International Student Newsletter
4/15/2014 ISS Newsletter
Advisor On Call Hours
Feel free to visit the Advisor on Call to address short questions, have letters written, or receive signatures.
Advisor on Call hours do not require an appointment and students are seen in the order in which they arrive.
Spring 2014 Advisor on Call Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM
The Office of International Programs has teamed up with the Memorial Union to hold the cultural nights in the Loading Dock. The program is FREE and includes tasty food from that country! The series will be held on the following Thursdays at 6:30 pm. We look forward to seeing you in the Loading Dock!
The Spring 2014 Culture Night Series schedule will be as follows:
April 24: Nepalaise Speaking Bhutan
May 1: Norway
**If you are interested in hosting a Culture Night or if you would like to help, please contact Colleen Hutchinson (701-777-2033).
Women & Gender Study Courses
Interested in taking courses on Women and Gender studies? These upcoming semesters is a great opportunity to do so. Plus, you do not have to be a Women & Gender Studies major or minor to enroll! The following are different courses that are being offered:
WGS 200: Introduction to Gender Studies-Thursdays, 5-7:30pm
WGS 225: Introduction to the Study of Women-
Wed 6pm-8:30pm or TuTh 9:30am-10:45am or online
WGS 200: Introduction to Gender Studies- MoTuWeTh 10am-12pm
June 30 to August 8, 2014
Volunteers for Cultural Presentations at Holy Family-St. Mary School
THE STUDENTS AT HOLY FAMILY-ST. MARY'S WOULD LOVE TO HAVE REPRESENTATIVES FROM ANY COUNTRY VISIT OUR SCHOOL DURING THE SCHOOL WEEKS PRIOR TO THE EVENT. PLEASE CALL TRISH MOHR @ 701-740-3319 IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DO A PRESENTATION ON YOUR HOMELAND. THANKS!
The Memorial Union
Lifetime Sports: Renting for many different activities: billiards, Wii, table tennis equipment, tandem biking, etc...
Hours: Monday-Friday 10AM-6PM, Saturday 12PM-6PM, Sunday-CLOSED
Regular Hours: Monday-Friday: 5:30AM – 11PM, Saturday: 9AM-8PM, Sunday: 12PM-9PM
Culinary Corner: Cheap, Fast, & Healthy- Every Tuesday, 5:30PM. Learn how to make a fast and easy meal in just 30 minutes.
Outdoor tennis courts: Near the Wellness Center and in University Park and open to students
Rock Wall*: Hours: Monday-Friday: 4PM-10PM, Saturday: 4PM-9PM, Sunday-Closed
*First trial climb is free, Day Pass is $5, Semester Pass is $30
The International Organization is a great way to get involved on campus while meeting other international students. The organization meets every Monday in the International Centre at 4:30pm. Feel free to stop by and see how you can get involved. Some of the events that the organization helps with are the Thursday Culture nights at the centre and the Feast of Nations in the spring.
Concerts at the North Dakota Museum of Art
This season of concerts will bring "serious" music. There will be five different concerts throughout the season, and the concerts will take place Sundays at 2 PM at the ND Museum of Art here on campus. Cost for students is only $10 per concert. The dates and musicians are as follows:
April 27, 2014, 2 pm - Cecilia String Quartet
Kujenga: April 25-27
Meaning "To Build" in Swahili, Kujenga is an all-expense paid, off-campus diversity leadership retreat. This year, experience celebration of different cultures, enjoy leadership, social justice and diversity presentations on a variety of topics. The retreat will be held at Park River Camp (ND) leaving April 25th (Friday) at 4:30 pm, and returning to Grand Forks Sunday at 12:00 pm.Space is limited so apply now! Students that attend this all-expense paid overnight retreat will build lasting relationships, gain a greater understanding and appreciation of diversity, and will be encouraged to continue their leadership development on campus.
Coffee, Cookies, & Conversation
Head over to the Memorial Union 3rd Floor Lounge for coffee and cookies and an informal discussion about the value of nontraditional students on our campus. The event will be held every Wednesday from 1:30pm-3:30pm.
Breakfast Chat Fridays (Breaking Bread and Conversation)
Come to the Multicultural center for some networking and conversation for students of color (Mixed Race, Asian/Pacific Islander, Black/African-American, Latino/a) and allies. It will be held on Friday, April 11 from 9 AM to 11 AM and refreshments such as bagels with spread, juice, coffee, coffee cake, and breakfast bars will be served.
Softball vs. Weber State
Come cheer on the Women's Softball team as they take on Weber State Friday, April 11 at 12pm and 2pm and Saturday, April 12 at 12pm at the Apollo Sports Complex off of Columbia Rd.
Baseball vs. New Mexico State
Hang out at Apollo Sports Complex to check out the Men's baseball team take on New Mexico State Friday, April 11 at 2pm and Saturday, April 12 at 1pm.
Global Interactions: 100% World Fabric
Come by Swanson Hall Atrium Lobby every Tuesday at 9pm for pre-shrunk, sweatshop free 100% world fabric!
Tunnel of Oppression
Come participate in the Tunnel of Oppression, a tour that will engage students in an immersive experience that they experience firsthand different forms fo oppression through interactive acting, viewing, monologues, and multimedia. The tunnel will be running from April 22-25 from 5:30pm-10pm in the basement of Johnstone-Fulton and Smith Halls.
S'mores for Freshman
Calling all freshman to join in an open house April 30 from 10am-3pm to get ready for your sophomore year. Come celebrate the end of your 1st year, get ready for your 2nd year, have free s'mores and giveaways and get all of your questions answered!
North Dakota's International Borders
During the spring 2014 semester, International Studies at UND will invite scholars to give interdisciplinary lectures exploring approaches to the theme of "North Dakota's International Borders," specifically focusing on issues in the oil patch. By focusing on the myriad borders present within North Dakota, the series will highlight how the interaction of international, national, and internal issues construct the state as a unique contact zone at the center of 21st-century globalization. The schedule for the semester is as follows and the sessions will begin with a reception at 6:30pm and the lecture beginning at 7pm:
April 16- Student Projects
April 30- Like Oil and Gender: Work and Play in ND's Oil Patch By Ann Reed
Would you like to take a free trip to a local community Saturday, April 26? Network with UND faculty & staff and regional community members at the annual Community Connect Forum in Emerado, N.D.. The forum, sponsored by the UND Center for Community Engagement, is free and transportation is provided from UND's Memorial Union. There is also a complimentary lunch served by the host community.
Program and registration information is available at www.communityengagement.und.edu, or you can contact the Center for more information at 701-777-0675.