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Academics discuss origins of Israel-Palestine conflict

"A panel was held Thursday, Nov. 9 on the historical and political factors behind the current Israel-Palestine conflict in Gaza that began last month. The discussion’s four speakers were professor Mireille Rebeiz, professor Robert Shaffer, professor Brian Ulrich and professor David Weaver. Each speaker comes from an academic background that focuses on history, culture or politics, especially relating to Middle Eastern affairs. The panel was moderated by professor Jonathan Skaff, the director of International Studies." Click below to read the rest of the article.

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Reaching Out in Santo Domingo

Check out this that article discusses a service-learning project that many international studies students have taken part in over the years. Read the full article below as it delves into the different aspects of the Reach Out project and how it started in Santo Domingo.

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Isabel Weaver, ’22 Featured in Local and University News for Fulbright Award

Isabel Weaver, International Studies 2022 graduate, is being featured in local and university news for winning the Fulbright award. 

Isabel Weaver ‘22 Heads to Taiwan with Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship

Isabel Weaver, ’22 Featured in Local News for Fulbright Award

Ezra Epperly Receives Gilman Scholarship

Senior International Studies major Ezra Epperly is studying at Soonchunhyang University in Sinchang, South Korea. Epperly got this opportunity after she was advised to apply for the prestigious Gilman Scholarship which she ended up receiving. Epperly stated that she is proud of herself for taking the chance to be able to study at her dream location of South Korea. 

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Erika Otthofer ’20 named a Fulbright finalist

Erika Otthofer (B.A. 2020 in International Studies and Political Science) has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) in Argentina for the 2022-2023 academic year. In March 2023 Otthofer will head to Argentina where she will assist with mentoring and instructing English teachers-in-training at a regional university. Otthofer is Ship’s seventh student/alumna to receive a Fulbright through the US Student Program since 2013, making Ship the State System leader in Fulbright student grants.

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“IS and Spanish Major, Rangeline DeJesus, Appointed to the Council of Trustees”

Sophomore Rangeline DeJesus was appointed to the Shippensburg University Council of Trustees by Governor Tom Wolf. DeJesus will represent her peers as the student member of the council. DeJesus is a sophomore International Studies and Spanish major with a minor in Political Science. An active member of the campus community, she is a Resident Assistant and also serves as an International Studies Ambassador.

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