MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 10/20/98

MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 10/20/98

Issue No. 8, Fall - 1998
October 20, 1998
EAST LANSING MI 48824-1035
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October 17-24, Sat. - Sat.

African Culture Week (Schedule of events are in the African Studies Center office)

October 22, Thursday

ìReflections on African Universities on the Eve of the New Millennium,î African Studies Center BrownBag with Dr. Donald Ekong, (Consultant to the Ford Foundation, Johannesburg, South Africa) 12:00 noon, Room 201, International Center.

October 22, Thursday

ìZimbabwe Faces the 21st Century: Medical Issues and Challenges,î Institute of International Health seminar with Kathleen A. McCarty, (Clinical Officer and Matron, Chidamoyo Christian Hospital in Karoi, Zimbabwe; Director, Home Health Care Program for AIDS Patients), 3:30 - 5:00 p.m., Cancer Center Conference Room, A-131 East Fee Hall.

October 29 - 30, Thur. & Fri.

The African Studies Association is holding its Annual Meeting, the largest meeting in the globe for the study of Africa, October 29-November 1 in Chicago at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

Our MSU ASCenter will be providing gratis van transportation to the meeting. There is still limited space available for both days.Approximately 10 seats available for Oct. 29th and 3 seats for Oct. 30th.Contact Melissa Jeffries by phone: 3-1700; or to reserve a seat.

October 30, Friday

ìThe Sustainable Landscape: Idealism or Reality?î CASID/WID seminar with Dr. Marilyn Waring (Feminist economist and author from New Zealand), 12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m., Kellogg Center Auditorium.



Join the fun....Come to Global Festival '98, on Sunday, November 15, 1998, from noon until 5pm in the MSU Student Union. This annual event offers a wonderful opportunity to celebrate, and explore the diversity of cultures, foods, games and crafts, music,and fine arts which characterize the international life at MSU.

Festival admission and parking are free so the whole family or youth groups can afford to enjoy the many exhibits, performances and demonstrations presented by MSU's international students.A special effort has been made to include activities suitable for children with an expanded game area in the first floor lounge.

While at the festival, you may also visit the ala-carte food centers or the World Gift Shop to purchase finger foods or unique items from other areas of the world.The new feature at this year's festival is an international buffet in the basement cafeteria.The cost is $10/adult, $8/senior citizen; $5/child (12 and under).Reservations are appreciated.Call (517) 355-3495.

Global Festival '98 is sponsored by Community Volunteers for International Programs, Union Activities Board, Residence Life, International Studies and Programs, and the Office for International Students and Scholars.For more information call Lois Park, chairperson (517) 351-5106 or Signe Watson, CVIP Public Relations (517) 332-7267.

Women and International Development (WID)

WID has a number of new initiatives this year: * The WID Bulletin is now available on the home page, of the WID Working papers are also available and organized by topical and geographical area.WID is hot linked to approximately 200 well-known gender and development, and womenís organizations nationally and internationally.

* WID has established an Undergraduate Internship program.This program is designed to give undergraduates the opportunity to participate in the WID gender and development program.This Fall WID obtained MSU IDEA funding for Spring semester which will allow them to recruit and pay two students from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds to participate in the program.Students interested in this internship opportunity, please apply by contacting Rose Anna Downing in the WID department, e-mail: application deadline is November 1, 1998.

For additional information concerning WID initiatives, please contact Anne Ferguson, Director, Women and International Development Program, Rm 202 Center for International Programs; Phone:353-5040; e-mail:

Schools in Togo, West Africa seeks Pen Pals

Joseph Lamport, a Peace Corps volunteer in Togo, has sent letters from a dozen secondary school students who would like to correspond as pen pals, practicing their English, with Americans writing in either English or French (their official language).If you are interested in becoming a pen pal, please contact Professor Larry Porter, Romance and Classical Languages, 341 Old Horticulture; Phone:353-0769, ext. 136; email:

South African Music Therapist and Performer

VISITING ARTIST AND LECTURER PROGRAM MSU School of Music "Music as a Healing Force for All Nations" Sharon Katz, South African Music Therapist and Performer Music Therapy Instructor, University of Ghana October 2630, 1998

MSU's Music Therapy Department will sponsor a series of lectures, performances, and presentations by South African music therapist Sharon Katz. Sharon will discuss her use of music to promote peace in Africa during the apartheid years.Sharon will also report on the development and beginnings of the music therapy degree program at the University of Ghana, the first ever music therapy degree program in all of Africa.Interested persons are invited to attend the University Lectures.For additional information or to schedule interviews, contact Dr. Ted Tims, Professor and Chair of Music Therapy at Michigan State University; 5174322613, FAX 4320811, Email:


Tuesday, October 27, 8:309:50 AM, Music Practice Building102."Use of Music to Heal Divisions and Conquer Hate in South Africa During the Apartheid Years."

Tuesday, October 27, 12:301:50 PM, Music Building245."Music performing groups as therapy for problems of juvenile delinquency in South AfricaI."

Wednesday, October 28, 8:009:00 AM., Music Practice Building102."The use of music therapy and the Peace Train performing group to help heal South Africa during the years of apartheidI."

Wednesday, October 28, 1998, 6:008:50 PM, Music Practice Building419."The beginnings of music therapy education in Africa:The degree program at the University of Ghana."

Thursday, October 29, 1998, 12:301:50 PM, Music Building245."Music performing groups as therapy for problems of juvenile delinquency in South AfricaII."

Thursday, October 29, 1998, 7:009:00 PM, Blue Note Cafe, 623 E. Grand River Avenue.Informal concert.

Friday, October 30, 1998, 8:009:00 , Music Practice Building102."The use of music therapy and the Peace Train performing group to help heal South Africa during the years of apartheidII."

All events are open to the public (No Admission fees)


41st Annual African Studies Association (ASA) meeting and exhibition will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago, IL on October 29-November 1, 1998.This years theme is ìAfricaís Encounter with the 20th Century.îThe conference theme offers the Africanist scholarly community an opportune moment, a year before the close of the century, to take intellectual stock of the salient transformations that Africa and the study of Africa have undergone in the twentieth century.For more information, contact: African Studies Association, Rutgers University, 1132 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ08901-1400; Tel: (732) 932-8173; Fax: (732) 932-3394;


West African Research Association Fellowship/Internship, Spring/Summer 1999

Three (3) 1999 Summer Minority Student Internships are being offered in West Africa in an effort to increase the active participation of minorities in international affairs (African-Americans, Asians, Eskimo or Aleut, Native American Indians, Mexican Americans, Native Pacific Islanders, Puerto Ricans).Internships will be awarded to those who, in the judgement of the review panel, have demonstrated ability and potential to succeed in international studies, and have a genuine interest in African Affairs. Students without previous foreign travel are encouraged to submit applications.This internship program has been funded by a grant from the United States Department of Education.

Each internship will provide round trip travel to Madison, Wisconsin for a three-day Spring orientation; round trip travel to a West African country for four to six weeks; and a cost of living stipend.The West African Research Center in Dakar, Senegal (WARC/CROA-Centre de Recherche Ouest Africaine) will assist the intern in locating lodging,identifying and establishing in advance an appropriate affiliation with the agency, university or other suitable organization.

The competition is open to U.S. citizens who are enrolled in the M.A. program of an accredited college or university in the United States. Candidates must submit one original and three copies of the following: (1) A five-page essay explaining his or her interests in international affairs; (2) College transcripts; (3) Three letters of recommendation by professors; (4) Resume. Please direct inquiries and submit all relevant materials to:WARA, 1414 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706. Tel: (608) 262-2487; Fax: (608) 265-4151; e-mail: Application deadline is December 15, 1998.

The African Graduate Fellowship Program, American University in Cairo (AUC)

Established in 1987, the African Graduate Fellowship program is a competitive fellowship program for bright, highly motivated African students interested in pursuing a Masterís degree at the American University in Cairo (AUC).A limited number of fellowships will be offered for the academic year 1999 - 2000 to full-time graduate students from various African countries, not including Egypt, who wish to obtain a Masterís degree from the university.Graduate programs offered at AUC include: Arabic Studies, Business Administration (MBA), Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, English and Comparative Literature, Islamic Studies, Islamic Art and Architecture, Journalism and Mass Communications, Middle East Studies, Political Science, Public Administration (MPA), Sociology and Anthropology, Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language, and Teaching English as a Foreign Language.For application criteria and detailed information, contact: The American University in Cairo, Office of Graduate Studies and Research, 113 Kasr El-Aini St., Cairo 11511 EGYPT; Tel: 20-2-357-5185 or 20-2-357-5530;Fax: 20-2-355-7565; e-mail:; web: Completed applications must be received by February 1, 1999.


Fulbright-Hays Seminar Abroad Program

The Fulbright-Hays Seminar Abroad Program provides short-term study/travel abroad opportunities for US educators in the social sciences, the humanities and social studies.The purpose of the seminars is to improve the participantsí understanding and knowledge of the culture of another country under the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange (Fulbright-Hays) Act of 1961.In Africa the seminars will be held in Morocco, Senegal, South Africa and Zimbabwe.The deadline for application is November 2, 1998.

For further details on eligibility and application enquiries contact: Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program, International Education and Graduate Program Service, U.S. Department of Education, Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20202-5332.Telephone: (202) 401-9798.

Visiting Fulbright Scholar Program

The Visiting Fulbright Scholar Programs offer sponsorships for foreign scholars to visit US campuses.Three different programs provide support for research, teaching or guest lecturing: the Visiting Fulbright Scholar Program, the Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program and the Occasional Lecturer Program. The deadline for applications is November 1, 1998.For more information contact:USIA Fulbright Senior Scholar Program, Council for International Exchange Scholars, 3007 Tilden Street, NW, Suite 5L, Box VSBRO2, Washington, D.C. 20008-3009; Telephone: (202) 686-8664; E-mail:; Website:

Lisa Beckum
African Studies Center
Michigan State University
100 International Center
East Lansing, MI 48824-1035
Phone: (517) 353-1700
Fax: (517) 432-1209

Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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