EL Cultural Arts Grant
Dec 9 2020 @ 11:00 am – Feb 21 2021 @ 6:50 pm
EL Cultural Arts Grant

The East Lansing Arts Commission is currently accepting a second round of applications for its fiscal year 2021 (FY21) Cultural Arts Grant program.

The Cultural Art Grant program supports public art projects that promote personal expression as well as public involvement. Emphasis is also placed on the promotion of cultural appreciation of the Black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersexual and Asexual (LGBTQIA+) communities.

“Commissioners are looking for applications that address each of their criteria points,” East Lansing Arts Festival and Arts Initiative Coordinator Heather Majano said in an email statement. “It must take place in East Lansing, primarily benefit East Lansing residents, have artistic merit and encourage artistic awareness, public participation and/or cultural arts appreciation.”

The commission has up to $17,500 to allocate for the 2021 grant, with roughly half already being allocated in round one. There is currently $8,697 available for round two of the grants.

“Applications with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion will be looked upon favorably as well as those applications that only request 15% of their budget,” Majano said.

FY21 grant-funded projects and events must take place between Nov. 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021.

Past winners include Community Darkroom 517, which is a public space for collaborative photo development, and “Vivek Vellanki — Passport Photo Project,” a photo project that allowed local immigrants to artistically change their passport photo in any way they liked using art supplies.

The application for the grant can be found at Applications must be submitted by Feb. 21, 2021, to be considered. 

Summer Research Opportunity at Harvard Business School
Jan 22 @ 12:30 pm – Feb 18 @ 7:22 am
Summer Research Opportunity at Harvard Business School

Program for Research in Markets & Organizations: A 10-week program for undergraduates who wish to work closely with Harvard Business School faculty on research projects on topics ranging from business strategy to social media, and from innovation management to private equity.

PRIMO is now entering its eleventh year. The tentative program dates for Summer 2021 are June 5, 2021 to August 14, 2021. If the program is offered in person in summer of 2021, PRIMO fellows will be offered Harvard campus housing, a partial board plan, and a modest research stipend. If the program is offered virtually, PRIMO fellows will receive a modest research stipend. As part of the community of researchers, students will participate in enrichment activities such as faculty lectures, professional development workshops, presentation opportunities, and social events.

PRIMO is open to continuing students (those who will be rising sophomores, juniors, or seniors at the time of the program) who are in good standing at a 4-year undergraduate institution in the United States. Students must commit to the full ten weeks of the program.

Student applications for the 2021 program are now open and will be due on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 12:00 pm EST.

In the summer of 2020, PRIMO was offered virtually, and fellows worked on research projects with faculty and participated in all activities via Zoom from their homes. Whether the program will be offered virtually again or on campus has not yet been determined. The COVID-19 outbreak is evolving daily, and we simply cannot predict what may occur in the next few weeks and months. The decision will be made by the Harvard Summer Undergraduate Research Village and will be announced on this webpage as soon as we have more details. We appreciate your patience as we navigate the academic world in times of a global pandemic.

Apply here:

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

Business And Bagels: Putting A Business Case For Diversity Into Action
Feb 18 @ 8:00 am – 9:15 am
Business And Bagels: Putting A Business Case For Diversity Into Action

How can organizations become more diverse, equitable and inclusive in ways that help drive strategic goals, enhance performance, and sustain structural and cultural change in the business environment?

As the business environment becomes increasingly complex and uncertain, approaches to diversity, equity, and belonging must respond while driving internal change. Quinetta Roberson, Ph.D., uses insight from research and practice to compare current approaches and best practices while highlighting what works, what does not, and more importantly, why.

Business and Bagels participants will learn how to derive greater value from diversity investments and evidence-based solutions aimed at creating more inclusive environments and improving business success.

Register here:

FGS Brown Bag Lecture @ Remote
Feb 18 @ 1:30 pm
FGS Brown Bag Lecture @ Remote | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

The Feminisms, Genders, and Sexualities (FGS) research workshop is holding a Brown Bag Lecture on Thursday, February 18th at 1:30pm. Zoom links will be distributed. If you have any questions, please email Marisa Mercurio (


FGS Brown Bag Lecture
Feb 18 @ 1:30 pm
FGS Brown Bag Lecture @ East Lansing | Michigan | United States

The Feminisms, Genders, and Sexualitites workshop will be presenting a brown bag lecture on February 18th at 1:30 PM. Ahead of that, we have a current call open and hope to fill two spots. If you are a graduate student in the latter stages of the program whose project engages with ideas of feminism, gender, and sexuality, please submit a short blurb about it if you’d like to give a short lecture. There will be Q&A after.

We hope for this workshop to be useful to everyone involved: it will give students in earlier stages a sense of how these ideas can be engaged with at the dissertation stage, and it should provide the presenter with insights into their project.

If you’re interested in participating, please respond no later than Thursday, February 11th.



Beat the Burnout: Refresh Your Job/Internship Search
Feb 18 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Beat the Burnout: Refresh Your Job/Internship Search

Feeling exhausted by the thought of searching for a job or internship? Join us for fresh new ways to approach your search, how to know when you’re qualified for a position, and stay motivated throughout the process.

Register here:

Education Abroad Costs and Funding
Feb 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Education Abroad Costs and Funding

Topics covered include:

  • Calculating the costs of education abroad
  • Determining a budget and how much you can afford to spend
  • How to use and/or apply for federal financial aid and loans
  • Where to find scholarships and grants for education abroad
  • Other ideas to help raise funds towards your time abroad

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

Register here:

Marathon of Majors
Feb 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Marathon of Majors

The road to your career destination requires success inside and outside of the classroom!  Selecting the appropriate major, while engaging in relevant co-curricular and career development activities are essential to maximizing your career readiness.

The Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative (NSSC) is hosting the semi-annual event, Marathon ofMajorsMarathon of Majors will take place 100% online via the Easy Virtual Fair platform on Thursday, February 18, 2021.  Representatives from MSU Colleges, Career Services Network, and a host of session presenters will engage virtually with students to provide essential information about major selection, career development, academic support, among other relevant MSU student topics.

Marathon of Majors is the virtual experience that will provide students the opportunity to explore the important aspects of fulfilling their career and academic pursuits.  With live and recorded sessions, students will: make connections within their desired MSU College(s), learn various aspects of career development and readiness, and network with Marathon of Majors participants to develop their academic and career support team.

Marathon of Majors is free for all students with live sessions from 4 pm-6 pm.  To register for Spring Marathonof Majors, please see the link at

MSU Virtual Criminal Justice Fair 2021
Feb 18 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
MSU Virtual Criminal Justice Fair 2021

Network with local, state and Federal Law Enforcement agencies, private organizations, courts and numerous other Criminal Justice organizations and professionals, all from the comfort of your dorm, apartment or house. While we would all prefer this event to be held in person, you can still gain valuable information, learn about great internships and jobs, and you can still make valuable connections with employers/practitioners. Attend this event to learn about internships, part-time jobs, full-time jobs and volunteer opportunities related to the broad field of Criminal Justice. Freshmen through graduate students are STRONGLY encouraged to attend. Many agency representatives will be alumni of the School of Criminal Justice who are eager to answer your questions and to assist you professionally. Many students secure part-time jobs and internships through the Career Fair, and full-time positions are also filled for any graduating seniors or alumni as well.

BE PREPARED TO SUCCEED: Be sure to thoroughly review the list of employers who will be participating and remember that we add new employers weekly. In preparation for the virtual career fair, spend time researching the employers you are interested in talking to so that you can come up with some questions and set a plan for who you wish to talk to that evening. Some agencies will be hosting 30 minute Informational/Recruiting Sessions that you can sign up for, while others will be holding 10 minute one-on-one sessions with interested students. Instructions for signing up for these sessions will be provided to you once you get Registered to Participate.

BE PREPARED – PART II: Even though you will not be meeting with Agency Representatives in person, it is still important to look the part. If you have a business suit, be sure to wear that as you will be having zoom-like meetings with Agency Representatives in the 10 Minute Sessions. If you don’t have a suit, that’s OK. just be sure you wear a nice button down shirt, top or sweater. Please do not wear hats of any kind, and be sure that your hair is styled conservatively as well. You still need to “look the part”.

  • Be sure that you research (on Handshake) each Agency that you either plan to attend an Informational Session or one-on-one session with. You’ll want to have some questions prepared to ask the people you meet with, and knowing some general information about the agencies going in will be helpful to you.
  • Be sure that your Handshake Profile is built out, made public, and free of errors. That way if an Agency Representative wants to hop onto your Profile before meeting with you to learn a bit about you, they will see a complete and well-done profile.
  • Make sure you have February 18th, 2020, from 4-7:00pm set aside in your schedule. Also be sure that you will have a quiet place (with strong WiFi) lined up where you won’t be interrupted by roommates, family, pets, etc. It is important to not have any distractions during your sessions.
NOTE: Again, instructions for signing up for the 30 minute Informational Sessions, as well as the 10-Minute one-on-one sessions will be provided to you once you are registered to attend the Career Fair.