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International Education Week 2011

2011 IEW posterA college-wide event embracing cultural diversity, International Education Week is held November 14-18, 2011.

Sylvania

Monday, November 14 – Friday, November 18
Small World, Big Stories in the Classroom – Poster Presentation

TLC (CC 223)
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
The Art of Developing Narratives for Intercultural Teaching

10am-12pm, TLC (CC 223)
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
Stories from Around the World

12-1pm, TLC (CC 223)
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!

Mapping Metro Natural Areas: A Local Perspective on Restoring Parks and Greenspaces

12:30-1:30pm, CC Cedar Room 
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.

The Role of Popular Movements in Resisting Globalization, With Special Reference to India

2-3:30pm, Cedar Room
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, to convey the essence of the complexities by focusing on India, especially the latest “Anna Hazzare’s Movement on Anti-Corruption.” The discussion will follow. Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, November 16
On the Threshold: Experiencing the Sacred in India, Mexico, and Belize

12-1pm, TLC (CC 223) 
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 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).

A Trip to a Forgotten Colombian Village

1-2pm, Spruce Room
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 how the isolation of these small villages has contributed to the economic and political differences with the rest of the country.

Thursday, November 17
Study Abroad Informational Session

10-11am, Library Room 204 
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.

International Student Showcase

11am-1pm, CC Upper Mall
Celebrate the international diversity of PCC! Students will showcase their cultures and countries with information tables, music, food, traditional attire, and live entertainment.

Name Card, Art Craft, Small Food

2-3pm, TLC (CC 223) 
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!

Unpacking the Study Abroad Experience

3-5pm, Library 204 
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 skillset many employers are looking for in prospective employees. But, most people have difficulty articulating HOW their international experiences specifically translate into skills and 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
PCC Sylvania’s Got International Talent

11am-12:30pm, Little Theatre (CT 201) 
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

Monday, November 14
International Student Showcase

11am-1pm, Building 3 Mall 
Celebrate the international diversity of PCC! Students will showcase their cultures and countries with information tables, music, food, traditional attire, and live entertainment.

World Café

2-4pm, Office of International Education, Building 3 Room 223
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!

Study Abroad Informational Session

3-4pm, Building 5 Room 136 
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
Open Minds, Open Mic

12-1pm, Building 3 Mall 
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!

International Students in Your Classroom

12-1pm, Building 7 Room 103 
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. The discussion will follow on how PCC faculty can work with students to ease this transition.

Global IQ Quiz

1:30-3pm, Building 2 Room 125 
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!

Ataturk and Art in Turkey

2:30-3:30pm, Building 5 Room 136
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. The 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
Geocaching and GIS Activity

10am-12pm, Building 3 Mall Area 
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!

Bike There! Mapping Portland’s Bike System Inspired by Copenhagen

12-1pm, Building 7 Room 107 
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.

Bullying in the Schools: An International Education Issue

3-5pm, Building 7 Room 103 
Facilitators: Marcos Miranda and Lester Lino, Columbia Educational Designs 
Bullying in 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 a 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
Women of the World – Roundtable Discussion

12-2pm, TLC 
Facilitator: Alice Babia, Women’s Resource Center Student Liaison 
A group of PCC women will share their life experiences from around the world with the 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.

Shibusawa’s Big Story

12-1:30pm, Building 7 Room 105 
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.

International Fashion Show

7-9pm, Building 3 Forum 114 
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
Origami Workshop

2-3pm, Office of International Education, Building 3 Room 223 
Facilitators: Roxanne Chulufas, International Student Advisor 
Learn the history and basics of simple origami folding in this interactive workshop. Take home your creations!

Cascade

Monday, November 14
The Power of Nonviolence: Small Beginnings to Greater Ends

12-2pm, MAHB 104 
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-playing (sociodrama) and other exercises useful in preparation for both planning and undertaking actions.”

What is Chinese Culture – And why are we Putting More of it into our Curriculum?

1-2pm, TLC
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 about the Title VI grant PCC is participating in. Students and faculty are welcome to come with questions and ideas about the emphasis on China.

International Bingo Board Game Tournament

1-2pm, SC Underground 
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
Sushi Making Demonstration

12-1:30pm, TH 107 
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.

Was It Worth It? Why Internationalization and Turkey Matters

1:30-2:30pm, TLC (SSB 208) 
Facilitator: Jerry Brask, Paralegal Instructor 
The facilitator traveled 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
On the Threshold: Experiencing the Sacred in India, Mexico, and Belize

9-10am, TLC (SSB 208) 
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 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).

International Extravaganza

11am-2pm, SC Cafeteria 
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.

Study Abroad Information Session

3-4pm, TH 112 
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
Culture Exchange

3-5pm, SC Underground 
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.

Friday, November 18
“Faces of America” Documentary Screening

12-1pm, TH 124 or SC Underground 
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 Campus

Monday, November 14
ESOL Students in Your Classroom

12-1pm, Tabor 130 
Facilitators: ESOL Faculty and Students 
A panel of ESOL students from diverse backgrounds will discuss their experiences at PCC. Come with your questions!

10,000 Hours of Service: A Peace Corps Volunteer’s Adventures in Rural Honduras

3-4pm, Scott 202 
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 of promoting peace and friendship overseas, Annie discusses the importance of cross-cultural understanding within our borders and beyond.

Tuesday, November 15
What is Chinese Culture – And why are we Putting More of it into our Curriculum?

1-2pm, Tabor 124 
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 about the Title VI grant PCC is participating in. Students and faculty are welcome to come with questions and ideas about the emphasis on China.

Peace Corps in Ukraine

3-4pm, Scott 202 
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
Countries of the World Interactive Displays

10am-12pm, Tabor Great Hall 
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 the economy, lifestyle, holidays, festivals, historical occurrences, arts, and popular tourist sites. Come check out this interactive display!

Showcase of Cultures

10:30am-2pm, Tabor Great Hall 
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
International Night

5-9pm, Legin Restaurant 
Join us for an international celebration! Enjoy food from five continents, music, traditional clothing and activities, and lots of fun! Everyone is welcome.