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All Spartan Village and University Village Residents are invited and encouraged to attend:

Spartan Village Redevelopment Meeting

When:  Tuesday, April 8

Start Time:  7:00pm

Where:  164 Spartan Village Community Center

49 Middlevale Rd., East Lansing, 48823

(South Lounge)

Architects will be here to offer information, seek input and answer questions

 -          Residence Education and Housing Services will provide updates quarterly, or as needed, on the planning associated with the Spartan Village closure and redevelopment efforts. REHS will also work with UACOR to present and be available to answer questions from residents on a regular basis.

-          Residential Hospitality Services has contracted with both an architectural and engineering firm on site selection.  Three sites are under consideration including the former site of Faculty Bricks/Cherry Lane, the State Police site next to University Village, and Spartan Village.

-          For more information about Spartan Village Redevelopment, please visit or email Join the conversation on Twitter by following @SVRedevelopment. 

Call for Proposals

2014 Cultural Rhetorics Conference “Entering the Conversation”

Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA 
October 30 – November 1, 2014

What is this conference for?

To create a space for ongoing conversations in the emergent field of Cultural Rhetorics, connect conversations among those doing work in this field, and build a consortium of cultural rhetorics practitioners.

Who is this conference for?

Anyone who wants to join the conversation about cultural rhetorics!

Faculty, grad students, teachers, scholars, writers, artists, activists….

How can I participate?

Submit a proposal. We‘re looking for papers, panels, roundtables, performances, media installations, posters, readings, workshops & more that define, expand, illustrate, and/or question what it means to join the cultural rhetorics conversation.

Apply to be a participant in our opening roundtable — “What does it mean to do cultural rhetorics & what does it look like?”

Deadline for proposals is May 1st, 2014 at 11:59 p.m.

To submit or find out more about the conference, go to

For questions, contact us at

$15 Student Tickets available to Tao: Phoenix Rising! Watch a preview here: 

$15 Student Tickets available to St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra