Celebrating International Education and Exchange - Humboldt State Now

Celebrating International Education and Exchange

International Education Week will be coming to Humboldt State University February 5 – 9 for its annual celebration and recognition of cultures and educational opportunities all over the world.

Academic job and internship opportunities, as well as panels presentations on global issues and current events, are just some of the events sponsored by the Center for International Programs and various other campus clubs and organizations.

Here are highlights of International Education Week events. For the full schedule, go here.

February 5
Opening Ceremony: Flag Parade
Noon – 12:30 p.m.
UC Quad

Bafa Bafa
2 – 2:50 p.m.
Library Fishbowl 209
BaFa BaFa is a cross-cultural encounter simulation. It is an interactive session where participants will first-hand experience what culture shock feels like and discover how understanding and cultural adaptation can occur.

Getting Help Working Abroad
3 – 3:50 p.m.
Library Fishbowl 209
Joy Soll, Career Advisor, will introduce options and pathways for working internationally.

Foreign Service
5 – 5:50 p.m.
Library Fishbowl 209
Dorothy Ngutter, Diplomat in Residence, State Department

International Food Recipe Exchange
6 -8 p.m.
Kate Buchanan Room

February 6
Study Abroad Student Panel
10 -10:50 a.m.
Library Fishbowl 209

Diplomat in Residence, Government Internships
11 -11:50 a.m.
Library Fishbowl 209

Global Approach to Exercise and Wellness
Noon -12:50 p.m.
Library Fishbowl 209
Dr. Young Sub Kwon, Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology & Recreation Administration and the Director of the Human Performance Lab at HSU. Physical inactivity is now identified as the fourth leading risk factor for global mortality (WHO 2010). Physical inactivity levels are rising in many countries with major implications for the prevalence of non- communicable diseases and the general health of the population worldwide. The presenter will talk about the importance of exercise.

Internationalism in Europe After WWI
1 -1:50 p.m.
Library Fishbowl 209
Dr. Ben Marschke will explore the competing forms of internationalism at the end of WWI. Basically, there was the Wilsonian model and the Lenin model. The former was the “West,” Democracy, national self-determinism, disarmament, and free-market capitalism. The latter was socialism. Neither succeeded in keeping the peace. A professor at HSU, Marschke has been teaching European History since 2006.

International Research and Experience for Students – Opportunities with the National Science Foundation
2 -2:50 p.m.
Library Fishbowl 209
Dr. Mathew Johnson, HSU Professor of Wildlife, will describe opportunities for students to conduct international research through a National Science Foundation program called “IRES”: international research experiences for students. The talk will feature an example of this program here at HSU — in which students conduct ecological research in Kenya — and also describe how students might search for other IRES opportunities at other universities.

Peace Corps
4 -4:50 p.m.
Library Fishbowl 209
Barbara Smith, Peace Corps Representative. Learn about Peace Corps opportunities.

February 7
Yuva-Shakti (Youth Power) in Northern India
9 -9:50 a.m.
Library Fishbowl 209
Dr. Meenal Rana, Professor Child Development. Youth-Adult Partnerships program engaged 102 youth from 15 schools in the Northern part of India to make their communities aware of various social and environmental issues. Guidance was provided by the members of Environment and Social Research Organization, a non-profit organization in India.

February 8
What Does “International” Mean at HSU?
10 -10:50 a.m.
Library Fishbowl 209
World Café: Come participate in a discussion and brainstorm ideas on what we can and should do to support the HSU mission to become global citizens. Globalization has compressed time, space and distance and California has long been on the diplomatic front line of many international issues. What does it mean to be a “global” actor and what is California doing on the international stage?

What It Means to Become A Global Citizen and How to Become One
11 -11:50 a.m.
Library Fishbowl 209
Dr. Manohar Singh, HSU Dean of College of Professional Studies. This interactive lecture will create awareness about the importance of being globally engaged and academic strategies to accomplish that. The focus will be on sensitizing students to become interested in global/international education as well as on encouraging faculty colleagues to adopt best practices to make international education part of their instruction.

Global Connections Club – International Music Night
6 -8:30 p.m.
Nelson Hall East 106

February 9
Impacts of Ocean Acidification on Humboldt Bay Marine Organisms
1 – 2 p.m.
Siemens Hall 109

Water and Land Rights for Rural Indigenous Communities in Oaxaca, Mexico
1 – 2 p.m.
Siemens Hall 110