|NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS
Celebrate culture & diversity at the 28th annual International Day
International Day, held every spring, celebrates diversity in the Marquette community represented by students and a variety of cultural groups from more than 68 countries. Students will be at booths to offer free food samples as well as display arts, crafts, fashion and music enjoyed by their culture. Some booths will also include cultural activities such as trying on traditional outfits to engaging in Henna tattoos, a popular art form. Watch as the AMU comes alive with sights, sounds, tastes and smells of various countries and cultures on Friday, March 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a free event open to all Marquette students, faculty and staff!
Fulbright faculty information session March 28
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and the Office of International Education will be hosting an information session for faculty and administrators on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 from 12 – 1 p.m. in the OIE Program Center in Holthusen Hall on the 4th floor. A panel of Marquette faculty Fulbright recipients will share their experiences, including what the 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.email@example.com by March 23rd if you plan to attend.
Global citizenship defined
A recent blog post on GlobalHigherEd by Madeleine F. Green, senior fellow at NAFSA and the International Association of Universities, explores the concept of global citizenship and its multiple definitions. She looks at five different ways of expressing the concept.
- “Global citizenship as a choice and a way of thinking.” It isn’t something you are born into, but knowledge you gain through life experiences with different countries and cultures.
- “Global citizenship as self-awareness and awareness of others.” Some people feel that in order to be a global citizen, you must first be aware of your own culture and perspectives before you can live in community with others.
- “Global citizenship as they practice cultural empathy.” Through cultural empathy you are able to look at the world from numerous perspectives and move smoothly between cultures and their own cultural identities.
- “Global citizenship as the cultivation of principled decision-making.” By gaining an understanding of the interdependence of the world’s peoples, economies and governments, you are able to make more ethical decisions.
- “Global citizenship as participation in the social and political life of one’s community.” True global citizens feel connected to their communities locally and globally and have a sense of responsibility to participate in those communities in a very real way.
At Marquette, we strive to form global citizens, men and women for others, engaging many of the definitions above. As the OIE mission statement concludes, “All of these efforts are implemented in the spirit of Ignatian tradition to form global citizens, who live and work within a diverse world society; who continually reflect upon how their vocation contributes to global solidarity; and who promote lasting social justice within the global human family.” To read Green’s complete article, visit the GlobalHigherEd blog.
As the weather warms and summer vacation nears, many students and staff begin planning their next summer adventure. If you plan to travel internationally, don't forget to visit the Student Health Services Travel Clinic, which provides travel health services to students, faculty and staff.
The Travel Clinic, located in the Schroeder Health Complex, provides personal counseling to develop immunization recommendations and a plan of care. If possible, schedule your travel counseling session at least six weeks before your departure to allow enough time for immunizations to be given and immunity to develop. Be sure to bring routine immunization information to your consultation. Call (414) 288-7184 to make an appointment for a travel consultation.
Friday, March 23
10 - 2 p.m.
AMU, 2nd Floor
Students will be at booths to offer free food samples as well as display arts, crafts, fashion and music enjoyed by their culture. Some booths will also include cultural activities such as trying on traditional outfits to engaging in Henna tattoos, a popular art form. Watch as the AMU comes alive with sights, sounds, tastes and smells of various countries and cultures
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.
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.
Wednesday, April 4
5:30 - 7 p.m.
OIE Program Center, Holthusen Hall, 4th floor
Celebrate Easter with OIE. Decorate Easter eggs, eat french toast and enjoy traditional Easter holiday treats with friends.
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
- The South Asia Summer Language Institute (SASLI) Teacher Scholarship
- Conference of the Americas on International Education in Brazil
- Ford Foundation Film Grant - Focused on worldwide social justice issues
Fellowships and Scholarships
- Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowship Program
- Darmasiswa Scholarship for Study in Indonesia
- Teach English in Korea