2017 - 2018 Events!


Auma's Long Run_EOdhiambo 

"Our Shared Experiences Through Literature"

Presenter: Dr. Eucabeth Odhiambo
Dr. Odhiambo's talk will focus on how she became a middle grade novelist, her inspirations for the story, and how she hopes her novel impacts adults and children alike. The event is free and open to the public and Dr. Odhiambo will sign books after her talk.

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.
- Dr. Eucabeth Odhiambo is a professor of teacher education at Shippensburg University. As a classroom teacher she has taught all grades between kindergarten and middle school. This is her first novel.


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


  Internation 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.

 

All Week

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.