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February 2017
Free

Sandbox Storytelling Workshop: With Andrea King Collier

February 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Room 182, ComArtSci, 404 Wilson Road
East Lansing, MI 48824 United States
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Join us for an amazing event, presented by Andrea King Collier. Collier is a freelance writer from Lansing, Michigan who has mastered the art of telling a story. She has appeared in Woman’s Day, The Washington Post, The Oprah Magazine, & more. Now she wants to teach you how to tell a story! What you'll learn: • to look at a potential subject to shape stories • about creating written and visual stories on any subject • how to gather…

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March 2017
Free

ComArtSci ArtPrize Competition 2017!

March 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Room 184, ComArtSci, 404 Wilson Road
East Lansing, MI 48824 United States
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Pitch an idea for an ArtPrize exhibit! You and/or your team have 3 minutes to impress us. Theme: My America ComArtSci will award the TOP 3 pitches up to $100 to create the exhibit, then an additional $300 if the exhibit is accepted by an ArtPrize venue... AND we’ll cover your ArtPrize entry fee! Any of these ArtPrize-accepted mediums qualify: 1. 2D 2. 3D 3. Time-based 4. Installation Please email alumitge@msu.edu to register for the pitch. Your entry must follow…

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Media Sandbox After Dark

March 31 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WKAR Studio A, Communication Arts and Sciences, 404 Wilson Rd
East Lansing, MI 48824 United States
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Join us in WKAR's Studio A for an exciting night of...well, a little bit of everything! From music and dancing to free food and prizes, this event has something for everyone. Come out to create "camp" themed crafts, such as friendship bracelets and canvas paintings while relaxing in your tent. You can perform at the open mic or even learn some different ballroom dances. Participate in potato sack races and giant jenga to win some Sandbox Swag. We're going to…

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April 2017

Capital City Film Fest

April 5 @ 8:00 am - April 9 @ 5:00 pm
Various locations,

The Capital City Film Festival (CCFF) is a multimedia showcase of independent films and live touring bands with engaging audiences in Michigan’s capital city. It celebrates artists from around the world who share their craft while promoting and building on the cultural assets of our diverse locale. Save the date for the seventh annual Capital City Film Festival taking place April 5-9, 2017 in Lansing, Michigan. Visit CapitalCityFilmFest.com for more information.

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“Chasing the Moment” Bob Albers’ Documentary World Premiere

April 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lansing Public Media Center, 2500 S. Washington St.
Lansing, MI United States
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Chasing the Moment

Bob Albers' documentary "Chasing the Moment" will have its world premiere at the Capital City Film Festival on Saturday, April 8, 2017, 12 noon, at the Lansing Public Media Center, 2500 S. Washington Ave. Lansing, MI 48910. "Chasing the Moment" deals with the intensity of experiences reported by athletes, musicians, chefs, and even the rest of us at the peak moments in our lives. It uses the tools of documentary filmmaking to look deeply into the experience, to describe and…

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Spartans vs. Zombies

April 9 @ 8:00 am - April 15 @ 5:00 pm

SVZ is a giant game of tag that takes over the MSU campus for one week. ​ Students equip themselves with foam dart blasters, orange bandannas, and a healthy dose of paranoia to survive the growing zombie apocalypse. ​ SVZ is East Lansing's giant version of a classic college game played on campuses worldwide. An MSU tradition, we had over 300 players last year. ​ The game is priced for college students (it's free). Get more information. This year, it…

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A Free Digital Society, a Quello Lecture by Richard Stallman

April 11 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
145 CAS Building, 404 Wilson Road
East Lansing, 48823 United States
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A Free Digital Society Quello Lecture by Dr Richard Stallman Abstract There are many threats to freedom in the digital society. They include massive surveillance, censorship, digital handcuffs, nonfree software that controls users, and the War on Sharing. Other threats come from use of web services. Finally, we have no positive right to do anything in the Internet; every activity is precarious, and can continue only as long as companies are willing to cooperate with it. Biographical Sketch Dr. Richard…

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Karl Gude Free Drawing Workshop at MSU

April 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Room 175, ComArtSci, 404 Wilson Rd
East Lansing, MI 48824 United States
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Would you like to learn how to draw more than just stick people? Here is your chance to understand how artsits see the world and break down what's in front of you into component parts that can be captured on paper. Join us for this two hour workshop taught by former Newsweek artist Karl Gude. All are welcome, not just students. First hour will be drawing from life, second hour cartooning.

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Screening and Q&A with Academy Award winner Elise Conklin

April 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
145 CAS Building, 404 Wilson Road
East Lansing, 48823 United States
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  Elise Conklin has become a popular name around campus within the past year. The MSU senior and WKAR student-intern made an impact by winning a 2016 Student Academy Award for her documentary: "From Flint: Voiced of a Poisoned City." Come hear how Elise won one of the film industry's most prestigious awards on Wednesday, April 19th from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. in ComArtSci room 145. Watch the film and join Elise, her crew and advisor Bob Albers while…

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INOCENTE Documentary Film Screening

April 20 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
MSU Main LIbrary Green Room W449, 366 W Circle Dr
East Lansing, MI 48824 United States
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A screening of the film INOCENTE followed by a Q&A with Inocente and Academy Award winning producer Susan MacLaury. Presented by the Department of Media and Information, the Film Studies program, the School of Journalism, the Chicano/Latino Studies Department, the Julian Samora Research Institute, Media Sandbox, the College Assistance Migrant Program, the College of Communication Arts and Sciences, and the College of Arts and Letters Questions? Email hsucarle@msu.edu

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