NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS

Marquette remembers Andrew "Keith" Carr

Flowers lying on the bridgeThe Marquette community will not forget Andrew “Keith” Carr. Keith slipped and fell from a ledge on the banks of the Tiber River in Rome, where he was studying abroad. A junior majoring in operations and supply chain management, he was a recipient of Ignatius and Magis scholarships and frequently made the dean’s list. Keith was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity and a participant on the university’s Quidditch team. He will be greatly missed by family, friends and the Marquette community.

As Father Pilarz remarked, “His light only graced this campus for a short time, but his memory will live in his family, his friends and our Marquette community forever.” Marquette faculty, staff and students gathered to remember Keith’s smile, his crazy hair and his laughter at a prayer service held on June 13.

The Carr family held a visitation on June 18 in Greencastle, Indiana followed by a celebration of Keith’s life on June 19. Memorials in Keith’s name may be directed to the Sherrie Holley Library Memorial Fund, c/o Putnam County Community Foundation, 2 S. Jackson St., Greencastle, Indiana, 46135. Please remember Keith, his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.

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Institute of International Education rescues 500th threatened scholar

A rescued scholarIn May, The Institute of International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund awarded a fellowship grant to its 500th threatened scholar. Founded in 2002, the Scholar Rescue Fund provides fellowships for professors, researchers and intellectuals who suffer from harassment, torture, persecution and even death threats in their home country. Through this fund, IIE hopes “to preserve intellectual leadership so that scholars can return to help rebuild their countries when it is safe for them to do so.” From the Bolshevik Revolution to the current events in Syria, IIE has helped scholars from 48 countries around the world to find safe haven and support. For more information, visit the Scholar Rescue Fund website.

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Dr. Louise Cainkar publishes "Global Arab World Migrations and Diasporas"

Map illutrating diasporaMarquette assistant professor of social and cultural sciences, Dr. Louise Cainkar, published her article, “Global Arab World Migrations and Diasporas,” in the spring 2013 edition of the Arab Studies Journal. In an interview with Jadaliyya, an ezine of the Arab Studies Institute, Dr. Cainkar explains her inspiration for the article. “I decided to focus on constructing a global context within which all of us – historians, sociologists, anthropologists, scholars of comparative literature, cultural studies, diasporas, and others – could situate our work.” Dr. Cainkar’s article sets the stage for interdisciplinary and comparative analyses around Arab world migrants and diasporas. Read the full interview on Jadaliyya.

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Using SabbaticalHomes.com

Suburban homeFounded in 2000, SabbaticalHomes.com serves the academic community worldwide as the premier online directory for academic home exchanges, home rentals and house sitting opportunities.

Erik Ugland, Marquette professor and associate dean for graduate studies and research in the Diederich College of Communication, received a spring 2014 Fulbright award to teach at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. The title of his project is, “The Law, Policy and Political Economy of Global Media.” Dr. Ugland has posted his home for rent on SabbaticalHomes.com: Listing #79064. If you know of any visiting faculty or scholars looking for housing in Milwaukee this spring, please encourage them to view the complete listing. And, if you are planning an upcoming sabbatical, consider posting your home on SabbaticalHomes.com.

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Study abroad changes brain neurons

A wire form head with a globe as its brainYuliya Kartoshikina, a doctoral student at the University of North Dakota, described her research on how study abroad affects and changes the brain in a recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education. “Our brain is wired to recognize patterns, including certain elements of culture,” Ms. Kartoshikina said. “By growing up in one culture, our brain is wired in a certain way.” A study abroad experience “rewires the brain” as students acculturate to their new environment. The brain shifts from using old patterns to understand new experiences to creating new pathways in the brain. Study abroad is a a high impact transformational experience for both the mind and body.

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Participants needed for MU's International Friendship Program

Photo of two international studentsMeet a new Marquette international student and help them get to know the greater Milwaukee community! Marquette's International Friendship Program is currently looking for Marquette alumni, staff, faculty or other community members interested in spending time once a month with a new international student over the course of the academic year 2013-2014. This is a great opportunity to learn about a new culture while participating in your usual social or family activities.

For more information and an application to get involved, visit www.marquette.edu/oie/friendship. Submit your completed application to the Office of International Education or via email to erin.lemoine@marquette.edu.

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Student Job Openings at the Office of International Education

photo of international studentsThe Office of International Education is looking to fill several positions for this summer and the upcoming academic year. If you are interested in gaining experience in the field of international education – these jobs are for you! Check JobConnection for application instructions. All positions have been posted.

Global Student Assistant for Communications - This position supports marketing and communication efforts in the office. Responsibilities include writing and managing newsletters, updating social media platforms, promoting events, coordinating volunteers, project management and a variety of other projects.

Global Student Assistant for International Student and Scholar Services - This position assists staff with the international student admissions process. Students provide support for recruitment activities such as monitoring and responding to email inquiries, entering vital data from applications in the university’s database, and other administrative projects.

Global Student Assistant for Study Abroad - Study Abroad GSAs provide administrative support for the smooth operation of study abroad programs. Tasks include collecting and tracking applications and data files, editing pre-departure handbooks and other resource materials, responding to inquiries, among other projects.

Global Student Assistant for ESL - The ESL Global Student Ambassador will work 7-10 hours a week assisting the ESL lecturers in correcting tests and homework from the ESL listening, reading and writing courses. The ESL Global Student Ambassador will also assist in data entry and light photo-copying.

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Introduction to Arabic-English Translation online course

Hand writing ArabicMarquette Arabic students who have completed six semesters of Arabic are eligible to enroll in an online course titled Introduction to Arabic – English Translation (Arabic 404/ 704) taught by UWM professor Dr. Caroline Seymour-Jorn in fall 2013. The course will introduce theory and practice of Arabic translation and can be taken at an undergraduate or graduate level. This course will be useful for anyone who may need Arabic-English translation in his or her chosen profession. The online format also replicates the real working conditions of translators and allows students to learn not only how to translate, but also how to be a translator in the digital age. It is also part of the Arabic track of the translation MA at UWM. For more information contact Dr. Caroline Seymour-Jorn, UWM.

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EVENTS - Festival Season Begins

Enjoy Milwaukee's numerous ethnic festivals this summer through the music, food and cultures that make up our city.

Annunciation Church Greek Fest
June 21-23
State Fair Park
www.onmilwaukee.com/visitors/business/annunciation.html

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Bastille Days
July 11-14
Cathedral Square Park, 520 E. Wells St.
www.easttown.com/events/bastille-days  

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Festa Italiana
July 19-21
Maier Festival Park, 200 N. Harbor Dr.
www.festaitaliana.com

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Armenian Fest
July 21
St. John the Baptist Armenian Orthodox Church, 7825 W. Layton Ave.
www.armenianfest.com/

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German Fest
July 25-28
Maier Festival Park, 200 N. Harbor Dr.
www.germanfest.com

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African World Fest
August 3-4
Maier Festival Park, 200 N. Harbor Dr.
www.awf-mke.com

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Irish Fest
August 15-18
Maier Festival Park, 200 N. Harbor Dr.
www.irishfest.com

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Mexican Fiesta
August 23-25
Maier Festival Park, 200 N. Harbor Dr.
www.mexicanfiesta.org

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St. Sava Serbian Days
August 23-25
St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, 3201 S. 51st Street
www.stsava-milw.org

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Indian Summer Festival
September 6-8
Maier Festival Park, 200 N. Harbor Dr.
www.indiansummer.org

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Scholarships & Conferences

diplomaCheck 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.


Fellowships, Scholarships and Conferences
- Fulbright Flex Awards
- Teach in Guizhou Province, China

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Office of International Education
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
414.288.7289