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Sandra Seaton, Playwright
Friday, March 15, 12:15 pm
The Michigan Writers Series presents "Music History: Dramatizing the African American Experience" at an especially appropriate time. The year 2013 marks the sesquicentennial of the Emancipation Proclamation, while in 2014 it will be sixty years since the Brown v. Board of Education decision and fifty years since the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Sandra Seaton's play Music History, set on a Midwestern college campus in 1963, is a dramatization of the personal dilemmas and sacrifices of the African American college students who fought for civil rights.
Students from the Department of Theatre will give a dramatic reading of selections from the play. Following the reading scholars Pero Dagbovie, Tama Hamilton-Wray, and Ken Prouty will discuss and demonstrate the ways new technology will be used to explore the meaning of the civil rights movement and the African American experience through the innovative use of the MSUAA Knowledge Network media platform for cultural engagement and outreach.
It's Spring Break! With the break in classes comes shortened business hours.
Starting Monday, March 4 and lasting through Friday, March 8, the building will be open from 8am to 5pm.
Sorry for any inconvenience. We'll resume normal operating hours Sunday, March 10.
Digital publishing: looking under the hood
Dànielle DeVoss, Dept of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures
Publishing in online academic journals or trade magazines can take you outside the traditional comfort zone for authors! Graphic design, HTML coding, and working with databases are just a few of the elements of digital writing you may encounter when you leave the safe haven of traditional print journals.
In this session, we’ll dissect several online publications, walk through the processes and dynamics of digital publishing, and talk about tools and resources to support digital writing work.
Dànielle DeVoss teaches professional writing in MSU’s Dept. of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures. She has written widely on professional writing and the writing classroom. Her recent books include:
Wednesday, February 27 – 4 PM
MSU Main Library, North Conference Room (4th floor, west wing)
The MSU Libraries have purchased campus-wide access to The Chronicle of Higher Education. The site license allows MSU departments and faculty members to save money by cancelling their individual subscriptions to The Chronicle and connecting through the library’s subscription instead.
From a computer on campus, simply go to the Chronicle website: chronicle.com. The entire MSU IP range is covered by the new subscription, so no login or password is needed.
From a computer off-campus, you must connect through the library’s proxy server: http://ezproxy.msu.edu/login?url=http://chronicle.com. Without this step, the Chronicle site will not be able to authenticate you as an MSU user. Sign in with your MSUnet ID and password for full access to Chronicle content.
The Chronicle of Higher Education is a leading source for news coverage on the academic sector, student life, online learning, college and university job openings, and more.
New publishing techniques make it possible for everyone who writes to publish books. MSU Journalism instructor Joe Grimm has published eight books using several methods, including the academic press, print on demand, working directly with publishers, multi-platform digital publishing, and working with small publishers. Come figure out how to publish your next book!
Part of the Faculty Discussion Group series on Alternative Publishing Models in Academia, organized by the MSU Libraries in response to faculty request.
Wednesday, January 30, 4-5 PM
MSU Main Library, Room W449