EVENTS

Calendar

Mar
15
Thu
MSU Big Read 2018 Kickoff @ Green Room MSU Main Library
Mar 15 @ 7:00 pm
MSU Big Read 2018 Kickoff @ Green Room MSU Main Library | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Join us for the kickoff of the MSU Big Read 2018! A screening of the short film What Happens to a Dream Deferred will be accompanied by a panel discussion with Veronica Thronson, José Badillo-Carlos, and Osvaldo Sandoval.

Mar
20
Tue
Screening of “The Magnificent Seven” (1960) @ Downtown Lansing Branch - Capital Area District Libraries
Mar 20 @ 6:30 pm
Screening of "The Magnificent Seven" (1960) @ Downtown Lansing Branch - Capital Area District Libraries | Lansing | Michigan | United States

A screening of The Magnificent Seven (1960) will be happening at the Downtown Lansing branch of the Capital Area District Libraries on March 20th.

Film Summary: A Mexican village is at the mercy of Calvera, the leader of a band of outlaws. The townspeople, too afraid to fight for themselves, hire seven American gunslingers to free them from the bandits’ raids. The professional gunmen train the villagers to defend themselves, then plan a trap for the evil Calvera.

Mar
22
Thu
Workshop with Dr. Graeme Porte: Replication Research @ A222 Wells Hall
Mar 22 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

If a job’s worth doing, it’s worth doing twice: Doing replication research

Join us for a workshop on replication research!

Dr. Graeme Porte from the University of Granada will lead us through a workshop on why replication research is important, and more importantly, how to do it well.

http://www.ugr.es/~gporte/

Sponsored by Second Language Studies
Michigan State University

Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 3-6pm
A222 Wells Hall

Everyone is invited. See the flyer/abstract for his talk here: http://sls.msu.edu/files/4715/0611/3851/PorteWorkshop.pdf

Mar
28
Wed
Screening of “The Magnificent Seven” (2016) @ Downtown Lansing Branch - Capital Area District Libraries
Mar 28 @ 6:30 pm
Screening of "The Magnificent Seven" (2016) @ Downtown Lansing Branch - Capital Area District Libraries | Lansing | Michigan | United States

A screening of The Magnificent Seven (2016) will be happening at the Downtown Lansing branch of the Capital Area District Libraries on March 28th.

Film Summary: Looking to mine for gold, greedy industrialist Bartholomew Bogue seizes control of the Old West town of Rose Creek. With their lives in jeopardy, Emma Cullen and other desperate residents turn to bounty hunter Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington) for help. Chisolm recruits an eclectic group of gunslingers to take on Bogue and his ruthless henchmen. With a deadly showdown on the horizon, the seven mercenaries soon find themselves fighting for more than just money once the bullets start to fly.

Apr
18
Wed
Public Reading and Q&A with Luís Alberto Urrea @ The Robin Theatre
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Public Reading and Q&A with Luís Alberto Urrea @ The Robin Theatre | Lansing | Michigan | United States

Join us for an evening with Luís Alberto Urrea, author of Into the Beautiful North. The book is the feature of the MSU Big Read program, funded by the NEA. There will be a public reading of the book by the author followed by a Q&A session.

Oct
13
Sat
Midwest Association of Language Learning Technology 2018 Fall Conference @ Wells Hall, B-Wing
Oct 13 all-day

The Midwest Association for Language Learning Technology (MWALLT) will hold its 2018 conference on October 13, 2018. This conference will be of particular interest to all K-12 and post-secondary language instructors, to individuals affiliated with media centers or language labs, and to individuals interested in any facet of language learning technology.

 

Registration

  • This is for in-person attendance at one of the host sites or hubs. Includes the full day of sessions at a hub or host site, and a 1-year membership to MWALLT.
  • This is for in-person attendance at one of the host sites or hubs. Includes the full day of sessions at a hub or host site, and a 1-year membership to MWALLT.
  • Includes the full day of sessions via virtual only attendance, and a 1-year membership to MWALLT.
Global & Personal: How a Digital Dialect Archive Created Community – Deric McNish and Carmela Romano Gillette @ B129 Wells Hall
Oct 13 @ 3:10 pm – 3:40 pm

The International Dialects of English Archive (IDEA) was created as a resource for actors and linguists. As part of an interdisciplinary collaboration between an English language teacher and a theatre teacher, acting students collected dialect samples from international students and published them to IDEA’s online repository. These interviews created opportunities to foster greater integration of international students among university communities. In a mutually beneficial project, international students interacted with native speakers while acting students were exposed to diverse accents and cultures.

Student Engagement with Pear Deck – Shannon Spasova @ B125 Wells Hall
Oct 13 @ 3:50 pm – 4:20 pm

In this session, participants will get the opportunity to try Pear Deck, an app that allows students to engage in class in a variety of ways using a mobile device. Examples will be given, and the presenter will talk about how she used it both in a language class and in a literature in translation class. This will lead to a discussion amongst all participants about the pros and cons of engagement using a mobile device and suggestions for best ways to use mobile devices in class.