MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 10/22/02

MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 10/22/02

EAST LANSING MI 48824-1035

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October 20, Sunday St. Stephen's Community Church, United Church of Christ at 1420 West Oakland in Lansing, Michigan will hold a special "Africa Partnership" awareness and celebration during its 10:00am worship service. This is a time of learning about the challenges of Africa and to move towards greater togetherness through understanding and appreciation. The celebration will include a dialogue and special presentation by the church's children and youth. Rev. Michael Murphy extends an open invitation to the community to attend this inspirational service. It is possible that the ambassador from Cote d'Ivoire may be able to attend St Stephen's on Sunday and say a few words about the uprising in this democratically ruled African country.

October 21, Monday "A New Genre of Museums in South Africa: Policy, Funding, and Transformation," a talk by Rooksana Omar, President (South Africa Museum Association), 12:00 noon, MSU Museum Auditorium.

October 24, Thursday "Linguistic Analysis of the 1998 Ethiopian Census," African Studies Center Brown Bag with Grover Hudson, Faculty (Linguistics and Languages), 12:00 noon, Room 201, International Center.

October 31, Thursday "The Changing Global Food System: Implications for Africa," African Studies Center Brown Bag with Larry Busch, Faculty (Sociology, MSU), 12:00 noon, Room 201, International Center.


H-Net Network on Hausa language Sponsored by H-Net, Humanities and Social Sciences On-line at MSU, H-Hausa is designed for the issues related to Hausa language, literature and culture. It began as a list concerned exclusively with language, but it has also hosted discussions ranging from traditional, Arabic-based orthography to computerization of Hausa, from grammar to culture and other subjects. It has attracted academics, missionaries, former expatriates and Hausa themselves to the only list which deals primarily with Hausa issues.

The H-HAUSA list is edited by John E. Philips <philips@MAIL.H-NET.MSU.EDU>. Like all H-Net lists, H-HAUSA is moderated to edit out material that, in the editors' opinion, is not germane to the list, involves technical matters (such as subscription management requests), is inflammatory, or violates evolving, yet common, standards of Internet etiquette. H-Net's procedure for resolving disputes over list editorial practices is Article II, Section 2.20 of the H- Net bylaws, located at:http://www2.h- Logs and more information can also be found at the H-Net Web Site, located at:

H-Net is an international network of scholars in the humanities and social sciences that creates and coordinates electronic networks, using a variety of media, and with a common objective of advancing humanities and social science teaching and research. H- Net was created to provide a positive, supportive, equalitarian environment for the friendly exchange of ideas and scholarly resources, and is hosted by Michigan State University. For more information about H-Net, write to, or point your web browser to:

Thomas Mapfumo and Blacks Unlimited

Ingwe Promotions presents Thomas Mapfumo and Blacks Unlimited in concert. The group will perform on the MSU campus on November 16, 2002 at the Fairchild Theater. Gates open at 7:00 p.m. For more information and admission cost contact: C.E.O: Levie (Bob) Nedziwe (517) 819-3660 or Director: Joe Nyandoro (517) 372-9471. This event is co-sponsored by the MSU School of Music and the African Student Union.

Graduate Student Paper Competition and Award MSU's Women and International Development Program (WID) invites submission of papers for its second annual graduate student paper competition and award. The paper should be 20 double-spaced pages in length and should focus on issues related to women, gender, international development and globalization.

The papers will be reviewed by a faculty committee, and the award will be made at WID's Annual Open House in January. The winning paper will be published in the WID Working Paper Series and its author will receive $200.00. Papers should be submitted via e-mail attachment or by mail to: Women and International Development, 202 International Center. Be sure to indicate you are submitting the paper for the competition and include a contact phone number and e-mail address. Deadline is December 6, 2002.

Ralph Smuckler Award

The Office of International Studies and Programs is receiving nominations for the Ralph Smuckler Award for Advancing International Studies and Programs. Every year International Studies and Programs recognizes and rewards one or two faculty members for their significant and lasting impact on international scholarship, teaching, and public service at MSU. Ralph J. Smuckler, for whom this award is named, served as the first Assistant Dean, the Associate Dean, and the Dean of International Studies and Programs. He helped MSU develop its national and international reputation for the excellence of its international programs and studies. For more information, call Murari Suvedi at (517) 355-3450. To download the nomination form in MS Word format, go to Applications must be submitted by February 7, 2003.


ALO/USAID -Special Request for Applications The Association Liaison Office for University Cooperation in Development (ALO), in cooperation with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), issues a Special Request for Applications (RFA), which is posted at the ALO Web site, This RFA names six areas of strategic interest for partnerships between higher education institutions in the U.S. and in a USAID- assisted country: higher education leadership and administrative transformation; workforce development and community colleges; agriculture and the environment; HIV/AIDS and human and institutional capacity development; teacher training; and Islamic schools. ALO intends to make up to 33 awards at up to $125,000 each. Applications are due November 19, 2002.


African Language Teachers Association (ALTA) The 7th Annual Conference of the African Language Teachers Association will be held at Louisiana State University, April 10-12, 2003. The theme is: Integrating Culture in the African Language Classroom.

Submission of abstracts and full papers are strongly urged to be sent via e-mail, as an attachment in MS word format. Abstracts should be limited to 250 words and should include the following: Name(s) of author(s), title(s), affiliation(s), and full address(es) of corresponding author(s), with phone, fax, and e-mail. The deadline for submission of abstract is October 28, 2002. For details contact Dr. Stephen Lucas, LSU Office of International Programs, 107 Hatcher Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803; Phone: (225) 578-9467; Fax: (225) 578-6806; e-mail: Or alternate contacts: Dr. Leonce Rushubirwa; e-mail:; Ms. Judy Fernandez; e-mail:


African Literature - Northwestern University The Program of African Studies invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor of African literature (pending final budgetary approval), with appointment to begin September 1, 2003. Formal appointment will be made in the appropriate disciplinary department, but the successful candidate is expected to teach in both the department and in the Comparative Literary Studies Program and to participate in the activities of PAS. The members of Northwestern's diverse faculty in literatures and African studies are active in graduate and undergraduate interdisciplinary training and study. Interested scholars should submit a letter of application, current vitae, and samples of written work and arrange to have three letters of reference sent to David Schoenbrun, Chair, African Literature Search Committee, Program of African Studies, 620 Library Place, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60208-4110. In order to assure full consideration, applications must be received by October 15, 2002. Northwestern is an affirmative action, equal opportunity educator and employer. We especially invite applications from women and minorities. (Please note: this posting was received by our office on October 14, 2002).

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Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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