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 be held on October 1, 6, 7, or 8.

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.

IEP Poster Presentations

Wednesday, October 1, 3 to 5 p.m., Kennedy Union Torch Lounge

This inspiring event showcases the research of students enrolled in the Intensive English Program. All those interested in supporting the work and talent of UD's community of international students are welcome to attend.

Deportation: Socially Unjust or Lawful Action?

Thursday, October 2, 11:30 to 1 p.m., Alumni Hall 101

This stimulating discussion will shed light on the growing wave of families and unaccompanied minors that are fleeing from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras to the United States, and how these individuals are apprehended and deported back to impoverished environments. If you were in a position to create a policy, what would you do? Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs.


Thursday, October 2, 8 p.m., Kennedy Union Boll Theatre

"The philosophy behind our songs is to let the world know this place has better things to offer ..." - Khumariyaan

Traveling from Pakistan for their first US tour, this young ensemble is known for its intensity, energy and vision.  With their daring mix of Eastern and Western instruments, Khumariyaan has reawakened the live music scene in Peshawar, the ancient crossroads through the Khyber Pass.

Tickets are $8 for students and youths, $16 for general admission, and $12 for UD faculty, staff and alumni.

Film Viewing: Cesar Chavez

Saturday, October 4, 11 p.m., Kennedy Union Boll Theatre

This film chronicles the birth of a modern American movement led by famed civil rights leader and labor organizer, Cesar Chavez. Torn between his duties as a husband and father and his commitment to bringing dignity and justice to others, Chavez embraced non-violence as he battled greed and prejudice in his struggle for the rights of farm workers. His triumphant journey is a remarkable testament to the power of one individual's ability to change the system. Sponsored by the Center for Student Involvement. Sponsored by the Center for Student Involvement.

Lecture: Mexican Hometown Associations —The Changing Face of Philanthropy:

Tuesday, October 7, 11 to 12:30 p.m., Write State Millett Atrium

Dr. Xochitl Bada, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will discuss how the face of international, cross-border philanthropy and volunteering is changing. The Mexican Hometown Associations (MHTAs) are grass-roots communities in the U.S. who band together to send monies to their foreign hometowns for community and economic development. These associations have formed to respond to a need that has failed to be met by or is not effectively met by the government. Sponsored by Wright State University’s Asian/Hispanic/Native American Center. For more info call 937-775-2798.

Fall Break Cookout with Dr. Curran

Friday, October 10, 5:30 p.m., KU Rooftop Terrace

International students are invited to attend a free cookout with Dr. Curran before heading to the men's soccer game to watch the Flyers take on the George Mason Patriots at Baujan Field. Pre-registration is required.

TAGS Workshop: Supporting the Writing of International Students

Tuesday, October 14, 10 to 11:15 a.m., LTC Forum

Facilitated by: Nichole Lucas (IEP)

This workshop for faculty members 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.

Latin Flavors Student Potluck

Tuesday, October 14, 6 to 7:30 p.m., OMA Lounge (Alumni Hall 101)

Enjoy a multitude of authentic Latin dishes prepared by UD students. Join us as we dine and fellowship together in the true spirit of la familia. Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, El Orgullo Latino (EOL), the Society of Hispanic Engineers (SHPE) and LATIN.

TAGS Workshop: Global Education Seminar, South America

Wednesday, October 15, 11 to 12 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: Bridging the Gap: Creating Meaningful Academic Connections and Collaborations Between the IEP and University Courses

Wednesday, October 15, 2 to 3 p.m., LTC Meeting Space 028

Facilitated by: Dr. Marybeth Carlson, Rebecca McNerney, Nicholas Taggart, Sharon Tjaden-Glass, & Leslie Weidensee

The presenters will share their practical experiences linking an Intensive English Program (IEP) course with an International Studies capstone course for several joint class sessions. Faculty member participants will learn about the purpose, logistics, and benefits of this collaboration.

Breaking Bread (Dinner #1)

Wednesday, October 15, 6:45 to 8 p.m., McGinnis

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 (October 15): American students demonstrate how to prepare traditional U.S. foods. Students share a meal.
Dinner #2 (October 22): International students demonstrate how to prepare traditional foods from their home countries. Students share a meal.
Dinner #3 (October 29): Participants will share in a meal in a student neighborhood house.

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Altar Making

Wednesday, October 15, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m., Wright State Millett Atrium

Join us in learning different aspects of Día de Muertos, a day of celebration for people of Latin America, in particular, Mexico and Central America, in honoring the dead and the cycle of life and death. Attendees will paint masks that will be added to the altar display in the Asian/Hispanic/Native American Center. Sponsored by Wright State University’s Asian/Hispanic/Native American Center. For more info call 937-775-2798.

TAGS Workshop: What We Know About International Students

Monday, October 20, 2 to 3:30 p.m., LTC Forum 004

For faculty members. Facilitated by Teaching a Global Student Community (TAGS) committee members.

Attendees will receive a summary of the faculty and international student survey results from two needs-assessments administered in May 2013 and February 2014. In addition, attendees will be updated on the data gathered since the needs assessment. Presenters will share new or evolving campus initiatives that address knowledge gained from the two surveys.

Breaking Bread (Dinner #2)

Wednesday, October 22

IEP Fall B Term Begins

Monday, October 27

Breaking Bread (Dinner #3)

Wednesday, October 29