevier) on national trends in scholarly evaluation
• Provides information about local best practices at the unit and college levels
• Fosters cross-campus discussion of scholarly evaluation standards and practices
• Supports unit administrators in reflecting on their unit RPT by-laws and practices
• Provides ideas and resources for evaluating new trends in scholarship and new contacts who can support continued reflection on RPT standards.

June 1, 2018

8 AM – 5 PM
Kellogg Hotel and
Conference Center

SCHEDULE
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Check in, Continental
Breakfast, Networking
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Workshop, Including Expert
Presentations and Panels of Local Experts
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Happy Hour, Networking

Register now at: go.cal.msu.edu/registerRPT

 

Jul
16
Mon
Fall class registration for CLS opens @ Wells Hall
Jul 16 all-day
Aug
15
Wed
Early registration deadline for CLS Fall Classes @ Wells Hall
Aug 15 all-day
Sep
14
Fri
Generous Thinking: The University and the Public Good @ International Center, Spartan Rooms
Sep 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Generous Thinking: The University and the Public Good @ International Center, Spartan Rooms | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Director of Digital Humanities and Professor of English will be presenting Generous Thinking: The University and the Public Good as part of the University Interdisciplinary Colloquium. Read a summary of her talk below:

The university stands in a peculiar relationship to twenty-first-century American culture. On the one hand, that culture imagines institutions of higher education to be providers of vitally important credentials for those seeking an engaging career and a secure economic future. On the other, that same culture routinely depicts the university and its denizens as being out of touch with the real needs of their communities, producing and transmitting useless, abstract knowledge and standing in the way of real economic and technological progress. Generous Thinking proposes that those of us who work within the university might take a hard look at the ways we connect and communicate with a range of off-campus communities about our shared interests and concerns in order to begin rebuilding the relationship between the university and the public that it is meant to serve.

Coffee and refreshments will be provided.

Sep
28
Fri
Caring about Health Services: Humanities-Driven Healthcare Reform @ International Center, Spartan Rooms
Sep 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Caring about Health Services: Humanities-Driven Healthcare Reform @ International Center, Spartan Rooms | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Dawn Opel, Assistant Professor of Digital Media and User Experience, Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures, will be presenting Caring about Health Services: Humanities-Driven Healthcare Reform as part of the University Interdisciplinary Colloquium. Read a summary of the series below:

The University Interdisciplinary Colloquium celebrates excellence in interdisciplinary research that involves humanists or artists as partners. Presentations will be delivered by accomplished interdisciplinary scholars who are engaged in work that integrates a wide variety of perspectives, including the full range of perspectives within the university as well as those from outside the university.

Coffee and refreshments will be provided.

Oct
8
Mon
Zig Jackson Visiting Artist Lecture @ B310 Wells Hall
Oct 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Zig Jackson Visiting Artist Lecture @ B310 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

ZIG JACKSON / OCTOBER 8 / B310 WELLS / 7PM

Photographer and Professor at SCAD, Zig Jackson identifies and tackles issues that sometimes radically different Native American tribes have in common such as how to deal with tourism. marketing, myth, traditions, and stereotyping. He uses his work to raise awareness about cultural identity, representation, and appropriation to touch on issues like paternalism, sovereignty, and commodification.

For more information about Zig Jackson, please visit:

http://www.risingbuffaloarts.com/bio.html