EVENTS

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Aug
16
Wed
Digital Humanities Summer Work-a-Thon @ Linton Hall, Room 9
Aug 16 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Digital Humanities Summer Work-a-Thon @ Linton Hall, Room 9 | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Summer is wrapping up, which means you probably need to power through some work before the semester gets underway! Join us in Linton Hall for the day, August 16 (9am-5pm) to get some work done together. Bring whatever you’d like to work on, and there will be people available to provide assistance and/or to bounce around ideas. There will also be coffee, pizza, and various snacks to keep the energy up. Feel free to drop in for the whole day or just for an hour!

Anyone – graduate students, faculty, undergraduates, staff – is welcome to join us for this co-working day. Digital humanities / digital scholarship experts who will be available are (with a more detailed scheduling coming soon):

  • Kristen Mapes, Digital Humanities Coordinator, College of Arts and Letters
  • Devin Higgins, Digital Library Programmer
  • Scout Calvert, Data Librarian
  • Megan Kudzia, Digital Scholarship Technology Librarian
Sep
17
Sun
Creative Collaboration Arts Festival @ Wharton Center for Performing Arts Courtyard
Sep 17 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This event is designed to bring creative minds together and introduce the resources that the arts community at MSU has to offer. This year, Creative Collaboration will take the form of an arts festival! We are introducing student artist galleries, art activities, interactive booths, live performances and the chance to meet other students like you. With over 20 student creative organizations present, this event gives MSU students the chance to get involved and make a difference.

Every student at Michigan State University is aware of how big this school is. With over 600 student groups, it can be more than a little confusing and overwhelming to try and get involved or explore your interests when there’s so much information thrown at you on a daily basis, especially during Welcome Week. That’s why we created the MSU Arts Council and CREATIVE COLLABORATION. Now in its fourth year, CREATIVE COLLABORATION was formed under the idea of creating an arts-specific resource fair for new and returning students interested in pursuing creative endeavors and getting involved with the arts here at MSU, as well as creating a strong and collaborative arts community where groups can work together to create amazing events and establish long-term partnerships. Different groups from dance, visual arts, music, theatre, culture, and other art forms set up informational booths that showcase their work, activities, and events, meant to increase awareness and recruit new members. During the event, there are also numerous giveaways and awesome performances from the groups and fellow students. Whether you are looking for a networking opportunity, to improve your artistic skill set, or just for a creative outlet, CREATIVE COLLABORATION brings in groups that offer unique ways to engage with the arts and with MSU. Come out and join us, enjoy some live entertainment, meet new friends, and be a part of this amazing arts community. We hope to see you there!

Oct
14
Sat
Henry Ford Museum / Greenfield Museum @ Henry Ford Museum
Oct 14 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Henry Ford Museum / Greenfield Museum @ Henry Ford Museum | Dearborn | Michigan | United States

We’ll spend the day at Henry Ford Museum, a museum dedicated to American inventions, and at Greenfield Village, a village where you can experience the sights, sounds, and sensations of America’s past. For more information, check out Henry Ford Museum website.

Cost:  $40.  Price includes transportation and entrance to the village and museum. Bring money for lunch, rides, and souvenirs.

Sign up in the ELC Office (Wells Hall, B-230) by Thursday, Oct. 12th, at 5:00 pm.  No refunds.

Nov
1
Wed
Getting Started with Content Management Systems and Web Publishing @ REAL Classroom, 3 W Instruction Room
Nov 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Getting Started with Content Management Systems and Web Publishing @ REAL Classroom, 3 W Instruction Room | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Sometimes your work is best shared as a website. There are lots of options for web publishing that don’t require you to write code. Whether you’re curious about specific web platforms (like WordPress, Drupal, Omeka, and Scalar), or you’re brand new to web publishing, this workshop will walk you through what each of these platforms are for, their strengths and weaknesses, and how they might be applicable to your work. No coding experience or laptop required.

Part of the MSU Digital Humanities Workshop series, this introductory workshop is open to anyone – students, faculty, staff, the public – from any disciplinary background.

An RSVP is encouraged but not required to attend the workshop. RSVP here.

Feb
10
Sat
ELC Henry Ford Trip @ Henry Ford Museum
Feb 10 @ 8:00 am – 9:55 pm
ELC Henry Ford Trip @ Henry Ford Museum | Dearborn | Michigan | United States

What: We’ll spend the day at Henry Ford Museum, a museum dedicated to American inventions and technology, such as cars, trains, and planes, where you can experience the sights, sounds, and sensations of America’s past. You will also be able to see one film at the museum’s Giant Screen Theater in 4k digital quality. Things you should consider seeing in the museum are the Rosa Parks bus, U.S. President limousines, and the Abraham Lincoln rocking chair. For more information, check out www.thehenryford.org

Cost: $45. Price includes transportation and entrance to the museum and film. Bring money for lunch and souvenirs.

*Please sign up and pay (credit card or cash) at the English Language Center
Office in Wells Hall B-230.

Deadline: Thursday 2/8/18 at 5:00 p.m.
NO REFUNDS!

Feb
18
Sun
Open Mic Night @ the AUD @ MSU Auditorium
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Open Mic Night @ the AUD @ MSU Auditorium | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

In the wake of recent developments on campus, the Department of Theatre invites ALL MSU Students to:

Open Mic, Open Stage, Open Space at the MSU Auditorium on Sunday, February 18: 7:00-10:00PM.

  • We offer a warm place for student gathering.

  • We offer a 3,000+ seat venue for student voice.

  • We offer a stage from which to present your work, opinion, act, song, spoken word, scene, dance, or whatever you want to share.

  • No faculty talking.

  • No administration responses.

  • Just student voice.

  • This is a public forum as identified in the Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct (RVSM) Policy and not subject to mandatory reporting.  Disclosures at such events are not considered notice to the University for the purposes of this Policy unless a complaint is filed with the Office of Institutional Equity (OIE).
  • Sponsored by the MSU Department of Theatre
Feb
26
Mon
“Test of Faith: Signs, Serpents, Salvation” with Lauren Pond @ Wells Hall, A118
Feb 26 @ 4:00 pm
"Test of Faith: Signs, Serpents, Salvation" with Lauren Pond @ Wells Hall, A118 | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

For more than a century, Pentecostal Signs Followers have handled venomous snakes during worship services, risking death as evidence of their unwavering faith. What is their faith about, and what motivates them to continue their potentially lethal practices across generations?

Oct
25
Thu
Renée Mussai Visiting Scholar Lecture @ 107 South Kedzie
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Renée Mussai Visiting Scholar Lecture @ 107 South Kedzie | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

RENEE MUSSAI / OCTOBER 25 / 107 S KEDZIE / 6PM

London-based curator, writer, and art historian, Renée Mussai is Curator and head of Archive at Autograph ABP, an arts charity that works internationally in photography and film, addressing themes of cultural identity, race, representation and human rights.

 

Nov
5
Mon
Titus Kaphar Visiting Artist Lecture @ MSU Union Ball Room
Nov 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Titus Kaphar Visiting Artist Lecture @ MSU Union Ball Room | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

TITUS KAPHAR / NOVEMBER 5 / MSU Union Ball Room /6PM
Born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Titus Kaphar lives and works on the east coast. Kaphar’s
mixed media work, speaks to the most vital discussions happening around race,
diversity, and reconciliation in the U.S. Kaphar exposes how all depictions, no matter
how personal or grandiose, are always fictional, imperfect, and capable of being
remade. He is the distinguished recipient of the Gwendolyn Knight and Jacob Lawrence
Fellowship as well as the 2015 Creative Capital Award and 2016 Rauschenberg Artist
as Activist Fellowship.

For more information about Titus Kaphar, please visit:

https://kapharstudio.com/

Feb
23
Sat
Comics Forum Keynote Scholar Lecture DR QIANA WHITTED @ MSU Library, 3rd Floor Beal Room
Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Comics Forum Keynote Scholar Lecture DR QIANA WHITTED @ MSU Library, 3rd Floor Beal Room | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

DR QIANA WHITTED / FEBRUARY 23 / MSU LIBRARY BEAL ROOM / 12PM                                                                               

Dr. Qiana Whitted teaches at USC, her research focuses on African-American literary studies and American comic books. Her most recently published articles and book chapters explore race, genre, and comics in representations of historical figures such as Nat Turner, Stagger Lee, and Emmett Till. Her forthcoming book on race and social protest in 1950s EC comics will be published in 2019. Whitted is the 2019 Comics Forum Scholar Keynote Speaker.