Chicago Day Trip @ Downtown Chicago
Jul 21 @ 6:00 am – 11:59 pm
Chicago Day Trip @ Downtown Chicago | Chicago | Illinois | United States

When: Sat., July 21, 2018: 6:00 am – 11:59 pm (Leave Chicago at 6:00 pm)

Who: ELC Students and anyone with an MSU APID

What: A one-day trip to Chicago. A bus will take you to downtown Chicago and drop you off. You can spend the day as you with. You will have a meeting time and place to get back on the bus and return to MSU.

Cost: $60* covers round-trip transportation to and from Chicago only. You  must bring your own spending money for shopping, sightseeing, and food.

*The deadline to sign up and pay for this event at the English Language Center Front Office (Wells Hall B-230) is Thursday, July 19th, at 5:00 pm.


Outlet Shopping at Birch Run @ Birch Run Premium Outlets
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Outlet Shopping at Birch Run @ Birch Run Premium Outlets | Birch Run | Michigan | United States

Who:  ELC and MSU students

When: Sunday, August 5, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Where: Birch Run Premium Outlets (145 outlet stores).

We will take a bus to the outlets, spend the day shopping, and have lunch in Birch Run. Meet at the west Wells Hall B entrance near the ELC at 8:50 am.

Cost:  $20* for round-trip transportation to Birch Run. Bring spending money for lunch and shopping. For more information about Birch run:

*The deadline to sign up and pay for this trip at the English Language Center Front Office (Wells Hall B-230) is 5:00pm on Thursday, Aug. 2nd.   


C4I Speaker–Tobacco Control: A sticky, complex, problem @ MSU Library Digital Scholarship Lab
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
C4I Speaker--Tobacco Control: A sticky, complex, problem @ MSU Library Digital Scholarship Lab

Please join us

Speaker: Ashley Sanders-Jackson, Assistant Professor, Department of Advertising and Public Relations, College of Communication Arts and Science

TOPIC: Tobacco Control: A sticky, complex, problem

Tobacco is the number one preventable cause of death in the United States. However, the structural, interpersonal and personal factors that contribute to tobacco use are complex and require integration of a variety of methodological approaches and expertise across disciplines. In this talk, I will discuss how in my work I apply variety of conceptual and operational approaches, utilizing skills from interdisciplinary teams, to help tackle this public health problem.

The Michigan State University Center for Interdisciplinarity (C4I) advances interdisciplinary research and pedagogy at the University while preparing the next generation of citizen leaders to address the most challenging questions of our time. In addition to conducting original research on interdisciplinary process and practice, it serves as an advocate for researchers and scholars, consulting with teams, providing resources for and about interdisciplinarity, and creating opportunities for training, education, networking, mentorship, visibility, and funding both on and off-campus.

Religious Studies Welcome Reception
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm

Friday, September 20th, 12:00pm

Wells Hall B-Wing Atrium




Cornbelt Catholicism
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm

“Cornbelt Catholicism” with Dr. Kristy Nabhan-Warren, Professor at University of Iowa

Thursday, October 3rd, 7:00pm, Lake Huron Room, MSU Union

C4I Lecture–Megan Halpern @ Spartan Room at International Ctr.
Oct 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
C4I Lecture--Megan Halpern @ Spartan Room at International Ctr. | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Science as Experience: A New Approach to Science Communication    

Megan Halpern draws on Dewey’s theory of aesthetic experience to develop a model that can reshape how we research, practice, and evaluate science communication. Drawing on her work in art-science collaboration and design-inspired public engagement with science and technology, Halpern illustrates three principles of her model. First, experiences are cumulative rather than transformative, second, that context shapes experiences; and third, that ultimately, audiences have agency in shaping the meanings they draw from their interactions with scientific content. Finally, Halpern offers insights into how to develop projects from an experience perspective.

Coffee and Cookies provided.

Plan to stay after the lecture for additional coffee and networking time.

MUSE Bowling Night @ Spare Time Entertainment Center
Oct 16 @ 1:59 pm – 2:59 pm
MUSE Bowling Night @ Spare Time Entertainment Center | Lansing | Michigan | United States

The Department of English MUSE Scholars Program will host MUSE bowling night at Spare Time Entertainment Center. MUSE scholars, current graduate students, and faculty are welcome to join us on Friday, October 18th at 7:30pm.

C4I Lecture Lily Woodruff
Oct 16 @ 5:32 pm – 6:32 pm
C4I Lecture Lily Woodruff
Please Join us!  This event is open to faculty, staff, students and the general public.
 Speaker: Lily Woodruff

Associate Professor, Art History

Natural History of the Sixth Extinction in Ann Hamilton’s the common S E N S E

October 18, 2019 , 12:00-1:00 pm, Flex Space at the Digital Scholarship Lab MSU Library, 2nd floor.

Coffee and refreshments provided

Ann Hamilton’s 2014 the common SENSE presented an extensive collection of animal images and objects from the natural history and library collections of the University of Washington in a participatory installation that invited visitors to consider the impact of their own desires to consume non-human animals. This paper analyzes Hamilton’s work relation to early natural history museum ambitions and displays, and to the current mass extinction that is underway, and argues that Hamilton’s use of archival materials creates a mode of narrating history that responds to current feelings about threats to the future.
MUSE Lecture: Omaris Z. Zamora @ Wells Hall B243
Oct 17 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
MUSE Lecture: Omaris Z. Zamora @ Wells Hall B243 | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

The Department of English MUSE Scholars Program presents a lecture by Dr. Omaris Z. Zamora, “Delectable Complicities From El Ni’ E: AfroLatinx Feminisms of Cardi B & La Bella Chanel.” Dr. Zamora is assistant professor of Afro-Latinx Studies at Rutgers University. Her book project, AfroLatina (Trance)formations: Poetics of Black Embodied Archives and Feminist Epistemologies, engages the theoretical formation of AfroLatina feminist epistemologies through an analysis of transnational Dominican women’s narratives in literature and performance. As a spoken-word poet she fuses her poetry with her scholarly work as a way of contributing to a black poetic approach to literature and cultural studies.

Please join us Thursday, October 17th at 4:30pm in Wells Hall room B243.

MUSE Scholars Daily Panels @ Wells Hall B342
Oct 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
MUSE Scholars Daily Panels @ Wells Hall B342 | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Join the MUSE scholars program for daily public panels. Presenters on Friday, 10/18 include:

  • Gabriella Adriana Davis: “Ecuador is Black: Afro-Ecuadorian Literary Resistance in Drums Under My Skin
  • Havannah Chau Ngoc Tran: “Reading Mythology in Ocean Vuong’s Night Sky With Exit Wounds through ‘Just Memory’
  • Agnes Sastre-Rivera: “Colonial Space, Colonized Bodies and Religions: A Study of Colonial Trauma in Nigel Thomas’ Return to Arcadia and Shani Mooto’s Cereus Blooms at Night
  • Dr. Zarena Aslami: “Victorian Afghanistan and the Poetics of Marginal Sovereignty”
  • Dr. Sheila Marie Contreras “Between Settlers: Race, Gender and the Anglo/Mexican land grab in US popular culture“”