TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Coloring Page Contest
Oct 14 @ 6:56 pm – Nov 25 @ 7:56 pm
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Coloring Page Contest

Two Men and a Truck is holding a contest for a fresh coloring page design for Movers for Moms®.  Movers for Moms is our national giving program aimed to assist moms in need. All our franchise locations collect donations to deliver to women’s and family shelters every spring. The franchises partner with various organizations to collect these items and make Mother’s Day special for all moms, regardless of their circumstances. In 2019 alone, we collected more than 383,000 items in 44 states.

  • The design would be outlines in black and white for kids to color in at any of our Movers for Moms events and to put in the kits sent to all our franchises to give away.
  • Theme is family/moms. The design should stick in a childlike/cartoon type style (See attached pages for reference of our current coloring book).
  • Files accepted: Print Ready PDFs or Packaged Illustrator or InDesign files

Winner will have to sign a legal waiver granting us unlimited usage rights to the design and full intellectual property rights.

The winner will be selected by a panel of TMT Marketing personnel and will be informed via email that they won.

Prize: $200 Visa gift card

Contest will run Oct 14 – Nov 15

Winner will be announced Nov. 22

For more information about this contest, go here.

Storytelling: an Accessible Art Event @ Wells Hall B Atrium
Nov 8 – Nov 22 all-day

You are warmly invited to the Wells Hall B Atrium November 18-22 to enjoy reading and feeling tactile graphic novellas! Students in ENG 473A: Literature and Medicine have created these short comic-book-like stories depicting experiences of disability, illness, and interactions with the medical field, which are displayed alongside touchable sculpture from previous years of accessible art exhibits. Come learn about medicine and disability in a whole new way, and remember – please touch the art.

Call for Submissions – Social Justice Art Festival
Nov 8 @ 9:00 am – Dec 2 @ 11:45 pm

What is the Social Justice Art Festival?
The Social Justice Art Festival is a one (1) day festival that engages students, faculty, staff and the greater East Lansing community around social justice topics through artistic expression.

Why would you want to participate in the festival?

  • Opportunity to share your visual or performance art with the broader MSU community
  • Receive the opportunity to win one (1) of three (3) $500 awards
  • Art has the capacity to move us, to open up new ways of thinking and understanding, to increase our empathy and inspire us to take action.

Examples of art
Visual: digital art, installation, mixed media, painting, photography, prints and multiples, sculpture, video/film
Performance: dance, music, poetry, storytelling, spoken word, theatre

How do you get involved?

  • Submit a sample of your art through the Call for Submissions form by 11:59 PM on Monday, December 2 ( your submission is accepted
  • If your submissions is accepted, you will be notified no later than Monday,
    December 9
  • Showcase your art on the day of the festival (Friday, January 24, 2020)

Shinto in Contemporary Japan: From Basic Teachings to Anime @ Room 303 International Center
Nov 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Shinto in Contemporary Japan: From Basic Teachings to Anime @ Room 303 International Center | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Shinto in Contemporary Japan: From Basic Teachings to Anime

From core principles to the ways Shinto is practiced today, this talk will address shrines for sports, fertility and protection from STDs, appropriation by popular culture (such as in anime and advertisements), and new spirituality movements including the power spot boom.


Dr. Stephen Covell

Chair of the Department of Comparative Religion and the Mary Meader Professor of Comparative Religion at Western Michigan University. Dr. Covell was the founding director of WMU’s Soga Japan Center and has published widely on Buddhism and other Japanese religious topics.



Sponsored by the Center for Integrative Studies in the Arts and Humanities, IAH Connecting Pedagogy and Practice Fund, Department of Religious Studies, Asian Studies Center, and MSU Japan Council.

Annual Kessler film: “Who Will Write Our History” @ MSU Library Green Room (4th Floor West)
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Annual Kessler film:  "Who Will Write Our History" @ MSU Library Green Room (4th Floor West)

Annual Kessler film: “Who Will Write Our History?

“In November 1940, days after the Nazis sealed 450,000 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, a secret band of journalists, scholars and community leaders decided to fight back. Led by historian Emanuel Ringelblum and known by the code name Oyneg Shabes, this clandestine group vowed to defeat Nazi lies and propaganda not with guns or fists but with pen and paper. Now, for the first time, their story is told as a feature documentary.

Written, produced and directed by Roberta Grossman and executive produced by Nancy Spielberg, Who Will Write Our History mixes the writings of the Oyneg Shabes archive with new interviews, rarely seen footage and stunning dramatizations to transport us inside the Ghetto and the lives of these courageous resistance fighters. They defied their murderous enemy with the ultimate weapon – the truth – and risked everything so that their archive would survive the war, even if they did not.”

Professor Amy Simon will be introducing the film and leading a discussion of it afterwards.

Presented by:

The Michael and Elaine Serling Institute for Jewish Studies and Modern Israel


Department of Religious Studies

College of Arts & Letters

James Madison College

Department of History

Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

Residential College in the Arts and Humanities


International Internship Info Session @ International Center, Room 303
Nov 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
International Internship Info Session @ International Center, Room 303

Learn how you can go abroad while gaining internship experience and earning academic credit.  See below for program links.   Programs include housing, orientation, internship placement, and more. Highlighted internship locations include Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Ireland, South Africa, Spain & the United Kingdom.  The application deadline for summer 2020 programs is February 1.  For more information on a particular program, visit the following program web pages:

Sensory-friendly event at the MSU Museum @ MSU Museum
Nov 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

In collaboration with the Accessible Learning Conference and in honor of Accessibility Week 2019, the MSU Museumwill host a sensory-friendly event on Tuesday, November 19 from 5-7 p.m. Join the museum for a range of hands-on activities, gallery exploration, and a chill out area in the education station.

Unpacking Your Research Experience @ Student Services Building, Room 113
Nov 19 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Unpacking Your Research Experience @ Student Services Building, Room 113

Have you thought about how the skills you are gaining through your undergraduate research experience will assist you in the future? Come learn about strategies for communicating your abilities to others, such as graduate schools and future employers. This workshop will include information about creating an elevator pitch related to your research and an opportunity for you to critically reflect on the skills you have built by being involved in undergraduate research. Come prepared to interact and engage with your peers about your research!

American Indian and Indigenous Studies Voices on Campus Lecture Series: Danielle Gartner @ Room 105, Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture (UPLA) Building
Nov 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Voices on Campus is a lecture series that focuses on MSU community members’ work as it relates to American Indian and Indigenous Issues.

We are excited to welcome to campus Danielle Gartner to MSU’s campus! Danielle’s talk is titled “Finding ways to Decolonize Quantitative Public Health Research”. She started as a Research Associate in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at MSU this fall.

Peace Corps Information Session @ International Center, Room 201
Nov 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Peace Corps Information Session @ International Center, Room 201

Join us in hearing from a panel of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who have served worldwide in various sectors!