|NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS
Happy New Year from around the world
Welcome back to campus and Happy New Year! People around the world welcomed 2012 with unique cultural traditions and celebrations.
Samoa and Tokelau were the first countries to celebrate the New Year after they jumped the international dateline. Sydney and London celebrated with firework spectaculars while residents in Tokyo released balloons with their wishes for 2012 attached. Spaniards quickly ate a dozen grapes as the clock struck 12. South Korea celebrated with a traditional fire ceremony on top of a hill while Beijing watched a light display at the Temple of Heaven. Others in China and around the world will begin celebrating Chinese New Year on January 23, the start of the year of the dragon. View BBC's beautiful photo slideshow of New Years eve celebrations around the world.
Study abroad application deadline: March 1
The Office of International Education is thrilled to announce the summer 2012 faculty-led study abroad programs. Summer study abroad programs are an ideal opportunity for students to build on their global experiences through guided academic work and hands-on experience abroad. Students can explore new programs in Bolivia, Cuba, Cyprus, Morocco and London/Barcelona.
A complete listing of all summer, fall semester and academic year study abroad opportunities is outlined on our website at marquette.edu/studyabroad.
All applications are due on March 1, 2012.
Location: OIE Program Center;
Holthusen Hall, 4th floor (unless otherwise noted)
Monday, January 30
5 p.m. Italy
6 p.m. France
6:30 p.m. Germany
Tuesday, January 31
5 p.m. Madrid
6 p.m. Bolivia
6:30 p.m. Cuba
7 p.m. Chile
7:30 p.m. El Salvador
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 (Johnson Hall 303)
5 p.m. London/Barcelona
Note: Community Nursing in Peru info session for summer 2013 will take place in fall 2012.
INFORMATION TABLES AROUND CAMPUS
Alumni Memorial Union – January 23-27
Lalumiere Language Hall – January 23-24
Johnston Hall – January 25-26
Cramer Hall Student Lounge - January 25
Pasero presents on contemporary Spanish poets
Associate professor of Spanish Anne Pasero Ph. D recently traveled to Córdoba, Spain to give the keynote speech at the annual Reunion Cientifica Internacional literature conference. Over 100 students, international scholars and faculty attended this year’s conference, which emphasized the sociology of literature in the 19th and 20th centuries and its relations with Spanish America. Pasero mainly discussed the lesser known poets of the 1950s and 60s who she felt did not receive the attention they deserved due to the Franquist dictatorship years (1939-75). Next, Pasero focused on one of today’s most prominent contemporary Spanish poets, Clara Janes exclaiming, “Janes is one of the most prominent contemporary Spanish poets writing today and perhaps the best known female poet currently writing.” Janes has published a variety of books mostly involving love and death with personal, spiritual, mythical and Hindus perspectives.
Global talent in demand
In a recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Gilles Bousquet, the dean of the Division of International Studies and vice provost for globalization at the University of Wisconsin Madison discussed the growing demand for global talent. At various meetings with business leaders from 3M, Caterpillar, Johnson Controls and others, he consistently heard the same message, “Talent is the issue.” More and more companies are moving their work into places like Beijing, Brazil and India. Bousquet explains that “If we don’t take care of this urgent, growing demand for global talent, decisively and creatively, we will undermine our capacity to support the growth of our own companies on this side of the Pacific.”
Internationalization of the Marquette campus is more important then ever. In Father Nicolas’s talk on Jesuit higher education he states that the “globalization of superficiality” needs to be confronted by depth and imagination. By continuing to build upon an infrastructure for faculty and student mobility, Marquette will continue to deliver high-impact, cross-cultural experiences forming global citizens who live and work within a diverse world society.
Take the IIE Global Knowledge Quiz
Think you know your world? Take the Institute of International Education Global Knowledge Quiz, which includes questions that every global citizen should be able to answer, and see how much you know about the world. IIE is a private nonprofit leader in the international exchange of people and ideas. Share this quiz with your friends and family to see where you stand as global citizens.
OIE Welcome Back Event
January 20, 2012
OIE Program Center, Holthusen Hall, 4th floor
Help welcome the new students to campus while renewing "old" friendships and enjoying warm beverages and snacks. Friends, classmates and family members are all invited. Enjoy some fun at the end of the first week of classes!
Chinese New Year Celebration
January 21, 2012
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Milwaukee County Domes, 524 S. Layton Blvd
The Milwaukee Chinese Community Center is hosting their annual Chinese New Year Celebration – the year of the Dragon. Join OIE to celebrate with traditional food, dance, crafts a parade and more! Admission is $6.50 per person - but MU students may receive a reduced rate by showing their MU ID card.) We'll meet at 10:45 a.m. at the second floor AMU Info Desk and take the bus over to the domes on 27th street. Be sure to bring your U-Pass or $4.50 for round trip bus fare. Visit the Domes website for more information.
Ice Skating at Red Arrow Park
February 18, 2012
Red Arrow Park, downtown Milwaukee
Join fellow students to ice skate at Red Arrow park in the middle of downtown Milwaukee. Skates can be rented on-site. Meet at AMU’s info desk on the second floor at 3 p.m.
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
- Teach English in Japan
- GEEO Travel Programs for Educators
- English Open Doors Program in Chile
- National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Programs
Fellowships and Scholarships
- Freeman-ASIA Summer Scholarships
- Fulbright Canada – Killam Fellowships Program
- Boren Study Abroad Scholarships Reminder
- French Embassy Partner University Fund
- Kathryn Davis Fellowship for Peace – Study of Critical Languages