EVENTS

Calendar

Feb
1
Mon
CAL Undergraduate Peer Support Group
Feb 1 @ 4:00 pm – Feb 28 @ 5:00 pm
CAL Undergraduate Peer Support Group

This group will provide bi-weekly meetings focused on self-care activities and mutual support.

If you’re interested in participating or just want more info, please contact Jon Ritz at ritz@msu.edu

Feb
25
Thu
Health and Safety Abroad Webinar
Feb 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Health and Safety Abroad Webinar

Topics covered include:

  • How to research your intended destination
  • Where to find resources for your health and wellbeing
  • Recommended safety tips for international travel
  • What you need to know about COVID-19

At the end there will be a Q&A session where you can ask us any questions you may have.

Register here: https://educationabroad.isp.msu.edu/explore/education-abroad-advising-center/student-workshops-and-seminars/health-and-safety-abroad-webinar/

MSU Spring Career Days: Human Services, Human Resources and Management
Feb 25 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm
MSU Spring Career Days: Human Services, Human Resources and Management

Spring Career Days are your opportunity to meet with employers interested in hiring MSU students for internships, full-time, and part-time opportunities.

This day of the fair is focused on opportunities related to Human Services, Human Resources and Management.

Who can attend? Spring Career Days are open to all students at MSU, across all majors.

How can I prepare?
 Research the companies. Know what kinds of opportunities they offer, research news related to them, and review their website. Prepare questions for the company, and review your qualifications so that you are prepared to talk about past experiences and how they would relate to the duties you’d perform in the job. Watch our webinar on preparing for Virtual Fairs HERE.

Learn more and sign up here:
https://msu.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/21305

Feb
26
Fri
2021 MSU Comics Forum @ Virtual
Feb 26 @ 8:30 am – Feb 27 @ 5:00 pm
2021 MSU Comics Forum @ Virtual

Please join us for the 14th annual MSU Comics Forum. This is a multi-day, annual event for scholars, creators and fans of the comics medium.  Events include keynote addresses from an award-winning creator and scholar in the field, an artist alley, academic panel discussions, comic book discussion groups and more.  MSU is also home of the Comic Art and Graphic Novel Minor, the MSU Comic Art and Graphic Novel Podcast, and the largest public collection of comic books in the world which is housed in our Special Collections Library.

This event is free and open to the public and this year all of the events will be hosted online.

Artist Alley open February 26 – March 5, 2021
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26 & SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2021
Panel Discussions & Keynote Lectures Schedule:
MSU Comics Forum YouTube Channel
Schedule on MSU Comics Forum Panel Discussions Page

        Friday, February 26, 2021        

8:30 am (EST) Welcome Remarks

9:00 am (EST) Roundtable 1: Comics as Data North America (CaDNA)
Participants:

  • Julian Chambliss, Professor of English, Michigan State University, (Moderator)
  • Justin Wigard, Michigan State University
  • Kate Topham, Digital Humanities Archivist, Michigan State University

10:00 am (EST) Break

10:15 am (EST) Roundtable 2: Graphic Narratives Network
Participants:

  • Valentina Denzel, Associate Professor of French Literature, Michigan State University
  • David Humphrey, Assistant Professor of Japanese and Global Studies, Michigan State University
  • Sadam Issa, Assistant Professor of Arabic Studies, Michigan State University
  • Catherine Ryu, Associate Professor of Japanese Studies, Michigan State University, (Moderator)
  • Lynn Wolff, Associate Professor of German Studies, Michigan State University

11:15 am (EST) Lighting Round #1
Participants:

  • Brianna Anderson, “What Will the World Be Like When I Grow Up?”: Picturing Children’s Eco-Activism in World War 3 Illustrated #46″
  • Samantha Cutrara, “Not all graphic histories are created equal”
  • Jason Lapidus, “Creator communities in the time of quarantine”

12:15 pm – 2:00 pm (EST) Lunch Break

2:00 pm (EST) Roundtable 3:Behind the Scenes in Graphic Novel Publishing
Participants:

  • Gina Gagliano, Publishing Director, Random House Graphic
  • Whitney Leopard, RHG Senior Editor, Random House Graphic
  • Patrick Crotty, RHG Senior Designer, Random House Graphic
  • Gwen Tarbox, Western Michigan University, (Moderator)

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm(EST) Break

3:15 pm (EST) Roundtable 4: Comics as / in / of / History
Participants:

  • Maryanne Rhett, Monmouth University (Moderator)
  • Kaleb Knoblauch, UC Davis
  • Lawrence Abrams, UC Davis
  • Elizabeth Pollard, San Diego State University

4:15 pm – 4:30 pm (EST) Break

4:30 pm (EST) Lightning Round #2

  • Chris Sanagan, “Primary Sources: Inspiration for Storytelling”
  • Sean Carleton, “”Getting Graphic with Activist Histories”
  • Scott Chantler, “BIX: Visualizing Rhythm”
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm (EST) Break

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm (EST) Creator Keynote

Kevin Huizenga’s graphic novels include CursesThe Wild Kingdom, Gloriana, and the recently released The River at Night.  His work has been translated into six languages, garnered five Ignatz awards, as well as nominations for Harvey and Eisner awards.  In 2020, The Guardian named The River at Night one of the best comics of the past decade.  Huizenga lives in Minneapolis where he taught in the Comic Art program at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design from 2015-2019.

       Saturday, February 27, 2021      

9:00 am (EST) Roundtable 5: Graphic Medicine
Participants

  • A. David Lewis, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science
  • Candida Rifkind, The University of Winnipeg
  • Teresa Wong, Author and Artist
  • Sam Hester, Author and Artist

10:00am – 10:15 am (EST) Break

10:15 am (EST) Roundtable 6: LGBTQ+ and Comics
Participants:

  • Andre M. Carrington (Moderator), University of California, Riverside
  • Margaret Galvan, University of Florida
  • Justin Hall, Writer
  • Nic Gitau, Librarian & President of Geeks OUT
  • Mariko Tamaki, Artist

11:15 am – 12:00 pm (EST) Break

12:00 pm (EST) Scholar Keynote
Deborah E. Whaley, University of Iowa
Black Women in Sequence: Rethinking and Reinking Black Women in Comics

This talk will explore graphic novel production and comic book fandom, focusing in particular on women of African descent as deployed in television, film, animation, and print representations of comic strip, comic book, and graphic novel characters. Whaley will also discuss Black women artists and writers of sequential art, and how Japanese comics, music, and politics shapes their comic art.

1:00 pm – 1:15 pm (EST) Break

1:15pm (EST) Roundtable 7: Fashion, Bodies, and Sex
Participants:

  • Joan Ormrod, Manchester Metropolitan University,
  • Trina Robbins, Independent scholar and comics creator
  • Sydney Heifler, Ohio State University, (Moderator)

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm (EST) Break

2:30 pm (EST)
Roundtable 8: Representation and Comics
Participants:

  • Julian Chambliss, Michigan State University (Moderator)
  • John Jennings, University of California, Riverside
  • Andy Kunka, University of South Carolina, Sumter
  • Beth LePensee, Michigan State University

3:30 pm – 3:45 pm (EST) Break

3:45 pm (EST) Roundtable 9: Pedagogy and Comics
Participants:

  • Leah Misemer, Georgia Tech
  • Susan Kirtley, Portland State University
  • Jonathan Flowers, Worcester State
  • Zack Kruse, Michigan State University (Moderator)

4:45 pm (EST) Closing Remarks

These events are made possible thanks to support from The MSU College of Arts and Letters, The Department of English, The Journal of Popular Culture, The Department of Art, Art History and Design, Gary Hoppenstand, MSU Muslim Studies, Capital Area District Libraries, The Residential College in the Arts and Humanities, The MSU Libraries Special Collections, The MSU Main Library, MATRIX: The Center for the Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online, and BRD Printing.

Backpacks to Briefcases
Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Backpacks to Briefcases

Join us for a professional development series designed to prepare students in a variety of transitional skills beyond college. The series incorporates several fun and interactive hands-on workshops with a focus on practical application of skill development.

Workshops will be hosted via Zoom at https://msu.zoom.us/j/96759054797 this is a recurring meeting for the dates listed below, passcode: B2B2021.

FEBRUARY 12
RESUME & COVER LETTERS
Resume and cover letter writing workshop.
Collaborative Partner: Ed Tilett

FEBRUARY 26
COOKING WITH THE PROS
Live cooking demonstration with Corporate Chef!
Collaborative Partner: Corporate Chef

MARCH 12
BRANDING YOUR DIGITAL FOOTPRINT
Student will learn how to effectively brand themselves online and how to maintain their digital presence.
Collaborative Partner: Tim Foster

MARCH 26
MONEY TALKS
Workshop on budgeting and investments.
Collaborative Partner: MSU Federal Credit Union

APRIL 9
ENHANCE YOUR MENTAL HEALTH
Enhance your mental health, plus a craft project.
Collaborative Partner: Counseling & Psychiatric Services (CAPS)

Mar
1
Mon
Self-care for Caregivers: A Supportive Session for CAL Students
Mar 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Self-care for Caregivers: A Supportive Session for CAL Students

During these stressful times many CAL students are engaged in supporting and providing care to others in family, work, community, and other contexts. This interactive session will allow students a space to connect with fellow students and share their experiences, concerns, and suggestions with each another. Co-facilitators Patrick Arnold and Jon Ritz will be on hand to guide the conversation and help answer questions.

Meeting Link: https://msuhipaa.zoom.us/j/95402361659?pwd=ZWI0TWdGb2dTZkpyMkVsdUM3TmtaUT09

Meeting ID: 954 0236 1659
Passcode: CAL

Mar
5
Fri
Roundtable: Applying to Grad School in Creative Writing
Mar 5 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Roundtable: Applying to Grad School in Creative Writing

Please save the date – March 5, 1:30-2:30 pm the Creative Writing Program will host a roundtable on applying to graduate school in Creative Writing. Register here: https://tinyurl.com/CWroundtable. Further details forthcoming.

HIVES: ‘Buzz-Zine’ Collaborator Panel
Mar 5 @ 2:00 pm
HIVES: 'Buzz-Zine' Collaborator Panel

HIVES is excited to announce our spring 2021 lineup!

After a long, cold break (for those of us in Michigan), we are warming up to the idea of further online discussions and presentations. These events will span a wide variety of topics important in disability studies and animals studies frameworks. We’ll talk public health, create collaborative stories, and discuss collaborating at a distance. As we get closer to each event, we will post more specifics.

March 5, 2:00pm (Eastern Time): Collaborating at a Distance: a conversation on art-making in a pandemic with Buzz-Zine contributors. RSVP for Collaborating at a Distance.

Mar
9
Tue
Spartan Emerge
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Spartan Emerge

This program focuses on ethics & values, personal empowerment, interpersonal skills and public service. By participating in this 6 – session program students will further develop and understand their leadership style by identifying personal values, strengths, and areas of growth.

Workshops will be hosted via Zoom at https://msu.zoom.us/j/98695338253this is a recurring meeting for the dates listed below, passcode: Emerge!

FEBRUARY 9
BUILDING YOUR SPARTAN LEADERSHIP BLUEPRINT
Join us for an interactive program on developing your own personal leadership development plan. The “Building Your Spartan Leadership Blueprint” workshop is the first workshop in the Spartan Emerge Leadership program series.

FEBRUARY 23
MBTI
 (assessment, interpretation)

MARCH 9
MBTI PART 2 (activity & case studies)

MARCH 23
EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE (Presentation, Assessment, Interpretation, Individual plans for improvement)

APRIL 6
EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE PART 2 (activity & case studies)

APRIL 13
ETHICAL DILEMMAS (presentation & group activity)

Mar
12
Fri
Backpacks to Briefcases
Mar 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Backpacks to Briefcases

Join us for a professional development series designed to prepare students in a variety of transitional skills beyond college. The series incorporates several fun and interactive hands-on workshops with a focus on practical application of skill development.

Workshops will be hosted via Zoom at https://msu.zoom.us/j/96759054797 this is a recurring meeting for the dates listed below, passcode: B2B2021.

FEBRUARY 12
RESUME & COVER LETTERS
Resume and cover letter writing workshop.
Collaborative Partner: Ed Tilett

FEBRUARY 26
COOKING WITH THE PROS
Live cooking demonstration with Corporate Chef!
Collaborative Partner: Corporate Chef

MARCH 12
BRANDING YOUR DIGITAL FOOTPRINT
Student will learn how to effectively brand themselves online and how to maintain their digital presence.
Collaborative Partner: Tim Foster

MARCH 26
MONEY TALKS
Workshop on budgeting and investments.
Collaborative Partner: MSU Federal Credit Union

APRIL 9
ENHANCE YOUR MENTAL HEALTH
Enhance your mental health, plus a craft project.
Collaborative Partner: Counseling & Psychiatric Services (CAPS)