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Mar
1
Thu
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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
14
Wed
Teaching to who and where students are: Making courses accessible @ Digital Scholarship Lab (2nd floor of the west wing in the MSU Main Library)
Mar 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Teaching to who and where students are: Making courses accessible @ Digital Scholarship Lab (2nd floor of the west wing in the MSU Main Library)

Presenters: Madeline Shellgren

This workshop focuses on various notions of accessibility. We will start with questioning who students are and why that is important to consider. Together, we will also explore ways to make space for identity and student agency, discussing how we can help create opportunities for students to empower themselves and find relevance in course content, curriculum, and design. We will then move to ways to critically leverage today’s technology, specifically focusing on intentional and ongoing work we can do as instructors to remove barriers to information and education.

Hands-On Healing: Boundary Setting & Trust @ Student Services Building
Mar 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Hands-On Healing: Boundary Setting & Trust @ Student Services Building | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

A drop-in group that utilizes art and creativity to address common challenge of being a survivor

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.

Mar
21
Wed
Promoting foreign language study in middle schools @ B135 Wells Hall
Mar 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Promoting foreign language study in middle schools @ B135 Wells Hall

Presenter: Alissa Cohen

This workshop will explore some of the challenges of promoting language study among American school children and look at the CeLTA Fellowship project I conducted this year to address some of these challenges. I will provide an overview of a language exploration club that was designed to introduce students at East Lansing’s MacDonald Middle School to the study of foreign languages in general and, more specifically, to the languages offered at the school, French, German, and Spanish. The goal of the project was twofold: To promote foreign language study by middle schoolers and to promote service learning and teaching practice by MSU students in the fields of language learning and teaching. Participants in this workshop will have the opportunity to review and evaluate the structure, materials, and outcomes of the program and contribute to the revision process, with an ultimate goal of encouraging greater future participation among the middle schoolers and MSU student teacher volunteers and to create contacts and collaborations across the many MSU units involved in promoting language teaching and learning.

Hands-On Healing: Re-establishing Relationships @ Student Services Building
Mar 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Hands-On Healing: Re-establishing Relationships @ Student Services Building | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

A drop-in group that utilizes art and creativity to address common challenge of being a survivor.

Mar
22
Thu
CAL Support Staff Workshop @ MSU Union, Lake Huron Room
Mar 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
CAL Support Staff Workshop @ MSU Union, Lake Huron Room | East Lansing | Michigan | United States
At the CAL staff meeting in Wells we talked about further creating a culture of care in the college. We’re excited to have staff be one of the first groups to hear Paulette Granberry Russell speak. She is the Senior Advisor to the President for Diversity & Director of the Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives.
Paulette is responsible for facilitating efforts and collaborating with various departments and colleges to develop effective strategies to advance a more open and transparent university environment. The presentation will take place on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 9:00am – 11:00am in the Lake Huron room in the Union Building. There will be light breakfast refreshments provided starting at 8:45am. Dean Long will be present to open the dialogue with this very engaging speaker.
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
Webinar: How to Talk to People You Don’t Agree With @ N/A
Mar 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Webinar: How to Talk to People You Don’t Agree With @ N/A | Namibia

Join a webinar with Laura Olabisi and Adam Kahane.

We would like to invite all of you (and your students) to a FREE webinar featuring a discussion with Adam Kahane, author of ‘Collaborating with the Enemy: How to work with people you don’t agree with or like or trust’. Adam is the founder of REOS partners, which developed the Transformative Scenario Planning methodology that was used to generate potential futures for South Africa post-apartheid and for Columbia during that country’s peace process.

To register and find more information go to http://www.academyforchange.org/free-webinar-collaborating-enemy/.