MSU Events Calendar en-us Digital Scholarship: The Glass Room Experience
Exhibits (Museum, Gardens, ...)

This immersive pop-up exhibition examines our digital footprint through interactive installations and data visualizations, giving insight into the ways in which surveillance culture invisibly operates in our daily lives.]]>
1545944932986 1 Administration Administration 03/25/2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm 2:00pm 5:00pm 14:00 17:00 6 Exhibits (Museum, Gardens, ...) Main Library, Digital Scholarship Lab, 2 West free Holly Flynn http:// 2019-01-02 12:27:10
Israeli Film Festival
Movie / Film

7 p.m. "The Unorthodox" Hebrew/Yiddish with English subtitles. Professor Ronen Steinberg will introduce the film and lead the discussion after.]]>
1552935041593 1 Administration Serling Institute for Jewish Studies and Modern Israel 03/25/2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm 7:00pm 9:00pm 19:00 21:00 9 Movie / Film B-115 Wells Hall free and open to the public Jewish Studies (517) 432-3493 2019-03-18 16:48:54
Year of Global Africa: African Student Union (ASU) & Black Student Alliance (BSA) collaborative even
Student Events

Africa Week kick-off social. There will be a demonstration of modern dances from Africa and the diaspora. African food will be served! ]]>
1553023821576 1 Administration 03/25/2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm 7:00pm 9:00pm 19:00 21:00 11 Student Events TBA Free Naomi Kamitha 2019-03-20 09:10:01
Anthony Moll Veteran and LBGTRC Book Club-Lunch
Conferences / Seminars / Lectures

The LBGT Resource Center and the Student Veteran Resource Center are collaborating on a community book discussion. "Out of Step" by Anthony Moll is a story about a bisexual veteran who served during "Don't Ask, Don't Tell". There will be a conversation about the first half of the book on March 26 where you can bring your own lunch. On April 9, the author will zoom in and host a discussion and a Q&A. ]]>
1552673975532 1 Administration public 03/26/2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm 12:00pm 1:00pm 24:00 13:00 8 Conferences / Seminars / Lectures Student Services Building Room 6 free Oprah Jrenal http:/// 2019-03-18 16:54:07
Book Design Using Microsoft Word

Do you need to print a book for a class or personal use but don't know where to start? Library staff offer free workshops providing an introduction to book design and library publishing services. At the workshop you will learn: - File requirements for printing books - Copyright compliance - How to set up interior and cover files for books using Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Powerpoint - Time-saving design tools available in Adobe InDesign and Microsoft Word - How to submit files through MSU FileDepot Can't make it to one of the workshops? Classes or groups of five or more may request a book design workshop; please contact Julie Taylor ( to check for availability and schedule a date and time for your workshop. Workshops are free, but seating is limited. Search for your workshop and reserve your place here:]]>
1549289441249 1 Administration Administration 03/26/2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm 2:00pm 4:00pm 14:00 16:00 1 Academic Main Library, Red Cedar Instruction Room (2 West) free 2019-02-26 09:43:58
Shining a Light Film Series: 'Iron Ladies of Liberia' Screening and Discussion
Movie / Film

Join us for a screening of "Iron Ladies of Liberia" (2009) to be followed by commentary and discussion. Film Synopsis: After surviving a 14-year civil war and a government riddled with corruption, Liberia is ready for change. On Jan. 16, 2006, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf was inaugurated President - the first freely elected female head of state in Africa. Having won a hotly contested election with the overwhelming support of women across Liberia, Sirleaf faces the daunting task of lifting her country from debt and devastation. She turns to a remarkable team of women, appointing them in positions such as police chief, finance minister, minister of justice, commerce minister and minister of gender.    About the Series: In honor of Women's History Month, the African Studies Center, in collaboration with the Center for Gender in a Global Context, presents four films which shine a light on women in Africa and the African Diaspora. This film series bring a critical eye to issues impacting women on a day-to-day basis, including leadership, justice and perseverance. By combining these films with critical analysis by experts within and beyond the MSU community, we hope to expand understandings of women throughout the Diaspora. Sponsored by the African Studies Center, the Center for Gender in a Global Context, the History Department, and African American and African Studies.     4e8 ]]>
1551718898529 1 Administration African Studies Center 03/26/2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm 7:00pm 9:00pm 19:00 21:00 9 Movie / Film RCAH Theatre Free and open to the public Liz Timbs 2019-03-19 10:20:14
The Future of Education Abroad at MSU
International Events (Study Abroad, ...)

This workshop features Dr. Opal Leeman Bartzis, Executive Director of Education Abroad who joined MSU six months ago. Dr. Leeman Bartzis will share her philosophies on global learning and guide a discussion of the future of education abroad at MSU. Attendees will examine the Office of EA's guiding principles, share ideas and collectively consider potential application of a draft set of inspirational statements and best practices for MSU. As executive director of education abroad, Opal provides vision for the education abroad office and leadership for all aspects of the education abroad experience at MSU. In addition to managing education staff units, she actively engages faculty and offices across campus in the institutional aim of cultivating globally engaged citizens. Advance registration is required (lunch is being provided). Please contact Kris Windorski ( to register.]]>
1552484724861 1 Administration public 03/27/2019 11:30am - 1:00pm 11:30am 1:00pm 11:30 13:00 13 International Events (Study Abroad, ...) MSU Union - Lake Huron Room free Kris Windorski http:// 2019-03-19 10:21:06
Sigma Sigma Phi 2022 Eboard Meeting
Student Events

Sigma Sigma Phi 2022 Eboard will be meeting to prepare for upcoming general meeting. ]]>
1552689564454 1 Administration Sigma Sigma Phi 03/27/2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm 12:00pm 12:50pm 24:00 24:50 11 Student Events C102 - The Patenge Rom East Fee free Adam Wernette 989-798-2443 2019-03-19 10:21:34
Writing Your Data Management Plan

This workshop will survey the data management plan requirements of major funders, show how to use DMPTool and give participants a jumpstart on writing their next data management plan. Register at]]>
1549031857755 1 Administration Administration 03/27/2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm 3:00pm 4:30pm 15:00 16:30 1 Academic Main Library, Digital Scholarship Lab Flex Space (2 West) free 2019-02-20 11:33:45
Color Me Queer: Discussion Group
Conferences / Seminars / Lectures

Color Me Queer is a discussion group facilitated by the LBGT Resource Center. The group is open to all who identify as Black, African American, Asian, Asian American, Native American, Indigenous, Latinx, multi-racial or allies educated on race, privilege, difference and White Supremacy. Participants will have the opportunity to build community, resource share, share MSU experiences and do goal setting. If you are interested in discussing societal issues that span sexuality, gender and race as well as strategies for self-care, please consider joining us! ]]>
1552674155238 1 Administration public 03/27/2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm 6:00pm 8:00pm 18:00 20:00 8 Conferences / Seminars / Lectures LBGT Resource Center free Oprah Jrenal 2019-03-19 10:23:01
African Student Union (ASU) Round-table discussion
Student Events

THEME: Modernization of Tradition in Africa. The discussion will be centered on African traditions in African culture, current practice of tradition and the role of tradition in the future.]]>
1553024115287 1 Administration 03/27/2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm 6:00pm 7:30pm 18:00 19:30 11 Student Events Bessey Hall Rm 112 Free Naomi Kamitha 2019-03-20 09:10:12
Eye on Africa: Student Research Showcase

Details forthcoming.]]>
1550761425961 1 Administration African Studies Center 03/28/2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm 12:00pm 1:30pm 24:00 13:30 1 Academic Room 201, International Center Free and open to the public Liz Timbs 517-884-2154 2019-03-19 10:45:55
"Our Daily Work / Our Daily Lives" Brown Bag
Conferences / Seminars / Lectures

This week's presentation titled, "'I Want Equal Pay for Equal Work:' Latinas and Black Women at Bell Telephone in Michigan, 1968-1980," is presented by Delia Fernandez, MSU Department of History (co-sponsored by the MSU Chicano Latino Studies Program, the MSU Julian Samora Research Institute and the MSU Center for Gender in Global Context). "Our Daily Work / Our Daily Lives" is a joint project that focuses on the artistic traditions of workers and on workplaces as contexts for the expression of workers culture. The richness and diversity of workers' experiences and workers culture is explored and presented through an ongoing series of exhibits, lectures and presentations; writing and research projects; reunions; and demonstrations and discussions. The program was established in 1992 and is coordinated by the Michigan Traditional Arts Program at the MSU Museum and the Labor Education Program in the College of Social Science's School of Human Resources and Labor Relations. ]]>
1548182182595 1 Administration MSU Museum 03/28/2019 12:15pm - 1:30pm 12:15pm 1:30pm 24:15 13:30 8 Conferences / Seminars / Lectures MSU Museum Auditorium free John Beck (517) 432-3982 2019-01-22 16:34:27
Year of Global Africa: African Female Students Empowerment Program (AFSEP)
Conferences / Seminars / Lectures

Q&A session with H.E. Ambassador Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao - Ambassador of African Union Mission to the United States THEME: African Women in Leadership and prospects for the younger generation]]>
1553024890715 1 Administration 03/28/2019 2:30pm - 7:00pm 2:30pm 7:00pm 14:30 19:00 8 Conferences / Seminars / Lectures International Center rm 201 Free Damaris Choti 2019-03-20 09:10:45
Therapy Dog Thursdays
Special Events

Has your week been "ruff"? Come to the library and pet a therapy dog!]]>
1545942148734-0008 1 Administration Administration 03/28/2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm 3:00pm 4:30pm 15:00 16:30 51 Special Events Main Library, South Lobby free Holly Flynn http:// 2019-01-02 09:45:21
Studio (in)Process
Public Programs

The studio is (in)Process! Drop in on Thursday evenings to experiment with different art materials and processes in this hands-on art-making experience. $8 at the door gets you the material and guidance to start creating. Children 10+ are welcome with adult supervision.]]>
1550693208398 1 Administration public 03/28/2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm 6:00pm 9:00pm 18:00 21:00 52 Public Programs MSU Broad Art Lab $8.00 at the door MSU Broad (517) 884-4800 2019-02-26 09:43:23
OSPMR Resident Panel
Student Events

Orthopedic Surgery and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is hosting a panel with Ortho and PM&R Residents. ]]>
1552434217787 1 Administration Orthopedic Surgery and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 03/28/2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm 6:00pm 7:00pm 18:00 19:00 11 Student Events Fee hall Aarthi Manjunathan 248-875-9129 2019-03-19 10:22:12
Taiwanese Film Screening: Sen Sen
Movie / Film

A boy named Sen (Wu Zhi-Xuan) struggles to cope with the recent death of his older brother. While his mother works each night at a local convenience store, Sen rides his bike around their suburb. He does homework in a fast food restaurant, hanging out at a manhwa (comics) library, and searching through his late brother's mobile telephone. Via the telephone Sen learns that his brother was a regular viewer of a streaming videocast. Through the cast he contacts its presenter, an elderly woman known simply as Granny (Nina Paw). Granny is a taxi driver suffering from stage 4 lung cancer and has been given three months to live. She obstinately insists she will make it to day 100. Together she and Sen make an unexpected connection and develop a stronger acceptance of death between them. Co-Sponsors: Asian pop-up Cinema, Asian Studies Center, Center for Gender in Global Context, Chinese Program, Film Studies Program, Global Studies in the Art & Humanities, LGBT Resource Center, Ministry of Education of R.O.C. (Taiwan), Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Chicago ]]>
1549916192398 1 Administration Asian Studies Center 03/28/2019 7:00pm - 10:00pm 7:00pm 10:00pm 19:00 22:00 9 Movie / Film 105 S. Kedzie Hall Free Asian Studies Center 2019-03-19 10:24:42
GenCen Undergraduate Research Showcase
Student Events

1540924010504 1 Administration Center for Gender in Global Context (GenCen) 03/29/2019 TBA 12:00am 11:59pm 12:00 23:59 11 Student Events International Center 3rd Floor Free Emily Khan 517-353-5040 2018-11-06 13:42:57
Year of Global Africa: 4th Annual African Graduate Students Assoc. Research Conference
Conferences / Seminars / Lectures

Since its inception in 2016, the African Graduate Student Association (AGSA) at Michigan State Universiy has put together an Annual Reserch Conference. The primary purpose is to share ideas arising from research, conducted by graduate students working on African issues and deliberate on ways to create and strengthen networks among researchers, decision-makers, and civil society. The 4th annual conference will converge African graduate and undergraduate students, faculty/staff members, development organizations and opinion leaders from across the mid-West and generally, from the United States. This event is supported in part by a Year of Global Africa mini-grant. ]]>
1551407931782 1 Administration MSU Department of Student Life 03/29/2019 9:00am - 6:00pm 9:00am 6:00pm 9:00 18:00 8 Conferences / Seminars / Lectures Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center free Angela Manjichi 517-897-8101 2019-03-20 09:11:42
Gendering Robots: Robo-sexism & Retro-Tech in Japan
Conferences / Seminars / Lectures

In humans and humanoid robots alike, gender- femininity and masculinity - constitutes an array of learned behaviors that are cosmetically enabled and enhanced. In humans, these behaviors are both socially and historically shaped, but are also contingent upon many situational influences, including individual choices. I will explore the sex/gender dynamics, informing the design and embodiment of artificial intelligence and robots, especially humanoids. Advanced technology does not necessarily promote social progress but can be deployed to reinforce conservative models of sex/gender roles, ethnic nationalism and "traditional" family structures. Sponsored by Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities Co-Sponsored by the Academic Advancement Network; Asian Studies Center; Center for Gender in Global Context (GenCen); Center for Interdisciplinarity; College of Arts and Letters; Department of Linguistics and Languages; Diversity Research Network; Graphic Narratives Network; Japan Council; LBGT Resource Center ]]>
1549914713797 1 Administration 03/29/2019 4:30pm - 7:00pm 4:30pm 7:00pm 16:30 19:00 8 Conferences / Seminars / Lectures 115 International Center Free Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities (517) 353-8848 2019-03-13 09:37:29
Year of Global Africa: Taste of Africa
Student Events

Taste of Africa is an event open to the public, hosted by Kongamano.  At the end of Africa Week, Kongamano hosts a dinner in which African food is catered and basic African dishes are taught and cooked on-site. Dinner, African performances and a Raffle for Snares to Ware will take place.]]>
1549382449276 1 Administration 03/29/2019 5:00pm - 9:00pm 5:00pm 9:00pm 17:00 21:00 11 Student Events McDonel Hall, 817 E Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI 48825 free Sarah Davis 2019-02-20 11:34:15
Special Collections Friday Pop-Up: Trans People Speak - New Zines in Special Collections
Exhibits (Museum, Gardens, ...)

1545944982357 1 Administration Administration 03/29/2019 11:30pm - 1:30pm 11:30pm 1:30pm 23:30 13:30 6 Exhibits (Museum, Gardens, ...) Main Library, Special Collections Seminar Room free Holly Flynn http:// 2019-01-02 12:27:36

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the formulation of the periodic table created by Dmitry Mendeleev. Accordingly, the United Nations proclaimed 2019 as the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements. At 150 years old, the table is still growing. In 2016, four new elements were added the periodic table: nihonium, moscovium, tennessine and oganesson. These elements define the current upper limits of mass and atomic numbers. As such, they carry the potential to transform the way we currently understand nuclear and atomic physics, and chemistry. Questions motivating the search for these systems include: What are the heaviest nuclei and atoms that can exist? Are superheavy systems different from lighter nuclear species? Is there an island of very long-lived nuclei? Can superheavy nuclei be produced in stellar explosions? Questions such as these provide formidable challenges for science. ]]>
1551459864033 1 Administration public 03/30/2019 10:30am - 11:59pm 10:30am 11:59pm 10:30 23:59 1 Academic 1300 FRIB Laboratory free FRIB Communications 5173559672 2019-03-13 09:39:18
Pride Month Kick-off
Special Events

Come celebrate LGBTQA Pride Month with us! Enjoy food, giveaways, games and more! Meet representatives from LGBTQA student groups, enjoy some "show your pride" crafts, and much more! Bring a friend or make a new one! ]]>
1552674284857 1 Administration public 04/01/2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm 6:30pm 8:30pm 18:30 20:30 51 Special Events MSU Union Ballroom free Oprah Jrenal 2019-03-19 10:25:44
Sharper Focus/Wider Lens "The Varieties of Healing"
Public Programs

Part of the Honors College's Sharper Focus/Wider Lens series, "The Varieties of Healing" is a free and open public event featuring the unique teaching and research of MSU faculty and staff. Audience Q&A to follow. This event will be held in the Lake Huron Room of the Union and features the following speakers: Scott Becker, Ph.D. - Residence Education and Housing Services (ecopsychology and climate change) Mary A. Bedikian, J.D. - College of Law (mediation) William J. Chopik, Ph.D. - Department of Psychology (relationships) Heather Howard, Ph.D. - Department of Anthropology (truth and reconciliation commissions) Clare Luz, Ph.D. - Department of Family and Community Medicine (quilting and home care workers) This panel will be moderated by Honors College Dean Cynthia Jackson-Elmoore, Ph.D. Watch in person of via the MSUAA Livestream. Light refreshments and cookies will be served. ]]>
1552673386967 1 Administration public 04/01/2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm 7:00pm 9:00pm 19:00 21:00 52 Public Programs MSU Union, Lake Huron Room free Stephanie Cepak 5178847649 2019-03-19 10:27:08
Spring Poetry Festival: Gabrielle Calvocoressi
Special Events

Join the RCAH Center for Poetry in welcoming Gabrielle Calvocoressi! The first speaker in our annual Spring Poetry Festival, Calvocoressi is the author of "The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart," "Apocalyptic Swing," and "Rocket Fantastic," as well as the winner of the Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry.]]>
1549909136138 1 Administration Administration 04/03/2019 3:00pm - 9:00pm 3:00pm 9:00pm 15:00 21:00 51 Special Events LookOut! Gallery and RCAH Theatre free http:// 2019-03-19 10:29:07
Game Studies Guild: Gone Home Queer Games (Literature Discussion)

The Game Studies Guild reads articles, plays video games and meets to discuss issues in and around game development and gaming communities. Themes rotate monthly, topics vary widely, so be sure to check individual event details. Audience participation, in the classroom and the chat room, is always encouraged. In addition to bi-weekly events, members may stream additional gameplay with critical or academic commentary, so be sure to follow us on Twitch! More information and selected readings are available at]]>
1549030105218 1 Administration Administration 04/03/2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm 6:30pm 8:30pm 18:30 20:30 1 Academic Main Library, Digital Scholarship Lab (2 West) free 2019-03-19 10:45:23
Eye on Africa, Ronald Kassimir,

Details Forthcoming.]]>
1547478754889 1 Administration African Studies Center 04/04/2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm 12:00pm 1:30pm 24:00 13:30 1 Academic Room 303, International Center Liz Timbs (517)884-2154 2019-03-19 10:45:41
Qualtrics Workshop

is workshop provides an overview of Qualtrics, a cloud-based survey software. Topics include basic and advanced features, survey design, distribution, response management, data analysis and reporting. Workshops are free but seating is limited. Reserve your place today at!]]>
1549028925063 1 Administration Administration 04/04/2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm 2:00pm 4:00pm 14:00 16:00 1 Academic Main Library, Red Cedar Instruction Room (2 West) free 2019-03-19 10:47:00