Upcoming Events

English Conversation Groups

Ongoing*, Rike Center 108 (World Exchange Lounge)

Mondays and Wednesdays: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Tuesdays: 12 to 1 p.m. and 3 to 4 p.m.

*Conversation Groups this month will not meet after November 19 because of the Thanksgiving holiday break.

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.

Harvest Potluck

Saturday, November 1, 12 to 3 p.m., McGinnis

The Harvest Potluck brings people together to enjoy an international cuisine competition.  Winners are judged on the basis of appearance, aroma, flavor and texture.

Bring a dish of your own, or simply stop by to try all the flavors from around the world!

TAGS Workshop: Global Education Seminar, South America

Tuesday, November 4, 2 to 3 p.m., LTC Team Space 020

Faculty Development through a Year-Long Exploration of Argentina and Peru and Internationalization at the University of Dayton

Facilitated by Dr. Linda Hartley & Dr. Heather MacLachlan

Faculty engagement plays an essential role in the successful internationalization of a university. Participants in the fourth year of the Global Education Seminar: South America will share their experiences in the program. They will  discuss the impact of the program, including sessions on campus and in Argentina and Peru, on their professional and personal development, and their relationships with other faculty at UD, as well as their understanding of their roles in the internationalization of the university.

TAGS Workshop: Assessing Non-Native English Speakers Across the Disciplines

Thursday, November 6, 1:30 to 2:45 p.m., LTC Forum

Facilitated by: Colleen Gallagher (Teacher Education)

This workshop for faculty members will focus on fair and valid assessment of non-native English speakers in University classes across the disciplines. We’ll review foundational concepts in assessment and discuss applications in the classroom, identify techniques for reducing cultural and linguistic bias and promoting valid assessment of discipline-specific content, and explore the value of formative assessment for all students. Participants will have the opportunity to talk about their own assessment practices. Bring an idea for a new assessment which you'd like to discuss with the group or questions on your existing assessments.

Citizens of the World 2014: PERSPECTIVES

November 11 - December 19, ArtStreet White Box Gallery (Studio D)

The 10th annual Citizens of the World exhibit will highlight stories that display students’ perspectives of the world we live in through photography. Be it through Instagram-created photographic stories or collections of pictures highlighting a global journey, PERSPECTIVES will showcase both the international and domestic journeys of University of Dayton students as they experience, engage and capture the world they live in. Sponsored by the Center for International Programs and ArtStreet.

PERSPECTIVES: Citizens of the World Opening Reception

Tuesday, November 11, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., ArtStreet White Box Gallery (Studio D)

Join us in kicking off the Citizens of the World celebration by attending the exhibit's opening reception.

EXCHANGE: Does America Still Have What it Takes?

Tuesday, November 11, 6:30 to 8 p.m., ArtStreet Studio B

Join us for a salon-style debate about global innovation and culture and its influence on a 21st century United States.

UD Speaker Series: Sherman Alexie

Tuesday, November 11, 7 p.m., Kennedy Union Ballroom

The 2014-15 University of Dayton Speaker Series brings us a diverse group of distinguished scholars, activists and artists dedicated to a common theme: "Perspectives on Peace."

Native American author, poet and filmmaker, Sherman Alexie, won the National Book Award for The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and the PEN/Faulkner Award for his book of short stories, War Dances. A book signing will follow this non-ticketed event that is free and open to the public. Part of the annual Native Peoples of the Americas Colloquium. 

ArtStreet Film Series: The Dialogue

Friday, November 14, 7:30 p.m., ArtStreet Studio B

Facilitated discussion following the film hosted by Amy Anderson (Center for International Programs).

This documentary follows four American and four Chinese university students as they travel together through Hong Kong and Southwest China. Their shared travel adventures, emotion of culture shock, honest confrontations and discoveries about each other become doorways to deepen their understanding of the world and of themselves. View the film trailer >>

Presented in conjunction with Citizens of the World. Sponsored by the Center for International Program, ArtStreet and the Division of Student Development.

Friends of the Middle East

Tuesday, November 18, 3:30 to 5 p.m., Kennedy Union Torch Lounge

Meet students, faculty and staff with an interest in or affiliation to the Middle East and its languages and cultures. This fun and informal reception introduces all participants to its food, arts and activities. Light refreshments will be provided for all in attendance, and you'll even learn how to write your name in Arabic!

Sponsored by the Center for International Programs, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Student Government Association, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

ArtStreet Intersection: "Real" Food: Connecting Cultures and the Culinary Arts

Wednesday, November 19, 7:30 to 9 p.m., ArtStreet Creator Space (Studio E)

Come explore the historical significance rice has on many cultures. Participants will have the opportunity to taste rice cuisines from a variety of cultures while engaging with culinary experts.

ArtStreet Film Series: Crossing Borders

Friday, November 21, 7:30 p.m., ArtStreet Studio B

Facilitated discussion following the film hosted by Sangita Gosalia (Center for International Programs), with student panelists Chinyi Chen, Joseph (Jed) Gerlach and Safae Sali.

"Crossing Borders" is a documentary that follows four Moroccan and four American university students as they travel together through Morocco and, in the process of discovering “The Other,” discover themselves. With group travels and frank discussions, the students confront the complex implications of the supposed “clash of civilizations” between Islam and the West. The relationships formed through shared experiences contrast sharply with the media-shaped views Americans and Muslims have of each other. Humor, honesty and a willingness to be challenged all bring individuals closer to each other and the relationships that develop disarm hidden stereotypes. View the film trailer >>

Presented in conjunction with Citizens of the World. Sponsored by the Center for International Programs, ArtStreet and the Division of Student Development.