2017 Calendar of Events

A series of community and campus events will be planned around the 2017 OBOC theme, "Lost & Found: A Journey of Self Discovery," throughout the fall of 2017. New events will be added, so check back often. All events are FREE, unless otherwise noted.

Signature Events

 

KICK-OFF EVENT: An Evening with Saroo Brierley
Sunday, Aug. 27; 7 p.m.
East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road
Meet author Saroo Brierley as he discusses his experiences, talks about “A Long Way Home,” answers questions from the audience and signs books. Admission is first come, first serve. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. 

* The kickoff will be streamed live, archived online and available via an on-demand playback at https://livestream.com/msualumni/aLongWayHome courtesy of the MSU Alumni Association. The on-demand playback will require a password. Contact OBOC at onebookmsu@gmail.com for more information. 

* A recording of the event will also be made available to borrow at the East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, beginning Friday, Sept. 8. 

MSU Academic Welcome featuring Saroo Brierley
Monday, Aug. 28; 9 a.m.
Jack Breslin Student Events Center, MSU Campus
Saroo Brierley will address MSU's incoming class at the MSU Academic Welcome. Open to the general public.


Other OBOC Events



Books on Tap Book Club featuring "A Long Way Home"
Tuesday, Aug. 8; 6:30-9 p.m.
Jimmy's Pub, 16830 Chandler Road
The East Lansing Public Library's Books on Tap book club will be discussing "A Long Way Home" up at Jimmy's Pub. The book club combines books, food, drinks and good conversation together in a laid-back atmosphere. Anyone is welcome to join the conversation!

Moonlight Film Festival featuring "Lion"
Thursday, Aug. 10; 9 p.m.
Valley Court Park, 280 Valley Court
Community members are invited to Valley Court Park to watch "Lion," rated PG-13, on a big outdoor screen. Don't forget to bring a lawn chair or blanket! The One Book, One Community meeting will be at the event handing out kickoff information and free popcorn donated by NCG Cinemas Eastwood. Just look for the white tent! Learn more.  

Monday Movie Matinee featuring "Lion"
Monday, Aug. 14; 1-3 p.m.
East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road
Community members are invited to watch "Lion," rated PG-13, at the library.

Writing Workshop: Finding Home - Within the World, Within Ourselves
Sept. 5, 12 & 19; 4-6 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.
East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road

Each year, Anita Skeen - a professor in the Residential College in Arts & Humanities at MSU - leads a writing workshop that ties into the OBOC program theme. Register beginning Aug. 1.

MSU Campus Center Cinemas Presents "Lion"
Thursday, Sept. 7 & Sunday, Sept. 10; 7 p.m.
Conrad Hall, MSU Campus

Visit the MSU Campus Center Cinemas website for more information.

MSU Campus Center Cinemas Presents "Lion"
Friday, Sept. 8; 7 p.m. & 9 p.m.
Wells Hall, MSU Campus

Visit the MSU Campus Center Cinemas website for more information.

Movie & Panel Discussion at ELPL
Wednesday, Sept. 13; 6-9 p.m.
East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road

Community members are invited to watch "Lion," rated PG-13, at the library from 6-8 p.m. The movie will be followed by a panel discussion from 8-9 p.m.

Tracing Your Roots: Genealogy with the Library of Michigan
Thursday, Sept. 14; 7-8 p.m.
East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road

Matt Pacer, a reference librarian at the Library of Michigan, will show the different ways to start or continue genealogical research and how the Library of Michigan can help in those searches. Learn more

Movie & Discussion at MSU Main Library
Thursday, Sept. 14; 7 p.m.
MSU Main Library, 366 W. Circle Drive (Green Room, Level 4 West)

Community members are invited to a showing of "Lion," followed by a discussion. Presented by Professor Jon Keune, MSU Religious Studies. All are invited to participate.

Lansing Storytellers Project: Waiting
Tuesday, Sept. 19; 7-9 p.m.
Lansing Brewing Company, 518 E. Shiawassee St., Lansing

Community members are invited to come hear tales of expectations and delays. The event will feature professionally coached, local storytellers of all ages sharing their best stories. Tickets are $7 in advance, $10 at the door. Learn more

Writing Workshop Participants Reading
Tuesday, Sept. 26; 7-8:30 p.m.
(SCENE) Metrospace, 110 Charles Street

Community members are invited to hear readings by participants of the Finding Home: Withing the World, Within Ourselves Writing Workshop. Light refreshments will be provided.

East Lansing Welcomes the World
Sunday, Oct. 1; 1:30-3:30 p.m.
East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road

International students and families are invited to come meet their East Lansing neighbors at this special free event. There will be catered food, live music, family activities, community information tables and more. Open to all!


James Madison College Events 



The Persistent Legacy: The Partition of British India at 70
Thursday, Sept. 14; 6:30 p.m.
Kellogg Center Lincoln Room

The Persistent Legacy: The Partition of British India at 70--Advance Notice
Friday, Sept. 15; 10 a.m.
International Center Third Floor

Rajmohan Gandhi Lecture - How South India Almost Became French...
Wednesday, Sept. 27; 5:30 p.m.
Case Hall Club Spartan
Free and open to the public, light refreshments

Rajmohan Gandhi Lecture - The East India Company's Last Foe...
Thursday, Sept. 28; 5:30 p.m.
Case Hall Club Spartan
Free and open to the public, light refreshments


MSU Connections to India



Study Abroad in India
Visit the MSU Study Abroad website for up-to-date information: http://educationabroad.isp.msu.edu/.

Beyond Bollywood: Taste of Indian Media 
Open to eligible MSU and non-MSU students. Learn more. Check out these videos created by MSU students on their study abroad to India:

Ecology of the Mountains 
Open to eligible MSU and non-MSU students

Ethics and Development in India: Internships 
Open to eligible MSU and non-MSU students


MSU Connections to Australia



Study Abroad in Australia
Visit the MSU Study Abroad website for up-to-date information: http://educationabroad.isp.msu.edu/.

Australia and New Zealand’s People, Government and Justice System
Open to eligible MSU and non-MSU students

Australian National University (EX)
MSU students only

Business of the Olympics: Winter & Summer Olympic Venues Explored 
Open to eligible MSU and non-MSU students

Deakin University (Direct Enroll and Exchange)
MSU students only

International College of Management Sydney (ICMS)
MSU students only

Internships in Australia

MSU students only

James Cook University (Direct Enroll)
MSU students only

LaTrobe University (Direct Enroll and Exchange)
MSU students only

Monash University in Melbourne (Direct Enroll & Exchange)
MSU students only

Queensland University of Technology (Direct Enroll and Exchange)
MSU students only

Sports and Culture in Sydney
Open to eligible MSU and non-MSU students

Summer Sports Program Down Under
Open to eligible MSU and non-MSU students

The Natural and Human Environments of Queensland, Australia
Open to eligible MSU and non-MSU students

University of New South Wales (Direct Enroll and Exchange)
MSU students only

University of Sydney (Direct Enroll and Exchange)
MSU students only

University of Technology Sydney (Direct Enroll and Exchange)
MSU students only