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:

Attend the Broad Art Museum Family Day on Saturday, August 6 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free and open to the public. Registration required

August 15 to 26. Enroll now in the Design Your Online Course (DYOC). Learn more about this asynchronous PD opportunity and register here.

MSU IT Sessions

For Instructors

Thursday, August 4, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. ET: D2L Content Templates for Consistent Course Design. Register for D2L Content Templates for Consistent Course Design 
Monday, August 8, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. ET: Accessibility Checklist. Register for Accessibility Checklist   
Tuesday, August 9, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET: Spartan A11y. Register for Spartan A11y

For Students

Friday, August 12, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. ET: Student Tools & Technologies. Register for Student Tools & Technologies 
Friday, August 19, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. ET: D2L Basics for Students. Register for D2L Basics for Students

Things to Know 

Iteachmsu is full of all kinds of resources including this great article on Course Alignment and don’t forgot to review their 5 tips for things to do on iteachmsu.

The MSU Surplus Store is open for walk-in shoppers on Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and they are always open online. Shop for antiques and collectibles, apparel, games, furniture and more. Shop the MSU Surplus Store

Looking for professional development opportunities? Check out Human Resources Spartans @ Work and their Course Listings.

Know of any teachers looking for interesting PD opportunities? Send them to U.S. Department of State’s OPEN Program, which offers free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) at Some courses finish soon!

Other Fun Information 

Need to get ready for fall? Take in these tips from the Associate Provost on Getting Back Our Rhythm.

The ELC just got a bit more social! Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

 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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