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					The BGSA Beat
Summer 2010                                                                                                       Volume 1, Issue 2

 Upcoming Events
  Summer 2010

 Back in the Day
                             W                 elcome back! My name is
                                         Carleen Carey, and for the next
                                         academic year, I
                                         will be editor of
                                         The BGSA Beat.
                                                                                   section, so please take a moment to it check out!
                                                                                   Also if anyone ends up presenting and needs a
                                                                                                             assistant, please contact
                                                                                                             the editor.
 Reunion and Jazz
 Concert                     I hope that you enjoyed last
                             week’s newsletter, as I have                                                              The MSU
 7-14-10. Come listen to     enjoyed all the emails about                                                     Library’s list of
 the musical stylings of     events! I love to hear about                                                     graduate funding
 jazz vocalist Betty
                             all to the concerts, festivals,                                                  sources has been added
 Joplin! 6pm-9pm,            and fun things happening                                                         at the end of the “Grad
 $10/person                  here in Mid-Michigan.                                                            Student Resources”
                                                                                                              section, which is a non-
 Gregory’s, 2510 N.MLK            As summer’s                                                                 exhaustive list of the
 BLVD, Lansing Mi
                             adventures lead grads out of state, out of town,      many opportunities to find wellness, be it
                             or just around the corner, keep one eye on the        emotional, physical, spiritual, professional, or
 (517) 323-7122
                             yellow column to your left. This is where events      social in nature.
                             will be posted. If you have any events or
 BGSA BBQ Potluck
                             announcements you would like to make, please          Be sure to check out the “Around Town” section
 7-24-10. Come celebrate
                             email them to Also, if             located at the end of this newsletter. Just a tip:
 summer, BGSA-style!         you have any specifications for when and how          the editor loves Jazz and brunches, and would
 Bring a friend and a dish   you would like your announcement made, please         love a partner to review this one! in the
 for 10! We need: Ice,       specify, and we will do our best to                   organization, do not hesitate to get in contact
 Pasta, Salad, Potato
 Salad, Drinks, Fruit, and
                             accommodate your request. In this issue of The        with us at 
 Chips & Dip.                BGSA Beat, we focus on the events and festivals
                             and have added a concert list on the last page of
 11th Annual African-        the newsletter.
 American Parade
                                 An education conference in Hawaii has
 8-14-10. Join us as we
                             been posted to the “All Things Academic”
 celebrate our heritage
 with good food,
 entertainment, and
 fellowship! This year’s
 theme is “Old School”.
                                Super Spartan:                             Name: Carleen Carey          Food: Macaroons
                                                                           Nickname: Keebler            T.V Show: Neighbors from
 Contact Calvin Jones at
 (517) 388-6377.                                                           Hometown: King George,       Hell Play: Into the Woods,
                                                                           Virginia                     Doubt
 525 W.Allegan St.                                                         Program, Year: Curriculum,   Knew you were a Spartan
                                                                           Teaching, and Education      when: “As I got off the
                                                                           Policy, 2nd                  plane in Batimore,
                                                                           Research Interests:          someone said „Go green!‟
                                                                           Multicultural Children‟s     and I knew to say „Go
                                                                           Literature                   white!!‟”
                                                                           Dream Vacation: Bora Bora

                                                                           Study Spot:
All Things Academic                         will leave at the front desk (John           HTTP://WWW.GRADRESOURCES.ORG/
Conferences                                 Duda's desk) on Monday in 316 Berkey         MENUS/CRISIS.SHTML.
                                            Hall. .
 Journal of Iberian and Latin                                                            PREP CAREER SERVICES
American Research                           Dreams & Visions Manifested
                                                                                         HTTP: GRAD.MSU.EDU/PREP
A call for papers has been issued for       Dreams & Visions Manifested, along
the upcoming issue. To see the full call    with several other community business        FINANCIAL COUNSELING
for papers, please visit:                   investors, have combined their efforts .      to bring life back into our community
The Journal of Iberian and Latin American   by sponsoring the “First Annual
Research (JILAR) is an international        Community Empowering and
journal dedicated to publishing original    Equipping Summit,” to be held on
                                            Saturday, August28, 2010 at the Letts        GRADUATE WORKSHOPS
research on the histories, political
economies, sociologies, literatures, and    Community Center, 1220 W.
                                            KalamazooStreet, Lansing, MI from            HTTP: GRAD.MSU.EDU
cultures of Latin America and the
Iberian Peninsula.                          10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The Summit
                                            will be for ages thirteen years and older,   MANAGING ANXIETY AND STRESS
                                            free of charge to the public.
Hawaii International Conference on
Education                                                                                HTTP: COUNSELING.MSU.EDU
                                            5th Black Religion and Spirituality in
                                            the 21st Century Conference:                 FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER
A call for papers has been issued for       Implications for Community
the upcoming conference. To see the
full call for papers, visit                                                              HTTP: WWW.FRC.MSU.EDU
htm.The deadline is August 14, 2010.         October 13-15, MSU’s Kellogg Hotel
                                                                                         TEACHING ASSISTANT PROGRAM
The main goal of the 2011 Hawaii            & Conference Center. For additional
International Conference on Education is    information contact the BRS Office at
                                   Registration fee             HTTP: TAP.MSU.EDU
to provide an opportunity for
academicians and professionals from         prior to October 10, 2009 will be
various education related fields from all   $100.00 per person, $50.00 for               SPIRITUALITY AND VALUES
over the world to come together and         students. On-Site registration will be
learn from each other. An additional goal   $125.00 per person.                          HTTP: GRAD.MSU.EDU/WELLNESS
of the conference is to provide a place
for academicians and professionals with     The John Jorgensen Quintet &                 WELLNESS FOR GRAD EMPLOYEES
cross-disciplinary interests related to     Guitar Worskshops
education to meet and interact with         Monday, July 19, at 7 p.m. at Creole
members inside and outside their own                                                     HTTP: HEALTH4U.MSU.EDU
                                            Gallery, 1218 Turner St. in Lansing's
particular disciplines.                     Old Town. Tele-style electric guitar
                                            workshops available on the same day,         INTRAMURAL SPORTS
Get Involved                                To register, head to Elderly or call with
                                            a credit card (888-473-5810). All three      HTTP://WWW.IMSPORTS.MSU.EDU

Habitat for Humanity                        workshops are two-hours in length and
 Five Burundian refugee families living     will cost $50. Concert Tickets: $23,         GRADUATE EMPLOYEE UNION
in Lansing were officially chosen by        available at Elderly Instruments,
Habitat's for Humanity's Family             Archives Book Shop or                        HTTP: GEUATMSU.ORG
Selection Committee to receive homes 
as part of their Homeownership                                                           COUNCIL OF GRADUATE STUDENTS
Program. So if you are willing to
donate your time to help the families
                                            Resources for Grads
and Habitat build their homes, please                                                    //WWW.MSU.EDU/~COGS/
send me an email (         NATIONAL GRADUATE STUDENT
or write your name and contact              CRISIS LINE1-877-GRAD-HLP
information on a sign-up sheet that I                                                       GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS,
                                                                                         FELLOWSHIPS, AND LOANS    EMPLOYMENT                                4p. Our menu includes breakfast
grants/3gradinf.htm                                                                 traditions such as French Toast and
                                            Academic Mentoring                      home fries along with Southern
AARP/WALGREEN’S WELLNESS                                                            Comforts, such as collard greens and
TOUR                                       Student-Athlete Support Services is      country catfish.
                                          hiring Academic Mentors for Fall 2010
FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS ON JULY            - Spring 2011. Bachelor’s degree is        111 North Grand Avenue
22, WALGREENS DRUG STORE,@ 3404           required; graduate degree or pursuit of
S.MLKING, JR. BLVD, LANSING, MI           graduate degree preferred. Must have       Lansing, Mi 48933
48910                                    at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
                                          Mentors will be assigned a caseload of    Adults $19.95
                                          students and will work 8-20 hours
                                          weekly. Days and evenings are
Got an announcement?                      required; your schedule and the
                                                                                    Children 5-12 $9.95   
Email it to                               number of hours you work will be set by                      based on your availability. Most
Friday for posting in the                 mentoring takes place between 8:00am-
next week‟s newsletter!                   3:00pm Monday through Friday, and         Arts in Michigan
                                          6:30-9:30pm Monday through
                                           To apply, please complete the
                                                                                    Ann Arbor
                                          application materials (available on our
SERVICES                                  website):         Ann Arbor Summer
    . Transcription                                                                 Festival June
                                          Click on "Apply To Be A Mentor"           18th - July 11th
                                                                                    Featuring 100+ events, musical
     Need Transcribing FAST? Don’t        Michigan Civil Rights Commission          entertainment, theatre, comedy,
worry, just call Darren at (248) 227-     Seeks Permanent Executive                 children's activities, etc
6774, or shoot an email to Darren at for low
                                                                                    Grand Ledge
                                          Resumes, references and other
                                                                                    37th Annual Island Art Fair, August
                                          applicant information should be sent to
                                                                                    7th, 11a.m. - 5p.m Island Park,
                                          the Michigan Civil Rights Commission
                                                                                    Grand Ledge,
                                          at 3054 West Grand Boulevard, Suite
WANTED                                    3-600, Detroit, MI 48202 or faxed to
                                          313/456-3791. All materials should be     Lansing
Apartment                                 sent to the attention of Donna Allen      Summer Cinema, CADL Main
                                          Wilson, Human Resources Director.         Branch, Thursdays at
 Good morning, my name is Lauren          Materials can also be sent by email to (free)
Chapman. I am going into my junior
year at Michigan State and I am looking
for an apartment to rent for the fall                                               Pickin' In The Park - July 6th,
semester. I am looking for a one                                                    Tuesday, Acoustic Jam Session
bedroom or studio apartment. The          Out Around Town                           6p.m.-9p.m. Free at Burchard Park,
price range I'm looking for is $500-                                                Old Town Lansing
$700 per month. The location is not                                       
very important, but closer to campus is   SUNDAY SMOOTH JAZZ BRUNCH
preferred. Furnished would be best                                                  Reno's West Beer Tasting, Reno's
,but unfurnished is fine. Either a 9        Join us at the Capital City Grille,     West, Lansing Tuesday, July 6th,
month or a 1 year lease is good. You      inside the downtown Radisson Hotel        $20-$25,
can contact me at my e-mail address       from 11a-4p on July 18th and 25th, and
, Thank you so          August 8th and 22nd. Enjoy the musical    "Smoke on the Mountain" play July
much for your time.                       stylings of 456 West live from 1:30p-     7th, Wednesday, 8p.m., at Lansing
Community College. 500 N. Capitol                                                 sale 6/25/10
Ave., Lansing. Free                      Lansing Jazz Fest, Oldtown Lansing,      Rihanna is performing at DTE on
                                         August 7th-8th                           August 22nd
Lansing Live - Every Thursday, 4p.m.
- 9p.m. Free!     Great Lakes Folk Festival, August        Music From the Apollo featuring
                                         13th-15th, Downtown East Lansing,        Memphis' Ruby Wilson, Philadelphia's
Beer Appreciation Night (100 Mile        (music, dance, storytelling, food, and   Jaguar Wright (Charles H. Wright
Tasting), Wrought Iron Grill,            more)                                    Museum) (6/26/10)
Owosso, Thursday, July 8th     
$20.00                                                       Mary J. Blige with special guest Dwele
                                         Renegade Theatre Festival, Old           to Chene Park on Wednesday, July
Dusty's Artist Series #3, Dusty's Win    Town Lansing, August 19th-21st,          21st! Tickets on sale now
Cellar, Okemos, July 11th,      -        Charlie Wilson to Chene Park on
6:30p.m. - 8:00p.m.                      Perfomances from some of Lansing's       Saturday, July 31st!
$40.00,                 most prominent theatres!                  Erykah Badu to Chene Park on
                                                                                  THURSDAY, AUGUST 12TH!
East Lansing Summer Concert              Unpacking Collections: The Legacy
Series, Fridays (at Fountain Square) &   of Cuesta Benberry, An African           Metro Detroit Jazz Festival at
Saturdays (at Anne Street Plaza) at      American Quilt Scholar, MSU              Macomb Community College
7p.m. (folk, oldies, jazz, blues),       Museum                                   happening Sunday, July 25th through
July9th - August 7th                     MSU Campus, West Circle Drive            Tuesday, July 27th. The festival is
                                         East Lansing, Michigan                   FREE and open to the public.
Eastwood Towne Center Summer             12/6/2009 - 9/5/2010                     (MUST SEE!)
Music Series, Tuesdays, 6p.m. (free)     Phone: (517) 355-7474
Eat.                                     Website:
Browse. Shop. Listen.

Lansing Live: Real Music, Real
Fun, Thursdays at 4p.m. to 8p.m. 200
Block of S. Washington
                                         Jay-Z & Eminem concert September
Square (free)
                                         3rd at Comerica Park (Tickets go on