2017 - 2018 Events!
"Our Shared Experiences Through Literature"
Presenter: Dr. Eucabeth Odhiambo
Date: Thursday, September 14, 2017
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Old Main 206
Sponsors: Departments of Teacher Education, English, the International Studies Program, Multicultural Caucus, and the Women’s & Gender Studies Program
Auma's Long Run
Auma loves to run. In her small Kenyan village, she's a track star with big dreams. A track scholarship could allow her to attend high school and maybe even become a doctor. But a strange new sickness called AIDS is ravaging the village, and when her father becomes ill, Auma's family needs her help at home. Soon more people are getting sick-even dying-and no one knows why. Now Auma faces a difficult choice. Should she stay to support her struggling family or leave to pursue her own future? Auma knows her family is depending on her, but leaving might be the only way to find the answers to questions about this new disease.
Saudi Arabia National Day
Host: Saudi Student Club
Date: Thursday, September 14, 2017
Time: 11 am- 2 pm
Location: Front of Lehman Library
~The Saudi Student Club invites everyone to join them for their celebration of Saudi Arabia National Day. There will be authentic snacks, traditional Saudi Arabian dances, games, and even henna art.
"Day of Human Understanding"
Presenter: Gish Jen
Date: Wednesday October 4, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Luhrs Performing Art Center
~Jen is the author of seven books, including her most recent work The Girl at the Baggage Claim: Explaining the East-West Culture Gap, a provocative and important study of the different ideas Easterners and Westerners have about the self and society and what this means for current debates in art, education, geopolitics, and business. Jen has also published short work in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, and dozens of other periodicals and anthologies. Her work has appeared in The Best American Short Stories four times. She was nominated for a National Book Critics’ Circle Award and her work was featured in a PBS American Masters’ special on the American novel. Jen is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She has been awarded a Lannan Literary Award for Fiction, a Guggenheim fellowship, a Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study fellowship, and numerous other awards. Jen delivered the William E. Massey, Sr. Lectures in the History of American Civilization at Harvard University in 2012.
"I Am Eleven"
Presenter: Dr. Thomas Crochunis
Date: Monday, October 23, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Grove Hall Forum 101
Sponsers: Office of Social Equity, Global Community and Awareness Committee, International Programs, the departments of Counseling & College Student Personnel, English, Geography/Earth Sciences, Sociology/Anthropology, Teacher Education, and the International Studies major.
~ Do you remember when you were 11? Australian filmmaker Genevieve Bailey travelled the world for six years talking with 11-year-olds to compose this insightful, funny and moving documentary portrait of childhood. From an orphanage in India, to a single-parent household in inner-city Melbourne, to bathing with elephants in Thailand, I AM ELEVEN weaves together deeply personal and at times hilarious portraits of what it means to sit at this transitional age. These young minds provide us with a powerful insight into the future of our world. A National Council of Teachers of English Screening Room selection. “Entrancing documentary. Stunning.”—New York Daily News
International Education Week 2017
Monday October 23, 2017
International Film, I Am Eleven, Grove Hall Forum, 7:00 p.m.
Australian filmmaker Genevieve Bailey travelled the world for six years talking with 11-year-olds to compose this insightful, funny and moving documentary portrait of childhood. From an orphanage in India, to a single-parent household in inner-city Melbourne, to bathing with elephants in Thailand, I AM ELEVEN explores the lives and thoughts of children from 15 countries.
Sponsored by the Office of Social Equity, Global Community and Awareness Committee, International Programs, the departments of Counseling & College Student Personnel, English, Geography/Earth Sciences, Sociology/Anthropology, Teacher Education, and the International Studies major.
Tuesday October 24, 2017
Immersion Afternoon, Rowland Hall Rooms 100, 101, 103, 106, 117, 209, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Spend an afternoon experiencing world cultures. Language, culture, food and fun await you! Have you ever wanted to learn about various countries in Latin America, Spain, France, China, Germany, and more? Come and interact with faculty and students who are experts on these countries. We will also have a World Languages Karaoke Jam. International food will be served.
Hosted by the Department of Modern Languages.
International Foods Night, Reisner Dining Hall, 4:00-8:00 p.m.
Nine different food stations will feature ethnic foods from all over the world. The dinner meal must be purchased upon entrance into Reisner. Students may use their meal plan or you can pay at the door ($10.20 for members of the Ship community & general public).
Hosted by Chartwells Dining Services.
Wednesday October 25, 2017
Study Abroad: Where Did You Go, What Did You Do & Would You Do It Again? Orndorff Theater, CUB, 6:30 p.m.
Students will discuss their personal overseas study and travel experiences to countries including the Dominican Republic, Haiti, as well as throughout Europe. Moderated by Dr. Mark Sachleben, Associate Professor of Political Science.
Thursday October 26, 2017
Going Global; Working Internationally, Ceddia Union Building, Orndorff Theater, 3:30 p.m.
Professionals are no longer confined to a local geography when working in non-profits/ businesses—the world can be their market from day one! Come experience the various stories that highlight different countries, cultures, and traditions. Learn how to identify advantages and liabilities of working internationally, how to manage it locally and globally, and build partnerships and personal networks.
Hosted by the Career and Community Engagement Center.
Dine and Donate, Tuscarora Room, Reisner Dining Hall, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
The Multicultural Caucus invites you to participate in “Dine and Donate”, a fundraiser to help the victims of some of the recent natural disasters. Members of the faculty and staff from the Multicultural Caucus at Shippensburg University will cook and serve dishes from their own cultures and traditions. General admission is $10.00 per ticket. Student tickets are $8.00. The profits will be donated to international relief agencies. Hosted by the Multicultural Caucus.
Sit in on a Language Class, Hosted by the Department of Modern Languages.
Interested in learning a language but haven’t been able to commit to an entire semester of study?
Sitting in on a language class is a perfect way to decide if enrolling in a course would be the right fit for you.
International Inclusion Lecture:
"Literary Studies and Cultural Diplomacy:Teaching and Learning as a Fulbright Scholar in Panama"
Presenter: Dr. Trent Masiki
Date: Thursday, March 29, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Grove Hall Forum
~Dr. Masiki will discuss his experience as a Fulbright Scholar in Panama at the Universidad Autónoma de Chiriquí where he taught expository writing and U.S. literature. Arriving as an educator and ambassador of U.S. literature and culture, Dr. Maski learned many lessons from his Panamanian students and colleagues.
Dr. Trent Masiki is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Africana Studies at Dickinson College. He received his Ph.D. in Afro-American Studies from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Emerson College-Boston, an M.A. in English from Texas A&M University-College Station, and a B.S. in Computer Science from Southern University-Baton Rouge. His current book project, The Afroethnic Impulse and Renewal, examines how and why Afro-Latino authors use African American narrative strategies and cultural tropes to write themselves into the archive of U.S. literary and cultural history. He examines the ways in which African American and Afro-Latino intercultural affinities and encounters are redefining what it means and has meant to be “black” in the U.S.
Cosponsors: The Ethnic Studies and International Studies Programs and the Institute for Social Inclusion.
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