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Cascade Campus events

The Traveler: An engaging reading and discussion with poet Mohammed Bader

Monday, November 17th, 1 to 2pm, Cascade Hall, Room 304, Facilitator: Jane Zunkel

Mohammad Bader reads from "The Traveler," a book of poetry about the desire to find peace and harmony in a world torn with war, greed and lust for power.

"About Mohammad Bader:
This is Mohammad’s first published book. Born in East Jerusalem, a stone throw away from the Dome of the Rock and the Western Wall, Mohammad spent much of his early life interacting with international pilgrims and tourists. Bader started his travel to the USA with the idea that he will be trained to become a counselor. Shortly after he arrived to the US both of his parents died and the first Palestinian Intifada (uprising) started. Mohammad was later adopted by his sponsor, Bettie Mitchell, founder of Good Samaritan Ministries International. Mohammad participates in poetry reading and will be happy to read his poems in person and talk about his experience as a recent immigrant. Mohammad has chosen Portland, Oregon and the USA to be his permanent residence. He hopes for peace and justice. He can be reached via email at thearabiantraveler@gmail.com or at thearabiantraveler.blogspot.com." [Copy excerpted from www.lulu.com/spotlight/mohammad817]

F-1 International Students in the Classroom

Monday, November 17th, 2 to 3pm, Cascade Hall 102 (TLC), Facilitator: Tracey Garman

Who are PCC's F-1 students? Gain insight into international students’ experiences at PCC and living in the U.S. Learn about challenges they face in the U.S. academic system and how instructors can help them succeed at PCC.

International Extravaganza

Wednesday, November 19th, 1:30 to 3pm, Cafeteria, Facilitator: Quynh Do

Celebrate International Education Week at Cascade Campus by sampling food from around the world! Meet new students, listen to music and try different foods.

Learning ‘Cultural Agility’

Notes from the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication

Thursday, November 20th, 12 to 1pm, Cascade Hall 102 (TLC), Facilitator: Salomeh Moadab, Comp/Lit Faculty

A presentation by and for faculty with an overview of key ideas learned at SIIC this summer, including some teaching strategies surrounding intercultural communication.

Breaking Down Inequality: A Global Challenge

Thursday, November 20th, 1 to 3pm, Cafeteria (NW Corner), Facilitators: Michael Heyn (United Nations Veteran) & Michael Sonnleitner (PCC faculty)

Speaker will share insights from his 35 years of service with the United Nations, with experiences in 15 countries (including Liberia where Ebola has recently been of international concern). Copies of his book will be available for purchase and signing.

Paths to Peace in Syria

Friday, November 21st, 12 to 1pm, Terrell Hall 100, Facilitator: Michael Sonnleitner

Ahmad Borazan, instructor of economics at the University of Utah, grew up in Aleppo, Syria and will talk about the current failures of the Syrian state, descent into civil war, and possibilities for peace.