Aerial photograph of the Immaculate Conception Chapel

March 2014

Study Abroad Application Deadline

Saturday, March 1If you're interested in spending your Fall 2014 semester or the entire 2014-2015 academic year studying abroad, you must submit your application no later than March 1.

TAGS Workshop: Supporting the Writing of International Students

Tuesday, March 4, 12 to 1:15 p.m., LTC Forum (lunch provided)

For faculty members only. Facilitated by Nichole Lucas (IEP).

This workshop will provide straightforward ideas on how to help international students succeed with assigned writing in your classes, without sacrificing the expectations or rigor of the assignment. From short summaries to extended research papers, the tips presented will help you set up assignments so that your international students can best demonstrate mastery of the material in writing, and furthermore, have more motivation to turn in assignments on time.

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International Women's Day

Saturday, March 8

IEP Spring B Term Begins

Thursday, March 13Classes begin for the Intensive English Program's Spring B term.

TAGS Workshop: Responding to Written Work of Non-Native English Speakers

Thursday, March 13, 12 to 1:15 p.m., LTC Forum (lunch provided)

For faculty members only. Facilitated by Jennifer Haan (Department of English).

This workshop focuses on teaching and responding to the written work of non-native English speaking international students. In the workshop we will focus on developing culturally and linguistically sensitive writing assignments for international students and discuss techniques for responding to and evaluating non-native English speaking student writers.

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International Tea Tasting & Poetry Reading

Thursday, March 13, 4 to 6 p.m., Roesch Library - 1st Floor FlexSpaceCelebrate International Women's Day by sharing tea and snacks from around the world. A poetry reading will take place throughout the event. 

Breaking Bread (Dinner #1)

Thursday, March 13

Breaking Bread is an intercultural program that brings international and American students together through the sharing of food. Breaking Bread is comprised of three interconnected events:

  • Dinner #1 (March 13): American students demonstrate how to prepare traditional U.S. foods. Students share a meal.
  • Dinner #2 (March 20): International students demonstrate how to prepare traditional foods from their home countries. Students share a meal.
  • Dinner #3 (March 27): Participants will share in a meal in a student neighborhood house.

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Trip to the Freedom Center

Saturday, March 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

*Sign up at the UD Box Office in Kennedy Union.

Experience the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center with Housing and Residence Life’s Multicultural Programming Committee, the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Campus Ministry. The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is located in Cincinnati, and has been visited by everyone from Oprah Winfrey to the Dalai Lama! FREE to sign up! The price includes transportation, admission and lunch/snacks. We will leave at 10 a.m. from in front of the UD Chapel and return by 4 p.m. 

International Festival

Saturday, March 15, 5:30 to 8 p.m., RecPlex

International Festival, co-organized by the Center for International Programs and the University of Dayton International Club, is a cultural and philanthropic event that features performances, informational booths, and food. The International Festival raises cultural awareness, empowers students and enhance cultural diversity on campus.

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English Conversation Groups

Tuesday, March 18, 12 to 1 p.m. and 3 to 4 p.m., Rike Center 108

Conversation Groups bring Intensive English Program (IEP) students together with American students for informal conversations. You'll meet and talk with this diverse student group regularly to help international students improve conversational English and knowledge of American culture, and to help American students expand their global perspectives.

English Conversation Groups

Wednesday, March 19, 1 to 2 p.m., Rike Center 108

English Conversation Groups

Thursday, March 20, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Rike Center 108

Breaking Bread (Dinner #2)

Thursday, March 20

UD Speaker Series: Jody Williams

Thursday, March 20, 7 p.m., Kennedy Union Ballroom

Jody Williams, winner of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize and chair of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, will speak at this free and non-ticketed Speaker Series event that’s open to the public. Williams authored “Banning Landmines: Disarmament, Citizen Diplomacy, and Human Security,” as well as her recently released memoir, “My Name is Jody Williams: A Vermont Girl’s Winding Path to the Nobel Peace Prize.” 

Consciousness Rising Conference

Thursday, March 20 - Saturday, March 22Consciousness Rising 2014 is the third annual Social Justice Convention for University of Dayton students, staff, faculty, and the broader Dayton community. This year's theme is the Effects of Structural Inequality, focusing on: (1) Racism, Oppression and the Achievement Gap; (2) Human Trafficking and the Oversexualization of Culture; and (3) Corporate Social Responsibility. An emphasis will be on domestic and international racial/ethnic relations and improving the campus climate. Using interactive exhibits, workshops, dialogue groups, and presentations, the goal of this student-led conference is to provide resources and knowledge about current injustices, and empower students to action.

English Conversation Groups

Tuesday, March 25, 12 to 1 p.m. and 3 to 4 p.m., Rike Center 108

English Conversation Groups

Wednesday, March 26, 1 to 2 p.m., Rike Center 108

English Conversation Groups

Thursday, March 27, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Rike Center 108

Breaking Bread (Dinner #3)

Thursday, March 27