International Education Week 2013 - Cascade

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

Cascade Campus events

International Extravaganza!

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 11-1pm, SC Cafeteria, Sponsors: ASPCC Student Leadership

Celebrate the international diversity of PCC! Students will showcase their cultures and countries with information tables, music, food, traditional attire, games, and live entertainment. Stop by and stay as long as you can!  

Student Access to Higher Education in China: Reflections from My Trip to China

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2 -3pm, TLC - SSB 208, Presenter: Craig Kolins

Craig will share what he learned about the Chinese Higher Education system during a trip to five cities in China with the University of Toledo Higher Education Administration Program where he is an alumnus. Refreshments will be provided.  

Crisis in the Congo: Uncovering the Truth - Documentary and Discussion

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 3:30-4:30pm, SC Underground Lounge, Facilitator: Useni Makano

Crisis In The Congo: Uncovering The Truth is a 30-minute documentary that explores the role that United States allies Rwanda and Uganda have played in triggering the greatest humanitarian crisis at the dawn of the 21st century. Analysts in the film examine whether U.S. corporate and government policies that support strongmen and prioritize profit over the people have contributed to and exacerbated the tragic instability in the heart of Africa. The film screening will be followed by a discussion featuring PCC Congolese students. Coffee and tea will be served.  

Exploring India

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 9:30-10:30am, TLC - SSB 208, Presenter: Maria Wilson-Figueroa

Maria will share about her recent trip to India and how she is incorporating what she learned into her work at PCC. Refreshments will be served.  

Talk Time Café

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 11-12:45pm, SC 304, Facilitator: Useni Makano

Would you like to meet new people and exchange language & culture? Stop by and grab a cup of coffee and a cookie, chat, make new friends, learn about other cultures, and even practice your English skills in a relaxed setting! This group meets each week to practice conversing in English about a different theme. Designed for ESOL students, this Café is open to the public. All are welcome!  

“But You Don’t Look Puerto Rican” - A Discussion about Appearances and a Latin American Identity

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 11:30-1pm, MAHB 104, Presenter: Roberto Suarez

Roberto Suarez has worked at PCC since 1997. In his years of service, he has held positions in workforce development, transition programs for GED recipients, and career/technical program advising. Since 2005 he has worked as the Outreach and Orientation Coordinator for the PCC Cascade Campus and has been instrumental in the development of the new student orientation program throughout the PCC district. This event is sponsored by the Internationalization Steering Committee and coordinated by Bryan Hull. Refreshments will be provided.  

Food and Identity in the Campania Region in Italy

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2-3pm, TLC - SSB 208, Presenter: Lutgarda Cowan

Lutgarda Cowan, English faculty, will share travel experiences from her CIEE faculty travel seminar last summer in Naples, Italy. Visiting the Campania region in southern Italy provided a wealth of stories, food experiences, and academic inspiration to share during this presentation. Refreshments will be served.

International Karaoke and “Name That International Tune” Game

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 5-7pm, SC Underground Lounge, Facilitators: Chuckie Le and De’Wana Kashaija

Think you know what the world’s music sounds like? Test your musical knowledge with the “Name That International Tune” game and have some fun with Karaoke! Come and enjoy awesome cultural food and sing like your favorite artists in Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, French, or English.

Francophone Art and Literature in Senegal

Thursday, Nov. 14, 12 noon- 1pm, TLC - SSB 208, Presenter: Tara Foster

Tara Foster, instructor of English and Composition at PCC Cascade, will discuss and share visuals from her trip to Dakar, Senegal, where she attended a ten-day CIEE conference this past June. Tara extended her trip to meet with some of Senegal’s leading musicians, filmmakers, and activists for social change. Join us as she explains how her experiences in and around Dakar have enriched her teaching, the African film festival, and many other aspects of her life. Refreshments will be served.  

Speed Culturing

Thursday, Nov. 14, 3-4pm, SC Cafeteria East, Facilitator: Tracey Garman

Come learn about the cultures of other PCC students at a fast paced and fun session of speed culturing! All are welcome to participate.

A Virtual Trip to the Mediterranean

Monday, Nov. 18, 11am-12 noon, TLC - SSB 208, Presenter: Jan Underwood

Jan Underwood, a full-time faculty member at Cascade and writer, participated in CIEE faculty travel seminar last summer. Jan traveled to Spain and in this one-hour presentation she will share prose vignettes composed during her travels, along with photos. Refreshments will be served.

The African Diaspora in Brazil

Monday, Nov. 18, 1-2pm, TLC - SSB 208, Presenter: James Harrison

This presentation will focus on the Bahia State of Northeastern Brazil. This is the most African part of Brazil. James will speak about a bit of the history and culture of this region, as well as the Candomble religion and his trip to a favela (hillside slum). Refreshments will be served.