Come participate in our events for International Education Week!
Monday, Nov 14th
- Film Screening featuring “Ang Lee’s Wedding Banquet” with Professor Mao Chen: Language Resource Center, 6:15-9:30pm. There will be a reception before the movie with Chinese dumplings and light refreshments.
Tuesday, Nov 15th
- Passport Day: In front of the Skidmore Shop, 11:00am-2:00pm. Email Charlene Freiberger to reserve your appointment to apply for your passport.
- Aman Ali – I’m Muslim, Ask Me Anything!: Gannett 7:00pm, reception to follow with food in Gannett lobby.
OCSE will be hosting Aman Ali on November 15th as part of International Education Week. Aman will be giving a talk called: “Ask Me Anything – I’m Muslim!” where he will give a “crash course in Islam 101” and field questions from the Skidmore community. So if people wonder who Muslims worship, what it is like to fast at Ramadan (even from a young age), what happens at the mosque, how dating works, why some Muslims don’t touch alcohol and some do, why Muslims come from many different ethnic backgrounds, how praying in a language he doesn’t speak fluently is important, and why Mecca is a goal for Muslims, THIS presentation (which is largely discussion) is for them! The event will be at 7:00 pm with a reception to follow. During the same week, the library will showcase materials related to the themes Aman will present.
Aman Ali is an award winning storyteller, a comedian, and one of the most engaging social media personalities in the Muslim community today. He’s made appearances on dozens of media outlets such as the New York Times, CNN, NBC News, HBO, BBC, and NPR. Aman was raised in Ohio and as he describes, he “was the only brown kid” in his school. As a result, he has spent his lifetime explaining his Muslim faith to others and has learned to do so with sensitivity, humor, and an open heart.
Wednesday, Nov 16th
- Study Abroad Fair: Case Center, 11:00-2:00pm. Come learn about study abroad opportunities available at Skidmore.
Thursday, Nov 17th
- Translate your International Experience Into a Job: Case Cultural Center, 12:00pm-2:00pm. This is a lunch workshop with Rachel Rice from IES Abroad. Studying abroad was great, but did you know it can also help you land a job after college… and beyond? Join IES Abroad’s Rachel Rice for this interactive session, where you will learn how to leverage your international experiences in the job market! From resumes to interviews to networking, you’ll leave this session with some concrete tools to help you translate your time abroad to the working world. Bring a copy of your current resume, if possible.
- Film Screening featuring of “The True Cost” with Professor Andrew Schneller (Environmental Studies & Sciences) and Jennifer Natyzak (Sustainability Office): 6:30-9:30pm, Emerson Auditorium. This is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing? Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums, and featuring interviews with the world’s leading influencers including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth and Vandana Shiva, The True Cost is an unprecedented project that invites us on an eye opening journey around the world and into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes.
Friday, Nov 18th
- “I Am Global Skidmore” Open Photo Shoot: Dhall Atrium, 12:00pm-3:00pm. Come tell us your story about how you are a part of “Global Skidmore,” write your story on a white board, and have your photo taken by our photographer to add to our online gallery.
- Internationally Themed Dinner at the Dhall
Saturday, Nov 19th
- Case Community Takeover: A Fundraiser for Haiti: Case Center, 5:00-8:00pm. The Committee on Inclusion and Outreach is hosting the Case Community Takeover: a festival-like event taking place in Case Campus Center in order to fund raise for Haiti. Utilizing both floors of the building, the event will consist of interactive tables that offer different foods and activities, fundraising tables seeking donations for “Volontariat pour le Developpement d’Haiti,” a series of performances by our student performance groups, and gift cards and student work to raffle off. In the midst of raising funds for a great cause, we hope that this event will enhance the sense of community on campus.
Week Long Events
- Photo Contest Gallery Show: OCSE is holding a gallery show all week at Case Gallery highlighting the winners and honorable mentions from the 2016 Photo Contest.
- “I Am Global Skidmore” sticker pick-up around campus.