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November

Wednesday, November 12th
11:30am - 3:30pm

Walk-in Wednesdays: Peer Advising

  • Location: Grise Hall 128
  • Time: 11:30am - 3:30pm

Come by to talk with a peer advisor about study abroad! No appointment needed!

Thursday, November 13th
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Weekly Harlaxton Advising

  • Location: Grise Hall 138
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Interested in studying at Harlaxton College? Hear from WKU-Harlaxton Peer Advisors about their experience in Grantham, England and learn more about how to apply, scholarships and course offerings!

Friday, November 14th
6:30pm - 9:30pm

Faraway Flix: Native America - Smoke Signals

  • Location: Faculty House
  • Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Smoke Signals, based on the short story “This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona”, is a humorous movie which gives a glimpse into the contemporary Native American world.  You are invited to the free screening of this film with an introduction and discussion led by Dr. Judy Rohrer, WKU Assistant Professor/Director ICSR and Dr. Alexander Olson, WKU Assistant Professor, Honors College. Snacks will be provided.

Saturday, November 15th
11:00am

Study Abroad Spotlight at WKU vs. Army Football Game

  • Location: Houchens-Smith Football Stadium
  • Time: 11:00am

The Office of Study Abroad and Global Learning would like to invite all study abroad alumni and faculty to join us for the Study Abroad spotlight during the WKU vs. Army football game on Nov. 15th!

We will be handing out FREE t-shirts on a first come first served basis at the students entrance before the game begins at 11:00am. We would also like to encourage all study abroad alumni and students currently accepted to study abroad to join us on the field for the study abroad spotlight! 

We will be recognized during the third time out of the second quarter so with 1 minute left in the first quarter, meet the Study Abroad & Global Learning staff and student representatives on the grassy berm under the score board by the WKU tunnel.

The first 100 to join us will receive a free football shirt and SAGL red towel!

Go Tops! 

12:00pm - 11:55pm

Study Abroad Graduation Reception RSVP Deadline

  • Time: 12:00pm - 11:55pm

If you are a study abroad alumni who will be graduating in December of 2014 who plans to attend the Study Abroad Graduation Reception on Tuesday December 9th at 5:30pm, then please RSVP here by November 15th. 

Each student may bring up to two guests free of charge, there will be a fee for each additional guest. Please contact study.abroad@wku.edu for more information. 

Monday, November 17th
9:00am - 4:00pm

Geosphere

  • Location: DSU Niteclass
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

The GeoSphere is an extraordinarily unique learning environment. Students enter the 20ʼ inflatable globe, sit on Antarctica, and are given an unparalleled view of our planet.
• Students go inside the GeoSphere one class at a time (25-30 people).
• Programs run 20 minutes in length
• GeoSphere shows natural vegetation regions, mountains, water bodies, latitude & longitude lines, plate tectonic boundaries, and city symbols.

To schedule a tour, contact Kay Gandy (kay.gandy@wku.edu) 

9:30am - 3:00pm

Get Smart About Ecuador- Fun & Facts

  • Location: GRH lobby
  • Time: 9:30am - 3:00pm

What do you know about Ecuador?? Come learn about the country, its products and people.  Test your knowledge with the trivia bowl – and win a prize!

4:30pm - 5:30pm

I Wish Someone Had Told Me...

  • Location: Gary Ransdell Hall (GRH) 2064
  • Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Join student panelists as they discuss what they wish someone had told them about study abroad. They'll share stories and their creative solutions to some perplexing situations. Don't miss out on this opportunity to pick up some helpful tips for YOUR study abroad trip. Refreshments will be provided.

6:00pm

Japanese Movie Night featuring Gojira

  • Location: GRH 1074
  • Time: 6:00pm

Come watch Gojira, the original Japanese movie of Godzilla. After the movie, Dr. Ted Hovet, Professor of English and Film Studies will lead discussions.

7:00pm - 9:30pm

Crude: Exploring the Complexities of Oil Extraction, A Film and Dialogue Event

  • Location: Elizabethtown Historic Theatre
  • Time: 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Currently, one of the most contested issues in Ecuador is the extraction of oil in the Amazon.  The film Crude tells the story of extraction in the Ecuadorian Amazon from multiple angles, including Ingenious residents, Chevron, members of the judicial system, and celebrities, of what some call, “the Amazon Chernobyl.”  This free to the public film event will be followed by an opportunity for community members to dialogue about the global complexities of oil extraction.

8:00pm
Tuesday, November 18th
9:00am - 4:00pm

Geosphere

  • Location: DSU Niteclass
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

The GeoSphere is an extraordinarily unique learning environment. Students enter the 20ʼ inflatable globe, sit on Antarctica, and are given an unparalleled view of our planet.
• Students go inside the GeoSphere one class at a time (25-30 people).
• Programs run 20 minutes in length
• GeoSphere shows natural vegetation regions, mountains, water bodies, latitude & longitude lines, plate tectonic boundaries, and city symbols.

To schedule a tour, contact Kay Gandy (kay.gandy@wku.edu) 

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Globe Trot: Discover the world, one residence hall at a time.

  • Location: Select WKU Residence Halls
  • Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Explore other cultures without leaving WKU's campus! Various residence halls across campus will offer activities related to a particular country. SAGL will be hosting Ecuador in Poland Hall. Come taste Ecuadorian cuisine, meet Ecuadorian artisans, enjoy Latin American music, and learn more about the vibrant culture and unique geography of Ecuador. The first 150 to check in for this event will receive a free tote bag!

Wednesday, November 19th
9:00am - 4:00pm

Geosphere

  • Location: DSU Niteclass
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

The GeoSphere is an extraordinarily unique learning environment. Students enter the 20ʼ inflatable globe, sit on Antarctica, and are given an unparalleled view of our planet.
• Students go inside the GeoSphere one class at a time (25-30 people).
• Programs run 20 minutes in length
• GeoSphere shows natural vegetation regions, mountains, water bodies, latitude & longitude lines, plate tectonic boundaries, and city symbols.

To schedule a tour, contact Kay Gandy (kay.gandy@wku.edu) 

11:30am - 3:30pm

Walk-in Wednesdays: Peer Advising

  • Location: Grise Hall 128
  • Time: 11:30am - 3:30pm

Come by to talk with a peer advisor about study abroad! No appointment needed!

12:30pm - 1:00pm

Faculty Fulbright Opportunities

  • Location: Webinar
  • Time: 12:30pm - 1:00pm

Please join the Center for Faculty Development (CFD) and the Office of International Programs (OIP) for a discussion of international teaching and research opportunities available to faculty under the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Click here to register for the webinar. 

4:30pm - 6:00pm

From the Hilltop to the Global Job Market

  • Location: Downing Student Union, Room 3020
  • Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm

International education experiences have led many Hilltoppers into promising careers after graduation. Hear from a few recent graduates about where their experiences have taken them! Stick around for refreshments after the panel presentation.

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Painting Matryoshka: A Russian Nesting Doll

  • Location: FAC 259
  • Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Matryoshka is a symbol of Russian folk art which dates back to the 19th century. The old craft of painting matryoshkas will be introduced to WKU students during International Education Week. Art majors will also assist in helping students to design their own style of nesting dolls. Participants will also have a chance to treat themselves with cookies decorated with unique folk art motifs. 

Thursday, November 20th
9:00am - 4:00pm

Geosphere

  • Location: DSU Niteclass
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

The GeoSphere is an extraordinarily unique learning environment. Students enter the 20ʼ inflatable globe, sit on Antarctica, and are given an unparalleled view of our planet.
• Students go inside the GeoSphere one class at a time (25-30 people).
• Programs run 20 minutes in length
• GeoSphere shows natural vegetation regions, mountains, water bodies, latitude & longitude lines, plate tectonic boundaries, and city symbols.

To schedule a tour, contact Kay Gandy (kay.gandy@wku.edu) 

8:00am - 2:30pm

Geography Awareness Day

  • Location: South Campus Room 303
  • Time: 8:00am - 2:30pm

Do you want to see the world? Get your start at Geography Awareness Day. Find out about study abroad programs and expand your knowledge of WKU’s spotlight country of the year, Ecuador. The 2014 schedule includes:
8:15-9:15am – An Overview of Ecuador
9:45-10:45am – Study Abroad (SAGL) and Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS)
1:00-2:00pm –Happy Water - Niger, presented by Jonathan Oglesby

This is a swipeable event.

10:45am - 2:30pm

English Department Study Abroad Fair

  • Location: Cherry Hall Lobby
  • Time: 10:45am - 2:30pm

The English Department will host a mini Study Abroad Fair featuring WKU (faculty-led) programs in Greece, Switzerland, and England and general programs with KIIS and CCSA. Learn about how you can make studying abroad a reality while sampling Swiss chocolate, spanikopita, baklava, scones, hot chocolate, or cider and listening to traditional Greek, Swiss, and English music. This fair is open to all majors.

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Weekly Harlaxton Advising

  • Location: Grise Hall 138
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Interested in studying at Harlaxton College? Hear from WKU-Harlaxton Peer Advisors about their experience in Grantham, England and learn more about how to apply, scholarships and course offerings!

Friday, November 21st
10:30am - 11:30am

Spanish Dance Fusion

  • Location: Gordon Wilson Hall 200A
  • Time: 10:30am - 11:30am

Learn about and experience the movement of two genres of Spanish dance, flamenco and salsa! Dancers will teach the history and basic technique of each of these styles, and there will be a short flamenco performance at the end of the class! *Please wear clothes you are comfortable moving in!

Monday, November 24th
7:30am

Mrs. Africa Contest Information Meeting

  • Location: GRH 1089
  • Time: 7:30am

Hosted by the African Student Association

*Africa is full of all races, nationalities, and creeds, therefore, this competition is open to everyone.*

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