EVENTS

Calendar

Apr
9
Fri
Creative Arts Activities (day one)
Apr 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Apr
16
Fri
APA Heritage Month Celebration Event
Apr 16 @ 12:00 am – 11:45 pm
APA Heritage Month Celebration Event

That the Asian Pacific American Studies Program as a key event during the APA Heritage Month celebration at MSU. The event features Charles Yu, the 2020 National Book Award winner (for his Interior Chinatown). President Stanley will make a welcome remark, while Young Joon Kwak, CAL’s the Artist-in-Residence in Critical Race Theory, will host the after-talk social hour with Mr. Yu.

More information coming soon!

Creative Arts Activities (day two)
Apr 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Apr
17
Sat
Spartan Serve: Global Day of Service
Apr 17 @ 12:00 am – 11:45 pm
Spartan Serve: Global Day of Service

On April 17, Spartans around the world will participate in service projects for the Global Day of Service. It is a simple but powerful way to make an impact in your community alongside family, friends and fellow Spartans.

We are seeking individuals — or groups of individuals — who are willing to plan and register service projects. This year provides unique opportunities to explore virtual and socially distanced service projects. It’s a great way to interact with fellow Spartans while doing your part to make the world a better place. We made several handy resources to help you through the planning process.

How does it work?

From cleaning up beaches, to interacting with shelter animals, to writing letters for people who could use some encouragement, Spartans can make a lasting impact on those around them by planning a project in their community.

Now more than ever your help is needed, and you can find ways to help virtually or in your local community while following state and local guidelines. All you have to do is visit the link below, and follow the steps to create your project for the Global Day of Service.

To create a project, go to: Serve – Powered by Michigan State Spartans Worldwide (msu.edu)

Prefer not to plan a project, but want to participate:

If planning a project is not something you’re interested in, you can still play a part by participating in a service project virtually or in your local community. All projects will be registered on serve.msu.edu. As the date gets closer, you can check out the projects that are happening in your community.

 

Apr
27
Tue
Anti-South Asian Violence, White Supremacy, and Xenophobia: Reflections in the Wake of the Indianapolis Shooting
Apr 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Anti-South Asian Violence, White Supremacy, and Xenophobia: Reflections in the Wake of the Indianapolis Shooting

A virtual panel discussion addressing the urgent need to take
seriously recent assaults against South Asians in the US and
also the history of anti-South Asian racism, and in particular
the forms of xenophobia targeting Sikh Americans.

PANELISTS
Divya Victor, Michigan State University
Jyotsna Singh, Michigan State University
Samip Mallick, South Asian American Digital Archive
Harleen Singh, Brandeis University
Arvind-Pal Mandair, University of Michigan
Moderator: Siddharth Chandra, Michigan State University

Organized by Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities in collaboration with the Asian Studies Center at MSU
Co-Sponsors: Department of English |Creative Writing Program | India Council| Muslim Studies Program

Zoom Registration link: Webinar Registration – Zoom

May
4
Tue
Dissertation Defense: Bronson Hui @ https://msu.zoom.us/j/91600992748
May 4 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come to hear Bronson Hui defend his dissertation, “Examining explicit and implicit word knowledge.” The event is open to the public. Please email Dr. Aline Godfroid or Bronson Hui for the Zoom password.

May
14
Fri
Dissertation Defense: Xiaowan Zhang @ https://msu.zoom.us/j/91459349054
May 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come and support Xiaowan Zhang, who will defend her dissertation “Time to Minimal Proficiency in English Language Learner Children and Factors that Affect the Time” on May 14 at 1 PM. Please email Paula Winke or Xiaowan Zhang for the Zoom password.

May
22
Sat
Italian Virtual Culture Experience
May 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The MSU Community Language School is partnering again with MSU Extension to host the Italian Virtual Culture Experience!

 

The Italian Virtual Culture Experience is geared for everyone 8 years & above and it is free! The cultural experience will showcase language and culture sessions in four segments: 1. Language: Learn Some Basic Words and Phrases, 2. Cooking: Learn to Make a Simple Classic Dish, 3. Craft: Learn to Create a Traditional Symbol and 4. Movement: Learn Some Steps & Move to Music.

Please register by clicking the link: https://forms.gle/oozETVm9dS4PMV9u9

Register by 5pm on Friday, May 14th to reserve your spot

Thank you! Grazie!

The Italian Virtual Cultural Event Planning Committee

Italian Virtual Culture Event, May 22nd 1-3PM
Italian Virtual Culture Event, May 22nd 1-3PM
Aug
4
Wed
Dissertation Defense: Myeongeun Son @ https://msu.zoom.us/j/92947502498
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

 

Come and support Myeongeun Son, who will defend her dissertation “L2 language development in oral and written modality” on August 4 at 10:00 AM Eastern. Please email Myeongeun or Patti Spinner for the Zoom password.

Dec
2
Thu
Dissertation Defense: Magdalyne Akiding @ https://msu.zoom.us/j/93816834214
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Come to hear Magdalyne Akiding defend her dissertation, “An investigation of motivational strategy use by instructors of African languages in the United States.” The event is open to the public. Please email Dr. Paula Winke or Magdalyne Akiding for the Zoom password.