|NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS
REMINDER: March 1 study abroad application deadline
The questions is "when are you studying abroad?" not if. From Ghana to Morocco to Cyprus, Marquette's study abroad opportunities offer students an opportunity to engage with the world through academics and cultural immersion. A complete listing of all summer, fall semester and academic year study abroad opportunities is outlined on the OIE website at marquette.edu/studyabroad.
All applications are due on March 1, 2012.
Location: OIE Program Center;
Holthusen Hall, 4th floor (unless otherwise noted)
Wednesday, February 1
5 p.m. Middle East
6 p.m. Asia
Thursday, February 2
5 p.m. Cyprus (Helfaer Theatre)
5 p.m. England
6 p.m. Ireland
7 p.m. Australia
Monday, February 6
5 p.m. Ghana
6 p.m. South Africa
7 p.m. Cagli
February 9 & 13
5 p.m. London/Barcelona (Johnston Hall 303)
Note: Community Nursing in Peru info session for summer 2013 will take place in fall 2012.
Marquette gains the opportunity to study abroad in Cuba
Educational exchanges opened up to Cuba in early 2011 by the Obama Administration’s efforts to “increase people-to-people contact; support civil society in Cuba; to enhance the free flow of information to, from, and among Cuban people; and to help promote their independence from Cuban authorities” (Nafsa.org). U.S. colleges and universities are once again allowed to sponsor credit-bearing study abroad programs to Cuba utilizing general education licenses. Marquette partnered with Augsburg College’s Center for Global Education to develop a faculty-led study abroad program for Marquette students.
This summer, Dr. Raquel Aguilu de Murphy will lead the first two-week study abroad program to Cuba, “Drama and Performance in Cuba Today.” Aguilu de Murphy has dedicated much of her research and scholarly work to Virgilio Piñera's theater including a published book examining his work. Ironically this summer, Cuba will celebrate Piñera’s life and work while the study abroad program is in Cuba. The program’s primary focus is to examine Cuba through the perspective of theater while engaging students’ Spanish language skills. The program will include lectures by prominent figures in Cuban theater, two theater performances and other excursions throughout the country. Students on the program must be able to receive credit and apply it toward their current degree. To apply, complete the online study abroad application by March 1.
*The Obama Administration’s efforts at this time do not include open travel for tourism purposes to and from Cuba.
MU Center for Transnatioanl Justice offering two Arts & Sciences research grants
MUCTJ summer 2012 research grants are open for submission by all Helen Way Klinger College of Arts and Sciences faculty and graduate students for research projects exploring issues of economic, political or social justice that extend across national borders. The Center will award one $12,000 faculty fellowship and two graduate students’ $2,000 in research funds. All faculty proposals are due Apr. 20, 2012, and all graduate proposals are due March 5, 2012. Click here for more information and application procedures.
Marquette Center for Peacemaking holds student conference on peace
Marquette's Center for Peacemaking and the Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies (WIPCS), a unique consortium of universities dedicated to enriching academic and public discourse on issues of peace and conflict, invite students to submit proposals for its 26th Annual Student Conference. The conference will be held on Friday, March 30 at Marquette. The conference is open to students from all disciplines and seeks submissions on the theme: Negotiating in a Polarized Society. Proposals are due February 20, 2012. For more information, contact Patrick Kennelly at (414) 288-8444 or email@example.com.
Study abroad: A luxury or a necessity?
Rick Steves, travel author and television personality, recently published an article in USA Today, “Study abroad is necessity, not luxury” explaining why study abroad is a crucial investment for the U.S. Steves emphasizes Senator Paul Simon’s Study Abroad Act and the impact it could have on encouraging college students studying abroad through an $80 million annual investment.
While the EU currently imposes the positive impacts of study abroad to its students, the U.S. lacks emphasis on educating students about the importance study abroad. Only two percent of U.S. college students will study abroad while four out of five first-year college students say they wish to go abroad but never get the chance. These students often affiliate study abroad opportunities as a luxury and not a necessity. The students that do gain the opportunity to study abroad say that they learn how to effectively engage the world and gain a more collective approach toward working with people from other countries to obtain an end goal.
Valentine's Day Extravaganza
Sunday, February 12
6 – 7:30 p.m.
OIE Program Center, Holthusen Hall, 4th floor
Celebrate Valentine's Day with OIE! Decorate cookies and make a Valentine's Day card for the special someone in your life. All Marquette students and family members are welcome.
Ice Skating at Red Arrow Park
Saturday, February 18
Meet at the Info Desk in AMU, 2nd Floor
Whether you skate like Michelle Kwan or it’s your first time, take the afternoon off to join fellow students and ice skate at Red Arrow Park located in the middle of downtown Milwaukee. The park offers inexpensive on-site skate rentals and a Starbucks to keep you warm!
Potluck Dinner and Talent Night
Friday, February 24
6 – 8 p.m.
OIE Program Center, Holthusen Hall, 4th floor
Bring your favorite home cooked dish to pass and share with others. Enjoy trying other students’ creations while watching and sharing your talent. Do you sing or dance? Are you a comedian? Do you have a talent that no one else does like curling your tongue? Join us and share your talent!
Professional Development Opportunities through Peace Corps
The Peace Corps information presentations listed below will share insight into what it’s like to be a Peace Corps volunteer, at any age. Students will meet local volunteers who lived and worked in international communities, hear their inspiring stories and ask questions. Check out the info series below:
Peace Corps & Teach For America Panel Presentation
Wednesday, February 29
Milwaukee Public Library - Central Branch
Meeting Room 1, Wisconsin Avenue Rotunda, just east of the elevator
3:30 p.m.- 5 p.m.
Thursday, March 1
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Marquette Office of International Education
Holthusen Hall, 4th Floor,
Thursday, March 29
5:30 p.m.– 7 p.m.
Milwaukee Public Library – East Branch
Scholarships & Conferences
Check out our scholarships and conferences webpage dedicated to keeping up-to-date listings of scholarships, fellowships and academic conference opportunities available to undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty and staff. Click on the links below for details and the complete listing.
Academic and Conference Opportunities
- Wisconsin Association of International Educators Conference
- "One Globe 2012" Conference in India on 21st Century Knowledge Economy
- Three Teaching Positions open with the Colorado China Council
Fellowships and Scholarships
- European Study Abroad Center Summer Program Scholarship
- Call for Proposals: British Council, US-UK-India Higher Education Partnerships
- Search for Common Ground's International Internship Program
- JET Memorial Invitation Program for High School Students studying Japanese