Events

    International Education Week

    Welcome to CSULB’s Annual Celebration of International Education Week!

    images1_iew_2012_logo3.pngWhat is International Education Week?

     

    IEW is an annual event which celebrates the benefits of international education and exchange. A joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education first held in 2000, today more than 100 countries around the world participate in IEW. Please visit the official IEW website at http://iew.state.gov.

     

    IEW 2012 will be celebrated across the CSULB campus from November 13th through November 16th, with a variety of events and activities to promote international education and exchange.  It is a time to learn about global opportunities and the perspectives of others. Many faculty members will give extra credit for participation or otherwise incorporate International Education Week into their classes. Please return to this site for updates on this year's Event Calendar. If you are having an event on campus that you would like to add to the IEW Event Calendar, please send an email with your event details to: Melissa.Lyon@csulb.edu. 

     

    TUESDAY NOVEMBER 13
               
    11:00am-2:00pm
    International Education Week Kick-Off Festival!
    Central Plant Plaza
    IEW 2012 starts off with a celebration of international cultures!  The festival will include:
    -International Fair featuring international student organizations and international & multicultural campus departments
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    Opening remarks by CSULB international education leaders
    -Dance performances representing styles from around the world
    Please join us as we celebrate the transformative potential of international and intercultural educational exchange.
     
    Co-sponsored by CIE & USU Program Council
     
    3:30pm-4:30pm
    Study Across the Globe - Session 1: Africa
    BH 201
    Come to this information session to learn about your many options for Study Abroad.  This session will focus on CSULB Exchanges in Africa. Go Global!  Go Abroad!
     
     
    4:30pm-5:30 pm
    The Multicultural Center Conference Room
    FO3 Basement 
    Presented by CIE Study Abroad
     
    Global Perspectives in Mathematics Education: Insights from Attending and Presenting at the International Conferences in China and South Korea
    Speakers:
    Mahmut Gundogdu, Graduate Student in Math Education Program
    Latisha Square, Doctoral Student in Educational Leadership Program and Classroom Teacher at LAUSD
    Dr. Lisa Lee, Former Doctoral Student in Educational Leadership Program and Professor at Coastline Community College
    Lynda McCoy, Former Graduate Student in Math Education Program and Classroom Teacher at LAUSD
    Rocio Rodriguez, Graduate Student in Math Education Program and Classroom Teacher at SAUSD

    Co-sponsored by the College of Education and The East Asia Subcommittee

     
    WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 14
     
    12:00pm-2:00pm
    Beach Auditorium, University Student Union
    African Cultural Extravaganza
    A two-hour explosive jamboree and celebration of African writing, films, and dance. Dr. Uche Ugwueze of Africana Studies will read from her newly published novel, Guns in Every House, and Professor Anne D'Zmura of the Theatre Arts Department will show a short film about her study abroad experience in the Bacho village in Tanzania. Other attractions include a West African dance display, study abroad information. There will be dances, stand up comedy, and discussion on the Africa project. 
    Presented by the Africa Subcommittee
     
     
    12:30pm-1:30pm
    The Multicultural Center Conference Room
    FO3 Basement
    A Cognitive Stylistic Approach to Mind Style in Biblical Narrative: Metaphor and Characterization in the Story of Ahitophel and Hushai
    Do you know how the world is apprehended, or conceptualized in the fictional world? This is related to mind style, which is usually manipulated by a writer to reveal how the world is reflected through his character’s normal or unusual mind. Literature on mind style states that it can be observed through formal construction of language in terms of grammar and lexis. However, a recent approach combines the psychological approach of schema theory and cognitive metaphor theory with the linguistic-stylistic approach. This research employs schema theory to interpret metaphors used by Hushai in the Second Book of Samuel to demonstrate that mind style may be a useful device for characterization. 
    Speaker: Dr. Yingrui Gong
    Associate Professor, School of Foreign Languages, Qingdao University, China
    Visiting Scholar, Department of Linguistics
    Sponsored by the Department of Linguistics and The East Asia Subcommittee
               
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Study Across the Globe - Session 2: Asia
    BH 201
     
     
     
     
     
    Come to this information session to learn about your many options for Study Abroad.  This session will focus on CSULB Exchanges in Asia. Go Global!  Go Abroad!
    Presented by CIE Study Abroad
     
     
    THURSDAY NOVEMBER 15
     
    10:00am-11:00am
    Study Across the Globe - Session 3: Europe
    BH 201
    Come to this information session to learn about your many options for Study Abroad.  This session will focus on CSULB Exchanges in Europe. Go Global!  Go Abroad!
     
     
    11:30am-2:00 pm
    Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden (across from Lot 16)
    Presented by CIE Study Abroad
     
    MOTTAINAI at the Japanese Garden
    Stop by to participate in fun, interactive activities to promote local earth-friendly habits that have a global impact!
    Learn about: MOTTAINAI a world-wide peace campaign focused on sustainability.
    Connect: With the CSULB Powersave Green Campus Interns.
    Find out: How does the Garden support conservation?
    Share: How do you practice the 3 Rs? Tell us in 140 characters or less and join the global conversation! Twitter your response at our laptop station. Remember to use #MOTTAINAI and @EBMJG!  Be a part of our photo pledge: have your picture taken in the Garden with silly props in our photobooth.
    For more information, please call 562.985.2169.
    Presented by: The Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden in collaboration with the Power Save Green Campus Interns
     
     
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    American Language Institute Student Poster Session
    USU Ballrooms A, B, C
    A great opportunity for conversation and interaction with American Language Institute (ALI) students who will be showcasing their interests. 
     
     
     
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    BH 201
     
     
    German American Exchange Workshop
    Do you want to study abroad in Germany? Do you want to study abroad in Germany for FREE*?
    If you answered yes to both of these questions, then come join us for the DAAD Workshop! We will talk about great scholarship opportunities funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the application process (the personal statement!), and have some delicious food...for FREE!
    There will also be plenty of time for questions and even more time to start planning your amazing study abroad year...in Germany!
    Speaker: Yanalte De Haro, a former DAAD scholarship recipient
    *with scholarships
    Presented by CIE Study Abroad
           
                  
    5:00pm-7:00pm
    Revisiting Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie – a Conversation
    UTC Room 127
    In the year of India and Pakistan's 65th birthday, the South Asia Subcommittee will offer 'Revisiting Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie - a Conversation,' as part of the International Education Week celebrations. This year also marks the release of the film Midnight's Children as well as Salman Rushdie's latest book Joseph Anton.  Prof. Norbert Schurer, of the Department of English Literature, and Dr. Pravina Cooper, of the Department of Comparative World Literature, will lead the conversation.
     
    Presented by The South Asia Subcommittee
               
               
    FRIDAY NOVEMBER 16

    11:00am-12:00pm

    Study Across the Globe - Session 4: Latin America
    BH 201
     
     
     
    Come to this information session to learn about your many options for Study Abroad.  This session will focus on CSULB Exchanges in Latin America. Go Global! Go Abroad!
    Presented by CIE Study Abroad
     
     
    12:00pm-1:00pm
    The Chartroom (Pacific Room)
     
    Faculty: Have you Ever Thought about Teaching a CSULB Course Abroad?
    Please join us on the last day of International Education Week for an informal information session and lunch (Asian Buffet) to discuss the options for teaching a CSULB course abroad in Summer or Winter Session. Faculty who are currently teaching short-term courses abroad will be present to answer questions.
    RSVP at the Doodle link below by Thursday, November 8.
    http://doodle.com/7snfyubac35bpv9d
    Presented by CIE Study Abroad