EVENTS

Calendar

Oct
19
Sat
MUSE Scholars Daily Panels @ Wells Hall B342
Oct 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
MUSE Scholars Daily Panels @ Wells Hall B342 | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Join the MUSE scholars program for daily public panels. Presenters on Saturday, 10/19 include:

  • Naajidah Correll: “Double Negative Discourse: On Black Icons and Public Despair”
  • Ariana Karina Costales Del Toro: “It Was Powerful Women All Along: Debunking Female Monsters in Nalo Hopkinson’s Brown Girl in the Ring
  • Ke’Shunta Faye Drake: “When (will) They see Us: Black Womanism, Me, Myself, and the Life and Times of Assata Shakur”
  • Jennifer Mojica Santana: “‘Soy Bandolero como el Míster Politiquero’: Tracing Sociopolitical Activism in Don Omar’s and Tego Calderón’s Reggaetón”
  • Dr. Tamara Butler: “Worn: Sartorial Politics and Artifacts”

 

 

Oct
29
Tue
Live Lit Fall 2019 @ LookOut! Gallery Snyder Hall
Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm
Live Lit Fall 2019 @ LookOut! Gallery Snyder Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Please join the Creative Writing Program and the RCAH Center for Poetry for Live Lit, a showcase of undergraduate writing, featuring the work of Cassandra Bloomingdale, Madeline Bradley, and Hannah Ramirez.

The three readers will also engage in conversation about writing and craft with Romeo Oriogun, author of  The Origin of Butterflies, published through the New Generation African Poets Chapbook Series.  The event will be held Tuesday, October 29, at 7 pm in the LookOut Gallery of Snyder-Phillips Hall.  The event is free and open to the public.

Nov
11
Mon
Guest Speaker Amalia Ortiz @ Wells Hall C640
Nov 11 @ 10:30 am
Guest Speaker Amalia Ortiz @ Wells Hall C640 | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

The Creative Writing Program, the Womxn of Color Initiatives, and the College of Arts and Letters are pleased to welcome Amalia Ortiz, who will visit MSU campus from November 10th through November 12th. Amalia Ortiz’s second book, The Cancion Cannibal Cabaret and Other Songs, is now available from Aztlan Libre Press. Ortiz has been featured on three seasons of Def Poetry on HBO, and on the NAACP Image Awards. Her debut collection Rant. Chant. Chisme. was selected by NBC News as one of the “10 Great Latino Books of 2015.” On November 11th, Ortiz will hold a conversation at 10:30am in Wells Hall, room C640, and will present a public reading geared toward the CAL community at 7:oopm in the Art Lab.

Feb
13
Thu
American Cosmic: UFOs, Religion, Technology @ 1145 Engineering Builidng
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm
Feb
27
Thu
Secular Meditation Workshop: Nature @ MSU Union, Lake Michigan Room
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm

Meditation and Consciousness: Secular Techniques for Mastering Anxiety and Distraction

Nature: Thursday, February 27th, 7:00pm
MSU Union, Lake Michigan Room

Apr
9
Thu
CANCELLED “The Evolution of India’s MetaReligion: Ashoka, Akbar, Gandhi” @ A108 Wells Hall
Apr 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

“The Evolution of India’s MetaReligion: Ashoka, Akbar, Gandhi” with Dr. James Laine
Thursday, April 9th, 4:00pm
A108 Wells Hall

Apr
22
Wed
Live Lit
Apr 22 @ 9:28 pm – 10:28 pm
Live Lit

Please save the date for Live Lit, sponsored by the Department of English, on April 22nd, 2020 in the Green Room of the Main Library. Further details are forthcoming.

Jul
15
Wed
Beyond a Basic Right to Literacy
Jul 15 all-day
Beyond a Basic Right to Literacy

“For these are all of our children, we will all profit or pay for what they become” –James Baldwin

Michigan State University’s English Education faculty stand in solidarity with the Detroit youth and their families who brought a lawsuit against the state of Michigan for a basic right to literacy. As literacy researchers and teacher educators, we are offering this free virtual critical literacies program because we believe that Detroit youth deserve more than a basic literacy education.

 

 

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

  • Participants must be Detroit residents and attend a Detroit public or charter school.
  • Participants are only allowed to take one critical literacy course.
  • Participants will need Internet access via smartphone, tablet, or computer to participate in most of the courses. Access to zoom will be provided.
  • Books and course materials will be provided free of cost. Details about “course supply” pickup date and location will be sent after registration.
  • Registration closes on July 15th or once courses are full.
  • Register for courses here: http://bitly.ws/8XGF
Sep
16
Wed
D2L Drop-In Workshop @ Zoom
Sep 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
D2L Drop-In Workshop @ Zoom

English graduate student Liz Deegan will be hosting a D2L Drop-In Workshop for anyone who needs it, both incoming and advanced students! On Wednesday, September 16th, from 2-4pm, she will have open zoom hours where anyone can drop in for help on some D2L basics. Below are a range of topics she can help with:

  • Making Announcements
  • Organizing your Content
  • Setting up Attendance
  • Setting up your gradebook
  • Creating a Rubric
  • Creating Quizzes
  • Release Conditions for Content
  • & more! Let me know if you need something specific

The event can be a way for folks to get more comfortable with D2L and its capabilities – especially considering we are extra reliant on technology with virtual learning. But also, feel free to drop in and say hi!

Contact deeganel@msu.edu for zoom link.