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International Education Week – November 15 – 19"Building Global Communities"Monday, November 15: Noon – 1 pm, Bldg. 3, Rm 102 (Pioneer Room) – International Student Issues – Lynne Toh will give an overview of new immigration regulations that affect the kind of requests international students are making regarding grading options in the classroom.Talking Globally: 1 – 2 pm, Bldg. 3, Rm 129 (TLC) – Inge Van Waardenburg & Marcio Lemos will talk about improving verbal and non-verbal communication across cultures in and outside the classroom.International Student’s Reception: 2 p.m. in Building Nine, Community Room – Come and greet the Rock Creek International Students and try some sweets from places around the globe!’ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘Tuesday, November 16: Noon – 1 pm, Bldg. 3, Mall – Please invite your classes to attend the "Open-Mind, Open-Mic" Mostafa Arifin will present: The Meaning of Ramadan for Muslims – Understanding Muslim Customs and Cultures.’ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘Wednesday, November 17: 11 am – 1 pm – Multi cultural Celebration, Building 3, Mall – Discover new worlds, activities, food, and dancing!’ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘Thursday, November 18: 10 – 11 am, Building 9, Event Center – Strengthening Ties Between Arab and Muslim World and the U.S. – Dr. Samir Ahmad Abuznaid, VisitIng Fullbright Scholar: Hopes to strengthen ties between the Arab and Muslim world and the United States in different areas: social, cultural, and economic. He will speak on the subject of cross cultural management, cultural habits and values affecting businesses. Please feel free to bring your class!!1 – 2 pm, Building 3, Room 129 (TLC): Internationalizing The Curriculum – Join Susanne Tringali, Art History Instructor for an informational session on how to internationalize a curriculum via students, teachers, and the community.’ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘Friday, November 19: 7 – 10 pm, Sylvania Campus CC Bldg., Mall – Global Dinner & Dance: This is a special dinner to recognize the International Students who attend PCC from over 60 different countries. Take your taste buds traveling on a global adventure with food from different places around the world accompanied by melodic international music. PCC staff, faculty, students, and friends can purchase discounted tickets for just $5 each! Limited space available. Please buy your ticket in advance as soon as possible at the Office of International Education at the Sylvania & Rock Creek Campuses and at the Cascade ASPCC Office.’ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘Throughout The WeekNovember 15 – 19, Material World Display, Building 3, Mall: In honor of the United Nations-sponsored International Year of the Family in 1994, award-winning photojournalist Peter Menzel brought together 16 of the world’s leading photographers to create a visual portrait of life in 30 nations. Material World tackles its wide subject by zooming in, allowing one household to represent an entire nation. Photographers spent one week living with a "statistically average" family in each country, learning about their work their attitudes toward their possessions, and their hopes for the future. Then a "big picture" shot of the family was taken outside the dwelling, surrounded by all their (many or few) material goods. Please take a few moments of your time to view this amazing display, and please encourage your students to do likewise!

About James Hill

James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, has been the Communications Specialist for the Office of Public Affairs at Portland Community College since November of 1999. A graduate of Portland State University, J... more »

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