The College of Arts & Letters Excel Network is excited to host our annual event Java & Jam!
Join us for free coffee and live music while you network and chat with MSU alumni representing fields in our 6 career communities (see http://excelnetwork.cal.msu.edu/about-excel-network/career-communities).
Who: MSU College of Arts & Letters Students and MSU Alumni
What: Network and enjoy coffee, cocoa, and live music in a coffee house style networking event
Where: Broad Art Lab (565 E Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI)
When: Thursday, February 21, 2019, 6-8pm
Why: To meet awesome alumni, create connections, build professional contacts, and practice networking in a relaxed atmosphere.
This is a casual event, no resumes necessary. All class levels and majors are welcome!
Questions or need more information?
Contact Victoria Morris at firstname.lastname@example.org To learn more about the Excel Network and Sign up for Career Community News – visit: http://excelnetwork.cal.msu.edu/
The primary activity at this event will be low-stakes, open house-style Table Presentations with “lightning talks” focusing specifically on Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) and ed tech tools and practices more generally. MSU’s Center for Language Training and Advancement (CeLTA) and hosts Adam Gacs (German) and Shannon Spasova (Russian) will also facilitate several presentations that will be broadcast and recorded for online participants.
Costume Party at the Moslem Temple
An exhibition featuring MSU Artist-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies Qais Assali.
March 15- May 11, 2019
Reception: March 15, 2019 6–8PM
Artist Lecture: March 20, 2019 @MSU Broad Art Museum, 7PM
Please join the MSU Union Art Gallery and the MSU Department of Art, Art History, and Design in celebrating the opening of Costume Party at the Moslem Temple on Friday, March 15 beginning at 6pm, remarks will be offered at 6:30pm. This solo exhibition features the work of MSU Artist-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies Qais Assali.
Assali’s interdisciplinary work stages questions between site and the body in relation to his own identity and locale in order to debunk metaphoric surrounding contested geographies. This exhibition was made possible thanks to collaborations with many others. Parade Float was made in collaboration with Syrian-American Artist Amanda Assaley. Mosaic Fountain was made by Syrian-American Artist Michael Howard. O My Lord, Increase me in Knowledge, was painted by Syrian-American Artist Reem Taki.
Costume Party at the Moslem Temple is organized by the MSU Union Art Gallery at Michigan State University. Support for this exhibition and associated programming is provided by the MSU Federal Credit Union, the MSU College of Arts & Letters, MSU Department of Art, Art History, and Design, the MSU Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum, MSU Museum, MSU Library Digital Scholarship Lab, MSU Library Special Collections, MSU Muslim Studies Program, MSU Students United for Palestinian Rights, University of Michigan Special Collections Research Center, and the Arab American National Museum. Special thanks to Deborah Margolis, Jose Luis Benavides, Sally Howell, Penny Gardner, Becky Gaines, and Michael Dean.
Qais Assali (b. 1987 Palestine) is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor and Artist-in-Residence at Michigan State University. His works with video, installation, lecture performance, sound, photography, and in the archives seek to engage and subvert national geopolitical power dynamics. His interdisciplinary work stages questions between site and the body in relation to his own identity and locale in order to debunk metaphoric surrounding contested geographies.
Assali’s work has been internationally exhibited at Jeune création, Paris (2016); 6018North, Chicago (2018); Festival Artes Vertentes de Tiradentes, Brazil (2016); The Overlook Place, Chicago (2018); solo exhibitions at Akademirommet, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo (2015); and Khan Al Wakala, Nablus (2016). Assali has been a faculty member at a number of academic institutions in Palestine including Al-Ummah College, Jerusalem, Palestine. Assali holds two master’s degrees – an MA in Art Education from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and MFA from Bard College Milton Avery Graduate School.
The 1st Annual CAL Creative Arts & Research Forum for undergraduate students will feature over 45 students (including 25 Citizen Scholars) participating in 25 lightning talks and 20+ poster/visual presentations.
This event provides students in CAL the opportunity to showcase their unique areas of research within the creative arts and humanities, develop skills in assembling professional level presentations, as well as practice in formal public speaking for presentations. A select number of prizes/monetary awards will be presented to student winners.
- Showcase 2pm-4pm
- Reception & Awards 4pm-5pm
This mini-conference event brings researchers and teachers together in dialogue around the questions “Do teachers care about research?” and “Do researchers care about teachers?” Plenary session presentations by researcher Dr. Masatoshi Sato (Universidad Andrés Bello, Chile) and a language educator (TBD) will be followed by a mixer in smaller break-out rooms, where language researchers and language teachers will engage in guided but informal dialogue. The event will conclude with a Town Hall-style forum, facilitated by MSU’s Second Language Studies program chair, Dr. Shawn Loewen.
Atul Bhalla | Monday, September 16 | 105 S. Kedzie | 6pm
Atul Bhalla is a conceptual artist who uses photography, performance, video, sculpture, and installation to immerse himself in the physical, historical, spiritual, and political significance of water. Bhalla is a Professor in the Department of Art and Performance Art at Shiv Nadar University in India.
The College of Arts & Letters is pleased to host Jason Masherah, President of Upper Deck Company, who will speak on the Business of Pop Culture.
What does it take to make a career in the sports industry?
How can you align your passion with a career?
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Jason is an ambitious business development professional with proven track-record of identifying new business opportunities, successfully negotiating contracts and closing deals, managing worldwide relationships with corporate partners, directing global marketing plans and growing revenue.
Jason Masherah is an MSU Alumni 1999 Marketing; Broad Business; MBA from Indiana
Please join us and invite your students:
Presentation/Reading with Petra Kuppers
Petra Kuppers is a disability culture activist, a community artist, and a Professor of English, Women’s Studies, Theatre and Dance, and Art and Design
Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019
Time: 4-5:30 pm
Location: 300 Bessey Hall (The Writing Center)
Presented by HIVES, The Writing Center, and Legacies of the Enlightenment
Ed Tech Brown Bag #1: Speed Dating
Wed., Feb 5. 12:00-1:00pm. Wells Hall B342
ELC Ed Tech Specialist Austin Kaufmann will give a 2-minute Speed Dating pitch for each of his Ten Most Frequently Used Ed Tech Tools. Participants will note down which tools they are most interested in, and based on their top choices, Austin will create a semester schedule for smaller group trainings. (Feel free to bring your lunch!)
Title: “Signs of Disability in the Writing Center”
Abstract: Where and how and when does disability emerge in the writing center? In this talk, Stephanie Kerschbaum will briefly discuss her concept of “signs of disability” and how it can usefully inform the way we approach our work in the writing center. Signs of disability are material-discursive-rhetorical cues that point to the presence of disability in some way, shape or form. One way for writing center staff and tutors to orient to these signs is to think about the stories we tell about our experiences and what those stories might reveal about where we are putting our attention (or not putting it). Attendees will have a chance to do some freewriting and reflection during the talk.
Bio: Stephanie L. Kerschbaum is currently Associate Professor of English at the University of Delaware, and beginning July 1, 2021, she will be Associate Professor and Director of the Expository Writing Program at the University of Washington. Her first book, Toward a New Rhetoric of Difference, won the 2015 CCCC Advancement of Knowledge Book Award and she is the co-editor of Negotiating Disability: Disclosure and Higher Education. Her work has appeared in a range of journals and collections, and she’s currently at work on a book called Signs of Disability focused on how disability becomes available for noticing in everyday encounters. She can be reached at email@example.com and loves to hear about all kinds of signs of disability from other people.