Today/This Week: Majors/Minors and Study Abroad Fair – Global Careers – Kentucky Honors Roundtable (KHR)

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Constitution Week 2014

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Tuesday, September 16

Let’s be a Global Citizen!
Study Abroad Fair
11-2, Preston Center
Sponsored by Office of Study Abroad and Global Learning

Lunch and Learn: “Michael Brown and Black Men”
Join with other faculty, staff and students in a deep and critical dialogue with an outcome of creating a sustained inclusive and transformative campus community.
Sponsored by Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion
1-2.30, DSU 2084

ICSR T3 (Third Tuesday Tea): “Media and Politics”
Dick Taylor, School of Journalism and Broadcasting
Sponsored by Institute for Citizenship and Social Responsibility (ICSR)
4-5, MMTH Auditorium

“The Constitution and Whose Prosperity? The Use and Abuse of the Fourteenth Amendment.”
Panel members will include Professors Patricia Minter, Tony Harkins, and Thea Browder.
Sponsored by History Department
4-5, The Faculty House

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From Copernicus to Darwin – Carlos Montufar, Univesidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador

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Fri, Sep 12, 2pm, Snell 2113

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Islam and Politics

A discussion with and between Michael McClellan, WKU Diplomat in Residence & Dr. Soleiman Kiasatpour, Political Science

Mon, Sep 15, 12.30-1.30, Grise Hall 339

Pizza & Politics, sponsored by the Department of Political Science

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Research Matters: A Workshop on Asking and Answering Research Questions – Dr. Stephanie Gilmore

Thu, Sep 18, 3pm, DSU 2123

This workshop is geared toward humanities and social science students interested in pursuing research as undergraduates and beyond. This event is co-sponsored by Office of Scholar Development, Golden Key, and the Honors College.

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Sexual Violence on College Campuses: Listening to and Learning From Student Activists – Dr. Stephanie Gilmore

Wed, Sep 17, 7pm, DSU 1071

This interactive, multimedia presentation examines rape culture on college campuses, using up-to-the-minute examples of activism among students, expert opinion, and observational analysis to explore how students can and do confront sexual violence against women, students of color, and LGBTQ students. Most notable in this presentation is that it shows how students have mobilized in the past AND how they are engaging in vital and important activism to un-learn rape culture and create college communities that marginalize violence in all forms. This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Scholar Development, Gender & Women’s Studies, ICSR, Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, and the Honors College.

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Centennial Market: The Colors of Ecuador

Centennial Mall, Wed, Sep 10, 11am – 2pm

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In celebration of the start of the 2014-15 International Year of Ecuador, the Office of International Programs, along with other campus and community members, will be transforming Centennial Mall into an Ecuadorian market.

  • Ecuadorian crafts for sale
  • Live music from Latin American ensemble, Serenatta
  • Free samples of fresh fruit juices
  • Information on Ecuador and the many opportunities available to study there
  • Games and giveaways

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Info Session on US Department of State internships

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Wed, Sep 10, 7-8.30pm, Mass Media & Technology Hall 236

Interested in a summer internship in 2015? The US Department of State has many internships in Washington and around the world! WKU’s Diplomat-in-Residence, Michael McClellan, will discuss this program and its applicability to all majors, including STEM and business majors, as well as Liberal Arts. A State Department internship is highly competitive, but very prestigious, and can be a big step toward your international career. Deadline to apply is October 17, so come to this info session and find out more so you can get started! Only US citizens can apply and all internships are unpaid, but you may find it can be affordable for you. Come and check it out!

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Successful Careers in the Age of Globalization: Expert Advice from a Career Diplomat

Michael McClellan

The more global your education and professional preparation, the better prepared you will be for life, work and citizenship in the 21st century.

The 21st century is the age of globalization. No matter what your field is, the global dimension will become increasingly important. Therefore, the more global your education and professional preparation, the better prepared you will be for life, work, and citizenship in the 21st century. This is a great opportunity to get expert advice on how to launch a successful career from Michael McClellan, WKU’s Diplomat in Residence, author, and photographer, who grew up in Bowling Green.

Michael McClellan, a Senior Foreign Service Officer, most recently served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Juba, South Sudan, the world’s newest independent country.  He joined the U.S. Foreign Service in 1984 and served in Yemen, Egypt, Russia, Serbia, Kosovo, Germany, Ireland, Iraq, and Ethiopia as a Public Diplomacy Officer, as well as Spokesman for the U.S. Embassy in Iraq.  As the first diplomat from any country assigned to Kosovo, McClellan opened a diplomatic office and, with the Rochester Institute of Technology, organized and opened the American University in Kosovo.  In Iraq he served on the Baghdad Provincial Reconstruction Team, a civilian-military inter-agency effort that provided the primary connection between U.S. and coalition partners, and the provincial and local governments of Iraq’s provinces. In Ethiopia, McClellan’s work focused on “Faith Communities Outreach” as a means of confidence-building and conflict resolution between Ethiopia’s Christian and Muslim communities.

McClellan’s book, Monasticism in Egypt: Images and Words of the Desert Fathers, was published in 1998 by the American University in Cairo Press and is now in its third edition. His photos have been published extensively in North American media and video productions, exhibited widely, and are in the permanent collection of Grand Valley State University.

A native of Bowling Green, Kentucky, where he owns a small, organic farm, McClellan earned a BA in Political Science and Journalism from the University of Louisville, an MA in Photojournalism and International Relations from Syracuse University, and a completed PhD studies (ABD) in Communications and Government/Press Relations at Indiana University. He is married to Tate McClellan.

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International Year of Ecuador Featured Events

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