This Week in MCSP - 10/13


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HAPPENING IN MCSP

Thursday, October 17th

GIEU/Study Abroad Info Session; 6:30pm, Benzinger Library

Free cookies!

Friday, October 18th

Activism in Detroit: Engage & Explore; 10:15-4:45 in Detroit

Get to know Detroit! Meet members of Detroit Community Organizations, enjoy a free lunch catered b local Detroit restaurants, wander Detroit’s renowned museums, and explore the city on a walking tour of Midtown. Sign up at http://bit.ly/GzMfSC

Noche de Carnaval; 5:30-10pm, Rackham Assembly Hall

Celebrate Latin@ Heritage Month with dancing, food, and fun! IRC will be taking a group to this event; meet in the Greene Lounge!

Sunday, October 20th

Trick or Treat Paddel; 11am, Gallup Park

Families and groups will spend the afternoon enjoying the haunting fall beauty of the Huron River and trick or treat by canoe or kayak. As they paddle up and down Gallup Pond, they will encounter creatures (you!) handing out treats and candy. Volunteers will assist with event set-up and take down, as well as help during the event working with kids and coordinating games and activities. Volunteers will dress in costumes and giving out candy, both provided by GIVE 365. Come volunteers will be in paddle boats, canoes, and some on land.

 

EVENTS AROUND CAMPUS

Engaged Learning Design Program – Open to all majors and schools (credits directly applicable to Multidisciplinary Design Minor)

This is a 2-semester commitment (Winter 2014 and Fall 2014) open to students from any program in the University to join a small design team to engage with a community partner in Detroit and then participate in addressing a design opportunity in partnership.  Students interested in this program should send an email to Lorelle Meadows at lmeadoows@umich.edu for more information or to apply with their resume as well as a statement explaining the skill set, qualifications and commitment that the student brings to this program.  Students who enroll in this program are expected to participate for 3 credits during Winter semester and from 2 to 4 credits during Fall.  Grades are not granted until the end of the Fall semester for both semesters.  Students must participate in both semesters. Spaces are limited in the program. Applications Due October 21st!

Wednesday, October 16th

Orientation and Q&A: International Studies; Noon-1pm,  1644 School of Social Work

If you are considering a major or minor in international studies you should attend an orientation and Q&A session. The program director and academic advisors will discuss: - Prerequisites - Degree requirements - Sub-plans - Grants and internships - Study abroad - relevance of international studies degree. Students interested in IS major or minor are strongly encouraged to attend one of these sessions. A half hour presentation will be followed by time for questions and discussion. You can declare major or minor at the orientation session. Other Fall 2013 IS orientation dates are: Nov 13, and Dec 11.

 42 Hours of Re_Creativity Info Session; 7pm, Room 118o of Duderstadt

Do you like being creative? Do you like working with interdisciplinary teams? Are you interested in reuse? Do you like winning thousands of dollars in prizes? Or eating free food? If the answer to any of those is yes, Have we got an event for you!

What is 42 hours? 42 Hours of Re_Creativity is a competition in creative reuse. Interdisciplinary student teams bring together skills from their respective disciplines to design, plan, and execute a product that reuses commonly-discarded materials in innovative ways.

Why should you participate? Being a part of 42 hours gives you valuable resume-applicable experience. And did we mention the free food, cash prizes and new-friend making?
First prize is $1,400, second is $750, and third is $500.  Additionally all the projects have the potential to be published in many university publications.

More info at: http://42hoursumich.wix.com/42hours