TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Coloring Page Contest
Oct 14 @ 6:56 pm – Nov 25 @ 7:56 pm
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Coloring Page Contest

Two Men and a Truck is holding a contest for a fresh coloring page design for Movers for Moms®.  Movers for Moms is our national giving program aimed to assist moms in need. All our franchise locations collect donations to deliver to women’s and family shelters every spring. The franchises partner with various organizations to collect these items and make Mother’s Day special for all moms, regardless of their circumstances. In 2019 alone, we collected more than 383,000 items in 44 states.

  • The design would be outlines in black and white for kids to color in at any of our Movers for Moms events and to put in the kits sent to all our franchises to give away.
  • Theme is family/moms. The design should stick in a childlike/cartoon type style (See attached pages for reference of our current coloring book).
  • Files accepted: Print Ready PDFs or Packaged Illustrator or InDesign files

Winner will have to sign a legal waiver granting us unlimited usage rights to the design and full intellectual property rights.

The winner will be selected by a panel of TMT Marketing personnel and will be informed via email that they won.

Prize: $200 Visa gift card

Contest will run Oct 14 – Nov 15

Winner will be announced Nov. 22

For more information about this contest, go here.

Call for Submissions – Social Justice Art Festival
Nov 8 @ 9:00 am – Dec 2 @ 11:45 pm

What is the Social Justice Art Festival?
The Social Justice Art Festival is a one (1) day festival that engages students, faculty, staff and the greater East Lansing community around social justice topics through artistic expression.

Why would you want to participate in the festival?

  • Opportunity to share your visual or performance art with the broader MSU community
  • Receive the opportunity to win one (1) of three (3) $500 awards
  • Art has the capacity to move us, to open up new ways of thinking and understanding, to increase our empathy and inspire us to take action.

Examples of art
Visual: digital art, installation, mixed media, painting, photography, prints and multiples, sculpture, video/film
Performance: dance, music, poetry, storytelling, spoken word, theatre

How do you get involved?

  • Submit a sample of your art through the Call for Submissions form by 11:59 PM on Monday, December 2 ( your submission is accepted
  • If your submissions is accepted, you will be notified no later than Monday,
    December 9
  • Showcase your art on the day of the festival (Friday, January 24, 2020)

Learning Abroad Conference @ MSU International Center
Nov 15 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Learning Abroad Conference @ MSU International Center

MSU Learning Abroad Conference (LAC) features presentations from students returned from international learning experiences and international students currently studying abroad here in East Lansing.  Since its inception in 2012, over 300 students have presented at the annual conference.  Domestic and International students from all academic levels—first year undergraduates to doctoral students—and a variety of academic disciplines have participated.  They have utilized the LAC as an opportunity to share their education abroad experiences with fellow students, family, friends, and the greater MSU community.  Presentations include a variety of formats such as poetry, journal entries, music compositions, video, and more.

Film screening: The Silence of Others – GSAH Symposium @ B122 Wells Hall
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Shinto in Contemporary Japan: From Basic Teachings to Anime @ Room 303 International Center
Nov 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Shinto in Contemporary Japan: From Basic Teachings to Anime @ Room 303 International Center | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Shinto in Contemporary Japan: From Basic Teachings to Anime

From core principles to the ways Shinto is practiced today, this talk will address shrines for sports, fertility and protection from STDs, appropriation by popular culture (such as in anime and advertisements), and new spirituality movements including the power spot boom.


Dr. Stephen Covell

Chair of the Department of Comparative Religion and the Mary Meader Professor of Comparative Religion at Western Michigan University. Dr. Covell was the founding director of WMU’s Soga Japan Center and has published widely on Buddhism and other Japanese religious topics.



Sponsored by the Center for Integrative Studies in the Arts and Humanities, IAH Connecting Pedagogy and Practice Fund, Department of Religious Studies, Asian Studies Center, and MSU Japan Council.

International Internship Info Session @ International Center, Room 303
Nov 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
International Internship Info Session @ International Center, Room 303

Learn how you can go abroad while gaining internship experience and earning academic credit.  See below for program links.   Programs include housing, orientation, internship placement, and more. Highlighted internship locations include Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Ireland, South Africa, Spain & the United Kingdom.  The application deadline for summer 2020 programs is February 1.  For more information on a particular program, visit the following program web pages:

Peace Corps Information Session @ International Center, Room 201
Nov 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Peace Corps Information Session @ International Center, Room 201

Join us in hearing from a panel of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who have served worldwide in various sectors!

Luis A. Sahagun Visiting Artist-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies Lecture @ MSU Broad Art Museum
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Luis A. Sahagun Visiting Artist-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies Lecture @ MSU Broad Art Museum | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Luis A. Sahagun | Wednesday, November 20 | Broad Art Museum | 7pm

Luis Sahagun is an AAHD Artist-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies. Sahagun’s drawings, sculptures, paintings, and performances confront the palpable inescapability of race and transforms art into an act of reclamation. As a previously undocumented immigrant and former laborer, Sahagun’s work focus on the importance of Latinx cultures and contributions in order to combat the anti-immigration and anti-Latinx national rhetoric that persists throughout the country.

Support for this lecture is provided by the MSU Federal Credit Union, Broad Art Museum, The College of Arts and Letters, and the Department of Art, Art History, and Design.

Accessible Learning Conference @ Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center
Nov 21 @ 8:00 am – Nov 22 @ 5:00 pm
Accessible Learning Conference @ Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

2019 Conference Theme: Storytelling.

Accessibility is an integral part of our professional, educational, recreational, economic, and civic lives.

At the core of accessibility are people and their stories. This year at the Accessible Learning Conference, we’re providing a space for those stories to come alive.

The conference format will include: keynote speakers, breakout sessions, technical workshops, networking and more. There is an option to register for only one day–just Thursday, or just Friday– for those unable to join us for the entire conference.

Registration for attendees includes:

  • Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments
  • Parking passes for the Kellogg Center parking garage
  • Conversations with accessibility and disability leaders
  • Invaluable networking opportunities

Student registration is FREE, however, if students want to have lunch provided they will need to purchase a lunch ticket for each day they plan to attend. Students are not required to eat with the conference attendees, we recognize that classes are in session and you may not be able to stay for lunch.

The full conference schedule will be released in October 2019.

Registration will close November 15, 2019 and will not be available on site.

Join us in East Lansing this fall to help craft and communicate the narratives that shape accessibility and the experience of students, faculty, staff, and community members in the educational sphere and beyond.

Walton Muyumba @ Natural Sciences Building Room 145
Nov 21 @ 1:00 pm
Walton Muyumba @ Natural Sciences Building Room 145 | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

The Department of English and Creative Writing Program Presents: WALTON MUYUMBA

Author of The Show and the Act: Black Intellectual Practice, Jazz Improvisation, and Philosophical Pragmatism(University of Chicago Press), Dr. Walton Muyumba is an Associate Professor of American and African Diasporic Literature and Director of Creative Writing at Indiana University-Bloomington. Currently, he is finishing a book about contemporary American literary art and popular music, while also building projects on John Edgar Wideman’s literary works and ethnic American art in the age of terrorism. He serves on the Board of Directors for the National Book Critics Circle Award and  regularly writes book reviews for The Los Angeles Review of Books, The New York Times, The Dallas Morning News, The Chicago Tribune and other outlets.


Thursday, November 21, 1 pm.

Natural Sciences Building Room 145


Friday, November 22, 3 pm.

Wells Hall B243