Global Awareness Month 2013
April 2013 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 list of scheduled events. We hope to see you there!
Tuesday, April 2
Parade of Nations
10am, Plains Room
President Bresciani, Student Government and the International Student Association officially start Global Awareness Month. Students carrying the flags of their home countries will parade through the Memorial Union. Please join us for cake and coffee after the ceremony.
Culture Fair: Africa and the Middle East
2-4 pm, Meadow Lark
Visit interactive booths featuring fun activities and cultural information from Africa and the Middle East.
Friday, April 5
7pm, Festival Concert Hall
Celebrate the extraordinary talents of NDSU’s own international students in this fun and entertaining variety show featuring songs, dances and theater skits from around the globe. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door or at the contact table in the Memorial Union.
Sponsored by the International Student Association
Tuesday, April 9
Culture Fair: The Americas
Visit interactive booths featuring fun activities and cultural information from the Americas.
Wednesday, April 10
Fulbright Presentation for Faculty and Staff
Noon-2pm, Century Theater
Andy Riess of the Council for International Exchange of Scholars will explore the components of the Fulbright Scholar Program which contribute to faculty development and globalization of higher education. Attendees will learn how to use the various components of the Fulbright Scholar Program both to internationalize their campuses and to apply for individual grants, with special attention to preparing successful applications. The workshop will also present information on how to bring visiting Fulbright Scholars to U.S. campuses. The presentation will include time for questions and discussion of opportunities with prospective applicants.
Fulbright Appointments for Prospective Faculty and Staff Applicants
8:30-11am and 2:30 -5pm, Dinwoodie Bjornson
Sign up required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for a time slot.
Monday, April 15
4th Annual Green and Golden Globe Diversity Awards
3:30pm, 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.
Tuesday, April 16
Culture Fair: Europe and Eurasia
Visit interactive booths featuring fun activities and cultural information from Europe and Eurasia.
Wednesday, April 17
Film: Les Misérables
7pm, Century Theater
In 19th century France, Jean Valjean has been hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman, Javert, after he breaks parole, agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s daughter, Cosette. The fateful decision changes their lives forever.
Co-sponsored by Campus Attractions
Monday, April 22
Study Abroad Diversity Symposium
Gretchen Cook-Anderson, director of Diversity Recruiting and Advising at IES Abroad, and Andrew Gordon, president of Diversity abroad, will share their knowledge about study abroad with focus on the role diversity plays in study abroad. Join us for two sessions, lunch and learn how we can work to expand participation, employ study abroad as a high-impact activity to inspire retention and academic achievement, and seek funding resources to help students pursue this valuable experience. (By invitation only.)
Study Abroad Food for Thought: Diversity
Join us for pizza and an interactive discussion with experts who will share their insights about study abroad for an increasingly dynamic and diverse group of students and how it opens doors to 21st century workforce skills, a more global perspective and enhanced self-realization. Diversity goes beyond what you see on the outside and includes fi rst-generation college students, LGBTQ, veterans, students with disabilities and more.
Tuesday, April 23
Culture Fair: Asia and Oceania
Visit interactive booths featuring fun activities and cultural information from Asia and Oceania.
Thursday, April 25
De-Modernization? The Case of Girls’ Education in Tajikistan
Christopher Whitsel, Ph. D., Assistant Professor, NDSU Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Dr. Christopher Whitsel will discuss how sociologists have long been interested in the connection between modernization, industrialization and social changes. Scholars of inequality have been debating the Modernization Hypothesis, which states that as countries industrialize inequality decreases, for many years. The collapse of the Soviet Union 20 years ago threw many of the poorest republics into a state of disorder. In Tajikistan economic output dropped, school enrollment declined, and the country experienced a civil war. The results have had lasting effects on education, especially girls’ education.
Tuesday, April 30
Compass Program Foundation Brown Bag Seminar
Encouraging and Facilitating Study Abroad for your Students: A Guide for Faculty and Advisors
Noon, Century Theater
Faculty and staff understand the value of study abroad; join us for an interactive session which will provide information on how to foster a culture of study abroad on campus, encourage your advisees to study abroad, and how to assist students as they move through the process. This presentation will be beneficial for faculty advisors, as well as for staff who work with students.
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