Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Fall 2013

Winter 2014

  • Friday, January 24th, from 10:00 to 12 noon, the internationalization initiative hosted a mini-workshop entitled "Shaping the Intro to Global Studies Course". This event was attended by over 30 staff and faculty, who gave their feedback on what a global focus award might consist of, who might take such a course, etc.
  • On January 29th, at SE Campus, Campus President Jessica Howard, ABE/GED instructor Esther Loanzon & ESOL instructor Eszter Vegh spoke on a panel about their international lives.
  • On Wednesday, February 19, 2014, as part of our on-going series on showcasing the international lives of our faculty and staff, Marlene Eid, a Palestinian American psychology and Women Studies instructor at PCC spoke about growing up in Jerusalem from 1 to 2pm in the SY PAC Lobby. As well, a panel of SE Campus faculty and staff, Jessica Howard, campus president, Esther Loanzon, ABE/GED instructor and Eszter Vegh, ENNL/ESOL instructor, discussed their international journeys on March 5, 2014 at SE Campus, SCOM 322.
  • Internationalization initiative steering committee member, Salomeh Moadab, attended the annual conference of the Community Colleges for International Development.
  • On March 6th and 7th at both Rock Creek and Cascade campuses, Dr. Rula Quawas spoke on a variety of topics including, "Pioneering the Women's Movement in Jordan" & for faculty and staff a special session entitled "Communicating with and supporting Arab Women and the Arab Community".
  • From March onward, the Bridge published a series of "Letters from Mauritania" about life and culture in this African country. This correspondence was organized by Nicole Morales, ESOL instructor from SE Campus, working there and Tony Greiner, Cascade Librarian.

Spring 2014

  • On Monday April 21st, at Cascade Campus, Professor Ming-Bao Yue spoke on three short stories by women: "The Isle of Wang'an" by Zhong Ling, "Mother Fish" by Xi Xi and "I Am Not A Cat" by Tang Min. In addition, on The Global Crossroads, she spoke of her life and her thoughts on the importance of the humanities.
  • Wednesday, April 23rd at the Rock Creek Event Center, journalist Todd Miller spoke on the increasing militarization of the U.S.-Mexican Border. The event was in conjunction with a book tour -- for his new publication, Border Patrol Nation.
  • On Wednesday, at Sylvania Campus, May 14th from 2:00 to 3:00 pm, Senegalese visual artist Amadou Kan-si presented a slide talk of his work with a workshop that followed entitled "Our Orange is Yellow and Sometimes Green Too".
  • On Tuesday May 20th 12:00 -- 2:00 pm University of Oregon Professors Martinez and Woods screened the documentary "Keep Your Eyes on Guatemala: From Silence to Memory" and spoke on the history of the civil war in Guatemala.
  • On Wednesday, May 21st, in the Sylvania PAC Lobby, the Oregon Korean Performing Arts performed as part of PCC's Annual Asian Studies Focus Award Ceremony.
  • After a year of work, the Study Abroad work group invited faculty to participate in a feedback workshop on Friday, May 23, 2014, at the Downtown Center, Rose Room. Participants were asked to give input on how study abroad will look at PCC.