Events for Internationally and Globally-oriented Faculty, Staff, and Students

September 10, 2018

LATTICE, September 13th, 12pm-4pm, University Lutheran Church (1020 S Harrison Rd, East Lansing) LATTICE – Linking All Types of Teachers to International Cross-Cultural Education – is a learning community and international network that cultivates and supports global perspectives and identities in K-12 classrooms through personal and professional development opportunities. Its monthly sessions bring together in-service teachers from Mid-Michigan, graduate students from MSU College of Education, other MSU international students, and MSU faculty to promote a safe and dynamic learning community to share ideas, develop personal relationships and explore controversial topics that permit members to gain global understanding and appreciation of similarities and differences within nationalities, cultures, religions, ethnicities, ages, and professional pursuits.

Graduate Student Writing/Discussion Group – Global Learning Experiences, Friday, September 14th, 10am to noon, room 133F EH.

This is a group of COE graduate students who are interested in or currently writing about global learning experiences – for example, study or teaching abroad, international student experiences, bringing global perspectives to teaching, learning and curriculum. The group meets twice monthly, usually on 2nd and 4th Fridays, from 10am to noon. The first writing group meeting will be Friday, September 14th, 10am to noon, room 133F.

Capital City Dragon Boat Races Sunday, September 16, 10am to 5pm Benefits the Women’s Center of Greater Lansing

20 teams will compete in this all day fun event. MSU’s Confucius Institute has partnered with a local women’s dragon boat team, the Water Warriors.

Three Confucius Institutes from Michigan – MSU, Wayne State, and Western Michigan – will offer cultural activities.

OISE Brown bag: Conducting and Funding International Research: Doctoral Student Panel Tuesday, September 25, noon to 1:30pm, 133F

A panel of 5 College of Education doctoral students will share their experiences in carrying out and funding a variety of international research projects, including summer research, a comparative research project, and dissertation research.

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OISS weekly coffee hour – Fridays, 4:00 to 6:00pm, Spartans B&C rooms, International Center – off of the food court

This weekly coffee time is a great place to meet international students and scholars from across the university.

Learning Abroad Conference, MSU; Deadline for proposal submission, Oct. 1

This conference is about MSU students’ learning abroad experiences. We define “learning abroad” to include: MSU students’ experiences in a study abroad program, international students’ experiences at MSU, and U.S. students’ experiences with international students at MSU. The conference is designed to give voice to students’ stories through a variety of creative media so that fellow students and MSU faculty and staff may better understand the learning abroad experience. The conference will be held Nov. 16. More information will be sent to the int-ed listserve.

PeaceQuest, Greater Lansing, September 1 – 30, 2018

In recognition of the UN “International Day of Peace” Greater Lansing UNA and several other local organizations have joined together to bring you a month of peace-related events.

2019 Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) annual meeting. Proposal submission deadline Oct. 15.

The theme for this year’s conference is “Education for Sustainability”. It will be held in San Francisco, April 14-18. More information will be sent to the int-ed listserve. Explore for more information about the conference, including the call for contributions.