Events


APR
23
Date:
Sunday, 23 Apr 2017
Time:
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:
Munn Field
Department:
Office for International Students and Scholars
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Due to our great success last year, we're bringing back Spartan World Cup for 2017! We're inviting all Spartan groups and organizations to participate in a little friendly competition:

Register your TEAM (green form) in the link below:

https://docs.google.com/a/msu.edu/forms/d/1Ml60zbPltbO_mEOwISeI-DatAi_ZffixKOOWRGK6qy8/

Register INDIVIDUALLY (blue form) in the link below:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1IwCcl4MnxL4BD4BR13C3X_CFnWuW0WMhb-nINApxXl4/edit

Registration is open until April 21st at 5pm

Group stage on Saturday, April 22nd, and playoffs Sunday, April 23rd. 

Feel free to contact us with any questions, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Rules of the event:

Saturday and Sunday - April 22 and 23, 2017. 
Group phase on Saturday - Playoffs Sunday
10AM - 6PM (game times to be determined)
Munn Turf Field

● Each team needs a minimum of 11 players and a maximum of 16 players.
● Minimum of 3 girls and 3 guys per team, on the field - teams can play with 2 girls or 2 boys but would have 10 players on field
● Each player must present an MSU ID during sign in at the day of the event and before each game
● Teams should represent a country (Ex: U.S., Brazil, Germany, China, Ghana, etc)
● No more than 1 country represented by the teams in the tournament (Preference given to communities and/or natives from those countries.)
● Every team member must have a shirt with the Team's color as defined below.
● Specific game times TBD and bracket will be released on day of tournment
● Each team is required to come to check in at 10am on Saturday, also must bring a flag from the country represented

--> If registered individually we will randomly select you and place you into a team of people that also registered individually, we will do our best for everyone to have a team.
--> After having made a team we will give each player the contact information of the other players, so that they can agree on a country to represent

Munn Field Rules:
● No metal spiked shoes/cleats
● No food or drinks (only water bottles)
● No smoking
● No gum or chewing tobacco
● No glass containers
● Pick up trash and deposit in trash cans

Date:
Sunday, 23 Apr 2017
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location:
MSU Planetarium
Department:
Community Volunteers for International Programs
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CVIP will host a volunteer appreciation reception at the MSU Planetarium. It will begin with a presentation, "Phantom of the Universe: Hunt for Dark Matter" and will continue afterward with a brief reception and refreshments. This is a great opportunity to connect with other CVIP volunteers​ and learn about other CVIP programs. Bring a friend who might be interested in learning more about what CVIP does. This event is free. If you plan to attend please RSVP so we can plan accordingly.
Date:
Sunday, 23 Apr 2017
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location:
Hannah Community Center, East Lansing
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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South Asian Women's Association of Greater Lansing (SAWA), previously known as the Indian Women's Association, that was first formed in 1992 and restructured to its current form in 2015 when we expanded our outreach to include all those of South Asian origin including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, and Maldives, and their families. Since its creation, SAWA has worked with a number of South Asian families in need of services (legal, social, counseling, career guidance, cultural competencies, employment readiness, English as second language, assistance with navigating the healthcare system, and other) through advocacy, legal services, referral and warm hand offs to other resources in the community, and financial and instrumental assistance.

This year SAWA's annual awareness and outreach event, "Behind the Cultural Veil" is an attempt to draw our collective attention to critical issues facing women of South Asian origin today, while simultaneously allowing us to enjoy a small piece of the South Asian cultural experience. The main event of the evening 'Yoni Ki Baat' a variation on the concept of the vagina monologues, will be presented by a prominent South Asian Theatre group called 'Ekjut', and will touch upon various gendered issues across the developmental lifespan of South Asian women. Light appetizers and horsd'oeuvres will be served.

Event Support and Sponsorship:

Thank you for your interest in the upcoming 2017 SAWA Fundraiser. It is because of individuals and organizations like yours that this event continues to be able to raise awareness of the unique experiences of the South Asian community in Michigan and to provide culturally sensitive services to our community. We are committed to serving as a forum to further South Asian women's interests through intercultural dialogues and initiatives. Your support and sponsorship will allow us to continue to advocate for South Asian women's interests and issues, to provide South Asian women with personal and professional networking opportunities and, to promote sharing of diverse South Asian cultures with the Greater Lansing community.

All sponsors of the event will be recognized for their support throughout the event. The names of schools, departments, companies, and individuals will be listed both in print and online and recognized in the opening remarks. Logos, if provided, will be displayed on our website (www.sawagreaterlansing.org) and Facebook page. The sponsorship form has been attached for your convenience. In addition, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum sponsors will receive complementary tickets to the event.

If you would like to discuss the SAWA Fundraiser donations or events in more detail please contact: Reshma Sambare at reshma.sambare(at)gmail.com or Sudha Sankar at sankar.sudh(at)gmail.com We deeply appreciate the opportunity to meet and discuss this event further.

APR
24
Date:
Monday, 24 Apr 2017
Time:
All day
Location:
MSU's Center for Gender in Global Context (GenCen)
Department:
Center for Gender in Global Context
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The GenCen will be a drop-off location for the Michigan Health and Hygiene Donation Drive for the Homeless. We are located on the 2nd floor of the International Center, in Room 206. The drive begins on April 24 and runs until May 5!

Date:
Monday, 24 Apr 2017
Time:
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location:
International Center, Room 108
Department:
Office for Education Abroad
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Are you interested in going abroad, but don't know where to start? Attend an Education Abroad 101 session to learn more! Sessions are held daily to help guide you through the first steps.

 

Monday & Tuesday 11:00 am

Wednesday & Thursday 4:00 pm

Friday 2:00 pm

 

Education Abroad Advising Center

427 N. Shaw Lane, Room 108

International Center

 

Can't make a 101 session?  Stop by the Advising Center anytime Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm and talk with a Peer Adviser.

Date:
Monday, 24 Apr 2017
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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A lecture by Donato Ndongo

This lecture is part of the 2017 Global Perspectives Colloquium:  Arts & Aesthetics in Archipelagic Contexts.

This colloquia centers artistic and scholarly works emerging from Oceania, East Asia, Africa, and Caribbean archipelagos. This archipelagic perspective will enable an engagement with the global impact and influence of what are often thought of as insular and isolated islands. With sustained attention to migration and diaspora, music and literary productions, and geopolitical symbolism and empire, this colloquia infuses archipelagic experiences into contemporary understandings of culture and society.

APR
25
Date:
Tuesday, 25 Apr 2017
Time:
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location:
International Center, Room 108
Department:
Office for Education Abroad
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Are you interested in going abroad, but don't know where to start? Attend an Education Abroad 101 session to learn more! Sessions are held daily to help guide you through the first steps.

 

Monday & Tuesday 11:00 am

Wednesday & Thursday 4:00 pm

Friday 2:00 pm

 

Education Abroad Advising Center

427 N. Shaw Lane, Room 108

International Center

 

Can't make a 101 session?  Stop by the Advising Center anytime Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm and talk with a Peer Adviser.

Date:
Tuesday, 25 Apr 2017
Time:
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location:
International Center Room 305
Department:
Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
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Developments in the Serbian Economy:
The Progress of Ongoing
Fiscal Consolidation and Broader Reforms

with special guest

Dusan Vujovic, PhD
Minister of Finance of Serbia
 
Dusan Vujovic has served as the Minister of Finance in the Republic of Serbia since August 2014. Previously, he was Minister of Economy. Dr. Vujovic is a professor at Faculty of Economics, Finance and Administration at the Singidunum University, Belgrade and an affiliate MOC faculty member of the institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at the Harvard Business School. He has worked for the World Bank as a consultant in the areas of R&D for innovation, macroeconomic policy, and fiscal and governance reform, and as a USAID consultant on the issues of budget and fiscal reform. He is research fellow at CASE Institute, Warsaw. Dr. Vujovic authored and co-authored a number of publications on macroeconomic policy, development, and institutional reform and transition issues.
APR
26
Date:
Wednesday, 26 Apr 2017
Time:
9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Location:
University Methodist Church, Harrison Rd. East Lansing
Department:
Community Volunteers for International Programs
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Volunteer drivers transport International students from University Methodist Church to volunteers' homes in the community for a tour of their home, conversation and light refreshments.

Date:
Wednesday, 26 Apr 2017
Time:
11:00 a.m. to 12:29 p.m.
Location:
International Center Room 302
Department:
Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
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CERES Brown Bag Visiting Scholar Akarturk Karahan

Akartürk Karahan is an Associate Professor of the Department of Turkish Language and Literature at Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University. A scholar of the Old Turkic Language with a focus on Old Uygur, Qarakhanid, Old Kipchak lexicology and Old Turkic dialectology. Professor Karahan's current research is the language contacts of the X- XII. centuries Turkic languages. She has been preparing two books on an unknown Ottoman poet and writer Sherafeddin Bey (1889-1922)'s letters and poems with Professor Timur Kocaoglu.