Women at Ground Zero
Thursday, November 18, in 129 Brody Hall from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
A presentation on the female firefighters, police officers, paramedics, EMT’s, and others who responded to the World Trade Center tragedy on September 11, 2001 will be held on campus. It will include both of the authors of the book, Women at Ground Zero, Susan Hagen and Mary Carouba who will talk about their experiences searching out, interviewing and photographing the women who toiled side-by-side with male counterparts, but whose contributions were overlooked or minimized. This presentation was brought to campus by the Women’s Advisory Committee for Finance, Personal and Operations and the MSU Women’s Resource Center.
Thursday, November 18, in the Main Lounge of the Union from 12-1 p.m.
With performer Justin Noroyan and in partnership with ASMSU.
MSU Opera Theatre presents: “Carousel”
Thursday, November 18, at the Fairchild Theatre at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday.
Takes place between 1873 and 1888 in a small New England fishing village and revolves around a love affair between Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan. Tickets run $8-16.
Facilitative Meditation: Working Through Difficult Issues for Positive Resolution
Thursday, November 18, from 12-1 p.m. in the Nisbet Building, Room TBD.
Speakers: Ann Smiley, MA and Paula Zera, JD of Meditation Management Services. Co-sponsored by the MSU Family Resource Center and MSU Women’s Resource Center. To register, call 432-3745 ext. 146.
Pinte La Rock!
Thursday, November 18, at the Rock at 11p.m. Painting the Rock and raising of the flag. The singing of the National Anthem “La Borinquen” as well as a brief historical presentation will also take place. Hang out for a game of Capicu (Dominoes) and spades, which is a pastime of Puerto Ricans, old and new. Food and refreshments will be served.
Thursday, November 18, at the Pasant Theatre in the Wharton Center at 7:30 p.m.
String quartet lauded for breaking down barriers between chamber music and audiences of all ages. Tickets are $26.
African Studies: Mayoral Election in Mombasa, Kenya
Thursday, November 18, in room 201 in the International Center at 12 p.m. Presented by Tom Wolf.
Thursday, November 18, at Harper’s Restaurant on 131 Albert Ave. at 10:30 p.m., cover charge.
“Kitchen Stories” (East Lansing Film Society)
Thursday, November 18, at the Hannah Community Center (819 Abbott Rd.) at 7:30 p.m.
Droll and sly absurdist comedy set in early 1950’s Norway about observers sent to a rural district of Norway, with its surplus of bachelors, to study the kitchen routines of single men. In Swedish and Norwegian with English subtitles. $4 for students.
Wells Hall Movies
Friday, November 19, through Sunday, November 21
Napoleon Dynamite at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Special showing on Friday in Conrad Auditorium at 8 p.m.
Without a Paddle at 7:15 and 9:20 p.m.
Donnie Darko- “You pick the movie winner” at 7:10 and 9:40 p.m.
Kitchen Stories (ELFS) at 7 and 9:15 p.m. $3 for students.
Motion City Soundtrack wsg. Down to Earth Approach
Friday, November 19, in the Erickson Kiva, doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Public tickets are $8 and available in room 322 of the Union, Flat Black and Circular and CD Warehouse. General admission and in partnership with POP Entertainment and ASMSU.
Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Friday, November 19, at the Pasant Theatre in the Wharton Center at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $28.
Michigan – A Global Leader, The Local Impact of International Trade, 2nd Annual Michigan and the World Conference
Friday, November 19, at the Kellogg Center.
This full day conference presented by Michigan and the World Coalition will present expert analysis of issues and trends in international trade, with breakout sessions to examine trade impacts on the environment, human health, economic development and public diplomacy.
International Coffee Hour
Friday, November 19, in Spartan rooms B and C in the International Center from 4-6p.m.
A great place to make friends, be involved, and start the weekend…and the coffee is free! Sponsored by Office of International Students and Scholars.
“Moving Towards a New Research Paradigm: Participatory Research and Development” Diane Ruonavaara; Children, Youth and Families
Friday, November 19, in room 201 of the International Center at 12p.m.
A Special Speakers Series being held in conjunction with the CASID/WID Friday Forum. Drawing upon their own research, the speakers in this series illustrate contemporary theoretical approaches to international development.
Quiere comer a lo Jivaro? (Darle un Plato) Authentic Puerto Rican food
Friday, November 19, in the IM West Sports Arena from 6-10 p.m.
Live performance of Paranda Music. Come join Puerto Rican Student Alliance in an Ethnic Puerto Rican Dinner.
Friday, November 19, at the MSU Livestock Farms and Livestock Pavilion from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Test horses’ abilities in dozens of different classes, exciting events such as jumping, reining, barrel racing, cutting, roping and pole bending. An American Quarter Horse approved free show.
Mission Improvable- Back by Popular Demand
Saturday, November 20, at the Campus Center in the International Center, shows at 9:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Free event.
They’ve been called the “Backstreet Boys of Comedy” and the “N’ Sync of Improv.” Touring the nation with their unique style of high-energy improvisation, the ensemble has made quite a name for themselves within the improve scene, the college circuit and the world of entertainment.
Greater Lansing Weavers Guild Holiday Show and Sale
Friday, November 19, to Saturday, November 20 at Edgewood United Church (469 N. Hagadorn Rd.) from 12-9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday.
Juried free show features handcrafted wearables, holiday ornaments, jewelry, rugs, baskets and fiber arts demonstrations.
Saturday, November 20, at the Wharton Center
Country-pop singer and songwriter performs a concert to benefit Ele’s Place, a healing center for grieving children. $24 for students.
Lansing Storytellers: 11th annual Tellabration
Saturday, November 20, at Edgewood United Church at 7:30 p.m.
An evening of humorous and heartwarming stories with Shirley Bradley, Ena Baker, Jean Bolley, Kathy Montgomery and Trudy Bower, with guest teller Karen Libman. $5.
L.U.C.H.A. Conference 2004 (Leadership thru Unity, Culture, Heritage & Activism)
Saturday, November 20, at Shaw hall from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Registration begins at 9 a.m.)
Presented by the ladies of Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority Inc. Theta Alpha Chapter. To register log on to
Global Festival 2004
Sunday, November 21, in the Union from 12-5 p.m. Free event.
MSU international student organizations and area nationality groups will share their cultures with exhibits, performances of ethnic dances and music, fashion shows, and demonstrations of native games and crafts. Sponsored by Community Volunteers for International Programs.
Economics: Nutrition and Incentives for rotten kids: intra household food allocation in the Philippines
Monday, November 22, in N106 North Business Complex at 1 p.m.
Presented by Ethan Ligon, University of California.
Asian Pacific American Student Organization Student Body Meeting
Monday, November 22, in G-13 Heritage Room in Holden Hall at 7p.m.
Diego Rivera Jazz Quartet
Monday, November 22, at Harper’s Restaurant from 7-11 p.m. Free event.
Latin American and Caribbean Studies: On Becoming Honest Women
Wednesday, November 24, inroom 201 of the International Center at 3 p.m.
Institutional patriarchy and socialization in nineteenth century Brazilian girls orphanage. Presented by Erica Windler, State University of New Jersey.
Women at Ground Zero