GOING ON THE JOB MARKET for MA TESOL students: Amy Kroesche @ B243 Wells Hall
Oct 18 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Amy Kroesche received her MA in TESOL from Michigan State University. She has more than twenty years of teaching experience both internationally and in several places around the U.S. In this workshop, she will talk about job applications and share some tips for interviewing. Former MA TESOL students will also talk about different jobs in the field and their application process. CVs and resumes will be peer-reviewed, so don’t forget to bring your own!

Storytelling: an Accessible Art Event @ Wells Hall B Atrium
Nov 8 – Nov 22 all-day

You are warmly invited to the Wells Hall B Atrium November 18-22 to enjoy reading and feeling tactile graphic novellas! Students in ENG 473A: Literature and Medicine have created these short comic-book-like stories depicting experiences of disability, illness, and interactions with the medical field, which are displayed alongside touchable sculpture from previous years of accessible art exhibits. Come learn about medicine and disability in a whole new way, and remember – please touch the art.

Practice Conference Talk – Starting Small: Cultivating Writing Assessment Principles Across Disciplines @ Wells Hall B243
Nov 8 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Come support and listen to Monique’s conference practice talk for the Classroom Assessment for Language Teachers (CALT) Conference.
Title: “Starting Small: Cultivating Writing Assessment Principles Across Disciplines”
Presentation Abstract: To date, Fulcher (2012) presents the most comprehensive definition of Language Assessment Literacy (LAL), yet the language assessment community struggles to concretely define what deems an assessment stakeholder “literate” or minimally competent when tasked with creating language assessments (Pill & Harding, 2013). In the context of U.S. higher education, where writing assessments dominate student performance evaluations (Melzer, 2014), cultivating good principles of assessment-writing among faculty can feel insurmountable. This session will look at ways to overcome this challenge.
SOSLAP EVENT: Workshop on Summer Internships with Dr. Paula Winke @ Wells Hall B243
Nov 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Are you interested in a summer internship? Please join SOSLAP for a workshop with Dr. Paula Winke on the various summer internships that are available to you. Hear experiences and ask questions with former students who have participated in these summer internships. Plus, enjoy free coffee and snacks.

GSAH Global Perspectives Series – Symposium @ College of Law Castle Board Room
Nov 15 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
GSAH Global Perspectives Series - Symposium @ College of Law Castle Board Room | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

10:00am – Symposium, “Toward an Expansive Definition of Genocide” – John Cox, UNC Charlotte

11:00am – “Can the Spanish Genocide Speak?” – Scott Boehm, Michigan State University

12:00pm – Roundtable Discussion

  • Almudena Carracedo, Film Director
  • John Cox, UNC Charlotte
  • Sebastiaan Faber, Oberlin College
  • Cristina Moreiras-Menor, University of Michigan
  • Joseba Gabilonda, Michigan State University
Film screening: The Silence of Others – GSAH Symposium @ B122 Wells Hall
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Shinto in Contemporary Japan: From Basic Teachings to Anime @ Room 303 International Center
Nov 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Shinto in Contemporary Japan: From Basic Teachings to Anime @ Room 303 International Center | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Shinto in Contemporary Japan: From Basic Teachings to Anime

From core principles to the ways Shinto is practiced today, this talk will address shrines for sports, fertility and protection from STDs, appropriation by popular culture (such as in anime and advertisements), and new spirituality movements including the power spot boom.


Dr. Stephen Covell

Chair of the Department of Comparative Religion and the Mary Meader Professor of Comparative Religion at Western Michigan University. Dr. Covell was the founding director of WMU’s Soga Japan Center and has published widely on Buddhism and other Japanese religious topics.



Sponsored by the Center for Integrative Studies in the Arts and Humanities, IAH Connecting Pedagogy and Practice Fund, Department of Religious Studies, Asian Studies Center, and MSU Japan Council.

Sensory-friendly event at the MSU Museum @ MSU Museum
Nov 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

In collaboration with the Accessible Learning Conference and in honor of Accessibility Week 2019, the MSU Museumwill host a sensory-friendly event on Tuesday, November 19 from 5-7 p.m. Join the museum for a range of hands-on activities, gallery exploration, and a chill out area in the education station.