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Feb 19

Date/Time: Monday, Feb 19 | 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Location: MSU Museum Auditorium

Department: Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives and MSU Museum

Description: OUR DAILY WORK/OUR DAILY LIVES BROWN BAG SERIES. “A War of Words: Labor and Anti-radical Propaganda during World War One” – Shirley Wajda, MSU Museum

Feb 20

Date/Time: Tuesday, Feb 20 | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Kellogg Center, Centennial Room BC

Department: AAP Alliance for African Partnership and OIRC Office for International Research Collaboration

Description: The Office for International Research Collaboration (OIRC) and the Alliance for African Partnership (AAP) will present information on funding opportunities and trends for research in Africa and with African partners, followed by an opportunity for faculty to share their research interests and network with collaborators from across campus. All are welcome.

Feb 20

Date/Time: Tuesday, Feb 20 - Tuesday, Feb 27 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location: East Lansing Public Library

Department: East Lansing Public Library

Description: Join the East Lansing Public Library as we celebrate African American History Month with a series of films addressing social issues through the lens of African Americans. Following our final film on February 27, we will have a panel discussion with faculty from MSU's Residential College in Arts and Humanities and the Department of English, and students from the Black Student Alliance. February 6: Loving February 13: Dear White People February 20: Boyz N the Hood February 27: Pariah

Feb 20

Date/Time: Tuesday, Feb 20 - Monday, Feb 19 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: 303 International Center

Department: African Studies Center, Greater Lansing UN Assoc.

Description: "Love of Liberty, Love of Country - My Experience in the Egyptian Revolution" Guest speaker Reem Fouad Mikhail will share her experience as she took part in the Egyptian Revolution ("on the wake of the Arab Spring.") Reem Fouad Mikhail is an international development consultant at Lattanzio SpA where she provides technical support to development projects in areas related to labor market and economic development. She is a former labor market advisor and gender focal point for Deutsche Gasellschaft Fur Internationale Zusammenabeit (GIZ). Her major area of interest is economic development broadly, corporate social responsibility, and policy interventions related to workforce development. Her ultimate goal is to initiate a corporate social responsibility project to develop the economy, workforce and downstream to help stabilize the country politically. Ms. Fouad Mikhail is at MSU as a Humphrey Fellow this year.

Feb 22

Date/Time: Thursday, Feb 22 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: MSU Union, Room 50, Garden Level

Department: Academic Advancement Network, Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, WorkLife Office, and the Graduate School.

Description: The First of Four Sessions: Please join us for a guided conversation among MSU employees related to current events and climate on campus. This opportunity, with trained facilitators from the regional Facilitator’s Guild, will allow attendees to provide the context of where they see the university community now and productively discuss ideas for moving forward. All faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students are welcome and encouraged to come together for these events.

Feb 22

Date/Time: Thursday, Feb 22 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location: 201 International Center

Department: African Studies Center

Description: Dr. Wangui is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at Ohio University. She earned her PhD in Geography from Michigan State University in 2004. She has over two decades of experience in the area of rural livelihoods change in East Africa. Her central concern is the examination of the role that gender plays in defining people's access and control of resources that are central to their livelihoods. She has done fieldwork in pastoralist communities coping with climatic and other changes in Kenya and Tanzania. She has also studied older persons coping with new livelihood challenges brought on by HIV/AIDS. Her current research examines gendered dynamics of a large payment for ecosystems services project in the Upper Tana watershed in Central Kenya. Payment for ecosystem services (PES) is a market-based approach to environmental conservation that seeks to assign values to ecosystem services maintained by diverse resource users. One of the most common types of PES schemes engages local land managers in the conservation of freshwater "provisioning services". The Nairobi Water Fund (NWF), focused on the Upper Tana River in Kenya, exemplifies such a scheme. It is the first of its kind on the African continent and is, therefore an important model for other watersheds in Kenya and elsewhere. This research explores the intra-household barriers to participation in PES and how they are gendered. The geographic focus is the Githambara micro-catchment area, one of nineteen micro-catchments of the Upper Tana included in the PES.

Feb 22

Date/Time: Thursday, Feb 22 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Location: Wharton Center for the Performing Arts

Department: College of Osteopathic Medicine

Description: The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II is the president and senior lecturer of Repairers of the Breach, co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call For Moral Revival; bishop with the College of Affirming Bishops and Faith Leaders; visiting professor at Union Theological Seminary, and the author of three books. He has keynoted hundreds of national and state conferences, including the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

Feb 22

Mujer A Mujer 2018 Workshop Series

Date/Time: Thursday, Feb 22 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Holden Hall C136

Department: Migrant Student Services, College of Natural Science, Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative

Description: Mujer a Mujer is based on a mission to empower undergraduate women by helping them develop academically and professionally through inspirational role models. For more information contact: Erica Fiasky, fiaskye@msu.edu, Danielle Lopez, floresd3@msu.edu, Aleida Martinez-Flores, marti995@msu.edu.

Feb 23

Date/Time: Friday, Feb 23 - Thursday, Mar 8 | 8:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Location: Southern Africa

Department: MSU Alumni Association and African Studies Center

Description: The Pride of South Africa, Botswana, Namibia & Zimbabwe, the first ever MSU Alumni Tour of Southern Africa, (February 23 – March 8, 2019). John Metzler, Assistant Director, African Studies Center will act as the MSU host for the tour. In addition to experiencing the great natural and cultural diversity of Southern Africa, American alumni will interact with South African MSU alumni and will be introduced to MSU’s rich history of engagement with this region. Tour Company: Gohagan & Co., 800-922-3088 Price Summary: From $7,995 per person, plus airfare

Feb 23

Date/Time: Friday, Feb 23 - Thursday, Feb 22 | 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Location: International Center, Room 115

Department: Academic Advancement Network, Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, WorkLife Office, and the Graduate School

Description: The Second of Four Sessions: Please join us for a guided conversation among MSU employees related to current events and climate on campus. This opportunity, with trained facilitators from the regional Facilitator’s Guild, will allow attendees to provide the context of where they see the university community now and productively discuss ideas for moving forward. All faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students are welcome and encouraged to come together for these events.

Feb 23

Date/Time: Friday, Feb 23 | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: C201 Snyder Hall

Department: Residential College in the Arts and Humanities

Description: For the final event of the RCAH Black History Series, join us on February 23 at 3 pm in Snyder Hall Room C201 for: The Life and Death of Marsha P. Johnson. Dr. Lisa Biggs & Dr. Tama Hamilton-Wray will be facilitating. Refreshments will be served.

Feb 26

Date/Time: Monday, Feb 26

Location: MSU Federal Credit Union, Community Room, 4825 E. Mount Hope Rd., East Lansing, 48823

Department: Academic Advancement Network, Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, WorkLife Office, and the Graduate School

Description: The Third of Four Sessions: Please join us for a guided conversation among MSU employees related to current events and climate on campus. This opportunity, with trained facilitators from the regional Facilitator’s Guild, will allow attendees to provide the context of where they see the university community now and productively discuss ideas for moving forward. All faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students are welcome and encouraged to come together for these events.

Feb 27

Date/Time: Tuesday, Feb 27 | 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Location: Kellogg Center and WKAR Studios

Department: Chicano/Latino Students, Film Studies, College of Comm. Arts & Sciences, Dept. of History, Center for Gender in the Global Contect, Office for Inclusion & Intercultural Initiatives, Lyman Briggs College, School of Human Resources & Labor Relations, Dept of Media & Information, Julian Samora Research Institute, Assoc. Provost for Outreach & Engagement, College of Arts & Letters, Assoc. Provost for Undergraduate Education, Dept. of Political Science, and College of Comm. Arts & Sciences Inclusion Committee

Description: Theme “Building Inclusive Communities” This year our keynote speaker is the living legend, Human/Civil Rights hero, American icon, and Presidential Medal of Freedom award winner Dolores Huerta. We are lucky to have Dolores as she is 87 years old and especially challenging to schedule given the release of her new movie. www.doloresthemovie.com The celebration will be hosted at the Michigan State University, Kellogg Center (unless otherwise indicated). Please see the schedule below for detailed times, locations, and registration information. Online Registration is required! Please register below as appropriate (events are free but space is limited).

Feb 27

Mujer a Mujer Spring 2018 Lunch and Workshop Series

Date/Time: Tuesday, Feb 27 | 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Location: Brody Hall

Department: Migrant Student Services, College of Natural Science, Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative

Description: This is a workshop series that began in Fall 2014, and we are excited to be able to continue providing these workshop and lunch networking sessions! Please share widely with students who you think would benefit from this initiative! Please feel free to refer students to connect with one of us to discuss further: Erica Fiasky, Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative, fiaskye@msu.edu Danielle Lopez, College Of Natural Science, floresd3@msu.edu Aleida Martinez, Migrant Student Services, marti995@msu.edu Students: If you do not have a meal plan we will provide a meal ticket.

Feb 28

Date/Time: Wednesday, Feb 28

Location: Chittenden Hall, Room 110

Department: Office of the University Physician-Employee Assistance Program, Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, WorkLife Office, Office of Institutional Equity & Title IX Office

Description: Join us as we come together to explore how rape culture impacts our campus community. We will begin to identify strategies for interrupting systems of power and control and strengthen systems of support for those who are impacted by relationship violence and sexual misconduct. This conversation seeks to explore these issues on a personal, interpersonal, institutional and cultural level. Facilitators: Caroline Nelsen, MSU Sexual Assault Program and Erica Schmittdiel, MSU Safe Place.

Mar 1

Date/Time: Thursday, Mar 1 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location: Room 201 International Center

Department: African Studies Center

Description: For more than fifty years, Dr. Hartwig has lived in Minnesota, North Carolina and Tanzania as a teacher, researcher, program facilitator and as a writer. She taught at St. Olaf College and North Carolina Central University. The Lutheran College Consortium for Tanzania, an exchange program between several Lutheran colleges and the University of Dar es Salaam was operative for thirty-three years. Mwangaza Education for Parthership ELCA/ELCT is in its twenty first year. She has published four books, the most recent – EDUCATION OF A STRANGER (2014) and LIVING WITH DYING – A FAMILY VOCATION (2017). The primary documents, letters, pictures and tapes related to ANICETI KITEREZA – A TANZANIAN EPIC, were collected in 1969 when she lived on the island of Ukerewe. During that time, her husband, Gerald Hartwig, assembled oral traditions from the Bakerebe in preparation of writing their history. Kitereza was one of his informants. The Hartwigs published four articles related to Kitereza's novel – Bwana Myombekere na Bibi Bugonoka. Currently, Dr. Hartwig lives in Roseville, MN. She is mother of four, grandmother of five and great-grandmother of seven.

Mar 1

Date/Time: Thursday, Mar 1 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: 303 International Center

Department: African Studies Center

Description: An opportunity to learn and share about first-hand experiences on the African Continent.

Mar 2

Date/Time: Friday, Mar 2 | 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Location: Akers Hall, Room 138

Department: Academic Advancement Network, Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, WorkLife Office, and the Graduate School

Description: Please join us for a guided conversation among MSU employees related to current events and climate on campus. This opportunity, with trained facilitators from the regional Facilitator’s Guild, will allow attendees to provide the context of where they see the university community now and productively discuss ideas for moving forward. All faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students are welcome and encouraged to come together for these events

Mar 15

Date/Time: Thursday, Mar 15 - Saturday, Mar 17

Location: Washington, DC United States Institute of Peace, 2301 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20037

Department: Michigan State University Department of Psychiatry

Description: 10th Annual Muslim Mental Health Conference By MSU Department of Psychiatry March 15-17, 2018 Washington, DC United States Institute of Peace THEME: Out of the Shackles: Pursuit of Civil Justice in the Face of Psychological Trauma The number of hate crimes, bullying, and microaggressions American Muslims experience is drawing increasing attention. Scholarly research on the subject began long before the recent political rhetoric and even before 9/11. However, the mechanisms, scale, and impact of the treatment of American Muslims requires more rigorous study and better dissemination. Furthermore, the American Muslim experience is subject to American social and structural realities. The role of race, violence, policing, surveillance, educational policy, mental health care access and reform, immigration policy, and civil liberties in the U.S. all impact the American Muslim experience. Interventions, whether at a clinical, programmatic, or policy level have not been well described. This conference seeks scholars who will offer an analysis as well as intervention for American Muslims’ challenges.

Mar 15

MSU College of Law Symposium: "Is it Time for Truth and Reconciliation in Post-Ferguson America?"

Date/Time: Thursday, Mar 15 | 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: Huntington Club in Spartan Stadium

Department: MSU College of Law

Description: During this symposium, guest panelists-academics and activists-will speak on the Nation's responsibility to account for the history of racial injustice. Speakers will explore possible ways to move toward healing. This Symposium will showcase a variety of emergent and established voices in academia, policymaking, and activism. We are also interested in the projects and ideas of Michigan State students. This call invites interested Michigan State students from any and all academic disciplines, at all levels-including undergraduate, graduate, and professional-to submit abstracts for poster presentations, or artistic or cultural installations during this event. We seek student participants who are involved in academic research on or activism in areas of truth and reconciliation. Student applicants are invited to think creatively about the symposium topic and to propose projects exploring cultural heritage, social justice movements, immigration reform, or other relevant paths. Student participants will showcase their academic research, activism, or policy making initiatives and the intersection of these areas during a pre-conference leading up to the symposium's opening sessions. The details of the event will be shaped by the submissions we receive. Please feel free to contact us with questions. Otherwise, please submit your brief proposal or abstract to Neoshia Roemer, MSU Law Indigenous Law and Policy Center Fellow at reomerne@law.msu.edu by February 1, 2018.

Mar 15

Date/Time: Thursday, Mar 15 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location: 201 International Center

Department: African Studies Center

Description: "'Phaphamani Zulu!': The Use of Amabutho in the Recruitment of Zulu Service in the First and Second World Wars."" Liz Timbs is a Ph.D. candidate in African History at Michigan State University. Her dissertation research, funded by a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad fellowship, traces the permutations of Zulu martial heritage in the present-day KwaZulu-Natal province from the era of Shaka Zulu (ca. 1816) to the present-day. Taking a bottom-up approach, it focuses on the changing status and symbolism of Zulu amabutho (regiments, age-grades), noting the shifts and changing meaning of these institutions from the pre- colonial era to the present, arguing that the Zulu amabutho shaped, and continue to shape, youth socialization amongst Zulu young men, while also framing public perceptions of the violent potential of these same young South Africans.

Mar 15

Date/Time: Thursday, Mar 15 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: 303 International Center

Department: African Studies Center

Description: An opportunity to learn and share about first-hand experiences on the African Continent.

Mar 17

Date/Time: Saturday, Mar 17 | 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Location: Erickson Hall

Department: College of Education

Description: Register at: https://msu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bIUcpUjl632NC7z This day-long summit brings together students, K-12 and post-secondary education practitioners, community stakeholders, academic professionals, and university faculty to interrogate the significance of interpersonal relationships with Black male students, and strategies to cultivate those relationships across the P-20 educational pipeline. Registration fees: •On or before March 1, 2018, General Registration is $20 •March 2-16, 2018, General Registration is $25 •March 17, 2018 General Registration is $30 •Middle and high school black male students are Free **If you have any questions about the event or if you must withdraw your registration, please contact us at msubmsummit@gmail.com**

Mar 19

Mujer a Mujer Spring 2018 Lunch and Workshop Series

Date/Time: Monday, Mar 19 | 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Location: Snyder/Phillips

Department: Migrant Student Services, College of Natural Science, Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative

Description: This is a workshop series that began in Fall 2014, and we are excited to be able to continue providing these workshop and lunch networking sessions! Please share widely with students who you think would benefit from this initiative! Please feel free to refer students to connect with one of us to discuss further: Erica Fiasky, Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative, fiaskye@msu.edu Danielle Lopez, College Of Natural Science, floresd3@msu.edu Aleida Martinez, Migrant Student Services, marti995@msu.edu Students: If you do not have a meal plan we will provide a meal ticket.

Mar 19

Date/Time: Monday, Mar 19 | 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Location: MSU Museum Auditorium

Department: Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives and Department of History

Description: OUR DAILY WORK/OUR DAILY LIVES BROWN BAG SERIES. “The UFW Grape Boycott in Urban America, 1965 to 1970" - Jose Moreno, Northern Arizona University and Dionicio Valdes, Departments of History

Mar 22

Date/Time: Thursday, Mar 22 - Sunday, Mar 25 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location: MSU Union

Department: Dept. of Linguistics and Languages

Description: MSU will host the Association of Contemporary African Linguistics’ 49th Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL) from March 22 to March 25, 2018. Close to 200 participants working on various areas of African Linguistics are expected to attend. This is an international conference and attendees will be coming from the US, Africa, Europe and other parts of the world. Hosting of the conference rotates among different US and Canadian institutions on an annual basis. Michigan State University last hosted the conference in 1992, the only other time it hosted it being 1978. ACAL helps promote the research, documentation and dissemination of information on African languages.

Mar 22

Mujer A Mujer 2018 Workshop Series

Date/Time: Thursday, Mar 22 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Holden Hall C136

Department: Migrant Student Services, College of Natural Science, Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative

Description: Mujer a Mujer is based on a mission to empower undergraduate women by helping them develop academically and professionally through inspirational role models. For more information contact: Erica Fiasky, fiaskye@msu.edu, Danielle Lopez, floresd3@msu.edu, Aleida Martinez-Flores, marti995@msu.edu.

Mar 24

Date/Time: Saturday, Mar 24 | 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Department: African Studies Center

Description: A soccer tournament between African Student Organizations. More details forthcoming.

Mar 26

Date/Time: Monday, Mar 26 | 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Location: MSU Museum Auditorium

Department: Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives

Description: OUR DAILY WORK/OUR DAILY LIVES BROWN BAG SERIES. "Last Shift at Janesville: When Good Jobs Go Away" – Amy Goldstein, Washington Post and Author of Janesville: An American Story

Mar 29

Date/Time: Thursday, Mar 29 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: Wharton Center for Performing Arts, Jackson Lounge

Department: MSU WorkLife Office

Description: Registration required. Please RSVP to worklife@msu.edu or (517) 353-1635. Despite good grades, degrees, promotions, awards and other tangible evidence of their abilities, millions of people around the world worry they’re not as intelligent or capable as others “think” they are. It’s called impostor syndrome and this feeling is especially prevalent in higher education institutions. The behaviors associated with impostor feelings have consequences not only for individuals but for organizations as well. Whether you are faculty, staff, or even a parent – it’s essential to understand the dynamics of this unique form of self-doubt so you can take active steps to address it in yourself or those you work with, manage, mentor, or teach. Join us for an interactive talk on impostor syndrome in higher education led by internationally-recognized expert and author, Dr. Valerie Young.

Mar 29

Date/Time: Thursday, Mar 29

Location: 303 International Center

Department: African Studies Center

Description: An opportunity to learn and share about first-hand experiences on the African Continent.

Apr 2

Date/Time: Monday, Apr 2 | 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Location: MSU Museum Auditorium

Department: Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives and Department of History

Description: OUR DAILY WORK/OUR DAILY LIVES BROWN BAG SERIES. "Staging the Drama of Deindustrialization: Lynn Nottage's ‘Sweat’” - Fran Shor, Department of History, Wayne State University

Apr 6

Date/Time: Friday, Apr 6 | 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Location: Green Room, MSU Library, Room 339W

Department: Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives and Library Colloquia Series

Description: OUR DAILY WORK/OUR DAILY LIVES BROWN BAG SERIES. “Sarah Ogun Gunning” - Sue Massek, Folk Performer, Green Room, MSU Library, Room 449W (co-sponsored by the MSU Library Colloquia Series)

Apr 12

Date/Time: Thursday, Apr 12 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: 201 International Center

Department: African Studies Center

Description: An opportunity to learn and share about first-hand experiences on the African Continent.

Apr 13

Date/Time: Friday, Apr 13 | 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Location: MSU Museum Auditorium

Department: Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives and Departments of History and Asian Studies Center

Description: OUR DAILY WORK/OUR DAILY LIVES BROWN BAG SERIES. “Hibakusha in Cold War America: The Working Lives of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Survivors” - Naoko Wake, MSU Department of History (co-sponsored by the MSU Asian Studies Center)

Apr 17

Date/Time: Tuesday, Apr 17 | 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Location: Green Room, MSU Library, Room 449W

Department: Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives and MSU Library Colloquia Series

Description: OUR DAILY WORK/OUR DAILY LIVES BROWN BAG SERIES. “1917/Copper! - WWI and the War on Labor” – Charlie King, Folk Performer, Green Room, MSU Library, Room 449W (co-sponsored by the MSU Library Colloquia Series)

Apr 19

Equity and Learning while Abroad: Being Mindful of the Local-Global Dynamics

Date/Time: Thursday, Apr 19

Location: Green Room, Fourth Floor West Main Library

Department: Office for Inclusion, Academic Advancement Network, Associate Provost's Office of Undergraduate Education, Education Abroad, the Graduate School and MSU Library.

Description: Speakers: Dr. James M. Lucas, Undergraduate Education; Christine Trinidad, Education Abroad; and Eduardo Olivo, Residence Education and Housing Services. Global and intercultural learning is an essential component of education abroad; however, educators must also attend to intragroup diversity. Creating an inclusive study abroad program is more than having a diverse group of participants; it is about ensuring that the program environment provides all students with equitable learning outcomes. This session will use a case study approach to foster discussion about how inclusion and inclusive teaching interface with education abroad before, during, and after travel.

Apr 19

Mujer A Mujer 2018 Workshop Series

Date/Time: Thursday, Apr 19 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Holden Hall C136

Department: Migrant Student Services, College of Natural Science, Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative

Description: Mujer a Mujer is based on a mission to empower undergraduate women by helping them develop academically and professionally through inspirational role models. For more information contact: Erica Fiasky, fiaskye@msu.edu, Danielle Lopez, floresd3@msu.edu, Aleida Martinez-Flores, marti995@msu.edu.

Apr 20

Date/Time: Friday, Apr 20

Location: Kellogg Center, Big Ten Room A

Department: Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities (RCPD)

Description: April 20, 2018 is your chance to participate in a refreshingly positive and uplifting event that chronicles human struggle, partnership, and success. Join the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities (RCPD) and esteemed guests who know the annual RCPD Awards Reception as a moving experience that expands awareness of what is possible when we collaborate to maximize ability and opportunity. RSVP now and reserve your place at the 46th anniversary celebration. Friday, April 20 at 1:00 pm Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, Room Big Ten A The reception showcases academic excellence and signature programs, while highlighting student, alumni, faculty, and community leaders from a range of MSU colleges. This is a unique, highly positive and emotionally impactful celebration of ability and accomplishment. I am confident that you will be inspired by this community of ability and derive satisfaction from our university’s leadership. I encourage you to share this invitation with others – all are invited. To RSVP: www.rcpd.msu.edu/programs/awards-reception/awards-appreciation-reception-rsvp

Apr 24

Mujer a Mujer Spring 2018 Lunch and Workshop Series

Date/Time: Tuesday, Apr 24

Location: Akers Hall

Department: Migrant Student Services, College of Natural Science, Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative

Description: This is a workshop series that began in Fall 2014, and we are excited to be able to continue providing these workshop and lunch networking sessions! Please share widely with students who you think would benefit from this initiative! Please feel free to refer students to connect with one of us to discuss further: Erica Fiasky, Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative, fiaskye@msu.edu Danielle Lopez, College Of Natural Science, floresd3@msu.edu Aleida Martinez, Migrant Student Services, marti995@msu.edu Students: If you do not have a meal plan we will provide a meal ticket.

Apr 27

Date/Time: Friday, Apr 27 - Friday, Jun 1 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location: Orientation at MSU; Michigan Communities-various

Department: Center for Global Connections in Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources

Description: The goal of the Fellows Program is to build fellows' capacity and skills in agro-entrepreneurship and agri-food system innovation and for them to learn about issues of women's economic empowerment. Kenyan, Tanzanian and Ugandan fellows will develop their leadership capacity and professional skills through a fully funded four-week fellowship program in the United States. The four-week U.S. program will include a professional internship with Michigan organizations focused on agriculture, innovation, agro-entrepreneurship, and women's empowerment and additional seminars and trainings with professionals from Michigan State University and throughout the state of Michigan. The Advancing Young Women Professional Fellows Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Professional Fellows Division and administered by Michigan State University (U.S.), Sokoine University of Agriculture (Tanzania), University of Nairobi (Kenya), and Kyambogo University (Uganda). We are recruiting young Tanzanian, Kenyan, and Ugandan professionals from diverse backgrounds in private, public, non-governmental, and education sectors who are either women agribusiness entrepreneurs or individuals working to increase women's economic engagement in the agricultural sector. Participants will take part in internships with Michigan institutions and dialogue in seminars and meetings with U.S. leaders in economic development in the food and agriculture sector. Fellows will also select, design, and complete a special project in an area of their own interest. Seminars will combine presentations and discussions to provide an opportunity for Fellows to share experiences from their home countries and organizations and observations from their internship placements. Fellows will also have the opportunity of a one-week homestay with an American family. Three-Day Participation in the Professional Fellows Congress in Washington D.C.: The Congress will allow participants the opportunity to meet and share their experience with Fellows from around the world and participate in dialogue to examine the roles of individual and institutional leadership in economic development and women's economic empowerment.

May 1

Date/Time: Tuesday, May 1 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location: Room 303 International Center

Department: African Studies Center

Description: Clemantine Wamariya is a storyteller, public speaker, social entrepreneur, and human rights advocate. Born in Kigali, Rwanda, displaced by conflict, Clemantine migrated throughout seven African countries as a child. At age twelve, she was granted asylum in the United States and went on to receive a BA in Comparative Literature from Yale University. Clemantine now uses stories drawn from her experiences to catalyze change and create community.

Aug 1

Year of Global Africa: African Studies at MSU, founding of Nsukka 1960

Date/Time: Wednesday, Aug 1 - Friday, Sep 28 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location: MSU Library

Department: MSU Library and MSUFCU

Description: This exhibit traces the origins and history of African Studies at Michigan State University, beginning with the founding of the University of Nigeria Nsukka in 1960. Using material from MSU Libraries’ Special Collections, it focuses on three key themes in this history: partnership, innovation, and activism