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Nov
15
Wed
ELC Extended Orientation Workshop: Getting Fall-ish with MSU Sports @ Wells Hall B122
Nov 15 @ 2:45 pm – 4:00 pm
ELC Extended Orientation Workshop: Getting Fall-ish with MSU Sports @ Wells Hall B122 | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

ELC Extended Orientation Workshop: Getting Fall-ish with MSU Sports

Learn about MSU’s Ice Hockey Team and get a tour of Munn Arena. We’ll tour the locker rooms, learn about what a Zamboni is, and even get to watch a bit of the MSU team practice on the ice!  *Limited to the first 10 students who sign up.  

Email kroesche@msu.edu to reserve a spot.

ELC IEP students are required to attend one workshop per month. You will swipe in and out of the workshop session with your MSU ID card. The attendance record will be given to your teachers.  

ELC Extended Orientation Workshop: Surviving Michigan Winters @ Wells Hall B122
Nov 15 @ 2:45 pm – 4:00 pm
ELC Extended Orientation Workshop: Surviving Michigan Winters @ Wells Hall B122 | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

ELC Extended Orientation Workshop: Surviving Michigan Winters

You can freeze your ears off. Or you can come to this workshop.

ELC IEP students are required to attend one workshop per month. You will swipe in and out of the workshop session with your MSU ID card. The attendance record will be given to your teachers.  

Feb
10
Sat
ELC Henry Ford Trip @ Henry Ford Museum
Feb 10 @ 8:00 am – 9:55 pm
ELC Henry Ford Trip @ Henry Ford Museum | Dearborn | Michigan | United States

What: We’ll spend the day at Henry Ford Museum, a museum dedicated to American inventions and technology, such as cars, trains, and planes, where you can experience the sights, sounds, and sensations of America’s past. You will also be able to see one film at the museum’s Giant Screen Theater in 4k digital quality. Things you should consider seeing in the museum are the Rosa Parks bus, U.S. President limousines, and the Abraham Lincoln rocking chair. For more information, check out www.thehenryford.org

Cost: $45. Price includes transportation and entrance to the museum and film. Bring money for lunch and souvenirs.

*Please sign up and pay (credit card or cash) at the English Language Center
Office in Wells Hall B-230.

Deadline: Thursday 2/8/18 at 5:00 p.m.
NO REFUNDS!

Feb
17
Sat
Great Lakes Crossing – Outlet Mall Shopping @ Great Lakes Crossing Outlet Mall
Feb 17 @ 8:15 am – 6:00 pm

When: Saturday, February 17, 2018, 8:15 am-6:00 pm

Where: Great Lakes Crossing Outlet Mall (185 outlet stores) in Auburn Hills, Michigan. We will take a bus to the outlet mall and spend the day shopping. There are many restaurants and food shops in the mall for lunch . Meet at the west Wells Hall B entrance at the bottom of the stairway that leads to the ELC at 8:15 am. Do NOT be late!!

Cost: $20* for round-trip transportation to the shopping mall. Bring money for lunch and shopping. Learn more about Great Lakes Crossing Outlet Mall: http://www.greatlakescrossingoutlets.com/

*Please sign up and pay (credit card or cash) at the English Language Center
Office in Wells Hall B-230.
Deadline: Thursday 2/15/18 at 5:00 p.m.
NO REFUNDS!

Jul
21
Sat
Chicago Day Trip @ Downtown Chicago
Jul 21 @ 6:00 am – 11:59 pm
Chicago Day Trip @ Downtown Chicago | Chicago | Illinois | United States

When: Sat., July 21, 2018: 6:00 am – 11:59 pm (Leave Chicago at 6:00 pm)

Who: ELC Students and anyone with an MSU APID

What: A one-day trip to Chicago. A bus will take you to downtown Chicago and drop you off. You can spend the day as you with. You will have a meeting time and place to get back on the bus and return to MSU.

Cost: $60* covers round-trip transportation to and from Chicago only. You  must bring your own spending money for shopping, sightseeing, and food.

*The deadline to sign up and pay for this event at the English Language Center Front Office (Wells Hall B-230) is Thursday, July 19th, at 5:00 pm.

NO REFUNDS!

Aug
3
Fri
THEN NOW Painting and Drawings by Dianne Wolter @ MSU Union Art Gallery
Aug 3 – Oct 5 all-day
THEN NOW Painting and Drawings by Dianne Wolter @ MSU Union Art Gallery | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

THEN NOW

Featuring Dianne Wolter’s paintings and sculptures.

August 3- October 5, 2018

Reception September 8, 3-5PM

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

Painting provides me a process driven opportunity to experiment, discover, manipulate, play, and sometimes even tell a story. I value mark making and like to see evidence of the history of the process in the finished painting. Narrative has been a component of my art that allows me to ask questions and make observations. I use whimsy as a means to enliven or to soften the content. Recurring themes and images return to new environments. Images that possess a personal iconography are infused with content from experiences and memories that hold power. I begin by creating an active ground plane, and then working out to the surface, sometimes finding rather than imposing imagery. I enjoy working figuratively, layering, searching for ideas and inspiration from the manipulation of the media, and often but not always embracing a narrative.

Adding papier-mâché sculpture to my studio involvement has been a logical and natural extension to my previous singular focus of two-dimensional work.  The process is reductive, starting with foam forms that have been created by gluing construction foam into blocks that can be carved. Papier-mâché mulch and layers of paper finish off the surfaces and ease transitions and contours. The torn paper can communicate a new narrative while holding onto its past. I find myself stacking forms which is another way of layering, bringing elements together in proximity or support, contrasting familiar with fantastic.

BIO

Dianne Wolter graduated from Michigan State University in 1965 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and a teaching certificate. Teaching and studio involvement have been the focus of her professional life since then.  She concentrated on fabric collage for the first 14 years of her creative journey, teaching it in public schools throughout southern Michigan sponsored by the Michigan Council for the Arts. In 1979, Wolter began teaching after school art classes in her home studio to area children. Sharing her studio with children was a rewarding and meaningful opportunity. To concentrate more fully on her own art, she retired from teaching in 2002 to focus more on painting. A whim to make a cat riding on a unicycle introduced sculpture as an additional interest. Since then, Wolter has been enjoying both sculpture and painting.

For more information about Dianne’s work please visit her website:

http://www.diannewolter.com/

Aug
5
Sun
Outlet Shopping at Birch Run @ Birch Run Premium Outlets
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Outlet Shopping at Birch Run @ Birch Run Premium Outlets | Birch Run | Michigan | United States

Who:  ELC and MSU students

When: Sunday, August 5, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Where: Birch Run Premium Outlets (145 outlet stores).

We will take a bus to the outlets, spend the day shopping, and have lunch in Birch Run. Meet at the west Wells Hall B entrance near the ELC at 8:50 am.

Cost:  $20* for round-trip transportation to Birch Run. Bring spending money for lunch and shopping. For more information about Birch run:
www.premiumoutlets.com/birchrun

*The deadline to sign up and pay for this trip at the English Language Center Front Office (Wells Hall B-230) is 5:00pm on Thursday, Aug. 2nd.   

NO REFUNDS!

Jan
21
Mon
The Wash (as it seams) @ MSU Union Art Gallery
Jan 21 @ 12:00 pm – Mar 2 @ 2:00 pm
The Wash (as it seams) @ MSU Union Art Gallery | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

MSU Union Art Gallery

49 Abbott Road, Rm. 230, East Lansing, MI 48824

 

The Wash (As It Seams)

Solo exhibition featuring the work of Babette Shaw.

January 21 – March 2, 2019

Artist Lecture January 31 6pm, Natural Science Rm. 326

Exhibition Reception February 1, 6 ­– 8pm

 

 

Babette Shaw Artist Statement

As human beings, we communicate through language, visual and verbal.  We have within us an innate desire to connect with one another, yet our language, essential to communication, often serves to polarize us both interpersonally and through the maintenance of institutionalized systems of dominance, oppression, and coercion.  Inherent within our language are misogynistic words, phrases, and ideals that inform us and affect the way we interact with one another.

Inception of this work began with a certain group of political leaders speaking mis-information about womxn’s bodies; as a consequence, most womxn, regardless of party alignment, voted against their interests.  Yet, statements and occurrences made public throughout the recent United States election processes reveal what low-base views we are willing to accept about womxn, however damaging or oppressive to the potential growth beyond them.  Misogynistic language, gendered ideals, gendered scripts influence our politics, our laws, our institutions, the wage gap, our public and personal spaces, our social and interpersonal relationships.  These bodies of work are representative of personal narratives and of individual womxn who have chosen to share their stories.

Babette Shaw Bio

Babette Shaw, native to California, is an exhibiting photography-based social practice artist whose work includes photography, sculpture, fiber art, installation, and the written or spoken word.

She received her MFA in Photography from The University of Memphis with undergraduate academic pursuits in fine art photography, creative writing, and gender studies.  As an artist, she addresses issues concerning gender and race constructions and disparities in contemporary culture, as well as their historic and archaic underpinnings. Shaw currently teaches at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.  Alongside her art practice and her teaching, she has served on numerous panels for organizations, including the National Center for Research on Women (CROW), and has given lectures at various academic and community-based institutions. Her work is in public and private collections across the country.

Shaw is here to engage the Michigan State University campus as Visiting Artist and Scholar to invite students, past and present (as well as other members from the community), to participate in one of her social practice projects, The Panty Project, which is designed to help individuals and communities heal from gendered and sexual trauma and abuse. While on campus, Shaw will be meeting with womxn from the greater MSU community who have chosen to share their stories as part of this ongoing work. If you are interested in participating in The Panty Project, please email b@babetteshaw.com.

Feb
23
Sat
Learning Symposium: A Conversation Among CALLeagues @ Wells Hall (B-Wing Classrooms)
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The primary activity at this event will be low-stakes, open house-style Table Presentations with “lightning talks” focusing specifically on Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) and ed tech tools and practices more generally. MSU’s Center for Language Training and Advancement (CeLTA) and hosts Adam Gacs (German) and Shannon Spasova (Russian) will also facilitate several presentations that will be broadcast and recorded for online participants.

Mar
20
Wed
Qais Assali Visiting Artist-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies Lecture @ MSU Broad Art Museum
Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Qais Assali Visiting Artist-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies Lecture @ MSU Broad Art Museum | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

QAIS ASSALI / MARCH 20 / MSU BROAD / 7PM

Qais Assali is an AAHD Artist in Residence: Critical Race Studies. His interdisciplinary work stages questions between site and the body in relation to his own identity and locale in order to debunk metaphoric surrounding contested geographies. His lecture is presented in association with a solo exhibition at the MSU Union Art Gallery.