August’s Kind of from the Horse’s Mouth

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A Monthly Blast on Upcoming Events, Things to Know, and Other Fun Information

Here’s the August blast on a variety of topics. 

Upcoming Events 

Get ready for fall with MSU IT:

For Instructors

D2L Build-a-Workshop on Aug 4 at 10am

D2L Gradebook on Aug 25 at 10am

Ask IT anything about course design on Aug 27 at 2pm

For Students

Fall 2021 Student Semester Kickoff on Aug 20 at 10amStudent D2L Basics on Aug 20 at 2pm

New virtual exhibit open in the MSU Museum: Beyond the black panther. Open to All. 

Things to Know 

Still waiting to take vacation? Read this post: Unplugged: How to disconnect from work and enjoy your vacation

Wondering who is looking out for International Education in the U.S.? See this Joint Advocacy Message from the Dept. of State, US Dept. of Education, and US Commercial Services here and the full statement here.

Looking for more information on this joint advocacy message including a glimpse into visa issuance trends? Look no further than this last post: ‘A Renewed Commitment’

Director needed – UNC Charlotte. Please share widely.

Other Fun Information 

New post in the MSU HR Leadership Blog Series: Every Improvement Involves Change

 If you have events that I missed, please add them to this shared Google Doc. Be sure to help me fill up each section with anything related to the ELC or our students in terms of upcoming events, things to know, and other fun information. 

Have a wonderful week! 

Dr. Dustin De Felice, Associate Professor
Director, English Language Center
College of Arts & Letters | Michigan State University
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