University Letter

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International Education Week is Nov. 13-17

Please join the International Center in celebrating UND’s international students, staff and faculty the week of Nov. 13.

Each year, educational institutions, governments, and nonprofit organizations join for a week-long celebration of international education around the world.

This week is a great opportunity to recognize and promote the value of our international community at UND while bringing global conversations to campus through a variety of programs, events, collaborations, panel discussions and fun activities.

See below for a partial schedule of events. More can be found through the UND Events Calendar.

Events will be held at the International Center, located in Memorial Union Room 300, unless otherwise specified.

Monday, Nov. 13

Noon – 1 p.m., University Directed Study Abroad Info Session for Faculty (Experiential Learning Center, McCannel Hall)

Join Krysta Hoffmann, study abroad coordinator, to talk programs, proposals, policies and possibilities for building short-term international group travel courses for students.

1:30 – 2:30 p.m., International Music Performance featuring North Dakota Klezmer

North Dakota Klezmer is a band playing traditional music from one of the richest and most diverse musical regions in the world. The band plays in what they describe as “village style,” a high-energy interpretation of traditional songs that aims to get the audience up and dancing.

Tuesday, Nov. 14

2 – 3 p.m., Fulbright Scholarship Panel

The panel will provide an overview of the Fulbright U.S. Student and Scholar Program, as well as first-hand advice and opportunities for students and faculty.

Panelists include Amanda Nagy, associate professor and director of German Studies & International Studies, Languages; Brian Pappas, dean of the School of Law; Paul Sum, professor of Political Science & Public Administration; and Yun Ji, graduate program director for Chemical Engineering. The panel will be moderated by Yee Han Chu, academic support and fellowship opportunities coordinator.

3 – 3:30 p.m., International Flight Advising Association

Students, staff and faculty will have an opportunity to learn about the mission, values and resources of the IFAA.

Wednesday, Nov. 15

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Women Around the World Panel

The panel will highlight women’s contributions to education both at UND and around the world.

Panelists include Cerynn Desjarlais, director of online counseling programs; Cristina Oancea, associate professor of Public Health; Manuela Gabriel, director of the International Center; Renuka de Silva, assistant professor of Teaching & Leadership; Soojung Kim, chair and associate professor of Communication; and Yun Ji, graduate program director for Chemical Engineering. The panel will be moderated by Anne Kelsch, director of faculty development and professor of history.

1 – 2 p.m., United Global Women’s Alliance Student Organization Social

Students, staff and faculty will have an opportunity to learn about the mission, values and resources of the UGWA.

Thursday, Nov. 16

11 a.m. – Noon, J1 Research Poster Session

The J1 poster session aims to highlight research and promote the exchange of ideas, mutual enrichment and linkages between research and academic institutions.

3 – 4 p.m., Student Health Services Panel and Tour

The panel will feature Jessica Doty, director of Student Health Services; Julie Tennison, immunization compliance manager; and Heather Martine, insurance and billing specialist.

Attendees will learn about accessing medical services at Student Health Services and health care in the United States. Tours of SHS will be offered following the presentation.

Friday, Nov. 17

1 – 2 p.m., Pizza Mixer Meet and Greet with the City of Grand Forks

International students are invited to meet and connect with Grand Forks city administrators including Todd Feland, city administrator; Hamzat Koriko, community outreach specialist; and Haley Rosaasen, human resource manager.

2 – 2:30 p.m., Grand Forks Through My Lens

Photos submitted by international students will be showcased to highlight them as newcomers to the U.S. and to share unique perspectives and personal experiences through photography.