AAAL 2017 @ Portland, Oregon
Mar 18 – Mar 21 all-day


2017 Conference in Portland – American Association for Applied Linguistics

The 2017 conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) will be held March 18-21, 2017 in Portland, Oregon. Nationally and internationally, the AAAL conference has a reputation as a comprehensive and stimulating conference including in-depth colloquia and paper sessions, topical and thought-provoking plenary presentations, excellent book exhibits, and plentiful opportunities for networking. We hope you will consider sharing your work at AAAL 2017.

Important Timelines:

  • June 1, 2016: Begin Accepting Proposals
  • August 17, 2016, 5:00 PM EDT: Proposal Submission Closes
  • October 2016: Registration Opens
  • November 2016: Proposal Acceptances Sent Out
TESOL 2017 @ TESOL International Convention and Expo
Mar 21 – Mar 24 all-day


Join us at the TESOL International Conference in Seattle! As the largest organization for English language educators, TESOL International Association hosts more than 6,500 people annually from around the world at its convention. Educators at all levels attend to exchange ideas and connect with a dynamic professional community.

The convention begins on Tuesday night with the opening keynote and closes on Friday evening with a celebratory event. During those three-plus days, attendees can choose from nearly 1,000 educational sessions and visit the more than 120 exhibitors in the English Language Expo.

Washington State Convention Center, 705 Pike Street Seattle, WA.
Headquarters Hotel: Sheraton Seattle.

Jessica Fox Dissertation Defense @ B243 Wells
Mar 28 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

JessicaFoxJessica Fox’s dissertation defense is open to the public.

SAGA: Discovering The World Through Storytelling @ (SCENE) Metrospace
Apr 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

After the success of our first event, SAGA is back for another fun night of music, storytelling, and comedy!

We are bringing the MSU and East Lansing communities together to celebrate the power of languages and how it shapes the way we view the world, and we want you to join us! Bring your unique perspective, willingness to learn from experiences explored by others, and your passion for languages. Refreshments will be served.

We want to celebrate the language community represented here at Michigan State University, so feel free to bring friends and enjoy this night with us!

Check us out at We can’t wait to hear your story!

University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum @ MSU Union
Apr 7 @ 8:00 am
University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum @ MSU Union | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Welcome to the 19th annual University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum at Michigan State University. Throughout the day, undergraduate students from diverse academic disciplines will present their outstanding research and creative endeavors. This forum is the largest in the event’s history, with 930 students from 14 different colleges participating today. These students were mentored by more than 600 faculty members.

University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum Awards Ceremony @ MSU Union
Apr 12 @ 3:30 pm
University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum Awards Ceremony @ MSU Union | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Please join us on Wednesday, April 12th at 3:30 PM for the awards ceremony in the Ballroom of the Union during which the prize winners in the various categories will be announced. We encourage all participants to join us for the awards ceremony and to invite their families, friends, mentors, and faculty members to attend.

To recognize exemplary scholarly achievements, monetary prizes will be awarded. One first-place award ($100) will be given in each section. Students working together in groups of four or less will each receive the award money independently. The maximum amount awarded for groups with five or more members will be $400, and the award money will be evenly distributed amongst the group members. Award money will be deposited directly into the student’s MSU account.

First-place award recipients will be considered for the grand prize award, which will be announced in early summer. All first-place award recipients will be contacted to submit a brief paper on their UURAF program topic and an electronic version of their poster or oral presentation. The Editorial Board and staff members for the Red Cedar Undergraduate Research Journal (ReCUR) will review submissions. A total of two grand prizes ($500 each) will be awarded to one program from the science and engineering categories and one program from the humanities, social sciences, and communication arts and sciences categories.

Donuts and Distributions with LLT 841 @ Wells Hall B243
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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LLT-841 students will present different statistical procedures.

Zach Miller Dissertation Defense @ B243 Wells
Apr 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

ZachMiller Zach Miller’s dissertation defense is open to the public.

Laura Ballard Dissertation Defense @ B243 Wells
Apr 14 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

LauraBallardLaura Ballard’s dissertation defense is open to the public.

Hyung-Jo Yoon Dissertation Defense @ B443 Wells
Apr 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

YoonHyung-Jo Yoon’s dissertation defense is open to the public.