|NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS
Faculty and students discuss open questions on European studies
Twenty faculty members and students spent their leap year afternoon in an informal discussion identifying the major questions facing Europe today as part of the Global Discussion Series. The series is sponsored by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Raynor Memorial Libraries and the Office of International Education to encourage awareness of international events and the large research questions facing different global regions.
Dr. Jamshid Hosseini, associate professor of management and director of international business studies, began the discussion with a brief overview of the European debt crisis. Dr. Duane Swank, professor of political science, presented on the social market economy and trends in the European labor market, and John Jentz, librarian, explained the many resources available on the Research Guide: Europe - What's Next?, created to support continued interdisciplinary discussion around European studies. The conversation then opened up to the group to share perspectives from the numerous disciplines represented. Future Global Discussion Series will focus on different regions and topics including Latin America and Asia.
Join Marquette Global for the 23rd annual Hunger Clean-Up event
The Office of International Education is coordinating a Hunger Clean-Up team and welcomes all interested students to participate. This year, volunteers will participate in the 23rd annual Hunger Clean-Up event to increase awareness, support and resources for local programs addressing issues of poverty. This one day service event has grown to be Marquette’s largest day of service. More than 1,500 individuals volunteer each year and are sent throughout the Milwaukee community in teams to over 50 nonprofit worksites including food banks, homeless shelters and gardening/garbage pick-up locations. The event will take place on Saturday, April 21, 2012. Teams meet outside AMU before taking buses to their worksites for the day. The deadline to register and join the Marquette Global team is Friday, March 9.
Share your culture at the 28th annual International Day
The Office of International Education invites all international related student organizations to organize a booth for the 28th Annual International Day in the AMU. International Day is held every spring to celebrate diversity in the Marquette community, which includes students from more than 68 countries and a variety of cultural groups.
On Friday, March 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the AMU will come alive with sights, sounds, tastes and smells of the countries and cultures of student organizations that plan to attend. Groups organizing booths will introduce cultural activities, offer food samples and display arts, crafts, fashion and music enjoyed by their culture. Hundreds of visitors will stop by the booths to learn about world cultures and participate in activities from trying on traditional outfits to engaging in popular art forms such as Henna tattoos.
If your group is interested in participating in this event, email OIE representative Sophia Lee at email@example.com by Wednesday, March 7. All students, faculty and staff also are encouraged to participate in the International Day festivities.
Improve your writing skills at the new Writing Center workshops
The Writing Center, located in the Raynor Memorial Library, offers one-on-one conferences and workshops to help students with any piece of writing at any stage of the writing process. During one-on-one conferences, students will be assigned a tutor who will help brainstorm and read drafts to evaluate the focus, evidence and organization of students’ writing. They also are trained to help students fine-tune final drafts.
New this semester, the Writing Center also offers writing groups for graduate students and free workshops for undergraduate students wanting to improve their writing including writing in-class essay exams, intermediate APA, editing for clarity and precision, improving style, writing personal statements, writing resumes and cover letters and writing for the internet. Visit the Writing Center online for more information on dates, times and locations.
Engage with international students in Chicago this summer
Hostelling International-USA will host the 7th Annual International Exchange Program: IOU Respect from July 8 to 20 in Chicago. The exchange is a two-week program that prioritizes dialogue and interactive learning opportunities to bridge cultural divides and increase understanding and respect among participants. Young people from Egypt, France, Germany, Morocco, Tunisia and the U.S. will come together for a series of engaging, fun and challenging workshops as well as spend time exploring Chicago and the surrounding area together. Participants will build friendships while learning to approach the world and its people with open minds. For more information and to apply, visit the HI-USA websiteand click on “International Exchanges.” This is a free event open to anyone ages 18-23. Applications are due by Tuesday, March 20.
Study e-broad with Catholic Relief Services online
Catholic Relief Services will host the Global Solidarity Network, an e-learning program which aims to enrich academic experience by providing students online access to CRS field staff working overseas. This free online tool focuses on one theme each semester. This spring from March 12 to 23, CRS will focus on gender, violence and peace-building through exploring different forms of gender-based violence, the consequences and root causes in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, Haiti and Mexico. The session will recommend steps that U.S. citizens can take to express solidarity with those engaged in ending the violence.
Students can interact with CRS staff abroad by asking them in depth questions on the session topic via email or uploading a video question to the GSN YouTube Channel. CRS staff will respond to the questions in a 30 minute YouTube video response. Faculty are welcome to join the Global Solidarity Network by registering online and administering the provided resources that best fit their curriculum. Faculty have the opportunity to review the GSN material and assign readings/resources to students who can post reflections on assigned materials as well as post responses to other student postings or CRS staff. Visit Catholic Relief Services for more information.
Peace Corps Information Session
Thursday, March 29
5:30 - 7 p.m.
Milwaukee Public Library - East Branch
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.
IRS Tax Information Session for International Students
Friday, March 2
1 – 2 p.m.
OIE Program Center, Holthusen Hall, 4th floor
An IRS official will help international students learn about U.S. tax preparation and explain how to file federal tax forms as well as Form 8843. The deadline to file taxes is typically April 15 and all forms are available for printing at the IRS website. For a list of additional online references, visit OIE’s income tax information page.
Sunday, March 4
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
OIE Program Center, Holthusen Hall, 4th floor
Take a break from your studies to enjoy conversation with friends, snacks and fun in the OIE Program Center.
Friday, March 23
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
AMU, 2nd floor
The Office of International Education celebrates the annual International Day Festival on Friday, March 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second floor of AMU. Students and organizations representing the countries and cultures of the Marquette community will have tables with food, arts, crafts, fashion and music. Experience the sights, sounds, tastes and smells of the world without leaving Milwaukee!
Fulbright Faculty Information Session
Wednesday, March 28
12 - 1 p.m.
OIE Program Center, Holthusen Hall, 4th floor
A panel of Marquette faculty Fulbright recipients will share their experiences, including what the Fulbright application process is like, the benefits of receiving an award, and the teaching and research projects they engaged in while abroad. There will be an opportunity for discussion and questions. Lunch will be provided. Please reply to Jennie.firstname.lastname@example.org by March 23rd if you plan to attend.
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
- IIE Workshop: Creating Globally Minded STEM Professionals
8th Annual International Leadership Program: A Global Intergenerational Forum
- Making Latin America and the Caribbean a More Equitable Society: Economic Growth, Education and Corporate Social Responsibility
- Conference and Call for Presentations: 4th COIL Conference
Fellowships and Scholarships
- Russell Berrie Fellowship in Interreligious Studies
- NEH Fellowship for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan (Bridging Cultures)