2016 - 2017 Events!

2017 Pittsburgh Asia Consortium Undergraduate Student Research Conference

Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017

Time: All-day

Location: Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA

Presenter(s): Undergraduate students

Undergraduate students are invited to present their research on Asia, and this will be an invaluable opportunity for them to meet other students interested in Asia, hone their presentation skills, and get feedback on their work.


IEW 2016
Sponsored by Center for Global Education:
International Studies & International Programs.

All events are open to SHIP students, faculty, staff, and the local community.
There is no charge for events unless otherwise noted.

International Film: The Serpent and the Rainbow

Date: Monday, October 31, 2016

Time: 6:30-8:30 pm

Location: Orndorff Theater - Ceddia Union Building, Room 123

Sponsored by: The Departments of International Studies/Programs and Modern Languages along with the Career and Community Engagement Center

Based on the book by the same name, The Serpent and the Rainbow recounts ethnobotanist Wade Davis encounter with Haitian Vodoun as he researched the possible causes for zombification. While most of his claims have been debunked by serious scientists, the film makes for a frightful adventure befitting Halloween. Come learn about this mysterious religion and have great fun in the process.

Immersion Afternoon: Immerse Yourself in Culture!

Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Time: 3:30-4:30 pm

Locations: Rowland Hall Rooms 100, 101, 103, 106, 117, 200, 209

Hosted by: The Department of Modern Languages

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, Haiti, China, Germany, Morocco, 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.

International Foods Night

Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Time: 4:00-7:00 pm

Locations: Reisner Dining Hall

Hosted by: Chartwells Dining Services

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 ($9.95 for members of the Ship community & general public).

Going Global; Working Together

Date: Thursday, November 3, 2016

Time: 3:30 pm

Location: Orndorff Theater - Ceddia Union Building, Room 123

Hosted by: The Career and Community Engagement Center (CCEC)

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.

Sit in on a Language Class

All week: October 31 - November 4, 2016

Location: A schedule of classes is available at: www.ship.edu/IEW/Courses/

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 Photography Display - The Garden of the Hesperides: Marvels from Morocco

Dates: October 31 - November 11, 2016

Location: Lehman Library, Lower Level

An exhibit of photos taken by Dr. Chantana Charoenpanitkul, Associate Professor, Lehman Library, and Dr. Agnes Ragone, Associate Professor of Modern Languages, during the summer of 2016 in Rabat and Merzouga.

International Flag Display

All week: October 31 - November 4, 2016

Location: The Library Quad

Display of international flags created by 5th grade students - Grace B. Luhrs Elementary School under the direction of Dr. Sean Cornell, Associate Professor of Geography/Earth Science.

Info Session for The Peace Corps

Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Time: 5:00 pm

Location: Ceddia Union Building, Room 103

Presenter(s): Career and Community Engagement Center (CCEC)

The Peace Corps offers a unique experience to make a difference around the world and bring the benefits of that experience back home. The personal and professional rewards of Peace Corps service last a lifetime. Join us to learn about the process of applying to the Peace Corps and the benefits of serving.