What is World iView?
World iView is a Speaker Series sponsored by the NDSU Office of International Programs. Topics with an international focus are presented to the NDSU and Fargo-Moorhead community. Speakers include faculty and staff who will share their experiences on a broad range of global themes. Presentations are held once a month throughout the academic year in the Memorial Union from 12 noon - 1pm.
Thursday, September 18th, 2014
TITLE: Discover Mexico: Perception, Passion, Purpose
PRESENTER: Deb Maertens, Assistant Director of Faculty Immigration & Bradley Benton, Assistant Professor of History
LOCATION/TIME: Thursday, September 18 | Memorial Union, Room of Nations | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
DESCRIPTION: The 2014 spring break course, “Discover Mexico: Perception, Passion, and Purpose,” was a life-changing experience for students. Maertens, Benton and several students will discuss how the study abroad program combined a historical and cultural survey of Puebla and Mexico City with a three-day home stay where students took part in service learning projects in a rural community. In reflective journaling required during the course, students wrote such statements as “Words cannot describe how it changes your perception,” and “My idea of Mexico was flipped upside down.”
Thursday, October 16th , 2014
TITLE: Chile: Much More Than a Chili Pepper-Looking Land
PRESENTERS: Marisol Berti, Associate Professor of Plant Science
LOCATION/TIME: Thursday, October 16 | Memorial Union, Room of Nations | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
DESCRIPTION: Berti will share a virtual tour of her South American homeland, describing the 2,600-mile long country’s variety of food and wine, its culture and beautiful landscapes. She notes Chile’s 16 million people are primarily a blend of Spanish, German and Italian backgrounds with little heritage remaining of the original “mapuches” native population.
Thursday, November 13th , 2014
TITLE: Benefits of Fulbright International Education Administrator Seminars: Perspectives from a Japan Fulbright Administrator Scholar
PRESENTER: Eveadean M. Myers, Vice President for Equity, Diversity and Global Outreach
LOCATION/TIME: Thursday, November 13 | Memorial Union, Room of Nations | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
DESCRIPTION: Myers traveled to Japan in June 2013 to participate in the Fulbright International Education Administrators Program. She will share details of her two-week visit to Tokyo, Hiroshima and Kyoto and reflect on the Fulbright experience.
Myers is a member of the President’s Cabinet and NDSU’s senior international officer. She coordinates universitywide internationalization strategy and efforts. She has been instrumental in raising NDSU’s profile as a globally identified