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Oct
7
Thu
Education Abroad Expo @ Breslin Center
Oct 7 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Education Abroad Expo is a comprehensive information event for anyone interested in learning more about the many exciting education abroad opportunities available at Michigan State University.

More than 150 exhibits displaying information about MSU’s wide variety of programs and support services will be available for students to browse and ask questions.

If you’ve ever thought about international study, the Education Abroad Expo is the perfect place to begin your search.

After more than a year of travel restrictions and canceled plans, the Office for Education Abroad is excited to announce the Education Abroad Expo is back!

Participation in education abroad IS possible, both in-person and virtually, with some limitations for on-site activities. Flexibility has always been a benefit of education abroad and that skill will be put to use more than ever as we move forward in the coming year.

Now is a great time to begin to planning for a future program and become excited about the benefits of global learning.

Register here: https://msueducationabroad.via-trm.com/visitor/events/1429

Online Lecture–Mercenaries and Missionaries: When Global Capitalism Meets Global Catholicism @ Online event
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Online Lecture--Mercenaries and Missionaries: When Global Capitalism Meets Global Catholicism @ Online event

American Catholic Thought and Culture Endowed Lecture

Guest Speaker: Brandon Vaidyanathan, Ph.D

 

Mercenaries and Missionaries: When Global Capitalism Meets Global Catholicism

What happens when new cultures of capitalism and Christianity spread to rapidly globalizing contexts? Drawing on 200 interviews and 12 months of participant observation in Bangalore and Dubai, Brandon Vaidyanathan uncovers a curious symbiosis between the apprehensive individualism of global corporations and the therapeutic individualism of Charismatic Catholicism. He identifies three mechanisms underlying these modes of individualism, and discusses how they help us understand the power of culture in the context of global Catholicism.

This FREE online webinar will include opportunities for questions and answers.

ZOOM Webinar  Registration Link

This event is hosted by the College of Arts & Letters Department of Religious Studies, St. Thomas Aquinas parish and St. John Church and Student Center of East Lansing.

Oct
16
Sat
Spartan Day of Service
Oct 16 @ 8:00 am

The MSU Alumni Office (MSUAO), in partnership with the Center for Community Engaged Learning (CCEL) and LiveOn, present the Fall 2021 Spartan Day of Service, Oct. 16. Spartan Day of Service is an opportunity for MSU students to make an extraordinary impact through service. This organized, collaborative effort brings Spartans together to serve the community while demonstrating the reach and power of the Spartan network.

The projects offered Oct. 16 will provide students the opportunity to make an impact in the greater Lansing area. We have partnered with local community schools, nonprofits and parks and recreation departments to provide projects that will have an immediate impact in the community. Projects range from helping at Potter Park Zoo to playground clean up to helping to decorate for Halloween. We are also partnering with Lansing Parks & Recreation in an effort to help honor the memory of residents that once served our country. For those that would rather serve virtually, hybrid projects will be available as well.

Nov
16
Tue
Supporting Evidence: Truth in Uncertain Times @ MSU Union Ballroom
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm

 

Attacks on science and claims of fake news have clouded discussions and debates of our most pressing societal and global issues. We are also in a moment when many question the ways we expand knowledge and the voices who are heard in its creation. This panel will explore questions of seeking, defining and communicating “truth.”

Register for in-person:

https://tinyurl.com/sfwlnov21

Click here to join the livestream.

Dec
24
Fri
University Closed – Winter Break
Dec 24 – Dec 25 all-day
Dec
31
Fri
University Closed – Winter Break
Dec 31 2021 – Jan 1 2022 all-day
Jun
17
Fri
2nd Annual MSU Juneteenth Celebration @ Breslin Center
Jun 17 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join the second annual Michigan State University Juneteenth Celebration on Friday, June 17, 2022, from 5-9 p.m. at the Breslin Center.

Juneteenth (abbreviation for June 19th) is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans.

The celebration’s theme of AFROFUTURISM centers Black history to envision futures of Black liberation.

The event will feature the Harlem Renaissance and Idlewild student art exhibit and performances, and the Black Wall Street business exhibition to center Black student entrepreneurship. The program will include messages from campus leaders and live music and food.

The keynote speaker is Julian Chambliss, Department of English Professor, whose engagement with Afrofuturism spans teaching, research and public programming. Dr. Chambliss’ Afrofuturism work can be followed on his dedicated website AFROFANTASTIC.

Register here

Dec
24
Sat
University Closed – Winter Break
Dec 24 – Dec 25 all-day
Dec
31
Sat
University Closed – Winter Break
Dec 31 2022 – Jan 1 2023 all-day
Dec
24
Sun
University Closed – Winter Break
Dec 24 – Dec 25 all-day