Mayan Spirituality and Contemporary Justice Issues
Sponsored by the Office of International Education Thursday, November 8th at 4:00p.m., Haley 107 Audelino Sac, Mayan priest and scholar, will speak on Mayan spirituality and the human rights/justice issues faced by the indigenous peoples of Guatemala. Mr. Sac will visit Randolph-Macon as part of his speaking tour of schools and universities of Virginia. Mr. Sac is a professor at Rafael Landivar University in Guatemala, does extensive work in the area of Sustainable Development, and has also published articles on the Mayan calendar and cosmovision. Special Notes or Instructions (if any): This event is free and open to the public.
Live Your Dream: The Taylor Anderson Story and Stories of Courage and Sacrifice during the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Organized by St. Catherine’s School
Friday, November 9th, 9:00a.m. and 7:00p.m., Richmond CenterStage ( 600 East Grace Street, Richmond, VA 23219) Live Your Dream: The Taylor Anderson Story will premiere in Richmond, Virginia on November 9, 2012. Taylor Anderson ’08, a graduate of Randolph-Macon College, perished during the Great East Japan Earthquake that devastated parts of Japan in 2011. Producer/Director Regge Life, in partnership with St. Catherine’s School, will present two showings of the documentary at Richmond CenterStage, 600 E. Grace Street. The first showing is for invited students and will conclude with a 30-minute panel discussion. The second showing is open to the public and begins at 7:00 p.m. The public showing is free, with donations to the Taylor Anderson Memorial Fund encouraged. To reserve tickets, click on www.st.catherines.org/tayloranderson
RMC website: http://www.rmc.edu/News/12-11-09%20-%20Taylor%20Anderson%20Documentary.aspx
“Only what we give remains our own”
Monday, November 12thFood Truck - Monique’s Crêpes
Sponsored by the Office of International Education Monday, November 12th, 11:30a.m.-2:00p.m. The food truck will be parked in front of Fox Hall, on the corner of Henry and Caroline Streets. Monique’s Crêpes (www.moniquescrepes.com) will be serving authentic French crêpes. Several flavors of sweet crêpes, such as Fraises au Chocolate and Classique Citron, will be available. Savory galettes include Jambon & Fromage and Sausquatch (puréed sweet acorn squash blended with sausage, drizzled with maple syrup and topped with roasted pecans). This event will be held rain or shine. Bon appétit!
Passport Around the World
Sponsored by International Interest Group & International House Monday, November 12th, 4:00p.m.-6:00p.m. Butler Language Lab (Haley Hall) Learn about different countries of the world all without leaving the comfort of Randolph-Macon! Tables will be set up with information and students will represent several countries from around the globe. Visit countries like France, the Netherlands, Peru, Japan, Vietnam, and more! Each table will have a set of unique objects from and about their country, and the students will be ready to answer questions and provide information! Come ready to learn about cultures different from your own and begin to understand what International Interest is all about!
Habitat for Humanity's Global Villages
Sponsored by RMC's Habitat for Humanity Monday, November 12th, 6:00p.m., Andrew's Multi-Purpose Room Learn about Habitat's Global Villages around the world helping in order to achieve the goal of Eliminating Substandard Housing. Habitat for Humanity Global Village volunteer teams travel to exciting destinations around the world. They advocate for better living conditions and raise funds to help those in need. We will be presenting about Global Village, and specifically Randolph-Macon College's experience in El Salvador. Contact Persons: Kaitlyn Grundy (KaitlynGrundy@go.rmc.edu) and Elizabeth Luminoso (ElizabethLuminoso@go.rmc.edu)
Film – Salt of this Sea
Sponsored by the Office of International Education and the Department of International Studies Monday, November 12th, 7:30 pm, the Topping Room of Old Chapel Guest Lecturer: Dr. Michael Fischbach, Professor of History Salt of this Sea is a 2008 film by Annemarie Jacir, a Palestinian filmmaker who grew up in Saudi Arabia before coming to the U.S. for her education. The film tells the story of a young Palestinian-American woman who decides to travel to Israel and the Palestinian Authority-controlled West Bank to search for her family’s roots – as well as for her family’s bank account that was frozen by the new state of Israel in 1948. As she confronts her people’s tragic past and heart-breaking present, she realizes that her future is altered forever. Salt of this Sea is the first feature film ever produced by a female Palestinian filmmaker. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be available.
Tuesday, November 13th
Deutsche Teegesellschaft - German Tea Party
Sponsored by the German Program Tuesday, November 13th, 3:30p.m.-4:30p.m., Butler Language Lab Join German students and faculty for a German game of scrabble, a cup of tea and home-baked treats.Contact Person: Joseph Moser (JosephMoser@rmc.edu)
R-MC Student Panel: International Perspectives on the U.S. Elections
Sponsored by the Office of International Education and the Department of Modern LanguagesTuesday, November 13th, 7:30p.m.-8:30p.m. (Receptions will be held before and after), Washington-Franklin Building Moderator: Dr. Joan Conners, Associate Professor of CommunicationPanelists: Zachary Spaeth, R-MC Sophomore majoring in Political Science and German, Dynph ten Haaf, Exchange Student from the Netherlands, David Cartmill, Exchange Student from Northern Ireland, and Valerie Queval, Exchange Student from France
One week after Election Day, the Office of International Education will host a discussion panel with current R-MC students, representing diverse academic and geographic backgrounds, who will share their international perspectives on the U.S. election. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Joan Conners, who is currently teaching the course “American Campaigns & Elections”. As the panelists share their insights, they will also discuss the impact U.S. politics and policies could have on other countries. The audience will be invited to “use their voice” to share their own perspectives regarding the international implications of the U.S. Presidential election.
Wednesday, November 14th
Information Session: Boren Scholarships for Study Abroad Sponsored by R-MC’s Boren Scholarship Committee and the Office of International Education Wednesday, November 14th, 11:00a.m.-12:00p.m., Writing Center, 2nd floor of McGraw-Page Library Guest Lecturer: Lisa Mayorga of the Institute of Int’l. Education (IIE) Ms. Mayorga is a Program Representative for the Boren Scholarships, a prestigious award that supports study abroad in areas of critical interest to the USA (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East). Come find out about these generous scholarships, the application process, and more.
Nourish International Oriental Style Hunger Lunch!Sponsored by Nourish International Randolph-Macon Chapter (NIRMC)Wednesday, November 14th, 11:00a.m.-3:00p.m., Crenshaw Alumni Gym We will be selling hunger lunches (oriental style: white rice, stir fry--mixed vegetables--and a special side, with a drink) for $5 for pick up in the gym, $8 delivered to your door. Come see what a majority of the world eats everyday...a variation of rice (this time rice and vegetables). We listened to your feedback and have made improvements!! Come get a plate!
Skype with R-MC Students Abroad
Sponsored by the Office of International Education and Butler Multimedia Learning Center Wednesday, November 14th, 12:40p.m.-1:30p.m., Butler Lab (Haley Hall) Connect with familiar faces and get the scoop on study abroad from R-MC students who are living the experience right now! We’ll Skype with Rachel Johnsen in Rennes, France, Ashley Goodnight at Lulea University in Sweden, and hopefully Anna DeLoache at Lancaster University in England.
Skype with R-MC Students Abroad en español !
Wednesday, November 14th, 1:40p.m.-2:20p.m., Butler Lab (Haley Hall) In this second hour, we’ll Skype with Emily Crawford and Elanya Chin in Valparaiso, Chile, two R-MC students who are incredibly enthusiastic about their host country. Come find out why! Por favor, hable español
Thursday, November 15th
Geography Series Presentation: Northern IrelandSponsored by: International House Thursday, November 15th, 1:40p.m. -2:10p.m., International House, 304 N. Center Street (across the rail tracks) David Cartmill, an exchange student from Northern Ireland, will present on the geography, history, culture of his country. Contact person: David Cartmill (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Japanese Film and Film Music
Sponsored by the Asian Studies DepartmentThursday, November 15th, 4:00p.m.-6:00p.m., AV Room, 1st floor of McGraw-Page Library Guest Lecturers: Todd Munson and Jim DoeringMunson will introduce several Japanese films and Doering will discuss the scores
Academic Success Tips for International Students: A Round Table
Sponsored by Higgins Academic Center Thursday, November 15th, 5:30p.m.-6:30p.m., HAC (3rd Floor of Neville House) Facilitators: Kelly Merrill and Rachel Levy"Do you take notes in English or your first language?" "Are US professors less formal than you are used to?" "Do you find US students too difficult to study with?" RMC students who are relatively new to studying within the United States are encouraged to come to this round table event where students can share with each other their struggles, suggestions, tips, and encouragement for success at a US college. Two HAC staffers will facilitate the conversation and serve as resources. We will discuss plans for moving forward, including if this group should meet regularly and how to help future international students.
Contact Person: Kelly Merrill (KellyMerrill@rmc.edu)
Friday, November 16th Butler Lab Open House & World Music Discovery
Sponsored by Butler Multimedia Learning Center Friday, November 16th, 1:30p.m.-2:30pm, Butler Lab (Haley Hall) Come check out what the Butler Lab has to offer! Enjoy food and drink while exploring world music from playlists we’ve created. Watch music videos from other countries on our big screen TV or discover music in another language at one of our listening stations.
StudioAbroad Intro and Demonstration
Sponsored by the Office of International Education Friday, November 16th, 1:00p.m.-1:30p.m. and 2:30p.m.-3p.m., Butler Lab (Haley Hall)Facilitator: Tammi Reichel, Study Abroad Advisor Did you know R-MC is moving to an online application for study abroad? R-MC’s StudioAbroad website for investigating and applying for study abroad programs has gone live! Come explore the new site, learn to search for programs and create a profile, and even start an online application. Contact Person: Tammi Reichel (TammiReichel@rmc.edu) Art Festival
Sponsored by Nourish International Randolph-Macon Chapter (NIRMC) Friday, November 16th, 8:30p.m.-11:00p.m., Brock Center Combining music, visual and literary arts, this Art Festival will lighten up R-MC's mood by providing a fantastic night of exclusive artistic performances along with a wide variety of hand-made bracelets for sale. All proceeds will benefit the Nourish International Chapter at R-MC (NIRMC) to fund poverty-alleviation programs overseas.
Throughout the Week
International Dessert Fair!
Sponsored by: Chartwells & Office of International Education Monday-Friday, November 12th-16th, 5:00p.m -7:30p.m., Estes Dining Hall To celebrate IEW, Dining Services will be serving desserts from around the world all week! Contact Person: Mayumi Nakamura (email@example.com)
AlterNatives Fair Trade Sale
Sponsored by the Office of the Chaplain & Campus Ministries Council Monday-Wednesday, November, 12th -14th, Time of Event: 10:00a.m.-3:00p.m. each day in the McGraw-Page Library LobbyGifts from around the world including jewelry, ornaments, coffee and more! The AlterNatives Fair Trade Sale will offset student costs for the Council's Alternative Spring Break Service Trip. Do your holiday shopping with us and know that you've contributed to the living wages of those who produced these wonderful items, and are also helping R-MC students reach out to others during Spring Break!Contact person: Jane Nucup (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Where in the World Have You Been?
Sponsored by: Butler Lab All week, Butler Lab Stop by the Butler Lab to leave footsteps of your world travel/ living experiences!Contact Person: Jennifer Shotwell (email@example.com)
Display – Use Your Voice!
Sponsored by: Office of International Education All week, Display Case in the entrance way of McGraw-Page Library Display of cultural items representing the voices of people from several different cultures/countries.