9th International Education Week

For more information, contact Rachel Krueger | Office of International Education

A college-wide event embracing cultural diversity, International Education Week is held November 14-18, 2011 with events scheduled at: Sylvania Campus, Rock Creek Campus, Cascade Campus and Southeast Center.

Sylvania Campus

Monday, November 14 – Friday, November 18

TLC – CC 223
“Small World, Big Stories in the Classroom” Poster Presentation

Presenter: Priscilla Loanzon, EdD, RN, Nursing Instructor
Practical approaches are offered on the use of students’ stories as a teaching strategy in a multicultural classroom setting. The educational theorists, researchers, scholars, and the presenter’s works are used to provide a framework for the practical strategies. Stop by the TLC lounge during the week and take a look at this pedagogical display.

Monday, November 14

10am-12pm, TLC – CC 223
“The Art of Developing Narratives for Intercultural Teaching”

Facilitator: Heather Dittmore, English and World Languages Instructor
This workshop is about how to use stories and storytelling in the classroom. The presenter attended the Summer Institute for Intercultural Competency in 2011 and will pass on what she learned about using storytelling to teach intercultural communication and competency in the classroom and business world. This is an interactive workshop. Participants will have a chance to write their own stories.

Tuesday, November 15

12pm-1pm, TLC – CC 223
“Stories from Around the World”

Facilitators: Deanna Pulliams and Magdalena Tolva, International Student Advisors
Join us for a storytelling experience with a panel of international students who will share their journeys while at PCC and living in the U.S. Don’t miss this great opportunity to hear their stories!

Tuesday, November 15

12:30pm-1:30pm, CC Cedar Room
“Mapping Metro Natural Areas: A Local Perspective on Restoring Parks and Greenspaces”

Facilitator: Kate Holleran, Metro Scientist
Kate Holleran is a Natural Resource Scientist at Metro (Portland's Regional Government) who works to restore natural areas across more than 12000 acres of Metro-owned land.  She specializes in how to identify restoration opportunities and challenges on newly-acquired properties.  Ms. Holleran also instructs a Natural Resources Technology class at Mt. Hood Community College. Her students, many of whom are English language learners from Central America, learn natural resource technician skills such as using maps, aerial photography, and GPS technology to interpret landscapes. Kate's presentation will discuss how maps and mapping technologies are used in her day-to-day work.

Tuesday, November 15

2pm-3:30pm, Cedar Room
“The Role of Popular Movements in Resisting Globalization, With Special Reference to India”

Facilitator: Dr. Stany Thomas, Associate Professor of Political Science, Current Fulbright-Nehru Scholar from India
The presenter will focus on the bewildering multiplicity and diversity of popular movements in the region and how they are firmly embedded in the cultural, social, and political realities of the nation, with a goal to convey the essence of the complexities by focusing on India, especially the latest “Anna Hazzare’s Movement on Anti-Corruption.” Discussion will follow. Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, November 16

12pm-1pm, TLC – CC 223
“On the Threshold: Experiencing the Sacred in India, Mexico, and Belize”

Facilitators: Bryan Hull, Literature Instructor, Alan Cordle, Librarian, and Cynthia Kimball, Literature Instructor
During the summer of 2011, Bryan, Alan, and Cynthia traveled on CCHA/NEH Summer Institutes Abroad. Cynthia and Alan traveled on a program to Mexico and Belize and Bryan traveled to India. While the cultures were quite different and the seminars not connected to one another really, each of them experienced what it felt like to enter sacred spaces that were both strange, yet intimate. Thus, in some ways, the world was quite small (similar opportunities to encounter this threshold between the secular and the sacred), but in other ways, what happened there was quite big (our individual stories and experiences).

Wednesday, November 16

1pm-2pm, Spruce Room
“A Trip to a Forgotten Colombian Village”

Facilitator: Libardo Mitchell, Spanish Instructor
The facilitator, who was born in Colombia, will speak about his recent return to the remote area of Colombia where he was born. He will share about how the isolation of these small villages has contributed to the economic and political differences with the rest of the country.

Thursday, November 17

10am-11am, Library Room 204
Study Abroad Informational Session

Facilitator: Holly Frohlick, Study Abroad Assistant Coordinator
Informative session about PCC Study Abroad opportunities including opportunities in England, Spain, Italy, Mexico, and Costa Rica. Immerse yourself in the host culture and country while earning transferable college credits. Learn how an unforgettable study abroad experience can fit into your education plans.

Thursday, November 17

11am-1pm, CC Upper Mall
International Student Showcase

Celebrate the international diversity of PCC! Students will showcase their cultures and countries with information tables, music, food, traditional attire, and live entertainment.

Thursday, November 17

2pm-3pm, TLC – CC 223
“Name Card, Art Craft, Small Food”

Facilitator: Eigo Yamada, International Activities Assistant
In this interactive, student-led session, participants will have the opportunity to have their names written in several different languages, make traditional art crafts and origami, and taste traditional treats. Come experience other cultures with all your senses!

Thursday, November 17

3-5pm, Library 204
“Unpacking the Study Abroad Experience”

Facilitator: Holly Frohlick, Study Abroad Assistant Coordinator
For students, faculty, staff, and community members interested in identifying and marketing valuable skills gained through studying, living, or working abroad.  Intercultural competence is a key skill set many employers are looking for in prospective employees.  But, most people have difficulty articulating HOW their international experiences specifically translate into skills & competencies that can benefit employers.   This workshop encourages participants to reflect upon their international experiences and match them with a list of skills and competencies highly valued in the current workplace.  

Friday, November 18

11am-12:30pm, Little Theatre – CT 201
“PCC Sylvania’s Got International Talent”

This show will amaze you with out-of-this-world talent! Students, staff, and faculty will showcase songs, dances, comedy, and entertainment from around the world. This event is co-sponsored by the Office of International Education, Sylvania ESOL Department, and ASPCC Sylvania. Tickets are on sale for $2 each at the Sylvania Tutoring Center and the Office of International Education (CT 103).

Rock Creek Campus

Monday, November 14

11am-1pm, Building 3 Mall
International Student Showcase

Celebrate the international diversity of PCC! Students will showcase their cultures and countries with information tables, music, food, traditional attire, and live entertainment.

Monday, November 14

2pm-4pm, Office of International Education, Building 3 Room 223
“World Café”
Facilitator: Jane Walster, Assistant Director of International Education
The Office of International Education Welcomes PCC Students, Faculty, and Staff to a world café! At the world café we will tell travel stories, practice speaking in non-English languages, and enjoy tea and international snacks. Bienvenido! Yokoso! Welcome everyone!

Monday, November 14

3pm-4pm, Building 5 Room 136
Study Abroad Informational Session

Facilitator: Holly Frohlick, Study Abroad Assistant Coordinator
Informative session about PCC Study Abroad opportunities including opportunities in England, Spain, Italy, Mexico, and Costa Rica. Immerse yourself in the host culture and country while earning transferable college credits. Learn how an unforgettable study abroad experience can fit into your education plans.

Tuesday, November 15

12pm-1pm, Building 3 Mall
Open Minds, Open Mic

Facilitator: Rachel Krueger, International Activities Coordinator
Grab your lunch and listen to the contestants of the “Small World, Big Stories” short story competition read their stories aloud. Don’t miss this chance to relax while checking out PCC’s local creativity and talent!

Tuesday, November 15

12pm-1pm, Building 7 Room 103
“International Students in Your Classroom”

Facilitators: Walter Morales, Computer Science Instructor and Marlene Eid, Psychology Instructor
A panel of international students will share with participants their experiences on how learning takes place in their home country and difficulties they encountered as they entered the US educational system. Discussion will follow on how PCC faculty can work with students to ease this transition.

Tuesday, November 15

1:30pm-3pm, Building 2 Room 125
“Global IQ Quiz”

Facilitator: Dean Phiri, International Activities Assistant
How well do you know the world? Come have fun and test your knowledge with this global trivia game! There will also be an opportunity to create flags of different countries and learn their meanings. Don’t miss it!

Tuesday, November 15

2:30-3:30pm, Building 5 Room 136
“Ataturk and Art in Turkey”
Facilitator: Prudence Roberts, Art History Instructor
The presenter has traveled to Turkey and will share what she learned there, focusing on Ataturk and his identity and how Turkey became a nation. Discussion will focus on art and architecture associated with Ataturk’s time period, as well as the process of internationalizing courses based on new global knowledge.

Wednesday, November 16

10am-12pm, Building 3 Mall Area
Geocaching and GIS Activity

Get out and explore the geography of the Rock Creek campus! Learn how to use high-tech mapping tools to plot coordinates and find treasure in this interactive scavenger hunt. Free and open to all – don't miss it!

Wednesday, November 16

12pm-1pm, Building 7 Room 107
“Bike There! Mapping Portland’s Bike System Inspired by Copenhagen”

Facilitator: Matthew Hampton, Metro Scientist
As a Senior cartographer and GIS specialist at Metro, Matthew provides analysis, and creates maps and visualizations of transportation networks and projects to guide the region's growth and development.  Matthew creates production-quality maps for Metro such as the popular Bike There! and Walk There! products and has won local, regional, state, national, and international awards for his maps and posters.  Today he will be present on the design and history of transportation maps in the Pacific Northwest, specifically focusing on bike maps from 1896 to the present.  He will also discuss the future of mapping and innovations from other world cities such as Copenhagen.

Wednesday, November 16

3pm-5pm, Building 7 Room 103
“Bullying in the Schools: An International Education Issue”

Facilitators: Marcos Mirnda and Lester Lino, Columbia Educational Designs
Bullying in the schools is an international phenomenon. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss bullying from an international perspective and share their experiences. In addition, the facilitators will present different international approaches, with focus on the ZERO program, which uses a “whole-school” approach to prevent bullying. ZERO was developed by the Center for Behavioral Studies from the University of Stavanger in Norway, and has been successfully implemented in European countries.

Thursday, November 17

12pm-2pm, TLC
“Women of the World” Roundtable Discussion

Facilitator: Alice Babia, Women’s Resource Center Student Liaison
A group of PCC women will share their life experiences from around the world with intent to connect across cultures and compare educational outcomes. Refreshments will be served. This event is co-sponsored by the Office of International Education and the Women’s Resource Center at Rock Creek.

Thursday, November 17

12pm-1:30pm, Building 7 Room 105
“Shibusawa’s Big Story”

Facilitator: Jeffer Daykin, History Instructor
In 1909, at a time when anti-Japanese hostilities appeared to be growing in the United States, a large trade commission of Japanese businessmen headed by the industrialist Mr. Eiichi Shibusawa toured the United States for several months and were warmly greeted at every stop. This presentation will share the Big Story of this relatively unremembered event to demonstrate the potential of internationalist approaches for what is becoming an ever-increasingly small world.

Thursday, November 17

7pm-9pm, Building 3 Forum 114
“International Fashion Show”

Facilitators: Multicultural Center Student Representatives
International students will display their dazzling traditional attire and share international talent from their home countries. This is sure to be a hit, so don’t miss it! This event is sponsored by the Rock Creek Multicultural Center.

Friday, November 18

2pm-3pm, Office of International Education, Building 3 Room 223
“Origami Workshop”

Facilitators: Roxanne Chulufas, International Student Advisor
Learn the history and basics of simple origami folding in this interactive workshop. Take home your creations!

Cascade Campus

Monday, November 14

12pm-2pm, MAHB 104
“The Power of Nonviolence: Small Beginnings to Greater Ends”

Facilitator: Michael Sonnleitner, Co-chair of Peace and Conflict Studies, Political Science Instructor
During the first hour of this presentation, the facilitator will seek to link the legacies of Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. to more recent movements against perceived oppression in various parts of the world including the “Arab Uprising” and “Occupy Wall Street.” A common factor that will be addressed is the growing impact of economic and cultural globalization worldwide.
Following the one-hour presentation, Michael Sonnleitner will facilitate a Nonviolence Training Workshop using the same theme, described as “an introduction to the use of role play (sociodrama) and other exercises useful in preparation for both planning and undertaking actions.”

Monday, November 14

1pm-2pm, TLC
“What is Chinese Culture – And why are we Putting More of it into our Curriculum?”

Facilitators: Martha Bailey, TLC Coordinator, and Hsiao-Yun Shotwell, Chinese Instructor
In this discussion, the facilitators will share what they learned from attending a residential workshop on Chinese culture last summer in relation to the Title VI grant PCC is participating in. Students and faculty are welcome to come with questions and ideas about the emphasis on China.

Monday, November 14

1pm-2pm, SC Underground
"International Bingo Board Game Tournament"

Facilitator: Hang Chu Francom, International Activity Assistant
Come relax and get to know some new friends at this international-themed board game championship! Free for everyone, snacks and prizes will be rewarded.

Tuesday, November 15

12pm-1:30pm, TH 107
Sushi Making Demonstration

Facilitators: Tracey Garman, International Student Advisor and Chelsea Ellertson, Clubs and Programs Specialist
Ever wondered how those tasty rolls of rice, veggies and seaweed get created? Come watch and learn! The facilitators will demonstrate vegetarian sushi rolling techniques. Free samples! Take home your very own chopsticks and sushi mat! RSVP required due to capacity restrictions: intled.ca@pcc.edu.

Tuesday, November 15

1:30pm-2:30pm, TLC – SSB 208
“Was It Worth It? Why Internationalization and Turkey Matters”

Facilitator: Jerry Brask, Paralegal Instructor
The facilitator travelled to Turkey during the summer of 2011 with CIEE. He will share what he learned along the way both personally and professionally, how he plans to internationalize his courses because of his travels, and how CIEE can be a beneficial experience for PCC faculty.

Wednesday, November 16

9am-10am, TLC – SSB 208
“On the Threshold: Experiencing the Sacred in India, Mexico, and Belize”

Facilitators: Bryan Hull, Literature Instructor, Alan Cordle, Librarian, and Cynthia Kimball, Literature Instructor
During the summer of 2011, Bryan, Alan, and Cynthia traveled on CCHA/NEH Summer Institutes Abroad. Cynthia and Alan traveled on a program to Mexico and Belize and Bryan traveled to India. While the cultures were quite different and the seminars not connected to one another really, each of them experienced what it felt like to enter sacred spaces that were both strange, yet intimate. Thus, in some ways, the world was quite small (similar opportunities to encounter this threshold between the secular and the sacred), but in other ways, what happened there was quite big (our individual stories and experiences).

Wednesday, November 16

11am-2pm, SC Cafeteria
International Extravaganza

Celebrate the diverse international community at PCC with food sampling, performances, informative displays, cultural tables, and traditional fashion! This event is hosted by ASPCC Cascade.

Wednesday, November 16

3pm-4pm, TH 112
Study Abroad Information Session

Facilitator: Holly Frohlick
Informative session about PCC Study Abroad opportunities including opportunities in England, Spain, Italy, Mexico, and Costa Rica. Immerse yourself in the host culture and country while earning transferable college credits. Learn how an unforgettable study abroad experience can fit into your education plans.

Thursday, November 17

3pm-5pm, SC Underground
Culture Exchange

The Exchange is a regular on-campus gathering to bring domestic and international students of PCC. Through bi-monthly themes, we will explore various aspects of culture such as Music, Food, Entertainment, Dance, Animals, Everyday Life and more. For info contact Jennifer Moon.

Friday, November 18

12pm-1pm, TH 124 or SC Underground?
“Faces of America” Documentary Screening

Facilitator: Pia Veliz, International Activity Assistant
Relax on a Friday and join the International Student Club for a screening of one episode of this PBS documentary about famous Americans and their backgrounds and experiences.  Snacks will be provided!

Southeast Center

Monday, November 14

12pm-1pm, Tabor 130
“ESOL Students in Your Classroom”

Facilitators: ESOL Faculty and Students
A panel of ESOL students from diverse backgrounds will discuss their experiences at PCC. Come with your questions!

Monday, November 14

3pm-4pm, Scott 202
“10,000 Hours of Service: A Peace Corps Volunteer’s Adventures in Rural Honduras”

Facilitator: Annie Crater, Biology Instructor
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV) Annie Crater shares her experiences in rural Honduras during her 27 month service from 2006-2008. As the Peace Corps commemorates 50 years for promoting peace and friendship overseas, Annie discusses the importance of cross-cultural understanding within our borders and beyond.

Tuesday, November 15

1pm-2pm, Tabor 124
“What is Chinese Culture – And why are we Putting More of it into our Curriculum?”

Facilitators: Martha Bailey, TLC Coordinator, and Hsiao-Yun Shotwell, Chinese Instructor
In this discussion, the facilitators will share what they learned from attending a residential workshop on Chinese culture last summer in relation to the Title VI grant PCC is participating in. Students and faculty are welcome to come with questions and ideas about the emphasis on China.

Tuesday, November 15

3pm-4pm, Scott 202
"Peace Corps in the Ukraine"

Facilitator: Beth MacNeill and Jordan Forestell
The facilitators are Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCV) who served in Ukraine between 2004-2007. They hope to share their motivations for joining, their experiences there, and their changed perspectives of the world. This will be a narrative journey with interactive opportunities for the participants.

Wednesday, November 16

10am-12pm, Tabor Great Hall
Countries of the World Interactive Displays

Facilitator: Esther Loanzon, ABE Reading/Writing Instructor
Students in the ABE class will present their research on different countries around the world including information about economy, lifestyle, holidays, festivals, historical occurrences, arts, and popular tourist sites. Come check out this interactive display!

Wednesday, November 16

10:30am-2pm, Tabor Great Hall
Showcase of Cultures

Celebrate the diverse international community at PCC with food sampling, performances, informative displays, cultural tables, and traditional fashion. This event is hosted by ASPCC Southeast.

Thursday, November 17

5pm-9pm, Legin Restaurant
International Night

Join us for an international celebration! Enjoy food from five continents, music, traditional clothing and activities and lots of fun! Everyone is welcome.