EVENTS

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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.

 

Ross Gay @ Remote
Sep 16 @ 3:00 pm
Ross Gay @ Remote

We are delighted to let you know that Ross Gay will be “visiting” MSU Creative Writing next Wednesday 9/16 at 3 pm.

Ross Gay is the author of four books of poetry: Against WhichBringing the Shovel Down, Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. His collection of essays, The Book of Delights, was released by Algonquin Books in 2019. His new book of poems, Be Holding, will be released from the University of Pittsburgh Press in September 2020.  Gay teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Indiana University.

The event is free and open to the public.  If you are interested in attending this event, please email msucw@msu.edu for zoom link.  Direct any questions to Dr. Robin Silbergleid (silberg1@msu.edu).

Sep
18
Fri
FGS Black Feminist Film Screening @ Zoom
Sep 18 @ 1:30 pm
FGS Black Feminist Film Screening @ Zoom | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

The Feminisms, Genders, and Sexualities (FGS) research workshop is holding its first FY20-21 Black Feminist Film Screening on Friday, September 18 at 1:30pm. Join us for a screening and discussion of The Watermelon Woman (1996). Zoom links will be distributed. If you have any questions, please email Marisa Mercurio (mercuri7@msu.edu).

 

Sep
25
Fri
Writing & Pedagogy Workshops: Teaching IAH @ via Zoom
Sep 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Writing & Pedagogy Workshops: Teaching IAH @ via Zoom

Everything You Wanted to Know about Teaching IAH But Were Afraid to Ask (Part II)

Schedule: 25 September, 2 PM – 4 PM (via Zoom), with Liz Deegan and Asif Iqbal

This workshop will serve as a follow-up to the workshop held for new graduate students and those teaching MSU’s Integrative Arts and Humanities Classes. It will provide a space for talking through how your first few weeks as a recitation leader/ new graduate student have gone. This year we will mostly be talking about the positives and the downsides of online instruction for the IAH classes. We will follow-up on some of the issues we discussed in Part I of the workshop including maintaining 20 hours a week schedule of work, responding to student emails, communication with the faculty of record, grading loads and other issues that came up during teaching.

Oct
14
Wed
Marisa Siegel @ Zoom
Oct 14 @ 3:00 pm
Marisa Siegel @ Zoom

Marisa Siegel lives, writes, and edits near NYC. She holds an MFA in Poetry from Mills College in Oakland, CA. Her essay “Inherited Anger” appears in the anthology Burn It Down (Seal Press, 2019) and her debut poetry chapbook, Fixed Stars, is forthcoming from Burrow Press in 2022. She is editor-in-chief and owner of The Rumpus. Follow her on Twitter @marisasaystweet.

Join the conversation on October 14, 2020, 3 pm. Email msucw@msu.edu for zoom link.

Hosted by Megan Giddings

Oct
16
Fri
FGS Guest Co-Work POSTPONED @ Zoom
Oct 16 @ 1:30 pm
FGS Guest Co-Work POSTPONED @ Zoom | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

The Feminisms, Genders, and Sexualities (FGS) research workshop is holding a Guest Co-Work workshop on Friday, October 16 at 1:30pm. Dr. Tamar Boyadjian and Ronny Ford join us to discuss their work on translation and queer theory: “Robin Hood and the Monk.” Zoom links will be distributed. If you have any questions, please email Marisa Mercurio (mercuri7@msu.edu).

This event for has been postponed. Please check back up update with rescheduled date.

Writing & Pedagogy Workshops: Anti-Racist @ via Zoom
Oct 16 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Writing & Pedagogy Workshops: Anti-Racist @ via Zoom

Anti-Racist Pedagogy and Online Teaching

Schedule: 16 October, 3 PM – 4 PM (via Zoom), with Cristóbal Martinez

This workshop is aimed to address the pressing need to implement an anti-racist pedagogy in Online Teaching. Graduate student Cristóbal Martinez will share his efforts to enact an anti-racist pedagogy for online instruction. This workshop will be open to graduate instructors affiliated with the College of Arts and Letters and we are expecting a guest speaker for the event who will give a talk about anti-racist pedagogy.

Oct
29
Thu
W.E.B. Du Bois on Latin America and the Caribbean – Live Event
Oct 29 @ 3:00 pm

W.E.B. Du Bois on Latin America and the Caribbean – Live Event

Join the event on Youtube or Facebook on Oct 29 @ 3:00 pm EST

Moderators: Leonora Paula (English) and Rashida Harrison (James Madison)

Speakers Agustin Lao-Montes (University of Massachusetts–Amherst), Juliana Góes (University of Massachusetts-Amherst), and Jorge Daniel Vásquez (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador/University of Massachusetts-Amherst) will explore W.E.B. Du Bois’s relation to Latin America and the Caribbean, focusing on his research and writings about the Americas – specifically Brazil, Cuba, and Haiti, as well as his interventions as a public intellectual and political activist. The speakers will also engage the contemporary relevance of Du Bois’s epistemic and political legacies to current debates around Epistemologies of the Global South, Post/Decolonial Critique, Africana Critical Theory, Diaspora Studies, and the Du Boisian Turn in Sociology.

 

Shifting classroom goals and expectations @ Zoom
Oct 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Shifting classroom goals and expectations @ Zoom

Educators from all levels, backgrounds, and content areas are welcome to join a discussion on how they have had to change course objectives and expectations for  students during COVID-19 online teaching.  Time will be allotted for small group discussions for educators to share their own new practices and gain ideas from others. The last 15 minutes will be reserved to hear from attendees on new perspectives they will incorporate into their classrooms, lingering questions and doubts on online success, and comments from novice and veteran educators.

Please share within your networks! This event will not be recorded.

Register for Zoom link at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shifting-classroom-goals-and-expectations-tickets-125047148387

Nov
2
Mon
FGS/HIVES Eli Clare Events @ Zoom
Nov 2 @ 1:30 pm
FGS/HIVES Eli Clare Events @ Zoom | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

The Feminisms, Genders, and Sexualities (FGS) and HIVES research workshops are holding a workshop in November (date TBD). Activist and poet Eli Clare joins us to explore intersections of disability and queerness. Zoom links will be distributed. If you have any questions, please email Marisa Mercurio (mercuri7@msu.edu).