April 2015 is Global Awareness Month!
NDSU's Global Awareness Month is an annual month long series of events designed to explore and celebrate diversity from around the world.
See below for a complete list of Global Awareness Month Events.
Study Abroad Facebook Photo Contest
Like your favorite photos from students studying abroad during spring 2015! Voting starts on April 1 and ends on April 30, with winners announced May 1.
Thursday, April 2
Parade of Nations
10 a.m., Plains Room
Parade of Nations is the official start of Global Awareness Month. 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.
Wednesday, April 8
International Love Panel
Noon – 1 p.m., Hidatsa Room
Join us as we hear from couples whose love crossed oceans, borders, cultures and language. The ISSAS office is hosting a panel where we hear from couples who describe how they met and the unique international love they share.
April 9, 10, 16, 17, 21 AND 23
Cultural Contact Tables
10 a.m. – 2 p.m., MU Main Level
Visit student groups and organizations as they take turns featuring cultural items and information from their home countries. Please visit the contact tables and learn more about where NDSU International Students call home.
Friday, April 10
HOLA Dance: Mega-Rumba
9:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m., Memorial Union lower level
Immerse yourself in the Hispanic culture through food and dancing. Join friends and come see how fellow students live in their home countries. Sponsored by Campus Attractions and HOLA Student Organization.
Thursday, April 16
12 noon – 1 p.m., Room of Nations
Life is Life No Matter Where You Go. Presented by Christa Welty, Metadata and Cataloging Librarian
Christa Welty, metadata and cataloging librarian, will reflect on her first year in China, including experiences and emotions that are inevitable when moving to a foreign country. She also will discuss the importance of humility and her Chinese friends who helped her during her time abroad.
Thursday, April 16
Is there a Fulbright in Your Future?
2 p.m., Memorial Union Meadow Lark room
Did you know the U.S. Student Fulbright Program annually awards 1,900 fully paid grants to teach, study or research in more than 140 countries? Three NDSU students currently teach abroad through the Fulbright Program. Lisa Hauck, NDSU Fulbright Program adviser, will share how to make a Fulbright experience possible for you.
Saturday, April 18
6 p.m., Festival Concert Hall, Music Education Building
Come join us as we celebrate the extraordinary talents of NDSU’s own international students in a fun and entertaining variety show featuring songs, dances and theater skits from around the globe. Sponsored by the International Student Association.
Wednesday, April 22; Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25
7pm (R, 122 Min, 2001), International Film: Amelie
Amélie is a shy waitress in a Montmartre café, in northern Paris. After returning a long-lost childhood treasure to a former occupant of her apartment, and seeing the effect it has on him, she decides to set out on a mission to make others happy. In the meantime, she pursues a quirky guy who collects discarded photo booth pictures.
Co-sponsored by Campus Attractions
Tuesday, April 28
Fulbright Presentation for Faculty and Staff
9-11 a.m., Hidatsa Room
Andy Riess of the Council for International Exchange of Scholars will explore components of the Fulbright Scholar Program that contribute to faculty development and globalization of higher education. Special attention will be given to preparing successful applications. The presentation will include time for questions and discussion of opportunities with prospective applicants.
Fulbright Appointments for Prospective Applicants
1:30 – 4 p.m., Hidatsa Room
Registration required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for a time slot.
Wednesday, April 30
6th Annual Green and Golden Globe Diversity Awards
3:00 p.m., Great Plains Ballroom
The Division of Equity, Diversity and Global Outreach recognizes campus and community members that are advancing diversity and a community of respect at NDSU.