LATTICE

Linking All Types of Teachers to International Cross-Cultural Education



From: lattice@msu.edu
Date: November 29, 2012
To: All LATTICE members and friends
Reply-To: lattice@msu.edu

Website: www.latticeworld.org

Subject: LATTICE Newsletter #527

TO: ALL LATTICE Members and Friends:

Newsletter highlights:


  1. Message from LATTICE Director
  2. Open House in Honor of Mary Hennessey's Retirement
  3. Outreach coordinator position at OISS
  4. Workshop for Teachers of Chinese
  5. Teachers Teaching Peace
  6. Global Groove Exhibition at Broad Art Museum
  7. International Human Rights Commemoration 2012
  8. Lattice Book Club Announcement
  9. Shao-Chang Lee Scholarship and Paper Contest
  10. 2012-2013 Fellowships, Scholarships & Awards

    1. Message from LATTICE Director

    Greetings LATTICE Family,
         I wish you each a belated Happy Thanksgiving!  I am thankful each and every day for all the wonderful friends I have met through all the years in LATTICE.  Our next opportunity to gather together will be Thursday, Dec. 6th at the Spartan Village Community Center in Room 160.  We will meet at noon for social time, and the meeting will start promptly at 12:30 and finish at 3:30.   We will begin our meeting exploring the incredible success of education in Finland with the use of film clips from the film, The Finland Phenomenon, Inside the World’s Most Surprising School System.  I look forward to the wonderful conversations I expect this film will generate!  We have some other wonderful surprises planned, and we also look forward to our international potluck luncheon.  You are always invited to share your cultural and family traditions through the sharing of food.  If you are planning on bringing a dish, it is helpful to send a quick email to Jane Fitch, our food coordinator, at janeafitch@hotmail.com, but last minute additions are just as delicious!  
         
    PLANNING TEAM
           Please consider becoming more involved with LATTICE through helping to plan our meetings.  The team generally meets once a month for coffee and conversation at the Grand Traverse Pie Company back room at the corner of Grand River and Hagadorn.  Our next meeting will be Thursday, December 13th at 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.  We truly welcome your ideas and opinions!  If you are interested, please send me an email at kklein76@aol.com, and I will add you to the mailing list for planning team news and announcements.

    Karen Klein
    LATTICE Session Director

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    2. Open House in Honor of Mary Hennessey's Retirement
    PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
    Our dear friend and long time LATTICE member, Mary Hennessey is retiring from the East Lansing Public Library.  Please come wish her well at a reception at the EL Library meeting room, 950 Abbot Rd., on Thursday evening, December 13th from 4:30 - 6:00pm. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend! 

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    3. Outreach coordinator position at OISS
    The Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) is adding an outreach coordinator to their team. Here is the link for the position description. https://jobs.msu.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1352834291152
    Once there select “search positions” on the left side. Then enter Job # 6992. You can formally apply at the MSU website for this position.

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    4. Workshop for Teachers of Chinese
    The Asian Studies Center is offering a free professional development for Teachers of Chinese on Saturday December 1, 2012, 8.45 a. – 4.00 p.m.  Room B110G Wells Hall. Click here to access flyer.

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    5. Teachers Teaching Peace
    Dear Friend of Peace,
    The Nobel Peace Laureate Project requests your assistance. We are seeking to honor teachers who are teaching about peace and peacemaking. These educators deserve to be recognized for their efforts which, in turn, will inspire others to do the same.

    To help us learn who these teachers are we ask that you include in one of your standard mailings or emails the following announcement:

    WANTED: TEACHERS OF PEACE

    The Nobel Peace Laureate Project, a grassroots peace organization in Eugene, Oregon, seeks the names of teachers in the schools who are teaching about peace and peacemaking. We wish to recognize what they are doing and to inspire others to do the same. During the last three years we have named a Peace Teacher of the Year.

    The Nobel Peace Laureate Project already has written teaching materials about the American winners of the Nobel Peace Prize. Go to our website above for the lessons available for downloading: www,nobelpeacelaureates.org

    If you know a teacher of peace or are one yourself, please send us a letter describing what is being done in the classroom, including name, grade level, the school, and public contact information. Our mailing and email address are:

    John Attig, President,
    Nobel Peace Laureate Project
    PO Box 21201
    Eugene, OR 97405
    jnhattig@efn.org
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    The Peace Education Center
    855 Grove Street; East Lansing, MI 48823
    517-515-5634
    website: www.peaceedcenter.org
    e-mail: peaceedcenter@gmail.com

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    6. Global Groove Exhibition at Broad Art Museum

    November 10, 2012 - February 2, 2013 at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum
    Global Groove 1973/2012 features Nam June Paik's seminal video from 1973, "Global Groove", as a jumping off point to explore current trends in international video art. A fast-paced barrage of images and sounds, "Global Groove" was Paik's prophetic statement about the future ubiquity of the video image. This kinetically edited, single-channel video anticipated the "video cities" we now inhabit where building high video screens engulf entire city centers.

    As video cameras and digital editing equipment became more and more accessible into the 1990's and now the 21st century, video became a worldwide medium for artists. Global Groove 1973/2012 is a celebration from the Far East, Middle East, Africa, and Europe. The exhibition will celebrate the multiple approaches to the medium artists are using, from low-tech to highly cinematic; personal and diaristic to intensely political and challenging. The exhibition features a unique architectural design for video in the center of the largest gallery in the museum.

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    7. International Human Rights Commemoration 2012
    Greater Lansing United Nations Association is hosting an International Human Rights Commemoration 2012 event this coming Sunday, December 2nd from 6:30 – 8:30 at East Lansing Hannah Community Center.  An international human rights dialogue will feature a distinguished MSU Humphrey Fellowship panel.  Click flyer for more information.

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    8. Lattice Book Club Announcement
    Thank you to Dwi for his excellent explanation of our last book, Ladder to the Moon. This really helped us understand it when we use it with students.

    Our next meeting is Thursday January 17 at 4:15. (Come after the LATTICE meeting!) It will be held at All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbot Rd., East Lansing. This will be the location of all book club meetings from now on. We will be discussing the book Tua and the Elephant by R.P. Harris. This book for middle grades is about Tua, a nine-year-old girl, in Chiang Mai, Thailand. When she releases an abused elephant from its chains, can she complete the rescue by getting it to an elephant refuge without being caught herself? Questions? Contact Mary Hennessey at maryhenn@sbcglobal.net

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    9. Shao-Chang Lee Scholarship and Paper Contest

    Shao-Chang Lee Scholarships are awarded to outstanding undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at MSU, and pursuing or planning to pursue a program that includes Asian Studies. The primary purpose of the awards is to encourage excellence in scholarship. Applicants for the scholarship must be undergraduate or graduate students currently enrolled at MSU.

    For the S.C. Lee Best Paper Competition, students in any academic discipline may submit a research paper completed for a course or under the supervision of a faculty member at MSU during the Spring, Summer or Fall semesters of 2012. The paper must focus on an Asian topic or have significant content related to Asia. Book reports or reviews are not eligible. The paper competition is open to both enrolled undergraduate and graduate students. Only one paper may be submitted by a student for a particular annual competition.

    Click here:  http://asia.isp.msu.edu/resources/leescholar.htm   for more information about the S.C. Lee Scholarship and Best Paper Competitions. For the academic year 2012-2013 competitions, scholarship applications, papers, and supporting materials must be submitted to the Asian Studies Center by 5:00 PM, Friday, December 21, 2012.

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    10. 2012-2013 Fellowships, Scholarships & Awards
    Each year, various MSU departments and other US organizations provide scholarships, fellowships and awards for students and faculty members. Some of the 2012-2013 fellowships and scholarships include: Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS), Boren Scholarships & Fellowships and several awards. Detailed information including eligibility, application process and deadlines is available here.  

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END OF LATTICE NEWSLETTER # 527

LATTICE is supported by 17 mid-Michigan School districts and the African Studies Center, Asian Studies Center, Center for Advanced Studies of International Development (CASID), Center for European and Russian Studies, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), College of Education, Graduate School, International Studies and Programs, Women & International Development (WID) at Michigan State University. With members from 80 countries, the LATTICE list currently has 996 subscribers worldwide.

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Best Wishes,

Karen & Damaris

LATTICE Session Director
Karen Klein
kleink14@msu.edu

LATTICE Graduate Assistant
Damaris Mayienga
lattice@msu.edu

LATTICE
(Linking All Types of Teachers to International Cross-cultural Education)

Office of International Studies in Education 513 Erickson Hall College of Education
Michigan State University East Lansing
MI 48824
www.latticeworld.org

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