Events & Opportunities: Week of March 13

March 13, 2023


Virtual Guided Meditation Sessions for the CED Community
March 13, 20, 27, 12 p.m. Associate Dean Kristine Bowman is hosting a series of guided meditation sessions for the College of Education community throughout the month of March. These sessions will last about 10 minutes and offer a moment of quiet reflection in the middle of your day. You are welcome to keep your camera off and listen while you’re at your desk or on the go. VIRTUAL EVENT: Attend via Zoom (passcode: yoga)

Winning Strategies for NSF CAREER Proposals
March 14, 10 to 11:30 a.m. 
Dr. Angela Wilson, University Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and former Director of the Chemistry Division of the National Science Foundation, and faculty members who have won CAREER awards will offer their insights into how to write successful proposals that integrate their research and education plans. VIRTUAL EVENT: Learn more via the Graduate School

Working Together Session for CED Grad Students
March 14, 1 to 2 p.m. 
Getting back to work after a tragedy has a lot of unique challenges. You may feel that your cognitive, emotional, and physical capacities have been stretched beyond their limit—and you still have work to get done for your program, assistantships, etc. This session will be focused on building skills to help regain the ability to focus and manage stress while leaving extra room for taking care of ourselves and others. 217 IM Circle

Urban Education Speaker Series: Jeremy Garcia
March 14, 6 p.m. 
“Indigenous Resurgence: Critical Indigenous Pedagogy as Transformative Curriculum and Praxis.” Dr. Garcia is of the Hospoawungwa (Roadrunner) clan. He is co-founding Director of the Indigenous Teacher Education Program (ITEP) at the University of Arizona. His research focuses on decolonization, critical Indigenous curriculum and pedagogy, Indigenous teacher education, and critical and culturally sustaining family and community engagement. VIRTUAL EVENT: Register to attend via Zoom

Make & Sustain: Upcycled Planters
March 14, 3 to 5 p.m. 
Upcycle a container and grow your own plant! Decoupage your container with colorful paper provided from MSU Surplus and plant a seed from the MSU Seed Library. Learn more via MSU Libraries

MSU Broad Art Museum Student Night: Green Screen
March 15, 7 to 9 p.m. 
Experiment with image-making and get a snapshot into the many ways photography processes can capture and edit our stories! Registration for this free event is required. Learn more via MSU Broad

Electronic Thesis & Dissertation Formatting Webinar
Attention: Doctoral & Master’s Plan A
March 16, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Students will receive information regarding the following:

  • How to format a thesis or dissertation correctly
  • How to successfully submit a thesis or dissertation via ProQuest
  • How to successfully submit required paperwork, complete the Graduate School degree requirements, and receive your diploma

Students are encouraged to review the Graduate School’s Electronic Thesis and Dissertation website prior to attending. VIRTUAL EVENT: Learn more via the Graduate School

Co-Integrate 22/23: Dr. Kristen Vroom, Saul Barbosa, and Tenchita Alzaga Elizondo
March 16, 12 to 1 p.m. 
In this talk, we will share some of our past, present, and future efforts to support students’ defining and conjecturing activity. We will engage in some of the tasks that we are currently implementing with two calculus students. We will also discuss two future directions of our work: optimizing our task design for the whole class setting to promote equitable participation and developing science-based motivational tasks that elicit informal ideas about calculus concepts. CREATE Seminar Space. Learn more via PDF

Lunch with the Graduate School Dean
March 16, 12 to 1 p.m. 
Join Dean Pero Dagbovie and Associate Dean Kirsten Tollefson for lunch and to discuss your experiences as a mentee and as a mentor. This is a great opportunity to network with other graduate students and learn about mentoring resources across campus. Learn more via the Graduate School

Spring Raines Colloquium: Critical Approaches to Disability in Higher Education
March 16, 1 to 2 p.m.
 How do universities create systems of inclusion or exclusion for disabled people? Is disability an individual problem or a societal problem? Is it a problem at all and if so, for whom? Dr. Ellen Broido (she/her/hers) is a professor of higher education and student affairs at Bowling Green State University. 252 Erickson Hall

Healing Through Yoga
March 16, 3 p.m. The MSU Center for Survivors will be holding Healing Through Yoga, a virtual, drop-in, trauma-informed yoga practice to promote healing and wellness. The sessions will be held on Thursdays at 3 p.m. from March 16 to April 27. It is open to students, staff, faculty and community members. VIRTUAL EVENT: Register via Google Forms

Selecting a Journal for Your Community-Engaged Scholarship
March 17, 9 to 11 a.m. 
This workshop will explore over 35 interdisciplinary community engagement journals. You’ll leave the workshop with specific ideas for publishing your community-engaged work. Learn more via the Graduate School

Writing for Academic Journals: International Perspectives
March 17, 1 to 2 p.m.
 College of Education faculty members will lead this event and share tips on writing for academic journals with international interests and their experience as journal editors. HYBRID EVENT: RSVP via Google Forms

College of Education Non-Academic Career Discussion
March 17, 2 to 3 p.m. 
Interested in pursuing a career outside of academia? This online panel discussion will cover how to search for non-academic positions, what to expect, and tips for working in the industry. The panelists have worked in the U.S. State Department, international development firms, non-profit think tanks. Sign up via Google Forms by the end of March 16 to receive a Zoom invite. 

Rest for the Woke: Teaching Grief, Peace and Possibility after Viral Incidents of Violence 
March 17, 2:30 to 4 p.m. 
Dr. Ashley Woodson received her Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from MSU. She also completed her master’s degree at MSU, in African and African American Studies, counseling and educational psychology, anspecial education. She received her B.A. in communication studies from Saginaw Valley State University. This event is part of the College of Education’s Trauma in Our Lives, Schools, and in Homes SeriesHYBRID EVENT: 252 Erickson or register to attend via Zoom

Celebratory Retreat for Black Women in STEM (CR4BWS) at MSU
March 18, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The CR4BWS retreat seeks to provide community support for Black Women in STEM to celebrate their contributions in their respective fields and to identify factors that promote and deconstruct their endeavors. Learn more via the Graduate School

Spartan Nature Walks
March 18, 1 to 2 p.m. 
The Department of Forestry invites members of the MSU community to get outside, explore nature and go for a walk. Department tree experts are full of fun facts and will guide you throughout campus woodlots for some peace of mind. Learn more via MSU CANR

AI Visual Art Workshop
March 19, 1 to 3 p.m. 
The MSU Museum CoLab Studio invites you to join an exploration of text-to-image generative AI, learning how to use the algorithms and grappling with the future implications of this technology. Learn more via MSU Museum

Ice Skating with COGS
March 19, 2 to 4 p.m. 
Join the Council of Graduate Students for ice-skating at Munn Ice Area. This free event is open to all MSU graduate and professional students (and includes skate rental). Learn more via COGS

March 19, 2 to 4 p.m. 
Stress less at the MSU Broad Art Museum with this monthly making series! When was the last time you played with clay? Reminisce over your Play-Doh days as we roll, stretch, carve, and stamp clay creations. We have all the materials you’ll need, but feel free to bring your own. Registration for this free event is required. Learn more via Broad Museum

Mind-Body Connections: Messages and Pathways to Enhance Wellbeing
March 20, 6 to 7:30 p.m. 
This presentation will explore the impact of positive and negative messages on our mental, physical and spiritual health. Pathways that enhance health and well-being through habits and mindfulness practices will be highlighted. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in a brief stress management exercise. VIRTUAL EVENT: Learn more via the Graduate School


Café con Rueda & APAGA: Writing/Co-Working Space
Café con Rueda (MSU’s Latinx graduate student organization) and APAGA (Asian Pacific American Graduate Alliance) is a weekly writing and co-working space led by graduate students of color for graduate students of color in and outside the College of Education. Events are held on Wednesdays (11 a.m. to 2 p.m. via Zoom) or Fridays (3 to 5 p.m. in person, check @msurueda on Instagram for locations). This virtual and hybrid space provides students with the opportunity to write, share, and build their ideas in community with other scholars of color at MSU. This is also a great space to meet with your existing writing partners or groups! Why? Because participants will co-create the writing/working structure of each session with a facilitator from Rueda Latin@ or APAGA. No experience is necessary, just log in or show up. Contact if you have any questions or accommodations.

Spring 2023 ETD Deadline Extension
Attention: Doctoral & Master’s Plan A
The Graduate School has extended Electronic Theses and Dissertation deadlines for Spring 2023. The new deadlines are as follows:

More information regarding electronic theses and dissertation submissions via the Graduate School

Science Communication Training for Faculty, Postdocs, and Graduate Students
Attention: Doctoral
The workshop will provide an immersive experience whereby participants will learn how to communicate with audiences about the value and importance of their work as well as science more generally. Participants will also receive financial compensation for participating. Register by: March 20. Learn more via the Graduate School

Free Tickets to the Wharton Center
The Wharton Center for Performing Arts is pleased to offer free tickets to MSU students to several performances this spring semester. To receive your tickets, visit

  • March 25: Imani Winds  
  • March 26: The Okee Dokee Brothers  
  • March 30: Cyrille Aimée  
  • April 6: New York Philharmonic String Quartet  
  • April 28: Cross That River 
  • April 29: Cross That River SFP 
  • April 30: National Geographic Live: View from Above with NASA Astronaut Terry Virts 

There is a 2-ticket limit per event, delivered via mobile ticket delivery. Graduate and professional students will need to visit the Wharton Center ticket office in person with their MSU ID to receive free tickets via this promotion.

SEEK Opportunity: Program Coordinator for the PILOT Project
Attention: Doctoral
The PILOT Project bridges the gap between graduating students and non-academic professionals and is designed to prepare graduate students for a smooth transition to non-academic career tracks. The program coordinator will work to develop programs, draft communications materials, create content, and more. Learn more via the Graduate School

Natural Science Collections Summer Professional Internships
This interdisciplinary program will provide professional training in natural science collections curation and management to MSU graduate students during the summer of 2023 (May 15 to Aug. 18). Training will be structured to encompass both theory and practice. Award: $6,000. Apply by: March 17. Learn more via the Graduate School