MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 09/26/00

MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 09/26/00


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September 28, Thursday

"Economic Globalization in the Margins: an Archaeological View from the Lower Falemme (Upper Senegal)," African Studies Center Brown Bag with Dr. Ibrahima Thiaw, Research affiliate (Rice University, Houston, TX), 12:00 noon, Room 201, International Center.


Walker Hill Scholarship for Doctoral Students

The Walker Hill Scholarship, an award of approximately $1,500, is awarded annually to a MSU doctoral student at the pre-dissertation stage for a preliminary visit to a site of doctoral research outside of the U.S. (International students who propose to conduct research in their own country do not qualify for this award). A letter of application that describes how the scholarship funds would be used in the context of the student's overall program of study must be submitted by each applicant. One copy of an official academic transcript (sent directly to ISP), two letters of support from faculty members (including the student's advisor), and a one-page CV from the applicant are also required. The deadline for completed applications is February 12, 2001. All applications should be sent to Charles Gliozzo, International Studies and Programs, 209 International Center;

Workshops for K-12 Teachers at MSU

"Current Global Events" is the title for the Internationalizing the Curriculum Series Workshop to be held Saturday, October 7th, 9:30 - 12:00 pm in Bessey Hall, Room 217. As part of the series on Interactive Workshops for K-12 Teachers at Michigan State University, participants will learn about valuable web- based resources containing useful information including lesson plans, activities, and games for use in the classroom. Attention will be paid to locating resources for geographic regions (Africa, Asia, Latin America) as well as thematic issues (the environment, globalization). Registration is free, but space is limited. For more information or to register, contact Rob Glew or Julie Haddow at (517) 353-5925. The Internationalizing the Curriculum Series is sponsored by the African Studies Center, Asian Studies Center, Center for the Advanced Study of International Development, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the Women and International Development Program at MSU with funding from the U.S. Department of Education.


Africa related tours from the Michigan Arts and Humanities Touring Directory

Biakuye: Music and Dance Ensemble

Among the Akan people of Ghana, West Africa, Biakuye means unity. It is the spirit of unity that brings the Ghanaian and American members of Biakuye together to perform traditional African music and dance. Biakuye's presentations include workshops that engage the audience in music and dance participation as well as concert performances. For details contact: Mark Stone, Oakland University, Dept. of Music, Theatre and Dance, 315 Varner Hall, Rochester, MI 48309-4401; tel: (248) 370-2044; fax: (248) 370-2041; email:

Kevin Collins

Kevin Collins is a respected percussionist who shares his love of African music through lively, participatory performances. Collins works extensively with children. He directs an ongoing African Drum and Dance Troupe in Flint, MI. He has presented many concerts and participated in arts education programs in Flint and throughout Michigan. For information contact: Kevin Collins, 2106 Barbara Dr., Flint, MI 48504; (810) 785- 6843; fax: (810) 760-7072.

The Gratitude Steel Band

The Gratitude Steel Band/Eguana-En-Ekele (Yoraba language) has six shows to choose from: Caribbean, Raggae, African, Classical, Hawaiian, and World Jazz. Students learn about the history of the steel drums, music style, geographic locations and composer contributions. This information is scaled to grade levels K-12 and all ages. Hands-on experience and visual aids are included in the programs. All shows end with or include limbo and conga line fun. For information contact: Paula Kreuter, 1240 Prosper Dr., Troy, MI 48098; tel: (248) 879-1943; fax: (248) 879-1991; email:; web:

Jabali Afrika

Jabali Afrika from East Africa's Kenya is a multifaceted group with its own unique mixture of fusion and African rhythms. Original compositions and traditional African music come alive on a wide variety of instruments, accompanied by vocal harmonies that form the foundation of modern rock, jazz, blues and more. For information contact: Kramer International, Inc., 3849 Lake Michigan Dr. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544; tel: (616) 791-0095; fax: (616) 791-4419.

Dr. Kofi Egbo

Cultural Diversity Skills for Survival

This presentation explores cultural diversity from a broad perspective beyond race and ethnicity. Covers other diversity factors such as religion, age, gender, physical shape, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, etc. This presentation is customized with activities for diversity skills in the school, workplace, business, and community.

African, African-American and Afro-Caribbean Cultures

Covers African dance and music lecture or workshop, participatory African dance workshop, or specified aspects of the cultures of the above areas. Tailored to specific request and audience. For information on either workshop contact: Dr. Kofi Egbo, AFAM International Educational Consultancy, 48 Mary Day Ave., Pontiac, MI 48341; (248) 332-4184; fax: (248) 332-3329; email:

Miz Rosie, The Storyteller

Miz Rosie's unique storytelling style involves audience participation of all ages. She tells multi-cultural folktales, fables and myths, specializing in African, African-American, and Native American folktales. African instruments and artifacts are utilized in some presentations. The stories highlight historical facts. Cultural diversity awareness, promotion of life/social skills, and self-esteem building are the focus of many of her stories. For information contact: Rosie Chapman, 57325 Beaconsfield Rd., Washington Township, MI 48094; tel: (810) 781-2970;; web:


West African Research Center

The West African research Center is offering travel bursaries of up to $2,000 to West African scholars and graduate students. These funds may be used to attend and read papers at academic conferences relevant to the applicant's field of research or to visit libraries or archives that contain resources necessary to the applicants current academic work. Travel funds will become available October 1, 2000. Applications should reach the West African Research Center at least three months before the travel date. For further details on application requirement contact: Edris Makward, 1414 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive, Madison, WI; tel: (608) 262-2487; fax: (608) 265-4151.


AAUW International Fellowships 2001-2002

Women graduate students from countries outside the United States are invited to apply for a $16,860 fellowship from the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Educational Foundation for study or research in the United States.

International fellowships are available to women who are not American citizens or permanent residents. Of the 47 fellowships awarded, six are available to members of the International Federation of University Women for graduate study in a country other than their own. Awards support full-time graduate or postgraduate study in all disciplines for one year, and studies important to changing the lives of women and girls.

The Foundation also awards several annual Home Country Project Grants ($5,000-$7,000 each). These grants support community based projects designed to improve the lives of women and girls in a fellow's home country. Applications are available through November 15, 2000. Application deadline is December 15, 2000. For more information and to receive an application contact: AAUW Educational Foundation, c/o Customer Service Center, Dept. 141; 2201 Dodge St., Iowa City, IA 52243-4030; tel: (319) 337-1716, ext. 141. Or visit the web at:

Woodrow Wilson Fellowship 2001 - 2002

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars announces the opening of its 2001-2002 fellowship competition. Fellowships have been awarded to scholars and practitioners with outstanding project proposals in the social sciences and humanities on national and/or international issues. Fellows work from offices at the Wilson Center in Washington, DC where they interact with policymakers and with Wilson Center staff who are working on similar issues.

Applicants from any country are welcome. All applicants should have a good command of spoken English. Eligibility is limited to the postdoctoral level. Application deadline is October 1, 2000. For further information visit the website at or contact: Scholar Selection and Services, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004- 3027; tel: (202) 691-4170; fax: (202) 691-4001.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a unit of The New York Public Library's Research Libraries, announces its Scholars-in-Residence Program. The residency program assists those scholars and professionals whose research in the black experience can benefit from extended access to the Center's collections. The program is designed to encourage research and writing in black history and culture, to facilitate interaction among the participants, and to provide for widespread dissemination of findings through lectures, publications, and Schomburg Center Colloquia. The Schomburg Center program encompasses projects in African, Afro-American, and Afro-Caribbean history and culture.

The Fellowship Program is open to scholars studying black history and culture and to professionals in fields related to the Schomburg Center's collections and program activities. Persons seeking support for research leading to degrees are not eligible under this program.

The application deadline is January 15, 2001. For more information and application forms, write to: Scholars-in- Residence Program, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY 10037-1801; tel: (212) 491-2228 or visit the website at:

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