MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 03/19/02

MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 03/19/02

Issue No. 10 Spring 2002
March 19, 2002
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March 20, Wednesday

Africa Culture Week 2002 - Know Africa: African film, followed by discussion, 7:00 p.m., Erickson Kiva. Hosted by the African Student Union at MSU.

March 20, Wednesday

"Globalization, Liberalism, and Democracy," lecture by Marc F. Plattner, Editor, The Journal of Democracy, Co-director, International Forum for Democratic Studies, and Counselor, National Endowment for Democracy, with response by Nicolas van de Walle, Professor of Political Science (MSU), 8:00 p.m., Kellogg Center Auditorium.

March 21, Thursday

"New Directions and Projects in MSU Partnerships in South Africa," African Studies Center Brown Bag with David Wiley, Director (African Studies Center and Professor of Sociology, MSU) and other Colleagues, 12:00 noon, Room 201, International Center.

March 21, Thursday

Africa Culture Week 2002 - Student Panel Discussion on HIV/AIDS in the African Diaspora community. 7:00 p.m.,Room 201, International Center. Moderated by Jon Lacey, Outreach Specialist in the Dept. of Psychiatry (MSU).

March 22, Friday

"Student Politics: Alternative Trends in International Perspective," Raines Colloquium with Philip Altbach, Ph.D., 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Room 252 Erickson Hall. Sponsored by The Higher Adult, and Lifelong Education Program (MSU).

March 22, Friday

Africa Culture Week 2002 - Children's day - Story telling, drumming, face painting, etc., 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., MSU Union.

March 22, Friday

Africa Culture Week 2002 - talk focusing on African Women and Children: Keynote address with Mrs. Ceesay, former member of the Gambian Parliament and Dr. Margaret Aguwa, Professor and Chairperson, Dept. of Family and Community Medicine, College of Osteopathic medicine (MSU), 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Gold Room B, MSU Union.

March 23, Saturday

Africa Culture Week 2002 - Gala: Banquet and Production celebrating African culture. Fashion show, dances, skits, food and more. 6:00 p.m, East Lansing, Hannah Center.

Tickets are being sold at the African Studies Center or contact Lanre Williams at e-mail: or Mary Mugala at e-mail:


Africa Culture Week 2002

"Change in the Horizon: Africa Unite," is the theme for the 2002 Africa Culture Week at MSU, hosted by the African Student Union. The annual event is scheduled for Wednesday, March 20th to Saturday, March 23rd. This year's program will focus specifically on HIV/AIDS and Women and children in Africa.

Mark your calendars to attend the weekly programs, as well as the Grand Gala on Saturday. The Gala features a Production celebrating African culture, a fashion show, dinner, dances, skits, and other performances. See Events section above, for detailed information.


Refugee Services - Lansing, MI

Refugee Services of Lansing is seeking motivated students for internships and volunteer positions for the summer and fall semesters of 2002. Positions include providing services such as establishing employment, assisting with school enrollment, health care, immigration, and a variety of other services for clients.

Interns and volunteers must be comfortable working with non-English or limited English speakers. Fluency in another language, however, is not necessary. Interns and volunteers must be able to work efficiently in an office environment. If you are interested in participating and are willing to help others, contact Vincent Delgado at Refugee Services, 2722 East Michigan Avenue, Suite 100-B, Lansing, MI 48912, or call (517) 484-1010, ext. 165.

Safundi:Call for Papers

Safundi, The Journal of South African and American Comparative Studies, encourages any scholar or professional to submit a paper for publication on the website, Papers are being collected for publication in Issue 9 (May 2002).

Due Date: March 26, 2002

Suggested Topic: Any topic dealing with South African and American comparative studies: politics, sociology, biology, law, economics, art, music, letters, history, etc. Essays and personal experience pieces are also welcomed.

Publication Info: Safundi is a peer-reviewed, quarterly, academic journal devoted to the comparative study of South Africa and the United States. Christopher Saunders of the University of Cape Town and Scott Rosenberg of Wittenberg University serve as the journal's Editors-in-Chief. Safundi has an editorial board of more than 20 scholars and a membership of more than 900 individuals worldwide.

Submission Info: Review the writer's guidelines at and then submit your paper at Papers of a comparative nature receive priority. The website, with the juxtaposition of disparate papers, aims to compare and contrast the American and South African experiences. You must be a member to submit a paper; membership is free and open to the public at

Tillers International - Visitor Days, Kalamazoo, MI

Each year Tillers Kalamazoo Training Center offers several opportunities for everyone to visit and see what they do. At other times, the center serves as a school in which students are learning in the shops and fields. The open events are days when no registration or reservations are needed. Visitors can come and leave on their own schedule. Family and friends are welcome to visit and explore the center. The Visitor schedule is listed below (including demonstrations outside of Kalamazoo):

1.Mar. 1-2 - Ag & Natural Resource Days, E Lansing,MI 2.April 27, 2002 -Plow Day102
3.May 25-26 - Heritage Fest - Rochester Hills, MI 4.June 24, 2002 - Ox Drovers' Show104
5.July 5-6 - Horse Progress Days, Arcola IL 6.July 16-18 - MSU AgExpo, East Lansing, MI 7.September 28 - October 6 - Fall Harvest Days Greenfield Village, Dearborn, MI
8.Oct. 4-6, 2002 - Sweet Sorghum Volunteer Fest 182
9.October 6, 2002 - Fall Open House106

For more information and details write:Tillers International, 5239 South 24th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49002; Phone: 1-800-498-2700 or (616) 344-3233; e- mail:; or visit the web site at:


Grants for Field Research in Africa

Cornell and Clark Atlanta Universities invite research proposals from U.S. based Ph.D. students and faculty members in economics, agricultural economics, and other closely related fields to be carried out in selected African countries. The grant is supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development under Strategies and Analysis for Growth and Access (SAGA) project. The grant covers costs of travel, research related expenses (e.g., data collection) and a stipend to cover daily lodging and food ($5,000 - $20,000). The recipients of the grant will be based in one of the member countries of the Secretariat for Institutional Support for Economic Research in Africa (SISERA) during the field research period.

Applications must be postmarked no later than April 1, 2002 (original, plus two hard copies, and a Word document on diskette). Mail to: SAGA/Small Grants Office, CAU Box 944, Clark Atlanta University, 223 James P. Brawley Drive, S.W., Atlanta, GA 30314. For more information on relevant research themes, SISERA member institutes, application guidelines and SAGA in general, visit the web sites: and and/or contact Mesfin Bezuneh at; phone: (404) 880-6274.


The Gambia West Africa, St. John's University May 12 - 26, 2002

Students studying in the St. John's University in the Gambia program will be able to experience Gambian culture and learn African history first-hand. The program comprises lectures and classroom discussions on the campus of The University of The Gambia, as well as fieldtrips to cultural events and historic James Island, a visit to Alex Haley's (Roots) ancestral home 'Juffure,' a tour of the capital city Banjul, a special performance by a hereditary praise singer known as a 'griot', and watching some of the countries top traditional wrestlers compete in weekly matches. The theme of the Gambian experience is 'Africa and the Atlantic', and students will receive 3 credits for a St. John's University history course by that name.

For pricing and other pertinent information, contact: Office of Study Abroad Programs, e-mail:, Phone: (718) 990-6105. Applications for the program will be accepted beginning February 15, 2002 and will be considered on a rolling basis. Financial aid for this program may be available.


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Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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