EVENTS

Calendar

Mar
16
Thu
TROPOS Film Series: Biutiful @ Wells Hall B117
Mar 16 @ 6:00 pm

 

Mar
17
Fri
TROPOS Film Series: Betty Blue @ Wells Hall B122
Mar 17 @ 6:00 pm

 

Mar
21
Tue
TESOL 2017 @ TESOL International Convention and Expo
Mar 21 – Mar 24 all-day

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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.

Apr
7
Fri
Korean Film Festival: The Bacchus Lady @ Internation Center, Room 115
Apr 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The Korean Program presents: The Bacchus Lady

A Special Screening and Q&A with Director E J-­‐yong

Friday, April 7, 2017
Reception: 6:00-­7:00 P.M.
Screening: 7:00-­9:30 P.M.
International Center 115
Free and Open to the Public

Synopsis: So-­‐young makes a meager living by selling
herself to old men. She is a “Bacchus lady”, an elderly
prostitute who approaches potential clients with a
bottle of the popular Korean energy drink Bacchus and
the phrase “Care for a drink?” As a young woman, she
used to sell herself to American soldiers. Perhaps driven
by the painful memory of giving up her half-­‐black infant
son for adoption, she is unable to ignore the
motherless Korean-­‐Filipino child she meets while
visiting the hospital. Despite help from her social
outcast neighbors like Madame Tina, her transgender
landlady, or Do-­‐hoon, a poor young man with a
prosthetic leg, she struggles to care for the child. One
day, Jae-­‐woo, a former client, informs her that Song,
another regular, has been hospitalized following a
stroke. She visits the hospital to discover the man
completely paralyzed. Song begs her to end his life, a
request that causes her both bewilderment and dismay.

This film contains adult content and themes. Viewer discretion is advised.

A five-­stop tour with events at:
Penn State University (April 1)
Ohio State University (April 3)
University of Wisconsin-­Madison (April 5)
University of Minnesota (April 6)
Michigan State University (April 7)

In collaboration with OSU’s Institute of Korean Studies, the film screening at Michigan State University is made
possible by the Korea Foundation, the Korea International Trade Association, the Asian Studies Center and
Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages at MSU.

Apr
14
Fri
DRAWING LIVES, WRITING WORLDS: A GRAPHIC NARRATIVES SYMPOSIUM @ Wells Hall, B-342
Apr 14 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Apr
15
Sat
DRAWING LIVES, WRITING WORLDS: A GRAPHIC NARRATIVES SYMPOSIUM @ 303 International Center
Apr 15 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
May
16
Tue
CALICO Conf. 2017 @ Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff AZ
May 16 – May 20 all-day

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Join us for the Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium, which will be in Flagstaff, Arizona, at Northern Arizona University!

Aug
30
Wed
European Second Language Association Conference 2017 @ University of Reading, UK
Aug 30 – Sep 2 all-day

The Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism at the University of Reading is delighted to welcome you all to EuroSLA 27 from 30th August until 2nd September, 2017 in Reading, UK.

 

Oct
12
Thu
Second Language Research Forum 2017 @ Ohio State University
Oct 12 – Oct 15 all-day

The theme of SLRF 2017, “Growing Connections in Second Language Research,” focuses on these developing links. Consequently, we invite proposals for paper and poster presentations that in some way discuss connections: amongst methodologies, fields, and people.

Oct
13
Fri
Refuge Lansing: Stories of Resettlement in Mid-Michigan @ Wells Hall, 2nd Floor Atriuim
Oct 13 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Refuge Lansing: Stories of Resettlement in Mid-Michigan @ Wells Hall, 2nd Floor Atriuim | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

WRAC, the CAL Citizen Scholars Program, the English Language Center and the MSU Library will be hosting an exhibit of the Refuge Lansing project on October 13th and 16th.

Through this special exhibit created by local writers and photographers working with the Refugee Development Center, we welcome members of the MSU and local communities to learn about and celebrate twelve stories of resettlement to the Lansing area. Their experiences as refugees invite dialogue about our perceptions and understanding of the backgrounds, struggles, triumphs, and contributions of those who join our communities from elsewhere. There are now more refugees world-wide than ever before, many fleeing unbearable violence, destruction, and loss. The exhibit itself, and the surrounding events, highlight the positive effects of a more open refugee policy, and of Lansing’s commitment to welcoming those who seek the opportunity to create a new life for themselves and their families.

Opening reception:
Friday October 13, 2017, 12-5 p.m.
2nd floor atrium, Wells Hall.

Featured speakers:
Erika Brown-Binion, Executive Director, Refugee Development Center
Ruelaine Stokes, contributing writer, Refuge Lansing project

Download the Refuge Lansing: Stories of Resettlement in Mid-Michigan flyer