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Nov
12
Thu
Excel Network Careers in Language Week – Conversation with a Foreign Service Officer
Nov 12 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Excel Network Careers in Language Week - Conversation with a Foreign Service Officer

Careers in Language Week is a series of week-long events intended to help students explore career fields that are possible with a language degree. Meet with MSU Alum Michael Griffith about his experience as a US Foreign Service Officer.

Register here: https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/604488

Non-Profit Employer Panel & Discussion with Peace Corps, AUSL, City Year & SAGA
Nov 12 @ 12:00 pm
Non-Profit Employer Panel & Discussion with Peace Corps, AUSL, City Year & SAGA

Not sure of your career path or need to build your resume with meaningful work  or service experience? Meet with these organizations to learn  about how their  opportunities can help you cultivate skills and experiences enabling  you to meet your personal, academic, and professional goals.

Register here: https://uic.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kce2grT8rHNXHxe9WiYCUVgCzM77wSDPu

Secrets to Writing a Federal Resume
Nov 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Secrets to Writing a Federal Resume

Writing a federal resume is a bit more complicated than writing one for other types of jobs. Attend this session to learn tips and tricks to help your resume stand out during the evaluation process.

Register here: https://uwmadison.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMud-Grpz4jH9H6sRI3lBXAx1WtSSJExP_F

Excel Network Careers in Language Week – Employer Visit with Michigan Economic Development Corporation
Nov 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Excel Network Careers in Language Week - Employer Visit with Michigan Economic Development Corporation

Careers in Language Week is a series of week-long events intended to help students explore career fields that are possible with a language degree. This employer visit with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation will help students understand one facet of how language skills can intersect with careers in government.

Register here: https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/604490

rafa esparza Mutant Salon Talk @ Virtual on Zoom
Nov 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
rafa esparza Mutant Salon Talk @ Virtual on Zoom

Please join the Department of Art, Art History, and Design on Thursday, November 12 at 4 pm for a special lecture series titled Mutant Salon hosted by Young Joon Kwak,  2020-2021 Artist-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies. The third speaker in this series is artist rafa esparza. This series is free and open to the public.

This event doesn’t require pre-registration, if you are interested in joining our zoom webinar, please join using the following link and password. https://msu.zoom.us/j/97803340342 pw: mutants

rafa esparza is a multidisciplinary artist whose work reveals his interests in history, personal narratives, and kinship, his own relationship to colonization and the disrupted genealogies that it produces. Using live performance as his main form of inquiry, esparza employs site-specificity, materiality, memory, and what he calls (non)documentation as primary tools to investigate and expose ideologies, power structures, and binary forms of identity that establish narratives, history, and social environments. esparza’s recent projects are grounded in laboring with land and adobe-making, a skill learned from his father, Ramón Esparza. In so doing, the artist invites Brown and Queer cultural producers to realize large-scale collective projects, gathering people together to build networks of support outside of traditional art spaces. Esparza was included in the 2016 Made in LA biennial at the Hammer Museum and the 2017 Whitney Biennial. Other solo exhibitions and performances have been held at MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA (2019); ArtPace, San Antonio, TX (2018); Ballroom Marfa, TX (2017); Performance Space New York Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2018); Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2018), among others.

For more information about rafa esparza please click on their name below.
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Unpacking Your Research Experience
Nov 12 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Unpacking Your Research Experience

Have you thought about how the skills you are gaining through your undergraduate research experience will assist you in the future? Come learn about strategies for communicating your abilities to others, such as graduate schools and future employers. This workshop will include information about creating an elevator pitch related to your research and an opportunity for you to critically reflect on the skills you have built by being involved in undergraduate research. Come prepared to interact and engage with your peers about your research!

Register here: https://msu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJItcOyhrjwpGdKFTeBak7iNVlGoMu261RdR

New date–MSU Signature Lecture Series with Claudia Rankine @ Online event
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
New date--MSU Signature Lecture Series with Claudia Rankine @ Online event | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

The College of Arts & Letters and MSU Broad Museum are pleased to announce the Fall 2020 Signature Lecture with Claudia Rankine

Poet, essayist, playwright, and the editor of several anthologies. She is the author of six volumes of poetry, three plays, and various essays.

Her book of poetry, Citizen: An American Lyric, won the 2014 Los Angeles Times Book Award; the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry, the first book in the award’s history to be nominated in both poetry and criticism; the 2015 Forward Prize for Best Collection, the 2015 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in Poetry; the 2015 NAACP Image Award in poetry; the 2015 PEN Open Book Award; the 2015 PEN American Center USA Literary Award; the 2015 PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles Literary Award; and the 2015 VIDA Literary Award. Citizen was also a finalist for the 2014 National Book Award and the 2015 T.S. Eliot Prize. It is the only poetry book to be a New York Times Bestseller in the nonfiction category.

This online event will begin at 7 pm.  Register here for the ZOOM webinar link.

You can also watch this event on Facebook Live or YouTubeLive.

Check out our pop up online independent book store partner, Literati Bookstore to order copies of Claudia Rankine’s books and find other social justice and anti-racism texts.

About the Signature Lecture Series

Originally founded as the Celebrity Lecture Series in 1998 by the College of Arts & Letters and the Dean’s Community Council, the series was later renamed the Signature Lecture Series in 20017 and allows notable public figures to interact and engage with the faculty, students, and greater community of Michigan State University through conversations and discussions.

The popularity of this series has attracted some of the most illustrious scholars, critics, novelists, poets, film producers, and creative artists of our time, including Soledad O’Brien, Ken Burns, Oliver Stone, Richard Ford, and Maya Angelou, just to name a few.

Sponsors of the Signature Lecture Series are the following:

  • College of Arts & Letters
  • Broad Art Museum
  • MSU Libraries
  • Department of English
  • Creative Writing Program
  • Film Studies Program
  • Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures

This event is being held in collaboration with the MSU Broad Art Museum Artist’s Project Series “John Lucas and Claudia Rankine: Situations” Exhibition. The MSU Broad presents, for the first time in a solo exhibition, the entire series of Situation videos collaboratively produced by documentary filmmaker John Lucas and poet Claudia Rankine since 2008. The videos address the vexed notion of a post-racial United States, a term coined in the Obama era to assert that the election of an African American president indicated the achievement of racial equality, by foregrounding the public and private experiences of black Americans. The exhibition is on February 8-December 26, 2020.

The Community with Citizens Scholars @ Online
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Community with Citizens Scholars @ Online

Come join us at our weekly writing nights! We know that trying to be creative while being at home can be tough, especially for members of the LGBTQ+ community. so we’re offering a calm space for queer writers to hang out.

Every Thursday night at 7 pm through November and December (excluding Thanksgiving), we’ll host a Zoom room with chill music and good vibes. We’ll develop a writer’s playlist, work on poetry, short stories, essays, and maybe help each other get over a fierce writer’s block.

Nov
13
Fri
Navigating the PhD: Managing Time and Academic Relationships (Session 1) @ Online Event
Nov 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Navigating the PhD: Managing Time and Academic Relationships (Session 1) @ Online Event

This interactive online writing workshop is designed to help you develop an individualized plan for graduate writing, especially comprehensive exams, dissertation proposals, and dissertations. Session 1 is generally designed for students in the early years of their PhD study. Read more and register here.

 

Excel Network Careers in Language Week – Alumni Panel on Careers in Nonprofits
Nov 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Excel Network Careers in Language Week - Alumni Panel on Careers in Nonprofits

Careers in Language Week is a series of week-long events intended to help students explore career fields that are possible with a language degree. This webinar will provide a variety of perspectives from alumni panelists who are working in the nonprofit sector.

Register here: https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/604489