April is Global Awareness Month!
Study Abroad Facebook Photo Contest
Like your favorite photos from students studying abroad during spring 2014. Vote April 1 through April 30. Winners will be announced May 1.
Tuesday, April 1
Parade of Nations
10 a.m., Plains room
President Dean L. Bresciani officially starts Global Awareness Month as students carry the flags of their home countries through the Memorial Union at this colorful event. Please join us for cake and coffee after the ceremony. Co-sponsored by the COMPASS Foundation.
Saturday, April 5
Pan Africa Night
6:30 pm, Festival Concert Hall, Music Education Building
Plains Ballroom, 9 – 11 p.m.
Pan Africa night is an annual event that showcases the diverse cultures of the African continent and peoples of African origin. Join us for a night of cultural experiences as we take you across the continent of Africa and bring you back to America to experience an evening of fashion, music, dancing and more from African and African American cultures.
April 3,8,10,15,22 and 24
Cultural Contact Tables
10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Memorial Union main level
Visit student groups and organizations as they take turns featuring cultural items and information from their home countries. Visit the contact tables and learn more about where NDSU International Students call home.
Wednesday, April 23
Fulbright Scholar Alumni Ambassador Presentation
2 – 3 p.m., Century Theater
Dawn Odell traveled to Shanghai, China, as a 2007 Fulbright Scholar to teach Chinese college students American approaches to the study of art and history. This session is a great opportunity for faculty and students interested in applying to the prestigious Fulbright program. Come to learn more about Odell’s experiences in China, the challenges and benefits of traveling as a scholar with young children, and tips for the Fulbright application process. Odell is currently an associate professor of art history at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore.
April 23, 25 and 26
International film: “The Motorcycle Diaries”
7 p.m., Century Theater
“The Motorcycle Diaries” is a 2004 biopic about the journey and written memoir of the 23-year-old Ernesto Guevara, who would several years later become internationally known as the iconic Marxist guerrilla commander and revolutionary Che Guevara. Co-sponsored by Campus Attractions.
Thursday, April 24
World I View: What Could Be Happening to Our Brains during Study Abroad?
Yuliya Kartoshkina, doctoral candidate
Noon – 1 p.m., Prairie Rose room
Learn from studies in neuroscience, psychology and education literature about the formation and possible changes of cultural patterns in our brains due to studying and living abroad. This session is designed for researchers, practitioners, students and other interested parties seeking to understand the learning experiences of study abroad participants, and ways to enhance those experiences through practical brain-based activities.
Thursday, April 24
7 p.m., NDSU Alumni Center
Join us as we highlight Brazilian culture with a night of food, music and dancing, showcasing the uniqueness each region offers. Additionally, there will be a special Capoeira demonstration at 8 p.m by Abcapoeira: Afro-Brazilian Capoeira Association, a Minneapolis-based group. Co-Sponsored by the Consulate General of Brazil in Chicago.
Wednesday, April 30
5th Annual Green and Golden Globe Diversity Awards
3:30 p.m., Great Plains Ballroom
The Division of Equity, Diversity and Global Outreach recognizes campus and community members who are advancing diversity and a community of respect at NDSU.
All events will be held in the Memorial Union unless otherwise listed.