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Sep
6
Wed
WRAC Affiliate Faculty Dr. Django Paris will talk about his new book Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies @ Erickson Hall, Room 252
Sep 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Department of Teacher Education

Faculty Colloquium Series

WRAC Affiliate Faculty Dr. Django Paris will talk about his new book Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies on Wednesday, Sept. 6 from 5-6pm in Erickson Room 133F

Limited number of discounted books for purchasing/signing $25 (cash or check only)

A copy of the book will be raffled

Sep
8
Fri
WRAP’s Speed Networking Meet and Greet event
Sep 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
WRAP’s Speed Networking Meet and Greet event @ East Lansing | Michigan | United States

This event is intended for WRAC faculty and new and current WRAC graduate students to get to know each other. Back in 2014, this event was awarded the MSU Outstanding Innovative Program Award at the Student Life Leadership Awards Ceremony. And over the last three years, many have found this event productive in a number of ways: to practice speaking about research interests and projects, to further develop an initial research idea, to establish collaborative opportunities, to gain a sense of work/projects being done by faculty and grad students, among others.

The event is September 8 from 1:00-3:00 in Bessey Hall, rooms 218 and 222.

RSVP by September 1 to Tania at taniadmccue@gmail.com

Dec
1
Fri
From High School to College: the First-Year Writing Symposium @ Bessey Hall
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
From High School to College: the First-Year Writing Symposium @ Bessey Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Come enjoy stories, videos, posters, infographics, and other creative products made by some 600+ students in our first-year writing classrooms

Nov
1
Thu
Closing Reception and Mural Exhibition for Nanibah Chacon @ Lookout! Gallery, Snyder Hall
Nov 1 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Closing Reception and Mural Exhibition for Nanibah Chacon @ Lookout! Gallery, Snyder Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Don’t miss the opening reception for this exhibit on Thursday, November 1 from 4-6 p.m.

The Residential College in the Arts and Humantities presents the RCAH LookOut! Art Gallery exhibition Nanibah Chacon: Ni’ hoosdzáán (The Female Ground), featuring the work of Nanibah Chacon, muralist, artist, and Womxn of Color Initiative Artist-in-Residence.

As an artist, Nanibah Chacon creates public artworks, engaging community and the local landscape. Research, planning and community involvement is essential to the creation of her place-based practice. In creating murals, Nanibah’s current trajectory is based upon the insertion of an Indigenous presence into colonized urban landscapes. Her use of imagery provokes questions connecting us to forgotten uses of landscape, traditions, and people.

While at MSU, Nanibah will focus her work on stories, relationships and the reintroduction of manoomin, wild rice, to the Michigan landscape. She is interested in this area of research and dialogue as it breaches multiple forefronts: food sovereignty, health and spiritualism. As part of her WoCI Artist-in-Residency, Nanibah will host a series of listening gatherings with elders, students, and community participants in the Great Lakes region, supported by the academic resources of MSU in the area of research. The community gatherings and MSU research materials will inform the content and imagery of Nanibah’s work, which will produce a mural speaking to the knowledge shared in the gatherings. The mural will engage the local and urban community with inspired importance around the protection and preservation of monomania. A proper unveiling and dialogue will be organized at the end of this project to celebrate the efforts of all involved and the creation of the work.

The exhibition is open until November 21, Monday-Friday: noon-3 p.m.

Feb
26
Tue
Panamanian Culture Festival @ Wells Hall Atrium
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Panamanian Culture Festival @ Wells Hall Atrium | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

The Panamanian Culture Festival will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 26th in the Wells Hall atrium. There will be 5 tables for presentations and food. We encourage Spanish language students and other program partners to attend. Of course, all are welcome!

Please feel free to share this event widely.

Apr
13
Sat
Mind the Gap: Bridging the Researcher-Teacher Divide @ Wells Hall, B-Wing
Apr 13 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This mini-conference event brings researchers and teachers together in dialogue around the questions “Do teachers care about research?” and “Do researchers care about teachers?” Plenary session presentations by researcher Dr. Masatoshi Sato (Universidad Andrés Bello, Chile) and a language educator (TBD) will be followed by a mixer in smaller break-out rooms, where language researchers and language teachers will engage in guided but informal dialogue. The event will conclude with a Town Hall-style forum, facilitated by MSU’s Second Language Studies program chair, Dr. Shawn Loewen.

Sep
23
Mon
Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities Student Meet and Greet @ B342 Wells Hall
Sep 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities Student Meet and Greet @ B342 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Students currently in the GSAH major or minor, and any other student interested in Global Studies:

  • Learn about the degree options in Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities.
  • Meet other students, the advisor, the program director, and faculty.
  • Meet comic book artists and authors John Jennings and Stacy Robinson.
  • Enjoy snacks and pick up MSU swag.

Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities has partnered with Professor Julian Chambliss who is bringing to MSU the creators of Black Kirby. John Jennings and Stacy Robinson will do a brief presentation on their work at the student meet and greet. Read about their visit to MSU here:

https://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2019/visiting-artists-scholars-to-focus-on-race-gender-and-power-in-afrofuturism/

After the discussion with Jennings and Robinson, Kate Rendi, the GSAH student advisor, and Professor Salah Hassan, the GSAH Program Director, will lead an informal advising session on our Global Studies degrees.

This event is open to all students and faculty