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From November 18-21, 2013, Clark College will host " The Language of Learning: Creating a Sense of Place," marking International Education Week.

International Education Week (IEW) is a joint initiative of the U.S. Departments of State and Education to highlight the importance of international education and cultural exchange.

Clark College will host a wide range of events this week including panel discussions, films, speakers and music. All events are free and open to the public - please encourage students to attend.

 

International Education Week 2013 ~ Save the Dates!

The Language of Learning: Creating a Sense of Place

IEW 11.8.13

 

Monday, November 18th

10 – 10:50a.m.
Ellis Dunn Community Room (GHL 213)
Florence, Italy Study Abroad Presentation

Clark College English Instructor Elizabeth Donley with highlight her experience teaching on a quarter-long study abroad program in romantic Florence, Italy during Spring 2013. 

11 – 11:50a.m.
Ellis Dunn Community Room (GHL 213)
Japan Study Abroad Presentation

Clark College Japanese instructor Michiyo Okuhara will lead a group of Clark College students to Japan during summer 2014 in a short-term study abroad program through the Clark College World Languages Abroad Program.  At this session, you will hear program details and about how to get involved.

12 – 1:00p.m.
Gaiser Student Center
Noon Tunes!
Thom Young, Piping Instructor, Sir James McDonald Pipe Band

Grab your lunch and enjoy an hour of grooving to a live musical performance! The music will have an international flare.   

1 – 1:50p.m.
Penguin Student Lounge (PUB 161)
French Study Abroad Presentation

Clark College instructor Jill Darley-Vanis will discuss an upcoming short-term study abroad program in a French-speaking country through the Clark College World Languages Abroad Program.

2 – 2:50p.m.
Penguin Student Lounge (PUB 161)
Germany Studies in Berlin Presentation

Clark College German instructor Julian Nelson led a group of Clark College students to Berlin, Germany during summer 2013 in a short-term study abroad program through the Clark College World Languages Abroad Program. His students will present on their experience.

2 – 2:50p.m.
PUB 258C
Columbia Writer Series
Clark College instructor, Ismet Prcic, from Bosnia will be reading from his published work, Shards.  Also reading is poet Zachary Schomburg.  Both authors are winners of the Oregon Book Awards.. 

 

3 – 3:50p.m.
Penguin Student Lounge (PUB 161)
Spain Study Abroad Presentation

Clark College Spanish instructor Felipe Montoya will led a group of Clark College students to Spain during summer 2013 in a short-term study abroad program through the Clark College World Languages Abroad Program. At this session, you will hear program highlights from the student participants.

Tuesday, November 19th

10 – 11:00a.m.
Penguin Student Lounge (PUB 161)
Making Sense of Place When Displaced: Working with Refugees in the U.S.

Geography Instructor Heather McAfee will highlight her volunteer work and research with the UNA-USA, IRCO and Caritas of Austin as a student interested in refugees placed in the United States. She will discuss the wide range of learning opportunities that result from that work when it comes to culture, politics and spatial interaction at the global and local scales.

11 – 12:00p.m.
Penguin Student Lounge (PUB 161)
The Slants Talk: How Being Asian Got Us Into Trouble
12 – 1:00p.m.
Gaiser Student Center
Noon Tunes!  The Slants

Grab your lunch and enjoy an hour of grooving to a live musical performance!  The music will have an international flare.

1 – 2:00p.m.
Penguin Student Lounge (PUB 161)
Burst of Brilliance (B.O.B.) 

You‘ve heard of TED Talks. Meet BOB.

“BOB” or Burst of Brilliance –combines TED Talks and Ignite. BOB presenters share their personal and professional passion using 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds for a total of 5 minutes.

The theme for the 2013 International Education Week BOB is The Language of Learning: Creating a Sense of Place. Hear about presenters' greatest inspirations and takeaways from their travels abroad and what inspires them & gives them a sense of place!

2 – 3:30p.m.
Penguin Student Lounge (PUB 161)
Economics of Happiness - Film & Popcorn

Come watch The Economics of Happiness, a documentary about the worldwide movement for economic localization.

Enjoy complimentary popcorn during the film!

4 – 5:00p.m.
Ellis Dunn Community Room (GHL 213)
Faculty Speaker Series
Language Learning in the Digital Age: Balancing Technology with the Human Touch

The Clark College Faculty Speakers Series features Erika Nava, professor of Spanish, who will describe her experience using various technologies to teach a fully on-line Spanish course -- from Mexico! Nava personalizes her online Spanish classes with both synchronous and asynchronous activities to make learning a foreign langauge accessible to learners who may not be able to attend traditional face-to-face classes.

Wednesday, November 20th

11 – 12:00p.m.
Penguin Student Lounge (PUB 161)
International Read-In

The International Read-In event brings in Clark College instructors, students & others to read favorite poems or short stories by international writers and/or in various languages.

12 – 1:00p.m.
Gaiser Student Center
Noon Tunes!
Singer/Songwriter Jordan Robertson

Grab your lunch and enjoy an hour of grooving to a live musical performance!  The music will have an international flare.Today’s event will feature music in English and Spanish from singer/songwriter and Clark College student, Jordan Robertson.

12:15 – 12:45p.m.
Cannell Library
30 Clicks: A European Library Tour

In a recent trip to Serbia and Austria, Kim Olson-Charles explored a variety of libraries as part of a study abroad class for her Master of Library Science program. Join her for a fascinating presentation comparing the technologies used in the libraries there, and how they were similar or different from libraries in the United States.

1 – 3:00p.m.
Penguin Student Lounge (PUB 161)
International Speaker’s Bureau: Saudi Student Panel

Come to the quarterly international student speakers‘ series sponsored by the Clark College Office of International Programs.  A student panel will speak about their home country and about their experiences studying in the U.S.

3 – 4:00p.m.
Penguin Student Lounge (PUB 161)
Study Abroad 101: Funding Your Study Abroad Experience! 

This information session will cover the basics of getting started with Study Abroad and you will hear from the Clark College Financial Aid experts on applying Financial Aid toward your Study Abroad experience. Scholarship opportunities will also be discussed. 

Thursday, November 21st

10 – 1:00p.m.
Gaiser Student Center
International Student Exhibition

International (IEW) Student Exhibition celebrates the art and experiences of our current international students, Clark students who participated in Study Abroad, Day of the Dead celebration and students from various clubs on campus. There will also be a variety of NGOs and non-profits doing meaningful international work.

12 – 1:00p.m.
Gaiser Student Center
Noon Tunes!

Grab your lunch and enjoy an hour of grooving to a live musical performance!  The music will have an international flare. 

1 – 2:00p.m.
Ellis Dunn Community Room (GHL 213)
Employer Speaker Panel

Come listen to a panel discussion highlighting various careers that have an international focus.

3 – 4:00p.m.
Penguin Student Lounge (PUB 161)
Population Connection Presentation
Improving Access to International Family Planning: For Women, Families, and a Better World

Since 1968, Population Connection has been America's voice for population stabilization—they are the largest grassroots population organization in the United States!  Population Connection works to ensure that every woman around the world who wants to delay or end childbearing has access to the health services and contraceptive supplies she needs in order to do so. Rebecca Harrington, National Field Director for Population Connection, will speak about the impact of rapid population growth on women's health, development, and environmental stability.

6 – 8:00p.m.
Foster Auditorium
Santo Contra Las Mujeres Vampiro
Santo Versus the Vampire Woman

The Clark College Spanish Club will be hosting this festive event and all are invited to attend!  Pan de muerto (sweet bread) and coffee will be served. 

Friday, November 22nd

6:30 – 8:00p.m.
Foster Auditorium
French film - The Chorus

The Clark College French Club will host the French film, The Chorus. Set in 1948, a professor of music, Clement Mathieu, becomes the supervisor at a boarding school for the rehabilitation for minors. What he discovers disconcerts him -- the current situation is repressive. Through the power of song, Clement tries to transform the students.

International Photo Contest

“Creating a Sense of Place"

Top 3 Winning Photos

Thank you to all International Photo Contest participants and to everyone who voted! The top 3 winning photos are below:

.09.Brown.Thailand

09. Erin Brown, Clark College Student, Chiang, Mai Province, northern Thailand

 

23.Thiesmeyer.Vancouver

23.Madison Thiesmeyer, Clark College Student, Vancouver, WA, U.S.A.

 

 

32.Hardin.Greece

32. Carol Hardin, Clark College Staff, Santorini, Greece

 

 

Online Photo Display

To view all photos entered visit the Clark College International Programs Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/ClarkInternationalPrograms

 

For Questions contact International Programs, PUB 012, 360-992-2390 or international@clark.edu

 

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