MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 09/02/08

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Tuesday Bulletin for September 2nd, 2008 Topics covered in this issue: Events | Announcements | Other Announcements | Fellowships Events

"False Ethnic and Racial Stereotypes and the Contributions All Groups Have Made to Our World" Thursday, September 11, 2008

African Studies Center Brown Bag talk with Charles Six, Founder and President of Ending Stereotypes for America, (ESFA) and MSU Alumni, 12:00 noon, Room 303 International Center.

"Globalization in Reverse: The Impact of High Food Prices in West Africa" Friday, September 12, 2008

CASID/WID Friday Forum with John Staatz, Professor, (Dept. of Agriculture, Food & Resource Economics), 12:00 noon, Room 303 International Center.

"South African Politics"
Thursday, September 4, 2008

MSU Political Science department talk with Robert Mattes, Professor, Department of Political Studies, and Director, Centre for Social Science Research (Univ. of Cape Town, South Africa), 12:00 noon, Room 104 South Kedzie Hall.

"Echoes of Africa"
Sunday, September 14, 2008

Enjoy African drumming, storytelling, crafts and other cultural activities. This is an African experience presented by One Book, One Community. This is a symbolic event that connects the experiences of the Lost Boys' journey as described in "They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky," 1:00- 2:30 p.m., Adams Field (across the street from the West Circle residence hall complex). Visit for more details.

"What's Wrong With Human Rights Film?"
Thursday, September 18, 2008

African Studies Center Brown Bag talk with Ken Harrow, Professor (English Dept., MSU), 12:00 noon, Room 303 International Center.


MSU Peace Corps Recruiter Position
The MSU Peace Corps Office is seeking applicants for a quarter-time Recruiter Position for the 2008-2009 academic year, with possible extension for summer 2009 and beyond.

Recruiter must be a current MSU graduate student and RPCV who left Peace Corps service in good standing. The successful candidate will work with the current quarter-time recruiter to meet the office's 2008-2009 recruitment goals. Duties include: recruitment, support, and interview of applicants; event planning; maintenance of MSU Peace Corps website and contacts; presentations to student groups and career fairs; weekly office hours (flexible); creation of monthly reports and yearly recruitment plan; and liaison with Chicago Regional Peace Corps Office. Successful candidate must have outstanding organizational, communication, and presentation skills.To apply for this position, submit resume and cover letter by September 2, 2008, to: Dr. Robert Glew, Center for Advanced Study of International Development, 202 International Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. 48824; e-mail:

Fellowship/Scholarship Deadlines at MSU

See details of eligibility & applications at:

-Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad Fellowship Program.

Deadline anticipated for October 31, 2008. See Dr. Frank D'itri at 209 International Center for details and submitting an application.

  • Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship Program (US/ED) - MSU Deadline: MSU September 25, 2008

  • Fulbright Grants for U.S. Students for Graduate Study or Dissertation Research Abroad (IIE) - Deadline: MSU September 25, 2008 (for an MSU faculty review and ranking of proposals).

  • Fulbright IIE and Other Grants for Graduate Study Abroad - Deadline: October 2008.

GENCEN Internships
Deadline Sept. 8, 2008 The GenCen Internship program and the Gender, Justice, and Environmental Change Internship program are accepting applications for fall 2008 internships. Students interested in issues of gender, social justice, community development, health, domestic violence, environmental change, etc., are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to gain hands on experience interning with organizations working on these issues, while receiving MSU credit. This is the last chance to apply for fall! Applications will be accepted up until September 8, 2008. Application forms are available at or by emailing the GenCen Internship Coordinator at

Other Announcements

Greater Lansing United Nations Assoc. (GLUNA) GLUNA is planning to celebrate the UN Day of Peace on Sunday, September 21, 2008 at the Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Rd., East Lansing, MI 48823.

An Evening to Discover Cameroon in Lansing, MI The Cameroonian Community of Lansing extends an invitation to enjoy a special evening with the Cameroonians's of Lansing on Saturday, September 13, 2008, 6:00 p.m. at the University Quality Inn, 3121 East Grand River, Lansing, MI 48912. For advance registration and cost or other information contact one of the following people: Emmanuel Yewah:; Tel: (517) 303-2199; Richard Fotsin:; Tel: (517) 347-3494; or Felix Ngassa:; Tel: (517) 648-2775.


Guide to Fellowships and Scholarships for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

Fellowships available through the West African Research Association (WARA)

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