Linking All Types of Teachers to International Cross-Cultural Education

To: All LATTICE members and friends
Date: February 13, 2011


Subject: LATTICE Newsletter #506

Newsletter highlights:

  1. Next LATTICE Session: March 3, 2011, noon – 4:30, Haslett High School
  2. LATTICE Potluck February 27
  3. Funds To Pay Towards Cost of Guest Teachers So That Teachers May Attend LATTICE
  4. World Friendship Day for Middle Schoolers
  5. A Special Invitation to Educators
  6. Egypt and Democracy: Live Chat
  7. 7th iNet International Conference (Feb 14-16)
  8. International Breakfast by Dr. Schwille's Office: Feb. 18
  9. LATTICE International Book Club
  10. Opportunities and Resources

1. Next LATTICE Session Thursday, March 3, noon - 4.30, Haslett High School

Please plan to attend our next session in the Viking Room at Haslett High School which is located at 5450 Marsh Rd, Haslett. As usual this session is free for everyone (K-12 teachers, MSU faculty and staff, graduate students from all majors, visiting scholars, and community members).

Agenda: This month, in line with Millenium Development Goal #6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria & other diseases, we have invited Twesigye Jackson Kaguri, Ugandan who has written The Price of Stones: Building A School For My Village. He is the founder and director of the Nyaka and Kutamba AIDS Orphans School in Uganda. In this session, Kaguri weaves his tales about how stones after stones were laid to build one schoolroom at a time in order to help AIDS orphans. Please attend this session to indulge in discussion about how localized efforts and MDG's global endeavors can be taken into the classroom to benefit our students. At 3.00 p.m. as usual we will talk about what is happening in our countries and schools and have an international lunch after that.

Transportation: Please email by March 1st if you need rides or if you can transport people to Haslett High School. Pick up points are Spartan Village, Cherry Lane, Kellogg Center and Erickson Hall. CATA Bus Number 22 from MSU stops right in front of the school.

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2. LATTICE Social Event February 27

POTLUCK for LATTICE members and guests

at the home of Lynn and Tom Bartley

Wonderful food from around the world,
LATTICE friends from far and near
You won’t want to miss this time together;
The warmest gathering in February, we hear!

When: 4 pm, Sunday, February 27, 2011
Where: 1527 River Terrace, East Lansing (1/2 mile from MSU Campus)

Please bring a dish to pass!

Coffee, tea and some soft drinks will be provided.

You are welcome to bring other beverages.

If you plan to be there, if possible, by Feb. 24, send email to:

Adults only, please



3. Funds To Pay Towards Cost of Guest Teachers So That New Teachers May Attend LATTICE!

For the first time, funding is now available for teachers new to LATTICE to have up to half of the cost of a guest teacher reimbursed! Districts who are under-represented in LATTICE are especially encouraged to participate. Please spread the word to your district and to teachers who have not previously been involved in the award-winning LATTICE program. For more information, contact Connie Detjen at



4. World Friendship Day February 19 for middle-school aged students

Fun-filled day of hands-on activities from around the world focusing on peace through understanding!
- Live International Music Performances!
- Global Education Simulation Games!
- Hands-on Cultural Art Experiences!
- Speakers Challenging Kids to Be The Change They Wish to See In The World!
- Volunteer Opportunity Booths Exhibition!
- Delicious International Luncheon Donated by Local Restaurants!

When:  Saturday, February 19, 9:30 – 3:30
Where: People’s Church  200 West Grand River  East Lansing

Co-sponsored by LATTICE, Greater Lansing United Nations Association, and Peace Education Center

Who can participate? Fun-active groups (ages 12 – 15) and their adult advisors are invited.  Teachers might offer an incentive to students who participate. To register your group, please contact:



5. Special Invitation to Educators: Program by Christiane Leitinger (Feb. 18)

In conjunction with the "World Friendship Day"co-sponsored by The Peace Education Center, Greater Lansing United Nations Association and LATTICE, Christiane Leitenger, the Director of Pennies for Peace will be speaking to teachers and interested community members from 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. in 3rd floor International Center, MSU. Pennies for Peace is an international service-learning program designed to broaden children’s cultural horizons and help them understand their capacities as philanthropists – one penny at a time. Join us at Sanshu in Hanna Plaza at 5 p.m. for dinner before the talk! (Cost of dinner is covered by individuals). Please let Connie Detjen know if you plan to join us for dinner – For more information, please contact



6. Egypt and Democracy: Live Chat

Calling all educators, parents and anyone wanting to learn more about recent events in Egypt to join PBS NewsHour and the Independent Television Service (ITVS) for a live online discussion. It will provide background and context to the current political situation in Egypt. It will be aired on Tuesday, February 15 at 2 PM ET (11 AM PT) on PBS.

Moderated by PBS NewsHour Correspondent Hari Sreenivasan, the discussion will be aimed at educators, offering media resources and lesson plans for teachers to use in the classroom.Find out about PBS NewsHour Extra's  Student Voice Reports, featuring first hand accounts from a teenage journalist living in Alexandria, Egypt, as well as ongoing coverage of the situation.  Plus, watch excerpts from the ITVS documentary, which explores the last round of elections in Egypt and the power of digital media. For FREE lesson plans and film modules visit ITVS Community Classroom. For more ideas and resources visit the ITVS website

Heng Jiang
Ph.D. candidate
Program in Curriculum, Teaching and Educational Policy
Department of Teacher Education, College of Education
301 Erickson Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824-1034
517.505.2574 /



7. 7th iNet International Conference (Feb 14-16)

This conference is to take place at Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center. College of Education faculty and graduate students are encouraged to take advantage of the iNet Conference to hear from and interact with top educational researchers, policymakers, practitioners and students from nations around the world, including England, Canada, Australia, Wales, the United Arab Emirates, Nepal and China. Speakers include: Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, MSU President Lou Anna Simon, Michigan Superintendent of Public Instruction Mike Flanagan, Anthony Jackson, vice president, Asia Society, Yong Zhao, University of Oregon, Bob Compton, Producer, Two Million Minutes.

Registration information:  Special pricing for MSU COE faculty directly through MSU Office of K-12 Outreach (253 EH). Three days of programming, all materials, 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners and Tuesday evening welcome reception: $275 per person. One-day registration (program, materials, breakfast and lunch): $125 per person. 

Special student rate: 1 student: $100; 2-3 students (same day) $75 per student; 4 students (on same day) $60 per student.

Free Passes: For graduate students in the college of education, 30 passes are available. If interested in getting these passes, please e-mail Imam at with subject line "Free 7th INet International Conference Passes." Also, please mention your name, department/program and sessions that you want to attend. These passes allow graduate students to attend the sessions on space-available basis. They are expected to bring their own meals (Meals are onlyv provided for those who paid the registration). To register contact Lisa Galbraith ( in the Office of K-12 Outreach Programs, 253 Erickson Hall, 353-8950.



8. International Breakfast by Dr. Schwille's Office: Feb 18th

Don’t have time or chance to chat with friends, classmates, and faculty members in the College of Education? Please join the monthly International Breakfast organized by Office for International Studies in Education from 9 to 11:00 a.m. It will be on the first floor, Graduate Student Lounge, Erickson Hall (near Sparty). While these breakfasts are part of our special support for international students, anyone in the College of Education who would like to get to know these students better is welcome! All LATTICE members are invited. For more information, please contact Marlene Greene at or Hyun Kwak at



9. International LATTICE Book Club

LATTICE International Book Club, co-chaired by Mary Hennessey ( and Amy Kilbridge (, organizes monthly conversations about notable books and authors. Everyone is welcome to attend these sessions that are held at the East Lansing Public Library from 4:15 - 6:00 p.m. Events are FREE for international students and their spouses. Please share this Flyer with anyone who might be interested. Please click photos to see pictures from the event with Michigan author Gloria Whelen.

The club just had an interesting session with Margarita Engle who wrote The Surrender Tree. She has a new book coming out in March: Hurricane Dancers: The First Caribbean Pirate Shipwreck where she offers another accomplished historical novel in verse set in the Caribbean about Young Quebrado whose name means “the broken one.” He is a child “of two shattered worlds, the son of a Taíno Indian mother and a Spanish father. He is taken in 1510 from his village on the island that is present-day Cuba and enslaved on a pirate’s ship. When a hurricane destroys the boat, Quebrado is pulled from the water by a fisherman, Naridó, whose village welcomes him, but escape from the past proves nearly impossible. In this story, once again, Engle fictionalizes historical fact in a powerful, original story. With the exception of Quebrado, all the characters are based on documented figures whose voices narrate many of the poems.

If you are searching for books to read, here are some recommendations from Mary:

My Havana: Memories of a Cuban boyhood by Rosemary Wells & Secundino Fernandez which is about events in the childhood of architect Secundino Fernandez, who left his beloved Havana, Cuba, with his parents to Spain and later to New York City.

The Red Umbrella by Christina Gonzalez is about fourteen-year-old Lucia and her seven-year-old brother who are sent to the United States when her parents, who are not in favor of the new Castro's regime, fear that the children will be taken away from them as others have been.

Leaving Glorytown: One Boy's Struggle Under Castro by Eduardo Calcines narrates about Eduardo Calcines who was three years old when Communists took control of Cuba. Only eleven years later, Calcines and his family were finally able to leave the country. Now sixty-three, Calcines, a successful American businessman, recounts about growing up under Castro's rule.

90 miles to Havana by Enrique Flores-Galbis is about Julian and how his parents send him and his two brothers to Miami to escape from the Cuban revolution. Thrust into a new world where bullies run rampant, it is not always clear to the boys how best to protect themselves.

Cuba 15 by Nancy Osa is suitable for Grades 6-10. Violet Paz, growing up in suburban Chicago, barely knows Spanish, and her dad refuses to talk about his Cuban roots, so it's a real surprise when he insists that Violet have a grand quinceanero, the traditional Latina fifteenth-year coming-of-age ceremony. But Violet insists that she is an American with her Polish American mother. Furthermore she wouldn't want to be caught wearing the ceremonial ruffled pink dress and a tiara.

Eight Days: A Story of Haiti by Edwidge Danticat is a new picture book about Haiti and the earthquake. Junior tells the games he played in his mind during the eight days he was trapped in his house after the devastating January 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Includes author's note about Haitian children before the earthquake and her own children's reactions to the disaster."

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: creating Currents of Electricity and Hope by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer is a true story of tenacity and imagination. It describes how an African teenager built a windmill from scraps to create electricity for his home and his village, improving life for himself and his neighbors. There will be a discussion of this book for the East Lansing Library's International Book Club on Thursday April 14 at 7:00 conducted by Mary Hennessey.  This is separate event from LATTICE Book Club - all are welcome.

Next Book Club meetings:

Thursday Feb. 24 with Free? Stories About Human Rights, edited by Amnesty International.  (for grades 7 and up) "An anthology of fourteen stories by young adult authors from around the world, on such themes as asylum, law, education, and faith, compiled in honor of the 60th anniverary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights." Another book that will also be discussed is on the subject for younger children:  We Are All Born Free: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, edited by Amnesty International (for grades 2 and up)   This book has illustrations by artists from around the world.  Again, bring your ideas of ways you might use this book in your classroom. Every Human Has Rights: A Photographic Declaration for Kids has stunning photographs from around the world, with poetry from the ePals Community. Picture book.

Thursday March 24 disccusion of book by Karen Lynn Williams. Here is a list of her books. Choose one or two and bring them to the meeting, ready to tell what you think of them.  Her books have different illustrators - how do you think the illustrations complement the stories?  There are teachers' guides for her books on her web site, too.  What ideas do you think you can use in your classroom? Particularly interesting ones are My Name is Sangoel., A Beach Tail, Four Feet, Two Sandals, Painted Dreams, Tap-Tap, Circles of Hope, When Africa Was Home, and Galilmoto.

If you enjoyed the visit with author Laura Resau last year (author of Red Glass and others) you may want to know about her new book coming out next month. She is coming back to our library to talk about this book on Tuesday May 3 at 7:00. 



10. Opportunities and Resources

Talk on "Creating a Haiti Resilience System: Steps Toward Global Resilience"

Dr. Michael McDonald is giving this talk on Wednesday, February 16th at 3:00-4:30, Room 201 International Center. He is the President and CEO of Global Health Initiatives, Inc., Director of National Sustainable Security Infrastructure Working Group; Coordinator, Race to Resilience Public/Private Consortium; and Director, Center for Health Security and Infrastructure, University of Maryland. This event is sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), Center for Advanced Study of International Development (CASID), and the African Studies Center (ASC).

Biosketch: Dr. McDonald has been at the forefront of using social media for real time situational awareness for the Haiti response and is working to establishing resilience systems in Haiti and globally.  He has worked closely with the White House and various US Government agencies on health and resilience issues.  Resilience implies a broad definition of health that encompasses "one health" (human, animal and environmental health), as well as additional social parameters.  Strengthening resilience has implications within Michigan and more broadly. 

Dr. Michael D. McDonald is director of the National Sustainable Security Infrastructure working group and the coordinator of the Race to Resilience public/private consortium.  In these capacities, during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, Dr. McDonald focused on building multi-modal herd immunity to H1N1 in the United States, and worked on the engagement of significantly enhanced information sharing environments for improving the health and human security of Americans through efforts like the White House MPHISE (Medical and Public Health Information Sharing Environment) initiative and the U.S. Resilience System, via the Race to Resilience. Dr. McDonald, during 2010, has been focusing on engaging Resilience Systems and MPHISE national and globally, with a special focus on Haiti following the January 12 earthquake in Port-au-Prince, the recovery of the U.S. Gulf Coast following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, preparedness in Southern California for a massive earthquake, and the New York metropolitan area preparedness for an event of mass consequence.

Dr. McDonald, in addition to his coordinating role in the Race to Resilience and as chief architect of the U.S. Resilience System, is also currently President and CEO of Global Health Initiatives, Inc., and Executive Director of Health Initiatives Foundation Inc.  He is Principal Investigator on the Disaster Knowledge Management System and the U.S. Resilience System testbed.  These systems are oriented toward the prevention and management of large-scale social crises (e.g., disease outbreaks, terrorism, natural disasters, economic and social discontinuities) at the global, national, regional, and local levels.  He is director of the Center for Health Security and Infrastructure at the University of Maryland, where he conducts some applied research.

 Kristin Janka Millar, PhD
Associate Director
Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies
Michigan State University
300 International Center
East Lansing, MI 48824-1035 USA
Ph: 517/353-1690
Twitter: @kjankamillar Center

Open Resources:


Asian Studies Event: The Spring 2011 Colloquium Series

The colloquium series,"Health, Sex, and Feminism in the Trans-Pacific World" will be held throughout the semester on Tuesdays or Thursdays  from 3:30pm-5:00pm in Room 303, International Center. The second lecture next Tuesday by Professor Jim Trosko is entitled, "A Collision Between Biological and Cultural Evolution on Breast Cancer."  

Leslie Jablonski (Event Coordinator)
Michigan State University
Asian Studies Program
Phone: (off./dept.) 353-1680; Fax: 432-2659;


Japanese cultural event for children - March 19

This event is about Children's Festival in Japan and is an education outreach component during the Japan Week. There will be various cultural activities like crafts, exhibits, and interactive games that bring Japanese culture to children  The location is at Boys and Girls Club of Lansing, 4315 Pleasant Grove Road, Lansing, MI 48910-4257 Time: 1-3pm, March 19. Sponsor: Asian Studies Center at Michigan State University. Free admission. Teachers might be interested in promoting this to their classes and PTAs. Please request for a flyer if needed.

Heng Jiang (Outreach Coordinator)
Michigan State University
Asian Studies Program
517.505.2574 /


Opportunities on Indonesia

a) Scholarship for International (U.S) students to study Indonesian language

The Ministry of National Education (MoNE) in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) is offering DARMASISWA, a scholarship program. This scholarship is for all foreign students from countries which have diplomatic relationship with Indonesia to study Bahasa Indonesia, arts, music and crafts. Participants can choose one of 45 different universities located in different cities in Indonesia. For more information, applicants should refer to the link above or please e-mail Imam at

b) 4th International Indonesia Forum - June 28-29, 2011

The theme of this forum is "Enriching Future Generations: Education Promoting Indonesian Self-Development." Please submit papers on Economic and political developments supporting more democratic structures in a globalizing international world, provide opportunities, and also pose challenges for Indonesia and the increasingly globalized Indonesian citizens of the 21st century.

In order to face these challenges and seize these opportunities education is essential. Issues of affordable access to and quality of Indonesian education are an essential component of the theme of this year's conference. In a broader sense we also welcome scholars to consider values taught external to the formal educational establishment, including those within families, communities, places of worship and businesses as these represent a foundational part of the individual educational experience of Indonesians today. On both the structural and national levels there are also important issues of development and Indonesian nationalism that need to be addressed to meet the challenges of tomorrow. This is especially true in a country of great diversity containing such a broad range of distinct individuals and groups who comprise this Indonesian state where education colors and shapes the Indonesian national character and social fabric, teaching what it means to be Indonesian while appreciating the unique diversity that strengthens the Indonesian nation-state as an emerging leader in the international community. topic will be approached by scholars of various disciplines from diverse angles. Papers are welcome exploring all aspects of the unique mix that shapes Indonesia today as education serves as a tool that can be applied to make people into better citizens, parents, businessmen, artists, and politicians in the Indonesian nation-state framework.

People wishing to present papers are invited to submit a one-page abstract in electronic form (PDF or MSWord) as well as brief CV to Frank Dhont at by March 31, 2011. This is the conference website.

Conference Organizers: Frank Dhont (Yale University); Naning Margasar (Yogyakarta State University); Thomas J. Conners (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology). Cooperating Institutions: Social and Political Sciences Faculty, Atma Jaya Yogyakarta University; Indonesian History Studies Centre, Sanata Dharma University; and Social and Political Sciences Faculty, Diponegoro University.

Imam Wahyudi Karimullah (
Master's Student of Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education
College of Education
Michigan State University, U.S.A


National Opportunities 

Guven Witteveen has posted the following opportunities that might interest many LATTICE members:

Japanese Aesthetics: From Ma to Kata and Beyond. Wednesday, February 16, 2011. 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST and Saturday, February 19, 2011. 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST.   The Five College Center for East Asian Studies is offering a webinar on Japanese Aesthetics. To register for the webinar on February 16, click here.  To register for the webinar on February 19, click here.  For more information, contact Anne Prescott at

A Study Tour for U.S. Teachers and Students to Cambodia. Deadline. Monday, February 21, 2011.  This four-week American Youth Leadership Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, will provide opportunities for up to 34 American high school students and six teachers to travel to Cambodia to work with their Cambodian counterparts. For more information,  visit

2011 Summer Trip to Tibet. Deadline. Monday, February 28, 2011. Chinese author Ji-Li Jiang will lead a summer tour of teachers to Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet from June 24 to July 11, 2011.  For more information, click here

Southeast Asia: At the Crossroads of World War II. Deadline. Tuesday, March 1, 2011.  The East-West Center in Hawaii is offering this three-week National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) summer institute for up to 30 educators. It is open to U.S. secondary school educators teaching humanities topics in grades 6-12, school librarians, and homeschooling parents.  The institute runs June 26 – July 15, 2011. For more information, visit

Global Exploration for Educators Organization (GEEO). Summer 2011. GEEO is offering 13 different travel programs for the summer of 2011 including countries such as India/Nepal and China.  GEEO provides teachers educational materials and the structure to help them bring their experiences into the classroom. The trips are open to all nationalities of K-12 and university educators and administrators, as well as retired educators.  For more information, visit or contact GEEO at 1-877-600-0105.

Previously Posted Opportunities
2011 Educators’ Study Tour to Japan. Deadline. Thursday, January 27, 2011.  This opportunity, provided by the Japan Society, is for middle and high school educators and school administrators in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.  The tour to Japan is from July 1 – July 22, 2011.  For more information, visit

Korea Society Korea Study Tour 2011. Deadline. Monday, January 31, 2011.  Up to 70 American educators will be selected to participate in the 2011 Summer Fellowship in Korean Studies to be held in Korea in June and July of 2011. For more information, visit The Korea Society

Keizai Koho Center Teacher Fellowship. Deadline. Friday, February 11, 2011.  This ten-day fellowship to Japan is open to middle and high school classroom teachers of economics, social studies, and history (grades 6-12).  For more information, visit NAJAS

Korea Academy for Educators. Deadline. Tuesday, March 1, 2011.   The Korea Academy for Educators announces the eighth annual seminar on Korean History and Culture and the Korean American Experience.  This seminar takes place in Los Angeles, August 1 – 5, 2011. Contact Mary Connor at for an application. For more information, click here.

The Enduring Legacy of Ancient China. Wednesday, March 2 – Tuesday, May 10, 2011.   This ten-week online course is open to all K-12 educators.  The course will mirror the thematic approach taken by Primary Source’s publication, The Enduring Legacy of Ancient China. Topics will include geography, belief systems, the arts, and China's relationship with the world. To register, email  For more information, click here

NCTA Teaching East Asian Literature in the High School. Deadline. Monday, March 7, 2011.  Offered by the East Asian Studies Center at Indiana University in Bloomington. It will cover specific facets of China, Japan, and Korea that are pertinent to the literary works covered during the week.  The institute runs from July 10 – 15, 2011. 


MSU Simply Speaking Toastmaster

Do you want to improve your presentation skills? Toastmasters is an international organization dedicated to helping people develop their public speaking and leadership skills. It can help you get over your fear of speaking in front of groups.  Or if you are already a good speaker, Toastmasters can help you become even better!  

Learn more about MSU Simply Speaking group that includes many international graduate students as well as many academic specialists who work at MSU.  Everyone is welcome, so if you’re interested, please come for Monday meeting and see what Toastmasters is all about!  MSU Simply Speaking Toastmasters meet every Monday (except university holidays) from 12 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Usually meetings are in 252 Erickson Hall, but email Cheryl at to be sure.

This is what one of our international graduate student member, Nai-Cheng Kuo says about Toastmasters: "I have participated in Toastmaster since 2009. It provides me with many opportunities to learn how to speak and do presentations more professionally. It also gives me great opportunities to see good models in speech. With a lot of constructive feedback on my speeches from Toastmaster friends every week, I successfully passed my SPEAK test in 2010."


Message from MSU Speakers Bureau - Orientation Session (Feb. 17)

Dear International Students, Welcome back!  Thank you for volunteering to share your country's culture with Americans through the Speakers Bureau program of the Community Volunteers for International Programs (CVIP). You provide a very valuable service to the Lansing area community.  If you are on our volunteer list from last semester, please let us know whether you want to continue this semester. 

We invite ALL of you, those continuing from last year and those who are new this semester, to attend an orientation session and "Speak Out" on Thursday, February 17th, at 5.30 p.m. in Room 303, International Center. You will have a chance to meet other members of the Speakers Bureau and to hear about speaking experiences from some continuing members.  The OISS staff will discuss guidelines and suggestions for successful speaking experiences, and they will provide a helpful handout for your reference. The "Speak Out" portion of the meeting will provide two short sample presentations given by your peers.  One will be an informal talk, and the other a more structured PowerPoint example.

We have several requests for presentations from public school teachers and other community members. We'll have details available about each request, so bring your calendars along to the meeting so that you can sign up for one or more of these opportunities.dinner is being provided, so we need to know in advance whether you will be attending.  Please reply by February 15th, by e-mail to Dasha Shamrova:  or Nicole Namy in the OISS office:

Speakers Bureau Committee -  
Kathy Bossen and  Carol Towl


Teachers Needed by MSU Museum

MSU Museum would like to connect with some culturally-minded teachers of social studies, arts, language, etc, for the development of a program on some folk arts activities. Specifically, it's a Virtual Outreach Program that would focus on Family Folklore, a curriculum that was developed years ago. This program will be developed over the next few months, and would like to offer it free as a "test" to a handful of teachers and their classrooms as the curriculum is developed. For more information, please contact LuAnne, the developer of this program at

LuAnne Kozma
Assistant Curator of Folk Arts
Associate Coordinator
Michigan Traditional Arts Program, MSU Museum
Phone: 517-353-5526 T-Th; Fax: 517-432-2846

The Korea Society Spring Fellowship 2011 - Feb. 22

The Korea Society is currently accepting applications for this year's program. This Fellowship, which will be held in Korea from April 15-26 this year, includes guided tours and opportunities for on-site study at various significant and historic locations throughout Korea, as well as lectures and discussions on topics of current interest. The Fellowship in Korean Studies provides a unique opportunity for American educators to explore historical, cultural, and religious sites throughout Korea and gain extensive understanding of Korean culture to bring back to their schools in the states. Social studies professionals, including specialists and supervisors from state departments of education and university professors are invited to apply by the deadline of February 22, 2011. For more information, please click here.

The Korea Society is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated solely to the promotion of greater awareness, understanding, and cooperation between the United States and Korea. This prominent organization, founded in 1957 and based in New York City, arranges programs in the areas of public policy, business, education, intercultural relations, and the arts. The Korea Society’s signature events include the New York Korean Film Festival, the Annual Dinner, as well as various public lectures, panel discussions, and global music and art exhibitions that have contributed to the Society’s outstanding international reputation. Funding for these programs is derived from contributions, grants, endowments, membership dues, and program fees.

Ms. Yong-Jin Choi
Vice President, Korean Studies
The Korea Society
950 Third Ave. 8Fl
New York, NY 10022
Tel) 212-759-7525 ext.325
Fax) 212-759-7530

Intellectbase International Consortium -15th Academic Conference
25 March 2011 to 26 March 2011, San Antonio, United States

Intellectbase International Consortium (IIC) is a professional academic organization dedicated to advancing and encouraging quantitative and qualitative research practices. Academic refereed publications are our ultimate mission. Faculty with abstracts, case studies, research-in-progress & full papers are invited. The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 28 February 2011.

Web address:


SGI Artists as Peacemakers Exhibit at Lansing - March 14-20

The SGI's Artists as Peacemakers Exhibit will be coming to Lansing March 14-20, 2011.  The exhibit will be held at Lansing Community College, Lansing, MI in the Welcome Center. At this time, the hours of the exhibit will be 10am to 6pm. Jennifer Hennings is the exhibit coordinator, she will be working with a Set-up Committee and a Host Committee to plan and execute the event.  Jennifer will also be creating some promotional material that will be released at a later date to help promote the event. The goal is to give as many people as possible the opportunity to visit the exhibit, and allow those who wish to participate in the exhibit an opportunity to support it. 

As the actual event date draws closer, there will be follow up e-mail asking for volunteers and supporters. SGI members will be needed to work with the Set-up Committee and the Host Committee to help support the event. A later e-mail will provide with the names and contact information of people who can be connected with to help support the exhibit. For more information, please email Jose Trejo at


2011 International Juried Fine Art Painting Competition

Please consider taking part in this competition. The deadline is March 31, 2011. Contestants must choose from 9 categories. Multiple entries can be made in as many categories as desired. Please click here for guidelines and entry forms. Artists working in various mediums are welcome to enter. Cash & Awards are valued over $10,000 including Artists Haven Gallery Representation Contract, Solo Exhibition, Internet Exposure, Website Hosting, Magazine Publicity, and additional Sponsorship prizes. Judging will be based on creativity, skill, technique, and artistic attributes.

From the overall entries, 45 artists will be selected (5 artists in each of the 9 categories). Of those, 9 artists will win a Best of Category Award (1 artist from each category). And of those, there will be a 1st Place Best of Show Award winner, 2nd Place Judges Award winner, and a 3rd Place Merit Award winner. The 45 selected artists will participate in a collective exhibition at the Artists’ Haven Gallery. The exhibition will be from May 10th through May 31st, 2011. Opening Reception - A Meet the Artists & Awards Presentation event will be held on the evening of Saturday, May 14, 2011 from 6 - 9pm. Event is free and the public is invited.

2757 East Oakland Park Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306

Contact: Michael Joseph, Owner/2011 FAPC Organizer
Tel: 954-817-4893


Hans Rosling's 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes - The Joy of Stats - BBC Four

Dr. Jack Schwille has sent us this interesting Youtube video that reveals that statistics, far from being a cure for insomnia, is one of the most exciting topics on the planet.  This video demonstrates 200 years of global growth in just four minutes.


Story from South Africa

Sally McClintock recently received from Richard O'Brien, Richards Bay Minerals in KZN this story that is relevant to our discussions about global education and our actions in the past and our goals for the future.


Dream Corps 2011 Summer Volunteer Program - May 19-June 23

Dream Corps is an international NGO focusing on education development in China. It is recruiting about 65 international volunteers to participate in its 2011 Summer Volunteer Program in rural schools (township elementary or middle schools) and villages of China. Volunteers will take part in activities that include:

• Establishing and developing libraries
• Developing Reading programs
• Understanding and learning from locals

The program consists of 4 days of training in Beijing, 3 weeks of volunteer work on assigned volunteer sites, and 3 days concluding forum in Beijing. Volunteers need to be interested in international development, rural education, and the non-profit sector in China, be able to adapt to rural accommodations, willing to promote the importance of reading, has the ability to speak mandarin Chinese is mandatory and is able to participate in the entire program.

Please complete an online application. Applicants will be interviewed over the phone, Skype, or in person (depending on their location) for about one hour. Interviews in person will be held at six locations: Beijing; New York City; Philadelphia; Charlottesville, Virginia; Toronto; and Montreal. For more information, please contact the Recruitment Committee at

Yisu Zhou
Doctoral Candidate
Educational Policy
College of Education
Michigan State University


Indicorps 2011 Fellowship

Indicorps, an innovative non-profit organization based in India, is offering Fellowship that encourages aspiring young leaders of Indian origin to engage in intense grassroots development opportunities that explore the promise of leadership and address India's pressing needs. For our 12th Indicorps Fellowship class beginning this August, we have 27 challenging openings all across the country from Punjab to Tamil Nadu and Gujarat to Bihar with projects focusing on education, community development, public health, women’s empowerment and more.

Since its inception, over 100 young Indians from around the globe with impeccable credentials (everything from a physics PhD to a filmmaker!) have participated in the Indicorps Fellowship. Indicorps alumni have gone on to serve as leaders and innovators in a wide range of fields including international development, social entrepreneurship, media, engineering, law, health, film, journalism, science and more.  To learn more about the Indicorps Fellowship, projects, or current fellows please view this video.


Call for Online Global Mentors

Global Mentors, LLC, an East Lansing educational institution recently organized its launching ceremony and first recruitment event at Hannah Community Center. On this occasion, it invited the CBS Sky Radio host Lisa J. Smith, who is known for her motivational talks. The keynote speaker, the Mayor of the city of East Lansing Mr. Victor W. Loomis addressed the participating audience on the event. The Company is looking forward to recruit college graduates and highly qualified professionals for its global project in the education and training through online classes.

Global Mentors, LLC uses rich open source web media technologies to connect professionals (mentors) with non-professionals (mentees) around the world through virtual learning and teaching tools. Please see the following links to understand its services: Otterspell, and Global Mentors.

Vishwajeet K. Singh (MSU Alumnus)
Global Mentors, LLC
P. O. Box 1494 
East Lansing 48823 
Phone: 517-333-3878 
Skype: 517-255-2301 
Cell: 517-230-4187 


Red Cross Curriculum

Do you know of a teacher or retired teacher who may be interested in a new Red Cross curriculum? Become a part of the American Red Cross EHL Work Group! Exploring Humanitarian Law (EHL) is an adaptable curriculum that provides educators with opportunities to introduce international themes into the classroom. EHL introduces learners to issues of humanitarian law and the principles of respect for life and human dignity. The EHL curriculum can help students stay connected to the world around them and meet all curriculum standards.

As part of the EHL Work Group you will: i) Plan and execute trainings and workshops on the EHL curriculum; ii) Reach out to area educators who may be interested in implementing the curriculum; and iii) Represent EHL to the International Services Committee. If you or someone you know are interested in being a part of this exciting opportunity, please contact Anna Bliss at or at (517) 484-7461 ext. 167 or Kelsey Fox at .

Kodo: Taiko drumming hosted by University of Michigan Music Society

UMS proudly presents the traditional Japanese drumming ensemble Kodo on Wednesday, February 23 at 8 p.m.  in Hill Auditorium (825 North University Avenue, Ann Arbor). Group discounts are available for groups of 10 or more by calling (734) 763-3100. 

“Kodo unites high-energy percussion, elegant music, dance, and the striking physical prowess needed to sustain a precise yet powerful sound” (Los Angeles Examiner). The group will be showcasing songs from their new album, Akatsuki and the debut of drummer Kenta Nakagome on the group’s hallmark giant drum, the 900-pound o-daiko.  Shamisen, koto, and kokyu (traditional Japanese fiddle) complement the percussive force of taiko, revealing the versatility of Japanese tradition and the performers who honor it. 

For more information, please call 734-764-2538. More information and online registration


ANN: African Women in Dimensions (JENdA - Issue 18 TOC)

The award-winning, peer-reviewed JENdA: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies have published a special creative issue, "African Women in Dimensions." The double issue features play, short story, poetry, and documentary. JENdA is available by subscription to individuals and institutions. If your university is already an institutional subscriber, you will have free access to the journal. Please, make sure that you are using your university network to access the journal. If your university is not a subscriber, you may recommend to your librarian to subscribe. This is the issue URL


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Connie & Kaliamma

LATTICE Session Director
Connie Detjen

LATTICE Graduate Assistant
Kaliamma Ponnan

(Linking All Types of Teachers to International Cross-cultural Education)
Office of International Studies in Education 513K Erickson Hall College of Education
Michigan State University East Lansing
MI 48824