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Sep
21
Mon
Midwest Design Week: A Virtual Design Conference @ Online
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – Sep 25 @ 5:00 pm
Midwest Design Week: A Virtual Design Conference @ Online

About this Event

Midwest Design Week (MWDW) aims to celebrate the power of design and diversity with five days of inclusive and engaging virtual events, not just for Midwesterners, but for anyone with a passion for leveraging design for good. MWDW is a collaborative effort, presented by 4 regional chapters of AIGA: Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Louisville, and Toledo.

This year’s theme is Culture. Our world is shaped by culture in its many forms—customary beliefs, shared values, learned behavior, and traditions, to name a few. The culmination of our cultures creates a uniquely diverse experience, which is why for our first-ever virtual design week, we are bringing together the many colorful voices of our communities across our cities so they can share their stories, perspectives, and inspirational body of work.

What comes with this ticket? (free for students)

This Full-Access Weekly Ticket grants you access to ALL Midwest Design Week events. Additionally, you gain admittance to the Midwest Design Week Slack channel, where you’ll be able to access the events and network with designers across the country. After you register for this event, you will receive a confirmation email with details about how to access all events through our Slack channel.

The Weekly Event Line-up

From speakers to workshops, we have a series of events celebrating design and creativity — highlighting our local communities and the diversity within them. View the full schedule here.

Learn more here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/midwest-design-week-student-full-access-weekly-pass-tickets-120093489861

Sep
25
Fri
Detroit Fashion + Tech Hackathon
Sep 25 @ 9:00 am – Sep 27 @ 5:00 pm
Detroit Fashion + Tech Hackathon

The hackathon is a 36-hour weekend innovation challenge that brings together diverse teams with the goal of creating new tech solutions.

Teams will hear from our local brands who have submitted problem statements to the hackathon. Participants will assemble into teams to start gathering research on the problem, ideate on potential solutions, design prototypes, and a business case to pitch for selection to the final 3 who will pitch their solution to the judges.

Learn more and register here: https://detroitfashionhackathon.com

Meet and Greet AAAS Minors + Graduate Students @ Zoom Link provided via AAAS Listserv
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Meet and Greet AAAS Minors + Graduate Students @ Zoom Link provided via AAAS Listserv

Join us for a virtual check in with current AAAS faculty, staff and students! We hope to see you there!

Writing & Pedagogy Workshops: Teaching IAH @ via Zoom
Sep 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Writing & Pedagogy Workshops: Teaching IAH @ via Zoom

Everything You Wanted to Know about Teaching IAH But Were Afraid to Ask (Part II)

Schedule: 25 September, 2 PM – 4 PM (via Zoom), with Liz Deegan and Asif Iqbal

This workshop will serve as a follow-up to the workshop held for new graduate students and those teaching MSU’s Integrative Arts and Humanities Classes. It will provide a space for talking through how your first few weeks as a recitation leader/ new graduate student have gone. This year we will mostly be talking about the positives and the downsides of online instruction for the IAH classes. We will follow-up on some of the issues we discussed in Part I of the workshop including maintaining 20 hours a week schedule of work, responding to student emails, communication with the faculty of record, grading loads and other issues that came up during teaching.

Sep
27
Sun
Banned Books Week
Sep 27 @ 8:00 am – Oct 2 @ 8:00 pm
Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week is fast approaching, but thanks to virtual programming and social media, you still have time to join the celebration September 27-October 3!

#BannedBooksWeek in Action

Each day of Banned Books Week, OIF will promote a different action that spotlights literary activism. Titled #BannedBooksWeek in Action, readers are encouraged to share their activities on social media with the hashtag, focusing on the following daily topics:

  • Sunday: Read a banned book
  • Monday: Speak out about censorship
  • Tuesday: Create something unrestricted
  • Wednesday: Express the freedom to read in style
  • Thursday: Write about your rights
  • Friday: Watch, listen, and learn from others
  • Saturday: Thank those who defend the freedom to read every day of the year

Learn more here: https://bannedbooksweek.org

Sep
28
Mon
CSN Fall Series | Virtual Interviewing: Preparing for Video, Phone and Artificial Intelligence Interviews @ Online
Sep 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
CSN Fall Series | Virtual Interviewing: Preparing for Video, Phone and Artificial Intelligence Interviews @ Online

Virtual interviewing is becoming an integral piece of the job search process; join us for tips on how best to prepare and navigate virtual and artificial intelligence interviews!

For the link and password to this webinar, please RSVP for the event here: https://msu.joinhandshake.com/events/539210

Sep
29
Tue
MSU Language Testing Group: COVID-19 Response @ Online Event
Sep 29 @ 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
MSU Language Testing Group: COVID-19 Response @ Online Event

Join us on Tuesday, September 29th from 3:30-4:30 pm to hear from our colleagues at the English Language Center about their response to MSU’s language testing needs following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The session will include short presentations from Dr. Dan Reed and his team about the tests they work with and how they have had to adapt these to the current situation. The talk will conclude with a Q&A session. In addition, I will open the room 20 minutes early in case anyone would like to have an informal pre-event coffee break to catch up before the session.

Anyone is welcome to join this event, and there is no need to register beforehand.

Schedule

3:15 – 3:30      Coffee break

3:30 – 4:00      Presentations

4:00 – Finish   Q&A

If you would like to attend and do not have the Zoom passcode, email the event organizer listed above to ask for the passcode.

Aspects of the Reception of Flavius Josephus in the Middle Ages: The Greek-Speaking East and the Latin-Speaking West by Theofili Kampianaki
Sep 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Tuesday, September 29th at 5:00 pm

Click here to register

Aspects of the Reception of Flavius Josephus in the Middle Ages: The Greek-Speaking East and the Latin-Speaking West

No Jewish works, except the biblical texts, were used by Christians on such a large scale as the Judean Antiquities and Judean War of the Jewish-Roman historian Flavius Josephus (37-100 CE). His works (narrating the events from the biblical Creation to the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 CE) became central to the construction of Christian thought and identity across the Greek-speaking East and the Latin-speaking West in the Middle Ages. Dr. Kampianaki will explore the reasons why and the ways through which a notable Jewish author, such as Josephus, entered the Christian sphere, while his Jewish origins were still being acknowledged.

Theofili Kampianaki is a Research Fellow at the School of History and Cultures in the University of Birmingham in the UK. She holds a Master’s and a Doctorate in Medieval Greek and Latin Languages from the University of Oxford.

Excel Network Career Community Panel Series: Careers in Health @ Zoom
Sep 29 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Excel Network Career Community Panel Series: Careers in Health @ Zoom

The Career Community Panel Series offers students the opportunity to hear from a panel of College of Arts & Letters alumni and MSU partners on a topics such as:

  • Ways to gain experience as a student interested in roles related to health, health admin, med school etc.
  • Examples of working in the health industry
  • How to apply a liberal arts degree to health-related career paths
  • How to prepare for industry trends and changes

Students will also have the opportunity to ask questions and seek advice from panelists.

Featured Panelists:

  • Arts & Letters alumni working in public & community health, data analytics, health science, mental health, and healthcare
  • Coordinator of Student Health & Wellness
  • College of Arts & Letters

*Panelists will be shared closer to event date*

RSVP here for event updates and Zoom link!

To learn more and register: https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/565441

 

ONLINE Lecture: Aspects of the Reception of Flavius Josephus in the Middle Ages @ Online event
Sep 29 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ONLINE Lecture: Aspects of the Reception of Flavius Josephus in the Middle Ages @ Online event

Aspects of the Reception of Flavius Josephus in the Middle Ages: The Greek-Speaking East and the Latin-Speaking West

No Jewish works, except the biblical texts, were used by Christians on such a large scale as the Judean Antiquities and Judean War of the Jewish-Roman historian Flavius Josephus (37-100 CE). His works (narrating the events from the biblical Creation to the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 CE) became central to the construction of Christian thought and identity across the Greek-speaking East and the Latin-speaking West in the Middle Ages. Dr. Kampianaki will explore the reasons why and the ways through which a notable Jewish author, such as Josephus, entered the Christian sphere, while his Jewish origins were still being acknowledged.

Theofili Kampianaki is a Research Fellow at the School of History and Cultures in the University of Birmingham in the UK. She holds a Master’s and a Doctorate in Medieval Greek and Latin Languages from the University of Oxford.

Co-sponsors: College of Arts and Letters, James Madison College, College of Social Science, Residential
College of Arts and Humanities, Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, Department of History, and
the Department of Religious Studies.