EVENTS

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Aug
23
Thu
New SLS Ph.D. Student Orientation @ B243 Wells Hall
Aug 23 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

All new SLS Ph.D. students: Orientation is 8/23/2018 at 9:30 AM in B243 in Wells Hall, with the lunch at noon in the Atrium. All SLS Faculty will join the meeting at 11 AM. Returning students: Please join the new students and all faculty at noon in the Wells Hall 2nd floor Atrium for lunch, and also from 1 to 2 PM in B243 for a mixer. A potluck is to follow in the evening at Shawn’s house; new students do not have to bring anything. Directions to Shawn’s house will be given out at the orientation, as well as info on ride sharing to get there. See you all in August!

All SLS Ph.D. Student Lunch @ B243 Wells Hall
Aug 23 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Returning students: Please join the new students and all faculty at noon in the Wells Hall 2nd floor Atrium for lunch, and also from 1 to 2 PM in B243 for a mixer. A potluck is to follow in the evening at Shawn’s house; new students do not have to bring anything. Directions to Shawn’s house will be given out at the orientation, as well as info on ride sharing to get there. See you all in August!

Apr
26
Fri
Religious Studies Undergraduate Research Conference @ MSU Museum Auditorium
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Sep
20
Fri
Religious Studies Welcome Reception
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm

Friday, September 20th, 12:00pm

Wells Hall B-Wing Atrium

 

 

 

Sep
27
Fri
Arts & Letters Homecoming Sweet & Greet @ Summer Circle Courtyard
Sep 27 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Arts & Letters Homecoming Sweet & Greet @ Summer Circle Courtyard

Spartans Inspire Success 2019 Homecoming 

College of Arts & Letters Homecoming Sweet & Greet

The College of Arts & Letters invites you to join us for our newest tradition—Homecoming Sweet & Greet. Visit our tent located at the Summer Circle Courtyard between Kresge Art Center and the Auditorium. Enjoy cider and donuts. Win items from the College with our raffle prize wheel. Reconnect with faculty, alumni, and student ambassadors from Excel Network and Citizen Scholars.

Families welcome!

Help us plan how much cider and donuts we’ll be serving–please RSVP by September 18  https://msu-sweet-greet19.eventbrite.com

2:30-4:00 pm  Sweet & Greet

6:00 Parade steps off

 

Oct
11
Fri
C4I Lecture–Megan Halpern @ Spartan Room at International Ctr.
Oct 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
C4I Lecture--Megan Halpern @ Spartan Room at International Ctr. | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Science as Experience: A New Approach to Science Communication    

Megan Halpern draws on Dewey’s theory of aesthetic experience to develop a model that can reshape how we research, practice, and evaluate science communication. Drawing on her work in art-science collaboration and design-inspired public engagement with science and technology, Halpern illustrates three principles of her model. First, experiences are cumulative rather than transformative, second, that context shapes experiences; and third, that ultimately, audiences have agency in shaping the meanings they draw from their interactions with scientific content. Finally, Halpern offers insights into how to develop projects from an experience perspective.

Coffee and Cookies provided.

Plan to stay after the lecture for additional coffee and networking time.

Oct
16
Wed
C4I Lecture Lily Woodruff
Oct 16 @ 5:32 pm – 6:32 pm
C4I Lecture Lily Woodruff
Please Join us!  This event is open to faculty, staff, students and the general public.
 Speaker: Lily Woodruff

Associate Professor, Art History

Natural History of the Sixth Extinction in Ann Hamilton’s the common S E N S E

October 18, 2019 , 12:00-1:00 pm, Flex Space at the Digital Scholarship Lab MSU Library, 2nd floor.

Coffee and refreshments provided

Ann Hamilton’s 2014 the common SENSE presented an extensive collection of animal images and objects from the natural history and library collections of the University of Washington in a participatory installation that invited visitors to consider the impact of their own desires to consume non-human animals. This paper analyzes Hamilton’s work relation to early natural history museum ambitions and displays, and to the current mass extinction that is underway, and argues that Hamilton’s use of archival materials creates a mode of narrating history that responds to current feelings about threats to the future.
Nov
14
Thu
Meditation and Consciousness: How Not to React @ Human Ecology Building, Room 300
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm

Did you know anxiety is now widely reported to be the number one challenge for college students? Little wonder, with all the stressors today! In one recent study, 97% of students reported technological distractions in and beyond the classroom. In this series of three one-hour workshops, you’ll learn and start to use practical techniques for mastering anxiety and distraction.

Secular Meditation Workshops: Being Present

Thursday November, 14th, 2019 7 p.m
300 Human Ecology Building, 1st Floor Seminar Room

Nov
15
Fri
C4I – Transforming Learning Spaces @ Digital Scholarship Lab Flex Space, MSU Library, Second Floor
Nov 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
C4I - Transforming Learning Spaces @ Digital Scholarship Lab Flex Space, MSU Library, Second Floor | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Speaker: Dr. Felix Kronenburg

The basic blueprint of the physical classroom has not
changed all that much in over a century, even as new
teaching methods and approaches, new technologies,
and new interdisciplinary insights into better ways to
support learning have greatly advanced during that same
timeframe. Do we still need physical learning spaces in
this age of ubiquitous computing? If we do, how can we
design and build them so that they will be able to adapt
to new educational transformations? Dr. Kronenberg
will give insights into and solutions from the new
interdisciplinary field of learning space design.