EL Cultural Arts Grant
Dec 9 2020 @ 11:00 am – Feb 21 2021 @ 6:50 pm
EL Cultural Arts Grant

The East Lansing Arts Commission is currently accepting a second round of applications for its fiscal year 2021 (FY21) Cultural Arts Grant program.

The Cultural Art Grant program supports public art projects that promote personal expression as well as public involvement. Emphasis is also placed on the promotion of cultural appreciation of the Black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersexual and Asexual (LGBTQIA+) communities.

“Commissioners are looking for applications that address each of their criteria points,” East Lansing Arts Festival and Arts Initiative Coordinator Heather Majano said in an email statement. “It must take place in East Lansing, primarily benefit East Lansing residents, have artistic merit and encourage artistic awareness, public participation and/or cultural arts appreciation.”

The commission has up to $17,500 to allocate for the 2021 grant, with roughly half already being allocated in round one. There is currently $8,697 available for round two of the grants.

“Applications with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion will be looked upon favorably as well as those applications that only request 15% of their budget,” Majano said.

FY21 grant-funded projects and events must take place between Nov. 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021.

Past winners include Community Darkroom 517, which is a public space for collaborative photo development, and “Vivek Vellanki — Passport Photo Project,” a photo project that allowed local immigrants to artistically change their passport photo in any way they liked using art supplies.

The application for the grant can be found at Applications must be submitted by Feb. 21, 2021, to be considered. 

University Undergraduate Research & Arts Forum
Jan 13 @ 8:30 am – Feb 11 @ 5:30 pm
University Undergraduate Research & Arts Forum

Share your research or creative scholarship with the university community April 15 – 19, 2021 at the University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF)!

Registration for UURAF will open on January 13 and close on February 11, 2021.

Current MSU students and December 2020 graduates from all academic disciplines are eligible to present at UURAF 2021. Students may select poster, oral, or performance presentation types. All stages of research and creative scholarship are welcomed—from preliminary to capstone projects and everywhere in between! Research and creative activity conducted during courses, internship/REU, Education Abroad, or community-based participatory research are also accepted. Research is a process. Share where you are in that process when you present at UURAF.

UURAF Presenter Portal Call For Proposals
Jan 14 @ 9:00 am – Feb 11 @ 11:45 pm
UURAF Presenter Portal Call For Proposals

Students will need to have the following information prepared in order to register for the forum:

  • Coordinating Presenter (designated student who will be responsible for program) — Name and MSU NetID
  • Additional Presenters (if applicable) — Name and MSU NetID. Please add only undergraduate student co-presenters. We highly encourage groups to limit their size to 4 or fewer student presenters.
  • Mentor(s) (faculty, staff, and/or graduate student) — Name and MSU NetID. Please contact us for assistance if your mentor is not from MSU.
  • Presentation Information — Title of presentation, type (i.e., oral, poster, or performance), category, abstract, and any special requests (accommodation requests, etc.).

Please note:  Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training certificate is NOT required at the time of registration. All student presenters should complete the training by April 5, 2021.

Helpful Tips:

  • View our step-by-step registration guide for UURAF 2021
  • Presentation title — Titles provide a succinct introduction to your research. Select a title that helps the audience obtain a general idea of your presentation topic.  Avoid technical words or jargon.  Do not use special characters (e.g. Greek letters) or course number (e.g., UGS 200H) in the title.
  • Abstract — Abstracts are limited to 250 words in length, in a single paragraph with no headings or citations. Do not list your project title or co-authors in the abstract body. There is a separate field for presenters. Other contributors, such as your research mentor, should be noted in your PowerPoint deck (if doing an oral presentation) or after the title on your poster. We encourage all students to review their abstracts with their research mentors to make sure that copyright or intellectual property (IP) issues are not a factor.
  • Category — Review the categories and their respective descriptions. Consult your research mentor if you’re unsure of which category to select. Categories that have less then 5 entries will be moved to a related category. 
  • Off Campus Research — Students who have conducted research off campus can also participate in UURAF. Please contact us for assistance if your mentor is not from MSU.
  • Performance Presentation Type — We use a very broad definition of performance. In addition to the traditional sense of musical and theatrical performance, we also include virtual art exhibitions, demonstrations, documentary films, multi-media presentations, and other similar products.

Learn more and register here:

Summer Research Opportunity at Harvard Business School
Jan 22 @ 12:30 pm – Feb 18 @ 7:22 am
Summer Research Opportunity at Harvard Business School

Program for Research in Markets & Organizations: A 10-week program for undergraduates who wish to work closely with Harvard Business School faculty on research projects on topics ranging from business strategy to social media, and from innovation management to private equity.

PRIMO is now entering its eleventh year. The tentative program dates for Summer 2021 are June 5, 2021 to August 14, 2021. If the program is offered in person in summer of 2021, PRIMO fellows will be offered Harvard campus housing, a partial board plan, and a modest research stipend. If the program is offered virtually, PRIMO fellows will receive a modest research stipend. As part of the community of researchers, students will participate in enrichment activities such as faculty lectures, professional development workshops, presentation opportunities, and social events.

PRIMO is open to continuing students (those who will be rising sophomores, juniors, or seniors at the time of the program) who are in good standing at a 4-year undergraduate institution in the United States. Students must commit to the full ten weeks of the program.

Student applications for the 2021 program are now open and will be due on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 12:00 pm EST.

In the summer of 2020, PRIMO was offered virtually, and fellows worked on research projects with faculty and participated in all activities via Zoom from their homes. Whether the program will be offered virtually again or on campus has not yet been determined. The COVID-19 outbreak is evolving daily, and we simply cannot predict what may occur in the next few weeks and months. The decision will be made by the Harvard Summer Undergraduate Research Village and will be announced on this webpage as soon as we have more details. We appreciate your patience as we navigate the academic world in times of a global pandemic.

Apply here:

CAL Undergraduate Peer Support Group
Feb 1 @ 4:00 pm – Feb 28 @ 5:00 pm
CAL Undergraduate Peer Support Group

This group will provide bi-weekly meetings focused on self-care activities and mutual support.

If you’re interested in participating or just want more info, please contact Jon Ritz at

Instructional Design and Edtech Career Chat
Feb 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Instructional Design and Edtech Career Chat

An informal discussion on what to expect from a career in Instructional Design and Educational Technology.

Date: 2/11/21 – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


* Jess Egan, Coordinator of Instructional Design at Holyoke Community College, Community of Practice Leader for NERCOMP * Dr. Jessica Knott, VP of Community Strategy, Experience, and Management, Online Learning Consortium * Jay Loftus, Learning Experience Design, Hub for Innovation In Learning and Technology, Michigan State University * Dan Parker, Associate Director for Learning Technologies and Digital Design at Capital University * John Raible, Associate Instructional Designer, Center for distributed Learning, University of Central Florida * Dr. Tracy Stuntz, Instructional Designer
* Kim Welch, Learning Technology Consultant

Register here:

Join us for a game of trivia to learn about the amazing Jewish Studies minor at MSU!
Feb 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join us for a game of trivia  to learn about the amazing Jewish Studies minor at MSU!

open to all MSU students

Thursday, February 11
at 5:00 pm – 6 pm


The Serling Institute makes the
Jewish Studies minor
one of the most attractive programs for any MSU student! Why??

30+ dedicated faculty members who are committed to providing students with an outstanding education and mentorship. Our 40+ courses span across the university in 11 different departments and colleges.

Financial Support:
We offer $1,000 scholarships for each semester you take Hebrew and $4,000 scholarships for study abroad in Israel!

Career Support:
We have an engaged and growing network of alumni willing to connect with our current minors.

We are an active and caring learning community:
To pursue a Jewish Studies minor at MSU is to be part of a mishpacha – family! We offer enriching co-curricular programming with 20 events a year drawing an audience over 1,200 and co-sponsored with over 20 academic units! Make sure to register for our 15th annual Israeli Film Festival in March!

Personal Advising:
The Institute’s director, Professor Yael Aronoff and associate director, Professor Kirsten Fermaglich, as well as the whole Jewish Studies team, is dedicated to supporting minors and advising them all the way through their career at MSU.

Study Abroad:
We offer year-round opportunities to study and intern in Israel! Our Summer 2021 study abroad Israel is open for registration!

We look forward to meeting you!
Have any questions about the reception, contact Ariana at
Have any questions about finishing your minor, contact Yael at

Anti-Racist Teacher Speaker Series
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm
Anti-Racist Teacher Speaker Series

The NCTE student group starts their 3 part antiracist teacher speaker series this Thursday at 6pm. This is a student designed and run series funded by a small grant. Their first speaker is English + CAL super graduate Kelsey Wiley (2016), who now teaches English at Detroit Cass Tech HS. Registration is here.

Racism in Mexico: Challenging mestizaje and the cosmic race @ Online
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm

Racism in Mexico: Challenging mestizaje and the cosmic race

Invited Speaker: Jumko Odata, Student at Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM)

Co-Sponsored by MSU Romance and Classical Studies and MSU Race in 21st Century America Conference

Thursday, February 11th

6:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM Mexico City

Connect via MSU CLACS’ Facebook and YouTube pages. Download the full flyer here.

Flyer for "Racism in Mexico: Challenging mestizaje and the cosmic race"
Flyer for “Racism in Mexico: Challenging mestizaje and the cosmic race”
Applying to STEM Grad or Professional School 101
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Applying to STEM Grad or Professional School 101

Attention all pre-professional students and STEM students planning to apply for grad school! Join the NatSci Careers Club for an information session on what you need to know before applying to grad or professional school in your field. Resources for finding research, internship, volunteer, mentorship, etc. opportunities will be provided.

Register here: