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Mar
23
Mon
Vote 2020: Student Poster Design Initative
Mar 23 – May 1 all-day
Vote 2020: Student Poster Design Initative

CALL FOR ENTRIES
Design educators have the capability to help students get civically involved, and student designers have the power to inspire the public to register to vote in the 2020 local and general elections. 

This year, the Vote 2020 student poster design initiative helps promote civil engagement by enabling students to design an original, nonpartisan poster for print or social media use. We welcome entries as part of a class assignment or done independently by students outside of class.

Poster will be reviewed by a panel of design educators.

RECOGNITION:

  • UCDA Design Conference Registration—the winning poster designer along with their professor/faculty advisor will receive free registrations to the UCDA Design Conference.
  • Designer Magazine Recognition—the winning poster will be featured in UCDA’s award-winning Designer magazine.
  • Honorable Mention—up to ten honorable mentions may also be awarded and displayed in Designer magazine.

TO ENTER:

  • Poster must include “Vote 2020”
  • Poster should encourage, inspire, or remind the public to register to vote
  • Poster must be nonpartisan and apolitical (without political content or bias)
  • Please provide name and contact information of both the student/designer and the professor/faculty advisor.

FILE FORMAT:

  • 11″ x 17″ 300 dpi PDF (fonts and images embedded)

DUE DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS:

  • Extended to May 1, 2020

WINNERS ANNOUNCED:

  • Extended to June 1, 2020

SUBMIT:
Please email your pdf file to info@ucda.com

CONTACT:
info@ucda.com or 615-459-4559 for more details

Mar
28
Sat
Luis Sahagun Exhibition @ MSU Union Art Gallery
Mar 28 @ 12:00 pm – May 8 @ 5:00 pm
Luis Sahagun Exhibition @ MSU Union Art Gallery | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

New works by Luis Sahagun, 2019-2020 Artist in Residence in the College of Arts & Letters’ Critical Race Studies Residency program, will be on display at the MSU Union Art Gallery March 28-May 8, with an opening reception on Saturday, March 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. Sahagun’s drawings, sculptures, paintings, and performances confront the palpable inescapability of race and transforms art into an act of reclamation. As a previously undocumented immigrant and former laborer who immigrated to the United States with his family from Mexico at the age of 3, Sahagun’s work focuses on the importance of Latinx cultures and contributions in order to combat anti-immigration and anti-Latinx national rhetoric.

Monday-Thursday 12-5pm, Friday 12-7pm, Saturday 10am-2pm

ABOUT THE “OUR OWN STORY, OWN YOUR STORY” PROGRAMS

This spring semester 2020, the arts and culture programming at Michigan State University confronts the urgent questions of racial prejudice, implicit bias, inequality, human and social justice, mass incarceration, and citizenship by bringing together internationally renowned artists, composers, writers, poets, and filmmakers. From April 5 to 10, nine events will boldly take up a broad range of storytelling practices to encourage compassionate thinking, generate awareness of our most pressing social issues, and serve as inspiring catalysts for civic action. All these events are open to the public.

We welcome you to come and listen to award-winning singers, musicians, filmmakers, poets, and artists and hear the stories of our time. We hope that listening to these stories will help you find your own. For more information on other events: http://www.cal.msu.edu/signature-events

Apr
6
Mon
Virtual Career Readiness Roadmap Competition
Apr 6 @ 4:00 pm – Apr 26 @ 11:59 pm
Virtual Career Readiness Roadmap Competition

For this competition, students will be required to complete various tasks related to professional development according to a three-tier system.  As students progress through each tier, professional skills and benchmarks become more challenging – and come with the opportunity of earning a greater monetary reward. Applicants will enter the drawing for each tier they complete. This is an opportunity to virtually network with CAL alumni, prepare your resume for future applications, and create a professional online presence.

The competition is open to MSU students with a major in the College of Arts & Letters. One winner will be drawn for each tier.  Students are only eligible to win one drawing (starting with the highest tier completed).

Tier 1: $500
Tier 2: $800
Tier 3: $1,200
Deadline: April 26th, 2020 at 11:59 pm

To view a breakdown of the tasks that are necessary to be completed in order to be considered for the awards, view the official page here.

Apr
8
Wed
“Apart: Posters from a Social Distance” Poster Submission
Apr 8 @ 6:00 am – Apr 20 @ 2:04 pm
"Apart: Posters from a Social Distance" Poster Submission

Be a part of something meaningful, even while we’re apart.

A bunch of us at Paradowski started creating posters as a way of processing the COVID-19 Pandemic. We decided to invite other creatives to join us and opened this online store, with 100% of the proceeds from print purchases going directly to the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.

It started with a simple question: How could we contribute to COVID-19 relief efforts without adding to the noise?

Apart: Posters from a Social Distance was born with the hope that it would give us the chance to be a part of something meaningful, even while we’re apart.

It made us all feel better, and we want to invite others to participate, too. We’re asking all contributors to submit a poster that reflects their experience of this complicated, historic time. Topics might include public service-style announcements in the tradition of the Works Progress Administration, personal expressions of your individual experience, or commentary on the peculiarities of the here and now.

Submissions will be compiled and displayed online in a virtual gallery and available for purchase, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. All work submitted will be credited across platforms. We encourage you to seize and share this opportunity, so we can all do some good together, even when we can’t do much else.

CANCELLED- Innovate State Speaker Series: Crafting Beverages @ Gaynor Entrepreneurship Lab
Apr 8 @ 6:00 pm
CANCELLED- Innovate State Speaker Series: Crafting Beverages @ Gaynor Entrepreneurship Lab | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Join us for Innovate State: Crafting Beverages Edition on Wed., April 8 at 6 p.m. in the Gaynor Entrepreneurship Lab. Space is limited, register now!

Hosted in the Gaynor Entrepreneurship Lab, Innovate State welcomes successful Spartan alumni back to campus for a fireside chat. Guests share their perspectives on everything from launching start-ups to experiencing success and failure to building dynamic and nurturing work cultures. To learn more about the speakers that will be talking at this event, please check out the event page here.

Free pizza and pop will be provided.

CANCELLED Ann Hamilton Visiting Artist Lecture @ MSU Union Ballroom
Apr 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
CANCELLED Ann Hamilton Visiting Artist Lecture @ MSU Union Ballroom | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

At this time we are hoping to reschedule Ann Hamilton’s lecture for the 2020-2021 Academimc year.

Ann Hamilton | Wednesday, April 8 | MSU Union Ballroom | 7pm

Ann Hamilton is a visual artist internationally acclaimed for her large-scale multimedia installations, public projects, and performance collaborations. Her site-responsive process works with common materials to invoke particular places, collective voices, and communities of labor. Hamilton is a Distinguished University Professor at The Ohio State University.

For more information about Ann Hamilton and her work please visit:

https://www.annhamiltonstudio.com/

ABOUT THE “OUR OWN STORY, OWN YOUR STORY” PROGRAMS

This spring semester 2020, the arts and culture programming at Michigan State University confronts the urgent questions of racial prejudice, implicit bias, inequality, human and social justice, mass incarceration, and citizenship by bringing together internationally renowned artists, composers, writers, poets, and filmmakers. From April 5 to 10, nine events will boldly take up a broad range of storytelling practices to encourage compassionate thinking, generate awareness of our most pressing social issues, and serve as inspiring catalysts for civic action. All these events are open to the public.

We welcome you to come and listen to award-winning singers, musicians, filmmakers, poets, and artists and hear the stories of our time. We hope that listening to these stories will help you find your own. For more information on other events: http://www.cal.msu.edu/signature-events

 

POSTPONED: Wednesday Night Live: Reginald Dwayne Betts A Reading @ RCAH Theater, Snyder Hall
Apr 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
POSTPONED: Wednesday Night Live: Reginald Dwayne Betts A Reading @ RCAH Theater, Snyder Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Reginald Dwayne Betts – A Reading

Poet and essayist Reginald Dwayne Betts, whose work addresses the impact of mass incarceration on American society, will speak as part of the Residential College in the Arts & Humanities/Center for Poetry Wednesday Night Live/Spring Poetry Festival. Betts is the author of three poetry collections including Felon, winner of the 2020 NAACP Image Award for Poetry and finalist for the upcoming Los Angeles Times Book Prize for poetry. His two previous poetry collections are Bastards of the Reagan Era, winner of the PEN New England Award, and Shahid Reads His Own Palm, winner of the Beatrice Hawley Award. Betts’s memoir, A Question of Freedom, won the 2009 NAACP Image Award for Poetry.

ABOUT THE “OUR OWN STORY, OWN YOUR STORY” PROGRAMS

This spring semester 2020, the arts and culture programming at Michigan State University confronts the urgent questions of racial prejudice, implicit bias, inequality, human and social justice, mass incarceration, and citizenship by bringing together internationally renowned artists, composers, writers, poets, and filmmakers. From April 5 to 10, nine events will boldly take up a broad range of storytelling practices to encourage compassionate thinking, generate awareness of our most pressing social issues, and serve as inspiring catalysts for civic action. All these events are open to the public.

We welcome you to come and listen to award-winning singers, musicians, filmmakers, poets, and artists and hear the stories of our time. We hope that listening to these stories will help you find your own. For more information on other events: http://www.cal.msu.edu/signature-events

POSTPONED: Wednesday Night Live/Spring Poetry Festival @ RCAH Theater
Apr 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

 

This event is co-sponsored with the Center for Poetry, College of Law, College of Arts and Letters, Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, College of Education, James Madison College, and Lyman Briggs College.

A widely requested speaker, Betts often gives talks about his own experience, detailing his trek from incarceration to Yale Law School and the role that grit, perseverance, and literature played in his success. Also, he has given lectures on topics ranging from mass incarceration to contemporary poetry and the intersection of literature and advocacy.  Between his work in public defense, his years of advocacy, and Betts’s own experiences as a teenager in maximum security prisons uniquely position him to speak to the failures of the current criminal justice system and present encouraging ideas for change. That work has led Betts to be appointed by President Barack Obama to appoint him to the Coordinating Council of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and more recently for Governor Ned Lamont of Connecticut to appoint him to the Criminal Justice Commission, the state body responsible for hiring prosecutors in Connecticut. His recently released book of poetry, Felon, which is a collection of poems he wrote in reflection of life after prison. Reginald Dwayne Betts transformed is a critically acclaimed writer and graduate of the Yale Law School.

 

Apr
9
Thu
Undergraduate Research Virtual Peer Advising
Apr 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Undergraduate Research Virtual Peer Advising

Undergraduate Research Peer Advising Hours will be held virtually via zoom on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 1:00 – 4:00 PM (EDT) starting Monday, March 30 to Friday, April 17. Students are required to sign up for a 20-minute peer advising session using the following form below:

Sign up for Undergraduate Research Peer Advising: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xqoBwXL8YgY9zdy_lYP-sKo8Y1kCpEupei0x-Jc1_BM/edit#gid=0

Although campus has gone virtual, we understand research still continues. Therefore, we brainstormed some topics students might consider seeking assistance with, such as:

1.       How do you make the most out of this experience?

2.       How to does research-from-home look like?

3.       How do search/apply for summer research opportunities online?

4.       How do you communicate with your research mentor re: plans for next semester?  (virtually/remotely)?

5.       How do you end/negotiate your experience on campus?

6.       How do you reach out to faculty at this moment?

7.       How do you manage time/stay on track?

 

CANCELLED “The Evolution of India’s MetaReligion: Ashoka, Akbar, Gandhi” @ A108 Wells Hall
Apr 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

“The Evolution of India’s MetaReligion: Ashoka, Akbar, Gandhi” with Dr. James Laine
Thursday, April 9th, 4:00pm
A108 Wells Hall