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International Education Week 2012

Thinking Globally, Inspiring Locally

2012 IEW posterA college-wide event embracing cultural diversity

  • Lectures and workshops
  • Entertainment
  • Interactive timeline displays
  • Experiential cultural immersion activities
Celebration Dinner
  • Where: Rock Creek Event Center
  • When: November 16, 2012, 6-9pm
  • Tickets: Limited number of tickets available at the office of International Education

Schedule

All week
Mapping Objects and Work: Global Supply Chains in our Daily Lives

Rock Creek, Building 3 Mall, Coordinator: Sara Seely, Librarian 
This interactive map display will follow the supply chain of common items, from its beginnings as “parts” in another country, to the path it takes to become a completed product and arrive at PCC.

Destinations of PCC Aviation Students

Rock Creek, Building 3 Mall, Coordinator: Sara Seely, Librarian 
Aviation is an ever-popular field that literally opens a world of opportunities for students. This display will feature profiles of students in the Aviation Science program and will focus on the international nature of the field.

Peace Corps Exhibit

Sylvania CC Lower Mall Display Cases, Coordinator: Kate Chester, Community Relations 
Artifacts and cultural items collected from Peace Corps Volunteer Veterans will be on display in the CC Building all week long.

The History of International Education

Cascade West Cafeteria, Coordinators: Diane Thornton, Women’s Resource Center, and Rachel Krueger, Roxanne Chulufas, Domenica Mendoza-Bueno, International Education 
Follow this interactive timeline through the years as it charts the history of “international education” and study abroad initiatives at PCC and in the global community. Profiles of international students will also be included.

The World of PCC

Southeast Campus Great Hall, Coordinated by ASPCC Southeast 
PCC International Students represent dozens of countries. Come check out this visual map of the world and learn about some of the unique places your students and classmates come from!

Donation Drive to Kilimanjaro

Help give the gift of education and empowerment to kids on the other side of the globe! We will be collecting clean, new, or gently used clothing, shoes, books, and school supplies to send to Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. The organization Make a Difference Now funds education through college for orphaned children whose parents died of AIDS, hunger, or other causes. Our donations will help these students put poverty behind them forever with the right to a good education!

PCC Reads

To continue connecting with the themes of immigration and diversity, check out this year’s PCC Reads selection, Girl In Translation by Jean Kwok. Look for events throughout the year as we encourage a campus conversation about the important themes identified in this book!

Tuesday
Coffee Break Info Session: International Professional Development Opportunities for PCC employees

Rock Creek TLC, Sylvania TLC and Cascade TLC, 9:30-11:30am, Facilitator: Jane Walster and Nicole Tobin, International Education, and Martha Bailey, TLC Coordinator 
Come chat with professional development returnees and with Office of International Education staff about this year’s international professional development opportunities for management, faculty, AP, PT faculty with assignment rights and classified staff. Opportunities include academic seminars in other countries, opportunities to learn the Spanish language and Mexican culture, teaching opportunities abroad with a study abroad consortium, and intercultural seminars.

Peace Corps Panel Presentation

Sylvania CC Cedar Room, 10-11:30am, Facilitator: Kate Chester, Community Relations 
Returned Peace Corps Volunteers from the PCC and Portland communities will share their experiences working with Peace Corps. Experiences will cover a wide range of countries, volunteer tasks, and cultures. Information and advice will also be provided for those interested in pursuing a Peace Corps experience.

Showcase of Cultures

Rock Creek Building 3 Mall, 11am-1pm, Sponsored by ASPCC 
Celebrate the international diversity of PCC! Students will showcase their cultures and countries with information tables, music, food, traditional attire, and live entertainment. Stop by and stay as long as you can!

International Student Panel Presentation

Southeast Campus Great Hall, 12-1pm, Facilitators: Doina Rotari and Naho Katagiri, ASPCC 
Come and hear what international students have to say about their experiences adjusting to life in America – the classroom differences, culture, food, friends, and their joys and struggles. These students are here to give you a glimpse into their unique perspectives.

Fundación En Vía – Changing Lives One Woman at a Time

Rock Creek Event Center C, 2-3pm, Facilitators: Shawna Poppe, BATCP and Joanna Sullivan, ESOL 
Fundación En Vía combines tourism and micro-finance to fight poverty in Oaxaca, Mexico. By providing interest-free micro-loans to help women in Oaxaca start or expand their small businesses, we facilitate social change and generate real impacts and authentic cultural experiences. Come and hear about this program and some of the women that recent PCC members met while participating in the tour.

Career Benefits of Learning a Second Language

Sylvania CC Spruce Room, 3-4pm, Facilitators: Domenica Mendoza-Bueno and Nicole Tobin, International Education 
Knowing or learning a second language can have a big impact on career options, career trajectory, day-to-day communication, and workplace interactions. Hear personal accounts of some of the benefits of knowing a second language in a multicultural workforce and community, expressed by PCC employees who possess second language skills ranging from beginner level to bilingual.

Sushi Making Demonstration

Cascade TH 107, 2:30-3:30pm, Facilitators: Tracey Garman, International Education, Roxanne Chulufas, International Education, and Chelsea Ellertson, ASPCC 
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! RSVP required due to capacity restrictions: intled.ca@pcc.edu.

Speed Culturing

Rock Creek Event Center A and B, 3:30-5pm, Facilitators: Morgan Lindberg, Japanese Faculty, Cynthia Thornburgh, ESOL, and Sara Seely, Librarian 
Come learn about the cultures of other PCC students at a fast-paced and fun session of speed culturing! All are welcome to participate.

Wednesday
Straight from the Horse’s Mouth: Participant Experiences on PCC

Sylvania CC Spruce Room, 11am-12 noon, Facilitators: Nicole Tobin, International Education, students Denver Garrison and Travis Ritchie 
What is it like to participate in one of PCC’s study abroad or international faculty development programs? Past participants describe their experience and participate in a lively Q&A about the unique learning experiences, exhilarating experiences, and culture clashes they encountered while studying abroad.

Peace Corps Panel Presentation

Rock Creek Event Center C, 11am-12 noon, Facilitator: Rachel Krueger, International Education 
Returned Peace Corps Volunteers from the PCC and Portland communities will share their experiences working with Peace Corps. Experiences will cover a wide range of countries, volunteer tasks, and cultures.

Talk Time Café

Cascade MAHB 215, 11:45am-12:15pm, Facilitator: Useni Makano, International Education 
Grab a free cup of coffee and a cookie and practice your English conversation skills while learning about US culture 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!

International Student Panel Presentation

Rock Creek Event Center C, 1-2pm, Facilitator: Roxanne Chulufas, International Education 
Come and hear what international students have to say about their experiences adjusting to life in America – the classroom differences, culture, food, friends, and their joys and struggles. These students are here to give you a glimpse into their unique perspectives.

Life in Modern Day Jordan

Cascade SSB TLC, 1:30-3pm, Facilitator: Martha Bailey 
What’s really the status of women in Jordan today? Martha Bailey will share what she learned on her CIEE trip to Jordan. Find out about the political, social, and economic situation, the religious attitudes, the issues for Christians and Muslims, Palestinians, and Bedouins, plus a side trip to the Old City of Jerusalem.

Meet the Professionals

Rock Creek Event Center C, 3-5pm, Facilitators: Melike Tulekova, Career Resource Center 
How do international students move through the US educational system to obtain advanced degrees and/or get a job in the US? If you have ever dreamed of getting your Masters or Ph.D. in the US but aren’t sure as an international student how to get it done, you should attend this workshop! In this first edition of the Meet the Professionals series, Massoud Saberian was an international student from Iran who came to the US as an international student when he was 19. He worked to get his bachelor’s in Civil Engineering and his Master’s degree in Transportation Engineering and he also has Professional Engineering and Professional Traffic Operations Engineering licenses. He’s here to give his personal advice about obtaining a professional career as an international student in the US and working in Portland.

Fundación En Vía – Changing Lives One Woman at a Time

Sylvania CC Cedar Room 3-4pm, Facilitators: Shawna Poppe, BATCP and Luis Menchu, TSS 
Fundación En Vía combines tourism and micro-finance to fight poverty in Oaxaca, Mexico. By providing interest-free micro-loans to help women in Oaxaca start or expand their small businesses, we facilitate social change and generate real impacts and authentic cultural experiences. Come and hear about this program and some of the women that recent PCC members met while participating in the tour.

Creative Practices and Political Association in Contemporary Senegal

Sylvania CT 212, 3-4pm, Facilitator: Mark Smith 
This slide presentation will examine contemporary artistic and literary tendencies in Senegal as they relate to current politics and the cultural shift away from French colonial influence. The slides will also feature Senegal’s vibrant landscape and culture, including images from beautiful Goree Island, the former seat of the West African slave trade.

Finding Money for Study Abroad

Sylvania CC Spruce Room, 3:30-4:30pm, Facilitator: Nicole Tobin, International Education 
Ever dream of studying in another country, but feel that finances are holding you back? This workshop outlines how “money” factors into study abroad program participation and planning. With some planning, most students can make it happen. Let us help you dream a little and begin to develop your plan for international study!

Chopstick Competition

Cascade Underground, 3:30-5:30pm, Facilitator: Chuckie Nhat Le, ASPCC 
We all know how tough it can be to use chopsticks to eat in a restaurant, but imagine trying to pick up small, slippery objects like M&Ms, dry beans, and dry rice! In this chopstick competition, you’ll see who has real finger-maneuvering skills in the race against the clock and gravity! Contact nhat.le3@pcc.edu or visit the Cascade Underground to sign up. Winners get prizes!

Discovering the World Through GIS

Lucky Lab SE, 6:30pm, Facilitator: Molly Vogt 
In celebration of GIS Day, Molly Vogt, GIS Manager at Metro, will be presenting on the use of GIS in all realms of her work with the regional government and her everyday life. The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion on GIS careers. This event is hosted by PCC, ASPRS, and URSISA Young Professionals.

International Night!

Southeast Administration Building Community Hall, 6-8pm, Sponsored by ASPCC Southeast 
Free Admission! Family Event! Games, prizes, cultural performances, food, and vendors. Bring the whole family and help us bridge all the cultures at this international carnival! Stop by and stay as long as you can!

Thursday
The World Games

Sylvania CC Lower Mall, 10am-2pm, ASPCC 
Get ready to test your luck, knowledge, and skill! Students from all around the world are here to teach you some of their favorite games from their home countries! Stop by and stay as long as you can! Free popcorn and candy will be provided.

Speed Culturing

Sylvania CC Cedar Room, 10:30am-1:00pm, Facilitators: Yoko Honda, International Education, and Sylvania ESOL Faculty 
Come learn about the cultures of other PCC students at a fast-paced and fun session of speed culturing! All are welcome to participate.

International Extravaganza

Cascade Cafeteria, 11am-1pm, ASPCC 
Celebrate the international diversity of PCC! Students will showcase their cultures and countries with information tables, music, food, traditional attire, and live entertainment. Stop by and stay as long as you can!

The Culture of Competition

Cascade SSC Cafeteria, 12-1pm, Phi Theta Kappa 
Phi Theta Kappa at Cascade will present their research into several education systems in different cultures and will talk about the idea of a “Culture of Competition” in education.

Fundación En Vía – Changing Lives One Woman at a Time

Cascade TLC, 1:30-2:30pm, Facilitators: Shawna Poppe, BATCP and Amy Boehnke, ABE 
Fundación En Vía combines tourism and micro-finance to fight poverty in Oaxaca, Mexico. By providing interest-free micro-loans to help women in Oaxaca start or expand their small businesses, we facilitate social change and generate real impacts and authentic cultural experiences. Come and hear about this program and some of the women that recent PCC members met while participating in the tour.

Finding Money for Study Abroad

Rock Creek Event Center C 1:30-2:30pm, Facilitator: Nicole Tobin, International Education 
Ever dream of studying in another country, but feel that finances are holding you back? This workshop outlines how “money” factors into study abroad program participation and planning. With some planning, most students can make it happen. Let us help you dream a little and begin to develop your plan for international study!

Implementing GIS in Cambodia

Room TBA, 2pm, Facilitators: Joey Bard 
Come hear a former PCC student discuss how the GIS program prepared him to participate in the Trailblazer Foundation, spend the summer in Cambodia, and work on GIS projects related to development.

Veteran’s Panel – Cross-Cultural Interactions

Rock Creek Event Center A, 2-3pm, Facilitators: Jean Garcia-Chitwood, Instruction/Student Development, and Daniel Wilson, Veteran’s Resource Center 
Veteran students share their experiences with cultural differences as part of their military duties and as they reintegrate into higher education.

Talk Time Café

Rock Creek 3/223, 2-4pm, Facilitator: Rachel Krueger, International Education 
Grab a free cup of coffee and a cookie and practice your English conversation skills while learning about US culture 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!

Your Brain on Languages – the Benefits of Bilingualism

Rock Creek Event Center C, 2:30-3:45pm, Facilitators: Marlene Eid, Psychology and Morgan Lindberg, Japanese Faculty 
Come to this fun and interactive workshop and learn about the advantages of being Bi-Lingual. Facilitated discussion about language learning, bilingualism, and the benefits of each for schooling, work, etc. Two classes (one regular PCC class, one ESOL class) will attend this lecture as a part of the class, and it will be open to all IEW participants.

International Fashion Film Documentary Premiere

Rock Creek Building 3 Theatre, 7-9pm, Sponsored by the Rock Creek Multicultural Center 
International students will talk about their cultures, their fabulous traditional clothing, and discuss how their culture does or does not impact their fashion tastes. Don’t miss this event – it’s sure to get you thinking! Popcorn and beverages will be provided.

Friday
Fundación En Vía – Changing Lives One Woman at a Time

Southeast MTH 145, 9-10am, Facilitators: Shawna Poppe, BATCP, and Amy Boehnke, ABE 
Fundación En Vía combines tourism and micro-finance to fight poverty in Oaxaca, Mexico. By providing interest-free micro-loans to help women in Oaxaca start or expand their small businesses, we facilitate social change and generate real impacts and authentic cultural experiences. Come and hear about this program and some of the women that recent PCC members met while participating in the tour.

Finding Money for Study Abroad

Cascade Terrell Hall 112, 10-11am, Facilitator: Holly Frohlick, International Education 
Ever dream of studying in another country, but feel that finances are holding you back? This workshop outlines how money factors into study abroad program participation and planning. With some planning, most students can make it happen. Let us help you dream a little and begin to develop your plan for international study!

Noestros Suenos, Our Dreams

Rock Creek Building 3 TLC, 12-1pm, Facilitator: Jean Garcia-Chitwood, Instruction/Student Development 
Students discuss the challenges of different immigration status and the various ways in which status affects their education. Possible topics include the Dream Act and opportunities for advocacy.

PCC’s Got International Talent!

Sylvania Little Theatre, 11am-12:30pm, Sponsors: Sylvania ESOL and the Office of International Education 
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 and the Sylvania ESOL Department. Tickets are on sale for $2 each at the Sylvania Tutoring Center (CT 206) and the Office of International Education (CT 103).

Live Music – Seffarine

Sylvania North View Gallery, CT 214, 1-2pm, Sponsored by the Internationalization Steering Committee 
Seffarine is a duo formed by Moroccan singer Lamiae Naki and oud player/flamenco guitarist Nat Hulskamp. Their repertoire varies from classical Arabic and Andalusian music to original compositions influenced by the music of widely varying cultures, such as Spanish flamenco, classical Persian music, and American jazz.

International Celebration Dinner!

Rock Creek Event Center, 6-9pm, Sponsored by the Office of International Education 
Take a trip to a Brazilian rainforest at this year’s International Celebration Dinner! Join us for food, photos, fun, education, entertainment, and of course, dancing! Tickets are required and can be purchased at any Office of International Education for $5 each.