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International Education Week Fall 2014

Monday, November 17

10 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. - International Symposium: Keynote Address*

Dr. Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly, Professor of Political Science at the University of Victoria (Canada), will deliver the keynote address, “Why Study Borders in Globalization? What We Know and Don’t Know about Borders.”

  • Location: CUB, Stetson Room
  • Sponsor: International Honorary Society

2 p.m. to 3 p.m. - International Symposium: Comparing Border Security Policies in the E.U. and North America *

Dr. Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly will present "Comparing Border Security Policies in the E.U. and North America."

  • Location: CUB, Stetson Room
  • Sponsors: International Honorary Society

6 p.m. to 7 p.m. - Yoga

Stop by Nightlights and enjoy some yoga!  Yoga, an ancient practice from India, is said to be for the purpose of uniting the mind, body, and spirit. 

  • Location: Nightlights
  • Sponsors: Wellness and Recreation

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. - Venezuela Politics Panel*

Discussion with Venezuelan students about politics in Venezuela.

  • Location: LBC 014
  • Sponsors: WORLD: The David and Leighan Rinker Center for International Learning, Dr. Robert Sitler

7 p.m. to 8 p.m. - Irish Dance Performance and Lesson

Experience a great Irish Dance performance by The Hendricks School of Irish Dance, and take the opportunity to learn the basics of Irish Dance yourself on this fun night of Irish Dancing!

  • Location: Hollis Center, Rinker Fieldhouse
  • Sponsors: WORLD: The David and Leighan Rinker Center for International Learning

7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. - Polynesians, Micronesians and Indigenous People of Hawaii*

The indigenous people of Ka Pae Aina o Hawaii, represent approximately 20 percent of the total population of 1.2 million. Ka Pae Aina o Hawaii (the Hawaiian Archipelago) is made up of 137 islands, reefs and shoals, stretching 1,523 miles southeast to northwest and consisting of a total land area of approximately 6,425 square miles. Join us for an exploration of social justice issues experienced by indigenous cultures in Hawaii due to militarization, colonization and environmental impacts. Facilitated by Mak Porotesano.

  • Location: CUB, Stetson Room
  • Sponsors: The Cross Cultural Center

 

Tuesday, November 18

2 p.m. to 3 p.m. - Tibetan Cultural Performance*

Throughout International Education Week, Stetson University will host a troupe of Tibetan Buddhist Monks from Gaden Shartse Dokhang Monastery in South India as part of their 2014 Compassion Tour.

This performance will include traditional Tibetan throat chanting, instrumentation, monastic debate, and a Q&A.

  • Location: Allen Hall Auditorium
  • Sponsors: Stetson University College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Music, the Departments of Communication and Media Studies, Counselor Education, History, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Sociology and Anthropology, as well as the Gender Studies Program, the Gillespie Museum, and WORLD: The David and Leighan Rinker Center for International Learning, in cooperation with the DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts

3 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Sand Mandala Opening Ceremony*

Throughout International Education Week, Stetson University will host a troupe of Tibetan Buddhist Monks from Gaden Shartse Dokhang Monastery in South India as part of their 2014 Compassion Tour.

Before the monks begin building the Tibetan sand mandala, they will conduct an opening ceremony consisting of rituals and mantra recitations in order to provide an auspicious start to the days-long mandala project.

  • Location: Allen Hall Auditorium
  • Sponsors: Stetson University College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Music, the Departments of Communication and Media Studies, Counselor Education, History, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Sociology and Anthropology, as well as the Gender Studies Program, the Gillespie Museum, and WORLD: The David and Leighan Rinker Center for International Learning, in cooperation with the DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts

4 p.m. - Concert on the Porch

Stetson's Strong Quartet performing Shostakovich's Quartet No. 3

  • Location: Across from the Gillepsie Museum
  • Sponsor: SPREESia

6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. - International Film Festival: "Even the Rain"*

A screening of the movie "Even the Rain" will set up a discussion about Spanish imperialism (revisionist narrative about colonialism) and its intersection with Bolivia's March protests against the privatization of water. This discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Weiss.

  • Location: Sampson Hall - Modern Languages Lab
  • Sponsor: The Department of Modern Languages

6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - APAC and NOW's Panel on Asian Women Identities*

Join APAC and NOW for a panel discussion with students and professors over the issues of Asian Identity focusing on Women's Issues. Pizza and beverages will be served.

  • Location: Allen Hall
  • Sponsor: Asian Pacific American Coalition and the National Organization of Women

 

Wednesday, November 19

3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Mandalas, Masala, Monuments and More! An Interactive Journey through India*

From the south to the north, India is full of ancient treasures, diverse cultures, rich traditions, enduring spirituality, and amazing historical monuments. In this session, Dr. Rajni Shankar-Brown (Associate Professor and Jessie Ball duPont Chair of Social Justice Education), Valen Siddhartha Shankar Brown (5th Grader at Citrus Grove Elementary School), and Romila Sitara Shankar Brown (Pre-Schooler at Children's House Montessori School) invite Stetson students, staff, faculty, and members of the community to explore and learn about the colorful sights, wondrous sounds, tactile textures, aromatic smells, and inspiring tastes of India. Dhanyawadah!

  • Location: Davis Hall 204
  • Sponsors: The Department of Education and WORLD: The David and Leighan Center for International Learning

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. - Study Abroad Mixer

This is an opportunity for past study abroad students to mix and mingle and share their experiences and stories with each other and with any students who are thinking about studying abroad in the future.  All are welcome to join!

  • Location: Stetson Green
  • Sponsor: WORLD: The David and Leighan Center for International Learning

6 p.m. to 7 p.m. - Yoga

Stop by Nightlights and enjoy some yoga! Yoga, an ancient practice from India, is said to be for the purpose of uniting the mind, body, and spirit.

  • Location: Nightlights
  • Sponsors: Wellness and Recreation

6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - WORLD Trivia

Are you up for the challenge? Come see how much your brain can take at WORLD Trivia, where we’ll test your international, geographical, and cultural knowledge!  Challenge your peers and earn prizes!

  • Location: Presser Hall 132
  • Sponsor: WORLD: The David and Leighan Rinker Center for International Learning

6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. - 2nd Annual Hanukkah Bash*

Join Hillel in their 2nd Annual Hanukkah celebration, complete with the lighting of the menorah, delicious latkes with applesauce, music, and a dreidel tournament.

  • Location: Stetson Green
  • Sponsor: Hillel

Thursday, November 20

12 p.m. to 1 p.m. - Study Abroad in Cambodia and Vietnam During Summer 2015 Info Session

Learn about this unique faculty led study abroad trip which combines service that can help Change the World-One Country at a Time. Students will visit Cambodia for two weeks of work with children through IVHQ and one week in Vietnam visiting cultural, historic, religious and business sites. Also a visit to Ankbar Wat in Cambodia which is a UNESCO world heritage site will be included.

  • Location: CUB 204
  • Sponsor: School of Business Administration and WORLD: The David and Leighan Rinker Center for International Learning

3 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Gorodki (Russian Bowling)

Gorodki is a Russian bowling game that involves bear hunting, fearsome sticks, and little towns made from bowling pins.

  • Location: Gillepsie Museum
  • Sponsors: SPREESia

4 p.m. to 5 p.m. - Study Abroad in China During Summer 2015 Info Session

Learn about your opportunity to study abroad this summer in China with Dr. Christopher Bell, a faculty member in the Religious Studies department!  Visit the Great Wall, the Temple of Heaven, and the Terra Cotta Warriers, while earning academic credit on this 15 day journey to China in May of 2015.

  • Location: WORLD: The David and Leighan Rinker Center for International Learning, 635 N. Bert Fish Drive
  • Sponsor: WORLD: The David and Leighan Rinker Center for International Learning, and the Department of Religious Studies

5 p.m. to 6 p.m. - Going Global Workshop

Learn from Stephanie Ryan, Stetson’s Internship Coordinator, how to fast track finding jobs and internships, make connections with Stetson alumni, and learn about companies who routinely hire internationals. Free dinner will be provided!

  • Location: Sage 142
  • Sponsor: Office of Career Development

6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - "Colonial Legacies and Contemporary Cultures of Puerto Rico"*

Students will present their research conducted while studying abroad in Puerto Rico during Summer 2014.

  • Location: Library 25L
  • Sponsor: Latin American Studies

7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. - Ze Story: Peter Dakota Molof*

The guest speaker Peter Dakota Molof (Oglala Lakota) will share transformative stories of identity, culture and social justice. Peter Dakota Molof (Oglala Lakota) is a community organizer and actor, living in Portland, Oregon where he was born. He is queer, trans, Two Spirit, mixed-race, Jewish, femme, and lives with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. His organizational home since 2010 is Basic Rights Oregon, where he has done work in their Racial Justice and Alliance Building Program, Marriage Program, and now Trans Justice Program. He is most passionate about his work building community with other Two Spirit people. In 2012, he helped create the fourth installment in a series of 4 videos uplifting the voices of LGBTQ People of color which was dedicated to Two Spirit families. Prior to his work with Basic Rights Oregon, he organized students at Portland State University through their Queer Resource Center as the Trans* and Interpersonal Violence Coordinator. Peter’s lifelong love is theater and acting, which was his profession before publicly coming out as trans in 2010. In 2012, he organized the first of its kind “More Than Two Monologues,” a series of monologues written and performed by transgender, genderqueer, and gender non-conforming students at Portland State University. A Naming Ceremony to commemorate the Transgender Day of Remembrance will follow.

  • Location: CUB, Stetson Room
  • Sponsor: The Cross Cultural Center and Kaleidoscope

8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. - Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) Naming Ceremony

The Transgender Day of Remembrance (T.D.o.R.), is a day that memorializes those who have been killed as a result of transphobia (the hatred or fear of transgender and gender non-conforming people), and acts to bring attention to the continued violence endured by the transgender community.

  • Location: CUB, Stetson Room
  • Sponsors: Kaleidoscope, Hillel, the Office of the Chaplain and the Cross-Cultural Center

Friday, November 21

12 p.m. to 1 p.m. - Fri@12 Presents a Talk on Tibetan History and Culture*

Throughout International Education Week, Stetson University will host a troupe of Tibetan Buddhist Monks from Gaden Shartse Dokhang Monastery in South India as part of their 2014 Compassion Tour.

As part of Chaplain Fronk’s excellent monthly series, some of the monks will give a talk on Tibetan history and the significance of the mandala. Food will be provided at this event.

  • Location: Allen Hall Auditorium
  • Sponsors: Stetson University College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Music, the Departments of Communication and Media Studies, Counselor Education, History, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Sociology and Anthropology, as well as the Gender Studies Program, the Gillespie Museum, and WORLD: The David and Leighan Rinker Center for International Learning, in cooperation with the DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts

12 p.m. to 3 p.m. - Latin America Festival*

Enjoy Latin American food and music!

  • Location: Hulley Tower Lawn
  • Sponsor: UNIDOS

4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. - International Food and Culture Festival

Stop by the Green and experience food and culture from around the world, presented by Stetson international students! Some of the countries represented include: The Netherlands, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, England, Korea, Thailand, Spain, Vietnam, Pakistan, and South Africa.

  • Location: Stetson Green
  • Sponsor: WORLD: The David and Leighan Rinker Center for International Learning

Monday, November 24

12 p.m. to 1 p.m. - Sand Mandala Closing Ceremony*

Throughout International Education Week, Stetson University will host a troupe of Tibetan Buddhist Monks from Gaden Shartse Dokhang Monastery in South India as part of their 2014 Compassion Tour.

After the monks have completed the sand mandala, they will ritually sweep the intricate, delicate structure away as a symbolic representation of impermanence, a central Buddhist teaching. Small amounts of the sand will be offered to audience members as a blessing. Food will be provided at this event.

  • Location: Allen Hall Auditorium
  • Sponsors: Stetson University College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Music, the Departments of Communication and Media Studies, Counselor Education, History, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Sociology and Anthropology, as well as the Gender Studies Program, the Gillespie Museum, and WORLD: The David and Leighan Rinker Center for International Learning, in cooperation with the DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts
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